Happiness in Progress

Danielle Craig

An Emmy-award winning journalist hosts Happiness in Progress. You'll hear from some incredibly inspiring people and get motivation each episode to better your life and find your own happiness.

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'Tis the holiday season - for some of us, that means not only pumpkin pie and gratitude, but also dealing with difficult family members. My guest today, is Stephanie Essenfeld. She has practiced family psychology and therapy for the last eight years.  Her goal is to provide helpful tools for effective communication, empathy, boundaries, decision making and many more — many of these we talk about today. You can find Stephanie on Instagram at Therapy Untangled. This episode will offer you real tangible tools you can use this Thanksgiving and throughout December as you deal with family members, but also in your daily life. We talk about: - How to set boundaries with your family members - Determine what your needs are - How to check your expectations. - Specific difficult family dynamics including parents and adult children, dealing with in-laws and sibling rivalries - Being on the receiving end of someone setting boundaries. How to deal with it when your spouse says they are struggling with your parents or what to do when your a parent whose adult child says they need boundaries. CONNECT WITH STEPHANIE: Instagram Therapy Untangled Facebook CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Nov 23

38 min 33 sec

"To one degree or another we're going to disagree with everyone to some extent - even the closest people to us - we're not going to agree with them on 100% of everything because they're a different person. Being able to tolerate those kinds of differences, different points of view and disagreements while still keeping up some level of connection is a really useful life skill." - Edward "Ted" Brodkin "It would be a beautiful world... Even just a little bit of movement in this area can have really dramatic impact on your own life and ideally, if it can have an impact on your relationships one on one, it can over time have impact on a more community level - and ideally on a more systems level." - Ashley Pallathra  We are so lucky to get to talk to Edward Brodkin and Ashley Pallathra - the leading experts on human connection and authors of Missing Each Other: How to Cultivate Meaningful Connections. Edward - or Ted as he goes by - is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry. He is the Founder and Director of the Adult Autism Spectrum Program at Penn Medicine. Ashley is a Clinical Researcher and Therapist. She is the author of several published research articles and a book chapter in the fields of autism research, social neuroscience and social-emotional functioning in youth. Today we talk about: human connection … and why it’s so important…  How to connect with someone you fundamentally disagree with… and navigating conflict. We also talk about the four components of atunement… and how to practice these in your own lives for stronger connections  Buy Missing Each Other CONNECT WITH ASHLEY: Twitter Facebook Instagram CONNECT WITH EDWARD: Instagram Twitter CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Oct 27

32 min 44 sec

*This episode was recorded live on social media* "It's not petty if it protects your mental health." - Danielle Craig In this episode, Danielle talks about how to protect your mental health by creating a social media feed that makes you feel good.  She explains how your feed is a byproduct of your activity because the algorithm will give you more of what you spend the most time on. If you spend a lot of time reading and commenting on posts that are talking negatively about you or your lifestyle - you will get more content with that very same content. If you feel triggered by accounts promoting diets when you have struggled with disordered eating - you can unfollow them. If you are brought back to a trauma every time a family name's post appears on your feed - you can mute their account. Check out this episode for more tips, why this is important and get your permission to do start taking action.

Oct 22

20 min 14 sec

"You don't have to know how it's going to work, but you do have to hold onto the idea that you can do both." - Courtney Dashe "If you support your friends, you show love and kindness - that will come back to you. The people who are not capable of that - they’ll keep on walking and that’s okay." - Morgan Leigh Garner   The duo that makes up Hadley Park, Courtney Dashe and Morgan Leigh Garner, came on the Happiness in Progress podcast to share their journey in music and motherhood.   The Nashville singers/songwriters have been featured on the Netflix production, “The Ranch,” Spotify’s “Wild Country” and “New Music Nashville” playlists, Sirius XM’s “The Highway,” the Country Network, and CMT.com.   They are also the podcast hosts of "Chasing Dreams & Raising Babies" which they launched with the release of their music project called "Time's a Thief."   In this episode, Danielle talks with Courtney and Morgan about how Hadley Park was formed. Plus,  The life-saving grace of female friendships Challenges of what they like to say chasing dreams and raising babies How to make time for your dreams as a mother The making of their song 'Times a Thief' and much more CONNECT WITH HADLEY PARK:   Website   Instagram Facebook   Listen to Hadley Park's Music   CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Oct 19

31 min 16 sec

*This is a live recording of Happiness in Progress on Facebook and Instagram*   Danielle tackles the question - should I always be grateful? In this episode, Danielle talks about the importance of not "Shoulding on yourself" and when you can move into gratitude if you're not feeling grateful.   CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Sep 24

11 min 59 sec

If you are looking for a jam-packed episode with tangible tools on living a happier life - this is for you! Michelle Wax is the founder of American Happiness Project. It's a movement across 50 states focused on creating more joy. In 2019, Michelle took off in her Jeep and interviewed 500+ self-described happy people in all 50 states. Her goal was to learn how people achieve internal happiness, regardless of external circumstances. She made the documentary American Happiness along the way. Today we talked about: - Michelle’s experience traveling the country interviewing people about happiness - How to build resilience - How to using stress to your advantage - How our minds are hardwired for the negative and how to re-map that MENTIONED IN EPISODE: How to Make Stress Your Friend CONNECT WITH MICHELLE: Watch American Happiness Website Instagram Facebook CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Sep 7

