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Author: Lori Harder

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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!
547 Episodes
In This Episode You Will Learn About: If you don’t choose your challenge, the world will choose for you What challenges were choosing Lori before she chose her own Focusing on the wrong challenges Setting new challenges that are as challenging as you need Following your challenge to the end   Resources: Learn more: The Bliss Project Lite Pink: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss   Show Notes: What does it mean to choose your own challenges? Instead of letting the world choose the challenges that you are going to face, you need to choose what you are going to face first. If you don’t, the challenge will find you — and it may not be the kind you want. Let’s talk about finding the right types of challenges to pick so you can move forward.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Staying motivated Letting yourself feel off but showing up anyway Breaking down what needs to happen to avoid overwhelm Resources: Learn more: The Bliss Project Learn more: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss Lite Pink: Show Notes: This is Questionably Awesome, where we talk shenanigans, answer your questions, and occasionally drop some wisdom nuggets!   Question #1: @facialfitnessbyjaclyn As we enter week # whatever of quarantine - how do I get my motivation and energy back up?   Question #2: @50shadesofdanielle How to put aside overwhelm so it doesn't keep me stuck?!
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Having fun and relaxing when you feel stuck Identifying your underlying feelings Rallying support and holding yourself accountable Thinking outside the box Reframe your thoughts around feeling stuck   Resources:   Show Notes: We all feel stuck at some point. Sometimes there are so many directions you could possibly go in that it’s overwhelming, and sometimes a lack of obvious directions leaves you feeling trapped. Being stuck isn’t a bad thing — it’s an integral part of the process of improvement, but those feelings feel so real and you don’t want to sit with them forever. I came up with five different ways to feel unstuck and keep moving forward in your life.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: The importance of our monthly cycle Planning around your infradian rhythm Changing your exercise and diet during different times of the month Reducing friction around your schedule Planning your morning routine Manifesting faster   Resources: Learn more: Read: Instagram: Instagram: Lite Pink: Show Notes: Alisa Vitti, also known as the “hormone whisperer,” is a functional nutritionist, women’s hormone expert, best-selling author, and the founder of In this conversation, she talks about her journey healing her own health issues — cystic acne, excess weight, infertility, and more — through food and functional medicine, and why it was so important for her to begin sharing this message with more women. Question Highlights:   How did this all originate for you? Is it normal for somebody not to have a regular period? How can we support ourselves around our cycle? Is it normal to have hiccups in energy or different moods? Can you tell us about morning routines? How do you manifest faster?     Guest Bio: Alisa Vitti is a functional nutritionist, women’s hormone expert, best selling author and founder of Also known as the “hormone whisperer,” Alisa has opened up the conversation about menstruation while helping and inspiring women to tap into their inner wisdom and feel good all month long. As a student at John Hopkins, Alisa Vitti was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, or PCOS. When her physicians gave her only band-aid solutions to manage it, she realized that she needed a more organic solution.  Determined to take matters into her own hands she turned to food and functional nutrition to get to the root of her issues. It worked, and on many levels. After healing herself of cystic acne, excess weight, infertility, and normalizing her period, Alisa made it her mission to help other women to do the same. Alisa founded FLO Living in 2002. At that time, it was called Laughing Sage Wellness, and it was a brick and mortar women’s health center in New York City. Alisa’s classes and one-on-one coaching taught women how to achieve regular periods, how to heal from menstrual disorders such as PMS, PCOCS, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, and fibroids, and how to optimize fertility and heal symptoms of perimenopause or premature hormonal aging. Alisa created the WomanCode System to teach women how to balance their hormones with food and lifestyle changes. Demand for the FLO protocol and classes grew so much that the center was constantly booked, and to meet the demand Alisa transformed her wellness practice into the first-ever online hormone health center to help women around the world. FLO Living has since helped thousands of women in more than 216 countries for over 14 years. Alisa is also the author of the best selling books, WomanCode and In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life (Harper Collins 1/28/20), public speaker and creator of the period tracker app MyFLO. MyFLO is the first-ever functional medicine based period tracking app that helps users track symptoms and know what to do to become symptom free. She has been featured on The Dr. Oz Show, has a web series on Lifetime, and has been a regular contributor for CBS, Fox, Shape, Women’s Health, MindBodyGreen, and the Huffington Post. She has served on the Yahoo Health advisory board and is a member of the Well & Good Wellness Council. She is also an advisor to several health and health tech startups.  She has presented at TEDx, Talks@Google, Summit Series Outside, Hay House, WIE Symposium, and SHE Summit. Alisa lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Not feeling sorry for yourself Holding on to your control Embracing change Focusing on what you can control Not worrying about pleasing everyone Taking risks Avoiding mistakes Celebrating others’ success Using failure as a guide Not being afraid of being alone The world not owing you anything Being patient for results   Resources: Grant: Learn more: The Bliss Project Lite Pink: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss Read: "Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid"   Show Notes: I recently read a Forbes article called "Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid" and it was just the kick in the ass I needed. This is a bit of tough love, but it will help you break away from the habits that are really holding you back from your greatest mental strength. The more I lean into my mental strength, the more in awe I am at what I’m capable of, and I want that for you as well.
542. Q+A: Connection

