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Vibrant Happy Women | Get happier! Inspiring stories from real moms and happiness / self-love experts like Brené Brown, Gretchen Rubin, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Glennon Doyle Melton

VibrantHappyWomen is a twice-weekly podcast created for women looking to find themselves after getting lost in the stress of motherhood and life. Inspired by Brené Brown, Gretchen Rubin, Elizabeth Gilbert and Glennon Doyle! If you're looking for inspiration, authenticity, and positive thinking with a splash of heart and soul, join Dr. Jen Riday as she chats with inspiring women from all walks of life, including moms, authors, self help experts & happiness gurus. Learn how to build self love, simplify your life, feel balanced, improve your relationships and more!. Each episode ends with our guest's list of FAVORITE THINGS and her personal thoughts on what it means to be a VIBRANT HAPPY WOMAN. Bonus: Jen's HAPPY BITS provide quick + easy tips on how you can feel happier each day.
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Dec 11, 2017

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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 of PRACTICAL mood-boosting tools that really WORK for me and many other women.

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Dec 9, 2017

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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 of PRACTICAL mood-boosting tools that really WORK for me and many other women.

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...and never miss an episode again by signing up for the Vibrant Happy 5 (includes free guided meditation from Jen), which is a weekly digest of quick n' easy bullet points listing everything Jen created the previous week (including Vibrant Happy Women episodes and Happy Bits), plus other self-love-related goodies you'd enjoy. Make your inbox more positive and inspiring by signing up here.

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Dec 4, 2017

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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 energy. In this episode, Jill shares 3 easy strategies to help you achieve a level-10 energy, which Jill calls “being a freaking dime.” Jill’s powerful tools will help you boost your mood so you can live in a more beautiful state of mind every day.

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Dec 1, 2017

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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.

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Nov 27, 2017

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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 and authentically.

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Nov 24, 2017

What if, deep down, you don't really 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 share my story of learning to love myself.

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Nov 20, 2017

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 feel and how you want to show up as a mom and then structuring your life to match. A must-listen for moms!

Nov 20, 2017

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 love more.

Nov 13, 2017

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 tells us about a couple of times she wasn’t happy and laughing and how she has made the decision to choose happiness and adventure every day.

Nov 9, 2017

Do you despise, loath, and hate your body, noticing every wrinkle, dimple, and curve? Then you need this happy bit.

Nov 6, 2017

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 can more easily listen to your intuition, overcome the 2 types of fear, and keep moving forward on your path of purpose - even when your inner critic is shouting.

 

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Nov 2, 2017

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 Bit you'll learn a powerful strategy to stop criticizers (and whiners) in their tracks so you can stay in a more positive frame of mind more often.

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Oct 30, 2017

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.

Jenn is on a mission to let introverts everywhere know it’s okay to be who they are. She has advocated for introverts since 2013, when she created IntrovertDear.com, the popular online community and publication for introverts. For most of her life, she felt weird, different, and out of place because of her quiet ways; now, she writes about introversion because she doesn’t want other introverts to feel the way she did. Jenn lives in Minnesota with her two cats. She's the author of the book, The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Jenn:

"Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to.” (from Susan Kane, author of QUIET. This quote reminds me that my time is really my time."

"I just try to pay attention to how I’m feeling both in the moment and after something, after an event."

"For most of my life, I felt like there was something wrong with me. I bet a lot of introverts can relate to this sentiment. Growing up, the teacher said, 'You’re so quiet.' My parents prodded, 'Why don’t you talk more?' And I inevitably got what I call in my book an 'Introvert Hangover,' which is when you feel physically unwell from too much socializing. I wondered why other people could keep on going. Why could they keep going the next day or later in the night?"

"When I read the book called, The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney, I actually cried because I never felt so understood in my life. I realized there was a word for what I was, an Introvert, and it really seemed like a magic word to me. It’s so magical because it explained so many of the things that I struggled with for my entire life. Things that made me feel bad about myself. And best of all, that word meant I wasn’t alone - there were other people out there like me, other introverts. So say what you will about labeling, but that little label changed my life!"

"I read about introverts because I never want a quiet person to feel the way I did growing up. I just had this compulsion that I had to reach out to other introverts and start connecting with them, to start letting them know what I had discovered."

Some of Jenn's Favorite Things:

"Introverts prefer quiet, low-key environments. We assume they don’t like people - it’s just that they need that down time to show up. They prefer quality over quantity, to dive deep in interests and relationships, to seek meaning in all that they do - DEEP, like to write their thoughts."

"Introverted kids get less attention in a classroom. Don’t SHAME introversion."

Habit:  "DOWN TIME, being alone each day. Even if it's just 10 minutes. Being alone may be the best way to truly rest, whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert. It keeps me from getting cranky. Being alone may be the best time to truly rest, whether you are an introvert or an extrovert."

Favorite Book: "The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney" - It explores the biological base for introversion.

Favorite Kitchen Gadget: Tupperware

What does it mean to be a Vibrant Happy Woman?:

"Working with introversion rather than fighting against it. Having solitude. Not only to survive, but to thrive! Not comparing myself to extroverts and others. As an introvert, I have my own strengths. Speaking up for my needs because my introvert needs are valid too."

A Challenge from Jenn:

"Do something ALONE (walk, book, movie). Remember, being alone is the best way to relax, whether you are an introvert or an extrovert. If there’s one thing that we women need in this busy and modern society, it’s more rest."

Resources

Go to www.thirdlove.com/happywomennow to find your perfect-fitting bra… and try it FREE for 30 days!

Get 20% off your order at organifi.com using coupon code ‘HAPPYWOMEN’

Quiet by Susan Kane.

Introvert, Dear

The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World

The Introvert Advantage by Marti Olsen Laney

Tupperware

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

You can win a copy of this journal (we're giving away 5 of them) by leaving a review on iTunes or Stitcher and emailing a screenshot or copy of your review to support@jenriday.com. Or you can post your review on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #VibrantHappyWomen. The winners will be announced on November 22.

Comments

If you’d like to comment on the podcast, you can leave a review on iTunes. Not only do I read every review, but positive reviews also help my message reach more women.

Questions? Send a message or voice memo to support@jenriday.com (Jen loves voice memos because they can be shared on the air - kinda fun!)

Oct 26, 2017

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 don't panic, because I'll share a couple of very easy (and non-time-consuming) ways that anybody can serve.

http://jenriday.com/happy85

Oct 23, 2017

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 she’s doing instead of constantly focusing on the things she still needs to do.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Erin:

“What you don’t track or measure, you’re not going to improve. I track my fitness with 2 different apps… Map My Run for running and Orange Theory."

"Walking through life with grace, with joy, with contentment, with happiness, and I’ll catch myself. You have a choice. It’s not going to help anybody if you yell. Try not to. That’s where the grind happens - just making that choice and choosing the positive, not discounting all the negative emotions. You still have to feel those things, right? Process through them and work through them and start making that choice. That’s what’s beneficial to me and my family now."

"If I want to feel better, I need to be at my best to serve my family and to serve those in our online community and my business, right? And if I’m not at my best, I can’t go day to day like that. It has been a journey."

"One of my biggest goals and strategies, both for myself and for what we teach ourselves (family) is being one step ahead of your hungry family. Like, what can you be doing for the next meal? I would be thinking for the next day, getting into the habit of doing one thing and that mentally checks off things on your list. I’m always doing something for the next meal."

Some of Erin's Favorite Things:

Morning Routine:  "Generally, get the children to school. Number one priority, right? My morning routine really doesn’t happen after that. I feel like my morning routine is flipped backwards. I have my coffee every day, I take my vitamins and supplements, which helps with my arthritis. Really, my morning routine is driving my kids to school or we have a carpool every other week. When I get to the office, I’m not a believer in the 'eat that frog' concept and have a very, very blocked out calendar. If anything needs my attention right away, then I’ll do that. It’s making sure that I have the big tasks for the day in the right order and then I start plowing through everything. My morning routine isn’t that much of a morning routine. I do exercise a couple mornings a week."

Favorite Book: "Ken Follett books - series… 3rd one" and I also love personal development books and small business books.

What does it mean to be a Vibrant Happy Woman?:

"Being present where I am. Being present with my husband, with my boys - and not do more than I should be doing - being present in my business and helping the people in our communities."

"It’s so easy to be a multi-tasker, but I've found out that to be present in that one moment, doing that one thing, then I just exude that happiness, that grace, that joy that we want. When I do more than I should be doing, that’s where it all dissipates. For me, I think, the thing that I work hard at is just being present and that helps me to be at my best. And therefore, that’s when I feel happiest in that moment."

A Challenge from Erin:

"Be one step ahead so you can be more present where you’re at. Understanding and feeling how that’s different and feeling how that’s easier. It’s not going to be perfect every day. Make progress and [take] small steps forward."

Resources

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www.5dollardinners.com

www.5dollarmealplan.com

www.grocerybudgetmakeover.com

www.myfreezeasy.com

Ken Follett books - series

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

You can win a copy of this journal (we're giving away 5 of them) by leaving a review on iTunes, and emailing a screenshot or copy of your review to support@jenriday.com. Or you can post your review on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #VibrantHappyWomen. The winners will be announced on November 22.

Oct 22, 2017

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 your journey.

Oct 16, 2017

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.

