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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 27, 2017

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 26, 2017

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 20, 2017

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 19, 2017

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 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
Jun 12, 2017

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 6, 2017

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 5, 2017

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
May 30, 2017

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 23, 2017

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 16, 2017

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 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
Apr 18, 2017

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
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