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#46 Jeanette Schneider, Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future

9/19/2018
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"We recognize we want to live better, healthier lives - but we have to get really uncomfortable for a minute to get to the other side." Jeanette Schneider is the author of Lore: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future. The book came out just days ago and is meant to empower women based on what she's learned in her own life and her Love Letters project. Jeanette was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Women’s Chamber of Commerce in Nevada, and was selected as a Vegas, Inc. “Woman to...

Duration:00:47:45

#45 Habits to Fight Depression & The #1 Thing I've Learned Hosting This Podcast

9/13/2018
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The World Health Organization says depression is increasing at a huge rate. It was up more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. More than 300 million people around the world are dealing with this, according to WHO. In this episode, Danielle Craig talks about three daily habits that help her in dealing with depression in pregnancy and postpartum. Remember, these are tools to be used in conjunction with talking to a professional or being on medication. If you are feeling suicidal - please reach...

Duration:00:12:23

#44 Hayden Ryals, Part 2 - Two Heroes: A Bone Marrow Donor & Recipient

9/11/2018
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"It made me feel worthy. It made me feel strong. It made me feel like I am supposed to be here and I can help other people." You may recognize Hayden Ryals from a viral story over the summer. She is the woman who first donated her bone marrow to save a 1-year-old with leukemia - and then, years later, invited her to be the flower girl at her wedding. You likely saw Hayden and little Skye’s story online - or on Good Morning America, People Magazine, CNN or one of the many other news...

Duration:00:40:47

#43 Todd & Talia Savren-McCormick, PART 1 - Two Heroes: A Bone Marrow Donor & Recipient

9/5/2018
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You may have seen Skye Savren-McCormick’s story on People Magazine, The Washington Post, Good Morning America, CBS news and many more. Skye played a big role in a wedding as the flower girl, but only after the bride saved Skye’s life with a bone marrow transplant. Skye has spent the majority of her young life fighting cancer. She has had three bone marrow transplants - two of which came from Hayden Ryals. Hayden asked Skye to be in her wedding as the flower girl. Hayden was very...

Duration:00:35:39

#42 Ending a Lifetime of Negative Self-Talk

8/31/2018
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"If you wouldn’t let a boyfriend, girlfriend or spouse talk to you in that way - stop talking to yourself in that way." What are you saying to yourself that is absolutely unacceptable? Have you said, "I'm not good enough," "I'm fat," "I'm worthless" or "I can't do it?" In this episode, Danielle talks about negative self-talk - how it impacts us and five steps to change your thoughts. LINKS MENTIONED: 'Too Fat to Fit through the Door' Anorexia Nervosa Study "I am" versus third person...

Duration:00:12:24

#41 Jenna Benton: Taking Risks, Facing Fear & Coping with Loss

8/28/2018
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"It says a lot about us how we handle risk, how we handle failure, how we handle embarrassment and how we deal with shame." - Jenna Benton In this episode, you'll hear from Jenna Benton. She's the author of the book, Awkward: A 30 Day Challenge. She’s also the senior editor of The Wild Woman Magazine. Right now, Jenna is working on her next book, a short film and coaching writers to tell their own stories. In this episode we talk about: - Taking risks even when the voices in your head say...

Duration:00:48:54

#40 Katherine Reynolds Lewis, The Good News About Bad Behavior

8/22/2018
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“We need our kids to actually solve those problems of life and to deal with the things that need to happen as opposed to always turning to us and expecting us to reward them.” Today you'll hear from Katherine Reynolds Lewis, the author of the new book, "The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids are Less Disciplined than Ever - and What To Do About It.” She's appeared on several publications including CNN, NPR and The New York Times and The Washington Post Magazine. In this episode we...

Duration:00:49:29

#39 Jacqueline Thomas, Secrets of Success in Direct Sales

8/18/2018
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"The worst thing is to get fired by yourself. That’s you giving up, you're not going to work today." What I’ve noticed as an outsider is some people thrive in Multi-level marketing sales and others fizzle out within a few months. I wanted to talk to a successful MLM salesperson about how to get the numbers you want. A lot of her tips will help you if you're a business owner, a blogger, podcaster - anyone who needs to be self-motivated. Jacqueline Thomas started in direct sales three years...

Duration:00:36:40

#37 The Science of Compassion

8/14/2018
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"The more love and grace you have for other people - the more love and grace you have for yourself." In this episode, hear how you can change your brain toward compassion. And how compassion can act as an antidepressant and help with anxiety. The research backs it up! ARTICLES MENTIONED: Understanding Limitations & Offering More Grace Changing the Brain toward Compassion How Compassion Changed a Witnesses Reaction to Cheating Compassion for Mental Health CONNECT WITH...

Duration:00:13:33

BLOG BONUS: A CHANGED PERSPECTIVE

7/30/2018
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Do you like to listen rather than read? A couple times a month I'll publish a bonus episode of one of my blog posts at DanielleCraig.com Today - A Changed Perspective: What My Miscarriage Taught Me About My Sons. "So no – my boys aren’t “rainbow” babies. They were the calm before the storm. They were the beautiful sunshine on a cloudless day. They were my blessings, my miracles before I had a chance to recognize them as such." If you prefer to read, check out the post here. CONNECT WITH...

