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The Vibrant Happy Women Podcast is for overwhelmed women who want to get off the hamster wheel and start making time for themselves (without the guilt) so they can live happy, balanced, heart-centered lives. You’ll learn from Happiness Strategist Dr. Jen Riday as she shares proven tips and tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life, including self love, confidence, healthy boundaries, time management, parenting, marriage, health, finances, goal setting and much more!! If you want to go “all in” and take your learning to the next level, join us in the Vibrant Happy Women Club. Learn more at JenRiday.com.

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The Vibrant Happy Women Podcast is for overwhelmed women who want to get off the hamster wheel and start making time for themselves (without the guilt) so they can live happy, balanced, heart-centered lives. You’ll learn from Happiness Strategist Dr. Jen Riday as she shares proven tips and tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life, including self love, confidence, healthy boundaries, time management, parenting, marriage, health, finances, goal setting and much more!! If you want to go “all in” and take your learning to the next level, join us in the Vibrant Happy Women Club. Learn more at JenRiday.com.

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Jen’s podcast is one of my top three favorites. I love how relatable Jen is and learn from her podcasts regularly. Thank you for tour great content !!!

Great Podcast!

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Wow! I just discovered this podcast. So good!

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544 Ratings
Average Ratings
499
25
10
5
5

Love this podcast.

By Nerf Dude 4 - Jun 01 2020
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Jen’s podcast is one of my top three favorites. I love how relatable Jen is and learn from her podcasts regularly. Thank you for tour great content !!!

Great Podcast!

By lash3602 - Feb 21 2020
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Wow! I just discovered this podcast. So good!
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The Vibrant Happy Women Podcast is for overwhelmed women who want to get off the hamster wheel and start making time for themselves (without the guilt) so they can live happy, balanced, heart-centered lives. You’ll learn from Happiness Strategist Dr. Jen Riday as she shares proven tips and tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life, including self love, confidence, healthy boundaries, time management, parenting, marriage, health, finances, goal setting and much more!! If you want to go “all in” and take your learning to the next level, join us in the Vibrant Happy Women Club. Learn more at JenRiday.com.

Rank #1: 19: Creating a Life You Love with Amber Lilyestrom

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Amber Lilyestrom shares her story of leaving the corporate world so she could spend more time with her family. She describes how she combined belief with action steps so she could achieve the life of her dreams. Learn how Amber first mentally created what she wanted to FEEl and how the reality followed. And hear the wild story of how Amber and her husband were able to acquire their dream home. Synchronicity!

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Jul 18 2016

34mins

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Rank #2: 22: Choose Joy with Stacy Myers

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Do you wish your household ran a little more smoothly? That your laundry wasn't a giant mountain or that you knew what you're having for dinner tonight? In this episode Stacy Myers from Humorous Homemaking shares some great tips on running your life and home a little more smoothly. She also tells us her story of overcoming a problem with body image and chronic under-eating. In true Stacy style, you'll be rolling as she encourages us to let go of "control-freak-ism" and to #ChooseJoy.

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Aug 08 2016

33mins

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Rank #3: 23: Reimagining Life After 40 with Barbara Bradley Hagerty

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Some people believe life goes downhill after 40, but Barbara Bradley Hagerty shares stories and thoughts about reimagining life after 40 and using that as an opportunity to pivot and spend time and career doing things that a more meaningful.

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Aug 15 2016

31mins

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Rank #4: 56: The Art of Loving Yourself, Loving Others and Making the World a Kinder Place (Orly Wahba)

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Orly Wahba found herself feeling shy, lonely and ignored in high school, until one day she looked in the mirror and remembered a dream she’d had as a child to make a difference in the world. She literally changed her personality and life, and began doing everything she could to be the type of friend she’d wished she had in high school. Listen to hear Orly’s experiences touching the hearts of 7 years worth of middle school students, creating a viral video that has been watched by 26 million+ people, and what she’s doing today to continue to spread this boomerang of kindness.

Orly Wahba is an author, speaker, educator, entrepreneur and community activist who began her career in Brooklyn, NY, where she taught Middle School children to embrace unity, build self-esteem, and be an influence for good. She’s the founder of Life Vest Inside, a non-profit with a mission to empower people of all backgrounds to lead a life of kindness. LVI shot to national attention when her film, Kindness Boomerang, went viral, landing her a spot on TED. In her spare time Orly loves sports, music, movies, figure skating, and above all, spending time with her family.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Orly:

"Margarette Mead: Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

"Showing that each and every person makes a difference matters in a huge way. Everybody has something they can contribute."

"When a person understands their value, they can now understand the value within each and every person."

"To empower people to understand their value, that they matter, that they are significant. And even though they might be one in 7 billion people, the number that matters the most is that they are one. "

"So often people do not understand their value. And if you think about it, if you do not understand your value, there is no way you could understand the value of another."

"Every single second we have a choice, whether to act or to allow things to pass us by."

"When we put something out there positive into the world, the impact and the effects are tremendous, that who we are makes a difference. It does not matter what our job title is but just who we are. That when you walk into the room, you impact people, you affect people. You touch people's lives just by being you. And that is so important to remember."

"I believe that any child can learn, any child can succeed. It is just about being able to get through to them, empowering them enough to believe in themselves when they fail. Because a kid that can do well is going to do well, with or without that grade teacher."

"I know that you are going to try and push me away. I am one person you are never going to push away."

"If you think you cannot do it, you cannot. If you think you dare not, you do not. If you would like to win, and think you cannot, it almost like saying you would not.  If you think you lose, you are lost. For out in this world, we find success begins with a fellow's will;  it is all in the state of mind. Life's battles do not always go to the stronger or the faster man. For sooner or later, the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

"I am in the job of falling in love with people more and more each day. You cannot see the beauty in others if you do not stop and see the beauty in yourself. You just cannot. Kindness has to begin with you. If you do not love you, if you do not truly believe that you matter, that you make a difference, that you are not your job, or you are not how much you make, or you are not how many followers you have, if you are only going to look at yourself in those ways, if you do not truly love you, outside of those things, then how are you going to love other people?"

"Loving yourself and building that confidence is not like a video game. It is not like you finish all the  levels and then you won. It is a constant battle. There are days where I feel really low on myself. And that is okay, and that is normal. It is not about always being positive, no one can always be positive. It is not real then. You are allowed to feel down. You have to take ownership of those feelings, but you have to be able to be able pick yourself back up afterwards."

"It is very easy to compare ourselves with others, especially in today's world of digital media. When people measure themselves, and measure their value based  on numbers (how many followers, how many likes, how many friends..), those things make no difference. It is a facade; it is so fake; what does it mean? It might for the moment make us feel good. But the only person that could really make you feel good about you is you. Happiness comes from you. It comes from inside. If your happiness is going to depend on a person or on a thing, then it is going to be something that will never become attainable because it is going to be something you are constantly chasing. But if it is happiness based on something that is within you, it is based inside of you, then it is a choice that you make every single day. It is not easy. But nothing that is worthwhile is necessarily going to be easy."

"Our ability to stay afloat in a world that sometimes seems to be pulling us downward is inside of us. It is through the kindness that we give to others and through the kindness that others give to us that we keep each other afloat in this world because we cannot prevent the obstacles and the mishaps and curve balls from coming our way. They are going to come. But what we can do, what we have the power to do, what is in our ability to do is to throw somebody a life vest. A lifeline of kindness. That even though they are still surrounded by those troubles, they are still surrounded by those waters, that life vest is the difference between life and death. It gives them the hope to know that it is going to be okay. "

"...it is not huge gestures, it is the simple things that make the difference. And what we find often is that when we give of ourselves, we actually receive so much more. In a sense, it is like blowing air in our own life vest to keep us strong. When we give, that is the air that we blow into our life vest, making our life vest bigger and stronger, so we can then help others. Because when a person is engaged in active giving or in active kindness, then we feel so good, and there is scientific evidence and proof behind this. We release endorphins. People are less stressed. They live a longer life."

"Confidence comes from a place of strength. A person of confidence will make you feel like you matter. They will make you feel included. They will make you feel important. Arrogance comes from weakness. A person of arrogance will make you feel fearful, will make you feel like you are not good enough, will make you feel intimidated. That is the true test."

"I had to learn to be okay with being alone and still loving myself."

"Use positive energy to propel you forward. Negativity will only lead you down the road of negativity. The more you start looking for good, the more good you are going to see."

Some of Orly's Favorite Things:

Personal habit: "Prayer is a very big thing for me. That has kept me the most grounded. It is my guiding star. Honestly, through all the hardships."

"From Friday night to Saturday night. No phone. No television. No talking about work. No any sort of electric things. It is just being with my family. Being with myself. Connecting to and reflecting on the previous week as to what happened. How I have grown. To have a great time of connectivity and just hanging out with family and playing board games and stuff."

Easy meal: "Fish and beans."

