Vibrant Happy Women

Vibrant Happy Women
Vibrant Happy Women join Dr. Jen Riday twice a week to get happier!

231: The Mood Booster at Your Fingertips
Aug 7 • 11 min
Join me today as I challenge you to create with your hands in a way that feels positive to you. It can be such an instant mood booster, and I’m also sharing a few ways I like to do this in my own life. You deserve to feel amazing, and maybe you’ll find…
230: 4 Things Every Woman can Do to Enjoy Sex More (with Janna Denton-Howes)
Jul 31 • 44 min
In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Sex Coach, Janna Denton-Howes, on how women can enjoy sex more with their spouses. Janna is amazing. She helps women trust their intuition more, prioritize their pleasure, connect with their bodies, and set boundaries…
229: How to Raise Your Vibration
Jul 24 • 27 min
Today, I’m sharing my personal experience with low energy, low-vibration emotions and the ways I’ve learned to raise their frequencies. When you become aware of your thoughts, you can change the baseline energetic state you were raised with. As women,…
228: Financial Planning in 10 Steps
Jul 17 • 34 min
In today’s episode, I’m sharing the 10 steps of financial planning that I followed and recommend you follow as well. We’re covering everything from budgeting to debt repayment to insurance and charity. If we want to be the strong, vibrant happen women we…
227: Money Mindset (with Denise Duffield-Thomas)
Jul 10 • 36 min
Today, I talk to money mentor and author, Denise Duffield-Thomas. Denise has helped thousands of people work through their money blocks, rewrite their money stories, and empower their own families to view money differently. She’s sharing why saving is…
226: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (with Heather Ambler)
Jul 3 • 40 min
I’m chatting with Heather Ambler, a Mindset Coach and EFT practitioner who has helped over 10,000 people heal from trauma, increase their confidence, and achieve their goals. Heather helps her clients heal the roots of their trauma and clear their clouds…
225: Financial Abundance
Jun 26 • 16 min
In today’s episode, I’m sharing all the limiting beliefs I’ve had about money over the years and why your mindset matters so much when it comes to finances. Your thoughts and beliefs create your results. I’m sharing the different ways I’ve changed my…
224: Connecting with Your Kids in 5 Minutes (with Brittney Smart)
Jun 19 • 32 min
I’m joined by author, freelance writer, and mom of 5, Brittney Smart. Brittney’s book, The Five-Minute Time In: Effectively Re-Engaging With Your Child(ren) in Just Five Minutes a Day, was born out of her own journey to connect deeper with her children.…
223: Helping Our Children Manage Their Stress (with Anna Seewald)
Jun 12 • 42 min
In today’s show, I’m chatting with a previous guest and host of the Authentic Parenting podcast, Anna Seewald. Anna has dedicated her career to helping children by helping their parents. Stress affects each child differently and can result in misbehavior.…
222: Having Adventures as a Family (with Greta Eskridge)
Jun 5 • 45 min
In today’s episode, I’m joined by author and mom of 4, Greta Eskridge. Greta’s new book, Adventuring Together teaches parents how to create lasting memories and connections with their kids, no matter where you are. She’s sharing how this pandemic…
221: Emotional Intelligence for Us and Our Kids
May 29 • 21 min
In today’s episode, I’m diving into how we can help our kids manage their emotions with awareness, validation, and healing. You have to feel it to heal it, right? I’m sharing some ways you can express your unconditional love for your children by teaching…
220: Conscious Parenting (with Katherine Winter-Sellery)
May 22 • 45 min
In today’s episode, I’m joined by the CEO of Conscious Parenting Revolution, Katherine Winter-Sellery. Katherine has spent years educating parents on collaborating and consciously connecting with their children. She shares why so many families are…
219: Choosing Your Beliefs
May 15 • 21 min
In today’s episode, I’m sharing how you can choose beliefs that empower you instead of ones that push you into victimhood and fear. I’ll explain how to use my Thought Table tool and take you through a few common beliefs many of us are having right now.…
218: Emotional Resiliency (with Rachel Macy Stafford)
May 8 • 40 min
Today, I’m joined by NY Times Bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford. Rachel knows a lot about emotional resiliency and children. Rachel and I are talking all about nurturing your emotional garden so you can model to your children how to clean up theirs.…
217: The Superpower of Awareness (with Jaya Rose)
May 1 • 43 min
There is a duality to everything in life. And by cultivating the superpower of awareness, it’s easier to see that duality. We’re talking about the stigma around being a highly sensitive person and all the gifts you were naturally born with. By staying in…
216: Being Flexible Instead of Perfect (with Monica Packer)
Apr 24 • 46 min
In our discussion, Monica and I share how we’ve intentionally become more flexible and how it has positively impacted our families. We’re talking about being flexible with your habits, productivity, and routines in favor of a more curious, open, and…
215: Courage to Love Your Life (with Jennifer Louden)
Apr 17 • 39 min
During this pandemic, you may be feeling guilty for not being productive enough and grief over what was supposed to happen. In our discussion, Jennifer Louden and I discover what happens when you drop the “shoulds” and let go of the past. Lose the guilt…
214: Using Meditation to Stay Calm During COVID-19 (with Patricia Karpas)
Apr 10 • 35 min
Today, I’m joined by the co-founder of the app, Meditation Studio by Muse, Patricia Karpas. Patricia is a huge meditation advocate and she’s joining me to talk about coping with anxiety through mindfulness techniques. She’s sharing some of her tips for…
213: Supporting Your Kids’ Education at Home (with Danielle Mendoza)
Apr 3 • 37 min
This episode is all about giving you and other parents the permission to let this time be what it is. Not perfect, but still enriching, engaging, and fun. Danielle is a homeschool mom herself and is sharing all her amazing tips and guidance for other…
212: Feeling Your Emotions (with Gina Brodtmann)
Mar 27 • 30 min
This episode, with Gina Brodtmann, is all about learning tools to accept, embrace, and manage your emotions. Whether that be through venting to your friends or decluttering your house, focusing on what you can control makes the uncertainty easier to cope…
211: Sex, Shame, and Vulnerability (with Isiah McKimmie)
Mar 20 • 41 min
In today’s episode, we’re (tastefully) discussing sex, intimacy, vulnerability, and love with sexologist, sex therapist, and couple’s therapist, Isiah McKimmie. This discussion will leave you feeling empowered to talk more openly about intimacy with your…
210: Conscious, Connected, Respectful Parenting (with Laura Froyen)
Mar 13 • 47 min
Laura and I talk about so much in this episode, including the behavioral model of parenting that many of us grew up with vs. the compassion model that is becoming more popular. We chat about how to dig out negative thought patterns and we also dig into…
209: How Our Thoughts Shape Our Relationships (with Maggie Reyes)
Mar 6 • 53 min
Maggie and I cover a lot of ground, starting off with a discussion about how our thoughts and the stories we tell ourselves create our lives. We then talk about why unsexy emotions like calm, centeredness, focus, and determination are the true sweet spots…
208: Love Is a Thought, Not Just a Feeling
Feb 28 • 19 min
In this episode, we’re talking about why love isn’t just a feeling. We will talk about how to choose loving thoughts that will then create loving feelings and actions. And I will share a couple of exercises with you - one for your journal, and one that’s…
207: Self-Compassion
Feb 21 • 12 min
In today’s episode, I want to talk about the importance of self-compassion. We’ll chat about why this is such a gift, how to start practicing self-compassion, and some of the changes you’ll see when you start showering yourself with more love. Self-love…
206: Intuition and Authenticity
Feb 14 • 20 min
In today’s episode, I’m talking about the relationship between intuition and authenticity. I’m going to share some of my own intuitive experiences with you, discuss what I mean when I say intuition, and talk about why I think it’s so important to carve…
205: Setting Boundaries
Feb 7 • 18 min
We’re talking all about boundaries and the dos and don’ts of setting them. We will chat about why it can be difficult to create a boundary, how to react when they get tested, and why we can’t get caught up in what we think everyone else “should” be doing.…
204: The Foundation of Self-Love and Self-Care
Jan 31 • 18 min
Today I want to dive into self-love and talk about why it’s so important. I’ll tell you a bit more about how I learned this, how I make sure my own cup is filled up, and why we have to take care of ourselves if we want to serve at our highest level. So…
203: Allowing Feelings of Discomfort
Jan 24 • 22 min
In this episode, I’m talking about why feelings of discomfort have so much to teach us. I’ll share a bit about my experiences with uncomfortable feelings and painful life events, how I realized that my thoughts were making my suffering worse, and how I…
202: Choosing (and Doing!) What Matters to You (with Tonya Dalton)
Jan 17 • 35 min
We’re staying focused on the topic of priorities today and building on last week’s chat about how to make sure you get your most important things on the schedule every day. In this episode, we’re talking about how to discover what your priorities are and…
201: Setting & Scheduling Your Priorities (with Ceri Payne)
Jan 10 • 33 min
Ceri and I chat about how she helps her clients discover their priorities, why you can’t choose your priorities from a place of fear, and why scheduling your time is such an important piece of this puzzle. Get full show notes and more information here:…
200: Keeping Your Commitments
Jan 3 • 19 min
In this episode, I want to share a practical approach for keeping your resolutions and acting in integrity. I will share some tips on time management, scheduling, and visualizing so you can keep up with your self-commitments. I encourage you to start…
199: How to Start 2020 Feeling Unstoppable!
Dec 31, 2019 • 25 min
Do you know the ONE THING that will get you to December 2020 with an entirely different life? It’s real. I’ve done it. And it’s super powerful.
198: Becoming a Warrior Goddess (with HeatherAsh Amara)
Dec 27, 2019 • 43 min
A warrior and a goddess. How can you be both? How can you meld the two into one amazing YOU? Listen now to learn how you can become a Warrior Goddess!
197: Change
Dec 19, 2019 • 12 min
You know you want to change and grow. It’s wired in us. But how do you move forward and make progress toward your goals when you feel scattered, burned out and overwhelmed?
196: Life is Happening For You (with Linda Vazquez)
Dec 18, 2019 • 55 min
Do you ever feel weighted down by current personal or family struggles and think, “I’m not sure how much more I can handle!” What if a simple shift in your outlook could increase your hope, positivity and resilience?
Happy Bit: Find Yourself Through Sharing Love
Dec 15, 2019 • 4 min
We all have an inner need to contribute – to make the world a better place. But how do we do it without burning out or feeling drained? In this Happy Bit you’ll learn how to align your love and service with your talents and superpowers and how serving…
195: Showing Up As Love (with Rachel Stubbe)
Dec 15, 2019 • 34 min
Does this sound familiar? “I don’t have time for that. I’m just trying to get everything done. I’m trying to manage my life. I have SO much to do.” Showing up as love doesn’t have to take much time at all — it’s just a little focus, a kind word, a little…
Happy Bit: One Small Leap
Dec 12, 2019 • 3 min
We often want big changes to happen in our lives, but we can get stuck with the Herculean effort required for the task. What happens when we focus on taking one small leap instead? In this Happy Bit I issue a challenge for you to take one small leap in…
194: Your Wild and Precious Life (with Susie Rheault)
Dec 6, 2019 • 40 min
Are you fully living your one wild and precious life? Each of us has an innate need to live a life of connection, meaning, and contribution, but sometimes we struggle to know exactly WHAT we should do to live a purposeful life. In this episode guest Susie…
Happy Bit: Stick Figure Vision Boards
Dec 5, 2019 • 3 min
Many of us have created vision boards out of magazine images or computer printouts, but have you ever tried creating a stick-figure vision board? Learn about this powerful tool in this Happy Bit.
193: How to Listen to Your Soul (with Thirza Voysey)
Dec 2, 2019 • 43 min
Listening is a part of everyday life, right? We listen to our children, our spouse, our friends, our coworkers. But how often do we pause and listen to ourselves? In this episode, Thirza Voysey talks about ways we can slow down, tune into our souls and…
Happy Bit: Beautifully Human
Nov 30, 2019 • 2 min
We know it’s important to be grateful, but when was the last time you were grateful for all of the wonderful traits, characteristics and behaviors that make you YOU? The fact is, you are BEAUTIFULLY human, and you should celebrate that.
192: Being Who You Really Are (with Melissa Camara Wilkins)
Nov 25, 2019 • 33 min
The “shoulds” of this world can dominate our time, distracting us from what’s really important if we don’t pause and check in with our REAL selves. In this episode guest Melissa Camara Wilkins shares exactly how to be the woman you were made to be and let…
Happy Bit: 5 Empowering Phrases to Teach Your Kids
Nov 21, 2019 • 7 min
Learn 5 powerful phrases that will help you kids be more confident in themselves and in their decisions.
191: Thriving Despite Anxiety with Amber Fife
Nov 18, 2019 • 42 min
Guest Amber Fife shares her secret for finding balance and calm despite ongoing struggles with anxiety. Hint: it’s something all of us crave and would benefit from, whether we have anxiety or not.
Happy Bit: Health, The Final Frontier
Nov 14, 2019 • 7 min
Intuitive health is empowering. Not only do you get to OWN the decisions you make about your health, but you will more likely stick with your plan because YOU created it. Learn how it’s done in this Happy Bit.
190: An Intuitive Approach to Health (with Gillian Goerzen)
Nov 11, 2019 • 52 min
How to Subscribe to Vibrant Happy Women: · · · · About this Episode: We are constantly bombarded by images on TV, magazines, and social media showing us what a “healthy body” should look like. These ideals…
Happy Bit: Living Out of the Box
Nov 7, 2019 • 7 min
Many of us belief in Right and Wrong and Truth (each with a capital letter). But often these social constructs and status quo norms can block us from receiving the deepest levels of light and happiness on a personal basis. In this Happy Bit I’ll teach you…
189: Intuitive Beauty and Health (with Nadine Artemis)
Nov 4, 2019 • 50 min
When it comes to body and health, out of the box thinking is how Nadine Artemis has built a successful company. In this episode, she shares many unique and non-mainstream tips on how to care for your body and skin as well as her stories of resilience as…
Happy Bit: Everyday Self Compassion
Oct 31, 2019 • 5 min
Self compassion, or loving connected presence (a phrase coined by Dr. Kristin Neff, is a powerful component of happiness, peace and relationship success. In this Happy Bit I share what self compassion looks like in my everyday life and how it helps me…
188: Self Compassion for Adults & Teens (with Dominique Sullivan)
Oct 28, 2019 • 49 min
Anxiety and loneliness are at an all-time high in our society, each correlated with increased cell phone use and decreased face-to-face contact. While this truth affects all of us, perhaps no group is more strongly affected than teens. In this episode…
Happy Bit: Say YES to Your Vision
Oct 24, 2019 • 5 min
Do you know what you REALLY want in life? If time and money were no object, what would you do this week? In this Happy Bit I’ll share how to create a vision for what you want and how to say YES to that vision.
187: Say YES to YOU (with Becky Bixel)
Oct 21, 2019 • 47 min
Do you find yourself saying no too easily? Do you often make excuses as to why it wouldn’t work? What if you said YES more often? There may be opportunities on your horizon that you don’t even realize because you stay in your safety zone. So, how can you…
Happy Bit: 100% Responsible
Oct 17, 2019 • 5 min
Often, when we marry and have kids, we abdicate some of our responsibilities, such as meeting our own emotional needs, managing our finances, making independent decisions, or even creating the healthy boundaries necessary to take care of ourselves…
186: Becoming the Captain of Your Own Ship (with Molly Goodhart)
Oct 14, 2019 • 63 min
Experiencing stressors is par for the course in life. No one is immune. Loss of employment, death, wayward children, financial struggle, illness, divorce — the list is vast. How do you cope when you are being weighed down by stressful times? You can’t…
Happy Bit: Connecting to a Higher Intelligence Through Your Morning Ritual
Oct 10, 2019 • 3 min
Most of us would love to have more intuitive communication from and with a Higher Intelligence. But how to reduce the clutter in our minds that sometimes blocks out the signal we’re trying to receive? We start by having a morning ritual that decreases…
185: How to Uplevel Your Energy (with Rajshree Patel)
Oct 7, 2019 • 64 min
Would you agree that your energy level largely determines your productivity, your mood, and your motivation? When your phone hits 10% battery life, you recharge it right away. What if you were to do the same type of thing for yourself? How do you…
Happy Bit: How to Choose a New Identity
Oct 3, 2019 • 5 min
Are you BEING the type of person you want to be, at the identity level? Learn how to change your identity in this Happy Bit.
184: Identity and Motherhood (with Sarah Dobson)
Sep 30, 2019 • 43 min
How to Subscribe to Vibrant Happy Women: · · · · About this Episode: How do you define your identity? Is it through various life experiences? Hardships and struggles? Successes and accomplishments? The roles you…
Happy Bit: How Feminine Energy is Changing My Family
Sep 26, 2019 • 7 min
Growing up in a farm family focused on efficiency and hard work, I spent most of my early life primarily in a masculine energy. That went fine for a while, until my intuition started telling me to try doing things differently. The result? Phenomenal.…
183: Understanding Men (with Marni Battista)
Sep 23, 2019 • 42 min
Understanding the opposite sex is an age old struggle. This episode will help you shift your thinking away from focusing on the scary, frustrating, or false beliefs about relationships and towards a more empowering and refreshing mindset. Learn a variety…
Happy Bit: 1 Minute a Day
Sep 19, 2019 • 6 min
There’s a simple little tool that will decrease anxiety, depression and stress, increase the gray matter in our brains, and boost our ability to focus and feel motivated. Want it? Listen to learn what it is.
182: Stillness, Meditation and the Brain (with Ariel Garten)
Sep 16, 2019 • 40 min
The world today can be incredibly overstimulating — there is SO much to see, to experience, and to process. Just like your tired body after a busy day, your brain needs to rest and reset, too. Research shows that meditation can help your brain by teaching…
Happy Bit: Limiting Beliefs
Sep 12, 2019 • 11 min
Limiting beliefs keep us stuck and limit our potential, but where do they come from? And how do we let go of those limitations and adopt more empowering beliefs? I share exactly how I’ve done it, along with the surprising results, in this Happy Bit.
181: How to Stop Self Sabotage (with Dr. Judy Ho)
Sep 9, 2019 • 39 min
Do you ever find yourself unintentionally sabotaging your self-improvement efforts? And whoosh! Your motivation and willpower are out the window. What it there was a way to retrain your brain so that you stop being your own worst enemy when it comes to…
Happy Bit: My Newest Time Tricks
Sep 5, 2019 • 6 min
We all want more free time so we can have fun, connect with loved ones, and take more purpose-filled action. I’m no different! I’ve learned a few time-saving tricks recently, and I’m sharing them on this Happy Bit.
180: Making Time for the Things You Love (with Laura Vanderkam)
Sep 2, 2019 • 41 min
Have you ever met someone who didn’t wish for more time in their day? There always seems to be more to do than you have time for…but what it if you could shift your thinking and discover that you really DO have time for doing the things you want as well…
Happy Bit: Easy Creativity
Aug 29, 2019 • 5 min
Would adding more creativity to your life bring you more fulfillment? But how do you make time? In this Happy Bit you’ll learn some quick and easy creativity strategies that take 5 minutes or less.
179: Allowing Your Authentic, Creative Self to Shine (with Jill Kane)
Aug 26, 2019 • 57 min
You might say that you aren’t “a creative person”. But consider this: creativity is the use of imagination and original ideas and then turning them into reality. Pretty cool, right? Everyone has some sort of creativity that needs to be released and made…
Happy Bit: Better Boundaries with Kids
Aug 22, 2019 • 6 min
You probably know boundaries are important, but have you learned the art of compassionate boundaries? Learn what I’m talking about in this Happy Bit.
178: Sustainable Motherhood (with Heather Chauvin)
Aug 19, 2019 • 33 min
In this episode, Heather Chauvin shares how moms can feel their best and engage in a more sustainable version of motherhood by through energy management and through setting strong, clear boundaries. In the end, it all comes down to knowing how you want to…
Happy Bit: How to Up Your Growth Game
Aug 15, 2019 • 20 min
Sometimes you feel READY to grow, improve, and change. If that’s how you’re feeling right now, this Happy Bit is for you! Join me and guest Jill Payne to learn why your ENERGY must be the first step.
177: Never Be the Smartest Person in the Room (with Stacy Tuschl)
Aug 12, 2019 • 48 min
Have you ever found something that you really like to do and wondered, “Could I make money doing this?” This is exactly what Stacy Tuschl did and she has created a hugely successful business by doing what she loves. If you have that entrepreneurial bug,…
Happy Bit: Loving What You Do
Aug 8, 2019 • 6 min
Do you spend your time doing something you love? In this Happy Bit you’ll learn the secret of loving what you in a way that opens you up to receiving even more.
176: Having a Career You Love (with Alison Hemmings)
Aug 5, 2019 • 54 min
We all get “stuck” in some aspect of our lives from time to time whether it’s in a job, in family life, or in a thousand other things. The good news is that you are never stuck permanently — there is always a solution for getting unstuck. Often, however,…
Happy Bit: Let It Be Miraculous
Aug 1, 2019 • 2 min
We long for miracles at times, but what about the miracles that are already here? Learn the trick to seeing them.
175: Joyfully Allowing Good Things to Come to You (with Jill Payne)
Jul 29, 2019 • 51 min
Many of us can picture future plans for our lives, but can we imagine the feelings we’ll have when we reach our goals? Jill Payne shares how training our brains to envision what future experiences will feel will help us be motivated to achieve them. Along…
Happy Bit: Energy and Healing
Jul 25, 2019 • 4 min
We know energy is all around us, but how do we become more aware? In this Happy Bit I give you 3 things you can experiment with (plus 1 bonus) to become more attuned with the energy of those around you.
174: Empowering Tools to Shift Your Emotions and Energy (with Jill Payne)
Jul 22, 2019 • 44 min
Do you ever find yourself saying you’re tired, emotional, or depressed? Or do you ever find it difficult to stick with an exercise routine or to feel motivated? Jill’s powerful tools will help you boost your mood in powerful ways so you can live in a more…
Happy Bit: Making Your Life a Masterpiece
Jul 18, 2019 • 5 min
Two things are required to make your life a masterpiece. Are you doing them?
173: Superwellness (with Edith Ubuntu Chan)
Jul 15, 2019 • 49 min
Do you ever get discouraged because you feel like you’ve tried everything under the sun to lose weight and feel better? What if the solutions to a healthier body included things as simple as breathing and sunshine? Find out how simple, daily practices can…
Happy Bit: This Moment of Bliss
Jul 11, 2019 • 2 min
Sometimes you just feel lousy…anxiety, depression, worry, frustration can get the best of us at one time or another. But there’s an easy way to shift yourself out of negativity and into a moment of bliss. Listen to learn how it’s done.
172: Healing Through Self Compassion (with Amy Ericson)
Jul 8, 2019 • 51 min
Does the chaos and busyness of life leave you spinning sometimes? Do you shove the emotions you feel aside while you deal with all the things you need to be and accomplish? Many times those buried, undealt with emotions can send our brains and bodies into…
Happy Bit: Paths of Pleasure
Jul 4, 2019 • 5 min
When we don’t experience enough pleasure from healthy sources, our bodies/brains will DEMAND pleasure from less healthy sources, like that pan of brownies. How do we create more pleasure in our lives?
171: Being Devoted to Your Own Pleasure (with Susan Hyatt)
Jul 1, 2019 • 41 min
Beauty, comfort, intimacy, spirituality, movement. These are all things that help you experience pleasure. If pleasure is sought and felt and on a regular basis, your metabolism increases and your feel-good hormones rise, affecting your body the way that…
Happy Bit: A Resilient Approach to Mental Illness
Jun 27, 2019 • 7 min
When mental illness strikes us or a loved one, how do we bounce back and stay resilient? It all starts with the art of self soothing, wellness and creating pockets of pleasure.
170: Mental Illness and Parenting (with Ally Golden)
Jun 24, 2019 • 47 min
Dealing with mental illness is challenging in any relationship and especially with the loved ones inside your home. How do you help? How do you cope and take care of yourself at the same time? Listen to this open and honest interview with Ally Golden who…
Happy Bit: Honoring Your Life Journey
Jun 20, 2019 • 15 min
If you ever feel sad that something in your life isn’t “normal,” then this happy bit is for you!
169: Everything Is Happening For You (with Lisa Luckett)
Jun 17, 2019 • 54 min
Consider this statement: Life is the classroom and the struggles are our lessons. This is some of the wisdom that 9/11 widow Lisa Luckett shares in this enlightening episode. When you shift your thinking to the idea that life is happening FOR you and not…
Happy Bit: To Women Who Are Struggling and Grieving
Jun 13, 2019 • 7 min
Struggles and grief come and go - how should we handle them?
168: Sex Every Day (with Caitlin Cogan Doemner)
Jun 10, 2019 • 40 min
We all have mental blueprints about how sex “should” look in a relationship, including ideas about frequency, who experiences the pleasure, and more. What if you could change your sexual blueprint into a menu of daily intimate interactions that will not…
Happy Bit: How Masculine and Feminine Energy Play Out for Me
Jun 6, 2019 • 10 min
We all have both masculine and feminine energy, but which one is your CORE energy? Would shifting something help you with your happiness, energy and relationships? I’ll offer some food for thought on the topic in this Happy Bit.
167: Masculine and Feminine (Hunter-Gatherer) Energy (with Alison Armstrong)
Jun 3, 2019 • 51 min
They have been called masculine and feminine, yin and yang, hunter and gatherer — these energies that both women and men can flow in. Learning how to use both of these energy types can help you feel more vibrant and happy as well as have more fulfilling…
Happy Bit: 20 Easy (and Fun) Ideas for Outside Play
May 30, 2019 • 10 min
Outdoor play has a multitude of benefits, including lowering cortisol, decreasing depression and anxiety, improving focus and social skills, and much more. In this Happy Bit I’ll share ideas that will help you kids play longer (and happier) outside.
166: Be Kind (with Joanne Nottingham)
May 27, 2019 • 22 min
My grandma’s philosophy: it’s just as easy to be sad as it is to be happy, so choose happy! Listening to my 88 year-old grandma, Joanne Nottingham, will bring a smile to your face and it won’t be a surprise to know that her goal is to spread kindness and…
Happy Bit: Stories From the Farm
May 23, 2019 • 8 min
Growing up, I had ample time for being outdoors, connecting with people, and generally enjoying the simple things. In this Happy Bit I’m not only share some stories from my life on the farm, but I share how I’ve recently committed to re-training my brain…
165: Keep On Keepin’ On (with Wanda Johnson)
May 20, 2019 • 28 min
Life lessons learned and nuggets of wisdom are shared in this week’s episode by my mom, Wanda Johnson, a hard-working Iowan farmer that believes that a good attitude and never giving up have been her keys to success.
Happy Bit: When It’s Meant To Be
May 16, 2019 • 6 min
Sometimes what we want feels so easy that it just has to be “meant to be.” And other times what we want never seems to happen. When that happens we have two choices.
164: Dance Like Nobody’s Watching (with Gina Villares & Mcercedes Zetino)
May 13, 2019 • 56 min
Are you ready for a pick me up? This vibrant, happy interview of two friends will motivate you to do what you love, to be present, and to retake responsibility for your own attitude and happiness.
Happy Bit: How Tapping Has Helped Me
May 9, 2019 • 4 min
Car maintenance is important, and you need special tools to keep your car functioning at peak performance. The same is true for us humans: maintaining a healthy emotional state is important, and it works best when we find the right tools to accomplish it.…
163: EFT Tapping For Health, Wealth & Happiness (with Heather Ambler)
May 6, 2019 • 38 min
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping has become a more prevalent form of therapy in recent years. It has been shown to improve the emotional pains caused grief and trauma. It has helped people find better health and improve their relationship with…
Happy Bit: Why May is An Extra Special Month
May 2, 2019 • 2 min
Spring Cleaning for our homes can be easy, but what about for our minds? May is the perfect time to let go of our stories of resistance and struggle. Learn how it’s done in this Happy Bit.
162: Come Home to a Space That’s Welcoming (with Jennifer Burnham)
Apr 29, 2019 • 33 min
Most days life is hectic. There are many responsibilities and demands on your time and energy. Everyone yearns to come home to a space that is welcoming, calming and supportive and that doesn’t require more work. Find out some good tips about how…
Happy Bit: When Someone Else’s Values Don’t Match Yours
Apr 25, 2019 • 9 min
It can be so frustrating when others are acting in ways that are in direct conflict with our values. How do we reconcile that everyone else doesn’t value what we value?
