Do Something Beautiful

Leah Darrow

People are good. You might not think that if you listen to traditional news, but that's a lie. Everyday heroes and saints live among us and my goal is to introduce them to you.We are inspired by the words of Mother Teresa, "Do something beautiful for God. Do it with your life. Do it every day. Do it in your own way. But do it!” Leah Darrow, former model and contestant on America's Next Top Model, draws on her experience in the beauty industry to expose the lies we are told about our worth being tied to our appearance and instead invites us to look again at the real meaning of beauty in service to mankind.

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This week we're bringing you an episode from our friends at The Catholic Coaching Podcast. Matt and Erin Ingold, founders of Metanoia Catholic Coaching, invited Leah to join them to discuss Coaching and the Catholic Life. Metanoia Catholic is offering DSB listeners a free journal download and access to a 7-day mini-course! Visit their website for this special offer! HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Nov 1

46 min 59 sec

Welcome to my chat with film director Cameron O'Hearn! We discuss the project I worked with him on, which he calls "the case for the Traditional Latin Mass."Watch Cameron's film, Mass of the Ages and learn more about it at https://theliturgy.org/. Visit Cameron's site  Horselord Films, and see more of his work, particularly his moving documentary about his father.  Cameron shares with us how his love for the Latin Mass developed, and the shocking history of the Latin Mass in the past decades, and why the Latin Mass may be so closely tied to belief in the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.We go way back in Cameron's own story, and talk about how he came to be a filmmaker, what inspires and surprises him about making films, what film has in common with evangelization, what Beauty means for us in the world today, and keeping the most important things front and center in our lives.Challenges for listeners from Cameron:Do something today to make someone's day special! "Be all theirs for 5 minutes."HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Oct 25

44 min 41 sec

Welcome to the third of a 3-part series on the unique and yet also universal wounds that we experience as women.Today, we're talking about Babies. There are a lot of serious conversations to have around motherhood, fertility, and the things we assume are in competition with having babies.We discuss what babies and dreams do to each other - how they change and expand. We also go about debunking some of the lies and the false fears that surround these conversations by examining the human body and the power of understanding our fertility.  Follow Alex on Instagram and at her blog https://www.joymamablog.com/.If you missed our previous two episodes with Alex, go listen to our first episode on the universal Wound of Women and our second episode on the Wound of Dreams!Resources we mention:ManagingYourFertility.com The Anti-Mary Exposed by Dr. Carrie GressNaprotechnology.com https://popepaulvi.comMira Analyzer - use code Leahdarrow  for 10% off on Mira Plus Starter Kit and bundle Mira Plus Kit + Confirmhttps://www.ncbcenter.org Book lists for more resources: https://www.joymamablog.com/new-blog/2019/5/11/pro-life-resources https://www.joymamablog.com/new-blog/2020/1/23/fertility-books Challenges for listeners from Alex:Learn about your natural cycle and fertility (read one of the books on Alex's list!)Learn about the pro-life healthcare options of Naprotechnology.Make a list of pro-life saints/women/mothers to aspire to that embrace life.HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Oct 11

32 min 37 sec

Welcome to the second of a 3-part series on the unique and yet also universal wounds that we experience as women.Today, we're talking about Dreams. We define what dreams are, and we look at scripture to help us understand how our dreams are God-given, and they don't have to be selfish! We dive into the idea of dreaming with the Lord: this includes discernment in our dreams, learning how the devil attacks us particularly in our dreams, and what obstacles get in the way of our dreaming. We also consider at some of the lies we hear from the world about our dreams, and even lies we might hear within the Church about our dreams!Read the scriptures with us: Psalm 37:4, Proverbs 16:3, Proverbs 16:9, Proverbs 19:21, Isaiah 55:8, Ecclesiastes 3:1, John 10:10, Matthew 25:14.  Follow Alex on Instagram and at her blog https://www.joymamablog.com/.Tune in to our next episode on the unique wounds that women experience around Babies, and our previous episode on the universal Wound of Women.Challenges for listeners from Alex: Sit in silence with the LordGet to know yourself and your temperamentsHEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Sep 20

32 min 38 sec

Welcome to the first of a 3-part series on the unique and yet also universal wounds that we experience as women.  We talk about where these wounds come from, going all the way back to the very first woman, Eve. We talk about our ability, as women, to be mothers, and the nuances of what that means theologically and also practically. We look at how and why our fertility and mentalities around fertility are the primary place that women experience attack. This ultimately means that our relationships suffer from these wounds: with God the Father, with members of the opposite sex, and also with fellow women. And although these wounds are universal, we see that these wounds show up differently for every woman.The only remedy is to give our wounds back to the Lord, at the foot of the cross and to ask the Lord for healing!Follow Alex on Instagram and at her blog https://www.joymamablog.com/. Challenge for the week: Where in your life do you see that you're not fully receptive? Why? Write this one out on paper! Tune in to our next two episodes on the unique wounds that women experience around Dreams and Babies.Thanks to Walking with Purpose for sponsoring this episode! Check out their programs, Fearless and Free, Be Still, and Praying From the Heart. Praying From the Heart is 20% off for the month of September, but you can get 15% off of Fearless and Free and Be Still through September 30th, 2021 with the code LUX15 at https://walkingwithpurpose.com/.HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Sep 6

