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Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen brings to the airwaves a fresh talk radio approach promoting happiness, well-being and global human flourishing by presenting a diverse and proactive collection of the greatest thinkers and doers who have devoted their lives to creating a better world in which to live.

  Lisa Cypers Kamen
As a filmmaker, psychologist, coach, author, professor and motivational speaker specializing in the field of happiness, Lisa Cypers Kamen is widely recognized as an expert on the subject. Lisa's acclaimed documentary film co‐produced with her now thirteen year‐old daughter, Kayla, "H‐Factor...Where is your heart?" explores how people in varied circumstances find, generate and share happiness. In addition to her film on happiness, Lisa has also published a number of articles and is currently working on a book on the subject. Lisa also travels the globe presenting her film as a teaching tool in Harvesting Happiness workshops and seminar series within public and private sectors including New York City Parks and Recreation, Equinox Fitness and Motherhood Incorporated.

Additionally, she has developed a specialized Harvesting Happiness program for returning military personnel and their families experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and difficulties reintegrating back to civilian life.  The integrated curriculum uses a stigma free multidisciplinary approach to assist soldiers and their loved ones heal to heal the traumas of war and reawaken happiness in their hearts.

The goal of the program is to empower and assist others in flourishing through awareness, intention and self‐mastery. Harvesting Happiness can serve as an adjunct to other treatment modalities.

As a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California, other colleges and a past consultant to Project+, a multidisciplinary research project on happiness and how it can impact the world, Lisa brings to her Harvesting Happiness workshops the most up‐to‐date research and information combined with her simple no‐nonsense warm and humorous approach to "felicitate" joy.


Currently living in Los Angeles, California, Lisa Cypers Kamen is the mother of two active children. She is philanthropically dedicated to the success of various charities related to children and military issues. For more information visit:


Felicitation -

Creating a wonderful life does not happen by accident.  Living a happy life comes from the conscious choices we make everyday - even the smallest adjustment can have the largest impact.  Our coaching programs can assist you in identifying and creating the fulfilling life you want.  You can cultivate greater mental, physical and emotional, patterns to release you from being stuck and assist you in establishing and achieving your goals.  Discover and harvest Positive Psychology tools for enjoying life more fully through greater self-mastery.  Sample Harvesting Happiness on our weekly Talk Radio show with free  downloadable podcasts that explores the art of human flourishing.


Filmography -

How do we find, cultivate and sustain happiness in an increasingly busy and complicated world? Lisa Cypers Kamen, MA Spiritual Psychology, and her young daughter, Kayla, explore the very serious business of happiness through their documentary film, "H-Factor...Where Is Your Heart?"  This film is a journey of the human spirit that educates, delights, provokes and empowers well-being to skeptics and seekers of any age.


Philanthropy -

Our mission objective is to offer stigma-free support services to returning Military personnel and their loved ones challenged by Combat Trauma and other post-deployment reintegration issues.  We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle to learn the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society while reawakening joy in their hearts and minds.  HH4Heroes is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

Veterans and Mindfulness With Richard Miller and Lee Lesser

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • The Work iRest does with Veterans
  • The iRest Program for Healing PTSD
  • The Foundational Work Needed to Start the iRest Program
  • Honoring the Path of the Warrior
  • Meeting the Growing and Changing Needs of the Veteran
Richard Miller

For over four decades Dr. Richard Miller has dedicated his life to the prevention and alleviation of suffering, and to helping people awaken to their essential wholeness and well-being. Founding president of the Integrative Restoration Institute and co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapy, Dr. Miller is regarded as a leader in the field of meditation, yoga therapy and mental health. A respected author, scholar, and speaker, Dr. Miller leads workshops, trainings and retreats internationally.

You can read more about Richard and iRest here.


Lee Lesser

Lee Klinger Lesser, MS, has developed and led retreats for Veterans since 2008, integrating her experience of mindfulness and meditation into accessible programming for Veterans. She is the co-founder and Executive Director of Honoring the Path of the Warrior, a non-profit program that provides a safe environment for veterans to rediscover meaning, purpose, and joy in their lives through mindfulness, meditation and community.

