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Live Happy Now

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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 w… read more

307 Episodes | 2015 - 2020

Making Better Decisions With Annie Duke

October 13th, 2020


We make decisions every day, but how often do you really think about the process that goes into making those choices? This episode’s guest has built her life on making the right decisions: As a former professional poker …

The Power of Honesty With Judi Ketteler

October 6th, 2020


We’ve all told little white lies, but have you thought about how honest you really are in your day to day life? When Judi Ketteler started thinking …

Practicing Deep Kindness With Houston Kraft

September 29th, 2020


There’s no question that our world needs more kindness right now, which is why this week, we are talking to Houston Kraft, author of the new book

International Positive Education Network Conference Preview With Deborah K. Heisz

September 22nd, 2020


Whether you’re an educator or a parent, the concept of positive education is something that can change your life … as well as the life of your student or child. In these times, it’s more important than ever to …

Mindful Living With Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh and Dr. Seth Gillihan

September 15th, 2020


Mindfulness is something that pretty much all of us have heard of and many of us want to practice it. But sometimes just the idea of learning how to …

Let Go of the Guilt With Valorie Burton

September 8th, 2020


All of us feel guilty from time to time, but if you’re having trouble letting go of guilt – well, you’re not alone. Guilt is a difficult emotion …

Calm the Chaos With Nicola Ries Taggart

September 1st, 2020


A lot of us would like to learn how to calm the chaos around us right now, and it just so happens that this week’s guest literally wrote the book on …

Becoming Heart-Minded With Sarah Blondin

August 25th, 2020


Are you living in your heart, or living in your head? If you’re spending more time in your head than in your heart, this week’s episode is perfect for you.

Sarah Blondin is an author and podcast host whose work has been …

The Art of Acceptance With Scott Haas

August 18th, 2020


Accepting the difficult events in our lives is a key part of our well-being. Acceptance allows us to cultivate a sense of calm that allows us to …

Developing Empathy in Children With Lysa Heslov

August 11th, 2020


In recent years, we’ve learned a lot about the profound transformative effect that empathy can have on us. For more than a decade, this week’s guest …

Welcome to Season 6 With Deborah K. Heisz

August 4th, 2020


It’s a brand new month and it’s also a brand new season of Live Happy Now. As we start this new season Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz and Paula Felps …

Embracing Anxiety with Karla McLaren

July 28th, 2020


Anxiety is something that many of us are familiar with—particularly now. But have you considered embracing it? This week’s guest, Karla McLaren, …

Cooling Down in Anxious Times With Dr. Lise Van Susteren

July 21st, 2020


Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Lise Van Susteren was noticing a new phenomenon: patients were often plagued by worry, disturbing and intrusive thoughts, sleep disruptions, grief and more. She identified this …

Regulating Emotions With Dr. Shauna Shapiro

July 14th, 2020


If you’ve ever had a sudden feeling of distress that triggers your fight or flight response, then you know what it’s like to have your emotions hijacked. And if that’s something you’ve experienced recently, you’re not …

Managing Loss During the Pandemic With Erin Wiley

July 7th, 2020


All of us have lost something this year, and that’s affecting us whether we realize it or not. This week, we’re joined by Erin Wiley, a clinical psychotherapist and executive of The Willow Center, a counseling practice …

The Healing Power of Music With Dr. Sandi Curtis

June 30th, 2020


If there was ever a year that needed a soothing soundtrack, it would be the year that we’re in now. Music has powerful healing properties, and nobody …

The Power of Kindness With Adrienne Bankert

June 23rd, 2020


As an Emmy-winning reporter for ABC News, Adrienne Bankert has covered some of life's most tragic moments, but it has never made her lose sight of her desire to find the best in people. Her experience interviewing …

Look for the Good With Jason Mraz

June 16th, 2020


Since the release of his first hit single, The Remedy (I Won’t Worry), in 2002, Jason Mraz has based his musical career on sharing positive, uplifting music. On June 19, the two-time Grammy winner is releasing Look for …

Managing Grief and Anxiety in Difficult Times With Aneesh Chaudhry

June 9th, 2020


At any given time, everyone is going through something in their lives. But rarely do we have a situation where so many people are collectively going …

Using a Game to Improve Resilience in Teens With Rosemary Lokhorst

June 2nd, 2020


Imagine living in a world that has been plagued by great tragedy. The world as you knew it is gone, all the stores are closed, and you can’t see your friends. Sound familiar? Interestingly enough, we’re not talking …

Finding Simplicity in Complex Times With Julia Hobsbawm

May 26th, 2020


Today’s world has become increasingly challenging, so it’s fitting that this week, we’re talking about simplicity. How do you find more simplicity in a complex world? Well, it’s complicated.

This week, author and social …

Mindfulness for Children With Kamala Alcantara

May 19th, 2020


By now, most of us are aware of how important it is to be able to use tools like mindfulness and meditation to help create inner calm. But as tough …

Turning Social Isolation Into a Creative Outlet With Martha Alderson

May 12th, 2020


Tapping into your creativity is a proven way to increase your personal well-being. It can put you in a positive mood, give you a sense of purpose, …

Finding Positivity in a Pandemic With Deborah Heisz

May 5th, 2020


For many of us, right now it seems a little bit harder than usual to find the good in the world, and finding things to be optimistic about can seem like even more of a chore. If you’re having struggling with that, …

Using Your Breath to Calm Yourself During COVID-19 With Victoria Albina

April 28th, 2020


If ever there was a time to take a deep breath, it’s right now. And this week’s guest is uniquely qualified to walk us through how to do that.

Victoria Albina is a functional nurse practitioner, certified breathwork …

Why Bother? With Jennifer Louden

April 21st, 2020


With so much going on in the world today, you might have hit the point of asking “why bother?” A lot of situations feel pretty grim right now and some days it’s hard to find the energy and enthusiasm you need. 

Today’s …

Make Your Home Your Happy Place With Rebecca West

April 14th, 2020


We are spending most of our time at home right now, and no matter how much you love the space you live in, or the people you share it with, some days it might seem like it’s the last place you want to be.

This week’s …

The Secrets of Wellness With Dr. Jeffrey Rediger

April 7th, 2020


This is a time when all of us are thinking about healing and recovery. We have a lot of questions about wellness, and this episode’s guest offers unique insight into healing and well-being.

Dr. Jeffrey Rediger is on the …

Surviving Self-Quarantine with Your Relationships Intact With CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

March 31st, 2020


Now that most Americans find themselves self-quarantined, we’re learning to negotiate a completely different daily routine. Whether that includes a roommate, spouse, children or other family members, being in close …

Finding Calm in Chaotic Times With Erin Pickney

March 24th, 2020


There’s no question that we are experiencing a chaotic time right now, and many people are feeling overwhelmed by situations that are out of their …

Making Time for Meditation With Ariel Garten

March 17th, 2020


This week’s episode looks at something we all know about, we all know we should do … but we often have trouble finding time for in our busy lives. …

Finding Your Purpose and Sharing Kindness With Sebastian Terry

March 10th, 2020


All of us want to discover our purpose in life, but we don’t always know how to do that. For Sebastian Terry, that path began with making a list of 100 things he wanted to do before he died. But what began as a personal …

Exploring #HappyActs With Deborah Heisz

March 3rd, 2020


March 20 is the International Day of Happiness, but at Live Happy Now, we celebrate it all month long. One way we do that is with a little movement we call #HappyActs. This week, Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz talks about …

Detox Your Social Media With Erin Pickney

February 25th, 2020


There’s a lot of discussion today about how social media is harming our mental health, and many experts advise taking a break from it or even unplugging entirely. But what do you do if that’s just not possible? This …

Change Your Brain Through Mindfulness and Self-Compassion With Shauna Shapiro

February 18th, 2020


There’s so much talk today about mindfulness that it sometimes seems the word has lost its meaning. This week, Dr. Shauna Shapiro, a clinical …

Be Your Own Valentine With Karen McGregor

February 11th, 2020


This is the week when you’ll hear a lot of talk about Valentine’s Day and showing those around you how much you love them. But have you thought about being your own valentine this year? Whether you’re single or in a …

Embracing JOMO With Jessica Misener

February 4th, 2020


With the rise of social media, FOMO, or the fear of missing out, has become a problem that can result in anxiety, depression and other conditions. …

Bringing Joy to the Workplace With Alex Liu

January 28th, 2020


For most of us, “joy” is not the first word that jumps to mind when we think about work. But this week’s guest has made it his mission to find out how we can all change that.

