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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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Jun 5, 2019

Susan Balkman, therapist / coach / artist / Alzheimer's advocate, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. She shares more of her strength, resilience and hope in this poignant episode.

Jytte Lokvig, dementia specialist, joins our discussion.

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May 22, 2019

Mirabai Starr's brand-new book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, is already in its 4th printing.

Mirabai is an author, speaker, certified grief counselor, and was a philosophy and world religions college professor for 20 years.

She shares her ground-breaking ideas about feminine mystics from "all branches of the soul family," spiritual warriorship from the feminine perspective, how the feminine responds to the pain in the world differently from the masculine, and so much more in this episode.

Part 1 aired last week.

Mirabai Starr's website here: https://www.mirabaistarr.com/.

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May 15, 2019

This convo is so rich that Mirabai and Melanie had to do two shows. Her brand-new book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, is already in its 4th printing.

Mirabai Starr is an author, speaker, certified grief counselor, and was a philosophy and world religions college professor for 20 years.

She shares her ground-breaking ideas about feminine mystics from "all branches of the soul family," spiritual warriorship from the feminine perspective, how the feminine responds to the pain in the world differently from the masculine, and so much more in this episode.

Part 2 airs next week.

Mirabai Starr's website here: https://www.mirabaistarr.com/.

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May 8, 2019

Ken Walsh, historian, author, and political journalist who's covered six presidencies, joins Melanie somewhere between Easter Island and Bora Bora for a non-partisan conversation about Trump, the "Distruptor in Chief."

Ken's take on this president is thoughtful, considered, and wise.

His latest book is: Ultimate Insiders: White House Photographers and How They Shape History.

Ken Walsh: US News and World Report

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May 1, 2019

Jvtte Lokvig is a national expert in dementia and Alzheimer's. Founder of the first Alzheimer’s Cafe in the U.S. -- in Santa Fe -- Jytte is the author of several books on Alzheimer’sShe has a PhD in management, and a master’s degree in art.

Yes, there's laughter, and hope, and lots of ideas for both caregivers and people diagnosed with dementia in this surprisingly light-hearted episode.

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Apr 24, 2019

What a wide-ranging conversation this is! Erin Doerwald, licensed clinical social worker, Program Director and Clinical Supervisor at The Sky Center, and co-founder of Mindful Education Santa Fe, returns for another mindfully fast-paced show.

Mindfulness, resiliency, how-to's for hope, and women's fierce self-compassion ... this show covers a lot of ground. 

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more on fierce self-compassion for women: https://self-compassion.org/women-fierce-self-compassion/

mindfulness and unconscious bias: Rhonda MacGee, JD "The Way of ColorInsight" link: https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/how_mindfulness_can_defeat_racial_bias

more on implicit bias: Dr. Jennifer Eberhardt, co-founder of SPARQ (Standford University) https://www.npr.org/2019/03/26/706969408/macarthur-genius-recipient-jennifer-eberhardt-discusses-her-new-book-biased

Apr 17, 2019

Listen in to this fast-paced show with ex-Marine, 20-year Benedictine monk turned money manager, and generally cool guy, Doug Lynam.

Doug's personal story of having grown up in a "rich" family, then embracing a life of poverty among the Benedictines, led him to deep personal and professional understanding about how money can work for us.

His brand-new book is From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk's Financial Guide to Becoming a Little Bit Wealthy -- and Why That's Okay.

It's fascinating, folks.

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More about Doug: www.douglynam.com.

Doug's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/douglynam.

 
Apr 10, 2019

Exuberant academic researcher and professor, William Calvo-Quiros, riffs on horror movies, spiritual and imaginary geographies, immigration, femicide, and the emergence, evolution, and migration of five folk border saints in this fascinating, fast-paced show.

Dr. Calvo-Quiros is a 2018-2019 Mellon Research Fellow at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe.

