OwlTail

Cover image of Do Something Beautiful

Do Something Beautiful

People are good. You might not think that if you listen to traditional news, but that's a lie. Everyday heroes and saints live among us and my goal is to introduce them to you.We are inspired by the words of Mother Teresa, "Do something beautiful for God. Do it with your life. Do it every day. Do it in your own way. But do it!” Leah Darrow, former model and contestant on America's Next Top Model, draws on her experience in the beauty industry to expose the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty in service to mankind.

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

40: Dating Stories

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowIn light of Valentines Day, I decided to do a podcast on the funny and unforgettable moments of dating. I am joined by Christina Jaloway, Sarah Swafford, Lisa Cotter, Jackie Francois Angel and our lone male contributor, Chris Stefanick. We share with you our dating stories, the ones that left us running for the hills and those that left us with some pretty big life lessons - we hope you enjoy them and laugh with (or at) us. My guests, as usual, are amazing and have given us, throughout this podcast episode, so many good resources, so here you go. You're welcome. ;) BOOKS: Forever: A Catholic Devotional For Your Marriage by Jackie & Bobby Angel (https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Catholic-Devotional-Your-Marriage/dp/0819827436/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518465190&sr=8-1&keywords=forever+a+catholic+devotional+for+your+marriage) Emotional Virtue by Sarah Swafford (http://emotionalvirtue.bigcartel.com/product/emotional-virtue-signed-hardback) Dating Detox: 40 Days of Perfecting Love In An Imperfect World by Lisa & Kevin Cotter (https://www.amazon.com/Dating-Detox-Perfecting-Imperfect-World/dp/099720379X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1518465249&sr=1-1&keywords=dating+detox) The Other Side of Beauty:Embracing God's Vision of Love and True Worth by yours truly (Leah Darrow) (https://www.amazon.com/Other-Side-Beauty-Embracing-Vision/dp/0718090667/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=0718090667&pd_rd_r=9GQKD61CWMP2A56RW25W&pd_rd_w=HI1bH&pd_rd_wg=g3za9&psc=1&refRID=9GQKD61CWMP2A56RW25W) BLOGS: The Natural Progression  by Sarah Swafford What Not To Say To Your Single Friends by Christina Jalloway Stop Guarding Your Heart And Start Paying Attention To Reality by Christina Jalloway Websites: Jackie Angel: www.jackieandbobby.com Sarah Swafford: www.emotionalvirtue.com Lisa Cotter: www.madetomagnify.com Christina Jaloway: www.theevangelista.com Chris Stefanick: www.reallifecatholic.comSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 54mins

14 Feb 2018

Rank #1

Podcast cover

18: Fr. Mike Schmitz is back for Round 2!

We continue our conversation with Fr. Mike Schmitz and he reveals what type of comic superhero AND what character on The Office he'd be. And don't worry, he doesn't choose the Hulk or Toby. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 1min

8 May 2017

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

79: Learning to Say "I Need God" (with Fr. Michael O'Loughlin)

Leah gets Fr. Michael O'Loughlin to explain what asceticism even is anyway, and why it's not just for seasons like Lent and Advent, but something we can (and should!) get in the habit of practicing all year. It's not just about detachment, but about coming to recognize how much we need God. Father Michael gives some great advice about learning how to start with small actions and grow into greater and greater freedom.The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times by Dom Jean-Charles Nault, OSBYou can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, finally find community, get help with prayer, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

52mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #3

Podcast cover

80: Babies and Dreams, Wounds and Healing (with Patricia Sandoval)

Leah talks with Patricia Sandoval, an international speaker who is renowned in the United States and Latin America for sharing the message of a pro-life perspective, chastity, and post-abortion healing. Patrica opens up about her own history of abortion and the fallout in her own life. She tells the story of how the darkest parts of her past have found healing and how she became the woman she is today. Leah and Patricia encourage women to see past the false idea that abortion is necessary if a woman wants to accomplish her goals or follow her dreams.Share your #babiesanddreams stories with @leah.darrow on Instagram!Look into your local pro-life organizations and crisis pregnancy centers to see how you can support their missions!Grab a copy (or two!) of Patricia's book Transfigured: Patricia Sandoval's Escape from Drugs, Homelessness, and the Back Doors of Planned Parenthood - for yourself and to share.You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Finally find a great community, join other women and a great chaplain in daily prayer, learn great Catholic content, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 28mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

50: How to Fight the Inner Critic

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowJulia Marie Hogan is a licensed therapist and author of the new book on self care, It's Okay To Start With You. Julia shares what it's like to be a therapist, her new book and what self care is and isn't, and how to fight the inner critic as a part of self care. You can connect with Julia Hogan on Instagram (@juliahoganlcpc) or on her website https://www.juliamariehogan.com/ Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

48mins

25 Jun 2018

Rank #5

Podcast cover

27: A Forever Kind Of Love: Jackie & Bobby Angel

We all want a "forever-kind-of-love". A love that will last and lead us to the origin of love: God. Jackie and Bobby share with us their new marriage devotional, Forever, that helps single and married alike prepare or engage more deeply in the calling to be a total gift to another. Jackie and Bobby share a variety of stories from their single-to-dating-to-married life that make this episode hilarious, honest and thought-provoking. You can grab your own copy of, Forever: A Catholic Devotional for Your Marriage, by clicking here: https://www.amazon.com/Forever-Catholic-Devotional-Your-Marriage/dp/0819827436/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1504032932&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=forever+jackie+and+bobby To bring Jackie and/or Bobby Angel to speak at your event or to keep up with their great blogging, visit them here: www.jackieandbobby.com Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 9mins

29 Aug 2017

Rank #6

Podcast cover

53: This is Us –Leah & Ricky

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowA miracle has happened! Ricky, Leah's husband, has agreed to finally be on the podcast. This episode answers Leah's MOST asked question on social media and in person: HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR HUSBAND? And so, without further ado, here's your answer! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 11mins

24 Sep 2018

Rank #7

Podcast cover

17: Batman or Priest: A convo with Fr Mike Schmitz

His dream was to be a Green Beret or Batman. Instead, he's a Priest. And the world is all the better for it. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

35mins

30 Apr 2017

Rank #8

Podcast cover

8: The Beauty of Surrendering

Being friends with a nun is always fun, especially when it's Sr. Miriam James. We talk about the beauty of surrendering. Sr. Miriam shares how to encounter a daily surrender to Christ and to be loved as we are. Season 1, Episode 8Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

39mins

2 Jan 2017

Rank #9

Podcast cover

62: Beyond LGBT

Anna Carter is one fabulous and brave soul! Her ministry work has helped those struggling with same-sex desires and helps the universal Church in how we can approach this pressing subject with love, compassion, and truth. In our conversation, we discuss Anna's experience with same-sex attraction, healthy friendships, accountability, and so much more! Anna is the founder of Eden Invitation, an evangelistic outreach for Christians with same-sex attraction. Check it out HERE!  Have post-Christmas blues, or did you totally drop the ball on gift-giving? Don't worry, Ethical Trade has you covered with the most perfect gift guides! Get the most unique and ethical gifts HERE! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

59mins

7 Jan 2019

Rank #10

Podcast cover

33: The Other Side of Beauty

I am beyond excited to share with you the FIRST listen to chapter one of my new book, The Other Side of Beauty. 1. You can pre-order The Other Side of Beauty at Amazon, www.LeahDarrow.com, or www.TheOtherSideOfBeauty.com 2. Enter your receipt number at The Other Side of Beauty to claim your FREE exclusive gifts for pre-ordering! I would love to hear your feedback from this episode at podcast@leahdarrow.com. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

32mins

27 Oct 2017

Rank #11

Podcast cover

7: The Beauty of Empty

How empty are you? Father O'Loughlin and I talk about the beauty of being empty so that God can enter. Season 1, Episode 7Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

40mins

22 Dec 2016

Rank #12

Podcast cover

39: "Don't Call Me Gay. Call Me Catholic" - An Interview with Avera Maria Santo

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowAvera Maria Santo is a 21-year-old Alabama native and part time college student. When she's not in school, she's working on her blog titled Inside My Holy of Holies, where she writes about her life as a practicing Catholic living a chaste life with same-sex attractions. ​In this conversation, we talk about her struggle of same-sex attraction and its connection to her Catholic faith, along with her blog post (that went viral) addressing Fr. James Martin. Feel free to check it out after listening here: http://bit.ly/2DzKAL0 You can connect with Avera Maria Santo here: http://bit.ly/2BY3Mli *Dutifully so, it should be noted that this topic needs MUCH MORE unpacking than just one interview. Please know that Leah Darrow and the DSB Podcast in no way are attempting to simplify this topic to one, one hour, convo. That is plain ridiculous. This is just a start, an attempt to talk about topics that are challenging in the face of faith and culture. We welcome your charitable thoughts and comments. ​Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 3mins

30 Dec 2017

Rank #13

Podcast cover

78: Kids... Sitting Like A Saint? Yup! (with Dr. Greg and Barbra Bottaro)

Dr. Greg and Barbra Bottaro continue the conversation with Leah on Integrated Living when it comes to raising kids. They talk with Leah about being deep in the trenches of parenthood, finding ways to calm the anxiety of the daily chaos, how kids can connect with saints now, and the book they co-wrote for both kids and parents, Sitting Like a Saint. They also give a little preview into their thoughts on dating...Pick up a copy (and one to share) of Sitting Like a Saint. You can also get a sample free exercise to try!Come to Italy with Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage! Who doesn't want that??You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, finally find community, get help with prayer, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr

4 Nov 2019

Rank #14

Podcast cover

70: Marriage: There's No Blueprint (with Chris and Linda Padgett)

The ever-hilarious Chris and Linda Padgett bring their unique blend of sincerity and comedy to the topic of marriage when they talk to Leah Darrow. They share their desire that marriage be a place for a couple to thrive, and their advice (or non-advice?) on how to become the person you want to be.They also say really nice things about each other, so that's pretty great!See more of what the Padgetts are up to at Catholicfam.org and Linda360.com, and the Happy Place Homestead.HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor or Jim Halpert? Don't know WTH I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron and Join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world! Sign up for the next session of Lux U! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 11mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #15

Podcast cover

35: How To Quit The Emotional Roller Coaster of Dating

With an increase of catfishing, phantom dating, dating that lasts for years and years, or dating without a purpose, Sarah offers real advice that will help you get off the emoti-coaster (emotional roller coaster) of dating and enter into a healthy relationship. Sarah Swafford, author of Emotional Virtue and relationship guru, defines for us emotional chastity and why it's so crazy important for us to know and implement it in our lives. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

59mins

21 Nov 2017

Rank #16

Podcast cover

23: Is There Faith in Fashion?

Lisa Cotter, podcast host of How-To Catholic, interviews yours truly for a conversation on fashion. The convo was so much fun, I am reposting for your listening pleasure. Lisa and I go way beyond what colors are in and the newest trends, and dive deep into the faith of fashion. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

46mins

10 Jul 2017

Rank #17

Podcast cover

82: Before You Even Start Dating, Listen To This! (with Dr. Greg Bottaro)

He's back again! Dr. Greg Bottaro comes back on the podcast to talk about dating. Leah and Dr. Greg continue to break down what it means to live an integrated life, and to apply the principles of integration into dating. They discuss authenticity, dating as training in the bigger gift of self found in marriage, living with "the ache", and then gets SUPER practical at the end about "online dating".Dr. Greg prompts us practically in learning how to grow into a person who can be a real gift to another, and how to approach another person as unique and unrepeatable. He also discusses how to find what would truly make a good partner and prioritize the qualities that matter. Ask yourself questions like, "Is this person trying to become more virtuous?"Learn more from Dr. Greg Bottaro on Instagram at @catholicpsych or through his websites The Catholic Psych Institute and Integrated.Life.Dr. Greg's course, How To Be Married, is at Academy.catholicpsych.com.You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Finally find a great community, join other women and a great chaplain in daily prayer, learn great Catholic content, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 22mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #18

Podcast cover

28: Ditching the Catch-Up Game

Christina Jaloway, more commonly known as, "The Evangelista", speaks with authority on how destructive playing the catch-up game can be and how to free ourselves from it. Christina is honest, vulnerable, and doesn't pull any punches when it comes to what she would tell her former self about dating and surrendering to her vocation. You can connect with Christina at www.theevangelista.com or at Spoken Bride www.spokenbride.com Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

1hr 9mins

11 Sep 2017

Rank #19

Podcast cover

65: When God Wrecks Your Romance

Amanda Vernon shares how God can wreck your romance and plans, but it all still turns out, not just "good", but even better than you could imagine. Amanda and Matt had BIG crushes on each other, and dare I say were "in love" and sincerely loved the Lord. ENTER IN: God's wrecking ball. Disaster strikes, and Amanda and Matt have to figure out what God is asking of them and their vocations (yes, that crazy V word). Follow Amanda here and connect with her here. Grab her book for yourself or someone you love, or someone you hope God wrecks their romance HERE. 😬👊🏻🤷🏻‍♀️👍🏻HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor or Jim Halpert? Don't know WTH I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron and Join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world! Missed out on Lux U? No worries. Get yourself on the waitlist to find out when registration re-opens! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

32mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #20