61 episodes

Liza Blas is a storyteller who is raising two unique kids, both struggling with mental illness, neurodiversity, and Lyme disease. While her life stories are rooted in challenging topics, Liza brings light out of darkness, providing empathy, validation, and hope to parents with similar struggles. She invites inspiring guests to each episode to share stories of healing and help listeners become the most empowered versions of themselves.

Very Happy Stories Liza Blas

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Liza Blas is a storyteller who is raising two unique kids, both struggling with mental illness, neurodiversity, and Lyme disease. While her life stories are rooted in challenging topics, Liza brings light out of darkness, providing empathy, validation, and hope to parents with similar struggles. She invites inspiring guests to each episode to share stories of healing and help listeners become the most empowered versions of themselves.

    60. Are There Connections Between ASD, PANS and Bartonella? One Mom’s Story of Healing Hijacked Brains

    60. Are There Connections Between ASD, PANS and Bartonella? One Mom’s Story of Healing Hijacked Brains

    In this episode, Liza interviews Debbie Kimberg, mother, advocate, and author. Debbie spent years helping her children and herself recover from Autism, ADHD, and other psychiatric issues caused by stealth infections overlooked by traditional medicine. These infections included Lyme and Bartonella.
    Today, Debbie is a board member of Project Lyme, Mother’s Against Lyme, and an administrator of multiple Facebook groups on Tick-borne Disease, PANS, and autism. Debbie and many others in the field are shining a light on the connections between Bartonella and disorders like ASD and ADHD.
    We talk about a very important piece of the PANS puzzle – Congenital Lyme. In fact, Debbie and I both unknowingly passed Lyme and Bartonella onto our children, including our children diagnosed with PANS and ASD. This is an important episode you need to listen to. We are discussing topics that many moms are dealing with today and so many people just aren’t talking about it. Tune in.
    Connect with Liza’s Guest, Debbie Kimberg
    You can follow her son, Sammy’s, journey on Instagram at @HijackedBrains
    To receive notifications of Debbie’s upcoming book “Hijacked Brains” visit https://debbiekimberg.com/
    Grateful for our Sponsor!
    The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Fruitful Yield Health Foods, a family-owned business serving Chicagoland since 1962. Liza’s personal favorites can be found on their website - CLICK HERE. You can save $5 off $25 online - valid for Store Pickup, Curbside Pickup, Same Day Delivery, or standard shipping. Use code VERYHAPPY at checkout.
    www.fruitfulyield.com - Some of Liza’s Fruitful Yield Favorites click here. https://www.fruitfulyield.com/very-happy-stories-with-liza-blas
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas 
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    Download Liza’s free guide - How to Survive during Difficult Times
    Register for Liza’s Digital Course – The Healing and Empowerment Bootcamp
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    Purchase a Gratitude Hat and all proceeds are donated to The LymeLight Foundation.
    To secure Liza as a speaker at your next event or for personal one on one coaching connect with Liza.

    • 32 min
    Surviving The Hard Days with Your Neurodivergent Child

    Surviving The Hard Days with Your Neurodivergent Child

    We’ve all been there… on the days where the meltdowns last extra long and we are frustrated, isolated, and barely surviving. It’s exceptionally hard when you have an exceptional child. In this episode, Liza interviews Megan Champion, mother, educator, and community creator dedicated to supporting moms with neurodivergent kids. Megan shares her story of how she overcame her feelings of shame and guilt while tirelessly navigating those early years with her twice-exceptional son. She discusses the importance of community with other moms, self-forgiveness, and validation. More importantly, Megan tells us how she finally stepped into her parenting empowerment by finding the mom she needed to be from within, instead of following all the other parenting advice for typical kids. If your child is neurodivergent, twice-exceptional, autistic, or has a learning difference, this is a must-listen. Learn why following your intuition is the best course of action for our neurodivergent families. 
    Connect with Liza’s Guest, Megan Champion
    The On The Hard Days podcast & community was created by Megan Champion, a mother of three, educator of 14 years, and supporter of struggling moms everywhere.
    Raising my out-of-the-box child has been the challenge of my life. Creating a community of like-minded mothers who truly get it has put me on a mission to bring us together. This is a judgment-free zone for mothers in the trenches. Welcome to On The Hard Days.
    https://www.ontheharddays.com/
    Grateful for our Sponsor!
    The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Fruitful Yield Health Foods, a family-owned business serving Chicagoland since 1962. Liza’s personal favorites can be found on their website - CLICK HERE. You can save $5 off $25 online - valid for Store Pickup, Curbside Pickup, Same Day Delivery, or standard shipping. Use code VERYHAPPY at checkout. www.fruitfulyield.com - Some of Liza’s Fruitful Yield Favorites click here. https://www.fruitfulyield.com/very-happy-stories-with-liza-blas
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas 
    Liza’s Favorites:
    Shop Vital Plan
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    Liza’s Favorites on Vital Plan
    https://vitalplan.sjv.io/c/3428572/967226/12659
    Download Liza’s free guide - How to Survive during Difficult Times
    Register for Liza’s Digital Course – The Healing and Empowerment Bootcamp
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    Purchase a Gratitude Hat and all proceeds are donated to The LymeLight Foundation.
    To secure Liza as a speaker at your next event or for personal one on one coaching connect with Liza.

