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Earn Your Happy

Get all the inside secrets and tools you need to help you bust through your fears, connect to your soul and get focused and clear so you can elevate your life, business and relationships… Listen in as Lori Harder, founder of the Bliss Project, 3X time fitness world champion, fitness expert and cover model, turned self love junkie - lifestyle entrepreneur and author digs in shares the goods! Each episode is designed to give you the tools, ideas, and inspiration to take action in your life. Tune in for an inspirational guest, a story or a "quickie" of motivation to get you out of a funk or blast you even further on your rockstar journey! Stop waiting until you are happy and go out and earn it! I promise to make sure we have some fun along the way - you can't take this life too serious. It's time to fall in love with the process and take back your control! Oh and please make sure to share the episodes that give you goosebumps and leave us a review!
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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 30, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • What you need to live an extraordinary life
  • The rise of the woman
  • There is enough to go around
  • Abundance is your obligation
  • Financial ability
  • The money LIE
  • The giving secret

 

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Show Notes:

My trusty sidekick, my husband Chris, is joining me on today’s quickie! The two of us are talking about our experience at a conference we both spoke at recently– specifically on a topic that Chris spoke about. He has a way of speaking about money that makes people think, gets them excited, and helps them feel less uncertain. Today’s episode is filled with helpful tips and MUST hear advice– I can’t wait for you to listen!


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 29, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Expanding and creating abundance
  • Craving connection
  • Following your gut

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

Time for another Q&A Day with me and Evans! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! In today’s “questionably awesome” episode, Evans and I are talking about creating abundance, craving connections, and what it’s like to actually follow your gut.

 

Review of the Week:

@melysaalzbeta

"I first saw Lori at an event in October 218 where she did amazing spoken word poem and sang bravely in front of a very large audience. I didn't know I liked spoke word! Shortly thereafter I began listening to her podcast-addictively. I've been listening almost daily ever since. I love Lori's realness, how she can be sophisticated well of wisdom, and/or a supergoof, and somehow pull it off superbly! Her episodes are like a three course meal. when I'm on limited time I go to her "Quickie" series like an appetizers. I've had more time or I really need to sink my teeth into something, her main course of interviewing extraordinary people is completely satisfying. And on the days where I just want to indulge and feel good I listen to her Q&A series with Evan for a delicious, sweet bite that brightens my day every time. My best days have included this podcast! Stay brave, stay real and I'm staying tuned."

 

Question 1

@malorieavaline

“When did you fully step into your ability to create abundance without resistance?”

 

Question 2

@sumbum2

“What do you want more than anything right now?!”

 

Question 3

@tracygardnerfitness

“How do you actually start following your gut feelings for big decisions/changes?”


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 27, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

 

  • Diving deep into personal development with her coach
  • Amelia’s experience at The Bliss Project
  • Rituals of taking pressure off of herself before stepping into a leadership role
  • Leaving a toxic relationship and self-medicating to numb
  • The altered messages that Amelia learned as a child
  • Being in “sugar baby” relationships
  • Hitting rock bottom and developing a relationship with God
  • Pushing things away + being viscously defensive
  • What integration means to Amelia
  • Amelia’s money story that continued to show up
  • What daily fear feels like and how Amelia is facing it
  • Setting intentions and releasing from the outcome

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

I am SO excited for today’s episode because I sat down with Amelia Travis, a yoga teacher with over 500 hours of education, a writer, speaker, business coach, and the founder of Stoked Yogi. After breaking her back in a surfing accident, Amelia realized that life is too short to do anything but what you love - our dreams exist for a reason. Her daily mission is to love people and help them activate their highest potential. Amelia and I met at The Bliss Project, and I am so grateful that our paths crossed! This episode is sure to leave you feeling inspired to take action in your own life, and transform your negative script into one of pure passion.

 

Question Highlights:

  • What do you do to take some pressure off before you lead?
  • Why did you lean on crutches, like drugs, to numb yourself?
  • What made you take a first step out of the numbing lifestyle?
  • Does the theme of pushing things away still come up for you now?
  • What kind of work are you doing around passing the tests of life?
  • What does daily fear feel like for you?

 

Guest Bio:

Amelia Travis is an E-RYT 500, writer, speaker, and business coach. As the founder of Stoked

Yogi, she’s impacted thousands of lives through yoga education programs, stand up paddle and surf experiences, and women’s empowerment retreats.

