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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: December, 2020
Dec 29, 2020

With a new year on the horizon, many of us are thinking about our new year’s resolutions. But this year, what if you made a plan instead? This week’s guest, Brent Franson, is founder of Most Days, a life improvement platform designed to let you create healthy routines while also getting a social support system. He’ll tell us how his own struggles led to creating this platform and how he’s using it to help others address challenges like depression, anxiety, loneliness, sleep disturbances and more.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The importance of having a routine to address your personal challenges.
  • Why it’s important to learn which of your habits affect your mood.
  • Why having someone to hold you accountable can help improve your outcomes.
Dec 22, 2020

As Christmas arrives this week, most of us are experiencing the holidays in a very different way than we’re used to. In fact, for many, it doesn’t feel much like Christmas at all. This week, we’re joined by Dr. Jennifer Wegmann, a professor at Binghamton University and author of Resilience: How to Master Stress, Reduce Anxiety and Live Well. She’s here to give us some tips on how to redefine the holidays and make this time one of gratitude and renewal.  

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why it's important to change mindsets and expectations for the holidays.
  • How the 2020 holiday season is allowing us to slow down and discover what is most meaningful in our lives.
  • Why thinking outside the box gives us the opportunity to reimagine, recreate, and redefine the holidays.
Dec 15, 2020

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for Christmas music and holiday cheer. This week’s guest is Aneesa Sheik, a rising singer/songwriter who uses her music to deliver an inspirational message. Not only does she do that with her new single, Happy Little Holiday, but she strives to make all of her music uplifting and empowering. She’s here to tell us more about her music, what shapes the positive messaging in her songs and why she started a non-profit organization to reach patients in nursing homes and hospitals during the pandemic.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How music is such a powerful healing tool
  • How we can use music to connect with others
  • Where to learn more about Music4M.I.R.A.C.L.E.
Dec 8, 2020

It’s no secret that, here at Live Happy, we are fans of positivity. But why are people now talking about toxic positivity?

In this episode, author and therapist Dr. Lauren Cook joins us to talk about how this usually well-meaning approach to positivity can create a backlash. Toxic positivity is a form of happiness that can actually damage personal and professional relationships, so this episode looks at what it is, why it is harmful to us and our loved ones, and what we can do to overcome it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to tell if you’re practicing toxic positivity.
  • Why it can be harmful to relationships.
  • How to create a balanced perspective that integrates optimism and reality.
Dec 1, 2020

Many of us would do just about anything for our pets. But have you thought about how much your pet is doing for you?

This week’s guest is here to tell us! Dr. Margit Gabriele Muller is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and executive director at Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. But she’s also a speaker, life coach and author of multiple books on animals, including her latest — Your Pet, Your Pill: 101 Inspirational Stories About How Pets Lead You to a Happy, Healthy and Successful Life. She’s here to explain what our furry, feathered and finned friends are doing for our health and overall well-being. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How pets are beneficial for our daily lives and our health.
  • How pets have been so important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How to learn to “listen” to your pet.
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