542. Q+A: Connection


In This Episode You Will Learn About: The individual ways we’re all weird How social distancing affects connection Connecting with your partner when you’re together all the time   Resources: Learn more: The Bliss Project Learn more: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss   Show Notes: Welcome to Questionably Awesome, where your two favorite quarantinis goof off and get real. This week we’re answering your questions about connection.   Question #1: @ellieparvin How do you think the habit of social distancing will effect connection in the future?   Question #2: @marissa.hamon How to deeply connect with your partner when you're already around then all the time?
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Making a re-opening plan Listing the things you want to be doing and the things you don’t Having great days that lead to a great life Saying no more   Resources: Free Webinar: Show Notes: We’re going to talk about the Great Re-opening — and what that re-opening is going to look like for you personally. This has been a time for everyone to look at what’s working and what’s not, and some of you have been able to stop doing things you didn’t like doing back when the world was “normal.” So as we take the steps to return to a new normal, take the time to make sure your re-opening plan doesn’t trap you into doing something you don’t want to do.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Deciding on a business idea Creating something entirely new Growing as a person as you grow your business Dealing with conflict Showing up in your relationships   Resources: Dry Bar: Listen: Raising the Bar Instagram: Lite Pink:   Show Notes: I’ve wanted to interview today’s guest since I first considered starting a podcast. She’s impacted so many women’s lives, whether directly or through the ripples that her influence has had. Alli Webb is the founder of Drybar and Squeeze. If you are someone with a dream to start your own business, this is the podcast for you, because she will make you believe it is tangible, and she will show you how you can make it happen. Question Highlights: What made you decide to follow through with the idea for Drybar? How do you get people to buy into an idea? What is the biggest shift between you from when you started your business to now? What have you learned to help you move through conflict in your relationships? What is a question that you wish more people would ask you? What is making you happy in your relationships today? Guest Bio: Alli Webb is an Entrepreneur, N.Y. Times Bestselling Author, Founder of Drybar, and co-founder of Squeeze. After spending 15 years as a professional hairstylist, Webb left the professional hair industry in 2005 to start a family but decided to find a way to continue pursuing the creative side of hairstyling at a new-mom pace. She began offering affordable in-home blowout services to her mommy friends, which quickly expanded into a mobile operation by 2009. In 2010, Webb opened the first Drybar in Brentwood, CA. Almost 10 years later and over 150 locations across the U.S., Webb’s Drybar has exploded into a nationally recognized and highly sought-after brand. Webb has also diversified the Drybar brand, creating a line of products and tools sold at popular retailers such as Nordstrom, Sephora, and Ulta. Webb has been named the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, featured on Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40” list, Marie Claire’s “Most Fascinating Women” covered Inc Magazine’s “How I Did This” issue and recently Inc. magazine recognized her as one of “The 100 Women Building America’s Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses.” Webb is currently the host of “Raising the Bar” a podcast she launched with her brother and business partner Michael Landau. The weekly show provides a platform to budding entrepreneurs. In 2018 Webb appeared on season 10 of ABC’s Emmy-nominated hit show “Shark Tank” as a guest shark. Recently, Webb opened the doors to her next business venture Squeeze, an innovative massage concept that lets you book and pay online - the latest extension of her expanding empire. Squeeze’s first location is set in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Studio City. Webb currently resides in Los Angeles, CA with her two sons.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: How I get things done Staying consistent on social Finding a market for whatever you’re selling Resources: Grant: Learn more: The Bliss Project Learn more: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss Show Notes: When I sat down to record this, I wasn’t sure what I was going to say. But I’ve been thinking about the importance of consistency and showing up — for podcasts, for commitments, for social media. And that’s what I get into today: showing up consistently and making connections on social media. I’ve been slacking in that department, so today I’m committing to showing up on Instagram every day for the next 30 days. Are you with me?
538. Q+A: Joy

