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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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Dec 27, 2016

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 20, 2016

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 15, 2016

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 13, 2016

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 6, 2016

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
Nov 29, 2016

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 22, 2016

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 15, 2016

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 8, 2016

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 1, 2016

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
Oct 25, 2016

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 18, 2016

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 11, 2016

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 6, 2016

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 4, 2016

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
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