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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 of finding happiness in their own personal hardship with each Wednesday release with bonus mini-episodes on Fridays. 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.

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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 of finding happiness in their own personal hardship with each Wednesday release with bonus mini-episodes on Fridays. 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.

    21. Melissa Berry: Helping Find Your Vogue with The Cancer Fashionista

    21. Melissa Berry: Helping Find Your Vogue with The Cancer Fashionista

    Finding your vogue can help improve stress and self-care when having a hard time. On today’s episode of “Happiness through Hardship”- The Podcast with Melissa Berry from Cancer Fashionista, she shares how she did just that. Melissa's a fashion and beauty publicist as well as a triple negative breast cancer survivor. After her diagnosis she was looking for the “vogue of cancer” - and couldn’t find one place that housed tips, tools and brands that helped cancer patients look and feel beautiful. So, she created it herself and started - Cancer Fashionista - the vogue of cancer - and on this episode she shares with us how tapping into beauty helped her through hardship.

    Melissa’s an icon of style and wants to be sure that women going through cancer or chronic illness have an outlet for self-care. She shares secrets to her classic styling, her outlets for self-love and brands that have helped her and others feel pretty and healthy.

    We talk shop and shopping and know you will learn a lot in this episode. So please enjoy and if you like rate, review and subscribe. You leaving a review helps us with our podcast ranking. The higher we are ranked, the more people can discover our show….and the more inspirational content we can bring to you and others.

    SHOW NOTES

    Cancer Fashionista - https://www.instagram.com/cancerfashionista/

    Triple Negative Board Member: https://tnbcfoundation.org

    AnaOno Intimates: Post Mastectomy Lingerie: https://www.anaono.com

    Meditation apps:
    Headspace: https://www.headspace.com
    Insight Timer: https://insighttimer.com

    Cancer Cartel: https://www.cancercartel.com - Donate clothes - fashion funds the fight

    Cancer Care: https://CancerCare.org - Helping cancer patients cope with emotional, practical and financial concern

    Metastatic Breast Cancer Research through The Cancer Couch Foundation: https://www.thecancercouch.com/

    Other episodes that relate:

    Caregivers Episode: A Caregiver’s Perspective on Healing, Hope and Happiness: https://apple.co/3nMjN6f
    Mini-episode: First Few Weeks of Cancer / Early Diagnosis on HTH - The Podcast: apple.co/2Gd5oiu
    Mini-episode: What to Do, Say or Give to a Friend with Cancer on HTH - The Podcast: apple.co/349Zvuw

    CONNECT WITH MELISSA
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CancerFashionista/
    Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/CancerFashionista/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCygPiWi1UhJNa52yl-oDBlQ

    CONNECT WITH US
    
www.PrettyWellness.com/podcast - for more information on the podcast episodes


    www.PrettyWellness.com/cancer-resources - easily accessible cancer information


    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness - for daily wellness tips
www.CarynSullivan.com - for more information

    Our Social Media:


    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness

    www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness
    
www.Twitter.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book:

Happiness through Hardship - The Book: amzn.to/39PAjuT

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

    To get a free copy of our smoothies and snacks ebook:
prettywellness.us9.list-manage.com/subscri…7ebed6b

    • 46 min
    20. Ingrid Prueher - How to Get a Good Slumber - The Sleep Whisperer on Stress & Self-care

    20. Ingrid Prueher - How to Get a Good Slumber - The Sleep Whisperer on Stress & Self-care

    Having a hard time sleeping? On this week’s episode of “Happiness through Hardship” – The Podcast, I'm excited to introduce you to Ingrid Prueher - aka Ingrid Baby Sleep Whisperer. She’s a holistic sleep expert who offers bilingual pediatric and adult sleep coaching services. Ingrid's a former Wall Street research analyst who used her love of data and research to find holistic tools to improve the health of her family. She shares her thoughts on how stress as well as self-care can influence our sleep. In addition, she showcases tons of tips on how to improve your slumber and your life. There's something for everyone in this episode as Ingrid is full of resources and tons of fun.

