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#20 Wired to Connect

There is so much irony in 21st century with connection and communication. We are connected to more people than ever, yet our connections are not real and intentional. We are not connecting how we used to - in a meaningful way. In this episode, Danielle talks about the importance of connecting and how to connect. On Facebook, many people said a fear of judgement keeps them from connecting with others. Danielle explains how she got over her own fear (yes! She used to be afraid of talking...


#19 Jennifer Borget, Cherishing Motherhood & Life

Danielle Craig is talking to Jennifer Borget. She is the brain behind Cherish365.com. When she first started blogging she was the Baby Making Machine. You’ve seen Jennifer on Huffington Post, Baby Center, the Today Show and much much more. And just this week she interviewed OPRAH! I’ll link her blog because she’s promising to write all about it. We talk about being a successful blogger, but also maintaining individuality in motherhood. Jennifer talks about being in the middle of what is...


#18 Live with Intention, Living On Purpose

I think many of us are acting without intention every single day, several times a day as we answer questions and make decisions. Many years ago, Oprah said people are not living on purpose. She said the principle of intention rules her life. In this episode, Danielle Craig talks about what intention is and why we are not acting with intention in this 21st century world. That includes the ways social media and being busy is making it harder to live with intention. This episode is brought...


Happiness in Progress #17: Rachelle Chapman, True Love & Positivity After Paralysis

In 2010, Rachelle Friedman Chapman broke her neck in a freak accident on the night of her bachelorette party. The media nicknamed her "The Paralyzed Bride." She talks with Danielle Craig about the moment she was pushed into a pool by one of her bridesmaids, how quickly she realized something was wrong, how her fiancé stood by her and the challenges she’s faced since. Rachelle has been featured on the Today Show, People magaizine, ABC News, USA Today and many more media outlets… TLC also...


Happiness in Progress #16: Feeling the Love in Your Relationship

Your host, Danielle Craig talks about the keys to a happy relationship. Her relationship has had highs and lows, but the turning point was when she thought she was going to lose her husband. She talks about what she learned in the moments her husband's heart stopped, but also about research on what can make a happier marriage. "A relationship isn't 50-50, it's two people giving 100%." - Danielle Craig RESEARCH REFERENCED: Kindness is the Key to Marital Happiness Making a 'Bid' or...


Happiness in Progress #15: Dr. Thad Gala, Healing Chronic Disease

Good health is a big part of happiness. Today Danielle Craig talks to Dr. Thaddeus Gala about reducing inflammation and chronic disease. Dr. Gala is the Medical Director of Complete Care in Southern Oregon. He’s a licensed chiropractor who says he’s been freeing people from pain since 2005. He performs health lectures on nutrition, weight loss and diabetic management. He’s written a number of books including "The Secret to Defy Disease & Decay” and the “Anti-Inflammatory Shake...


Happiness in Progress #14: Live for Today

Happiness in Progress host, Danielle Craig, talks about making an effort to live in the present. She'll talk about some of the things that hold us back from enjoying TODAY and some of the tools you can use to start this practice - including something you can do right now that will really make a difference. Shawn Achor TEDx Talk Woman Writes Powerful Note at End of Her Life, Holly Butcher's Facebook page Article About Smartphone Concerns: Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial...


Happiness in Progress #13: The Year of YOU

In our over-obligated, more is better, multi-tasking 21st century world - we are doing less and less for ourselves. Our to-do lists are packed full and we are checking everything off, but we are not taking care of the person responsible for those to-dos - THAT'S YOU. Today, Danielle Craig is talking about why it's so important to give yourself time and peace to connect with yourself. Learn about getting in alignment, how to stop seeking outward approval and how to re-write the negative...


Happiness in Progress #12: Kristen Hewitt, Gratitude Through Infertility & IVF

It is so easy to focus on gratitude when things are going well - of course there's a lot to be thankful for. But what about when things are not going as according to plan? Kristen Hewitt, sports reporter & lifestyle blogger, takes us inside her journey to be grateful even as she fought to bring her two girls to this world. While she's not perfect at it, Kristen has many ideas to stay on a path focused on gratitude. In this episode, Danielle and Kristen talk about Kristen's struggle with...


Happiness in Progress #11: Meditation 101

For years, Danielle has been living in a state of chaos - just one more to-do from sinking as she was treading water. For many years, she has juggled being a working mom with a schedule that keeps her awake from 2 a.m. - 9 p.m. Throughout the day she hasn't had a time to stop and breathe. She race to work where she would face deadline after deadline. Then she'd head home to face a never-ending list of responsibilities. It felt chaotic - until Danielle discovered meditation. Danielle...