25 min 6 sec

"Are you living your dream? Are you living society’s dream? Are you still evolving and stretching or have you become stagnant based upon the fact that 'Hey, I’ve arrived'?" - Teneshia Jackson Warner If your dreams have been put on the back burner during this pandemic - this episode is for you. Teneshia Jackson Warner is the founder and CEO of one of the country’s most successful multicultural marketing and communications firms, EGAMI Group. She’s creator of The Dream Project, which inspired her to write her book, The Big Stretch: 90 Days to Expand Your Dreams, Crush Your Goals and Create Your Own Success.  The book is is a soul-searching, life-transforming, 12-week boot camp that reveals how to get from where you are to where you dream to be – in life and in business. In this episode we talk about where our dreams stand during this pandemic How to relight the fire our our dreams How the biggest thief of an extraordinary life is a great lif How comparisons impacts our dreams CONNECT WITH TENESHIA: Get Teneshia's 90 day roadmap Buy The Big Stretch Website Facebook Instagram CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Aug 24

32 min 25 sec

"Worthiness is a birth right. We have to remember it’s not based on how many things we’ve achieved. It’s not based on outer validation. It actually doesn’t even matter how much outer validation you have." - Cristi Christensen Cristi Christensen is a global empowerment coach and author of the brand new book, Chakra Rituals: Awakening the Wild Woman Within. She’s the creator of Soul Fire, a unique style of yoga that incorporates dance, meditation and mudra practices, and the co-founder of the Asia based Kirana Yoga School and US based Deep Exhale, a transformational experience merging breath, music & movement. She has taught in 20 countries around the globe to tens of thousands of women. Her new book out today, Chakra Rituals offers a seven-week program to guide readers through the ancient science of Chakras in an easy and accessible way to enliven and empower the reader.  In this conversation, Danielle and Cristi talk about: What the seven chakras are How we have become disconnected with our bodies How to come home to our bodies  How she was able to use this practice when the pandemic began and she lost her livelihood CONNECT WITH CRISTI: Buy Chakra Rituals: Awakening the Wild Woman Within Instagram Website CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Aug 17

32 min 24 sec

"We are a performance based society. We measure things in likes, salary, time, duration, looks, followers - we judge everything, we measure everything. What I like to remind people is that meditation is not a performance based activity." - Rebecca Pacheco Rebecca is the author of the brand new book out today Still Life: The Myths and Magic of Mindful Living. She is also the author of Do Your Om Thing, which was named one of the “top ten yoga and meditation books every yogi needs” by Yoga Journal. Previously, she founded and wrote the popular blog Om Gal. She’s the creator of the Runner’s World Yoga Center as well as videos for Women’s Health. She frequently contributes to the Boston Globe. In today's episode, we talk about her brand new book Still Life. Plus,  - what meditation does for your life - how to stop judging your thoughts and how to observe them instead - how you won't lose your edge with a meditation practice - and so much more CONNECT WITH REBECCA: Buy Still Life: The Myths and Magic of Mindful Living Instagram Facebook Website CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Aug 3

30 min 15 sec

"Therapists still go to therapy, doctors still see a doctor, professionals still have to get professional help. It doesn’t make you an imposter, it makes you experienced." - Taylor Arco Taylor Arco is a certified life coach and future marriage and family therapist who specializes in mindset coaching. She has helped dozens of women stop their negative self talk, create lasting healthy habits, and find success in their careers.  Today we talk about: - How to have a holistic view of your own wellness - How to cultivate a positive mindset- The power of journaling and how it can help you create a happier and more grateful life CONNECT WITH TAYLOR: Freebies Library Schedule a Connection Call 30 Days of Journaling Prompts Instagram Website CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.  

Jun 30

28 min 21 sec

"It is sacred to go and sit with someone in their pain, not try to fix it, not try to change it, but just be there and try to understand." - Charlie Bird  Charlie Bird was Cosmo the Cougar at Brigham Young University from 2016-2018. He is an LBGTQ advocate and is involved with nonprofit organizations across Utah and nationwide. He is the author of the bestselling memoir, Without the Mask and the host of the podcast "Questions from the Closet."   This episode will empower you to lead with your heart in conversations that you may not understand to support those in the LGBTQ community.   In this conversation, Charlie and Danielle talk about the LGBTQ youth suicide rate, how creating safe spaces can be the difference between life and death and how Charlie's family created that for him when he came out.   We also talk about: - How you can create that safe space - How being gay and religious can co-exist - How Charlie initially had a lot of shame around being gay and how that has turned into true pride by accepting himself   CONNECT WITH CHARLIE:   Buy Without the Mask   Instagram   Questions from the Closet podcast   CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.  