26 min 3 sec

Welcome back to the podcast, Blake Brouillette! If you missed our previous conversation, check that out here!We talk about the services Christ in the City provides in the city of Denver. The purpose is twofold:  to form missionaries, and to serve the poor in the chronically homeless.  The hope is that this mission will expand beyond Denver into other communities in need!I share how "Blessing Bags", an idea Blake shared with me previously, has changed our family's life. We talk about what it means to see others not as strangers, but as someone who needs love. We also talk about the absolutely indispensable need for community as the basis of mission life (you can't serve strangers if you don't love the people you live with!) We also each share our experiences of thinking we could change the world, and being humbled by what we could learn from the poor. Blake shares some wisdom about finding your own Calcutta, and figuring out how to serve exactly where you are. If doing something about homelessness is on your heart, please donate to Christ in the City and help them serve and expand! Join Christ in the City on October 2nd for a Virtual Annual Celebration (check the website for details). Challenge from Blake: Look to your left. Look to your right. See who are the poor in your community, and find your own Calcutta! HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Aug 30

32 min 5 sec

Today's guest is the amazing and inspiring Nicole Caruso! Nicole began a movement by encouraging women, including herself, to see ourselves as #worthyofwearing something beautiful, despite the things  we sometimes tell ourselves. You ARE #worthyofwearing!We talk about the culture of feeling unworthy, unknown, unloved. We dive into the question of identity, and how can moms work with their daughters to instill confidence and worth. Nicole also shares advice for women ready to begin embracing the idea that they are worthy!Nicole also shares some of the positive stories that have come from the movement of #worthyofwearing. Order a copy (and one for a friend!) of Nicole's book, Worthy of Wearing: How Personal Style Expresses Our Feminine Genius at worthyofwearing.com! Follow Nicole on Instagram @nmcaruso and @worthyofwearing for encouragement in beauty, fashion, healthy living, and self-worth! Lord, help me see myself the way you see me.Challenge from Nicole: Write down one lie you believe, and ask God to show you three truths to trump that lie.Thanks to this week's sponsor, House of Joppa! Use code LEAH15 for 15% off some amazing Catholic home decor! HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Aug 23

32 min 3 sec

In this episode, Leah is joined by Br. Stefan Ansinger OP and Br. Alexandre Frezzato, OP:  Dominican brothers from the Netherlands and Switzerland, who have begun the OP Chant Project, to provide and promote Gregorian chant according to the Dominican tradition.They tell the story of coming to learn and love what Leah's kids refer to as "God's music!"  (Gregorian chant), both before their vocation and in their Dominican community. They also share how and why they began a youtube channel devoted to sharing chant in the Dominican tradition, and what that is. Did you even know there was more than one kind of Gregorian chant?? The Brothers also discuss the uplifting daily effects of bringing Gregorian Chant into your life.Advice on getting started: Don't worry about understanding the meaning. Just enjoy the melodies. To listen to some of what the Fathers talk about, check out their youtube channel and their website.Challenge for listeners from the Fathers: Learn the Chant MediaVita (text below) The Antiphon “Media Vita” was formerly sung before the “Nunc Dimittis” at compline from the third Sunday of Lent until Passion Sunday. Nowadays it is sung as the Responsory on Saturdays, Sundays, feasts and Solemnities in Lent during Vespers or compline. Media vita in morte sumusQuem quaerimus adjutorem nisi te, Domine?Qui pro peccatis nostris juste irascerisSancte Deus, Sancte fortis,Sancte et misericors Salvator,Amaræ morti ne tradas nos.Versus: Ne projicias nos in tempore senectutis cum defecerit virtus nostra ne derelinquas nos Domine.Translation: In the midst of life we are in death; of whom may we seek help but you, O Lord, who for our offences are justly displeased? Yet, O God most holy, O holy and mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, give us not over unto bitter death.Verse: Cast us not away in the time of our old age; forsake us not, O Lord, when our strength fails us.Yet, O God...HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

