Dallas, Texas – October 23, 2017 – The December issue of Live Happy, available on newsstands on October 24th, is dedicated to the healing power of gratitude and giving back during the holiday season. Readers can also gain inspiration with Live Happy’s gift guide that supports causes around the world, DIY crafts, and recipes.
“With this issue we invite readers to clear a quiet, thoughtful space for creating new traditions and finding meaningful moments amid the endless distraction we all wrestle with daily,” says Deborah K. Heisz, Live Happy’s CEO, co-founder and editorial director.
The award-winning magazine recently garnered a Folio Eddie Award for Editorial Excellence and two Ozzie Awards for Design Excellence at the 2017 awards luncheon in New York.
In this issue, the magazine profiles Grammy Award-winning artist Reba McEntire. She speaks about her new Christmas album, My Kind of Christmas, as well as faith, family, friends, and how she remains positive.
“If you think of yourself as ugly, you are going to see yourself ugly. If you think it’s going to be a rotten day, it’s going to be rotten….I know it’s going to be a great day because of that positive influence that I’ve already put out into the atmosphere,” McEntire says.
Live Happy also profiles Craig Melvin, co-anchor of NBC News’ Weekend Today, who speaks about staying positive in a negative news world. “I start the day with mindfulness, and to get that rolling along, I use the app Headspace. That helps me sit quietly and reflect on all the good in my life, which puts me in a happy place early in the day.”
In addition to the profiles featured in the December issue, readers will find the following stories:
The Power of Thank You — Could practicing gratitude help us live longer and better? Sara Algoe, Ph.D., of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill speaks about the benefits of saying thank you.
33 Ideas of Giving Back — Finding ways to do kind things is a powerful and effective practice for boosting your own well-being. Giving can add meaning to your life, build strong bonds with others and is the reason for the season.
Have a Little Faith— Research shows that spirituality is one of the character strengths most associated with a meaningful life. It is linked to greater compassion, altruism, volunteerism and philanthropy, all of which help make the world a better place.
Ask Stacy – In this month’s Ask Stacy column, licensed psychotherapist, Stacy Kaiser, who also serves as the magazine’s Editor at Large, answers questions about how to overcome feelings of dissatisfaction, suggestions on trusting yourself in love and tips for calming the mind for better sleep
Live Happy also goes beyond the pages with Live Happy Now, an inspiring free weekly audio podcast on iTunes that offers 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 even more 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. It can also be found at Presse Commerce newsstands in Canada, among others. Live Happy’s award-winning digital edition is available to purchase from the App Store and on Google Play. Current subscribers receive complimentary access on their tablet devices and smartphones. 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.