i. the wind rushing through your ears will be rivaled by my breath as i whisper everything you want to hear.

ii. words will tumble from my tongue like water from the sky as my best kept secrets seep into your clothes, drenching you in my hope.

iii. the lightening will flash bright in my eyes, sparking in a way that will draw you in despite the danger of getting close.

iv. the thunder will fill the cracks in my voice, bringing me strength with every syllable and adding a power i never knew i had.

v. people will issue mass warnings against me and you will flock to me as though my danger gives you life.

vi. i will fascinate you and then leave you ravaged, wondering if something as magnificent will ever come again.

- When a Girl Becomes a Storm

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose.
—  Wayne Dyer

Emotions can be a difficult thing to handle. They can go from their greatest peaks to their lowest lows within the blink of an eye.

However, your emotions are not a bad thing.

They are part of you.

They are a part of the human experience.

They will be there no matter what. Thus, it all depends on how we control them. How we use them to grow. How we develop from them.

Donโ€™t ignore your feelings. Instead, channel them. Use them to reach a greater state, your biggest goals, and your highest self.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

You are valuable. So valuable. So sacred. Too sacred to be treated poorly. With a lack of respect. With self hatred. It is an actual fact that you are amazing, beautiful, talented, and your very existence is one to cherish. You deserve none other than unconditional love and acceptance. An ongoing support. A life that is filled with beauty.

You deserve only the best. And that, my friend, is a fact.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin

Happy Muslim women’s day

You must be proud of who you are. Proud of what youโ€™ve battled through. Proud of how youโ€™ve grown as a person. You may not be absolutely perfect, but who is? Not many. Even through your quirks and flaws, you must accept yourself. Respect yourself. Be proud of the work youโ€™re putting in to become the better person of tomorrow.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
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What if you could change everything without changing anything?

Renee, who struggles with feelings of insecurity and inadequacy on a daily basis, wakes from a fall believing she is suddenly the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. With this newfound confidence, she is empowered to live her life fearlessly and flawlessly, but what will happen when she realizes her appearance never changed?

I Feel Pretty is out in cinemas May 4th. Click here to book tickets.

Take a look at yourself, and really read in between the lines. You might be surprised about how much you still have yet to learn about yourself.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Realize when it is time to simply back down. There too can be a great deal of strength within the words โ€˜I must stop to recharge and take care of myself.โ€™
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
May your touch onto the world be filled with light. May your impact illuminate the darkness and bring out the most magnificent of rays.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
It is when we live in the current moment that time seems to stand still. It is no longer rushing endlessly out of our grasp.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
Iโ€™ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they wonโ€™t leave, and fearing that itโ€™s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.
—  Shauna Niequist

So what if you failed on your first try? So what if you failed on your second, third, and fourth as well.

Does that make you any less of a person?
Are you any less deserving of the love and goodness within the world?

Are you any less capable of living within the beauty of each moment?

No, not even close. Failure does not define you. It all depends on how you define it.

—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin