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77: When Life Gave Jeannie Gaffigan Pears
Leah dives in with Jeannie Gaffigan about her new book, When Life Gives You Pears and the experience that prompted her to write it. They talk cancer (specifically, pears shaped brain tumors), hope, confronting your own weaknesses, finding peace, the Rosary, Ignatian prayer, and share much that is thought-provoking and insightful. It turns out that spending a lot of time in an MRI machine gives you a great chance to enter into prayer!Pick up a copy (and one to share) of When Life Gives You Pears.Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, finally find community, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! 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!
76: Leah Darrow on the 1GirlRevolution podcast
Hey y'all! Leah was a guest on the 1GirlRevolution podcast with Kate Bryan, and we wanted to make sure you all got to hear that great conversation. Kate and Leah talk about her story beyond the moment of reality tv, the perspective she's gained, and how important it is to empower women.Learn more about the 1 Girl Revolution! Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, find community, and become the leader you were made to be. Sign up here!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!
75: The Marian Option (with Dr. Carrie Gress)
Many voices in the Church are calling for a myriad of "options" as the answer to the darkness in our time. Amidst them all, Dr. Carrie Gress cuts to the chase with the idea of "The Marian Option" and why imitation of Mary is a timely but also timeless option. Leah and Carrie talk about Mary, "the patriarchy", feminism, and the idea of a spirit of Anti-Mary operating in the world. They then start talking about the beauty of "home" and the way that creating a home is actually a bolder move than one might think.You can learn more about Dr. Gress and her many amazing books at http://CarrieGress.com.Check out her Catholic home products at https://theologyofhome.com (including those delicious candles).Learn more about Mary and The Anti-Mary Exposed with Dr. Carrie Gress inside Lux U! Sign up here!Sign up to join Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage to Italy!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!
74: Becoming Women of the Word (with Sarah Christmyer)
We hear so much about the great male figures of the Old Testament - Abraham, Jacob, Moses... but we don't often think about how much the women of the Old Testament had an impact! What irreplaceable parts did they play? What lessons do they learn? What lessons can they have to teach us about faith? How did they pave the way to Mary? Join us for a sneak peek into what Sarah shows us about the stories of Leah and Rachel and of Rahab.Leah and Sarah Christmyer talk about how relatable these women of scripture are, finding our own story in their stories, learning how to praise God, how to bless each other, and being sources of strength and encouragement for one another.You can learn more about Sarah Christmyer at ComeIntotheWord.com and find her book at Ave Maria Press or on Amazon!Don't miss out on Fall registration for Lux U!Sign up to join Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage to Italy!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!
73: Integrating Faith and Psychology (with Dr. Greg Bottaro)
Have you ever found yourself compulsively ruminating about the past? Or full of anxiety about the future? Sure you have. But the good news is, God desires freedom for you and there are real practical steps you can take towards that freedom!Leah talks with Dr. Greg Bottaro, PsyD, Executive Director and Founder of the Catholic Psych Institute, about what the Catholic faith has to offer us, particularly where it intersects with good mental, emotional, and psychological health. Fundamentally, we find out that it's all about connecting to a God who loves us as a good and caring Father.You can learn more about Dr. Greg's work and the Catholic Psych Institute at CatholicPsych.com, and his 8-week Introduction to Catholic Mindfulness course at Catholicmindfulness.comYou 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!
72: Gah, Finances! (with Wallet Win)
If getting out of $25,000 in debt in 7.5 months sounds like an impossible dream to you, we have good news! That's exactly what Amanda and Jonathan Teixeira did, and from that WalletWin.com was born. They share their embarrassing stories, but also tips and advice for saving money, getting out of debt, managing finances, and why transforming your relationship with money is even more important than you think.Register for the upcoming workshop from the Wallet Win Academy and learn how to "never worry about money again" (for free!)Don't miss out on Fall registration for Lux U!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowSign up to join Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage to Italy!
71: Living FIERCE with Sam Kelley
In this deeply relatable episode with Sam Kelley, founder and president of FIERCE Athlete, we talk about sports culture, femininity, identity, and all the ways that sport can reveal the feminine genius (even for non-athletes!) and be a way to understand yourself and your faith more.Invite Sam to speak, and see more about what she is up to at FierceAthlete.orgYou can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow
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! 
69: Healing from an Eating Disorder
Caralyn shares her journey through an eating disorder and into freedom. She opens up about the ways she protected herself from getting help, but then what enabled her to acknowledge her need for help and to begin the hard journey to healing and happiness. Caralyn and Leah also discuss how to help people in our lives who suffer from eating disorders.Join the giveaway at @leah.darrow and tag a friend in this episode's post!Check out Caralyn's blog and her journal Bloom at Beauty Beyond Bones.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! 
68: Dreaming Bigger with God (and Danielle Bean)
We spend an hour letting the message sink in that "we are enough", and wondering what it would look like if we all lived from that knowledge.Danielle Bean, with her book You Are Enough, shows us that the stories of women in the bible have a message for women today: You are made unique and special, and God has a plan for you to do great things. She reminds us of St. John Paul II's powerful encouragement - "Do not be afraid. Do not be satisfied with mediocrity!"You can keep up with Danielle Bean at daniellebean.com and at CatholicMom.comHEY 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! 
67: Learning How to Be Human with Christopher West
Christopher West gives us a glimpse into the work he calls "an education in what it means to be human". In discussing St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body, Christopher and Leah talk about desire, hope, redemption, and get REALLY excited together about the story of the Woman at the Well.You can stay posted on Christopher's new release of The Good News about Sex and Marriage and on the Theology of the Body Institute at TheologyOfTheBody.comHEY 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! 
66: Composer Brings Hope to Prisons
Eric Genuis, a world-renowned composer, discusses the connections between beauty, music, hope, and our common humanity.Eric and Leah have a conversation about Eric Genuis' background and career in music, and his ministry to bringing concerts to prisons. He shares about the profound effect that he has seen the experience of beauty have in the lives of those who "have forgotten what hope felt like". He also shares his philosophy of being generous with his gifts - believing we should share what we have with the world in the limited time we are given, to make a difference for another.Check out more about Eric Genuis' concerts and ministry at https://www.ericgenuis.com/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! 
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! 
64: How to Make a Priest Your BFF (Fr. Nathan Goebel)
Want to join the DSB podcast team? Help us make this podcast better by becoming a Patron! LUX UNIVERSITY registration is open from Feb. 28-March 6! Find out more about this exclusive membership site for Catholic women who want to grow in Faith and Sisterhood. This podcast episode is from the LIVE broadcast from SEEK 2019 conference in Indianapolis. I interview the wild and crazy Priest, Fr. Nathan Goebel, host from Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcast. WHAT WE DISCUSSED: This convo is all over the place ... we talk about mullets, birthdays, friendship (I try to make him my BFF) and how we can use humor to connect or replace connections with people. We go deep and then we go back to poking fun at each other. WHAT I LOVED ABOUT IT: Fr. Nathan is a brilliant man. His humor can disarm you and make you feel at ease...but he has a heart of gold, and is always concerned about how he can help the other know and experience the Father's love. LUX UNIVERSITY registration is open from Feb. 28-March 6! Find out more about this exclusive membership site for Catholic women who want to grow in Faith and Sisterhood. Want to join the DSB podcast team? Help us make this podcast better by becoming a Patron!
63: Disney Princesses: Drawing the Bigger Picture
You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowFabiola Garza is one AMAZING artist, who landed her childhood dream job. Fabi is a Character Artist for...*drumroll please*... DISNEY! In this episode, we hash out the highs and lows of Disney princesses, and what they REALLY teach us. If you love Disney, this is one fairytale episode you won't want to miss!  Keep up with Fabi on Instagram here, and on her website: here!And be sure to check out Fabiola's book: "The Story of Saint John Paul II"!  Seriously...I enjoy this book just as much as my kids! 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!
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! 
61: The First Human to Mars will be a WOMAN
The first human to Mars will be a WOMAN ... if Alyssa Carson has anything to say about it.Alyssa is not your average 17 year old, by a long shot. She's in training to be the first human on Mars. Yes. I said MARS. The freakin planet Mars. This young lady has a love affair with the red planet and has since pursued her dreams undauntedly. She shares with us how it all started (hint: maybe cartoons aren't all that bad), and what her life is like now and where she hopes she'll land (figuratively and geographically). Alyssa is an amazing reminder that no dream is out of reach or even out of this world. Yeah, I know it's corny to say, but dang, it is true! You can stay in touch with Alyssa's journey here. Leave a comment, review or happy note about this episode or podcast HERE! 
60: Little Advent = BIG Results!
