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Bringing you scientifically proven tips and ideas to live a happier and more meaningful life through interviews with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders. The editors of Live Happy magazine bring you best-selling authors and happiness gurus that share their knowledge on topics such as wellness, gratitude, well-being and mindfulness. Interviews are conducted with people like Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan, Dr. Christine Carter, Margaret Greenberg, Dr. Drew Ramsey, Gretchen Rubin, Barbara Fredrickson, Tal Ben-Shahar, Deepak Chopra, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Stacy Kaiser, Darin McMahon, Michelle McQuaid, Fred Luskin, Shani Robins, Kristin Neff, Dr. Rick Hanson, and many more.

Episode Date
Living Longer and Happier Through Kindness With Kelli Harding
21:17

You’ve heard the old saying, “Kill them with kindness” – but what if the opposite was true? Kelli Harding, MD, MPH, is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and author of the new book, The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness. Her book provides fascinating evidence of how kindness, compassion and human connection affect the body in profound ways—and how they can improve both our physical and mental health.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Our day-to-day social environment is key to our health and extends far beyond the doctor’s visits.
  • Health is about creating positive connections to those around you and learning to navigate challenges and stress.
  • To do what you can to create kindness for others.
Aug 20, 2019
Hacking Your Brain for Happiness With Dr. Patrick Porter
20:45

While we don’t think much about them, our brainwaves are always busy—and they play a huge role in our well-being. When brainwaves get out of balance, it affects our sleep, our health and our relationships. Dr. Patrick Porter joins us this week to talk about how brainwaves influence our happiness and tells us some of the ways we can help keep them balanced.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How connecting with nature (grounding) can help you find balance.
  • What lack of sleep does to our brainwaves.
  • What biohacking is and how you can use it for your own well-being.
Aug 13, 2019
What’s New in Positive Psychology With Deborah Heisz
23:10

It’s a brand-new season of Live Happy Now, and what better way to kick it off than to sit down with Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz and talk about what’s new in the world of positive psychology? Deborah recently returned from the International Positive Psychology Association’s Sixth World Congress in Australia. In this episode, she talks with host Paula Felps about how positive psychology is changing – and how the way the world embraces it is changing, too.

Aug 06, 2019
How Plants Make Us Happier With Summer Rayne Oakes
20:30

If you’re a regular listener of Live Happy Now, you already know that we’re big fans of nature. While we talk a lot about the value of getting out in nature, this week’s guest is all about bringing nature inside.

Summer Rayne Oakes is an environmental scientist and sustainability expert who focuses on health and wellness. Her YouTube channel and website are is designed to help people who live in the city become more attuned to nature, and her new book, How to Make Your Plant Love You, looks at how to bring nature inside for greater happiness and well-being. This week, Summer talks about what houseplants do for our well-being and how we can live in nature…even when we’re indoors. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The physical, emotional and mental benefits of taking care of plants indoors.
  • The best plants for beginners and the do’s and don'ts of watering your plants.
  • How to become more attuned to nature in the city.
Jul 30, 2019
Living Life as an Extrovert With Jessica Pan
20:05

If you’re an introvert, you know just how terrifying it can be to do things like talk to strangers, throw a dinner party or—gulp—public speaking. For journalist Jessica Pan, overcoming life as a shy introvert meant going to extremes and living as an extrovert for an entire year.

With the help of “extrovert mentors,” Jessica tackled a daunting to-do list and then chronicled it in the hilarious but heartfelt new book, Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come: One Introvert’s Year of Saying Yes. In this episode, she joins Live Happy Now host Paula Felps to talk about what made her want to overcome her introverted ways and how it has changed her life.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why saying ‘yes’ can change your life.
  • Why living outside of your comfort zone is good for you.
  • That it is never too late to create positive habits.
Jul 23, 2019
Happier Aging With Louise Aronson
23:29

You’ve heard the phrase, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better”—but how often do you believe that? After hearing Louise Aronson, M.D., you might realize that the old adage is true.

As a geriatrician, writer and professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, Louise gives us a completely new perspective on aging with her new book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life. In it, she describes how we can not only change our attitudes toward aging in others, but begin to anticipate and reframe the final decades of our lives.   

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of knowing what you want next in life.
  • How to start planning for happier elderhood—at any stage in life.
  • Why elderhood is the perfect time to discover new passions.
Jul 16, 2019
Appreciating Others With Chris Libby
15:10

We all have people in our lives that we love and appreciate, but have you ever thought about how good it is for you to show appreciation for others?

A new study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies shows that learning how to show appreciation for others can help you feel less stressed and can even reduce symptoms of depression. Live Happy editor Chris Libby joins us for this podcast to talk about why appreciation is so beneficial—and how you can get more of it in your life.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why appreciation can help improve our home and work life.
  • How to show more appreciation for others.
  • Developing appreciation as a character strength.
Jul 09, 2019
(It’s Great to) Suck at Something With Karen Rinaldi
25:37

Most of us focus on pursuing things we’re good at, but what if you like doing something … and discover you’re really bad at it?

Karen Rinaldi, publisher at Harper Wave—a book imprint she founded in 2012—finds happiness in being able to surf, even though she does it poorly. Learning to accept her “suckitude” on the surfboard, she says, has helped her be more forgiving of herself in other areas of her life. In her new book, (It’s Great to) Suck at Something, she looks at the gifts she’s gained from embracing imperfection and letting go of the need to succeed at everything. She talks to us about how this has helped her find joy in the pursuit of something rather than in reaching an end goal—and how you can, too.  

In this episode, you learn:

  • Why it’s beneficial to try something you might not be good at.
  • How not being good at something can invite kindness from those around you.
  • How sucking at something can help build resilience.
Jul 02, 2019
Get Out of Your Funk With Janeane Bernstein
22:21

All of us go through difficult times in life, but what do you do when you find yourself in a funk that you can’t get out of? That’s what Janeane Bernstein, Ed.D., wanted to find out after the death of her best friend from childhood. That tragic event launched a mission to discover how others have overcome their grief and led to creating her radio show, “Get the Funk Out.” She now has a book by the same name and explains why grief can be a springboard to happiness.

In this episode, you learn:

Why the worst thing that happens in your life can become the best thing in your life.

How to use grief to reconnect with your own feelings.

Why it’s important to use your creativity to overcome grief.

Jun 25, 2019
World Congress on Positive Psychology With Lea Waters
17:17

Every other year, the International Positive Psychology Association hosts a global gathering of leading researchers and practitioners to share the latest research and best practices in positive psychology. The 6th World Congress of IPPA will be in Melbourne, Australia, July 18-21, 2019, and it offers a tremendous selection of topics on areas including: work and organizations, positive health and wellness, positive clinical psychology and more.

For this episode, current IPPA president and chair of the 6th World Congress Lea Waters, Ph.D., talks about what to expect from this exciting global event.

Three things you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • What to expect at the 6th World Congress
  • Key objectives of the conference
  • How to reserve your spot now
Jun 21, 2019
Reinventing Yourself With Sheri Salata
24:56

What do you do if you’ve spent your life building the career of your dreams…but realize one day that you’ve forgotten to build the life of your dreams? If you’re Sheri Salata, you leave your high-profile position as co-president of Harpo Studios and OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network and, along with your BFF, and you start reinventing every area of your personal life.

In her book, The Beautiful No and Other Tales of Trial, Transcendence and Transformation, Sheri explains how she found the courage to leave behind the career she had carefully built and began creating the life of her dreams.

Three things you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • Why failing at something can be fulfilling.
  • The Eight Pillars to a balanced life.
  • Why it’s never to late to start over.
Jun 18, 2019
Women’s Happiness Summit With Carin Rockind
20:57

Did you realize that women face different challenges than men when it comes to their happiness? With that in mind, Carin Rockind—creator of the PurposeGirl movement and founder of the Women’s Global Happiness Day, created the Women’s Happiness Summit. She’s bringing together experts in flourishing from around the globe with a uniquely feminine viewpoint, and she wants you to be a part of it. She’ll tell you what to expect and how you can be a part of it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why women are more depressed than men (and what you can do about it).
  • Why getting support from other women is so important.
  • How to participate in the free online Women’s Happiness Summit.
Jun 11, 2019
What Our Jobs Do for Us With Suzanne Skees
18:47

As founder and board chair of the Skees Family Foundation, Suzanne Skees has worked in developing countries to support innovative education and job creation programs. She has compiled the stories of the fascinating people she has met around the world into a book series called My Job: People at Work Around the World, and she says that along the way, she’s learned the way our jobs affect us—and what we can learn from them.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The five things you need to be happy at work.
  • The importance of mindfulness at work.
  • Why we need to work.
Jun 04, 2019
The Power of Character Strengths With Ryan Niemiec
23:58

Character strengths hold the key to help you begin to know yourself better, and the more you know yourself, the more you can flourish. With their new book, The Power of Character Strengths: Appreciate and Ignite Your Positive Personality, Ryan M. Niemiec, Psy.D. and Robert E. McGrath, Ph.D., have written a powerful guide to understanding and using your character strengths. This week, Ryan joins Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz to talk about his new book and how we’re using our character strengths … whether we realize it or not.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What are character strengths and why do they matter?
  • How we can spot and use character strengths.
  • Actionable steps you can take to start using your strengths.
May 28, 2019
Overcoming Stress in America With Chris Libby
18:09

Each year, Gallup releases its Global Emotions Report, which measures life’s intangibles: feelings and emotions. Using its Positive Experience Index, Gallup measures our enjoyment of life and looks at who’s doing well … and who’s not. This year’s report showed that, even as our economy improved, Americans found themselves being more stressed, worried and angry in 2018. Live Happy editor Chris Libby and Live Happy Now host Paula Felps sat down to talk about what’s driving our negative emotions and what we can do about it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why self-care is so important in combating negative emotions
  • How to turn off negativity (and the evening news)
  • Practices for building positive emotion
May 21, 2019
Creating Your Best Life With Susan Hyatt
20:49

Do you have something you’d like to change about yourself? If so, are you giving yourself the tools you need to make those changes? In this episode, Susan Hyatt—author of the book BARE and host of the Bare Podcast, looks at how the way we approach making changes has a lot to do with how successful those changes are. Whether it’s losing weight, changing jobs or committing to healthier relationships, she’ll give you a new way of thinking about creating your best life.

In this episode, you learn:

  • Why finding pleasure might be better for you than willpower
  • How discovering what gives you pleasure affects your physical and mental health
  • Three things you can say “yes” to today
May 14, 2019
Become a Memory-Making Mom With Jessica Smartt
22:59

In today’s busy world, sometimes traditions get pushed aside. But blogger and author Jessica Smartt believes that making memories are the missing piece in today’s families. Her book Memory-Making Mom: Building Traditions That Breathe Life Into Your Home looks at how even the busiest family can rethink their day-to-day activities and create memory-making traditions.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How traditions help bring us together
  • Ways to choose (and start) new family traditions
  • How to join fellow moms on this journey
May 07, 2019
Finding Connections With Mark Nepo
23:29

Even as our world becomes more connected, most of us are feeling less connected and more alone than ever before. Spiritual teacher, poet and author Mark Nepo’s latest book, More Together Than Alone: Discovering the Power and Spirit of Community in Our Lives and In Our World, looks at why we’re feeling so disconnected and how we can reconnect with others and learn to better accept one another’s differences.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is making us less connected in today’s world
  • How our addiction to noise and fear is changing the way we see the world
  • What we can learn by listening without judgment
Apr 30, 2019
Turning Off Your Job With Bryan E. Robinson
21:05

If you’re having trouble turning off your job and can’t seem to unplug from work, Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D., has just the solution for you. A recovering workaholic himself, he understands how hard it is to step away from work addiction and make time for life. His book, #Chill: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life, is a month-by-month guide to working less and living more.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What happens to us at a cellular level when we’re always busy
  • How meditation can change the way you work
  • Simple ways to make unplugging easier
Apr 23, 2019
Inside the World Happiness Report With Chris Libby
17:22

Each year, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases a comprehensive World Happiness Report to look at happiness from a global perspective. This year, the news isn’t exactly great for the U.S., so Live Happy Editor Chris Libby and Live Happy Now Host Paula Felps sat down to talk about what’s causing us to be less happy than we should be…and what we can do about it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How social media has contributed to our declining levels of happiness
  • The benefits of being out in nature
  • The surprising addictions that are undermining happiness
Apr 16, 2019
Overcoming Your Fears to Lead the Life You Love With Ruth Soukup
23:51

If you’ve ever felt that your fears are holding you back from creating the life you love, you’re not alone! This week, New York Times best-selling author Ruth Soukup and host of the Do It Scared podcast, joins us to talk about her new book, Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Overcome Adversity, Face Your Fears and Create a Life You Love. She explains how all fear is not created equal and identifies the seven different Fear Archetypes that determine how we respond to fearful situations—and how to use our fear as a stepping stone to courage.

In this episode, you’ll learn:  

  • Why each of us respond to fear in different ways
  • How understanding your Fear Archetype can help you overcome your fears
  • The quickest way to overcome your fear
Apr 09, 2019
Happy Child Summit With Renee Jain
22:33

If you have a child, teach a child or have been a child, then you’ll want to hear what Renee Jain has to say on this week’s episode of Live Happy Now. Renee, the founder of GoZen!, developed her company to help children deal with anxiety as well as building life skills to find meaning, purpose and engagement in their lives. On April 8–11, in conjunction with Live Happy, GoZen! Will present the Happy Child Summit, a free online experience designed to help adults and children better understand how to use the tools that lead to happiness in childhood (and beyond).

