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Celebrating 10 Years of #HappyActs With Deborah K. Heisz

Throughout March, Live Happy celebrates Happiness Month with 31 days of happy actions that we call #HappyActs. This week, host Paula Felps talks with Live Happy CEO and co-founder Deborah Heisz about how we’re celebrating our 10th anniversary of #HappyActs and how you can share happiness with our new digital wall on the International Day of Happiness on March 20. In this episode, you'll learn: Why practicing happiness with intention is so good for you. What a #HappyAct is — and how you can practice them. New ways to celebrate the International Day of Happiness. Links and Resources: Learn more about #HappyActs here. Download your free calendar with 31 ideas for #HappyActs Follow along with this episode’s transcript by clicking here. Follow Live Hapy on Social Media: Facebook: @livehappy Instagram: @mylivehappy Twitter: @livehappy Don't Miss a Minute of Happiness! If you’re not subscribed to the weekly Live Happy newsletter, you’re missing out! Sign up to discover new articles and research on happiness, the latest podcast, special offers from sponsors, and even a happy song of the week. Subscribe for free today! Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Musicians on Call With Katy Epley

Musicians on Call with Katy Epley

 Music has the power to help us heal, and that’s why one Musicians on Call delivers music where it might be needed most: the hospital. This volunteer organization connects musicians with hospitals to provide live and recorded music to patients. In this episode, host Paula Felps is joined by Katy Epley, executive vice president at Musicians on Call, to learn how this program came about and how it has changed the lives of both patients and the musicians who perform for them. In this episode, you'll learn: The physical, emotional, and mental benefits of experiencing live music in a hospital setting. How this program has changed the landscape for accessing live music in the hospital. How to get involved with Musicians on Call. Links and Resources Visit their website. Sign up as a volunteer here. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musiciansoncall Twitter: https://twitter.com/musiciansoncall Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/musiciansoncall TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@musiciansoncallorg LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/musiciansoncall/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@musiciansoncall Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't Miss a Minute of Happiness! If you’re not subscribed to the weekly Live Happy newsletter, you’re missing out! Sign up to discover new articles and research on happiness, the latest podcast, special offers from sponsors, and even a happy song of the week. Subscribe for free today! Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Enduring the Loss of Love With Clare Mackintosh

Grief and loss are an inevitable aspect of love, and this week, best-selling author Clare Mackintosh sits down with host Paula Felps to discuss her new book, I Promise It Won’t Always Hurt Like This. Written years after the death of her son, it’s filled with important insights about love, loss, and the journey to healing — and shares hope for those who are walking through a painful time. In this episode, you'll learn: Why grief and love are two sides of the same coin. The importance of understanding grief before losing someone. How writing about grief can help with healing. Links and Resources: Website: https://us.claremackintosh.com/ Facebook: facebook.com/ClareMackWrites Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ClareMackint0sh Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't Miss a Minute of Happiness! If you’re not subscribed to the weekly Live Happy newsletter, you’re missing out! Sign up to discover new articles and research on happiness, the latest podcast, special offers from sponsors, and even a happy song of the week. Subscribe for free today! Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Embracing Self-Love with Brittany & Sarah

 This week, we celebrate Valentine’s Day, so today, we want to talk about the greatest love of your life — yourself. In this episode, host Paula Felps is joined by Brittany Derrenbacher and Sarah Pavey of The Healing Collective in Louisville, Kentucky. In their practices, Brittany and Sarah teach clients how to discover a deep lasting love for themselves, and they also hold workshops on creating self-love vision boards. Today, they’re sharing some insights on how self-love improves our lives and our relationships and offer some tips for starting your own self-love practice. In this episode, you'll learn: Why self-love is the foundation of all our relationships. How practicing self-love changes the way you interact with others. Simple ways to begin practicing self-love. Links and Resources: Visit The Healing Collective here. Download a printable poster of self-love affirmations here. Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Follow The Healing Collective on Social Media: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healingcollectiveky/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/healingcollectiveky Learn how to make your own self-love vision board here! Don't Miss a Minute of Happiness! If you’re not subscribed to the weekly Live Happy newsletter, you’re missing out! Sign up to discover new articles and research on happiness, the latest podcast, special offers from sponsors, and even a happy song of the week. Subscribe for free today! Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Rethinking Your Relationship with Dr. Julia DiGangi

It’s February, which means the message of love and Valentine’s Day is all around us. But did you know this is the make-or-break time for many couples? This week, host Paula Felps welcomes Dr. Julia DiGangi, a neuropsychologist and author of Energy Rising: The Neuroscience of Leading with Emotional Power. She’s here to discuss some common mistakes we make in our relationships and how we can improve those relationships by learning more about what our brains – not our hearts – are doing to complicate things. In this episode, you'll learn: The three styles of attachment and how they affect your relationships. How the patterns in your brain affect how you respond to your partner. Why self-love is a vital part of every relationship. Links and Resources Website: https://drjuliadigangi.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliadigangi/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjuliadigangi/ X/Twitter: https://twitter.com/drjuliadigangi Check out her live and on-demand courses here. Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't Miss a Minute of Happiness! If you’re not subscribed to the weekly Live Happy newsletter, you’re missing out! Sign up to discover new articles and research on happiness, the latest podcast, special offers from sponsors, and even a happy song of the week. Subscribe for free today! Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Building Love with Maria Baltazzi

