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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 and suggestions with each Tuesday 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.

Happiness through Hardship Caryn Sullivan

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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 and suggestions with each Tuesday 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.

    121. Andrea Owen: Growing from the Pitfalls of People Pleasing and Perfectionism

    121. Andrea Owen: Growing from the Pitfalls of People Pleasing and Perfectionism

    Perfectionism can be a familiar companion in our lives, yet it often undermines our well-being. On this episode of "Happiness Through Hardship" - The Podcast, we turn to well-known author and entrepreneur, Andrea Owen for insights on identifying and setting boundaries, and navigating the pitfalls of people-pleasing and perfectionism. As a seasoned podcast host, four-time author, and the visionary force behind the Your Kick-Ass Life brand, Andrea brings invaluable expertise to the table, drawing from her own journey of rising from Rock Bottom. Join us as Andrea teaches us how to thrive through wellness by molding a better self image, creating a better work/home environment, and redetermining your values.
    ***TRIGGER WARNING***AT 34:42 MINUTES

    SHOW NOTES
    2:52 – Andrea Owen’s Story
    7:43 – Putting In The “Work”
    10:19 – Identifying Boundaries
    12:00 – Setting Boundaries
    14:50 – Parenting/Family Boundaries
    17:20 – Coping With People Pleasing
    22:42 – The Danger Of Perfectionism
    26:32 – Coping Through Creativity // Coping Without Consumption
    31:25 – Reevaluating Values
    33:34 – For Those At “Rock Bottom”
    34:42 – ***Trigger Warning***
    39:52 – The Grateful Game

    “When The Body Says No” by Gabor Maté
    https://amzn.to/4ab2NOJ

    Dr. Brené Brown
    https://brenebrown.com/

    "Make Some Noise" by Andrea Owen
    https://amzn.to/43GWe43

    "How To Stop Feeling Like Sh*t" by Andrea Owen
    https://amzn.to/43GWe43

    "52 Ways To Live A Kick-Ass Life" by Andrea Owen
    https://amzn.to/3vppT5d

    "Getting Damn Good At Life" by Andrea Owen
    https://amzn.to/3Pyere7

    CONNECT with Andrea
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heyandreaowen/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heyandreaowen/

    Website: https://andreaowen.com/

    CONNECT with us
    Website: www.CarynSullivan.com/podcast
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book: “Happiness through Hardship” - The Book:
    https://a.co/d/igHJmCZ

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:
    www.CarynSullivan.com/book

    To Donate to Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Research:
    The Cancer Couch Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit (501c3) organization that has funded $5 million dollars in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) research since our founding in 2016! 100% of donations and event proceeds are ​​​matched and go to fund MBC research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!
    www.thecancercouch.com/donations.html

    • 43 min
    120. Marnie Dachis Marmet: Unleashing the Healing Power of Memoir Writing and Wellness

    120. Marnie Dachis Marmet: Unleashing the Healing Power of Memoir Writing and Wellness

    Everyone holds a narrative within, yet it takes a special few to craft introspective memoirs, jumping into their life's journey and the wisdom gained along the path. This week, we are joined by the new author, accomplished entrepreneur, and holistic health coach, Marnie Dachis Marmet, on "Happiness Through Hardship" - The Podcast. Marnie shares her transition from writing workshops to becoming a published author, offering insights and inspiration for those who aspire to pen their own stories. Whether you're contemplating writing a book or simply wish to share your thoughts with the world, this conversation is for you. And as a bonus, stick around until the end for an enriching healthy lifestyle discussion with tons of tips to enhance your overall well-being!

    SHOW NOTES

    3:22 – Women Finding Their Voice
    5:10 – Marnie’s Writing Journey
    11:03 – Why Write A Memoir?
    13:57 – The Joy Of Publishing
    14:56 – Advice To Aspiring Authors
    17:54 – Publishing Avenues
    21:07 – Nonfiction Writing: Pros & Cons
    23:43 – Developmental Editor vs Copy Editor
    27:53 – Health & Wellness Tips
    32:56 – Managing Stress
    35:33 – Marnie’s Favorite De-Stressor
    38:54 – The Grateful Game


    My Song Unleashed: A Memoir by Marnie Dachis Marmet
    https://amzn.to/3vuMZHG


    Creative Non-Fiction Center
    https://creativenonfiction.org/


    Episode 100: “Happiness Through Hardship” Episode w/ Audrey McClelland: Follow Your Aspirations at Any Age:
    https://on.soundcloud.com/yYFNo


    Publish Her Publishers
    https://publishherpress.com/


    CONNECT with Marnie
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenfullifecoaching/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zenfullifecoaching/


    Website: https://zenfullifecoaching.com/


    CONNECT with us
    Website: www.CarynSullivan.com/podcast
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book: “Happiness through Hardship” - The Book:
    https://a.co/d/igHJmCZ

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:
    www.CarynSullivan.com/book

