Dallas, Texas – November 3, 2015 – Live Happy’s November/December issue, on newsstands today, is dedicated to family and forgiveness. In the cover feature, country music superstar and entertainment icon Dolly Parton shares the power of family and her “Smoky Mountain” roots as the foundations for her strength, values and trademark positivity.
Live Happy, the first-of-its-kind publication combining the science of happiness with practical advice from positive psychology experts to help its readers lead happy and productive lives, reveals the importance of appreciating all we have. Articles and columns share advice on gift-giving and receiving; explore the myth of work-life balance; explain how and why telling and re-telling family stories helps to connect us; and present healthy ideas on how to kick the holidays off on a positive note.
“As we enter the holiday season, our mission to provide our readers with inspiring stories, insights and tips so they can lead healthy, happy lives is more important than ever,” says Deborah K. Heisz, Live Happy’s co-founder, COO and editorial director. “This issue reinforces the importance of family and friends; we tally the benefits of shared family traditions and give valuable, science-based advice on the healing power of forgiving past and present resentments and injuries.”
Among the features in this November/December issue are:
“The joy of Dolly” – Music legend Dolly Parton credits her parents and Appalachian upbringing for shaping her positive personality and resilience. She honors her family and musical roots in her new NBC autobiographical movie, Coat of Many Colors, named for one of her best-loved songs, and also shares what gives her life the most meaning: God, family and music.
“FORGIVE TO FLOURISH” – Multiple studies have found that forgiveness can bestow more personal peace and healing than walking away, even from toxic relationships. Research shows that forgiving people tend to be happier, healthier and more empathetic. Just in time for the holidays, and self-renewal in the New Year, Live Happy shares why you need to bury the hatchet for the sake of your own physical and emotional health, and the steps to take toward forgiveness (even from afar!).
Lori Loughlin on “LEADING WITH HER HEART” – Soon to reprise her role as everyone’s favorite “Aunt Becky” on Fuller House, the spinoff of the ’90s sitcom Full House, the actress reflects on what brings her happiness – staying true to her heart. Lori reveals how she balances a “full house,” sharing how she connects with her children and makes career choices she and her family can be proud of.
“THE GIFT THAT CHANGED MY LIFE” – Learn how some gifts can impact our lives in a way that lead us to pursue dreams and ambitions and find happiness in new, exciting ways. Read personal stories from people who received gifts that have truly transformed their lives — from a bicycle, red velvet chair or language lessons to the life-saving gift of bone marrow.
“GROWING UP CHOPRA" – Deepak Chopra and his daughter, Mallika, share their tips on how they maintain a stress-free approach to life in order to focus on the moment, while balancing their own families and busy lives at the same time.
This issue also provides an inside look at OWN’s Belief series, which explores finding faith and the universal search for connection to something greater than ourselves, and reveals the link between gratitude and grief as a powerful source of healing to embrace a new chapter in life. Readers will also find additional insight and tips for the holiday season including traditions celebrated throughout the world, ways to rejoice without overindulging, positive presents (all $30 or less), and festive cookies with a healthy twist.
Live Happy Now, an inspiring free weekly audio podcast on iTunes, offers interviews with top authors and thinkers in the fields of positive psychology and well-being. LiveHappy.com also offers additional tips and content on finding and sharing happiness, extending its reach to Mexico with the launch of espanol.LiveHappy.com.
Looking ahead, Deborah K. Heisz and the editors of Live Happy will release a new book, Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy, published by HarperElixir, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Available in March 2016, the highly anticipated book brings together the latest research on what practices and actions contribute to a happy life, with 40 inspiring celebrity and real-life stories. Learn more at livehappy.com/preorder.
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.