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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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Now displaying: 2019
Feb 26, 2019

Laird Hamilton plays a lot of roles in his life: surfing legend, fitness and nutrition expert, entrepreneur, TV host, model, stuntman, husband and father, just to name a few. No matter what he's doing, Laird uses five key pillars to guide his actions and improve his life. His new book, Liferider: Heart, Body, Soul and Life Beyond the Ocean, explains those five pillars and how each of us can use them. Laird joins us on the Live Happy Now podcast to explain how he developed his inward-looking viewpoint and why he values his connection to nature.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why death and fear can be our greatest teachers
  • The importance of connecting with nature
  • Why we need to understand that everything is connected
Feb 19, 2019

Her groundbreaking book, Reviving Ophelia, psychologist Mary Pipher changed the way we looked at girls and adolescence. Now, with her 10th book, she is doing for aging what she did for adolescence, providing a wise and heartfelt guide to happiness in later life. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age provides an engaging and uplifting examination of how to thrive in life’s later stages and how the struggles we face can help us become the people we’ve always wanted to be. 

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • How the end years of life can be the happiest time
  • The role of humor and gratitude in later life
  • Why mercy is a valuable quality to develop
Feb 12, 2019

For many people, Valentine’s Day can be fraught with danger. If you’re in a relationship, you might be worried that it won’t meet your expectations; if you’re single, it might make you feel lonely. This week, relationship expert Stacy Kaiser, author of the popular Ask Stacy column for Live Happy, takes on some of the questions that are common around this time of year and offers her gives insight on how to get what you need from this Valentine’s Day – and how to make that last all year long.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why we put so much emphasis on this day – and how to put it into perspective
  • How to communicate your expectations before Valentine’s Day arrives
  • Great ways for singles to celebrate Valentine’s Day
Feb 5, 2019

Have you ever wondered what happened to your playful side? If so, you’re not alone! Anthony DeBenedet, M.D., is author of the book, Playful Intelligence: The Power of Living Lightly in a Serious World. As a medical doctor and behavioral science enthusiast, Anthony explains how playfulness help us counteract some of the seriousness of our everyday life.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The link between humor and resilience.
  • How playfulness can help us be nicer to one another.
  • The power of wonder in our daily lives.
Jan 29, 2019

Most of us ask ourselves the same question every day: What do we need to do, and how will we get it done? But New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink says that we need to be asking a different question:  When should we do it? His latest book, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, looks at how the way we time our decisions can change our days, our jobs and our relationships. In this episode, he explains why the right timing is so crucial and how you can use it to make more of each day.

Three things you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why we should take the question of “when” as seriously as “who,” “what” and “how”
  • What times of the day are most productive
  • Why you should take more breaks
Jan 22, 2019

We’re all looking for a little more happiness in our lives, and author Alli Worthington’s new book is designed to give us the map to find it. In this episode, Alli—a business coach, podcaster, speaker and mother of five—tells us how to find greater happiness through simple practices.

Three things you’ll learn from Alli:

  • How to create your own happiness trigger
  • Why busyness is such a threat to our happiness
  • The importance or relationships in happiness
Jan 15, 2019

March is just around the corner, and here at Live Happy that means its time to get ready for the International Day of Happiness on March 20. In this episode, Live Happy marketing manager Britney Chan and editor Chris Libby talk about what the International Day of Happiness is all about, what our #HappyActs are all about and how you can get involved.

In this episode you'll learn:

  • How you can be part of this year’s celebrations
  • How to make your own happiness wall
  • Ways to get your community involved in the celebration
Jan 8, 2019

If you’re looking for books that will get your new year off to a great start, this week’s podcast will hit the spot. Live Happy Books Editor Sandra Bilbray tells us about five fantastic books worth picking up and tells us what you can expect to learn from each one.

Jan 1, 2019

Have you ever felt like the stress and busyness in your life is never-ending? Being overwhelmed can make you feel like your life is out of control and that isn’t good for your mental or physical health. Samantha Brody, ND, author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress From the Inside Out, shares her insight on how we can restore more balance in our lives by preventing stress from turning into overwhelm.

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