Dallas, Texas — July 1, 2014— Country superstar Miranda Lambert graces the cover of the July/August issue of Live Happy magazine, a first-of-its-kind publication that combines the science of happiness with personal stories and exclusive interviews. In the issue, on newsstands July 1, the songstress talks about staying true to her roots in Lindale, Texas, as well as championing the causes closest to her heart, including no-kill rescue shelters for dogs and raising awareness for abused women.
And, as Lambert has found in both love and work, we’re better together, an idea the issue uses to prove long-term happiness isn’t a solo act, but rather the result of one’s community.
“While happiness starts within us, it quickly becomes about interacting with others,” says Live Happy Editor in Chief Karol DeWulf Nickell. “We need to know ourselves first, but once we have that understanding, we are happier with others in our lives. That's community at its core.”
Among the benefits of interacting with our communities and loved ones is a longer life span, say two of the 12 experts featured in the magazine’s landmark discussion of the connection between happiness and longevity. Through new research, as well as an interview with eight-time Emmy winner Cloris Leachman, “The Golden Age of Happiness” shows that with a few simple steps, our golden years can truly be golden.
Another featured article in the issue is “Waves that Save.” Through “surf therapy,” amateur and avid surfers, including legendary pro surfer Laird Hamilton, are finding that taking to the waves and experiencing the healing power of the ocean is just what the doctor ordered. And adding to the discussion of community is “The Happiness of Being Special,” giving readers an insider’s glimpse into the lives of four families with special needs children. They share how supporting one another and finding joy in the smallest moments has led to an immeasurable joy—one that many of us on the outside may not expect.
In addition to profiles of actress and philanthropist Holly Robinson Peete and actress and author Mariel Hemingway, the July/August issue’s columns continue to inspire with their advice for everyday life:
- PERSONAL TIME: Positive psychologists Shawn Achor and Michele Gielan share their tips for leading a longer, healthier life and why you should “Put Your Smile On.”
- HOME: In “Word Power,” international best-selling author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin discusses how slight changes in word choice can have big effects in how others perceive you—and how you perceive yourself.
- WORK: Executive coaches Margaret H. Greenberg and Senia Maymin introduce readers to “The Achoo! Effect,” when positive and negative emotions impact our social situations, at home and at work.
- SELF: Stacy Kaiser, a psychotherapist and relationship expert, discusses how to take responsibility for the emotional baggage we each bear—whether visible or not—in “Carry-on or Checked?”
“Community is a perfect theme for this issue of Live Happy because summertime is when we celebrate that common bond, whether it’s at Fourth of July celebrations, family reunions with our aging loved ones, or even on a surfboard in the middle of the ocean,” Nickell says. “Happiness isn’t something that can be achieved alone.”
The issue also announces the first Live Happy Experience & Expo, taking place in Dallas Nov. 7 – 8, 2014. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with experts in the happiness movement, learn about the four pillars of happiness and find out how they can achieve greater wellbeing and discover true success. For more information, go to livehappy.com.
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About Live Happy LLC
Live Happy LLC is 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 living positive, healthy, meaningful lives. For more information, please visit livehappy.com.