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On the *Kickin'* *It with Daree* podcast, we talk about the things that matter to me, and the things that matter to you in the world of lifestyle, culture, coaching, personal development, personal growth, sprinkled with a little faith and lot of fun. Get practical resources and real advice that will inspire you to improve relationships, develop yourself, and handle everyday situations and stressors better than ever. Each episode provides food for thought, tips and strategies you can implement to foster your personal growth and development, and live your life with more fulfillment.




Summer Break!

It's been a great Season 2! We will resume with Season 3 in mid-August. What topics do you want to hear more about? Email: Kickin it [at] DareeAllen [dot] com or Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @DareeAllen Support the Kickin' it with Daree podcast here: http://patreon.com/KickinitwithDaree

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Can Men and Women Be Just Friends? with Pamela Naidoo

Friendship Coach, Speaker and Author Pamela Naidoo teamed up with some of the world’s leading scientists and research scholars to explore friendships, and specifically, study the dynamics of platonic male-female friendships. In her new book, Just Friends - The Ultimate Girl's Guide to Male Friendships, she gives secrets on how to make long lasting, fun, meaningful friendships with men, including whether men and women can ever really be just friends, the psychology of the friend zone, and...

Duration: 00:40:25

Building Up Boys and Men of Color with Brandon Frame

Brandon Frame is a servant leader who has applied his passion for business and education towards the goal of creating concrete avenues for youth to develop into positive and upstanding men and women. His organization, TheBlackManCan, Inc. is an oasis of resources for both African American and global communities. In just 7 years, the organization has gained an international following and endeavors to change and promote a positive narrative of black lives. Comprised of a network of over 200...

Duration: 00:29:32

What Women REALLY Need to Know About Loving Men and Raising Boys with Dr. Joe Martin

Dr. Joe Martin is The Professional Man Builder. He's the founder of Real Men Connect, a multi-media men's movement where we mobilize, mentor, and multiply the efforts of men who desire to be better husbands, fathers, and spiritual leaders at home, on the job, and in the community. In this episode, in honor of Father's Day, we tackle what it means to be a real man, the biggest challenges facing men today, what women need to know about men in relationships, and what single moms need to know...

Duration: 00:46:53

This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are with Melody Warnick

Melody Warnick, author of This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live discusses place attachment, being neighborly, why Americans move so much, and what it takes to feel rooted in a town or city. If you are unhappy in your current city or thinking of a new place to live, this episode will help you with the psychology of “the geographic cure”--the idea that a new place will change your life and make you a happier person or improve your status, and give you...

Duration: 00:36:42

Be Your Own Best Friend with Dr. Kristina Hallett

If your best friend comes to you about a hard time they are having with something, your first response would be caring and compassionate. The advice you give in your language is most likely realistic and practical, but generous. Do you treat yourself the same way? What do you say to yourself when you mess up? Are you your OWN best friend? Dr. Kristina Hallett is a board-certified specialist in clinical psychology, professor, life coach, and author of the best-seller, "Own Best...

Duration: 00:46:49

Start Small to Live Big with Betsy Pake

Starting a goal in small steps can help lower the resistance that keeps us from getting started and building momentum. That's just one of many nuggets that Life Strategist and author Betsy Pake drops in this week's episode. The idea of "Go Big or Go Home" just doesn't work, and leaves us feeling less than and unhappy. Instead, Betsy shares her "Start Small to Live Big" philosophy, and her CHASE system, to help you accomplish new goals, get motivated & begin to live happier, more joyful...

Duration: 00:31:10

Relating Well: The True Meaning of Connection with Stephanie Michele

Many of us appreciate the conveniences of smart phones and other technology, we can often get so comfortable with it that we fall into what Stephanie Michele calls "fast-food" relating-- Likes, etc. or quick texts instead of real communication. Some try to use social media to take short-cuts into building relationships. Stephanie Michele is a Certified Behavioral Analyst and Founder of “No Text or Next.” She promotes improving relationship skills and facilitates communication exercises...

Duration: 00:43:10

Finding Your "Amazing" with Meiyoko Taylor

Meiyoko Taylor visits the podcast this week to help you find your "amazing" and tap into your hidden potential. Most people are one step from transforming their life and it is his mission to provide them with the tools to find their AMAZING! Listen to Meiyoko as he shares: What "your amazing" is, or could beWhat a lot of self-help/personal development books lackWhy you must have your own personal vision and missionWhat to do if something in your life does not work for you...

Duration: 00:27:40

Learning How to Say No with Mark & Laura Tong

Mark and Laura Tong were on the show last March, talking about ways to live without regrets, and now they're back to discuss the new book, The Life-Changing Power of No!, where they discuss healthy and respectful ways to assert your boundaries in various situations. The Tongs discuss: What makes it so hard to say No to people when they ask you for help? (4:55)Examples of ways you can say no without being disrespectful or feeling guilty (7:57) The benefits of saying No (15:22) Show Notes...

