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The Practice of 'Living as we Intend' Podcast

The Practice of ‘Living as we Intend’ is a lifestyle podcast for women, hosted by Dannielle Alphonse (Founder of beyouandthrive.com). ‘D’ hosts time-efficient podcast episodes that offer empowering practices to incorporate into your everyday life.
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Sep 20, 2017

Episode 32  The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

Have you ever struggled with feeling content just as your life is, right now?

Are you focused on something you miss from your past, or anticipating something specific to take place in your future?

Perhaps one, the other, or both, are keeping you from feeling content with wherever you are in your life right now.

I have indeed struggled in this area.

In this episode we redefine what we consider contentment to look like in our lives and why it's an important practice.

'Being content' does not have to suggest that you are necessarily happy with wherever you are in your life in this very moment. You may not even want to stay in whatever circumstance that you are currently in.

However, there is value within the transitional space that fits between our past and our future. And value in being content within it.

Today, let's dive into why and how we should honor this significant period within our lives!

I'm so happy you are joining me today!

xo~Big love,

D

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

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Sep 12, 2017

Episode 31  The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

This week I'm asking us both to redefine our perception of what is relevant.

I’m speaking of how we reach to achieve—and perhaps even please ego (to maintain our pride), vs. respecting the latter: a moment, a principle, our individual character or code. And even our unique ability to decide and take action on what is pertinent in our own unique lives, in any given season.

What is relevant, should always be the authority over our routine.

I'm so excited to dive into this subject with you, as I believe it will make a monumental impact within your life!

xo~Big love,

D

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More notes from this show: http://www.beyouandthrive.com/relevant/
 
Read: Honoring the Space between the No Longer and the Not yet: http://www.ivoryandpine.com/2017/08/28/honoring-the-space-between-the-no-longer-and-the-not-yet/
 

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with @beyouandthrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast  and Facebook

Aug 30, 2017

Episode 30 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast.

As I reminisced, reflected and considered what I would speak about at my father’s funeral last weekend (or as we called it, his Celebration of Life), it caused me to travel back many a year in my mind and consider our experiences together. From there I thought about other family members and my relationships with them and also considered my individual relationships with my friends and my beloved husband.

First I asked myself how I thought each person impacts my life and how.

I wrote down their qualities, and their unique characteristics—and they each differed so much!  Yet, every single one of them had something that uniquely touched my life like the other’s haven’t or couldn’t.

When it comes down to it, we each have specific expectations for the relationships that we have with others.

Of course, to have a healthy relationship with someone, there must be trust, loyalty and love, for example. But do we over-expect these individuals in our lives to fill a void within ours—that they may not be capable of filling?

Much of what we expect from others, is due to a false-reality that we create. It’s giving someone a responsibility that they didn’t know they were given.

And that’s not fair.

We can only be who we each uniquely are. And we can only expect from others what they can uniquely give.

I desire to deepen my value of the characteristics that each of my relationships have—because not one is the same.

Join me in this episode as we continue our journey of learning together. Perhaps this week's podcast will have you rethinking your expectations and renewing bonds with the people you love most.

xo~Big love,

D

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Read: Honoring the Space between the No Longer and the Not yet: http://www.ivoryandpine.com/2017/08/28/honoring-the-space-between-the-no-longer-and-the-not-yet/
 

Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Aug 25, 2017

Episode 29 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

My family has had a theme for the days before dad’s passing and into this week. And it’s that, 'this time has been a sacred time.'

When I think of sacred, I think of God being present, of peace, gratitude, love, compassion and empathy. I think of trusting God and dialing up my faith. I think of quiet, rest and ease.

Today on the podcast as I honor my dad's life, I share a special song of ours that I believe was one catalyst over the years that allowed dad to feel peace during his various challenges with health.

And I ask you and I to begin recognizing and creating more sacred moments within our life… as I know they are all around us….

xo~Big love,

D

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Aug 15, 2017

Episode 28 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

In previous podcasts of The Practice of Living as we Intend, we’ve talked about how we often try to control the uncontrollable and how that process keeps us in a tailspin. Today, in episode 28, I'm sharing with you a practice that although may sound simple, can offer a huge outcome. And it’s trust.

When we worry about what is taking place in our lives or the unknown, it gives way to anxiety and unease. And when worry becomes our focus, it also allows our mind to dwell on our difficulties and troubles. And quite possibly take away our ability to see the positive and beautiful circumstances that are also happening within our lives as well.

I am so happy to have you join me in this podcast! There is some good conversation to be had together today!

xo~Mwah!

D

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Aug 9, 2017

Episode 27 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

Our seasons of difficult times bring us into more awareness of what's important and what’s not. They open us up to the meaning and impact of love, they cause us to think deeper, act with greater intention and in turn, grow as unique individuals.
 
...so why do we forget these lessons that brought us strength, helped us through challenging times and why aren't we using what we once learned, when its needed most?
 
Let's talk about it...
 
See you in the podcast!

xo~Mwah!

D

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Aug 1, 2017

Episode 26 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

Thrive for 5! An ongoing series of 5 minute podcasts that are packed with truths, greatness, and thoughts that I share, to be catalysts that motivate you toward change and growth.

