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

11. Correcting Perfectionism by Embracing Mistakes

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. She refers to this…

10. Trust Your Gut

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 story of how her gut…

09. Taking the Acceptance Challenge

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 in acceptance to find…

08. Changing Your Mindset with Others’ Perspectives

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 husband, Steve. As Liza and…

07. Investing in Natural Consequences

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 consequences. The results? Children…

06. Turning Judgment Day into Empowerment Day

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 like to free yourself of…

05. Building Mental Endurance

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 mental endurance help…

04. Embrace the Uncertainty

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 announcement, the story of…

01. Why Your Kids’ Happiness Starts with YOUR Happiness

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 intrusive thoughts drive a…