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Girlfriends

Girlfriends connects with women about the things that really matter: faith and family, work and relationships. As a writer, speaker, wife and mom, host Danielle Bean (DanielleBean.com) is a voice of encouragement, humor, and practical support for women in all walks of life. Danielle interviews a new guest each week and takes on topics that include fitness, time management, work, emotional health, homemaking, motherhood, marriage, parenting, and practical spirituality. It is in knowing our worth as women that we find joy in family living. Connect with Girlfriends to know your worth and find your joy!
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Apr 24, 2017

Speaking of tired, I recorded this podcast from two different airports with a pretty terrible microphone. It was the only way I was going to get the podcast done this week, but I apologize for the audio quality. Or lack thereof. ;)

In this week's show, we are sharing ideas for ways to cope with life when you are JUST TOO TIRED to cope. We all have days when we are extra busy, stressed, sleep-deprived, etc. and we need some basic ways to get through them with grace. Some of the ideas I share:

1) Cross some things off your list.
It might be chores, household upkeep, carpool, errands, complicated dinner menus … whatever it is, make your life easier by taking some obligations off your plate. Everyone will survive. I promise.

2) Ask for help.
We don't like to ask for help. Our pride gets in the way. But sometimes, to get through an especially tiring time, we need to ask others to pitch in. Give them the grace of the opportunity to be generous with you!

3) Make sleep a priority.
This sounds like a no-brainer, but how often do we resist or avoid rest, even when we are very tired? No Netflix, no Facebook. Get yourself to bed early tonight!

4) Watch your diet.
Sugar and caffeine are texting when you are sleepy, but they will sabotage your sleep at night, making you're recovery take much longer. Preserve your sleep by avoiding "easy drugs" to wake yourself up. Your body will thank you and recover more quickly from the Crazy Tired.

We also share some feedback from David N. in response to Andrea's difficulties wth her mother-in-law we shared on the show last week. Calling on all men to admit you are listening to Girlfriends! Thank you, David!

SUPPORT
Girlfriends is on Patreon! Thank you to our newest supporter, Kristin! Find out how you can pledge your support for Girlfriends and get an invite to our Girlfriends LIVE session each month!

RETREAT
The You're Worth It! Retreat for Women
Find out more about bringing his unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.

SPEAKING
I will be speaking at the Together in Holiness conference in Houston TX on Saturday May 6. I hope to meet you there! Find out more about having me come speak to your parish, conference, or group.

My newest book is available!
You're Worth It! Change How You Feel About Yourself By Discovering How Jesus Feels About You

Complete show notes and links available at DanielleBean.com

Apr 17, 2017

In this week's show, we are sharing ideas for ways to celebrate all 50 days of Easter this year. Some of the ideas I discuss are:

1) Take some Lenten practice into Easter.
2) Set a 50 day goal.
3) Set a new tradition for Sundays.
4) Spread out the "Easter fun" in forms of crafts, recipes, and activities.

I also share feedback on NFP from Kristin and listener Andrea asks a question about dealing with an unsupportive mother-in-law. Share your feedback, questions, and ideas with me via email or voicemail.

SUPPORT
Girlfriends is on Patreon! Thank you to those of you who support the Girlfriends podcast through pattern pledges. Find out how you can pledge your support for Girlfriends and get an invite to our Girlfriends LIVE session each month!

The You're Worth It! Retreat for Women
Find out more about bringing his unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.

 

Complete show notes and links at DanielleBean.com

Apr 10, 2017

This week, I am sharing some of the ideas that make my life easier and more enjoyable as a work-at-home mom. These are not truly "productivity" tips, as I am not expert in those things, but they are some things that help me to be more efficient and happy throughout my days. Here is the list we discuss:

1) Use your email as a to-do-list.
2) Get a "walking desk" to keep you moving even when you're busy at work.
3) Use wireless earbuds or a head set for phone calls.
4) Set up some built-in rewards for yourself as you accomplish tasks throughout your day.
5) Work out in the morning if you possibly can.
6) Vary your jobs between work tasks/home tasks, physical tasks/mental tasks as you go.
7) Use even small pockets of tie in creative, productive ways..

I also share feedback on marriage advice from Vanessa and answer a reader question about how to get kids to have at Mass.

SUPPORT
Girlfriends is on Patreon! Thank you to this week's new Patreon supporter, Colleen. Find out how you can pledge your support for Girlfriends and get an invite to our Girlfriends LIVE session each month!

Our next session is Monday, April 10 at 8:00 PM ET. See you there!

 

Complete show notes and links at DanielleBean.com

Apr 3, 2017

This week, we are talking about ways to add more positivity to your life. Here are the tips that I share:

1) Watch your media consumption.
2) Find something funny.
3) Move your body.
4) Help someone.
5) Hang out with positive people.
6) Read God's word.
7) Plan something fun.

We also talk about how to balance a need for basic housework with caring for small children and I share some feedback on teens from our friend David N. Let me know what you think of this week's topics! I love to hear from you.

SUPPORT
Girlfriends is on Patreon! Thank you to this week's new Patreon supporter, Sam. Find out how you can pledge your support for Girlfriends and get an invite to our Girlfriends LIVE session each month!

Complete show notes and links at DanielleBean.com

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