538. Q+A: Joy


In This Episode You Will Learn About: Stopping yourself from focusing on the negative Being okay with temporary joy Having confidence in yourself   Resources: Learn more: The Bliss Project Learn more: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss   Show Notes: Welcome to Questionably Awesome, where Evans and I catch up, laugh, and occasionally answer a few of your questions. This week we’re answering your questions about joy.   Question #1: @lifebyalissa How do you stop from sabotaging yourself when you feel joyful?   Question #2 @_belle_cox How to find and create your own joy, without validation from others?
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Being realistic about your willpower Giving yourself the time that you actually need Giving yourself the space to get things done Inviting someone to hold you accountable Being aware of where you slip up Making a plan to support yourself   Resources:   Show Notes: Why is it so hard to keep a routine and follow through with the list of things you know are good for you? Because unless you have a solid plan in place it’s not going to happen. We have six habits that will help you stick to your habits, especially when you know they are necessary.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: The way the stylist industry can transform women’s mindsets Putting yourself first in your business Not planning too far ahead Helping the people around you right now Dealing with family relationship issues Showing up strong Dealing with the haters The most common business roadblocks Business success tips   Resources: Learn more: Instagram: @brittseva Listen: Show Notes: Britt Seva is one of those people that makes me wonder how I hadn’t heard of her sooner. Once I had, I started seeing her everywhere, and I am so grateful. She is incredibly empowering — like the girlfriend you always wished you had. She’s a business and marketing strategist for hairstylists and has coached thousands of stylists and salon owners to build wealthy businesses for themselves. If you have a business or an idea for one, you want to get your advice from people who are crushing it, and that is absolutely Britt.   Question Highlights: How did you start your business and what do you do? Why did you step in to tackle such a taboo subject in the industry? What is the number one issue that people have to push through? What is a truth that you’ve found about business? When have you felt successful? What is a truth about relationships for you? What is something about you that you wish more people knew? What is something you want to share with people about when they put their purpose out in the world? Where do you see the most common themes of failure in business? What are some business success tips?   Guest Bio: Britt Seva is the original business and marketing strategist for hairstylists. After spending years behind the chair as an assistant, stylist, and salon director, Britt realized that cosmetology school left one major area out: business education. She left her job as a seven-figure salon director and blew the industry away when she began coaching salon owners in 2010. She launched her trademark hairstylist business education program, Thrivers Society, in 2014. Over the past nine years, Britt has coached thousands of stylists and salon owners to build wealthy businesses and lives behind the chair, and she is determined to empower 1,000,000 six-figure stylists while changing the perception of the entire beauty industry. Britt hosts one of iTunes’ top podcasts, The Thriving Stylist Podcast, which, in 2019, crossed over one million downloads.  When she’s not helping to educate and elevate the beauty industry, Britt tunes into the latest true-crime podcast, makes dinner for her toddler, teenager daughter, and paramedic husband, and spends Sunday mornings snuggled with her pups and the latest business book. 
In This Episode You Will Learn About: How to react once you’ve been ripped off How optimism leads to grit Learning from your failures Spending too much energy wanting validation How time spent on things that matter is never wasted   Resources: Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn:   Show Notes: In this quickie, I’ve invited Jess Ekstrom to get some much needed social interaction. The founder of Headbands of Hope, she’s an amazing, inspiring entrepreneur — and she knows about the grit it takes to start a business. We talk about grit and optimism, making mistakes, and moving forward. Guest Bio: Jess Ekstrom is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. Her first brush with success was selling all of her toys on eBay when she was twelve. Since then, Jess has been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, the Hallmark Channel, Inside Edition, Vanity Fair, Forbes, and People Magazine ran an exclusive on her when her book was released. Jess is a regular guest on QVC. More importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over half a million headbands reaching every children’s hospital in the United States and in fifteen countries. Her book Chasing the Bright Side debuted as a #1 New Release on Amazon and Apple picked her audiobook as their Must-Listen of the month. She thinks it’s because of her Bill Nye the Science Guy impression she did when she was narrating.  Jess is also a professional speaker and founder of Mic Drop Workshop, an online course with the mission of empowering more women to share their message as a speaker.  Some of her career highlights have been... Hosting proms at Children's Hospitals Being dubbed "The Ultimate Game Changer" by Women's Health Magazine Making the Under 30 Women to Watch list by Business Insider Being named a “top motivational speaker” by Forbes Donating over half a million headbands to every children's hospital in America and 15 countries Making it on CNN when she finished The Krispy Kreme challenge (where you eat a dozen donuts and run 5 miles)  and teaching her dog to sit, stay and shake Jess and her husband, Jake, travel around the country in their Airstream with their dog, Ollie. 
In This Episode You Will Learn About: The reasons for absorbing criticism Getting out of a pity party Moving through the no’s   Resources: Learn more: The Bliss Project Learn more: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss Show Notes: Right now we’re all forced to sit with ourselves, and that can lead to some seriously negative self-talk. To help with that, Evans and I are going to answer your questions about confidence and continuing to move forward in life.   Question #1: @melissadaniels_ How do you keep up your confidence when first starting a business and you hear a lot of no's?   Question #2: @marissa.hamon What are your go-to actions to get out of a pity party and re-embody confidence?
