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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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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
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
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