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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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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
Sep 27, 2016

Steve Keller, CEO of ivAudio Branding, is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of audio branding. Combining his degree in Psychology with over 25 years of experience in the music industry as a producer, composer, independent label executive, music publisher and manager, he looks at how sounds and music affect us.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How your senses affect your perception of things
  • What sweet and spicy sound like
  • More about the emerging field of neurogastronomy
Sep 20, 2016

Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and psychology at New York University. Her research has focused on understanding the patterns of brain activity underlying long-term memory and more recently understanding how aerobic exercise might improve our learning memory and cognitive ability. In this episode Wendy shares her expertise of brain plasticity and how she figured out how to get a happy brain and a happy life.

What you'll learn in this podcast: 

  • The long-term effects of exercise on the brain
  • How meditation affects the brain
  • How love and altruism affects the brain
Sep 15, 2016

The ultimate creative challenge is to take complicated scientific ideas and make it super accessible. In this episode of Live Happy Now we talk with Emmy-nominated filmmaker Tiffany Shlain about the power of film and an event called Character Day which is a free global initiative where groups around the world screen films on the science of character development and dive into free discussion materials.

Sep 13, 2016

After a melt down on live television, ABC News’ Nightline anchor Dan Harris knew he needed to make a change in how he approached his career and his overall happiness. Dan joins this episode of Live Happy Now to share how he has learned to become just 10% happier at a time, how he reduced stress without losing his edge and found self-help that actually works.

Sep 6, 2016

Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical well-being. Rosalind is the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World—the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie Mean Girls. We sat down with Rosalind to dive into the life of teenagers on this episode of Live Happy Now.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Concrete strategies to help you empower your daughter to be socially competent and treat herself with dignity
  • How Girl World has fundamentally changed in recent years
  • The roles of technology in your teen's life
  • How to prevent the influence of cliques on your child's decision making 
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 9, 2016

In this episode we look back on past interviews from the Live Happy Now podcast with Live Happy CEO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Did your favorite episode make the list?

What you'll learn in this podcast:

How to unplug from work with Christine Carter
The secret to a better night's sleep with Michael Breus, Ph.D.
The importance of connection with Barbara Fredrickson
How practicing gratitude impacts your hapiness with Sonja Lyubomirsky
The act of mindfulness with Matt Tenney
Happiness lessons that adults can learn from children with Dr. Edward Hallowell
How to never be too busy again with Neil Pasricha

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.

Jul 26, 2016

This week we sat down with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders live at The Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, TX. We asked them why positive education was so important, what children can gain from it and how focusing on developing character strengths in students can begin to help society as a whole.

Jul 21, 2016

This week we sat down with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders live at The Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, TX. We asked them why positive education was so important, what children can gain from it and how focusing on developing character strengths in students can begin to help society as a whole.

Jul 19, 2016

Heather Shumaker is a national speaker on parenting and early childhood topics and is the author of two renegade parenting books: It’s OK Not to Share...and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids and It’s OK to Go Up the Slide. An advocate for free, unstructured play in homes and schools, she lives in northern Michigan with her family.

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