    We have a blast and so will you, so please enjoy this episode and if you like rate, review and subscribe. You leaving a review helps us with our podcast ranking. The higher we are ranked, the more people can discover our show….and the more inspirational content we can bring to you and others.

    SHOW NOTES

    Ingrid Baby Sleep Whisperer Consultation: https://ingridbabysleepwhisperer.com/sleep-service-one-on-one/

    Good Night Buddy Alarm Clock: https://amzn.to/33AZG2Y

    Yoga Nidra: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jx12i84awl8

    Night writing pen: https://amzn.to/2Gv3udb

    Kid Anti-blue Light Glasses: https://amzn.to/34yQD1L

    Adult Anti-blue Light Glasses: https://amzn.to/3lnn5Lh

    Parents.com "Baby Sleep 911" Web TV Series: https://www.parents.com/baby/sleep/911/

    DoTERRA essential oils: https://ingridbabysleepwhisperer.com/doterraessentialoils/

    The Modern Essentials Handbook of Essential Oils: https://amzn.to/3lxqWpd

    CONNECT WITH INGRID
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ingridBabySleepWhisperer/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ingridbabysleepwhisperer/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/IngridPrueher
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ingridprueher/_created/

    CONNECT WITH US
    www.PrettyWellness.com/podcast - for more information on the podcast episodes
    
www.PrettyWellness.com/cancer-resources - easily accessible cancer information

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness - for daily wellness tips
    www.CarynSullivan.com - for more information

    Our Social Media:

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness
    www.Twitter.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book:

    Happiness through Hardship - The Book:
    amzn.to/39PAjuT

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:

    PrettyWellness.com/book

    To get a free copy of our smoothies and snacks ebook:
    prettywellness.us9.list-manage.com/subscri…7ebed6b

    • 51 min
    19. My Husband, Kevin: A Caregiver's Perspective on Healing, Hope and Happiness

    19. My Husband, Kevin: A Caregiver's Perspective on Healing, Hope and Happiness

    Behind many bald heads, sad eyes and extremely tired cancer patients are loving and thoughtful caregivers. This week’s episode my husband, Kevin, my caregiver, shares what we did right during our cancer experiences…as well as how we found fun, reduced a little stress and managed decisions with parenthood and cancer.

    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. As the host and a two-time breast cancer survivor healing from stage IV disease, I want to honor October, Breast Health Awareness and Action Month by sharing some additional cancer related stories and resources. In addition to the book, "Happiness through Hardship - A Guide and Journal for Cancer Patients, Their Caregivers and Friends," there are podcast mini-episodes that provide relatable information for those touched with cancer, chronic disease and other hardships. 

    Please listen to this episode and if you like rate, review and subscribe. You leaving a review helps us with our podcast ranking. The higher we are ranked, the more people can discover our show….and the more inspirational content we can bring to you and others.

    SHOW NOTES

    CancerCare: https://CancerCare.org

    Curtain Call Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/curtain-call/id1474109848

    Kevin Sullivan - NY Times Best Selling Author for "The WWE Encyclopedia of Sports & Entertainment:" https://amzn.to/3l2lZEA

    How we had fun with cancer: https://prettywellness.com/lipstick-and-dancing/

    Which Friends Character are You QUIZ: https://www.buzzfeed.com/angelicaamartinez/friends-character-personality-quiz

    Mini-episode: First Few Weeks of Cancer / Early Diagnosis on HTH - The Podcast: https://apple.co/2Gd5oiu

    Mini-episode: What to Do, Say or Give to a Friend with Cancer on HTH - The Podcast: https://apple.co/349Zvuw

    CONNECT WITH US
    www.PrettyWellness.com/podcast - for more information on the podcast episodes
    
www.PrettyWellness.com/cancer-resources - easily accessible cancer information

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness - for daily wellness tips
    www.CarynSullivan.com - for more information

    Our social Media:

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness
    www.Twitter.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book:

    Happiness through Hardship - The Book:
    amzn.to/39PAjuT

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:

    PrettyWellness.com/book

    To get a free copy of our smoothies and snacks ebook:
    prettywellness.us9.list-manage.com/subscri…7ebed6b

    • 51 min
    18. Dr. Althea Bates: When the Odds are Stacked Against You

    18. Dr. Althea Bates: When the Odds are Stacked Against You

    Dr. Althea Bates, entrepreneur, author, and the founder of the Project Resiliency Movement talks openly how the odds were stacked against her with so much tragedy in her life. However, Dr. Bates has a powerful outlook and can be incredibly helpful and motivating to everyone. She shares her thoughts about resilience and vision as well as figuring out your own superpower. Dr. Bates speaks from a place of empowerment and resilience. She is smart, brave, bold and absolutely beautiful inside and out. There’s so much to learn from her in this episode and life.

