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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:


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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.

Methods of Self Mastery With Lisa Machenberg and David Meketon

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

  • The Tips for Self-Hypnosis
  • How to Hack Your Brain for Positive Changes
  • Self-Hypnosis and Eating, Stress Reduction and Improving Relationships
  • Identifying Grit
  • The Relationship between Grit and Self-Control
Lisa Machenberg

 LISA R. MACHENBERG is an Instructor and Staff Hypnotherapist at HMI College of Hypnotherapy in Tarzana, Ca.  She teaches continuing education certification courses for the American Hypnosis Association in: Hypnosis and ADD, Hypnosis and PTSD, Hypnosis Before and After Surgery, and Hypnosis and Seniors.  If Lisa looks familiar she is also the host of the popular internet shows, AMAZING MIND and HYPNOSIS TODAY on the Hypnosis TV Channel.  Lisa was just featured as the “Hypno-Mom” on Bravo’s new show, Extreme Parenting.  Lisa also facilitates the infant and toddler parenting program at Gan Malibu Preschool in Malibu, Ca.

You can learn more about Lisa here.


David Meketon

David Meketon has served in numerous roles in the School District of Philadelphia including Student Support Coordinator, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal at the J.R. Masterman High School. He has taught philosophy, English, and history. He has been the recipient of a number of awards in education and was a Fulbright Teacher Exchange Fellow. Meketon has also served as a facilitator with “A Gathering of Men” a community based anti-recidivism initiative in the Pennsylvania State Correction System.

He currently works as the school based research liaison with Angela Duckworth at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked with Duckworth on various projects for more than eleven years.

The Duckworth Lab focuses on two traits that predict success in life: grit and self-control. Grit is the tendency to sustain interest in and effort toward very long-term goals. Self-control is the voluntary regulation of behavioral, emotional, and attentional impulses in the presence of momentarily gratifying temptations or diversions. On average, individuals who are gritty are more self-controlled, but the correlation between these two traits is not perfect: some individuals are paragons of grit but not self-control, and some exceptionally well-regulated individuals are not especially gritty. While we haven’t fully worked out how these two traits are related, it seems that an important distinction has to do with timescale. They study character strengths in school age children. The most recent project involves measuring gratitude, actively open minded thinking, self-control, grit, and purpose.Angela Duckworth and our work in general.

You can learn more about David here.

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Happiness and the Greater Good: The Power of Giving Back With Congressman Marty Russo and Anthony Melikhov

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

  • Creating a personal State of the Union for your life
  • Learn to identify your own values and intentions
  • Defining what you can do for the Greater Good
  • How the desire to positively impact a life over building wealth can affect you
  • Learn about the nonprofits Bright Future International and unite4: good
Marty Russo

Congressman Marty Russo: As you will hear from his accent, Marty hails from the great town of Chicago, Illinois and he grew up in a big Italian family where he learned the value of hard work and getting an education.

After graduating from DePaul Law School, Marty started his professional career in the State’s Attorney office of Illinois. His first work assignment was to tackle one of the most difficult problems facing Chicago – the violent street gangs that roamed the streets.  Marty spent 3 years in this dangerous job — gathering evidence and prosecuting gang members to put them behind bars.

At the age of 30, Marty was elected as a moderate Democrat in the 3rd District of Illinois. When he arrived at the United States House of Representatives, he brought the same tenacity that it took to fight street gangs and used it to achieve compromise in Washington. Over the next 18 years Marty was involved in all the major issues facing Congress:  tax reform, saving social security and Medicare, the energy crisis, national security challenges and ever growing fiscal issues.

Marty was best known for his many close relationships on both sides of the political aisle. He keeps in touch with more than one former president.

After leaving Congress Marty went into the lobbying profession and quickly rose to become CEO of one of the most powerful firms in Washington.

Now, in his “third career” Marty gives back by speaking and lecturing on how to make a positive difference in our Democracy by getting involved.

You can learn more about Cong. Russo here.


