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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.
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Now displaying: May, 2019
May 28, 2019

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 21, 2019

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 14, 2019

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 7, 2019

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
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