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Podcast Overview

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.

Podcast Episodes

#HappyFacts: Smart Phone, Stupid People

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 week:

  • Maybe its the sunrise, maybe its the coffee, maybe it's the Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries, but people are at their most positive in the mornings.
  • Biking to work may save your life, or at the very least, make your day great.
  • Do smart phones create stupid people? 

The Brink of Midnight with John Brenkus

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 story of attaining success. Through The Brink of Midnight podcast, John explores the moments that guests credit with changing their lives forever. Those moments that pushed them in an unexpected direction, shaping the experiences that followed and molding them into the people who they are today.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The inspiration behind The Brink of Midnight podcast
  • What goes into creating life-changing moments
  • Inspirational stories from sports figures, celebrities and more

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

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 week:

  • Paying your bills makes you happy
  • Swinging can teach kids to be more collaborative
  • Remembering the good old days can help you appreciate the good new days

The Happy Traveler with Jaime Kurtz

Jaime Kurtz is Associate Professor of Psychology at James Madison University. Her research on happiness and savoring has been published widely in scientific journals, receiving national attention from NPR and The Today Show, as well as in print and online magazines. In her book, The Happy Traveler: Unpacking the Secrets of Better Vacations, Jaime looks at how travel can boost happiness and how we can get more of its benefits.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How experiences are more influential to your happiness than material things
  • How to get more out of your vacations
  • Tips for a happy homecoming

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

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 week:

  • Friends over family?
  • Deep thoughts for happy people.
  • Craving coffee? Take the stairs!

The Dog's Guide to Your Happiness with Garry McDaniel

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 to Your Happiness: Seven secrets for a better life from man’s best friend. Garry is a frequent on topics such as developing leadership skills, how to create an inspirational workplace, life balance, and what humans and businesses can learn from dogs to improve their lives.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Seven attributes of dogs from which humans can learn and build their own happiness
  • What is keeping you from being happy now
  • Steps you can take to improve your feeling of happiness and fulfillment

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

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 week:

  • Music is medicine
  • Joy is contagious
  • Could this be your happy place? 

Getting Grit with Caroline Miller

Caroline Miller is recognized as one of the world’s leading positive psychology experts in the areas of goal setting and accomplishment, grit, happiness and success and how to apply it to one’s life for maximum transformation and growth. In her book Getting Grit she provides an evidence-based approach to cultivating passion, perseverance and purpose.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • The different types of bad grit
  • Why goal setting is so important to your overall well-being
  • Steps to take to reach your full potential

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

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:

  • Eat Your Veggies!
  • Catch Some Zzzzzzzs
  • Big Bloom Theory

Finding Awe in Every Moment with Lani Shiota

Lani Shiota completed her Ph.D. in Social/Personality Psychology at University of California, Berkeley, in 2003, and then received post-doctoral training in the Berkeley Psychophysiology Lab. She established the Shiota Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Testing (a.k.a. SPLAT Lab), which studies human emotions, relationships, and awe. Awe has been defined as the positive emotion one may experience when confronting a vast stimulus that is not accounted for by one's current understanding, and/or challenges one’s day-to-day scope of experience.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • How to tap into awe
  • Why experiencing awe is so important
  • The research being conducted on the benefits of awe

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