Jun 22

26 min 40 sec

*This episode was recorded live on Instagram and Facebook* In this episode of Happiness in Progress, Danielle Craig talks about three questions to ask yourself before making a big decision. She used these same questions when making the decision to leave news to start a podcast in 2017. She will also tell you a pro of the pros and cons list and why your decisions aren't the last decisions you'll make. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.  

Jun 18

24 min 31 sec

"She’s been the one to say go after your dreams. What you pour into your children, they turn back and pour it into you as well." - Lisa Lee Arneaud Today you get to hear from Award-winning TV Broadcaster & Reporter, Lisa Lee Arneaud. She is the Host of ‘Taste the Islands’, streaming on Amazon Prime TV, the host of 'School Duel' and was featured as Miami's Top 40 under 40 Leaders of Tomorrow in Legacy Magazine.  Most recently she launched The LA | PR FIRM. While she has done all of these amazing things with her career - today we focus on another title - motherhood.  Lisa Lee is the mother of three. In this episode she talks about how she truly enjoys her children, how she's built strong, trusting bonds with them and why she lets them have their own social media accounts. We also talk about what it was like growing up as a first generation American and how she chooses diversity for her children. CONNECT WITH LISA LEE: Website Facebook Instagram CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.    

Jun 15

33 min 45 sec

"It takes our community to see our potential on the inside." - Kr!sten Chr!sty Today you will hear from the 2018 AFI Air Force Spouse of the year, a 2019 Top 30 Women Military Influencer, and a 2020 Remarkable Woman finalist. Kristen Christy is a Master Resilience Trainer and resilience expert. She is the co-founder of the non-profit National Veterans Vocational Village Foundation, the co-creator of the 9-8-8 suicide prevention lifeline number, and creator of National Resilience Day. In today's episode Kristen shares her deeply personal story of losing her first husband to suicide and the ripple effect it had on her two young sons. She shares a voicemail from one of her sons that he left on the night he attempted suicide. She says this voicemail has saved lives. We also talk about how community can reach people in the depths of despair, what she does to make sure people are seen everywhere she goes and how you can add daily routines to help others. NATIONAL SUICIDE LIFELINE: 800-273-8255 CONNECT WITH CHRISTY: Instagram Facebook Twitter CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Jun 8

46 min 22 sec

"Listen to [the pull of something more]. If you push it away and tamp it down, you might not feel the pull. It might go away. You might become so immune to the pull of it and pushing it down that you don't feel it anymore. But I think recognizing it, feeling it and listening to it and not being afraid to go toward it... that is where the adventure is." - Camille Andros Camille is a children's book author and a mother of six. Her newest book, The Boy and the Sea is out today!  She felt the pull of something more as her youngest child turned one. In this conversation, Camille talks about what it was like to jump into the world of children's book publishing - even though it was not part of her original plan. In this conversation you'll hear: - what it was like for Camille to walk down the path of the unknown. - how to hear and lean into the pull of something more - how to move confidently forward  - learning to sit with the 'not knowing' - and much more Sign up for the Boy and the Sea launch party Buy the Boy and the Sea CONNECT WITH CAMILLE: Website Instagram Twitter CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

May 11

31 min 4 sec

"If shame feeds off of loneliness and convincing you that you’re the only one - and that’s taken away - then shame gets taken away. In place of shame comes acceptance, power and the ability to move forward through what it is you’re going through." - Ashley LeMieux Today you will get to hear from Ashley Lemieux. She is the founder and CEO of The Shine Project. Her brand new book, I Am Here, is out today! Her company, The Shine Project, is an online community for women that helps them find support, resources, motivation, and encouragement to triumph over the challenges in their lives. In this conversation, Danielle and Ashley talk about I Am Here and her painful experience of losing her two children in a contested adoption and then the loss of her rainbow baby and almost her own life. In this conversation you will also hear about: - Feeling alone because of shame - How to break open the shame to learn that you’re not alone - Ashley's experience with sepsis the week COVID shut hospitals down - The five questions she asks herself everyday - How pain is not part of your identity  CONNECT WITH ASHLEY: Buy I Am Here Instagram CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

May 4

36 min 8 sec

"To work out of shame and to begin to untangle all the messiness that shame is in someone’s life - for me, what I found, is that I need to SPEAK.  I need to use my words." - Kelli Evans Kelli Evans is a Eating Recovery Center Alum and Recovery Ambassador Council Member. Kelli shares her recovery journey from anorexia, bulimia, alcoholism, anxiety, major depressive disorder, and C-PTSD.  Kelli speaks at community outreach events and to healthcare providers at UC Medical School. In sharing her story Kelli wants people to believe recovery is possible at any age! Kelli also writes about her eating disorder and recovery journey at Redemptive Recovery. In this episode, Danielle and Kelli talk about how shame was at the core of her battle with an eating disorder. Plus, how she was ultimately able to walk out of shame and find her worth, what she's learned about herself through recovery and the stigma that comes with being in your 40s with an eating disorder. Eating Recovery Center CONNECT WITH KELLI: Redemptive Recovery Blog Facebook You Deserve Recovery - at any age! CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Apr 27