Nancy is the founder of "Do Small Things With Love" Catholic blog and community for Catholic women. And, while she may be "doing small things" they are having a BIG impact! Especially concerning ADVENT. She's got THE LIST for all Advent activities for kids, families, and adults to help people of all ages and stages of life prepare for, reflect on, and embrace the true meaning of Christmas. AANNNDD... You seriously, most definitely, do NOT want to miss THIS because (drum roll, please) it holds the golden key to the Do-Gooder's Guide to Christmas Shopping! Catholic Relief Services - Ethical Trade has come out with, honest to goodness, the most perfect holiday gift guide EVER. Every single one of the vendors has been vetted by CRS, so you can rest easy that all of your Christmas and Holiday purchases are not just NOT harming others, but are actually HELPING and EMPOWERING others. (can I get an AMEN!?) Shop the CSR Ethical Trade Holiday Gift Guide and then share that fantastic beauty with others! Peace and Joy!-Leah 
59: Lila Rose Goes To Battle
Lila Rose is an American pro-life activist and the founder of Live Action. She conducts undercover activities in abortion facilities in the United States, including affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.During our conversation, we talk about St. Joan of Ark (Lila’s Confirmation Saint), the Pro-life versus Pro-death climate, the banning of Pro-life speech and promotion on social media platforms, and future plans for the Pro-life movement.You can follow Lila on Twitter (@lilagracerose and @liveaction) and on her website www.liveaction.org.Also, Want to make sure EVERYONE on your Christmas list has a unique gift that also HELPS someone else out? Check out the Ethical Trade Gift Guide here -- https://ethicaltrade.crs.org/guide/holiday-gift-guide/
58: Hell Burns (and other thoughts from Sr. Helena Burns)
Now, this one starts out a little different ... I usually introduce my guests (like a normal host) but when Sr. Helena and I began speaking, we just jumped right into a normal and absolutely awesome (thanks to her) convo about life, family, nonsensical crap, and some good ol' holy stuff. Sr. Helena covers a multitude of topics here, but *really* goes deep into why and how the "theology of the body" saved her vocation ... second to Jesus, of course. Enjoy my friends. And know of our prayers for you! ++++++++Sr. Helena Burns is a member of the Daughters of St. Paul, an international congregation founded to communicate God’s Word through the media. She gives Media Literacy and Theology of the Body workshops to youth and adults all over the U.S. and Canada, and believes that media can be a primary tool for sharing God’s love and salvation.You can follow Sr. Helena on Twitter (@SrHelenaBurns) and read her blog (hellburns.blogspot.com). I highly encourage you to purchase her book at www.tinyurl.com/dailybook
57: Running Myself Together
Maria is the beautiful mind behind RunningMyselfTogether, a blog on faith, running, and mental health. After years of struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, and depression, she now helps others who are facing the same trials find their passion for running and know their worth in Christ. She’s an RRCA certified run coach who, while never being a runner growing up, has come to see the immense value running can have in a holistic approach to living a good, healthy life.She challenges us to find the joy in our work, whatever it may be, because this is the race the Lord has set before us (Romans 12:11-12).Follow Maria on her blog,www.runningmyselftogether.com, and her Instagram: @RunningMyselfTogetherHere is the link to the "Tool Kit" that Maria mentions in our conversation.
56: The Gift of Autism
Carolyn is a mom, a blogger, and an Etsy artist who spends a large portion of her time raising her family of five boys. She loves her role as a mother, and though it comes with its challenges, knows of the gift that each of her children are to this world.In our conversation, Carolyn takes us through the journey of raising a son with autism. Though the diagnosis was hard, she has come to see the sunny side of autism through her son, Emmett. She challenges us to follow other moms with special needs children on Instagram including Shannon, Kristin, Mary, and Sylvia.You can follow Carolyn on Instagram @carolyn_svellerella and on her blog.Additionally, you can view Carolyn’s Etsy art products by visiting here or following her on Instagram @brass_and_mint_co
55: Nothing but Gratitude
Josie Robinson, a writer and counselor, offers support and encouragement to people who struggle to find meaning in today's intense, chaotic world.Josie shares with us how she helps people create a joyful and inspiring life through the simple, yet powerful, practice of gratitude. In our conversation, she challenges us with a 30 day gratitude practice, explaining to us the 6 steps of how to “Give T.H.A.N.K.S.”“Give T.H.A.N.K.S Practice”:T: thinkH: have an open mindA: allow yourself to feel gratitudeN: note your gratitudeK: keep in a special placeS: share your gratitude Be sure to treat yourself and gift to a friend Josie’s book and gratitude journal! You can connect with Josie Robinson at her website https://josierobinson.com
54: This Is Us (answering your questions)
You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowWe continue Season 6 of This is Us with a fun Q&A session answering your questions.In Episode 2, Ricky and I take turns asking each other YOUR questions from my Insta post. We mostly agreed on them, but ya know, marriage. 😉 Once you've had a chance to listen, head on over to the blog and join us in the comments.Enjoy!P.S. We have only two more episodes in Season 6, and so, if you have any other topics or questions you want us to address, leave a comment here ---> https://leahdarrow.com/podcast/2447/
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! 
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Started
Sep 15th, 2016
Latest Episode
Oct 7th, 2019
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Weekly
No. of Episodes
78
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About 1 hour
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