    To Donate to Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Research:
    The Cancer Couch Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit (501c3) organization that has funded $5 million dollars in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) research since our founding in 2016! 100% of donations and event proceeds are ​​​matched and go to fund MBC research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!
    www.thecancercouch.com/donations.html

    • 45 min
    119. Lauren Gordon: Breaking Free from Autopilot: Designing Your Dream Life

    119. Lauren Gordon: Breaking Free from Autopilot: Designing Your Dream Life

    Do you think about your dreams or are you moving forward on auto pilot? Today on “Happiness Through Hardship” - The Podcast, social media influencer, podcast host, and mom of three, Lauren Gordon, talks about the importance of living beyond our daily checklist. A self-made entrepreneur and lifestyle expert, Lauren has a lot to discuss about daily to-do lists, physical environment, and everyday happiness. Learn how to find hobbies and create new space in your life to live authentically.
    ***TRIGGER WARNING 13:12 - parent death/suicide***

    SHOW NOTES
    5:40 – How To Recognize Your Routine
    9:15 – What Makes You Happy?
    13:08 – Lauren’s Story
    ***TRIGGER WARNING 13:12 - parent death/suicide***
    15:15 – Turning Your Hobbies Productive
    19:14 – Your Season’s Red Flags
    22:42 – Decluttering (Environment & Mind)
    27:25 – Lauren’s Happiness: Parenting
    31:15 – To-Do Lists
    33:50 – The Grateful Grate

    "The Holistic Guide To Decluttering" by Michele Vig
    https://amzn.to/3TwbYCl

    CONNECT with Lauren
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laurengordonofficial/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/laurengordonofficial/?hl=en

    Dream Life Guide & Self Love Starter Kit
    Website: https://stan.store/laurengordonofficial

    CONNECT with us
    Website: www.CarynSullivan.com/podcast
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book: “Happiness through Hardship” - The Book:
    https://a.co/d/igHJmCZ

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:
    www.CarynSullivan.com/book

    To Donate to Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Research:
    The Cancer Couch Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit (501c3) organization that has funded $5 million dollars in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) research since our founding in 2016! 100% of donations and event proceeds are ​​​matched and go to fund MBC research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!
    www.thecancercouch.com/donations.html

    • 41 min
    118. Katey McElroy: International Move Shapes Personal Growth and Perspectives

    118. Katey McElroy: International Move Shapes Personal Growth and Perspectives

    Where is the last place you traveled? Did you gain career advancement, personal growth, and/or cultural immersion? Today’s guest on “Happiness Through Hardship” - The Podcast experienced all of the above as she went through the process of moving from her home in Ireland to the United States. Marketing and digital platform genius, Katey McElroy, shares her story, triumphs, and tribulations in New York, navigating family life and the workforce in a place 3,000+ miles from home. Whether you’re thinking about this kind of adventure, or want to know how to handle your child who dreams to live far from home, today’s episode will teach you the ins and outs of hope and determination with obstacles especially a big move overseas.

    SHOW NOTES
    5:35 – Katey’s Journey
    12:32 – Working Overseas
    16:28 – Cultural Differences
    19:55 – Career & Life Preparation
    21:46 – Working With A Visa
    26:05 – Navigating Job Searches
    30:31 – Support Systems Cruciality
    35:49 – Kids Moving Overseas
    36:24 – Motivations For Choosing To Move
    40:28 – Combating Loneliness
    43:48 – The Grateful Game

    EPISODE 87. Jennifer Niessen and Becky Tyler - Navigating Change and Culture with an International Move: https://on.soundcloud.com/TNSmXjMkrXEruxkR6

    CONNECT with us
    Website: www.CarynSullivan.com/podcast
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book: “Happiness through Hardship” - The Book:
    https://a.co/d/igHJmCZ

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:
    www.CarynSullivan.com/book

    To Donate to Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Research:
    The Cancer Couch Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit (501c3) organization that has funded $5 million dollars in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) research since our founding in 2016! 100% of donations and event proceeds are ​​​matched and go to fund MBC research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!
    www.thecancercouch.com/donations.html

    • 48 min
    117. Colleen O'Neill Mulvihill: Wellness Wanderlust: Healthy Travel & Adventures

    117. Colleen O'Neill Mulvihill: Wellness Wanderlust: Healthy Travel & Adventures

    Ready to rejuvenate without breaking the bank? Join us on this episode of “Happiness Through Hardship” - The Podcast as we dive into the world of wellness travel with seasoned explorer and advocate for mindful living, Colleen O’Neill Mulvihill. As a firefighter turned holistic health expert, she shares her wealth of knowledge on how to harness the healing powers of travel. From rejuvenating staycations to immersive nature escapes, Colleen offers invaluable tips and strategies for listeners seeking to recharge, refresh, and rediscover well-being through travel.