The journey to an empowered life was a long and winding road. Body dysmorphia, people

pleasing and perfectionist tendencies led Amelia down the path of drug addiction, disordered

eating, abusive relationships and a “sugar baby” lifestyle, and spiraled her into a rock bottom of a hundred thousand dollars in debt and a lost and broken heart.

In 2009, a spiritual awakening led Amelia to the realization that she was the only one standing in the way of becoming the woman she wanted to be. She decided to embrace messy, imperfect, unapologetic FEELING, and has since built and scaled a multi-six figure business, certified over 700 yoga teachers in stand up paddle board yoga and coached hundreds of women to personal and professional success.

Amelia’s writing has been published in Yoga Journal, Huffington Post, and the Inertia. She has

also had the honor of sharing a message on mindset shift as a TEDx speaker.

In 2012, after breaking her back in a surfing accident, Amelia realized that life is too short to do

anything but what you love - our dreams exist for a reason. Her daily mission is to love people

and help them activate their highest potential. She lives by her personal mantra: Set your

intention, breathe it to life.


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 23, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Intentionally choosing to feel good
  • What connection is + showing up for our friendships
  • The reward only comes for those who have the uncomfortable talks
  • Accepting yourself and others
  • What people actually want to see
  • You are a miracle

 

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Show Notes:

In today’s quickie episode, I wanted to talk about our choice to feel a certain way– this expands into so many topics, like the choice to pour into relationships, or the choice to feel self-doubt. Though it may not be a choice to feel an emotion, it is a choice to stay in that emotion, and that’s what I want to dive into with you all today.


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 22, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Getting through the fear of failure
  • Turning stress into joy
  • Finding yourself again

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

Time for another Q&A Day with me and Evans! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! In today’s “questionably awesome” episode, Evans and I are talking about getting over the fear of failure, turning stress into joy, and finding your authentic self.

 

Review of the Week:

@liveforsantosha

“Thank you Lori and Evans. You have helped me feel connected, have helped me find my voice, and offer me joy and a personal journey to self worth.”

 

Question 1:

@cbello4410

“How do you get over your fear of failing?”

 

Question 2:

@katspiration7_

“How do you turn your stress into joy?”

 

Question 3:

@alassila0729

“How did you find yourself again and truly know that person to be who you are?”


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 20, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Having children later in life
  • What has shaped Rob to live the life he has now
  • Being in an environment that doesn’t match your energy
  • Dealing with past traumas
  • Trusting your gut
  • Leaving chiropractics to start his mastermind
  • What Rob has learned from his travels + what inspires him
  • Over preparing versus allowing the magic to happen
  • Knowing he needed to pivot + how he did it
  • Seeking out environments to change you
  • What motivates Rob
  • Hearing the whispers and following them
  • Rob’s zone of genius + what he believes he’s here on earth for

 

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Show Notes:

I’m so excited to share today’s episode with you because I got to sit down with Rob Murgatroyd, a lifestyle designer, podcast host, and close friend. Rob has had a massive impact on my life, and has helped me think bigger, differently, and is someone that I truly value. This conversation is so great because, even though our friendship spans a decade, I still learned so much from him. Rob has stepped into his zone of genius and it’s been an incredible thing to watch– I just know you’re going to take away so much from this episode!

 

Question Highlights:

 

  • What are the pros and cons of having children later in life?

 

  • What do you think has shaped you in your life?
  • How do you handle dealing with past trauma?
  • How did you get to where you are now from being in a chiropractic career?
  • Why did you want to do this mastermind?
  • How did you know you had to pivot? How did you support yourself?
  • Are you more motivated by pain or pleasure?
  • What do you believe you are on this earth for?

 

Guest Bio:

I have overcome my share of obstacles in order to architect the life of my dreams and uncover the key to lasting, meaningful success. Growing up in Queens (literally on the wrong side of the tracks), my early years were tumultuous, marked by hardship and violence. With home being a less-than-idyllic place, I clung to work and education as my ticket out of the bedroom I shared with three brothers, and the low-income reality of the life my parents couldn’t seem to escape. The minute I was old enough, I threw myself into any job I could get my hands on, from washing cars at filling stations, to washing hair in salons. In hindsight, the high-end neighborhood across the tracks (home to the doctors and lawyers) likely played an unconscious role in my decision to attend school to be a chiropractor. Post high school graduation, I moved to Atlanta to complete my training and never looked back.

