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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: March, 2021
Mar 30, 2021

With your help, we’ve been celebrating happiness throughout the month of March. Now, as it comes to an end, we’re looking at how you helped make the world a happier place and what you can do to keep it going. Live Happy founder and CEO Deborah Heisz joins us to talk about the ongoing Gratitude Challenge and we talk about some of the findings from the 2021 World Happiness Report.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to continue the Live Happy 10-Day Gratitude Challenge.
  • Why it’s important to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.
  • How COVID-19 affected happiness around the world.
Mar 23, 2021

We talk a lot about the importance of social connection for maintaining our well-being, but how do you find happiness when you’re socially distanced? This week’s guest is Dr. Jennifer Wegmann, a professor in the Department of Health and Wellness Studies at Binghamton University. She teaches classes on stress management and contemporary health Issues, and her audiobook Resilience: How to Master Stress, Reduce Anxiety, and Live Wellprovides listeners with a new, informed mindset about stress. She’s here to talk about how we can improve our happiness and our connections while staying safe and healthy.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • The difference between social distancing and isolation.

  • How this current time can help us re-evaluate what we need for our personal happiness.

  • How finding purpose during a pandemic can help us help others.

Mar 16, 2021

It’s no secret that doing good for others is also good for us. But have you ever thought about exactly why doing good is so powerful? This week, Megan McDonough, CEO and founder of the Wholebeing Institute and the author of four books on mindfulness, joins host Paula Felps to find out what’s so great about doing good. Megan is an expert in the science of human flourishing, and she’s here to tell us what doing good does for us and how we can find what she calls the “spark of yes.”

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why doing good is so crucial for yourself and for others.
  • How the pressure of affects our desire to do good — and what to do about it.
  • How to notice and say “yes” to the spark that wants to serve.
Mar 9, 2021

Strong relationships are proven to create more joy in our lives, so this week, we’re looking at how to celebrate our friendships and build stronger connections. Molly Galbraith, founder of the Girls Gone Strong fitness philosophy and author of the new book, Strong Women Lift Each Other Up, joins host Paula Felps to look at how supporting one another creates a ripple effect that generates new opportunities and deepens relationships, then offers tips on how all of us can become more supportive and improve our own friendships.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How social media and comparison could be damaging your relationships.
  • Small, simple ways to lift up those around you.
  • Why it’s important to stay connected — especially now.
Mar 4, 2021

On March 8, we’ll celebrate International Women’s Day, and this episode’s guest is throwing a celebration like no other. Carin Rockind, also known as The Purpose Girl, tells us about an amazing event designed to inspire women around the world. Carin has put together a lineup of powerful, motivating women who will help you make 2021 your best year yet. Whether you’re looking to jumpstart your fitness program, find your purpose, improve your relationships or launch your entrepreneurial dreams, The Women’s Day Event can help you find the mojo and motivation you’re missing.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to experience The Women’s Day Event.
  • What to expect from this event.
  • Why it’s so important for women to celebrate this day.
Mar 2, 2021

This week, we’re kicking off an entire month of happiness to celebrate the International Day of Happiness on March 20. As part of that celebration, we’re launching the Live Happy 10-Day Gratitude Challenge, which is a great way to share your gratitude for friends, family and co-workers. This week’s guest, Kira Newman, is managing editor at the Greater Good Science Center and co-editor of the book, The Gratitude Project: How the Science of Thankfulness Can Rewire Our Brains for Resilience, Optimism, and the Greater Good. She tells us what gratitude does for us, how we can make it part of our lives and why it’s even more important during difficult times.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How gratitude brings people together.
  • Simple ways to start rewiring your brain for gratitude.
  • How gratitude and giving go hand in hand.
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