I’m in Hawaii this week, the sun has just risen and I am sitting a short distance away from the Pacific Ocean on the island of Lana’i. And nature has given me a nudge: I want to remind us both that there is something greater to experience within every day.

In this 5 minute (or so!) episode, I ask us both several questions to get us thinking about our current, and often habitual, lifestyle patterns.

Is there a deeper life beyond what we’ve currently created? A life that provides us daily renewal, moment by moment?

Your life does have a greater purpose. And there is more to your everyday than the activities that your current role in life provides.

I am grateful that you are here, listening in!

 XO~Mwah!

D

Be You and Thrive

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Jul 25, 2017

Episode 25 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

This week I have, 'how do I influence people’s lives' on my mind. I've been sharing resourceful practices and my thoughts on the subject in the Be You and Thrive social media feeds and on the Thrive Blog.

I have a huge heart and passion to influence others for the greater good on the daily. And I take it seriously as my life’s work.

This week I find myself yielding at a cross-road that life provided and I’m taking the opportunity for a reset.

I forget what people around me are enduring (none-the-less strangers)—And often I find that it takes getting stopped in my tracks until I take note.  And quite frankly, I know, that isn’t living my life voluntarily.

How can we use these and other life circumstances as catalysts to become more cognizant of the daily and bigger picture that surrounds our individual lives? Because they each can offer us more awareness and much needed growth.

Living life with awareness is a discipline. And in this episode, I challenge us both to reset.

Be You and Thrive my friend!

xo~Mwah!

D

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Jul 18, 2017

Episode 24 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

Your passion will be valued by others, according to how much value you give toward your passion.

Value is caring based.

How much do you care about this passion of yours? Your purpose? Your dream? Your desires?

Caring is also a responsibility. Caring about your passion/purpose/dream = being responsible to carry out your passion/purpose/dream.

This week in the Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast, you'll want to grab a pen and paper for a 15 minute actionable exercise with me, as we layout a blueprint for how to develop more "care" when it comes to prioritizing your passions within your daily life.

Be You and Thrive my friend!

xo~Mwah!

D

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Jul 11, 2017

Episode 23 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about having the credibility to fulfill my own desires. You know, ‘Am I equipped to do what I hope, want, dream of?’

Have you ever had thoughts like that?

Today in the podcast I dive into the what’s why’s and how’s of getting past those foggy thoughts that keep us more static than we ever deserve.

If you need a nudge (or push!) to remind you that you’re credible, capable and qualified to accomplish your life’s desires, passion and dreams, this is the episode for you. (Plus if you could use some light-hearted laughter, I’ve got that in store for you too!).

Be You and Thrive my friend!

xo~Mwah!

D

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Jun 27, 2017

Episode 22 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

Five minute power-packed episodes to help you reset!!

There are so many moments within the day that I intentionally pause in order to reset my thinking, my actions, my mood, my motivation or lack there of.  I believe we need tools to continually practice being the women we intend to be and resources that will inspire us when we need it the most. And my passion is to offer you more of just that!

So today I’m excited to introduce to you:  Thrive for 5!

A new series of 5 minute episodes that will be packed with truths, greatness and motivation, to strengthen our practice of intentional living, to inspire, offer hope and even ignite bravery when we need it most.

When you know you need to press the reset button, I’ll be here waiting for you in the Podcast, to offer resources of love and hope. Growth, change, becoming the women we are intended to be—takes time and work. And we can do this together!

I'm so happy you're here! See you in Episode 22!

 xo~D

Be You and Thrive

 

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Jun 23, 2017

You're listening to Episode 21 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast.

In the last episode of the podcast, I shared about my father who went through a battle with cancer in 2009. After years of surgeries, he had to make a decision and had his shoulder and arm amputated. I spoke of how he endured through this difficulty, and also through it, found strength, new perspective and a more loving and giving life.

Over the last several months he has been going through some health issues and yesterday, I received a phone call that his cancer has returned.

Today I talk (raw and real) about how we can adjust our reaction in difficult times. I hope this podcast helps you through your challenging experiences in life. And I am here for you, so please reach out in any way.

You are important to me!


xo~D

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Summary of Podcast:

Adjusting your reaction

(00:40) I am deeply passionate about each of us allowing ourselves to be who we were intended. To live in the freedom of being uniquely you and to reap the benefits of thriving in all areas of your life.

(1:30) Over the last several months he has been going through some health issues and today I received a phone call that his cancer has returned.

(3:00) I need to share with you today that this podcast and the practice of living as we intend isn’t just to allot us direction in life or necessarily to get us through the easy stuff…

(4:46) I want you to know today that my heart is absolutely breaking. But I also want you to know that I have experienced peace of mind in the midst of this storm.

(6:35) There is hope to be found in our darkest hour.

(8:11) And so begin giving yourself time to digest, before you react to the circumstance you are given. Of course, if it’s an emotional and raw situation, by all means allow yourself to be emotional and authentic and raw and real with it.

