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Real Parents, Real Teens, Real Life

Real Parents, Real Teens, Real Life

By Danelle Wasden
Danelle Wasden is a high school teacher, a life coach, and a mother of five children. Danelle spends her time helping others reach their potential. This podcast will feature help for parents and teens trying to manage real life. It's not easy, and sometimes a bit messy, but life is beautiful. Let this podcast bring wisdom into your life that will help you enjoy the journey. Come laugh with Danelle and cry a bit too.
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Real Parents, Real Teens, Real Life

44. Enough Stories of God's Love & Creation
This show has beautiful images along with stories about God's creation from the book, Enough Stories of God's Creation & Love.  These stories will bring laughter and tears. You will learn why you are enough and how you are simply amazing just as you are. To get a free copy of the ebook, click the following link. you can grab the paperback book from Amazon.
May 10, 2022
43. Finish Strong
Are you struggling to finish something you started or even the school year. Today I talk about some things you can do to help you finish strong and why it is so much better to finish strong. You will find that it can also be fun!  Schedule a free mini sessions with me to see if I can help your teen with anxiety, overwhelm, or just getting unstuck.
April 25, 2022
42. Light & Darkness HOPE
This episode is the first chapter from my book, "Enough Stories of God's Creation and Love."  In this episode, you will hear about one of my many adventures on a horse through the beautiful mountains of Star Valley, Wyoming.  You will also hear how there is hope in light and darkness.  Grab the free ebook here.
April 15, 2022
41. 3 Keys to Your Best Life
After several recent experience, I have found that it is extremely important to figure out how to live your best life. Listen in this week to learn the 3 keys that will help you live your best life. For more coaching go to
March 22, 2022
40. Perfection Equals Shame
Listen to this episode to hear how Danelle handled her shame this past week. You will learn how to get out of shame and why expecting perfection out of yourself usually leads to shame.
March 07, 2022
39. Pain is Part of Your Teen's Life
Today's episode was inspired by my own pain. I wanted to control my teen. I wanted to take away his pain. Listen in to see why loving verses controlling your teen is so much better. Learn about how to allow your teens to live their lives and provide guidance and love for them.
February 21, 2022
38. Motivation (Just Put On the Shoes) Yes, it is now February. Do you remember your goal you set at the New Year? Have you lost motivation to keep going? Have you lost motivation for life in general? It happens to me all the time. I am ready to take on the world, and then my motivation goes out the window, and all I want to do is sit on the couch and eat ice cream.   In this episode I am going to give you for tips to keep working toward your dreams and get your motivation back.
February 15, 2022
37. The #1 Strategy for Building Self-Confidence in Teens
Self-Confidence is the one of the best indicators of success. Check out todays episode for the #1 strategy for building self-confidence in teens. Also download the guide here.
February 07, 2022
36. 3 Reasons Your Teen Isn't Talking to You
This episode is for all my parents out there with teens. Isn't it crazy how it feels like teens kind of stop talking to us as parents. Today, I am going to give you 3 reasons why it feels that way.  Also, If you want to sign your teen up for my Self-Confidence Course, you can jump on my waiting list with the link below.
February 01, 2022
35. Why People Pretend
Listen today to help understand why people pretend to be something they are not. We are all humans, and it is totally understandable. Also, learn why it is best to be yourself, and why that is always the best choice.
January 24, 2022
34. How to Handle Any Emotion
Sometimes in life it feels like we cannot handle the emotions that our brains create for us. Listen to this episode to learn how to handle any emotion that comes your way.
January 17, 2022
33. What I learned from the Holocaust
This episode is a little more serious, but very powerful. I had the opportunity to read a book about the Holocaust with my high school sophomores, and it hit me with really hard this time. Check out this episode for what I learned that will change my life forever.
January 10, 2022
32. Post Holiday Slump
Do you ever end up in a post holiday slump? I sure do. This episode will explain why this slump happens and what you can do about it.
January 03, 2022
31. One Reason to Set Goals & How to Follow Through
It is that time of year when we all think that we should set goals. Some of us have set goals every year for our entire lives, and some of us have given up on setting goals because we never follow through. In today's episode, I share with you one reason that you should give setting goals a shot, and I also give you some strategies for following through.
December 29, 2021
30. Why are the Holiday's So Hard?
Shouldn't the holidays be the most wonderful time of the year? Sometimes they are not. Listen this week to learn why the holidays can sometimes be hard and learn some techniques that can help you enjoy the holidays more.
December 03, 2021
29. Connecting with Others
During the holidays we spend a lot more time at parties. We usually see more people than normal. Sometimes we feel like we are all alone even though we are surrounded by tons of people. In this episode, you will learn why we as humans have parties. You will learn about the number one reason you feel alone in a group of people, and you will learn 4 techniques that will help you connect more with people that you are with.
November 28, 2021
28. The Power of One
Sometimes in life we feel very insignificant, but as you listen to this podcast, you will see how the power of one can have an impact on other's lives. No matter who you are, you have an impact on others lives.
November 21, 2021
27. The Greatest Gift
I believe that if I could give everyone this one gift, the world would be better. Listen in today for the greatest gift and how you can actually receive this gift.
November 06, 2021
26. I'm Just Going to Run Away
Do you ever get frustrated with life? Do you want to run away from it all. It is completely normal. This episode will explain why it is ok to have these feelings and also tips on how to gain control over your thoughts and emotions again.
October 30, 2021
We are always looking for happiness. In this episode, you will learn 3 reasons why happiness isn't always the answer. You will find when you quit trying to be happy ALL the time, you will probably be happier more!
October 24, 2021
A Tool To Gain Control Over Your Life
