Very Happy Stories

Hosted ByLiza Blas

Liza Blas is a storyteller who is raising two unique kids, both struggling with severe mental illness and Lyme disease. While her life stories are rooted in challenging topics, Liza brings light out of darkness, providing empathy, validation, and inspiration to parents with similar struggles.

Liza Blas brings hope, power, and freedom to her audience. Liza’s stories are inspired by her experiences raising two very unique kids, both suffering from conditions like depression, anxiety, eating disorders, hallucinations, ADHD, and OCD. Just when she thought life couldn’t get any harder, the universe dropped a big ole’ lemon on their family when both kids were diagnosed with Lyme disease.

To survive her darkest days, she wrote it all down. She was amazed to discover that her stories are more about gratitude than grievance. She wants to share these very happy stories to help her audience feel empowered, motivated and inspired.

Every episode of Very Happy Stories is born out of Liza’s ability to find a gem in a difficult situation, to work through a struggle with her children, reflect on the story, and learn something that she can share that provides her audience with a sense of community, validation, and hope.

Liza’s ability to string together an interesting story, to communicate a message, and to grab an audience’s attention make Very Happy Stories possible. Her voice is engaging and pleasant, which is imperative for a podcast host. When Liza says, “And the story goes something like this,” her audience is hooked.

Like all good stories, Very Happy Stories are led with conflict, intrigue, and characters you fall in love with. Very Happy Stories make you think and feel, and they always end with an insight that brings inspiration and support: your happy ending.

Content details: Some topics include adult themes such as suicidal ideation and hallucinations. On rare occasions, some adult language may be used (such as curse words).

All Episodes

35. Accepting Adversity with the Adversity Rockstar, Aric H. Morrison

Have you accepted adversity? In this episode, Liza interviews the Adversity Rockstar, Aric H. Morrison. Aric is the Award-Winning Author of “Adversity Rockstar: A Systematic Approach to Facing Life’s Hardships Head On.” He is also an…

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35. Accepting Adversity with the Adversity Rockstar, Aric H. Morrison
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34. Building Courage In Crisis

Are you faced with making difficult decisions regarding your child’s mental health? Is your child’s anxiety or depression severe and elevated? In this episode, Liza brings you a healthy dose of joyful courage, with Casey O’Roarty, author, parent…

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34. Building Courage In Crisis
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33. It’s Time for a Breakthrough

It’s a new season of storytelling. In this episode, Liza reveals a recent breakdown that ultimately led to a timely breakthrough. Liza tells the story of how a routine dog walk with her husband brought on an emotional breakdown at therapy, leading…

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32. Breakdown to Breakthrough – One Mom’s Story of Empowerment through Grief

Today’s story highlights one mom’s journey to healing which came in the form of — the breakdown. Liza’s guest today is Emily Johnson, a registered nurse and the owner of Hot Yoga Cape Cod. Emily also serves as an integrative nurse coach. In…

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32. Breakdown to Breakthrough - One Mom’s Story of Empowerment through Grief
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31. Let’s Talk About Our Boys. Are You Raising A Disrupter?

In this episode, Liza brings in boy experts Janet Allison and Jennifer L.W. Fink, co-hosts of ON BOYS podcast. Together, they discuss the boys who just do not fit the mold and more than that, they disrupt their environment. It’s often the case that…

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31. Let’s Talk About Our Boys. Are You Raising A Disrupter?
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30. Breaking the Bad Habit of Drinking to Destress

Is your coping mechanism for a rough day a bad habit?  Liza’s guest, Christie Cuthbert, made the decision to stop drinking wine for one entire year after the stress of 2020 turned her love of wine into a routine and bad habit. Can you relate?…

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30. Breaking the Bad Habit of Drinking to Destress
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29. How Cancer Transformed the Health Coach from People Pleaser to Peacemaker

Some people devote their lives to living healthy. That was the case for Liza’s guest, Deborah Herlax Enos. Deborah is a certified nutritionist and has been in the healthcare industry for over 30 years, so she was the last person you’d expect to be…

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29. How Cancer Transformed the Health Coach from People Pleaser to Peacemaker
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28. Unlocking Lyme and Healing from Illness with Dr. Bill Rawls

In this episode, Liza interviews Dr. Bill Rawls, a leading expert in Lyme disease, integrative health, and herbal medicine. In the middle of his successful medical career, Dr. Rawls’ life was interrupted by Lyme disease. As he struggled to overcome…

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28. Unlocking Lyme and Healing from Illness with Dr. Bill Rawls
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27. Can We Spark Happiness through Purpose?

Do we have a false sense of what happiness is? The world is full of people seeking happiness. But what makes us happy enough? How do we determine what will make us happy and fulfilled? In this episode, Liza unpacks these questions with Aleta Norris,…

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