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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: May, 2023
May 30, 2023

We all know vacations are fun, but did you know how good they are for you? This week’s guest is Dr. Andrew Stevenson, a social anthropologist, filmmaker and senior lecturer in psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Andrew’s new book, The Psychology of Travel, looks at what travel can do for us and how we can approach it differently to get the most out of it.  

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why travel is so good for our mental health.
  • Why we’re never really traveling “alone” and how other people affect our travel experiences.
  • The link between memory and travel.
May 23, 2023

All of us procrastinate once in a while, but chronic procrastination creates stress — for ourselves and those around us — and damages our well-being. This week, host Paula Felps sits down with coach, author, and speaker Sherri Fisher to learn more about how procrastination affects us and what we can do about it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why procrastination isn’t just a time management problem.
  • How mindfulness interval training can help overcome procrastination.
  • Self-care tips to help beat procrastination.
May 18, 2023

Recording artist gnash has made mental health a central part of his music, delivering messages through music that might be difficult to talk about in conversation. As we observe Mental Health Awareness Month in May, it’s the perfect time to talk to gnash about his latest album, The Art of Letting Go, which is a journey through the tumultuous emotions brought on by the pandemic. In this episode, you’ll hear how making this album helped save his life during the pandemic and what he hopes we all take away from it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How The Art of Letting Go developed during the pandemic.
  • Why he shares breathing exercises with his audience when he’s on stage.
  • How he uses music, movement, and meditation to manage anxiety and worry.
May 16, 2023

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and this episode’s guest has found a unique way to help clients process such difficult emotions and grief, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Sherry Walling is a clinical psychologist, best-selling author, and mental health advocate who began using movement — particularly the circus arts — to manage loss and grief in her own life. She soon discovered what an effective outlet it provided for releasing trapped emotions and began offering workshops to help others learn these same techniques.  

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How movement improves your mental health.
  • How loss in her own life led Sherry to discover the circus arts.
  • Why it’s important to make mental health a priority.
May 9, 2023

In just a few days we’ll celebrate Mother’s Day, which makes it the perfect time to talk to Dr. Shefali, a New York Times best-selling author and an expert in family dynamics. She has developed a highly acclaimed approach to parenting that she calls conscious parenting, and in this episode, she explains why much of what we think about parenting is wrong and how we all can become more conscious — not just as parents but in all our relationships. 

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why it’s so important for parents to recognize their patterns.
  • How addressing childhood wounds helps make us better parents.
  • Why it’s never too late to become a more conscious parent. 
May 2, 2023

Our digital lifestyles often don’t seem to support our well-being, and that’s a great reason to observe Digital Wellness Day on May 5. This week’s guest, best-selling author and speaker Amy Blankson, offers tips on how to become more present in an increasingly distracted world — whether we’re at work, home, or school. As CEO and Co-Founder of the Digital Wellness Institute, Amy has made it her mission to cultivate happiness and well-being in the digital era. She’s here to share tips about how to create boundaries and find balance in our digital lives.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What it means to practice digital wellness (and how to do it).
  • Why it’s important to create boundaries with digital tools.
  • How to observe Digital Wellness Day on May 5. 
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