 

Over the next decade, I built a successful chiropractic practice, welcomed my first child, experienced the heartbreak of a challenging divorce, found healing and redemption when I met and married my wife, and read a book that changed my life and uncovered for me the world of lifestyle-entrepreneurship. That book was The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris. Having spent my entire life thus far in relentless hustle mode, I was ready for the PLAY HARD side of the hard work coin. My wife and I wanted to escape the grind and travel the world, so we did. In 2006 we launched our travel/lifestyle Blog ‘Jetset Life’ and my all or nothing tendencies showed up for the party.

 

Predictably, poppin’ bottles on yachts grew old and I became aware that once again my life was out of balance and I felt disconnected and unfulfilled. THIS was the pivotal moment I decided to apply myself to mastering the counter-balance between the science of achievement and the art of fulfillment. From THIS, the Work Hard Play Hard podcast and mastermind was born.


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 16, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • My book has been out for a whole year!
  • Who we are with our best friends
  • Being FAUXductive
  • What are your needle-moving activities
  • Finding out what truly makes us happy

 

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Show Notes:

Think for 3 seconds, right now, on that part of you that when you’re with your best friend you totally fall in love with yourself. We all have projects, dreams, and parts of our personality that we hide from the outside world. As we create our projects and as we show up more in the world, we tend to get stuck in our old patterns, leaving us feeling like we can’t show up fully as our true self. Today, I’m digging into this topic and sharing my ideas on being faux-ductive versus productive.



Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 15, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • What we grew from this past week
  • Healthy relationships with people who have different beliefs than you
  • Moving through an information overload
  • Keeping it all together
  • What looks effortless to outsiders, but is actually challenging

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

Time for another Q&A Day with me and Evans! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! In today’s “questionably awesome” episode, Evans and I are talking about having healthy relationships with family and friends that have different views, information overload, keeping it all together, and internal challenges that may look effortless to outsiders.

 

Review of the Week:

Leah Melanie:

“Lori and Evans crack me up with their "questionably awesome" podcast. I find myself laughing in the car and it brings such levity and lightness to my day. The balance between Lori's tangible tips and topics and her silliness is the perfect blend. It reminds me of my personality and how I love my life. Yin and yang, light and heavy. I am grateful for what this podcast has brought to my life. Keep up the great work and keep being "questionably awesome"! (It's not really a question though, you're awesome for sure) xoxox, Leah”

 

Question 1:

@katieandhercanines

“Hi favorite people! How do we have healthy relationships with close family members even if our beliefs and lifestyles are so different? I want to make it work, always!”

 

Question 2:

@stacymacleod

“Have you experienced info overload?  A paralysis? How do you move forward?  Thank you!”

 

Question 3:

@tay_pelletier

“How do you keep it all together without keeping it all together?”

 

Question :

@emilyghoshharris

“What's something for you that looks truly effortless from the outside but is internally challenging?”


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 13, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Speaking to her social media community as an educational voice
  • Running with your ideas
  • The main blocks that Jen faced at the start of her business
  • What ALA is and why Jen connected to it
  • The personal development misconception
  • Listening to your body
  • How Jen works with her clients
  • What we are neglecting in our body, and what we need to change it
  • What we get stuck on
  • Taking time to tune in to ourselves more

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

I am so excited for today’s episode with Jen Esquer! She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and movement enthusiast. She uses her social platforms to push educational videos on how to maintain mobility, increase strength, and prevent pain throughout the body. The more and more that I learn about investing time and energy into the body and into mobility in their body we’re in, the more that I’ve been viewing my body completely differently. This episode isn’t only going to open your eyes to the importance of maintaining mobility, but this podcast really digs deep into the stories that we have all told ourselves throughout our lifetime.

 

Question Highlights:

  • Why do you think your social media caught on so quickly?
  • What forced you to take action on what you wanted?

 

  • Four years ago, what would you say you were struggling with the most?
  • Were there things that you had to move through that mobility helped you move through?
  • Is there something that can help people through the fear around resting?

 

  • What is something you wish more people knew about?

 

Guest Bio:

Jen Esquer is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and movement enthusiast.  She treats patients privately in Los Angeles and has online programs called The Mobility Method and The Optimal Body that reach people globally.  She uses her social platforms to push educational videos on how to maintain mobility, increase strength, and prevent pain throughout the body. As a former gymnast of 9 years, Jen is an avid mover who dabbles in AcroYoga, calisthenics, weight training, Pilates and yoga.  Her vision is to empower others to continue to move and live a pain-free, active lifestyle.