School for Advanced Research: www.sarweb.org

 

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Apr 3, 2019

Love this show with scientist, photographer, altruistic volunteer and all-around cool guy John Vavruska.

John talks about his work re-building water systems and a school in Nepal following the devastating 2015 earthquakes.

Plenty International is the beloved "Hippy Peace Corps": www.plenty.org

 

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Mar 29, 2019

How is it possible to have a light-hearted live show talking about homelessness and Buddhism? Listen in to this compelling conversation with Melanie and psychotherapist and long-time Buddhist practitioner Mark Voss to find out.

More info re the Better Way-Santa Fe program: https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/better-way-santa-fe-offers-job-for-a-day-hope/article_65a56134-5b23-5b0e-aa75-15e72fe7b916.html

 

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Mar 25, 2019

This is the second of several episodes recorded somewhere in the South Pacific, between Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Tahiti.

Singer Vangie Gunn, and multi-Grammy award winner, composer, performer (keyboards and sax), and Big Phat Band founder and leader Gordon Goodwin have a light-hearted get-together in the elegant PalmCourt lounge aboard the Crystal Symphony as they sail the South Pacific.

Part 2 of 2 with Vangie and Gordon.

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Mar 13, 2019

Melanie's been traveling again! On her latest adventure, she meets all sorts of happy people as she travels throughout French Polynesia.

This is the first of several episodes recorded somewhere in the South Pacific, between Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Tahiti.

Singer Vangie Gunn, and multi-Grammy award winner, composer, performer (keyboards and sax), and Big Phat Band founder and leader Gordon Goodwin have a light-hearted get-together in the elegant PalmCourt lounge aboard the Crystal Symphony as they sail the South Pacific.

Part 1 of 2.

 

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Mar 7, 2019

Judy Espinar, co-founder of the International Folk Art Market, recently donated a significant collection of folk art to the Santa Fe International Folk Art Museum.

Judy and Melanie have a wonderful time talking about art and beauty and gratitude.

 

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Feb 28, 2019

What a heart-full, thoughtful, warm episode is this one! Susan Balkman, psychotherapist/coach, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's.

She's been living with Alzheimer's for several years, and is an articulate spokeswoman who shares her perspective with grace and good humor.

Jytte Lokvig, dementia and Alzheimer's author/teacher/advocate, and Celia Owens with Coming Home Connection, join Susan.

 

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Feb 21, 2019

Melanie explores the world of chiropractic healing in this episode with Ross Hall.

The importance of the spine is discussed in this show dedicated to health, well-being and happiness.

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Feb 13, 2019

The remarkable teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, Steve Jenkinson, continues his provocative conversation in the second part of this fascinating episode.

"Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a time of Trouble," by Stephen Jenkinson

Orphan Wisdom School: https://orphanwisdom.com/school/

 

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Feb 7, 2019

The topic of this show is an enormous one. Stephen Jenkinson, author, teacher, storyteller, spiritual activist and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, is the remarkable guest.

It's fast, it's intense, it's deep ... it's a good one, folks.

Stephen Jenkinson's latest book: Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble.

Orphan Wisdom School: https://orphanwisdom.com/school/

 

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Jan 31, 2019

What a thoughtful, insightful show this is! Nicola Redfern shares her wisdom and expertise with mindfulness meditation, along with the powerful Insight Dialogue interpersonal meditation practice.

Nic and Melanie demonstrate the Insight Dialogue practice on the air.

 

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Jan 24, 2019

Kitty Fallon, professional counselor, educator, coach, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis several years ago.

Grief, loss, and re-emergence after devastating changes are the focus of this lovely show.

Contact Kitty Fallon: https://www.thegloamingatsantafe.com/

 

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Jan 11, 2019

This is perhaps Melanie's most personal show ever, in which she shares experiences, reflections, and travel adventures.

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Jan 4, 2019

Melanie shares insights from artists who travelled from all over the world to share their art during the International Folk Art Market.

Recorded live, it's a heart-warming, inspiring, happy show!

 

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