Smuggling Hope

A podcast designed to bring Catholic Counsel to the Community. Inviting listeners into therapeutic conversations to navigate the current landscape of family, faith, marriage, mental health, and growing cultural concerns. This podcast will benefit anyone who wants to increase in Truth, Freedom, and Love. Change the world, by changing yourself. Smuggle more hope into your life today.

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What Couples Need to Know-OLV Podcast Interview
What Couples Need to Know-OLV Podcast I…
Fr. David and Dan discuss the role of faith in counseling and what married couples can do to start having remarkab
00:25:47
February 28, 2024
The Catholic Patriot-Engaging and Transforming Culture
The Catholic Patriot-Engaging and Trans…
Join Dan Lawson and Dr. Peter Howard, host of the Catholic Patriot Podcast as they discuss how grace is perfected
01:14:19
February 21, 2024
The Sabbath and the Science of Energy Management
The Sabbath and the Science of Energy M…
Do you feel tired or depressed? Are you upset that you haven't accomplished what you wanted this week? Our liv
01:00:35
February 14, 2024
Modest is Hottest
Modest is Hottest
If someone is telling you that wearing pants is evil; please keep your pants and listen to this instead. In this e
00:48:36
February 07, 2024
Indiana Jones and the End of Romantic Comedies
Indiana Jones and the End of Romantic C…
Do you want to understand how to achieve the on screen romance you see in theaters, but in your actual relationshi
00:41:38
January 31, 2024
Arcade or Adventure?
Arcade or Adventure?
On average children 8-17yrs old, play 1.5-2hrs of video games daily. Learn how the gaming culture is effecting our
00:51:35
January 24, 2024
Campaigning for Trust
Campaigning for Trust
We all struggle with trust in our relationships. If you want to learn how to rebuild trust within yourself and tho
00:45:11
January 17, 2024
How to Build Your Family Culture
How to Build Your Family Culture
Your family culture is more important than your strategy of parenting or your approach to marriage. In this episod
00:48:54
January 15, 2024
The Sandman's Toolbox
The Sandman’s Toolbox
Sleep has such a powerful impact on our mental health, put we spend very little time on it. It impacts almost ever
01:00:24
January 03, 2024
The Elephant in the Room
The Elephant in the Room
Ever wonder why your New Year's Resolutions don't succeed? Want to know how to change yourself or others?
00:47:13
December 27, 2023
Come Let Us Adore Him
Come Let Us Adore Him
Christmas should increase our hope and faith, not increase our anxiety. What are you seeking this Christmas? Are w
00:41:28
December 20, 2023
How to Have an Affair With Your Spouse
How to Have an Affair With Your Spouse
Want to learn the recipe for the kind of date night that can rekindle passion for your spouse? Learn simple practi
00:54:01
December 13, 2023
Killing the Comparison Monster
Killing the Comparison Monster
We spend so much time trying to compete with the facades of one another. How can we leave the game of perpetual co
00:36:55
December 06, 2023
Reducing Holiday Velocity
Reducing Holiday Velocity
Why does Christmas seem to be coming faster each year? Is there any way to make the Christmas season hopeful and j
00:40:37
November 29, 2023
Triggered to Gratitude
Triggered to Gratitude
I thought my gratitude practices were on target, but I was wrong. Learn the most effective gratitude practices acc
00:41:42
November 22, 2023
Spiritual Health Assessment
Spiritual Health Assessment
Want to know how spiritually healthy you are? Listen in to hear the one simple habit all the saints had in common
00:40:19
November 15, 2023
Safeguarding Sleeping Beauties
Safeguarding Sleeping Beauties
Want principles to guide parents as their teens navigate the confusing world of dating and romance? Check this out
00:40:04
November 08, 2023
Starving the Narcissists
Starving the Narcissists
Get an insight on how to get rid of the gas-lighting, narcissism, and whatever other form of pride that is destroy
00:35:07
November 03, 2023
Unmedicated Adventures in Depresso-Land
Unmedicated Adventures in Depresso-Land
Currently 1 in 6 people say they are depressed or are receiving treatment for depression. With medication complian
00:40:11
October 25, 2023
Protecting Innocent Eyes
Protecting Innocent Eyes
Do you want your children to be raised by Hugh Hefner? Probably not. Learn how to prepare and protect your childre
00:31:57
October 18, 2023
Cold, Dark, and Wonderful
Cold, Dark, and Wonderful
Learn what the happiest people on the planet do, with only 36% of daylight. If you want to hold off your seasonal
00:38:03
October 11, 2023
Taking Back Halloween
Taking Back Halloween
What do you want your kids to pretend to be? Every year they dress up as celebrities, monsters, and superheroes. T
00:32:42
October 06, 2023
Good Fences
Good Fences
Boundaries are a requirement for a sanity and balance in life. No boundaries means no identity. Learn about the bo
00:50:15
September 28, 2023
Rebels With a Cause
Rebels With a Cause
How do we keep our connection with teens and young people amidst a culture of individualism, hedonism, and minimal
00:38:00
September 20, 2023
The Science of Wrongology and Conspiracy Theories
The Science of Wrongology and Conspirac…
You're probably wrong about something right now. Don't freak out, there are upsides to our errors. Learn h
00:38:16
September 14, 2023
Your Overheating Brain
Your Overheating Brain
Clearing up the confusion about OCD. Learn about the science and treatments for OCD. Can it really be treated and
00:42:29
September 06, 2023
Interview with Dr. Peter Howard: Fulton Sheen, Instructor of Holiness
Interview with Dr. Peter Howard: Fulton…
An interview with Dr. Peter Howard on the significance of Bishop Fulton Sheen as a great instructor of hope and ho
01:17:17
September 01, 2023
The Lone Rangers
The Lone Rangers
For anyone who feels alone in raising their kids with the Catholic faith, we solute the Lone Rangers, those with t
00:31:18
August 30, 2023
How to Smuggle Hope Into Your Community-The Rich Dawn Podcast Interview
How to Smuggle Hope Into Your Community…
Learn how we can start to take action and smuggle hope into our community. This is the audio recording of Dan'
01:24:21
August 25, 2023
The End of Anger Management
The End of Anger Management
Does your temper get the best of you? Gain insights to deepen your relationship to Christ and increase your peace
00:32:31
August 23, 2023
The State of Affairs
The State of Affairs
Right at this moment, people are cheating and being cheated on. Why is this on the rise? What can we do? Learn the
00:44:10
August 16, 2023
Parenting in the Age of Anxiety
Parenting in the Age of Anxiety
Kids are more anxious than ever. How do we parent in the post-COVID world? How can we help parent, educate, and di
00:48:02
August 08, 2023
Flypaper
Flypaper
Evil likes to be talked about. At every turn it is looking for a way to steal our attention. Learn how to stop giv
00:34:44
August 02, 2023
Rethinking Addiction
Rethinking Addiction
Most of what we commonly know about addiction is wrong. Learn about the current science and treatment for addictio
00:37:24
July 28, 2023
Encouraging Your Priests and Clergy
Encouraging Your Priests and Clergy
(RECORDED FOR PRIESTS AND CLERGY) Priests and bishops are assaulted from both inside and outside the Catholic Chur
00:32:00
July 25, 2023
Building Your Mental Immunity
Building Your Mental Immunity
Learn what makes us resilient to the stressors of life. We all have a physical immune system that helps us resist
00:36:12
July 19, 2023
Roadmaps to Holiness
Roadmaps to Holiness
Ever ask, "What's God's Will for me in my life?" Explore the 3 D's of discernment, DESIRE, D
00:39:43
July 12, 2023
God Doesn't Believe in Failure
God Doesn’t Believe in Failure
People are more than their mistakes. In this episode learn why God doesn't believe in failure. In order to mai
00:39:47
July 05, 2023
Out of Babel
Out of Babel
In a world where people are afraid and disconnected from each other we need more connection in our lives. In order
00:33:18
June 28, 2023
Surviving the Real Zombie Apocalypse
Surviving the Real Zombie Apocalypse
In this episode, Dan discusses the biggest crisis we all face; a crisis of meaning. In our current world people ha
00:36:28
June 21, 2023
Sacred Heart Transplants
Sacred Heart Transplants
In this episode, Dan asks the question, "What has your heart?" In order to live fully, we need to accept
00:30:30
June 20, 2023
Destroying the Myth of Toxic People
Destroying the Myth of Toxic People
In this episode, Dan discusses how language limits possibility. The popular myth of “toxic people” is disputed. Yo
00:30:34
June 14, 2023
Introduction and Manifesto
Introduction and Manifesto
In this episode, Dan answers the questions, "What is it?" and "Who it's for?" Quickly lear
00:17:35
June 06, 2023