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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: February, 2024
Feb 27, 2024

Throughout March, Live Happy celebrates Happiness Month with 31 days of happy actions that we call #HappyActs. This week, host Paula Felps talks with Live Happy CEO and co-founder Deborah Heisz about how we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary of #HappyActs and how you can share happiness with our new digital wall on the International Day of Happiness on March 20.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why practicing happiness with intention is so good for you.
  • What a #HappyAct is — and how you can practice them.
  • New ways to celebrate the International Day of Happiness.
Feb 22, 2024

Music has the power to help us heal, and that’s why one Musicians on Call delivers music where it might be needed most: the hospital. This volunteer organization connects musicians with hospitals to provide live and recorded music to patients. In this episode, host Paula Felps is joined by Katy Epley, executive vice president at Musicians on Call, to learn how this program came about and how it has changed the lives of both patients and the musicians who perform for them.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The physical, emotional, and mental benefits of experiencing live music in a hospital setting.
  • How this program has changed the landscape for accessing live music in the hospital.
  • How to get involved with Musicians on Call.
Feb 20, 2024

Enduring the Loss of Love With Clare Mackintosh

Grief and loss are an inevitable aspect of love, and this week, best-selling author Clare Mackintosh sits down with host Paula Felps to discuss her new book, I Promise It Won’t Always Hurt Like This. Written years after the death of her son, it’s filled with important insights about love, loss, and the journey to healing — and shares hope for those who are walking through a painful time.  

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why grief and love are two sides of the same coin.
  • The importance of understanding grief before losing someone.
  • How writing about grief can help with healing.
Feb 13, 2024

This week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, so today, we want to talk about the greatest love of your life — yourself. In this episode, host Paula Felps is joined by Brittany Derrenbacher and Sarah Pavey of The Healing Collective in Louisville, Kentucky. In their practices, Brittany and Sarah teach clients how to discover a deep lasting love for themselves, and they also hold workshops on creating self-love vision boards. Today, they’re sharing some insights on how self-love improves our lives and our relationships and offer some tips for starting your own self-love practice.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why self-love is the foundation of all our relationships.
  • How practicing self-love changes the way you interact with others.
  • Simple ways to begin practicing self-love.
Feb 6, 2024

It’s February, which means the message of love and Valentine’s Day is all around us. But did you know this is the make-or-break time for many couples? This week, host Paula Felps welcomes Dr. Julia DiGangi, a neuropsychologist and author of Energy Rising: The Neuroscience of Leading with Emotional Power. She’s here to discuss some common mistakes we make in our relationships and how we can improve those relationships by learning more about what our brains – not our hearts – are doing to complicate things.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • The three styles of attachment and how they affect your relationships.
  • How the patterns in your brain affect how you respond to your partner.
  • Why self-love is a vital part of every relationship.
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