The Vibrant Happy Women Podcast is for women who want to expand their capacity for joy. If you crave a more authentic, heart-centered, and balanced life, you’ll love learning with Happiness Expert Dr. Jen Riday as she interviews vibrant women and shares proven tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life. You’ll be inspired by discussions of authenticity, healthy boundaries, emotional healing, time management, confidence, adventure, spirituality, conscious parenting, marriage, friendship, identity, self love, and more! And if you enjoy this podcast, you’d love Vibrant Soul, the place to heal, transform and expand your soul with likeminded friends. Join us at JenRiday.com/vibrantsoul.
354: Overcoming the Fear of Being Visible (with Hailey Rowe)
Have you ever felt like you're stuck in a rut, doing the same things day after day, and wondering if this is all there is? Then this episode is for you! Join guest Hailey Rowe and I as we discuss overcoming the fear of being more visible.
The fact is, being the brightest, shiniest, most visible version of ourselves takes more than just willpower. In this episode you'll discover some powerful tools that have helped Hailey to live a more fearless life and that will help you, too, to step out of that comfort zone and into a more purposeful and fulfilled version of yourself.
In This Episode You'll Discover: How Hailey overcomes her fear to perform as a wedding singer! Why overcoming fear sooner rather than later is essential (and will save you a lot of regret) Hailey's secret mindset trick for being stuck in her own head The power that comes from tackling the first 5 minutes of any scary task What to do when you're overwhelmed with all the different options you could choose from as you move forward How the "Feel It To Heal It" tool can help us handle trauma-based fear that can't be changed with the mind alone Why staying stuck causes just as many bad feelings as overcoming your fear of visibility And much more!
353: Choosing a New Story for Your Life (with Nicole Alexander)
Do you like the "story" of your life? Join me and guest Nicole Alexander as we discuss how to release the overwhelm, fear, confusion, and "shoulds" so the next chapter in your life story is one that feels amazing for you.
Nicole Alexander spent more than 15 years leading communications and public affairs teams spanning government, corporate and small business before launching her coaching and consulting business last year. Her experience in these diverse professional environments, alongside being a mom and wife of a business owner, provides her unique perspective and passion for helping high-achieving women get back to loving their work and their life amid the chaos.
What You'll Discover: A powerful technique that helps you see your life from the perspective of a person reading a book about you How to listen to the signals of your body and intuition to know when it's time to make a course correction in your story The importance of getting help as you shift your perspective about life Why we need to be aware of the dream stealers and "shoulds" in order to break free And much more!
352: A Soulful Approach to Health (with Karuna May)
Most of us have participated in "diet culture" at one time or another, which can leave us feeling like a failure. My guest Karuna May and I discuss a more soulful approach to health that allows us to treat ourselves with compassion and to see the wholeness and sacredness of who we really are.
In this episode you'll learn:
* How to let go of the "quick fix" and begin to practice a lifelong devotion to your body
* The importance of looking at our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences before we focus on our actions
* Why viewing our bodies as the home of our spirits can have a dramatic impact on our ability to eat healthfully in a consistent way
* How creating a good relationship with our bodies can change every aspect of our lives.
* And much more!
351: Learning About Yourself Through Dreams (with Tzivia Gover)
Dreams happen for all of us, whether we remember them or not. What would happen if you could use your dreams to help you to know yourself better? You can! Join me and guest Tzivia Gover for a fun conversation about dreams that will leave you feeling curious about the true meaning behind your dreams!
Tzivia Gover, Certified Dreamwork Professional, is the author of seven books, most recently Dreaming on the Page: Tap into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing. She also offers 1:1 dreamwork, and workshops on dreams, writing, and everyday joy to empower people to wake up to their best selves. She lives and dreams in western Massachusetts.
What You’ll Learn: How Tzivia "cured" Jen's "tornado dream" and Tzivia's thoughts about Jen's two new recurring dreams! What happens when we start to open ourselves up and befriend our dreams
A surprising fact about sleep patterns during the pandemic
Why many people are avoiding getting all the sleep they need (it's not what you think!)
How confusion about our dreams can create an internal disharmony
The easy, doable skill that will help you remember more of your dreams
And much more!
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350: Healing Grief Using EFT Tapping (with Heather Ambler)
Grief and sadness can occur in any number of circumstances and often leave us feeling helpless, unproductive, and out of control of our lives. This week Heather Ambler explains how Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT Tapping, can help us understand the root of our grief so we can truly heal from our emotional pain.
What You’ll Learn: What it means to look in your "suitcase of grief." The hidden wounds that might be impacting our grief at a loss How EFT tapping can help to heal the wounds of grief. Examples of root beliefs that might make grief heavier than it might need to be. And much more!
349: How to Handle Grief (with Kitt Rothstein)
Life comes with its share of curve balls, which can leave us feeling overwhelmed with emotion. In this episode, my best friend, Kitt Rothstein, and I talk about her 18-month journey of grief that culminated with the death of her amazing husband, Blake, on July 3, 2023.
What You’ll Learn: What to do when your life suddenly doesn't match what you had planned. How Kitt was miraculously prepared in advance for her journey of grief. Why a grief journey can be both terrible and beautiful. How grief can be like a CD-ROM. The reason we often need someone to witness our grief rather than fix our grief. And much more!
As the title says: Vibrant and Happy!
Jen herself is a vibrant happy woman and she shares that with all of us - showing us the way to become vibrant and happy ourselves!
I am thankful for some key episodes of The Vibrant Happy Women podcast that have created a shift when I’ve needed it. I listen to them over and over again! Thank you Jenn for volunteering your time to do this and help other women.
Jen is a gem!
Jen is exceptional!
Not only does she have great guests and is a greater listener and host - she also has an authentic heart which comes through on her podcast and other social media posts. She always takes time to be in contact with her listeners which makes her relatable genuine.