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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

The National Childhood Trauma Epidemic Part 1 10/02/19

ACEs, the Adverse Childhood Experience study, has changed how we understand childhood trauma. New Mexico ranks as one of the most dangerous states for children in the country. Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney, co-founder of the Anna, Age Eight Institute, helps us...

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Social Justice, Healing & Reconciliation 09/25/19

The fierce, fiery, passionate and articulate social justice champion, Anita Otilia Rodriguez, returns for another thought-provoking show. Anita is a painter, storyteller, award-winning author of Coyota in the Kitchen, social activist, and co-founder of the Taos...

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The Healing Arts 09/18/19

Melissa Spamer -- licensed psychotherapist, advanced yoga trainer and teacher, licensed massage therapist AND Ayurvedic practitioner -- shares some of her in-depth wisdom and knowledge. The sacredness of the body, healing her own trauma, compassion and women's...

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Just a Regular Old Guy Who Paints 09/11/19

He describes himself as just a "regular old guy who paints." But ERic Luplow is much more than that. He's a spokesman for art and music and learning to live with infant TBI (traumatic brain injury) and creativity. Plus, he's just plain ole' a lot of fun. Come along...

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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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self-doubt and confusion,
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