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

17. Healing Our ACEs for Mental Resilience

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 parent who experiences a…

Very Happy Stories
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17. Healing Our ACEs for Mental Resilience
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16. A Story of Validation, Being the Mama Bear, and Healing Lyme with Brooke Rash

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 to support her family’s…

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Very Happy Stories
16. A Story of Validation, Being the Mama Bear, and Healing Lyme with Brooke Rash
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15. Healing through Human Connection

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 neurodiversity. Liza also…

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15. Healing through Human Connection
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14. Celebrate the Win, Authentically

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 outbursts?  In this…

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Very Happy Stories
14. Celebrate the Win, Authentically
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13. Break the Cycle of Self-Sacrifice with Rita Hyland

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? For starters, we think we…

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Very Happy Stories
13. Break the Cycle of Self-Sacrifice with Rita Hyland
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12. Take a Break Before the Breakdown

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, which taught her the…

Very Happy Stories
Very Happy Stories
12. Take a Break Before the Breakdown
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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…

Very Happy Stories
Very Happy Stories
11. Correcting Perfectionism by Embracing Mistakes
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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…

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Very Happy Stories
10. Trust Your Gut
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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…

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Very Happy Stories
09. Taking the Acceptance Challenge
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