May 17

39 min 42 sec

In this episode, Leah is joined by Fr. Donald Calloway, author of Consecration to St. Joseph.After seeing each other across conferences and on posters for years, Leah and Fr. Donald finally get to meet "for real" and their conversation is worth the wait!They discuss his history, what led him to devotion to St. Joseph, how St. Joseph helps to heal father wounds for both men and women, how St. Joseph bridges the gap for us between the fathers we know and the All-Good Father we can find hard to relate to,  how Fr. Donald turns to St. Joseph throughout the day, how much Jesus loves to grant requests to St. Joseph,  and more!Order a copy (and one to share!) of Fr. Donald's book Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father here.Challenge from Fr. Donald Calloway: Get the book to learn more about St. Joseph! But also, just pray an honest prayer for openness to St. Joseph's influence and protection in your life.HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

May 3

38 min 31 sec

In this episode, Leah talks with gifted storyteller Mary Lenaburg about her new forthcoming book, Be Bold in the Broken. In this her second book, Mary —the author of Be Brave in the Scared—explores her journey to self-acceptance as she struggled to make sense of who she is and what she had to offer. Leah and Mary discuss  Learn more about Mary at her website, www.marylenaburg.comFollow her on Instagram @marylenaburg or on Facebook at MaryLenaburgWriterOrder a copy (and maybe one to share!) of Mary's books:Be Bold in the BrokenBe Brave in the ScaredChallenge from Mary: Are you prepared to meet God today?HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Mar 8

55 min 19 sec

What is this whole season for?Connecting our heart and life closer to Jesus Crucified.I know, I know, we all feel like we've been in Lent for a year already. So how reframe our thoughts on Lent to actually renew us spiritually?I want to share with you some reflections from Fr. John Hardon, S.J. that I found to be profound, simple, and deeply effective in my own life for focusing on the Way of the Cross throughout Lent!Challenge from Leah: Read Fr. John Hardon's Practical Recommendations for a Fruitful Lent here and choose something small and practical. "Heart of Jesus, obedient unto death, have mercy on us."HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Mar 1

15 min 2 sec

This week, Leah chats with Lisa Canning - a mom truly living Babies and Dreams, and helping other moms to do the same! Lisa is an author, speaker, coach and mom of eight, and she helps overwhelmed moms be GREAT moms, while pursuing their dreams at the same time. Lisa believes a mom can have it all, but she needs to know the best way how…Lisa is hosting a free conference Feb 5-7, 2021! Grab a free ticket here and let Leah Darrow and other moms help you pursue your dreams.Learn more about Lisa's work at http://lisacanning.ca/ and her conference hereChallenge from Lisa: HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Feb 1

51 min 44 sec

Leah is joined by Gia Chacon, the founder of the nonprofit advocacy group For the Martyrs. For the Martyrs is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that seeks to raise awareness about Christian Persecution, advocate for Religious Freedom, and provide aid to suffering Christians across the globe.Gia also organizes the March for the Martyrs, standing in solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world. Follow her on social media https://www.instagram.com/marchforthemartyrs/ to find out about the 2021 East Coast March for the Martyrs.Learn more about Gia's work at ForTheMartyrs.com. Challenge from Gia: Take a stand. Don't be afraid to share the testimony of Christ with the culture, knowing that Christ is on your side and you come from a place of victory.HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Nov 2020

52 min 54 sec

Leah joined JonMarc and Teresa Grodi on their podcast, Elevate Ordinary, to discuss the greatest tv show of all time: The Office! We couldn't have been more excited for this conversation to happen.We talk about how our shared love of obscure Office references creates community, how the Office can teach us about loving the people in our lives and the variety of the communion of saints, and what it means to go through the painful process of thinking you're Jim or Pam, and coming to realize... you're more than likely... Michael.If you haven't thought about the powerful role comedy can play... buckle up. We have things to say.HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Nov 2020

49 min 23 sec

In this episode, Leah interviews iconographer Elizabeth Zelasko. They talk about the importance of religious art (no matter what style you're drawn to) and how exactly to pray with icons.Check out Elizabeth Zelasko's art at ElizabethZelasko.comChallenge from Elizabeth: 1 - Take an inventory of the images you're feeding yourself with. Be mindful of what you're looking at.2- If you don't have a prayer corner in your home, create one!Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs. The course with Elizabeth Zelasko on iconography is Coming Soon to Lux!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Nov 2020

32 min 14 sec

In this episode, Leah interviews iconographer Elizabeth Zelasko. Elizabeth shares her journey with art, conversion, and learning to walk away from the plans that she had for the (better!) plans God had for her. She also finally explains to us all WHY it's called "writing" an icon, not "painting" one!Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Oct 2020

33 min 28 sec

Time for a little refocus!Whose opinion matters in your life? Who are you letting have too much power?Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron (Want to be a Pam Beesly? Or maybe a Dwight Schrute...) to get your suggestion to the top of the list!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Oct 2020

