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511: Tackling Relationship Issues
In this latest episode, we sat down with licensed psychotherapist Dr. Novia Reid to talk about the common challenges we face in marriage and relationships. Novia is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in marriage and family therapy, specializing in couple therapy. Novia has counseled adults, couples, and families on a wide range of diagnoses and challenges including, but not limited to depression, relationship issues, conflict, trauma, and self-worth. Novia has a niche for helping women who have lost themselves from relationships regain their identities and helping couples heal from infidelity. Her work with women led her to develop the 90-day coaching program, Regain Your Core.
In this episode, Novia discusses what to look for in a serious relationship, and her answer may surprise you! She also shares tips on how to approach communication, boundaries, and conflict in marriage. With grace and wisdom, Novia unpacks the heartbreak of infidelity and how to pursue healing and moving forward. Plus, she opens up about her personal practices for prioritizing her health in relationships and life.
*Please note that content provided in this episode is for educational and informational purposes only. This interview is not a substitute for therapy, diagnosis, assessment, medical or mental
health treatment. Please seek the advice and professional consultation of your doctor, mental health professional, or other qualified health provider regarding your health or condition.
510: Celebrating Black History Month with Kaylee Morgan
In this bonus episode, we sit down with special guest and dear friend Kaylee Morgan to discuss what honoring Black History means to her. Kaylee is a writer, speaker, youth pastor, and racial justice educator who is passionate about Jesus, the next generation, and Biblical justice.
In this interview, she not only educates us on tangible ways to pursue racial justice in our daily lives but also how to leverage our influence to best serve and love those around us. She gets real about the pitfalls of performance activism, especially on social media, and how to set healthy boundaries while working in the justice sector. Kaylee also provides helpful insight on how to have honest and authentic conversations about race and racism with children and youth.
We absolutely loved this conversation! We know it will give you the tools you need to grow in your love for others and ideas on how to make an impact in your community.
509: Life Starts Now with Chanel Dokun
In our first episode of the new year, we had the great joy of sitting down with returning guest and friend Chanel Dokun. Chanel is a certified Life Planner, Relationship Expert, and author of the newly released Life Starts Now: How to Create the Life You’ve Been Waiting For. As the founder of Women of Consequence, she helps women get clarity on their life purpose so they can unlock their full potential and build a life they love. Prior to running her own business and launching a therapy practice in Manhattan, she worked in publishing at Hearst Magazines.
In this interview, Chanel gets real about what it takes to find the courage to be like no one else, as well how to identify and transform the common hidden beliefs that hold women back. She gives insight into how to start your day off right, and how to discover your own unique genius. Plus, she speaks candidly about failure and why it’s an essential part of discovering and living the life we want.
We absolutely loved this interview! We know it will give you the tools you need to take some big steps forward in your hopes and dreams for this new year and beyond.
508: Tending to Your Mental Health with Rebecca Werts
In this last episode of 2022, we sat down with Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate Rebecca Werts to talk about investing in our mental health during the holidays and beyond. Rebecca is a dear friend and trusted professional. Her insights on the intersection of mental health and faith are powerful, and throughout this interview she gives us practical tools to navigate everything from grief to depression to anxiety. This is a must-listen to tend to your own health and wellness and also to be better equipped to support your friends and family in their mental health challenges.
BONUS! WE HAVE A FREE GIFT FOR YOU THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
We have partnered with Rebecca to offer a special bonus resource for our listeners. This month only, we are offering a free download of Rebecca's workbook Tending to Your Mental Health to help you identify your own mental health needs and to provide you with tools to invest in your mental health. Simply subscribe to IridescentWomen.com to receive this free and incredibly helpful resource. The holiday season can get very busy, and it can be hard to find the time to tend to your mental health needs.This resource is YOUR way to do that. Don’t miss out on this! Subscribe to our site now.
507: The Joy and Grief of Motherhood
In this bonus episode, our co-hosts and co-founders Nicole Smithee and Alex Brown sit down for an up-close and unfiltered look at motherhood. Nicole opens up about the challenges, surprises and joys of becoming a mother. Alex shares how the latest milestones in her daughters’ lives are impacting and shaping her as a mom. From postpartum recovery to potty-training and everything in-between, Nicole and Alex share some laughs and insights around faith, motherhood, career, body-image and marriage. The conversation is honest, helpful and jam-packed with wisdom and encouragement for mothers, women who plan on motherhood in the future, and women who don’t plan on motherhood but have some mama friends they love.
506: Gaining Better Sleep and Rest with Jingyun Fan
In this latest episode, we had the honor of chatting with Jingyun Fan, the CEO & Co-founder of Shuni. In early 2020, Jingyun started Shuni to help people suffering from insomnia develop the skills for better sleep through cognitive behavioral therapy. Before Shuni, she was an AI research scientist at Accenture and a data scientist at Hello, the company behind the bedside sleep tracker Sense. She graduated from MIT with a degree in Biology.
In this interview, Jingyun provides us with eye-opening sleep education! Jingyun explains what thoughts and behaviors lead to insomnia and how to gain healthy sleep naturally and without medication. She also helps us understand how our ability to rest and relax when we are awake influences the quality of sleep we have at night.
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enjoyed listening / good vocals & professional on topics
Honored to meet Nicole and Alex and grateful for the chance to share my trichotillomania recovery story with them. The episodes are all filled with so much hope & inspiration. Must listen!
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I’m new to the world of podcast. Iridescent is the first podcast that I listen to and I’m proud to say that I’m fully caught up! You’re a breath of fresh air. I love listening and learning from the strong women conversations. Thank you and God bless! ~Fan from San Antonio 😘