In This Episode You Will Learn About: How generosity will unlock everything Developing that giving muscle The scientific benefits of generosity Building a practice of generosity   Resources:   Show Notes: Generosity is the secret to everything that you want, and we’re going to prove it — with science. We have studies that show that generosity isn’t just a platitude, but a proven, undeniable ingredient to your success.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Consistently showing up The different starting points Understanding what your audience wants The value of accountability Providing enough value Pricing your services or products Showing up online consistently Creating the offer before the program   Resources: Post-it to Profit: Google Calendar Guru: Facebook: Instagram:   Show Notes: Jess Glazer rocks my world. She is a full-time entrepreneur and CEO and has mastered the art of pivoting. After eight years of teaching, she decided to take a chance and make her side hustle of health and fitness coaching a full-time career — and that has ballooned into a million-dollar business in just under two years! We’re going to get into the details on how to take your business online, how to scale if you already have a business, or what to do with your business idea. We have to take advantage of the space online to make money and scale our businesses. Question Highlights: What was the turning point in your success? How did you take your business to seven figures in under two years? What are the options for making money online? What is the value you can offer? How do we think about pricing and structure? How do we know how much content to deliver? How do you price differently for groups or e-courses? How much do you need to show up when you are pivoting and launching?   Guest Bio: Jess is a full-time entrepreneur and CEO; as well as, a former celebrity personal trainer and elementary school teacher. From studying her Doctorate of Physical Therapy to starting her own accessory line/working in the fashion industry, and creating/hosting monthly events and international retreats for 4 years; Jess has mastered the art of pivoting. After eight years of teaching elementary PE, she decided to give her "cute side hustle" of online health/fitness coaching a shot. Jess turned that cute side hustle into a million-dollar business in under two years. Since leaving her job in 2017, she has hired a team of incredible heart-centered humans, served hundreds of clients, raised and donated $50,000 to charity. Jess has been featured in Forbes, Shape, The New York Post, The Today Show, Good Day New York, Oxygen Magazine, and Well + Good to name a few. Her mission is to cause a ripple effect and inspire change for generations to come; making a massive impact and leaving a lasting legacy beyond her singular actions.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Why making decisions is so important Taking the steps to find what decision you need to make What stops people from choosing themselves What indecision looks like   Resources: Instagram: Decide It’s Your Turn:   Show Notes: In this not-so-solo episode, I chat with Christina Lecuyer about her amazing brand, Decide It’s Your Turn. It is all about the importance of making decisions because those are the things that are going to move you closer to what you want in life. We talk all about empowering yourself to make decisions and choose yourself — because indecision is still a decision.
In This Episode You Will Learn About: Taking the right path Reframing negativity Shifting your perspective   Resources: Learn more: The Bliss Project Learn more: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss   Show Notes: While we’re all stuck indoors, now is the perfect time to start thinking about how you can grow as a person! So Evans and I sit down and answer YOUR questions about growth.   Question #1: @sarahgriffinstreet How do you choose which path to focus on? The world is so big and I want to do so much!!   Question #2: @samaughantha How do you change negative thoughts so you can grow?
In This Episode You Will Learn About: The seven levels of awareness Reaching for mastery Making your way up the levels   Resources: Learn more: The Bliss Project Learn more: Read: A Tribe Called Bliss Show Notes: We’re going to walk through the seven levels of awareness coined by Bob Proctor because people are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic or economic crisis based on where they are at in these levels. It is incredibly important to understand these seven levels and find a way to move up through them, especially as we face this pandemic. The Seven Levels of Awareness: Animal Survival The Mass Aspiration Individual Discipline Experience Mastery  
In This Episode You Will Learn About: How to make your life worth it Saying what needs to be said and doing what needs to be done Facing your future pain Playing to win Embracing uncertainty   Resources: Learn more: LinkedIn: Instagram: @adekoehler   Show Notes: Adrian Koehler is a leadership engagement expert that teaches you how to get to the next level in your mindset and your business. His ability to communicate and solve conflicts for people in business and in life is absolutely astounding. We didn’t get to half of the things we wanted to talk about which is a testament to how much knowledge he has. You’re going to love him. Question Highlights: What do you do now and how did it start? What do you do when someone feels like they need more when they’ve achieved so much? What was your biggest takeaway from working at a children’s hospital? How do you start working towards these difficult conversations? What is your relationship with uncertainty?   Guest Bio: Adrian Koehler is a leadership engagement expert. He coaches executives and entrepreneurs in the art and science of personal engagement for themselves, their teams, and clients in order to create new, unprecedented results and experience fulfillment in their work. In the process of developing his craft he has worked in multiple contexts: Higher Education, Start-ups, Multinational Corporations, Small to Medium-sized Businesses, and Healthcare. Over the last decade, his passion for human performance has taken him around the globe to partner and serve organizations that are committed to being their best and making a difference in the world.
Comments (126)