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What inspired Renee to start GoZen!
  • The importance of equipping children with resilience skills
  • How you can sign up to attend the Happy Child Summit
Apr 02, 2019
Making Time With Jake Knapp
22:03

This week, it’s all about time as best-selling author and Google Venture design partner Jake Knapp joins us. Jake spent 10 years at Google, where he helped build products like Gmail and Google Hangouts, but perhaps his greatest accomplishment is figuring out how we can design our days to get more out of them. In this episode, he’s talking with Live Happy Now about his new book, Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day, and he teaches us how we can rearrange our days to match the priorities we want.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to identify the things in our lives worth making time for
  • How to enjoy technology without letting it swallow all our time
  • The joy of giving more focused time to people
Mar 26, 2019
Celebrating Live Happy Now’s 200th Episode With Deborah Heisz
20:39

Here at Live Happy Now, it’s not just another week; it’s time to celebrate our 200th episode! Live Happy’s Deborah Heisz and Paula Felps talk about how the podcast came to be and what listeners can look forward to in the future.  

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How Live Happy Now began—and how it’s evolved
  • What we’ve learned during our first 199 episodes
  • What to expect from Live Happy Now going forward
Mar 19, 2019
Working Together With Shola Richards
20:29

Author and advocate for positivity Shola Richards joins us to talk about how we can live in harmony when we work together. His latest book Go Together, covers the concept of the African philosophy of Unbuntu, which uses the power of human connectedness, compassion, kindness and togetherness to live happier, more productive lives. Shola is on a quest to show how to protect professionalism of our company cultures, the preciousness of our time, the strength of our talents, the dignity of ourselves and the mutual respect of one another.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The word “Ubuntu” and how it can positively change how you live, work and lead.
  • How to identify the importance of civility, and why is it the key to healing our workplaces, our nation and the world.
  • How to define workplace bullying, and know what to do if/when you are targeted.
Mar 12, 2019
Outer Order, Inner Calm With Gretchen Rubin
22:30

Bestselling New York Times author Gretchen Rubin has spent more than a decade exploring what makes us happy. And, she’s found, one of the simplest ways to improve our well-being is to clear the clutter around us. Her latest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm offers more than 150 different ways to get rid of the clutter around us and create more order. In this episode, she explains the relationship between decluttering and happiness, and gives tips on how to make lasting changes.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What achieving outer order does for our happiness
  • How to stop hanging on to what you no longer need
  • Quick tips for clearing your space
Mar 05, 2019
Looking Inward With Laird Hamilton
22:59

Laird Hamilton plays a lot of roles in his life: surfing legend, fitness and nutrition expert, entrepreneur, TV host, model, stuntman, husband and father, just to name a few. No matter what he's doing, Laird uses five key pillars to guide his actions and improve his life. His new book, Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul and Life Beyond the Ocean, explains those five pillars and how each of us can use them. Laird joins us on the Live Happy Now podcast to explain how he developed his inward-looking viewpoint and why he values his connection to nature.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why death and fear can be our greatest teachers
  • The importance of connecting with nature
  • Why we need to understand that everything is connected
Feb 26, 2019
Flourishing Later in Life With Mary Pipher
23:44

Her groundbreaking book, Reviving Ophelia, psychologist Mary Pipher changed the way we looked at girls and adolescence. Now, with her 10th book, she is doing for aging what she did for adolescence, providing a wise and heartfelt guide to happiness in later life. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age provides an engaging and uplifting examination of how to thrive in life’s later stages and how the struggles we face can help us become the people we’ve always wanted to be. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How the end years of life can be the happiest time
  • The role of humor and gratitude in later life
  • Why mercy is a valuable quality to develop
Feb 19, 2019
Reinventing Valentine’s Day with Stacy Kaiser
20:27

For many people, Valentine’s Day can be fraught with danger. If you’re in a relationship, you might be worried that it won’t meet your expectations; if you’re single, it might make you feel lonely. This week, relationship expert Stacy Kaiser, author of the popular Ask Stacy column for Live Happy, takes on some of the questions that are common around this time of year and offers her gives insight on how to get what you need from this Valentine’s Day – and how to make that last all year long.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why we put so much emphasis on this day – and how to put it into perspective
  • How to communicate your expectations before Valentine’s Day arrives
  • Great ways for singles to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Feb 12, 2019
Playful Intelligence With Dr. Anthony DeBenedet
18:48

Have you ever wondered what happened to your playful side? If so, you’re not alone! Anthony DeBenedet, M.D., is author of the book, Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World. As a medical doctor and behavioral science enthusiast, Anthony explains how playfulness help us counteract some of the seriousness of our everyday life.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The link between humor and resilience.
  • How playfulness can help us be nicer to one another.
  • The power of wonder in our daily lives.
Feb 05, 2019
The Power of Timing With Daniel Pink
23:47

Most of us ask ourselves the same question every day: What do we need to do, and how will we get it done? But New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink says that we need to be asking a different question:  When should we do it? His latest book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, looks at how the way we time our decisions can change our days, our jobs and our relationships. In this episode, he explains why the right timing is so crucial and how you can use it to make more of each day.

Three things you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why we should take the question of “when” as seriously as “who,” “what” and “how”
  • What times of the day are most productive
  • Why you should take more breaks
Jan 29, 2019
The Year of Living Happy With Alli Worthington
21:00

We’re all looking for a little more happiness in our lives, and author Alli Worthington’s new book is designed to give us the map to find it. In this episode, Alli—a business coach, podcaster, speaker and mother of five—tells us how to find greater happiness through simple practices.

Three things you’ll learn from Alli:

  • How to create your own happiness trigger
  • Why busyness is such a threat to our happiness
  • The importance or relationships in happiness
Jan 22, 2019
How to Become a Happy Activist in 2019
15:04

March is just around the corner, and here at Live Happy that means its time to get ready for the International Day of Happiness on March 20. In this episode, Live Happy marketing manager Britney Chan and editor Chris Libby talk about what the International Day of Happiness is all about, what our #HappyActs are all about and how you can get involved.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • How you can be part of this year’s celebrations
  • How to make your own happiness wall
  • Ways to get your community involved in the celebration
Jan 15, 2019
5 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2019 With Sandra Bilbray
20:19

If you’re looking for books that will get your new year off to a great start, this week’s podcast will hit the spot. Live Happy Books Editor Sandra Bilbray tells us about five fantastic books worth picking up and tells us what you can expect to learn from each one.

Jan 08, 2019
Overcoming Overwhelm With Dr. Samantha Brody
19:11

Have you ever felt like the stress and busyness in your life is never-ending? Being overwhelmed can make you feel like your life is out of control and that isn’t good for your mental or physical health. Samantha Brody, ND, author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress From the Inside Out, shares her insight on how we can restore more balance in our lives by preventing stress from turning into overwhelm.

Jan 01, 2019
Make the Most of 2019 With Deborah Heisz
20:56

If you want to get the new year off to a great start, then this is the podcast for you! This week, Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz joins us to talk about 5 practices that can bring you greater joy in 2019—and beyond.

Dec 18, 2018
Discovering Wholebeing Happiness With Megan McDonough
16:28

What does it mean to live as a wholebeing? At the Wholebeing Institute, they not only answer that question, but offer the tools to make it happen. On this episode, Wholebeing Institute co-founder Megan McDonough explains the science of whole-person well-being and engagement—and how it can elevate us as we enter the new year.

Dec 11, 2018
Less Stress for the Holidays With Nancy Jane Smith
22:54

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and for many people, that’s accompanied by a lot of holiday headaches and seasonal stress. Nancy Jane Smith, author of The Happier Approach: Be Kind to Yourself, Feel Happier and Still Accomplish Your Goals, has some helpful (and often humorous) tips on how to survive the holidays with your happiness intact.

Dec 04, 2018
Happiness Hacks With Alex Palmer
18:39

Finding more happiness in your life doesn’t have to be hard. In this episode, journalist, New York Times–bestselling author and excavator of fascinating facts Alex Palmer joins us to talk about his latest book Happiness Hacks and how we can use simple science-based shortcuts to increase our daily happiness and well-being.

Nov 27, 2018
Practicing Gratitude With Deborah Heisz
20:20

It’s Thanksgiving week, which means there’s a lot of talk about being grateful and giving thanks. Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz joins us this week to talk about the amazing power of gratitude and why it’s so important not just at Thanksgiving, but as a daily practice.

Nov 20, 2018
Get Unstuck With Dr. Sasha Heinz
24:04

Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP, Developmental Psychologist and life coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change and the science of getting unstuck. Through her private practice, she helps women feel as good as their life looks. A graduate of Harvard University and a working mom, she’s lived life on the frontline of the battle with perfectionism. So she can help you with that, too.

Nov 13, 2018
Build a Happier Brain With Dawson Church
20:41

With his breakthrough book, “The Genie in Your Genes,” Dawson Church, Ph.D., showed the scientific connection between emotion and genetics. Now, with his fascinating follow up, “Mind to Matter,” he looks at the science of achieving our peak mental states, how the energy around us affects our hearts and minds … and how we can change our state to build a happier, healthier life.

Nov 06, 2018
Make Work Your Playground With Andrea Goeglein
24:03

Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D., also known as Dr. Success, is an author, speaker and executive coach who uses the practices of positive psychology to manifest success in the business world. Having worked as an entrepreneur as well as the executive level, Andrea uses her experience to teach business leaders how to implement the principles of positive psychology to find both personal fulfillment and greater career success with her Las Vegas-based company, Serving Success. Andrea joins Science Editor Paula Felps to discuss how positivity and character strengths can lead to personal success, as well as other top secrets that lead to a flourishing life.

Oct 30, 2018
Rebuild Your Health With Dr. Z
21:49

Dr. Robert Zembroski specializes in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. As a board-certified chiropractic neurologist, he has spent much of his career helping people rebuild their lives after illness and injury. And when he was diagnosed with cancer, he used those same techniques to rebuild his own life. 

Dr. “Z”—as his patients call him—is the author of Rebuild and on today’s podcast, he’ll tell you how you can start rebuilding your health, regardless of where you are and what you’re facing.

Oct 23, 2018
Short Cuts to Happiness With Tal Ben-Shahar
20:33

Have you ever felt like your barber knew everything about life? Well, leading expert happiness and Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shar did, and he even wrote a book about it. Tal joins us on the Live Happy Now podcast to talk about his latest book, Short Cuts to Happiness: Life Changing Lessons From My Barber, which chronicles his visits with his neighborhood barber, Avi. Throughout the years, Avi’s barber shop has been the neighborhood hub of social connectivity as he hands out priceless wisdom on how to live a happy life—all for the small fee of a haircut.

Oct 16, 2018
Extreme Grit With Snowmobiler Colten Moore
21:00

When Colten Moore and his older brother, Caleb, competed for the first time in the 2010 X Games, they made a lasting impression. Specializing in freestyle and trick snowmobiling, the Texas brothers showed they were fearless, fierce and incredibly close to each other. They quickly became top athletes in the sport and were counting on taking home the gold and silver in 2013—although they argued over which brother would take the top spot. But their careers took a tragic turn during that competition: Both brothers crashed during their runs, and Caleb passed away a few days later as a result of his injuries.

Colten has continued to compete and is using his experiences to encourage and inspire others. In 2016, he released his autobiography, Chasing the Sky, which tells his story of loss, resilience and the importance of family bonds.

Oct 09, 2018
Strengths-Based Parenting With Lea Waters
23:34

Lea Waters, Ph.D., is more than just the current president of the International Positive Psychology Association; she’s also a researcher and expert on character strengths—and the mother of two. Her latest book, The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish showed parents how focusing on children’s strengths instead of trying to correct their weaknesses can yield extraordinary results.

Now, Lea has created an online course based on The Strength Switch to give families the tools they need to put her findings into practice. In this episode of Live Happy Now, Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz talks to Lea about how (and why) strengths-based parenting can benefit every family.

Oct 02, 2018
Let Creativity Flow With Keiko Agena
21:30

If your internal critic and busy schedule keep you from the creative pursuits you enjoy, this interview—and a new book by actress Keiko Agena—are for you. Keiko, best known as Lane Kim on the TV show Gilmore Girls, wrote and illustrated No Mistakes: A Perfect Workbook for Imperfect Artists, for anyone looking to nuture their “wild, wacky” and more spirited side. In No Mistakes, interspersed with coloring pages and her original artwork, Keiko guides you through simple exercises based on one of the founding ideas of improv: Any misstep is an opportunity for growth and creativity.

Sep 25, 2018
Becoming Resilient with Rick Hanson
24:14

Rick Hanson is one of the foremost experts on neural networks and a New York Times best-selling author. With his latest book, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness, Rick gives us the tools to develop our inner strengths and stay strong—no matter what life throws at you.

Sep 18, 2018
Midlife Moxie With Jonathan Rauch
21:29

Have you ever wondered if you are having a midlife crisis or can’t figure out why you’re more worried or down than you were just a few years ago? Journalist Jonathan Rauch explains why that disheartened feeling in your 40s and 50s is not a crisis but instead a normal part of the aging process. His book, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50, delivers hope for plenty of happiness in midlife and beyond. While we can’t always skip over the low points, Jonathan provides great tips and guidance to help fend off and triumph over those negative feelings.

Sep 11, 2018
Happy at Home With Rebecca West
26:30

What does it take to be happy at home? Interior designer Rebecca West has a few ideas that might surprise you. The author of the book, Happy Starts at Home: Getting the Life You Want By Changing the Space You’ve Got and founder of the company Seriously.Happy.Homes joins us this week to talk about how you can make any space your happy place.

