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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 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.

Jul 12, 2016

With 15 years experience of living and working in over 50 countries, Natalia Cohen has chosen to follow an unusual and fascinating path. Natalia is no stranger to being outside of her comfort zone and has made an art of embracing and adapting to change. Her understanding of team dynamics, the importance of a positive mindset and the ability to live in the moment led her to become part of the first all-female team to row unsupported across the Pacific Ocean. Natalia shares her amazing story in this episode of Live Happy Now.

Jul 5, 2016

Pop star, author, style maven, philanthropist and mom Lisa Loeb has recently released her fourth children’s album exclusively with Amazon, Nursery Rhyme Parade. In this episode we talk about the importance of creativity to overall happiness, the song writing process and the Camp Lisa Foundation.

Jun 28, 2016

Raj Raghunathan is professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in exploring the impact that people’s judgments and decisions have on their own happiness and fulfillment. Raj also has an online course on happiness with over 120,000 students from literally every country in the world.

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