(10:09) And so call upon your tribe. Don’t hide from them. And as you practice taking these actions, and begin releasing your “why” as Jenna did in her story, she released her “why me”, you will begin to find your peace of mind.

(12:00) And I am here, present, through The Practice of Living as we Intend podcast, to share it with you!

Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Jun 13, 2017

You're listening to Episode 10 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast.

Have you ever gone through something in life and felt like throwing up your hands as if in ‘I surrender mode?’ or thought to yourself, ‘What else could possibly happen?

Today in the podcast, I definitely get a little emotional as I share some personal 'raise the white surrender flag' experiences with you. I also share why I believe we have a choice to evolve from them and how to do it.

This is life. It's full of the 'what else could possibly happen' stuff—and it's also full of the 'how amazing that this happened' stuff!

There is a reason why I practice living my life with intention. And I share it with you today, as I celebrate my 20th podcast episode!!

I would be honored if you would leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Today is the 20th episode and I am celebrating this journey with you!! Thank you in advance. I appreciate you!!

xo~D

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Summary of Podcast:

Are you Evolving or Revolving?

(00:53) Have you ever gone through something in life and felt like throwing up your hands as if in ‘I surrender mode?’  or thought to yourself, ‘What else could possibly happen?’

(2:27) If we take the growth on board, this is how we individually evolve, find our purpose, find acceptance, healing, and I’ll go as far to say we find our freedom to live.

(4:05) Several years ago my father was diagnosed with bone cancer. I remember his first surgery when the oncologists went in and got all the cancer. But then unfortunately, it reappeared.

(6:09) That period of decision-making was a real difficult one for my father.  I don’t know his exact thoughts, but I know that each of us know what the fear of the unknown is like.

(8:20) He allowed his circumstance to open up the gift of growth in his life.

(10:05) I actually love that phrase 'perfectly imperfect.' Maybe it’s the intense person in me who is content that at least I get to use the word ‘perfect’ some how in my life!

(12:18) In those hardest moments, in the moments where you are confused, in the moments where you have no words, in the moments where you are feeling overwhelmed, in the moments when you don't have a solution, in those moments when you feel like you have a roadblock in front of you—Don’t revolve. Choose to Evolve. This is how I choose to evolve...

(14:15) Which leads me to gratitude. Every day, every hour of the day, we can look around us and see something we should be ecstatically grateful for. But we’re human and we forget. So I also practice seeing differently.

(16:14) And when you are open to it, I promise you that people will cross your path that. You. Need just in the right moment. And it will be completely unexpected and it will also be a complete gift.

(18:15) See the greater good. See the change in you. Note the growth. learn to adapt to evolve to grow and to become the woman that you were intended to be.

Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Jun 1, 2017

You're listening to Episode 19 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast.

I wonder if you'll relate to this podcast? Should I have gone a bit deeper into why we over-think? ....

Oh Over-thinking...(Lol) We all do it. And it harnesses us.

Come on a short journey with me in today's podcast and begin to practice the art of 'under-thinking'...It just may be life-changing..

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Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task (aka laundry, workout, walk, dishes....!) while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

1 star or 5?? What?! Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! I'm recording these episodes for you!  Thank you in advance. I appreciate you!!

xo~D

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Summary of Podcast:
Are you over-thinking?

(00:33) At the beginning of this week I shared on social media that I was going to practice the art of “under thinking” aka be aware of my over-thinking.

(3:49) Let me share some research with you…. every day the average person has about 50,000 thoughts. And Some researchers put that number at 70,000 thoughts per day.

(5:40) And low and behold, I couldn’t concentrate …

(7:02) Suddenly, I began to feel the water’s cool breeze, and I began to feel the sun shining on my face as it was rising and I could hear the waves clapping so powerfully.

(9:18) And so I want us both to consider how much we over-think.

(11:17) Are you re-hashing yesterday, last month, a meeting you had or a conversation that took place a week ago. I wish I would have. I would be happier if.

(13:40) Next, challenge yourself and challenge what you’re thinking. Is it over-exaggerated? What’s the opposite of this thought?

(15:00) Begin to get your feet wet a little more and engage in productive thoughts that have themes of believing in yourself and believing in others.

(16:16) You can guide your thoughts. With awareness, with mindfulness, and the choice to challenge what you are thinking, You can redirect the inner traffic of your mind

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

May 24, 2017

You're listening to Episode 18 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast.

When I find myself struggling—like getting easily frustrated, feeling tired or like life feels chaotic, unmanageable or I lose my gumption for what I know I am deeply passionate about—I know it’s time to reset and take inventory.

In today's episode, I ask you a few questions as we dive in to check if we're living life on the surface, or living it deep!

I explain what both mean and the importance and reward that living deeper gifts us.

I promise, you don't want to miss this short but valuable episode.

• • •

Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task (aka laundry, workout, walk, dishes....!) while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

1 star or 5?? What?! Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! I'm recording these episodes for you!  Thank you in advance. I appreciate you!!

xo~D

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Summary of Podcast:
You can live a deeper life...

(00:54) As we head into the next few days, will you practice being more cognizant of those around you?