Alex Liu is the managing partner and …

Clear Your Clutter, Clear Your Mind With Marla Stone

January 21st, 2020


January is National Organization Month, which makes it a great time to get your home in order. But how do you do that when it seems you have more “stuff” than you have places to put it? This episode’s guest is Marla …

Tap Into Happiness With Jessica Ortner

January 14th, 2020


If someone told you there was a simple practice that could lower your stress, improve your health and boost your overall well-being, you might be …

Setting Goals Instead of Resolutions With Dr. Andrea Goeglein

January 7th, 2020


As we begin a new year and a new decade, many of us have set ambitious resolutions for change. Or maybe we’re still trying to decide what it is that …

Finding Your Purpose for 2020 with Joanne Fink

December 31st, 2019


Many of us will start the New Year with a renewed commitment to change or to following a new purpose in life. This week’s guest, Joanne Fink, …

Happy Acts for a Happy New Year With Deborah Heisz

December 24th, 2019


With the New Year just around the corner, you might already be thinking about that New Year’s resolution or what you hope to accomplish in 2020. We …

Holiday Happiness Tips With Joe McCormack

December 17th, 2019


Technology has changed our lives in many ways, but when holiday celebrations are spent with guests on their phones or tablets, it takes away much of …

Discovering the Power of Community With Peter Montoya

December 10th, 2019


After leaving a successful career in the finance industry, Peter Montoya was concerned by the growing anxiety, depression and loneliness that we’re …

Simple Abundance Revisited With Sarah Ban Breathnach

December 3rd, 2019


When she wrote the book Simple Abundance 25 years ago, author Sarah Ban Breathnach had no idea that she was about to launch a global movement. Long before gratitude journals were a “thing,” her organic approach to …

The Thank-You Project With Nancy Davis Kho

November 26th, 2019


We’ve heard a lot about the power of saying thank you, but what happens when a simple thank you turns into a heartfelt letter? Nancy Davis Kho was at a reflective point in her life when she decided to write one …

Train Your Brain for Happiness With Dr. Tara Swart

November 19th, 2019


We’ve all heard about the principles of visualization and manifestation, but to many of us, it might sound a little too good to be true. Today, we’re talking to a neuroscientist who guides us through the science of …

Happiness Around the World With Helen Russell

November 12th, 2019


This week, you can enjoy a whirlwind trip of happiness around the globe! When journalist Helen Russell moved to Denmark in 2012, she wanted to learn more about why the country ranked so high on the happiness scale. That …

Developing a Winning Mindset With Annie Vernon

November 5th, 2019


If you’ve ever watched elite athletes and wondered what makes them so different, we’ve got great news for you: Today’s guest can answer that question. What’s even better is that she can tell you how you can apply some …

Digital Detangling With Pete Dunlap

October 29th, 2019


If you feel like the world is moving a whole lot faster these days, you’re not alone. We’re consuming information at an unprecedented rate and living …

Embracing Slowness With Jeff Bethke

October 22nd, 2019


If you feel like the world is moving a whole lot faster these days, you’re not alone. We’re consuming information at an unprecedented rate and living …

Overcoming Workplace Bullying With Dr. Britt Andreatta

October 15th, 2019


Bullying has become such an issue in today’s world that October has been named National Bullying Prevention Month. And while we normally associate …

The Importance of Self-Forgiveness With Stacy Kaiser

October 8th, 2019


If you’ve ever struggled with forgiving someone, or forgiving yourself, you don’t want to miss what this week’s guest has to say abut it. Stacy Kaiser, a licensed psychotherapist, relationship expert, author and …

Teaching Kids Positive Messages With Again Again

October 1st, 2019


Giving our kids positive messages is important, but sometimes it’s difficult to do in a tumultuous world. The guests on this episode are not only …

Making Good Habits Stick With Wendy Wood

September 24th, 2019


Habits: We’ve all got ‘em … and we all wonder why we aren’t better at changing them. This week’s guest has the answer to that question.  Wendy Wood has spent 30 years researching human behavior and is the leading expert …

The Beauty of Conflict for Couples With CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

September 17th, 2019


If you think that conflict is always bad for your relationship, think again. This episode’s guests are CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke, authors of the book, “The Beauty of Conflict for Couples.” As therapists, …

The Power of Unplugging With Tiffany Shlain

September 10th, 2019


Tiffany Shlain founded Character Day in 2013 as a way to recognize and celebrate the importance of character strengths. This year, she’s combining the celebration of Character Day on September 27-28 with the release of …

7 Steps to Self-Improvement With Chris Libby and Paula Felps

September 3rd, 2019


We all have something we’d like to improve about ourselves, and this is the month to do it! September is Self-Improvement Month and that inspired …

5 Steps to an Extraordinary Life With Zack Friedman

August 27th, 2019


We’ve all heard that when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. But today’s guest actually wrote the book on how to make that lemonade.

Zack Friedman is the CEO and founder of Make Lemonade, a personal finance company …

Living Longer and Happier Through Kindness With Kelli Harding

August 20th, 2019


You’ve heard the old saying, “Kill them with kindness” – but what if the opposite was true? Kelli Harding, MD, MPH, is assistant clinical professor …

Hacking Your Brain for Happiness With Dr. Patrick Porter

August 13th, 2019


While we don’t think much about them, our brainwaves are always busy—and they play a huge role in our well-being. When brainwaves get out of balance, …

What’s New in Positive Psychology With Deborah Heisz

August 6th, 2019


It’s a brand-new season of Live Happy Now, and what better way to kick it off than to sit down with Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz and talk about …

How Plants Make Us Happier With Summer Rayne Oakes

July 30th, 2019


If you’re a regular listener of Live Happy Now, you already know that we’re big fans of nature. While we talk a lot about the value of getting out in …

Living Life as an Extrovert With Jessica Pan

July 23rd, 2019


If you’re an introvert, you know just how terrifying it can be to do things like talk to strangers, throw a dinner party or—gulp—public speaking. For …

Happier Aging With Louise Aronson

July 16th, 2019


You’ve heard the phrase, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting better”—but how often do you believe that? After hearing Louise Aronson, M.D., you …

Appreciating Others With Chris Libby

July 9th, 2019


We all have people in our lives that we love and appreciate, but have you ever thought about how good it is for you to show appreciation for others?

(It’s Great to) Suck at Something With Karen Rinaldi

July 2nd, 2019


Most of us focus on pursuing things we’re good at, but what if you like doing something … and discover you’re really bad at it?

