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.”
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.”
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”
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...
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...
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...
Part II of Trauma & the Climate Crisis continues with Renee Elsen, a survivor of the devastating 2018 Paradise, CA fire and subsequent climate refugee. Trained as a social worker and school counselor, Renee brings a sophisticated point of view to the trauma she...
Renee Elsen, survivor of the devastating 2018 Paradise, CA fire and subsequent climate refugee, shares her very personal account of that morning. Trained as a social worker and school counselor, Renee brings a sophisticated point of view to the trauma she experienced...
The 17-year-old political activist, passionate climate protector, Sunrise Movement and YUCCA member, spoken word poet, artist, and fabulously articulate Artemisio Romero y Carver is back in the studio. Art as an element of self-expression, the connection of art and...
Remarkable musician, educator, and all-around super cool guy, Jamey Tate, shares his thoughts on all things music. Including that, from his perspective, the arts are our connection to humanity. Recorded somewhere in French Polynesia, sailing to Moorea.
What happens when we say "Yes!" to something, and it ends up being a terrific experience? Listen in to how Melanie met Andrea Heckman. Andrea is a filmmaker, photographer, author and lecturer. She earned a doctorate in anthropology and art history, and has researched...
Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney, co-founder of the Anna, Age Eight Institute, continues the discussion regarding the national epidemic of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, and childhood trauma. Topics include the effects of scarcity mentality, the systemic flaws...