Do Something Beautiful

Do Something Beautiful
People are good. You might not think that if you listen to traditional news, but that’s a lie. Everyday heroes and saints live among us and my goal is to introduce them to you.We are inspired by the words of Mother Teresa, “Do something beautiful for

77: When Life Gave Jeannie Gaffigan Pears
Oct 7 • 64 min
Leah dives deep with the wise, insightful, thoughtful, (and obviously hilarious) Jeannie Gaffigan!
76: Leah Darrow on the 1GirlRevolution podcast
Sep 23 • 40 min
Leah Darrow was a guest on the 1GirlRevolution podcast!
75: The Marian Option (with Dr. Carrie Gress)
Sep 9 • 56 min
Dr. Carrie Gress introduces the concept of “The Marian Option” and why imitation of Mary is a timely but also timeless option
74: Becoming Women of the Word (with Sarah Christmyer)
Aug 26 • 51 min
Sarah Christmyer shares insights about the subtle but profound lessons in faith we see in the women of the Old Testament.
73: Integrating Faith and Psychology (with Dr. Greg Bottaro)
Aug 12 • 54 min
Have you ever found yourself compulsively ruminating about the past? Or full of anxiety about the future? Sure you have. But the good news is, God desires freedom for you and there are real practical steps you can take towards that freedom!L…
72: Gah, Finances! (with Wallet Win)
Jul 29 • 51 min
Amanda and Jonathan Teixeira from share helpful tips and practical advice for managing money! (And a free course!)
71: Living FIERCE with Sam Kelley
Jul 15 • 42 min
Sam Kelley talks about the intersection of sport, femininity, and faith.
70: Marriage: There’s No Blueprint (with Chris and Linda Padgett)
Jul 1 • 71 min
The ever-hilarious Chris and Linda Padgett bring their unique blend of sincerity and comedy to the topic of marriage.
69: Healing from an Eating Disorder
Jun 17 • 70 min
Caralyn shares her journey through an eating disorder and into freedom.
68: Dreaming Bigger with God (and Danielle Bean)
Jun 3 • 40 min
We spend an hour letting the message sink in that “we are enough”, and wondering what it would look like if we all lived from that knowledge.
67: Learning How to Be Human with Christopher West
May 27 • 58 min
Christopher West gives us a glimpse into the work he calls “an education in what it means to be human”.
66: Composer Brings Hope to Prisons
May 20 • 45 min
Eric Genuis, a world-renowned composer, discusses the connections between beauty, music, hope, and our common humanity.
65: When God Wrecks Your Romance
Mar 26 • 32 min
Amanda shares how God can wreck your plans and your romance.
64: How to Make a Priest Your BFF (Fr. Nathan Goebel)
Mar 1 • 70 min
I try to make Fr. Nathan Goebel my new BFF…
63: Disney Princesses: Drawing the Bigger Picture
Jan 14 • 41 min
You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: Garza is one AMAZING artist, who l…
62: Beyond LGBT
Jan 7 • 59 min
Anna Carter is one fabulous and brave soul! Her ministry work has helped those struggling with same-sex desires and helps the universal Church in how we can approach this pressing subject with love, compassion, and truth. In our conv…
61: The First Human to Mars will be a WOMAN
Dec 22, 2018 • 31 min
Alyssa Carson is set to be the first human to Mars.
60: Little Advent = BIG Results!
Dec 6, 2018 • 51 min
Advent Made Little but with a BIG impact
59: Lila Rose Goes To Battle
Nov 27, 2018 • 58 min
Lila Rose goes to battle again with the Pro Death culture
58: Hell Burns (and other thoughts from Sr. Helena Burns)
Nov 19, 2018 • 66 min
Sr. Helena Burns reveals how TOB saved her and renewed her vocation
57: Running Myself Together
Nov 12, 2018 • 55 min
Maria discusses her work in helping others with mental health struggles through Faith and running.
56: The Gift of Autism
Nov 5, 2018 • 51 min
We talk with Carolyn Svellinger about the beauty of raising children with special needs.
55: Nothing but Gratitude
Nov 1, 2018 • 32 min
We discuss with Josie Robinson the importance of gratitude and how to live a life of thanksgiving.
54: This Is Us (answering your questions)
Oct 9, 2018 • 59 min
Leah & Ricky answer YOUR questions and agree on only half of them.
53: This is Us –Leah & Ricky
Sep 24, 2018 • 71 min
This is the story of Ricky and Leah. How they met, fell in love and why dating is so hard!