(1:37) There are so many people hurting (even people in our inner tribe and family) and we don’t take the time to address it…

(2:17) Let’s also look within and take some inventory. Ask yourself these questions:

(3:06) When I find myself struggling—easily frustrated, feeling tired or like life feels chaotic, or unmanageable ….

(3:56) But you know. Your head and your heart knows.

(4:40) And so if you’re on the surface right now, don’t give up—you always have the choice to dive in deeper!

(5:18) Living a deeper life doesn’t mean that your life is perfect!

(6:04) You replace a negative thought with a positive one. You remind yourself that you have forgiven a person when old feelings rise up again.

(7:00) I desire the same for you because I know the reward that it brings.

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

May 18, 2017

You're listening to Episode 17 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast.

Do you offer yourself what you offer others?

Today I share a story about a difficult 'decade' in my life and how it taught me the importance of 'what do you do when it's just you..'

If we want to thrive in this life we were given, it is vital that we construct who are, and who we intend to be, in the quietest of moments with ourselves.

I promise, you don't want to miss this meaningful episode.

• • •

Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task (aka laundry, workout, walk, dishes....!) while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

1 star or 5?? What?! Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance. I appreciate you!!

xo~D

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Summary of Podcast:
What do you do when it's just you?

(1:00) I’m so thrilled that you’re joining me in the Podcast today! If you haven’t joined in with the amazing community of women yet, head over to Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast or @beyouandthrive

(2:51) When I consider blogging and podcasting for Be You and Thrive and when I think about connecting with women on social media, on the phone or in person, I pause to consider my behavior—what is my attitude like when I ‘represent’ Be You and Thrive?

(4:43) How would you describe your attitude as you represent that role in your life?

(6:20) When you’re not interacting with another person, not being mom, boss, colleague, wife, sister, what do you do when it's just you?

(8:10) But for a good decade of my life, while offering these things to others—I wasn’t offering them to myself.

(10:20) I’ll never forget when I took the cape off for good.

(12:52) It was my medal. My reminder that nothing is impossible.

(14:30) Spend meaningful time with yourself—just as you do with others

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

May 11, 2017

You're listening to Episode 16 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast.

Pause to consider how you have grown personally, as a woman through the years. Reflect and digest how you are becoming the woman you’ve wanted, the woman you’ve longed for.

The one who takes her next steps in faith.

The one who, yes, has experienced cracks and rough edges by life experiences, but also, the one who intentionally takes away what you can, to learn from the experience and continues to grow.

The one who got past it. The one who got better.

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Join me in this short yet powerful 8 minute episode and let's celebrate the women we are becoming together!

Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance. I appreciate you!!
xo~D

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http://beyouandthrive.com/from-brokenness-to-living-a-deeper-life/
 
Resources for Growth: I am what I think.

Our mind is powerful—and it will always believe what we tell it. Oh the time, valuable energy and precious thoughts we spend by negatively evaluating ourselves on the day to day. We think about our lack, or weakness, or our significance within the various roles we carry as individual women. We appraise our value, our impact, need, worth or success, and we believe every word we think or say to ourselves.

Learn how to take leadership of your mindset...
http://beyouandthrive.com/i-am-what-i-think/
 

Summary of Podcast:
Finding Her Here

(00:31) I am becoming the woman I've wanted

grey at the temples, soft-bodied, delighted,

cracked up by life,

with a laugh that's known bitter

but past it, got better,

who knows that whatever comes, she can outlast it.

(1:45) Pause and reflect with me for a moment. Consider how you have grown personally, as a woman through the years.

(2:45) It has meaning to me because I AM beginning to see the woman that I have longed for. And it’s not by coincidence—I choose to find her.

(4:35) There is woman within you who is patiently waiting for you to fully discover her.

(5:30) You have the power to create. You have the ability to nurture.You have the capability to to be renewed

(6:50) You have some daily choices to make!

(7:38) Walk forward in bravery. Be determined and take courage that each choice you make, uncovers ALL that you are!

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

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Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

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May 3, 2017

Episode 15 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

Do you feel like you're constantly climbing? Is there something in your life that you are you rushing to complete? What in your life are you pushing forward for, struggling to get to the top of, or trying to figure out?

Today in the podcast we discuss the growth in every climb we endure, and also the need to refine, renew, refresh and learn how to gain speed on the flats.

Join me and listen, reflect and be inspired, as we learn the incredible value behind our 'Why?' and practice Living as we Intend together!

Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance. I appreciate you!!
xo~D

Extra Resources:

Resources for Growth: I am what I think.

Our mind is powerful—and it will always believe what we tell it. Oh the time, valuable energy and precious thoughts we spend by negatively evaluating ourselves on the day to day. We think about our lack, or weakness, or our significance within the various roles we carry as individual women. We appraise our value, our impact, need, worth or success, and we believe every word we think or say to ourselves.

Learn how to take leadership of your mindset...
http://beyouandthrive.com/i-am-what-i-think/
 
Women (mothers) who create:
 
Meet three incredible women who share why they treasure motherhood.
http://beyouandthrive.com/women-mothers-create-edition-06/
 

Summary of Podcast:
Ride the Flats

(00:32) Happy May!! I’m feeling a bit fired up today…And I think it’s because I was without technology last week (no computer or iPhone!)

