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Join Emotional Baggage Expert and Coach Jen Vertanen and her guests each week as they explore tough topics through unfiltered, raw, and oftentimes hilarious conversations about the things that make us human. No topic off-limits; no story too much.

Going There with Jen Jen Vertanen

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Join Emotional Baggage Expert and Coach Jen Vertanen and her guests each week as they explore tough topics through unfiltered, raw, and oftentimes hilarious conversations about the things that make us human. No topic off-limits; no story too much.

    065: Sarah Von Bargen of Yes and Yes on What Going Face Down In A Bowl Of Pizza Rolls Is Trying To Tell You + What That Has To Do With Dancing with Richard Simmons

    065: Sarah Von Bargen of Yes and Yes on What Going Face Down In A Bowl Of Pizza Rolls Is Trying To Tell You + What That Has To Do With Dancing with Richard Simmons

    Join Sarah Von Bargen from Yes and Yes and me as we talk about how you can do everything right and follow all the rules and still find yourself on a life's journey full of plot twists and turns.

    We chat about how Sarah got started with her popular blog, the power of habits, dancing with Richard Simmons (yes - that Richard Simmons) and what going face down in a bowl of pizza rolls might be trying to tell you.

    Shownotes: jenvertanen.com/going-there-sarah-von-bargen-yes-and-yes/

    ✨Come say HI on the socials!✨

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    And if you're finding yourself fairly checked-out and are ready to check all the eff way back in? Let's explore if coaching is a good fit for you! My tell-it-like-it-is mama-bearness may be just the thing you need to make the progress towards a life you love the 💩 out of.

    • 27 min
    064: Susan Shehata on The Intersections of Race, Culture, and Trauma

    064: Susan Shehata on The Intersections of Race, Culture, and Trauma

    Join Susan Shehata and me as we chat about the intersections of race, culture, and trauma.

    The first half of this episode has us talking about the many healing modalities Susan employs including space work, breathwork, and core story work in which she’s developed her own process including the simple system she’s created to identify our stories around worth, lovability, belonging, safety, competency, power, and freedom and how those core stories become our subconscious operating system driving how we show up in the world.

    The second half? Well, you'll just have to tune in...

    Shownotes: jenvertanen.com/going-there-susan-shehata/

    ✨Come say HI on the socials!✨

    Instagram: jenvertanen
    Facebook: jenvertanen
    Clubhouse: @jenvertanen

    Subscribe here to get my fave resources for checking back in with yourself.

    And if you're finding yourself fairly checked-out and are ready to check all the eff way back in? Let's explore if coaching is a good fit for you! My tell-it-like-it-is mama-bearness may be just the thing you need to make the progress towards a life you love the 💩 out of.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    063: Paula Jenkins on How To Find Joy Even When Life Is Hella Hard

    063: Paula Jenkins on How To Find Joy Even When Life Is Hella Hard

    Join Paula Jenkins and me to discuss how we all go through hard times but it’s finding your way through it and to the other side – knowing you will battle your way out of it and that you’re going to be ok.

    Oftentimes it’s just a battle to feel like you can access joy but that doesn’t mean you give up trying to find it…to feel it.

    But it’s not just about joy. It’s also about grief and feeling every feeling in-between. Choosing the path that leads to love even when the options range from s****y to shittier…there’s always still a choice and you can always choose love.

    Shownotes: jenvertanen.com/going-there-paula-jenkins/

    ✨Come say HI on the socials!✨

    Instagram: jenvertanen
    Facebook: jenvertanen
    Clubhouse: @jenvertanen

    Subscribe here to get my fave resources for checking back in with yourself.

    And if you're finding yourself fairly checked-out and are ready to check all the eff way back in? Let's explore if coaching is a good fit for you! My tell-it-like-it-is mama-bearness may be just the thing you need to make the progress towards a life you love the 💩 out of.

    • 31 min
    062: Eunice Brownlee on Living With Trauma But More Importantly, Living With Hope And The Power Of Sharing Our Stories

    062: Eunice Brownlee on Living With Trauma But More Importantly, Living With Hope And The Power Of Sharing Our Stories

    cw: trauma, abuse including that of a minor
    We can all agree…trauma sucks. And while we all wished it was different…trauma happens far more often than many of us even know.
    If you’ve experienced trauma, you get the funny ways it shows up in your life from what triggers you to how you feel in your body. And it never goes away…you just find ways to work with it.
    Eunice Brownlee and I dive into this and so much more in this raw + vulnerable story of trauma, resilience, and hope.

