Dallas, Texas – March 1, 2016 – Today, Live Happy launches a month-long ‘March to Happiness’ celebration, kicking off with the release of the new issue of the magazine, which is dedicated to savoring life’s greatest moments, including those as a parent of joyful children. On March 15th, Live Happy will release its first book: Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy (HarperElixir). Throughout the month, everyone is encouraged to share #HappyActs to honor and support the International Day of Happiness on March 20.
The new March/April issue of Live Happy, the first-of-its-kind publication that combines the science of happiness with practical advice, features actress Kristen Bell on the cover. Additional celebrity features highlight NFL Hall of Famer and TV host Michael Strahan and Tony-Award-winning actress Laura Benanti, currently co-starring on CBS’ Supergirl. As with every issue, the magazine shares expert tips, insights, and resources from leading positive psychologists, which offer small actions you can take for ’round-the-clock’ happiness that will get March off to a cheerful start.
Debuting on March 15th, Live Happy’s new book, Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy, offers actionable steps toward achieving authentic happiness. Each chapter examines the science of happiness and small, everyday “happy acts” that can result in life-changing breakthroughs. Live Happy shares 40 inspiring and heart-tugging celebrity and real-life stories, highlighted by the key components of a happy life such as gratitude, positive attitude, play and purpose.
With its third annual #HappyActs campaign, Live Happy will share small, simple actions and “happy learnings” on its social media channels and website. March 18-20, in conjunction with the International Day of Happiness, more than 100 happiness walls will be set up in communities across the country—and around the world—encouraging visitors to physically post, share and participate. To learn more, visit happyacts.org.
“Every March is the most exciting time here at Live Happy when we rev the happiness movement into high gear and encourage everyone to participate, but this year is that much more special with the launch of our first-ever book,” says Deborah K. Heisz, co-founder, COO and editorial director. “Happiness is a choice and something we can always continue to work on, so we are thrilled to continue to expand our offerings and tools that complement the magazine and our other initiatives, to help readers achieve the healthiest and happiest lives they can.”
Read more in the March/April issue of Live Happy:
“Kristen Bell is Honestly Happy” – For the actress, mom and wife, happiness at home starts from a balance of honesty and authenticity. Bell conveys her joy in taking on challenging and varied roles in shows like House of Lies and the upcoming CHiPS movie she’s working on with her husband, Dax Shepard.
Michael Strahan asks “When, Not If” – Continuing the celebration of the release of his book, Wake Up Happy, the NFL Hall of Famer and TV host talks about how optimism and determination helped him create a life full of possibility.
Tony-award winning actress Laura Benanti has “A Song in Her Heart” – Also featured in Live Happy’s new book, Benanti shares her happiness philosophy, stories of fun and camaraderie at Broadway rehearsals and what she’s learned about happiness from her husband, Patrick Brown.
“Celebrate Happiness at Home” with Family Boards – Embrace the spirit of the International Day of Happiness by creating a happiness board at home, school, or with a group of friends. Your board—posted in a prominent place—serves as a “living reminder” of what you love and how you can share happiness with those around you. Share your creation with us today at Pinterest.com/livehappy.
Beyond the pages of the magazine, Live Happy continues to offer Live Happy Now, an inspiring free weekly audio podcast on iTunes, which features interviews with top researchers and experts in the fields of positive psychology and well-being. Readers can also visit LiveHappy.com and espanol.LiveHappy.com for additional information on finding and sharing happiness.
Live Happy is available on newsstands at major retailers throughout the U.S., including Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods and Hudson News, and in Canada at Presse Commerce newsstands, among others. Live Happy’s award-winning digital edition is available from the App Store and on Google Play, and current subscribers receive complimentary access on their tablet devices. Separate digital subscriptions are available for $9.99 at livehappy.com.
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About Live Happy
Live Happy LLC, owned by veteran entrepreneur Jeff Olson, is a company dedicated to promoting and sharing authentic happiness through education, integrity, gratitude and community awareness. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, its mission is to impact the world by bringing the happiness movement to a personal level and inspiring people to engage in purpose-driven, healthy, meaningful lives.