Karen Rinaldi, publisher at Harper Wave—a book imprint she founded in 2012—finds happiness …

Get Out of Your Funk With Janeane Bernstein

June 25th, 2019


All of us go through difficult times in life, but what do you do when you find yourself in a funk that you can’t get out of? That’s what Janeane …

World Congress on Positive Psychology With Lea Waters

June 21st, 2019


Every other year, the International Positive Psychology Association hosts a global gathering of leading researchers and practitioners to share the …

Reinventing Yourself With Sheri Salata

June 18th, 2019


What do you do if you’ve spent your life building the career of your dreams…but realize one day that you’ve forgotten to build the life of your dreams? If you’re Sheri Salata, you leave your high-profile position as …

Women’s Happiness Summit With Carin Rockind

June 11th, 2019


Did you realize that women face different challenges than men when it comes to their happiness? With that in mind, Carin Rockind—creator of the PurposeGirl movement and founder of the Women’s Global Happiness Day, …

What Our Jobs Do for Us With Suzanne Skees

June 4th, 2019


As founder and board chair of the Skees Family Foundation, Suzanne Skees has worked in developing countries to support innovative education and job creation programs. She has compiled the stories of the fascinating …

The Power of Character Strengths With Ryan Niemiec

May 28th, 2019


Character strengths hold the key to help you begin to know yourself better, and the more you know yourself, the more you can flourish. With their new …

Overcoming Stress in America With Chris Libby

May 21st, 2019


Each year, Gallup releases its Global Emotions Report, which measures life’s intangibles: feelings and emotions. Using its Positive Experience Index, Gallup measures our enjoyment of life and looks at who’s doing well … …

Creating Your Best Life With Susan Hyatt

May 14th, 2019


Do you have something you’d like to change about yourself? If so, are you giving yourself the tools you need to make those changes? In this episode, …

Become a Memory-Making Mom With Jessica Smartt

May 7th, 2019


In today’s busy world, sometimes traditions get pushed aside. But blogger and author Jessica Smartt believes that making memories are the missing piece in today’s families. Her book Memory-Making Mom: Building …

Finding Connections With Mark Nepo

April 30th, 2019


Even as our world becomes more connected, most of us are feeling less connected and more alone than ever before. Spiritual teacher, poet and author Mark Nepo’s latest book, More Together Than Alone: Discovering the …

Turning Off Your Job With Bryan E. Robinson

April 23rd, 2019


If you’re having trouble turning off your job and can’t seem to unplug from work, Bryan E. Robinson, Ph.D., has just the solution for you. A …

Inside the World Happiness Report With Chris Libby

April 16th, 2019


Each year, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network releases a comprehensive World Happiness Report to look at happiness from a …

Overcoming Your Fears to Lead the Life You Love With Ruth Soukup

April 9th, 2019


If you’ve ever felt that your fears are holding you back from creating the life you love, you’re not alone! This week, New York Times best-selling …

Happy Child Summit With Renee Jain

April 2nd, 2019


If you have a child, teach a child or have been a child, then you’ll want to hear what Renee Jain has to say on this week’s episode of Live Happy Now. Renee, the founder of GoZen!, developed her company to help children …

Making Time With Jake Knapp

March 26th, 2019


This week, it’s all about time as best-selling author and Google Venture design partner Jake Knapp joins us. Jake spent 10 years at Google, where he helped build products like Gmail and Google Hangouts, but perhaps his …

Celebrating Live Happy Now’s 200th Episode With Deborah Heisz

March 19th, 2019


Here at Live Happy Now, it’s not just another week; it’s time to celebrate our 200th episode! Live Happy’s Deborah Heisz and Paula Felps talk about …

Working Together With Shola Richards

March 12th, 2019


Author and advocate for positivity Shola Richards joins us to talk about how we can live in harmony when we work together. His latest book Go …

Outer Order, Inner Calm With Gretchen Rubin

March 5th, 2019


Bestselling New York Times author Gretchen Rubin has spent more than a decade exploring what makes us happy. And, she’s found, one of the simplest ways to improve our well-being is to clear the clutter around us. Her …

Looking Inward With Laird Hamilton

February 26th, 2019


Laird Hamilton plays a lot of roles in his life: surfing legend, fitness and nutrition expert, entrepreneur, TV host, model, stuntman, husband and …

Flourishing Later in Life With Mary Pipher

February 19th, 2019


Her groundbreaking book, Reviving Ophelia, psychologist Mary Pipher changed the way we looked at girls and adolescence. Now, with her 10th book, she …

Reinventing Valentine’s Day with Stacy Kaiser

February 12th, 2019


For many people, Valentine’s Day can be fraught with danger. If you’re in a relationship, you might be worried that it won’t meet your expectations; if you’re single, it might make you feel lonely. This week, …

Playful Intelligence With Dr. Anthony DeBenedet

February 5th, 2019


Have you ever wondered what happened to your playful side? If so, you’re not alone! Anthony DeBenedet, M.D., is author of the book, Playful …

The Power of Timing With Daniel Pink

January 29th, 2019


Most of us ask ourselves the same question every day: What do we need to do, and how will we get it done? But New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink says that we need to be asking a different question:  When …

The Year of Living Happy With Alli Worthington

January 22nd, 2019


We’re all looking for a little more happiness in our lives, and author Alli Worthington’s new book is designed to give us the map to find it. In this episode, Alli—a business coach, podcaster, speaker and mother of …

How to Become a Happy Activist in 2019

January 15th, 2019


March is just around the corner, and here at Live Happy that means its time to get ready for the International Day of Happiness on March 20. In this episode, Live Happy marketing manager Britney Chan and editor Chris …

5 Books That Will Change Your Life in 2019 With Sandra Bilbray

January 8th, 2019


If you’re looking for books that will get your new year off to a great start, this week’s podcast will hit the spot. Live Happy Books Editor Sandra Bilbray tells us about five fantastic books worth picking up and tells …

Overcoming Overwhelm With Dr. Samantha Brody

January 1st, 2019


Have you ever felt like the stress and busyness in your life is never-ending? Being overwhelmed can make you feel like your life is out of control …

Make the Most of 2019 With Deborah Heisz

December 18th, 2018


If you want to get the new year off to a great start, then this is the podcast for you! This week, Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz joins us to talk about 5 practices that can bring you greater joy in 2019—and beyond.

Discovering Wholebeing Happiness With Megan McDonough

December 11th, 2018


What does it mean to live as a wholebeing? At the Wholebeing Institute, they not only answer that question, but offer the tools to make it happen. On …

Less Stress for the Holidays With Nancy Jane Smith

December 4th, 2018


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and for many people, that’s accompanied by a lot of holiday headaches and seasonal stress. Nancy Jane …

Happiness Hacks With Alex Palmer

November 27th, 2018


Finding more happiness in your life doesn’t have to be hard. In this episode, journalist, New York Times–bestselling author and excavator of fascinating facts Alex Palmer joins us to talk about his latest book Happiness …

Practicing Gratitude With Deborah Heisz

November 20th, 2018


It’s Thanksgiving week, which means there’s a lot of talk about being grateful and giving thanks. Live Happy CEO Deborah Heisz joins us this week to …

Get Unstuck With Dr. Sasha Heinz

November 13th, 2018


Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP, Developmental Psychologist and life coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change and the science …

Build a Happier Brain With Dawson Church

November 6th, 2018


With his breakthrough book, “The Genie in Your Genes,” Dawson Church, Ph.D., showed the scientific connection between emotion and genetics. Now, with …

Make Work Your Playground With Andrea Goeglein

October 30th, 2018


Andrea Goeglein, Ph.D., also known as Dr. Success, is an author, speaker and executive coach who uses the practices of positive psychology to …

Rebuild Your Health With Dr. Z

October 23rd, 2018


Dr. Robert Zembroski specializes in functional medicine and clinical nutrition. As a board-certified chiropractic neurologist, he has spent much of …

Short Cuts to Happiness With Tal Ben-Shahar

October 16th, 2018


Have you ever felt like your barber knew everything about life? Well, leading expert happiness and Harvard professor Tal Ben-Shar did, and he even wrote a book about it. Tal joins us on the Live Happy Now podcast to …

Extreme Grit With Snowmobiler Colten Moore

October 9th, 2018


When Colten Moore and his older brother, Caleb, competed for the first time in the 2010 X Games, they made a lasting impression. Specializing in …

Strengths-Based Parenting With Lea Waters

October 2nd, 2018


Lea Waters, Ph.D., is more than just the current president of the International Positive Psychology Association; she’s also a researcher and expert …

Let Creativity Flow With Keiko Agena

September 25th, 2018


If your internal critic and busy schedule keep you from the creative pursuits you enjoy, this interview—and a new book by actress Keiko Agena—are for …

Becoming Resilient with Rick Hanson

September 18th, 2018


Rick Hanson is one of the foremost experts on neural networks and a New York Times best-selling author. With his latest book, Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength and Happiness, Rick gives us the …

