SHAME, GUILT, & DENIAL: What's The Difference? Working WITH Them, NOT Against Them
Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

SHAME, GUILT, & DENIAL: What's The Difference? Working WITH Them, NOT Against Them

I feel that women (including myself) feel guilty for a lot of things - - we have work guilt, mom guilt, I'm not doing enough guilt, I'm not working enough guilt, I'm working too much guilt, etc. Then let's throw some shame in on there which is similar but not. We feel like we are not worthy or don't deserve greatness. And then of course, there is denial. Let's just bury it, not talk about it, ignore it, and maybe, just maybe it'll all go away. If we don't deal with it, then it's not there. 

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CONSENT: What Does It Look Like? (COED EVENT)
Apr
7
7:30 PM19:30

CONSENT: What Does It Look Like? (COED EVENT)

Some people have different thoughts on this. It's been brought up in the news and social media now more than ever... The #MeToo Campaign, The #TimesUp Campaign. Consent. Permission. People not understanding what is right and what is wrong. 

Let's talk about this. Let's figure this out together. Please join the judgment-free convHERsation. We will also hear from 4 different women as they share their personal story on this topic. All women and men that speak are regular, everyday people. They are not professional storytellers or public speakers.

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4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! COURAGE & CONFIDENCE: Finding Them
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

4-YEAR ANNIVERSARY! COURAGE & CONFIDENCE: Finding Them

OH YEAH! It's the 4-year anniversary of the ABOUT WOMEN events. Having different convHERsations each month. Helping each other out. Listening to each other. Not feeling alone. There will be FREE CAKE! And balloons. You can't have a party without balloons. 

Courage and confidence are inside of all of us. Sometimes they peek their head out; sometimes they stay deep inside and only make an appearance every once in a while. And when we have C&C, we feel on top of the world. Like nothing can stop us. Then it has the ability to disappear in a heartbeat. We can't be confident and courageous all the time. That's not how these things work. 

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COMFORT ZONE: Being In It & Getting Out Of It
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

COMFORT ZONE: Being In It & Getting Out Of It

What is your comfort zone? Is it easier to stay there than to do something different? It’s called comfort for a reason - it’s comfortable - it’s what we know. But what if that was what is holding us back from trying something new? I feel we are either in "BINGE MODE" or "CLEANSE MODE." All or nothing. There has to be a happy medium in between.

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Insecurities: We All Have Them
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

Insecurities: We All Have Them

Insecurities. Seriously - EVERYONE has them. We are all scared of something or fear something. We have doubts and uncertainties. We can be indecisive. We are hesitant on making decisions. What if we pick the wrong one? What if we make the wrong decision? At times, our insecurities can hold us back. It can be debilitating.  

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OUR LIVES: What’s Really Holding Us Back?
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

OUR LIVES: What’s Really Holding Us Back?

We all have that thing in life that is holding us back. Most of the time it is OURSELVES that is holding us back. WE are the ones that are not making awesomeness happen. WE are the ones saying we are not ready or good enough or smart enough or we don’t have enough time or not enough money or [place your reasoning here]. Here’s the deal - we are never going to be ready. We are never going to feel like it. We have to just jump in and do it.

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ART exhibit - question of the day
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

ART exhibit - question of the day

  • 2316 West North Avenue Chicago, IL, 60647 United States (map)
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In my Facebook group - Nikki Nigl's ABOUT WOMEN - I have been asking a Question of the Day (QOTD) every day since November 14, 2015. This art exhibit will have every single question since that first day. I have not missed a day. I will be showcasing each and every QOTD from November 14, 2015 - September 8, 2017. 600+ questions! What up!

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DENIAL: Being In It & Getting Out Of It
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

DENIAL: Being In It & Getting Out Of It

Ah yes! Denial. It’s so easy to hang out in denial because nothing has to happen there. We don’t have to do anything. We don’t have to admit anything. We don’t have say anything. It’s still. It’s safe. Sounds kind of awesome. Well at least for a little bit. Then at some point, hanging out in denial isn’t cool. Things start to bubble. They start to emerge. Then we might meet denial’s friend guilt and possibly shame. And possibly some other emotions too.