Possession: "Magic Bullet"

Orly's Favorite Books: "The Garden of Emuna: A Practical Guide to Life by Shalom Arush" and "The Secret by Rhonda Byrne"

Best advice received: "Believe in myself and to keep pushing forward. And to know that everything happens for a reason." - Dad

Orly's Happiness Formula:

1. Recognizing you matter. Self-Value component. Self-Love. 2. Pursuing your passion. 3. Opening yourself up to ways that you can offer a lending hand to others. Giving kindness. Engaging in kindness.

A Challenge from Orly:

"Catching Kindness cards. The purpose of these kindness cards, when you see somebody doing it--an act of kindness for someone else--you give somebody a card, and it says on it, 'Tag you're it. You have been caught in the act. Now it is your turn to catch someone else in the act.' Exercise your eye muscle, get out there and spot kindness that is happening around you. Not that is happening to you. It is easy to see kindness happening to you, but the more you start becoming aware of kindness that is happening--good things that are happening in the world--a lot more goodness is going to be reflected back to you. Have at least one positive thing a day that you catch people doing for others."

Resources

Orly's Book: Kindness Boomerang: How to Save the World (and Yourself) Through 365 Daily Acts

Life Vest Inside

Get Involved

Kindness Cards

Viral Video: Kindness Boomerang - "One Day"

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Apr 03 2017

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Rank #5: 58: Replacing Perfectionism and "Not Good Enough” with Authentic Self Love (Emma Bell)

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After a fantastic career as a high-level lawyer, a marriage that looked great from the outside and all the normal definitions of success, Emma Bell realized she wasn’t happy and that she didn’t even really know herself. In this touching episode Emma shares how she learned to be compassionate with herself and live authentically, which set off a chain of events that included becoming an authenticity and mindfulness coach, finding the love of her life (who complements rather than “completes” her) and having the thrill of helping hundreds of other women make the same journey to self love.

Emma Bell lives in a beautiful Scottish village with her husband, Graeme, and her jack russell, Buddy. After seventeen years as a corporate lawyer, the high pressure/long hours culture forced her to realize she was a square peg squeezing into a round hole. She worked as a judge for seven years, during which time she published her book, The True You, and began coaching. She now pursues her passions of writing, teaching authenticity, and motorbiking with her husband around the world.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Emma:

"David Foster Wallace said, 'You will become way less concerned about what others think of you when you realize how seldom they do.' I just love that quote because it is a reminder to me not to waste a second worrying about what others think of me. You have to live your life with yourself first. I think being true to your values and your principles is what matters most, and it is something I spent 30 years learning."

"For me, it was the point which I realized I had absolutely no idea who I was, that was important to me. I realized I had been living according to everyone else's idea of success. So, that was really when I realized that I needed to get to know myself."

"I had always been so hard on myself. I was not working hard enough, or I was not trying hard enough or I was a failure or.... I started to change those messages... then self-care becomes a lot easier."

"Be clear about what success means to you. My definition of success is having the peace of mind of knowing that I have been the best of which I am capable in every single moment. I have given my full self, I have given my heart, I have given my love in every single moment. That is what success means for me."

"Every single day, just take one step toward your idea of success. Just do one thing that moves you toward your idea of success. And those are, for me, the daily rituals."

Some of Emma's Favorite Things:

Personal habit: "Mindfulness and getting up every morning and meditating."

Easy meal: "Salmon with mango and avocado salsa. Chop up a mango. Chop up an avocado. Put in some red onion.  Get the juice of two limes. Cush it all together and serve it along side baked salmon."

Possession: "My husband. He is an awesome cook."

Emma's Favorite Books: "Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer"

Best advice received: "Emma, you can do everything you want- just not all at the same time. "

Emma's Happiness Formula:

1. Being mindful 2. Being authentic 3. Being self-caring 4. Being giving. 5. Being grateful.

A Challenge from Emma:

I would challenge your listeners to spend 10 minutes being mindful.

Resources

Self Love Checklist

emmajbell.com

The True You - sign up and get a free copy of the Emma's book

Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer

Vibrant Happy Women Facebook Group

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Apr 17 2017

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Rank #6: 181: How to Stop Self Sabotage (with Dr. Judy Ho)

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About this Episode:

Do you ever find yourself unintentionally sabotaging your self-improvement efforts? And whoosh! Your motivation and willpower are out the window. What it there was a way to retrain your brain so that you stop being your own worst enemy when it comes to improving yourself or making a life change? Dr. Judy Ho has some enlightening steps and tips to stop impairing your ability to reach your goals.

