Girlfriends (A Podcast for Catholic Women)

Connect with Girlfriends. Know your worth. Find your joy.

About the show

Danielle shares advice, encouragement, and connection for Catholic women in all walks of life.

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Episodes

  • Celebrating 400 Episodes With Your Questions

    December 5th, 2023  |  42 mins 26 secs
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    Thank you for being part of the community of Girlfriends listeners. Here’s to the next 400 episodes!

  • Find Joy in Advent

    November 28th, 2023  |  37 mins 37 secs
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    This week, Danielle shares 5 ways to find joy, even you are going through something hard, this Advent season.

  • What is Love? (with Anne Marie Bollman)

    November 21st, 2023  |  33 mins 12 secs
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    In today’s conversation, Anne Marie shares what it’s like being a student on a Catholic campus today as well as some insights into how young people approach the subject of love, dating, and relationships.

  • 7 Ways to Save Money This Month

    November 14th, 2023  |  37 mins 20 secs
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    Whether it’s because of inflation or your growing family, as we look ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas, many of us are facing tighter budgets this year. Danielle is sharing some reminders of simple ways that we cut back a bit and save some money this month.

  • Teaching Girls to Love Themselves (with Grace Emily Stark)

    November 7th, 2023  |  45 mins 25 secs
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    There is so much in our culture today that makes young women feel uncomfortable in their own bodies. Moms want resources to help their girls navigate the emotional and physical changes of their teen years and encourage a positive outlook on their own womanhood. Today’s special guest, grace Emily Stark, editor of Natural Womanhood, shares about resources they are creating to help moms do exactly that.

  • Getting Better at Hospitality

    October 31st, 2023  |  31 mins 42 secs
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    The holiday season is right around the corner, and maybe you are giving some thought to holiday hospitality. Do you dread having people over? Or do you avoid it altogether because it just takes so much effort? Danielle shares some tips to help you overcome some of those obstacles and truly get better at hospitality.

  • Navigating Infertility (with Jamie Rathjen and Teresa Kenney)

    October 24th, 2023  |  39 mins 37 secs
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    Today’s special guests are Jamie Rathjen and Teresa Kenney, hosts of The Hormone Genius podcast. Jamie is founder of the Fiat Institute, a hormone coach certification program, and Teresa is Women’s health Nurse Practitioner and author of The Happy Girl’s Guide to Being Whole.

    Together, they discuss the topic of male and female infertility and some practical ways to create a safe environment for your hormonal health and fertility.

  • Find More Time in your Day

    October 17th, 2023  |  40 mins 7 secs
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    This week, Danielle shares some ideas for ways to make the most of the 24 hours we do have each day.

  • Many Paths to Holiness (with Marie Mazzanti)

    October 10th, 2023  |  49 mins 7 secs
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    Marie joins Danielle to discuss the variety of ways that we are called to holiness and the truth that we are not all called in the same way.

  • 5 Ways to Make Your Day More Catholic

    October 3rd, 2023  |  47 mins 43 secs
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    The inspiration for today’s topic comes to us from Scripture. In 1 Thessalonians, we read: “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” That’s what we mean by making every day more Catholic, but how do we do that? Danielle shares five ideas:

  • Your Friends in Heaven (with Becca Corbell)

    September 26th, 2023  |  37 mins 55 secs
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    Our special guest this week is Becca Corbell. Becca has worked at the Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg Maryland for the last 10 years where she is Associate Director of Programs.

  • 7 Ways to Deal With Negative People

    September 19th, 2023  |  37 mins 50 secs
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    Do you deal with negative people in your life? It can be so draining to handle negativity, but we all run into people like this from time to time.

  • Find Your Peace (with Dr. Mario Sacasa)

    September 12th, 2023  |  51 mins 24 secs
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    So many of us struggle with stress and anxiety in our lives. Navigating work, relationships, finances, and health issues can really take a toll on our mental health. Dr. Mario Sacasa joins us to discuss what really happens when we feel stressed and share some practical ways we can manage it. He also shares about things we should know as parents to best support our kids’ mental health.

  • How to Thrive When Life Changes

    September 5th, 2023  |  38 mins 31 secs
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    Are you going through a difficult change in your life? This time of year is a time of transition. Kids go back to school, big kids leave for college, and our daily routines change. Even when these are changes for the good, it can be challenging to adjust to them. Danielle shares five suggestions that will help you thrive, even in the face of big changes.

  • Standing on the Rock (with Fr. Dwight Longenecker)

    August 29th, 2023  |  42 mins 3 secs
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    Danielle and Fr. Longenecker discuss the challenges of maintaining friendly relationships with people who hold values that are very different from our own. How can we engage in meaningful conversations with people who may even be hostile to our Catholic values? Is it possible to create meaningful dialogue in a divisive time like this?

  • How to Unlock the Power of Prayer

    August 22nd, 2023  |  53 mins 8 secs
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    Danielle shares thoughts about how to change our approach to prayer and new ideas for ways to make it a daily habit – one that you are made for and will thrive in.