23 Things for 2023

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Danielle shares about a different method for setting goals in the new year. Not only does Danielle share the method, but she also shares some of her own goals for this year.

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Make your goals deliberately doable.


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Do you make New Year’s resolutions? In this episode, Danielle discusses a different way of setting goals for the new year, using a system she calls “deliberately do-able.” The idea of setting 23 small goals for the new year comes from author and podcaster, Gretchen Rubin.

What 23 small goals will you set for 2023? Try organizing your goals into categories. You could use these categories: Spiritual, Work, Relationships, Health, and Personal. Let Danielle know what goals you set for yourself this year, and you can check back on on them together throughout the year.

Listener Question (36:46)

Danielle heard from listener Christina. Christina is 28 weeks pregnant and has been struggling with irritability and exhaustion.

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Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

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