37 min 34 sec

"Time is the most important thing in life. It’s not money, its not prestige. It’s not all these other things. Without time, there really is nothing." - Novell Loh In this episode, you'll meet professional ballroom dancer, Novell Loh. Several years ago, Novell lost her mom. In the coming months, she had her own medical scare.  She found herself asking the question, "If I die today, what would I regret?" The question led her on a path out of corporate America and a high-paying job to be a professional dancer in New York City. Novell has since created a business to help people build wealth with Money Boss Co. In this episode Danielle and Novell talk about: - what deep questions Novell started to ask herself about life - what she realized life was about when she was close to losing her own life - what it was like following her passion - the challenges that have come up in following her dream to dance - advice on following your heart CONNECT WITH NOVELL: Instagram Money Boss Co. Instagram Money Boss Co. Facebook CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Apr 20

30 min 27 sec

"When we let people judge us, we start to realize their judgements are not as heavy as we thought. They don't make that big of a difference on our lives. They're not as scary. They don't change us. They don't make us any less valuable or cool or fun or whatever it is we want to be. Their judgements are on them - and they always will be." - Danielle Craig In this episode, Danielle hones in on one of the skills she has a lot of experience in - confidence. Danielle shares that she gained a lot of confidence out of practicing it everyday live on the morning news.  She also shares five tips that can help you develop more confidence in yourself. In this episode, you'll learn how to practice confidence, why setting your ego aside will make the difference in your confidence and a small thing you can do today to start becoming more confident. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Apr 16

27 min 32 sec

"We are creatures of habit. Habits don't care if they're good or bad, if they're helping or hurting. If we have bad habits they're going to continue." - Will Moore Today you are going to meet Will Moore. He is a serial entrepreneur, speaker, life coach and happiness expert. Will is the owner of Moore Momentum. His goal is to teach people how to hold themselves accountable and take the necessary action to replace their "failure habits" with "success habits." Danielle and Will talk about a lot in this episode including how to get back to your "success habits" you may have lost during the pandemic, how to start small, how to edge out the "failure habits" when they've been engrained for decades and much more. Prefer video? Watch here! BOOKS MENTIONED: How to Win Friends & Influence People Atomic Habits CONNECT WITH WILL: Website Instagram Facebook Take Will's Core Evaluation Quiz CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Apr 13

34 min 6 sec

"Our brains are being rewired to feel disappointed when we look in an unfiltered mirror" - Danielle Craig In this episode, Danielle Craig takes a look at how using social media filters on apps like Instagram and Snapchat are impacting our brains.  Danielle describes how social media filters can be a double-edged sword. They can impact the mental health of the person posting the image and the person looking at it. Articles & Research Mentioned: Body Dysmorphic Disorder Filtered Photos & Our Memories Is Spending All Day on Zoom Killing Your Confidence? Khloe Kardashian's Photo "Scandal" Psychological Impact of Social Media  #StatusOfMind Campaign Does Social Media Cause Depression? CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Apr 9

20 min 14 sec

"You don’t have to join a non-profit or become a monk to have a purpose. That’s a lie we’ve been told about success by very powerful institutions so we could be cogs in their wheel... Everyone has a purpose. Everyone." - Mory Fontanez Mory Fontanez is an Executive Purpose Coach and the CEO/founder of 822 Group. After a successful career in corporate America, Mory realized many leaders were leading without a purpose. Instead, they were operating out of fear and scarcity.  Now she teaches leaders how to align with their purpose to bring more connection, empathy and social good into the equation. In this conversation we talk about how to find your purpose, what happens when we operate outside of our purpose and why so many people are unintentionally inauthentic.  You'll also hear: - how you can be authentic to yourself - how to listen to your intuition - how to create boundaries to allow people to feel uncomfortable without taking it on ourselves - so much more! CONNECT WITH MORY:  822 Group Website Instagram LinkedIn CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Apr 6

31 min 36 sec

"Trauma is not a one and done." - Bonnie VanDusen In this powerful episode about love, you'll hear from Bonnie VanDusen. She is a child abuse survivor who has risen from her trauma to fight for other children experiencing trauma. She does that through foster care. She is the founder of the Geronimo Founder, a mother and speaker. You will hear about how she survived physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her father. She explains how she was able to stay strong, what she has learned about trauma and how the definition of love has changed. She also describes how the bio-parents of many of the foster children she takes in are dealing with their own trauma. Hear how she sees herself and her dad in these parents - and what she does to help them. CONNECT WITH BONNIE: Website Facebook Instagram CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.  