Do you ever feel like your life is out of control? Do you feel like everything is just happening to you? I was there, until I discovered the most amazing tool from Brooke Castillo from the Life Coach School. She developed a tool that has changed my life forever, and I am so grateful. I have found power in my life and the ability to get whatever results that I want.
October 16, 2021
What to do with a Diagnosis
There is so much knowledge and research done in the world, and our society has the ability to help many of us. Most of us have been given a diagnosis at some point in our lives. I believe that there are ways to alway the knowledge of a diagnosis help us move forward in life, but sometimes they can be used to keep us stuck. Listen in to see how I like to look at a diagnosis.
October 10, 2021
Episode 21 Freedom From Hate
Today's episode will give you the reason why you will feel better when you give up on hate as well as some tips on how to give up the hate. It will help you become free to feel however you choose.
October 02, 2021
Episode 21 Why is Change so Hard?
Change always seems to throw a wrench into things and our brains create lots of good stories of about how tough the change is going to be. Pay attention to this episode and learn why embracing change is probably the best option.
September 25, 2021
Eating an Elephant (Solving for Overwhelm)
Listen to this episode to get helpful tips on how to handle overwhelm, stress, or anxiety. They are real emotions, but there are tools out there to help. See how Danelle has used these tools that she learned through life coaching that have helped her in her life. 
September 18, 2021
The Problem with People Pleasing
Are you trying to control others emotions with your actions. Check out this episode to help you understand what the problem is with people pleasing and why it never works.
September 10, 2021
How to Make the Right Decision
Doesn't it feel like some people always make the right decisions? In this episode I am going to teach you how to make your own right decisions. Some decisions seem so easy and simple while others do not, but you have the power to always make the right decision. Check out this episode to figure out how.
September 04, 2021
What If?
Does your mind ever spin about the future and all the "what ifs?" Mine sure does. I am going to teach you how to manage your mind around these what ifs with a couple simple examples. Listen in to calm your mind and keep yourself excited about the future.
August 28, 2021
Episode 16 Back to School Anxiety
It is that time of year again. We are all thinking about heading back to school. Some of us are very excited. Some of us are just a little bit nervous, and some of us are having tons of anxiety about it. Listen to this episode of Empower You Podcast for Teens to help get your mind in the right place so that you can feel better about this years upcoming adventures.
August 14, 2021
Episode 15 Pain
Have you ever wondered why there is so much pain in the world. Do you ever wonder why your loved ones have to go through pain. Wouldn't you like to take it all away. Listen in this week for Danelle's take on pain and why we all go through it.
July 29, 2021
Episode 14 The Truth About Love
Through 18 years of marriage, I have learned the truth about love. This truth can benefit any relationship you might be in. Listen in for some of the lessons I have learned.
July 06, 2021
The Secret to Being LUCKY!
Do you look at others and wonder how they are so lucky. Today I am going to teach you the secret to being lucky. Did you know that I am lucky, and I can teach you how to be lucky too!
June 23, 2021
5 Reasons to Get a Summer Job
It is always the big question for students. Should I get a summer job? Listen to this podcast to see the benefits of getting a summer job or at least finding things to work on. 
June 16, 2021
5 Things to Give Up
There are 5 things to give up trying to control in your life. When you give up these things, you are going to feel free. You will start focusing on the things that you can control and find great joy in your life.
June 01, 2021
My Mom Made Me Do It
This week's episode reminds you that your mom cannot actually make you do anything. You ultimately get to chose your life. Your life is full of agency, and you get to create whatever you want. Listen in to learn more.
May 25, 2021
The Comparison Thief
Comparison is the thief of joy. It is so easy to compare ourselves to others especially with the world wide web. We are seeing the best and the worst of people all around the world. When we get stuck on the comparison ladder, we often feel crappy. Listen in as Danelle teaches you how to get off the ladder and find joy within. 
May 19, 2021
Your Worst Enemy
Do you want to know how to conquer your worst enemy. Listen to three tips that you can use to help you will your mindset on those that you don't like.
May 11, 2021
Don't Give Them the Power
No matter what happens to you in your life, you still have the ability to control the future. Listen to find out why this is the best news ever.
May 04, 2021
Get Your Head in the Game
In Today's episode you will learn how changing some of your thoughts can up level your game. Listen to Danelle tell about her mental struggle as she played college volleyball and learn about the tool that can change everything for you to be successful in any sport you wish to try.
April 27, 2021
What About Me?
In this episode you will learn that thinking about yourself in 3 different ways makes it easier to take care of yourself. Listen for some quick and easy thoughts that will help improve the relationship with yourself!
April 18, 2021
Running Away from Me
Many days in life, we are running away from ourselves even though we are blaming the feelings we are having on sources outside of us. Come explore why we blame other people for how we feel and also learn how loving ourselves is a good thing to do to propel ourselves into the future.
April 11, 2021
I'll Show them!
Sometimes we don't like what others do so we think we can show them. I do it all the time, but we must remember that we are in control of our own results and we cannot make others think, feel, or act in a certain way. Listen to how you can improve your life, stand up for what you think is right, and still take care of yourself.
April 04, 2021
I'll Be Happy When...
How many times do you tell yourself, "I'll be happy when..." I hear it all the time. I think it quite regularly as well. The big question is WHY WAIT? Do you know that you can choose to be happy now? Also, do you know that you don't have to be happy all of the time? Listen for truths and power about being happy now.  
March 28, 2021
The Red Dress
In this episode, teenagers will learn that everyone has self doubts about themselves, even those that are gorgeous. They will learn three reasons why we have self doubt. You will also learn that it is ok to have imperfections and to go out into the world anyways. 
March 21, 2021