Nitsanah Benyamini


Feb 14th

Yan Li


Dec 31st

Rebekah Washack

I just have to ask what religion were you raised...

Dec 4th

Guitar2625 Si

I love your product

Nov 23rd

Guitar2625 Si

I enjoyed listening to u

Nov 17th

Shiva Rohie

amazing. thanks for the wise words.

Oct 30th

Melissa Fudge

Love love love your poem Lori!! So powerful

Sep 8th


wow this was fantastic and the perfect podcast to fire me up this morning! I KNOW all of these things, but hearing it from you made it sink in even more. "what you're planting this year, you have to harvest and eat next year" thank you for this little golden nugget! 💕

Sep 2nd

Dawna Kreis

This podcast was one of several that were recommended to one of my groups yesterday. I listened the Take a Leap episode while I was on my walk this morning. It definitely gave me the feels. Fortunately I was the only person out because it took great restraint on my part to keep from crying. Just a big "YES!" Thank you. 💖 This is being added to my podcast favorites.

Aug 22nd
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Hi Lori, first time listening to your podcast, and this is just what I need in my life right now, I'm going through a hard time right now and just listening your story makes me think about all the things I been through and I still have made it to this point, I think I can do this!! thank you for all the inspiration, I'll be here listening every single episode❤️. Thank you!!

Aug 19th
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Danelle Jamtgaard

Love this episode! Wise words that resonate perfectly for me right now.

Aug 1st
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phoenix sunyata

37:05 I've wondered what is my gift, I don't see myself as business owner or major leader. But have thought about leading by just being and doing, my best self. Wondered if that was a thing or enough. So, thanks 😊

Jul 31st
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Carly Valenzuela

i love you two together it makes my day😂😂

Jul 24th
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phoenix sunyata

🤣 you make me laugh! ❤

Jul 23rd
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Rebecca Wheeler

yes I feel like the ones with the assistant are unorganized and just them laughing. I dont want to listen to people just laughing the entire time.

Jun 24th

Carissa Davis

PLEASE have a QA meet up!!! y'all are the best!!!

May 22nd

Nitsanah Benyamini


May 13th

Madalina Dan

Thank you for sharing your journey!🤗😘 It really helped me to realise how important is to face your fears. Keep up with the good work. 💖

May 9th


This podcast is so amazingg

May 9th

Francesca Mercieca

great episode like always !!! you are such an inspiration :*

May 5th
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