Co-Anchors Reveal Secrets to Happiness and Well-Being Exclusively in this Workplace Edition;
Issue Profiles “Happy at Work” Companies in Special Section
Dallas, Texas – May 5, 2015 – It’s safe to say not many people would be happy waking up daily for work at 4 a.m., unless you’re the cast and crew of Good Morning America! In Live Happy’s May/June issue, the GMA co-anchors, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, Amy Robach and Ginger Zee share their own “secrets to success” in the workplace—revealing how camaraderie, teamwork and starting the day off right are essential to their positive work environment and to kicking off every morning with a smile.
Live Happy, a first-of-its-kind publication combining the science of happiness with practical advice from positive psychology experts to help readers lead happy and productive lives, dedicated the May/June issue to the quest for happiness at work. Whether someone is a CEO, owns their business, or is reinventing themselves mid-career, this issue provides readers the tools to “make happiness their business” by continuing to grow and achieve success in the workplace, and learning to truly love their jobs. Paired with tips from the co-anchors of Good Morning America, readers will also find insight from other “happy companies” like Patagonia, Brown Paper Tickets, EverFi and Logitech.
“After spending time on the set of Good Morning America, it’s hard to believe that only 30 percent of all Americans are truly engaged and like their jobs,” says Deborah K. Heisz, Live Happy’s co-founder and editorial director. “We were so inspired by the family-like culture of the GMA staff that we decided to create a ‘Happy at Work’ themed issue of Live Happy where we also explore other companies that emphasize employee well-being, and then share the advice and tools needed for our readers to bring this spirit to their own workplace.”
The truth is, at least a third of our waking hours are spent at work, so it’s no surprise that the workplace environment significantly affects overall well-being. Research throughout the magazine demonstrates happy workers show higher productivity, tend to earn more money, enjoy stronger and healthier relationships (both personal and professional) and make smarter decisions.
Celebrating the fact that giving back has been shown to help foster a positive work environment and stronger bonds with co-workers—Live Happy also gives readers a look at its #HappyActs Challenge that took place on March 20 in honor of the United Nations’ International Day of Happiness. #HappyActs challenged people across the country to make the world a happier place by sharing their stories and photos both online and at local “happy wall” locations set up in over 40 cities in North America (including at companies like Good Morning America that hosted walls in their workplaces).
Along with regular columns on self, work, health, mindset and home, the May/June issue also features a variety of articles from celebrities and experts to help readers discover their inner courage:
- “THE BOUNCE-BACK EFFECT”—Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken shares how no matter the challenge, being a creative problem solver, looking three steps ahead and focusing on the positive helped her overcome physical challenges after a life-threatening accident.
- “12 WAYS TO MAKE A COMEBACK”—Resiliency is a skill that allows people to recover from a fall or setback, but because everyone reacts differently, not everyone needs the same skills. Psychotherapist and relationship expert Stacy Kaiser shares 12 key ways to get back on course.
- “POSITIVITY HEALS”—Dr. Andrew Ordon, co-host of the Emmy Award winning talk show The Doctors, describes how resiliency amid physical and mental challenges has less to do with one’s physical health and more to do with a positive mental outlook.
- “REDEFINING SUCCESS”—Arianna Huffington, the founder of The Huffington Post reveals how the value of failure and importance of refocus allows her to achieve true success.
- “THE COURAGE TO CARE”—Everyday heroes—from firefighters to doctors to nurses—share their thoughts on why having courage and the ability to make sacrifices are essential to being ready to take action to help others.
Timed to the season, this issue celebrates parents in honor of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Readers share their parents’ best advice and Pauley Perrette, star of NCIS, describes how she opened her New York City bakery, Donna Bell’s Bake Shop, in honor of her late mother. Plus Reverend Run, star of Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers, offers his take on why families should come together around the dinner table.
Live Happy is available on newsstands at major retailers throughout the U.S. including Barnes & Noble, Whole Foods and Hudson News, and in Canada at Presse Commerce newsstands, among others. Live Happy’s digital edition is available from the App Store and on Google Play, and current subscribers receive complimentary access on their tablet devices. Separate digital subscriptions are available for $9.99 at www.livehappy.com.
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