Duration: 00:20:55

What is YOUR Personal Mission with Michal Stawicki

A personal mission statement is the most powerful tool you can develop in your life. By identifying your single motivating purpose and incorporating it into your philosophy, you will have the tools to achieve happiness and success on a daily basis. Coach and prolific author Michal Stawicki drops in to share how creating a personal mission statement changed his life. Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/personal-mission-statement

Duration: 00:21:14

When It's Not Just a Headache with Lisa Jacobson

After suffering with more than 9,000 migraines over 28 years, Lisa Jacobson recognized the need for a community. She is the founder of The Daily Migraine (www.TheDailyMigraine.com) and inventor of the Migraine Hat. Today, there are 37 million migraine sufferers in the U.S. alone, and she has become an advocate for them. If you've ever suffered with a migraine, need tips for relief and prevention, or just curious, then download, listen and learn all you can from this episode! Show...

Duration: 00:25:53

I See Rude People with Rosalinda Randall

This episode is a PSA for the clueless, those who lack social skills, and is dedicated to everyone who wishes that common sense really was common. Author, civility and social skills trainer Rosalinda Randall weighs in some offensive scenarios we encounter, and what to do about them, including: When someone can't remember your name Talking on cell phones in public Kids who are left unattended in public, or misbehave in public playgrounds (mistreating others) People sitting next to,...

Duration: 00:44:39

The Happy Middle with Lauri Mackey

Have you ever felt like you wanted to accomplish something but talked yourself out of it with thoughts of, "You're too old," or "It's too late"? Well, it's never too late to follow your dreams. Just ask Lauri Mackey, who has accomplished a LIST of things after turning 40, including racing mountain bikes and getting her GED in a class full of Hispanic teenagers that she had nothing else in common with! Listen as she shares her tips on embracing your station in life-- where you are right...

Duration: 00:31:57

The Best Kind of Stress Reliever with Teliah Gienger

Living everyday life brings its own challenges whether it's related to school, work, our personal lives and family issues. All of this causes us to sometimes really need to go inward and be quiet and release that stress. Yogi entrepreneur, health coach and host of the Balancing Act podcast, Teliah Gienger says that our success in any venture or area of life, begins with a healthy mindset. Download and listen to this show to learn how to: Reframe your stress (it's not all bad)Listen to...

Duration: 00:25:16

Getting Out of the Panic Room with Gina Ryan

You can heal your own chronic anxiety and panic attacks naturally, without medication. Gina Ryan, a Nutritionist, Holistic Life & Anxiety Coach, knows this because she's done it. Gina lives in Hawaii but admits that all of her days haven't been paradise. Listen to this show to hear her discuss: Why you MUST label your issue How mindful breathing and meditation help patch the places where you are leaking energyWhy a high fat low carb diet can be helpful tool in calming our body and...

Duration: 00:29:56

Explore More with Dawn Serra

We're getting REALLY PERSONAL in this week's episode! Words like penis and vagina are not dirty words; they refer to parts of the human anatomy, which we use for practical and personal purposes. So when it comes to these personal body parts, why are we afraid to talk about them with our partner, with our doctor, or admit to ourselves what “those” and other parts mean for our sexual pleasure? In this podcast episode, Dawn Serra from the Sex Gets Real podcast and I discuss the ways...

Duration: 00:30:40

Cultivating Lasting Love Through the Hard Times with Britany Felix

Britany Felix, host of the Living Unconventionally podcast, has been married to her college sweetheart for 10 years and together, they have endured difficult times, but still have found ways to let those difficulties only strengthen their bond. In this episode she shares what she's learned from the ups and downs of love with her one and only, both before and after marriage. In this podcast we discuss: What to do when your friend has feelings for the one you're in love withHow to decide...

Duration: 00:25:27

You ARE Worthy: Putting in the Work as a Love Athlete with Daniel Packard

As an athlete, you know that if you put the work in, something better will happen. That applies to love too. Daniel Packard, Trainer of Love Athletes says that you can have more love if you want and are willing to work on yourself. The biggest issue is often related to self-worth. Daniel explains how to move from being a love amateur to a love athlete, and how to understand your true worthiness factor (it may not be the same as the "I am worthy" or other mantras made popular in...

Duration: 00:44:14

The 80/20 Approach to Minimalism and Decluttering with Lori Rochino

Do you have too much stuff? Are you addicted to shopping (Amazon anyone)? I decided to peer behind the veil of minimalism, which Lori Rochino, Declutter Coach describes as the concept of living with less stuff in order to enjoy more, and living more intentionally with the people who matter most. It's a way to counteract the overwhelm people feel with consumerism and digital overload. Listen to this podcast to learn why: you can't let go of thingsyou always want more things but don't...

Duration: 00:26:48

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