Mar 30

32 min 32 sec

"Make sure your routines are for you and they’re not built upon someone else’s life." -Ashley Brown Today you get to hear from Ashley Brown, the creator and owner of Routine and Things. She's also the host of the Routine and Things Podcast. Ashley strongly believes routines are a form of wellness and can be a beautiful springboard for improving your home, yourself, and your life. In this episode of Happiness in Progress, Danielle and Ashley talk about how to create a routine, how routines helped bring Ashley out of a depression and how to be a good steward of your time. Ashley also talks about how if you try to copy someone else's routines, but they don't fit for your life - they won't be effective. That and much more in this episode. CONNECT WITH ASHLEY: Website Instagram The Routine and Things Podcast Take the Routine and Things Assessment CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Mar 23

29 min 2 sec

"I wish we didn’t have to go through [horrible, hard things] and we could be like I know what I want and wouldn’t need to have this huge horrible experience to be reminded of it." - Stefanie Grassley Today's guest is a survivor. Stefanie Grassley was living the dream after purchasing a beautiful Italian castle with her husband. Within the first year of owners, she was involved in a horrific explosion that caught her on fire.  In today's episode, she will share what was going on in her mind when this happened. She shares with Danielle, what some of the hardest parts of recovery were and where she has found strength in the darkest days.  We also talk about the last Facebook post she posted before her accident - about how she was grateful for hard experiences. She explains what she thinks about that today. Of course, a castle event venue has struggled during the global shutdown. Feel free to support them as they've switched gears to sell organic goods from their beautiful property. The link is below. CONNECTING WITH STEFANIE:  Website Buy Olive Oil, Honey and Hemp Beer straight from the castle  Instagram Facebook CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Mar 19

29 min 9 sec

"Every time you diet, every time you try to fake out hunger, every time you fake out fullness - that’s a trust disrupter." - Evelyn Tribole This episode is for all of you who need to work on healing your relationship with food and your body. Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CERD-S is an award winning registered dietitian, co-creator of Intuitive Eating and best selling author with a nutrition counseling practice in Newport Beach, California. Today, Evelyn's new book, Intuitive Eating for Every Day: 365 Practices and Inspirations to Rediscover the Pleasures of Eating hits bookshelves.  Evelyn has been seen on CNN, The Atlantic and The New York Times. In this episode we talk about what exactly intuitive eating is and how to get started. Plus: - how diet culture is impacting us - how mental health is just as important as physical health - how to walk away from ideas like "I can't trust my own body" and feeling guilt because of eating something CONNECT WITH EVELYN: Buy Evelyn's new book: Intuitive Eating for Every Day Check out Evelyn's past books: Intuitive Eating (A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach) The Intuitive Eating Workbook Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works Website Instagram Facebook CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Mar 16

36 min 42 sec

We have now made it through one full year of the pandemic. In this episode, Danielle talks about five skills we've been forced to grow and learn throughout the past year. Danielle talks about how we've become stronger in the face of loss. How we've learned and practiced empathy and perspective. Plus, what we've learned about relationships and our own power within. EPISODES MENTIONED: Thriving in Uncertainty feat. Michelle Pierson Young Growth During Uncertainty feat. Sam Jones What to do When Life Feels Out of Control CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Mar 11

20 min 18 sec

"Every time we have a thought and we welcome it with acceptance and openness rather than judgment - we are practicing self care." - Dr. Catherine Schmidt Today you are going to hear from Dr. Catherine Schmidt. She is a licensed clinical psychologist based in San Francisco, California. Within her private practice she specializes in helping women alleviate anxiety, improve their relationships and cultivate fulfilling, balanced lives.  In this conversation you will learn tangible tips you can use in your daily life to deal with anxiety. That includes everything from scheduling worry time to pausing for anxiety.  Plus: - How (and why) anxiety shows up in the body - What to do with negative self talk - How self love can help with your anxiety  CONNECT WITH DR. SCHMIDT: Relief from Anxiety Program Website Instagram CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Mar 5

31 min 12 sec

“It has to be a balance of radical honesty with ourselves and also speaking the truth in love.” - Lindsay McPhail In this episode of Happiness in Progress, the founders of Outsider Coffee join Danielle Craig to talk about building a business together, facing big risks and growing as a couple. C.J. and Lindsay McPhail have been married for more than 20 years. They're the parents of four boys. In the past nine years, they have written several books, launched an outreach called Fight Night, a retreat series called STRIKE and a unique coffee drive thru experience called Outsider. In this episode, you'll hear about - What taking big risks have taught the McPhails - How building business together have impacted their relationship - How to deal with your partner pointing out weaknesses - How risk and love go hand in hand - and much more CONNECT WITH C.J. AND LINDSAY: Website Instagram Facebook Facebook Group CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Feb 12

31 min 45 sec

It's the week of love so Danielle is sharing three ways she has been able to have a successful relationship within her marriage.  Successful relationships are made up of several elements including the basic building blocks of trust and mutual respect. In this episode, Danielle will focus on three things that have made a difference in her 16 year relationship with her husband. Check out this episode for some tips on how to fight right, how appreciating your partner can make all of the difference and John Gottman's research on supporting a healthy sex life. Links mentioned: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Improve Communication in your Relationship, feat. Elizabeth Earnshaw Feeling the Love in Your Relationship John Gottman's Steps for a Healthy Sex Life CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.  

