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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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Now displaying: July, 2019
Jul 31, 2019

Doug Lynam, author of the popular book, "From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk's Guide to Becoming a Little Bit Wealthy -- and Why That's OK", is back for another lively show about your finances.

Topics include how good political systems increase wealth, wealth-creation school programs, and what it looks like to have an abusive relationship to money.

Below is a quote from "Stressing Out the Poor: Chronic Physiological Stress and the Income-Achievement Gap" (Stanford University report).
 
Bottom line? Poverty and toxic stress are connected from the get-go.
 
"Childhood socioeconomic disadvantage leads to deficits in academic achievement and occupational attainment. It’s long been argued that such deficits arise because poor children are exposed to inadequate cognitive stimulation and to parenting styles that don’t encourage achievement. We don’t dispute the important role of these two variables. But we have outlined here evidence for a new, complementary pathway that links early childhood poverty to high levels of exposure to multiple risks, which in turn elevates chronic toxic stress. This cascade can begin very early in life. Even young babies growing up in low-income neighborhoods already evidence elevated chronic stress. This stress then accounts for a significant portion of the association between poverty and working memory, a critical cognitive skill involved in language and reading acquisition."

money, finances, wealth, financial ptsd, money archetypes, poverty and stress, retirement planning

Doug Lynam website here

more about Melanie, and her free guided relaxation meditation to help ease anxiety and overwhelm here

 

Jul 24, 2019

Listen in as the inimitable Kate Reynolds, licensed psychotherapist and mindfulness expert, coaches Melanie through one of latest and most powerful mindfulness training tracks -- mPEAK (Mindful Performance Enhancement Awareness & Knowledge).

"Mindfulness is not a pet rock. It's the foundation of how to participate in our own health and healing."

Santa Fe Center for Mindfulness here

Melanie Harth's website and free guided relaxation meditation here

 

Jul 17, 2019

Elite ultra runner, contributing editor and former managing editor at Outside Magazine, writer and author Katie Arnold discusses her critically acclaimed memoir, "Running Home."

Katie's inspiring story of how she dealt with the grief of losing her father is a heart-warming one.

"Grief has its own topography, jagged and unpredictable. In the beginning it was like dragging myself up a vertical face, the surface loose and slippery, trying not to slip backwards into darkness."

Running Home: A Memoir, by Katie Arnold

more about Melanie, and her free relaxation meditation to help ease anxiety and overwhelm here

Jul 15, 2019

Dr. Mary Littrell, author and head of the Selection Committee for the International Folk Art Market, shares stories from Guatemala and the Maya women's art collective, Multiflores.

Women's empowerment through innovative art-making, the transformation of personal identity, and social entrepreneurship are the focus of this episode (along with a wee bit of fundraising for KSFR).

more about the International Folk Art Market here

more about Melanie, and her free relaxation meditation to help ease anxiety and overwhelm here

Jul 3, 2019

Artisans and artists around the world are often forced by circumstances of poverty and isolated geography to create beauty from nothing.

This is true for many of the artists featured at the world's largest folk art market -- Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market.

This episode features Peggy Gaustad sharing stories of remarkable group of Cuban artists.

Can art-making and beauty help heal trauma? Listen in.

more about the International Folk Art Market here

more about Melanie, and her free guided meditation to help ease anxiety and overwhelm here

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