Anthony Melikhov

Philanthropist, Anthony Melikhov is founder of unite4:good, a groundbreaking new movement to inspire and empower positive, global change through acts of kindness.

Melikhov gathered a network of celebrities and leaders, among others to stand with unite4:good when it launched in 2013.  The mission:  One small act — if through kindness, charity, awareness or love — can change the world, still stands.

His drive to impact humanity for the greater good did not start there, as three years prior, Melikhov founded the non-profit organization, Bright Future International or BFI in 2010.  There, educational programs that promote empathy, understanding and morality for children and adults are created.  Funding also is provided.

The inspiration toward launching first, BFI and then the unite4:good global movement stemmed from spending an enlightening and educational year deep in the jungles of Panama.  The journey left Melikhov with a new focus toward positivity as a source of overall well-being.

A native of Minsk, Belarus, Melikhov came to the U.S. in 1989 when he co-founded and served as president of the Illinois-based pharmaceutical company, Sagmel, Inc., in which he later sold.

Melikhov has pledged his resources, as well as time and energy to the movement, in which he serves as a hands-on, visionary leader.  The social and digital platform is expected to launch later this year.

Melikhov lives by the principle that if his recourses are used for promoting every day kindness, the positivity will come back to him infinitely.

You can learn more about Anthony here.

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#DefineBrave = The Courage to Stand in Truth & Express Freedom With Katie Kozloff, Jaspen Boothe, Pat Cruz, Lisa Moreno-Dickinson and Jennifer Walsh

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

  • The #DefineBrave Campaign from Katie K Active
  • Personal Stories of Overcoming Adversity
  • Women Entrepreneurs Making a Difference: Pride & Glory and Mind.Body.Spirit EXPERIENCE
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The Katie K Active Signature Collection is named for founder and designer Katie Kozloff. As a fitness trainer, Kozloff worked with women of all sizes heard first hand their opinions and views on what was lacking in the activewear industry. After a few years of research, Kozloff was inspired to create activewear that blended performance, fit and fashion — workout gear that looks and feels amazing on women of all sizes. “I was excited to be able to jump in on the cutting edge as trends were changing and make my impact in the activewear industry. I wanted to create a brand that fits and flatters all of my friends in all of their sizes, without compromising the performance features that today’s women have grown to expect. Its great to create a line that is fashionable and street smart; allowing women to run from yoga, to meeting friends, to getting errands done all while feeling confident and put together.”

You can learn more about Katie K here.

Jaspen Boothe

Jas Boothe is a Chicago Native and disabled Army Veteran, who gave  13 years of service to this great nation. She deployed during the Operation Iraq Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom campaigns and her military career has been dedicated to working with and advocating for Soldiers and their family members.

In 2005, she was a single parent in the Army Reserves living in New Orleans. That spring, she learned she would soon be deploying to Iraq. During her mobilization, Boothe’s life was torn apart by two significant events. In August she lost everything she owned due to Hurricane Katrina. She tried to shift her focus to her platoon that was counting on her for leadership through the deployment. The very next month in September, she received a devastating diagnosis of an aggressive head, neck, and throat cancer, and was now unable to deploy.

Boothe’s options were limited and posed some very hard choices for her. Because of her illness, she was facing discharge from the military. But she needed complex full-time medical care, a job, and a place to live with her young son. When searching for what assistance might be available, she was told there were no existing programs for female Veterans with children and that she should explore welfare and social services as an option, just like every other single mother. Jas then realized that America had forgotten about the women who have served, fought, bled and died along side their male counterparts. She found these options unacceptable for a woman who had honorably served her country and after extensive cancer treatment, including radiation therapy that left life-long side effects, at Brooke Army Medical Center, she was able to stay in the Reserves and immediately began looking for full-time employment and a place for her and her son to live.

In 2006, she relocated to Missouri with her aunt, where she had subsequently accepted a job offer from the Army National Guard. Later in the year, she received an opportunity to return to full-time duty in Washington, DC. Boothe never forgot what she and her son had been through and was determined to ensure her fellow sister Veterans had a resource in their time of need.

