Ep. 84 – Hope with the Roller Coaster of Cancer

Cancer, chronic illness and many hardships can be devastating but you don’t have to be devastated. Focusing your attitude on hope can be challenging during hard times, though studies do prove there are healing benefits. This podcast, “Happiness through Hardship” and this mini-episode speak to how I use hope to help me heal and find a little happiness on the roller coaster ride of cancer, parenting and beyond.

Ep. 83: How Faith, Focus and Family Time Improved After Surprising Situation

We cry and smile at inspirational stories, though don’t often make changes until the life altering experience happens to us. On this week’s episode of “Happiness Through Hardship” – The Podcast Shantel Garcia shares her story about adjusting to a surprising and uncontrollable situation. Shantel is an entrepreneur and former CFO as well as a mother of three kids. Her family endured an unthinkable hardship when her three-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Today, Shantel shares how this influenced her life, her career and how she refined time spent with family.

Ep. 82 – Talking Parenting Tool Kits and Normalizing Mental Health

The Mental Health Mamas are raising kids and gathering connections to normalize conversations around mental health in this messy world. Tina Hallock and Serena Ward – otherwise known as the Mental Health Mamas – are today’s guests on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast. They are mothers, educators and podcast hosts where they dive into topics ranging from long distance parenting to compassion resilience. On this episode, we chat about raising children with behavioral health challenges and it’s filled with resources, real-life stories and tools for our parenting tool kit.

Ep. 81: Hope, Humor and Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Imagine your life headed down an expected path. Then one day a bike accident literally and figuratively turns it upside down. Today’s guest, Dr. John Lawrence, on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast shares how humor helped him navigate medical school while dealing with a traumatic head injury. John talks to us about how he became resilient, learned to embrace the simple joys of life… and how you can, too.

Ep. 80: How Facebook Sparked an Old School Letter Writing Adventure

When Amy Daughters reconnected with an old friend on Facebook, she couldn’t have imagined how it would change her life. A college football freelancer and humorist, Amy was used to writing. So when she learned her old pal, Dana, was going through hardship, Amy sent her notes weekly. Through the art of being a pen pal, both Amy and Dana’s lives were enriched tremendously. On this week’s episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, Amy shares how one pen pal relationship, led her to reconnect with all her Facebook friends. Amy tells her story about why she wrote them all a handwritten letter…and how this changed her life.

Ep. 79: Little Lifestyle Changes with ShiftCon CEO

Do you want a healthier lifestyle, but can’t decide on your next step? We can help. On this episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, Ari Adams, CEO of ShiftCon, shares what wellness practices helped her through hardship. Ari’s story consists of twists and turns and her family history led her to make healthy lifestyle changes. Many of these are easy yet effective and she maintains them today for an optimal mind, body and soul.