    • 28 min
    Here’s What You Need To Know About Mold. For Starters, We’re All Vulnerable

    Here’s What You Need To Know About Mold. For Starters, We’re All Vulnerable

    We are all vulnerable to a debilitating toxin. It’s mold. Mold does not discriminate, and it can cause serious illness and neurological symptoms if you are exposed. Many people including our children are unknowingly exposed to mold – in our homes, in our schools, and even in our places of work. In this episode, Liza interviews Michael Rubino, a renowned leader in the mold and remediation space. Michael is the author of “The Mold Medic: An Expert's Guide on Mold Removal.” Michael shares what we need to know about mold and how to create a plan for prevention and offers a guide for remediation. This may be one of the most important interviews we’ve had on Very Happy Stories because it impacts every single one of us. Here’s what you need to know about mold. Tune in.
    Connect with Liza’s Guest:
    Michael Rubino has become a renowned leader in the mold and remediation space. President of All American Restoration and Author of The Mold Medic: An Expert's Guide on Mold Removal, Michael continues to push the conversation forward for creating better indoor air quality. He’s been featured on dozens of podcasts and news channels as the leading expert on all aspects of mold, remediation, and air quality. He is also a council-certified Mold Remediator by IICRC and ACAC and a contributing member, sponsor, and speaker for the Indoor Air Quality Association.
    https://www.themoldmedic.com/
    Get your copy of The Mold Medic book.
    Grateful for our Sponsor!
    The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Fruitful Yield Health Foods, a family-owned business serving Chicagoland since 1962. Liza’s personal favorites can be found on their website - CLICK HERE. You can save $5 off $25 online - valid for Store Pickup, Curbside Pickup, Same Day Delivery, or standard shipping. Use code VERYHAPPY at checkout. www.fruitfulyield.com
    Shop Vital Plan
    Http://vitalplan.sjv.io/vnq0q3
    Liza’s Favorites on Vital Plan
    https://vitalplan.sjv.io/c/3428572/967226/12659
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas 
    Liza’s Favorites:
    Shop Vital Plan
    Http://vitalplan.sjv.io/vnq0q3
    Liza’s Favorites on Vital Plan
    https://vitalplan.sjv.io/c/3428572/967226/12659
    Download Liza’s free guide - How to Survive during Difficult Times
    Register for Liza’s Digital Course – The Healing and Empowerment Bootcamp
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    Purchase a Gratitude Hat and all proceeds are donated to The LymeLight Foundation.
    To secure Liza as a speaker at your next event or for personal one on one coaching connect with Liza.

    • 37 min
    Are You Ready To Feel Well? The Answer Lives In Your Cells

    Are You Ready To Feel Well? The Answer Lives In Your Cells

    In this interview, Liza speaks with Dr. Bill Rawls. His new book, “The Cellular Wellness Solution” is a gamechanger in your journey towards wellness. Dr. Rawls outlines why so many people are chronically ill and provides us with the map to ultimately achieving wellness. The truth? The health of our bodies lives in the health of our cells. For over 30 years, Dr. Bill Rawls has dedicated his life to medicine. When a health crisis in his early forties abruptly changed his quality of life, he came face to face with the limitations of modern medicine and began to explore the vast possibilities of alternative treatments. Restoring his health through holistic and herbal therapies inspired him to share his revelations on the importance of cellular wellness. If you are healing or if your family is experiencing chronic illness, this is an episode to listen to now.
    Grateful for our Sponsor!
    The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Fruitful Yield Health Foods, a family-owned business serving Chicagoland since 1962. My personal favorites can be found on their website - CLICK HERE. You can save $5 off $25 online - valid for Store Pickup, Curbside Pickup, Same Day Delivery, or standard shipping. Use code VERYHAPPY at checkout. www.fruitfulyield.com
    Connect with Dr. Bill Rawls
    https://rawlsmd.com/
    Get your copy of the new book, “The Cellular Wellness Solution”
    https://cellularwellness.com/
    Shop Vital Plan - GET 15% your first order with the promo code VERYHAPPY15
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    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas 
    Download Liza’s free guide - How to Survive during Difficult Times
    Register for Liza’s Digital Course – The Healing and Empowerment Bootcamp
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    Purchase a Gratitude Hat and all proceeds are donated to The LymeLight Foundation.
    To secure Liza as a speaker at your next event or for personal one on one coaching connect with Liza.