52: What the Saints NEVER Said with Trent Horn
Jul 23, 2018 • 25 min
What the Saints Never Said
51: Helen Alvare
Jul 9, 2018 • 44 min
10 Questions for Helen Alvare
50: How to Fight the Inner Critic
Jun 25, 2018 • 48 min
It’s Okay To Start With You
49: FOLLOW. You know you wanna …
Jun 11, 2018 • 45 min
Katie Prejean McGrady challenges us to do the one thing that all Christians SHOULD do. Follow Jesus.
48: Matt Fradd –The Porn Talk You NEED to Hear
May 28, 2018 • 47 min
You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: Fradd does a lot of things. He is an …
47: The Man-Made Feminist: Destiny Herndon de la Rosa
May 21, 2018 • 44 min
What a man-made feminist looks like.
46: Abby Johnson
May 14, 2018 • 51 min
No one grows up wanting to work in the abortion industry
45: Happy Birthday Fulton J. Sheen
May 8, 2018 • 49 min
Today marks Fulton Sheen’s 123rd Birthday and Alexis has written the book on America’s first Emmy awarded, first Tele-Evangelist!
44: Sr. Bethany Madonna
Apr 30, 2018 • 61 min
You can support the Do Something Beautiful Podcast NOW on Patreon: did God make me to love? Why do women …
43: Walking with the Homeless - Christ in the City
Apr 24, 2018 • 61 min
They don’t just feed the homeless, they befriend the homeless – Christ in the City.
42: March for Life President, Jeanne Mancini
Apr 9, 2018 • 51 min
She’s the President of the March for Life. She’s a wife. A mother. And one amazingly strong woman facing the culture of death head on. Meet Jeanne Mancini.
41: The Dating Project Documentary
Apr 2, 2018 • 37 min
We chat with documentary film producer, Megan Harrington, about The Dating Project.
40: Dating Stories
Feb 14, 2018 • 114 min
Well known Catholic speakers share their funny and unforgettable dating moments.
39: “Don’t Call Me Gay. Call Me Catholic” - An Interview with Avera Maria Santo
Dec 30, 2017 • 63 min
Avera speaks on same-sex attraction and how it intersects with her Catholic faith
38: God, Country, Golf: Reflections of an Army Widow
Dec 18, 2017 • 66 min
An Army Widow Leans on Faith and Finds Freedom in Grief
37: How a Harvard Grad didn’t become an Atheist
Dec 14, 2017 • 51 min
How to Stay Catholic at Harvard
36: Prayer, Wine, Chocolate and a Journal? Yes. Oh Yes.
Dec 11, 2017 • 40 min
Amy loves to pray, eat chocolate and drink wine. Oh, and she’s also the author of the newest and best Catholic journal for girls.
35: How To Quit The Emotional Roller Coaster of Dating
Nov 21, 2017 • 59 min
Sarah helps you identify and eliminate the emoti-coaster out of relationships.
34: Human Trafficking, Jewelry and Rescue Missions
Nov 7, 2017 • 39 min
Jenny McGee, founder of the Starfish Project, is helping put an end to human trafficking in China.
33: The Other Side of Beauty
Oct 27, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode, I give you the FIRST listen to chapter one of my new book, The Other Side of Beauty.
32: Good Enough
Oct 23, 2017 • 8 min
Good enough is perfect.
31: Ethical Trade: Why It Matters
Oct 16, 2017 • 34 min
Buy better. Buy less. Be happy with what you have. #EthicalTrade
30: On Fire: Life Lessons from a Burn Victim Survivor
Oct 9, 2017 • 40 min
John O’Leary lives and teaches us to live an inspired life.
29: ProLife Africa vs. Melinda Gates
Sep 25, 2017 • 63 min
Obianuju Ekeocha is taking on Melinda Gates and her quest to sterilize African women through contraception. Obianuju (Uju) tackles the terms and topics of ideological colonization, world population day/control, and birth control as “basic human righ…
28: Ditching the Catch-Up Game
Sep 11, 2017 • 69 min
Ditching the Catch-Up Game of Life
27: A Forever Kind Of Love: Jackie & Bobby Angel
Aug 29, 2017 • 69 min
The Angels Speak
26: Clarity on Tough Social Issues
Aug 21, 2017 • 44 min
Finding Clarity on Tough Social Issues Today
25: Mark Hart unplugged
Aug 7, 2017 • 50 min
All Things Mark Hart
24: Nun and Nunner
Jul 24, 2017 • 42 min
Nonstop Nun Fun
23: Is There Faith in Fashion?