Midlife Moxie With Jonathan Rauch

September 11th, 2018


Have you ever wondered if you are having a midlife crisis or can’t figure out why you’re more worried or down than you were just a few years ago? Journalist Jonathan Rauch explains why that disheartened feeling in your …

Happy at Home With Rebecca West

September 4th, 2018


What does it take to be happy at home? Interior designer Rebecca West has a few ideas that might surprise you. The author of the book, Happy Starts at Home: Getting the Life You Want By Changing the Space You’ve Got and …

Mindful Breathing With Nick Ortner

August 28th, 2018


It’s hard to imagine our little ones dealing with stress and anxiety, but they do suffer more than we think. Nick Ortner, New York Times best-selling …

Fun at Work with Scott Crabtree

August 21st, 2018


Scott Crabtree, founder of the company Happy Brain Science, has spent years studying positive psychology and what makes us happy. But when Scott …

Making Your Brain Hum with Joe Bates

August 14th, 2018


Dr. Joe Bates wants to make your brain hum. The award-winning double board-certified psychiatrist and pediatrician is spending his “retirement” working with veterans at the Tyler VA Clinic in Tyler, Texas. He has been …

Finding Self-Compassion With Kristin Neff

August 7th, 2018


Kristin Neff, PhD., is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion as well as associate professor of human development and culture at the University of …

Self-Care Is Cool With Stealing Oceans

June 26th, 2018


Performing under the stage name Stealing Oceans, Nashville-based artist Brian Thompson uses his hip-hop fusion music to inspire and encourage others. After overcoming battles with addiction and depression, he decided to …

Telling Stories With Dan Tomasulo

June 19th, 2018


Dan Tomasulo, Ph.D., is a sought-after speaker and author on topics including positive psychology, positive education and positive psychotherapy. His …

Positive Education Changes Lives

June 12th, 2018


Emily Larson is a researcher, instructor and practitioner in the fields of education and public policy. As director for the International Positive …

The Pursuit of Endurance With Jennifer Pharr Davis

June 5th, 2018


If someone’s ever told you to “take a hike,” chances are you never took it as seriously as Jennifer Pharr Davis. Named a National Geographic …

Can We Be Civil? With Christine Porath

May 29th, 2018


Inspired by an unfortunate toxic work environment in her first job out of college, Christine Porath took on the topic of workplace incivility and its …

Soldiers Tell Stories Through Song With Mary Judd and Jay Clementi

May 22nd, 2018


Music has the power to change lives, and nowhere is that more evident than in the powerful SongwritingWith:Soldiers program. This unique program …

Helping Children Thrive With Michelle Kinder

May 15th, 2018


How do you encourage children to thrive when their lives are filled with stress and trauma? As executive director of the Momentous Institute in …

Good, Motherly Advice With Becky Blades

May 8th, 2018


Becky Blades is author and illustrator of the award-winning book Do Your Laundry or You’ll Die Alone: Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You …

Flips for Happiness With Pat Graves

May 1st, 2018


When Pat Graves was going through a difficult time in his life, he flipped out. But not in the way you might think: He committed to doing a backflip …

How to Raise Kind Kids with Thomas Lickona

April 24th, 2018


World-renowned developmental psychologist Thomas Lickona, Ph.D., joins the Live Happy Now podcast to discuss his latest book, How to Raise Kind Kids: …

Building Resilience and Well-Being With Karen Reivich

April 17th, 2018


As director of the Resilience and Positive Psychology Training program at the Psychology Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Karen Reivich …

Finding Mental Wellness with Tipper Gore

April 10th, 2018


Tipper Gore stepped into the spotlight as wife of Al Gore, who would go on to become vice president and then a presidential candidate. During her …

Finding Your Free-Time Formula with Jeff Sanders

April 3rd, 2018


Most of us wish we had just a little more free time in the day. Now, Live Happy host Jeff Sanders tells us how we all can discover free time that we didn’t even know we had! Jeff, who is host of the top-ranking weekly …

The Science of Awkwardness with Melissa Dahl

March 27th, 2018


Senior editor of New York magazine and health journalist Melissa Dahl has released her first book, Cringeworthy: A Theory of Awkwardness, about the science behind those less than comfortable moments in our lives. …

Getting Zen With Your Dog With John Miller

March 20th, 2018


John Miller has built a career out of training the dogs that others have given up on. From shelters and rescue groups to working with families, John has saved many dogs from being destroyed through his unique approach …

Eat to Beat Depression with Drew Ramsey

March 13th, 2018


Psychiatrist, author and farmer Drew Ramsey, M.D., is one of psychiatry’s leading voices when it comes to using nutrition as a form of mental health …

New Issue Preview and Happy the App

March 6th, 2018


In this episode, Live Happy’s own Chris Libby, Donna Stokes and Paula Felps give you a preview of what to expect in the latest issue of Live Happy

The Happy Film with Stefan Sagmeister

February 27th, 2018


Acclaimed artist Stefan Sagmeister’s work has been enjoyed around the world; in addition to gracing the album covers of such artists as the Rolling …

Inside the World Happiness Summit with Karen Guggenheim

February 20th, 2018


As founder and Chief Operating Officer of WOHASU LLC, which produces the World Happiness Summit and H-20 government meeting, Karen Guggenheim is committed to helping others choose happiness and then spread it to others. …

Mindful Dating with Ken Page

February 13th, 2018


Ken Page is a well-known psychotherapist and blogger for both Psychology Today and The Huffington Post who specializes in topics related to intimacy …

Dealing with Depression with Brent Williams

February 6th, 2018


New Zealand native Brent Williams was a successful human rights attorney when a debilitating illness halted his career. The depression that overtook …

Mindful Aging with Andrea Brandt

January 30th, 2018


Dr. Andrea Brandt is a psychotherapist, speaker and author with nearly four decades of experience. Although she is a pioneer in the treatment of anger issues, she recently began going in a new direction to look at how …

How to Build Love that Lasts with Suzann Pileggi Pawelski and James Pawelski

January 23rd, 2018


In the movies, happily ever after comes pretty easily. In real life? Not so much. But the husband and wife team of Suzann Pileggi Pawelski, a writer …

How to Be Single and Happy with Jenny Taitz

January 16th, 2018


Dr. Jenny Taitz is is a board-certified cognitive behavioral clinical psychologist who offers people proven tools to enhance their life. She has …

Tips for a Long and Healthy Life with Merlin Thomas

January 9th, 2018


Merlin Thomas is a physician, scientist and program leader in the newly created Department of Diabetes at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Merlin is widely recognized as an opinion leader, researcher and …

Attitude of Gratitude with MJ Ryan

January 2nd, 2018


MJ Ryan is one of the creators of the Random Acts of Kindness book series and the author of several books, including The Happiness Makeover, The Power of Patience and Attitudes of Gratitude. MJ has mastered the art of …

How to Live a Full Life with Thomas Moore

December 26th, 2017


Thomas Moore is the New York Times bestselling author of Care of the Soul, as well as many other books on deepening soul and cultivating a mature …

Soulful Simplicity with Courtney Carver

December 19th, 2017


Courtney Carver is one of the world’s top bloggers on the topic of minimalism and author of the new book, Soulful Simplicity. Courtney’s simple …

A Journey Through Anxiety with Andrea Petersen

December 12th, 2017


Andrea Petersen is a science and health reporter who hasn’t just studied anxiety from a reporter’s standpoint; she has lived with it. Her new book, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety gives an honest and heartfelt …

Giving Back with BJ Thomas

December 7th, 2017


Singer BJ Thomas has enjoyed nearly half a century in the music business, selling more than 70 million records and winning multiple Dove and Grammy …

Soul Friends with Stephen Cope

November 28th, 2017


Stephen Cope is a Senior Scholar-in-Residence and a Kripalu Ambassador. He is a Western-trained psychotherapist who writes and teaches about the …

The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life with Niki Brantmark

November 21st, 2017


Niki Brantmark is the founder and creator of the award-winning daily interior design blog My Scandinavian Home, which was inspired by her move to …

The Art of Courageous Living with Ken Druck

November 7th, 2017


Ken Druck, Ph.D., is an award-winning mental health expert specializing in parenting, aging, and resilience training. After some of the nation's …

#HappyFacts: The Older You Are, The Happier it Will Make You

October 30th, 2017


Dive into these fun facts on this week's episode of #HappyFacts.