Jas Founded Final Salute Inc in November 2010 as part of her commitment to “Never Leave a Fallen Comrade”. Final Salute Inc has assisted over 300 women Veterans and children and now operates 3 transitional homes in Alexandria, VA, Martinsburg, WV and Columbus, OH.

Boothe holds a BA in Mass Communications from Mississippi Valley State University and dual MAs in Human Resource Management and Management and Leadership from Webster University. Jas is the mother of two wonderful boys, Brandon (currently serving in the United States Air Force) and Jammel Jr., and wife of a former Marine Combat Veteran, Jammel R. Boothe Sr. 6 well planned talking points

Here a few of the awards she has received for her leadership and community impact: 2014 Oprah Winfrey Standing  Ovation, CNN Hero, 2014 Live with Kelly and Michael Unstoppable Mom, 2014 YWCA Woman of Distinction, 2014 First Lady of Virginia’s FLITE Award – Opportunity Hall of Fame Inductee, 2014 Influential Woman Of the Year – Virginia Lawyer’s Media, and 2013 Woman of the Year (non-profit/government) – Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

You can learn more about Jas here.

Pat Cruz

Pat Cruz: Creative thinker, noted entrepreneur, event marketing specialist, former radio show host, avid networker, connection maker, and marketing/social media innovator nationally celebrated for her ranking in top five Rhode Islanders with highest calculated social media influence. With an entrepreneurial background that spans over two decades, Pat excels in generating unique ideas and successfully growing them from concept. She is a branding guru has a nonpareil track record of marketing to female consumers – one that is informed by her profound appreciation of what women want, what women need, and the contributions women make to our economy and culture.

Pat has created a socially oriented business environment that builds awareness, creates loyalty, and increases revenue for clients and businesses desiring access to the power of the female buyer, or female influencer in the local marketplace.

You can learn more about Pat here.

Lisa Moreno-Dickinson

Lisa Moreno-Dickinson: I’m a devoted single mom, author, executive producer, writer for the Global Genes Project/Rare Disease Community, Ambassador for #definebrave, on the board of Directors for The Wish Upon  A Hero Foundation,

President/Founder for StopCAIDnow, Inc. is a non-profit organization recognized globally and first to blanket all  Auto-inflammatory Diseases.

We are a 501c3 accredited non-profit. The foundation is focused on treatments, awareness, diverse genetic testing, and genomics.

Earlier in my life I spent time overseas in London studying, working as a counselor to juvenile delinquents in jail with a background in gangs. I gave psych evaluations for the Chief of Police and spoke on behalf of CSA. I’ve also spent much of my time volunteering–everything from homeless shelters to the National Institute of Health.

I have a reputation as DAME

DAME= Determined Ambitious Mom Endlessly working for a CURE and ways to help all children with CAID(Childhood AutoInflammatory Diseases)/SAID(Systemic AutoInflammatory Diseases)

You can learn more about Lisa here.

Jennifer Walsh

BEAUTY IS MY BUSINESS! Beauty Pioneer, Beauty Entrepreneur, Beauty Executive, On Air Beauty Expert for 15 years, On Air Retail Analyst, Created One Of The 1st Beauty Boutique Concepts In The US in 1998, Beauty Writer, Guest Speaker

Jennifer Walsh has been a true pioneer for the skin care / cosmetics industry. She has been in the business for more than 15 years and has learned her craft thru hands on experience with the brands themselves and with customers throughout the world.

Ms. Walsh founded what became one of the first beauty boutique chains in the United Stated in 1998 along with one of the first beauty websites at that same time. During that time Ms. Walsh began going on air showcasing all things beauty and has been on TV for the industry longer than anyone else in the US in the beauty arena.

