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The Vibrant Happy Women Podcast is for women who want to expand their capacity for joy. If you crave a more authentic, heart-centered, and balanced life, you’ll love learning with Happiness Expert Dr. Jen Riday as she interviews vibrant women and shares proven tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life. You’ll be inspired by discussions of authenticity, healthy boundaries, emotional healing, time management, confidence, adventure, spirituality, conscious parenting, marriage, friendship, identity, self love, and more! And if you enjoy this podcast, you’d love Vibrant Soul, the place to heal, transform and expand your soul with likeminded friends. Join us at


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The Vibrant Happy Women Podcast is for women who want to expand their capacity for joy. If you crave a more authentic, heart-centered, and balanced life, you’ll love learning with Happiness Expert Dr. Jen Riday as she interviews vibrant women and shares proven tools that will help you “get your SPARKLE back” in all areas of your life. You’ll be inspired by discussions of authenticity, healthy boundaries, emotional healing, time management, confidence, adventure, spirituality, conscious parenting, marriage, friendship, identity, self love, and more! And if you enjoy this podcast, you’d love Vibrant Soul, the place to heal, transform and expand your soul with likeminded friends. Join us at






357: Supporting Men's Emotional Wellbeing

Breaking the stereotype of "clueless men," Anne Fraser takes a stand for men's emotional intelligence and healing, aiming to support them through a journey of understanding and love. Raised in a dysfunctional family, Anne Fraser witnessed the toxic dynamics of her alcoholic grandfather and needy grandmother, which shaped her belief that women had to earn love through attractiveness and caretaking. Unsurprisingly, this narrative carried over into her own marriage, where she found herself married to an avoidant and controlling partner. However, a life-changing car accident in 2009 shifted Anne's perspective. Faced with the fragility of life, she embarked on a journey of self-empowerment and healing. Through therapy, coaching, and personal growth workshops, Anne discovered the importance of self-love, boundaries, and personal responsibility for her own happiness. As she focused on her own growth and encouraged her children to do the same, her husband also began his own transformative journey. Today, Anne's relationship with her husband is a testament to the power of inner healing and the possibility of creating a healthy and loving partnership. Anne's story serves as an inspiration for anyone seeking to break free from unhealthy relationship patterns and find true emotional fulfillment. In This Episode, You'll Be Able To: "I discovered that I am 100% responsible for my own happiness, that it is not his job, but it's also not my job to be responsible for his happiness." - Anne Fraser Key Moments: 00:00:01 - Introduction 00:00:48 - Anne's Background and Work 00:02:45 - Anne's Childhood and Marriage 00:05:33 - Life-Changing Car Accident 00:08:52 - Impact on Anne's Marriage 00:16:21 - Healing Inner Child Wounds 00:17:13 - Husband's Healing Journey 00:18:15 - Encouraging Change 00:19:26 - From Settling to Empowerment 00:21:31 - The Power of Self-Care 00:31:23 - The Role of Men in Our Lives 00:32:28 - Healing for Men 00:33:39 - Impact on Sons 00:35:49 - Focus on Yourself "My circumstances don't control who I am or how I show up in the world, that I don't have to look outside of myself for what I need." - Anne Fraser Resources and Next Steps: YourForwardFocus.comVibrant Happy Women Retreat Don't Miss An Episode! Follow Jen on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube!SpotifyApple PodcastsAmazon Music,


356: The Value of Coaching for Transformation

Guest Linda Folken, a vibrant and happy woman participant, discovered the transformative power of coaching through the Vibrant Happy Women podcast. Struggling to align with her values and searching for personal growth, Linda immersed herself in Dr. Jen's resources and tools. One of her favorites was the "BE HER" practice, which she incorporated into her daily routine, setting the tone for her day and guiding her intentions. The "Feel It To Heal It" exercise helped her navigate a challenging time with her daughter, allowing her to process her emotions and find strength within herself. The "Feeling Wheel" introduced her to a vast array of emotions, empowering her with the words to express her innermost feelings. In This Episode, You'll Be Able To: Key Moments: 00:00:01 - Introduction 00:00:32 - How the Podcast and Coaching Helped Linda Transform Her Life 00:02:11 - Using Tools for Daily Wellness Practices 00:05:12 - Being Present and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome 00:09:21 - Transitioning to Coaching and Finding Your Purpose Resources and Next Steps: Business on PurposeVibrant Happy Women RetreatVibrant Soul MembershipVibrant Life Coach Certification Program