For more about Valorie, you can visit her website at www.valorieburton.com

Nuggets of Wisdom from Valorie:

"If you love what you do and you are so passionate about it, you probably would do it even if you don’t get paid for it. That’s the ideal state." 

"I discovered my purpose in terms of my actual mission statement. I had an epiphany of it one day at a bookstore in 1999, that I was meant to inspire women to live more fulfilling lives, that I would do it through writing and speaking. Within a few weeks after that, I began writing my first book. I’ve written 11 books. "

"Things have unfolded not as I would have expected them, but in just the right way. I’m not sure I would have been ready for my husband. So I don’t begrudge my divorce or anything else, because it has led me to where I’m supposed to be."

"I believe wholeheartedly in journaling and writing. Writing was a part of who I am as a kid. Journaling has health benefits. It can help us work through trauma. If we can write our best possible selves in our journals, it’s a very powerful exercise. I had written what I had envisioned in the present tense. My journal was full of hope. I think that helped me a great deal in getting to a place where I was ready for what I really wanted."

"I’m a coach. What coaches do best is ask questions. It’s not about having the right answers, it’s about having the questions that help others to be able to come up with their own answers. Because I really believe everyone has their own answers. So the person who’s able to ask powerful questions, whether it’s the question that helps you negotiate better or the question that helps you connect with someone better. Being able to ask powerful questions is really an important tool for good communication."

Some of Valorie's Favorite Things:

Morning Routine:  "Meditate for 5 minutes, pray, think about what I’m looking forward to during the day, asking, 'What do I get to do today?' Always eat breakfast (perhaps a breakfast burrito - spinach/eggs/cheese/burrito)."

Favorite Book: Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom"

What does it mean to be a Vibrant Happy Woman?:

"Being vibrant and happy is really a part of how I define success. My definition of success is harmony of purpose, resilience, and joy - knowing I’m here to inspire others."

A Challenge from Valorie:

"Just be happy right now. Stop waiting for things to unfold the way you want to. Stop holding your happiness hostage to your circumstances and make a decision right now to be happy. I made the decision to be happy. It’s a choice. It’s not always easy. It’s a whole lot better when we find reasons."

Resources

Go to Barkbox.com/happy to get one month of BarkBox FREE when you purchase a 6 or 12 month subscription.

Get 20% off your order at organifi.com using coupon code ‘HAPPYWOMEN’

www.valorieburton.com

Successful Women Speak Differently

Coach Training Intensive : November 2017

Valorie Burton Facebook Page

Follow Valorie Burton on Twitter

Subscribe Valorie Burton YouTube Channel

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

 

You can win a copy of this journal (we're giving away 5 of them) by leaving a review on iTunes, and emailing a screenshot or copy of your review to support@jenriday.com. Or you can post your review on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #VibrantHappyWomen.

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Comments

If you’d like to comment on the podcast, you can leave a review on iTunes. Not only do I read every review, but positive reviews also help my happy-living message reach more women.

Questions? Send a voice memo to podcast@jenriday.com

Oct 13, 2017

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.

Share your thoughts in an audio message to me in the "Comments" section here: jenriday.com/happy83

Oct 10, 2017

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 cultivating emotion that is shared with the world in the form of service.

You can explore more at www.mastinkipp.com

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Nuggets of Wisdom from Mastin:

“Not mine, but thy will be done.” ~Jesus

"I’m a recovering Christian or a Christian mystic. Truth is truth is truth."

"Religion gets in the way of trying to connect to a higher power - [Jesus] was a great spiritual teacher: being willing to die, metaphorically laying life on the line with faith to go after your purpose, paying attention to the signs that are coming, getting out of fight or flight and into a more intuitive mindset."

"Typically, following your intuition is scary. That’s how great things come to be. When you follow that path and that pattern, the things that you thought you want into your life that are way better than you can possibly imagine - you are going to get through hard times to get there, typically."

"Claim your power functional life coaching is really about accelerating results. It doesn’t need 10 years in therapy. It’s a cornucopia of how you can move forward. Claim your power is a systems approach to creating accelerated results using the process I just described."

"What I care about is that whatever you are doing with your life, it brings you emotional wealth and you are lit up by it."

Some of Mastin's Favorite Things:

"Nighttime routine is solid. Wake up at 4 or 5am. Epsom salt bath. Cardio. Meditation. Gym-lifting. Parasympathetic activities of massage, yoga, stretching…"

"I’m a creature of habit. I do everything I can to make sure my routine is on point."

Favorite Book: Headstrong by Dave Asprey

What does it mean to be a Vibrant Happy Man?

"A vibrant happy man creates safe spaces for feminine beings. Masculine and feminine are not genders - they are energies! Masculinity is not some macho thing, but some cool, calm presence that’s unwavering, it doesn’t move. To me, that’s what it means to be a vibrant and masculine man is all about: being a safe landing space. Men need to be a container when feminine energy is coming out - to listen without trying to fix and solve and to try to understand why using the phrase, 'Tell me more.'"

