Serenity Now Podcasts2019-06-13T19:30:01+00:00

Ep 38: Addicted to Busy

Are you addicted to busyness?

In Episode 38 of “Serenity Now with Danielle” (my first recording in 11 weeks), I challenge you to think about whether or not you are “addicted to busy” like me. I know I was and I wore it like a badge of honor. It was part of my identity.

I’ve made a lot of changes over the last year in regards to work-life balance. I stopped networking and saying yes to every social invite at the end […]

September 12th, 2019|

Ep 37: Expression vs Suppression – Releasing Toxicity & Allowing Healing

Sandra Stewart is a national board certified naturopath with 20 years of experience. She explained homotoxicology and the concept of allowing our bodies express and release toxicities instead of simply covering up symptoms. Sandra also shared some practical tips for anxiety including how to do a “vagus nerve reset.”

Her naturopathic practice, Life-Thyme Solutions, is a safe space in Cornelius, NC designed to help and support a wide variety of life traumas both physical and mental, through natural and holistic methods. […]

June 27th, 2019|

Ep 36: Recognizing & Overcoming Burnout

If you are feeling exhausted and wondering if you’re experiencing burnout, I encourage you to listen to this week’s show. I discuss some of the signs of burnout, share practical tips for overcoming it and reveal how I have implemented the same tips to find better work-life balance.

The ironic thing is that as I was preparing for this show, I realized that I am still working through a bit of burnout myself and needed to continue scaling back my commitments […]

June 14th, 2019|

Ep 35: Hope & Healing with Safe Alliance

I learned about Safe Alliance five or six years ago and was immediately drawn to their mission because of my own history as a sexual assault survivor. They are doing wonderful things in the Lake Norman and Charlotte community for individuals impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, and I knew that I wanted to feature them as my last charity spotlight before transitioning 100% to practical tips and topics related to stress and overwhelm.

Tenille Banner, Director of Volunteer Relations […]

June 7th, 2019|

Ep 34: How to Say No When You’re an Over-Committed People Pleaser

I used to say yes to almost everything because I thought I should. I had wrapped my identity in people pleasing and being an over-achieving workaholic. It turns out that’s not so great for one’s mental and physical health – it’s a recipe for stress and overwhelm.

I’ve since learned how to say no to the things that don’t bring me joy or propel me towards my goals, so this week’s show focuses on what brought me to this point in […]

May 30th, 2019|

Ep 33: Disconnecting from Technology to Connect with Yourself & Others

Today’s technology is amazing, but I believe the constant distraction of texts, emails, and social media can sometimes prevent us from connecting with ourselves and others. This week’s radio show is a deep dive into my how my phone and laptop were affecting my mental and physical health in not so pleasant ways.

I also share some practical tips that have allowed me to create disconnection time for myself and that may help if you are feeling overwhelmed and overstimulated by […]

May 23rd, 2019|

Ep 32: Are Your Gut, Adrenals & Thyroid Affecting Your Mental Health?

Dr. Lexi Lain is a Naturopathic Doctor, Owner of Summit Vitality in Davidson, North Carolina and my personal naturopath. She explained what naturopathic medicine entails and we discussed the relationship between our gut, adrenals and thyroid as they relate to mental health. Dr. Lain also provided some practical holistic tips for individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and insomnia.

To learn more about Dr. Lain, visit and be sure to schedule […]

May 17th, 2019|

Ep 31: Creating Your Game Plan for Better Sleep

Are you tossing and turning most nights? Are you waking up exhausted every day? Sleep is a foundation of health, so maybe it’s time to up level your sleep hygiene game.

Greg Law, owner of Sweet Dreams Mattress & Furniture in Cornelius, North Carolina explains his game plan for better sleep. He shares some great tips including using the right bed gear, creating the right sleep environment, and the importance of limiting screen time, especially in the evening.

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May 2nd, 2019|

Ep 30: Transitioning to a More Holistic Lifestyle Without Becoming Overwhelmed

Are you curious about leading a more holistic lifestyle?

Have you felt overwhelmed when trying to make changes to improve your health and given up in the past?

As someone with a six-year career as a Registered Dietitian prior to becoming a massage therapist and owner of Serenity Now Massage Therapy, I have always cared about health. Over the years, I have been able to transition away from processed foods and choose mostly organic foods most of the time. Of course, I […]

April 25th, 2019|

Ep 29: Taking Down Masks & Walls to Let Love In

It’s been laid on my heart from some recent experiences that it was time to do a solo show and share my thoughts on the masks and walls we put up as protective mechanisms. Sometimes these “protectors” can ultimately block the love and good in our lives. I discuss the importance of letting our guards down with the right people and some tips on how to let others in.

I also took some time to share my vision for the show […]

April 18th, 2019|

Ep 28: Setting Yourself Up For Success with Morning Routines

Do you find yourself waking up each morning and jumping immediately into stressful thoughts and to-do lists? Are you living your life from a reactionary state versus being intentional about your mindset? Maybe it’s time to shift your morning routines.

Mike Mooney is the author of Reputation Shift and a Sports Engagement Veteran with multiple senior executive motorsports positions. He has successfully transitioned into the entrepreneurial world of keynote speaking, leadership workshops, and branding and didn’t pull his hair out in […]

April 12th, 2019|

Ep 27: Are you betraying yourself to meet the needs of others?

Soren Kierkegaard said, “The most common form of despair is not being who you are.” Pam Meyer, President of Sanctuary Women in Ministry shared some thoughts on how we can be true to ourselves while still considering the feelings of others at the same time. This “outward mindset” does not mean we have to betray ourselves in the process, it simply means doing our best to act out of love and realizing each one of us is human.

To learn more […]

April 3rd, 2019|