Ep. 44: How Career Overload Sparked Clarity & Connection with Amber J

Ever wondered what it’s like to have it all? This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is a powerhouse entrepreneur and digital media maven who once thought she had it all. Amber J Lawson has been at the cutting edge of the digital landscape receiving tremendous accolades including “Top 100 Influential People in Influencer Marketing,” “Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Top Women in Digital” to name a few. Amber J worked incredibly hard to “make it” and was afraid to give up. She was tired of “living the life” or “having it all” because the truth was – she felt like she wasn’t really living at all. Amber J is here to tell her story – about how she created a true spark to live a better life.

35 Fit, Fun and Mostly Free Activities for Kids

Growing up in the 80’s, it wasn’t hard to be active. Because social media didn’t exist and phones didn’t have call waiting, if I wanted to see my friends, I ran around the neighborhood to find them. If I couldn’t wait to share a big girly secret, I would walk miles to tell my gal pals or show up at their camp activities.

Today, kids of all ages (and I’m speaking of myself, too) often use technology as their main tool to socialize and communicate. As a result, we don’t have as many opportunities to be active as we once did. While I do enjoy the conveniences and pizzazz of our multi-media lives, I want to be sure to instill a love of activities filled with personal interaction for my son. In an effort to practice what I preach, here is a list of activities to keep a kid (and his mother) fit while having fun. We’ve updated this list from a few years ago, knowing that with COVID-19 restrictions, many families are still looking for interactive activities to enjoy together.

Ep. 43: Reclaiming Your Work Life

Have you ever felt like your job didn’t change…but you did? This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is Tina Conrad, known as the wonder woman behind the podcast DJ Breast Cancer, whom is also a successful Merchandising Manager. Tina spent over 20+ years in the corporate world. She’s an experienced buyer working for a big brand in the retail industry. Like so many of us, she’s worked for amazing leaders and horrible bosses. Tina talks about how she found tools to map her career forward living with purpose even after hardship. Many people are struggling right now, whether they’re unemployed, uninspired or unhappy with a boss. Tina shares her story of stress and mental anguish on the job…which led her to finding a way to reclaim her life.

Ep. 42: Pivoting through the Pandemic with Emilie Aries

Did your job or personal life shift tremendously over the past year? Many people and small businesses have had to change directions including this week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast. I’m excited to share the mic with Emilie Aries – Founder and CEO of Bossed Up. A year ago, all her in-person speaking and training was put on hold due to COVID-19 and 100% of her planned events were cancelled. As a company focused on signature events and in-person opportunities, Bossed Up was faced (like so many people) with big decisions and little direction. Today, the good news is that they are innovating and listening to their communities needs…and Emilie shares the struggle and opportunities as well as gives us hope for better days.

Mini-Ep: Easing the Scanxiety around Scans

Scanxiety – have you felt it? This week on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast I’m dropping a mini-episode about scans and how to minimize the stress and fear around them aka “scanxiety.”

I never wanted to be known as “Caryn with Cancer” but the reality is that’s who I am. My cancer has made me a better version of myself and for that I’m grateful and want to share what I’ve learned in order to help others going through any hard time. Whether you have cancer or not, odds are you may have to get a scan at some point, so on this episode I share my thoughts on how to make it a little easier.

Ep. 41: How to Detox Your Home

How often do you clean your home or clean-up your products? Have you ever considered a home detox? This week’s episode on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, holistic health expert and author Serena Smith-Williams shares how to detox your home one step-at-a-time. Whether you’re looking to spring clean, toss your toxic products or create healthier habits, she’s the healthy living expert you need.