(2:35) One evening we were discussing some of my projects that are in development stages. I was telling him about my timelines, collaborations and goals.

(4:15)Some of you may know I have a passion for athleticism. I was a personal trainer and cycling instructor for fun on weekends and evenings when I lived in Ann Arbor, MI.

(5:25) When you think of climbing what do you think of? It’s hard work, right? It’s slow and takes a lot of effort. It can be strenuous.

(6:34) “The basic science suggests that you are best to work hard when you are battling up hills or facing into a headwind than when you are speeding along an easy flat section or a downhill part.

(7:47) And do you want to know how they train to better their climbing skills?

(8:55) We can’t possibly learn how to be able to pedal flat out on a climb and make real gains if we’re always climbing…

(10:02) We don’t always have to be climbing. And quite frankly we can’t and there is no gain in it anyway.

(11:32) And I’m raising my hand over here and sharing that I can get stubborn and forget what it takes to climb. Sometimes my hustle mentality thinks I not only need to climb, but I need to do it quickly—and I’m missing the point!! I’m missing the process.

(12:50) Stop wearing yourself out and stop looking around at what others are doing.

(14:00) Learn to develop a cadence that works for you. There are seasons in your life when you’re going to have to dig deep and the pedal strokes are going to be more difficult. Which to me means that to set yourself up for success, you have to intentionally reserve seasons to save energy and prepare.

(15:43) There is and will be no perfect ride.

(17:33) What in your life are you rushing to complete? Or what in your life are you pushing forward, struggling to get to the top of, or trying to figure out?

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Click here to receive weekly resources and insights from women around the globe who share their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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Apr 20, 2017

Episode 14 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

I see a lot of us holding back from using all that we have to offer as unique individuals. And it's caused me to question, 'What are we waiting for?'

Today in the podcast we review (3) powerful truths and practices that will allow you to recognize the worth of your gifts (your greatness) and help us both clear the slate of any thoughts of hierarchy, doubt and/or fear that cause us to stop waiting and start doing.

You have greatness to offer—What are you waiting for??

Join me and listen, reflect and be inspired, as we learn the incredible value behind our 'Why?' and practice Living as we Intend together!

Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance. I appreciate you!!
xo~D

Extra Resources:

Resources for Growth: Choose the uncomfortable path

Do you have specific hopes and desires that you wish to fulfill? Do you crave happiness, peace and seek connection with others? How about this: Have you also experienced seasons of uncertainty when you haven’t felt fulfilled, lost some of your hope or didn’t have the peace that you fully needed?

This moment that you are feeling serves a particular purpose. Find out why...
http://beyouandthrive.com/choose-the-uncomfortable-path/

Summary of Podcast:
What are you waiting for?

(00:55) I see a lot of us holding back from using all that we have to offer as unique individuals. Honestly, there are times that I hold back giving all that I have to offer.

(3:49) Have you ever thought, ‘Is what I have to offer REALLY desired by someone? Is it really needed?’

(5:00) There is no doubt that we each have a uniqueness about us. You have rare characteristics that others don’t possess.

(7:18) In our incredibly creative and hi-tech society, there are millions of avenues to use as vehicles to get our unique message across.

(9:24) And I witnessed her struggle of having to let go of this gift she was given to publically speak. It was hard because once you fully comprehend the worth, value and responsibility we each have to share our gifts with others, it’s devastating to not be able to use a gift that you were given.

(11:05) You see, our gifts are adaptable and the vehicle that you use, to offer what you have to give, isn’t as important as the offering itself—it’s the passion within their use that matters.

(13:30) What other people think about me is none of my business.

(16:21) And at that place you are independent of the negative opinions of other people. I believe this is one of the greatest gifts of freedom. There is no time or reason for comparisons when it comes to sharing what we uniquely have to give.

(19:00) A, B, C  methods: Acceptance, Bravery, Confidence

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Click here to receive weekly resources and insights from women around the globe who share their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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Apr 10, 2017

Episode 13 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

Have you ever thought, 'Why me? What did I do to deserve this? Am I not good? Am I not faithful?'

I'm going to reach out on a limb and suggest that we each have felt this way in our lifetime.

In this episode I'm sharing something that occurred in my life that was truly devastating, and it caused me to ask, 'Why?!'

It was painful and heartbreaking.

I felt sorry for myself.

I was frustrated and angry.

And I was confused.

Join me and listen, reflect and be inspired, as we learn the incredible value behind our 'Why?' and practice Living as we Intend together!

Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance. I appreciate you!!
xo~D

Extra Resources:

Insight from Thriving Women: Today in the Thrive Blog, Andrea Crisp shares how our paths my not be easy or perfect, but that every story matters. We have something unique to offer to the world, and that it must come alive in our hearts before the world will ever see it. http://beyouandthrive.com/getting-fired-changed-life/

 
Resources for Growth: Choose the uncomfortable path

Do you have specific hopes and desires that you wish to fulfill? Do you crave happiness, peace and seek connection with others? How about this: Have you also experienced seasons of uncertainty when you haven’t felt fulfilled, lost some of your hope or didn’t have the peace that you fully needed?

