Ep. 44: How Career Overload Sparked Clarity & Connection with Amber J

Ever wondered what it’s like to have it all? This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is a powerhouse entrepreneur and digital media maven who once thought she had it all. Amber J Lawson has been at the cutting edge of the digital landscape receiving tremendous accolades including “Top 100 Influential People in Influencer Marketing,” “Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Top Women in Digital” to name a few. Amber J worked incredibly hard to “make it” and was afraid to give up. She was tired of “living the life” or “having it all” because the truth was – she felt like she wasn’t really living at all. Amber J is here to tell her story – about how she created a true spark to live a better life.

Ep. 43: Reclaiming Your Work Life

Have you ever felt like your job didn’t change…but you did? This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is Tina Conrad, known as the wonder woman behind the podcast DJ Breast Cancer, whom is also a successful Merchandising Manager. Tina spent over 20+ years in the corporate world. She’s an experienced buyer working for a big brand in the retail industry. Like so many of us, she’s worked for amazing leaders and horrible bosses. Tina talks about how she found tools to map her career forward living with purpose even after hardship. Many people are struggling right now, whether they’re unemployed, uninspired or unhappy with a boss. Tina shares her story of stress and mental anguish on the job…which led her to finding a way to reclaim her life.

Ep. 42: Pivoting through the Pandemic with Emilie Aries

Did your job or personal life shift tremendously over the past year? Many people and small businesses have had to change directions including this week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast. I’m excited to share the mic with Emilie Aries – Founder and CEO of Bossed Up. A year ago, all her in-person speaking and training was put on hold due to COVID-19 and 100% of her planned events were cancelled. As a company focused on signature events and in-person opportunities, Bossed Up was faced (like so many people) with big decisions and little direction. Today, the good news is that they are innovating and listening to their communities needs…and Emilie shares the struggle and opportunities as well as gives us hope for better days.

Mini-Ep: Easing the Scanxiety around Scans

Scanxiety – have you felt it? This week on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast I’m dropping a mini-episode about scans and how to minimize the stress and fear around them aka “scanxiety.”

I never wanted to be known as “Caryn with Cancer” but the reality is that’s who I am. My cancer has made me a better version of myself and for that I’m grateful and want to share what I’ve learned in order to help others going through any hard time. Whether you have cancer or not, odds are you may have to get a scan at some point, so on this episode I share my thoughts on how to make it a little easier.

Ep. 41: How to Detox Your Home

How often do you clean your home or clean-up your products? Have you ever considered a home detox? This week’s episode on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, holistic health expert and author Serena Smith-Williams shares how to detox your home one step-at-a-time. Whether you’re looking to spring clean, toss your toxic products or create healthier habits, she’s the healthy living expert you need.

Ep 40: How to Be Whole – Six Ways to Be Engaged with Ourselves

Do you feel empty when going through change? Has COVID or (insert any stressor) brought transitions to your life? Today’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast shares her philosophy on how to be whole. Karen Gould has been a marriage and family therapist for over 30 years and runs her own private psychotherapy practice, Therapy for a Balanced Life. Her goal is to help people cope with life’s stressors, discover tools to develop and embrace relationships and live a life they love with purpose. She showcases her formula: “Six Facets of a Balanced Life” including tons of simple physical and mental healthy living tips. Karen also shares her vision for adult pre-schools, the importance of tapping into creativity and her love of healthy rituals especially Friday Field Trips.