Ep. 74: Intermittent Fasting and Living Cleanish

Have you ever struggled with yo-yo dieting? Do you feel lack of energy, itchy skin or mid-day blues? If you can relate, this episode about living cleanish is for you. This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is Gin Stephens, a vivacious educator now author/podcast host as well as IF and healthy lifestyle expert. Gin shares her story struggling with weight and how Intermittent Fasting (IF) finally helped. While adapting to a healthy aka cleanish lifestyle, she learned she could feel good, be well and not deny herself. In her new book, Clean(ish) and on this episode, she charismatically talks about real foods, a healthier home and life with less toxins.

Ep 73. Transform Your Life & Health – Touched by Cancer or Not

Do you want to feel vibrant, look your best and perhaps save your life? On this week’s episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast we dive into a past episode that can help you do just that, whether you’re touched by cancer or not! I’m honored to re-release this episode with husband/wife duo, Dr. Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jeffries and co-authors of Anticancer Living – Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six. Together they have helped many people, including me, thrive with cancer, cope with other chronic illnesses and feel their very best!

Ep. 72: How to Start Healthy Lifestyle Changes

Ever since my stage IV diagnosis, when I made a ton of healthy lifestyle changes, I’m often asked, “how did I start?” On this episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, I sit down with myself (and you) talking about what I did and how I did it. From easy diet changes and moments of mindfulness to more physical activity, this episode is filled with tips and information on my journey as well as my SMALL steps formula for making healthy changes. Whether you’re here to support your New Year’s resolution or finding us months later, this is my motivational message to you – just start!

22 Wellness Tips for Attainable New Year’s Resolutions

Do you use the New Year as an annual health seminar with yourself? In the past, I would host my own personal white board session, creating resolutions and brainstorming all the ways I wanted to better myself in the coming year. These included exercising daily, losing weight, dining out less, reading more high-brow literature, analyzing business trade publications weekly and drinking less soda. I loved the idea of a new and improved me, but seldom made it past week two. According to Forbes, Only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions. I clearly was in the 92%. So now, after eight years of living clean, embracing a plant-based diet, power-walking and using green products, I’ve comprised a list of 22 simple wellness tips to jump start your 2022 New Year and beyond.

Ep. 71: The Impact of Wardrobe on Joy and Confidence

Are your clothes tight and it brings you down? Are you headed back into the office or attending more family events and don’t know what to wear? If any of these thoughts run through your mind, this episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is for you – showcasing simple solutions to boost joy and self-confidence through wardrobe. After decades of working as a high powered executive, Laura McCarthy of My Styled Life, switched careers tapping into her passion and lifelong expertise. Laura has helped inspire hundreds of women to feel happy and confident in their style choices and through this episode she can help you do the same.

Ep. 70: How to Ask for Help

Do you struggle to ask for help? Does it often seem easier to do it on your own? On today’s episode of “Happiness Through Hardship” – The Podcast, host Caryn Sullivan and Breast Friends Fund founder, Sandy Cassanelli, have a conversation about the importance of asking for help during hard times or even in our day-to-day routines. Whether it’s cancer, chronic illness or the stress of parenting, work or life…we all can benefit with a little extra help. Caryn and Sandy share their thoughts and ideas on how to take that step as well as research to support its importance.