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Living From Happiness

the art & Science of how to be happy
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Living From Happiness Podcast

“You’re way better than Oprah, Melanie! You’re a sophisticated, mediagenic interviewer. I always have a great time on your show.”

~Bill O’Hanlon,
guest on Oprah;
author of 35+ books;
international speaker and teacher;
founder of Solution-Focused Therapy

“Melanie is an excellent radio show host. She’s warm-hearted, thoughtful and sensitive. Melanie makes each show informative, interesting and thought provoking. I always look forward to listening to Living From Happiness. Thank you for all that you give to our community!”

~Dr. Karin Lubin,
author of “My Life Through the Seasons, A Wisdom Journal and Planner;”
Global Director and Senior Master Trainer of the Passion Test Programs

“I’ve been interviewed for several national TV and print media outlets — you’re one of the best interviewers I’ve ever experienced.”

~Doug Lynam,
author of best-selling “From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk’s Financial Guide to Becoming a Little Bit Wealthy — and Why That’s OK”

Podcast Episodes

Mindfulness Helps When “Normal is Broken” 07/19/21

"Normal is broken," Melanie and guest Erin Doerwald agree. Erin's a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, mindfulness facilitator, and mindfulness program developer based in Santa Fe, NM. She was the Program Director for The Sky Center of the New Mexico...

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Hunger, Body Shame, & Redemption 07/12/21

Body shame, self-hatred and loving the best of yourself are some of the sensitive subjects covered in this show.David Bedrick, JD, psychotherapist specializing in process psychology, teacher, founder of the Santa Fe Institute for Shame-Based Studies, author, and...

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Making Choices July 05, 2021

Making choices can feel overwhelming. Diane Tegmeyer, professional travel and food writer and new resident of Santa Fe, has been through a lot of changes in the last few years. She and Melanie get personal as they talk about what it means to leave one life for...

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“Big T” Trauma, “Little t” Trauma June 28,2021

"Big T" trauma and "little t" trauma are two phrases often used to describe different psychological/emotional trauma levels. Big T can result from either one specific experience or recurring sexual or physical abuse. Little t, on the other end of the trauma spectrum,...

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Self-Esteem & Style June 21, 2021

The psychology of self-esteem and style is the focus of this show. Stylist Kitty Ault, photographer Gabriella Marks, and hair and make-up artist Jess Evans -- the KA Style team -- all share ideas about the importance of how we present ourselves to the world. This is a...

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Holy Space June 14, 2021

The holy space of singing on stage is just one of the very cool things Melanie and Susanne Mentzer talk about in this episode. Susanne is a mezzo-soprano who’s performed all over the world, singing in operatic productions, as well as concerts, chamber music...

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Post-Pandemic Burnout June 07, 2021

Burnout is becoming a major health issue for millions of people. Dr. Michelle Schwab is a clinical psychologist based in Portland, Maine. She specializes in health psychology and working with high-achieving professionals who are struggling with this issue. And these...

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Women & Power & Style May 31, 2021

Women and power and style are part of the discussion with Kitty Ault. Kitty's back in the studio talking about how we present ourselves to the world. 'Cause, the truth is, clothes and hair and make-up all enhance or hide our identities. It's always fascinating to dive...

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International Folk Art Market May 24, 2021

It's International Folk Art Market time again! Stuart Ashman, CEO of the International Folk Art Market, one of the largest social entrepreneurship organizations in the world, shares insights and updates in this episode. Stuart has a long and impressive background as a...

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