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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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10% Happier with Dan Harris

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 how he has learned to become just 10% happier at a time, how he reduced stress without losing his edge and found self-help that actually works.


13 Sep 2016

Rank #1

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EP16: Shawn Achor - The Happiness Advantage

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 on positive psychology in the school's most popular class. Shawn has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. In this episode, Shawn talks with Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz about how happiness fuels success and how you can capitalize on the Happiness Advantage as well as his two-part O-Course Experience on Oprah.com.


8 Oct 2015

Rank #2

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

Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995). What you'll learn in this podcast: How to live life with intent The minimum amount you should spend being mindful or meditating How to create a love affair with your own life


7 Feb 2017

Rank #3

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Flourishing Later in Life With Mary Pipher

Her groundbreaking book, Reviving Ophelia, psychologist Mary Pipher changed the way we looked at girls and adolescence. Now, with her 10th book, she is doing for aging what she did for adolescence, providing a wise and heartfelt guide to happiness in later life. Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age provides an engaging and uplifting examination of how to thrive in life’s later stages and how the struggles we face can help us become the people we’ve always wanted to be.  In this episode you’ll learn: How the end years of life can be the happiest time The role of humor and gratitude in later life Why mercy is a valuable quality to develop


19 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Outer Order, Inner Calm With Gretchen Rubin

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 latest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm offers more than 150 different ways to get rid of the clutter around us and create more order. In this episode, she explains the relationship between decluttering and happiness, and gives tips on how to make lasting changes. In this episode, you’ll learn: What achieving outer order does for our happiness How to stop hanging on to what you no longer need Quick tips for clearing your space


5 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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Train Your Brain for Happiness With Dr. Tara Swart

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 visualization and tells us how it can help us reach our goals and live happier lives. Dr. Tara Swart is a neuroscientist, psychiatrist and senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She works with top executives all over the world to help them achieve mental resilience and peak brain performance. Her new book, The Source: The Secrets of the Universe, the Science of the Brain, shows how you can actively change the way your mind works to train it for happiness. In this episode, you'll learn: Why it’s critical to take control over what we’re thinking about. How we can make dramatic, positive changes by changing how we think. The science behind vision boards — and how to put it into practice.


19 Nov 2019

Rank #6

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Get Unstuck With Dr. Sasha Heinz

Sasha Heinz, Ph.D., MAPP, Developmental Psychologist and life coach, is an expert in Positive Psychology, lasting behavioral change and the science of getting unstuck. Through her private practice, she helps women feel as good as their life looks. A graduate of Harvard University and a working mom, she’s lived life on the frontline of the battle with perfectionism. So she can help you with that, too.


13 Nov 2018

Rank #7

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The Four Tendencies with Gretchen Rubin

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 framework she devised that divides people into four personality profiles. What you'll learn in this episode: How to understand yourself better How to understand other people better How to create change more effectively


19 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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EP4: Jeff Olson - The Slight Edge to Happiness

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 financial freedom and personal excellence. 


1 Sep 2015

Rank #9

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

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 author Ruth Soukup and host of the Do It Scared podcast, joins us to talk about her new book, Do It Scared: Finding the Courage to Overcome Adversity, Face Your Fears and Create a Life You Love. She explains how all fear is not created equal and identifies the seven different Fear Archetypes that determine how we respond to fearful situations—and how to use our fear as a stepping stone to courage. In this episode, you’ll learn:   Why each of us respond to fear in different ways How understanding your Fear Archetype can help you overcome your fears The quickest way to overcome your fear


9 Apr 2019

Rank #10

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How to Banish Negative Thoughts with Ora Nadrich

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 Forever. In Says Who, Ora Nadrich has created an incredibly easy to follow method to get rid of negative thoughts, taking away all their power over us. It will work for anyone. It starts by realizing that we are in control over our own thoughts, and we get to decide who stays. What you'll learn in this podcast: 7 questions to ask yourself to help banish negative thinking Why most of our negative thoughts don't even belong to us Why we find negative thoughts so comforting


