I have learned so much through books, courses, incredible humans, mentorship, products, and my own soul and personal experiences. I wanted to share some of these with you, and give you the opportunity to dive deeper!
These are all recommendations based on what I have tried/studied/read/used/recommend and loved.
Business & Marketing Saviours
I love and adore Canva - I use it to plan my content and create images, as well as make stuff for marketing and comms clients. There is a fab free version, but the paid version is 100% worthwhile!
I use COHERE to run my business. You can get started for free (who doesn't love that!), set up and share your services and easily sell, deliver and scale your services via it - creating communities, have clients book sessions, host live workshops, share info/docs with your clients in their own portal. It is GREAT!
I use Wise (formerly TransferWise) to get moolah from countries overseas. It saves me way more money than PayPal and I can set up multiple country accounts to make it a smoother payment process for my clients!
I LOVE Trello - I use it to keep track of everything, and use the calendar power-up to create my project and content plans.
To keep my Apple products spick and span, I use CleanMyMac - get 50% off when you sign up!
For email marketing, in 2020, I switched to FloDesk and I LOVE IT! I make forms, emails and you can manage segments. The design of the emails and templates are so pretty, as well as functional. You can get 50% off - which is $19 - when you subscribe.
Menstrual Cycle Awareness & Energy Medicine
Hana Ilg from Chart Your Cycle is responsible for getting me on my cycle syncing path back in 2017, and one of my fave humans! I am eternally grateful to her, her friendship and her work in the world. She has created courses t help women achieve or avoid pregnancy naturally. I took her course and learned to chart with her, and now, I share her magic with every woman I meet. You can get 10% off when you use the code NICOLA at checkout.
Arianna Pienaar is a magical woman, and it was an absolute honour to be part of her first in-take of Lessons in Truth - whereby I learned the theory and practises of energy medicine, how to self-heal and reiki levels 1 & 2. Ari has become a business partner and friend. So blessed! One of the things I love most is that Ari is unapologetic about her connection to planet medicine.
If you're in business and want to look into how Human Design can support your business and marketing, I absolutely love and back the work of Phoebe Kuhn.
~Human Design for Business book (which is still gratis, but not for long!)
~ TCE Foundations - a self-study course for early-stage business owners who want to get their business off the ground and be in it full time (which is still available to buy!)
~ HD for Business programme for those with established business + offers, earning 40K+ in their business (which is now closed).
While I have personally learned and experienced a lot in the world of HD, the way Phoebe delivers, communicates and teaches about the application of HD in business is AMAZING.
Products that I use and love
Healy is a frequency device that can shift your energy and support you on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.
Essential oils have become a popular natural solution for many people. But, you gotta be mindful of the quality and purity, that is why I only trust the world's most tested and trusted - doTERRA. Get 25% off retail when you create your own account - drop-shipped to your door.
Period Undies are amazing, and I love Thinx - get $10 off when you grab your first pair.
All Matters menstrual cup is my menstrual cup of choice. I started using it mid 2019 (I WISH I HAD SWITCHED SOONER!) and I haven't looked back. The impact on the planet and on your pocket is so incredible! In two years, you save 528 pads/tampons being used. Incredible!
I have bought and read so many books on health, wellbeing, vaginas, menstrual cycles, energy medicine, essential oils, energetics, business, personal development and more. Here I share my faves available via Book Depository.
WomanCode and In The Flo by Alisa Vitti - Alisa has been a HUGE part of my work and life for years, I am so incredibly grateful for her teachings and wisdom!
Period Power by Maisie Hill
Wild Power by Alexandra Pop and Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer
Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler
ROAR by Stacy Sims
Human Design & Gene Keys
Human Design - Chetan Parkyn
The Gene Keys by Richard Rudd
Spirituality, Soul and Expansion
Rise Sister Rise and Light is The New Black by Rebecca Campbell
Witch by Lisa Lister
You can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F**k by Mark Manson
Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss
On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Green Lights by Matthew McConaughey
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza (anything Dr. Joe is FAB!)
The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace
There is a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem - Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Power of Vulnerability, The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong by Brené Brown
The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
Non-Fictions (but are they!)
Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (I read this every year)
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
Man and Boy and Man and Wife by Tony Parsons
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Mark Haddon
Essential Oils, Natural and Sustainable Living
The Essential Oil Hormone Solution by Dr Mariza Snyder
The Essential Life
HOME by Natural Harry
This is a Good Guide by Marieke Eyskoot
DISCLAIMER: Please note, some of what I share above are affiliate and advocate links, by which I receive a small commission, if you choose to purchase via the link shared.
I only share and advocate for things that I really love and give a hoot about, and that have been of great benefit to me!
I truly believe in the power of recommendation, and hope you find just as much joy from these things as I have.
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