Do Something Beautiful Podcast

S8E5: Healing from an Eating Disorder

Caralyn shares her journey through an eating disorder and into freedom. She opens up about the ways she protected herself from getting help, but then what enabled her to acknowledge her need for help and to begin the hard journey to healing and happiness. Caralyn and Leah also discuss how to help...

S8E4: Dreaming Bigger with God (and Danielle Bean)

We spend an hour letting the message sink in that "we are enough", and wondering what it would look like if we all lived from that knowledge.Danielle Bean, with her book You Are Enough, shows us that the stories of women in the bible have a message for women today: You are made unique and...

S8E3: Learning How to Be Human with Christopher West

Christopher West gives us a glimpse into the work he calls "an education in what it means to be human". In discussing St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body, Christopher and Leah talk about desire, hope, redemption, and get REALLY excited together about the story of the Woman at the...

S8E2: Composer Brings Hope to Prisons

Eric Genuis, a world-renowned composer, discusses the connections between beauty, music, hope, and our common humanity.Eric and Leah have a conversation about Eric Genuis' background and career in music, and his ministry to bringing concerts to prisons. He shares about the profound effect that...

S8E1: When God Wrecks Your Romance

Amanda Vernon shares how God can wreck your romance and plans, but it all still turns out, not just "good", but even better than you could imagine. Amanda and Matt had BIG crushes on each other, and dare I say were "in love" and sincerely loved the Lord. ENTER IN: God's...

S7E11: How to Make a Priest Your BFF (Fr. Nathan Goebel)

Want to join the DSB podcast team? Help us make this podcast better by becoming a Patron! LUX UNIVERSITY registration is open from Feb. 28-March 6! Find out more about this exclusive membership site for Catholic women who want to grow in Faith and Sisterhood. This podcast episode is from the LIVE...

S7E10: Disney Princesses: Drawing the Bigger Picture

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowFabiola Garza is one AMAZING artist, who landed her childhood dream job. Fabi is a Character Artist for...*drumroll please*... DISNEY! In this episode, we hash out the highs and lows of Disney...

S7E9: Beyond LGBT

Anna Carter is one fabulous and brave soul! Her ministry work has helped those struggling with same-sex desires and helps the universal Church in how we can approach this pressing subject with love, compassion, and truth. In our conversation, we discuss Anna's experience with same-sex...

S7E8: The First Human to Mars will be a WOMAN

The first human to Mars will be a WOMAN ... if Alyssa Carson has anything to say about it.Alyssa is not your average 17 year old, by a long shot. She's in training to be the first human on Mars. Yes. I said MARS. The freakin planet Mars. This young lady has a love affair with the red planet...

S7E6: Little Advent = BIG Results!

Nancy is the founder of "Do Small Things With Love" Catholic blog and community for Catholic women. And, while she may be "doing small things" they are having a BIG impact! Especially concerning ADVENT. She's got THE LIST for all Advent activities for kids, families, and...

S7E5: Lila Rose Goes To Battle

Lila Rose is an American pro-life activist and the founder of Live Action. She conducts undercover activities in abortion facilities in the United States, including affiliates of Planned Parenthood Federation of America.During our conversation, we talk about St. Joan of Ark (Lila’s Confirmation...

S7E4: Hell Burns (and other thoughts from Sr. Helena Burns)

Now, this one starts out a little different ... I usually introduce my guests (like a normal host) but when Sr. Helena and I began speaking, we just jumped right into a normal and absolutely awesome (thanks to her) convo about life, family, nonsensical crap, and some good ol' holy stuff. Sr....

S7E3: Running Myself Together

Maria is the beautiful mind behind RunningMyselfTogether, a blog on faith, running, and mental health. After years of struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety, and depression, she now helps others who are facing the same trials find their passion for running and know their worth in Christ. She’s...

S7E2: The Gift of Autism

Carolyn is a mom, a blogger, and an Etsy artist who spends a large portion of her time raising her family of five boys. She loves her role as a mother, and though it comes with its challenges, knows of the gift that each of her children are to this world.In our conversation, Carolyn takes us...