    TIME CODES
    1:50 – Colleen’s Journey
    5:50 – A Wake-Up Call: Rheumatoid Arthritis
    10:15 – Wellness Traveling
    13:06 – Niche Retreats
    16:08 – Customizing Wellness Trips
    19:30 – Family Connection Vacations
    23:02 – Traveling On A Budget
    26:18 – Healing In Nature
    27:13 – Simple Wellness Breaks
    30:27 – Healthy Vacation Choices
    34:03 – The Grateful Game

    SHOW NOTES

    Top 5 Cutting-Edge Wellness Retreats For 2024
    https://holistichealthtraveler.com/home%2Fblog/f/top-5-cutting-edge-wellness-retreat-trends-for-2024

    New Mexico EquiYoga Wellness Trip:
    https://www.tripaneer.com/enchantment-equitreks/5-days-equi-yoga-and-horse-riding-holiday-in-santa-fe-area-usa?aid=8721

    Nepal Cycling Trip:
    https://www.tripaneer.com/thrill-nepal/5-days-epic-bike-tour-in-nepal?aid=8721

    Hawaii 5-Day Grief Support Retreat With Yoga Therapy:
    https://www.tripaneer.com/thriving-lotus-llc/5-day-rebirth-grief-support-retreat-with-yoga-therapy-for-healing-grieving-hearts-in-maui-hawaii?aid=8721

    Retreats With Samantha Harris
    https://samantha-harris.com/your-healthiest-healthy-retreats/

    Vermont Essex Resort & Spa
    https://www.essexresort.com/

    Find Camping Near You
    https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/camping-near-me

    4-Day Family Ranch Getaway in Montana
    https://www.tripaneer.com/dream-haven-guest-ranch/4-day-family-ranch-getaway-in-marion-montana?aid=8721

    3-Day Family Nature Wellness Retreat in Tennessee
    https://www.tripaneer.com/seven-springs-retreats/3-day-family-nature-wellness-retreat-in-maryville-tennessee?aid=8721

    Overnight Cabin Stay and Horseback Riding in the Grand Canyon (Ages 9+)
    https://www.tripaneer.com/grand-canyon-western-ranch/overnight-cabin-stay-with-sunset-horseback-ride-in-grand-canyon-arizona?aid=8721

    CONNECT with Colleen
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/holistichealthtraveler
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/holistichealthtraveler

    Website: https://holistichealthtraveler.com/

    CONNECT with us
    Website: www.CarynSullivan.com/podcast
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book: “Happiness through Hardship” - The Book:
    https://a.co/d/igHJmCZ

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:
    www.CarynSullivan.com/book

    To Donate to Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Research:
    The Cancer Couch Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit (501c3) organization that has funded $5 million dollars in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) research since our founding in 2016! 100% of donations and event proceeds are ​​​matched and go to fund MBC research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!
    www.thecancercouch.com/donations.html

    • 38 min
    116. Dr. Pooja Mahtani: Unlocking Optimal Health with Functional Medicine

    116. Dr. Pooja Mahtani: Unlocking Optimal Health with Functional Medicine

    Explore the depths of cellular health with us on this episode of "Happiness Through Hardship" - The Podcast! Our guest, Dr. Pooja Mahtani, a registered pharmacist, medical science liaison and integrative/functional nutritionist, shares invaluable insights. Whether you're combating chronic illness, navigating a diagnosis, or simply aiming for a healthier lifestyle, Dr. Mahtani offers practical tips garnered from her own health journey. Tune in to discover guidance on daily nutrition, essential vitamins, and supplements, and gain a fresh perspective on nurturing your body from within.

    TIME CODES
    2:22 – Functional Medicine
    3:36 – Pooja’s Journey
    5:28 – Nutritional Health
    8:30 – Body Responses To Foods
    11:58 – Foundational Changes (Blood Sugar Stability)
    16:04 – Maintaining A Balanced Diet
    18:17 – Balancing Nutrients
    21:17 – Healthier Eating (Bagel Example)
    24:14 – Navigating Supplements
    28:15 – Magnesium & Vitamin D
    30:06 – BodyBio
    31:32 – Cellular Care
    34:36 – Body Health: Tips & Tricks
    37:17 – The Grateful Game

    Phosphatidylcholine (PC) Supplement
    https://bodybio.com/products/bodybio-pc-phosphatidylcholine

    CONNECT with Pooja
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/poojamahtaniwellness/

    Website: https://bodybio.com/

    CONNECT with us
    Website: www.CarynSullivan.com/podcast
    Instagram: www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    Facebook: www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book: “Happiness through Hardship” - The Book:
    https://a.co/d/igHJmCZ

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:
    www.CarynSullivan.com/book

    To Donate to Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Research:
    The Cancer Couch Foundation is a privately funded, non-profit (501c3) organization that has funded $5 million dollars in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) research since our founding in 2016! 100% of donations and event proceeds are ​​​matched and go to fund MBC research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center!
    www.thecancercouch.com/donations.html

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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92 Ratings

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