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Living From Happiness

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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

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (2) May 17, 2021

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion was an international bestseller when it was first published 25 years ago. Dr. Robert Cialdini, social psychologist, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University, president of the Society of...

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion (1) May 10, 2021

Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion has been an international hit since it was first published 25 years ago. So much so that Dr. Robert Cialdini, social psychologist, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University, president of the...

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How to be Happy May 3, 2021

How to be happy when the world seems to be falling apart? What's wellbeing? This episode shines a light on all things positive and good and hope-full. These days it feels as though our well-being is assaulted from every direction. And it could be easy to argue that...

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Shame, Anxiety & Depression April 26, 2021

In this episode, Melanie explores the connection between shame, anxiety, and depression, as well as the difference between guilt and shame. Shame can wreak havoc with our mental health. And it's pretty sneaky, in that we often don't understand what shame feels like,...

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How to be Better With Money April 19, 2021

How to be better with money is something almost everyone wants to know more about. And Doug Lynam is the guy to talk to about your money, your budget, finances, your blocks about money ... like that. Doug is an industry thought leader in ethical and sustainable...

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Mental Health During Covid-19 04/05/21

Mental health during Covid 19 is a thing. And it's going to be an issue for a while. We're all struggling with ongoing Covid-19 trauma. No matter how well we're doing, we're all feeling it. In this episode, Melanie shares research data and coping suggestions from Dr....

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Fear, Anxiety & How to be Happy 03/29/21

Can astrology help us ease fear and anxiety and learn how to be happy? Can Psychoastrology help us understand the subconscious patterns that hold us hostage? What is a "core wound"? These questions, and many more, are answered in this engaging conversation with Lisa...

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A Life on Mindfulness 03/22/21 Living From Happiness

Everything mindfulness is the topic of this episode. The beloved mindful meditation / mindful working / mindful loving / mindful living teacher, Michelle DuVal, is in the virtual studio. Michelle is the director of The Mindful Center in Albuquerque, the leading...

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Tara Gaia / Cynthia Jurs 03/15/21 Living From Happiness

Cynthia Jurs is a remarkable woman who has long had an intimate connection with the goddess Tara. She's a Buddhist teacher, trained by the beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. A practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism. A Lama, initiated in Nepal, in recognition of her many...

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