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Living From Happiness

The Happiness Doc, Dr. Melanie Harth, and guests share thought-provoking convos every week on Living From Happiness. From mindfulness and neuroscience to positive psychology and creativity, the show's all about living well in transformational times.
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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

Jun 26, 2019

The inimitable Bill O'Hanlon is back in the studio talking about his adventures learning how to become a songwriter.

His long and illustrious career as a psychotherapist, international speaker, author of almost 40 books now includes performing musician and songwriter.

It's fun, it's fast, it's full of ideas about staying happy and healthy and young.

more information about Bill O'Hanlon here

download Melanie's free guided relaxation meditation, and get her newsletter with hope and how-to's for happiness, here

 

Jun 19, 2019

Karin Lubin shares her passion for catalyzing peace & harmony on the planet through her book My Life Through the Seasons, A Wisdom Journal and Planner.

In this light-hearted episode, hear about the five aspects of well being (physical, relational, financial/career, mental, spiritual); how to build emotional resilience; and integrating the divine feminine with the sacred masculine.

Lots of laughter, lots of interesting ideas.

more about the wisdom journal here

download Melanie's guided relaxation meditation, and get her newsletter with hope and how-to's for happiness, here

Jun 12, 2019

Popular guest Doug Lynam, author of From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk's Financial Guide to Becoming a Little Bit Wealthy -- And Why That's OK, is back in the studio talking about "financial PTSD" and lots more.

His thoughtful, wise, humorous financial advice is always terrific.

Doug Lynam's website here.

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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.

More how-to's for hope and happiness in Melanie's free newsletter here: www.melanieharth.com.

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

This one's all about hope and how-to's for happiness.

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.

Melanie Harth's free guided relaxation meditation here

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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