  • Smiling baseball players tend to live longer
  • Exercise makes you happy, especially …

Fun Facts from the December Issue of Live Happy magazine

October 25th, 2017


Take a peek into the newest issue of Live Happy magazine and learn more about these fun facts:

  • Research shows that spirituality is the leading …

How to Live a Long and Happy Life with Dan Buettner

October 24th, 2017


Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Fellow and New York Times bestselling author. He is an explorer, educator, author, producer, storyteller and public speaker.

Religion and Positive Psychology with Patty Van Cappellen

October 17th, 2017


Patty Van Cappellen is the director of the Interdisciplinary Behavioral Research center at Duke University. She studies the affective and motivational determinants and consequences of religious and spiritual beliefs and …

#HappyFacts: Inoculate Yourself with Happiness

October 16th, 2017


This week's facts include:

  • Being in a good mood while getting a flu shot can boost its effectiveness. A study from the University of Notthingham …

Wire Your Brain for Confidence with Louisa Jewell

October 10th, 2017


Sometimes it's not about bad things's about the good things that are not happening. Like finding a soul-mate, being able to afford a …

Faith in the Spotlight with Megan Alexander

October 5th, 2017


Megan Alexander is one of the youngest rising stars in the television news industry. For the past decade she has carved a solid carer as a TV Host, …

The Ken Commandments with Ken Baker

October 3rd, 2017


Ken Baker, the Los Angeles–based senior correspondent for E! News, has worked in entertainment news for more than twenty years. In between interviews with A-list celebrities amidst the land of fairy tales and …

#HappyFacts: Happiness is Contagious

October 2nd, 2017


In this episode Live Happy shares Happy Facts:

  • Your friends can pick up your good mood…but they can pick up your bad one too.
  • Your nose knows how to …

How to Raise Positive and Gritty Teens with Molly Dahl and Caren Feldman

September 26th, 2017


It’s not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will help make them successful human beings. This …

#HappyFacts: The Secret to Happiness

September 25th, 2017


Each week Live Happy radio presents #HappyFacts. This week's facts include:

Managing like a coach can lead to greater company loyalty.

Thinking about death is good for you.

The secret to happiness depends on how well …

The Four Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin

September 19th, 2017


Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the New York Time best-sellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Her newest book, The Four Tendencies, is about a personality …

#HappyFacts: Be True to You

September 18th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week we look at the following facts:

  • The …

The Impact of Lifelong Learning with the GripTape Challenge

September 12th, 2017


GripTape is an initiative committed to putting young people in the driver's seat of their learning. They create opportunities for youth to follow …

#HappyFacts: Money Can Buy You Happiness

September 11th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week we look at the following facts:

  • People …

#HappyFacts: Know Thy Strengths

September 4th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week, in honor of Character Day on Sept. 13, we’re talking about character strengths.

Practicing Gentle Discipline with Sarah Ockwell-Smith

August 30th, 2017


Sarah Ockwell-Smith is a mother of four children, founder of the parenting website and author of eight parenting books, including the upcoming release Gentle Discipline.

What you’ll …

Becoming Stress-Proof with Mithu Storoni

August 22nd, 2017


Mithu Storoni is an author, physician, and researcher. She qualified in Medicine from the University of Cambridge and trained in Ophthalmology before …

Health and Happiness with Dr. Partha Nandi

August 18th, 2017


Dr. Partha Nandi is the creator and host of the medical lifestyle television show, Ask Dr. Nandi. Dr. Nandi is also the Chief Health Editor at WXYZ (ABC) Detroit, a practicing physician and a renowned international …

The Neuroscience of Motivation with Elliot Berkman

August 15th, 2017


Elliot Berkman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab. He …

#HappyFacts: Paging Dr. DJ

August 14th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

How to Become More Self-Aware with Tasha Eurich

August 8th, 2017


Dr. Tasha Eurich is an organizational psychologist, researcher, and New York Times bestselling author (Bankable Leadership). With a PhD in …

Fun Facts in the October Issue of Live Happy magazine

August 8th, 2017


Explore some of the fun facts that are shared in the October 2017 issue of Live Happy magazine.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  • Lifelong learning …

The Strength Switch with Lea Waters

August 1st, 2017


Lea Waters is an Australian positive psychology expert and educator who specializes in positive education, parenting and organizations. Her first …

#HappyFacts: Our Furry Friends

July 17th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week we discuss:

  • Pet dogs can help kids feel …

#HappyFacts: Smart Phone, Stupid People

July 10th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this …

The Brink of Midnight with John Brenkus

June 27th, 2017


After producing and hosting over 1500 segments of ESPN Sport Science, 6 times Emmy Award-winning host and The New York Times best-selling author, John Brenkus, recognized that “high achievers” tend to share a similar …

#HappyFacts: Paying Your Bills Makes You Happy, Sync and Swing, Get a Blast From the Past

June 26th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this …

The Happy Traveler with Jaime Kurtz

June 20th, 2017


Jaime Kurtz is Associate Professor of Psychology at James Madison University. Her research on happiness and savoring has been published widely in …

#HappyFacts: Friends Over Family, Deep Thoughts for Happy People, Stairs or Starbucks

June 19th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this …

The Dog's Guide to Your Happiness with Garry McDaniel

June 13th, 2017


Garry McDaniel is an award-winning professor teaching courses in leadership, organizational behavior and management. He has written books on leadership strategy, conflict management, and most recently, The Dog’s Guide …

#HappyFacts: Music is Medicine, Joy is Contagious and the Happiest City in the U.S.

June 12th, 2017


Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this …

Getting Grit with Caroline Miller

June 6th, 2017


Caroline Miller is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts in the areas of goal setting and accomplishment, grit, …

Happy Facts: Eat Your Veggies, Catch Some Zzzs and Breathe it All In

June 5th, 2017


Each week explore our favorite #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

Finding Awe in Every Moment with Lani Shiota

May 30th, 2017


Lani Shiota completed her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology at University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, and then received post-doctoral …

Fun Facts in the July Issue of Live Happy magazine

May 23rd, 2017


Explore some of the fun facts that are shared in the July 2017 issue of Live Happy magazine.

  • You can slow time down by doing things that leave you …

No Time Like The Present with Jack Kornfield

May 16th, 2017


Jack Kornfield is one of the best known, most respected meditation teachers in the world. A psychologist and founder of two of the largest Buddhist …

A Journey in Space with Mike Massimino

May 9th, 2017


Mike Massimino served with NASA from 1996 to 2014, and is the veteran of two space flights to the Hubble Space Telescope. Spaceman is the tale of his unlikely journey to becoming an astronaut, from his small town in …

How to Banish Negative Thoughts with Ora Nadrich

May 2nd, 2017


Ora Nadrich is a Certified Life Coach and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and author of Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think …

Nerd Fitness with Steve Kamb

April 25th, 2017


Steve Kamb is the author of Level Up Your Life: How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story. He’s also the creator …

Discovering Your Hidden Potential with Barbara Oakley

April 18th, 2017


Barbara Oakley is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Her newest book Mindshift: Break …

The Healthy Workplace with Leigh Stringer

April 11th, 2017


Leigh Stringer is Senior Workplace Expert for EYP Architecture & Engineering and is researching employee health and productivity in conjunction …

The Future of Happiness with Amy Blankson

April 4th, 2017


Amy Blankson has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology and is the only person to be …

Inspiring Children Through Music with Laurie Berkner

March 28th, 2017


Laurie Berkner is a best-selling, award-winning children’s recording artists and widely recognized as the uncrowned queen of children’s music. Laurie’s albums have been best-sellers on a chart typically dominated by …

The Power of Disciplined Creativity with Erik Wahl

March 22nd, 2017


Erik Wahl is an artist, author, and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a thought provoking graffiti artist and one of the most sought-after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit to audiences as …

Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

March 20th, 2017


In 2012 the United Nations established March 20 as the International Day of Happiness. Each year Live Happy leads the way with a campaign to spread happiness around the globe. On March 20 giant orange Happiness Walls …

Eyes Wide Open with Isaac Lidsky

March 14th, 2017


Isaac Lidsky is a CEO, corporate speaker, author and entrepreneur, now leading Florida’s largest residential shell contractor ODC Construction. A …

The World Happiness Summit with Karen Guggenheim

March 9th, 2017


The World Happiness Summit is coming! Find out what this meeting of the minds is all about on this episode of Live Happy Now.