S7E1: Nothing but Gratitude

Josie Robinson, a writer and counselor, offers support and encouragement to people who struggle to find meaning in today's intense, chaotic world.Josie shares with us how she helps people create a joyful and inspiring life through the simple, yet powerful, practice of gratitude. In our...

S6E2: This Is Us (answering your questions)

S6E2: This Is Us (answering your questions)

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowWe continue Season 6 of This is Us with a fun Q&A session answering your questions.In Episode 2, Ricky and I take turns asking each other YOUR questions from my Insta post. We mostly agreed on...

S6E1: This is Us –Leah & Ricky

S6E1: This is Us –Leah & Ricky

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowA miracle has happened! Ricky, Leah's husband, has agreed to finally be on the podcast. This episode answers Leah's MOST asked question on social media and in person: HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR...

S5E13: What the Saints NEVER Said with Trent Horn

You know that favorite Saint quote you share with everyone? Maybe you've even purchased a tote bag or coffee mug with it on it ... Well, it's possible they never even said it. Trent Horn's new book, What the Saints Never Said, clears the air when it comes to what the Saints...

S5E12: Helen Alvare

Helen Alvare is a one of those people in the world that oozes wisdom and sound theological insight. Because of this, I fielded various questions from YOU (my amazing listeners) for Helen in this interview. We discuss vocation, Alfie Evans, law school, Helen's role models, motherhood, prayer...

S5E11: How to Fight the Inner Critic

S5E11: How to Fight the Inner Critic

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowJulia Marie Hogan is a licensed therapist and author of the new book on self care, It's Okay To Start With You. Julia shares what it's like to be a therapist, her new book and what self...

S5E10: FOLLOW. You know you wanna ...

S5E10: FOLLOW. You know you wanna ...

Katie Prejean McGrady challenges us to do the one thing that all Christians SHOULD do. Follow Jesus. When our world attempts to complicate this matter, or worse, try to water it down, Katie cuts through the nonsense and gives us the basics of true discipleship in her new book, Follow: Your...

S5E9: Matt Fradd –The Porn Talk You NEED to Hear

S5E9: Matt Fradd –The Porn Talk You NEED to Hear

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowMatt Fradd does a lot of things. He is an international speaker, author, Catholic apologist, Aquinas aficionado, philosophy nerd, as well as one of the VERY few people on this planet speaking openly...

S5E8: The Man-Made Feminist: Destiny Herndon de la Rosa

S5E8: The Man-Made Feminist: Destiny Herndon de la Rosa

The self proclaimed "man-made feminist", Destiny Herndon de la Rosa is a force to be reckoned with.... and not just because she sports fabulously purple hair that gives the illusion she possesses unicorn magic. This lady is fierce and outspoken with it comes to speaking out about being...

S5E7: Abby Johnson

S5E7: Abby Johnson

"No one grows up wanting to work in the abortion industry." –Abby Johnson. Abby Johnson has always had a fierce determination to help women in need. It was this desire that both led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee...

S5E6: Happy Birthday Fulton J. Sheen

S5E6: Happy Birthday Fulton J. Sheen

He was the first "Tele-Evangelist", Emmy award winner, a master of catechesis and the new evangelization, had an intense love for the Our Lady and is on his way to sainthood,. AND ... he also happens to be my Holy Crush. Enter the Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. While I'd love to claim...

S5E5: Sr. Bethany Madonna

S5E5: Sr. Bethany Madonna

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowHow did God make me to love? Why do women struggle with God's love and acceptance for them? What's my vocation? Sr. Bethany Madonna answers these questions and more in our recent chat...

S5E4: Walking with the Homeless - Christ in the City

S5E4: Walking with the Homeless - Christ in the City

Christ in the City missionaries don't just drop off food or blankets, but create friendships with the homeless in Denver, Colorado. These missionaries go out and spend time with the homeless, eat meals with them, and get to know them as persons with inherent dignity. Christ in the City is a...