161: “Honey, You Need to Find Yourself” (with Donna Simkin)
Apr 22, 2019 • 61 min
Have you ever felt like you are meant for more? That there’s more to your life that you haven’t discovered yet? That you have more to do or give but you are just… stuck? Get ready to be touched and inspired by my guest and friend Donna Simkin who has…
160: Millionaire Success Secrets (with Ann Marie Sabath)
Apr 15, 2019 • 43 min
Do you ever wonder how successful people get to where they are? What’s their secret? Ann Marie Sabath divulges some simple, straightforward success secrets that have been the the key to many self-made millionaires’ accomplishments. The best part is, these…
Happy Bit: How to 10x Your Growth Game
Apr 11, 2019 • 5 min
Want to make a change that actually STICKS? Rather than relying on will power, there is a better way, and I’ll tell you the trick in this Happy bit.
159: The Brave Art of Motherhood (with Rachel Martin)
Apr 8, 2019 • 42 min
Bravery is defined as having courageous behavior…and being a mother undoubtedly requires heaps of bravery! In this episode with Rachel Martin, find out how to be a brave mother when life throws you curveballs, when you feel constantly bombarded by…
Happy Bit: “Good Mom” Syndrome
Apr 4, 2019 • 8 min
Are you ready to say HECK NO to the “good mom” stereotype and instead find our own core version of excellent motherhood and womanhood?
158: What Do You Truly Deep Down Inside Want For Your Life? (with Jill Stanton)
Apr 1, 2019 • 48 min
Do you ever feel like there’s more to life than what you are currently experiencing? That there passions and talents inside you that are begging to be discovered? I talk with Jill Stanton all about how to zero in on what sparks you, enlivens you, and…
Happy Bit: If You Could Be Anything…
Mar 28, 2019 • 5 min
If someone asked you what you want to DO, you’d probably have an answer, like take a nap, go to the spa, take a vacation. But would you know the answer if someone asked you who you want to BE?
157: Creating a Harmonious Home with Feng Shui (with Patricica Lohan)
Mar 25, 2019 • 34 min
Does the energy in your home make you happy? Or are you experiencing more conflict and negativity than you’d prefer? In this episode guest Patricia Lohan shares how the principles of Feng Shui can help our homes feel more harmonious.
Happy Bit: Your Legacy of Love
Mar 21, 2019 • 6 min
What legacy did your parents and grandparents leave for you in terms of behaviors, patterns, emotions, skills? And what legacy are you leaving for your kids, spouse, friends and loved ones? In this Happy Bit I talk about my grandmothers and the legacy…
156: Gratitude in the Midst of Tragedy (with Stacy Nehring)
Mar 18, 2019 • 41 min
What happens when your world is turned upside down with the death of a loved one? How do you cope? How is it possible to see anything good in the heaviness of it all? My inspiring guest, Stacy Nehring, shares how she is doing just this in the face of a…
Happy Bit: Your Zone of Genius
Mar 14, 2019 • 5 min
How much time do you spend 1) doing what you’re good at and 2) doing what you absolutely LOVE to do? Do these two things and you’ll be living in your Zone of Genius (which feels freaking amazing - and happens to make the planet a much, much better place).…
155: Progress, Not Perfection (with Monica Packer)
Mar 11, 2019 • 36 min
Perfectionism can plague all of us at times, as we sometimes struggle with the normal human condition of feeling “not good enough.” In this episode you’ll learn how to change your thoughts so you can value progress for the sake of progress and growth for…
Happy Bit: What Are You Passionate About?
Mar 7, 2019 • 4 min
Have you forgotten what you LOVE to do? The Busy-ness of life can certainly make it tricky to fuel your soul, but there are 4 simple steps you can follow every day for the rest of your life that will help (hint: they are fun and you’ll love doing it!)
154: Women Helping Women Rise (with Layla Kasha)
Mar 4, 2019 • 47 min
Many say that men keep women down; but sometimes it’s women who keep women down. By the same token, women can help other women to rise by reaching back and giving a helping hand.
Happy Bit: What Happened in Florida Stays in Florida (kind of…)
Feb 28, 2019 • 6 min
What happens when you bring over 40 vibrant, happy women together in one place? Get the details in this Happy Bit.
153: Choosing Happiness (with Jane Gable)
Feb 25, 2019 • 19 min
I met Jane Gable, a spunky, beautiful older woman, at the resort where we held the Vibrant Happy Women Retreat. Jane is grabbing life by the horns, creating her own happiness which is contagious. Learn her secret of vibrant, happy living in this episode.
Happy Bit: How to Be a Best Friend
Feb 21, 2019 • 10 min
We all want to HAVE best friends, but what does it look like to BE a best friend? In this Happy Bit I share 5 steps to creating deeper, heart-centered friendships.
152: From Hopeless to Happy (with Kitt Rothstein)
Feb 18, 2019 • 58 min
Sometimes we feel so stuck in a rut or a downward spiral, that we feel like there’s no hope for happiness. In this episode my guest and best friend Kitt Rothstein shares her experience of watching me make the shift from deeply depressed and hopeless to…
Happy Bit: My Thoughts on Sex
Feb 14, 2019 • 9 min
Ever wish people would speak more openly about sex so you could figure out how things work for other people? In this episode I’m doing just that.
151: Sex and the Brain (Jane Ransom)
Feb 11, 2019 • 66 min
Sex can bring up feelings of shame for some women, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In this episode, brain expert Jane Ransom shares research on the brain-body components of sex, differences between men and women, the importance of mental rehearsal and…
Happy Bit: Meeting Your Own Love and Approval Needs
Feb 7, 2019 • 5 min
From birth, each of us craves love and approval, which we often seek from outside of ourselves, particular in our love relationships. In this Happy Bit I give you a new way of thinking that will empower you to begin meeting your own needs for love and…
150: Less Perfection, More Authenticity (with Sara-Jean Gilbert)
Feb 4, 2019 • 48 min
Sometimes we tend to approach life as if we’re on a stage, performing in ways that bring validation and approval. But what happens when we figure out how to ditch that performance and instead live completely authentically? In this episode you’ll learn…
Happy Bit: Sparks and Flames
Jan 31, 2019 • 3 min
Do you notice the sparks of opportunity in your life that - if you attend to them properly - will become a nurturing and sustaining source of light and energy in your life?
149: Discovering the Magic of Your Most Authentic Self (with Sarah Jenks)
Jan 28, 2019 • 64 min
How do you come back to your soul’s directions instead of listening to society, family or your partners’ suggestions? Why is it critical that we sometimes let go of the one-size-fits-all solution to happiness and allow ourselves to be “more wolf than…
Happy Bit: Advice from Cora (Age 5)
Jan 24, 2019 • 1 min
What advice does a 5-year-old have for busy, overwhelmed moms and women? Three things + an “I love you.”
148: Nurturing Curiosity (with Sara Bates)
Jan 21, 2019 • 66 min
Perfectionism and the “shoulds” can really cramp our happiness because they prevent us from doing things simply for the sake of enjoyment. In this episode guest Sara Bates shares how she’s learned to approach life from an energy of curiosity and freedom…
Happy Bit: Hormonal Happenings
Jan 17, 2019 • 3 min
Hormones can be a topic we try to avoid… because well… HORMONES. But there’s 1 hormone we really MUST focus on. Learn why in this Happy Bit.
147: Hormones in Harmony (with Deborah Margopolous)
Jan 14, 2019 • 50 min
Our hormones are behind the scenes, every day, orchestrating the dance that is our health, mood and weight. But when our hormones get out of balance, our health and energy can dramatically decline. How do you get your reboot to get your hormones in…
Happy Bit: The Reverence Experiment
Jan 10, 2019 • 3 min
We’ve all heard of mindfulness, but what happens when we take it to the next level and approach our lives from an energy of reverence?
146: Choosing Simplicity and Reverence for Life (with Maggie Panning)
Jan 7, 2019 • 64 min
Sometimes does the the hustle and bustle of life leave you feeling like you’re missing something? Do you feel disconnected? Learn how slowing down and developing a reverence and respect for your life can help you feel connected and fulfilled.
Happy Bit: How Good Are You Willing to Let Yourself Feel?
Jan 3, 2019 • 6 min
Variety is one of our basic human needs, according to Tony Robbins. Are you experiencing enough variety in the forms of fun, adventure and new experiences? And how does variety (or the lack thereof) contribute to your health? And how good are you REALLY…
145: Let It Be Easy (with Tarzan Kay)
Dec 31, 2018 • 46 min
Growing up with an oppressively religious father, Tarzan Kay had a difficult childhood in many ways. Thanks to a mother who led the way out of that situation, both physically and spiritually, she has lived by the mantra of ‘let it be easy’ which has…
Happy Bit: Some Inspiring End of Year Thoughts
Dec 27, 2018 • 11 min
As we end the year and begin a new one, what FEELING are you going to focus on in the new year? And how can you take action to make that feeling more permanent?
144: Living the Magic of Life (with Pashana Kay)
Dec 24, 2018 • 39 min
Are you living your most magical life? Do you feel empowered to do so? When you’re able do what makes you happy, stop and listen to that still small voice inside you, and be in harmony with yourself, THEN you can truly be empowered — empowered to have a…
143: Allowing Dreams to Guide Your Life (with Tzivia Gover)
Dec 17, 2018 • 40 min
Even if you don’t remember, you dream several times each night. Your dreams have the power to help you and heal you. What are your dreams trying to tell you? How can you find out? Listen now for these answers and much more!
142: Healing Your Heart Through Mindfulness and Meditation (with Danielle Mendoza)
Dec 10, 2018 • 60 min
Hurtful experiences from our past and present relationships can leave us feeling “not good enough,” which then affects all our interactions going forward. But the good news is that we can heal those hurts through practicing mindfulness and meditation.…
Happy Bit: Are You Teaching Your Kids to Like Themselves?
Dec 6, 2018 • 5 min
One of the biggest influencers of whether your kids will grow up liking themselves (or not) is the STORY you tell yourself about them. Is your story about each of your kids an empowering story?
141: Finding Joy After Tragedy (with Lisa & Scott McGrath)
Dec 3, 2018 • 73 min
How do you keep going when tragedy happens? And how do you shift from despair to joy? Lisa and Scott McGrath share their story of allowing a heart-wrenching struggle to become a major blessing in their lives.
Happy Bit: How to Transcend Shame
Nov 29, 2018 • 20 min
Everyone makes mistakes. But when does your guilt cross the line into shame? Learn the difference between shame vs. guilt and how to end feelings of shame fast.
140: Overcoming Shame (with Ann Jambor)
Nov 26, 2018 • 34 min
We all feel shame at one time or another and it usually seems to happen when you’re not meeting someone’s expectations. While shame can make you feel worthless, you can take steps toward overcoming shame by speaking your truth in a spirit of authenticity…
Happy Bit: My Version of Surrender
Nov 21, 2018 • 9 min
Surrender doesn’t always equate with weakness or giving up. In this Happy Bit I explain why surrendering in some areas of life can bring more happiness than you’ve ever known.
139: How to Surrender and Receive Good Things (with Lauri Mackey)
Nov 19, 2018 • 51 min
No matter what you’re currently struggling with, you have 2 choices: you can keep struggling, or you can pause for a moment, take a breath, and surrender to something greater than yourself. In this episode you’ll learn exactly how the second option is…
Happy Bit: How to Detach from Your Stressors
Nov 15, 2018 • 6 min
How do we stop stress from sucking away our happiness? Learn 3 ways you can detach from stress and realign your life with your personal path of happiness.
138: Letting Go of “What If” During the Grief Process (with Christine Benintend)
Nov 12, 2018 • 54 min
When things go wrong, we have two choices: ask an empowering question or a disempowering question. In this episode you’ll learn how to stay empowered, even when life gets hard.
Happy Bit: What Does It Mean to Be a Vibrant, Happy Woman?
Nov 8, 2018 • 7 min
In this Happy Bit I describe my 3-part personal happiness formula and exactly what I need to do FIRST to make it happen.
137: How to Master Affluence in All Areas of Your Life (with Carol Tuttle)
Nov 5, 2018 • 47 min
Have you settled into a life of mediocrity? Yet, sometimes you crave MORE. In this episode guest Carol Tuttle shares how to add greater abundance, or affluence, to all areas of your life, including finances, relationships, physical health and more!
Happy Bit: Why Gratitude is as Important as a Multivitamin
Nov 1, 2018 • 7 min
New research is showing gratitude has a powerful effect not only on our mood, but on our health, relationships, altruism and much more. Listen to learn how to easily add gratitude to your life.
136: Using Self Acceptance & Gratitude to Heal Past Hurts (with Nichole Crawford)
Oct 29, 2018 • 32 min
Hurtful, traumatic experiences happen to all of us, and sometimes can end up dominating our thoughts and lives. How do you cope and let go? In this episode you’ll learn how the 2 powerhouse tools of self acceptance and gratitude will help you to heal and…
Happy Bit: Why I Like the Idea of Joining a Commune
Oct 25, 2018 • 5 min
Sometimes the “shoulds” of life and society press too hard on my psyche and make me want to escape and experience a new way of thinking and being - and that’s why the idea of a Vibrant Happy Women commune really appeals to me! I explain more behind this…
135: Celebrating Your Child’s Neurodiversity (with Debbie Reber)
Oct 22, 2018 • 54 min
Many parents try so hard to get their children to behave and to fit in, but often this misguided attempted at “good parenting” leads to stress for both the parent and child. Everyone child is wired differently and isn’t it about time that we stopped…
Happy Bit: What’s Your Story?
Oct 18, 2018 • 11 min
What’s the story that you tell yourself each day? Are you dwelling on the positives or on the negatives of yourself and those around you? In this Happy Bit, I will talk about how you have the ability to “reframe situations” so that you can focus on the…
134: The Power of Being Who You Are (with Shazia Imam)
Oct 15, 2018 • 40 min
Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you realize you’re not doing what you want to be doing? The expectations and “shoulds” of our world can press on you until you eventually lose track of who you are and what lights you up. In this episode,…
Happy Bit: Creating a High-Vibe Family
Oct 11, 2018 • 8 min
The energy you experienced in your home growing up is probably the same energy you’re passing on to your kids. Are you satisfied with it? If now, how can you raise that energetic vibration so your kids experience something even better than you had growing…
133: Force vs. Being in the Flow State of Mind (with Carolin Hauser-Carson)
Oct 8, 2018 • 42 min
Do you ever find yourself working faster and faster and harder and harder trying to get what you want? You rely on sheer grit and willpower to get you there - often without success. There’s an easier way! In this episode Carolin Hauser-Carson shares how…
Happy Bit: When Depression Hits
Oct 4, 2018 • 11 min
Being a vibrant, happy woman doesn’t mean you’re always happy - but it does mean having the tools you need to shift back into happiness when life gets hard. In this Happy Bit I share my recent experiences with depression and what I’m doing to shift my…
132: Goodbye Anxiety, Hello Freedom (Stephanie Dalfonzo)
Oct 1, 2018 • 47 min
Did you know anxiety and insomnia go hand in hand? If you can’t sleep, it’s likely you have a bit of anxiety. In this episode guest Stephanie Dalfonzo shares some easy, practical ways to bring anxiety levels down so you can feel calmer and sleep better…
Happy Bit: How to Raise Confident Kids
Sep 27, 2018 • 12 min
Most parents hope to raise confidence kids who aren’t afraid to try new things. After all, success usually comes after a few failures. How do you help kids face their fear of failure?