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 9, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Realizing how important recognition was for me
  • Moving out and living a double life
  • Hitting a wall
  • Learning sales in my early 20’s
  • Drowning out my higher self
  • Beginning to tap into what gave me confidence
  • What happens when your back is up against the wall
  • Sharing my passions
  • Creating the lifestyle we dreamed of

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

I thought that today would be a great day to share with you a deeper look into the timeline of my life. Even though I do share a lot with you about the trials, difficulties, and uncertainties that I’ve had to overcome, I haven’t gotten down to the granules. I’ve done so much work around old stories, and I’ve worked really hard at reframing my mindset so that I can live in present and not in a space of lack. Today, I’m opening up even more to share with you just what my journey has looked like so far!


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 8, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Choosing positivity
  • Knowing what is true for you
  • Our favorite ways to manifest what we want
  • Evolving faster than your friends, and how to handle that

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

Time for another Q&A Day with me and Evans! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! In today’s “questionably awesome” episode, Evans and I are talking about figuring out what’s true for you, manifesting what we want, and evolving more and faster than your friends.

 

Review of the week:

@VirtuallyNatalie

"Lori and her inspiring guests share the best of the best in downright compelling content on how to live a healthier and happier life. (Read: take actionable steps to live your best life). Highly recommend listening and subscribing to EYH if you want the knowledge AND the mindsets to improve your body, mind and spirit and step into that best version of yourself."

 

Question 1:

@carys_elizabeth

“How do I know what to truly believe in and not what's fed to me by books, media, etc?”

 

Question 2:

@allypatras

“Hi! I love you and Evans!  What is your favorite way to manifest what you want?”

 

Question 3:

@jackie_mendoza

“How do you handle not feeling guilty/being a bad friend when you're evolving and they aren't?”


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 6, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Seeing the vision even in difficult times
  • Moving forward after realizing a change needed to be made
  • Overcoming traumas
  • Katrina’s solid partnership with her husband
  • What balance actually means
  • Asking the community what they want, then creating it
  • New challenges with new growth
  • Being extremely sensitive
  • The commitment of female friendships

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes

I am so unbelievably excited for today’s episode because I am joined by the co-founders of Tone It Up!, Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott! These women are so inspirational, and this episode is filled with juicy goodness– you’re going to LOVE it. Today, we dive straight into the good stuff and talk about what it’s been like building an empire together, how I met them right at the start of their incredible creation, and so much more. This is one you absolutely won’t want to miss!

 

Question Highlights:

  • Were you able to see the vision of your life even when times were bleak?
  • How did you slowly progress once you knew you needed to make a change?
  • What do you wish more people would ask you?
  • What do you do to really share your journey?
  • What does balance actually mean to you?
  • Is there something that’s really challenging you right now?
  • How do you move through the darkness?
  • How do you maintain your solid friendship? How do you work through any uncertainties?

 

Karena Dawn, Tone It Up Co-Founder:

Tone It Up co-founder, Karena Dawn is a spirited entrepreneur and lifestyle celebrity whose passion for healthy living, fitness, and wellness has placed her at the forefront of the health and fitness industries.

Fate first introduced the triathlete and former sports model and host to then, personal trainer, Katrina Scott, at a Manhattan Beach gym in 2008. Inspiration and passion collided, and the girls started filming fitness videos for YouTube. The channel gained increasing attention from women across the country who became dedicated to their new trainers. Taking the world by storm with their fresh, fun, and friendly approach, Dawn and Scott built the Tone It Up lifestyle brand and community, a large and loyal network of like minded women. This inspiring, energetic “friend-to-friend" approach to fitness has made Tone It Up the go-to, one stop destination for women seeking a fun, unique approach to achieving their best self.

Originally from Indiana, Dawn fell in love with sports and fitness at a young age. She completed her first half-marathon at 12-years-old and some of her earliest memories include watching her mom workout to Jane Fonda videos in their living room – she even filmed her own workout video on VHS for a 1st grade class project. After her youth became full of turmoil due to her mothers mental illness, Dawn went through 10 years of severe depression and escape into drug abuse. In her early 20's she was ready to regain her life and live in love rather than fear. She rediscovered fitness and the memories of how it made her feel. Dawn began using triathlon as her therapy. She continued to compete in triathlons, became a personal trainer and made a name for herself in the sports modeling world, in addition to becoming spokesperson for brands like Oakley, Adidas and New Balance and appearing in Shape, Self and Women's Health magazines.

