Episodes

23: How the Heck Is Everyone Else So Dang Happy?

March 23, 2021

Have you ever questioned your own happiness and wondered, “How the heck is everyone else so dang happy?” If so, you are not alone. Today’s guest is Penny Williams, founder of ParentingADHDandAutism.com , host of the Parentin…

22: Winning The Battle by Learning How To Feel

March 16, 2021

In this episode, Liza is getting back to basics with Crystal Waltman – athlete, speaker, and the author of “Quitting to Win,” the number one health book of the year. Crystal shares her story of how she overcame a serious dis…

62: Healing the Beautifully Broken Body

March 9, 2021

Have you ever felt broken? Physically, emotionally or spiritually? In this episode, Liza interviews Freddie Kimmel, the proud survivor of metastatic cancer, Lyme disease, and mold. Freddie shares his personal story of how he…

20: The Relentless Optimist - Seeing Clearly through Her Sons’ Blindness

March 2, 2021

Are you ready to see things differently? In this episode, Liza interviews Kristin Smedly, a relentless optimist. Kristin is a two-time best-selling author, TEDx speaker, advocate, and co-creator of Brilliantly Resilient. She…

19: The Power of Personal Choice

Feb. 23, 2021

It’s difficult to find peace in our lives when we experience sadness, chaos, and uncertainty. Liza shares how she finds peace by trusting the process. In this episode, Liza invites Anita Kimbler, psychic, medium, and energy …

18: Get Your Shine Back with AJ Sarcione

Feb. 16, 2021

Get your Shine back! This episode is a huge mood booster as Liza interviews AJ Sarcione for a conversation on positive mindset. When Liza is interrupted by a household incident during recording, AJ makes space for a new conv…

17: Healing Our ACEs for Mental Resilience

Feb. 9, 2021

Are you or is your child suffering from an ACE – Adverse Childhood Experience? In this episode, Liza talks about mental health and brings awareness to ACEs. Adverse Childhood Experiences include events such as living with a …

16: A Story of Validation, Being the Mama Bear, and Healing Lyme with Brooke Rash

Feb. 1, 2021

Kicking off season two, Liza interviews Lyme warrior Brooke Rash. Brooke is an entrepreneur, social media influencer, and beauty and wellness expert. Despite her fortune today, Brooke didn’t always have the financial means t…

15: Healing through Human Connection

Dec. 15, 2020

In this episode, Liza emphasizes the need of letting go of energetic walls and living your most authentic self. This is especially important when you are raising kids with special circumstances like mental illness and neurod…

14: Celebrate the Win, Authentically

Dec. 8, 2020

It’s easy to celebrate the wins of our kids when they score points at a game or come home with an A grade. But, can you celebrate the wins even when your child struggles with impulsivity, emotional dysregulation and chaotic …

13: Break the Cycle of Self-Sacrifice with Rita Hyland

Dec. 1, 2020

In this episode, Liza dives into the concept of self-sacrifice with Transformational Coach, Rita Hyland. When moms and care-takers self-sacrifice, they injure themselves and their kids. So why surrender and allow self-injury…

12: Take a Break Before the Breakdown

Nov. 17, 2020

When was the last time you took a break? Liza emphasizes the importance of taking breaks before your regularly scheduled breakdown. Her secret? Listen to your body. Liza also pays tribute to her daughter’s Lyme disease, whic…

11: Correcting Perfectionism by Embracing Mistakes

Nov. 10, 2020

In this episode, Liza takes listeners through the story of her daughter’s perfectionism and OCD throughout the years. To model a healthier perspective around failure, Liza re-tooled her mindset to practice self-correction. S…

10: Trust Your Gut

Nov. 3, 2020

Trusting your gut is so important when you have to make important decisions regarding the lives of your kids. Being the decision-maker is easier when you are able to run on instinct. In this episode, Liza shares her personal…

9: Taking the Acceptance Challenge

Oct. 27, 2020

Could a conscious or unconscious state of denial or fear be draining your much-needed energy? Liza’s initial rejection of suggestions that her son needs medication led her to discover that she needed to actively participate …

8: Changing Your Mindset with Others’ Perspectives

Oct. 20, 2020

As primary caregivers, we often feel alone in our struggles. When Liza feels frustrated, she finds new insight by considering other people’s perspectives. In episode eight, Liza introduces her first podcast guest: her husban…

7: Investing in Natural Consequences

Oct. 13, 2020

Most of us invest a great deal of time and energy preventing pain and discomfort for our children. Just like us, Liza spent years trying to engineer positive results for her children. And then she discovered natural conseque…

6: Turning Judgment Day into Empowerment Day

Oct. 6, 2020

Feeling judged sends most of us on a tailspin of shame, embarrassment, and defensiveness. After years of feeling judged, Liza created a checklist to help her move from the judgment hot seat to the empowerment seat. Would you…

5: Building Mental Endurance

Sept. 29, 2020

Most of us relate endurance to our physical health: it’s just as important to our mental health. Liza’s mental endurance helped her to stay positive while guiding her daughter through struggles with hallucinations. How does …

4: Embrace the Uncertainty

Sept. 22, 2020

It seems to be the theme of 2020: embrace the uncertainty. And giving the unexpected a great big, grateful hug is exactly what Liza does in her 4th episode of the Very Happy Stories podcast. Along with a special VHS podcast …

1: Why Your Kids' Happiness Starts with YOUR Happiness

Sept. 1, 2020

Trigger Warning: This episode deals with content that might be sensitive to some listeners, including the topic of suicidal ideation. How does perfectionism affect our children? What happens when the need to be perfect and i…

2: The Power of Permission

Sept. 1, 2020

Trigger Warning: This episode deals with content that might be sensitive to some listeners, including the topic of suicidal ideation. Do you feel empowered to follow your instincts when advocating for your children? Do you g…

3: How To Have A Great Day When Your Kids Have A Terrible Day

Sept. 1, 2020

Does your child’s mood determine your mood for the day? In this episode, Liza tells the story of how one particular day seemed destined to be a terrible day when her daughter’s OCD and eating disorder took a turn for the wor…

47: Very Happy Stories Preview

Aug. 25, 2020

Parents and caregivers of children with complex conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, neurodiversity, and Lyme Disease can feel alone and overwhelmed. In this trailer, Liza Blas introduces the Very Happy Stories po…