Welcome to the
Girlfriend Survival Guide Podcast
with Candice Smiley
So... this is the podcast I think I meant to start back in 2020, but it took me over 2 years to come to a place where I was ready to share all of this with you. The beautiful and wise Brene' Brown has a quote that one day the story of what you have gone through will become someone else's survival guide...
This podcast is my story.
We will be offering this more gossipy and fun version of the story behind the wisdom as a companion to the more Educational Thursday editions of Create the Ripple Podcast.
Stay tuned here for stories that will make you cry, laugh, cringe and think - with a very girlfriends-over-coffee (or wine) feel. Sometimes it will just be me sharing candidly with you solo, sometimes I will have a guest or two.
Thanks for your ongoing and continued support of the content I am creating. Thank you to my team who helps me get this content out to you. This would be impossible without you.
Much love. CS
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“20 years ago I survived years of sexual assault from my boyfriend.
14 years ago I decided not to kill myself.
11 years ago I was left with 350 k worth of bad debt and ruined credit.
9 years ago I went into Consumer Proposal and began to clean up the mess.
7 years ago I welcomed my beautiful daughter into the world.
5 years ago I left my marriage to fall in love with myself.
3 years ago I allowed myself to fully heal and reconnect with my feminine;
2 years ago I rebuilt my life, moved into my own tiny home and found my Lifetime Love.
Last year, I started my podcast and welcomed my baby boy earth side."
Candice is a mom, podcaster and essentialist who loves to engage in courageous conversations, especially about truth, trust and boundaries. (Check out her podcast, Create the Ripple Podcast)
She has learned the power of saying no and speaks openly about subtle abuse as it occurs in relationships - personally and professionally. Knowing that peace, freedom and integrity start inside, Candice is an advocate for knowing your own truth and speaking it clearly and powerfully - at home, at work and to yourself.
After a narcissistic partner cheated on her with multiple women, left her (and the country!) with over 350 thousand dollars worth of bad debt, Candice was forced to rebuild her life, her credit and, most importantly, her trust in herself. The journey was not without its impact and Candice shares powerfully about dealing with anxiety, shame and learning to let go. Now, as a self proclaimed Essentialist, she’s leading a big life while living in a tiny home (324 sq ft), with her Love, 2 kids, 2 dogs and 1 cat.
When grief rocked her world in 2020, Candice knew it was time to finally do the deeper healing work she had been putting off and change her negative patterns for good. Emerging from this place, Candice now embraces her wild, fierce and receptive feminine nature. The journey to be and embrace all the parts of herself has led her to the place to start her wildly successful Create the Ripple Podcast; Trust the Niggle and Tell the Truth - where she features guests who are living in their truth and integrity.
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