This holiday week I report from behind the scenes while spending a week in Boston taping The Gist on CatholicTV. I share interviews with my co-host Rachel Balducci, our studio manager Charles Green, and our producer Kate Andrews. We always have a ton of fun putting this show together in one wild week, and I am thrilled to have a chance to share some of the history and funny moments from its beginnings. Find complete shownotes at www.daniellebean.com.
This week we are talking about how to find more time in your days for the things you want to accomplish but never seem to get around to. Summer offers a unique opportunity to get new things accomplished as we change routines and enjoy some leisure time. What are your goals for this summer? Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.
This week we are taking on the perennial topic of screen time and how to manage it. How do you set limits on your kids’ consumption of media and digital content online, in games, in social media, in movies, and in music? Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.
This week I share five life lessons that I have learned from running that can apply to runners and non-runners alike. I also share a fun conversation I had with Mary Lenaberg, who blogs at Passionate Perseverance. Mary shares the good, the bad, and the funny from her perspective as a wife and a mom who is grieving the loss of her disabled daughter Courtney. You will not want to miss hearing about what Mary “shared” with the UPS man!
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.
This week we are talking about friendships. We discussed a little bit about the give and take of female friendships back in Episode 12, How to Be a Better Friend, and I heard form many of you asking for more on this topic. This is so important because our female friends can be a wonderful source of support and encouragement for us, but it does take some effort. Find complete shownotes at www.daniellebean.com.
This week’s show comes to you from the ball field (near the port-a-potty!) and we are talking about saying “no” nicely. Why do we nee this topic? Because so many of us are so very bad at setting boundaries! We talk about some ways to prioritize your commitments and prepare yourself ahead of time so that you don’t wind up committing to things you don't value at the expense of yourself or your family.
This week’s topic is prayer. How has the way you approach prayer changed over your lifetime? How should we respond when it seems that God does not answer our prayers? What is the point of prayer? And what can we do when it feels like God is far away? Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.
This week we are talking about ways we can survive — and even thrive! — when times are busy. Whether it’s during baseball season (like us!) or other busy times, there are some simple ways to make sure you and your family make it through packed calendar days. Find complete shownotes at www.daniellebean.com.
This week, we are talking about ways to improve our marriages. My title is a little wrong because the ways I share for improving your marriage may not necessarily be “easy,” but they are simple. Find complete shownotes at www.daniellebean.com.
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.
In this week’s abbreviated version of Girlfriends, I share with you notes from my sick bed, as I have been suffering from the FLU this past week, and am still not fully recovered. Along with some silly observations, I do want to remind us all of the importance of praying for those who are chronically ill. Also, it is important to remember the power of “offering up” even our small sufferings and sacrifices, uniting them with the suffering of Jesus, so that they become infinitely worthy in...
This week, we are talking about the temptation that exists, inside Catholic circles to discuss topics like breastfeeding, homeschooling, organic eating, etc. as if they are black-and-white Catholic moral issues, as if there is “one right way” to be a “good Catholic family.” Find complete shownotes at www.DanielleBean.com.