131: Building Self Confidence (with Claire Shipman)
Sep 24, 2018 • 37 min
Studies show a gender gap in confidence levels between men and women that begins in the teen years. While some say this is biology, many people believe confidence can be taught. Learn how taking action and seeing failure as a positive thing can help on…
Happy Bit: My Top Ten Values
Sep 20, 2018 • 8 min
Values. We know they’re important and we want our kids to have them. But most of us can’t identify what our values even are - let alone our top 10 values! This Happy Bit will show you how to identify the values that are most important to you. Knowing your…
130: Learn to Love Yourself and Choose Your Own Path (with Kruti Desai)
Sep 17, 2018 • 46 min
Parents have the best intentions, but often they can end up being controlling and critical, making it difficult for us to choose the life we want to live. In this episode fiery Kruti Desai shares how she broke free from her parents’ expectations and shame…
Happy Bit: Our Experience with the Anasazi Wilderness Therapy Program
Sep 13, 2018 • 25 min
Sometimes teens need a fresh start, a new perspective. After sending 2 teens to a wilderness therapy program, I have a few thoughts on the matter.
129: How to Help a Troubled Teen (with Claire Michalak and Elizabeth Wangler)
Sep 10, 2018 • 56 min
Raising teens can be hard as they navigate school, peers and emotions. But what happens when you have a teen who isn’t making the choices you’d like them to make or who is struggling with teen depression and trying to cope through drugs or other risky…
Happy Bit: 4 Easy Energy Hacks
Sep 6, 2018 • 9 min
Do you wish you had more energy, but don’t really know where to get it? Try adding these 4 simple “energy hacks” to your daily routine to power up your life today.
128: How a Positive Body Image Will Improve Your Health (with Natalie Bubak)
Sep 3, 2018 • 48 min
It’s not uncommon for women to loathe, rather than love themselves, especially when it comes to body image. This attitude of “not good enough” can lead to any number of negative outcomes, including depression, anxiety, and even eating disorders. I’m sure…
Happy Bit: A Heart-to-Heart with ALL Women
Aug 30, 2018 • 5 min
What would happen if you had a heart-to-heart conversation with a woman who’s not like you every week for the rest of your life?
127: All the Women in My Family Sing (with Deborah Santana)
Aug 27, 2018 • 40 min
Do you ever feel like your voice isn’t really heard? Or that you’re not truly valued? We can shift that when we speak our truth AND when we allow other women to do the same. In this episode guest Deborah Santana explains why it’s especially important that…
Happy Bit: How the Riday Family Eats
Aug 23, 2018 • 12 min
Every family has their favorite foods, but sometimes you just want to be a fly on the wall to see how other families do things. In this Happy Bit I pull back the curtain on how the Riday Family Eats.
126: Healthy Meals You Can Eat At Home Tonight (with Tiffany King)
Aug 20, 2018 • 31 min
If you’d like to start eating more meals at home, then you’ll love the practical and easy suggestions in this episode featuring author and chef Tiffany King. Empty refrigerator? Check. No time for dishes? Check. Wanting to cook for the whole week at once?…
Happy Bit: Heal Your Heart
Aug 16, 2018 • 8 min
We all have past hurts that influence how we think and interact. How do you let go and forgive? How do you heal your heart?
125: How Past Hurts Can Affect Your Marriage with Carolina Castaños
Aug 13, 2018 • 53 min
Your marriage is affected by so many things, including how you were raised and how well your emotional needs were met by your parents, how your parents interacted in their own marriage, your feelings of confidence and self worth, the resentments you…
Happy Bit: Yes, Finding Your Tribe is a Critical Piece of Your Personal Growth
Aug 9, 2018 • 4 min
Your vibe attracts your tribe, or so they say. Learn why this is absolutely true, and how you can use it to attract a circle of friends who empower you and help you be the best version of YOU.
124: A Circle of Sisterhood (with Jalaja Bonheim)
Aug 6, 2018 • 39 min
Most of us crave being a part of a tribe where we can see and be seen, understand and be understood. In this episode Jalaja Bonheim shares some tips that will help you find and build the circle of sisterhood you’ve been seeking.
Happy Bit: It’s Not About DOING, It’s About BEING
Aug 2, 2018 • 4 min
Most of us share the faulty belief that if we just DO something long enough, or well enough, with enough grit and determination, we’ll finally BECOME the person we want to be. In this Happy Bit I share a little-known secret that throws that false belief…
123: Make Yourself Happy First (with Lisa Corduff)
Jul 30, 2018 • 39 min
We moms tend to put ourselves last, giving us zero energy to manage our lives.. But what happens when we start putting our own happiness at the very tip-top of the list? Guest Lisa Corduff shares her exact formula for being 100% responsible for her own…
Happy Bit: Two Unruly Teens: An Update
Jul 26, 2018 • 8 min
Teenagers can get the best of most parents, as they experiment, push boundaries, and develop independence. In this Happy Bit I share a happy update on 2 of my teens after enrolling them in a wilderness program.
122: Your Messy, Magnificent Life (with Geneen Roth)
Jul 23, 2018 • 32 min
A mile-long to-do list can have us leaping from our beds and facing the day each morning with little thought for ourselves or for our bodies. But what happens when we show up in our own 2 feet with complete presence and groundedness?
Happy Bit: How Compassion Can Improve Every Relationship
Jul 19, 2018 • 5 min
Compassion is the idea of showing up for ourselves and for others with loving, connected presence as we recognize and cope with the experiences common to being human. In this Happy Bit I share how showing up in the energy of compassion has completely…
121: Mindful Self Compassion (with Kristin Neff)
Jul 16, 2018 • 44 min
We can be so hard on ourselves, feeding our mind a constant string of negativity and criticism. But when we learn to be compassionate with ourselves, talking to ourselves as we would to a friend, the way we show up in every aspect of life will change for…
Happy Bit: Are You Truly Nourishing Yourself?
Jul 12, 2018 • 7 min
You may *think* you know what to do in order to feel balanced, calm and grounded. But do these general social prescriptions work for you? What truly nourishes YOUR soul? Learn how to find out.
120: Boost Your Zen, Nourish Your Soul (with Grace Estripeaut)
Jul 9, 2018 • 39 min
Our nervous systems are on overdrive as we live in a go-go-go society. How can we clear the clutter of stress without giving up on our goals? In this episode Grace Estripeaut shares how to let go of overwhelm using simple and nourishing micro-tweaks that…
Happy Bit: How I Survived a Crappy Marriage Without Losing Myself
Jul 5, 2018 • 9 min
Every couple struggles, but I’m pretty sure our marriage was one of the worst. But I made the personal choice to stick it out and here’s exactly how I did it without losing myself in the process (and also how I ended up actually loving my husband in the…
119: Deconstructing Divorce (with Sally Boyle)
Jul 2, 2018 • 38 min
All marriages can be hard at times, but sometimes a relationship becomes completely unhealthy. How do you know if your relationship needs to end? And if you do decide to end things, how do you let go of resentment and make your separation or divorce as…
Happy Bit: Being Service-Minded in Your Marriage
Jun 28, 2018 • 3 min
Often we get stuck focusing on what we want our spouse to do for us. But, what would happen if you switch your perspective and focus instead on answering the question, “How can I create a 5-star marriage experience for my spouse?”
118: Creating a 5-Star Marriage (with Maggie Reyes)
Jun 25, 2018 • 41 min
Many of us believe we’ll finally be happy in our relationships when our partner changes. However, there’s an easier and much more empowering way to be happy at home. Learn all about it in this episode!
Happy Bit: The Wheel of Happiness
Jun 21, 2018 • 7 min
When we meet our needs in 8 basic areas, we feel WAY more alive and vibrant. Find out how you’re measuring on the Wheel of Happiness in this Happy Bit!
117: Finding the Light After Depression (with Maria Paz)
Jun 18, 2018 • 34 min
Have you ever felt like you’re no longer participating in life? No longer spending time with friends? No longer working on goals? Unmotivated? Unhappy? Maria Paz was in that place, which she described as a dark, gloomy pit of unhappiness. In this episode…
Happy Bit: How Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies Blew My Mind
Jun 14, 2018 • 4 min
Family life isn’t always easy (OK, it’s never easy!), but sometimes something comes along that gives you the most mind-blowing AH-HA and completely changes your family for life. Learn how the Four Tendencies did that for me!
116: Choose the Bigger Life (with Gretchen Rubin)
Jun 12, 2018 • 48 min
Happiness guru Gretchen Rubin shares insightful tips about living your biggest life! Learn how the apply the Four Tendencies to make your family life happier, how to allow your own values and nature to lead your journey of happiness, and how failure can…
Happy Bit: Getting on the Minimalism Train
Jun 7, 2018 • 11 min
What does minimalism look like for a mom of 6? Like a work in progress, that’s what. In this Happy Bit I share what I’ve learned so far.
115: Intentional Simplicity (with Allie Casazza)
Jun 4, 2018 • 39 min
It’s one thing to minimize clutter as an individual or a couple, but how do you simplify your life when you have kids? In this episode guest Allie Casazza gives you step-by-step instructions for creating an intentional clutter-free life for your family.
Happy Bit: Decluttering = Pleasure
May 31, 2018 • 5 min
Decluttering can seem overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. But when you tweak your thinking in this one small way, minimizing your clutter becomes a breeze.
114: How to See Through the Mess and Declutter Your Life (with Tracy McCubbin)
May 29, 2018 • 37 min
All the STUFF in our lives can sap our energy and leave us feeling overwhelmed. Learn how to simplify and free up time and space with some mindful clutter-cutting strategies that work.
Happy Bit: Try These Hacks for Free Fun
May 24, 2018 • 8 min
Feeling burned out, like you rarely have fun? Then you need to take the free fun challenge and add more SOUL-FUELING fun to your life, including time in nature and time teaching or learning a new skill. Listen to my 5-step challenge to get you started.
113: How to Be a Financially Savvy Woman (with Whitney Hansen)
May 21, 2018 • 37 min
You probably know you need to get a grip on your finances, but HOW do you do it? In this episode you’ll get a step-by-step plan that will help you master your finances in as little as 1 month.
Happy Bit: When Parenting Your Teen Becomes Traumatizing
May 17, 2018 • 12 min
Sometimes parenthood can start a long spiral downward into an abyss of struggle and pain, especially when your kids are teenagers. I share the exact strategies I’ve used to make it out the other side after a recent trauma with one of my teens.
112: Finding Hope During Financial Frustration (with Erin Odom)
May 14, 2018 • 49 min
Do you ever feel like there’s not enough money to go around? In this episode you’ll learn how to overcome the worry and hopelessness of tight finances and to feel financially hopeful again.
Happy Bit: The Extent to Which You Can Admire Someone Else’s House Is the Roof
May 10, 2018 • 4 min
How do we stop comparing ourselves to everyone else and finally feel good about what’s happening under our own roof? Listen to learn how.
111: Growing into Your Authentic Self with Mutale Bingley
May 7, 2018 • 32 min
Ever wish you could create an entirely different life from the lives of the people around you? In this episode, Mutale shares her story of getting to the U.S. and finding her authentic self through her struggles to acculturate in a new country, and how…
Happy Bit: Need More Nature in Your Life?
May 3, 2018 • 3 min
The constant GO GO GO and DO DO DO of today’s busy world can leave us in a nearly permanent state of overwhelm and stress. How can we bring those cortisol levels down? Mindfully spending more time in nature is a great place to start.
110: Finding Peace in the Midst of Chaos with Anne Adametz
Apr 30, 2018 • 48 min
Do you ever catch yourself waiting for that “perfect moment” when you can finally be happy? Maybe it’s when the kids are all in school? Or when your teen develops common sense? Or when you can retire? You’re not alone! In this episode you’ll learn a…
Happy Bit: Teaching Your Kids the Vibrant Happy Way
Apr 26, 2018 • 3 min
What’s the #1 requirement for teaching your kids the Vibrant Happy way? Listen to find out.
109: How to Get Unstuck and Start REALLY Living with Michelle Petitpas
Apr 23, 2018 • 39 min
After experiencing an assault while on duty as a nurse, Michelle Petitpas essentially shut down and stopped living. After years of being stuck in a state of deep depression, anxiety and hopelessness, she woke up one day and decided to truly LIVE her life.
Happy Bit: Why You Must Be Relentlessly Committed to Your Goals and Happiness
Apr 19, 2018 • 9 min
Motivating yourself or your kids. Easy secret weapon to learn!
108: Be More, Not Less with Nia Shanks
Apr 9, 2018 • 29 min
Tired of the never-ending obsession with losing weight? What would happen if instead of focusing on what you want to LOSE, you focused instead on what you want to GAIN? In this episode, guest Nia Shanks shares how to gain muscle and fitness through…
Happy Bit: What Vibrance Means to Me
Apr 5, 2018 • 9 min
You want to stay in a high-energy (vibrant) state, but how do you do it when life gets hard?
107: A Vibrant Life Begins at Home with Courtney Donnelly
Apr 2, 2018 • 43 min
Have you ever wondered how to boost the positive energy in your home? In this episode, Courtney Donnelly shares how she has built a vibrant life and home by focusing on love, building a village of like-minded friends, and manifesting her dreams. Listen to…
Happy Bit: 5 Easy Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage This Week
Mar 29, 2018 • 5 min
In our quest to live more vibrant lives, we can’t be an island. Sometimes we have to invest a bit more effort in our relationships, especially in our marriages or love relationships. In this episode I share 5 easy ways you can invest in your marriage this…
106: Becoming An Awakened Woman and Following Your Sacred Dreams with Tererai Trent
Mar 26, 2018 • 38 min
Growing up in a rural village in Zimbabwe, Tererai Trent had 4 children by the time she was 18. However, she had a sacred dream to go to the U.S. and earn a Ph.D., an idea which many said was impossible. In this episode, Tererai shares her story of…
Happy Bit: The Mom’s Ultimate Spring Break Checklist
Mar 22, 2018 • 3 min
Spring Break can be fun… but it can also be exhausting when all is said and done. Keeping kids happy and occupied can feel like a full-time job sometimes. But there are some quick and easy coping strategies that will help…
105: Using Vulnerability to Let Go of Perfectionism and Become More Confident with Gina Brodtman
Mar 19, 2018 • 39 min
Do you ever feel like everyone is watching and judging, and that you “should” parent a certain way or you’re doing it wrong? Or that when things get scary or stressful you need to control the situation as perfectly as possible? Gina Brodtmann faced the…
Happy Bit: 3 Simple Spring Decluttering Tips to Make Your Home Happier
Mar 15, 2018 • 3 min
How can you make your home feel happier and more “spring-like” fast? Listen for 3 quick and easy decluttering tips.