355: Finding the Courage to Play Bigger

Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone and play bigger in life? In this episode, you'll discover why finding the courage to play bigger will help you make a positive impact in the world. Dr. Jen shares her own journey of stepping into the unknown and hosting the Vibrant Happy Women Retreat, highlighting the transformative power of playing bigger. Jen explores the fears that hold us back, such as the fear of outshining others or not being good enough, and provides practical strategies to overcome those fears. By communicating with your higher self, owning your truth, and identifying the fears that hold you back, you can expand your capacity for joy and make a difference in the lives of others. So if you're ready to overcome your fears and play bigger in life, tune in to this empowering episode of Vibrant Happy Women. In This Episode You'll Discover: Key Moments: 01:09 - Examples of Finding the Courage to Play Bigger 03:28 - What Happens When You Help Others to Heal and Grow 09:27 - Steps to Overcoming Your Fears 15:41 - The Impact of Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone Resources and Next Steps: Vibrant Happy Women Retreat websiteVibrant Soul MembershipThe Big Leap


354: Overcoming the Fear of Being Visible (with Hailey Rowe)

Have you ever felt like you're stuck in a rut, doing the same things day after day, and wondering if this is all there is? Then this episode is for you! Join guest Hailey Rowe and I as we discuss overcoming the fear of being more visible. The fact is, being the brightest, shiniest, most visible version of ourselves takes more than just willpower. In this episode you'll discover some powerful tools that have helped Hailey to live a more fearless life and that will help you, too, to step out of that comfort zone and into a more purposeful and fulfilled version of yourself. In This Episode You'll Discover:


353: Choosing a New Story for Your Life (with Nicole Alexander)

Do you like the "story" of your life? Join me and guest Nicole Alexander as we discuss how to release the overwhelm, fear, confusion, and "shoulds" so the next chapter in your life story is one that feels amazing for you. Nicole Alexander spent more than 15 years leading communications and public affairs teams spanning government, corporate and small business before launching her coaching and consulting business last year. Her experience in these diverse professional environments, alongside being a mom and wife of a business owner, provides her unique perspective and passion for helping high-achieving women get back to loving their work and their life amid the chaos. What You'll Discover:


352: A Soulful Approach to Health (with Karuna May)

Most of us have participated in "diet culture" at one time or another, which can leave us feeling like a failure. My guest Karuna May and I discuss a more soulful approach to health that allows us to treat ourselves with compassion and to see the wholeness and sacredness of who we really are. In this episode you'll learn: * How to let go of the "quick fix" and begin to practice a lifelong devotion to your body * The importance of looking at our thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and experiences before we focus on our actions * Why viewing our bodies as the home of our spirits can have a dramatic impact on our ability to eat healthfully in a consistent way * How creating a good relationship with our bodies can change every aspect of our lives. * And much more!


351: Learning About Yourself Through Dreams (with Tzivia Gover)

Dreams happen for all of us, whether we remember them or not. What would happen if you could use your dreams to help you to know yourself better? You can! Join me and guest Tzivia Gover for a fun conversation about dreams that will leave you feeling curious about the true meaning behind your dreams! Tzivia Gover, Certified Dreamwork Professional, is the author of seven books, most recently Dreaming on the Page: Tap into Your Midnight Mind to Supercharge Your Writing. She also offers 1:1 dreamwork, and workshops on dreams, writing, and everyday joy to empower people to wake up to their best selves. She lives and dreams in western Massachusetts. What You’ll Learn: What happens when we start to open ourselves up and befriend our dreams A surprising fact about sleep patterns during the pandemic Why many people are avoiding getting all the sleep they need (it's not what you think!) How confusion about our dreams can create an internal disharmony The easy, doable skill that will help you remember more of your dreams And much more! Find all the links mentioned in the episode here.


350: Healing Grief Using EFT Tapping (with Heather Ambler)

Grief and sadness can occur in any number of circumstances and often leave us feeling helpless, unproductive, and out of control of our lives. This week Heather Ambler explains how Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT Tapping, can help us understand the root of our grief so we can truly heal from our emotional pain. What You’ll Learn:


349: How to Handle Grief (with Kitt Rothstein)

Life comes with its share of curve balls, which can leave us feeling overwhelmed with emotion. In this episode, my best friend, Kitt Rothstein, and I talk about her 18-month journey of grief that culminated with the death of her amazing husband, Blake, on July 3, 2023. What You’ll Learn:


348: A Functional Approach to Health (with Dr. Meg Mill)

Do you struggle with energy and clarity? Or with headaches or other aches? This is the episode for you. Dr. Meg Mill talks about using a functional approach to healing your body so you can feel more confident and in charge of your health. What You’ll Learn:


347: Love Your Body (with Arielle Estoria)

Body shame is pervasive in our culture, and this episode is geared toward releasing that shame. Join Jen and guest Arielle Estoria as they discuss:


346: Somatic Practices to Regulate Your Nervous System (with Nicole Smith Levay)

For decades mental health and child development experts have taught us to focus on thoughts and behaviors in order to be happier and more successful. Unfortunately, this approach wasn't fully effective for many people because it didn't address energy and nervous system regulation. Join me and my guest Nicole Smith Levay as we talk about somatic practices that help us to more fully inhabit our bodies so we can experience more peace and calm. What You’ll Learn:


345: Being Authentic (with Rachel Macy Stafford)

What does it really mean to be authentic? And how do we release control and allow our kids to be their authentic selves? Guest Rachel Macy Stafford answers these questions and shares her story of ditching perfectionism and shame so she could truly shine. In this episode you'll discover:


344: When Things Feel Heavy and Overwhelming

Positive thinking has its merits, but sometimes when life feels heavy and overwhelming, it is even more powerful to know how to regulate your nervous system. In this episode Jen describes:


343: Raising Emotionally Intelligent Kids (with Alyssa Blask Campbell)

Ever felt like your kids are always out of sorts, having a meltdown, or just not listening? This week we're talking about how to raise emotionally intelligent children, and especially how to teach them about nervous system regulation. My guest, Alyssa Blask Campbell, shares why it's essential that we as parents become aware of how our nervous systems work so we can help our kids manage stress and anxiety, depression and low energy, and everything in between. This skill set has a powerful impact on how the energy in our homes feels, how kids handle stressors at school or in social situations, and how kids will likely perform as adults. Learn how to improve your emotional intelligence so you're better equipped to help your kids do the same so you can experience greater connection and peace in your relationships with your kids. If you're ready to slow down, find balance, and love more, join me in the Vibrant Happy Women Club. It’s only $47 per month and if you purchase the annual membership you get two months free! What You’ll Learn:


342: How to Find Your Truth

Wondering where I've been? In this episode, I explain everything! You'll learn how time away can help you find your truth and live in greater alignment. I talk about the importance of boundaries, adding light to your life (aka, filling your cup, but in the best ways possible), and how to let go of negative thoughts about your loved ones. By the end of this episode, you'll be more clear on how to not only find your purpose but to integrate what you learn back into your everyday life. Get full show notes and more information here:


341: Women's Retreats: Taking Time for Yourself (with Jen Mernick & Bernadette O'Grady)

I’m joined by two friends I met at the Vibrant Happy Women retreat, Jen Mernick, and Bernadette O’Grady. Jen and Bernadette both have kids, jobs, and busy lives, but they learned the importance of taking time for themselves when they attended the retreat. They join me this week to share where they are on life’s journey, why it was essential for them to have this space to get the clarity they wanted, and the benefits of having space for ourselves to let go of the stress, overwhelm, and confusion of daily life. Get full show notes and more information here:


340: How to Be a Brave Woman (with Rachael Evans)

Rachael Evans is a world-leading visionary, business pioneer, author, and advisor who is making waves across the world with her new redefinition of bravery. A dynamic speaker, Rachael inspires audiences to embrace the bravest, boldest versions of themselves and has dedicated herself to fuelling positive change for women through her Brave Media Network. She joins me this week to share her own experience of bravery, and how she is helping women everywhere redefine bravery in their own lives. Get full show notes and more information here:


339: Somatic Practices for Healing Stress and Trauma (with Dr. Arielle Schwartz)

Dr. Arielle Schwartz is a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Therapy Consultant, Somatic Psychotherapist, and Certified Yoga Instructor. This week, Dr. Schwartz shares what somatic practices are and why they can often be more effective than traditional talk therapies. She also lets you in on what she believes to be the key to our healing. We dive deeper into movement practices in general and how helpful they can be in processing trauma, and you’ll learn some hands-on, doable strategies to help you manage your emotions. Get full show notes and more information here:


338: Manifesting Your Highest Self (with Efia Sulter)

Efia Sulter is a Mindset and Manifestation Coach, host of The Manifest Edit Podcast, and creator of the V.I.B.E.S method for aligned manifestation. Her mission is to empower and teach ambitious women how to stop playing small and access their innate magic so they can expand their current reality. She joins me this week to talk about manifesting your highest self and show you how to create a soul-aligned life by design. Get full show notes and more information here: