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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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Nov 16, 2017

Come with me to Bangkok! Ryan Greene, restaurateur extraordinaire, shares his deep insights into all things Thai as we sit together in his hip Bangkok restaurant and bar, Rock.

Culture, food, brothels and dentists, and happiness ... oh my.

Part 2 airs next week.

Nov 9, 2017

Architect and planner George Ferguson, also the first elected mayor of Bristol, England, shares his thoughts on community building, the beauty of northern New Mexico, and what downtown Santa Fe is missing.

He's a fun, articulate, thoughtful renegade on city planning and creating happy communities.

Nov 1, 2017

What a treat to have New York Times #1 Bestseller author Jen Sincero in the studio! Her book, "You Are a Badass," was #1 on the NYT Bestseller list, as was her next book, "You Are a Badass About Money."

She's delightful, insightful, funny, and warm. (Oh, did I mention uber-intelligent and articulate, as well?)

Oct 30, 2017

Come along with Melanie as she travels the High Road, making stops at Centinela Fine Arts in Chimayo, Isabro Ventura Ortega's astonishing house-as-piece-of-art, and in the studio with Eric Luplow, both in Truchas.

Oct 11, 2017

Melissa Pickett, local host of the Economics of Happiness conference, and Ann Filemyr, panel member (and educator, poet, teacher, mentor and Academic Dean at Southwestern College!) talk about health, well-being, local economies, and the state of the world.

As usual, it's a big show packed into 30 minutes.

Oct 4, 2017

A tender, heart-breaking, heart-warming episode with Jill Benjamin and Miranda Viscoli. Jill's 21-year-old son, Nate, committed suicide with a gun. Miranda is co-president of New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence.

Important, timely, heart-opening, rich with love.

Sep 27, 2017

Much more in-depth talk with Emigdio Ballon, Bolivian Inca who runs the farm program on the Tesuque Pueblo. We also get to chat with farm and tribal council member Gaile Morgan.

Melanie takes her first-ever ride on an ATV, and shares in some of the magnificent food grown on the farm in this exuberant episode of Happiness in Action.

 

Sep 20, 2017

Pachamama, the Great Spirit, the cost of humanity's disconnection with Mother Earth ... we talk about all of it in this deep-dive with Emigdio Ballon, agricultural director of the farm on the Tesuque Pueblo.

Part 2 airs next week.

The Economics of Happiness Conference link: http://www.reconnect-today.org/economics-of-happiness-conference.html

The Seeds of Change documentary that Emigdio mentions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwspzNU8vJ4

 

Sep 13, 2017

David Abram, ecologist, philosopher, and author of The Spell of the Sensuous, and Becoming Animal shares more thoughts and ideas in this deep conversational inquiry. Part 2 of 2.

Topics include "the age of consequences," magic as a way of "radical immanence," and so much more.

Sep 6, 2017

David Abram, ecologist, philosopher, and author of The Spell of the Sensuous, and Becoming Animal shares his thoughts and ideas in this deep conversational inquiry. Part 1 of 2.

Simply put, this man's work changed my life.

Aug 30, 2017

"All of us are losers in this system!" Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of The Economics of Happiness international conference series, calls in from London. She talks about solutions for what she says is "the most urgent global issue" facing the world today.

It couldn't be more timely.

Conference details: https://www.localfutures.org/events-calendar/upcoming-events/economics-happiness-conference-new-mexico-usa/

Aug 23, 2017

Yep ... it's a lively conversation about social and community activism, spirituality, interfaith cooperation and much more with Rev. Gail Marriner, ordained minister at the Unitarian Universalist church in Santa Fe.

Aug 22, 2017

Dr. Andrew Russell, community historian and teacher, and Victor Yamada, New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League board member, continue our discussion about what must be remembered, as we sit at the location of one of the infamous WWII Japanese Internment camps right in Santa Fe.

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." Elie Wiesel


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Aug 9, 2017

Eclectic, intriguing, light-hearted -- this episode is all that, and then some.

Helen Thompson, author of "Marfa, Texas: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert," and John Morris, production manager of Woodstock (!) and concert producer for The Moody Blues, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Santana, share stories and talk about happiness in this episode.

John is co-producer of the objects of Arts shows; Helen is the featured speaker at one of the events at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe.

Aug 2, 2017

Did you know that one of the infamous WWII Japanese Internment Camps was in Santa Fe? Sit with Dr. Andrew Russell, community historian and teacher, and Victor Yamada, New Mexico Japanese American Citizens League board member, as we talk about what must be remembered.

"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference." Elie Wiesel

Jul 26, 2017

Amy Slater, Director of Operations for the exciting Santa Fe-based organization Creative StartUps, helps us understand the power of art + culture + technology + community, entrepreneurship, and creative economies.

A power-house show!

Jul 19, 2017

Dog behavior expert, Debra Moody, shares insights into the canine-human connection; the importance of positive reinforcement; the person-dog relationship, and more. A really fun show for everyone who's interested in this fascinating area of heart-based living.

Jul 12, 2017

LOVE this show with several Cuban artists in Santa Fe for the International Folk Art Market. Touching, heart-warming, informative ... this one's got it all.

Jun 29, 2017

Katelyn Hilburn, founder of Madre Foods, offers insights on her experiences in the worlds of creative start-ups and entrepreneurship. We'll follow her along as she journeys through inception to completion of her business / life vision.

Jun 21, 2017

Culture, food, ancient Greece, contemporary geopolitics, and happiness are all discussed in this fun show with Jane Abbott, Greekophile, tour guide, board member of Santa Fe World Affairs Forum.

Jun 14, 2017

Stephen Batchelor, internationally renowned author and teacher, engages in a lively conversation that touches on secular Buddhism, the place of creativity and the arts in contemporary life, the richness of engaging in deep inquiry, and so much more.

Jun 7, 2017

This new series starts off with entrepreneur, dancer, teacher, and girls empowerment expert Myra Krien. The conversation ranges from work as a spiritual path to ageism, and from the challenges of being an artist/entrepreneur to its gifts and rewards.

May 31, 2017

Artists as catalysts for positive social change, how to honor and celebrate human dignity, the beauty of the hand-made ... all of this, and so much more with Jeff Snell, CEO of the International Folk Art Market.

May 24, 2017

Science journalist, MIT mathematician, and ME/CFS sufferer Julie Rehmeyer talks in-depth about her journey through this hidden disease.

The politics of medicine, how to deal with a disease that has little/no scientific agreement, ways to maintain balance -- even happiness -- during extreme challenges, and her brand-new book Through the Shadowlands: A Science Writer’s Odyssey into an Illness Science Doesn’t Understand, are all discussed in this deep conversation.

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