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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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Dec 9, 2016

Love this show! Love this organization, which is changing tens of thousands of lives every year, all over the world. Not an exaggeration, folks.

Jeff Snell, CEO of the International Folk Art Market and Alliance, sits with Melanie inside the annual popup gallery and talks about big-picture social innovation. Hilary Kilpatric, Associate Director Artist Development and Social Impact, shares artist stories and social impact across the globe. 

Nov 29, 2016

Dr. Peter Smith, former assistant director for education for UNESCO; founding president of Cal State University at Monterey Bay the Community College of Vermont; former Lieutenant Governor of Vermont as well as a Congressional Representative; and KSFR board president riffs on an intriguing idea, called "dynamic localism," and why it's more important than ever.

Nov 17, 2016

Dixon is the little town that can! A shining example of diverse populations working together to create a healthy community, this show was recorded during the Dixon Studios tour.

We hear from painter and potter Siddiq Khan; outsider artist Jeanne Treadway; Taos Pueblo artist Dominic Beau; Dixon Co-op Deli manager Maggie Greenwald; long-time Embudo Station restaurant co-owner Stacy Cox; and beloved local legend "the chokecherry lady," Eremita Campos.

Nov 14, 2016

Erin Doerwald, co-founder; Sarah Claudia Stout, co-coordinator of volunteers; and Lainie Grimmer, co-coordinator of volunteers -- all with Mindful Education Santa Fe -- have a rousing discussion of new research findings about mindfulness in the classrooms and how it's all being implemented in Santa Fe schools.

Nov 9, 2016

Terry Brunner, one of New Mexico's "Rainmakers" and State Director of the USDA's Rural Development program, discusses how his department has granted or loaned $1.6 billion to rural New Mexicans, as well as what makes New Mexicans happy and what needs to change. It's a provocative show.

Note: This is a replay of this important and timely show, originally broadcast February 2016.

Oct 20, 2016

Henry Shukman, Zen Master teacher at the Mountain Cloud Zen Center, and John Braman, co-founder of the Rio Grande Mindfulness Institute, chill with Melanie in the zendo. Really. Thoughtful, light-hearted, clear talk about Zen and mindfulness.

Oct 7, 2016

Bill O'Hanlon -- speaker, musician, author of 36 books, coach, hypnotherapist, psychotherapist, developer of a popular — because it works — therapeutic modality called Solution Oriented Therapy, trainer of psychotherapists and counselors (whew!) -- returns for another fast-paced, fun show.

Sep 29, 2016

From nine-year-old and 12-year-old sisters, to Jason Amaro with Trout Unlimited, and from Jorge Silva-Banuelos, superintendent of the Valles Caldera National Preserve (and his one-year-old daughter), to scientist Cara Gibson ... this is another rollicking and informative show recorded at the Valles Caldera.

Sep 27, 2016

How much happiness was there one crisp fall morning, way up in the Jemez Mountains?? A lot! From New Mexico Wildlife Federation's Executive Director Garrett VeneKlasen and Director of Community Relations and Education Andrew Black, to several Santa Fe Indian School students, and from father Julian Gonzales the 2nd, to his son Julian Gonzales 3rd ... we found an awful lot of happiness.

Sep 27, 2016

Celeste Yacoboni, author of "How Do You Pray?," returns for a lively show on the art of blessings, spirituality, and Burning Man. It's an intriguing conversational mix!

Sep 27, 2016

Another fun show, celebrating diversity, community, and happiness. Featuring northern New Mexico lowriders and their cars; New Mexico History Museum curator Daniel Kosharek; and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales.

Sep 27, 2016

Internationally renowned author, speaker, psychologist and cell biologist, Joan Borysenko, talks about mind/body medicine, mindfulness, happiness, and her latest book, “The PlantPlus Diet Solution: Personalized Nutrition for Life.”

Sep 9, 2016

Water -- specifically, the Pecos River -- and wilderness are featured in this show, with guests Doug Jeffords, Upper Pecos Watershed Association board president; George Romero, UPWA board member; Scotty Rice, auctioneer, and chef extraordinaire Carl Hawkins. This fun show was recorded on-site, right next to the Pecos River.

Aug 23, 2016

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

Aug 18, 2016

What's a tiny house? This fun, and informative show features designer and environmentally conscious social entrepreneur Daryl Stanton, as Melanie visits her tiny houses in Rio en Medio.

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; and Alex Garcia, recent CAP graduate all get in on the fun. Recorded in the commercial kitchen for the Street Food Institute's fab food truck.

Jun 30, 2016

People called them "hippies turned humanitarians" back in the 70's. Robert Reifel, board member of Plenty.org, 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
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