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Live Happy Now

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.
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Oct 17, 2017

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 16, 2017

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 10, 2017

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 5, 2017

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 3, 2017

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 2, 2017

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.
Sep 26, 2017

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 25, 2017

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 19, 2017

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 18, 2017

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 12, 2017

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 11, 2017

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 4, 2017

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.

Aug 30, 2017

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 22, 2017

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
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