Karen Guggenheim is the Founder and Chief Operating Officer of WOHASU and a Co-Founder of the …

The Happiest Time of Year - New Issue Preview

March 7th, 2017


In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we explore the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy Science Editor Paula Felps. Listen in …

Bringing Laughter Back with Yakov Smirnoff

February 28th, 2017


Yakov Smirnoff is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Yakov began performing as a stand-up comic. He reached his biggest success in the mid-to-late 1980s, …

How to Declutter with Digital Spring Cleaning with Amy Blankson

February 21st, 2017


Amy Blankson has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology and is the only person to be …

The World Happiness Summit with Suzanne Jewell

February 16th, 2017


The World Happiness Summit is coming! Find out what this meeting of the minds is all about on this episode of Live Happy Now.

Suzanne Jewell is the …

A Dog's Purpose with Bruce Cameron

February 14th, 2017


Bruce Cameron began his writing career as a humor columnist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News. Sadly, the Rocky went out of business, but he says …

Mindfulness is Pure Awareness with Jon Kabat-Zinn - Part 2

February 9th, 2017


Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the …

Mindfulness is Pure Awareness with Jon Kabat-Zinn - Part 1

February 7th, 2017


Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the …

Teaching Your Kids Gratitude with Giacomo Bono

January 31st, 2017


Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., is Associate Editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology, and director of the Youth Gratitude Project. The aims of the Youth …

5 Steps to a More Confident You with Carin Rockind

January 24th, 2017


Carin Rockind is a leading happiness expert, media personality, and the creator of PurposeGirl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living. She has taught thousands of people real-life strategies to reclaim their …

Supercharge Your Life with Deborah Heisz

January 17th, 2017


In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we explore the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy CEO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Listen in as we preview four of the articles in this issue and …

Agent of Positivity with Ming-Na Wen

January 10th, 2017


Actress Ming-Na Wen, star of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., has become a role model at age 53, with a new book in the works and a burgeoning …

How to Create the Perfect Exercise Playlist with Paula Felps

January 3rd, 2017


The right playlist can help keep you motivated, focused and determined to finish a great workout. We sit down with Live Happy science editor Paula …

How to Make Better Resolutions with Jan Stanley

December 27th, 2016


Jan Stanley is an executive coach, consultant, speaker and facilitator who helps individuals and organizations thrive. Jan is well versed in the …

5 Steps to Reducing Stress with Genella Macintyre

December 20th, 2016


Genella Macintyre is an author and international trainer and consultant with a focus on improving the quality of personal and professional living. …

Healthy Holidays with Tana Amen

December 15th, 2016


Tana Amen, RN, BSN is the executive vice president of Amen Clinics, a NY Times best-selling author of The Omni Diet and highly respected health and fitness expert. Tana helps people to become warriors for their brains …

Achieving Happiness at Work with Jessica Rovello

December 13th, 2016


Jessica Rovello is the CEO and co-founder of Arkadium, which provides an audience attention platform for the world’s most well-known brands and publishers, including CNN, Comcast, Microsoft, The Washington Post and USA …

The Road to Sparta with Dean Karnazes

December 6th, 2016


TIME magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. An acclaimed endurance athlete and NY Times best-selling author, Dean …

Finding Happiness When Life Doesn’t Make Sense with Jennifer Rothschild

November 29th, 2016


At the young age of 15, Jennifer Rothschild was diagnosed with a rare, degenerative eye disease that would eventually steal her sight. It was more …

How to Create a Gratitude Playlist with Paula Felps

November 22nd, 2016


Tis the season for giving thanks! We say it time and again that gratitude is one of the most powerful ways to share happiness and feel authentic …

Practicing Digital Mindfulness with Janell Burley Hofmann

November 15th, 2016


Janell Burley Hofmann is an international speaker, consultant & the author of the book iRules: What Every Tech Healthy Family Needs to Know About …

How to be Happy at Work with Chris Libby

November 8th, 2016


Most adults today spend more time on the job than anywhere else and receive from it not just monetary rewards but also the feelings of accomplishment …

Yoga: Not Just for Adults Anymore with Susan Verde

November 1st, 2016


Susan Verde, a proud mother of a daughter and twin boys, writes children’s books and teaches kid’s yoga and mindfulness. She is the author of the …

Exploring Happiness Through Film with Adam Shell

October 25th, 2016


Adam Shell is an award-winning documentary film director, editor and musician. In his latest film, Pursuing Happiness, Adam and producer Nicholas …

Using Mindfulness to Empower Children with Susie Wolbe

October 18th, 2016


Athletics, theater, music lessons, honors classes…these are all great things for your child to be involved with but is it stressing them out? In this …

Happiness in the Brain with Deborah Heisz

October 11th, 2016


In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we geek out over the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy CEO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Listen in as we preview four of the articles in this issue …

How to Stop Negative Mental Chatter with Dr. Srikumar Rao

October 6th, 2016


Dr. Srikumar Rao joins the Live Happy Now podcast again to help us learn how to stop the negative mental chatter that we all experience from time to time. Dr. Rao has helped thousands of executives and entrepreneurs all …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life with Dr. Daniel Amen

October 4th, 2016


Dr. Daniel Amen is a psychiatrist, a brain disorder specialist and director of the Amen Clinics which offer medical services to people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other disorders. He is author …

The Sound of Food with Steve Keller

September 27th, 2016


Steve Keller, CEO of ivAudio Branding, is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of audio branding. Combining his degree in Psychology with …

This is Your Brain on Happiness with Wendy Suzuki

September 20th, 2016


Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and psychology at New York University. Her research has focused on understanding the patterns of brain …

Celebrating Character Day with Tiffany Shlain

September 15th, 2016


The ultimate creative challenge is to take complicated scientific ideas and make it super accessible. In this episode of Live Happy Now we talk with …

10% Happier with Dan Harris

September 13th, 2016


After a melt down on live television, ABC News’ Nightline anchor Dan Harris knew he needed to make a change in how he approached his career and his overall happiness. Dan joins this episode of Live Happy Now to share …

Queen Bees and Wannabes – Inside the Life of Teenagers with Rosalind Wiseman

September 6th, 2016


Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional …

How to Create the Perfect Playlist with Paula Felps

August 30th, 2016


We all have “that song,” the one that instantly makes us feel invincible, like Rocky Balboa running up the steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Bid did you know that you can use that song to actually reset your …

EP78: The Best of Season 1 - Live Happy Now

August 9th, 2016


In this episode we look back on past interviews from the Live Happy Now podcast with Live Happy CEO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Did your favorite episode make the list?