 

In her free time Dawn volunteers for organizations such as Girls on the Run and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a case close to her heart.

Dawn is also certified as a yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance, as a nutrition coach, a personal trainer, and is currently studying under The Chopra Center for meditation teacher certification.

Dawn is also a co-author to The New York Times Bestselling book “Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce” and Fabulous” and 2018 book “Tone It Up: Balanced and Beautiful: 5-Day Reset for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit.” Dawn starred on Bravo reality series “Toned Up” in 2014.

 

Katrina Scott, Tone It Up Co-Founder:

Personal trainer turned creative visionary, lifestyle celebrity and new mom, Katrina Scott is the co-founder of Tone It Up, whose passion for fitness, a healthy lifestyle, and wellness has placed her at the forefront of the health and fitness industries.

Fate first introduced the then, personal trainer to triathlete and former sports model and host, Karena Dawn, at a Manhattan Beach gym in 2008. Inspiration and opportunity collided, and the girls started filming fitness videos for YouTube. The channel gained increasing attention from women across the country who became dedicated to their new trainers. Taking the world by storm with their fresh, fun, and friendly approach, Dawn and Scott built the Tone It Up lifestyle brand and community, a large and loyal network of likeminded women to lean on throughout the process. This inspiring, energetic “friend-to-friend" approach to fitness has made Tone It Up the go-to, one stop destination for women seeking a fun, unique approach to achieving their best self.

Born and raised in New Hampshire, Scott found fitness at a young age, which shaped her life. After being teased in elementary school for her weight, Scott, wanting to feel healthy and confident, turned to her parents for support who then transformed her home basement into a gym fully equipped with weights, a bench, treadmill and music. Scott began creating workouts and meal plans from magazines and nutrition books before beginning her career at a vitamin store.

Learning about nutrition and exercise inspired her to earn her bachelors degree her degree in Health Promotion and Fitness from Keene State College, where she studied Exercise Science, Sports Nutrition, Pre and Postnatal Wellness, and also earned her first certification in Group Fitness. After graduating, she worked as a Master Trainer and Fitness Instructor in Boston and started creating fitness videos. Scott then moved to California to pursue her dreams of creating fitness videos on the beach.

Scott has also received certifications in personal training, yoga, and is currently studying for Pre and Postnatal nutrition and fitness.

Scott is a co-author to The New York Times Bestselling book “Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce” and Fabulous” and 2018 book “Tone It Up: Balanced and Beautiful: 5-Day Reset for Your Body, Mind, and Spirit.” Scott starred on Bravo reality series “Toned Up” in 2014.


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May 2, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • The light and dark within us
  • Which one are we feeding?
  • The transition to feeding the light

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

Today I’m talking about the duality of the light and the dark that we all have inside of us. It is so important to accept and understand that both are part of you, and help make you who you are deep down. This is what makes us human! In a book that I’ve been reading, the author brought up a story that served as a really beautiful reminder that while yes, we do have that light and dark with us, the one that shows up most often is the one that we feed.


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

May 1, 2019

In This Episode You Will Learn About:

  • Evans camping out in her apartment
  • Ways to start a meditation practice
  • The hamster wheel of life
  • How to stay confident when you’re the last on single in your friend group

 

Resources:

 

Show Notes:

Time for another Q&A Day with me and Evans! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! Listen in as we answer questions that you have sent in, and hear our favorite quotes of the moment! In today’s “questionably awesome” episode, Evans and I are talking about starting a meditation practice, figuring out the hamster wheel of life, and staying confident when you’re single.

 

Review of the Week:

@Freeze8: "I love listening to Lori Harder. I've been following her for a few years and am working my way through her podcasts. It has been amazing to listen to her throughout the years and see her growth into being the unapologetic amazing version of herself that she is. She's given me permission to show up as who I am and who I want to be without fear of the judgement hat will come either way. Every time I listen to her podcast I laugh out loud and am loving the relationship sh has with Evans.They are hilarious and always make me laugh and smile. Keep doing you girl! you're making us all better! "

 

Question 1: @courtboggs

“For someone who is new to meditation but would really benefit from it, how do you recommend getting started?”

 

Question 2: @ashleyshortyworo

“What do you do (or not do) when you find yourself on the hamster wheel of life?! Like not working on your goals even though you really want to, but instead get caught up in the survival game.”

 

Question 3: @chelsey.bird

“How can I stay confident when I’m the last one of my friends to be single?”


Earn Your Happy is a production of Crate Media

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