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Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

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Yell Less, Love More #004

Are you a yelling mom? In this week’s episode, we talk about how to handle negative emotions. We all get angry and we all get frustrated sometimes, but the ways in which we express these feelings can have a lasting impact on our families and relationships. Instead of yelling, complaining, whining, and crying, lets discuss positive outlets for negative feelings.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

43mins

5 May 2017

Rank #1

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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life #007

This week, we are talking about the power of positive thinking.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

45mins

5 May 2017

Rank #2

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Meal Planning Made Easy #005

This week, we are talking about some simple ways to make meal planning easier. Do you plan your meals or fly by the seat of your pants? Do you dread hearing the words “What’s for dinner?” at the end of a long and tiring day? This is why you need a plan!Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

43mins

5 May 2017

Rank #3

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How To Be a Better Friend #012

This week, we are talking about the Communion of Saints, the power of friendships, and how to help those we love when they suffer. Sarah Reinhard shares some touching feedback about how she supports a family member through a time of terrible loss and we talk about small ways to show love, friendship, and support to those who are suffering, even if we can’t “fix” every problem they face. Find complete shownotes at www.daniellebean.com.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

52mins

5 May 2017

Rank #4

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Episode 40: 5 Ways to Stop Worrying #039

Our topic this week is worrying. Are you anxious? Do you worry a lot? We all worry sometimes, and we can all recognize the uselessness of doing it, but it can feel very hard to stop. We will take a look at a few different strategies for removing anxiety from our daily lives. Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

1hr 1min

5 May 2017

Rank #5

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Knowing God's Love (with Sister Miriam James)

This week I'm sharing a wonderful conversation I had recently with Sr. Miriam James, a sister with the Society of Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity (SOLT). Sr. Miriam is a beautiful witness to the goodness of God's love with her own personal story of recovery from addiction and discovery of the beauty of the Church's teaching on sexual identity, love, and commitment.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

53mins

3 Jul 2017

Rank #6

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Practicing Generosity in Marriage #057

We all have times in marriage where things go great and it’s easy to get along, but all also experience tougher times when it’s hard to keep going, and where commitment and love become a choice — and a HARD one at that! Find complete shownotes at www.daniellebean.comSupport Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

51mins

5 May 2017

Rank #7

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3 Do-able Health Goals for 2016 #002

Are you tired of the “healthy” new year hype yet? Are you overwhelmed by seemingly unattainable goals for health and fitness? Why don’t we take some small steps together? In this episode, I offer three practical, do-able ideas for healthy goals in 2016 that anyone can consider taking on. Also, an INTERVIEW with Teresa Tomeo! Find shownotes at http://daniellebean.com/3-do-able-health-goals-for-2016-002/.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

40mins

5 May 2017

Rank #8

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What 'Doing It All' Really Means #003

No one can do it all, but many of us busy women are doing MANY things. So many things, sometimes, that we are exhausted. When looking for balance in our daily lives, it is important to consider all the things we do and prioritize our time. Among our many responsibilities — personal time, prayer time, marriage, parenting, and work — how can we figure out how much time is reasonable for us to spend on each? Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

43mins

5 May 2017

Rank #9

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6 Things You Should Do Every Day

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50mins

21 Aug 2018

Rank #10

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5 Things Good Friends Do

Do you struggle in friendships? So many of us do. But I am a firm believer in the idea that if you want a good friend you should be a good friend. So in that spirit, this week, I am sharing five things that good friends do. Snippet from the Show “It’s a beautiful opportunity we have that God allows us to pray for other people. Good friends approach their relationships in prayer.” SHOWNOTES Good friends pray with and for their friends. Ask your friends how you can pray for them. If you want to grow closer to someone, consider adding their intentions to your daily prayer life. If you are longing for friends, bring that longing to your prayer life as well. Tap into the power of prayer for your growth in friendship! Good friends are courageous. They step out and make the first move. They engage others, even if it means stepping outside their comfort zones. Ask someone over for coffee or for a playdate. Be vulnerable in your conversations with friends you have already—sharing honestly about your struggles and imperfections. Good friends are patient. Especially at the start of a new friendship, good friends are patient with the time investment it takes to grow truly close to another person. Also, inside of established friendships, good friends are patient in the natural ebb and flow that happens in personal relationships. Good friends are themselves. Don’t adopt behaviors or personality traits that are outside your character in order to please someone else or fit in with a group of people you want to please. Be your authentic self as you are meant to be a gift to others, especially your friends. Good friends are thoughtful. It’s tempting to become self-focused sometimes in our relationships with others, but good friends are focused on others and their needs. Look for ways to be of service to your friends, or to those people you want to grow closer to. Even simple things like sending a note of encouragement, or remembering them on a special day can mean a lot. Find out how you can be supportive of others by focusing on small things that give meaning to your friendships. Check out more, including a link to our exclusive facebook group at ascensionpress.com/girlfriendsSupport Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

43mins

28 May 2019

Rank #11

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Soften Your Heart, Bless Your Marriage #020

This week we are talking about marriage again. This time, we are focused on “softening your heart” inside of marriage. What does that mean? Do you find yourself “hardening your heart” inside of marriage? What does that mean and how does it affect your relationship? Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

52mins

5 May 2017

Rank #12

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Pray, Fast & Give #006

This week, we are preparing ourselves for Lent, and so we discuss some creative ideas for ways to add prayer, fasting, and almsgiving during the 40 days between now and Easter.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

51mins

5 May 2017

Rank #13

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Free Yourself From Jealousy #048

This week we are talking about the ugly sin of JEALOUSY and all the ways it threatens to hurt our relationships and rob us of peace and joy in our lives. Women especially are vulnerable to this sin because we notice all the details about ourselves and others. Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

49mins

5 May 2017

Rank #14

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How to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

Listener Tarcy reaches out this week with a question about how to stop yelling at her kids. She recognizes that it’s a bad habit, but struggles to stop. Do you yell at your kids sometimes? Or maybe your husband? Or co-workers? Let’s talk about why this happens and some ideas for ways to stop. Follow through. We need to teach our kids that we mean what we say the first time we say it, and this requires upfront discipline on our part. So hard! And yet so worthwhile in the long term! Listen to yourself. Pay attention to the ways you communicate to others, especially when angry or frustrated, and decide if that is what you want for your personal relationships. Remember that your kids will copy what you do. Do you want them to be “yellers”? Pay attention to the example you are setting. Whisper, or use a very calm and quiet voice to get your kids’ attention. It works surprisingly well! Check in with yourself and ways you might be tempted to compare yourself to others. Often, our frustrations with our families are borne of unfair comparisons to others. When you mess up, say you’re sorry. It is valuable for our kids to see ways in which we fall short of our ideals and how we work to fix it when that happens. Forgive yourself, and give them the opportunity to forgive you too! I also address a listener’s question about how to talk to friends and family who are leaving the Church because of the recent scandals. "When my kids were very little, I remember my oldest daughter running away from me when I was calling her to come do something, and I felt and heard that pounding blood pressure in my ears. I was having a physical response to the level of frustration I was feeling..." Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

48mins

11 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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Getting Past perfect with Kate Wicker #060

This week I’m sharing an inspiring conversation I had with the awesome Kate Wicker, author of the newly-published Getting Past Perfect: How to Find Joy and Grace in the Messiness of Motherhood. Kate shares beautifully about her own struggles in motherhood, along with what ultimately inspired her to write this important book. Find complete shownotes at www.daniellebean.comSupport Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

58mins

6 May 2017

Rank #16

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What the heck is self-care anyway? #056

This week we are talking the importance of self-care, but first and foremost, WHAT IS IT? What does it mean? How do you do it? What are some easy ways we can practiced better care for ourselves? Find complete shownotes at www.daniellebean.com.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

52mins

5 May 2017

Rank #17

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4 Painless Ways to Improve Your Eating Habits #053

This week we are talking about some easy, pain-free ways to improve your eating habits starting RIGHT NOW! Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

52mins

5 May 2017

Rank #18

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Live a Simple Life (with Rachel Balducci)

This week we are talking about the importance of simplicity—in all areas of your life, from spirituality to homemaking and hospitality. How can you live a simpler life and finally find peace in all that you do? Rachel has a new book coming out on this very topic in the fall, and you will be inspired by all that she has to share.Support Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

48mins

30 May 2018

Rank #19

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Reclaiming the Art of Homemaking with Dr. Carrie Gress

It’s easy to downplay the art of homemaking as home decor, but it’s so much more. In fact, one of the greatest capabilities of the feminine genius is the ability to make a place feel like home. Today I’m sitting down with Dr. Carrie Gress, author of Theology of Home: Finding the Eternal in the Everyday to discuss the power of creating a home both physically and spiritually and how we can more fully embrace our ability to build our homes for the sake of our families. Learn more about Dr. Carrie Gress at her website. Snippet from the Show Home doesn’t happen because you have beautiful throw pillows, it happens because there are people making sacrifices and giving of themselves to their loved ones. See more at ascensionpress.com/girlfriendsSupport Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

42mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #20