Dallas, Texas – July 12, 2016 – Comedian and actress Maya Rudolph gets groovy on the September cover of Live Happy magazine, on newsstands today. She talks about her new comedy and music show with Martin Short, Maya & Marty, her Prince cover band Princess and gets nostalgic about growing up in a house full of music and “amazing, warm, lovely people.”
Live Happy magazine devotes its September issue to exploring the compelling science behind music—how it enriches our lives with uplifting and healing properties and gets us pumped up for road trips, good times at the pool and epic outdoor concerts. This issue also celebrates the joy and freedom of long weekends and relaxing times with friends and family, offering no fewer than 89 ideas to enjoy the warmer months.
“We all connect music with fun, and the science validates our good-time vibes,” says Deborah K. Heisz, Live Happy’s co-founder, CEO and editorial director. “Research confirms what we know from personal experience: Music is one of the most powerful and effective ways to create lasting positive emotions.”
Among the features in the September issue, readers will find the following:
Maya Rudolph is IN CHARGE OF HER OWN HAPPINESS—“Recognizing that you can create your own happiness, especially when we’re getting all these messages about what happiness is, was a shift that made a big difference in my life,” Rudolph says. The actress, comedian and musician shares in her cover story childhood memories of birthday pool parties and hamming it up with friends by creating songs and skits that still make her laugh. She’s thrilled to be doing a variety show again with NBC’s Maya & Marty: “It really is the format I love best,” she says.
Can You Find HAPPINESS IN YOUR HEADPHONES? Researchers share what music can do for physical and mental health and how your favorite songs can so quickly boost your mood. A 2015 Nielsen study finds that 93 percent of the U.S. population listens to music regularly, spending more than 25 hours a week taking in tunes. Need a boost of energy before that presentation or workout? Don’t miss Joseph Cardillo’s top five tips on how to pump up your playlist!
FORGET how to have FUN? IMITATE A KID: Bouncy castles aren’t just for children, you know. Riding carousels, jumping off the high dive and backyard baseball are among our suggestions for enjoying the warmer months this year. Catch our 33 Ideas for Summer Fun and selection of top music festivals to attend through September.
LIVING LIFE IN FULL COLOR: Pop icon Cyndi Lauper dances outside the box of artistic labels and gleefully divulges the fun she had putting together her new country album, Detour.
WHAT we can learn from the OLYMPIC MINDSET: Olympians have much to teach the rest of us about happiness. Find out what drives Michal Smolen (kayaking), Miles Chamley-Watson (fencing), Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva (synchronized swimming), and Lea Davison (mountain biking) as they prepare for the upcoming Summer Games in Rio.
Living a life of PASSION: Actress Lorraine Toussaint says, “Those really darkly depressed, complaining, ego-driven, narcissistic individuals in my life have really been my gurus. Given the option, I am going to choose happiness every single time!”
Readers will also discover how flow and community can lead to a radical kind of well-being. We explain the science behind why finding your tribe or sharing your favorite pursuits with a group—be it dancing, cycling, reading or performing—magnifies the positive effects of those activities. This issue provides advice on what schools can do to help children thrive, how to swap your energy drains for energy gains and why it’s important to run toward challenge in your pursuit of a meaningful life.
In March, Deborah K. Heisz and the editors of Live Happy debuted their first book: Live Happy: Ten Practices for Choosing Joy (HarperElixir) bringing 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.
Live Happy also goes beyond the pages 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.
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 and smartphones. 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.