What you'll learn in this podcast:

How …

EP77: Dr. Srikumar Rao - Creativity and Personal Mastery to Change Your Life

August 2nd, 2016


Dr. Srikumar Rao has helped thousands of executives and entrepreneurs all over the world discover deep meaning. His methods have enabled them to achieve quantum leaps in effectiveness. Graduates of his workshops have …

EP76: The Importance of Positive Education - Part 2

July 26th, 2016


This week we sat down with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders live at The Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, TX. We asked them …

EP75: The Importance of Positive Education - Part 1

July 21st, 2016


This week we sat down with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders live at The Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, TX. We asked them …

EP74: Heather Shumaker - Raising Confident and Creative Kids

July 19th, 2016


Heather Shumaker is a national speaker on parenting and early childhood topics and is the author of two renegade parenting books: It’s OK Not to …

EP73: Natalia Cohen - Rowing the Pacific

July 12th, 2016


With 15 years experience of living and working in over 50 countries, Natalia Cohen has chosen to follow an unusual and fascinating path. Natalia is …

EP72: Lisa Loeb - Sparking Happiness Through Creativity

July 5th, 2016


Pop star, author, style maven, philanthropist and mom Lisa Loeb has recently released her fourth children’s album exclusively with Amazon, Nursery Rhyme Parade. In this episode we talk about the importance of creativity …

EP71: Raj Raghunathan - If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Happy?

June 28th, 2016


Raj Raghunathan is professor of marketing at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He is interested in exploring the …

EP70: Joseph Cardillo - How to Master Body Intelligence

June 21st, 2016


Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. joins Live Happy science editor Paula Felps this week to look at body intelligence and harnessing your body’s energies for …

EP69: Zelana Montminy - 21 Days to Resilience

June 13th, 2016


Zelana Montminy, Ph.D., is a leading figure in positive psychology, bringing a unique and varied skill set to the well-being realm. Zelana is the …

EP68: Dr. Michelle Robin - Small Changes, Big Shifts

June 7th, 2016


Live Happy CEO Deborah K. Heisz joins Dr. Michelle Robin to talk about the impact of small changes on your overall well-being. Michelle is an international speaker, best-selling author and founder of Your Wellness …

EP67: Kristin Meekhof - Finding Joy After Loss

May 31st, 2016


In this episode we touch on the difficult subject of finding joy after the loss of a loved one. And although everyone must deal with grief in his or …

EP66: Neil Pasricha - The Happiness Equation

May 25th, 2016


Neil Pasricha is The New York Times best-selling author of The Book of Awesome series. Neil is a Harvard MBA, one of the most popular TED speakers of …

EP65: Ross Mathews - From Small Town Life to the Hollywood Red Carpet

May 17th, 2016


Ross Mathews has won the hearts of millions of Americans since his television debut as a correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Ross is author of the national best-seller Man Up!: Tales of My Delusional …

EP64: Linda Swain - The Happiest People and Places on the Planet

May 10th, 2016


Linda Swain is a creator, producer and television host. Her most recent nationally televised show, Tapping IN: The Happiest People & Places on the Planet received a Daytime Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Travel …

EP63: Joshua Smyth - How Expressive Writing Improves Your Happiness

May 3rd, 2016


Joshua Smyth, Ph.D., is a professor of Biobehavioral Health andMedicine at Penn State and co-author of the upcoming bookOpening Up by Writing It Down–How Expressive Writing ImprovesHealth and Eases Emotional Pain. …

EP62: Dr. Edward Hallowell - The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

April 26th, 2016


We talk with child and adult psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Edward Hallowell on the steps parents can take to help their …

EP61: Peter Neill - Why the Oceans Matter More Than We Realize

April 19th, 2016


Learn more about the importance of our oceans to our global well-being with Peter Neill, founder and director of World Ocean Observatory.

World Ocean Observatory is a web-based place of exchange for information and …

EP60: Matt Tenney - The Mindfulness Edge

April 12th, 2016


In this episode of Live Happy Now, we discover why mindfulness can be considered the ultimate success habit. Matt Tenney is author of The Mindfulness …

EP59: Stacy Kaiser - The Perfect Parent

April 5th, 2016


In this episode of Live Happy Now we talk with Stacy Kaiser, Live Happy editor at large, about the idea of "super parents" and why striving to be a good parent by allowing room for error and accepting imperfections …

EP58: Dr. Drew Ramsey on Health

March 29th, 2016


In this episode, Live Happy Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Dr. Drew Ramsey about one of 10 practices for choosing joy: health.

Dr. Drew is The New York Times best-selling author of Fifty …

EP57: Kenneth Pargament on Spirituality

March 24th, 2016


In this episode Live Happy Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Kenneth Pargament, Ph.D., about one of 10 practices for …

EP56: Steve Leventhal on Resilience

March 22nd, 2016


In this episode Live Happy magazine science editor Paula Felps talks with Steve Leventhal, executive director of CorStone, about one of 10 practices …

EP55: Celebrate the International Day of Happiness

March 17th, 2016


In this episode we are joined by Live Happy Director of Digital Marketing and Products Laura Coppedge to share more about the International Day of Happiness and what Live Happy is doing to celebrate this special day.

EP54: Ali Smith on Mindfulness

March 15th, 2016


In this episode Live Happy Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah K. Heisz talks with Ali Smith, co-founder of the Holistic Life Foundation, on …

EP53: Birju Pandya on Giving Back

March 10th, 2016


In this episode Live Happy co-founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Birju Pandya, a senior advisor for RSF Social Financial, on one of ten practices for choosing joy: giving back.

Birju is also …

EP52: Sonja Lyubomirsky on Gratitude

March 8th, 2016


In this episode Live Happy Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Sonja Lyubomirsky about gratitude. Sonja is author of The How of Happiness, the first book by a highly-credentialed positive …

EP51: Holly Raynes on Creativity

March 3rd, 2016


Holly Raynes was inspired by a family member who was a Titanic survivor and another who escaped from Poland in World War II. Her book, Nation of …

EP50: The Science of Savoring with Paula Felps PLUS a preview of the April 2016 issue

March 1st, 2016


Paula Felps is the science editor for Live Happy magazine and has worked as a freelance writer and editor since 1998, covering topics from health and …

EP49: Alastair Moock on Meaning

February 24th, 2016

Alastair Moock is a 2013 Grammy Awards nominee and a two-time winner of the Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. His works have twice been included in The …

EP48: Mary Miller on Attitude

February 22nd, 2016


Mary Miller is the CEO and owner of JANCOA Janitorial Service, Inc., an award-winning commercial cleaning service located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mary is known for her positive outlook and desire to help others realize …

EP47: Barbara Fredrickson on Relationships and Love

February 16th, 2016


Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D., serves as the president of the International Positive Psychology Association and is considered one of the most highly …

EP46: James and Suzie Pawelski - Achieving Harmonious Passion

February 11th, 2016


Suzie Pileggi Pawelski is a contributing editor for Live Happy magazine as well as wellness counselor specializing in the science of happiness and its effects on health and relationships. Her 2010 Scientific American …

EP45: Success Stories - 90 Days to a Happier You

February 8th, 2016


In this episode we talk to the Live Happy team members who recently took part in the “90 Days to a Happier You” challenge. Find out how Susan, Kim, Donna, Shelley and Chris learned to make better choices and build …

EP44: Gretchen Rubin - Better Than Before

February 2nd, 2016


Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times best-sellers Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and

EP43: Valorie Burton - Find Your Happiness Trigger

January 28th, 2016


Valorie Burton is a best-selling author and speaker who helps people "get unstuck" and "be unstoppable" in every area of their lives. As a certified personal and executive coach, Valorie has served hundreds of clients …

EP42: Christine Carter - Learning to Unplug from Work

January 26th, 2016


In this special podcast series, we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better …

EP41: Emma Seppälä - The Happiness Track

January 20th, 2016


Emma Seppälä is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education as well as the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your …

EP40: Caroline Miller - Setting Career Goals

January 19th, 2016


In this special podcast series we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better …

EP39: Michael Breus - Overcoming Chronic Insomnia

January 14th, 2016


In this special podcast series we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better …

EP38: Karen Cassiday - Managing Negative Thinking

January 12th, 2016


Karen Cassiday is the president-elect of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as well as owner of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago-the first private clinic in the Chicago area to offer …

EP37: Michele Gravelle - Improving Communication with Others

January 7th, 2016


In this special podcast series we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better …

EP36: Tal Ben Shahar - 3 Steps to Lasting Change PLUS a preview of the February 2016 issue

January 5th, 2016


Tal Ben Shahar, Ph.D., is an author and lecturer who taught Harvard University’s most popular course on positive psychology and its third most …

EP35: Michelle Segar - New Year, New You

December 31st, 2015


Michelle Segar, Ph.D., is a motivation scientist and author of the critically acclaimed No Sweat! How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness. She is also the Director of the Sport, Health, …

EP34: The Best of Live Happy Now 2015

December 28th, 2015


In this episode we look back on past interviews from the Live Happy Now podcast with Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Did your favorite episode make the list?