What You'll Learn: 
  • The 6 steps to stop self-sabotage
  • What Dr. Judy’s L.I.F.E. triggers are 
  • What the dopamine cycle is and how to replace those negative dopamine hits
  • How mental contrasting and implementation intention can get you over the self-sabotage hurdle
  • And much more!
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Sep 09 2019

39mins

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Rank #7: 121: Mindful Self Compassion (with Kristin Neff)

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About this Episode:

We can be so hard on ourselves, feeding our mind a constant string of negativity and criticism. But when we learn to be compassionate with ourselves, talking to ourselves as we would to a friend, the way we show up in every aspect of life will change for the better.

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Jul 16 2018

44mins

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Rank #8: 179: Allowing Your Authentic, Creative Self to Shine (with Jill Kane)

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About this Episode:

You might say that you aren’t “a creative person”. But consider this: creativity is the use of imagination and original ideas and then turning them into reality.  Pretty cool, right? Everyone has some sort of creativity that needs to be released and made real! In this episode, you’ll learn how Jill Kane discovered her creative outlet and how it’s helped her find fulfillment in many areas of her life.

What You'll Learn: 
  • What Jill’s mantra is and how it takes the pressure off perfection
  • How EFT tapping can release past hurts and shift current anxieties
  • How to shift your mindset during different seasons of life to avoid frustration
  • What the 3 step experiment process is and how to use it to achieve goals
  • Why there’s no such thing as non-creative people and why you should give yourself permission to try new things
  • How small and simple things can help build lasting friendships
  • And much more!
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Aug 26 2019

57mins

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Rank #9: 183: Understanding Men (with Marni Battista)

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About this Episode:

Understanding the opposite sex is an age old struggle. This episode will help you shift your thinking away from focusing on the scary, frustrating, or false beliefs about relationships and towards a more empowering and refreshing mindset. Learn a variety of ways to navigate the mysterious waters of relationships with men from dating and relationship coach, Marni Battista.

What You'll Learn: 
  • What somatic techniques are and how you can use them to calm fear and anxiety
  • How to identify beliefs about men that may get in the way of a great relationship
  • Why playing hard to get is NOT the answer
  • 3 questions to ask when you’re stuck in a frustrating relationship situation
  • The golden question to ask when dealing with conflict in a relationship
  • What a “shoulder to shoulder” conversation is and how it works!
  • And much more juicy info!
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Sep 23 2019

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Rank #10: 149: Discovering the Magic of Your Most Authentic Self (with Sarah Jenks)

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About this Episode:

How do you come back to your soul’s directions instead of listening to society, family or your partners’ suggestions? Why is it critical that we sometimes let go of the one-size-fits-all solution to happiness and allow ourselves to be “more wolf than woman”? Learn all about it in this episode!

What You'll Learn: 
  • About the emotions of weight and eating
  • How you can come back to your soul’s directions instead of cultural directions, family directions or a partner’s directions.
  • Why it’s often beneficial to let go of the rules and be more WOLF than WOMAN.
  • The importance of including more earth-focused rituals into your life so you can be more connected to the different energies that accompany the various seasons and cycles of our planet
  • Differences between feminine and masculine energy
  • A history of the experiences Western European and early American women faced in the past couple thousand years and how those experiences shaped female thinking and behavior today
  • How to “call in” the things you want and are meant to have and experience in life
  • And much more
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Jan 28 2019

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Rank #11: 161: “Honey, You Need to Find Yourself” (with Donna Simkin)

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About this Episode:

Have you ever felt like you are meant for more? That there’s more to your life that you haven’t discovered yet? That you have more to do or give but you are just… stuck? Get ready to be touched and inspired by my guest and friend Donna Simkin who has opened her heart, discovered her talents and found her purpose in a wonderful way.

What You'll Learn: 
  • The best 5 questions to ask yourself to help when you are discouraged and overwhelmed
  • A simple but key way to connect with your kids
  • A fun family tradition to promote the habit of expressing gratitude
  • Ways to discover the greatness you are meant for
  • And many more inspiring things
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Apr 22 2019

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Rank #12: 93: Creating Healthy Boundaries and Happy Relationships (Laura Froyen)

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Do you find yourself feeling resentful, frustrated or upset with the people in your life? In this episode, Dr. Laura Froyen shares how you can strengthen your boundaries in order to preserve your energy, improve relationships, and rediscover authentic connection with your kids, spouse, and other loved ones.

