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The Power of Disciplined Creativity with Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl is an artist, author, and entrepreneur. He is internationally recognized as a thought provoking graffiti artist and one of the most sought-after speakers on the corporate lecture circuit to audiences as diverse as companies like Disney, Microsoft, Toyota, government institutions, and university students. Erik has recently released his new book The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity. What you'll learn in this podcast: How to harness creativity and discipline The relationship between structure and freedom How to activate creativity amidst uncertainty and frustration Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase The Spark and the Grind: Ignite the Power of Disciplined Creativity Watch Erik create a masterpiece in just 2 minutes:
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Eyes Wide Open with Isaac Lidsky

Isaac Lidsky is a CEO, corporate speaker, author and entrepreneur, now leading Florida’s largest residential shell contractor ODC Construction. A graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Isaac is the only blind person to serve as a Law Clerk for the U.S. Supreme Court. His debut book Eyes Wide Open was cited by The Washington Post among 10 key leadership books in 2017. As a child actor, he played “Weasel” on NBC’s Saved By The Bell: The New Class and appeared in 100+ commercials. What you'll learn in this podcast: How to think differently about true vision and ways to approach life goals Why entrepreneurship is the answer for many of us to “Live Happy” but not everyone What you need to know to shatter misconceptions that may exist about you Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy of Eyes Wide Open Download a free excerpt of Eyes Wide Open Watch Isaac's TED talk Follow Isaac on Twitter and Facebook
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The Happiest Time of Year – New Issue Preview

In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we explore the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy Science Editor Paula Felps.  Listen in as we preview a few of the articles in this issue. What you'll hear in this podcast: Queen Latifah shares her secrets to success and lasting joy Sam Worthington explores his own evolution both on and off the screen How to use humor to build confidence and charisma 33 ideas to make your home a place of positivity Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a subscription to Live Happy magazine Download Live Happy magazine on iTunes or Google Play
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Bringing Laughter Back with Yakov Smirnoff

Yakov Smirnoff is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Yakov began performing as a stand-up comic. He reached his biggest success in the mid-to-late 1980s, appearing in several films and the television sitcom vehicle What a Country!. He has received a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at UPenn and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Pepperdine University in Psychology. What you'll learn in this podcast: Why laughter really is the best medicine Warning signs your relationship may be in trouble Why laughter is essential to the well-being of a relationship Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Learn more about Yakov and see his tour schedule at Yakov.com
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How to Declutter with Digital Spring Cleaning with Amy Blankson

Amy Blankson has become one of the world’s leading experts on the connection between positive psychology and technology and is the only person to be named a Point of Light by two presidents (President George H. W. Bush and President Bill Clinton) for creating a movement to activate positive culture change. In this episode of Live Happy Now she expands on her article Get a Grip on Your Gadgets in the February 2017 issue of Live Happy magazine.  What you'll learn in this podcast: Tips on a healthy and happy digital cleanse The steps to de-clutter your tech devices How organization contributes to your overall happiness Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Learn more about Amy at AmyBlankson.com Recycle your electronics at e-stewards.org or BestBuy.com
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A Dog’s Purpose with Bruce Cameron

Bruce Cameron began his writing career as a humor columnist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News. Sadly, the Rocky went out of business, but he says that was not his fault. He is a Benchley award winner for humor and was the 2011 NSNC Newspaper Columnist of the Year. His novel A Dog’s Purpose spent 52 weeks on the NY Times best-seller list and DreamWorks has developed it into a film currently playing at theaters across the country. What you'll learn in this podcast: The amazing story of how A Dog's Purpose became such a huge hit The true message of the book and of our dogs What prompted the writing of A Dog's Purpose Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy of A Dog's Purpose and visit the website Learn more about bringing A Dog's Purpose and A Dog's Journey to your school
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Mindfulness is Pure Awareness with Jon Kabat-Zinn

  Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. is internationally known for his work as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream of medicine and society. He is Professor of Medicine emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded its world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Clinic (in 1979), and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society (in 1995). What you'll learn in this podcast: How to live life with intent The minimum amount you should spend being mindful or meditating How to create a love affair with your own life Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Learn more about mindfulness meditation practices
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Teaching Your Kids Gratitude with Giacomo Bono

Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., is Associate Editor for The Journal of Positive Psychology, and director of the Youth Gratitude Project. The aims of the Youth Gratitude Project are to create youth measures of gratitude and to develop and test a gratitude curriculum targeting pre-K and grades 4 through 12 throughout the United States with the broad goal of providing schools with resources to support students' well-being, socio-emotional skills and character. What you'll learn in this podcast: The science behind developing gratitude The effects of gratitude on mental health Strategies for motivating and better relating to children and teens Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Download a free chapter from Making Grateful Kids: The Science of Building Character To learn more about bringing The Youth Gratitude Project to your school contact Yvonne Huffaker
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5 Steps to a More Confident You with Carin Rockind

Carin Rockind is a leading happiness expert, media personality, and the creator of PurposeGirl, a movement to empower purpose-driven living. She has taught thousands of people real-life strategies to reclaim their happiness, and live to their fullest potential of success and well-being. What you'll learn in this podcast: How to find your purpose Why it is important to take action towards your goals now How to use midlife for a catalyst instead of a crisis Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Use code livehappy to download a free chapter from Pebbles in the Pond: Wave Three!
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Supercharge Your Life with Deborah Heisz

In this episode of the Live Happy Now podcast we explore the new issue of Live Happy magazine with Live Happy CEO and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz.  Listen in as we preview four of the articles in this issue and explore the topic of how to supercharge your life. What you'll hear in this podcast: How Ming-Na Wen of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. stays positive Why Luke Cage and Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi gives back The latest theory in creative goal setting, called “design thinking” Four traits to develop in your children to help them become high achievers Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a subscription to Live Happy magazine Download Live Happy magazine on iTunes or Google Play
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