Ep. 62: Abstract Artist Discovers Family Secret

Have you ever considered looking into your ancestry wondering if you would stumble upon something interesting? This episode is about discovering a family secret, one that pushes you to re-examine your existence and experiences. I’m honored that this week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, Jane Fine, bravely shares hers and to a degree mine, because we’re related.

2021 Fall Wellness Trends

Looking for healthy lifestyle inspiration as the season changes? Minimalism and mindfulness continue to be a theme heading into the fall and winter. Here’s a look at some easy to apply 2021 fall wellness trends, in an effort to motivate you to take small steps toward better health and happiness.

Ep. 61: The Superpower of Gratitude, Giving and Mindful Living

Whatever life throws at her, today’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, embraces love, light and lots of avocados. I’m honored to introduce you to Nikki Gallias, a mom, wife, former school teacher and inspirational entrepreneur. She’s a bright spirit who was raised across the world with a challenging childhood. Yet even at a young age Nikki understood the importance of gratitude. High times or low times, she’s been able to find joy and appreciation in life that has kept her going personally and professionally. Her story is at times heavy, yet radiates gratitude, which is her superpower.

Ep. 60 – Ballerina Learns to Dance Again with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had to teach yourself to walk again…or even a lifelong skill that you loved? This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, has done both while navigating chronic illness. Renee Nicholson is a dancer, author and teacher whose life has changed from rheumatoid arthritis. It took getting knee-replacement surgery in her thirties for her to own her unique experience. The humility of this allowed her to reteach herself ballet in a different way. On this episode Renee shares her experiences with professional dance and living with chronic disease.

Ep. 59 – Lawyer Cooks Up Happiness Recipe

Do you know what makes you happy or do you need some help figuring that out? This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is Rebecca Morrison, a lawyer turned happiness coach and author of The Happiness Recipe. Becky spent nearly two decades with a career in the Big Law and Finance industries managing people and trying to figure out her own happiness. She’s turned her experience and expertise into a business and shares with us today – tips and tools on how to figure out our own happiness recipe.

Six Places to Shop for Healthy Food

I wish I could say that I’m a bargainista, but I’ve always valued convenience more than price. When I first lived on my own, I bragged about my “good buys” purchasing generic macaroni and cheese boxes for $0.29 each and ramen noodles by the carton at the local drugstore. However, that was nearly two decades ago when we all believed that eating non-fat was healthy. Now that I try to consume most of my meals organic and plant-based, wholesome food shopping is a priority. While I spend much of my living clean adventure time in Whole Foods or health food markets, I enjoy spending time visiting other places to purchase food. For the busy individual who is looking for more wholesome and healthy choices, check out these places to shop if you want to eat clean.