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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:

www.lisakamen.com
www.harvestinghappiness.com
www.whatisyourhappiness.com

www.hh4heroes.org

 

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.

Uncovering the Mask of Mental Illness with guests Ross Szabo and Ellen Forney on Wed Oct 29

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • The disguise those with mental illness wear
  • The Human Power Project
  • The changes needed in mental illness curriculum
  • Are all artists a little crazy?
  • Taking off the mask of mental health and uncovering the true self
Ross Szabo

Ross Szabo is the CEO of Human Power Project, a company that creates cutting-edge mental health curriculum for people of all ages. He’s an award winning speaker, co-author of Behind Happy Faces; Taking Charge of Your Mental Health and a social pioneer. Ross has spoken to over 1 million people about his experiences with bipolar disorder and reached millions more in media appearances. He received the 2010 Didi Hirsch Removing the Stigma Leadership Award, 2012 Changing Minds Award, is featured in Scientific American’s Psychology textbook and had his advocacy work entered into the Record of Congress.

You can read more about Ross here.

 

Ellen Forney

Cartoonist Ellen Forney is the author of NYT bestseller Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me, and the 2012 “Genius Award” winner in Literature from Seattle’s The Stranger. She collaborated with Sherman Alexie on the National Book Award-winning novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, created the Eisner-nominated comic books I Love Led Zeppelin andMonkey Food, and has taught comics at Cornish College of the Arts since 2002. She grew up in Philadelphia and has lived in Seattle, Washington since 1989. Ellen swims and does yoga, and fixes things with rubber bands and paper clips.

You can read more about Ellen here.

 

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Playing With Your Mind with guests Mario Martinez and Erin Olivo on Wed Oct 15

During this week’s show you will learn about:

  • What enables change in your life
  • The biocognitive approach
  • The MindBody Code
  • The Emotion Mind vs the Logic Mind
  • Wise Mind Living
Mario Martinez

Mario Martinez, PsyD, is a clinical neuropsychologist who lectures worldwide on the impact of cultural beliefs on health and longevity. His unique approach bridges the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, cultural anthropology, and cultural neuroscience. In 1998 he developed his theory of Biocognitive Science based on research that demonstrates how thoughts and their biological expression co-emerge within a cultural history. Biocognitive theory integrates research in psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology to conceptualize and address the causes of health, the learning of illness, and the biocultural ingredients of longevity as integral bioinformational fields that cannot be reduced to their cognitive, biological or cultural components. He lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is the author the novel, The Man from Autumn, and The MindBody Code, to be published by Sounds True in November 2014.

To learn more about Mario and his work, visit biocognitive.com.

 

erin olivo

Erin Olivo, Ph.D., MPH, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and has been an assistant clinical professor of medical psychology at the Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons since 2004. She is the former director of the Columbia Integrative Medicine Program, which she headed in collaboration with Dr. Mehmet Oz. Dr. Olivo lives in New York, NY.

See http://www.erinolivo.com.

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The Upside of the Dark Side with guests Robert Biswas-Diener and Todd Kashdan on Wed Oct 8

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Comfort addiction
  • Some advantages of narcissism
  • Some limits of kindness
  • Why you should be your ‘whole’ self
Robert Biswas-Diener

Ever since the 1970s when Dr. Robert Biswas-Diener traveled across the USA facing backward in his parents’ station wagon he has been fascinated by seeing the world from a fresh perspective. This extends to his scientific study of happiness. As a researcher Dr. Biswas-Diener spent a decade looking for happiness in unusual places: among sex workers in Kolkata, in homeless shelters in California, and among Amish farmers in the Midwest. The results of his investigations led him to believe that comfort is over-rated and that true happiness includes occasional guilt, sadness and anger. He is author of The Upside of Your Dark Side, a book that argues that we must embrace distress and discomfort to be whole, happy, and successful.

You can learn more about Dr. Biswas-Diener here.

 

Todd B. Kashdan

Dr. Todd B. Kashdan is Professor of Psychology and Senior Scientist at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. He is a world recognized authority on the science of well-being, strengths, relationships, stress, and anxiety. His honors include faculty member of the year and early career awards from the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and International Society for Quality of Life Studies. He has published over 150 scholarly articles and authored Curious? Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling Life (William Morrow), Designing Positive Psychology (Oxford University Press), andMindfulness, Acceptance, and Positive Psychology (New Harbinger), and his new book, The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why being your whole self – not just your “good” self – drives success and fulfillment (Penguin). His research has been featured in several media outlets, including the New York Times and The Washington Post. He’s a twin and has twin 7-year old daughters, with plans to rapidly populate the world with great conversationalists.