She has been leading workshops in the mindfulness practice of Sensory Awareness since 1976, both in English and in Spanish, throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Spain.  She studied and co-taught with Charlotte Selver, the founder of Sensory Awareness in the United States, and a pioneer in the human potential movement.  Lee has practiced Zen since 1978. She is also a national trainer on early childhood education, emotional intelligence, family support, diversity and equity.

You can read more about Lee and Honoring the Path of the Warrior here.

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A Conversation with Tom Shadyac

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Tom’s story from Hollywood to big heart.
  • Tom’s film, I AM
  • The healing impact of I AM
  • Tom’s work with the Heart Mass Institute and what he’s learned
Tom Shadyac

Tom Shadyac is one of Hollywood’s all-time leading comedy directors with his films, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Nutty Professor, Liar, Liar, Patch Adams, and Bruce Almighty grossing nearly 2 billion dollars of box office.  Recently, Tom switched gears and wrote and directed his first documentary, I AM, which explores two fundamental questions – What’s wrong with our world, and what can we do about it?

He has appeared on numerous national television shows, including the Ellen Degeneres Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, The View, Nightline and Rosie O’Donnell’s nationally syndicated radio show.  His recent call-in radio show, One Big Couch with Tom Shadyac, on SiriusXM was an immediate hit with listeners.

Tom’s diverse background makes him uniquely qualified to handle the intricacies of this conversation; he’s been an actor, screenwriter, and standup comic, while studying in depth the monastic traditions, ancient philosophy, mystic poetry, myth and storytelling.  What sets Tom apart is his rare ability to blend humor and heart, with a likeability and levity that makes even the driest subjects accessible, from Quantum Physics to Cellular Biology.  Beneath it all, Tom is a teacher.  He led a legendary class at Pepperdine University for 8 years running called Storytelling and Life to standing room only crowds.  He now offers this weekly class at the University of Memphis and the University of Colorado, traversing the country each week to bring this transformative conversation to students of all ages and backgrounds.

Shadyac’s first book, Life’s Operating Manual (Hay House, 2012) immediately hit the New York Times bestseller list upon its release.

For the past few years, Tom has been speaking to sold out audiences, inspiring young and old alike with his impassioned style and unflappable belief in the human spirit.

You can learn more about Tom’s film I AM here.

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Lessons in Gratitude With Nina Lesowitz and Emiliana Simon-Thomas

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Realizing your Greatest Longings through Cultivating Thankfulness
  • Tips and Practices for Gratefulness When We’re Feeling Anything But
  • The Scientific Definition of Gratitude
  • The Mechanisms, or Psychological Processes that Underlie the Beneficial Impact of Gratitude
  • Research-tested Ways to Practice Gratitude
Nina Lesowitz

Nina Lesowitz is an award-winning marketing professional who runs Spinergy Group, which represents authors, corporate clients, and nonprofits. She, along with Sammons, co-authored the best-selling Living Life as a Thank You, and What Would You Do if You Knew You Could Not Fail?: How to Transform Fear into Courage. She lives and sails in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, and produces events for Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival.

You can learn more about Nina here.

Emiliana Simon-Thomas

Emiliana Simon-Thomas is the Science Director at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. She earned her doctorate at Berkeley, using behavioral and neuroscientific methods to examine how aversive states like fear affect thinking and decision-making. Emiliana transitioned to studying positive emotions and pro-social states like affiliation, love of humanity, compassion and awe during her postdoctoral research, and then served as Associate Director/Senior Scientist at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford. Back at Berkeley, Emiliana recently co-led GG101x, The Science of Happiness, a Massive Open Online Course on the EdX platform with over 170K registered students. Her current scientific focus is on the biological underpinnings and advantages of pro-sociality. Looking at how connecting with others, being kind, grateful and cooperative benefits health, well-being, psychosocial functioning and performance, Emiliana’s work aims to fully explore the potential for – as well as the benefits of – living a more meaningful life.

You can learn more about Emiliana here.

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Transformations: Soul and Purpose With Barbara DeAngelis and Marney Makridakis

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Soul Shifts and Personal Growth
  • Emotional Freedom
  • Blending Play and Purpose
  • The Role of Momentum in how We Create
  • New Tools for Play and Success

Barbara DeAngelis

Dr. BARBARA De ANGELIS is one of the most influential teachers of our time in the field of personal and spiritual development. For the past thirty-five years, she has reached tens of millions of people throughout the world with her inspirational messages about how to create a life of true freedom, mastery and awakening.