What You'll Learn in this Episode:
  • The difference between internal and external boundaries.
  • Recognizing the relationship between fear and the need to control and How to let go of control.
  • How to have the conversation with your spouse and doing more around the house.
  • How to do a “soft startup” in a conversation to prevent or stop an argument with a spouse.
  • The importance of teaching kids - especially girls - strong boundaries.
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Dec 18 2017

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Rank #13: 46: Lace Up Your Warrior Boots and Be Your Authentic Self (Emily Cummins)

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Emily Cummins is passionate about partnering with churches and people to reach their full potential and effectively share their story through digital communication strategies. She also founded and leads a community and resource for women, BecomingMe.TV, encouraging, empowering and equipping women as they’re living to their highest God-given potential. Emily lives in Ocala, Florida and for fun she loves spending time on the beach and driving with the top down blaring the latest Taylor Swift song. She also enjoys reading and writing.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Emily:

"Choose to become who God made you to be and daily choose to be her. Choose to become who God made you to be and daily choose to be her."

"My pursuit for this endless perfection that really was never granted,  it was breaking me apart, and it was limiting from becoming who God made me to be."

"'Emily, you are not made to be perfect, and you do not have to be.' There is freedom in that. But you can wake up and choose to become who God made you to be no matter what you are experiencing."

"Sometimes our weaknesses can become our very strengths."

"Life is hard. We go through lots of low points and lots of valleys. But we do not ever have to live there."

"It reminds me that other people are on this journey too. And when we share who we are and what we are doing, we become stronger together."

"Strip off all the labels and the lies that you have told yourself or that you have listened to from other people. We have to dig through the junk that is in our hearts and in our minds first. And many times that is just stuff we tell ourselves. Second, you have to choose to love you. If you do not love yourself, there is really no way that you can really genuinely love those around you well or even love what you are doing. We have to love who we are in order to become whoever you want to be. Last, you just have to choose to be her."

"The decision to be free really lies with me."

"I think we are all strong to an extent, but I do believe in that power, and for me that is God. "

Some of Emily's Favorite Things:

Personal habit: "Writing is my favorite habit because it keeps me centered. It keeps me balanced. It helps me think through things objectively. It clears my brain."

Easy meal: "Breakfast for every meal."

Possession: "Spatula."

Ruth's Favorite Books: Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

Best advice received: "You know who you wanna be. Just choose to be her."

Emily's Happiness Formula:

"Lacing up my warrior boots. Pursuing & becoming who God made me to be. And daily choosing to be her."

A Challenge from Emily:

"No matter what you are facing today, you can rise above it. The power and the key is already inside you. Just choose to be who you are."

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Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

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Jan 23 2017

28mins

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Rank #14: 34: How to Stop Overspending with Lauren Greutman

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One evening Lauren spent $600 on clothes. When she got home, she left the purchases in the car so her husband wouldn’t find out. The next day she decided she had to tell him what she had done, and how it was only the tip of the iceberg of the $40,000 of debt she had racked up. “When I told him, he just stood there staring at me for a while, then he said, ‘I forgive you. Let’s get through this together.’” Fast forward to today: Lauren and her husband are not only out of debt, but Lauren is teaching others how to do it, too. Lauren is the author of ‘The Recovering Spender’ and blogs at LaurenGreutman.com. Listen to find out the 3 rules that help her stay out of debt today.

Nuggets of Wisdom from Lauren:

"When the pain of staying broke becomes greater than the pain of changing your spending habits, that is when you will make a change. " "A lot of the debt was because I got us into the debt and never told him about it because I did not want to burden him. It was not that I was like trying to be sneaky. I just did not want to burden him. I would just say, 'Okay, it's what everybody does. I am just having a terrible time dealing with it so it is my fault, so I just need to handle it and get us out of it....'"

"I started feeling really guilty about it. I started thinking like, 'Okay, I hid this from him because I didn't want to fight with him... He knew we were in debt, but he did not know how much. But he knew we were in debt and here I am, going and spending $600 on clothing and now I am hiding it from him. This is not just good for our marriage and our future. The next day I decided to come clean to him and tell him all the debt that we had. And make a real difference. I felt like for the first time I realized that I could not do it myself, like I needed his help to handle this and to have somebody to talk to about it. It is really like - not only it is lonely and stressful but it is just damaging to your marriage if you have this big elephant in the room that you can never talk about it."

"He said, 'I forgive you, let us get through this together.' And so those are the words that changed everything. That was 9 years ago and from then on we got out of debt in 2 years. We just had a passion for teaching other people all the mistakes that we went through."