You can learn more about Dr. Kashdan here.

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How Do We Relate to Food with guests Jenni Schaefer and Dr. Drew Ramsey

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Eating Disorders and how they change our relationship to food
  • What role negative body image plays
  • Intuitive Eating
  • National Kale Day
  • The connection between food and mental health
  • How food helps or hinders our brain’s ability to receive happiness
Jenni Schaefer

Jenni Schaefer’s straightforward style has made her a role model, source of inspiration and confidant to people worldwide looking to overcome adversity and live more fully. She presents regularly at colleges and universities, including Harvard and Yale, in corporate settings, at conferences and in many other venues. Chair of the Ambassador’s Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, she has been interviewed on many syndicated radio and television shows, including appearances on Today, Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil, and her work has been recognized by publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times.

Jenni’s breakthrough bestseller, Life Without Ed, which has recently been released in a tenth-anniversary edition as well as audiobook, established her as one of the leading lights in the recovery movement. Her next book, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, widened her message to one of self-actualization and personal fulfillment. With her latest, to help the millions of people who struggle in the grey area between normal eating and full-blown eating disorder, she teamed up with Harvard Medical School to write Almost Anorexic.

An accomplished singer/songwriter, an avid biker and hiker, and a woman whose passion for life is contagious, Jenni lives in Austin, Texas with her husband. For more information, please visit www.jennischaefer.com.

 

Dr Drew Ramsey

Dr. Ramsey is a psychiatrist, author, and farmer. He is one of psychiatry’s leading proponents of using dietary change to help balance moods, sharpen brain function and improve mental health. An assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, his clinical work focuses on the treatment of depression and anxiety.  Using the latest brain science and nutritional research, modern treatments, and an array of delicious food he aims to help people live to their happiest, healthiest lives.

His work and writing on food and brain health been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Prevention, NPR, The Atlantic, Self, The Doctors Show, CBS News, and Men’s Health. His recent bestseller 50 Shades of Kale (HarperWave 2013) helped elevate kale to celebrity status and has made this superfood accessible to thousands. His first book, The Happiness Diet: A Nutritional Prescription for a Sharp Brain, Balanced Mood and Lean, Energized Body (Rodale 2011) explored the impact of modern diets on brain health and then proposes a solution of recipes and meal plans.

Dr. Ramsey is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed his specialty training in adult psychiatry at Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute, received an M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Earlham College.

You can learn more about Dr. Ramsey here.

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The Art and Joy of Relationships with guests Dr. Julia Colwell and Dr. Jacquie Del Rosario

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

  • How to be a conscious partner
  • Power struggles and the blame game
  • Relationship ingredients
  • From fizzle to sizzle: re-igniting your relationship
  • What to make a priority
Julia Colwell
Psychologist Julia B. Colwell, PhD, has spent over three decades exploring relationship dynamics with individuals, couples, and groups. She is the author ofThe Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-it-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship, now available through Sounds True, and wherever books are available. She is the founder of the Boulder Center for Conscious Community, and has kitchen-tested everything she teaches in her 25-year relationship with her spouse Kathryn Kucsan in Boulder, Colorado.
You can learn more about Julia here.
Jacquie Del Rosario
 “America’s Marriage Coach” Jacqueline Del Rosario is President and CEO of Recapturing the Vision International, an organization dedicated to promoting healthy marriages and family strengthening. Also a published author, speaker and nationally regarded media personality, Dr. Del Rosario has been a certified pre and post-marital counselor for more than 20 years. Her cutting-edge series, Marriage Solutions and The Marital Constitution™, help couples successfully work through problems and find healthy solutions. She has two children and currently resides in Miami, FL with her husband of over 20 years.
Dr. Del Rosario may be reached online at www.DrJacquie.com.
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Recent Shows
Title Date
Uncovering the Mask of Mental Illness with guests Ross Szabo and Ellen Forney
10-29-2014
What's Getting in Our Way? Creativity and Success with guests Sarah Lewis and Eric Maisel
10-22-2014
Playing With Your Mind with guests Mario Martinez and Erin Olivo
10-15-2014
The Upside of the Dark Side with guests Robert Biswas-Diener and Todd Kashdan
10-08-2014
How Do We Relate to Food with guests Jenni Schaefer and Dr. Drew Ramsey
10-01-2014
The Art and Joy of Relationships with guests Dr. Julia Colwell and Dr. Jacquie Del Rosario
09-24-2014
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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 www.hh4heroes.org .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.

 

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HH FOR HEROES

 

www.hh4heroes.org

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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We are grateful to J Douglas Barker, our proud technical producer, whose voice happily makes us look good each and every week!

 

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