As a best-selling author, popular television personality and sought after motivational speaker, Barbara is legendary in the field of personal transformation as one of the first people to popularize the idea of self-help in the 1980’s, and as one of the first nationally recognized female motivational teachers on television. Through her sold-out seminars, TV and radio programs, publishing and speaking, she created the Barbara De Angelis Brand, and is continually sought out by corporations, celebrities, entrepreneurs, and by anyone who wants to learn how to transform themselves, their business, and their relationships from the inside out.

Dr. De Angelis is the author of fourteen best-selling books which have sold over ten million copies and been published throughout the world in twenty-five languages. She has had an amazing  four #1 New York Times Bestsellers, including Real Moments, Are You The One For Me?, Secrets About Men Every Woman Should Know, and Chicken Soup for the Couples Soul, as well as HOW DID I GET HERE? Finding Your Way To Renewed Hope and Happiness When Life and Love Take Unexpected Turns, which received numerous awards and high acclaim.

Over the past twenty years, Dr. De Angelis has been in demand as a motivational speaker and is known for being one of the most moving and inspirational female speakers in the world.  She has given hundreds of presentations to groups including AT &T, Proctor & Gamble, Crystal Cruise Lines, and Young Presidents Organization. She has been a featured presenter at countless conferences along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Sir Richard Branson, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, and many others.

Dr. De Angelis was the recipient of the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award Winner for 2007—one of only FIVE women to receive this award in Toastmasters International 50-year history for being one of the most outstanding speakers of the century.

Recently Dr. De Angelis was one of the featured inspirational teachers in the new documentary DISCOVER THE GIFT, along with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and other spiritual luminaries. Barbara is currently president of SHAKTI COMMUNICATIONS INC., dedicated to bringing enlightened messages to the world through all electronic and print mediums.

Dr. De Angelis lives in Santa Barbara, California. Her most recent book is SOUL SHIFTS: Transformative Wisdom for Creating a Life of Authentic Awakening, Emotional Freedom and Practical Spirituality.

You can learn more about Barbara here.


Marney Makridakis

Marney K. Makridakis is the author of Hop, Skip, Jump and founder of the online community Her first book, Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life, hit #1 on Amazon’s bestseller lists in several categories. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her online at

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Love and Medicine with Bernie Siegel

During this week’s radio show you will learn about:

  • Feeding the hungry heart
  • Food as medicine
  • Negative emotions as cancer
  • How unconditional joy prepares us for conscious dying
  • What suffering teaches us about living
Bernie Siegel
Dr. Bernie Siegel’s multi-million best-selling first book, Love, Medicine & Miracles, was published in 1986. He is the author of multiple other books including A Book of Miracles, which is now available in paperback, 101 Exercises for the Soul, and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul. Dr. Siegel lives with his wife in Connecticut. They have five grown children and several grandchildren. Visit him online at
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Love & Medicine: Love is the Cure With Bernie Siegel
Women and Trauma with Rosemary Sword and Angela Martindale
International Happiness Day With Daniele Quercia, Jean Tismit, Elisha Goldstein and Samantha Boardman
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HH FOR HEROES Phantom Friend-Raiser


Harvest greater happiness this fall by participating in our Phantom Friend-Raiser, which is being hosted by .Enjoy your own harvest celebration from the comfort of wherever you are while backing a great cause by giving a gift of happiness support to our returning Vets. No make-up, heels, tuxedo, or hob-nobbing required. Rules are very simple: donate your support and share our mission with your friends who will hopefully tell two friends and so on to help us continue to grow our community. Your generous donations are tax deductible and provide no-cost and stigma-free programming to returning Vets and their loved ones as they struggle with combat trauma and other post-deployment reintegration issues.




Harvesting Happiness for Heroes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Our mission objective is to offer support services to Warriors and Warrior families challenged by Combat Trauma and post-deployment reintegration issues. We offer Battle Buddy workshops, family awareness training, online community support, one-on-one coaching services, as well as retreats for Warriors to decompress from battle and understand the tools available for them to adapt their military skills to civilian society.




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