Feb 9

17 min 38 sec

"The universe is calling on you to break the cycle of intergenerational trauma that didn’t even start with you." - Dr. Nima Rahmany In this fascinating episode, Danielle Craig talks with Dr. Nima Rahmany about the root cause of stress and where stress originates. Dr. Rahmany believes it is the result of intergenerational trauma. Danielle asks about dealing with stressful situations within a situation like the pandemic. You have to hear what Dr. Rahmany says about that as he explains yes, even the pandemic is bringing up stress tied to intergenerational traumas. Dr. Rahmany is a Chiropractor turned 'Edutainer.' He is the creator of The Overview Method (TM) and The Trigger Proof Show. He has helped countless people who are stuck in toxic relationships, career limbo and emotional trauma. In this episode you'll hear about: - Intergenerational Trauma - How to break the cycle  - How to become trigger proof - The difference between someone dealing with a stressful situation who has addressed intergenerational trauma nd someone who has not - and much more Resources Mentioned: Man's Search for Meaning CONNECT WITH DR. RAHMANY: Website Facebook Instagram Youtube CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Feb 5

39 min 52 sec

The newest data shows moms are more stressed out than ever before and it's taking a mental toll. Research out of Canada shows more than 40% of new moms are dealing with depression symptoms. That's compared to 15% before the pandemic. Anxiety symptoms have increased in new moms more than 40%. That's why Danielle Craig offers this podcast episode about dealing with mom burnout and motherhood fatigue. In this episode, Danielle will offer five ways to fight the mama burnout when you're in the middle of overwhelm. Learn about how to enjoy the moment with your kids, what to do when you just can't enjoy the moment and how to redefine what 'self care' means for you. This episode also features advice from those of you who weighed in on social media. Links mentioned: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Find 5 Minutes for Yourself Canadian Study Jennifer Borget episode: Cherishing Motherhood and Life Shanna Malone episode: Teaching Kids Emotional Regulation at Home CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Feb 2

22 min 57 sec

Health and metabolism aren't always related, Angelo Poli explains in this episode of Happiness in Progress. In this episode, Danielle Craig talks with globally recognized fitness and nutrition expert, Angelo Poli. He's the founder of MetPro. He's been featured in Men's Health, The Huffington Post, TedX, Sports Illustrated and many more publications. Angelo talks about what the metabolism is, how it works, how we can play a role in its function and why men seem to always lose weight faster than women. You'll also learn how the metabolism adapts to keep us alive and how a healthy lifestyle isn't always related to a fast metabolism. CONNECT WITH ANGELO: MetPro Website Instagram Twitter CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Jan 29

34 min 58 sec

It has become popular in recent years to create a 'word of the year.' It can include anything from 'perseverance' to 'clarity' and 'gratitude.' In this episode, Danielle Craig will discuss three different ways you can make sure your 'word of the year' becomes an intentional part of your life. She will discuss making sure you see your word often, defining your word and prompts to include it in your journaling practice.  While making a 'word of the year' is great - if we don't revisit it throughout the year, it will likely not make the impact we originally had hoped.  These ideas will help you make sure your year is intentional. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Jan 26

14 min 39 sec

"I am my own solution." - Ryan Haddon In this powerful episode about dealing with triggers and connecting with your subconscious, you will hear from Ryan Haddon. She is a certified life and spiritual coach, hypnotherapist and meditation teacher. Ryan does private workshops and is the in-house Life Coach at Kourtney Kardashian's website Poosh. Ryan worked for Good Morning America, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Extra! and Court TV before working at a film production company.  While living in Hollywood, Ryan realized she had been looking for happiness in all the wrong places. On her path of healing, she sought out mentors, healers, spiritualists and a tribe of people to learn and grow alongside. In this conversation, you will hear about how Ryan has a different approach to triggers. How she says they can be gifts and what we can learn fro them. You'll also learn: - how your solution is already within you - what self hypnosis is and how to put it into practice - why bringing the subconscious into the conscious matters - how to recognize unconscious beliefs about yourself and the world Resources mentioned:  Ryan's Self Hypnosis Guide CAA Relaxation Hypnosis The Power of Your Subconscious Mind CONNECT WITH RYAN: Website Instagram Facebook CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Buy the HIP Habits Workbook Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Jan 22

30 min 10 sec

Today we are ringing in a big milestone - 150 episodes of Happiness in Progress! In today's episode, Danielle Craig will look back at five lessons from five of her guests over the last three years. This episode is packed with meaningful thoughts about life, how we view ourselves and others and our soul's journey. You'll also hear about how a woman who lost her daughter in the Sandy Hook shooting was able to forgive the shooter. Plus, how we will all experience loss throughout our lives. You'll hear clips from the following episodes. To hear more, just click! #124 Ending Suffering During a Crisis feat. Preethaji #02 Healing After Sandy Hook feat. Alissa Parker #114 A Place for Grief & Joy feat. Treva Kuyper Runyan  #79 Spiritual Transformation feat. David Ghiyam #145 The Money Mindset You Need feat. Latasha Kinnard Buy the HIP Habits Workbook CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Jan 19