"I have a spending problem. I think I always have the personality to be addicted to spending. And because of that I have to know what boundaries I have to set up around myself, so I do not spend money. Like 3 rules that I have. #1.) Do not go to Target alone. My second one, if I do any online shopping, I use a prepaid debit card, so I have to fund it beforehand. And #3, I do not use credit cards. So, those are my three big boundaries I had to put around myself, to keep myself safe. So, yes, I would definitely say, it is an addiction of some sort."

"The biggest thing that they need to learn is how to set a realistic budget. For years, I was so terrified of the B word. I cringed on the inside. But once I saw that a budget can actually bring freedom to me, it really kind of opened up my eyes to all that's possible. For so many years, I spent money without knowing what was going on and, yes, that was fun and great, but then, you sit down at the end of the day, and you are like, 'Oh my gosh, I spent this much money. I did not know that I spent this much money! I don't know where it went. And now, you don't have money for your bills.' So, I found out that budgeting actually gives me freedom to spend what I want to without giving me that guilt and feeling of depletion at the end of the day. I think people need to set that realistic budget, and it can really really help them."

Some of Lauren's Favorite Things:

Personal habit: "That I can turn work off.  I think that is a big thing. As an entrepreneur who works online, the temptation to work all day and all night and every weekend is there, you know, in your face all the time. We finally got an office outside of our house and that has been really imperative to my success with everything that I do online. I got so sick of being half on, half off all day long, that setting it up this way has really kept us very productive during our work hours and also being able to be a husband and wife at night and hang out with the kids, go out to dinner, and do fun stuff together without feeling guilty that I have so much work to do."

Easy meal: Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Possession: Blendtec

Lauren's Favorite Book: For the Love by Jen Hatmaker

Best advice received: "Be kind to others because they will be kind to you."

Lauren's Happiness Formula:

"I am happiest when I stick to my budget, I spend time with family, and I sleep."

A Challenge from Lauren:

"I want everybody to think about their values and if their spending is a reflection of that value system. Because whether you are in debt or not, you can always do something better with your finances. It always comes down to your value system."

Resources

Morning Meditation Guide (free)

LaurenGreutman.com

Financial Renovation

The Recovering Spender (Lauren's book)

You Need a Budget: YNAB.com

Tiller.com

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

Blendtec

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker  

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Rank #15: 109: How to Get Unstuck and Start REALLY Living with Michelle Petitpas

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After experiencing an assault while on duty as a nurse, Michelle Petitpas essentially shut down and stopped living. After years of being stuck in a state of deep depression, anxiety and hopelessness, she woke up one day and decided to truly LIVE her life. 

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Apr 23 2018

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Rank #16: 177: Never Be the Smartest Person in the Room (with Stacy Tuschl)

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Have you ever found something that you really like to do and wondered, “Could I make money doing this?” This is exactly what Stacy Tuschl did and she has created a hugely successful business by doing what she loves. If you have that entrepreneurial bug, listen and learn how she came to grow a business.  If you are a mom trying to balance life, listen and learn how she is able to meet her personal and family needs successfully as well as run a business.

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  • The secret to keeping commitments to yourself
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Aug 12 2019

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Rank #17: 94: Manifesting an Abundant & Amazing Life in 2018 (with Jaya Rose)

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Have you ever given up on your New Year's resolutions before you're even 3 weeks into the year? In this episode, Jaya Rose shares 4 steps to help you manifest the abundance and success you desire. It all starts with BEING before DOING.

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  • Determining what you require in 2018 to be your best self and to show up as the most vibrant, happy woman you can be.
  • Why saying no is the fastest way to clear space for a yes.
  • How showing up for ourselves becomes one of the best ways to serve others.
  • The best answer for “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
  • The 4 steps to miraculous manifesting. 
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1 c. tahini or roasted sunflower seeds 1 c. water 1 c. fresh cilantro Juice of 3 lemons or 1/4 c apple cider vinegar 2 cloves garlic or tsp garlic powder 2 tsp. salt or 1/4 cup amino acids 1 Tbsp. honey or coconut sugar 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes 1 tsp. cumin

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Jan 01 2018

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Rank #18: 116: Choose the Bigger Life (with Gretchen Rubin)

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Happiness guru Gretchen Rubin shares insightful tips about living your biggest life! Learn how the apply the Four Tendencies to make your family life happier, how to allow your own values and nature to lead your journey of happiness, and how failure can be the best thing that can happen to you.

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  • Why staying true to your own nature, your own values, and your own interests is a critical piece to your happiness puzzle.
  • The reason understanding the Four Tendencies can help you dissolve the confusion of why your spouse and kids act “that way” and help make your relationships at home much more peaceful.
  • How applying the motto, “Choose the Bigger Life” has made Gretchen’s life more fulfilling.
  • The nickname Gretchen’s sister Elizabeth gave her.
  • And much more!
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Jun 12 2018

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Rank #19: 98: How to Slow Down, Find Yourself, and Walk the Fearless Path with Leah Guy

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Constant rushing, problems with relationships, and neverending to-do lists can leave us feeling lost, out of balance, and knowing something has to change. In this episode, Leah Guy shares how to create 5-minute chunks of time to care of yourself, how to begin acknowledging your feelings and emotions so you can begin meeting your emotional needs, and how to use your emotional wholeness to improve your relationships.

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  • How to easily build small chunks of self care into your day.
  • Why expecting your spouse to change is actually a form of self-sabotage.
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  • How checking in with your thoughts, emotions and feelings is much more doable (and effective!) than a strict, formulaic approach to meditation.
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Jan 29 2018

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Rank #20: 2: Amber Price - Making Life Happy

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Have you ever considered how you can make life happier, not only for yourself but for the people around you? Amber Price, mom of 4 and blogger at Crazy Little Projects, is the master of Making Life Happy. Using her personal motto, "Be Kind," she strives to be a generous friend. You'll be inspired by Amber's can-do attitude and motivated to be a better person and friend yourself.

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May 28 2016

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227: Money Mindset (with Denise Duffield-Thomas)

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Today, I talk to money mentor and author, Denise Duffield-Thomas. Denise has helped thousands of people work through their money blocks, rewrite their money stories, and empower their own families to view money differently. She’s sharing why saving is more fun than spending and how to not shame your kids for wanting things. You deserve to make money and your children deserve to continue your legacy.

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Jul 10 2020

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226: Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) (with Heather Ambler)

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I’m chatting with Heather Ambler, a Mindset Coach and EFT practitioner who has helped over 10,000 people heal from trauma, increase their confidence, and achieve their goals. Heather helps her clients heal the roots of their trauma and clear their clouds of limiting beliefs so their abundance can shine. If you’ve ever struggled with limiting beliefs about money and wanted to heal them once and for all, this episode is for you.

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Jul 03 2020

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225: Financial Abundance

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In today’s episode, I’m sharing all the limiting beliefs I’ve had about money over the years and why your mindset matters so much when it comes to finances. Your thoughts and beliefs create your results. I’m sharing the different ways I’ve changed my mindset from one of scarcity to one of financial abundance.

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Jun 26 2020

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224: Connecting with Your Kids in 5 Minutes (with Brittney Smart)

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In today’s episode, I’m joined by author, freelance writer, and mom of 5, Brittney Smart. Brittney’s book, The Five-Minute Time In: Effectively Re-Engaging With Your Child(ren) in Just Five Minutes a Day, was born out of her own journey to connect deeper with her children. After a period of feeling disengaged and in apathetic autopilot, she discovered a habit that would make her children feel seen, heard, understood, liked, and loved.

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Jun 19 2020

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223: Helping Our Children Manage Their Stress (with Anna Seewald)

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In today’s show, I’m chatting with a previous guest and host of the Authentic Parenting podcast, Anna Seewald. Anna has dedicated her career to helping children by helping their parents. Stress affects each child differently and can result in misbehavior. Anna is sharing how to guide your children through feelings of stress and anxiety so they can feel safer, in control, and regulated.

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Jun 12 2020

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222: Having Adventures as a Family (with Greta Eskridge)

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In today's episode, I’m joined by author and mom of 4, Greta Eskridge. Greta’s new book, Adventuring Together teaches parents how to create lasting memories and connections with their kids, no matter where you are. She’s sharing how this pandemic shouldn’t stop you from experiencing new things together as a family, and some of the ways we’ve each been having family adventures lately.

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Jun 05 2020

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221: Emotional Intelligence for Us and Our Kids

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In today’s episode, I’m diving into how we can help our kids manage their emotions with awareness, validation, and healing. You have to feel it to heal it, right? I’m sharing some ways you can express your unconditional love for your children by teaching them how to feel their feelings. When we ditch the "shoulds," the world and our families become so much more beautiful.

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May 29 2020

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220: Conscious Parenting (with Katherine Winter-Sellery)

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In today’s episode, I’m joined by the CEO of Conscious Parenting Revolution, Katherine Winter-Sellery. Katherine has spent years educating parents on collaborating and consciously connecting with their children. She shares why so many families are struggling with being cooped up, our children’s need for self-direction, and what we can do to balance our children’s emotional needs.

