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

44. Advocate Like a Mother! Dissecting a Story of Chronic Illness

No one thinks I’m sick! Have you ever battled an illness while fighting for a diagnosis at the same time? This is the story for so many people battling chronic illness today. In this episode Liza interviews Lexie Walsh, chronic illness warrior…

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43. The Power of Alignment

In this solo episode, Liza shares the story of how she was able to navigate through a family emergency by being present and deeply aligned. What is alignment? Alignment is simply making a connection with a higher power, a higher level of…

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43. The Power of Alignment
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42. More than exceptional, is your kid twice exceptional (2e)?

Sometimes being gifted doesn’t present a gift at all! Many profoundly gifted children have severe emotional struggles and learning differences. So is the case for children who are twice-exceptional, also known as 2e. In this episode, Liza interviews…

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41. How The Mother Became The Healer

Mama knows best! In this powerful episode, Liza interviews Amanda Dahl, Certified Holistic Health Consultant and co-owner of Dahl Holistic Health. Amanda shares the story of how her son with autism ultimately led to their FAMILY’S diagnosis of Lyme…

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Very Happy Stories
41. How The Mother Became The Healer
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40. If You Want to Heal, Don’t Forget To Grieve

One of the biggest blocks to healing is the inability to process grief. In this episode, Liza sheds light on the importance of processing grief. Her guest, Lara Kitts, shares the story of how she finally found happiness by way of grieving and routine…

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Very Happy Stories
40. If You Want to Heal, Don’t Forget To Grieve
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39. Unleash Your Superpower As A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

Some people are sensitive, but others are Highly Sensitive People, otherwise known as an HSP. This trait, recognized in the world of psychology, can affect up to twenty percent of the population and greatly affects an individual’s nervous system –…

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Very Happy Stories
39. Unleash Your Superpower As A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
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38. Harvard to Minimum Wage: A Missed ADHD Diagnosis

How does a Harvard graduate end up broke, divorced, and working minimum wage? In this episode, Liza interviews Aron Croft, Harvard-trained ADHDer with a Master’s degree in Coaching Psychology. Aron shares his personal story of how he was finally…

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Very Happy Stories
38. Harvard to Minimum Wage: A Missed ADHD Diagnosis
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37. The Dyslexic Dad and CEO, An Inspiring Story of Advocacy, Adaptability and Resourcefulness

How does a dyslexic child who never gains reading fluency become a successful CEO and entrepreneur? Listen to this important interview. Liza speaks with Eric McGehearty, founder of Globe Runner. Eric shares his story of how he adapted quickly,…

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Very Happy Stories
37. The Dyslexic Dad and CEO, An Inspiring Story of Advocacy, Adaptability and Resourcefulness
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36. Coaching Our Kids To Be Accountable For Their Wellness

In this interview, Liza speaks with Tamara Ortegal, health coach and mom. Over ten years ago two of her sons were diagnosed with severe Crohn’s disease. Despite their conditions, she was able to collaboratively coach them through their lifestyle…

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