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A podcast about finding light in the darkness. A podcast to explore and unravel the many facets of happiness and wellbeing. Through casual conversations with experts and laymen alike, Kara Fernstrom works to better understand where wellbeing and peace are found.

The Conquest of Bliss Kara Fernstrom

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

A podcast about finding light in the darkness. A podcast to explore and unravel the many facets of happiness and wellbeing. Through casual conversations with experts and laymen alike, Kara Fernstrom works to better understand where wellbeing and peace are found.

    S3 Ep10 - Series Finale of The Conquest of Bliss (with just Kara)

    S3 Ep10 - Series Finale of The Conquest of Bliss (with just Kara)

    This very special episode is the final episode from the Conquest of Bliss for the foreseeable future. I want to thank my editor, Kaldy, and Jayc, who volunteered behind the scenes, even for a brief time, and everybody else who made the show possible, or who made it as moderately successful as it became. This may be a tough one to listen to if crying makes you uncomfy. If you liked the show, please, feel free to leave a review on your favourite listening app.
    The feed will stay up so you can listen as many times as you want, and maybe, if I am lucky, I will get to come back to this work.But if that is the case, it'll definitely be a reboot, or something other show-bizzy term.
    TW: brief mention of suicide, definitely a lot of tears.
     
    This episode, like many, was brought to you by the After Dark Band
    Warning: This Podcast contains explicit language (probably), and casual conversation about what very well might be triggering topics (also probably). Listener Discretion is advised. 
    Intro and background music mixed from public domain songs found on freemusicarchive.org

     

    • 41 min
    S3 Ep 9 - Fighting ACE's with the Domains of Wellness (With Dr. G)

    S3 Ep 9 - Fighting ACE's with the Domains of Wellness (With Dr. G)

    The outstanding Dr. G, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about adverse childhood experiences and the domains of wellness. This informative conversation includes information about what things are considered A.C.E.s, what the domains of wellness are, and how those this knowledge can inform our lives and our parenting.
    For more of Dr, G’s great stuff, you can find her at:
    Her Website
    Her LinkedIn
    This episode, like many, was brought to you by the After Dark Band
    Warning: This Podcast contains explicit language (probably), and casual conversation about what very well might be triggering topics (also probably). Listener Discretion is advised. 
    Intro and background music mixed from public domain songs found on freemusicarchive.org

    • 47 min
    S3 Ep 8 - A Deeper Look at Sex Addiction (With Gallo)

    S3 Ep 8 - A Deeper Look at Sex Addiction (With Gallo)

    The ever-interesting Gallo, of the “Sucias are my Favorite” Podcast, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about sex addiction. This informative conversation covers Gallo’s addiction and recovery to sex, and what that looked like.
    For more of Gallo’s great stuff, you can find him at:
    His Website
    Tik Tok
    Insta
    Twitter
    This episode, like many, was brought to you by the After Dark Band
    Warning: This Podcast contains explicit language (probably), and casual conversation about what very well might be triggering topics (also probably). Listener Discretion is advised. 
    Intro and background music mixed from public domain songs found on freemusicarchive.org

    • 41 min
    S3 Ep7 - I've Been Everywhere, Man (With RC Hand)

    S3 Ep7 - I've Been Everywhere, Man (With RC Hand)

    The fascinating and well-traveled author, RC Hand, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about his many adventures abroad, including to places like North Korea. This enlightening conversation covers where he has been, why he went, and some of the things he learned in his travels.
    For more of RC’s great stuff, you can find him at:
    cowboyproductions52.com
    This episode, like many, was brought to you by Kabby Productions and the After Dark Band
    Warning: This Podcast contains explicit language (probably), and casual conversation about what very well might be triggering topics (also probably). Listener Discretion is advised. 
    Intro and background music mixed from public domain songs found on freemusicarchive.org

    • 39 min
    S3 Ep6 - Navigating Physical Health Problems (With Barby Ingle)

    S3 Ep6 - Navigating Physical Health Problems (With Barby Ingle)

    The inspiring co-founder of the International Pain Foundation, Barby Ingle, joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about pain, health, and self-advocacy. This important conversation covers about Barby’s story, the International Pain Foundation, navigating the health system, and even a bit about navigating the potential minefield of other people’s chronic pain conditions.
    For more of Barby’s great stuff, you can find her at:
    BarbyIngle.com
    Or on Insta
    This episode, like many, was brought to you by the After Dark Band
    Warning: This Podcast contains explicit language (probably), and casual conversation about what very well might be triggering topics (also probably). Listener Discretion is advised. 
    Intro and background music mixed from public domain songs found on freemusicarchive.org

    • 41 min
    S3 Ep 5 - Love Made Simple (With Juan Lee)

    S3 Ep 5 - Love Made Simple (With Juan Lee)

    The wise and interesting Author, Juan Lee joined your host, Kara Fernstrom, for this episode to talk about a different understanding of love. This informative and passionate conversation covers The practical application of love and attitudes for success for becoming your best self.


    For more of Kim’s great stuff, you can find her at:


    Fb: Juanleeauthor


     IG: Juanleeauthor


     Linkedin: Juan Lee


     Twitter: Lovemadesimple


     Clubhouse: Juan Lee


    And, of course, any and all support for the Conquest of Bliss is greatly appreciated. How do you get involved?


    You can support financially through our Patreon or Buy Me a Coffee

    You can like, share, rate and review the show or our posts to help with algorithms

    You can apply to be a sponsor (reach out via email)

    You can also now apply to be a volunteer behind the scenes!


    This episode, like many, was brought to you by Kabby Productions and the After Dark Band


    Warning: This Podcast contains explicit language (probably), and casual conversation about what very well might be triggering topics (also probably). Listener Discretion is advised. 


    Intro and background music mixed from public domain songs found on freemusicarchive.org

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Kim McIntyre ,

Love Kara & her wonderful podcast!

Kara is fun, curious, genuine & a joy to listen to! Plus, she’s putting important information out into the world to make a difference in people’s lives. Totally great show!

byeseagull ,

5 stars aren’t enough

So the great thing about Kara is that she is real. There isn’t a glare of glitz or production value added. What you hear is what you get. She’s down to Earth and so very relatable. Each and every episode I have listened to has always made me look forward to the next, and I can’t say that about many podcasts or podcasters. Kara deserves your sub

crazy1.2 ,

Kara rocks

Really enjoyed an appearance on your show as the therapist that I am… loved the description of the reason for the relaxing background of the show. Listen to the episode to find out what I mean. Chris Gazdik

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