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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.

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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Women and Trauma With Rosemary Sword and Angela Martindale

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

  • The Brain and Trauma
  • The Number of Women who Experience Traumatic Events
  • Why Women are More Likely to Develop PTSD
  • Nutrition and Health’s Role in Recovery
  • Body and Mind Recovery from Trauma and PTSD

Rosemary Sword

Rosemary KM Sword is a private practice clinical therapist on the island of Maui.  Trained in the Hawaiian psychology of ho’oponopono, her specialty is cross-cultural counseling. Sword is co-developer of Time Perspective Therapy (TPT). She is a lead member of The Z Team, a cadre of clinicians, researchers, academicians and media professionals researching the efficacy of TPT. Sword was also a team member of Maui Memorial Medical Center’s Cardiac Care Unit–Integrative Medicine, associate of the Hawaii Psychological Association and American Psychological Association.

Sword is coauthor of The Time Cure: Overcoming PTSD with the New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy (published in English, German, Russian and Chinese), Wiley, 2012, The Time Cure – Therapist’s Guidebook, Wiley, 2012, Time Perspective Therapy: Transforming Zimbardo’s Temporal Theory into Clinical Practice, Time Perspective Theory; Review, Research and Application, Essays in Honor of Philip G. Zimbardo, edited by Stolarski, Fieulaine and van Beek, 2015,  as well as articles in the Journal of Loss and Trauma and Journal of Professional Psychology.

Along with colleague Philip Zimbardo, Sword is coauthor of a popular Psychology Today blog column and has written over 50 articles ranging from bullying and shyness to toxic relationships and happiness versus living a meaningful life. She has made numerous presentations in the US and Portugal regarding Zimbardo’s Temporal Theory and Time Perspective Therapy.

You can learn more about Rosemary here.


Angela Martindale

Angela Martindale is the Creator of the Ultimate Transformation Lifestyle Series, President, Founder and Creator of “Meals that Transform” and Creator of “CHIYOGAFLOW”.  Martindale graduated from the School of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and has traveled the world as an international fitness expert in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and Biomechanics.   Martindale holds current certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Personal Trainer and Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant.  She holds a certification from the National Association of Sports Medicine (NASM), additionally; she is certified through YogaFit as a yoga instructor and National Trainer.  Martindale has worked as a celebrity fitness trainer and nutritionist to Stephanie McMahon, daughter of WWE Owner, Vince McMahon, and her spouse Triple H, as well as Katie Couric and Jimmy Buffet, and is a public speaker throughout the world on nutrition and lifestyle management.  A resident of Utah, Martindale was voted #1 Trainer and Best Wellness Coach of Salt Lake City in both 2013 and 2014 and serves over 3,400 meals a week to clients in the SLC area.

You can learn more about Angela here.

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International Happiness Day With Daniele Quercia, Jean Tismit, Elisha Goldstein and Samantha Boardman

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

  • International Happiness Day – March 20
  • The Use of Happy Maps
  • Project +
  • Natural Anti-Depressants
  • Positive Perscription
Daniele Quercia

Daniele Quercia is a scientist at Yahoo Labs in Barcelona. He has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 2014 Data All-Stars, and spoke about “happy maps” at TED.  He is interested in the relationship between online and offline worlds, and his work has been focusing in the areas of data mining, computational social science, and urban informatics. Before Yahoo, he was a Horizon senior researcher at The Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge and was Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received his PhD from UC London. His thesis was sponsored by Microsoft Research Cambridge and was nominated for BCS Best British PhD dissertation in Computer Science.

You can learn more about Daniele here.


Jean Tismit

 Jean Timsit, born 1961, is a painter and art photographer who lives and works in Paris, France. He has practiced black and white photography for forty years and has trained himself to master all its technical aspects, including printing, which he sees as an integral part of the creative process.

He begun 1985 drawing and painting in 1985. He received  a rich and varied training: at  the Louvre, later in California, with Betty Edwards, at Stanford University, at The Pacific Art League (Palo Alto). He also extensively studied specific techniques of the old masters in oil paint, encaustic and egg emulsion with Patrice de Pracontal and André Fisch in Paris.

Jean Timsit exhibited his paintings and photography at the National Museum for Asian Arts, Guimet, Paris, at the Modern Book Gallery (San Francisco), at The Gold Coast Gallery (New York) and was recently invited as an artist in residence at the Festival APART (St Remy de Provence)

In an earlier professional life, Jean Timsit was an International business lawyer, specializing in dispute resolution and mediation. He received his training at HEC school of management, Paris, and joined the Paris bar in 1985.

