26 episodes

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.

Happy Working Woman Erica Willick and Virginia Bain

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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.

    SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder

    SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder

    #026 - Many of us deal with the "winter blues" or SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder.
    Today on Happy Working Woman we talk about those dreaded winter blues, preventative measures we can take now, and how to overcome the winter blues for a happier and healthier winter season.

    • 12 min
    4 Strategies to Stick-With-It

    4 Strategies to Stick-With-It

    #025 - Wellbeing doesn’t just “Happen”.  Your career does a better job of putting strategies in place for you to keep progressing at work.
    But if you want to “stick-with-it” when it comes to your wellbeing, then you must accept eating better & exercise doesn’t just happen.
    This week on Happy Working Woman we look at the 4 strategies that actually work for a Working Woman to stick-to eating better & exercise during your busiest and most stressful weeks.
    In this episode you'll learn:
    Which routines you need most as a working woman. Why accountability is set-up for your progress in your job put not always in place for your wellbeing. What is "decision fatigue" and whether it is contributing to your inconsistent wellbeing actions. What a goal must have for it to drive you to stick-with-it.

    • 23 min
    Stop Chasing a Number on the Scale

    Stop Chasing a Number on the Scale

    #024 - Quite often we are chasing a number on the scale or a look we think will make us happy.  But at what point is it time to stop dieting, accept your body and simply focus on health and happiness?
    Today on Happy Working Woman, we pull back the curtain on the fitness industry and discuss why dieting may not be the right approach and the ups-and-downs of the scale.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The most common words working women use to describe her fitness and nutrition goals. Why the scale is not reliable and has no place in judging your overall success. The unrealistic images and messages the fitness industry puts out to working women. How you can learn to appreciate your body and focus on health.

    • 17 min
    How to Ditch All-or-Nothing Mentality

    How to Ditch All-or-Nothing Mentality

    #023 - In "all-or-nothing" thinking you are either a success or a failure. All-or-nothing thinking not only holds you back from achieving and trying things in your life, it also keeps you from what so many working woman desire… “Balance”.
    Today on Happy Working Woman, we talk about how to ditch all-or-nothing mentality to live healthier & happier.
    In this episode, you learn:
    The most common reasons working women derail our wellbeing intentions with all-or-nothing mentality What to do when these common moments arise. How to approach: sickness, work deadlines, and difficult life events with more balance Whether perfectionism, fear of failure or performance anxiety may be contributing to your inability to start a new program you know you need. 

    • 21 min
    Office Politics for Nice People

    Office Politics for Nice People

    #022 - Office politics.  You engage in office politics to your benefit or your peril as a working professional.  Avoiding office politics completely is a naive belief that will hurt your career.
     
    This week on Happy Working Woman, we look at how to play office politics and still be a nice person.
     
    Referenced article/source:
    - Dr. Karlyn Borysenko of Zen Workplace
    - Your Office Politics Playbook (Forbes Article)

     

    • 18 min
    What to do if You Have a "Bad Boss"

    What to do if You Have a "Bad Boss"

    #021 - Sooner or later we all have to work for someone we can't stand. Whether it's an inept supervisor, an undermining department head or an overly demanding client. When that happens some people quit, some suffer in silence and others cope by sulking, gossiping, obsessing or retaliating. 
    Today on Happy Working Woman we discuss how working for someone you don't like can actually make you grow and become a better person for it.
    So grab a pen and paper you may what to take down some notes! 
    Resources mentioned in Podcast:
    Find Book: Working for you is Killing me
    Virginia Bain: @virgbain (instagram)
    www.virginiabain.com
    Erica Willick: @sisnshape (instagram)
    https://www.sisinshape.com/
     

    • 17 min

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