4 Ways You Probably Need to Get Over Yourself
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
1d ago
In this episode, Danielle Bean discusses four ways to get over oneself: stop thinking of oneself as a victim, take action, stop comparing oneself to others, and stop thinking about oneself so much. She emphasizes that these suggestions are meant to be encouraging and not meant to discourage or admonish anyone struggling right now. Bean also reminds listeners to focus on their relationship with God and not worry too much about what others think of them. She shares listener feedback and encourages everyone to pray for one another. Takeaways Stop thinking of yourself as a victim and take respon ..read more
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Healing After Loss (with Theoni Bell)
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
1w ago
In this episode, Danielle Bean speaks with author Theoni Bell about her new children's book, Jelly Bean, A Baby's Journey to God, which addresses the sensitive topic of baby loss. Theoni shares her personal experience of losing her child and the inspiration behind the book. The conversation also covers the process of writing a picture book, the importance of resources for families dealing with baby loss, and the impact of community support.  Takeaways Theoni Bell's personal experience of baby loss inspired her to write Jelly Bean, A Baby's Journey to God, a children's book that addresse ..read more
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How to Find Rest in God
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
2w ago
In this episode, Danielle Bean discusses five ways to find rest in God, including prayer and meditation, attending Mass and receiving the Eucharist, going to confession, reading scripture, and acts of service and charity.  Takeaways Finding rest in God involves prayer, meditation, attending Mass, receiving the Eucharist, going to confession, reading scripture, and acts of service and charity. Exploring the world of saints and angels can be done at one's own pace, and there is no one right way to do it. A listener's question about expanding her prayer life to include saints and Mary is a ..read more
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When Big Kids Leave the Church
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
3w ago
In this episode, Danielle Bean discusses the topic of when big kids leave the Church with her guest, Celeste Behe. They talk about the challenges and heartbreak that parents face when their adult children choose to leave the faith. Celeste shares her personal experience and how it led her to start the St. Monica Ministry, which offers support and hope to families and friends of fallen away Catholics. They discuss the importance of prayer, the power of community, and the need to focus on the love and beauty of our bodies as mothers. Overall, the episode offers encouragement and resources for th ..read more
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What to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
1M ago
In this episode, Danielle Bean discusses what to do when you feel overwhelmed. She shares personal experiences of feeling overwhelmed and offers practical advice on how to handle it. Her four main suggestions are: give yourself a break, ask for help, get a fresh perspective, and pray. She emphasizes the importance of self-care, setting boundaries, and seeking support from others. She also recommends praying the Litany of Trust and the Surrender Novena to help cultivate trust in God and surrender to His will. Takeaways Feeling overwhelmed is a common experience, especially during busy seasons ..read more
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Enjoy Greater Intimacy in Your Marriage
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
1M ago
In this episode of the Girlfriends podcast, Danielle Bean interviews Sarah Bartel about intimacy in marriage. They discuss the lack of conversation around this topic and the need for a Catholic lens when discussing sex and marriage. Sarah shares her journey of becoming a Catholic moral theologian specializing in sexual ethics and marriage. She talks about the challenges women face in this area, including the pressure from a sex-saturated culture and the expectations of purity culture. Sarah emphasizes the importance of emotional connection, communication, and understanding the body's natural r ..read more
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4 Small Habits That Will Change Your Life
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
1M ago
BEFORE ANYTHING ELSE, a brief update on Danielle! She is home from the hospital and doing much better. She is gaining strength every day and is so grateful for all of your prayers and good wishes. This episode was recorded before she got sick, so there is no mention of her illness in this week's show. Thank you for all your support and encouragement. You can et all the latest updates and details at daniellebean.substack.com. In episode 419 of the Girlfriends podcast, host Danielle Bean discusses four small, yet significant habits that can profoundly impact one's life. Danielle covers the imp ..read more
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Update From Danielle, Please Pray!
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
1M ago
A quick explanation on Danielle's absence this week from her daughter, Gabby. Please pray for Danielle's healing and recovery, as she still is in the hospital in NYC. Updates later this week will be available at daniellebean.substack.com.  ..read more
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The Unique Joys of Reading Aloud (with Sarah Mackenzie)
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
2M ago
In this conversation, Sarah Mackenzie discusses the life and work of Barbara Cooney, a renowned author and illustrator of children's books. Sarah shares her fascination with Barbara's illustration style and her discovery of Barbara's life as a mother of four who placed her drawing table in the busiest room of her house. Sarah also highlights Barbara's commitment to detail and precision in her illustrations and her dedication to visiting the locations she depicted in her books. The conversation explores the power of children's books in shaping character and fostering empathy. Sarah emphasizes ..read more
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How to Teach Kids Virtue (with Maria Marianayagam)
Girlfriends | A Podcast for Catholic Women
by Danielle Bean
2M ago
In this episode, Danielle Bean talks to Maria Marianyagam, a children's book author, about teaching kids virtue. Maria shares her journey of becoming a children's book author and the importance of starting to teach virtues at a young age. They discuss Maria's board book series, which focuses on virtues like hope and courage, and how parents can engage with the series. Danielle also addresses the topic of female friendships and the importance of cultivating meaningful connections with other women. Takeaways Teaching virtues to children from a young age is important for their development and c ..read more
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