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By Shannon Donnelly
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Overeating: No more guilt!

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The Power of our Thoughts
Our life is what our thoughts make it. In this episode I unpack the science and scripture of thinking and how it takes the shape within us. Whether their positive, negative, healthy, or unhealthy, they tell us a story about who we are and where God wants to meet us. Thoughts can lead us to love and God or far from it — and a lot of it is our within our control. For health, healing, and love, listen in to hear how our thoughts give knowledge to who we are and who God is.
46:23
May 21, 2022
Gospel Storytelling 01: John 21
Who doesn’t love a good story!? I realized how much I forget the Gospel stories of Jesus are like episodes of a TV show not just a textbook. There’s life discussions, morals, drama, heros, villains, great personalities in the characters, and lots of room for re-runs! Tune into these bonus episodes to meditate, laugh, and feel your heart move for who Jesus really is… John 21: that time when Jesus revealed himself to his disciples after the resurrection because he knew the gang went fishing for the night…
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May 01, 2022
Your inner, critical voice
Looking to get further in self-awareness? If you know what false beliefs, or narratives you are believing about about who you are and who God is. It’s good and healthy to have doubts, questions, and curiosity about life, truth, God, and yourself… but you don’t have to keep living in an unhealthy, negative voice of critics, lies, insecurity, and a deprivation of God’s goodness. Jesus saves you from the darkness you believe about yourself, the first step is identifying what it is you believe about yourself. There are three parts to this episode: the orphan spirit (what lies you believe about God), the inner critical voice (what lies other people have said about us/made you believe), and the inner voice (what lies you have consented to). Hope, healing, and grace and waiting to be released over you!
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April 18, 2022
How to journey through healing
There is so much talk about healing today. There are so many practical tools to embrace a healing journey, and today I am talking about the one where we let ourselves be loved by God in our woundedness. We can go to God in full honesty and know that He is providing a way to heal us so specifically, and so gently. Give God permission, today, to heal. He will not do anything you don’t give Him permission to do because He is love and love never forces. He only proposes, and here’s what He wants us to hear. 👂
56:49
March 27, 2022
Crystals, horoscopes, and rituals (oh my!)
The rise in using crystals, healing rituals like reiki and mediums are actually bad for our souls. They make themselves look good and healing but if their power doesn’t come from God, then where is it coming from? And what is it doing to us? Jesus warned us that the enemies of this world are the powers and principalities that damage our souls and it is in these practices that the powers and principalities He was speaking of are manifesting in our bodies. The root of the issue is trust. Trust is harder than control so we take matters into our own hands to try and control our tomorrows. If you’re looking to go back to the heart of The Father: If you’re Catholic, go to confession. If you’re Christian, repent. Jesus’ washes us clean of anything we participated in if we simply ask for His forgiveness.
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March 13, 2022
Sexual integrity
The world has so many thoughts, desires, and attitudes about sex. Is there any truth in it? Are we more than just animals that indulge in sex however we want? We have access to sexual content everywhere but how many of us are really experiencing true love? How do we even understand God and His plan for us and our sexual desires. May this episode spark something deeper in you than what you’ve been settling for by letting the truth of His words set you free!
46:14
February 06, 2022
Human needs
There is a blueprint to humanity that we haven’t been taught in detail. Human needs are wide and deep, and the medicine we might need is more simple than the addictions and over the counter drugs and supplements. if we understand what our needs are, we’re able to deepen our interactions with God, ourselves, and others. Isn’t that what we all crave!
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January 23, 2022
Does God have a soulmate for me?
Does God tell me who to marry? Does God have someone predestined for me? How do we cooperate with him in our desire for lifelong committed love?
38:59
January 05, 2022
Identity
The two questions we spend a lifetime unpacking are, who am I …&… what is my purpose. Let’s unpack a little of that together.
36:59
December 19, 2021
The most toxic belief systems a woman could ever believe
In this episode I list all the ways women are actually doing more harm than good to their being. How do we find more truth and beauty? How do we attract better men? How do we stop fearing men? Women crave love and connection but often search for it in the wrong places. In the search for love we end up finding loneliness, darkness, addiction, abuse, hurt, wounds, hustle, and comparison. Listen in to find freedom and hope from the most damaging beliefs.
01:06:15
December 03, 2021
Never Settle. The power of choice.
Call it marriage prep, call it dating advice, call it relationship discernment, but I call it “the road to real love.” What causes us to settle? What causes us to not see that we’re settling? What kind of relationships are we made for? Who you choose to spend the rest of your life with changes your entire mind, body, and soul. Knowing God never wants you to settle for less than what you deserve in love rests in your ability to choose.
