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 with insight. 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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Jan 16, 2018
Lu Uhrich, Certified Eating Psychology Coach, helps women to find food freedom and practice body love, guiding her clients to overcome struggles with yo-yo dieting, food restriction, binge eating, loss of periods, shame, body hate. We talked about:
  • What chronic dieting does to your mind and body, and how to become a "free" eater (2:45)
  • How to "make like a tree": the analogy of a tree to reframe your relationship with food and your body (10:04)
  • How to make peace with your body and food (19:00)
  • Ideas for health goals that have nothing to do with dieting or weight loss (33:06)
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Jan 9, 2018

Ereena George is a Moms Health Educator and Child Advocate, supporting moms in becoming healthy and whole so they can raise productive children. She explains how clean eating and juicing helped her conquer a poor diagnosis, and how you can begin a healthier journey this year with your diet.

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Jan 2, 2018

Rebecca Scritchfield helps people make peace with food. She is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, certified exercise physiologist, author of the book "Body Kindness," and host of the Body Kindness podcast. She joined me on the Kickin' it with Daree podcast to discuss how beauty ideals counteract body kindness, how medical society gives us unrealistic ideals to evaluate health, avoiding "choice traps," and her new Spiral Up Club.

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Nov 21, 2017

Mike Domitrz, Founder of The Date Safe Project talks with me about building a culture of consent and respect when it comes to the way we treat each other in everyday relationships, including:

  • Why you should never tell your child to hug or kiss someone goodbye

  • The correct response to a survivor of sexual assault who confides in you

  • How assuming gender roles gets us in trouble

  • Modeling a culture of consent and respect in your own life

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Nov 7, 2017
Women are expected to meet demands and fulfill responsibilities in the professional world and at home. With professional and family obligations, talented, competent women often lock themselves into a "trap" of responsibilities and obligations with little to no time to pursue their talents or passions. As women strive to please their superiors, significant others and co-workers, they find themselves falling behind on the things that matter most. Thus, they fall into "The Strong Woman Trap." 
Author and Coach Sasha Mobley suggests that women practice certain methods to have the lives they want and the respect they deserve. In this podcast, she explains the "The Strong Woman Trap," the ways to escape from it, the secret to empowerment, and discovering the support that was there all along. 
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Oct 31, 2017

No one wants to set themselves up for premature aging or sickness. But, as healing arts practitioner, intuitive energy healer and author Marie Knoetig explains, there are many decisions we make without thinking that can lead us to grow old or keep ourselves in poor health. She discusses how to be a self-advocate for your health care and understand the infinite possibilities of health and healing that lie within you.

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Oct 17, 2017
Cornelius Simon is a motivational speaker, life success coach, and corporate trainer in San Diego.  In this podcast, he explains how exercising self-discipline can result in creating positive new habits, boosting your productivity, and increasing your self-confidence.
We discuss:
  • Discover how to conqueror procrastination and overcome anxiety
  • Learn how to better manage distractions and interruptions
  • Gain more confidence in completing tasks and accomplishing goals


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Oct 10, 2017
After her husband's sudden suicide, Kristi Hugstad had to not only deal with her grief in a healthy way, but also find a way to move on and live a happy life once again.
Now as a certified Grief Recovery Specialist, her work has helped countless people through the most difficult times in their lives. Through her work, she hopes to help people who have experienced tragic events to gain a new perspective and renew their lives.  We discussed:
  • Recognizing depression and mental illness (15:35)
  • Asking the question, "Are you OK?" (20:51)
  • The problems with the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, about teen suicide (23:04)
  • The stigma of crying in front of people (28:40)
  • The time it takes to grieve and the "get over it" sentiment (31:44)
  • The stages of grief myth (33:24)
  • What Kristi wishes she had known while her husband was still alive (35:19)


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Sep 19, 2017
Stephanie knows firsthand the shame, isolation and secrecy of growing up with and living with an alcoholic. Just before Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, Stephanie McAuliffe’s world was turned upside down when her husband entered rehab for alcoholism. A resident of the Jersey Shore, she was living "a storm within a storm." 
Stephanie now helps women free themselves of the madness of living with an alcoholic; to finding hope, peace, and joy. She believes there should be no shame in giving a voice to our stories and is an example that in voicing them we can finally break free. 
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Sep 5, 2017

Pascale Recher is a multi-passionate solopreneur, an advocate of self-care in business, lover of routines, apps, and all things helping the medicine go down. When she’s not on a film set doing hair and make-up, she’s a tech & business facilitator, and the host of the Right-Brain Geek podcast. In this episode she discusses how to become more resilient, exercise self-care and her new, free 5-day Ease and Flow challenge.


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Aug 29, 2017

Nathalie Botros – the "Bon-Vivant Girl" – is a certified health coach and psychotherapist who teaches women how to lose weight and feel great without sacrificing their appetite and love for life. In this episode, she shows us a way to get to your happy place without suffering, trying desperate measures to lose weight, or avoiding social events.


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Aug 28, 2017
Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who educates and empowers women about their reproductive health. She is on a mission to reduce unintended pregnancies and the spread of STDs in the world by changing the way mothers talk to their children about growing up, having sex, and staying safe.
Robin founded The HPV Education Project to raise awareness about the virus, new advances in HPV testing and holistic methods of promoting cervical health. She has been teaching natural birth control methods for over 25 years, and is passionate about making sure every young woman grows up knowing and understanding her body and cycle. 
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Jul 12, 2017

It's been a great Season 2! We will resume with Season 3 in mid-August.


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Jun 27, 2017

Friendship Coach, Speaker and Author Pamela Naidoo teamed up with some of the world’s leading scientists and research scholars to explore friendships, and specifically, study the dynamics of platonic male-female friendships. In her new book, Just Friends - The Ultimate Girl's Guide to Male Friendships, she gives secrets on how to make long lasting, fun, meaningful friendships with men, including whether men and women can ever really be just friends, the psychology of the friend zone, and "friends with benefits."

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Jun 20, 2017
Brandon Frame is a servant leader who has applied his passion for business and education towards the goal of creating concrete avenues for youth to develop into positive and upstanding men and women. His organization, TheBlackManCan, Inc. is an oasis of resources for both African American and global communities. In just 7 years, the organization has gained an international following and endeavors to change and promote a positive narrative of black lives. Comprised of a network of over 200 MENtors to uplift, educate, and inspire young men of color, they have impacted 3,500 young men and counting.

Listen to learn how you can help The Black Man Can support boys and men of color, and specific ways that women can build up men, too.


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Jun 13, 2017
Dr. Joe Martin is The Professional Man Builder. He's the founder of Real Men Connect, a multi-media men's movement where we mobilize, mentor, and multiply the efforts of men who desire to be better husbands, fathers, and spiritual leaders at home, on the job, and in the community.  In this episode, in honor of Father's Day, we tackle what it means to be a real man, the biggest challenges facing men today, what women need to know about men in relationships, and what single moms need to know about raising boys.
Download and listen at to hear our discussion about:
  • The definition of a real man vs. a male 
  • Why males fail to mature 
  • What women really need to know about the men they're in relationships with 
  • What single moms should do when they are raising boys 
Jun 6, 2017

Melody Warnick, author of This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live discusses place attachment, being neighborly, why Americans move so much, and what it takes to feel rooted in a town or city. If you are unhappy in your current city or thinking of a new place to live, this episode will help you with the psychology of the geographic cure”--the idea that a new place will change your life and make you a happier person or improve your status, and give you things to think about when considering how to get involved and fall in love with your community so it will feel more like the place where you belong.