A Challenge from Mastin:

Goddess Hour (Hero Hour): "Find an hour and sit down and ask yourself 2 questions: 'How am I feeling?' and 'What do I need?' And then to spend the next 20 minutes to an hour giving yourself what you need."

Resources

Go to Barkbox.com/happy to get one month of BarkBox FREE when you purchase a 6 or 12 month subscription.

Get 20% off your order at organifi.com using coupon code ‘HAPPYWOMEN’

www.mastinkipp.com

Claim Your Power

Daily Love: Growing Intro Grace

Female Brain by Luanne Brezendon

Headstrong

Time Mastery for women enrollment is closing soon! Learn more here: www.timemasteryforwomen.com

Oct 6, 2017

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 colors and things.

The foundation of happiness starts here.

If you'd like someone to hold your hand and help you STOP, so you can declutter your life and time and put things back together in a simpler, slower, and more enjoyable pattern, join me in Time Mastery for Women where I'll take you gently, step by step, to stillness and balance and calm.

Happiness.

Learn more and sign up here: www.timemasteryforwomen.com

Oct 2, 2017

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, gratitude, love, and peace that go hand-in-hand with living a high-frequency lifestyle and how we can raise our energy and mood through diet, movement, time in nature, reframing emotion and much, much more.

Get your free copy of Robyn's book, Vibe: Unlock the Energetic Frequencies of Limitless Health, Love, and Success here: jenriday.com/vibe

Sep 28, 2017

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 figuring out your life's purpose and following that path with confidence (rather than striving to be Maria Von Trapp, Mary Poppins, or any number of other "ideal" but unrealistic women).

Sep 25, 2017

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 negativity and how she overcomes her own negative self talk by cleaning out her "thought closet." 

Free Kids Chore Chart: www.jenriday.com/chorechart

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Sep 25, 2017

Now that school is started, you might like a copy of my Kids Chore Chart: jenriday.com/chorechart.

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!

Sep 18, 2017

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. You can explore more at www.lauradoyle.org

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Nuggets of Wisdom from Laura:

"I stopped trying to control my husband and instead, I focused on my own happiness. And that, in turn improved what he sees. I suffered so much in my marriage. I tried everything I could think of, went to marriage counselling and none of that worked for me. And now I know what actually works to make marriage magical again."

"Restoring respect in your relationship in one of the intimacy skills. Respect is like oxygen for husbands. That is how important it is to them. And when they feel respected, they feel loved."

"Intimacy is not just in the bedroom. It is the interactions, the tenders, the funnies, sometimes it’s those interactions you wouldn’t have with anyone else in the whole world. The physical intimacy is the one thing that differentiates the romance from any other relationship you have in the world. Intimacy is when I feel desired. It’s when I feel that he is seeking my company and when he is sharing with me openly because he feels there is emotional safety. That’s when I know the intimacy is high."

"The only person you can ever control is yourself. And then when I did change, my husband responded to me so differently. It was so much better, like ten times better. For me, it was actually good news."

"Only happy people can have happy relationships. It’s unspeakably wonderful to feel so loved every single day. It gives me a lot of inner strength and I say that not to brag but just to say: This is what’s possible for all women. Cause all husbands respond so beautifully to being respected and they want to make their wives happy."

Some of Laura's Favorite Things:

"Most women feel it’s awful until they do it. And that habit is apologizing to my husband when I am disrespectful. I apologize for being disrespectful… I honor my husband’s thinking.

Express your desires in a way that inspires. To let him hear what I wanted instead of complaining. Instead of saying: John, this place is a disaster area! I would say: John, I would love a clean kitchen."

Favorite kitchen gadget: "My Zester. It adds so much flavor."

Rachael's Favorite Books:
"Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus by John Gray"

Laura's Happiness Formula:

"Asking myself these two questions. How do I feel? What do I want? Desire is the seat of feminine power. Communicate with everyone around me in a way that’s honoring of me but also showing up as a delight and not a bear. Not a martyr, and not a nag, not a porcupine but someone who can smile because you are all filled up."

A Challenge from Laura:

"Get Cherished.com 5 days challenge. Everyday for five days, I will send you an email and do an experiment that’s gonna give you an unfair advantage and making your relationship vibrant and easy. If it works for you, keep it."

Resources

Get $10 off your first FabFitFun box by using coupon code 'HAPPYWOMEN'

This episode is brought to you by RXBars – Get 25% off your first order, visit RXBAR.com/vibrantwomen and enter promo code ‘VIBRANTWOMEN’ at checkout.

www.lauradoyle.org

The Empowered Wife

Zester

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus

 

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