This moment that you are feeling serves a particular purpose. Find out why...
http://beyouandthrive.com/choose-the-uncomfortable-path/

Summary of Podcast:
What is your 'why'?

(00:48) Have you ever asked, ‘Why me?’ Have you ever thought. ‘I don’t deserve this!’

(1:37) But at this time of my life, I lived in a community about 40 minutes from the city. Every day I would commute back and forth to work.

(2:32) Next came a visual and sound that I will never forget—flames as far as the eye could see, smoke jetting out of the door and a noise resembling a fierce wind whipping through a tunnel.

(3:39) It was painful and heartbreaking, as I went through stages of feeling sorry for myself and dealt with emotions of frustration, anger and confusion.

(4:42) Maybe your ‘Why’ has been: ‘Why do I have this illness?’ Or ‘Why do I have this setback?’ How about ‘Why was I raised that way?’ Or ‘Why am in this situation?’ ‘Why is my life so hard and others seem so easy?”

(6:18) And so today I have a reminder for you and I. As I sit here and I think of every friend that I have and I think of family member. I can pinpoint what fires they have been through. And some are in the midst of one as I speak. You are not alone.

(7:45) You just stand. When all your courage seems to fail. Stand. When it seems that evil will prevail. Stand. For he shows us in detail that his love will never fail and he’ll stand with us. You just stand.

(9:04) But in all my experience, I personally don’t think there is an answer to this question. But this is what I do think: Instead of placing your energy on asking ‘Why’—just simply stand. Live your life from day to day and when the time is right and you’ve gained the strength you need and you’ve gained new perspective, walk through it, walk onward and walk past what seems to be like the fire that you are experiencing in your live.

(10:56) Refine: Clarify, filter, process, strain, better, enhance, forward.

(12:07) In the mist of your most difficult circumstances, your life transitions. When you are uncomfortable, confused or experiencing your ‘why.’ Let it be your refining moment. Accept some of the greatest gifts of discovery, healing, gratitude, of grace and strength—that can only be offered during these times in your life.

(14:14) What in your life, feels like you’re going through ‘a process?’ What circumstance can you look at in a different way and see how it is refining you? What do you feel you have lost the courage to do and are you willing to stand through it? What is your ‘why’?

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing women with educational tools & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Click here to receive weekly resources and insights from women around the globe who share their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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Apr 6, 2017

Episode 12 The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast

Where do we find honesty, real values, real love and real life? Where do you find bonded friendships, happiness and your gifts to serve others?

I don’t know about you, but I crave realness. I think because for so many years I didn’t realize the pure gift of freedom that honoring myself and therefore living just as I am (in the now) would give—that I almost want to make up for it and be 101% authentic!

In this episode, we explore what authentically living our lives offer. Could it possibly bring the freedom in our lives that we crave? Join me and listen, reflect and be inspired, as we practice ‘Living as we Intend’ together!

Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance.
xo~D

Extra Resources:

Do you have a passion for nature, dogs or people?! These are three of MY favorite things! Head over to the Thrive Blog and connect with three amazing photographers who share their heart and authenticity for what they do! http://beyouandthrive.com/women-create-edition-05/

Summary of Podcast:
Freedom in living authentically

(00:30) I have a visual for you. I’m sitting in a my living room at a round table with coffee table books stacked up and flowers in a vase in the center. Honestly, it’s pushed to the side at the moment, because I’m recording in front of it.

(2:21) I don’t know about you, but I crave realness. I think because for so many years I didn’t realize the pure gift of freedom that honoring myself and therefore living just as I am (in the now) would give—that I almost want to make up for it and be 101% authentic!

(3:39) When we practice living authentically as our selves, we begin to realize the reward of calling on every ounce of bravery that we have, in order to tell any and all of our feelings of inadequacy to take a hike.

(4:37) Authenticity offers you a roadmap for life. As we begin to make authentic choices for ourselves, we will begin to genuinely follow our heart, our faith, our values and ethics. These intentional choices will eventually direct a path for our lives.

(5:55) It offers you stronger relationships with others. Living from a place of authenticity allows you to share your pure and genuine self with others.

(7:57) With each decision you choose, to live in the freedom of being yourself, that door opens an inch and it opens another inch with the next decision, and the next..

(8:57) I was given a book in my 20’s called the Velveteen Principles and have since gifted it to others since. It’s based on the children’s story about the Velveteen rabbit (perhaps I am dating myself!).

(10:59) Where do we find honesty, real values, real love and real life? Where do we find bonded friendships, happiness and our gifts to serve others?

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing educational & insightful resources to live an intentional lifestyle

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Click here to receive weekly resources and insights from women around the globe who share their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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Mar 30, 2017

You're listening to Episode 11 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast.

Have you ever stopped to think about all of the relationships that you've had (and currently have) and how they impact your life? Would you venture to say that the people in your life have helped you become who you are today?

