Ep. 58 – Pharmacist Empowers Holistic Healing

A broken tooth and bloody Valentine’s Day motivated this pharmacist to change her career. On this episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, Dr. Lisa Leslie-Williams shares how she parlayed her career into holistic healing and wellness empowerment. She’s a pharmacist by trade and now TV & on-air media spokesperson and talent behind the original web series, “Mom Prescribed.” Dr. Lisa embraces whole, healthy living, and prescribes anti-inflammatory and nutrient dense foods to heal her patients/clients from the inside out. On today’s episode she talks about her top tips and tools for living a healthier and happier life.

Ep. 57 – Overcoming Negative Self-Talk with the Body Image Activist

Do you feel comfortable naked or in your own skin? I’m excited to introduce you to Lindsay Rae – an award winning photographer with a focus on overcoming negative body image. She’s a body image activist and founder of the The Self Love Experience, a boudoir photography experience that empowers women to find beauty in their inner and outer selves. On this episode, Lindsay Rae discusses her incredibly tough upbringing from living riches to rags to constantly being shamed into feeling she wasn’t enough. She tells her powerful story growing up with a family of body builders who focused on physical image and how she navigated her way toward acceptance. I’m honored to have her share her truth – and inspire us to work toward overcoming negative self-talk.

Ep. 56 – The Beauty of Aging

Do you believe that age is just a number? Today’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, award winning author, known for A Delightful Little Book on Aging and now Creatrix Rising, believes there’s beauty and celebration in every age. Stephanie Raffelock is a writer, motivational speaker and former iHeart Radio host who inspires women to embrace the strength and passion of their personal story. Stephanie enlightens women on how to embrace their age…and see it as the next great adventure.

Ep. 55: A Functional Medicine Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease

This week’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is Amylee Amos, founder of the Amos Institute, a company that helps people prevent and reverse cognitive decline using a functional medicine approach. She’s been trained by some of the world’s highly acclaimed leaders, doctors and Alzheimer’s researchers…and is one of the only dietitians in the U.S. certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine. On today’s episode Amylee shares her family’s story with Alzheimer’s disease and how early interventions can help prevent it.

Ep. 54: Teen R&B Pioneer Uses Her Voice to Inspire

Have you ever dreamed of being a musical superstar…having a beautiful voice while also sharing your wisdom with the world? Today’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast has both. In fact, Sara Porritt, diversity and inclusion corporate media executive, yoga instructor and host of the podcast, “Hear us Roar” is a Rhythm & Blues / R&B singer known professionally as Baiyu. Being one of the first and only Asian R&B singers in the early 2000’s, Sara aka Baiyu, made a name for herself within the music industry. While she encountered many obstacles, her resilience and passion is incredibly inspiring and I cannot wait for you to hear her story.

Ep. 53: How One Warrior Fought For Her Country and Her Life – Brandi L. Benson

Today’s guest on “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast is a FORCE in her life and for others. I’m honored to introduce you to Brandi L. Benson – a U.S. Army veteran, cancer survivor, entrepreneur and author of the book The Enemy Inside Me. Brandi encourages people to take charge of their healing journey following trauma or hardship. She shares the importance of mental health, resiliency, adaptability, and the beauty of being vulnerable. Today she shares how she beat the odds with Ewing’s Sarcoma, even when doctors told her it was nearly impossible.