LivingFromHappiness's podcast

Living From Happiness is a weekly talk show devoted to exploring the deeper meanings of happiness, and why it matters so much. Thoughtful, engaging, light-hearted, wide-ranging, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural conversations every week! From mindfulness to shamanism, and from transpersonal and narrative psychology to getting real about money … if it has anything to do with living from happiness, we’re talking about it!
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Aug 23, 2016

Powerhouse author, coach, hypnotherapist and psychotherapist Bill O'Hanlon shares some insights in this fast-paced episode.

Aug 18, 2016

It’s all about tiny houses, with designer and environmentally conscious social entrepreneur Daryl Stanton.

Aug 18, 2016

Dottie Indyke, Executive Director of Creativity for Peace, is joined by two Young Leaders — Israeli Shir Bar-El and Palestinian Taimaa Abu Ahmed, in this thought-provoking and wide-ranging discussion of what it means to be trained as a peacemaker and leader.

Jul 30, 2016

July 27 2016 Creativity for Peace I

Dottie Indyke, Executive Director; Israeli Shir Bar-El, Young Leader; and Palestinian Taimaa Abu Ahmed, Young Leader, all talk about this remarkable program -- Creativity for Peace -- which includes a 3-week Peace Camp in northern New Mexico.

These two young women speak from their heart about the realities of having been born in a war zone, and the challenges of working for peace.

Jul 30, 2016
Living in Scary Times!
Money expert Kate Stalter discusses personal finance, the psychology of fear and how that impacts our money decisions, and how all of that influences our happiness … for better or worse.
Kate is the personal finance columnist for the Santa Fe New Mexican, and writes investing stories for US News & World Report, Forbes and TheStreet. She’s also contributed to Morningstar magazine, Investors Business Daily and Financial Advisor magazine.
Jul 21, 2016

Popular guest Kate Stalter, money expert and author, returns for more information about the connection between your money and happiness. It’s full of information!, and lots of fun, too.

Jul 21, 2016

Anna Katherine — LPCC, storyteller, expert on how to use myths and fairy tales for self-empowerment and healing — talks about just these things. Along with happiness, of course.

Jul 21, 2016

Three uber-articulate dance performers, Jade McClellan, Molly Rose Kelly, and Rhea Strong, talk about the power of dance to heal individuals, as well as communities, in this thoughtful program. Myra Krein, founder and director of the Mosaic Dance Company, joins the conversation.

Jul 21, 2016

David Sellers, Street Food Institute’s Program Director; Mika Chavez, Lead Instructor of the Culinary Arts Program at SFCC; Jason Gleickman, Food Truck Manager; Alex Garcia, recent CAP graduate, and Cameron

Jun 30, 2016

People called them "hippies turned humanitarians" back in the 70's. Robert Reifel, board member of, was one of those folks. He shares heart-warming stories from his work in the South Bronx, on Pine Ridge Reservation, and at the Guatemala City dump, where 50,000-100,000 people live.

Jun 30, 2016

Oh boy, this is a fun show, featuring Norman Maktima, from Hopi/San Felipe Pueblo/Laguna Pueblo ancestry, and member of the U.S. National Flyfishing Team (soon to be competing in his 10th World Championship Team Flyfishing competition).

Jun 9, 2016
Jonathan Crews returns for an intriguing show about spiritual leaders, Eastern philosophy, and world-renowned teacher Amma
May 25, 2016

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May 18, 2016

New Mexico History Museum photography curator Daniel Kocharek loves lowriders almost as much as Melanie does. Check it the cool history of lowrider culture in this fun show.

May 11, 2016

David Sellers, chef at famed SantaCafe for ten years, is now the program director for an inspiring culinary program that trains entrepreneurs and young leaders how to make it in the food business ... through food trucks!

David's interview is fast-paced, fun, full of all sorts of goodies.

May 4, 2016

Jose Luis Stevens, internationally renowned author and teacher of shamanism, talks about the psychology of fear in this provocative show. It's a follow-up to his earlier show on Power.

If you're interested in more with Jose, scroll down through last year's podcasts.

If you're interested in understanding more about the psychology of fear, look for Amy McConnell Franklin's shows on emotional intelligence.

Apr 27, 2016

Popular Middle Eastern dancer, choreographer, teacher, costume designer and social activist Myra Krein is the guest.

Myra's a real expert in empowering girls, adolescents, and women of all ages to feel safe in their bodies, and safe in the world.

It's an interesting show … we explore the connections among dance, girls’ and women’s bodies and self-image, what it means to serve as a community leader, Myra's grandfather Alan Watts and, of course, happiness.

Apr 20, 2016

Martha Reich Braden is a multiple-award winning musician and healer. Martha’s music, and ability to articulate her process, make for a stimulating show.

Apr 13, 2016

Jaymin Patel is an international motivational speaker, talking about 21st leadership in business, especially to college students. He’s also a hip-hop fusion and Bollywood dancer and choreographer — what a combination. Bhangra, diversity, dance, leadership … it’s all in this vibrant show.

Apr 6, 2016

Beloved internationally renowned teacher and author of all things shamanic, Jose Luis Stevens PhD, returns for an intriguing show all about power: what it is, what it costs to make a bid for power, and so much more.

Mar 30, 2016

With DJ Dynamite Sol, holistic wellness expert Val Alarcon, and Bollywood Dance Invasion co-founder Brii Sebastian.  Informative, touching, light-hearted — you don’t want to miss this one, folks.

Mar 23, 2016

Dr. Nick Cuttriss returns to talk about his passion as a social entrepreneur, and how he combines his passion for pediatric endocrinology with global health. Such a fascinating show!

Mar 16, 2016

Astrologer Merrylin LeBlanc returns for the seasonal fund drive show.

Mar 9, 2016

“The most important 3-word advice ever? Eat real food.” Dr. Nick Cuttriss, MD, MPH

Pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Nick Cuttriss talks about childhood obesity and diabetes in this informative show about food, health and happiness.

Mar 2, 2016

Beloved local mindfulness meditation teacher Michelle DuVal shares insights and how-to tips for understanding mindfulness, along with personal insights she learned from her father. This show is chock-full of information, folks.

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Happiness Book of the Week

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works -- A True Story, by Dan Harris

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