    Shownotes: jenvertanen.com/going-there-eunice-brownlee/

    ✨Come say HI on the socials!✨

    Instagram: jenvertanen
    Facebook: jenvertanen
    Clubhouse: @jenvertanen

    Subscribe here to get my fave resources for checking back in with yourself.

    And if you're finding yourself fairly checked-out and are ready to check all the eff way back in? Let's explore if coaching is a good fit for you! My tell-it-like-it-is mama-bearness may be just the thing you need to make the progress towards a life you love the 💩 out of.

    • 38 min
    061: Lisa Orkin on Running Away From Success and Finding Motivation When It's Hard To Get Out Of Bed

    061: Lisa Orkin on Running Away From Success and Finding Motivation When It's Hard To Get Out Of Bed

    How do you find motivation when it’s hard to get out of the bed and not just because the bed is super cozy with luxuriously soft sheets and a down comforter that’s just the right weight – you know – not too heavy but light enough to keep you warm? But because life feels heavy and you’re constantly in the grind going nowhere fast?
    That’s exactly the question Lisa Orkin and I explore in this week’s #goingtherewithjen. It’s one thing to be young and have your entire life ahead of you to figure your shit out…but entirely different when you’re 57.
    Shownotes: jenvertanen.com/going-there-lisa-orkin/

    ✨Come say HI on the socials!✨

    Instagram: jenvertanen
    Facebook: jenvertanen
    Clubhouse: @jenvertanen

    Subscribe here to get my fave resources for checking back in with yourself.

    And if you're finding yourself fairly checked-out and are ready to check all the eff way back in? Let's explore if coaching is a good fit for you! My tell-it-like-it-is mama-bearness may be just the thing you need to make the progress towards a life you love the 💩 out of.

    • 31 min
    060: Dawn Duncan on Changing Your Life One Tiny Step At A Time and Telling Our Stories Without Shame

    060: Dawn Duncan on Changing Your Life One Tiny Step At A Time and Telling Our Stories Without Shame

    cw: drug use, suicide
    With her marriage in shambles and finding herself in jail one night next to prostitutes and hardcore criminals, Dawn Duncan decided to turn her life around and she started with small changes that over time, led to drastic (in a good way!) results.
    Listen in as Dawn shares exactly how she went from a suicide attempt and jail to the vibrant, lively, sober woman she is today. Along the way you’ll hear kick you in the gut truthbombs and wisdom for how not to go it alone.
    Shownotes: jenvertanen.com/going-there-dawn-duncan/

    ✨Come say HI on the socials!✨

    Instagram: jenvertanen
    Facebook: jenvertanen
    Clubhouse: @jenvertanen

    Subscribe here to get my fave resources for checking back in with yourself.

    And if you're finding yourself fairly checked-out and are ready to check all the eff way back in? Let's explore if coaching is a good fit for you! My tell-it-like-it-is mama-bearness may be just the thing you need to make the progress towards a life you love the 💩 out of.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Eunice Brownlee ,

Just what you need, when you need it

Regardless of the topic at hand, every episode has these hidden gems of truth tucked throughout. There are stories I relate to wholeheartedly but the surprise has been that I have found a way to connect with the stories I didn’t have first hand experience with, and take something valuable away with me.

MomOfEighteen ,

Love this!

It’s heavy and light at the same time. Jen is amazing at interviewing and getting to the deep stuff. Adore her!

LenaLuvsLife ,

Beautiful Life Work

Jen and her myriad of guests always keep me coming back for more. I enjoy the honesty of each topic and how she seems to get right to the point but in the greatest of ways. She keeps it fun and also real down to earth in such a relatable style of communication. Thank you, Jen, for all the wonderful hours of listening that have enriched my life in so many soulful ways. I appreciate you and your amazing guests! I recommend everyone have some time with Going There with Jen! 🙌♥️🙏🥰

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