104: How to Push Beyond Fear and Become the Creator You Were Born to Be with Joanna Penn
Mar 12, 2018 • 36 min
Do you have an itch to write a book, run a marathon, become a chef, or paint a masterpiece? Following these urges to create can add a major dimension of joy and vibrance to our lives. In this episode, award-winning author Joanna Penn shares the secrets of…
Happy Bit: An Easy New Morning Routine Strategy That Will Jumpstart Your Day (and Life)
Mar 8, 2018 • 5 min
Have you tried to establish a consistent morning routine, only to “mess up” one morning, causing you to give up completely. In this Happy Bit I give you a more doable strategy.
103: Everything You Ever Wanted Is On the Other Side of Fear with Erica Mandy
Mar 5, 2018 • 36 min
Do you ever struggle to do hard things, to face your fears and take the leap? The fear of failure can often keep you stuck and playing small, but as Erica Mandy explains in this episode, listening to your intuition and trusting your gut can give you the…
Happy Bit: A Marker and a Mirror: An Easy Happiness Tip for the Busy Mom
Mar 1, 2018 • 4 min
When you’re busy, you have to be clever at finding ways to boost your mood and energy. One Vibrant Happy Women listener shared a great tip that ANY mom can do in less than a minute! (And it’ll leave you feeling happier all day!)
102: How Personal Integrity (Aligning Thought, Action, and Desired Result) Leads to a Magical Life with Lauren Zander
Feb 26, 2018 • 37 min
We all have dreams for our lives, but often get stuck where we are, never moving any closer to our dreams. But what happens when you let go of your disempowering stories and live in true alignment? In this episode Lauren Zander, founder of the Handel…
Happy Bit: My New Secret Weapon for Parenting Teens
Feb 22, 2018 • 9 min
Teenagers can be hard (and make you cry!) but I finally stumbled on a strategy that works to reduce the conflict and make everyone a whole lot happier!
101: How to Stay Conscious and “Woke” While Protecting Your Tender, Tired Heart with Casey Erin Wood
Feb 19, 2018 • 31 min
Do you feel deeply and find yourself putting up walls to protect your sensitive side? In this episode, Casey Erin Wood shares how to engage in what she calls “exquisite self-care” that enables you to be vulnerable and to stop “numbing out” so you can…
Happy Bit: 3 Easy Tips to Help You Conquer the Winter Doldrums
Feb 15, 2018 • 6 min
February can be…interesting. Whether it’s illness, low mood, or cabin fever, there are easy strategies you can use to feel better - and I promise these 3 tips are things you’ll WANT to do!
100: Celebrating the Big 100!
Feb 12, 2018 • 25 min
You won’t want to miss this episode, a CELEBRATION of 100 episodes of Vibrant Happy Women!!! Enter to win prizes in our 100 Episodes Giveaway, grab your copy of 100 Favorite Things From 100 Episodes of Vibrant Happy Women, and grab 10 memorable nuggets of…
Happy Bit: Shiny, Happy Women Laughing
Feb 8, 2018 • 5 min
What happens when 7 like-minded women get together for a Vibrant Happy Women retreat? Listen to this Happy Bit to find out.
99: Trusting the Intelligence of Your Heart with Leyla Salvade
Feb 5, 2018 • 34 min
Ever feel like it’s impossible to forgive and heal your heart? In this episode, Leyla Salvade shares 3 things that will help you accept and open your heart despite your struggles, and how that heart opening can help you accept one of the most empowering…
Happy Bit: How to Stop the Mom Guilt
Feb 1, 2018 • 5 min
Do you have moments when you feel like the WORST MOM EVER? Yep. Been there, done that. How do you stop yourself from spiraling down the rabbit hole of mommy guilt? In this episode, I share 2 ideas that will stop the downward slide and help you keep moving…
98: How to Slow Down, Find Yourself, and Walk the Fearless Path with Leah Guy
Jan 29, 2018 • 40 min
Constant rushing, problems with relationships, and neverending to-do lists can leave us feeling lost, out of balance and knowing something has to change. In this episode, Leah Guy shares how to create 5-minute chunks of time to care of yourself, how to…
Happy Bit: Freaking Have Fun Already!
Jan 25, 2018 • 10 min
All work and no play makes Jane a dull girl. But how do we justify more time for play when we’re nearly drowning in an endless stream of tasks and to-do’s?
97: How Choosing Empowering Words Can Improve Your Health and Happiness with Mary Shores
Jan 22, 2018 • 44 min
Do you ever wonder why change and growth seem so hard and slow? In this episode, you’ll discover how to reprogram your brain through conscious communications. Guest Mary Shores shares why it’s important to choose powerful words and thoughts because it…
Happy Bit: Are You An Empowered Woman? (Really?)
Jan 18, 2018 • 6 min
What does it mean to be an empowered woman? And what does empowerment have to do with happiness? In this Happy Bit, I share my thoughts on what true empowerment looks like for me and I give you a jumping off point to analyze your own level of empowerment…
96: The 6 Things That Matter Most in a Child’s Life with Kristen Ivy
Jan 15, 2018 • 29 min
We want our kids to grow up well-adjusted and capable of functioning in society. But we also them to have happy memories of being loved and cherished. In this episode, Kristen Ivy shares 6 things that matter most in a child’s life: love, words, stories,…
Happy Bit: Be a Light and SHINE in 2018
Jan 11, 2018 • 5 min
Learn why Vibrant Happy Women is way more than a podcast (it’s a movement!) and how you can tap into your own gifts to make a bigger difference in the world.
95: How to Build a Happier Brain by Mastering Your Use of Technology with Ellen Petry Leanse
Jan 8, 2018 • 55 min
Ever feel like your brain is rotting away as you spend too much time on your smartphone? Worried your kids will have no social skills because their main form of socializing is texting and group chats? Learn how to “hack back” and start to build a happier…
Happy Bit: Creating My 2018 Goals
Jan 4, 2018 • 11 min
Do you often wonder how some people seem to achieve their goals, while others don’t? Want to avoid the 3-week New Year’s resolution failure point? In this happy bit, I share my 4-step process for setting goals that have motivation and energy behind them…
94: Manifesting an Abundant & Amazing Life in 2018 (with Jaya Rose)
Jan 1, 2018 • 56 min
Have you ever given up on your New Year’s resolutions before you’re even 3 weeks into the year? In this episode, Jaya Rose shares 4 steps to help you manifest the abundance and success you desire. It all starts with BEING before DOING.
Happy Bit: Holiday Connection and Love
Dec 21, 2017 • 1 min
The holidays can be draining as we focus on getting everything done, including gifts, decorations, food… But where in the busy-ness do we actually spend time enjoying time with our loved ones? In this Happy Bit I give you permission to let go and spend…
93: Creating Healthy Boundaries and Happy Relationships (Laura Froyen)
Dec 18, 2017 • 53 min
Do you find yourself feeling resentful, frustrated or upset with the people in your life? In this episode, Dr. Laura Froyen shares how you can strengthen your boundaries in order to preserve your energy, improve relationships, and rediscover authentic…
Happy Bit: Are You Spending Enough Time on the Important Things?
Dec 18, 2017 • 2 min
Have you ever paused to consider whether you’re spending your time on what’s really important to you? Here’s how to do it.
92: Teaching Your Kids How to Set Goals and Be Productive (Tonya Dalton)
Dec 11, 2017 • 46 min
Have you ever banged your head against the wall (figuratively), wondering how to teach your kids to feel a sense of motivation and ambition? In this episode, Tonya Dalton shares how you can set up a doable, easy family meeting that will teach your kids to…
Happy Bit: Tips for Coping with Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder
Dec 8, 2017 • 13 min
Do you find your mood and energy going downhill in the winter? Do you struggle to paste a smile on your face, when all you’d really like to do is stay in bed all day? In this episode, I share my personal formula for coping with depression, along with tons…
91: Empowering Tools to Shift Your Emotions and Energy (Jill Payne)
Dec 4, 2017 • 49 min
Do you ever find yourself saying you’re tired, emotional, or depressed? Or do you ever find it difficult to stick with an exercise routine or to feel motivated? Jill Payne, the “spiritual athlete,” says happy, motivated living starts with managing your…
Happy Bit: How to Simplify Your Holidays (+ My Fondue Recipes)
Dec 1, 2017 • 4 min
Do you find yourself feeling stressed and frazzled and wondering how you can handle it all this holiday season without losing it? This episode is for you.
90: Embrace Your Messiness and Imperfection (Kelly McNelis)
Nov 27, 2017 • 21 min
Do you sometimes struggle with feelings of “not good enough”? Is it time for you to end the chase for perfection? In this episode guest Kelly McNelis shares how to fully embrace your flaws, messes and mistakes as you live unapologetically, wholeheartedly…
Happy Bit: My Story of Learning to Love Myself
Nov 24, 2017 • 16 min
What if, deep down, you don’t love yourself? How does that affect your relationships? If you’ve ever had a little voice in your head saying, “You Suck,” or “You’re not good enough,” you’re going to absolutely love this episode where I get vulnerable and…
89: Sustainable Motherhood (Heather Chauvin)
Nov 20, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode, Heather Chauvin shares how moms can feel their best and engage in a more sustainable version of motherhood by through energy management and through setting strong, clear boundaries. In the end, it all comes down to knowing how you want to…
Happy Bit: How to Change Your Story
Nov 20, 2017 • 6 min
What stories have you always believed about yourself? Is it time to let some of them go? In this episode you’ll learn why we need to identify our disempowering stories and replace them with empowering beliefs, which help us to play bigger, be happier, and…
88: Laughing It Up with Chewbacca Mom (Candace Payne)
Nov 13, 2017 • 25 min
Candace Payne was a normal stay-at-home mom… until one random day during her birthday week she chose to try on a Chewbacca Mask, laughing hysterically enough to create a viral video sensation and giving her the nickname Chewbacca Mom. Join me as Candace…
Happy Bit: Stop Loathing + Start Loving Your Body
Nov 9, 2017 • 1 min
Do you despite, loath, and hate your body, noticing every wrinkle, dimple, and curve? Then you need this happy bit.
87: Playing Big and Living in Alignment (Tara Mohr)
Nov 6, 2017 • 34 min
We often know intuitively what we should be doing with our lives, but our inner critic can get loud in its efforts to protect us from the unknown, making it hard to move forward on the path of sharing our gifts. In this episode, Tara Mohr shares how you…
Happy Bit: How to Handle Critical People
Nov 2, 2017 • 3 min
Sometimes criticism can leave us feeling raw and frustrated, feelings we definitely want less of. What do you do when somebody seems to be hypercritical, constantly pointing out your flaws or how you “should” or “could” do something better? In this Happy…
86: The Secret Lives of Introverts (Jenn Granneman)
Oct 30, 2017 • 29 min
Jen Granneman is changing lives and making it easier for other introverts to embrace their introversion and understand how to thrive, not just survive. Learn how introverts can dive deep within their relationships and their interests.
Happy Bit: Are You Contributing?
Oct 26, 2017 • 6 min
Learn the 10 happiness-promoting reasons you need to be sharing your gifts with the world. Hint: making a contribution doesn’t just make others happier… As Albert Schweitzer said, “The only truly happy people are those who have learned how to serve.” But…
85: Quick and Healthy Meals for Busy Families (Erin Chase)
Oct 23, 2017 • 35 min
As a busy mom of 4 boys, Erin Chase has mastered the art of being one step ahead in the kitchen so it’s easier to prep a quick and healthy meal. Erin not only shares great meal tips, but she explains her philosophy of being fully present for everything…
Happy Bit: Put Fear In the Backseat
Oct 22, 2017 • 5 min
Failure is a great teacher; fear is not. Learn how to analyze your fear, stop procrastinating and take charge of your life again with an easy fear-neutralizing strategy. Learn how to put fear in the backseat (Elizabeth Gilbert) and keep moving forward on…
84: Creating a Powerful Vision for Your Life (Valorie Burton)
Oct 16, 2017 • 34 min
Being able to ask powerful questions is an important tool for good communication and happy living, and journaling is a phenomenal way to unlock the answers to those questions. Valorie Burton shows you how in this episode.
Happy Bit: Your 2018 Goals - In October!
Oct 13, 2017 • 2 min
When you plan your goals in 2018 - and MAP out your entire year, like many businesses do - you’ll be able to accomplish WAY more of what’s important to you?
83: Claim Your Feminine Power (Mastin Kipp)
Oct 10, 2017 • 55 min
Many women play small, staying stuck because they don’t know how to become craftsmen of their lives and create true emotional and creative abundance. In this episode, guest Mastin Kipp shares the steps for women to become more empowered through…
Happy Bit: Stop the Whirling Dervishing
Oct 6, 2017 • 3 min
I believe most women seem to be spinning and spinning and spinning - like a whirling dervish, catching random glimpses of colors and faces and stuff. I challenge you in this episode to STOP - to be STILL and to just BE and to SEE those beautiful faces and…
82: How to Unlock Energy and Success with a High Frequency Lifestyle (Robyn Openshaw)
Oct 2, 2017 • 43 min
Most of us feel tired 80% of the time, but it’s not hard to change that once we learn how to metabolize negative emotions and live at a higher energetic frequency. In this episode guest Robyn Openshaw talks about the success, flow, and peace that go…
Happy Bit: Maria von Trapp, Mary Poppins and Morning Routines
Sep 28, 2017 • 4 min
Have you ever asked yourself, “Is this it? Is THIS my life?” If you have a nagging feeling you have something “more” to do with your life, then this Happy Bit is for you. Learn how having a consistent morning routine will make ALL the difference in…
81: How to Clean Out Your ‘Thought Closet’ So You Can Stay Positive More Easily (Jennifer Rothschild)
Sep 25, 2017 • 27 min
Do you ever catch yourself filled with poisonous thoughts about your worthiness or capability as a person, mom or employee? In this episode of Vibrant Happy Women Jennifer Rothschild shares how bad moments don’t have to mean bad days filled with endless…
Happy Bit: You Are a Rockstar!