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May 30, 2017
If your best friend comes to you about a hard time they are having with something, your first response would be caring and compassionate. The advice you give in your language is most likely realistic and practical, but generous.
Do you treat yourself the same way? What do you say to yourself when you mess up? Are you your OWN best friend?
Dr. Kristina Hallett is a board-certified specialist in clinical psychology, professor, life coach, and author of the best-seller, "Own Best Friend." She explains how learning to let go of self-doubt and negative internal messages can help you become your own best friend, using her 8-step EMPOWERS process.
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May 23, 2017

Starting a goal in small steps can help lower the resistance that keeps us from getting started and building momentum. That's just one of many nuggets that Life Strategist and author Betsy Pake drops in this week's episode.


The idea of "Go Big or Go Home" just doesn't work, and leaves us feeling less than and unhappy. Instead, Betsy shares her "Start Small to Live Big" philosophy, and her CHASE system, to help you accomplish new goals, get motivated & begin to live happier, more joyful lives.


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May 16, 2017

Many of us appreciate the conveniences of smart phones and other technology, we can often get so comfortable with it that we fall into what Stephanie Michele calls "fast-food" relating-- Likes, etc. or quick texts instead of real communication.  Some try to use social media to take short-cuts into building relationships.

Stephanie Michele is a Certified Behavioral Analyst and Founder of “No Text or Next.” She promotes improving relationship skills and facilitates communication exercises in our mainstream “device, media and app addicted” society, and promotes the value of maintaining long term relationships. She promotes an exploration of grace, empathy and curiosity as means to course correct ineffective relational habits while increasing experiences of meaningful connection.


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May 9, 2017

Meiyoko Taylor visits the podcast this week to help you find your "amazing" and tap into your hidden potential.

Most people are one step from transforming their life and it is his mission to provide them with the tools to find their AMAZING!

Listen to Meiyoko as he shares:

  • What "your amazing" is, or could be
  • What a lot of self-help/personal development books lack
  • Why you must have your own personal vision and mission
  • What to do if something in your life does not work for you anymore
  • What a "habitude" is and how your habitude is the key to success and improving your life

        and much more!

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May 2, 2017

Mark and Laura Tong were on the show last March, talking about ways to live without regrets, and now they're back to discuss the new book, The Life-Changing Power of No!, where they discuss healthy and respectful ways to assert your boundaries in various situations.

The Tongs discuss:

  • What makes it so hard to say No to people when they ask you for help? (4:55)
  • Examples of ways you can say no without being disrespectful or feeling guilty (7:57)
  • The benefits of saying No (15:22)

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Apr 25, 2017
A personal mission statement is the most powerful tool you can develop in your life. By identifying your single motivating purpose and incorporating it into your philosophy, you will have the tools to achieve happiness and success on a daily basis. Coach and prolific author Michal Stawicki drops in to share how creating a personal mission statement changed his life.
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Apr 11, 2017
After suffering with more than 9,000 migraines over 28 years, Lisa Jacobson recognized the need for a community. She is the founder of The Daily Migraine ( and inventor of the Migraine Hat. Today, there are 37 million migraine sufferers in the U.S. alone, and she has become an advocate for them. If you've ever suffered with a migraine, need tips for relief and prevention, or just curious, then download, listen and learn all you can from this episode!
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Apr 4, 2017
This episode is a PSA for the clueless, those who lack social skills, and is dedicated to everyone who wishes that common sense really was common.
Author, civility and social skills trainer Rosalinda Randall weighs in some offensive scenarios we encounter, and what to do about them, including:
  • When someone can't remember your name
  • Talking on cell phones in  public
  • Kids who are left unattended in public, or misbehave in public playgrounds (mistreating others)
  • People sitting next to, behind or in front of you on an airplane who act like you're not sitting there
  • People who ask you for things on social media before making a real connection
  • Handling surprise tags/group adds, debates and “unfriending” on social media
  • Addressing questions about your personal life
  • Comments made when you're grieving or going through an illness


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