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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, 2024
May 28, 2024

As we wrap up Mental Health Awareness month, it’s a great time to talk about how social media affects mental health — and how you can use it to support a happier, more meaningful life. Host Paula Felps is joined by coach, speaker and influencer Giselle Ugarte, who helps people learn how to build their confidence, reframe their relationship with social media, and show up more authentically at work and in their relationships.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How to use social media for positive interactions and deepening your relationships.
  • Signs that social media may be having a negative effect on you and what to do about it.
  • How to curate your social media feed so it will have a positive impact on your self-esteem and self-confidence.
May 23, 2024

Music can be a powerful tool for improving mental health, and in this episode, host Paula Felps talks with Brandon Staglin, co-founder and president of One Mind, a mental health nonprofit organization committed to improving brain health by supporting research and providing resources. Central to their mission is music, which Brandon explains has been an incredible healing tool in his own struggle with mental illness.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why One Mind was created. 
  • How Brandon uses music for healing and connection in his own life.
  • How to be part of this year’s One Mind Music Festival for Brain Health.
May 21, 2024

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and this episode is a reminder that we can’t just be aware of the problem – we need to take action. Host Paula Felps is joined by mental health advocate Patrick J. Kennedy, whose new book, Profiles in Mental Health Courage, shares the dramatic stories of people who are living with mental illness. Because of his own challenges with mental illness and addiction, the former congressman is on a mission to change how we view mental illness in this country and, importantly, change the way we treat it. His bold plan for the future of mental health includes bipartisan action to identify, treat, and manage conditions earlier to enrich the lives of all those affected.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What inspired Patrick to share his own story and how it helped him change the narrative around mental illness and addiction.
  • Why talking about our mental health challenges helps us heal — and helps others.
  • How Patrick would like to see the approach to mental illness and addiction treatment change — and what he’s doing about it.
May 14, 2024

The relationship between mothers and daughters can be tricky, so this week, host Paula Felps sit down with co-authors and mother/daughter duo Leslie and Lindsey Glass, who’ve just released the book, The Mother-Daughter Relationship Makeover: 4 Steps to Bring Back the Love. They know all too well how fraught the mother/daughter relationship can be, and they’re here to talk about what makes this relationship so difficult for many and how to start rebuilding fractured family ties.

In this episode, you’ll learn: 

  • The most common areas of conflict between mothers and daughters.
  • Why learning your mother’s and grandmother’s mental health history plays an important role in the mother/daughter relationship.
  • Where to start reconciling a damaged relationship.
May 10, 2024

As companions for our animals, most of like to take a hands-on approach. But learning the ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu can take that one step further by deepening the human/animal connection and keeping everyone happy and healthy. Join host Brittany Derrenbacher as she sits down with internationally known teacher Adele Leas, the originator of Jin Shin Jyutsu for animals. Although this practice was originally designed for humans, Adele has discovered its amazing ability to balance the body, mind, and spirit in diverse species of animals and now helps others learn how to use it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What Jin Shin Jyutsu is — and how it can improve health and happiness.
  • How Adele discovered its powerful healing abilities.
  • How it can be transformative for rescue animals.
May 7, 2024

We’re going to celebrate Mother’s Day in just a few days, but in reality, moms should celebrate themselves every day. This week, host Paula Felps sit down with Jennifer Mulholland, a working mom, conscious leadership expert, and co-author of the book Leading with Light: Choosing Conscious Leadership When You’re Ready for More. Jennifer’s work focuses on cultivating presence and rediscovering the light within, and she’s here to talk about how we can bring that business principle into our lives as mothers and how it can change the world for us — and around us.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What it means to be a mindful mother.
  • Why our presence is the greatest gift we can give our loved ones.
  • Simple tips for practicing being present even in chaotic times.
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