5 episodes

Liza Blas is a storyteller who is raising two unique kids, both struggling with severe mental illness and Lyme disease. While her life stories are rooted in challenging topics, Liza brings light out of darkness, providing empathy, validation, and inspiration to parents with similar struggles.

Very Happy Stories Liza Blas

    • Parenting
    • 5.0 • 20 Ratings

Liza Blas is a storyteller who is raising two unique kids, both struggling with severe mental illness and Lyme disease. While her life stories are rooted in challenging topics, Liza brings light out of darkness, providing empathy, validation, and inspiration to parents with similar struggles.

    Embrace the Uncertainty

    Embrace the Uncertainty

    It seems to be the theme of 2020: embrace the uncertainty. And giving the unexpected a great big, grateful hug is exactly what Liza does in her 4th episode of the Very Happy Stories podcast. Along with a special VHS podcast announcement, the story of how Liza manages some unpredictable advice about this podcast unfolds within this episode. Liza shares how shifting mindset, letting go of expectations, and embracing the uncertainty ultimately serve us better. Liza also announces how recent positive suggestions will impact the Very Happy Stories podcast. Listen and subscribe today!
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    • 9 min
    Why Your Kids' Happiness Starts with YOUR Happiness

    Why Your Kids' Happiness Starts with YOUR Happiness

    Trigger Warning: This episode deals with content that might be sensitive to some listeners, including the topic of suicidal ideation.
    How does perfectionism affect our children? What happens when the need to be perfect and intrusive thoughts drive a child to consider suicide? What silver lining could a parent discover while trying to help their child heal? In this episode, Liza pulls back the curtain of “perfectionism” and reveals what life truly looks like when raising a child with suicidal ideation: the shame, isolation, and fear of being exposed. Liza’s story, while rooted in pain, evolves into an account of growth, inspiration, and lessons in striving for happiness, leaving listeners feeling inspired and connected.
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    • 21 min
    The Power of Permission

    The Power of Permission

    Trigger Warning: This episode deals with content that might be sensitive to some listeners, including the topic of suicidal ideation.
    Do you feel empowered to follow your instincts when advocating for your children? Do you give yourself permission to follow your own rules instead of those imposed on you? In The Power of Permission, Liza Blas shares a story about her struggle to confidently navigate her young son’s school refusal and his emotional distress associated with ADHD, ADD, and twice exceptionalism. After her son reveals a disturbing drawing he made, a perfect stranger’s permission gives her the courage to make a difficult decision regarding a partial hospitalization program. Liza later grants inspirational permission slips to listeners to help empower them through their own challenges.
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    • 18 min
    How To Have A Great Day When Your Kids Have A Terrible Day

    How To Have A Great Day When Your Kids Have A Terrible Day

    Does your child’s mood determine your mood for the day? In this episode, Liza tells the story of how one particular day seemed destined to be a terrible day when her daughter’s OCD and eating disorder took a turn for the worse. Yet, while enjoying lunch with her friend, Liza realized that an intention she set in motion almost two years ago became a reality: the ability to have a great day despite the crisis unfolding around her. Listen to Liza’s very happy story to learn how she empowers her kids to believe they have the ability to handle life’s struggles while giving herself permission to be happy.
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    • 18 min
    Very Happy Stories Preview

    Very Happy Stories Preview

    Parents and caregivers of children with complex conditions like anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, neurodiversity, and Lyme Disease can feel alone and overwhelmed. In this trailer, Liza Blas introduces the Very Happy Stories podcast featuring stories that, while rooted in challenging topics, bring light out of darkness, lifting and providing validation, connection, and community to parents with similar struggles.
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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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!

cbegroovin ,

Inspiring!

Very honest insight into difficult parenting issues.
Liza’s compassionate mindset is inspiring. The episode on permission resonates with me and the difficulties I have faced with one of my children. I find myself smiling at the end of each episode. I can’t wait for more Very Happy Stories!

Mom Exec Wife Daughter ,

Thank You Liza!!!

Wow. Thank you for this Liza! Agree it’s easy for us humans to get off kilter when faced with triumph and wanting the best for others. Your messages and stories are a brilliant reminder to focus on ME first and the bright spots. Amazing what happens next with the world around us.

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