“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.
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.
contact Michelle DuVal: www.themindfulcenter.com
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
"Don't eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food." Michael Pollan
Roland Richter, chef and owner of Joe's Dining in Santa Fe, shares his views on food and happiness. Because the choices we make about food are choices we make about our personal health, our families and communities, and the health of the planet.
contact Roland Richter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happiness Book of the Week
This week it's a video series -- one of Roland's favorite cooking shows, called Chris Kimball's Cook's Country.
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.
contact Terry Brunner: www.rd.usda.gov/nm; 505-761-4950
Creative Santa Fe's Katelyn Peer returns for a fast-paced show about the exciting plans for Santa Fe's own Arts + Creativity Center. Katelyn is joined by Sabrina Pratt, main project consultant.
Live/work housing, cultural creatives, community resurgence and artists -- all this in just 30 minutes!
Two great guests -- Jeffrey Baker and John Braman -- share a lively discussion of the importance of nature in the learning experiences of children, as well as the overall health and well-being of everyone (no exceptions).
Ralph Steele — marriage and family therapist; long-time meditation teacher; founder of Life Transition Therapy center; expert in cultural diversity — talks about all of these things, and more in this rich show.
Yikes! The topic is a mouthful; nonetheless, it's a very important one. Silvia Stenitzer explains how it works, why it matters, along with simple how-to tips for using the latest neuroscience research to live happier.
Shawn Patrick shares insights about entrepreneurship and start-ups, StartUp Santa Fe, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Young Frankenstein. Don’t miss this insightful conversation with one of northern New Mexico’s business leaders.
Melanie takes to the streets in this super-fun episode, showcasing the happiness wishes of folks in our community.
Amy McConnell Franklin — educator, speaker, changemaker, author, and expert in emotional intelligence — gets deep into the psychology of fear and how we can manage stressful times.
14th-generation northern New Mexican Pablo Sedillo and his daughter, Debbie Sedillo-Dugan, have a very lively discussion ranging from education and mentorship, to inspiration and motivation in this fast-paced and inspiring show.
Filmmaker and educator Broderick Fox talks about his most recent documentary, Zen and the Art of Dying, in this provocative show.
Author, teacher, and long-time Santa Fe local Elaine Pinkerton shares her personal journey of searching for happiness as an adoptee in this heart-warming show.
What a fun show! Melanie spent two mornings at Santa Fe’s Acequia Madre Elementary School, talking with teachers, parents, the principal, and students about the school-wide daily Mindful Minute. It's the perfect show to lighten your mood.
The work we do and how it affects our happiness
This is a fascinating show, with special guest Pablo Sedillo. Pablo is a Hispanic, Jewish, 14th-generation northern New Mexican who spent 30 years in Washington D.C. working behind the scenes with the Catholic Church. He has a thought-provoking perspective on contemporary Catholicism.
Celebrate this most festive of holidays — The Day of the Dead — with International Folk Art Museum educators Stephanie Riggs and Patricia Sigala. Lots of fun, lots of laughter, lots of happiness.
Big show! The multicultural efforts of tribal leaders, the Obama administration, and Congress all came together to speak as one voice, one heart, one nation on behalf of America’s newest national park, the Valles Caldera. Exclusive interviews with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich, Anna Seffen Ph.D./Interdisciplinary Scientist and Communicator at the caldera, and words from the hearts of tribal governors Ray Loretto and Michael Chavarria.
It’s the seasonal fundraiser, with Melanie and Merrilyn live, talking about … what else? Happiness!
Popular guest Paul Zelizer, one of New Mexico's leaders in the conscious business movement and co-founder of the international Wisdompreneurs, returns for another lively show.
This deeply touching show features inter-spiritual teacher, author, and translator of Christian mystics Mirabai Starr, who talks about her most personal book ever.
"Your love of the art form has to be the most important thing!" Debbie Ayers
Classical pianist Debbie Ayers and Melanie riff about high creativity; three of the greatest musicians on the planet!: Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Mark O'Connor; and creative synergy in this lively show.
Rev. Ted Wiard, LPCC, CGC and Melanie share personal stories, professional advice, and so much more in this thoughtful show focused on grieving and healing.