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GETTING STUCK: And Getting Unstuck
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

GETTING STUCK: And Getting Unstuck

That feeling of stillness and not sure what to do and just feeling stuck. And sometimes it’s not just stuck but it’s STUCK. CAPITAL LETTERS STUCK. Yeah. Let’s talk about this. Let’s have this convHERsation. Whether it’s with our mental state or physical state (Hint: It’s probably both), our job, our career, our family, our friends, our activity, our life path, or all of the above - we get this feeling from time to time.

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COURAGE: Finding It
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

COURAGE: Finding It

This is a SUPER SPECIAL event! Please join us. This is the 3rd ANNIVERSARY of ABOUT WOMEN. What up! 

First let me say that normally the ABOUT WOMEN events are on the 3rd Wednesday every month but this month it’s on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Nikki will be out of town the 3rd week of April.

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GET YOUR SH#T TOGETHER: What's Stopping Us?
Mar
15
7:30 PM19:30

GET YOUR SH#T TOGETHER: What's Stopping Us?

We all feel that our shit isn’t together. And we all think that everyone else has THEIR shit together and we are the ones that are hot messes. No way. We are all works in progress.

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VUNERABILITY: We All Have It
Jan
28
7:30 PM19:30

VUNERABILITY: We All Have It

We are all vulnerable. And vulnerable means something different to different people. Men are. Women are. Physically. Mentally. Socially. Emotionally. You name it.  And being vulnerable is ok. It’s an aspect of being a human being. We are not robots. What does it mean to you?

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LETTING GO: And Moving On
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

LETTING GO: And Moving On

Ah yes. Letting go. Easier said than done. But sometimes we do have to let go in order to move forward. We need to learn how to not past stress (and really, not future stress either) and live in the present. Once again, I know, I know, it’s easier said than done. 

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A CASE OF THE "I DON'T WANNAS": How To Get Past Them
Nov
16
7:30 PM19:30

A CASE OF THE "I DON'T WANNAS": How To Get Past Them

Sometimes we get a case of the “I don’t wannas” where we just don’t feel like doing something. Work. Exercise. Eating healthy. To-do lists. Anything. Everything. We lose our motivation for these things and more. How do we get our motivation back? How do we move forward? How do we get past the case of the “I don’t wannas”?

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BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: How?
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: How?

Believing in ourself can be difficult. This can impact how we perform in many different areas in our lives. Relationships. Career. Love. Health. Wealth. Or the absence of these things. Our belief, or lack of belief, can affect our performance in these areas. And our beliefs can propel us forward or hold us back. 

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THE VALUE OF A WOMAN
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

THE VALUE OF A WOMAN

Women are Awesome, Beautiful, Courageous, Dynamic, Excellent, Fantastic, and the alphabet list continues on. We get things done, we solve problems, we take care of others and ourselves. Unfortunately, in society - women are damned if we do and damned if we don't. What we do is never good enough. BUT WE ARE ENOUGH! Yes, we have come a long way but there is so much more that needs to get done. 

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HOME: What Does It Look Like To You?
Jul
19
7:30 PM19:30

HOME: What Does It Look Like To You?


Home means something different to each and everyone of us. For some it represents safety and comfort and for others, it might represent the opposite. Home isn't necessarily the place where we sleep at night. Maybe it's where our parents live or it's in a different city or state. Or home can be on the road and traveling from place to place. It's up to you.

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LOSS: And What We Have Gained
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

LOSS: And What We Have Gained

We have all experienced loss. Sometimes it's the loss of a person, sometimes it's the loss of an experience, a moment, a city, an object, or an opportunity. Losses are part of life. It sucks I know. But this is the way it goes. With every loss, there is a gain. It might not feel like it at the time but we learn something from each and every experience - even the losses. Please join the discussion. 

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DOUBTS: We All Have Them
May
17
7:30 PM19:30

DOUBTS: We All Have Them

Deep breath, DOUBTS. Yeah, they suck. But here's the deal, we ALL have them. We ALL have that moment of questioning ourselves and what we are doing. Relationships. Jobs. Love. Life. I don't know, EVERYTHING! Sometimes I question, did I order the right food? Did I pick the right restaurant? Or what about those doubts we get about our BIG choices in life. Career path? Oh my goodness, now we're getting a little deep.

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