Sep 24, 2017 • 3 min
Now that school is started, you might like a copy of my Kids Chore Chart: And I share some words of gratitude and praise for ALL the amazing, good things you’re doing in life. Thank you for being a rockstar!
80: Love Your Marriage Again by Learning the Art of Letting Go of Expectations (Laura Doyle)
Sep 18, 2017 • 26 min
Laura Doyle struggled for years in her marriage until she finally learned the art of letting go of expectations. Learn how she did, how it helped her husband like being around her again, and how Laura is happier than she’s ever been in her relationship.
Happy Bit: The Think List
Sep 14, 2017 • 2 min
Have you ever had a problem that needed to be solved, but you just couldn’t quite figure out the solution? Enter the THINK LIST. This tool will help you find solutions to those annoying problems that seem to have no answer, like how to get up earlier in…
79: Planting the Energy of ‘I’m Happy’ Using the Law of Attraction (Rachael Pickworth)
Sep 11, 2017 • 39 min
Have you ever felt the deep inner calling of your soul to explore a new path, but your fears meant you ignored that voice inside? Rachael Pickworth of Woman on Purpose had always tried to deny her yearning to rise up, honor her truth and express herself…
Happy Bit: Celebrating Your Hard Work
Sep 7, 2017 • 4 min
Growing up on a farm taught me the value of hard work; however, I’ve worried life in suburbia hasn’t instilled the same work ethic in my kids. Life has converged to help me focus on work ethic, and I share our experience laboring on Labor Day as a family.
78: Teaching Kids the Value of Work (PJ Jonas)
Sep 4, 2017 • 36 min
PJ Jonas is a buy business owner, goat-wrangler, entrepreneur, and mother who is teaching her kids the value of hard work. How many kids know how to make their own goat cheese? PJ shares how she limits screen time, gives her children responsibilities, and…
Happy Bit: How to Be Authentic (And Help Other Women Do the Same)
Aug 31, 2017 • 4 min
Did you ever stop to consider that authentic living requires listening to your intuition? Learn the best way to tap into your authentic voice and why it’s CRITICAL that we not only stop “shoulding” all over ourselves, but especially all over other women.…
77: How to Blossom Even When Life Is Hard (Niyc Pidgeon)
Aug 28, 2017 • 30 min
Several years ago Niyc Pidgeon found herself drowning in negativity and fear after being raped. With the encouragement of a therapist and a hefty dose of self exploration, Niyc found her way out of the darkness and into a place of gratitude, awareness and…
Happy Bit: What To Do When You Wake Up On the Wrong Side of the Bed
Aug 24, 2017 • 4 min
Have you ever woken up exhausted, grumpy or unready to face the day? In this Happy Bit I give you 3 strategies that will boost your mood, energy and focus on those really tough mornings.
76: Living Fully Alive (Mary Hyatt)
Aug 21, 2017 • 40 min
Mary Hyatt was drowning in unhappiness after marrying very young and having no idea who she was; after years of numbing her unhappiness with food, Mary found herself 70 pounds overweight and needing to make a change. She decided to embark on a journey to…
Happy Bit: A Parenting Mantra to Create Happier Kids (and a Happier Mama)
Aug 17, 2017 • 5 min
Parents and kids seem to do a lifelong dance - at least for the first 18 years - between control and freedom. In this Happy Bit I share a parenting mantra I created that helps me focus less on control (and criticism) and more on the positives like love,…
75: Small & Steady Steps Are Where the Magic Happens (Anne Bogel)
Aug 14, 2017 • 23 min
Rather than always seeking the “grand gesture” or the next “big thing,” Anne Bogel, blogger at Modern Mrs. Darcy and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast reminds us that small and steady steps are where the magic happens.
Happy Bit: Vision Journaling
Aug 10, 2017 • 3 min
Journaling can be a powerful way to see the big picture of your life, to notice the trajectory you’re on and to make needed adjustments. Whether you prefer gratitude journaling, writing your goals and intentions or recording a “diary” of your day,…
74: Health and Fat Loss for Women (Beth Westie)
Aug 7, 2017 • 42 min
Women’s and men’s bodies are not the same. We try to assume men and women can lose fat int he same way, but it can be helpful to account for hormones, pregnancy, breastfeeding…all of those things that make women women. In this episode Dr. Beth Westie…
Happy Bit: Be the Starter
Aug 3, 2017 • 1 min
Hear how mow my friend Chris “infected” everyone with the happiness bug at a recent BBQ and how you can do the same thing and be the STARTER.
73: On Wholeness, Alignment and Sisterhood (Nisha Moodley)
Jul 31, 2017 • 33 min
Nisha Moodley shares how happy living and making a contribution to society are tied to understanding our personal wholeness and our “Big Why.”
Happy Bit: How to Wake Up and SHINE
Jul 27, 2017 • 2 min
You are powerful beyond measure, and it’s time to wake up and act accordingly - to SHINE.
72: How to Flip Your Lifestyle So You Can Work Less and Live More (Joceyln Sams)
Jul 24, 2017 • 28 min
Ever wished you could work less so you could live more? After an incident with her son’s childcare provider, Jocelyn Sams realized she was giving too much control of her life to other people. She and her husband Shane decided to give up teaching and…
Happy Bit: Creating a Word Board
Jul 21, 2017 • 3 min
You’ve probably heard of a Vision Board before, but have you ever created a word board? In this episode I’ll tell you how.
71: How to Live Simply and Put People Before Stuff (Tsh Oxenreider)
Jul 18, 2017 • 29 min
Ever wish you had less stuff? Wanting more time for what’s important? In this episode Tsh Oxenreider shares her story of learning to have less “stuff” so she could have more time for living her purpose, which includes helping people and traveling.
Happy Bit: Focusing on What You Want (Instead of What You Don’t Want)
Jul 13, 2017 • 4 min
Learn how to do the “I Don’t Want ______” exercise to help you create a crystal clear vision of what you DO want. This is soooo important because, “Where the energy goes, the energy flows.” AND “That which we focus on increases.”
70: Broken Home Doesn’t Mean Broken Person: Being a Self-Made Woman (Salena Knight)
Jul 10, 2017 • 38 min
Growing up with dysfunction and a broken home, Salena Knight set out completely on her own at age 15, and by her early twenties owned several properties, and today she owns her own business. Salena shares some powerful thoughts on letting go of “victim…
Happy Bit: Follow What Feels Good to You
Jul 6, 2017 • 3 min
Are you striving to accomplish, achieve and accumulate? That path might not give you the happiness you crave. You’ll get a whole lot closer if you take 10 minutes today and follow your feelings instead…
69: How to Be a Boss Mom (Dana Malstaff)
Jul 3, 2017 • 36 min
After trying the stay-at-home mom thing for a while, Dana realized she literally NEEDED to be an entrepreneur and thus began the Boss Mom movement. Learn how Dana balances motherhood and her online business with confidence and efficiency.
Happy Bit: Why You MUST Share Your Gifts If You Want to Be Happy
Jun 29, 2017 • 3 min
Feeling BLAH? Tired? Discouraged? Afraid? Then you’re out of alignment, probably because you’re not sharing the gifts and talents you’ve been given. Learn how to figure out what you’re good at and then take the challenge to jump in and get started.
68: Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path (Danielle LaPorte)
Jun 26, 2017 • 23 min
Best-selling author Danielle LaPorte shares why it’s critical to exercise self compassion, self love and self respect as you walk your spiritual path and how we can deepen our devotion and service in this world when we do so.
Happy Bit: What Do You Want to Be Remembered For?
Jun 22, 2017 • 3 min
Imagine today is the last day of your life. You are standing on a mountain, looking bath at the winding path you walked throughout your days on this planet, and you notice your kids, your spouse, your loved ones standing there. What would they remember…
67: Building Self Trust and Self Compassion During Your Journey (Kate O’Brien)
Jun 19, 2017 • 27 min
Kate O’Brien and her husband Henare both grew up in toxic environments, leaving Kate saying, “I’ll never let a man treat me like that,” and Henare saying, “I’ll never let a woman treat me like that. Naturally fate brought them together and Kate has…
Happy Bit: Tired of Housework? Try This…
Jun 15, 2017 • 4 min
Tired of doing everything around the house? Wish your kids and spouse would do their fair share? Grab your free kids’ chore chart at and watch the accompanying video so you can learn the exact system I’ve used with my 6 kids…
66: Friendship Matters: Life Lessons from a 40-year Friendship
Jun 12, 2017 • 38 min
In a society dominated by social media, many women long for deeper friendships. In this episode best friends and clinical psychologists Dr. Sanda Bernstein and Dr. Wendy Rapaport share some stories from their 40-year friendship and their book, Friendship…
Happy Bit: 3 Easy Tips to Help Improve a Challenging Relationship
Jun 8, 2017 • 4 min
Do you have a relationship that seems more challenging than the others? Maybe it’s with a parent or a child, or with a coworker or a neighbor. In this Happy Bit you’ll learn 3 easy tips to help you improve that challenging relationship.
65: Balancing Motherhood with Your Need to Grow, Learn & Create (Tammy Cannon)
Jun 5, 2017 • 26 min
In this episode Tammy Cannon shares her experiences of being a busy, overwhelmed mom of 3 kids under age 3 and how learning to ask for help made all the difference in her happiness. Now, as a mom of 3 teens, Tammy does a fantastic job balancing motherhood…
Happy Bit: A Few of My Favorite Things
Jun 2, 2017 • 6 min
A listener recently asked, “Jen, what is your favorite quote, piece of advice, book, healthy meal and kitchen gadget? Also, I would love to know the standout personal development books you’ve read.” I answer each of these questions in this Happy Bit.
64: From $26 to Seven Figures Through Education and Mindset (Kirsten Tyrell)
May 29, 2017 • 27 min
Kirsten Tyrrel and her husband shifted from unemployed to making a 7-figure income in a matter of about 1 1/2 years. Learn how Kirsten was able to transform her life by changing her mindset and constantly focusing on education and goals.
Happy Bit: How to Ditch Overwhelm and Find Alignment with Yoga
May 25, 2017 • 4 min
Sometimes when we’re feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, we crave nothing more than a weekend getaway. But what if there’s something that’s just as effective and only takes as little as 20-60 minutes? There is: yoga. In this Happy Bit I share how yoga can…
63: You Are Not Your Beliefs (Elizabeth Rider)
May 22, 2017 • 35 min
We all have numerous things we believe, but do we ever stop to think about where those beliefs came from and whether they serve us? In this fantastic interview with Elizabeth Rider we talk about beliefs, education, not quitting and the importance of…
Happy Bit: Never Give Up! How to Stay Open to New Possibilities
May 18, 2017 • 4 min
I share the story of my 3-year-old daughter Cora’s self destructive behavior (hair, stitches, scabs) and how we FINALLY stumbled onto a solution after weeks of thinking there WAS no solution. I relate this story to your life. Are their times you’ve given…
62: Taking Time to Rest and Pour Into Yourself So You Can Pour Into Others (Crystal Paine)
May 15, 2017 • 37 min
Despite having a successful blog and business, Crystal Paine found herself feeling burnt out and not really excited about anything at all. So she made the choice to untangle herself from her business obligations so she could take a year of rest and have…
Happy Bit: How to Figure Out What You’re Passionate About
May 11, 2017 • 3 min
Are you looking for the “next step” in life? Wondering what your “big girl job” is going to be after sending your youngest child off to school? Wanting to change careers or do more of what you love? You’re not alone! Most women want to find their purpose…
61: Approaching Challenges from a Perspective of Love, Positivity and Intuition (Kate Northrup)
May 8, 2017 • 31 min
When challenges come, we often launch into a state of stress and feelings of inadequacy. In this episode guest Kate Northrup shares why it’s critical that we address the HOW of dealing with a situation more than the WHAT. Specifically, Kate believes we…
Happy Bit: Become Confident and Unstoppable by Relying on Your Intuition
May 4, 2017 • 4 min
In this Happy Bit I challenge you to go inward and listen to your gut and allow that inner GPS to empower you to live a confident, unstoppable life.
60: How to Improve Sleep, Reduce Stress and Transform Your Health Through Ayurveda (Ananta Ripa Ajmera)
May 1, 2017 • 32 min
We can transform our health when we follow the holistic approach of Aryurveda, the world’s oldest healing system, which focuses on mind, body, spirit and the 5 senses. In this episode Ananta Ripa Ajmera shares that health is our birthright - our true…
Happy Bit: How Women Are Like the Sun
Apr 27, 2017 • 2 min
You might know your happiness is important, yet you feel guilty taking time for yourself. In this Happy Bit I share an analogy that will help. Have you ever considered that women are like the sun? Learn how radiating more happiness will change everything…
59: Finding Freedom When You Feel Trapped By Life (Beth Kempton)
Apr 24, 2017 • 28 min
Do you ever feel trapped by your busy life? Desperate for a little more freedom? Beth Kempton felt the same way. While pregnant with her second child Beth found herself completely burnt out and feeling trapped by her busy schedule. Beth arranged her…
Happy Bit: Why Setting Intentions May Be Even More Important Than Setting Goals
Apr 20, 2017 • 2 min
The sense of achievement and accomplishment that come with setting goals can be amazing… BUT it can also leave us feeling like we are always lacking something because there’s always one more goal we need to work on. Learn how setting an intention is…
58: Replacing Perfectionism and “Not Good Enough” with Authentic Self Love (Emma Bell)
Apr 17, 2017 • 27 min
In this touching episode Emma shares how she learned to be compassionate with herself and live authentically, which set off a chain of events that included becoming an authenticity and mindfulness coach, finding the love of her life (who complements…
Happy Bit: The Magic of Minimalism
Apr 13, 2017 • 3 min
Got Overwhelm? In this episode Jen challenges you to become more of a minimalist and to begin the process of decluttering so you can have more energy for experiences and people you love.
57: How to Build Friendships that Last (Lisa-Jo Baker)
Apr 10, 2017 • 24 min
Ever wish you had more friends who really had your back? In my interview with Lisa-Jo Baker you’ll learn the secrets of being a great friend and developing friendships that stand the test of time and distance.
Happy Bit: How to Let Go of Your Emotional Baggage
Apr 6, 2017 • 3 min
Want to increase self love, self worth and happiness? Then you’ve got to let go of that emotional baggage. I tell you how in this Happy Bit.