Sep 04, 2018
Mindful Breathing With Nick Ortner
22:45

It’s hard to imagine our little ones dealing with stress and anxiety, but they do suffer more than we think. Nick Ortner, New York Times best-selling author of The Tapping Solution, joins the Live Happy Now podcast to discuss his latest book about mindful breathing for young children. My Magic Breath: Finding Calm Through Mindful Breathing is a colorful and interactive story designed to teach the basic principles of calming breathing techniques. The book is also a great conversation starter for teachers and parent to encourage children to talk about their feelings.

Aug 28, 2018
Fun at Work with Scott Crabtree
21:45

Scott Crabtree, founder of the company Happy Brain Science, has spent years studying positive psychology and what makes us happy. But when Scott combined his love of game design with his passion for positive psychology, he blazed an entirely new trail by creating the game, Choose Happiness @ Work.

Today, Scott tells us how the very things that make us happy when playing games are the same things that make us happy at work — and then he explains how we can all gamify our lives to create greater happiness at work.

Aug 21, 2018
Making Your Brain Hum with Joe Bates
23:17

Dr. Joe Bates wants to make your brain hum. The award-winning double board-certified psychiatrist and pediatrician is spending his “retirement” working with veterans at the Tyler VA Clinic in Tyler, Texas. He has been recognized by Mensa for his work with cognitive remediation training, and now he’s created a way for people of all ages to make their brains work smarter, not harder.

His new book, Making Your Brain Hum: 12 Weeks to A Smarter You, uses a technique he developed called braincardio™, which is designed to use “brain workouts” to build confidence, hope, well-being and energy.

Also in this episode, we talk with dog trainer John Miller, who tells us how to make back-to-school time easier on everyone in the house—including our canine family members.

 

Aug 14, 2018
Finding Self-Compassion With Kristin Neff
22:46

Kristin Neff, PhD., is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion as well as associate professor of human development and culture at the University of Texas at Austin. Her groundbreaking insights on how to nurture self-compassion, along with research into the role self-compassion plays in our overall well-being, has led to academic courses on the topic as well as online courses, audio programs and books.

Her latest project, The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, walks readers through a step-by-step process to help build a greater sense of self-compassion.

Aug 07, 2018
Self-Care Is Cool With Stealing Oceans
20:19

Performing under the stage name Stealing Oceans, Nashville-based artist Brian Thompson uses his hip-hop fusion music to inspire and encourage others. After overcoming battles with addiction and depression, he decided to use his own life challenges to help those who are experiencing similar struggles. 

That led to creating the #ThisIsMySelfCare mental health awareness campaign, which he launched to promote positive self-care and build awareness about mental health organizations that can provide help and hope.

Jun 26, 2018
Telling Stories With Dan Tomasulo
16:04

Dan Tomasulo, Ph.D., is a sought-after speaker and author on topics including positive psychology, positive education and positive psychotherapy. His new book, American Snake Pit: Hope, Grit and Resilience in the Wake of Willowbrook, tells the story of the fallout after the closing of New York state’s most controversial state hospital for the mentally disabled. After a groundbreaking expose from Geraldo Rivera about the horrendous living conditions at Willowbrook State School, including overcrowding, patient abuse and questionable treatment methods, plans were made to close its doors. Dan, then a young post-graduate student, was hired to relocate and treat its most seriously disabled residents.

Jun 19, 2018
Positive Education Changes Lives
21:50

Emily Larson is a researcher, instructor and practitioner in the fields of education and public policy. As director for the International Positive Education Network (IPEN), which was formed by Martin Seligman, Angela Duckworth and Sir Anthony Seldon, Emily is part of a movement that is turning the academic research surrounding positive psychology into practical lesson plans and interventions for educators and students. In this episode, Emily talks with Live Happy CEO and IPEN Advisory Board member Deborah K. Heisz about how positive education is changing the way students learn and tells listeners about the upcoming World Positive Education Accelerator.

Jun 12, 2018
The Pursuit of Endurance With Jennifer Pharr Davis
20:35

If someone’s ever told you to “take a hike,” chances are you never took it as seriously as Jennifer Pharr Davis. Named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer has hiked more than 13,000 miles on six continents. She was the first woman to set a Fastest Known Time on the Appalachian Trail, and during her time on the trails she has learned some incredible things about setting goals, bouncing back and pushing through.

Jun 05, 2018
Can We Be Civil? With Christine Porath
22:12

Inspired by an unfortunate toxic work environment in her first job out of college, Christine Porath took on the topic of workplace incivility and its cost to both companies and employees. She’s been running with it ever since. Christine Porath, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and the author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace and co-author of The Cost of Bad Behavior. She works with leading organizations to help them create thriving workplaces.

May 29, 2018
Soldiers Tell Stories Through Song With Mary Judd and Jay Clementi
19:49

Music has the power to change lives, and nowhere is that more evident than in the powerful SongwritingWith:Soldiers program. This unique program pairs members of the military with professional songwriters to craft songs about their experiences. Through their songs, they learn to release pain, tell their stories and build a strong bond with one another. Program co-founder Mary Judd and singer/songwriter Jay Clementi talk about the power of the program—and what it’s taught them.

May 22, 2018
Helping Children Thrive With Michelle Kinder
22:46

How do you encourage children to thrive when their lives are filled with stress and trauma? As executive director of the Momentous Institute in Dallas, Michelle Kinder carries on a century-old mission to help children overcome trauma and toxic stress to learn how to live happy, healthy lives. She talks with us to show how their practices are changing the lives of entire generations of family — and tells us what we all can learn from them.

May 15, 2018
Good, Motherly Advice With Becky Blades
18:37

Becky Blades is author and illustrator of the award-winning book Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening. You can also find her writing on blogs including Oprah.com, The Huffington Post and Grown and Flown, or follow her on Twitter and Facebook at LaundryorDie.

May 08, 2018
Flips for Happiness With Pat Graves
23:26

When Pat Graves was going through a difficult time in his life, he flipped out. But not in the way you might think: He committed to doing a backflip every day and videotaped his flips for an audience that quickly grew. Doing flips reconnected him with something he had loved doing since he was a child and also gave him a mission. Find out how his simple idea launched the #InspireHappiness movement, and how he is using it to spread joy while maintaining his own balance.

May 01, 2018
How to Raise Kind Kids with Thomas Lickona
27:18

World-renowned developmental psychologist Thomas Lickona, Ph.D., joins the Live Happy Now podcast to discuss his latest book, How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain.

Wouldn’t it be great if kids came with a handbook? Well they don’t, so How to Raise Kind Kids may be the next best thing. Join us for this episode of Live Happy Now as we talk to Thomas and tackle issues such as reducing screen time, developing positive attitudes and what to do in challenging situations.

Apr 24, 2018
Building Resilience and Well-Being With Karen Reivich
22:10

As director of the Resilience and Positive Psychology Training program at the Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Karen Reivich specializes in what makes us bounce back from adversity. Join us as she shares the attributes that help us create more resilience in our lives—and how we can teach our children to become more resilient, too.

Apr 17, 2018
Finding Mental Wellness with Tipper Gore
16:38

Tipper Gore stepped into the spotlight as wife of Al Gore, who would go on to become vice president and then a presidential candidate. During her time at the White House, Tipper focused much of her energy on bringing awareness to mental health issues. Today, she continues to work on initiatives to help give a voice to those who are affected by anxiety and depression and to help create more understanding about those conditions.

Apr 10, 2018
Finding Your Free-Time Formula with Jeff Sanders
21:57

Most of us wish we had just a little more free time in the day. Now, Live Happy host Jeff Sanders tells us how we all can discover free time that we didn’t even know we had! Jeff, who is host of the top-ranking weekly podcast on productivity, The 5 AM Miracle Podcast, shares some of the secrets from his new book, The Free-Time Formula. He tells us how we can get more out of each day—and how productivity and happiness go hand in hand.

Apr 03, 2018
The Science of Awkwardness with Melissa Dahl
18:49

Senior editor of New York magazine and health journalist Melissa Dahl has released her first book, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, about the science behind those less than comfortable moments in our lives. Melissa joins the podcast to discuss why we have awkwardness and how embracing the cringeworthy moments in life can help us grow into emotionally stronger people.

Mar 27, 2018
Getting Zen With Your Dog With John Miller
21:22

John Miller has built a career out of training the dogs that others have given up on. From shelters and rescue groups to working with families, John has saved many dogs from being destroyed through his unique approach that uses practices that turn out to be good for humans, too. Whether you have a troubled pet or just want to be a better leader for the dog in your home, John provides insight into how we all can have a happier relationship with our four-legged friends.

Mar 20, 2018
Eat to Beat Depression with Drew Ramsey
19:55

Psychiatrist, author and farmer Drew Ramsey, M.D., is one of psychiatry’s leading voices when it comes to using nutrition as a form of mental health interventions. An assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and chair of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Communications, Drew also is founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, which offers treatment for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns by relying upon the latest in brain science, nutrition and mental health research.

Mar 13, 2018
New Issue Preview and Happy the App
25:59

In this episode, Live Happy’s own Chris Libby, Donna Stokes and Paula Felps give you a preview of what to expect in the latest issue of Live Happy magazine. Then we talk with developer Jeremy Fischbach, who combined his background in psychology with his personal experiences to create an app that pairs users with a compassionate listener. Despite our increasingly connected world, sometimes it’s hard to find someone you can really talk to. Research shows that loneliness is a growing—and dangerous—problem, but now there’s an app for that!

Mar 06, 2018
The Happy Film with Stefan Sagmeister
19:27

Acclaimed artist Stefan Sagmeister’s work has been enjoyed around the world; in addition to gracing the album covers of such artists as the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith and Jay-Z, Stefan has mounted art exhibitions in cities including Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Seoul and New York. In 2016, he released The Happy Film, a seven-year project he created to chronicle his journey to find greater happiness.

Feb 27, 2018
Inside the World Happiness Summit with Karen Guggenheim
15:32

As founder and Chief Operating Officer of WOHASU LLC, which produces the World Happiness Summit and H-20 government meeting, Karen Guggenheim is committed to helping others choose happiness and then spread it to others. While her mission is one of building a more joyous, enlightened world, her journey to happiness actually was born from a very tragic event: the sudden death of her husband. Find out how this life-changing tragedy led to creating an event designed to change the lives of others for the better.

Feb 20, 2018
Mindful Dating with Ken Page
26:03

Ken Page is a well-known psychotherapist and blogger for both Psychology Today and The Huffington Post who specializes in topics related to intimacy and spirituality. In his best-selling book, Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy, he teaches readers how to find lasting, more fulfilling relationships.

Feb 13, 2018
Dealing with Depression with Brent Williams
22:09

New Zealand native Brent Williams was a successful human rights attorney when a debilitating illness halted his career. The depression that overtook him not only ended his career, but also destroyed relationships with friends and family. In his new graphic novel, Out of the Woods, he chronicles his personal journey through depression while also sharing self-help strategies and some of the latest research on depression.

Feb 06, 2018
Mindful Aging with Andrea Brandt
26:29

Dr. Andrea Brandt is a psychotherapist, speaker and author with nearly four decades of experience. Although she is a pioneer in the treatment of anger issues, she recently began going in a new direction to look at how we can age better. Her latest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy,” looks at how we all bring more joy to the way we age—no matter what age we are.

Jan 30, 2018
How to Build Love that Lasts with Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski
37:03

In the movies, happily ever after comes pretty easily. In real life? Not so much. But the husband and wife team of Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, a writer with a Master of Applied Positive Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and James Pawelski, Ph.D., professor of Practice and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania, have learned a few things about what it takes to be “Happy Together.” That’s the name of their new book, Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love that Lasts, and in this podcast they share the secrets of what it takes to create deep, lasting love.

Jan 23, 2018
How to Be Single and Happy with Jenny Taitz
23:15

Dr. Jenny Taitz is is a board-certified cognitive behavioral clinical psychologist who offers people proven tools to enhance their life. She has presented her novel clinical application on mindfulness and managing emotions at national and international conferences. Her new book, How to be Single and Happy, applies those principles to life in the dating world.

Jan 16, 2018
Tips for a Long and Healthy Life with Merlin Thomas
28:56

Merlin Thomas is a physician, scientist and program leader in the newly created Department of Diabetes at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Merlin is widely recognized as an opinion leader, researcher and medical storyteller, and he specializes in how to live longer…and better. He’s author of several best-selling books including The Longevity List and Fast Living Slow Aging as well as his podcast The Chopping List.

Jan 09, 2018
Attitude of Gratitude with MJ Ryan
26:28

MJ Ryan is one of the creators of the Random Acts of Kindness book series and the author of several books, including The Happiness Makeover, The Power of Patience and Attitudes of Gratitude. MJ has mastered the art of living in gratitude, and says that anyone can find more joy by applying this simple practice. She’ll teach us how we can improve our workplace, our relationships and our personal lives with a little more gratitude.

Jan 02, 2018
How to Live a Full Life with Thomas Moore
24:08

Thomas Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul, as well as many other books on deepening soul and cultivating a mature spiritual life, three of which have received the Books for a Better Life Award. At turns he has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist. Today he lectures widely on creating a more soulful world and spirituality.

Dec 26, 2017
Soulful Simplicity with Courtney Carver
20:04

Courtney Carver is one of the world’s top bloggers on the topic of minimalism and author of the new book, Soulful Simplicity. Courtney’s simple experiment to live with less stuff grew into a complete overhaul of her mind, body and spirit. She found that clearing her physical space improved her psychological space, too—and has learned firsthand how ridding ourselves of excess can actually lead to enjoying more of what life has to offer.

Dec 19, 2017
A Journey Through Anxiety with Andrea Petersen
21:11

Andrea Petersen is a science and health reporter who hasn’t just studied anxiety from a reporter’s standpoint; she has lived with it. Her new book, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety gives an honest and heartfelt account of living with anxiety and how she learned to come to terms with it. Andrea looks at how anxiety affected her, how she overcame it, and shows us some of the groundbreaking research that’s being done on anxiety.