4 min 12 sec

Summer is definitely, officially over, and we all need something to make us laugh, so I've brought you one of my personal favorites.Is anyone else REALLY missing in-person community? I'm remembering this one REALLY fondly right about now! I also just feel like maybe Fr. Nathan needs a reminder of how much I love him and want to be friends? This podcast episode is from the LIVE broadcast from SEEK 2019 conference in Indianapolis. I interview the wild and crazy Priest, Fr. Nathan Goebel, host from Catholic Stuff You Should Know podcast.WHAT WE DISCUSSED:This convo is all over the place ... we talk about mullets, birthdays, friendship (I try to make him my BFF) and how we can use humor to connect or replace connections with people. We go deep and then we go back to poking fun at each other.WHAT I LOVED ABOUT IT:Fr. Nathan is a brilliant man. His humor can disarm you and make you feel at ease...but he has a heart of gold, and is always concerned about how he can help the other know and experience the Father's love.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Sep 2020

1 hr 10 min

We're continuing our Spotlight Series with this recurring guest!This episode with Dr. Greg Bottaro is one of our most popular episodes - if you haven't listened to it yet, you're in for a GOOD one! And even if you have heard it, it's probably a good time to revisit some of the amazing advice from Dr. Greg...Have you ever found yourself compulsively ruminating about the past? Or full of anxiety about the future? Sure you have. But the good news is, God desires freedom for you and there are real practical steps you can take towards that freedom!Leah talks with Dr. Greg Bottaro, PsyD, Executive Director and Founder of the Catholic Psych Institute, about what the Catholic faith has to offer us, particularly where it intersects with good mental, emotional, and psychological health. Fundamentally, we find out that it's all about connecting to a God who loves us as a good and caring Father.Challenge from Dr. Greg: Take 5 minutes to completely unplug and do something that you FEEL is a waste of your time. (A second step is to observe what kinds of thoughts and feelings arise.)You can learn more about Dr. Greg's work and the Catholic Psych Institute at CatholicPsych.com, and his 8-week Introduction to Catholic Mindfulness course at Catholicmindfulness.comYou can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Sep 2020

54 min 4 sec

We're doing a little rewind! For the next few episodes, we're bringing you some of our most popular episodes ever. If you haven't heard them yet, get excited. Let's start off with our number one most-listened-to podcast ever!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 wrecking ball. Disaster strikes, and Amanda and Matt have to figure out what God is asking of them and their vocations (yes, that crazy V word).Follow Amanda here and connect with her here.Grab her book for yourself or someone you love, or someone whose romance God has wrecked (or you hope he will!) HERE. 😬👊🏻🤷🏻‍♀️👍🏻HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor or Jim Halpert?Don't know WTH I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron and Join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Aug 2020

32 min 44 sec

It's part 2 of our talk with Fr. Gregory Maria Pine, OP!We pick back up with a conversation about finding beauty in our ordinary lives, and explore the demands of beauty and how knowing things helps us appreciate their beauty more.Challenge from Fr. Gregory: Take a "Snow Day" - a day where you don't worry about efficiency or maximizing your time.Find out what Fr. Gregory and the Dominicans are up to at the Thomistic Institute!Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.If you haven't bought a 90-day VIP Pass to the Lux Summit yet, what are you waiting for? There are over 30 talks from incredible women who want nothing more than to lead you closer to Jesus Christ. Come check it out.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Aug 2020

28 min 15 sec

This conversation with Fr. Gregory Maria Pine, OP, was SO GOOD that we just had to make into a 2-parter.I figured that, since this whole podcast is about Do[ing] Something Beautiful, we should have a conversation about what Beauty is! Hopefully this enables you to find, create, and develop more beauty in your own life.Check out what Fr. Gregory and the Thomistic Institute are doing! (Especially those Quarantine Lectures...)Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.If you haven't bought a 90-day VIP Pass to the Lux Summit yet, what are you waiting for? There are over 30 talks from incredible women who want nothing more than to lead you closer to Jesus Christ. Come check it out.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Aug 2020

40 min 57 sec

Let's talk about your Wants.We need to acknowledge our Wants, and then find the barriers that are stopping us from Doing.Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Join us for daily prayer, devotionals, community, and so much more in the Lux app.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jul 2020