28 min 39 sec

"Every pound I lost felt like a pound of baggage from the abuse I let go." - Lydia Bordo When we see the before and afters online - they're impressive! When we dig a little deeper - it's even more impressive! Today, you're going to hear from Lydia Bordo. She's a Peloton obsessed mom and wife. She's also a domestic violence survivor. She was recently on the Today Show to talk about her weight loss journey. She lost more than 30 pounds in the last year.  In this conversation, Danielle and Lydia talk about not only the physical change, but what occurred internally. Plus: - how Lydia used goals to get through 2020 and to face trauma as a domestic violence survivor - how she has continued to show up for herself and her online community - why she chooses a positive mindset - and what to do if you'd like to adopt a better mindset and better eating habits Buy the HIP Habits Workbook CONNECT WITH LYDIA: Instagram Peloton LB Name: lydiabordo  CONNECT WITH DANIELLE: Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Jan 14

34 min 12 sec

"It’s not that we have too many goals - it’s that we have a lack of grace to go along with them." - Danielle Craig 2020 was a year that delivered disappointment after disappointment. Goals have apparently became a victim of the disappointments.  But Danielle says the fear of disappointment shouldn't keep us from setting goals. In this episode, she discusses how to add grace to your goals with three easy ways to measure growth. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.

Jan 12

16 min 7 sec

“You don’t have to change the world - change your world.” - Sam Jones Today you're going to hear from Life Coach, Sam Jones. Sam has worked with more than 300 clients (from everyday professionals to celebrities). Sam helps people facing challenges of having no direction in life, comparisons and not organizing their lives for happiness. This episode is the perfect one to start the year out with.  Sam and Danielle talk about how to navigate uncertainty, setting goals, how to deal with the voice in your head and learning versus action. There's that and a lot more. Buy the HIP Habits workbook here CONNECT WITH SAM:  Life Coaching Website Instagram CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.  

Jan 7

31 min 17 sec

"We are so plan-oriented so we don’t allow serendipity to happen. We are in such a rush, rush mentality... I know there’s going to be chance encounters and I am setting my mind up for that. Through allowing time, I can allow space for that." - Dr. Chad Thatcher Start your new year out with an intention to have more serendipity in your life. Dr. Chad Thatcher came on the Happiness in Progress podcast with Danielle Craig to talk about how to maximize serendipity. Dr. Thatcher is a professor at SOU’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership department. His passion centers around exploration and helping others discover their inner explorer. Dr. Thatcher helped design and implement the Master of Outdoor Adventure and Expedition Leadership degree at SOU. In this conversation, you'll hear about what you can do to prepare your mind for serendipitous moments. You'll also learn why you need grit and tenacity for serendipity.  Plus: - what exploring and serendipity have in common - the first steps to be ready for more serendipity - what a sagacious mindset is and how to develop it - how seizing the moment and being present allow you to find serendipity  CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here.  

Dec 2020

34 min 8 sec

"I want to create generational wealth for my family. That’s the biggest gift I could give them." - Latasha Kinnard Today you will hear from Latasha Kinnard. She is the CEO of Godeste where she helps her clients maximize their income and effectively build for the future. She is the #1 Amazon bestselling author of 20-Something & Rich.  In this conversation, Tasha and Danielle talk about staying out of debt during the holidays, redeeming your holiday budget and how to change your mindset around money. Plus: - A powerful exercise to begin with as you examine your mindset - What lack mentality can do to you - How to get out of a cycle that doesn't allow you to gain wealth CONNECT WITH TASHA Website Personalized Wealth Plan Buy Tasha's Budget Planner Free Budget Template Youtube Instagram Twitter CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube. 

Dec 2020

36 min 23 sec

"Sometimes the best you can do is accept that you cannot accept. It can be too much if you've just come through something or you're still in something to say 'well I need to accept this and move on' - that's not going to happen." - Katherine Ingram, M.A. This holiday season comes at the tail end of a year full of grief - whether that's the loss of a person, the loss of a job, home, comfort and the life we knew before. That's why I wanted to have Katherine Ingram (a.k.a Grief Girl) on the podcast. Katherine is a life transitions coach, counselor, speaker and award-winning author of Washing the Bones: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Transformation and Grief Girl's Guide: How to Grieve, Why You Should and What's In It for You. In this episode, we talk about: - tangible tools on dealing with loss and grief - why it's okay to not accept what's happening - expectations for the holidays - handling losses - what a loss is Buy Grief Girls' Guide: How to Grieve, Why You Should and What's In it for You CONNECT WITH KATHERINE: Website Facebook Instagram CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube. 

