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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

Creating Beauty From Nothing 07/03/19

Artisans and artists around the world are often forced by circumstances of poverty and isolated geography to create beauty from nothing. This is true for many of the artists featured at the world's largest folk art market -- Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market....

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Bill O’Hanlon’s Back! 06/26/19

The inimitable Bill O'Hanlon is back in the studio talking about his adventures learning how to become a songwriter. His long and illustrious career as a psychotherapist, international speaker, author of almost 40 books can now include performing musician and...

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Catalyzing Peace & Harmony 06/19/19

Karin Lubin shares her passion for catalyzing peace & harmony on the planet through her book My Life Through the Seasons, A Wisdom Journal and Planner. In this light-hearted episode, hear about the five aspects of well being (physical, relational,...

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Financial PTSD 06/12/19

Popular guest Doug Lynam, author of From Monk to Money Manager: A Former Monk's Financial Guide to Becoming a Little Bit Wealthy -- And Why That's OK, is back in the studio talking about "financial PTSD" and lots more. His thoughtful, wise, humorous financial advice...

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Dementia and New Identities 06/05/19

Susan Balkman, therapist / coach / artist / Alzheimer's advocate, has been diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. She shares more of her strength, resilience and hope in this poignant episode. Jytte Lokvig, dementia specialist, joins our discussion. More how-to's for...

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Wild Mercy Part 2 05/22/19

Mirabai Starr's brand-new book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, is already in its 4th printing. Mirabai is an author, speaker, certified grief counselor, and was a philosophy and world religions college professor for 20 years. She...

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Wild Mercy Part 1 05/15/19

This convo is so rich that Mirabai and Melanie had to do two shows. Her brand-new book, Wild Mercy: Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mystics, is already in its 4th printing. Mirabai Starr is an author, speaker, certified grief counselor, and was a...

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Politics From the South Pacific 05/08/19

Ken Walsh, historian, author, and political journalist who's covered six presidencies, joins Melanie somewhere between Easter Island and Bora Bora for a non-partisan conversation about Trump, the "Distruptor in Chief." Ken's take on this president is thoughtful,...

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What’s Positive About Dementia? 05/01/19

Jvtte Lokvig is a national expert in dementia and Alzheimer's. Founder of the first Alzheimer’s Cafe in the U.S. -- in Santa Fe -- Jytte is the author of several books on Alzheimer’s. She has a PhD in management, and a master’s degree in art. Yes, there's laughter,...

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