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VibrantHappyWomen is a twice-weekly podcast created for women looking to find themselves after getting lost in the stress of motherhood and life. 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 wom…

Dr. Jen Riday


    • Nov 23, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 24m AVG DURATION
    • 491 EPISODES

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    298: Creating a Beautiful Life (with Maria L)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 34:15

    Maria shares her story of being adopted, going through a tricky divorce, and receiving a scary health diagnosis, on top of being a mom. You will hear experiences that may sound similar to your own struggles, and the different tools Maria has used to get through them. Like Maria, you deserve the most beautiful life, and you have the power to create it even when things seem hard.     Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/298

    297: Launching Your Kids into the World (with Nicole Blanc, Natalie Bubak, and Tara Romney)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:15

    Hear Nicole, Natalie, Tara, and I discuss our experiences of launching our kids into the world and how it affected our emotions, our relationships with our kids, and our relationships with our spouses. Whether you have small kids, tweens, or adult children, this fun and informative conversation will help you feel your feelings and start embracing the idea that every emotional experience is okay.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/297

    296: Living Your Purpose (with Tanya Dalton)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 36:20

    Tanya and I discuss what it means to have a purpose for your life and why living into yours is so fulfilling. Tanya shares four steps to finding your purpose, how to handle regret and guilt, and how to cope with the curveballs life throws at you. If you've been feeling empty lately, maybe unfulfilled and lacking passion, this episode will help you get back on track to living the life you were born to live.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/296

    295: Emotional Safety (with Laura Froyen and Janna Denton Howes)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 54:26

    Discover what emotional safety is, where to find it, and why you so deeply deserve to feel emotionally safe. When you feel grounded and calm, you help your kids and everyone around you also feel that way. Learn why we as women sometimes struggle with feeling emotionally safe and how you can create the spaces and relationships that make you feel safe.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/295

    294: Creating Sacred Space for Yourself

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 32:50

    Hear why I believe it is so important to create a space for yourself to be nurtured and away from your roles of mother and wife. I'm sharing how the retreat can be that place for you to break free from your languishing, and also how to create a sacred space in your day-to-day life. My guests, Beth, Kristen, and Maria are sharing why they keep coming back to the Retreat and what you can expect if you sign up.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/294

    293: How to Stop Procrastinating

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 17:59

    Curious how I managed to go from chronic procrastinator to energized and prepared? Listen in. This week, I'm sharing the exact steps I took to understand my procrastination and the changes I made to my mindset so you, too, can put an end to your procrastination habit. The benefits of stopping procrastinating are endless, and I can't wait for you to enjoy them too!   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/293

    292: The Real Path to Balance (with Christy Wright)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 31:34


    Christy shares her five practical and highly effective steps for creating balance in your life. Find out why the path to balance isn't productivity, even though that's what we've been told, and how to manage your time so that everything that matters makes the cut. I learned so many new things from Christy in this conversation and I can't wait for her to blow your mind too.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/292


    291: How to Boost Your Baseline Mood

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 13:40

    I'm sharing how you can find your baseline mood and then raise it so you can feel how you want to feel more often. Our thoughts have more power over our moods than we realize, so I'm showing you how to analyze your thoughts in order to bridge the gap between how you currently feel and how you want to feel.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/291

    290: Becoming the Permission You Seek (with Regina Louise)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 39:44

    Regina shares her story of growing up in foster care and the pain she endured under that system. By the age of 18, she had lived in 30 different homes and experienced significant trauma and abuse, but something Regina was able to cultivate in herself during this time was self-compassion and the permission to live with dignity.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/290

    289: Creating a Life You Love (with Zehra Mahoon)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 37:27

    Zehra shares her journey of becoming a coach and how learning about and practicing the law of attraction has brought so much success, ease, and joy into her life. We talk about why it's so easy to get stuck in victim thinking, how to break out of it, and the power of taking responsibility for the messes we create. If there's any area of your life you want to improve, this episode is for you.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/289

    288: Letting Stuff Go (with Allie Casazza)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 37:31


    Allie and I talk about her goal of eradicating the “hot mess mom” stereotype and why understanding your family members' unique personality types will help you have empathy when they struggle to let things go. Everything that takes up your space takes up your time and energy, and Allie is sharing how we can get more of both.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/288


    287: You Can Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 29:45

    In this episode, you'll hear from nine of my recent graduates about the changes they decided to make in their lives and their reflections on that process. I share the questions I've been asking myself about who I want to become, and questions I encourage you to ask yourself. There is another mountain peak calling your name. Are you going to answer?   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/287

    286: Becoming the Next Version of You (with Lezlie Eidson)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 32:31

    Lezlie shares her story of losing herself, finding herself, and how getting coached empowered her to become a coach herself. Find out how her coaches' questions led her down this path, what the process of changing her thoughts was like, and how you can use whatever transition you're in right now to propel you into the next version of you.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/286

    285: When Life Feels Hard

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 21:04

    I share seven ways you can reset and take care of yourself when life feels hard. I'm sharing the ways I choose happiness when things are looking dim, and one massive way I challenge you to do this for yourself this fall. Remember, you can choose to be happy right now. And this episode will show you how.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/285

    284: The Real Reason Relationships Fail (with Abby Medcalf)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 41:07

    Abby shares the real reason relationships fail and how to turn yours around if you're on that path. We talk about the problem of competition in relationships, why it's so important to set intentions, and how to move forward with a partner who has hurt you. If you're at point A and your spouse is at point B, this episode will help you both find point C.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/284

    283: Living Your Best Life (with Nicole Walters)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 6, 2021 32:07

    Listen in today as Nicole and I chat about life, purpose, and choosing grace and gratitude. Nicole shares how racism impacts her life, the story of adopting her three girls, and how she maintains her attitude for gratitude. As you'll hear, Nicole is so fun to talk to and this episode is sure to leave you feeling uplifted.    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/283

    282: Upleveling Your Thoughts About Your Kids (with Tracy May)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 37:53

    Tracy graciously shares how we can stop comparing our kids to others and learn how to let them be themselves. Every child has a unique path, and it's our job to accept them for who they are. Learn about Tracy's experience raising her sons and how you can uplevel your thoughts to allow your kids to follow their own paths.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/282

    281: Making Wealth and Money Easy (with Patrice Washington)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2021 36:28

    Patrice shares how you can get rid of that visceral reaction to the word “budget” and how to attract wealth to you through six simple pillars. If you're sick and tired of being sick and tired, Patrice's six pillars will show you how to restore your wealth in every sense of the word and finally start attracting the abundance you deserve.   Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/281

    280: How to Fight Fair

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2021 17:42

    I'm sharing some of the ways my husband and I learned to fight fair and some of the tools we use to have a more harmonious relationship, even when we argue. Learn how your attachment styles are impacting your fights, how to prevent defensiveness, and the power of creating a fair fight rules list. Your children deserve to see healthy communication in action, and this episode will get you started.    Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/280

    279: Healing Your Heartbreak (with Tracie Pinnock)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 37:53

    Hear my conversation with Tracie all about grieving the loss of relationships and the loss of ourselves. You'll learn the three phases of healing from heartbreak, how to grieve, and her tips on starting to date again. Whether you're getting divorced, moving, or coming out of this pandemic a different version of yourself, Tracie's expertise will be so helpful to hear. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/279

    278: Leaping into Alignment (with Marci Barragan)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 53:18

    Hear my conversion with Marci all about taking the leap into alignment. She shares her story of changing lots of different things in her life so she could live her purpose, how these changes affected her family, and her advice for anyone who feels off-kilter right now. She's an inspiration to me and I know she'll be one to you too. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/278

    277: Post Pandemic Adjustment

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 22:02

    Besides validating whatever it is you're feeling right now, I want to tell you that bouncing back to pre-pandemic days isn't likely. We have all lost something, and in this post-pandemic adjustment period, it is our time to heal. Learn about the tools I'm using to do so today. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/277

    276: Becoming an Empowered Empath (with Wendy De Rosa)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 41:24


    Tune in for my conversation with Wendy about being empathic, what it does and does not mean, and how to cultivate a deeper awareness of your intuition so you can make more holistic and conscious life choices. When the student is ready the teacher appears, and that is exactly how I felt during this conversation. Wendy's wisdom is sure to help you start building a better relationship to your emotions so you can start healing your wounds.  Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/276


    275: How to Thrive This Summer with Kids (with Kira Dorrian and Deana Thayer)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 39:24

    How awesome would it be at the end of this summer to say, “Holy cow! That was the best summer we've ever had”? For you to feel connected to your kids and to see them growing in their ability to take on responsibility while having a ton of fun? That's my hope for this summer, and my guests today are here to share how to make it happen. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/275

    274: Destress Your Life with Meditation (with Madhur-Nain Webster)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 31:17

    I interview Madhur-Nain on her spiritual upbringing, how meditation impacts her approach to therapy, and the gap she noticed in the self-help section that her book fills. We discuss how meditation is not a religious practice, but a therapeutic tool that helps calm the mind and therefore destress your life. If you’ve ever been curious about meditation or would like to make your practice more consistent, this episode is for you. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/274

    273: How to Be a Guilt-Free Mom (with JoAnn Crohn)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2021 42:04

