This is a quiet and intimate show, the first in a series of quiet, contemplative shows with Melanie. She shares some of her own writing, along with insights from thought leaders such as neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson; Vaclav Havel, the great Czechoslovakian playwright turned dissident activist who became president of his country; and poetry selections.

All the readings were chosen to help soothe your soul.

There are lots of resources and creative ideas about finding happiness, no matter what’s going on out there.

Here’s a morsel for you to enjoy:

I will not die an unloved life.

I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire.

I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me,

to make me less afraid, more accessible;

to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing,

a torch, a promise.

I choose to risk my significance,

to live so that which came to me as seed

goes to the next as blossom,

and that which came to me as blossom,

goes on as fruit.

~ Dawna Markova

free University of Pennsylvania’s Happiness questionnaires here

the Gallup Polls’ StrengthsFinder assessment here

Melanie Harth’s website here