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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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Apr 20, 2017

You're listening to Episode 14 of 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

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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 @beyouandthrivepodcast and Facebook

Apr 10, 2017

You're listening to Episode 13 of 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.

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

Apr 6, 2017

You're listening to Episode 12 of 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?

•••••

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.

Connect with Be You and Thrive on Instagram and Facebook

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