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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

The Wisdom of Journaling 08/16/21

Journaling can help us uncover a tremendous amount of internal wisdom. Dr. Elaine Casquarelli and Dr. Karin Lubin share insights, ideas, and lots of laughter in this episode. Elaine is a psychotherapist who incorporates IFS (Internal Family Systems) into her work with...

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Stress & Stress Relief 08/09/21

Stress. Who isn't stressed these days? Absolutely no one. Melanie's the guest on her own show in this episode inspired by a New York Times article on smart phones and stress. Do you know that stress really does affect everything else in our lives, from how we feel...

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IFS with Dr. Elaine Casquarelli 07/26/21

Notable New Mexico psychotherapist Dr. Elaine Casquarelli is featured in this episode. Elaine is a counselor, instructor, and an author. She's a certified EMDR therapist, as well as an IFS (Internal Family Systems)-trained practitioner. IFS "is an approach...

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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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