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May 22 2020

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219: Choosing Your Beliefs

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In today’s episode, I’m sharing how you can choose beliefs that empower you instead of ones that push you into victimhood and fear. I’ll explain how to use my Thought Table tool and take you through a few common beliefs many of us are having right now. I’m sharing how to shift your thoughts so you can feel and act how you want to.

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May 15 2020

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218: Emotional Resiliency (with Rachel Macy Stafford)

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Today, I’m joined by NY Times Bestselling author Rachel Macy Stafford. Rachel knows a lot about emotional resiliency and children. Rachel and I are talking all about nurturing your emotional garden so you can model to your children how to clean up theirs. 

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May 08 2020

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217: The Superpower of Awareness (with Jaya Rose)

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There is a duality to everything in life. And by cultivating the superpower of awareness, it’s easier to see that duality. If you’re aware of your thoughts, you can identify how they're limiting you, and gently divert the path.

We’re talking about the stigma around being a highly sensitive person and all the gifts you were naturally born with. By staying in curiosity, being aware of your thoughts, and loving yourself, you can share your gifts with the world.

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May 01 2020

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216: Being Flexible Instead of Perfect (with Monica Packer)

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In our discussion, Monica and I share how we’ve intentionally become more flexible and how it has positively impacted our families.

We’re talking about being flexible with your habits, productivity, and routines in favor of a more curious, open, and in-progress life. You can be the calming lighthouse for your family and for yourself. It starts with letting go.

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Apr 24 2020

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215: Courage to Love Your Life (with Jennifer Louden)

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During this pandemic, you may be feeling guilty for not being productive enough and grief over what was supposed to happen. In our discussion, Jennifer Louden and I discover what happens when you drop the “shoulds” and let go of the past. Lose the guilt and start living the life you've dreamed of.

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Apr 17 2020

39mins

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214: Using Meditation to Stay Calm During COVID-19 (with Patricia Karpas)

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Today, I’m joined by the co-founder of the app, Meditation Studio by Muse, Patricia Karpas. Patricia is a huge meditation advocate and she’s joining me to talk about coping with anxiety through mindfulness techniques. She's sharing some of her tips for relaxation that we all could use right now.

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Apr 10 2020

35mins

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213: Supporting Your Kids’ Education at Home (with Danielle Mendoza)

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This episode is all about giving you and other parents the permission to let this time be what it is. Not perfect, but still enriching, engaging, and fun. Danielle is a homeschool mom herself and is sharing all her amazing tips and guidance for other parents during this time. You’ll learn how to support your children’s education (of all kinds) without getting stressed out.

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Apr 03 2020

37mins

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212: Feeling Your Emotions (with Gina Brodtmann)

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This episode, with Gina Brodtmann, is all about learning tools to accept, embrace, and manage your emotions. Whether that be through venting to your friends or decluttering your house, focusing on what you can control makes the uncertainty easier to cope with. I hope this discussion leaves you feeling comforted, understood, and like you’re ready to face your feelings.

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Mar 27 2020

30mins

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211: Sex, Shame, and Vulnerability (with Isiah McKimmie)

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In today’s episode, we’re (tastefully) discussing sex, intimacy, vulnerability, and love with sexologist, sex therapist, and couple’s therapist, Isiah McKimmie. This discussion will leave you feeling empowered to talk more openly about intimacy with your partner and more confident in your own skin.

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Mar 20 2020

41mins

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210: Conscious, Connected, Respectful Parenting (with Laura Froyen)

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Laura and I talk about so much in this episode, including the behavioral model of parenting that many of us grew up with vs. the compassion model that is becoming more popular. We chat about how our brain finds evidence for whatever we're already thinking, how to dig out negative thought patterns, and why we can't force our loved ones to change. We also dig into some of the fascinating new research that supports a parenting approach that makes our relationship with our child the most important part of our parenting.

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Mar 13 2020

47mins

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209: How Our Thoughts Shape Our Relationships (with Maggie Reyes)

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Maggie and I cover a lot of ground, starting off with a discussion about how our thoughts and the stories we tell ourselves create our lives. We then talk about why unsexy emotions like calm, centeredness, focus, and determination are the true sweet spots in life that help us create the results we're craving. 

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Mar 06 2020

53mins

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208: Love Is a Thought, Not Just a Feeling

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In this episode, we're talking about why love isn't just a feeling. We will talk about how to choose loving thoughts that will then create loving feelings and actions. And I will share a couple of exercises with you - one for your journal, and one that's a meditation - that will help you practice building your love muscles. 

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Feb 28 2020

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