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Kickin' It with Daree

On the Kickin' It with Daree podcast, we talk about the things that matter to me, and the things that matter to you in the world of lifestyle, culture, coaching, personal development, personal growth, sprinkled with a little faith and lot of fun. Get practical resources and real advice that will inspire you to improve relationships, develop yourself, and handle everyday situations and stressors better than ever. Each episode provides food for thought, tips and strategies you can implement to foster your personal growth and development, and live your life with more fulfillment.
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Aug 16, 2016
Do you have a hard time staying positive or looking at the bright side of things? In this episode, whether we're dealing with our own crazy world or the pessimistic views of the world around us, life and business coach Nicole Greer shows us how we can be more optimistic and learn how to S.H.I.N.E. on in spite of it all.
 
Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/shine-nicole-greer/
May 31, 2016
Society tells us we need a bigger house, a nicer car or a new relationship in order to be happy. But having more things doesn’t equate with happiness.  Learning how to get back to YOU and what makes you happy means removing things and people in your life who are unnecessary and serve no good purpose.
 
Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/getting-your-happy-back/
May 10, 2016
Kerry Washington is famous for not discussing the personal details of her life--including the marriage to her current husband, and her following pregnancies.
 
Imagine my surprise when I received strange texts after announcing my private wedding ceremony and changing my relationship status on Facebook.
 
In a world of TMI, it's ok to keep your private life private and not invite input on your major life decisions. You are not obligated to solicit them or share your personal business with the world. 
May 3, 2016

Sometimes a friendship or romantic relationship shifts gears or ends abruptly when one person stops communicating. So what are the "rules" to go ghost? What do you do when you don't want to talk to someone anymore and they want to spend time with you? How do you handle it when you grow apart from a former friend? Changing schedules or priorities or levels of interest shift and things can feel awkward whether you are the one being ghosted or the one doing the ghosting.

 

http://dareeallen.com/ghoster

Apr 29, 2016
Sometimes we have to face things and make decisions that are hard-- and even put them off because of the negative emotions that ensue. But if we ignore the situations involved, nothing will improve.
 
http://dareeallen.com/whats-right-not-whats-easy/
Mar 29, 2016

We're on Spring Break this week and next! See you back in mid-April for all-new episodes. Catch up on past episodes at DareeAllen.com.

Mar 22, 2016

Do you feel guilty saying no, so you say yes to everyone who asks, even though you feel stretched past your capacity? Do you always try to help everyone but can't find folks to help you when you are in need? If so, you should just stop helping everyone.

 

Show Notes -  http://dareeallen.com/stop-helping-everyone/

Mar 15, 2016

Everyone has a voice and wants to be heard-- so why is it so hard for us to just LISTEN? In this episode, Daree talks about why it's hard to focus on listening, how to get better at listening to others, and how to get people to listen when YOU want to be heard.

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/just-listen

Mar 8, 2016

Too many people are busy making a living and neglect to make a life.  In this episode, Daree reads a snippet from an article by Valorie Burton and discusses why we our lives are so busy, what the word busy really means, and how we can get "un-busy" to restore joy in our lives.

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/lets-get-un-busy/

Mar 1, 2016

Have you ever wished that you could go back and change the past? Do you live with regrets that weigh you down with guilt and shame? My guests Mark and Laura Tong from PositivelyHappy.Me wrote an article about 21 ways to cast away the pain of regret that keeps you stuck in the “what ifs” of your past decisions and mistakes.

 

In This Episode…

  • How regret can teach you lessons
  • Why you shouldn’t judge a decision/mistake based on its outcome
  • Ways to move forward from regrets

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/stop-regretting-your-life-laura-mark-tong/

Feb 23, 2016
Have you ever tried online dating with a global focus? In this show, dating specialist Anita Covic of AnastasiaDate.com and AsianDate.com talks about her international dating sites, why you shouldn't be ashamed to look for love online, and tips for creating a successful dating profile.
 
