You work hard - but do you work happy? On “Happy Working Woman”, Erica Willick and Virginia Bain discuss the current research, real life wisdom and doable tactics to help women navigate through the everyday stresses and struggles of life and work. From productivity to personal development, leadership to wellness / nutrition / exercise, and navigating the complexity of career with a busy life. You get the insights and tools to level up your life now because we know happiness is an inside job.
Raising a Daughter in Today’s World
#044 - From billboards along the highway, commercials on television to the content on the Internet and social media, our sons and daughters are bombarded by morally questionable media. Raising responsible and confident children, especially daughters, in this environment can be difficult.
Every day, our girls face peer pressure and unrealistic standards of beauty and popularity. Girls and women tend to compete more with each other so what can we as Moms do to raise women who will achieve self- sufficiency in adulthood?
Today on Happy Working Woman we discuss the challenges and the gifts of raising a daughter in ‘todays’ world.
Real Beauty Lessons from Celebrity Make-up Artist Valeria Nova
#043 – Our beauty is more than skin-deep but we confess… we want to feel beautiful BOTH inside and out! This week on Happy Working Woman, we are joined by beauty expert and celebrity make-up artist Valeria Nova where we dive deep into the truths and myths of making yourself a priority and self-love.
Val has been the make-up artist for over 200 magazine covers and for decades has had women sit in her chair for their photoshoots, television segments, the stage or their special events. She has heard the confessions and secret worries of women when it comes to beauty and being confident in our skin.
Through her company Two Chicks and Some Lipstick she helps more women experience self-love and feel beautiful from the inside out.
In this episode you’ll hear:
- The most common thing women say when getting their make-up done.
- How to start thinking differently about your beauty from the inside out.
- The 3 Myths of Self-Love.
- The reason why 5 minutes can make all the difference for a working woman to be more of a priority.
Follow Val on Instagram @twochicksandsomelipstick
Check out her “Make-up + Self-Love Program” at
Why a Goal-less plan may be the key to finally achieving the body & health you’re Chasing
#042 - A goal oriented approach might be leaving you with a yo yo
dieting effect. You hit your goal, celebrate... then what? Statistics
show Many will pack the pounds back on and then some! True long
term success in anything but especially in weight loss, body
composition and building a better healthy foundation is goal less. It’s not about hitting arbitrary goals, it truly is the process, learning,
refining and continuous progress.
Today on Happy Working Women we discuss how it might just be
your “weight loss goals” that are keeping you from ultimate success!
Satisfaction Versus Striving
#041 - We’re told being grateful for what we already have is the secret to happiness and yet in the next breath told to reach higher and dream bigger to live life all in.
This week on Happy Working Woman we discuss the paradox of
satisfaction versus striving for happiness in our career, personal life and even within ourselves.
In this episode learn:
The ways both satisfaction and striving contribute to your
happiness, Why the two are a paradox for living a “happy life”, How to reconcile goal setting with appreciation for what you already have.
The Power of saying No
#040 - When you say no to something it’s like getting a credit, you have now opened yourself up to the possibility to do anything else. When you say yes to something its like a debit… you’ve now committed to doing something and are saying No to anything else. Yet, we tend to say yes to so much more then what we say no too… today on Happy Working Woman we discuss the power of NO and how you can start setting better boundaries, and appreciate the real value of “No”.
3 Ways to Stay Independent Yet Avoid Loneliness
#039 - Being fiercely independent can serve us well. We can gain financial and emotional independence through hard work and self-efficacy. And when life gets hard, we handle it.
Yet being fiercely independent can have its moments of isolation and even loneliness.
Today on Happy Working Woman, we look at 3 Ways to Stay Independent yet Avoid Loneliness.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
Why independence can be both empowering also kind of lonely, The systemic ways women are isolated in our careers and wellbeing, How to stay connected while being independent.