7 min 14 sec

Leah was invited as a 2-part guest on the Transforming Discipleship podcast, which released April 27th through Christianity Today's smallgroups.com.In this episode, Oliver Hersey is joined by Leah Darrow, author of “The Other Side of Beauty” and Kelsey Collister, who produces his podcast. Leah walks through her conversion story which includes three key moments: moving to St. Louis as a fifteen year old, encountering Jesus during a fashion modeling photoshoot, and asking her family for help, when she was at a low point. All of these events lead her to a life of discipling women, so they can know who they really are, in light of God's mercy.She bought into the world’s definition of success, and self-fulfillment. Because of this, she put all of her stock into her outward appearance. Eventually, she was a contestant on America’s Next Top Model. Soon after, she found herself in state of spiritual despair. Listen to this podcast to find out how she left the modeling industry, to start her own women’s ministry.Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs. If you haven't bought a 90-day VIP Pass to the Lux Summit yet, what are you waiting for? There are over 30 talks from incredible women who want nothing more than to lead you closer to Jesus Christ. Come check it out.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jul 2020

37 min 4 sec

Leah was invited as a guest on the Transforming Discipleship podcast, which released April 27th through Christianity Today's smallgroups.com.In this episode, Oliver Hersey is joined by Leah Darrow, author of “The Other Side of Beauty” and Kelsey Collister, who produces that podcast. Leah walks us through John 4, where Jesus encounters the Woman at the Well.Leah pointed out vs. 4 “And he had to pass through Samaria.”She said “What I love about this, is that this is the mission of God the Father. You are the mission of God the Father. Sometimes we can feel so forgotten in this world.”She drew attention to the fact that, in order for ministry leaders to disciple others, they have to have hard conversations with them. What can we learn from Jesus about how he questions the Woman at the Well? Leah said “Jesus poses questions to us, just like he does for the Samaritan woman, in which he is the answer.”Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app? The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.If you haven't bought a VIP Pass to the Lux Summit yet, what are you waiting for? There are over 30 talks from incredible women who want nothing more than to lead you closer to Jesus Christ. Come check it out.If you haven't bought a VIP Pass to the Lux Summit yet, what are you waiting for? There are over 30 talks from incredible women who want nothing more than to lead you closer to Jesus Christ. Come check it out.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jun 2020

44 min 24 sec

Unhitch your wagon from other people's expectations.Especially strangers.Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jun 2020

5 min

This special motivational Monday is a reflection from Leah on her favorite saint - St. Photina, the Samaritan Woman at the Well. Leah gets excited to share some thoughts on what this story reveals to us about Jesus and the relationship he desires with each one of us. (She gets a little fired up, surprise surprise!) The takeaway? Jesus Christ is the answer to every question, longing, and fear in every human heart.She ends with a special invitation to come to meet Jesus in the Lux Summit happening LIVE online, June 19-21st! With LIVE keynotes from some of the most powerful lady evangelists in the Church, time for prayer, breakout sessions, and more, this is the biggest live online women's event you'll find. Get a Conference Pass so you can get your digital workbook, enter giveaways, and get some of that sweet Lux swag that you're definitely going to want.HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jun 2020

27 min 25 sec

Chris Padgett is back on the podcast - this time, with his daughter Sarah. They tell the story of Sarah's teenage pregnancy, the immense importance of the love of parents for their children, how welcoming little Audrey affected their whole family, and the sweetest surprise happy ending to the podcast we could have asked for. (Congratulations Sarah, Dean, and Audrey)!Linda's motto: Maintain the path back.Learn more about Chris and Linda's ministry, Happy Place Homestead and watch Sarah's Story (and more!) on their channel!Listen to our previous episode with Chris and Linda Padgett!Challenge from Sarah: Identify someone in your life you don't agree with, and love them a little harder. Pray for them a little harder.Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!HEY YOU! Yep. You. Are you Pam Beesly, Kelly Kapoor, or Jim Halpert? Could you possibly be Dwight?No idea what I'm talking about? Then you need to check this out –> Join my team, Become a Patron, and join me in bringing and highlighting God's beauty in the world!Have you checked out the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jun 2020

1 hr 20 min

Leah invites John O'Leary back on the podcast to talk about his new book!Leah and John talk about the freedom children have in approaching life, the idea that "all work is sacred", and what it means to put your name on your work.In his new book, IN AWE: Rediscover Your Childlike Wonder to Unleash Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy, O’Leary shares his insights and inspiring message to help readers to live a fuller, happier, more engaged life by recapturing the sense of childlike wonder and curiosity we so often lose as adults—that sense that anything is possible, there are no set rules or expectations, and that we can be anyone we want to be. As we adjust to living life under quarantine and socially distanced, John (and Leah also!) invites readers to take the IN AWE 21-Day Challenge, inviting you to slow down, examine your life, and find hope.Listen to our previous episode with John O'Leary!Challenge from John: Your life is a miracle, so act like it! And remember that you and you alone make the decision about how you'll approach your life.Tell us what you want to hear about on Do Something Beautiful! Make a suggestion here, or become a Patreon patron to get your suggestion to the top of the list!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