He has worked as a full time professional artist since 2006. He photographs exclusively in black and white, using only film and traditional wet laboratory techniques, pushing the limits of those now mostly forgotten practices. He produces his own chemicals, when those are not available anymore. He paints mostly in Oil, but also uses egg emulsion, mixed techniques and water based or encaustic paints. He produces some of his own paints and mediums. His approach to painting is slow and detailed. The same goes for his photography, even though photography is relatively faster by nature.

Jean Timsit also created and runs a scientific research group around the themes of happiness (Project +) and is part of the United Nations Expert Group on this topic. He publishes, with his group, in scientific journals. He sees this work as an integral part of his expression, art and science illuminating each other.


Elisha Goldstein

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a psychologist, speaker and author who has published numerous articles, chapters, and blogs, including his newest book Uncovering Happiness: Overcoming Depression with Mindfulness and Self-Compassion (Order Now and Get the Promo Offer), the bestselling books The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He has his private practice in West Los Angeles, California.

You can learn more about Elisha here.


Samantha Boardman

Samantha Boardman MD is the founder of, a website that shares actionable insights from psychiatry and psychology with readers. She is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Public Health and an Attending Psychiatrist at Weill-Cornell Medical College. Dr. Boardman is a contributing writer to Everyday Health, The Tory Burch Blog,, Modern Luxury, and the Huffington Post. She has written for Harper’s Bazaar and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Avenue Magazine, GG Magazine and Dr. Boardman is a frequent guest expert on the Today Show discussing current psychology topics as they pertain to everyday life. Dr. Boardman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Metropolitan Museum of Art, a board member of Citymeals-on-Wheels, a committee member for the New York Presbyterian Lying-in Hospital, a council member for New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, and a council member for Woman and Science, Rockefeller University. She received her B.A. from Harvard University, an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College and an M.A. in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives and works in New York City.

You can learn more about Samantha here.

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Mindful Meditation With David Gelles and Sara Lazar

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

  • The new uses of mindful meditation in the Western World
  • How large corporations are integrating mindful meditation into the workplace
  • The scientific effects of mindful meditation on the brain
  • The different areas of the brain associated with stress relief and well-being
  • Starting and maintaining a mindful meditation practice
David Gelles

David Gelles is a reporter for the New York Times, covering mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, and Wall Street. You can find most of his most recent work on DealBook.

Before joining the Times in September 2013, he spent five years with the Financial Times. At the FT, he covered tech, media and M&A in San Francisco and New York. In 2011 he conducted an exclusive jailhouse interview with Bernie Madoff, shedding new light on the $65 billion ponzi scheme.

David is writing a book about mindfulness at work, bringing together his 15 years of meditation practice with his work as a business journalist. ‘Mindful Work’ will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2015, and will explore the growing influence of Eastern wisdom on Western business.

You can learn more about David here.


Sara Lazar

Sara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Researcher in the Psychiatry Department at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School. The focus of her research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying the beneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and in healthy individuals. She is a contributing author to “Meditation and Psychotherapy” (Guilford Press). She has been practicing yoga and mindfulness meditation since 1994. Her research has been covered by numerous news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and WebMD, and her work has been featured in a display at the Boston Museum of Science.

You can learn more about Sara here.

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Logic, Reason and Philosophy With Eyal Winter and Rebecca Goldstein

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

  • The emotion in logic and why our instincts are not irrational
  • How we create emotional rules to guide our interactions with others
  • Why emotions are a an effective and sophisticated tool for balancing and complementing our rational side
  • The role of modern philosophy on reason and happiness
  • The emphasis philosophy places on reason and the way that affects happiness
Eyal Winter

Eyal Winter is professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s leading institutions in the academic study of decision-making. He chaired the economics department at Hebrew University and was the 2011 recipient of Germany’s Humboldt Prize. He has lectured at over 130 universities in 26 countries around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Princeton,
and the University of Cambridge.

You can learn more about him here.


Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is the author of ten books, of both fiction and philosophy. Her novels include The Mind-Body Problem, Properties of Light: A Novel of Love, Betrayal and Quantum Physics, and 36 Arguments for The Existence of God: A Work of Fiction. She is also the author of Incompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel, named by Discover Magazine one of the best science books of its year, and the award-winning Betraying Spinoza: The Renegade Jew Who Gave Us Modernity.

Her latest book is Plato at The Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away, published this past spring. The recipient of numerous awards for both her fiction and scholarship, in 1996 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship, popularly known as the “Genius” Prize. In awarding her the prize, the foundation wrote that “Goldstein’s writings emerge as brilliant arguments for the belief that fiction in our time may be the best vehicle for involving readers in questions of morality and existence.”

She has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and been named the Humanist of the Year, in 2011. She is currently a research assistant at Harvard University and Professor of Philosophy at New College of the Humanities, London UK. She also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Values.

You can learn more about her here.

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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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