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Overcoming Chronic Insomnia with Michael Breus

In this special podcast series we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better choices and build habits that lead to more fulfilling lives. Through this series we'll tackle topics like improving communication with others, managing negative thinking, overcoming chronic insomnia, setting life goals and learning to unplug from work. In this episodeLive Happymagazine Science Editor Paula Felps talks with Michael Breus, Ph.D., a Clinical Psychologist as well as aDiplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. As the subject of sleep continues to gain momentum in our sleep-deprived society, Michael has become a widely recognized leader in this ever-evolving field and serves on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show. Dedicated to raising awareness of both medically diagnosed sleep disorders and the importance of quality sleep for all, Michael is on a mission to develop innovative education and communication programs. What you'll learn in this podcast: The problem with technology How sleep affects your personal health The simple equation to find out if you have insomnia How to get the best night's sleep Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Download thefree e-book10 Things Great Sleepers Do Download the free e-bookAt Least 3 Sleep Challenges Women Face Find outmore about the90 Days to a Happier Youproject ReadaboutShelley Levittand her journey to better sleep VisitSleepCenters.orgto find a sleep facility near you Thank you to our partner -AARP LifeReimagined!
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Managing Negative Thinking with Karen Cassiday

In this special podcast series, we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better choices and build habits that lead to more fulfilling lives. Through this series, we'll tackle topics like improving communication with others, managing negative thinking, overcoming chronic insomnia, setting life goals and learning to unplug from work. Karen Cassidayis the president of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as well as owner of the Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago—the first private clinic in the Chicago area to offer exposure-based treatment for anxiety disorders. Karen has multiple published articles in the area of anxiety disorders, and she is an internationally recognized expert on the treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children through adults. In this episode,Live Happymagazine Science Editor PaulaFelpstalks with Karen about the causes and difficulties with worry and how to overcome it. What you'll learn in this podcast: How the intolerance of uncertainty sets people up for worry What makes worry worse Why misperceiving worry can mask your true concerns A simple exercise to ease your anxiety Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Find outmore about the90 Days to a Happier Youproject ReadaboutKim Bakerand her journey to less worry Find out more about theAnxiety and Depression Association of America DownloadSelf-help for Anxiety Managementin theApple App StoreandGoogle Play Thank you to our partner—AARP LifeReimagined!
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Improving Communication with Others with Michele Gravelle

In this special podcast series we have partnered with top well-being experts to help coach five members of our Live Happy team on how to make better choices and build habits that lead more fulfilling lives. Through this series we tackle topics like improving communication with others, managing negative thinking, overcoming chronic insomnia, setting life goals and learning to unplug from work. Michele Gravelle is a consultant with Triad Consulting where she works with the authors of the bestselling books: Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, and Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well. Michele also facilitates executive education programs at the Harvard Negotiation Institute and Duke Corporate Education. In this episode Live Happy magazine Science Editor Paula Felps talks with Michele about the obstacles to effective communication and how to improve your communication with others. What you'll learn in this podcast: The importance of personal responsibility in communications The power of inquiry and empathy How to present your message in a way that the other person will listen to you How to create trust in a conversation so that everyone involved feels heard Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Download a free sketch note of this episode Read 6 Steps to Healthier, More Productive Conversations Learn more about the 90 Days to a Happier You project Read more about Susan Kane who was featured in this episode Purchase a copy of Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most Purchase Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well Thank you to our partner - AARP Life Reimagined!
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3 Steps to Lasting Change with Tal Ben Shahar

Tal Ben Shahar, Ph.D., is an author and lecturer who taught Harvard University’s most popular course on positive psychology and its third most popular course on the psychology of leadership. Tal is also a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Wholebeing Institute, Happier.TV, Potentialife and the Maytiv Center for Research and Practice in Positive Psychology. In this episode Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Tal about the three steps to lasting change and what you can do to help make your resolutions succeed. We also listen in on a conversation from our recent cover shoot with Jillian Michaels about her keys to living a happier life and share what's inside the February 2016 issue ofLive Happymagazine. What you'll learn in this podcast: Rituals or practices you can use to create lasting change Why failing at your goal the first time can actually be a good thing A preview ofLive HappymagazineFebruary 2016 issue Links and resources mentioned in this episode: VisitTalBenShahar.com VisitHappier.TV Thank you to our partner -AARP LifeReimagined!
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New Year, New You with Michelle Segar

