Live Happy: Making your world a happier place.
Live Happy takes you on a journey to find your authentic happiness in life, at work and at home through inspiring stories and hands-on tips rooted in the science of positive psychology.
We are a national magazine, website, podcast, line of gifts and apparel—but more than that, we are your home base for happiness. Our mission is to inspire and empower you to act to make your world a happier place.
Happier people are healthier, more satisfied with life and their relationships, and more successful in their careers. Research shows that happier people even live longer. And happiness is a journey anyone can take, using the right tools. It starts with just one step.
What We Do
Our award-winning content offers in-depth features and the latest news on mindfulness, health and wellness, gratitude and resilience—all delivered through fascinating stories about people, whether they be celebrities, authors or ordinary people with extraordinary lives. On livehappy.com, you’ll find your favorite, shareable features from the magazine, plus mood-boosting book and movie recommendations, lifestyle blogs, tech columns and practical advice. You’ll also find our podcasts and Live Happy store—all in one place. Want to share happiness in Spanish? Go to Live Happy en Espanol.
Live Happy Now
Our popular Live Happy Now podcast launched in 2015 at the top of the charts and features thought leaders such as Shawn Achor, Jack Kornfield, Laurie Berkner and Jon Kabat-Zinn. Listen during your commute, while making dinner or anytime you need a boost of positivity.
Live Happy Store
Looking for a gift to delight a friend, teacher or neighbor? Or a T-shirt that expresses your radiant positivity? Visit the Live Happy Store today
Live Happy is a proud sponsor to the International Positive Education Network; Live Happy Co-Founders Jeff Olson and Deborah K. Heisz both sit on IPEN’s Advisory Board. Founded by leaders in the fields of positive psychology and education, IPEN seeks to expand the use of mindfulness- and strengths-based teaching in classrooms to increase student and teacher well-being around the globe. Join us for the biennial IPEN Festival.
Get Social With Us!
We want to hear from you. Your needs, wants, opinions and puppy pics are important to us, and they make us very happy—so get in touch! You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Snapchat.
The Live Happy Team
Deborah K. Heisz, CEO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director
As CEO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Live Happy LLC, Deborah K. Heisz is responsible for the management and development of the Live Happy business and creative operations. She joins the Live Happy team with more than nine years of experience leading and growing successful startups in the publishing industry and 20-plus years of management experience in a variety of fast-moving organizations.
Deborah was the founding Editor in Chief of the current version of SUCCESS magazine (2008-2011). Also, as SVP of Publishing, in 2005 she successfully launched a thriving custom publishing business with several newsstand titles. She has also led the development of several multi-language titles, including placement on newsstands in Korea, Japan and countries in Europe.
Deborah has a B.A. in English from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the University of Dallas. Her most significant asset is her expertise in starting and developing business initiatives. In prior roles, she has successfully led groups with responsibilities ranging from IT to Marketing to Product Development.
What brings her the most happiness in the world is spending time in the great outdoors with her family and dogs. Her greatest source of joy and wonder is watching her three children learn, experience life and ask questions without filter.
Creative Director—Kathryn Finney
Executive Editor—Donna Stokes
Science Editor—Paula Felps
Section Editor—Chris Libby
Art Director—Kim Baker
Copy Editors—Michelle Beck, Mary Dunklin
Contributing Editors—Susan Kane, Sandra Bilbray
Editors at Large—Stacey Kaiser, Shelley Levitt, Ellen Michaud
Live Happy LLC
Director, Digital Marketing & Products—Laura Coppedge
Sr. Manager, Digital Marketing—Bonnie Olesen
Marketing Projects and Events Manager—Britney Chan
Executive Assistant—Monique Distasi
Digital Marketing Coordinator—Casey Johnson
Web and Communications Coordinator—Shane Lee
Newsstand Consultant—John Morthanos