2 May 2017

Rank #11

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Creating Your Best Life With Susan Hyatt

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, Susan Hyatt—author of the book BARE and host of the Bare Podcast, looks at how the way we approach making changes has a lot to do with how successful those changes are. Whether it’s losing weight, changing jobs or committing to healthier relationships, she’ll give you a new way of thinking about creating your best life. In this episode, you learn: Why finding pleasure might be better for you than willpower How discovering what gives you pleasure affects your physical and mental health Three things you can say “yes” to today


14 May 2019

Rank #12

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Becoming Stress-Proof with Mithu Storoni

Mithu Storoni is an author, physician, and researcher. She qualified in Medicine from the University of Cambridge and trained in Ophthalmology before undertaking research at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, London where she was a Clinical Research Fellow before relocating to Hong Kong. What you’ll learn in this podcast: One behavior that can dramatically reduce the impact of a stressful moment Why you need a pleasure ‘piggy-bank’ Why chronic stress is the price we pay for having a plastic brain


22 Aug 2017

Rank #13

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Eat to Beat Depression with Drew Ramsey

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 interventions. An assistant professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and chair of the American Psychiatric Association Council on Communications, Drew also is founder of the Brain Food Clinic in New York City, which offers treatment for depression, anxiety and emotional wellness concerns by relying upon the latest in brain science, nutrition and mental health research.


13 Mar 2018

Rank #14

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Hacking Your Brain for Happiness With Dr. Patrick Porter

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, it affects our sleep, our health and our relationships. Dr. Patrick Porter joins us this week to talk about how brainwaves influence our happiness and tells us some of the ways we can help keep them balanced. In this episode, you’ll learn: How connecting with nature (grounding) can help you find balance. What lack of sleep does to our brainwaves. What biohacking is and how you can use it for your own well-being.


13 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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Overcoming Overwhelm With Dr. Samantha Brody

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 and that isn’t good for your mental or physical health. Samantha Brody, ND, author of Overcoming Overwhelm: Dismantle Your Stress From the Inside Out, shares her insight on how we can restore more balance in our lives by preventing stress from turning into overwhelm.


1 Jan 2019

Rank #16

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The Year of Living Happy With Alli Worthington

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 five—tells us how to find greater happiness through simple practices. Three things you’ll learn from Alli: How to create your own happiness trigger Why busyness is such a threat to our happiness The importance or relationships in happiness


22 Jan 2019

Rank #17

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How to Raise Kind Kids with Thomas Lickona

World-renowned developmental psychologist Thomas Lickona, Ph.D., joins the Live Happy Now podcast to discuss his latest book, How to Raise Kind Kids: And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain. Wouldn’t it be great if kids came with a handbook? Well they don’t, so How to Raise Kind Kids may be the next best thing. Join us for this episode of Live Happy Now as we talk to Thomas and tackle issues such as reducing screen time, developing positive attitudes and what to do in challenging situations.


24 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Get Out of Your Funk With Janeane Bernstein

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 Bernstein, Ed.D., wanted to find out after the death of her best friend from childhood. That tragic event launched a mission to discover how others have overcome their grief and led to creating her radio show, “Get the Funk Out.” She now has a book by the same name and explains why grief can be a springboard to happiness. In this episode, you learn: Why the worst thing that happens in your life can become the best thing in your life. How to use grief to reconnect with your own feelings. Why it’s important to use your creativity to overcome grief.


25 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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

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 psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion, explains what is missing from many mindfulness practices. Her new book, Good Morning, I Love You, combines brain science with easy-to-implement practices that will help you get more calm, clarity and joy in your life. Listen now to find out how you can change your brain with these simple practices. In this episode, you'll learn: Why self-compassion is the “secret sauce” of mindfulness practices. The one simple practice you can do every morning to increase self-compassion. How your self-compassion and mindfulness can help heal those around you.


18 Feb 2020

Rank #20