Ep. 27: Safe Celebrations – Festivities from Afar

I’m delighted to share this fun and festive holiday episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast. While this season will look different than before, more virtual and less big gatherings, on this episode I have a very special guest who loves to celebrate and shares with us how. We chat about finding happiness and creating joy together, even though many of us are apart. I’m thrilled to introduce you to Meghan Buchanan Roberts – a secondary education school counselor, a former manager for Hershey Corporate, a wife, a Mom and my fabulous and full of fun – college roommate. She’s always been someone who has commemorated the big and little in life, so she seemed like the perfect person to have this conversation – and hopefully help us all make the holidays special.

2020 Healthy Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of year, though much different than holidays past. To honor the season and be practical while festive, we’re excited to showcase our 7th Annual Pretty Wellness Healthy Holiday Gift Guide full of ideas to support local businesses as well as showcase efforts to shop from home. While we have highlighted a few of our favorite gift ideas below, new this year we’ve created a comprehensive downloadable guide with links to make your life easier. We want to inspire you to embrace healthy living and give the gift of health and happiness to your friends and family.

Ep. 26: Talking Travel, Pandemic and Personal Finances

Are you nervous about finances and not sure where to begin? Do you wish you could travel more – with or without COVID? Today’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, Danielle Desir, talks personal finance and pandemic travel. Danielle is an author, personal finance writer, travel aficionado and host of The Thought Card podcast. Her passion is to travel…and shares how she’s done this while paying off over 60,000 dollars in student loans, saving for a house and working full-time.

Ep. 25: Eris Rising – Dancer Escapes Domestic Abuse

This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast has a shocking story about how it’s possible to move forward after life-altering harm. I’m excited to introduce you to Courtney Ramm, a dancer, holistic practitioner, mother and first-time author of Eris Rising. This debut memoir is a deeply personal tell-all about a relationship with a dangerous man that led her down a dark path, yet she found her way out. Courtney holds a warrior spirit like the greek goddess, Eris, as she speaks about the injustices she experienced in an effort to help others.

Virtual Volunteering: How to Be a Digital Do-Gooder

Volunteering is not only a service to the people receiving the efforts, but also can benefit your health. The Mayo Clinic has written about the “Helper’s High;” the positivity volunteers feel that also can promote stress reduction, self-confidence and provide valuable skills. Whether it’s an over-abundant work life, a busy kids schedule or the global pandemic, finding in-person volunteering opportunities may be challenging now. I’m excited to share this list of virtual volunteering opportunities that might ignite your soul to give back, while at home. I know it will for us…

Ep. 24: Bri Healthy – Losing 150 Pounds and Loving Life Throughout

Have you ever struggled with losing weight or needed the inspiration to keep going with any goal? This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, Bri Blank Alexander, is the inspiration we all need for weight loss and beyond. Bri Blank Alexander aka “Bri Healthy” is a bright and bubbly wellness expert, TV host, Founder and Chief Inspiring Office of BriHealthy™ and Womenspired™ and her mission is to make healthy living fun. However, her life wasn’t always that way, and she’s here to tell her story about losing 150 pounds and gaining the true understanding of how hard work, determination and self-love can improve your world tremendously.