    • 50 min
    56. Can A Strep Infection Cause OCD? One Mother Shares Her Son’s Story

    56. Can A Strep Infection Cause OCD? One Mother Shares Her Son’s Story

    What if a common infection like strep turned your whole world upside down? What if this infection hijacked your child right before your eyes and left him with OCD, Tourette Syndrome and uncontrollable fits? This is the story of Beth Alison Maloney’s son and she shares it in this episode. Confined to their home by the horror of her son’s illness, a lifelong placement seemed his likely fate — until Beth learned that a strep infection might be the cause (a disorder known as PANDAS) Most doctors said she was wrong; but she was right, and two doctors helped cure him. He is now fully recovered. Listen to Beth’s story and learn the symptoms, treatment and how best to navigate through this complex condition.
    Grateful for our Sponsor!
    The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Fruitful Yield Health Foods, a family-owned business serving Chicagoland since 1962. My personal favorites can be found on their website - CLICK HERE. You can save $5 off $25 online - valid for Store Pickup, Curbside Pickup, Same Day Delivery, or standard shipping. Use code VERYHAPPY at checkout. www.fruitfulyield.com
    Connect with Liza’s Guest
    Connect with Beth Alison Maloney
    https://bethalisonmaloney.com/legal-consulting-services
    Beth has written three books:
    Saving Sammy
    Childhood Interrupted
    Protecting Your Child from the Child Protection System 
    Follow Beth on tiktok
    https://www.tiktok.com/@childprotectionlawyer
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas 
    Download Liza’s free guide - How to Survive during Difficult Times
    Register for Liza’s Digital Course – The Healing and Empowerment Bootcamp
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    Purchase a Gratitude Hat and all proceeds are donated to The LymeLight Foundation.
    To secure Liza as a speaker at your next event or for personal one on one coaching connect with Liza.

    • 36 min
    55. How To Heal Your Mother Wound

    55. How To Heal Your Mother Wound

    Do you struggle with your own worthiness? Do you feel unsafe? Are you a perfectionist? Chances are you are wounded, and you may have inherited these painful wounds from your very first love – Your Mother. In this episode, Liza interviews Beth Gordon, founder of Bella Mind Body Spirit. Beth shares several personal stories today to help us understand what the Mother Wound is and even more, how she healed from it. Her trigger came out in a very common way – through the birth of her daughter. The good news is, the Mother Wound is an invitation and an initiation to heal. Even more, when you heal this wound, you add to the healing of your children because energetically, this is a generational wound. Wherever you are in your healing journey, this conversation is a must listen. Download and then share it with someone you know who could use this motherly advice. Grateful for our Sponsor! The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Fruitful Yield Health Foods, a family-owned business serving Chicagoland since 1962. Find all your health & wellness essentials in-store or online at www.fruitfulyield.com. You can save $5 off $25 online - valid for Store Pickup, Curbside Pickup, Same Day Delivery, or standard shipping. Use code VERYHAPPY at checkout.
    About Liza’s Guest, Beth Gordon
    Beth became a Spiritual Practitioner in 2014.  She has spent her life in the healing arts working as a Physical Therapist and a yoga teacher. She is the founder of Bella Mind Body Spirit and loves listening for the prayer of your heart and assisting you to live a life you love. She does private sessions working with you for well being on all levels. Sessions are via Zoom, Skype, FaceTime or Phone.  She is also the co-founded and facilitator of Maiden Voyages, a nine month program for women to integrate all the stages and cycles of a woman’s life.  
    For information or to work with Beth contact: 
    Email: admin@bellamindbodyspirit.com
    Phone: 630-408-3623
    www.themaidenvoyages.com
    Are you Healing? Check out the links below:
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/ and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas 
    Download Liza’s free guide - How to Survive during Difficult Times
    Register for Liza’s Digital Course – The Healing and Empowerment Bootcamp
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    Purchase a Gratitude Hat and all proceeds are donated to The LymeLight Foundation.
    To secure Liza as a speaker at your next event or for personal one on one coaching connect with Liza.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

azkapo ,

Peaceful, Relatable, Honest, Brave

Despite the different challenges in my household, I could still relate to all that Liza so courageous and honestly shared! Her presentation is so soothing and makes you feel everything is going to be OK. Love the way she artfully weaves her storytelling with the title of her podcast! A podcaster that I can’t wait to hear more from!

Gduster ,

This podcast is a game changer

I can’t say enough good things about this podcast! Liza’s stories are so moving. You feel like you’re in the moment and feeling what she felt at that time. It’s eye opening, tears at your heart strings and is so down-to-earth honest which is so hard to find in today’s environment. With every story, I find I am reflecting on my life and the choices I’ve made and continue to make. Liza’s vulnerability is captivating and although I cannot personally relate to the issues she and her family have faced, I am still getting so much out of these podcasts. Soothing and inspirational with an engaging personality, Liza is the REAL DEAL!

harmony407 ,

Insightful, Inspiring, and Vulnerable

Liza does a wonderful job in sharing the stories of navigating the varying diagnosis of her two children including the highs and lows of it all. She expresses herself with such vulnerability and her words can be a comfort to other families navigating similar issues. Liza is an insightful and inspiring storyteller. This is a must listen to podcast!

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