Duration:00:02:56

#36 'The Sleep Doctor' Dr. Michael Breus: Getting Better Sleep

7/24/2018
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Today you’ll hear from 'The Sleep Doctor,' Dr. Michael Breus. Dr. Breus appears regularly on The Dr. Oz Show. He’s been interviewed by Oprah, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Ray and you’ve also seen him on The View, The Doctors, The Today Show and many more. He’s the author of “The Power of When” and “the Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan.” We talk about so much in this episode - including his top five tips to get better sleep. Plus, the myth of eight hours of sleep. We’ll talk about how much sleep you...

Duration:00:48:34

#35 Suzanne Tucker, Teaching Kids Emotional Resilience

7/18/2018
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Today, you’re going to hear from Suzanne Tucker. She’s the founder of Generation Mindful. Generation Mindful helps teach children - and even their parents - about emotional resilience. She’s put together fun and colorful charts and games - to make up the Time In toolkit and the Peacemakers game. Suzanne talks about the long road she traveled to get to Generation Mindful. You’ll hear about what she learned from several miscarraiges. She talked about how she shifted her goals for her children...

Duration:00:59:47

#38 Finding Your Purpose, Phillip Mountrose

7/16/2018
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Danielle Craig talks to Phillip Mountrose, a holistic coach who focuses on helping people transform their lives. Phillip runs the non-profit organization Awakenings Institute and has authored more than a dozen books and manuals on self-development. His most recent book, he wrote with his wife is called The Ultimate Paradigm Shift: A Guidebook for Creating the Life You Were Born to Live. We talked about some of the tools Phillip teaches, including EFT tapping. In fact, he’ll talk you...

Duration:00:35:59

#34 Beating Stress

7/11/2018
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Here’s the thing about stress - it affects us SO badly when we don’t handle it correctly. There are billions of studies and tons of research on what can happen to us if we are too stressed. BUT that is not what I want to focus on. Why? Because stressing about our stress can be more dangerous than the original stress. When it comes to stress - perception is reality. In this episode, Danielle talks about how to use stress to motivate you, instead of letting it get the best of you. LINKS...

Duration:00:17:32

BLOG BONUS: How to Have It All

7/6/2018
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Do you like to listen rather than read? A couple times a month I'll publish a bonus episode of one of my blog posts at DanielleCraig.com Today - How to Have It All - you know that impossible standard that has been defined for all of us women. If you prefer to read, check out the post here. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Facebook Instagram Twitter Daniellecraig.com

Duration:00:04:57

#33 Tonya Farrens, Surviving Suicide & Bringing Happy Back

7/5/2018
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Tonya Farrens is a suicide survivor. About 2 1/2 years ago, her dad took his own life. Tonya and I talk about the emotions that came with that… and what it took to learn to cope and feel okay again. Now, Tonya is doing something incredible to not only honor her dad, but to help people who are suffering. It’s called the Bringing Back Happy Experience. It's a big concert event with a goal of giving people a chance to feel some joy. This is a really powerful conversation about suicide. I know...

Duration:00:35:44

#32 Jacqueline Pirtle, Everyday Happiness

6/22/2018
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Jacqueline Pirtle says happiness is her superpower. She's the author of 365 Days of Happiness and the founder of FreakyHealer.com. She has worked as a mindfulness-happiness coach and international speaker. We talked about how you can choose happiness on a daily basis, why she decided to get into this work and her new book. I'm giving away a copy of her book, 365 Days of Happiness on Instagram. Look for the giveaway here. Buy the book here CONNECTED WITH JACQUELINE: Website, Freaky...

Duration:00:43:56

#31 Nothing is Permanent, Embracing the Good & Powering Through the Bad

6/19/2018
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Have you heard of impermanence? It’s a big centerpiece of Buddhist teachings - nothing is permanent. The idea is once you understand impermanence, you can decrease suffering. There are two things we can do once we can really internalize and accept that nothing is permanent. 1 - When things are good, you can embrace them, love them and enjoy this part of your life. 2 - When things are NOT going as planned, when life is not good - you can understand, this will pass. Danielle talks about...

#30 Paralympian Lex Gillette, Finding Vision

6/14/2018
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Today you’ll meet Lex Gillette. Lex is a four-time silver medalist in the Paralympics for the long jump. What makes his feat especially incredible, is that he’s blind. He is the current world record holder in the long jump and the only totally blind athlete to ever eclipse the 22-foot barrier in the long jump. He was just 8 years old when he lost his sight. He's a motivational speaker. His story has been featured on Sports Illustrated, USA Today, The New York Times and many more. We talk...

Duration:00:48:51

#29 Korrin Torres: Changes, Setbacks & The Baseball Life

6/6/2018
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The "Baseball Gypsy," Korrin Torres, started out working in TV and eventually made it to Fox Sports. But she left it all behind to support her husband, Nick Torres living the minor league and now independent baseball life. Since then she’s created “The Baseball Gypsy.” In this episode, you’ll hear what it’s like to chase the dream of Major League Baseball. We also talk about how Korrin chose to leave her TV job to support her husband, how she deals with negative comments on her social media...

Duration:00:49:02