28:60
November 07, 2021
Suffering.
Everyone has a story to tell when it comes to personal suffering. Where is God in it all? (Start episode at 16:00 for the definition of suffering).
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October 17, 2021
Naked and Exposed
Intimacy is all being naked and exposed, but not the sexual way.
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October 10, 2021
The weight of Rejection.
All of us carry memories and experiences of rejection within. And all of us have, without intending to, rejected someone. Let’s dive into it with more life changing, transformative, ways they just brushing it off and managing it.
42:24
October 03, 2021
Connection to self
Is authentic connection with self and others even happening for us? Maybe we think it is but there’s always room for more! Our identity is more than what we absorb. We are experiencing a ton of chaos within and within our relationships and the remedy is right in here in this episode. Whether it’s your romantic relationship or your work life or the other relationships in your life tune in for how to find deeper connection.
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September 25, 2021
Why I am Pro-Life
I refuse to ever support an issue that harms the lives of women and children.
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September 04, 2021
How to be alone.
A lost ability in a world of devices, distractions, and substances is spending meaningful time alone. Here’s a practical agenda for uncovering the depths of your identity through meaningful prayer, moments, and goals. You can take these tips to the solitude of nature, your bedroom, or in a chapel. The gift of this world and creation is yours.
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August 12, 2021
Social Media.
In this episode, I give you a litany of reasons why I don’t have a good relationship with social media. While I can see the absolute good of social media... I still cannot stand it.
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July 09, 2021
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary.
The Glorious Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Wednesday & Sunday. They are meditations the the fullness of life Jesus won for us. It is our reminder that He can fill us with a life of awakened beauty and glory.
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July 03, 2021
The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary.
The Sorrowful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Tuesdays & Fridays. Here we meditate on the death of Jesus.
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July 03, 2021
The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.
Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed with on Mondays & Saturdays. Meditate on 5 of Mary’s joyful stories leading up to Jesus’ birth and childhood.
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July 03, 2021
Masculinity & Femininity.
Kevin Kozeniewski (youth minister) and I talk about our God-given nature, how we have come to understand our gender, how we have been wounded by men and women, attraction, sex, physical boundaries, rejection, and eternal life and ultimate perfection of heaven. It’s a good one - don’t miss it!
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June 25, 2021
Serial Monogamy.
What is serial monogamy? Chances are you know a serial monogamist... that person that jumps from one committed relationship to the next with little time in between. I am joined by my coworker, and English teacher, John Turner.
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June 10, 2021
Body Discomfort.
“I’m disgusting.” / “I’m ugly.” / “I’m unlovable.” / these are some of the most uncomfortable thoughts and beliefs we could have about our body. Discomfort can also feel like those extra pounds, and feeling guilty for not taking care of yourself. Discomfort is just all the kinds of insecurities and darknesses we feel about ourselves. We don’t need more solutions on better behaviors like “calorie counting” or workouts, no we need a connection back to the design of who we are. How we feel is not how God feels about us — and that is our resurrection!
34:04
June 01, 2021
Comparison.
Who are you when you’re not comparing yourself to others? What are you about? Who do you long to be? When you’re not scrolling, researching another diet fad, feeling thoughts of jealousy, addictions to food, work, and shows... ugh! We [women especially] are not meant to live by learning standards from others, and a set of rules to “do” for happiness, but we were created for restoration and release — which is the key that unlocks true beauty.
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April 24, 2021
Faith in Jesus is not an unrealistic lifestyle
Catholics, Christians, and non-believers alike have all wrestled with what a life of having faith in Jesus is actually like. None of that means the life of a Christian is unrealistic. It’s not impractical—It’s the best thing we could ever choose. What gets in the way is how and where we focus our day-to-day life. Tune in for more and hello season 4!
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March 20, 2021
More Healing Now: L o n e l i n e s s
Oof. This is a deep one. Thank goodness for our guest, Mackenzie Kephart, a vibrant young college student (making makes her first public speaking debut!) talking about the elephant in the room: loneliness. How do we heal from this unavoidable wound and fear? And why is it so common on college campuses!?
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October 29, 2020
More Healing Now: Shannon’s testimony
Healing needs to happen because we have been deprived of Love. Listen in for how Shannon healed from expecting other people to be what she needed them to be for her, and to be that ideal person for herself.