May 2020

49 min 55 sec

Dr. Greg Bottaro, Executive Director of the CatholicPsych Institute, is back to talk to Leah about some timeless truths that the COVID-19 pandemic is unearthing for a lot of us. Dr. Greg and Leah start by asking "How will you be different after this time?", which is a great question for us all to be asking. Dr. Greg points out that nothing is more revealing about what's inside us than a shake-up in our worlds, and this is a moment where the whole world is being shaken up. This is a time to be challenged and learn about ourselves, and finding ways to grow in virtue. This is a time to look at how we approach the concept of death - in fear and anxiety, or to remember that we have a God who has defeated death!Challenge from Dr. Greg: Take 10 minutes to do absolutely nothing. Not prayer, not listening to music, not talking to anyone, (it's ok if you go for a walk)... but do nothing.To learn more about the CatholicPsych Institute or to find a therapist, visit CatholicPsych.com. Don't forget to order a copy of Dr. Greg's book, The Mindful Catholic for yourself, and one for someone else! It's that good.You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

May 2020

51 min 19 sec

It's not just a guy's problem!This week, Leah invites speaker and author Kelsey Skoch to share her insights on missionary discipleship and evangelization, but also to address some really hard topics. Kelsey's book Uncompromising Purity, co-authored with Everett Fritz, engages with the often taboo topic of personal purity. There are a lot of women who are affected by pornography, masturbation, and who want to overcome their challenges. Kelsey provides encouragement and practical strategies to overcome addictions and temptations that keep women from living in freedom: everything from getting rid of some devices or getting an accountability filter to having a community of women to talk to.Order a copy of Kelsey's book, and one to share!Catechism references: CCC 2331, 2352, 2354Kelsey's recommendations: Qustodio as a resource for filtering your digital content. They are doing a 10% off worldwide promotion during the month of April due to the quarantine and more people needing this resource. The code for 10% off is STAYATHOME!Integrity RestoredKelsey's Challenge: Continue praying every single day, even if it's just 5 minutes! Give the Lord an opportunity to remind you of his love for you.You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

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Apr 2020

1 hr 5 min

Ricky: Husband, father, Green Beret Special Forces medic, firefighter. He knows a lot about a lot, so I got him to talk with me (to you!) about not only the current state of affairs with COVID-19 in the world, but also on a personal and spiritual level. How can you be preparing yourself as a whole person? What does it mean for our faith? How can we see God's hand in this circumstance? How can we grow in relationship with him?Disclaimer: Not experts on coronavirus! Definitely not experts! #ImNoExpertRicky's advice: 1) Pray. Think. Pray. Get up early in the morning and spend time with God, letting him speak to you.2) Get to confession (as soon as you can, and if it's available in your diocese).3) Now you're in a position to begin to discern what God's calling you to do.Don't just fill the void - take your uncomfortable emptiness to Christ, and let him work in your heart.There is hope!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Apr 2020

1 hr 17 min

Jaymie Stuart Wolfe, senior editor at Ave Maria Press, shares the unbelievable story of the discovery of an unknown manuscript from St. John Paul II, and the equally unbelievable experience of getting to work with it and getting to hear his voice again. She also shares the impact St. John Paul II had on her own life and journey to the Catholic faith, and hits us with a great challenge.Jaymie's Challenge: Read Acts 17 and ask God to show you the altar to the unknown god in your world.This newly discovered work by St. John Paul II (then Archbishop Karol Wojtyła of Kraków), Teachings for an Unbelieving World: Newly Discovered Reflections on Paul's Sermon at the Areopagus, is available through Leah's Amazon Store or through Ave Maria Press.You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Mar 2020

58 min 7 sec

Leah is joined by Olympic skiier and World Champion Rebecca Dussault! Rebecca talks about having grit and resilience through life's adversity. Rebecca shares about seeing God's hand in her athletic life and success, choosing to serve as a witness in the world of sport, sport as the school of discipline, and fully integrating your faith into every aspect of your life.Learn more about what Rebecca is doing at fitcatholicmom.com or on Instagram @fitcatholicmom.You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us on the Lux app! The Church and the world need you to be a light and to become who you were meant to be, and we believe in your ability to do it! Come join the community, be joined in prayer with a priest chaplain, get Catholic content and formation, and become the leader the world needs.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Mar 2020

1 hr 8 min

Miracles happen every day... Ricky's back on the podcast! And there's never a dull moment.Leah and Ricky answer some listener questions, providing lots of great free insights about preparing for marriage (even if you're not dating).If you didn't hear Leah and Ricky's original episode where they share the story of how they met (and go on some good tangents), go listen now!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Finally find a great community, join other women and a great chaplain in daily prayer, learn great Catholic content, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Feb 2020

