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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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Jun 13, 2017

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
May 9, 2017

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 2, 2017

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
Apr 25, 2017

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
Mar 9, 2017

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.

Feb 21, 2017

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
Jan 24, 2017

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 3, 2017

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
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
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
Aug 30, 2016

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 2, 2016

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.

May 25, 2016

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.

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