Dec 12, 2017
Giving Back with BJ Thomas
21:01

Singer BJ Thomas has enjoyed nearly half a century in the music business, selling more than 70 million records and winning multiple Dove and Grammy awards. When Hurricane Harvey devastated his hometown of Houston, he knew he wanted to help, and that his music was the best way to do that. Here’s how he turned a song into a cause, and what it means to him to be able to give back.

Dec 07, 2017
Soul Friends with Stephen Cope
28:44

Stephen Cope is a Senior Scholar-in-Residence and a Kripalu Ambassador. He is a Western-trained psychotherapist who writes and teaches about the relationship between Western psychological paradigms and the Eastern contemplative traditions. In its 25th anniversary edition, Yoga Journal named him one of the most important innovators in the developing field of American yoga.

Nov 28, 2017
The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life with Niki Brantmark
19:02

Niki Brantmark is the founder and creator of the award-winning daily interior design blog My Scandinavian Home, which was inspired by her move to Sweden from London. Niki has an MA in psychology from the University of Edinburgh and she talks about Lagom (Law-gom) the swedish art of living a balanced, happy life.

Nov 21, 2017
The Art of Courageous Living with Ken Druck
27:07

Ken Druck, Ph.D., is an award-winning mental health expert specializing in parenting, aging, and resilience training. After some of the nation's worst tragedies. Dr. Druck's many books, including The Real Rules of Life and The Secrets Men Keep, have been featured on Oprah, The New York Times, NPR, CNN, and in countless other media.

Nov 07, 2017
#HappyFacts: The Older You Are, The Happier it Will Make You
10:41

Dive into these fun facts on this week's episode of #HappyFacts.

  • Smiling baseball players tend to live longer
  • Exercise makes you happy, especially if you are old
  • Your age helps determine what makes you happy at work
Oct 30, 2017
Fun Facts from the December Issue of Live Happy magazine
22:56

Take a peek into the newest issue of Live Happy magazine and learn more about these fun facts:

  • Research shows that spirituality is the leading character strength associated with a meaningful life.
  • Practicing gratitude may help you live longer.
  • Having purpose in your life every day may result in better sleep.
  • When in dire situations, simply expressing gratitude can brighten your outlook!
  • When it comes to happiness, your location matters
  • Research shows that when children have knowledge of their family history, it can have positive effects on their psychological well-being
Oct 25, 2017
How to Live a Long and Happy Life with Dan Buettner
18:34

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author. He is an explorer, educator, author, producer, storyteller and public speaker.

Oct 24, 2017
Religion and Positive Psychology with Patty Van Cappellen
21:31

Patty Van Cappellen is the director of the Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research center at Duke University. She studies the affective and motivational determinants and consequences of religious and spiritual beliefs and practices.

Oct 17, 2017
#HappyFacts: Inoculate Yourself with Happiness
10:09

This week's facts include:

  • Being in a good mood while getting a flu shot can boost its effectiveness. A study from the University of Notthingham found that of all the factors researchers looked at, a positive mood is the only factor that was associated with a higher level of antibody with an 8 to 14% variance.
  • Boredom can be good for you! So, maybe you're one of those people who would rather staple their tongue to a piece of paper than be bored, but it turns out that boredom has many benefits (beyond not leading you to poke holes in your body).
  • Smiles can be used to convey twice as many indifferent to unhappy emotions as they can happy ones.
Oct 16, 2017
Wire Your Brain for Confidence with Louisa Jewell
25:50

Sometimes it's not about bad things happening...it's about the good things that are not happening. Like finding a soul-mate, being able to afford a nice vacation, or finally moving into that dream home.

Louisa Jewell holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and is the Founder and President of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association. After learning how to permanently overcome depression, she's now focused on what she loves most: helping other people take control of their own happiness and lead a positive, fulfilling life.

Oct 10, 2017
Faith in the Spotlight with Megan Alexander
22:52

Megan Alexander is one of the youngest rising stars in the television news industry. For the past decade she has carved a solid carer as a TV Host, Producer, Speaker and Actress. She can be seen every evening as a correspondent on the longest-running, top rated syndicated national news magazine television show INSIDE EDITION.

Oct 05, 2017
The Ken Commandments with Ken Baker
26:46

Ken Baker, the Los Angeles–based senior correspondent for E! News, has worked in entertainment news for more than twenty years. In between interviews with A-list celebrities amidst the land of fairy tales and double-dealing, Ken came to realize his spiritual cup was evaporating and it was up to him to fill it back up again. His new book The Ken Commandments: My Search for God in Hollywood reveals a world that is deeper and more God-centered than many of us might ever imagine.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The most important question that prompted Ken's question in faith
  • Advice on creating your own spiritual journey
  • A glimpse into the world of spirituality in Hollywood
Oct 03, 2017
#HappyFacts: Happiness is Contagious
10:00

In this episode Live Happy shares Happy Facts:

  • Your friends can pick up your good mood…but they can pick up your bad one too.
  • Your nose knows how to make you happy.
  • If you want to live a longer life, dedicate some of it to making the lives of others better.
Oct 02, 2017
How to Raise Positive and Gritty Teens with Molly Dahl and Caren Feldman
43:17

It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will help make them successful human beings. This week learn how to raise positive and gritty teens with Dr. Caren Feldman and Molly Dahl.

About Molly Dahl

Molly Dahl is author of Youth Positive, Exploring the Unique Genius of Every 21st Century Adolescent and The YOUTH Positive Teacher’s Guide. She conducts teacher trainings and workshops, and presents YOUTH Positive and Positive Education at conferences around the country. She holds a Certificate in Positive Psychology from The Wholebeing Institute.

About Caren Feldman

Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman is a clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist. Providing in-services, interactive workshops, and now writing her first book, titled, The Grit Guide for Teens are the highlight of Dr. Feldman’s professional life.

Sep 26, 2017
#HappyFacts: The Secret to Happiness
10:31

Each week Live Happy radio presents #HappyFacts. This week's facts include:

Managing like a coach can lead to greater company loyalty.

Thinking about death is good for you.

The secret to happiness depends on how well you thrive.

Sep 25, 2017
The Four Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin
26:04

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the New York Time best-sellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Her newest book, The Four Tendencies, is about a personality framework she devised that divides people into four personality profiles.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  • How to understand yourself better
  • How to understand other people better
  • How to create change more effectively
Sep 19, 2017
#HappyFacts: Be True to You
10:43

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week we look at the following facts:

  • The secret to well-balanced happiness may include embracing emotions that aren’t very pleasant, such as anger, sadness and contempt.
  • People who engage with one another through live music or dance have higher levels of well-being.
  • You can spice up your marriage...by showing a little more gratitude.
Sep 18, 2017
The Impact of Lifelong Learning with the GripTape Challenge
24:08

GripTape is an initiative committed to putting young people in the driver's seat of their learning. They create opportunities for youth to follow their passions — as inventors, designers, and producers, actively constructing their path for success and supporting other young people to do the same. The GripTape Learning Challenge is a call to action to youth to design, create, and execute their own learning journeys.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • Why the way formal schooling traditionally functions can be an impediment to the development of agency
  • The "supports" that adults often put in place in service of helping youth to develop and learn run counter to the development of independence
  • The 3 things young people request to better own and drive their own learning
Sep 12, 2017
#HappyFacts: Money Can Buy You Happiness
10:23

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week we look at the following facts:

  • People who traded cash for time were found to be less anxious at the end of the day and reported less stress as well.
  • People who go to concerts are more satisfied with their lives.
  • Encouraging your employees to practice meditation can increase happiness and productivity.
Sep 11, 2017
#HappyFacts: Know Thy Strengths
10:43

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week, in honor of Character Day on Sept. 13, we’re talking about character strengths.

Sep 04, 2017
Practicing Gentle Discipline with Sarah Ockwell-Smith
24:06

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a mother of four children, founder of the parenting website GentleParentingInternational.com and author of eight parenting books, including the upcoming release Gentle Discipline.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • How to effectively discipline your children for a peaceful, harmonious family life
  • How to raise kids who will be emotionally intelligent, confident and independent
  • How to control your temper and reduce yelling in the household
Aug 30, 2017
Becoming Stress-Proof with Mithu Storoni
27:41

Mithu Storoni is an author, physician, and researcher. She qualified in Medicine from the University of Cambridge and trained in Ophthalmology before undertaking research at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, London where she was a Clinical Research Fellow before relocating to Hong Kong.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • One behavior that can dramatically reduce the impact of a stressful moment
  • Why you need a pleasure ‘piggy-bank’
  • Why chronic stress is the price we pay for having a plastic brain
Aug 22, 2017
Health and Happiness with Dr. Partha Nandi
28:15

Dr. Partha Nandi is the creator and host of the medical lifestyle television show, Ask Dr. Nandi. Dr. Nandi is also the Chief Health Editor at WXYZ (ABC) Detroit, a practicing physician and a renowned international speaker. His new book Ask Dr. Nandi shares the 5 steps to becoming your own #HealthHero for longevity, well-being and a joyful life.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • What it means to be a health hero
  • An introduction to his book Ask Dr. Nandi
  • The 5 pillars to being a health hero
Aug 18, 2017
The Neuroscience of Motivation with Elliot Berkman
22:16

Elliot Berkman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab. He studies the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure at health goals such as cigarette smoking cessation and dieting. His work uses knowledge of brain function, structure, and connectivity to design and improve interventions on health behavior and wellbeing.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • Achieving goals is not as important to well-being as striving for them
  • Why habits are hard to break and how you can create better habits
  • How to overcome temptations to create lasting change
Aug 15, 2017
#HappyFacts: Paging Dr. DJ
10:13

Each week, Live Happy presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

  • People who get paid by the hour are happier by the minute.
  • Most of the world is in a good mood.
  • Next time you're not feeling well, maybe you need a playlist, not a prescription.
Aug 14, 2017
How to Become More Self-Aware with Tasha Eurich
22:49

Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in organizational psychology, she is also the founder of The Eurich Group, where she’s helped thousands of leaders and teams improve their effectiveness through greater self-awareness.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • How to make better career and life choices through a better understanding of your values, aspirations, strengths and weaknesses, and impact on others
  • The anatomy of a self-aware leader
  • How to deal with a boss, friend, in-law or sibling who completely lacks any self-awareness
Aug 08, 2017
Fun Facts in the October Issue of Live Happy magazine
24:02

Explore some of the fun facts that are shared in the October 2017 issue of Live Happy magazine.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  • Lifelong learning makes you more optimistic and satisfied with life.
  • It’s never too late to find purpose, even if you’ve retired.
  • Your boss’ competence is the biggest predictor of your happiness on the job.
Aug 08, 2017
The Strength Switch with Lea Waters
29:43

Lea Waters is an Australian positive psychology expert and educator who specializes in positive education, parenting and organizations. Her first book The Strength Switch: How the New Science of Strength-Based Parenting Can Help Your Child and Your Teen to Flourish shows how focusing on our children’s strengths rather than trying to correct their weaknesses may be the key in raising a resilient, optimistic and successful child.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • What is strength-based parenting and what are its benefits
  • How to address your child’s weaknesses
  • Two easy tips to implement strength-based parenting
Aug 01, 2017
#HappyFacts: Our Furry Friends
09:19

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week we discuss:

  • Pet dogs can help kids feel less stressed during anxious moments.
  • If you want to put some romance back in your marriage, watch internet videos of puppies.
  • Pets can provide the same psychological benefits as a close friend.
Jul 17, 2017
#HappyFacts: Smart Phone, Stupid People
09:44

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

  • Maybe its the sunrise, maybe its the coffee, maybe it's the Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries, but people are at their most positive in the mornings.
  • Biking to work may save your life, or at the very least, make your day great.
  • Do smart phones create stupid people? 
Jul 10, 2017
The Brink of Midnight with John Brenkus
25:02

After producing and hosting over 1500 segments of ESPN Sport Science, 6 times Emmy Award-winning host and The New York Times best-selling author, John Brenkus, recognized that “high achievers” tend to share a similar story of attaining success. Through The Brink of Midnight podcast, John explores the moments that guests credit with changing their lives forever. Those moments that pushed them in an unexpected direction, shaping the experiences that followed and molding them into the people who they are today.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The inspiration behind The Brink of Midnight podcast
  • What goes into creating life-changing moments
  • Inspirational stories from sports figures, celebrities and more
Jun 27, 2017
#HappyFacts: Paying Your Bills Makes You Happy, Sync and Swing, Get a Blast From the Past
09:49

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

  • Paying your bills makes you happy
  • Swinging can teach kids to be more collaborative
  • Remembering the good old days can help you appreciate the good new days
Jun 26, 2017
The Happy Traveler with Jaime Kurtz
27:45

Jaime Kurtz is Associate Professor of Psychology at James Madison University. Her research on happiness and savoring has been published widely in scientific journals, receiving national attention from NPR and The Today Show, as well as in print and online magazines. In her book, The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations, Jaime looks at how travel can boost happiness and how we can get more of its benefits.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How experiences are more influential to your happiness than material things
  • How to get more out of your vacations
  • Tips for a happy homecoming
Jun 20, 2017
#HappyFacts: Friends Over Family, Deep Thoughts for Happy People, Stairs or Starbucks
10:39

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

  • Friends over family?
  • Deep thoughts for happy people.
  • Craving coffee? Take the stairs!
Jun 19, 2017
The Dog's Guide to Your Happiness with Garry McDaniel
24:55

Garry McDaniel is an award-winning professor teaching courses in leadership, organizational behavior and management. He has written books on leadership strategy, conflict management, and most recently, The Dog’s Guide to Your Happiness: Seven secrets for a better life from man’s best friend. Garry is a frequent on topics such as developing leadership skills, how to create an inspirational workplace, life balance, and what humans and businesses can learn from dogs to improve their lives.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Seven attributes of dogs from which humans can learn and build their own happiness
  • What is keeping you from being happy now
  • Steps you can take to improve your feeling of happiness and fulfillment
Jun 13, 2017
#HappyFacts: Music is Medicine, Joy is Contagious and the Happiest City in the U.S.
10:23

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

  • Music is medicine
  • Joy is contagious
  • Could this be your happy place? 
Jun 12, 2017
Getting Grit with Caroline Miller
26:56

Caroline Miller is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts in the areas of goal setting and accomplishment, grit, happiness and success and how to apply it to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth. In her book Getting Grit she provides an evidence-based approach to cultivating passion, perseverance and purpose.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The different types of bad grit
  • Why goal setting is so important to your overall well-being
  • Steps to take to reach your full potential
Jun 06, 2017
Happy Facts: Eat Your Veggies, Catch Some Zzzs and Breathe it All In
09:34

Each week explore our favorite #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

  • Eat Your Veggies!
  • Catch Some Zzzzzzzs
  • Big Bloom Theory
Jun 05, 2017
Finding Awe in Every Moment with Lani Shiota
39:16

Lani Shiota completed her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology at University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, and then received post-doctoral training in the Berkeley Psychophysiology Lab. She established the Shiota Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Testing (a.k.a. SPLAT Lab), which studies human emotions, relationships, and awe. Awe has been defined as the positive emotion one may experience when confronting a vast stimulus that is not accounted for by one's current understanding, and/or challenges one’s day-to-day scope of experience.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to tap into awe
  • Why experiencing awe is so important
  • The research being conducted on the benefits of awe
May 30, 2017
Fun Facts in the July Issue of Live Happy magazine
26:46

Explore some of the fun facts that are shared in the July 2017 issue of Live Happy magazine.

  • You can slow time down by doing things that leave you awe-struck.
  • Cities with more public grass are happier and healthier.
  • There are five characteristics that the most long-lived cultures seem to share, and one of them is that they don’t exercise.
May 23, 2017
No Time Like The Present with Jack Kornfield
31:41

Jack Kornfield is one of the best known, most respected meditation teachers in the world. A psychologist and founder of two of the largest Buddhist Centers and communities in America, he is one of the key teachers who introduced mindfulness to the West. Jack has taught at major universities and medical schools including Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, and Berkeley, teaches weekly classes to 400 at Spirit Rock, and to large crowds nationwide at retreats and conferences.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to be more mindful in the present
  • The benefits of meditation to your overall well-being
  • How to reset and find your center
May 16, 2017
A Journey in Space with Mike Massimino
25:42

Mike Massimino served with NASA from 1996 to 2014, and is the veteran of two space flights to the Hubble Space Telescope. Spaceman is the tale of his unlikely journey to becoming an astronaut, from his small town in Long Island, to Columbia and MIT, to NASA, and finally to the cosmos. It’s a testament to the importance of following your dreams, no matter how out of this world they may seem, and to the power of teamwork to achieve impossible goals.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The journey of becoming an astronaut
  • The freedom you can achieve when you follow your dreams
  • What it's like to look down at Earth from space
May 09, 2017
How to Banish Negative Thoughts with Ora Nadrich
25:47

Ora Nadrich is a Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and author of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever. In Says Who, Ora Nadrich has created an incredibly easy to follow method to get rid of negative thoughts, taking away all their power over us. It will work for anyone. It starts by realizing that we are in control over our own thoughts, and we get to decide who stays.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • 7 questions to ask yourself to help banish negative thinking
  • Why most of our negative thoughts don't even belong to us
  • Why we find negative thoughts so comforting
May 02, 2017
Nerd Fitness with Steve Kamb
30:00

Steve Kamb is the author of Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story. He’s also the creator of nerdfitness.com, a worldwide community of regular people looking to live better lives. He hopes to one day become Captain America.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Why motivation is a horrible thing to rely on
  • How important nutrition is to a healthy lifestyle
  • How turning life into a gam can help you start reaching any goal you want
Apr 25, 2017
Discovering Your Hidden Potential with Barbara Oakley
20:28

Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Her newest book Mindshift: Break Through Obstacles to Learning and Discover Your Hidden Potential is available now and it reveals how we can overcome stereotypes and preconceived ideas about what is possible for us to learn and become.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Why the imposter syndrome is actually a good thing
  • How to change your worst traits to your best traits
  • Tips on developing a learning lifestyle
Apr 18, 2017
The Healthy Workplace with Leigh Stringer
31:25

Leigh Stringer is Senior Workplace Expert for EYP Architecture & Engineering and is researching employee health and productivity in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the Center for Active Design, and other leading organizations. 

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Healthy habits to adopt at work
  • How to avoid making unhealthy choices at work
  • The connection between the built environment and well-being
Apr 11, 2017
The Future of Happiness with Amy Blankson
25:14

Amy Blankson has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology and is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two presidents (President George H. W. Bush and President Bill Clinton) for creating a movement to activate positive culture change. Her new book The Future of Happiness looks at technology’s role in our happiness.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Why technology is so influential to our happiness
  • The three burning questions of the digital era
  • Strategies for balancing productivity with well-being
Apr 04, 2017
Inspiring Children Through Music with Laurie Berkner
23:54

Laurie Berkner is a best-selling, award-winning children’s recording artists and widely recognized as the uncrowned queen of children’s music. Laurie’s albums have been best-sellers on a chart typically dominated by movie soundtracks and major label compilations. Laurie has written the music and lyrics for two Off-Broadway children's musicals produced by New York City Children’s Theater: Wanda's Monster (2013) and The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess (2014).

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • What children can teach us about music
  • How music can help children learn and grow
  • How to get rid of self-criticism and let go
Mar 28, 2017
The Power of Disciplined Creativity with Erik Wahl
29:14

Erik Wahl is an artist, author, and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a thought provoking graffiti artist and one of the most sought-after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit to audiences as diverse as companies like Disney, Microsoft, Toyota, government institutions, and university students.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to harness creativity and discipline
  • The relationship between structure and freedom
  • How to activate creativity amidst uncertainty and frustration
Mar 22, 2017
Celebrate the International Day of Happiness
12:50

In 2012 the United Nations established March 20 as the International Day of Happiness. Each year Live Happy leads the way with a campaign to spread happiness around the globe. On March 20 giant orange Happiness Walls are erected across North America as a central point for people to pledge how they will share happiness with others. Schools, offices and local community organizations also can join in the celebration by hosting their own happiness walls.

Learn more at happyacts.org

Mar 20, 2017
Eyes Wide Open with Isaac Lidsky
22:29

Isaac Lidsky is a CEO, corporate speaker, author and entrepreneur, now leading Florida’s largest residential shell contractor ODC Construction. A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Isaac is the only blind person to serve as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court. His debut book Eyes Wide Open was cited by The Washington Post among 10 key leadership books in 2017. As a child actor, he played “Weasel” on NBC’s Saved By The Bell: The New Class and appeared in 100+ commercials.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to think differently about true vision and ways to approach life goals
  • Why entrepreneurship is the answer for many of us to “Live Happy” but not everyone
  • What you need to know to shatter misconceptions that may exist about you
Mar 14, 2017
The World Happiness Summit with Karen Guggenheim
25:04

The World Happiness Summit is coming! Find out what this meeting of the minds is all about on this episode of Live Happy Now.

Karen Guggenheim is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of WOHASU and a Co-Founder of the World Happiness Summit. Stepping into this role is an evolution of her extensive career arc, which includes editorial board work with The Miami Herald, strategic communications and integrated marketing expertise with C-Level executives as well as worldwide brands.

Mar 09, 2017
The Happiest Time of Year - New Issue Preview
22:39

In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we explore the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy Science Editor Paula Felps. Listen in as we preview a few of the articles in this issue.

What you'll hear in this podcast:

  • Queen Latifah shares her secrets to success and lasting joy
  • Sam Worthington explores his own evolution both on and off the screen
  • How to use humor to build confidence and charisma
  • 33 ideas to make your home a place of positivity
Mar 07, 2017
Bringing Laughter Back with Yakov Smirnoff
24:18

Yakov Smirnoff is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Yakov began performing as a stand-up comic. He reached his biggest success in the mid-to-late 1980s, appearing in several films and the television sitcom vehicle What a Country!. He has received a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at UPenn and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Pepperdine University in Psychology.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Why laughter really is the best medicine
  • Warning signs your relationship may be in trouble
  • Why laughter is essential to the well-being of a relationship
Feb 28, 2017
How to Declutter with Digital Spring Cleaning with Amy Blankson
19:14

Amy Blankson has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology and is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two presidents (President George H. W. Bush and President Bill Clinton) for creating a movement to activate positive culture change. In this episode of Live Happy Now she expands on her article Get a Grip on Your Gadgets in the February 2017 issue of Live Happy magazine.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Tips on a healthy and happy digital cleanse
  • The steps to de-clutter your tech devices
  • How organization contributes to your overall happiness
Feb 21, 2017
The World Happiness Summit with Suzanne Jewell
20:57

The World Happiness Summit is coming! Find out what this meeting of the minds is all about on this episode of Live Happy Now.

Suzanne Jewell is the Chief Mindfulness Officer for the World Happiness. Suzanne believes her life path has led to participate and support this history making movement of sharing the science and practice of happiness. Having struggled through her own paralyzing anxiety after the loss of her best friend, which was her Mom, she dedicated herself to learning tools & techniques to “grow through”, not just “go through” the challenge and build her own personal resilience.

Feb 16, 2017
A Dog's Purpose with Bruce Cameron
22:36

Bruce Cameron began his writing career as a humor columnist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News. Sadly, the Rocky went out of business, but he says that was not his fault. He is a Benchley award winner for humor and was the 2011 NSNC Newspaper Columnist of the Year. His novel A Dog’s Purpose spent 52 weeks on the NY Times best-seller list and DreamWorks has developed it into a film currently playing at theaters across the country.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The amazing story of how A Dog's Purpose became such a huge hit
  • The true message of the book and of our dogs
  • What prompted the writing of A Dog's Purpose
Feb 14, 2017
Mindfulness is Pure Awareness with Jon Kabat-Zinn - Part 2
21:32

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995).

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to live life with intent
  • The minimum amount you should spend being mindful or meditating
  • How to create a love affair with your own life
Feb 09, 2017
Mindfulness is Pure Awareness with Jon Kabat-Zinn - Part 1
26:31

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995).

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to live life with intent
  • The minimum amount you should spend being mindful or meditating
  • How to create a love affair with your own life
Feb 07, 2017
Teaching Your Kids Gratitude with Giacomo Bono
22:42

Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., is Associate Editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology, and director of the Youth Gratitude Project. The aims of the Youth Gratitude Project are to create youth measures of gratitude and to develop and test a gratitude curriculum targeting pre-K and grades 4 through 12 throughout the United States with the broad goal of providing schools with resources to support students' well-being, socio-emotional skills and character.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The science behind developing gratitude
  • The effects of gratitude on mental health
  • Strategies for motivating and better relating to children and teens
Jan 31, 2017
5 Steps to a More Confident You with Carin Rockind
27:26

Carin Rockind is a leading happiness expert, media personality, and the creator of PurposeGirl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living. She has taught thousands of people real-life strategies to reclaim their happiness, and live to their fullest potential of success and well-being.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to find your purpose
  • Why it is important to take action towards your goals now
  • How to use midlife for a catalyst instead of a crisis
Jan 24, 2017
Supercharge Your Life with Deborah Heisz
27:42

In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we explore the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy CEO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Listen in as we preview four of the articles in this issue and explore the topic of how to supercharge your life.

What you'll hear in this podcast:

  • How Ming-Na Wen of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stays positive
  • Why Luke Cage and Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi gives back
  • The latest theory in creative goal setting, called “design thinking”
  • Four traits to develop in your children to help them become high achievers
Jan 17, 2017
Agent of Positivity with Ming-Na Wen
25:23

Actress Ming-Na Wen, star of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has become a role model at age 53, with a new book in the works and a burgeoning brand, #Wenever. Learn how this age-defying, butt-kicking superhero manages it all in this episode of Live Happy Now.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The importance of taking care of yourself
  • How to create your own happiness through positivity
  • Tips on combating negativity
Jan 10, 2017
How to Create the Perfect Exercise Playlist with Paula Felps
32:30

The right playlist can help keep you motivated, focused and determined to finish a great workout. We sit down with Live Happy science editor Paula Felps on what it takes to create the perfect exercise playlist and we create a playlist for you to use during your workouts.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to create a playlist to motivate you during exercise
  • Characteristics to look for in great workout songs
  • How to arrange your playlist for peak performance
Jan 03, 2017
How to Make Better Resolutions with Jan Stanley
26:58

Jan Stanley is an executive coach, consultant, speaker and facilitator who helps individuals and organizations thrive. Jan is well versed in the practical side of change, and is adept at finding just the right tool, system or method to enhance performance or to find joy and meaning in all that we do. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology program, where she is seen as an expert on using ceremony and ritual to enhance daily well-being.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How goals contribute to fulfilling life
  • Why goals and resolutions fail and what to do to increase rates of success
  • How to commit to your goals once you've established them
Dec 27, 2016
5 Steps to Reducing Stress with Genella Macintyre
21:40

Genella Macintyre is an author and international trainer and consultant with a focus on improving the quality of personal and professional living. Topics of her workshops include dealing with difficult clients and customers, working with colleagues, managing conflict through conversations, and leading remote teams.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to determine your stress reducing style
  • The critical role of a positive state of mind
  • How to trigger a relaxation response
Dec 20, 2016
Healthy Holidays with Tana Amen
28:49

Tana Amen, RN, BSN is the executive vice president of Amen Clinics, a NY Times best-selling author of The Omni Diet and highly respected health and fitness expert. Tana helps people to become warriors for their brains and bodies by arming them with the tools and knowledge to win the fight of their lives.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • What a brain warrior is
  • Why we're in a war for our health
  • Tips on making healthier choices during the holidays
Dec 15, 2016
Achieving Happiness at Work with Jessica Rovello
26:45

Jessica Rovello is the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, which provides an audience attention platform for the world’s most well-known brands and publishers, including CNN, Comcast, Microsoft, The Washington Post and USA Today. In this episode Jessica shares what Arkadium has done for their company culture in order to be named a Best Workplace by Inc. magazine.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • What kinds of work environments foster fulfilling lifestyles
  • The importance of prioritizing happy living in a company culture
  • Things to implement in your office to help boost happiness
Dec 13, 2016
The Road to Sparta with Dean Karnazes
21:43

TIME magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. An acclaimed endurance athlete and NY Times best-selling author, Dean Karnazes has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. We learn more about Dean's journey along the road to Sparta in this episode of Live Happy Now.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The origin and evolution of the marathon
  • How to fail beautifully
  • Why there's magic in misery
Dec 06, 2016
Finding Happiness When Life Doesn’t Make Sense with Jennifer Rothschild
23:24

At the young age of 15, Jennifer Rothschild was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease that would eventually steal her sight. It was more than a turning point for the Miami, Florida, native. Her dreams of becoming a commercial artist and cartoonist faded. Words and music have replaced her canvas and palette for more than 25 years. She shares how she has been able to remain optimistic and positive through her life despite the adversities.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How changing the way you look at the world can change your attitude
  • The power of gratitude
  • The importance of knowing your authentic self
Nov 29, 2016
How to Create a Gratitude Playlist with Paula Felps
24:23

Tis the season for giving thanks! We say it time and again that gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to share happiness and feel authentic happiness. We sit down with Live Happy science editor Paula Felps to talk about how to create the perfect gratitude playlist.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How the arrangement of a playlist affects you
  • The power of music to become more mindful
  • How to appreciate the little things
Nov 22, 2016
Practicing Digital Mindfulness with Janell Burley Hofmann
26:28

Janell Burley Hofmann is an international speaker, consultant & the author of the book iRules: What Every Tech Healthy Family Needs to Know About Selfies, Sexting, Gaming & Growing Up. Janell is the founder of The Slow Tech Movement & iRules Academy.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to use technology with mindfulness and intention
  • The personal and professional iRules to help build a life of digital well-being
  • How to engage in conversation to build connection and strengthen relationships
Nov 15, 2016
How to be Happy at Work with Chris Libby
16:40

Most adults today spend more time on the job than anywhere else and receive from it not just monetary rewards but also the feelings of accomplishment and purpose necessary to good mental health. Live Happy magazine section editor Chris Libby joins the podcast to share how mindfulness, gratitude, compassion and more can help boost your happiness at work.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to manage stress levels at work
  • What you can do to combat negativity in the office
  • The impact gratitude and compassion can have on your coworkers
Nov 08, 2016
Yoga: Not Just for Adults Anymore with Susan Verde
24:25

Susan Verde, a proud mother of a daughter and twin boys, writes children’s books and teaches kid’s yoga and mindfulness. She is the author of the picture books The Museum, You and Me, I am Yoga and the forthcoming The Water Princess.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The relationship between yoga and happiness
  • How kids yoga can help to cultivate patience, resilience, creativity and confidence
  • Ways to introduce yoga to your child
Nov 01, 2016
Exploring Happiness Through Film with Adam Shell
24:44

Adam Shell is an award-winning documentary film director, editor and musician. In his latest film, Pursuing Happiness, Adam and producer Nicholas Kraft, embark upon a journey to find what makes Americans happy.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How the creative process works in compiling a film of this magnitude
  • The impact the film has had on Adam's personal well-being
  • A glimpse of some of the stories shared in Pursuing Happiness
Oct 25, 2016
Using Mindfulness to Empower Children with Susie Wolbe
28:12

Athletics, theater, music lessons, honors classes…these are all great things for your child to be involved with but is it stressing them out? In this episode we learn what parents can do to help their child experience less stress from their busy schedules and help them to be more successful through the practice of mindfulness.

Susie Wolbe holds a Doctor of Education in educational supervision with a concentration in curriculum and instruction and has spent 30+ years as an educator in public and private schools. By making use of mindfulness strategies Susie has learned how to manage life’s (sometimes) overwhelming demands, and she is now committed to helping others do the same, especially as it applies to students, educators and parents.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to have a school year that is less stressful for students and families
  • How to create a family mission statement
  • How to ensure that your family is making conscious decisions that are aligned with what's most important
Oct 18, 2016
Happiness in the Brain with Deborah Heisz
19:30

In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we geek out over the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy CEO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Listen in as we preview four of the articles in this issue and explore the topic of happiness in the brain.

What you'll hear in this podcast:

  • How Mayim Bialik stays balanced with a busy schedule
  • The importance of your vagus nerve to your happiness
  • The value of friendship and healthy relationships
  • How a community in Detroit has brought joy to the Eastern Market
Oct 11, 2016
How to Stop Negative Mental Chatter with Dr. Srikumar Rao
28:09

Dr. Srikumar Rao joins the Live Happy Now podcast again to help us learn how to stop the negative mental chatter that we all experience from time to time. Dr. Rao has helped thousands of executives and entrepreneurs all over the world discover deep meaning. His methods have enabled them to achieve quantum leaps in effectiveness. Graduates of his workshops have become more creative and more inspiring leaders. He conceived the innovative course Creativity and Personal Mastery course that he teaches in London and New York. Students found it so overwhelmingly powerful that it remains the only business school course in the world to have its own alumni association.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to overcome negative self talk
  • How to have deeper connections with others
  • How to combat toxic personalities
Oct 06, 2016
Change Your Brain, Change Your Life with Dr. Daniel Amen
23:16

Dr. Daniel Amen is a psychiatrist, a brain disorder specialist and director of the Amen Clinics which offer medical services to people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other disorders. He is author of the best-sellers Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind at Any Age and The Amen Solution.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • What can help improve your brain health
  • The connection between exercise and your brain
  • How some people are turning into dinosaurs
Oct 04, 2016
The Sound of Food with Steve Keller
24:21

Steve Keller, CEO of ivAudio Branding, is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of audio branding. Combining his degree in Psychology with over 25 years of experience in the music industry as a producer, composer, independent label executive, music publisher and manager, he looks at how sounds and music affect us.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How your senses affect your perception of things
  • What sweet and spicy sound like
  • More about the emerging field of neurogastronomy
Sep 27, 2016
This is Your Brain on Happiness with Wendy Suzuki
26:07

Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and psychology at New York University. Her research has focused on understanding the patterns of brain activity underlying long-term memory and more recently understanding how aerobic exercise might improve our learning memory and cognitive ability. In this episode Wendy shares her expertise of brain plasticity and how she figured out how to get a happy brain and a happy life.

What you'll learn in this podcast: 

  • The long-term effects of exercise on the brain
  • How meditation affects the brain
  • How love and altruism affects the brain
Sep 20, 2016
Celebrating Character Day with Tiffany Shlain
11:25

The ultimate creative challenge is to take complicated scientific ideas and make it super accessible. In this episode of Live Happy Now we talk with Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain about the power of film and an event called Character Day which is a free global initiative where groups around the world screen films on the science of character development and dive into free discussion materials.

Sep 15, 2016
10% Happier with Dan Harris
19:05

After a melt down on live television, ABC News’ Nightline anchor Dan Harris knew he needed to make a change in how he approached his career and his overall happiness. Dan joins this episode of Live Happy Now to share how he has learned to become just 10% happier at a time, how he reduced stress without losing his edge and found self-help that actually works.

Sep 13, 2016
Queen Bees and Wannabes – Inside the Life of Teenagers with Rosalind Wiseman
25:39

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical well-being. Rosalind is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. We sat down with Rosalind to dive into the life of teenagers on this episode of Live Happy Now.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity
  • How Girl World has fundamentally changed in recent years
  • The roles of technology in your teen's life
  • How to prevent the influence of cliques on your child's decision making 
Sep 06, 2016
How to Create the Perfect Playlist with Paula Felps
20:52

We all have “that song,” the one that instantly makes us feel invincible, like Rocky Balboa running up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bid did you know that you can use that song to actually reset your brain? We sit down with Live Happy science editor Paula Felps to talk about how to create the perfect playlist

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How the arrangement of a playlist affects you
  • The power of a playlist to change your mood
  • The 5 key components of creating the perfect playlist
  • Different ways you can use playlists to improve your mood

 

Aug 30, 2016
EP78: The Best of Season 1 - Live Happy Now
38:42

In this episode we look back on past interviews from the Live Happy Now podcast with Live Happy CEO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Did your favorite episode make the list?

What you'll learn in this podcast:

How to unplug from work with Christine Carter
The secret to a better night's sleep with Michael Breus, Ph.D.
The importance of connection with Barbara Fredrickson
How practicing gratitude impacts your hapiness with Sonja Lyubomirsky
The act of mindfulness with Matt Tenney
Happiness lessons that adults can learn from children with Dr. Edward Hallowell
How to never be too busy again with Neil Pasricha

Aug 09, 2016
EP77: Dr. Srikumar Rao - Creativity and Personal Mastery to Change Your Life
22:28

Dr. Srikumar Rao has helped thousands of executives and entrepreneurs all over the world discover deep meaning. His methods have enabled them to achieve quantum leaps in effectiveness. Graduates of his workshops have become more creative and more inspiring leaders. He conceived the innovative Creativity and Personal Mastery course that he teaches in London and New York. Students found it so overwhelmingly powerful that it remains the only business school course in the world to have its own alumni association.

Aug 02, 2016
EP76: The Importance of Positive Education - Part 2
19:36

This week we sat down with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders live at The Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, TX. We asked them why positive education was so important, what children can gain from it and how focusing on developing character strengths in students can begin to help society as a whole.

Jul 26, 2016
EP75: The Importance of Positive Education - Part 1
11:28

This week we sat down with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders live at The Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, TX. We asked them why positive education was so important, what children can gain from it and how focusing on developing character strengths in students can begin to help society as a whole.

Jul 21, 2016
EP74: Heather Shumaker - Raising Confident and Creative Kids
22:37

Heather Shumaker is a national speaker on parenting and early childhood topics and is the author of two renegade parenting books: It’s OK Not to Share...and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide. An advocate for free, unstructured play in homes and schools, she lives in northern Michigan with her family.

Jul 19, 2016
EP73: Natalia Cohen - Rowing the Pacific
29:45

With 15 years experience of living and working in over 50 countries, Natalia Cohen has chosen to follow an unusual and fascinating path. Natalia is no stranger to being outside of her comfort zone and has made an art of embracing and adapting to change. Her understanding of team dynamics, the importance of a positive mindset and the ability to live in the moment led her to become part of the first all-female team to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean. Natalia shares her amazing story in this episode of Live Happy Now.

Jul 12, 2016
EP72: Lisa Loeb - Sparking Happiness Through Creativity
21:52

Pop star, author, style maven, philanthropist and mom Lisa Loeb has recently released her fourth children’s album exclusively with Amazon, Nursery Rhyme Parade. In this episode we talk about the importance of creativity to overall happiness, the song writing process and the Camp Lisa Foundation.

Jul 05, 2016
EP71: Raj Raghunathan - If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?
31:32

Raj Raghunathan is professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in exploring the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their own happiness and fulfillment. Raj also has an online course on happiness with over 120,000 students from literally every country in the world.

Jun 28, 2016
EP70: Joseph Cardillo - How to Master Body Intelligence
28:35

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. joins Live Happy science editor Paula Felps this week to look at body intelligence and harnessing your body’s energies for your best life. Joseph is the best-selling author of several books in the fields of health, mind-body-spirit, and psychology and appears as the energy management expert in Michael Strahan’s new book Wake Up Happy.

Jun 21, 2016
EP69: Zelana Montminy - 21 Days to Resilience
21:13

Zelana Montminy, Ph.D., is a leading figure in positive psychology, bringing a unique and varied skill set to the well-being realm. Zelana is the author of 21 Days to Resilience, which is ranked No. 1 on Amazon’s Mental Health Hot New Releases, and she speaks around the world on the topic of resilience.

Jun 13, 2016
EP68: Dr. Michelle Robin - Small Changes, Big Shifts
27:12

Live Happy CEO Deborah K. Heisz joins Dr. Michelle Robin to talk about the impact of small changes on your overall well-being. Michelle is an international speaker, best-selling author and founder of Your Wellness Connection, one of the nation’s most successful integrative healing centers.

Jun 07, 2016
EP67: Kristin Meekhof - Finding Joy After Loss
17:35

In this episode we touch on the difficult subject of finding joy after the loss of a loved one. And although everyone must deal with grief in his or her own way, it is possible to be able to get back to living a life full of joy and find your authentic happiness once again.

Kristin Meekhof who is a licensed master’s level social worker and author of the book A Widow’s Guide to Healing: Gentle Support and Advice For the First Five Years and was a contributor to Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy for the piece titled “The Healing Power of Gratitude”.

May 31, 2016
EP66: Neil Pasricha - The Happiness Equation
24:54

Neil Pasricha is The New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Awesome series. Neil is a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of all time and the Director of the Institute for Global Happiness. He has dedicated the past 15 years of his life to developing leaders—creating global programs inside the world’s largest companies and speaking to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. In this episode, he shares more about his new book The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything.