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October 11, 2020
More Healing Now (with Santonio Hill)
Here’s some more goodness on the topic of intimacy, dating, commitment, relationships, and how much is too much to share online and with others. You’ll gain so much insight and joy from the incredible, Santonio Hill. He touches on the heart of a man, his own stories, pornography, dating, and how God working in men and women. Santonio is an energetic man of God. He’s newly engaged and is a missionary for Vagabond Missions. Kickback for his awesome Goodness.
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September 25, 2020
Beware of Fitness “Influencers” on the gram
My brother Ryan joins me for A 10 minute episode of straight FACTS to get you out of the cycle of madness, insecurity, and exhausting mental strain and into the sincere goodness of health and fitness. Don’t settle for lies!
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August 29, 2020
Closure: A New Young Adult Catholic Novel
Author Lindsey Todd is back to talk about her new novel, Closure. Listen to this riveting podcast about finding self-love in, through, and during (or without) a romantic relationship. Lindsey and Shannon discuss what self-love really is, what fears it brings us, and how to stand up for ourselves (which isn’t selfish!).. Lindsey even reads an excerpt from her new novel, which illustrates all these themes. Talk about GOODNESS.
31:57
August 24, 2020
Dating in the 21st Century (is screwed up!) with Katelyn
(The gorgeous newlywed) Katelyn is here this week to talk about the significance of waiting for the right person to date and eventually marry. She touches on toxicity in romance, not settling, and the story of how God wrote her love story. Talk about pure GOODNESS. Forget all the messages the world tells you about dating, this is the GOOD stuff. I promise you, you’ll feel refreshed after listening.
42:32
August 04, 2020
Let’s Dance Again (with Natalie Graveley)
For Natalie, dance is her first language. Dancing for 30 years evolved her heart, mind, body, and soul in so many GOOD ways. Listen in the hear her words as a gift of passion, and expression. Dancing isn’t so much about the talent, as it is the joy of dancing. It’s an energy boost needed for the human person. The awakening dance does to bring the Spirit into liveliness is so hard to find, but we can choose to create it.
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July 23, 2020
How to live in the present moment
If you find your present reality isn’t meeting your expectations, this episode is a small light on sneaky things like “mental escape” — mental fantasy— mental illusions, that can leave us restless and living without peace in the present moment. You’re not lost. You’re not living a bad life, you may just need to start seeing what Goodness God is calling you to, or trying to give you.
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July 11, 2020
Overeating: No more guilt!
You know the vicious cycle: the day ends and the snacks are calling you. Maybe you’re making up for not eating throughout the day, maybe you’re just addicted to chocolate. Joined by Cheri St. Martine, the two y’all about this sneaky habit, and what good alternatives to keep in mind for overall health in mind, body, and even soul.
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April 15, 2020
“Doomed” Relationships
Hey. Would you still take on a relationship with someone for ‘x’ amount of time if you knew it wasn’t going to work out in the end or last forever? Joined by English teacher, blogger, and speaker, John Turner, the two bring light to those wrestling with this question we all ask in our most meaningful relationships.
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April 08, 2020
Prayer: what’s it all about?
Joined by Kevin Kozeniewski, youth minister for Archdiocese of Philadelphia, this weeks episode is a conversation about finding time to have conversations with God. Are you afraid of prayer? Do you want to start? Kevin’s got some words of wisdom to start.
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March 11, 2020
Freedom to Love (with Lindsey Todd)
God gives humans freedom for the sake of choosing love. Freedom is the only thing that makes love possible. In an interview with Catholic writer and novelist, Lindsey Todd, Shannon unpacks Lindsey’s story of finding God after ending her 6 year relationship to pursue chastity. Lindsey is the author of ‘Freedom to Love’ where she writes on the importance and practicality of dating in the 21st century with a chaste mind and spirit.
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February 25, 2020
Personality & Jesus (pt. 2 with Pat Donnelly)
Part two on personality involves an interview with Shannon’s Dad, Pat. Pat, a former entrepreneur and current manger, talks about being humbled at the age of 51 when he realized Jesus’ personality is the sum of all successful management leadership. Pat identifies ways that Jesus was and is all of what secular management training taught him. The two talk about Emotional Intelligence, business leadership, and how Jesus’ personality was the influence and motivation for his followers to sustain and build up the Catholic Church. (Resources mentioned: the book, QBQ)
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January 12, 2020
Personality & Jesus (pt. 1)
The power of your personality is strong, full of mystery, unrepeatable, and shows us the creativeness of our Creator. We can find God’s love, likeness, and goodness in our own self as we reflect and ponder the heroic journey of being an inspiring and authentic human.
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January 06, 2020