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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

Dementia — Are We Paying Attention? 09/04/19

Dementia. It's a terrifying word, for a devastating issue. Diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, guest Susan Balkman shares stories and insights from her own journey. She offers a whole new perspective on transforming fear of the unknown into a positive new...

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Climate Change is Real 08/28/19

Climate change is real, folks. And the Sunrise Movement, an American youth-led political movement that advocates political action on climate change, is trying to wake people up. It's inspired by, and in collaboration with young Swedish climate activist and Nobel Peace...

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Immigrants, Refugees, Asylum Seekers 08/21/19

Allegra Love, immigration attorney and CEO of Santa Fe Dreamers, talks about immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers; immigration law; the weaponizing of the legal system; and the politics of racism and xenophobia. It's big, bold, deep -- a don't-miss episode. Santa...

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Art, Beauty and Healing 08/14/19

Who doesn't want to hear about art, beauty and healing?! Kim Martindale, long-time art show producer and antique Native American art lover, shares his views on beauty, the healing power of beautiful objects, and similarities and differences among various art...

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Speaking Truth to Power with Valerie Plame 08/07/19

Speaking truth to power is what this guest is known for. Valerie Plame's backstory is so powerful that a Hollywood blockbuster film was made about it, starring Naomi Watts and Sean Penn (called Fair Game, the title of Plame's memoir). Former CIA covert operative,...

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“Money isn’t bad. Poverty is.” 07/31/19

"Money isn't bad. Poverty is," says Doug Lynam, author of the popular book, "From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk's Guide to Becoming a Little Bit Wealthy -- and Why That's OK." Topics include how good political systems increase wealth, wealth-creation school...

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Mindfulness Rocks! 07/24/19

Listen in as the inimitable Kate Reynolds, licensed psychotherapist and mindfulness expert, coaches Melanie through one of latest and most powerful mindfulness training tracks -- mPEAK (Mindful Performance Enhancement Awareness & Knowledge). "Mindfulness is not a...

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“Running Home” 07/17/19

Elite ultra runner, contributing editor and former managing editor at Outside Magazine, writer and author Katie Arnold discusses her critically acclaimed memoir, "Running Home." Katie's inspiring story of how she dealt with the grief of losing her father is a...

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Maya Women Changing Lives Through Art 07/10/19

Dr. Mary Littrell, author and head of the Selection Committee for the International Folk Art Market, shares stories from Guatemala and the Maya women's art collective, Multiflores. Women's empowerment through innovative art-making, the transformation of personal...

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Time to break free of
self-doubt and confusion,
and step into your future?