    I met Dr. Bates at the local TV station where we both are regular contributors. That morning she was talking about self-care being more than just manicures where she showcased her book at The Project Resiliency Movement. The Project Resiliency Movement, a social movement that empowers women of color in areas of self-care including mental, physical and emotional health provides connectivity and support to other women of color through resiliency circles, conferences, workshops and more. In addition to being the founder of The Project Resiliency Movement, she's also the leader in the Dr. Bates brand, which will help empower women of all different backgrounds to tap into their own wellness for the body, mind and soul.

    Please listen to this episode and if you like rate, review and subscribe. You leaving a review helps us with our podcast ranking. The higher we are ranked, the more people can discover our show....and the more inspirational content we can bring to you and others.

    SHOW NOTES

    Brokenness, Baggage and Blessings: An Anthology of Resiliency Stories by Dr. Althea Bates: https://amzn.to/33WpbKX

    Therapy for Black Girls: https://therapyforblackgirls.com/

    Dr. Bates & WTNH-TV: The True Meaning of Self-care: https://www.wtnh.com/on-air/gmct-at-nine/the-true-meaning-of-self-care/

    CONNECT WITH DR. BATES
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamdrbates/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Project-Resiliency-Movement-1165186203565005/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/projresmovement

    CONNECT WITH US
    www.PrettyWellness.com/podcast - for more information on the podcast episodes
    
www.PrettyWellness.com/cancer-resources - easily accessible cancer information

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness - for daily wellness tips
    www.CarynSullivan.com - for more information

    Our social Media:

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness
    www.Twitter.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book:

    Happiness through Hardship - The Book:
    amzn.to/39PAjuT

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:

    PrettyWellness.com/book

    To get a free copy of our smoothies and snacks ebook:
    prettywellness.us9.list-manage.com/subscri…7ebed6b

    • 44 min
    17. Michele Vig: Declutter Your Life - A Health Scare Turns Exec Into Organizing Expert

    17. Michele Vig: Declutter Your Life - A Health Scare Turns Exec Into Organizing Expert

    What kind of clutter do you have in your life? Do you seek a healthier and happier one? This week’s guest on Happiness through Hardship - The Podcast is Michele Vig of Neat Little Nest and author of "The Holistic Guide to Decluttering: Organize and Transform Your Space, Time and Mind."

    Michele has always been a super woman - a high-powered, strategic marketer with a tireless work ethic. She has received big awards, top promotions and reached her dream of being CMO for a big brand as well as playing the role of a wife, mom, community volunteer and loyal friend. However, a near stroke caused her to re-evaluate her lifestyle, which laid the groundwork for Neat Little Nest - her organizational and decluttering empire.

    Michele shares with us her health struggle and reflects on how holistically decluttering not just our stuff, but our time and mind can lead to transformational changes. Michele’s insights are helpful no matter what roles you play in life. She’s brilliant, incredibly thoughtful and shares her tips and philosophy for helping you find your desired life.

    Throughout the interview Michele talks about managing stress with a career or busy life. She also speaks about the importance of decluttering first before organizing. Her method goes beyond decluttering your home – it’s about decluttering your life, calendar, and mind to find real, lasting change.

    I encourage you to listen to this episode and pick up a copy of her book. The Holistic Guide to Decluttering...it will take you on an interactive journey to learn how to clean out and organize key areas of your life. Her practical, followable advice offers step-by-step strategies that can be followed easily even for the busiest and messiest people. And with people spending more time in their own spaces these days, with ever more demands on their mind space and their time, Michele's advice is needed and necessary.

