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!
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.
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.
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.
Festivities and a gazillion gifts, whatever holiday you celebrate, this time of year tends to be filled with them: cheerful music, yummy foods, big gifts, small gifts, healthy gifts, experience-related gifts and more. Whether you’re focused on health all year round or want to ignite a little extra wellness into your family life, we’ve got you covered with this year’s Healthy Holiday Gift Guide 2021. We believe in thoughtful gifts that bring a little happiness and good health into your life. This is our seventh year curating wellness gift lists, so while we have a ton we love (see our past lists), we also look for what’s new, trending and easy to add to our lives. Here’s to taking small steps toward better health and happiness.
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.