May 25, 2016
EP65: Ross Mathews - From Small Town Life to the Hollywood Red Carpet
20:03

Ross Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut as a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ross is author of the national best-seller Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional Self-Confidence and can currently be seen as the newest host of FOX's Hollywood Today Live, on the red carpet with E! for the biggest awards shows of the season, and returning as a judge on the smash hit, LOGO series RuPaul’s Drag Race.

In this episode we learn more about Ross’s journey toward happiness and what his keys are to living happy.

May 17, 2016
EP64: Linda Swain - The Happiest People and Places on the Planet
18:15

Linda Swain is a creator, producer and television host. Her most recent nationally televised show, Tapping IN: The Happiest People & Places on the Planet received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Travel Program in 2015. Tapping IN combines Linda’s passion to share the stories of others through television and nearly 30 years of spanning the globe, searching for the happiest people and places on the planet for her travel company Swain Destinations.

May 10, 2016
EP63: Joshua Smyth - How Expressive Writing Improves Your Happiness
27:04

Joshua Smyth, Ph.D., is a professor of Biobehavioral Health andMedicine at Penn State and co-author of the upcoming bookOpening Up by Writing It Down–How Expressive Writing ImprovesHealth and Eases Emotional Pain. Joshua was interviewed for anarticle in our latest issue of Live Happy magazine abouthow a 20 minute practice of creative writing can help make youhappier, healthier and more resilient. In this episode of LiveHappy Now, we talk with him about how expressive writing canhelp manage stress and improve well-being.

May 03, 2016
EP62: Dr. Edward Hallowell - The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness
20:36

We talk with child and adult psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Edward Hallowell on the steps parents can take to help their children become happier as adults.

Dr. Hallowell graduated from Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine and was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004. He has authored twenty books on various psychological topics including the power of the human connection, methods of forgiving others, dealing with worry, managing excessive busyness and the childhood roots of happiness.

Apr 26, 2016
EP61: Peter Neill - Why the Oceans Matter More Than We Realize
28:06

Learn more about the importance of our oceans to our global well-being with Peter Neill, founder and director of World Ocean Observatory.

World Ocean Observatory is a web-based place of exchange for information and education about the health of the ocean. Peter is also host of World Ocean Radio, a weekly series of 5-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean topics, and editor of World Ocean Journal, a bi-annual e-magazine of the WOO focused on ocean culture and solutions to today’s ocean issues.

Apr 19, 2016
EP60: Matt Tenney - The Mindfulness Edge
29:55

In this episode of Live Happy Now, we discover why mindfulness can be considered the ultimate success habit. Matt Tenney is author of The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule. Through keynote speeches and training programs, Matt works to develop highly effective leaders who achieve extraordinary, long-term business outcomes and live more fulfilling lives.

Apr 12, 2016
EP59: Stacy Kaiser - The Perfect Parent
20:55

In this episode of Live Happy Now we talk with Stacy Kaiser, Live Happy editor at large, about the idea of "super parents" and why striving to be a good parent by allowing room for error and accepting imperfections really helps model to children that trying your best is what is really important.

Stacy is a licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert, media personality and author of How to Be a Grown Up: The Ten Secret Skills Everyone Needs to Know.

Apr 05, 2016
EP58: Dr. Drew Ramsey on Health
26:14

In this episode, Live Happy Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Dr. Drew Ramsey about one of 10 practices for choosing joy: health.

Dr. Drew is The New York Times best-selling author of Fifty Shades of Kale and The Happiness Diet. He is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health.

Mar 29, 2016
EP57: Kenneth Pargament on Spirituality
19:12

In this episode Live Happy Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Kenneth Pargament, Ph.D., about one of 10 practices for choosing joy: resilience.

Kenneth has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is professor emeritus of psychology at Bowling Green State University. He is also author of The Psychology of Religion and Coping and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy: Understanding and Addressing the Sacred.

Mar 24, 2016
EP56: Steve Leventhal on Resilience
28:35

In this episode Live Happy magazine science editor Paula Felps talks with Steve Leventhal, executive director of CorStone, about one of 10 practices for choosing joy: resilience.

CorStone is an international nongovernmental organization that develops and provides personal resilience programs to improve well-being for youth worldwide, focusing on adolescent girls in developing countries as critical change-agents in their communities. CorStone believes that cultivating personal resilience is a foundational step in helping youth to thrive—one which is often missing in development programs worldwide. Its evidence-based programs impact three interdependent factors in well-being: emotional health, physical health and education.

Mar 22, 2016
EP55: Celebrate the International Day of Happiness
13:16

In this episode we are joined by Live Happy Director of Digital Marketing and Products Laura Coppedge to share more about the International Day of Happiness and what Live Happy is doing to celebrate this special day.

Mar 17, 2016
EP54: Ali Smith on Mindfulness
18:56

In this episode Live Happy Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Ali Smith, co-founder of the Holistic Life Foundation, on one of 10 practices for choosing joy: mindfulness.

Ali has more than 15 years of experience teaching yoga and mindfulness to diverse populations. Through his work at the Holistic Life Foundation, he has developed and piloted yoga and mindfulness programs with at-risk youth at drug treatment centers, juvenile detention centers, alternative high schools, mental crisis facilities and in many other underserved communities.

Mar 15, 2016
EP53: Birju Pandya on Giving Back
25:27

In this episode Live Happy co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Birju Pandya, a senior advisor for RSF Social Financial, on one of ten practices for choosing joy: giving back.

Birju is also involved with ServiceSpace, an organization run entirely by volunteers that leverages technology to encourage everyday people around the world to do small acts of service. Some of the projects by ServiceSpace include a daily positive news service, an acts-of-kindness portal, and a gift-economy restaurant.

Mar 10, 2016
EP52: Sonja Lyubomirsky on Gratitude
21:18

In this episode Live Happy Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Sonja Lyubomirsky about gratitude. Sonja is author of The How of Happiness, the first book by a highly-credentialed positive psychologist to present the latest research in a “how-to” format.

Sonja’s work has been awarded a Templeton Psychology Prize, a Science of Generosity grant, a John Templeton Foundation grant, and a million-dollar grant (with Ken Sheldon) from the National Institute of Mental Health to conduct research on the possibility of permanently increasing happiness.

Mar 08, 2016
EP51: Holly Raynes on Creativity
21:29

Holly Raynes was inspired by a family member who was a Titanic survivor and another who escaped from Poland in World War II. Her book, Nation of Enemies, combines lessons from the past with a healthy fear of the modern landscape. A longtime member of Boston’s writing community, Holly has a history of trying anything once (acting, diving out of a plane and white water rafting). Out of all the things she has tried, writing and raising children seem to have stuck.

In this episode, Live Happy co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Holly on one of 10 practices for choosing joy—creativity.

Mar 03, 2016
EP50: The Science of Savoring with Paula Felps PLUS a preview of the April 2016 issue
22:52

Paula Felps is the science editor for Live Happy magazine and has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 1998, covering topics from health and fitness to luxury cars and travel to business and technology. She has written for publications and websites such as Executive Travel, American Driver, Self and Reserve.

In this episode, Live Happy co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Paula about the science of savoring and shares a glimpse into the new April 2016 issue of Live Happy magazine.

Mar 01, 2016
EP49: Alastair Moock on Meaning
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Alastair Moock is a 2013 Grammy Awards nominee and a two-time winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. His works have twice been included in The Fids and Kamily Industry Critics’ Top 3 Albums of the Year. Long one of Boston’s premier folk artists, Alastair turned his attention to family music after the birth of his twin daughters in 2006. The New York Times calls him “a Tom Waits for kids” and The Boston Globe declares, “in the footsteps of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, Alastair Moock makes real kids music that parents can actually enjoy.”

In this episode, Live Happy co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Alastair on one of ten practices for choosing joy—meaning.

Feb 24, 2016
EP48: Mary Miller on Attitude
21:19

Mary Miller is the CEO and owner of JANCOA Janitorial Service, Inc., an award-winning commercial cleaning service located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mary is known for her positive outlook and desire to help others realize their uniqueness and personal power. Through her renowned employee benefits program, the Dream Manager, she has created an exceptional work environment and a truly successful organization. The Dream Manager, popularized by the bestselling book under the same name, grew from an employee retention program into an inspiring example of what a business can be.

In this episode, Live Happy co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Mary on one of ten practices for choosing joy—a positive attitude.

Feb 22, 2016
EP47: Barbara Fredrickson on Relationships and Love
19:08

Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., serves as the president of the International Positive Psychology Association and is considered one of the most highly cited scholars in the field of psychology today. Her research reveals how micro-moments of love and other forms of positivity nourish your health, wisdom and longevity.

In this episode, Live Happy co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Barbara on one of ten practices for choosing joy—relationships and love.

Feb 16, 2016
EP46: James and Suzie Pawelski - Achieving Harmonious Passion
27:37

Suzie Pileggi Pawelski is a contributing editor for Live Happy magazine as well as wellness counselor specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships. Her 2010 Scientific American Mind cover story "The Happy Couple" was selected by the magazine as one of its most intriguing articles of recent years.

James Pawelski, Ph.D., is Director of Education and Senior Scholar in the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania. For the last ten years, he has served as the founding director of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program, the world's first degree program in positive psychology. He is also the founding director of the International Positive Psychology Association.

Live Happy co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with James and Suzie about achieving harmonious passion in your personal relationships.

Feb 11, 2016
EP45: Success Stories - 90 Days to a Happier You
28:33

In this episode we talk to the Live Happy team members who recently took part in the “90 Days to a Happier You” challenge. Find out how Susan, Kim, Donna, Shelley and Chris learned to make better choices and build habits that have helped them become happier people. Through this series we'll tackle topics like improving communication with others, managing negative thinking, overcoming chronic insomnia, setting life goals and learning to unplug from work.

Feb 08, 2016
EP44: Gretchen Rubin - Better Than Before
20:17

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times best-sellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft.

In this episode Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks about the power of habits in creating a happier and more successful life.

Feb 02, 2016
EP43: Valorie Burton - Find Your Happiness Trigger
22:26

Valorie Burton is a best-selling author and speaker who helps people "get unstuck" and "be unstoppable" in every area of their lives. As a certified personal and executive coach, Valorie has served hundreds of clients in more than 40 states and nine countries, and is the founder of The Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute.

In this episode Live Happy Co-Founder, COO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Valorie about identifying your personal happiness triggers, how to bounce back from stress and adversity, and how to savor each moment every day.

Jan 28, 2016
EP42: Christine Carter - Learning to Unplug from Work
28:39

In this special podcast series, we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better choices and build habits that lead to more fulfilling lives. Through this series we'll tackle life-changing topics such as improving communication with others, managing negative thinking, overcoming chronic insomnia, setting life goals and learning to unplug from work.

In this episode, Live Happy science editor Paula Felps talks with Christine Carter who is a sociologist and senior fellow at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home.

Jan 26, 2016
EP41: Emma Seppälä - The Happiness Track
14:03

Emma Seppälä is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education as well as the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success. Her areas of research include positive organizational psychology, health psychology, cultural psychology, well-being and resilience.

In this episode Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Emma about what the science of happiness is according to science and the ability to bounce back from difficulties in life.

Jan 20, 2016
EP40: Caroline Miller - Setting Career Goals
28:21

In this special podcast series we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better choices and build habits that lead to more fulfilling lives. Through this series we'll tackle life-changing topics such as improving communication with others, managing negative thinking, overcoming chronic insomnia, setting life goals and learning to unplug from work.

In this episode Live Happy magazine Science Editor Paula Felps talks with Caroline Miller who has been a pioneer with her ground-breaking work in the areas of goal setting/accomplishment, grit, happiness and success. She is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts on this research and how it can be applied to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth.

Jan 19, 2016
EP39: Michael Breus - Overcoming Chronic Insomnia
24:56

In this special podcast series we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better choices and build habits that lead to more fulfilling lives. Through this series we'll tackle topics like improving communication with others, managing negative thinking, overcoming chronic insomnia, setting life goals and learning to unplug from work.

In this episode Live Happy magazine Science Editor Paula Felps talks with Michael Breus, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

As the subject of sleep continues to gain momentum in our sleep-deprived society, Michael has become a widely recognized leader in this ever-evolving field and serves on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show. Dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all, Michael is on a mission to develop innovative education and communication programs.

Jan 14, 2016
EP38: Karen Cassiday - Managing Negative Thinking
25:56

Karen Cassiday is the president-elect of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as well as owner of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago-the first private clinic in the Chicago area to offer exposure-based treatment for anxiety disorders. Karen has multiple published articles in the area of anxiety disorders, and is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children through adults.

In this episode Live Happy magazine Science Editor Paula Felps talks with Karen about the causes and difficulties with worry and how to overcome it.

Jan 12, 2016
EP37: Michele Gravelle - Improving Communication with Others
34:17

In this special podcast series we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better choices and build habits that lead more fulfilling lives. Through this series we tackle topics like improving communication with others, managing negative thinking, overcoming chronic insomnia, setting life goals and learning to unplug from work.

Michele Gravelle is a consultant with Triad Consulting where she works with the authors of the bestselling books: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, and Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well. Michele also facilitates executive education programs at the Harvard Negotiation Institute and Duke Corporate Education.

In this episode Live Happy magazine Science Editor Paula Felps talks with Michele about the obstacles to effective communication and how to improve your communication with others.

Jan 07, 2016
EP36: Tal Ben Shahar - 3 Steps to Lasting Change PLUS a preview of the February 2016 issue
28:33

Tal Ben Shahar, Ph.D., is an author and lecturer who taught Harvard University’s most popular course on positive psychology and its third most popular course on the psychology of leadership. Tal is also a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Wholebeing Institute, Happier.TV, Potentialife and the Maytiv Center for Research and Practice in Positive Psychology.  