S5E3: March for Life President, Jeanne Mancini

S5E3: March for Life President, Jeanne Mancini

She's the President of the March for Life. She's a wife. A mother. And one amazingly strong woman facing the culture of death head on. Meet Jeanne Mancini. In this episode, I chat with Jeanne about the March for Life, the history of it, its future and the crazy connection to the...

S5E2: The Dating Project Documentary

S5E2: The Dating Project Documentary

Half of America is single. People are frustrated in love, but does anyone really know how to connect in today’s virtual world? THE DATING PROJECT follows five single people, ages 18-40, as they search for authentic and meaningful relationships. There is no script. There are no actors. These are...

S5E1: Dating Stories

S5E1: Dating Stories

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowIn light of Valentines Day, I decided to do a podcast on the funny and unforgettable moments of dating. I am joined by Christina Jaloway, Sarah Swafford, Lisa Cotter, Jackie Francois Angel and our...

S4E13: "Don't Call Me Gay. Call Me Catholic" - An Interview with Avera Maria Santo

S4E13: "Don't Call Me Gay. Call Me Catholic" - An Interview with Avera Maria Santo

You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowAvera Maria Santo is a 21-year-old Alabama native and part time college student. When she's not in school, she's working on her blog titled Inside My Holy of Holies, where she writes about...

S4E12: God, Country, Golf: Reflections of an Army Widow

S4E12: God, Country, Golf: Reflections of an Army Widow

As an Army cadet, Wesley met a good Christian young man who shared his faith and stole her heart. She married Larry Bauguess during her senior year. Upon graduation, they entered the Army and served together as Lieutenants and Captains. The Army life was perfect for this patriotic duo. They had a...

S4E11: How a Harvard Grad didn't become an Atheist

S4E11: How a Harvard Grad didn't become an Atheist

Harvard Grad and Rhodes Scholar, Aurora Griffin, wrote a book on how to stay Catholic at Harvard. But don't be fooled, this isn't just about Harvard. It is about the increasingly secular and atheistic culture that is invading college campuses everywhere. Aurora Catherine Griffin...

S4E10: Prayer, Wine, Chocolate and a Journal? Yes. Oh Yes.

Remember those younger years of trying to make friends, feeling left out, hurt by what some girl in 4th grade said .... Those golden years of self confidence, faith taking root, and understanding the world around us are challenging. ENTER: Amy Brooks. Amy Brooks loves to pray, eat chocolate and...

S4E9: How To Quit The Emotional Roller Coaster of Dating

S4E9: How To Quit The Emotional Roller Coaster of Dating

With an increase of catfishing, phantom dating, dating that lasts for years and years, or dating without a purpose, Sarah offers real advice that will help you get off the emoti-coaster (emotional roller coaster) of dating and enter into a healthy relationship. Sarah Swafford, author of Emotional...

S4E8: Human Trafficking, Jewelry and Rescue Missions

S4E8: Human Trafficking, Jewelry and Rescue Missions

Today we talk to Starfish Project founder, Jenny McGee. Jenny and her team's entire goal is to help exploited women experience freedom, establish independence, and develop careers. The Starfish Project literally rescues women from being sexually trafficked and provides shelter, counseling,...

S4E7: The Other Side of Beauty

S4E7: The Other Side of Beauty

I am beyond excited to share with you the FIRST listen to chapter one of my new book, The Other Side of Beauty. 1. You can pre-order The Other Side of Beauty at Amazon, www.LeahDarrow.com, or www.TheOtherSideOfBeauty.com 2. Enter your receipt number at The Other Side of Beauty to claim your FREE...

S4E5: Ethical Trade: Why It Matters

S4E5: Ethical Trade: Why It Matters

Erin Mackey, Catholic Relief Services program officer, shares why ethical trade is directly connected to Faith, conscious consumerism, human dignity and the dignity of work. Erin oversees CRS Ethical Trade’s priority partnerships, social media channels and the development of educational resources...