    JoAnn shares her own experience with mom guilt and the ways she has learned to let it go. She gives some invaluable advice for parents of children with big personalities; the ones that are often getting in trouble at school. I learned so much from JoAnn about how to handle kids in the midst of big emotions and I know her wisdom is going to be so helpful for you too. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/273

    272: Taking Your Friendships to the Next Level (with Laura Tremaine)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 27:07

    You may think that talking about yourself is narcissistic or tacky, but as Laura can assure you, it's not. In our conversation, Laura explains the importance of sharing about yourself if you want to create deep, lasting friendships. She’s letting us in on some of the questions from her book to get you started with sharing, as well as her experience using these tools. If you’re ready to take your friendships to the next level, you don’t want to miss this. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/272

    271: The State of the World

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 13:13

    Hear some of the questions I'm posing about the state of the world right now. I’m guiding you to discover what you truly want your life to look like when this is all over and how you can start making shifts right now to become that version of you. The world is changing, and you can decide to become whoever you want to be on the other side. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/271

    270: The Power of Writing It Down (with Allison Fallon)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 36:43

    Allison shares how powerful the habit of journaling can be for working through trauma and processing our emotions. Writing is a beautiful way to tell our stories and reflect back on our personal growth. She’s sharing the benefits of journaling, how to journal about trauma, and why this should be the one habit you implement in your life right now.  Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/270

    269: Emotion Regulation for Moms and Kids (with Brooke Weinstein)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 40:14

    In this episode, Brooke walks me through some of the common acting-out behaviors we see in our kids and how we can help them process their underlying emotions. She shares how moms can start doing this work for themselves and how doing this work will impact their lives. We discuss childhood anxiety, how to take ownership of our needs, and why emotion regulation is the ultimate argument for self-care. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/269

    268: Setting Boundaries (with Terri Cole)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 39:52

    Tune in today for an episode jam-packed with wisdom and guidance from the Boundary Boss herself. Terri shares what the different types of boundaries are, how to know which ones you need to set, and how to enforce them in your family relationships. We dive into the topic of high functioning codependency, self-love, and how setting boundaries will help you live a more vibrant, happy life. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/268

    267: Unapologetic Living (with Vashti Whitfield)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 50:09

    Listen in today to hear Vashti’s candid, authentic, and vulnerable story of loss, adversity, and growth. We talk about the globally acclaimed documentary she and her late husband created, how she chooses to parent her children unapologetically, and why sometimes unexpected change is what we truly need. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/267 

    266: Letting Go of Mom Guilt (with Rachel Nielson)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 38:41

    Tune in today to hear from Rachel on her experience of mom guilt and the different ways it was showing up in her life. She experienced aspirational shame, like I’m sure many of you do, yet figured out a way to fulfill her purpose while continuing to be an awesome mom. I encourage you to listen to this episode with an open heart and follow what feels right for you, it will always take you to the right destination. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/266

    265: How to Create Lasting Change

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 65:11

    Even if you don’t think life coaching is for you, I want you to listen to this episode. I remember how nervous and doubtful I was and how I didn’t think this life was possible for me. But it was, and it is for you too. I’m sharing how coaching transformed my life, how I see it transform my clients’ lives, and how you can start your journey to becoming a coach in the Vibrant Happy Women Coach Certification program. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/265

    264: Healing from Unhealthy Relationships (with Rebecca Kay)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2021 42:52

    Tune in today to hear Rebecca’s amazing story of self-love, how she healed her pain and sadness, and now helps other women do the same. We explore the things that helped Rebecca leave and how to start cultivating independence when you’re on the other side. Even if you’re not in a toxic relationship, this episode will remind you to put yourself first and know that you already have everything you need. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/264

    263: How to Handle Feeling Like a Fish Out of Water (with Alberta McKnight)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 39:47

    Listen in today as Alberta shares the ways she has felt like a fish out of water in her life and some of the ways she learned to cope with that feeling. We discuss how she addressed feelings of belonging when she joined the Vibrant Happy Women Coach Certification, and how she now encourages her clients to also overcome their limiting beliefs. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/263

    262: The Purpose of Grief (with Rita Panuccio)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 36:40

    In today’s episode, Rita shares what she believes to be the true purpose of grief and how loss can actually lead us back to ourselves. She also gives me some practical advice for helping a loved one cope with depression through energy work. There are some amazing nuggets of wisdom in this episode that you seriously don’t want to miss. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/262

    261: Shame and Shoulds

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 18:42

    In today’s episode, I’m breaking down exactly what shame is and why we feel it, and how we unintentionally pass it down to our children. I’m sharing what your emotions might be trying to tell you, the power of holding space for yourself, and how you can start being the fullest expression of yourself, shame-free, today. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/261

    260: Gentle is the New Perfect (with Robyn Downs)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 39:44