1 hr 14 min

He's back again! Dr. Greg Bottaro comes back on the podcast to talk about dating. Leah and Dr. Greg continue to break down what it means to live an integrated life, and to apply the principles of integration into dating. They discuss authenticity, dating as training in the bigger gift of self found in marriage, living with "the ache", and then gets SUPER practical at the end about "online dating".Dr. Greg prompts us practically in learning how to grow into a person who can be a real gift to another, and how to approach another person as unique and unrepeatable. He also discusses how to find what would truly make a good partner and prioritize the qualities that matter. Ask yourself questions like, "Is this person trying to become more virtuous?"Learn more from Dr. Greg Bottaro on Instagram at @catholicpsych or through his websites The Catholic Psych Institute and Integrated.Life.Dr. Greg's course, How To Be Married, is at Academy.catholicpsych.com.You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Finally find a great community, join other women and a great chaplain in daily prayer, learn great Catholic content, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Feb 2020

1 hr 22 min

Kate Lloyd is a perfect example of what it means to do something beautiful in her own way. Kate tells Leah the story of adopting her daughter through foster care and the law practice she founded to help women rescued from human trafficking. Kate also educates about some of the industries connected to human trafficking, ways to avoid products tainted by slave labor, and how to help her and Bakhita Law.Learn more and please support Bakhita Law and help survivors of human trafficking.Catholic Relief Services Ethical TradeYou can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Finally find a great community, join other women and a great chaplain in daily prayer, learn great Catholic content, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jan 2020

58 min 31 sec

Leah talks with Patricia Sandoval, an international speaker who is renowned in the United States and Latin America for sharing the message of a pro-life perspective, chastity, and post-abortion healing. Patrica opens up about her own history of abortion and the fallout in her own life. She tells the story of how the darkest parts of her past have found healing and how she became the woman she is today. Leah and Patricia encourage women to see past the false idea that abortion is necessary if a woman wants to accomplish her goals or follow her dreams.Share your #babiesanddreams stories with @leah.darrow on Instagram!Look into your local pro-life organizations and crisis pregnancy centers to see how you can support their missions!Grab a copy (or two!) of Patricia's book Transfigured: Patricia Sandoval's Escape from Drugs, Homelessness, and the Back Doors of Planned Parenthood - for yourself and to share.You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Finally find a great community, join other women and a great chaplain in daily prayer, learn great Catholic content, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jan 2020

1 hr 28 min

It's a special Monday Motivation!Monday Motivations are a series within the podcast, where Leah shares a small but mighty insights that have kept her motivated and that she wants to pass along to you!This Monday Motivation encourages you to look past just "being happy". Maybe what we want, even more than happiness, is purpose.Looking for a bigger purpose with your life? Come find it inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, pray together, finally find community, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose the level of involvement that fits your life right now - get the Chips and Salsa Plan, or go for the Whole Enchilada!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Dec 2019

5 min 23 sec

Leah gets Fr. Michael O'Loughlin to explain what asceticism even is anyway, and why it's not just for seasons like Lent and Advent, but something we can (and should!) get in the habit of practicing all year. It's not just about detachment, but about coming to recognize how much we need God. Father Michael gives some great advice about learning how to start with small actions and grow into greater and greater freedom.The Noonday Devil: Acedia, the Unnamed Evil of Our Times by Dom Jean-Charles Nault, OSBYou can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, finally find community, get help with prayer, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Dec 2019

52 min 38 sec

It's a special Monday Motivation!Monday Motivations are a series within the podcast, where Leah shares a small but mighty insights that have kept her motivated and that she wants to pass along to you!This Monday Motivation advises you not to compromise on your dream, and not to be afraid to go after your dreams (even if they're so big and bold that they make other people uncomfortable)!Speaking of big dreams... Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, pray together, finally find community, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose the level of involvement that fits your life right now - get the Chips and Salsa Plan, or go for the Whole Enchilada!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Nov 2019

6 min 12 sec

Dr. Greg and Barbra Bottaro continue the conversation with Leah on Integrated Living when it comes to raising kids. They talk with Leah about being deep in the trenches of parenthood, finding ways to calm the anxiety of the daily chaos, how kids can connect with saints now, and the book they co-wrote for both kids and parents, Sitting Like a Saint. They also give a little preview into their thoughts on dating...Pick up a copy (and one to share) of Sitting Like a Saint. You can also get a sample free exercise to try!Come to Italy with Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage! Who doesn't want that??You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, finally find community, get help with prayer, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Nov 2019

1 hr

It's a special Monday Motivation! Monday Motivations are a series within the podcast, where Leah shares a small but mighty insights that have kept her motivated and that she wants to pass along to you!This first Monday Motivation speaks to how your mess can actually lead to your mission... as long as you're not afraid to let God in to transform and renew it.Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, finally find community, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose the level of involvement that fits your life right now - get the Chips and Salsa Plan, or go for the Whole Enchilada! Sign up here! Come to Italy with Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage! Who doesn't want that??You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Oct 2019

