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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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Apr 11, 2017

Leigh Stringer is Senior Workplace Expert for EYP Architecture & Engineering and is researching employee health and productivity in conjunction with the Harvard School of Public Health, the Center for Active Design, and other leading organizations. 

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Healthy habits to adopt at work
  • How to avoid making unhealthy choices at work
  • The connection between the built environment and well-being
Apr 4, 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. Her new book The Future of Happiness looks at technology’s role in our happiness.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Why technology is so influential to our happiness
  • The three burning questions of the digital era
  • Strategies for balancing productivity with well-being
Mar 28, 2017

Laurie Berkner is a best-selling, award-winning children’s recording artists and widely recognized as the uncrowned queen of children’s music. Laurie’s albums have been best-sellers on a chart typically dominated by movie soundtracks and major label compilations. Laurie has written the music and lyrics for two Off-Broadway children's musicals produced by New York City Children’s Theater: Wanda's Monster (2013) and The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess (2014).

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • What children can teach us about music
  • How music can help children learn and grow
  • How to get rid of self-criticism and let go
Mar 22, 2017

Erik Wahl is an artist, author, and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a thought provoking graffiti artist and one of the most sought-after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit to audiences as diverse as companies like Disney, Microsoft, Toyota, government institutions, and university students.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to harness creativity and discipline
  • The relationship between structure and freedom
  • How to activate creativity amidst uncertainty and frustration
Mar 20, 2017

In 2012 the United Nations established March 20 as the International Day of Happiness. Each year Live Happy leads the way with a campaign to spread happiness around the globe. On March 20 giant orange Happiness Walls are erected across North America as a central point for people to pledge how they will share happiness with others. Schools, offices and local community organizations also can join in the celebration by hosting their own happiness walls.

Learn more at happyacts.org

Mar 14, 2017

Isaac Lidsky is a CEO, corporate speaker, author and entrepreneur, now leading Florida’s largest residential shell contractor ODC Construction. A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Isaac is the only blind person to serve as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court. His debut book Eyes Wide Open was cited by The Washington Post among 10 key leadership books in 2017. As a child actor, he played “Weasel” on NBC’s Saved By The Bell: The New Class and appeared in 100+ commercials.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to think differently about true vision and ways to approach life goals
  • Why entrepreneurship is the answer for many of us to “Live Happy” but not everyone
  • What you need to know to shatter misconceptions that may exist about you
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.

Mar 7, 2017

In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we explore the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy Science Editor Paula Felps. Listen in as we preview a few of the articles in this issue.

What you'll hear in this podcast:

  • Queen Latifah shares her secrets to success and lasting joy
  • Sam Worthington explores his own evolution both on and off the screen
  • How to use humor to build confidence and charisma
  • 33 ideas to make your home a place of positivity
Feb 28, 2017

Yakov Smirnoff is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Yakov began performing as a stand-up comic. He reached his biggest success in the mid-to-late 1980s, appearing in several films and the television sitcom vehicle What a Country!. He has received a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at UPenn and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Pepperdine University in Psychology.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Why laughter really is the best medicine
  • Warning signs your relationship may be in trouble
  • Why laughter is essential to the well-being of a relationship
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
Feb 16, 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.

Suzanne Jewell is the Chief Mindfulness Officer for the World Happiness. Suzanne believes her life path has led to participate and support this history making movement of sharing the science and practice of happiness. Having struggled through her own paralyzing anxiety after the loss of her best friend, which was her Mom, she dedicated herself to learning tools & techniques to “grow through”, not just “go through” the challenge and build her own personal resilience.

Feb 14, 2017

Bruce Cameron began his writing career as a humor columnist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News. Sadly, the Rocky went out of business, but he says that was not his fault. He is a Benchley award winner for humor and was the 2011 NSNC Newspaper Columnist of the Year. His novel A Dog’s Purpose spent 52 weeks on the NY Times best-seller list and DreamWorks has developed it into a film currently playing at theaters across the country.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The amazing story of how A Dog's Purpose became such a huge hit
  • The true message of the book and of our dogs
  • What prompted the writing of A Dog's Purpose
Feb 9, 2017

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995).

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to live life with intent
  • The minimum amount you should spend being mindful or meditating
  • How to create a love affair with your own life
Feb 7, 2017

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995).

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to live life with intent
  • The minimum amount you should spend being mindful or meditating
  • How to create a love affair with your own life
Jan 31, 2017

Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., is Associate Editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology, and director of the Youth Gratitude Project. The aims of the Youth Gratitude Project are to create youth measures of gratitude and to develop and test a gratitude curriculum targeting pre-K and grades 4 through 12 throughout the United States with the broad goal of providing schools with resources to support students' well-being, socio-emotional skills and character.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The science behind developing gratitude
  • The effects of gratitude on mental health
  • Strategies for motivating and better relating to children and teens
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