In this episode, we explore our relationships and their influence, the importance of navigating through new and past relationships (aka letting go when necessary) and how to influence the lives of the people we are connected to. Join me and listen, reflect and be inspired, as we practice ‘Living as we Intend’ together!

Whether you schedule a few minutes to begin your day or multi-task while listening for needed renewal, I look forward to being a part of your journey—and you a part of mine!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance.
xo~D

Extra Resources:

Free Download: Click here or copy and paste the URL below for a free download of 10 Intentional Practices to Influence the Lives of Others.

http://beyouandthrive.com/influence-others-free-download/

Summary of Podcast:
You Influence Others

(00:36) Have you ever stopped to consider how the connections that you have with people have influenced your life?

(1:39) I’m certain that we all realize the value of choosing like-minded people to surround ourselves by, but do you actually take action and ‘choose?’

(4:29) I’m so glad I am experiencing this with you right now because when I asked myself these questions, it caused me to realize that there are people in my life right now that are there for a reason. They are serving a purpose!

(6:34) As you may know, I have since moved on from that career, but as I look back, I am wow’d by the people that I ended up being introduced to during those years!

(7:19) That transition of moving away, was really hard—but through it I learned some valuable lessons that may resonate with you. One is that it’s important that we are open to forming new relationships (and without qualifiers like age or what they do for a living, or how or where we connect with them).

(9:10) And finally, the distance caused me to do some gardening within my relationships—some tilling, weeding and some replanting.

(11:36) Do not take on mental anguish when allowing relationships to transition in your life. You are not losing a relationship, in fact you are taking all the amazing influence it had with you.

(13:15) I’m going to share with you 10 intentional practices that you can use to bring positive influence and change into the lives of others. I will provide a FREE DOWNLOAD of these methods in the Thrive Blog or you can copy and paste this URL that takes you into the Thrive Blog to retrieve it. http://beyouandthrive.com/influence-others-free-download/

(20:22) The act of giving to another is also a gift to ourselves. When we give, we will receive. This is not a selfish act, but is the catalyst to developing unshakable human bonds that influence one another.

 

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing educational & insightful resources for women—by women.

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Click here to receive weekly resources and insights from women around the globe who share their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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Mar 23, 2017

You're listening to Episode 10 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast. Have you ever been in a low-mood?? How about a low-mood kind of day? Of course you have! And you and I are not alone. This IS life and it is going to ebb and flow. And from time to time, we are all going to feel the unbalance that this brings.

In this episode, we explore how we can recast our moment or even our day when we need to.

Join me and listen, reflect and be inspired, as we practice ‘Living as we Intend’ together!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance.
xo~D

Extra Resources:

Sign up here to stay in the know about this Spring's launch: A 5 Day Guide to Renewed Optimism!

Thrive with 'D': Every Heartbeat a heartfelt article about loving others wholeheartedly. 

Insight from Thriving Women: Click here to meet Dedra Davis, Contributing writer for Taylor Magazine and be reminded of the power of two qualities—happiness and gratitude—and how with practice, can make a positive impact on turning a bad day to good.

Summary of Podcast:
Recast your Day

(00:36) I have been in the mulligrubs! Earlier this week I had a mulligrub kind of a day. I was feeling off, a bit in a low mood, and in turn I ended up having a day that I really didn’t plan to have! I’m talking #peanutbutterjaruntwists and I am on the couch kind of day!

(1:20) A dear person in my life said to me yesterday, ‘You know ‘D’ you can recast your day at any point.’

(2:58) In this episode we’re going to explore how we can practice recasting our moment or even our day when needed.

(3:50) In either circumstance, experiencing a low mood or being in the midst of an extreme difficulty, allowing others to be a part of our lives or our circumstance is a valuable foundation.

(5:16) I think part of the instinct to withdrawal from people, has a lot to do with our expectations. Modifying the expectations we place upon ourselves, (and the ones we also think others have for us), allows us to begin to feel the freedom to be who we truly are and do what we once doubted.

(7:18) Another form of recasting our moment or mood, is paying attention to our thoughts. I know that our thoughts become habits and CAN be retrained when purposefully attended to.

(9:14) Lastly I have to share that I think we could all use a little more light-heartedness in our lives. I think this keeps life a bit more in perspective.

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing educational & insightful resources for women—by women.

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Click here to receive weekly resources and insights from women around the globe who share their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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Mar 15, 2017

You're listening to Episode 09 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast. Do you feel like there is always 'something else' that you are striving for? Are you carrying around something from your past? In today's podcast we discuss how to 'live in the space between' our past and future. And what we may be missing when we are not living in the present.

Join me and listen, reflect and be inspired, as we practice ‘Living as we Intend’ together!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance.
xo~D

Extra Resources:

Sign up here to stay in the know about this Spring's launch: A 5 Day Guide to Renewed Optimism!

Insight from Thriving Women: Click here to meet Meredith Boggs, Marriage Columnist for Radiant Magazine."The pull to perform, to try harder, and be better in every arena of my life is something I have always felt very strongly. If I wasn’t doing well, then I needed to try harder." Read Meredith's insightful article about how Grace Wins Out.