56: The Art of Loving Yourself, Loving Others and Making the World a Kinder Place (Orly Wahba)
Apr 3, 2017 • 49 min
Listen to hear Orly’s experiences touching the hearts of 7 years worth of middle school students, creating a viral video that has been watched by 26 million+ people, and what she’s doing today to continue to spread this boomerang of kindness.
Happy Bit: How Those “Life Sucks” Moments are Actually a Signal (and a Gift)
Mar 30, 2017 • 3 min
Sometimes our lives just don’t feel “right.” We just feel blah, or angry, or depressed… just plain out of alignment. Instead of viewing this as a horrible thing, what would happen if we can view this as a SIGNAL - an opportunity to make a shift and get…
55: The Art of Forgiveness and Choosing Happiness (Megan Tenney)
Mar 27, 2017 • 43 min
Megan Tenney shares her experience with forgiveness, choosing to be happy, and taking quality time for what’s important, including a bath with a boot, vacation, and playing with her kids.
Happy Bit: How to Build Happiness Through Building Healthy Boundaries
Mar 23, 2017 • 3 min
Boundaries are all about where you end and the other person begins. Learn how to strengthen your boundaries through self awareness, clear communication, and consistent consequences so you can preserve (and increase!) your energy and happiness.
54: How Self Care Helped Me Face My Struggles with Strength (Jen Riday, part 2)
Mar 20, 2017 • 22 min
In part 2 of a 2-part series, I share a painful event from my past involving a miscarriage and the marriage struggles that intensified as a result.
Happy Bit: How Having a Vivid Vision Increases Positivity in Relationships
Mar 16, 2017 • 3 min
In this Happy Bit: “It all started with my son plopping a steaming (and HUGE) bowl of yummy goodness in front of me. He had cooked sweet potatoes, spinach, mushrooms, onions, hot dogs and a metric ton of garlic in some sizzling coconut oil… and it was…
53: How Self Care Helped Me Face My Struggles with Strength (Jen Riday, part 1)
Mar 13, 2017 • 22 min
In part 1 of a 2-part series, I share a past life struggle involving a miscarriage and the marriage struggles that intensified as a result.
Happy Bit: Do You Rock Your Morning Routine?
Mar 9, 2017 • 4 min
In this episode I share my exact morning routine that I’ve been rocking for a few weeks now and love. And you’ll learn a connection between jumping and your pelvic floor (what? did I really just say that?)
52: Dig Deep, Listen to Your Gut and Do What You’re Supposed to Do With Your Life (Loren Brill)
Mar 6, 2017 • 26 min
At age 22 Loren Brill found out she had Hodgkins Lymphoma. Cured a year later, Loren decided she REALLY had to start living life as fully as possible. She entered her favorite natural cookie recipe in a contest and won. Now her cookies are in supermarkets…
Happy Bit: 86,000 seconds
Mar 2, 2017 • 2 min
This is the story of my daughters’ recent fight involving a punch, a grudge, a locked door and my words of wisdom for them. And what does 86,000 seconds have to do with it, anyway? Listen to find out (and learn a killer strategy for the next time your…
51: Choosing to Be Fierce, Tenacious and Unstoppable (Carol Egan)
Feb 27, 2017 • 30 min
Carol Egan felt a bit broken when they took her newborn baby away to be placed in foster care many years ago. But as she watched those elevator doors close behind the woman taking her baby away, a level of fierceness, tenacity and unstoppability came over…
Happy Bit: How Mindful Living Makes You Happier
Feb 23, 2017 • 1 min
Learn the connection between the 5 senses, focus, cortisol and happiness. This is science, people. And that means when we’re mindful, we really will be happier on a neurochemical level.
50: Join the Kindness Challenge (Shaunti Feldhahn)
Feb 20, 2017 • 34 min
Learn the 3 things that are required to be a kind person. This eye-opening interview will make all the difference in your relationships.
Happy Bit: Take 2 Ibuprofen and Call Me in the Morning
Feb 16, 2017 • 3 min
I share the story of my daughter Cora’s hurt foot and what the doctor recommended and how this relates to our own emotional health.
49: “I Have Cancer But Cancer Doesn’t Have Me” (Sophie Sabbage)
Feb 13, 2017 • 36 min
Sophie Sabbage shares her story of receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis, working through the grief and then making the choice to allow cancer to transform her life. Learn how Sophie copes with the fear of cancer, how she feels healthier than ever, and…
Happy Bit: One Tip to Slow Down Time
Feb 9, 2017 • 2 min
Ever felt like time is moving too fast? Do this ONE thing to make time slow down.
48: Reawakening Sex and Intimacy Through Self Care, Trust & Listening (Kimberly Johnson)
Feb 6, 2017 • 35 min
Kimberly Johnson shares her story of suffering a significant birth trauma that took years to heal and how she discovered that it’s critical that we engage in excellent self care while trusting and listening to our bodies. Fast forward to the present, Kim…
Happy Bit: 3 Tips to Increase Patience
Feb 2, 2017 • 2 min
We all want more of it and none of us has quite enough of it… We’re talking about patience. In this HappyBit Jen shares 3 tips to increase your non-reactivity throughout the day.
47: How to Slow Down and Take Care of Yourself So You Can Be a Happier Mom (Anna Seewald)
Jan 30, 2017 • 30 min
Anna Seewald was forced to grow up quickly when a devastating earthquake killed her mother and destroyed her home town in Armenia when she was only 13 years old. Today Anna strives to live a mindful, slow-paced life that allows her to concentrate on…
Happy Bit: Waking Up on YOUR Terms
Jan 26, 2017 • 2 min
Learn how to feel proactive instead of reactive and to start your day feeling AH-mazing instead of overwhelmed…
46: Lace Up Your Warrior Boots and Be Your Authentic Self (Emily Cummins)
Jan 23, 2017 • 28 min
Emily Cummins is passionate about partnering with churches and people to reach their full potential and effectively share their story through digital communication strategies. She also founded and leads a community and resource for women, BecomingMe.TV,…
Happy Bit: What Are Your Top 4 Priorities?
Jan 19, 2017 • 1 min
When you figure out your top 4 priorities and let go of the rest, everything gets so much more productive (and happy!)
45: “I Can Choose to Be Happy” (Ruth Soukup)
Jan 16, 2017 • 28 min
After going through years of severe depression Ruth Soukup made her way back to a place of light and hope. She said, “I made a choice to be happy and not spend the rest of my life feeling broken.” Fast forward to today: Ruth is a blogger, author, and…
Happy Bit: Mountain Moments
Jan 12, 2017 • 1 min
Learn how to get out of the trees so you can see the forest by taking regular Mountain Moments throughout the day.
44: How to Get On (and Stay On!) the Wheel of Wellness (Cassie Piasecki)
Jan 9, 2017 • 33 min
Have you ever ended the day by realizing everything you ate that day was all junkfood?! Cassie Piasecki had that experience and decided to change her life, get healthy and then start sharing her journey of health and wellness with others. Cassie created…
Happy Bit: When the Low Times Are a Good Thing…
Jan 5, 2017 • 1 min
When things are not good, it does not mean it is not always good. In contrast, as you experienced these types of low, it will make you appreciate your highs even more.
43: “My Fuel Tank Requires People”: Filling Up Your Own Heart By Filling Another’s (Katie Dilse)
Jan 2, 2017 • 35 min
In this episode Katie shares her story of overcoming the death of her mother, as well as living in one of the most isolated areas of the United States. This high-energy mom will inspire you with her stories of raising 4 boys and staying connected with…
Happy Bit: A Happier Alternative to New Year’s Resolutions
Dec 29, 2016 • 2 min
Learn why choosing happiness is a better idea than setting yet another New Year’s resolution. And how to make 2017 your best year ever!
42: Creating an Alcohol-free Life You Love (Kate Bee)
Dec 26, 2016 • 30 min
Kate Bee grew up in a home that relied on alcohol as a coping mechanism for stress and a means to celebrate everything. Eventually Kate realized she was drinking too much and finding it nearly impossible to stop, but she pressed on and is happily living…
Happy Bit: That Which We Focus On Increases
Dec 22, 2016 • 3 min
Learn an easy tip to help you make 2017 WAY more successful. And you can do it any time you want… while driving, while walking… and more!
41: Reclaiming Your Power: Talking About Pain and Grief (Shawna Percy)
Dec 19, 2016 • 35 min
Shawna Percy shares 2 stories of pain and grief that initially led her to be silent and holding the pain inside of her. But listen to hear how talking about the pain of an abusive situation, as well as sharing the grief of her husband’s suicide, helped…
Happy Bit: Feel It to Heal It
Dec 15, 2016 • 1 min
Sometimes we just need to forgive and let go…
40: How Deep Listening Can Hep You Find Your Calling (Laura Thompson Brady)
Dec 12, 2016 • 34 min
Laura Thompson Brady was happy to be a stay-at-home mom for her 2 kids, but after a time she realized she felt a deep level of sadness and a dimming of her inner light. Laura began to ask, “What am I meant to be doing?” Laura spent lots of time simply…
Happy Bit: Light It Up!
Dec 8, 2016 • 3 min
Do you ever think about all the lights around you? Light through a window, streaming from a bulb, twinkling from a star? I challenge you in this HappyBit to think about LIGHT - physical and otherwise.
39: Easy Organizing for Your Lifestyle (Jane Stoller)
Dec 5, 2016 • 22 min
Jane Stoller hit a low point in life after a move and changing jobs and relationships. She asked herself, “What is making me so unhappy?” and quickly realized the lack of organization was really putting a damper on her happiness. Learn how Jane survived…
Happy Bit: How Do You Want to Feel for the Holidays?
Dec 1, 2016 • 2 min
How do you want to FEEL? And how can you find more free time for doing the things that generate the feeling you want? Join me for a free Master Class: “How to Create More Time for the Things You Love (Without Neglecting Your Family or Feeling Guilty) and…
38: How to Be More Compassionate With Your Family (Jill Savage)
Nov 28, 2016 • 38 min
In this episode, I chat with Jill Savage and she shares a lifetime of experiences and struggles - including raising 5 children, facing the challenges of her husband’s lifelong depression and an act of infidelity, and her triumph over breast cancer - each…
Happy Bit: Be Grateful for Yourself
Nov 24, 2016 • 1 min
As we celebrate Thanksgiving in the U.S. today, we think about gratitude. But have you ever listed all the things you’re grateful for about yourself? Today is your chance to celebrate YOU! When you can be grateful for yourself, you’ll be able to love from…
37: The Lost Art of Showing Love Through Hospitality (Callie Blount)
Nov 21, 2016 • 30 min
Callie Blount grew up in a Southern home and was taught that hospitality is a fantastic way to show love. Carrying those traditions forward, Callie talks in this interview about how to be hospitable while still maintaining time for self care, yet not…
Happy Bit: My Favorite Safe Place
Nov 17, 2016 • 2 min
This is the place where I love to do affirmations, meditation, prayer, and general thinking…
36: You Are Already Loved: Claiming Your Seat at the Table (Andrea Wenburg)
Nov 14, 2016 • 35 min
Andrea Joy Wenburg spent many years early in her marriage believing her worth was a direct reflection of how much her husband respected or admired her. After the difficult birth of her second child, Andrea hit a deep low point in her life and struggled…
Happy Bit: “Plot Twist!”
Nov 10, 2016 • 2 min
Ever feel disappointed because your spouse or kids aren’t doing what you wanted? Or because your house doesn’t look the way it “should”? Learn how getting go of expectations and perhaps even yelling “Plot Twist!” can make all the difference in your…
35: Finding Your Path of Healing and Transformation with Judy Tsuei
Nov 7, 2016 • 25 min
Early in life Judy Tsuei tried hard to control everything, a form of self protection, but after developing a severe eating disorder Judy knew she needed to change or die. Listen and learn how Judy is living a vibrant and happy life today largely because…
Happy Bit: Do You Know That You ROCK?!?
Nov 3, 2016 • 2 min
Learn how to change your negative self talk so you can open yourself up for greater opportunities and fulfillment.
34: How to Stop Overspending with Lauren Greutman
Oct 31, 2016 • 25 min
One evening Lauren spent $600 on clothes. When she got home, she left the purchases in the car so her husband wouldn’t find out. The next day she decided she had to tell him what she had done, and how it was only the tip of the iceberg of the $40,000 of…
Happy Bit: The 1-Hour Recharge Challenge
Oct 27, 2016 • 1 min
You know when you feel overwhelmed by mess, and noise and the general chaos of life? Join me for the 1-hour Recharge Challenge!
33: Living Your Purpose with Angela Roberts
Oct 24, 2016 • 29 min
Angela Roberts had a dream to become a food blogger, so one day she jumped in and simply did it and has been more energetic, happy and thrilled with life than ever, mainly because she believes she’s living her true purpose. In this episode Angela…
Happy Bit: STOP the Downward Spiral
Oct 20, 2016 • 1 min
On this HappyBit I talk about the “death spiral” of negativity, false humility, and celebrating our strengths so we can pull out of that nosedive of negativity more quickly.
32: How to Go Forward After the Loss of a Baby with April Boyd
Oct 17, 2016 • 30 min
April Boyd faced the unthinkable when her newborn daughter Nora suddenly stopped breathing at just 1 day of age. In this episode, April shares her story of going into a very dark place after her daughter died and slowly coming to the realization that she…
Happy Bit: “Dude! You’re Sending Out Negative Vibes!”
Oct 13, 2016 • 2 min
In this HappyBit I discuss how we’re 100% responsible for the energy we bring to our relationships. Learn 3 steps to help you stay more positive.
31: Sleeping Made Easy with Susie Parker
Oct 10, 2016 • 33 min
Susie Parker had an OK time teaching her first child to sleep, but when baby #2 arrived, she knew her whole life was about to get harder because, as she shares in this episode, “She just stared at me with these beady little eyes and I knew this baby was…
Happy Bit: Knowing Your TRUE Self
Oct 6, 2016 • 2 min
Do you know yourself? I mean, do you REALLY know yourself? The things that energize you and drain you, the things that make your heart sing and the things that deflate you? In this HappyBit I challenge you to live more authentically.
