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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: January, 2022
Jan 25, 2022

Many of us are feeling fatigued and a little bit powerless over the past couple of years. But this week, host Paula Felps talks with Ashley Bernardi, author of Authentic Power: Give Yourself Permission to Feel, who explains how our most challenging times can hold the secret to our authentic power—if we’ll give ourselves permission to feel it and heal from it. She’ll explain what she learned from her own healing journey and how we can use those same techniques to find greater happiness and authentic power.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why authentic power requires you to acknowledge your traumas.
  • Healthy ways to deal with difficult emotions.
  • What the FEEL framework is and how to use it.
Jan 18, 2022

Positivity is a great thing—unless it becomes toxic. And this week, host Paula Felps sits down with psychotherapist Whitney Goodman, author of the new book, Toxic Positivity: Keeping it Real in a World Obsessed with Being Happy. Whitney explains what toxic positivity is, what it does to us, and how to manage it in ourselves and others.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between toxic positivity and healthy positivity.
  • What the shame cycle is and how to avoid it.
  • The benefits of complaining—and how to do it effectively.
Jan 11, 2022

If you’re looking to lead a healthier life this year, it’s important to make sure you’re getting your recommended daily allowance of fun. And this week, host Paula Felps talks with Scott Novis, a former Disney executive and founder of Bravous, a company that helps businesses improve employee experiences through live and virtual games. He shares how he uses fun and games to create happier workplaces — and how you can use those same ideas to deepen connections and create more fun at home.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • Why it’s important to carve out time for fun.
  • How to start a fun committee — and why it matters.
  • Tips for creating better connections through fun.
Jan 4, 2022

It’s the start of a brand-new year, and many of us use this time to set new goals. This week’s guest tells us how we can use neuroscience to coach our brains for happiness. Joseph O’Connor is co-founder of the International Coaching Community and author of 19 books on coaching, training, and neuroscience. His newest book, Coaching the Brain, offers insights into how you use brain coaching techniques and emotional intelligence to create a happier, more fulfilling life.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between brain coaching and therapy.
  • The importance of memories in being happy.
  • What it means to become “well-stressed.”
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