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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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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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Providing educational & insightful resources for women—by women.

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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.

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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.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram and Facebook

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.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram and Facebook

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.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram and Facebook

Mar 1, 2017

You're listening to Episode 07 of The Practice of Living as we Intend Podcast. Today I podcast live from Columbia. (I hope you enjoy the sounds of the birds in the background!). This is Part 2 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!

Women who Create Edition 04: Click here to be introduced to three creative women. Enjoy visiting their websites, galleries and connecting with them on social media. Share your encouragement and let’s celebrate their passions and use of their gifts and talents together!

Summary of Podcast:
10 Practices to living with more awareness and intention Part 2

(00:35) I’m in Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia this week with my husband. We have an annual tradition to travel over one of our birthdays, as they are a week apart. I’m hoping you can hear the birds in the background as I record this podcast live from outside.

(1:57) “Oh lord it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way!” Oh vulnerability, humility and pride. Vulnerability is allowing ourselves to be accessible, exposed and ready.

(3:43) Self-love has so much depth to it; So much so that I like to narrow it down to two practices: caring about oneself and taking responsibility for oneself. And I believe you have to learn how to do the first (caring), before you can act on the second (taking responsibility).

(5:55) When I think of giving myself grace, I think of allowing myself to be refined because I know I am human and therefore I know I am imperfect. With each allowance of grace that we give ourselves, all the sharp edges (our imperfect), begin to be polished into something smoother.

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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.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram and Facebook

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