Dallas, Texas – January 5, 2016 – On newsstands today, Live Happy, the first-of-its-kind publication combining the science of happiness with practical advice to help its readers lead lives of meaning and joy, dedicates its January/February issue to achieving and celebrating our better selves in 2016.
“Instead of focusing on those short-lived and often failed New Year’s resolutions, Live Happy is providing our readers with guidance on how to make lasting changes,” says Deborah K. Heisz, Live Happy’s co-founder, COO and editorial director. “Major achievements often start with small steps, so our team consulted leading experts and researchers to show readers not only how to take that first step, but also how to create positive habits to help them build a path to lasting happiness.”
Among the features in the January/February issue, are:
“Jillian’s world” – How does international fitness icon, TV star, entrepreneur and mother of two, Jillian Michaels do it all? Before she invites the world to see firsthand on her new docu-series reality show Just Jillian, which debuts on the E! Network on January 16, she first shares with Live Happy how she juggles life, love and health to achieve ultimate happiness. Michaels also gives an inside look into her evolution from a tormented teen to the confident woman she is today with the help of martial arts and psychotherapy. Don’t miss her five lessons for living happy.
“THE CHANGE WILL DO YOU GOOD” – Research finds that, particularly when it comes to lifestyle changes, people rarely succeed on the first try. “The Change Will Do You Good” feature shares expert advice on visualizing and realizing your long-term goals from Tal Ben-Shahar, Ph.D., entrepreneur and positive psychology author and lecturer. He shares the three main components to lasting change and explains how to apply them to your daily life.
“90 DAYS TO A HAPPIER YOU” – Two lucky readers can win 90 days of expert coaching! Join five Live Happy staffers who have enlisted the help of top positive psychology and well-being experts to swap out their bad habits for good ones in 2016. They tackle unplugging from work, anxiety, trouble communicating with loved ones, poor sleep and how to build long-term life goals. Follow their journeys and read more about our contest at livehappy.com/90days. We’ll also share our coaches’ blog posts and podcasts and will present the final, life-changing results in our June 2016 issue.
Surfer Bethany Hamilton is “RIDING A WAVE OF PURPOSE” – Live Happy catches up with Bethany Hamilton, the surfing phenomenon who at age 13 lost her left arm to a shark attack. More than a decade later, the happily married Hamilton (and new mom!) continues to inspire millions with inspirational speaking engagements, a book and her annual Beautifully Flawed Retreat, where young girls who have experienced a limb loss gather in a loving environment.
“POSITIVELY HODA” – Do you wonder how Hoda Kotb, Today show co-host and author of the recently released Where We Belong: Journeys That Show Us the Way, stays so positive every day? She sees every day as a gift, even when balancing a hectic schedule or life-changing challenges. Kotb opens up about her own happiness journey and shares her get-happy tips.
Actress Teresa Palmer is “HAPPY INSIDE" – Teresa Palmer, star of the upcoming film The Choice (the latest from romance novelist Nicholas Sparks) tells Live Happy readers how she stays in sync physically, mentally and spiritually.
Readers will also learn why playing isn’t just for kids. Reconnecting with your playful side has surprising and powerful benefits proven by science! This issue also provides advice for turning your car into a Zen-filled oasis (after all, most of us log 30 miles and nearly one hour behind the wheel every day), how to beat the energy crisis when you’re feeling drained, the five foods that boost your mood, and more.
Live Happy goes beyond the pages of the magazine with Live Happy Now, an inspiring free weekly audio podcast on iTunes, that offers interviews with top researchers and experts in the fields of positive psychology and well-being. Readers can also visit LiveHappy.com and the newly launched espanol.LiveHappy.com for even more information on finding and sharing happiness.
Releasing in March, Deborah K. Heisz and the editors of Live Happy will release a new book, Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy, published by HarperElixir, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. This highly anticipated book brings together the latest research on what practices and actions contribute to a happy life, with 40 inspiring celebrity and real-life stories. Learn more at livehappy.com/preorder.
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 award-winning 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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About Live Happy
Live Happy LLC, owned by veteran entrepreneur Jeff Olson, is a company dedicated to promoting and sharing authentic happiness through education, integrity, gratitude and community awareness. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, its mission is to impact the world by bringing the happiness movement to a personal level and inspiring people to engage in purpose-driven, healthy, meaningful lives.