Show Notes -
 
http:/dareeallen.com/onlinedating-international-anitacovic

Feb 16, 2016
Have you ever tried to talk to the opposite sex and felt like you were each speaking a different language? Why is it so hard to get through to them?
 
If you're frustrated in your romantic relationships, it may be because you don't understand how the opposite sex processes things in their brain. My guest in this podcast episode, psychologist and author Dr. Kathryn Foster, explains the differences in the brain structure of men and women, and the hormonal differences between the sexes that come out in our relationships.  Listen and download this episode to learn:
  • How evolution affects the differences between men and women
  • How childhood experiences shape our expectations of romance as adults
  • How to achieve more satisfying relationships

 

Show Notes at 

http://dareeallen.com/naked-truth-about-men-and-romance-kathryn-foster

Feb 9, 2016

Are you TRULY ready for a new relationship? Does your single status make you feel discontent or hopeless? Do you run from experiences that make you feel uncomfortable, just because it's different (not worse) than what you are used to? Have you ever tried to take shortcuts to connection and intimacy and failed?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then listen to Darren Pierre, Ph.D and I in this podcast episode where we discuss:

  • Ways you may be deceived about the role you play in relationships
  • Why finding “a good man” or a “good woman” is not your problem—nor your focus
  • How to examine the genesis of your relationships issues to get a revelation about what needs to change
  • Why new situations where you are treated well may make you feel so uncomfortable
  • How to move from awareness to analysis to action so that you can change your negative perspective on being single

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/genesis-to-revelation/

Feb 2, 2016

How do you blaze your own trail and choose your own path when it's not popular?

Taiia (Tee-Eye-Yah) Smart Young, Founder & Director of Content for Smart Girl Media went from shy girl to "Shine Girl," and in this episode she discusses her book, "Famous: Be the Star of Your Show" for teen girls. She explains to young and seasoned women how to find your own way in a world of attention-seekers and those afraid to let their light shine on their greatness.

 
Website: TaiiaSmartYoung.com
Twitter and Instagram: TaiiaSmartYoung
Email: BetheStarofYourShow@gmail.com

 

Show Notes: http://dareeallen.com/you-are-a-star-taiiasmartyoung/

Jan 26, 2016

Did you miss me? The hiatus was short but refreshing, and now I'm back with all new episodes! This first one of 2016 features NO GUESTS; instead the content still comes from others with my take on it--I call it "Read to Me, Ree!"

In this new Read to Me, Ree! series, I curate articles of interest and share enlightening passages that will make you think. In this episode, I'm reading excerpts from three articles by Sylvia High, Erykah Badu and Seth Godin. What a mix! They are challenging us to consider our false pretenses,the lack of life fulfillment, and whether the pursuit of your calling is a worthy task.

Dec 22, 2015

Thank you for supporting my first season of the Kickin' it with Daree podcast! I wish I could reach out to each and every one of you personally, but just know that I deeply appreciate your support. This "episode" is a quick personal message from me to you. In the meantime, enjoy the holidays with your loved ones, and catch up on the shows you've missed. See you in 2016!

 

Comments, topic suggestions and guests welcome at http://dareeallen.com/winter-hiatus-and-thank-you/ and all my social media sites (@DareeAllen).

 

Dec 15, 2015
No. It was probably one of the first words you learned to say, and had no problem doing so... but what about now? Have you lost your conviction in saying No to things and people who don't uplift you?
 
Did you know that "No" is a complete sentence?
 
People don’t always test your boundaries for selfish reasons. At some point, a pattern of behavior stops working for us and it makes us anxious or uncomfortable, and a new need arises to say “No” to things we have been saying “Yes” to for a long time.
 
In this episode of the Kickin' it with Daree podcast, therapist and life coach Latasha Matthews of IllumiNATION Counseling talks about her book The Dumping Ground and explains the need for setting boundaries when certain patterns of behavior stop working in our relationships, getting out of "the dump," and how YOU have the power to make choices and help set the rules of engagement for various types of relationships in your life.
 