Jul 10, 2017 • 46 min
God and Fashion
22: Kristin Brokaw: Theology Teacher & Rapper
Jun 26, 2017 • 51 min
Spoken Word Poetry
21: Sharing Faith on a College Campus
Jun 12, 2017 • 43 min
FOCUS missionaries
20: Violent Crime Survivor: Rosario Rodriguez
Jun 5, 2017 • 79 min
Forgiveness after Tragedies
19: Planned Parenthood’s Worst Nightmare
May 29, 2017 • 33 min
Her Mom calls her, Autumn, but the Pro Life movement calls her a modern day Joan of Arc. Autumn is 16 years old, passionately prolife, and not afraid to challenge the culture of death. Students for Life organization called her, “Planned Parenthood’s…
18: Fr. Mike Schmitz is back for Round 2!
May 8, 2017 • 61 min
More Fr. Mike Schmitz
17: Batman or Priest: A convo with Fr Mike Schmitz
Apr 30, 2017 • 35 min
He definitely chose the better profession
16: Don’t Just Vacation, Be a Pilgrim!
Apr 23, 2017 • 34 min
Thinking about taking a pilgrimage?
15: How to Start-Up an Orphanage
Apr 17, 2017 • 40 min
Helping Orphan Children in Haiti
14: From Hollywood to Haiti
Apr 17, 2017 • 35 min
We are called to the poor.
13: I Choose The Sky: How a California Girl is changing hearts
Apr 10, 2017 • 42 min
Emily Wilson taking the world by storm
12: Losing 100 lbs. with the help of Jesus!
Apr 3, 2017 • 38 min
Lauren using her faith to inspire her weight loss journey
11: Dating Detox: How to wash that man/woman right outta ya hair
Mar 27, 2017 • 35 min
Lisa Cotter brings her wisdom and tell-it-like-it-is advice on how to approach a “Dating Detox” … and she even wrote a book on it. You can get the first 3 chapters for FREE by going to but for now just sit back and listen to …
10: The Voice of ProLife Africa: Obianuju Ekeocha
Mar 20, 2017 • 45 min
One little prayer back in 2011 led Obianuju Ekeocha to become the voice for Africa pro-life issues. Obianuju Ekeocha (aka Uju) is the founder and president of Culture of Life Africa. She advises members of African Parliament, UN Delegates, and the V…
9: Press On! The Beauty of Perseverance
Jan 23, 2017 • 14 min
Deadlines, duties, chores, to-do lists. This is a quick, to-the-point podcast on WHY persevering in the daily to-do’s will help us later. Season 1, Episode 9
8: The Beauty of Surrendering
Jan 2, 2017 • 39 min
Being friends with a nun is always fun, especially when it’s Sr. Miriam James. We talk about the beauty of surrendering. Sr. Miriam shares how to encounter a daily surrender to Christ and to be loved as we are. Season 1, Episode 8
7: The Beauty of Empty
Dec 22, 2016 • 40 min
How empty are you? Father O’Loughlin and I talk about the beauty of being empty so that God can enter. Season 1, Episode 7
6: Oh, Motherhood
Dec 5, 2016 • 41 min
Jackie Francois Angel is my cohost and we are talking motherhood, prayer life, and what you do when your child pees in Church. Season 1, Episode 6
5: What the Friendship?!
Nov 25, 2016 • 29 min
Margaritas and Balloon hats. That’s the beginning of how Sarah Kroger and I became friends. In this episode, we talk about how to actually be a good friend and it’s many challenges. Sarah and I talk about jealousy, competition, and all the stupid cr…
4: No Hair, Don’t Care
Nov 1, 2016 • 27 min
I interview Maggie Kim, who lost all of hair during her last pregnancy. She’s honest and brave in sharing how losing her hair helped her embrace true beauty. Season 1, Episode 4
3: The Closet Challenge
Sep 30, 2016 • 18 min
Does the thought of finding something to wear create stress for you? Check out #TheClosetChallenge! Sarah Kroger is my cohost and the co-creator of the official “Closet Challenge”. Sarah is a talented, authentic singer/songwriter and worship leader….
2: Mother Teresa’s Canonization
Sep 28, 2016 • 32 min
Fr. Michael O’Loughlin is the cohost and the topic is Mother Teresa, her life, legacy and the canonization in Rome, Italy. Please excuse the sound of wine glasses and Italian chatter, as we recorded this episode while in Rome at a cafe. Season 1, Ep…
1: Do Something Beautiful
Sep 15, 2016 • 8 min
Welcome to chaotic inspiration! This intro episode gives you a quick idea of what you’ll hear and why in the world I’ve started a podcast called ‘Do Something Beautiful’. Season 1, Episode 1