In this episode Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Tal about the three steps to lasting change and what you can do to help make your resolutions succeed. We also listen in on a conversation from our recent cover shoot with Jillian Michaels about her keys to living a happier life and share what's inside the February 2016 issue of Live Happy magazine.

Jan 05, 2016
EP35: Michelle Segar - New Year, New You
19:11

Michelle Segar, Ph.D., is a motivation scientist and author of the critically acclaimed No Sweat! How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness. She is also the Director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) at the University of Michigan, chair of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan’s Communications Committee and a leading authority on what motivates people to choose and maintain healthy behaviors.

With the new year upon us, we explore what really motivates us to make and keep resolutions as well as what we can do to successfully reach our health and fitness goals.

Dec 31, 2015
EP34: The Best of Live Happy Now 2015
36:19

In this episode we look back on past interviews from the Live Happy Now podcast with Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Did your favorite episode make the list?

Dec 28, 2015
EP33: Jim Brickman - How to Find the Calm Amid Everyday Chaos
16:59

Over the past 20 years, Grammy Award-nominated Jim Brickman has amassed a huge following as a contemporary pianist. Fans trust his music to deal with a crisis, rekindle romance, or simply relax. In his latest book, Soothe: How to find Calm Amid Everyday Chaos—he compiles a collection of both spiritual and practical advice that mirrors the way it feels when listening to his music.

In this episode we learn more about Jim's experience and his tips to soothe your stress to find a more relaxed state of mind.

Dec 22, 2015
EP32: Margaret Greenberg - Profit from the Positive
24:02

Margaret H. Greenberg is a certified executive coach, international speaker, “Positive Work” columnist for Live Happy magazine, and the coauthor of the business book Profit from the Positive: Proven Leadership Strategies to Boost Productivity and Transform Your Business. Margaret is a pioneer in the field of positive psychology, having graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s very first Master of Applied Positive Psychology program.

In this episode, Margaret and Live Happy Co-Founder, COO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talk about the emerging field of positive psychology, explore numerous tools to help you profit from the positive and offer advice to help you find your authentic happiness.

Dec 16, 2015
EP31: Jenny Santi - The Giving Way to Happiness
19:21

Jenny Santi is a trusted philanthropy advisor to some of the world's most generous givers and celebrity activists. In this episode Jenny shares the science behind giving, how it makes you feel good and ways to overcome compassion fatigue.

Dec 15, 2015
EP30: Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi - Super Genes
18:32

Deepak Chopra is a pioneer of integrative medicine and the author of more than 80 books published in 43 languages. Many have been New York Times best-sellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

Rudolph E. Tanzi is an internationally acclaimed expert on Alzheimer's disease and was included in TIME magazine's "TIME 100 Most Influential people in the World."

In this episode, Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Deepak and Rudolph on their latest book Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being.

Dec 07, 2015
EP29: Sara Oliveri - Coach Yourself to Happiness
23:58

Sara Oliveri is a Washington, D.C-based life coach and speaker who helps people, as well as organizations, create happier lives. She is one of less than 300 graduates of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania.

In this episode we talk about effective tools to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life and how to identify your personal core values to help you achieve authentic happiness.

Dec 02, 2015
EP28: Dr. Drew Ramsey - Happier with Every Bite
25:33

Dr. Drew Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author of Fifty Shades of Kale and The Happiness Diet, is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health.

In this episode Live Happy Science Editor Paula Felps talks with Drew about the best foods for a healthy and growing brain as well as great tips for wholesome eating on a budget.

Nov 30, 2015
EP27: Anne Fishel - Home for Dinner
23:50

Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D., is director of the Family and Couples Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an associate clinical professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School. She is a co-founder of The Family Dinner Project, a non-profit group that works online and in person to help families have healthy and enjoyable dinners, as well as meaningful conversation at the table.

In this episode we explore why family dinners are great for the body, mind and mental health of all family members involved as well as some tips for making the conversation around the dinner table interesting, lively and meaningful.

Nov 24, 2015
EP26: Rhonda Cornum - Resilience Boot Camp
28:10

Rhonda Cornum was a 36-year-old flight surgeon in 1991 when her Black Hawk helicopter was sent to rescue a downed F-16 pilot. Through this “one week of misadventure” she remained positive. Learn where that resilience came from, the major challenges to teaching and learning resilience, and a few tips to help you become more resilient.

Nov 19, 2015
EP25: Tom Rath - 3 Ways to Get More Out of Life
24:36

Tom Rath is a best-selling author and researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health and well-being. Live Happy Editorial Director, COO and Co-Founder Deborah Heisz talks with Tom about his most recent work, a feature-length documentary film, Fully Charged, which explores the key elements of energizing one's work and life through personal stories and interviews with the world's leading social scientists.

Nov 17, 2015
EP24: Louis Alloro - Tap Into the Power of Gratitude
22:44

Louis Alloro is a change-agent working with individuals and organizations to enable positive evolution, even through the most difficult challenges. He is one of the first 100 people in the world to earn a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a second master's degree in the Foundations of Education.

In this episode we look at the power of gratitude as well as recommendations for positivity and peace during the holiday season.

Nov 10, 2015
EP23: Dr. Michael Finkelstein - The Slow Medicine Approach to Forgiveness
23:13

Dr. Michael Finkelstein, also known as The Slow Medicine Doctor, is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness. Dr. Finkelstein has been featured in The New York Times and on CNN for his work on both a micro and macro point of view on today’s health care needs and challenges.

Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz joins Dr. Finkelstein to discuss the definition of forgiveness and some tools for releasing stress from traumatic experiences or toxic personalities.

Nov 09, 2015
EP22: Deepak Chopra - Strength in Family PLUS a preview of the December 2015 issue
27:05

Find out the family dynamics of New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra and his daughter Mallika and gain valuable insight into the importance of creating a relationship with yourself, the positive impact of meditation, and inspiring advice for parents. Deepak, a board-certified physician and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Well-being, is at the forefront of integrative medicine and personal transformation. His daughter Mallika Chopra is a busy mom of two, a successful entrepreneur, and the founder and CEO of Intent.com, a successful social platform for people sharing their intents to lead a happier, healthier and more meaningful life.

We also talk with Live Happy Web Editor Emily Miller about the gift that changed her life, and get a preview of the December issue of Live Happy magazine available on newsstands now.

Nov 03, 2015
EP21: Adam Shell - Pursuing Happiness
25:21

Adam Shell is an award-winning documentary film director, editor and musician. In his latest film, Pursuing Happiness, Adam and producer Nicholas Kraft, embark upon a journey to find what makes Americans happy. Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director, Deborah Heisz talks with Adam about his documentary and what insights he has discovered along the way.

Oct 29, 2015
EP20: Gayle and Mildred Kirschenbaum - The Power of Forgiveness
26:11

This week we look at the power of forgiveness with an emotional story from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker/TV producer Gayle Kirschenbaum and her mother Mildred. You can learn more about their path to forgiveness in the feature documentary, Look At Us Now, Mother!

Oct 27, 2015
EP19: Dr. Eric Pearl - Understanding Energy
22:26

Dr. Eric Pearl is the founder of The Reconnection and a pioneer in energy healthcare. In this episode, we'll learn more about what energy healing can do for you, and how you can begin to restore your body to its optimal balance.

Oct 20, 2015
EP18: Shane Lopez - Making Hope Happen
19:09

Shane Lopez, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researcher on hope. Find out the importance of creating a relationship with your future self, coming up with multiple pathways to reach your goals and a few activities you can try to become more helpful.

Oct 15, 2015
EP17: James and Suzie Pawelski - Romance and Research
29:48

James Pawelski-founding director of the UPenn Masters in Applied Positive Psychology program-and his wife, journalist and contributing editor to Live Happy Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, discuss how research from positive psychology can lead to meaningful and long-lasting relationships.

Oct 13, 2015
EP16: Shawn Achor - The Happiness Advantage
28:18

Shawn Achor is a New York Times best-selling author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage. He is the winner of more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures on positive psychology in the school's most popular class. Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success.

In this episode, Shawn talks with Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz about how happiness fuels success and how you can capitalize on the Happiness Advantage as well as his two-part O-Course Experience on Oprah.com.

Oct 08, 2015
EP15: David Shadrack Smith - Belief
21:24

David Shadrack Smith serves as executive producer and director on the highly anticipated landmark series with Oprah Winfrey, Belief. Throughout his career, David has earned nine Emmy nominations and worked with broadcasters around the world, including National Geographic, PBS, Discovery, History, Showtime, BBC, and many more.

In this episode, David shares more about the upcoming series Belief, a groundbreaking television event exploring humankind’s ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves.

Oct 06, 2015
EP14: Stop Bullying Now - an Anti-Bullying Special Episode
35:34

Live Happy Section Editor Chris Libby joins us to discuss the topic of bullying, how it starts and what you can do to help stop bullying. In this episode we are joined by a panel of people that were interviewed for an article published in the October issue of Live Happy magazine.

You will hear from Jaylen Arnold, a 15-year old with a mission to stop bullying, Deborah Temkin, Ph.D., who has worked closely with the US government to bring an intersection between education and healthy social and emotional development, and Alejandro Adler, a PhD candidate in Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania whose research focuses on well-being, education and public policy.

Oct 01, 2015
EP13: Darlene Mininni - The Science of Resilience
24:07

Darlene Mininni, Ph.D., is the author of The Emotional Toolkit and creator of the UCLA undergraduate well-being course Life Skills. Her work focuses on teaching research-based strategies that answer the question: “How can I thrive in my life?” In this episode, Live Happy editor at large Stacy Kaiser talks with Darlene about using mindfulness and meditation to reduce stress and how to fit it into your busy schedule.

Sep 29, 2015
EP12: Richard Sears - Mental and Physical Mindfulness
22:16

Richard Sears, Ph.D., is a board-certified clinical psychologist, the Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation and is a clinical and research faculty member of the University of Cincinnati’s Center for Integrative Health and Wellness. Richard shares the definition of mindfulness, activities you can do with your kids to teach them mindfulness and how to unplug from the technological world in this episode of Live Happy Now.

Sep 24, 2015
EP11: Caroline Miller - Authentic Grit
19:09

Caroline Miller is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts in the areas of goal setting, grit, happiness, success and how to apply it to one’s life. Caroline was one of the first graduates of the University of Pennsylvania’s Masters of Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) program and is author of Creating Your Best Life and Positively Caroline. In this episode Caroline discusses goal setting, how to become grittier, and her new book Authentic Grit with Live Happy COO, Co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz.

Sep 22, 2015
EP10: Michelle McQuaid - Put Your Strengths to Work
20:41

Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator, joins Live Happy Now to talk about how to discover your strengths at work and how to use these strengths to bring you a more enjoyable and engaging workplace.

Sep 17, 2015
EP9: Tory Johnson - The Mental Shift
23:24

Tory Johnson is seen every Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America where she presents the popular Deals & Steals segment. Her last book, The Shift, was a #1 New York Times bestseller, and now she has a brand new book Shift for Good: Simple Changes for Lasting Joy Inside and Out. Tory joins Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz to discuss more about her happiness journey.

Sep 15, 2015
EP8: Christine Carter - The Sweet Spot
23:58

Dr. Christine Carter combines scientific research and practical application to offer audiences not just a way to cope with modern pressures, but a way to truly thrive. Dr. Carter looks at living life from our “sweet spot”—that place of both power and ease.

Sep 10, 2015
EP7: Robert Holden - Happiness Now
20:47

Robert Holden, Ph.D., is a best-selling author, speaker and expert on happiness, forgiveness and well-being. In this episode Robert discusses his 8 week happiness program and finding the happiness within yourself.

Sep 08, 2015
EP6: Jonathan Haidt - Getting the Fundamentals Right
21:53

Jonathan Haidt recently spoke at the 2015 IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association) conference. COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Live Happy LLC, Deborah K. Heisz joins Haidt to further discuss the 10 great truths, ideas to creating lasting happiness and how to deal with opposite beliefs in a heated discussion.

Sep 03, 2015
EP5: When Happiness Has a Bad Day PLUS a preview of the Oct 2015 issue
23:20

Paula Felps, the science editor for Live Happy magazine has recently looked into current research about the “backlash” on positive psychology. This episode delves into how the pursuit of happiness is stressing us out, what the experts say about that – and how to take some of the pressure off yourself. Live Happy Co-Founder, COO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz also gives a preview of the October issue of Live Happy magazine on newsstands now.

Sep 01, 2015
EP4: Jeff Olson - The Slight Edge to Happiness
23:52

Founder of Live Happy, Jeff Olson, shares insights to small actions you can take every day to achieve happiness. Over the past 30 years Jeff has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve better levels of financial freedom and personal excellence. 

Sep 01, 2015
EP3: Michelle Gielan – Broadcasting Happiness
22:50

Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and an expert on the science of positive communication shares the steps you can take to broadcast happiness to create a positive impact on your community.

Aug 26, 2015
EP2: Tom Rath - Are You Fully Charged?
25:12

Tom Rath, author of Are You Fully Charged? The Three Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life, studies the role of human behavior in business, health and well-being. In this episode Tom discusses the importance of positive interaction and how to handle negative emotions.

Aug 26, 2015
EP1: Welcome to the Live Happy Now podcast!
08:29

Deborah Heisz, COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Live Happy introduces what you can look forward to with the Live Happy Now podcast and a preview of the upcoming guests like Michelle Gielan, Tom Rath, Christine Carter, and Deepak Chopra. Deborah also shares more about the Live Happy mission to help make the world a happier place.

Aug 26, 2015