MichelleSegar, Ph.D., is a motivation scientist and author of the critically acclaimedNo Sweat! How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness. She is also the Director of the Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center (SHARP) at the University of Michigan, chair of the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan’s Communications Committee and a leading authority on what motivates people to choose and maintain healthy behaviors. With the new year upon us, we explore what really motivates us to make and keep resolutions as well as what we can do to successfully reach our health and fitness goals. What you'll learn in this podcast: Why your New Year's Resolutions tend to fade away after just a few weeks What you can do differently to make "sticky" resolutions that last How to assess your resolutions Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Take theNo Sweat Resolutions Quiz Download afree chapterfromNo Sweat! How the Simple Science of Motivation Can Bring You a Lifetime of Fitness Thank you to our partner -AARP LifeReimagined!
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The Best of Live Happy Now 2015

In this episode we look back on past interviews from the Live Happy Now podcast with Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz. Did your favorite episode make the list? What you'll learn in this podcast: The definition of happiness and importance of social connections with Shawn Achor How to deal with negativity and negative people with Michelle Gielan 3 ways to stay fully charged with Tom Rath The importance of gratitude with Louis Alloro Resilience and the never quit mentality with Rhonda Cornum Hope and its effect in schools as well as in the workplace with Shane Lopez Goal setting with Caroline Miller An exercise on meditation and mindfulness with Deepak Chopra How a healthy diet can improve your brain with Dr. Drew Ramsey Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Thank you to our partner - AARP Life Reimagined!
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How to Find the Calm Amid Everyday Chaos with Jim Brickman

Over the past 20 years, Grammy Award-nominated JimBrickmanhas amassed a huge following as a contemporary pianist. Fans trust his music to deal with a crisis, rekindle romance, or simply relax. In his latest book,Soothe: How to find Calm Amid Everyday Chaos—he compiles a collection of both spiritual and practical advice that mirrors the way it feels when listening to his music. In this episode we learn more about Jim's experience and his tips to soothe your stress to find a more relaxed state of mind. What you'll learn in this podcast: How to create an approach to find your own peace Ideas on creating a soothing place Why saying "no" can be beneficial to reducing stress Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Get afree holiday songfrom Jim Brickman Purchase a copy ofSoothe: How to Find Calm Amid Everyday Chaos Follow Jim Brickman onFacebookandTwitter Thank you to our partner -AARP LifeReimagined!
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The Giving Way to Happiness with Jenny Santi

JennySantiis a trusted philanthropy advisor to some of the world's most generous givers and celebrity activists. By the age of 28, she was head of philanthropy services for UBS, one of the world's largest firms in wealth management. Jenny is also the author of the recently released bookThe Giving Way to Happiness: Stories & Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving. In this episode Jenny shares the science behind giving, how it makes you feel good and ways to overcome compassion fatigue. What you'll learn in this podcast: How giving to others affects your personal happiness The most valuable gift you can give How to elevate your job to become your calling Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Purchase a copy ofThe Giving Way to Happiness: Stories & Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving Follow Jenny onFacebookandTwitter Thank you to our partner -AARP LifeReimagined!
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Super Genes with Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi

Deepak Chopra is a pioneer of integrative medicine and the author of more than 80 books published in 43 languages. Many have been New York Times best-sellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Rudolph E. Tanzi is an internationally acclaimed expert on Alzheimer's disease and was included in TIME magazine's "TIME 100 Most Influential people in the World." In this episode, Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Deepak and Rudolph on their latest book Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being. What you'll learn in this podcast: A basic understanding of genetics The lifestyle choices you can make to enhance your personal well-being How to change your genetic activity Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Watch a free introductory video about the book Super Genes Purchase a copy of Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being Visit DeepakChopra.com Thank you to our partner - AARP Life Reimagined!
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Coach Yourself to Happiness with Sara Oliveri

SaraOliveriis a Washington, D.C-based life coach and speaker who helps people, as well as organizations, create happier lives. She is one of less than 300 graduates of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania. In this episode we talk about effective tools to create a more meaningful and fulfilling life and how to identify your personal core values to help you achieve authentic happiness. What you'll learn in this podcast: A better understanding of the current "life coaching" trend How to transform your temporary happiness into something sustainable and long-lasting How to increase happiness, meaning and fulfillment Links and resources mentioned in this episode: Follow SaraOliverionFacebookandTwitter Purchase a copy ofThe Valued Self: Healthy Self Esteem Thank you to our partner -AARP LifeReimagined!
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