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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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



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Jun 30, 2016

Several years ago Lori Jones was devastated to learn her soon-to-be born baby had a severe heart defect. Lori relied on her faith and looking inward and allowed this struggled to become a time of growth. Now, 12 years later, Riley is doing fine and Lori has chosen to "give back" by sharing her book Riley's Heart Machine and spreading a message of loving what makes each of us special. Lori's optimistic outlook on life will leave you feeling uplifted and thinking of ways you, too, can serve, laugh, and love yourself just as you are.

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Jun 28, 2016

Do you focus in on your body's flaws? Have you ever considered showering your body with gratitude. This HappyBit will teach you how, and you'll be surprised how much happier adoring your body can feel.

Jun 27, 2016

Kris Vaughan was always a go-getter, moving at 100 miles per hour, feeling great pride in her ability to do it all with great efficiency. But that all changed when she decided to run a half marathon, which finally put her already-delicate health into a downward spiral ending in a thyroid crash or what some call adrenal fatigue. After 2 years of nourishing herself with healthy foods and having lots of quiet time just “being,” Kris has restored her health and continued to make it a priority to live slowly, deliberately and with authenticity.

Jun 24, 2016

Want some major endorphins today? Do this.

Jun 23, 2016

After experiencing complications from a virus, Whitney Lang found herself experiencing anxiety and depression. After trying to dull her pain with alcohol, she made the choice to get help, which triggered a chain reaction of choices that have led her to a thriving new business, building a new home, and experiencing greater bliss in her daily life.

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Jun 21, 2016

Have you ever wondered what your calling is, what you were born to do? Finding out the answer to that is priceless and I have a tip on how you can do that. 

Jun 20, 2016

Sara Gilbert had it all, the dream marriage, the beautiful house, the aspiring career, but then everything came tumbling down when she learned her husband had a massive gambling problem and hadn't been going to work. After struggling to save her marriage, Sara eventually realized the gambling problem wasn't going away and she chose to leave her husband, sell her house, and shortly thereafter she even left her job and started a new career. Sara is a strong, courageous woman and shares many nuggets of wisdom that will leave you feeling motivated to take a "jump" in your own life.

Jun 17, 2016

Learn to see the absolute beauty, power, and divinity in people around you. 

Jun 16, 2016
Amanda Teixeira talks about her painful journey with infertility, the peace she found through adoption, and how she is able to choose joy despite her struggles.

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Jun 14, 2016

A little story about driving with my girls, putting a pencil between my teeth, and the ensuing [real] smiles. :)

Jun 13, 2016

Struggling to get active and/or lose weight? Jodi Danen shares how she shifted from never exercising (aka "the couch") to running a 5K and eventually a marathon. As a result Jodi feels better, eats better and has more confidence. Jodi shares some great nuggets of inspiration, including that the greatest courage isn't finishing, it's starting. She challenges everyone listening to run their own 5K simply by starting with baby steps.

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Jun 10, 2016

For max happiness, you've gotta spend some time in bed, and not just for sleeping!

Jun 9, 2016

Sue Lachman shares how she had to learn to LET GO after hitting a very low, frazzled and overwhelmed point in her life. Sue challenges us to “Get curious about where you think your feelings are coming from in the moment. See if they’re coming from this very moment, from the past, or something in the future and see where that takes you.”

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Jun 8, 2016

Feeling overwhelmed with negativity and anger on social media? Choose Happiness.

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Jun 6, 2016

Overcoming the trauma of past abusive relationships is super difficult; Melanie Banayat shares her story of healing from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and learning to trust, form deeper relationships and to live a fulfilled and happy life.

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Jun 5, 2016

Be a Human BEING and Not Just a Human DOING today.

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Jun 4, 2016

Laura Ball shares her story of losing both of her parents by the time she was 18, then making the choice to leave college and go home to raise her 13-year-old sister to maturity. This is a touching story of courage and taking the hard road when you know it's the right road.

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Jun 3, 2016

Do you crave more down time and relaxation? This is your answer. 


Jun 2, 2016

Do you ever catch yourself in a pattern of self-criticism, self-neglect or even self-loathing? In this episode you'll learn how self love and self connection are the foundation for living a grounded, authentic life. Carrie Hensley gives us a treasure trove of information about self love and authenticity. She says, "Self love is one of the most critical pieces of being human, because with self love comes self forgiveness and self acceptance and it’s only when we can give those gifts to ourselves that we can extend that same kindness to others." Listen and soak up the wisdom Carrie shares with us in episode 5.

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Jun 1, 2016

Are you overemphasizing your achievement energy, at the expense of your need to relax? Ditch the to-do list (or at least make it shorter) and find balance and peace again. This episode gives "grounded" a whole new meaning.