Summary of Podcast:
Savor the Present

(1:17) “Embrace your life! Accept it—Just as it is, right now. So that those moments of happiness that you're waiting for don't pass you by.” As I read the responses that were shared within that topic’s feed, I resonated with many of your thoughts and stories. (So much so, that I got permission from a few to share their insight).

(3:13) And what I find ironic is that there are two different ‘reasons’ for not accepting or embracing life as it is right now.

(4:30) I think we’ve proven that this ‘space in between’ is often difficult to settle in to. It’s transitional no matter what our circumstance.

(6:14) But because these things have already happened or are not going to happen, they are not a part of our ‘present moment.’ And our focus should be practicing how to move forward, while allowing ourselves to grow from the experience.

(8:06) During these difficult transitional seasons of life, I like to frame it with a word. And the word I like to use is ‘sit’. Because when we sit, we are still, and we’re not moving anymore. Normally when you’re sitting, it’s a restful time, right?

(10:00) I think this idea of looking ahead can get sticky in regards to it’s meaning. When I think about the quote I’ve referred to, ‘Honor the space between the no longer and the not yet, ‘ I don’t think it has anything to do with laying our dreams down or foregoing our hopes and desires for our future.

(11:11) In these instances, I don’t know exactly what we are looking for. I think it’s very unique to each of us. Perhaps it’s a feeling that we are lacking or missing out on what we haven’t yet experienced. Maybe our focus is too much on what others are accomplishing and we feel the need to catch up.

(12:38) Let’s not miss the gifts that can be found within each of our present moments. And let’s practice becoming more aware that they are there. Gifts may come in the form of people who deposit wisdom or love into your life, they may offer knowledge for your next steps.

(13:41) I was inquisitive about how ‘honoring’ was defined and so I did some research: And words like celebrate, confidence, trust and greatness came up.

(15:09) It caused me to stop and think as I was considering what to teach about in this week’s podcast: Perhaps this is how we should think about our present moment. Perhaps our present moment (that space in between our past and our future) is just too beautiful and meaningful to define. And perhaps we should live in it as if we want to savor it forever.

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing educational & insightful resources for women—by women.

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Click here to receive weekly resources and insights from women around the globe who share their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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Mar 9, 2017

You're listening to Episode 08 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast. This is Part 3 of a series of podcasts where I share ten valuable practices that will help us begin to live our lives with more awareness and intention. Join me and listen, reflect and be inspired, as we practice ‘Living as we Intend’ together!

Please leave a review and subscribe to the podcast! Thank you in advance.
xo~D

Extra Resources:

Sign up here to stay in the know about this Spring's launch: 5-days to Renewed Optimism!

Insight from Thriving Women:  Click here and Meet Rachel Bondi, a passionate women who re-instills the importance of two messages: YOU are enough and YOU have a voice that someone needs to be influenced by. Rachel has a deep passion for those members of society who are rejected and not fought for, specifically victims of human sex trafficking.

Read her story, enjoy her art gallery, support her mission and be inspired!

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Summary of Podcast:
10 Practices to Living with more Awareness and Intention Part 3

(1:17) Happy International Women’s week! (Have you figured out that I like to stretch every celebration out as long as possible?).

I had such a great time celebrating with so many of you on social media. My favorite post was by a dear friend of mine, who shared this quote by Sark: ‘The circles of women around us weave invisible nets of love that carry us when we’re weak and sing with us when we are strong.’

(2:07) I didn’t realize the value of intentionally choosing who I surrounded myself by, until later in life. (And this is Practice # 7). What is truly magnificent about the relationships that we choose, is the ability to have people in our lives fulfill spaces that we may not be capable of filling.

(3:38) I want to go back and use the analogy of the 'invisible net'. I think that we each, as unique individuals have our very own invisible nets. And these 'nets' are gifts that we can offer to others within the relationships that we have.

(5:39) As we continue through these 10 practices that cause us to live life with more awareness and intention, each one prepares us for this next practice: which is pursuing our passions, gifts and desires. Practice # 8.

 (7:00) I will tell you what I think is scalable; And it’s the “time spent” making a difference in this world via your gifts, talents and passions. In my view, when we authentically use what we have to offer to others, how we can serve others, there is ‘no better than’ label. It’s the most rewarding time you will spend in your life.

 (8:26) Are you ready to get a little uncomfortable with me? When we begin to pursue serving others in a deeper and authentic way, we will find ourselves in a position where we feel as though we are taking risks. And this is Practice # 9

(11:30) Let’s celebrate the small stuff that adds up to the monumental. Let’s recognize all the good, all the growth and all the positive change. Let’s place our energy toward celebrating the process of our progress.

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Visit the Be You and Thrive website and connect with 'D' and an authentic community of women!

www.beyouandthrive.com
Providing educational & insightful resources for women—by women.

•  •  •

Be You and Thrive is cultivating an authentic community of women who join together to encourage, empower, offer hope and ignite bravery.

Click here to receive weekly resources and insights from women around the globe who share their stories, knowledge and experiences.

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