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

26. The Roadmap to Healing Our Children

Do you ever question the health of your child? Maybe something is just not right, but you aren’t getting the answers you need. Today’s guest is Maria Rickert Hong, former Wall Street analyst turned Certified Holistic Health Counselor and author of…

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26. The Roadmap to Healing Our Children
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25. Life’s Not Easy, But It Doesn’t Need To Feel So Hard

Do you ever wish life could flow seamlessly and not be so hard? In this episode, Liza invites spiritual practitioner, Beth Gordon, to share her story of empowerment. The beauty of Beth’s story is, it revolves around a very relatable moment of stress…

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Very Happy Stories
25. Life's Not Easy, But It Doesn't Need To Feel So Hard
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24. The Autistic Supermom – A Story of Gratitude, Attitude and Confidence

In this episode, Liza interviews Ife Thomas, motivational speaker and the author of “Powerlift Your Career: Everything You Need To Succeed.” Ife is also a mental health advocate and founder of MindWorkOut, a company helping to improve wellbeing….

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Very Happy Stories
24. The Autistic Supermom – A Story of Gratitude, Attitude and Confidence
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23. How the Heck Is Everyone Else So Dang Happy?

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 , host of the Parenting ADHD Podcast, and award-winning author of four…

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Very Happy Stories
23. How the Heck Is Everyone Else So Dang Happy?
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22. Winning The Battle by Learning How To Feel

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 disease – alcoholism….

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Very Happy Stories
22. Winning The Battle by Learning How To Feel
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21. Healing the Beautifully Broken Body

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 healed his body after a…

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Very Happy Stories
21. Healing the Beautifully Broken Body
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20. The Relentless Optimist – Seeing Clearly through Her Sons’ Blindness

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 is also the mother of…

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20. The Relentless Optimist - Seeing Clearly through Her Sons’ Blindness
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19. Guide Yourself towards Personal Empowerment

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 healer, to the podcast to…

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Very Happy Stories
19. Guide Yourself towards Personal Empowerment
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18. Get Your Shine Back with AJ Sarcione

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 conversation, one centered…

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Very Happy Stories
18. Get Your Shine Back with AJ Sarcione
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