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Living From Happiness

Hope & How-To’s for Happiness

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

Earth Treasure Vases: Prayers for the World 03/16/20

This is a special show, recorded on-site with Cynthia Jurs. Cynthia is a Buddhist teacher, trained by the beloved international Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She's also a practitioner of Vajrayana Buddhism, and was initiated as a Lama in Nepal, in recognition of her...

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Healing & Transformation – 02/17/2020

Pasha Hogan continues last week's convo. Extraordinary Reiki Master Teacher and practitioner, yoga and meditation coach, author and three-time cancer survivor, Pasha has been walking the walk for a long time. She helps listeners understand what it means when we...

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Joy is Not Meant to be a Crumb – February 10, 2020

Pasha Hogan, author, yoga and meditation teacher, and renowned Reiki Master teacher and practitioner, shares her thoughts on how often we settle for the crumbs and miss out on the joy. Pasha and Melanie talk about Pasha's Irish roots, and healing, and how to navigate...

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Death & Dying – 01/29/2020

Death and dying and happiness? Yes, please. Rev. Hollis Walker, an ordained minister who's "passionate about death," and Celia Owens, activist, artist and volunteer coordinator at Casa Cielo in Santa Fe, are in the studio with Melanie. It sounds heavy, no? It isn't...

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The Art at the Heart of Civil Disobedience- 01/22/2020

Yay, Arte (Artemisio) Romero y Carver is back for one more show before he heads off to the wilds of a semester in Napa Valley, Cali. Melanie loves the fast-paced, youth-oriented, artistic, and activist points of view that Arte shares so eloquently. Talking points...

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Redefining Aging – 01/15/2020

Executive producer of the PBS Ageless Living Series, George Cappannelli, returns for another in-depth conversation. Some of the questions? We spend billions of dollars in this country every year trying to pretend we're not getting older or ever going to die ... what...

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Ageless Living in Chaotic Times – 12/18/19

This episode starts with laughter, and then dives deep into what it means to live agelessly, to be an elder, and how to prepare as a collective for what we're currently facing. The incredible husband-and-wife team, Sedena and George Cappannelli, share their wisdom and...

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One Blade of Grass – 12/11/19

Beloved Zen Buddhist teacher and author Henry Shukman shares more about his book, One Blade of Grass: Finding the Old Road of the Heart. Topics range from how Zen Buddhism can help us navigate these chaotic times to the importance of becoming ordinary. As always when...

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Service Leadership – 12/4/19

Celia Owens, world traveler, activist, organizer, and artist, and Sue Faerman, university professor emeritus in management and leadership for non-profits and NGO's, have a lively discussion with Melanie. How volunteering is the new dating, maintaining optimism in a...

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