Happiness in Progress #10: Manny Munoz, Loving Recklessly

Manny Munoz is childhood cancer survivor who started a non-profit called Gamerosity. It’s a crowd-funding platform that gives out what it calls hero packages to heroes, kids stuck in the hospital fighting cancer nationwide. The name of his non-profit is fitting because Manny is possibly the most generous human being I have ever met. He lives SO authentically and by phrases like “Love recklessly” and “hustle kindness.” GAMEROSITY Connect with Manny on Facebook Check out Manny's blog,...


Happiness in Progress #09: Happy Heart, Healthy Heart

What if you woke up tomorrow, with only the things you were grateful for yesterday? November may be over, but gratitude is something that can change your life year-round. Today, Dnaielle Craig is talking about how gratitude can help you mentally and physically. READ MORE: Study on heart benefits FUTURE EPISODES: Gamerosity Kristen Hewitt CONNECT WITH DANIELLE CRAIG: Facebook Instagram Daniellecraig.com


Happiness in Progress #8: Shantell Dayton & Lu Crenshaw, Connecting Mind, Body & Soul

Today Danielle Craig will sit down with Lu Crenshaw & Shantell Dayton. They're the creators of Camp 17, a 6-week training program in Southern Oregon. The goal of the program is to connect your mind, body and soul. The two have a combined 30 years of coaching and mentoring women in fitness and martial arts. Through Camp 17, women take part in fitness, learn teamwork and get in touch with their souls. Lu said, "We punish ourselves because we don’t like ourselves. We try to weigh less...


Happiness in Progress #07: Perspective in Practice

Perspective is SUCH a powerful thing. When we can understand we are not the sun and the world is not revolving around us - it allows us to look outside of ourselves and our story. When we understand our scenario is not the worst, we are given strength to overcome. Perspective can empower you with gratitude. Danielle Craig will tell you about some incredible people who have inspired her to keep perspective in mind. Connect with Danielle: Facebook Instagram Daniellecraig.com


#06 Firefighter Lt. Brandon Anderson, Perseverance with a Prosthetic

In this episode, you'll meet a man who has found joy regardless of the circumstances. Brandon Anderson is a firefighter with the Fishers Fire Department in Indiana. More than just the strength and courage it takes to be a firefighter - Brandon has been up against the impossible. He lost a leg in a motorcycle crash in the summer of 2016. Just a year later, he is back on the force - now with a prosthetic. He is the first ever above-the-knee amputee to be at full duty as a...


Happiness in Progress #05: Finding Positivity in the Negative

In this episode, Danielle Craig talks about the idea that joy or happiness isn’t an end state. She compares it to the marathon she just completed. In life, there isn't a finish line of happiness. There isn't a time where you finish a line and yelp "I'm done! I'm happy now." Joy is something we strive for each day. The trick is to find joy in the good, the bad, the ugly and even the heartbreaking. Danielle gives you some tips for doing that - including the unbelievable things studies say...


Happiness in Progress #04: Kim Christenson, Being True to Yourself & Mindfulness

Today Danielle Craig sits down with longtime friend and writer, Kim Christenson. Kim is currently working on her first novel. She has a background in news radio, book blurb writing, PR and associate editing Utah Valley magaine. You can also find her on Talk Wordy to Me at talkingwordy.com. She writes about her favorite books, parenting and mindfulness. Danielle asks Kim about leaving a career to pursue writing a novel. Plus, they talk about infertility, deciding on how many kids to have...


Happiness in Progress #03: Comparison is the Thief of Joy

'Comparison is not fair because we are comparing a situation we know EVERYTHING about… to one we know only a FRACTION about.' - Danielle Craig In this episode, Danielle Craig, talks about the problems with comparison and how you can use it to benefit yourself, instead of let it bring you down. Connect with Danielle: Facebook Instagram Daniellecraig.com


Happiness in Progress #02: Alissa Parker, Healing After Sandy Hook

In this episode, you're going to hear from Alissa Parker. She's a Mom to three girls. When her oldest daughter, Emilie was just 6 years old -- she lost her life. Emilie was one of the first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary who was shot and killed when a gunman opened fire in a classroom. After her daughter was killed, Alissa co-founded two non-profits Safe and Sound Schools and The Emilie Parker Art Connection. Alissa has also written a book about her beautiful daughter and how Alissa...


Happiness in Progress #01: Unmet Expectations

“If you are depressed, you live in the past. If you are anxious, you live in the future, if you are at peace, you live in the present.” In episode one, Danielle Craig, talks about the driving force behind this podcast. You'll learn about the moment she was forced to live in the present - when her husband's heart stopped. What kept her from living in the present? Unmet expectations. Many of us come up with a picture of how our life will look. Maybe you plan to have kids… but you...


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