Nov 2020

36 min 15 sec

"Leadership starts with yourself. It starts with leading yourself and when you are leading yourself other people are naturally attracted to you and it gives you the opportunity to influence others and have leadership roles." - Kathleen Ries-Jubenville Kathleen Ries-Jubenville is a Certified High-Performance Coach who educates her clients on proven, successful business strategies. She helps them implement the systems they need to create a thriving business that supports the lifestyle of their dreams! Today, she shares with Danielle Craig about the high-performance leadership skills that help us not just succeed, but thrive, in our careers, relationships and well-being. You'll hear: - How to Start Developing a Leadership Mindset - How to get past fear - How to take action - And much, much more. Resources Mentioned: High Performance Habits Hinds Feet on High Places CONNECT WITH KATHLEEN: Website Get Kathleen's Free E-Book 'Grow a Pair of Antlers' Take the 5 day Freedom Challenge CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube. 

Nov 2020

32 min 36 sec

This Election season is a high-stress season - with emotions and tensions running high. It's hard to come together - when we are constantly debating online and shouting over one another. In this episode, Danielle Craig walks through three things you can do to have a conversation with someone you disagree with.  EPISODES MENTIONED: If you need exit strategies for your conversation - listen to this episode: Setting Boundaries Around Politics feat. Cassandra Rowe  If you need to have a boundaries talk - listen to this episode: Dealing with Difficult Family feat. Stephanie Essenfeld CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube. 

Nov 2020

13 min 29 sec

Want to improve your well-being? It can be as easy as writing a thank you note! Listen to this quick HIPHabits episode for what needs to be included in that note to make a difference, how it impacts depression symptoms and happiness and what researchers found! CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube. 

Nov 2020

2 min 8 sec

"Setting boundaries feels different but it should feel different because you’re protecting yourself." - Cassandra Rowe This November, between a highly emotionally-charged Election Day and Thanksgiving, might be a tough one when it comes to navigating relationships. That's why Danielle wanted to have The Boundaries Therapist on the podcast to help equip us with tools. Cassandra Rowe is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and LPC Clinical Supervisor (LPC-S). She has worked as a Student Support Counselor (Crisis Counselor) and is the owner of Epiphany Counseling Services, LLC. In this conversation, Danielle and Cassandra talk about setting boundaries around politics and at the Thanksgiving dinner table.  You'll also hear: - how to determine your own boundaries - what to do on Election Day and in the following weeks to protect yourself - how to give yourself time to process CONNECT WITH CASSANDRA Website Facebook Instagram CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube. 

Nov 2020

32 min 36 sec

In this short 2-minute bonus episode - learn a simple tool to letting go of control on Election Day.  Anxiety and stress can occur when we are holding tightly onto our desired outcome. Unfortunately, the only control we have over the outcome on Election Day is our vote. Aside from volunteer work or getting involved in politics in the future. Today, you have done all you can do. Check out this quick episode on how to let go of today's outcome.  HIP Habits are the Happiness in Progress short 3-minute or less bonus episodes to learn tangible habits to make your life a little better. Make sure to subscribe for a bonus episode every Monday. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube. 

Nov 2020

2 min 20 sec

"Rarely was I focused on the quality rather than the quantity because I was trying to make the most people happy, trying to say 'yes' to as many things as possible - over extending myself, over extending my family. My poor family didn’t get the best of me. They got the last little chopped up slivers that were left over. By allowing myself to focus on those few things - the quality for sure is much better." - Alana Dawson Alana Dawson is a growth podcast coach and the host of The Podcasting Party Podcast. She is a military spouse, mama to two daughters & one French Bulldog. Danielle loved talking with Alana - she says she laughed, cried and felt inspired. In this conversation Danielle and Alana talk about the medical emergency Alana had that forced her to change her life. You'll also hear: - How the Not To Do list was born - How exactly it works & how you can set one up yourself - How it helps prioritizing your life - Reduces the mental load - And what life looks like when your drop the overwhelm for focused priorites  Mentioned in this Episode:  Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert CONNECT WITH ALANA: Instagram Facebook Website Listen to The Podcasting Party CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube.   

Oct 2020

26 min 50 sec

"The more you judge, the more you compare. The more you compare, the more you judge. It goes and goes - and if we do this we will find that we are constantly assessing other people and how we fall in relation to them." - Danielle Craig For many people, comparison is a tricky game. We spend hours scrolling our social media feeds comparing our homes, partners and even our children. Danielle has talked about how comparison steals joy and tricks to stop, but today she is talking about an underlying cause of comparison - judgement. In this episode, you'll learn how judgement is negatively impacting the way we feel about ourselves. You'll also learn: - What to do when you start to judge someone - How forgiveness can help you see people in a new light - Why it's important to understand everyone has their own circumstances, tools and traumas Resources Mentioned: Alissa Parker's episode More episodes on comparison: Comparing Real Life to Highlight Reels Comparison is the Thief of Joy CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube.   

Oct 2020

16 min 13 sec

In today's Happiness in Progress Habit, Danielle Craig will tell you about the number one trick she uses to falling asleep with a busy mind. Danielle started using this trick when she was in the early days of her news career, working overnights. CONNECT WITH DANIELLE Facebook Instagram Twitter Website This podcast is brought to you by the Mail Tribune. Check out more Mail Tribune podcasts here. Support Happiness in Progress on Patreon. Want video? Subscribe on Youtube. 

Oct 2020

1 min 18 sec