S4E4: On Fire: Life Lessons from a Burn Victim Survivor

S4E4: On Fire: Life Lessons from a Burn Victim Survivor

John O'Leary, National Best Selling Author and Motivational Speaker, shares his life story of living through a horrific house fire that burned 100% of his body. John wasn't suppose to live. But he did. And now lives to inspire others with practical life lessons we all need. You can...

S4E3: ProLife Africa vs. Melinda Gates

S4E3: ProLife Africa vs. Melinda Gates

Obianuju Ekeocha is taking on Melinda Gates and her quest to sterilize African women through contraception. Obianuju (Uju) tackles the terms and topics of ideological colonization, world population day/control, and birth control as "basic human right". You can support Obianuju and her...

S4E2: Ditching the Catch-Up Game

S4E2: Ditching the Catch-Up Game

Christina Jaloway, more commonly known as, "The Evangelista", speaks with authority on how destructive playing the catch-up game can be and how to free ourselves from it. Christina is honest, vulnerable, and doesn't pull any punches when it comes to what she would tell her former...

S4E1: A Forever Kind Of Love: Jackie & Bobby Angel

S4E1: A Forever Kind Of Love: Jackie & Bobby Angel

We all want a "forever-kind-of-love". A love that will last and lead us to the origin of love: God. Jackie and Bobby share with us their new marriage devotional, Forever, that helps single and married alike prepare or engage more deeply in the calling to be a total gift to another. Jackie...

S3E8: Clarity on Tough Social Issues

S3E8: Clarity on Tough Social Issues

Brandon Vogt, best selling author and content director for Bishop Robert Barron, shares how he is bringing clarity to tough current social and moral issues today through ClaritasU. In this interview, Brandon shares why he developed ClaritasU and why we all should be seeking clarity on these issues....

S3E7: Mark Hart unplugged

You all know the speaker and author, Mark Hart. We've been wow'd by his talks, inspired by his books, blah, blah, blah. But now, we get to hear Mark "unplugged style". And yes, that phrase dates me. (P.S. I don't care) Mark shares his biggest pet peeves, blunders on...

S3E6: Nun and Nunner

S3E6: Nun and Nunner

Nun and Nunner, share how people react when they find out the truth behind this Sister Act of singing nuns. You can find out more by visiting www.nunandnunner.com. I highly recommend this fun duo for any event; my personal preference would be for a bachelorette party!

S3E4: Is There Faith in Fashion?

S3E4: Is There Faith in Fashion?

Lisa Cotter, podcast host of How-To Catholic, interviews yours truly for a conversation on fashion. The convo was so much fun, I am reposting for your listening pleasure. Lisa and I go way beyond what colors are in and the newest trends, and dive deep into the faith of fashion.

S3E5: Kristin Brokaw: Theology Teacher & Rapper

S3E5: Kristin Brokaw: Theology Teacher & Rapper

Kristen Brokaw teaches Theology and performs Spoken Word Poetry (aka: really cool rap). She shares her conversion to Catholicism, her struggle with anxiety and depression and how faith and poetry have brought joy and peace into her life and others. Blog post on suicide mentioned in podcast can be...

S3E3: Sharing Faith on a College Campus

S3E3: Sharing Faith on a College Campus

Rachel Holmes is a FOCUS missionary at Eastern Michigan University. How she shares her faith is transforming the students on campus and it is spreading like wildfire. To support Rachel or find out more about Focus, go here: www.focus.org

S3E2: Violent Crime Survivor: Rosario Rodriguez

S3E2: Violent Crime Survivor: Rosario Rodriguez

Rosario Rodriguez shares her powerful story of miraculously surviving two violent crimes and her journey of discovering healing and peace in forgiving her assailants; finding worth in her brokenness; and joy in suffering. Connect with Rosario Rodriguez: https://rosariorodriguez.org/

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