45 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.

    Advocate Like a Mother! Dissecting a Story of Chronic Illness

    Advocate Like a Mother! Dissecting a Story of Chronic Illness

    No one thinks I’m sick! Have you ever battled an illness while fighting for a diagnosis at the same time? This is the story for so many people battling chronic illness today. In this episode Liza interviews Lexie Walsh, chronic illness warrior turned advocate and founder of Uncharted Malady. Through Lexie’s personal story, Liza and Lexie unpack many important topics affecting chronic illness warriors including medical gaslighting by physicians, the invalidation of medical mysteries, as well as the importance of healing personal trauma. This episode is dedicated to all the warriors out there (Lyme, autoimmune and undiagnosed) who continue to fight for validation, treatment, and healing. 
    The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Currey Ingram Academy, Promoting Strengths and Supporting Differences. At Currey Ingram Academy, they settle for nothing less than being a global leader for students with learning differences. By promoting strengths and supporting differences, their students receive the education they truly deserve. Learn more here at https://www.curreyingram.org/
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Facebook and Instagram 
    https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas
    https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/
    Download Liza’s free Thrive Guide for more of Liza’s best practices on empowerment and happiness.
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    Connect with Liza’s Guest, Lexie Walsh of Uncharted Malady
    Resources for Advocating https://www.unchartedmalady.com/
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/unchartedmalady/
    Lexie Walsh is the founder of Uncharted Malady, her online resource in dissecting chronic illness from a patient's perspective, and designing a beneficial platform for the newly diagnosed, chronic illness veterans, and undiagnosed individuals.
    Uncharted Malady provides applicable resources, promotes chronic illness awareness that goes beyond sharing a message, and generates opportunities for others to share their chronic experiences.
    After enduring years of remaining undiagnosed, it has become her passion to assist others in advocating for their wellness through mental support and gained knowledge.

    • 36 min
    The Power of Alignment

    The Power of Alignment

    In this solo episode, Liza shares the story of how she was able to navigate through a family emergency by being present and deeply aligned. What is alignment? Alignment is simply making a connection with a higher power, a higher level of consciousness, and an infinite source of energy. Why is this so important? Being aligned is Liza’s secret to experiencing more ease, more joy, more gratitude, while parenting kids with complex circumstances and even handling crisis. In this episode Liza reveals her Alignment Toolkit with listeners so they can practice a lifestyle of alignment as well. She details the importance of sleep hygiene, radical self-care, intentional movement, and boundaries. This gift is coming to you with divine timing, perfect right before the holidays. You won’t want to miss this inspiring story and special episode. 

    *The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Currey Ingram Academy, Promoting Strengths and Supporting Differences. At Currey Ingram Academy, they settle for nothing less than being a global leader for students with learning differences. By promoting strengths and supporting differences, their students receive the education they truly deserve. Learn more here at https://www.curreyingram.org/
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Facebook and Instagram 
    https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas
    https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/
    Download Liza’s free Thrive Guide for more of Liza’s best practices on empowerment and happiness.
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/

    • 18 min
    42. More than exceptional, is your kid twice exceptional (2e)?

    42. More than exceptional, is your kid twice exceptional (2e)?

    Sometimes being gifted doesn’t present a gift at all! Many profoundly gifted children have severe emotional struggles and learning differences. So is the case for children who are twice-exceptional, also known as 2e. In this episode, Liza interviews 2e education specialist, school psychologist, and social-emotional intelligence coach Day Sanchez. Day shares her personal story of how being twice-exceptional impacted her mental well-being as a young student and how she was finally able to graduate from high school. Finally, in college, Day was able to immerse herself in subjects that she was passionate about and she Thrived! Listen to this episode to learn more about gifted kids, twice-exceptionalism, and the best support for our 2e kids.
    The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Currey Ingram Academy, Promoting Strengths and Supporting Differences. At Currey Ingram Academy, they settle for nothing less than being a global leader for students with learning differences. By promoting strengths and supporting differences, their students receive the education they truly deserve. Learn more here at https://www.curreyingram.org/
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Facebook and Instagram 
    https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas
    https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/
    Download Liza’s free Thrive Guide for more of Liza’s best practices on empowerment and happiness.
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    About Liza’s Guest, Day Sanchez
    Day Sanchez is an education specialist, school psychologist, and social-emotional intelligence coach dedicated to supporting the optimal cognitive, creative, and social-emotional development of twice-exceptional (2e) and highly sensitive children. She collaborates with parents to guide children in rewiring their brain for positive mindsets, developing positive behaviors, and building important habits and skills so they can experience success, improve their self-esteem and confidence, and explore their gifts and talents.
    Day's experience with gifted children began with her younger brother, who is now a successful and thriving young adult. She has worked with hundreds of students, from preschool through high school, presenting a wide range of learning, behavior, and social-emotional difficulties. Day has experienced learning, processing, and executive functioning challenges herself and has developed a variety of strategies to help children with similar needs. Her approach draws on social and emotional learning, positive psychology, neuroscience, and cognitive behavioral techniques. She created 2e Minds to help 2e children and adolescents realize their full potential and contribute positively to society.
    Download Day’s free guide to help families promote children’s talents.
    https://www.2eminds.com/nurturing-talents-guide/
    Connect with Day Sanchez:
    https://www.instagram.com/2eminds/
    https://twitter.com/2eminds
    https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@daysanchez 
    https://www.facebook.com/2eMinds

    • 27 min
    How The Mother Became The Healer

    How The Mother Became The Healer

    Mama knows best! In this powerful episode, Liza interviews Amanda Dahl, Certified Holistic Health Consultant and co-owner of Dahl Holistic Health. Amanda shares the story of how her son with autism ultimately led to their FAMILY’S diagnosis of Lyme disease. Through her intense healing journey, Amanda tapped into a very special gift. Today, she is helping others in powerful and profound ways including energy work and Lyme coaching. This very happy story sheds light on a mother’s transformation through the journey of healing herself and her family. Listen today to be inspired and energized. 
    The presenting sponsor of Very Happy Stories is Currey Ingram Academy, Promoting Strengths and Supporting Differences. Learn more here: https://www.curreyingram.org/
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Facebook and Instagram 
    https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas
    https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/
    Download Liza’s free Thrive Guide for more of Liza’s best practices on empowerment and happiness.
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    About Liza’s Guest, Amanda Dahl:
    Amanda took the energy healing scene by storm after her own intense journey with chronic illness. With her gentle guidance and fresh approach, clients who have "tried everything," enjoy accelerated healing and renewed hope. Physical, emotional, and spiritual needs are considered as Amanda leads clients to a life of health and new possibilities. Amanda and her husband, Christopher, co-own Dahl Holistic Health, where they use energy healing, health and soul coaching, muscle testing, energy sensing, somatic exercises, and mindset work to activate people's vitality so they can thrive!
    Certified Holistic Health Consultant & Herbalist Certified Emotion Code Practitioner Usui Reiki Ryoho Master Practitioner/Teacher RKMRI Medical Reiki Master Certified Biomagnetic Therapist Dahl Holistic Health
    www.dahlholistichealth.com
    603-496-9692 ph/text
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dahlholistichealth/
    Clubhouse: @amandadahl

    • 41 min
    If You Want to Heal, Don’t Forget To Grieve

    If You Want to Heal, Don’t Forget To Grieve

    One of the biggest blocks to healing is the inability to process grief. In this episode, Liza sheds light on the importance of processing grief. Her guest, Lara Kitts, shares the story of how she finally found happiness by way of grieving and routine self-care. Lara is a mother of three daughters and her oldest is severely impaired with multiple conditions including autism, epilepsy and cerebral palsy. After surviving years by living moment to moment, Lara found herself depressed and unwell at rock bottom, so she checked into a grief center where she slowly relearned how to tend to her needs. Today, Lara is committed to a lifestyle of radical self-care, while helping other mothers with special needs children do the same. Listen to this heartfelt conversation for support and validation in your journey. This conversation will inspire you to tend to the grief that is stopping you from transforming into the most empowered version of yourself. 
    *This episode is sponsored by Green Compass CBD.*
    Liza’s favorite CBD brand for her family is Green Compass, which is USDA Certified Organic. Click here to learn more.
    https://veryhappystories.greencompassglobal.com/
    Connect with Liza:
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Facebook and Instagram 
    https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas
    https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/
    Download Liza’s free Thrive Guide for more of Liza’s best practices on empowerment and happiness.
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    About Liza’s Guest, Lara Kitts:
    Lara Kitts is an entrepreneur and a mom.  The oldest of her three daughters has severe impairments and this has shaped Lara’s life and her business.  She works to help other parents of kids with special needs find ways to nurture and take care of themselves while they are taking care of their high-needs children.
    Lara has spent almost two decades advocating within the Special Education system and is the co-founder of an amazing nonprofit organization that supports kids with special needs in her west Michigan community.
    Lara’s Website, Flight Club and Blog https://www.larakitts.com/
    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/larakittsllc 
    Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lara.kitts/?hl=en
    Podcast, Changing Your Dreams: Parenting a Child with Special Needs - https://anchor.fm/larakitts

    • 40 min
    Unleash Your Superpower As A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

    Unleash Your Superpower As A Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

    Some people are sensitive, but others are Highly Sensitive People, otherwise known as an HSP. This trait, recognized in the world of psychology, can affect up to twenty percent of the population and greatly affects an individual’s nervous system – leaving them in a constant state of fight or flight. You might go through your whole life trying to suppress this trait when it might actually be your greatest superpower yet. In today’s interview, Liza speaks with Julie Staub, certified Holistic Wellness Coach, HSP Lifestyle Coach, and Highly Sensitive Person. Julie breaks down the unique characteristics of a highly sensitive person and provides valuable information on realistic lifestyle modifications to maximize your energy and live your best life. This episode will leave you energized! Listen today.
    *This episode is sponsored by Green Compass CBD.*
    Liza’s favorite CBD brand for her family is Green Compass, which is USDA Certified Organic. Click here to learn more.
    https://veryhappystories.greencompassglobal.com/
    Connect with Liza:
    Follow Liza and Very Happy Stories on Facebook and Instagram 
    https://www.facebook.com/veryhappystorieswithLizaBlas
    https://www.instagram.com/lizasveryhappystories/
    Download Liza’s free Thrive Guide for more of Liza’s best practices on empowerment and happiness.
    Subscribe to Liza’s newsletter at http://VeryHappyStories.com/
    More about Liza’s Guest:
    Julie Staub, certified Holistic Wellness Coach, HSP Lifestyle Coach, Highly Sensitive Person and naturally gifted healer. Julie helps Highly Sensitive People clear blocks and obstacles that keep them from relief and ease by creating practical systems that honor their sensitive nature so they can rest and digest.
    www.juliestaub.com (website)
    www.instagram.com/hsp.juliestaub (IG) @hsp.juliestaub (profile)
    www.facebook.com/JulieStaubHWC (FB page)
    www.clubhouse.com/club/highly-sensitive-peo (HSP Club on Clubhouse) @juliestaub (profile)
    Join my HSP email list for weekly email:
    https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60071eb19b717a1de629873d
    HSP Resource Guide:
    https://view.flodesk.com/pages/603434b054e75769ef59d25e
    Mental Health Resource Guide for HSPs:
    https://view.flodesk.com/pages/60a719fef58a0010a20bcf29

    • 40 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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