Happiness through Hardship

Happiness through Hardship

Filled with heartfelt stories designed to light you up, Happiness Through Hardship - The Podcast provides you with inspirational stories of hope intended to bring happiness to your day while guiding you through life’s hardships. Thought-leaders, authors, health and wellness experts will share their personal stories of finding happiness in their own personal hardship with each Wednesday release. Hosted by Caryn Sullivan, founder of Pretty Wellness, two-time breast cancer survivor thriving with stage IV disease and author of the book "Happiness through Hardship." Subscribe Now to Discover Why You Don’t Need To Let Hardship Define You and Your Happiness.

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May 4, 2022 50 min
No stranger to darkness, CEO and founder of Pretty Girl Makeup, sepsis awareness advocate and celebrity makeup artist, Christina Flach, knows how to see beauty and light around her even during hard times. On this week’s episode of “Happiness through Hardship” - The Podcast, Christina dives into the loss of her husband from sepsis as well as the grief she experienced through losing her son and mother. While she's familiar with h...
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Have you ever fantasized about moving abroad and starting over in a new city? My former colleagues, Jennifer Niessen and Becky Tyler, turned this dream into a reality. I’m thrilled that they share their stories, stressors and silly adventures on moving and living overseas this week on “Happiness Through Hardship” - The Podcast. I worked with Jenn and Becky during my time at the Walt Disney Company. Their talent and dedication has ...
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Isn't it surprising when you focus on healing your child and the journey ends up helping you along the way? This is part of Debi Lewis' story, which she shares on "Happiness through Hardship" - The Podcast. Debi’s a business owner, world recognized writer and author of the memoir, "Kitchen Medicine." In the book and on this episode she discusses the struggle of learning how to properly feed and heal her daug...
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Did you know that “national surveys show that screens and technology are the number one battleground in homes across the country….and that only 14% of kids express that they have ever had a helpful conversation with any trusted adult about their digital world?*” On this episode of “Happiness through Hardship” - The Podcast, non-profit, Stand Together and Rethink Technology (START) co-founder and Executive Director, Tracy Foster, di...
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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 many 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. SHOW...
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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...
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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 ...
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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. John laughs at h...
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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"...
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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 a...
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A new diagnosis can bring many unanswered questions. Navigating symptoms, treatments and costs are only the beginning. Trying to research on your own can leave you feeling even worse. Good news - you don’t have to wrestle with this alone. On this week's episode of “Happiness Through Hardship” - The Podcast, social worker, writer and podcast host, Sandrine Etienne, LMSW, shares tons of ideas on how to manage healthcare and vario...
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Navigating the workplace can be challenging and at times intimidating. New jobs, new projects, new people and even new outside events influence the ups and downs in life. However, a mentor can be useful in these situations as a tool to guide you through the hardships and successes. This week's guest on "Happiness through Hardship" - The Podcast, Tami Nealy, has spent two decades working in corporate communications. Tami...
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A medical diagnosis can bring lots of unanswered questions and on this episode, we've tackled many of them. Today's guest on "Happiness through Hardship" - The Podcast is one of Instagram's favorite doctor's, Dr. Eleonora Teplinsky. A board-certified medical oncologist, Dr. Teplinsky specializes in treating women with breast and gynecologic cancers while also focusing on cancer risk-reduction and healthy liv...
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What if you could create an epic and inspiring life making changes from within? It's not as hard as you think! This week's guest, a well-known, wellness wonder woman talks about how to begin. New York Times bestselling author and spiritual celebrity, Kimberly Snyder, is the founder of healthy lifestyle company, Solluna, as well as a meditation teacher, podcast host, celebrity nutritionist, holistic wellness expert, and thre...
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Have you ever struggled with yo-yo dieting? Do you feel lack of energy, itchy skin or mid-day blues? If you can relate, this episode about living clean(ish) is for you. This week's guest is author, retired teacher and IF expert, Gin Stephens, who shares her story struggling with weight and how Intermittent Fasting (IF) finally helped. While adapting to a healthy aka clean(ish) lifestyle, she learned she could feel good, be well...
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Do you want to feel vibrant, look your best and perhaps save your life? On this week's episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast we dive into a past episode that can help you do just that, whether you're touched by cancer or not! I’m honored to re-release this episode with husband/wife duo, Dr. Lorenzo Cohen and Alison Jeffries and co-authors of “Anticancer Living – Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix ...
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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 SM...
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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 Style...
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November 24, 2021 45 min
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 ...
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“I was always striving but didn’t know what I was striving for!" On today’s episode of “Happiness Through Hardship - The Podcast, boundaries coach, Barb Nangle takes us through her addiction recovery journey and how she found a new meaning of life. For years she had been going to therapy but never seemed to be able to get to the root of her addiction. Barb shares her new perspectives including the importance of healthy boundari...
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