20 Healthy Holiday Substitutions

Do you notice your clothes tighter during the holiday season? While statistics show that people gain on average less than two-pounds, the psychological toll of the stress and chaos of the season can cause us to overeat and feel blah. Making simple healthy substitutions to your holiday traditions can improve how you feel, both mind and body, throughout the season and beyond. So, enjoy the festivities whether they are at home or not…and try out our 20 healthy holiday substitutions that can easily fit into your busy life.

Ep. 29: Radiating Joy Even After ALS Diagnosis

I’m excited to introduce you to Lynn Giovannelli on this week’s episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast. I was told she’s a bright light and amazing in 1,000 ways and with that introduction, I couldn’t wait to connect with her. People who know her best say she’s a kind, loving and passionate spirit that’s filled with energy, faith and compassion. Lynn is no stranger to hardship – having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and saw her company fall during the real estate crash of 2009. While her health has changed over the years, friends all say that one thing that has remained steady is her unbounded spirit. I’m honored that today Lynn shares her story about her recent ALS diagnosis.

Ep. 28: Unemployed or Uninspired – How to Plan Your Next Chapter

Are you feeling uninspired professionally? Have you lost your job or have been unemployed for awhile? This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is Valerie Gordon, a life-long storyteller, 10x Emmy award winning producer and founder of the career and communications strategy firm, Commander-in-She.

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.