5 min 25 sec

Leah dives in with Jeannie Gaffigan about her new book, When Life Gives You Pears and the experience that prompted her to write it. They talk cancer (specifically, pears shaped brain tumors), hope, confronting your own weaknesses, finding peace, the Rosary, Ignatian prayer, and share much that is thought-provoking and insightful. It turns out that spending a lot of time in an MRI machine gives you a great chance to enter into prayer!Pick up a copy (and one to share) of When Life Gives You Pears.Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, finally find community, and become the leader you were made to be. Choose your plan and come hang out with us! Sign up here! Come to Italy with Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage! Who doesn't want that??You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Oct 2019

1 hr 4 min

Hey y'all! Leah was a guest on the 1GirlRevolution podcast with Kate Bryan, and we wanted to make sure you all got to hear that great conversation. Kate and Leah talk about her story beyond the moment of reality tv, the perspective she's gained, and how important it is to empower women.Learn more about the 1 Girl Revolution! Come join us inside Lux U! Get great Catholic content for women, find community, and become the leader you were made to be. Sign up here!Come to Italy with Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage! Who doesn't want that??You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Sep 2019

40 min 11 sec

Many voices in the Church are calling for a myriad of "options" as the answer to the darkness in our time. Amidst them all, Dr. Carrie Gress cuts to the chase with the idea of "The Marian Option" and why imitation of Mary is a timely but also timeless option. Leah and Carrie talk about Mary, "the patriarchy", feminism, and the idea of a spirit of Anti-Mary operating in the world. They then start talking about the beauty of "home" and the way that creating a home is actually a bolder move than one might think.You can learn more about Dr. Gress and her many amazing books at http://CarrieGress.com.Check out her Catholic home products at https://theologyofhome.com (including those delicious candles).Learn more about Mary and The Anti-Mary Exposed with Dr. Carrie Gress inside Lux U! Sign up here!Sign up to join Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage to Italy!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Sep 2019

56 min 7 sec

We hear so much about the great male figures of the Old Testament - Abraham, Jacob, Moses... but we don't often think about how much the women of the Old Testament had an impact! What irreplaceable parts did they play? What lessons do they learn? What lessons can they have to teach us about faith? How did they pave the way to Mary? Join us for a sneak peek into what Sarah shows us about the stories of Leah and Rachel and of Rahab.Leah and Sarah Christmyer talk about how relatable these women of scripture are, finding our own story in their stories, learning how to praise God, how to bless each other, and being sources of strength and encouragement for one another.You can learn more about Sarah Christmyer at ComeIntotheWord.com and find her book at Ave Maria Press or on Amazon!Don't miss out on Fall registration for Lux U!Sign up to join Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage to Italy!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Aug 2019

51 min 24 sec

Have you ever found yourself compulsively ruminating about the past? Or full of anxiety about the future? Sure you have. But the good news is, God desires freedom for you and there are real practical steps you can take towards that freedom!Leah talks with Dr. Greg Bottaro, PsyD, Executive Director and Founder of the Catholic Psych Institute, about what the Catholic faith has to offer us, particularly where it intersects with good mental, emotional, and psychological health. Fundamentally, we find out that it's all about connecting to a God who loves us as a good and caring Father.You can learn more about Dr. Greg's work and the Catholic Psych Institute at CatholicPsych.com, and his 8-week Introduction to Catholic Mindfulness course at Catholicmindfulness.comYou can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow. Help us create great content that you want to hear!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Aug 2019

54 min 4 sec

If getting out of $25,000 in debt in 7.5 months sounds like an impossible dream to you, we have good news! That's exactly what Amanda and Jonathan Teixeira did, and from that WalletWin.com was born. They share their embarrassing stories, but also tips and advice for saving money, getting out of debt, managing finances, and why transforming your relationship with money is even more important than you think.Register for the upcoming workshop from the Wallet Win Academy and learn how to "never worry about money again" (for free!)Don't miss out on Fall registration for Lux U!You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowSign up to join Leah and Fr. Michael O'Loughlin on pilgrimage to Italy!Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jul 2019

51 min 7 sec

In this deeply relatable episode with Sam Kelley, founder and president of FIERCE Athlete, we talk about sports culture, femininity, identity, and all the ways that sport can reveal the feminine genius (even for non-athletes!) and be a way to understand yourself and your faith more.Invite Sam to speak, and see more about what she is up to at FierceAthlete.orgYou can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/leahdarrowSupport the show (http://www.patreon.com/leahdarrow)

Jul 2019

42 min 44 sec