    I’m excited for you to hear her story and suggestions. Please listen to this episode and if you like rate, review and subscribe. You leaving a review helps us with our podcast ranking. The higher we are ranked, the more people can discover our show.

    SHOW NOTES

    "The Holistic Guide to Decluttering: Organize and Transform Your Space, Time and Mind Book:" https://amzn.to/3c2UJCq

    Neat Little Nest Decluttering Checklist: https://www.neatlittlenest.com/

    My Desired Life Planner and other NLN products: https://www.neatlittlenest.com/signatureproducts

    Michele’s Favorite Organizational Tools: https://www.amazon.com/shop/neatlittlenest

    "Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career" by Harvard Business School Press: https://amzn.to/3hDiQIY

    CONNECT WITH NEAT LITTLE NEST / MICHELE VIG

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neatlittlenest/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NeatLittleNest/
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/michelevig/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/NeatLittleNest

    CONNECT WITH US
    www.PrettyWellness.com/podcast - for more information on the podcast episodes
    
www.PrettyWellness.com/cancer-resources - easily accessible cancer information

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness - for daily wellness tips
    www.CarynSullivan.com - for more information

    Our social Media:

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness
    www.Twitter.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book:

    Happiness through Hardship - The Book:
    amzn.to/39PAjuT

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:

    PrettyWellness.com/book

    To get a free copy of our smoothies and snacks ebook:
    prettywellness.us9.list-manage.com/subscri…7ebed6b

    • 45 min
    16. Laura McCarthy: Single Moming and Simple Styling

    16. Laura McCarthy: Single Moming and Simple Styling

    Laura McCarthy, a power woman with a heart and a BIG smile is this week's guest on "Happiness through Hardship" - The Podcast. She highlights her story about being a single mom and reflects on what she might do differently now.

    Laura used to want to do it all and struggled trying to overcompensate playing all the roles she believed her son needed. When she opened herself up and embraced a few different communities, she found it easier to receive well-needed help. In addition, she didn't take care of herself. For years she believed that she didn't have the bandwidth to exercise, eat right or take even a moment to breathe. When she started doing yoga she was found stress reduction exercises that worked. It also gave her a whole new tribe of support and friendship. Through the years, she’s found tools to be present, even when times were tough. Today, her passion for helping others and styling all has brought her to an incredibly happy place.

    Laura’s insights are helpful whether you’re single moming, married or living a stressful life. She’s smart, stylish and FULL of resourceful ideas. She shares on the podcast her struggles, her suggestions and even a few of her stylish tips at the end.

    SHOW NOTES
    Personal Styling for the Busy Professional Woman: https://www.mystyledlife.net/

    Book a Free Consultation with Laura: https://www.mystyledlife.net/get-in-touch

    Mix and Match Your Wardrobe for New Outfits: https://www.mystyledlife.net/dresscode/mix-up-your-wardrobe

    The Jeremiah Program: https://jeremiahprogram.org/

    Breathing Breaks - our favorite apps: Headspace, Calm, Insight Timer and more info: https://prettywellness.com/stress/

    CONNECT WITH LAURA
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/my.styled.life/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauramccarthympls/

    Connect with us at: 

    www.PrettyWellness.com/podcast - for more information on the podcast episodes
    
www.PrettyWellness.com/cancer-resources - easily accessible cancer information

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness - for daily wellness tips
    www.CarynSullivan.com - for more information

    Our social Media:

    www.Instagram.com/prettywellness
    www.Facebook.com/PrettyWellness
    www.Twitter.com/PrettyWellness

    To Buy the Book:

    Happiness through Hardship - The Book:
    amzn.to/39PAjuT

    To Donate a Book to a Cancer Center:

    PrettyWellness.com/book

    To get a free copy of our smoothies and snacks ebook:
    prettywellness.us9.list-manage.com/subscri…7ebed6b

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

madisonwoody ,

Inspirational!

Cancer fashionista was such an interesting and great episode! Eye opening to learn self love through hardship. Will definitely listen again!

Kendra A Perez ,

Inspirational

I love listening to this podcast! It is very inspirational and helps get me through my day (:

jimkllko ,

Loved it

Thank you so much for the tips!

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