 
Show Notes at http://dareeallen.com/dumpingground-latashamatthews
Dec 8, 2015

Are you the "back-pocket" girl? Do you have trouble telling others how you expect to be treated?

In this episode Samantha Gregory explains how she got to the point of saying "No More Crumbs!," wrote her book of the same name, and then shares her 10 Crucial Steps for Getting the Cake You Deserve, instead of settling for crumbs and crummy, toxic relationships.

Daree and Samantha discuss:

  • How to recognize and assess “crummy” relationships
  • How to establish standards in all of your relationships
  • 10 steps to getting treated better in your relationships

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/no-more-crumbs-samanthagregory/

Dec 1, 2015
Dr. Marlene Carson, Founder of Rahab’s Hideaway, is a survivor of human trafficking. In this episode, she describes how she was kidnapped at age 15 and forced into prostitution. She also dispels the common myths about human trafficking, including how common it is, where, when and to whom it can happen, and what to look for in order to combat it.
 

In This Episode…

  • Myths and truths about human trafficking
  • A survivor’s story and how she broke her 30-year silence
  • How you can help the victims

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/dispelling-myths-about-sex-trafficking-with-drmarlenecarson/

Nov 24, 2015
Do you ever get distracted with what others are doing with their business? Do you wish you could emulate their success? Does it seem to risky to make the kinds of changes that would push you to that next level? And what do you do when you don't know what to do next?
 
Melisa Alaba, Visionary Life Coach, Licensed Professional Counselor, Author and “Freedompreneur” shares her story of entrepreneurial success in the midst of personal failure, and how she is passing it on and teaching other women to rise up and elevate to the next level of financial freedom.
 
Show notes: http://dareeallen.com/elevate-me-with-melisa-alaba/
Nov 17, 2015

Our culture teaches us that as women, we must constantly sacrifice our wants or needs for others, and that thinking of doing anything special for yourself is selfish or unspiritual. Many women think their dream is just a dream and never take the step to make it a reality. In this episode with Talisa Beasley, we discuss:

  • Overcoming the blocks that stop you from pursuing your dreams
  • Recognizing and adjusting your priorities
  • Strategies to pursue your dream even if you are working for someone else

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/living-your-dreams-with-talisa/

Nov 10, 2015
Tarra Jackson, aka @Madam Money, is a nationally recognized economic empowerment speaker, syndicated financial blogger, and author of the acclaimed book "Financial Fornication" makes learning about personal finance easy and fun!  In this lively episode, Tarra and Daree explain how we commit “financial fornication” in our everyday lives, how to  recognize and interpret financial love languages in yourself and your partner, how to reframe and shift your mindset and attitude about money, and ways to counteract the temptation to envy the financial successes you see in social media.
 
Nov 3, 2015
In this episode, internet marketer, author and personal development coach Ty Cohen talks about being open to doing things differently, taking advantage of your choices with a success mindset, setting positive expectations, and making decisions about your future when you don't know the "HOW."
 
Show Notes: http://dareeallen.com/makeupyourmind-just1thing-tycohen/
Oct 27, 2015
We all have a story.  Do you tell people your story? If not, what's stopping you? 
 
“The Butterfly” Necole F. Turner journaled her way to writing a memoir called Reflections of the Butterfly: Affirmations for Empowerment. In this episode of Kickin' it with Daree, she explains how sharing her story helped her begin to accomplish her purpose, and how you can "build a better girlfriend." 
 
Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/your-story-journaling-to-purpose-with-the-butterfly-necole
Oct 20, 2015

Jonathan Wesley is a speaker, minister, social advocate and author. In this episode, Jonathan discusses his new book "You Said One Thing... God Said Differently: Silencing the Unauthorized Voices and Living your Authentic Life" and discusses how to hear God's voice, how to silence negative voices in our your head, what it means to be authentic, the pursuit of popularity, profit or purpose as it relates to your calling in life, and what your calling may cost you. 

 

Show Notes: http://dareeallen.com/your-calling-discern-voices-purpose-live-authentically-jwesley

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