    In this episode, Robyn repeatedly blows my mind with life-changing insights and ideas for simplifying your life, taking better care of yourself, and decreasing your stress. We talk about redefining our goals for success, finding the middle ground, and her mantra, gentle is the new perfect. Are you ready to feel good in all areas of your life? If so, this episode is for you! Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/260

    259: Grief and Loss (with Julie Nowell)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2021 42:05

    Listen in today to hear Julie share her journey through loss and how she has learned to handle grief throughout her life. She shares how her children have learned to grieve and why she consciously encourages them to feel their feelings. No matter what you’re grieving right now, this episode has insights that I know you’ll appreciate. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/259

    258: Cleaning Your House (with Becky Rapinchuk)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 38:07

    Listen in today to hear my conversation with Becky on all things housecleaning, tidying, clutter-busting, and how to involve your family in the upkeep. Her tips have blown my mind and completely changed how I approach certain cleaning tasks in my home. You’ll learn what daily tasks to focus on, why you need clutter-catchers, and so much more. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/258

    257: Consistency

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 18:02

    Tune in today to learn why consistency isn’t as simple as waking up each day and doing the action, and why this is okay. I’m sharing some very real, tried-and-true tips for improving your consistency and how to use your female nature to your advantage. You can be consistent even when the things in your life aren’t, and I’m showing you how. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/257

    256: Healing with Hypnotherapy (with Juliet Obodo)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 30:23

    Tune in this week for my conversation with master hypnotherapist, Juliet Obodo about what hypnotherapy is, how it helps us heal, and the ways she sees this powerful technique improve the businesses and lives of her clients. We talk about the areas and mental health conditions that hypnotherapy can help with, and how to decide if it’s right for you. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/256

    255: Emotional Resilience

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 24:24

    In today’s episode, I'm diving into what emotional resiliency is and how we can strengthen ours through understanding the brain and managing our emotions. I’m sharing what happens when you stop wishing away the truth and just accept it for what it is. And, I'm giving you some beautiful ideas for calming your emotions so you can bring down your threshold for stress. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/255

    254: When Your Kids Don’t Listen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 26:31

    I’m sharing five tips to help you take a step back, regroup, and reconnect when your kids aren’t listening. These are tips that I use, so I know they’re effective and will help you build better relationships with your children. I invite you to use this trying time as a springboard to more connected, loving, and vibrant bonds with your kids. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/254

    253: Asking for Help (with Kristin Andrus)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 35:46

    Today, Kristin is sharing why she decided early on to ask for help and all the amazing things that happened because of it. We’re discussing making time for the things we love to do and how you can find the time and resources today to get the help you need. We all deserve fulfillment that doesn’t come with guilt and shame, including you. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/253

    252: Creating a Vision of Who You Want to Be in 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2021 14:41

    In today’s episode, I walk you through my exact method for setting intentions in 2021 to get the results you want. You’ll want to grab a notebook and pen because I’m sharing an exercise you can do to figure out what you want and, more importantly, who you want to be. I promise you aren’t stuck with your current results. You have the power to create what you want, and I’m telling you how. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/252

    251: Creating Fun and Joy (with Kate Young)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 39:46


    Listen in today to hear Kate and I discuss why moms tend to lose their joy when they don’t prioritize fun and how Kate made the decision to get hers back. We’re talking about the tools she learned in the Vibrant Happy Women Club and how practicing them affected her whole family. I know the transformation she experienced when she added more fun to her life is going to inspire so many of you to create more joy in 2021. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/251


    250: Courage to Follow Your Heart (with Mollie Busby)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 52:44

    In today’s episode, I interview Mollie about her yoga journey, her life up north, and why her life is a testament to the saying, “yogis don’t wait.” I have learned so much from her during our virtual time together, not in the least how powerful it is to have the courage to follow your heart. You’ll learn all about that courage today, as well as find inspiration to live vibrantly and happily, hopefully inspiring others to do the same. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/250

    249: Recovering from Your Not-So-Good Moments

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2020 15:22

    In today’s episode, I share what happened when I ruined my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, how it got resolved, and how I’ve continued to process my emotions ever since. I know I’m not the only one that has these moments from time to time, so just know that you aren’t alone - and that there are tools I’ll be sharing with you today that can help you learn and grow from it. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/249

    248: Change Your Thoughts and Change Your Identity (with Sara Horton)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2020 41:06

    In today’s episode, Sara and I discuss what her life was like before she started prioritizing her own happiness and joined the Club, and what it's been like since. We talk about the different tools that help her feel empowered and the new identity she’s been able to step into. Sara is a great example of how we are not victims of anything, and we get to choose to live a vibrant, happy life. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.jenriday.com/248

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