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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. 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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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.

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/theblackmancan

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 http://dareeallen.com/loving-men-raising-boys/ 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.

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/where-you-belong

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.
 
Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/own-best-friend/
 
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.

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/start-small-live-big

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.

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/relating-well-true-connection/

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!

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/finding-your-amazing

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)

Show Notes -  http://dareeallen.com/saying-no

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.
 
Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/personal-mission-statement
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 (www.TheDailyMigraine.com) 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!
 
Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/not-just-a-headache/
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

 

Show Notes -  http://dareeallen.com/rude-people-civility/

Mar 28, 2017

Have you ever felt like you wanted to accomplish something but talked yourself out of it with thoughts of, "You're too old," or "It's too late"?

Well, it's never too late to follow your dreams.  Just ask Lauri Mackey, who has accomplished a LIST of things after turning 40, including racing mountain bikes and getting her GED in a class full of Hispanic teenagers that she had nothing else in common with!

Listen as she shares her tips on embracing your station in life-- where you are right now!

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/find-your-happy-middle/

Mar 21, 2017
Living everyday life brings its own challenges whether it's related to school, work, our personal lives and family issues. All of this causes us to sometimes really need to go inward and be quiet and release that stress. Yogi entrepreneur, health coach and host of the Balancing Act podcast, Teliah Gienger says that our success in any venture or area of life, begins with a healthy mindset.
 
Download and listen to this show to learn how to:
  • Reframe your stress (it's not all bad)
  • Listen to your body while it's talking (instead of waiting until it screams)
  • Look at challenges as an opportunity to grow

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/best-stress-reliever

Mar 14, 2017

You can heal your own chronic anxiety and panic attacks naturally, without medication. Gina Ryan, a Nutritionist, Holistic Life & Anxiety Coach, knows this because she's done it.

 

Gina lives in Hawaii but admits that all of her days haven't been paradise. Listen to this show to hear her discuss:

  • Why you MUST label your issue
  • How mindful breathing and meditation help patch the places where you are leaking energy
  • Why a high fat low carb diet can be helpful tool in calming our body and reducing panic attacks
  • How to find activities to release stress

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/panic-room/

Mar 7, 2017

We're getting REALLY PERSONAL in this week's episode!

Words like penis and vagina are not dirty words; they refer to parts of the human anatomy, which we use for practical and personal purposes. So when it comes to these personal body parts, why are we afraid to talk about them with our partner, with our doctor, or admit to ourselves what “those” and other parts mean for our sexual pleasure?

In this podcast episode, Dawn Serra from the Sex Gets Real podcast and I discuss the ways that communication and introspective questions can help us find out explore more about what is pleasing to us, and how to get permission to explore more pleasure from our bodies, and how to ask our partners to explore more with us.

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/explore-more-sex/

Feb 21, 2017

Britany Felix, host of the Living Unconventionally podcast, has been married to her college sweetheart for 10 years and together, they have endured difficult times, but still have found ways to let those difficulties only strengthen their bond. In this episode she shares what she's learned from the ups and downs of love with her one and only, both before and after marriage.

In this podcast we discuss:

  • What to do when your friend has feelings for the one you're in love with
  • How to decide whether to commit to a long-distance relationship
  • Communicating with your partner during financial hardships
  • Getting along with each other despite opposite personality types

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/cultivating-lasting-love/

Feb 14, 2017

As an athlete, you know that if you put the work in, something better will happen.  That applies to love too.


Daniel Packard, Trainer of Love Athletes says that you can have more love if you want and are willing to work on yourself. The biggest issue is often related to self-worth. Daniel explains how to move from being a love amateur to a love athlete, and how to understand your true worthiness factor (it may not be the same as the "I am worthy" or other mantras made popular in culture).
 
Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/you-are-worthy/
Feb 7, 2017

Do you have too much stuff? Are you addicted to shopping (Amazon anyone)?
 
I decided to peer behind the veil of minimalism, which Lori Rochino, Declutter Coach describes as the concept of living with less stuff in order to enjoy more, and living more intentionally with the people who matter most. It's a way to counteract the overwhelm people feel with consumerism and digital overload.
 
Listen to this podcast to learn why:
  • you can't let go of things
  • you always want more things but don't feel satisfied once you get them
  • what to do about it!
 
Show Notes -http://dareeallen.com/minimalism-pareto-principle/
 
 
 
Feb 7, 2017

Do you have too much stuff? Are you addicted to shopping (Amazon anyone)?
 
I decided to peer behind the veil of minimalism, which Lori Rochino, Declutter Coach describes as the concept of living with less stuff in order to enjoy more, and living more intentionally with the people who matter most. It's a way to counteract the overwhelm people feel with consumerism and digital overload.
 
Listen to this podcast to learn why:
  • you can't let go of things
  • you always want more things but don't feel satisfied once you get them
  • what to do about it!
 
Show Notes -http://dareeallen.com/minimalism-pareto-principle/
 
 
 
Jan 31, 2017
Does "living below your means" mean that you can't have fun, eat good, travel, or look fab?

Nope!

Personal finance expert and podcaster Michelle Jackson knows how to be frugal in a way that still allows you to live fab! In this podcast, she shares her creative and practical tips and tricks to make your pennies squeak and how to parlay your skills into a digital side hustle that scales up nicely over time.

Don't just pinch your pennies... make them squeak!
 
Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/make-your-pennies-squeak/
Jan 10, 2017
Are you afraid to speak up for yourself (or someone else) because you might be judged, belittled or punished?
 
TEDx speaker, radio host and award-winning author Jennifer S. Wilkov was wrongly accused of a crime, convicted and served time at Rikers Island before the charges were dropped and she was exonerated. She says:
 
"Many of us have lost our abilities to truly connect, truly be known, and be heard. It concerns me that our society has allowed these voices inside us to be silenced. It’s time for each of us to speak up so we can truly live the lives we have imagined."

 

Download and listen to Jennifer's story so you can learn how to move past the fear and speak up anyway!

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/speak-up-remain-fabulous/

Jan 3, 2017

Who would you be if you had no doubts holding you back? Discover how to challenge your negative thoughts and build each day for success, and learn how to tap into the version of you with insane levels of conviction who can do ANYTHING.

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/who-will-you-be/

 

 

Dec 20, 2016

Living a life of peace is hard to come by, but doable. In this episode, I'll share 5 things to consider when someone tries you, goes there, or attempts to get on your LAST nerve.

 

Show Notes: http://dareeallen.com/its-not-worth-it/

Dec 6, 2016

Maintain your peace and goodwill toward others during this holiday season and throughout the year by avoiding these 6 behaviors will destroy your peace.

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/hold-your-peace/

Nov 22, 2016

Just like Oprah, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, you can learn to rely on #intuition to achieve more of what you want in all areas of your life.  May McCarthy shares 7 simple daily steps to help you to achieve your goals (and make New Year's resolutions stick).

 

Show Notes - http://dareeallen.com/choosing-words-well-gratitude/

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