Hi! I’m Nicole Antoinette, recovering self-help addict, crazy cat person, and host of the Real Talk Radio podcast.


Over here, you’ll find every episode of the show.

Each season, I sit down with eight refreshingly imperfect people to have unfiltered conversations about what’s really going on in our lives. You know, all that juicy behind-the-scenes stuff like fears, secret dreams, guilty pleasures, and more.

If you’re tired of all the cliché self-help life-hack bullshit out there, you’ll find this show to be a refreshing alternative.

In addition to the podcast, I have spent almost 10 years writing and sharing personal stories about the wonderful (and often hilarious) mess of being human.

My popular weekly email series, Notes of Grit & Grace, is now available exclusively to the members of our community.

(Community members also get ridiculous amounts of podcast bonus content, as well as the full collection of past workbooks and tiny books I’ve written over the years. Basically what I’m saying is that the community is awesome, and you should totally join us!)

More than anything, though, my true hope is that this little corner of the internet makes you laugh, think, and just feel less alone. Because that’s all I ever want, to know that I am not alone in how I’m feeling and what I’m going through.

And, often times, what I’m going through is simply the beautiful agony of trying to live with both grit and grace – by which I mean showing up to life and giving my full effort, while at the same time accepting that I will make tons of mistakes and that there will always be more things to do than time to do them.

(For real though, how are there always so many things to do!?!)

So, that’s what you’ll find here: a woman who is trying to tell the truth about her life, and who is hell-bent on learning what it takes to close the gap between what we say we want and what we actually do.

That last part is a total obsession of mine, because if there’s one thing I learned from quitting drinking, putting on my running shoes even though I could barely run for two minutes at a time, and subsequently remaking my entire life, it’s this: we are strong as fuck, we can change our stories, and we can do hard things.

That’s it for now. Thank you for being here with me!



PS – If we ever meet in person, the first thing you’ll notice is that I am a hugger. I will hug you. (Did this just get weird?) You’ll also notice that I talk very fast and almost always have cat hair on my clothes. I used to worry about the cat hair situation, but I think I know a lost cause when I see one. Whatever, my cats are adorable.