As we approach February, our minds turn to love. For the next few weeks, Live Happy Now will look at the many ways love shows up in our lives and how we can create more of it. To kick it off, host Paula Felps talks with Maria Baltazzi, author of Take a Shot at Happiness: How to Write, Direct and Produce the Life You Want. In her book, Maria outlines eight happiness essentials and, not surprisingly, one of them is love. In this episode she talks about some of the practices we can use to build more love into our lives. In this episode, you'll learn: How to use journaling to build more love in your life. Using photography to retrain your brain to look for love. How a loving kindness meditation can create more love for yourself and others. Sign up for Maria’s free one-week email series, Building Love, to get a daily email with practices from her book. Links and Resources Website: https://mariabaltazzi.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mariabaltazzi Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariabaltazzi LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariabaltazzi Insighttimer: https://insighttimer.com/sojournwholebeing Cultivate greater happiness and mindfulness with the Take a Shot at Happiness app. Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Launch Your Awakening Adventure With Steve Taylor

Throughout January, we’ve been sharing practices that can help you create habits that increase your well-being. And now, it’s time for an adventure! This week, host Paula Felps talks with Steve Taylor, a best-selling author and senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University in England. Steve has devoted his life to investigating spiritual awakenings for himself and others and his new book, The Adventure: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Awakening, provides a roadmap to walk through practices to help you embark on your awakening journey. In this episode, you'll learn: Why awakening is the greatest adventure any of us will ever experience. The eight qualities of wakefulness and why they matter. How embracing our mortality improves our spiritual awakening. Links and Resources Website: http://www.stevenmtaylor.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stevetaylorauthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/SMTaylorauthor Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stevetaylorauthor/ Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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The 3-Minute Meditation with Richard Dixey

As we venture a little farther into the new year, it’s a good time to pause, take a breath, and – if you have three minutes – learn to meditate! This week, host Paula Felps is joined by  Richard Dixey, a lifelong student of Buddhism who has devoted the past 15 years of his life to teaching meditation. His new book, Three Minutes a Day: A Fourteen Week Course to Learn Meditation and Transform Your Life, is designed to teach readers how to change their lives with simple meditation practices that truly do take just three minutes a day. In this episode, you'll learn: Why meditation is so good for us. How learning to meditate for just three minutes a day can transform us. Simple practices to begin your meditation journey. Links and Resources Website: http://www.richarddixey.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.dixey.3 Download the FREE Three Minutes app on Apple or Google Play to start meditating. Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. In this episode, we also introduce you to Built to Win, a new sister podcast to Live Happy Now. CEO Deborah Heisz explains how this podcast can help improve your personal and professional life through simple but effective practices. Links and Resources: Find it here or download it wherever you find your favorite podcasts. And be sure to subscribe and leave us a review to let us know what you think! Website: https://builttowinpodcast.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61554980723192 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/builttowinpodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@builttowinpodcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@BuiltToWinPodcast Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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How Animals Help Us Heal with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

Dr. Joanne Cacciatore knows first-hand the trauma caused by grief and loss. And she also knows how animals can help us heal. On this episode, host Brittany Derrenbacher sits down with Dr. Jo, founder of the Arizona-based Selah Carefarm, which provides a compassionate, healing space for those who have suffered trauma and loss. Listen in as they discuss how humans and animals help each other heal from abuse, trauma, and grief. In this episode, you'll learn: Why animals are such experts at helping us heal from trauma. How working with abused animals has had a profound effect on Dr. Jo’s life. What a day on Selah Carefarm is like. Links and Resources Websites: www.JoanneCacciatore.com, www.SelahCarefarm.com, www.MISSFoundation.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjoannec/ X: @dr_cacciatore Instagram: @grief_doctor and @selah_carefarm YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@DrJo_bitsandpieces See Dr. Jo on Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s docuseries, The Me You Can’t See, on AppleTV. Discover her book, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief. Follow Brittany on social media: Facebook: @lunabellsmoonbows Instagram: @lunabells_moonbows Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Create a Humor Habit for 2024 With Paul Osincup

What’s so funny about 2024? You’re about to find out! This week, host Paula Felps talks with Paul Osincup, a speaker, corporate trainer, and author of the forthcoming book The Humor Habit. Paul recognizes the importance of humor as a tool to relieve stress, improve our physical and mental health, and to make the world more enjoyable for ourselves and those around us. He’s here to tell us how to create a humor strategy for 2024 and make it a healthier, funnier, and happier year. In this episode, you'll learn: What humor does for your mental health. The value of finding your Humor Homie. How to become hardwired for humor. Links and Resources Website: https://www.paulosincup.com/ X (Formerly Twitter): @paulosincup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulOsincupSpeaker/ Instagram: @paulosincup YouTube: @paulosincup TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@paulosincup Need a laugh? Watch Paul’s funny video about Meetings Gone Wrong. Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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