30: Living a Full and Frugal Life with Amiyrah Martin
Oct 4, 2016 • 34 min
Amiyrah Martin shares her story of attempting to leave for work one morning, only to find that her car had been repossessed. With $36,000 of debt, Amiyrah and her husband took a hard look at their lifestyle, made massive changes and paid off their debt in…
Happy Bit: On Creativity, Fear and Inspiration
Sep 29, 2016 • 1 min
Does fear ever prevent you from being creative and getting outside of your comfort zone? Learn how to let fear be along for the ride…
29: Finding Beauty Through the Ashes with American Wife author Taya Kyle
Sep 27, 2016 • 42 min
Taya Kyle shares her story of forgiveness and moving forward after her husband Chris Kyle was murdered by someone he was trying to help. Taya Kyle is the wife of the late U.S. Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and the author of the New York Times bestselling…
Happy Bit: You Have All the Time in the World
Sep 22, 2016 • 2 min
Do you ever feel like, “Ugh! I’m crazy busy and have no time for anything I really want to do.” Learn how to shift that and start feeling like you have all the time in the world.
28: Comparison is the Thief of Joy with Melissa Joulwan
Sep 19, 2016 • 41 min
Melissa Joulwan had perfect health - excellent fitness, high energy, amazing strength - only to have it all come crashing down when a nodule on her thyroid ended in a complete thyroidectomy (removal of her thyroid). Hear Mel’s story of growth and comeback…
Happy Bit: Your Life is Already Perfect
Sep 15, 2016 • 1 min
We often live to achieve the next goal, perhaps a raise or losing weight or finding love. In this HappyBit I’ll show you how to shift your thinking and realize your life is already perfect, just the way it is.
27: Coping with Grief After a Miscarriage with Scarlet Paolicchi
Sep 13, 2016 • 25 min
When she was 24 weeks pregnant, Scarlet Paolicchi received the terrible news that her pregnancy had ended in fetal demise. Scarlet shares how writing and connection with friends helped her through the grieving process.
Happy Bit: Scarcity and Abundance
Sep 8, 2016 • 2 min
In this HappyBit I’ll offer a suggestion on how you can begin to shift from a mindset of scarcity into a mindset of abundance.
26: Healing Your Marriage After Infidelity with Cindy Beall
Sep 6, 2016 • 34 min
Cindy Beall’s husband dropped a metaphorical bomb one day when he confessed to multiple acts of infidelity and an out-of-control pornography addiction. Cindy shares her journey of grief, healing and forgiveness and how she was able to come out of that…
Happy Bit: How to Exercise Consistently
Sep 1, 2016 • 2 min
How can we exercise more consistently and truly make it a part of our morning routine? In this HappyBit I share a couple of tips that have helped me to consistently exercise, even with (or perhaps despite) having 6 kids.
25: Live Life Now with Heidi Kelly
Aug 30, 2016 • 26 min
After learning she had breast cancer, Heidi Kelly made the choice to grab life by the horns and live NOW. Hear Heidi’s story of getting her cancer diagnosis and making the decision to start a “funky” new business and to live life as fully as she can.…
Happy Bit: Changing Your Story
Aug 25, 2016 • 1 min
We all have stories we tell ourselves that aren’t exactly true and that don’t serve us. For example, “I’m not supported” or “My spouse is thoughtless.” Learn how to change your story on this HappyBit…
24: Changing What’s Inside with Madhu Bazaz Wangu
Aug 22, 2016 • 43 min
Many of us try to change our lives by constantly attempting to fix our circumstances, our environment, our relationships. Dr. Madhu Bazaz Wangu says the only real way we can change our lives is by changing what’s on the inside through meditation, self…
Happy Bit: Perspective
Aug 16, 2016 • 2 min
Facing a problem? Learn how to zoom out, then zoom in to gain some perspective.
23: Reimagining Life After 40 with Barbara Bradley Hagerty
Aug 15, 2016 • 31 min
Some people believe life goes downhill after 40, but Barbara Bradley Hagerty shares stories and thoughts about reimagining life after 40 and using that as an opportunity to pivot and spend time and career doing things that a more meaningful.
Happy Bit: Vacation or Staycation?
Aug 9, 2016 • 1 min
Which do YOU prefer? I’ll tell you my answer on this HappyBit!
22: Choose Joy with Stacy Myers
Aug 8, 2016 • 33 min
Do you wish your household ran a little more smoothly? That your laundry wasn’t a giant mountain or that you knew what you’re having for dinner tonight? In this episode Stacy Myers from Humorous Homemaking shares some great tips on running your life and…
Happy Bit: Celebrate Struggle
Aug 2, 2016 • 3 min
Think of that one thing you’ve been struggling with for a long time. Are you ready to stop resisting it, at least for a day? Try celebrating struggle for a day…
21: Changing Your Self Talk to Improve Chronic Pain with Theresa Lode
Aug 1, 2016 • 30 min
Have you ever struggled with a sense of perfectionism, wanting to be the perfect mom, wife or friend and on a never-ending quest to help everyone? Sue Lode did too, until she started to realize the connection between her self-talk and beliefs and the…
Happy Bit: Ask
Jul 26, 2016 • 3 min
What problems or worries have plagued you for a while now? Do this one simple thing to solve some of those problems and start feeling the way you WANT to feel again.
20: How Self Care and Gratitude Can Improve Your Relationships with Esther Littlefield
Jul 25, 2016 • 30 min
In this episode Esther Littlefield shares a time when she had to make the tough decision to stop trying to change her husband and focus instead on simply changing herself. As she did this, she discovered a powerful formula for creating happy relationships…
Happy Bit: Replacing Beliefs That Don’t Serve You
Jul 19, 2016 • 1 min
What have you always believed about yourself that may not actually be true? And how can you replace that belief with something that serves you better. Learn how in this HappyBit.
19: Creating a Life You Love with Amber Lilyestrom
Jul 18, 2016 • 34 min
Amber Lilyestrom shares her story of leaving the corporate world so she could spend more time with her family. She describes how she combined belief with action steps so she could achieve the life of her dreams. Learn how Amber first mentally created what…
Happy Bit: How Do You Want to Feel in Your Relationships?
Jul 15, 2016 • 1 min
Thinking ahead a year from now, how would you like to feel in your most important relationships? Resentful? Probably not. Learn how to feel that love and connection you crave.
18: High Vibe Living with Kimberly Bost
Jul 14, 2016 • 32 min
When did you last feel overwhelmed or frazzled? In the past Kimberly Bost felt “beaten by the world” and decided to begin a journey to take back her life. She learned to put her health and family first, to be authentic, to say no and to slow down. Kim is…
Happy Bit: How Do You Want to Feel?
Jul 12, 2016 • 2 min
How do you want to FEEL a year from now? What feels the best to you and how can you arrange your life to make that more frequent? Learn how in this HappyBit!
17: Embracing Life as an Undocumented Immigrant with Kenia Calderon
Jul 11, 2016 • 28 min
Kenia Calderon was born in Santa Ana, El Salvador and migrated to Iowa when she was 11 because her country was becoming extremely dangerous due to gang-related crimes. Kenia is now 22 years old and will be a senior at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa…
Happy Bit: Get Your Hands Dirty
Jul 8, 2016 • 1 min
When is the last time you purposely got your hands dirty? Here are some ideas on why and how you can do that. :)
16: Trusting in the Sacred Pace of Life with Jaime Myers
Jul 7, 2016 • 34 min
Are you seeking clarity, peace, and personal growth in life? Jaime Myers shares the lessons she has learned about following her intuition, listening to her body, nurturing her needs, and allowing life to unfold at its own sacred pace. Jaime will help you…
Happy Bit: Putting Creativity Before Your To-Do LIst
Jul 5, 2016 • 1 min
Should you work on your to-do list, including laundry and cleaning. Or drop it all and do something creative? Find out in this HappyBit…
15: Lessons on Clarity & Creativity While Living with Chronic Disease with Sarah Dobson
Jul 4, 2016 • 32 min
The upbeat and community-minded Sarah Dobson is making a difference in the world, even though she has had 5 brain surgeries due to having Camurati-Engelmann Disease, which affects her skull. In this episode Sarah shares how her disease has motivated her…
Happy Bit: Time Tracking 101
Jul 1, 2016 • 3 min
Do you always run out of time for what you really want to do? Listen to this HappyBit for a solution.
14: Love What Makes You Special with Lori Jones
Jun 30, 2016 • 30 min
Several years ago Lori Jones was devastated to learn her soon-to-be born baby had a severe heart defect. Lori relied on her faith and looking inward and allowed this struggled to become a time of growth. Now, 12 years later, Riley is doing fine and Lori…
Happy Bit: Adore Your Body
Jun 28, 2016 • 2 min
Do you focus in on your body’s flaws? Have you ever considered showering your body with gratitude. This HappyBit will teach you how, and you’ll be surprised how much happier adoring your body can feel.
13: How to Live a Slower, More Authentic Life with Kris Vaughan
Jun 27, 2016 • 38 min
Kris Vaughan was always a go-getter, moving at 100 miles per hour, feeling great pride in her ability to do it all with great efficiency. But that all changed when she decided to run a half marathon, which finally put her already-delicate health into a…
Happy Bit: Hug It Up (13 Times!)
Jun 24, 2016 • 1 min
Want some major endorphins today? Do this.
12: Finding Your Bliss Despite Depression and Anxiety with Whitney Lang
Jun 23, 2016 • 33 min
After experiencing complications from a virus, Whitney Lang found herself experiencing anxiety and depression. After trying to dull her pain with alcohol, she made the choice to get help, which triggered a chain reaction of choices that have led her to a…
Happy Bit: Your True Purpose
Jun 21, 2016 • 1 min
Have you ever wondered what your calling is, what you were born to do? Finding out the answer to that is priceless and I have a tip on how you can do that.
11: Jump and the Net Will Appear with Sara Gilbert
Jun 20, 2016 • 32 min
Sara Gilbert had it all, the dream marriage, the beautiful house, the aspiring career, but then everything came tumbling down when she learned her husband had a massive gambling problem and hadn’t been going to work. After struggling to save her marriage,…
Happy Bit: Seeing the Divinity in Others
Jun 17, 2016 • 3 min
Learn to see the absolute beauty, power, and divinity in people around you.
10: Amanda Teixeira - Infertility, Adoption and Choosing Joy Despite Struggle
Jun 16, 2016 • 33 min
Amanda Teixeira talks about her painful journey with infertility, the peace she found through adoption, and how she is able to choose joy despite her struggles.
Happy Bit: The Pencil Smile
Jun 14, 2016 • 1 min
A little story about driving with my girls, putting a pencil between my teeth, and the ensuing [real] smiles. :)
9: Jodi Danen - How to Get Active and Feel Great
Jun 13, 2016 • 25 min
Struggling to get active and/or lose weight? Jodi Danen shares how she shifted from never exercising (aka “the couch”) to running a 5K and eventually a marathon. As a result Jodi feels better, eats better and has more confidence. Jodi shares some great…
Happy Bit: Oh Man, I Love My Bed!
Jun 10, 2016 • 2 min
For max happiness, you’ve gotta spend some time in bed, and not just for sleeping!
8: Sue Lachman - Letting Go
Jun 9, 2016 • 32 min
Sue Lachman shares how she had to learn to LET GO after hitting a very low, frazzled and overwhelmed point in her life. Sue challenges us to “Get curious about where you think your feelings are coming from in the moment. See if they’re coming from this…
Happy Bit: We Choose Happiness
Jun 8, 2016 • 1 min
Feeling overwhelmed with negativity and anger on social media? Choose Happiness.
7: Melanie Banayat - Healing from Abuse
Jun 6, 2016 • 27 min
Overcoming the trauma of past abusive relationships is super difficult; Melanie Banayat shares her story of healing from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and learning to trust, form deeper relationships and to live a fulfilled and happy life.
Happy Bit: Spend Some Time Just BEING
Jun 5, 2016 • 1 min
Be a Human BEING and Not Just a Human DOING today.
6: Laura Ball - Taking the Hard Road with Laura Ball
Jun 4, 2016 • 21 min
Laura Ball shares her story of losing both of her parents by the time she was 18, then making the choice to leave college and go home to raise her 13-year-old sister to maturity. This is a touching story of courage and taking the hard road when you know…
Happy Bit: Get Out of the Water
Jun 3, 2016 • 2 min
Do you crave more down time and relaxation? This is your answer.
5: Carrie Hensley - The Art of Self Love and Authenticity
Jun 2, 2016 • 34 min
Do you ever catch yourself in a pattern of self-criticism, self-neglect or even self-loathing? In this episode, you’ll learn how self love and self connection are the foundation for living a grounded, authentic life. Carrie Hensley gives us a treasure…
Happy Bit: Yin and Yang
Jun 1, 2016 • 2 min
Are you overemphasizing your achievement energy, at the expense of your need to relax? Ditch the to-do list (or at least make it shorter) and find balance and peace again. This episode gives “grounded” a whole new meaning.
4: Stephanie Rogers - How to Take Care of Yourself (and Not Feel Guilty)
May 31, 2016 • 33 min
In this episode Stephanie Rogers discusses how she makes time to recharge her batteries and take care of herself, all without feeling guilty, so that she is a much happier mom and person.
Happy Bit: Have an Adventure
May 30, 2016 • 2 min
2 stories of how adventures can make us happier.
3: Lisa Byrne - The 7 Essential Steps to True Self Care
May 30, 2016 • 29 min
We all want to take better care of ourselves, but we don’t seem to do it. Why? Lisa explains there are 2 doorways we MUST walk through in order to engage in true self care. She also shares how every self care tool can become a weapon if not used…
Happy Bit: Share a Meal with People You Love
May 29, 2016 • 1 min
A quick story of the family meal I enjoyed today with my 6 kids and spouse…
2: Amber Price - Making Life Happy
May 28, 2016 • 25 min
Have you ever considered how you can make life happier, not only for yourself but for the people around you? Amber Price, mom of 4 and blogger at Crazy Little Projects, is the master of Making Life Happy. Using her personal motto, “Be Kind,” she strives…
Happy Bit: Be the Happiest Person at the Party
May 27, 2016 • 1 min
How to have a happier experience at a gathering or party this weekend.
1: Alissa Parker (Sandy Hook Mom) - How to Rise Above Pain and Loss
May 26, 2016 • 42 min
Alissa Parker is the mother of Emilie Parker, who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012. In this episode Alissa shares her experience of how she was able to rise above the pain of losing Emilie and still be able to live a vibrant, happy life today.
0: Welcome to Vibrant Happy Women
May 24, 2016 • 11 min
Jen Riday is the host of the Vibrant Happy Women Podcast and loves to talk about happiness. Jen is also a life coach and a mom of 6 children. Learn about the inspiration behind the creation of Vibrant Happy Women, how Jen triumphed over past struggles,…