EP33: Jim Brickman - How to Find the Calm Amid Everyday Chaos

December 22nd, 2015


Over the past 20 years, Grammy Award-nominated Jim Brickman has amassed a huge following as a contemporary pianist. Fans trust his music to deal with …

EP32: Margaret Greenberg - Profit from the Positive

December 16th, 2015


Margaret H. Greenberg is a certified executive coach, international speaker, “Positive Work” columnist for Live Happy magazine, and the coauthor of …

EP31: Jenny Santi - The Giving Way to Happiness

December 15th, 2015


Jenny Santi is a trusted philanthropy advisor to some of the world's most generous givers and celebrity activists. In this episode Jenny shares the science behind giving, how it makes you feel good and ways to overcome …

EP30: Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi - Super Genes

December 7th, 2015


Deepak Chopra is a pioneer of integrative medicine and the author of more than 80 books published in 43 languages. Many have been New York Times

EP29: Sara Oliveri - Coach Yourself to Happiness

December 2nd, 2015


Sara Oliveri is a Washington, D.C-based life coach and speaker who helps people, as well as organizations, create happier lives. She is one of less …

EP28: Dr. Drew Ramsey - Happier with Every Bite

November 30th, 2015


Dr. Drew Ramsey, New York Times best-selling author of Fifty Shades of Kale and The Happiness Diet, is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and …

EP27: Anne Fishel - Home for Dinner

November 24th, 2015


Anne K. Fishel, Ph.D., is director of the Family and Couples Therapy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and an associate clinical …

EP26: Rhonda Cornum - Resilience Boot Camp

November 19th, 2015


Rhonda Cornum was a 36-year-old flight surgeon in 1991 when her Black Hawk helicopter was sent to rescue a downed F-16 pilot. Through this “one week …

EP25: Tom Rath - 3 Ways to Get More Out of Life

November 17th, 2015


Tom Rath is a best-selling author and researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health and well-being. Live Happy Editorial …

EP24: Louis Alloro - Tap Into the Power of Gratitude

November 10th, 2015


Louis Alloro is a change-agent working with individuals and organizations to enable positive evolution, even through the most difficult challenges. …

EP23: Dr. Michael Finkelstein - The Slow Medicine Approach to Forgiveness

November 9th, 2015


Dr. Michael Finkelstein, also known as The Slow Medicine Doctor, is the author of Slow Medicine: Hope and Healing for Chronic Illness. Dr. Finkelstein has been featured in The New York Times and on CNN for his work on …

EP22: Deepak Chopra - Strength in Family PLUS a preview of the December 2015 issue

November 3rd, 2015


Find out the family dynamics of New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra and his daughter Mallika and gain valuable insight into the importance of creating a relationship with yourself, the positive impact of …

EP21: Adam Shell - Pursuing Happiness

October 29th, 2015


Adam Shell is an award-winning documentary film director, editor and musician. In his latest film, Pursuing Happiness, Adam and producer Nicholas …

EP20: Gayle and Mildred Kirschenbaum - The Power of Forgiveness

October 27th, 2015


This week we look at the power of forgiveness with an emotional story from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker/TV producer Gayle Kirschenbaum and her mother Mildred. You can learn more about their path to forgiveness in the …

EP19: Dr. Eric Pearl - Understanding Energy

October 20th, 2015


Dr. Eric Pearl is the founder of The Reconnection and a pioneer in energy healthcare. In this episode, we'll learn more about what energy healing can do for you, and how you can begin to restore your body to its optimal …

EP18: Shane Lopez - Making Hope Happen

October 15th, 2015


Shane Lopez, Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researcher on hope. Find out the importance of creating a relationship with your future self, …

EP17: James and Suzie Pawelski - Romance and Research

October 13th, 2015


James Pawelski-founding director of the UPenn Masters in Applied Positive Psychology program-and his wife, journalist and contributing editor to Live …

EP16: Shawn Achor - The Happiness Advantage

October 8th, 2015


Shawn Achor is a New York Times best-selling author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage. He is the winner of more than a dozen distinguished teaching awards at Harvard University, where he delivered lectures …

EP15: David Shadrack Smith - Belief

October 6th, 2015


David Shadrack Smith serves as executive producer and director on the highly anticipated landmark series with Oprah Winfrey, Belief. Throughout his career, David has earned nine Emmy nominations and worked with …

EP14: Stop Bullying Now - an Anti-Bullying Special Episode

October 1st, 2015


Live Happy Section Editor Chris Libby joins us to discuss the topic of bullying, how it starts and what you can do to help stop bullying. In this …

EP13: Darlene Mininni - The Science of Resilience

September 29th, 2015


Darlene Mininni, Ph.D., is the author of The Emotional Toolkit and creator of the UCLA undergraduate well-being course Life Skills. Her work focuses …

EP12: Richard Sears - Mental and Physical Mindfulness

September 24th, 2015


Richard Sears, Ph.D., is a board-certified clinical psychologist, the Director of the Center for Clinical Mindfulness & Meditation and is a …

EP11: Caroline Miller - Authentic Grit

September 22nd, 2015


Caroline Miller is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts in the areas of goal setting, grit, happiness, success and …

EP10: Michelle McQuaid - Put Your Strengths to Work

September 17th, 2015


Michelle McQuaid, best-selling author, workplace well-being teacher and playful change activator, joins Live Happy Now to talk about how to discover …

EP9: Tory Johnson - The Mental Shift

September 15th, 2015


Tory Johnson is seen every Thursday on ABC's Good Morning America where she presents the popular Deals & Steals segment. Her last book, The …

EP8: Christine Carter - The Sweet Spot

September 10th, 2015


Dr. Christine Carter combines scientific research and practical application to offer audiences not just a way to cope with modern pressures, but a …

EP7: Robert Holden - Happiness Now

September 8th, 2015


Robert Holden, Ph.D., is a best-selling author, speaker and expert on happiness, forgiveness and well-being. In this episode Robert discusses his 8 …

EP6: Jonathan Haidt - Getting the Fundamentals Right

September 3rd, 2015


Jonathan Haidt recently spoke at the 2015 IPPA (International Positive Psychology Association) conference. COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of …

EP5: When Happiness Has a Bad Day PLUS a preview of the Oct 2015 issue

September 1st, 2015


Paula Felps, the science editor for Live Happy magazine has recently looked into current research about the “backlash” on positive psychology. This …

EP4: Jeff Olson - The Slight Edge to Happiness

September 1st, 2015


Founder of Live Happy, Jeff Olson, shares insights to small actions you can take every day to achieve happiness. Over the past 30 years Jeff has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve better levels of …

EP3: Michelle Gielan – Broadcasting Happiness

August 26th, 2015


Michelle Gielan, founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and an expert on the science of positive communication shares the steps you can take to broadcast happiness to create a positive impact on your …

EP2: Tom Rath - Are You Fully Charged?

August 26th, 2015


Tom Rath, author of Are You Fully Charged? The Three Keys to Energizing Your Work and Life, studies the role of human behavior in business, health …

EP1: Welcome to the Live Happy Now podcast!

August 26th, 2015


Deborah Heisz, COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Live Happy introduces what you can look forward to with the Live Happy Now podcast and a preview of the upcoming guests like Michelle Gielan, Tom Rath, Christine …

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