What makes Jennifer TRULY unique is her sheer knowledge of the industry, her longevity on TV as an expert, and her relationships with so many beauty brands. As the CEO of a chain of beauty boutiques, Jennifer was trained by more than 100 + brands and then had to educate and train her staff and her customers. She had to understand what the customers were asking for and understand what it took to run a multi chain, multi-platform business. She was featured in a 30 day video diary and blog on Entrepreneur Magazine’s website in 2007.

As a long time make-up artist, Jennifer has had the pleasure of working with celebrities such as Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, John Travolta, top models, top athletes and others.

As an on air TV expert in the beauty industry for over a 14 years on every network in the US ~ she is known as the one to go to to promote and most importantly EDUCATE others in their brands.

Jennifer has also been an accomplished freelance writer for over a decade for books, magazines, and blogs. She is often traveling around the world finding the newest products, meetings with new and established brands, acting as a guest on radio shows, speaking at national forums, and usually on TV some where!

Since Jennifer sold her company in 2010, she now consults for brands in roll out plans both in the US and internationally. She works closely with skin care and cosmetic companies on advertising campaigns, market research, and trend forecasting.

You can learn more about Jennifer here.

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Spark and Balance in the New Year With Chris “SparkGuy” Downie and Christine Carter

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

  • How to Set Challenges for 2015
  • The Secret to Keeping Resolutions
  • Learn about Spark People and Their Mission
  • Five Strategies for Finding Your “Sweet Spot” in Home and Work
Chris Downie

Chris “SparkGuy” Downie, SparkPeople Founder/CEO and author of the New York Times Best Selling book, The Spark, is an entrepreneurial success story who is now giving back by “sparking” millions of people to reach their goals.

Chris, the “shyest kid in class” during school, set out to find a way to conquer anxiety.  He integrated the best of health and fitness with the best of goal setting, leadership, and motivation to build his own personal improvement program.

Results from this program gave Chris the passion and energy to co-found an online auction company with a friend.  This company grew into eBay’s leading competitor and was acquired by eBay.

After reaching many of his own goals, Chris wanted to do more to help others reach their most meaningful goals.  He knows that he never would have met his wife (an early eBay employee), had entrepreneurial success – or ramped up his tennis game– if not for the results from his improvement program.

To make this happen, Chris started SparkPeople in 2000 and added a great team of people passionate about helping others.  SparkPeople’s mission is to SPARK millions of PEOPLE to reach their goals using health and fitness as a springboard to reach goals in all areas of life.  SparkPeople now has one of the largest and most popular diet/fitness/health websites and apps in the world with approximately 10 million unique visitors per month.

Chris corresponds directly with members daily and has made well over 10,000 social community posts to motivate people.

You can learn more about Chris and Spark People here.


Christine Carter

A sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center, Christine Carter, Ph.D., is the author of The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Work and Home (January 2015) and Raising Happiness (2011).

After receiving her B.A. from Dartmouth College, where she was a Senior Fellow, Dr. Carter worked in marketing management and school administration, going on to receive her Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley.

Dr. Carter has been quoted or featured in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, the Boston Globe, as well as Good Housekeeping, Parenting, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, Fitness, Redbook, and dozens of other publications. She has appeared on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” the “Dr. Oz Show”, the “TODAY” show, the “Rachael Ray Show,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” “ABC World News with Diane Sawyer”, PBS, as well as NPR and BBC Radio.

A sought-after keynote speaker, Dr. Carter loves to share her work with new audiences. Combining scientific research and practical application, Dr. Carter offers audiences not just a way to cope with modern pressures, but a way to truly thrive. Speaking to executives, general audiences, and working parents, Dr. Carter looks at living life from our “sweet spot”—that place of both power and ease.

Dr. Carter also writes an award-winning blog, which is frequently syndicated on the HuffingtonPost,,,, and several other websites. She has been nominated twice for an award from the American Sociological Association for public sociology.

She lives with her husband, four kids, and dog Buster in Marin County, California.

You can learn more about Christine here.

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A Listener Favorite Returns! Goals + Gratitude = Happy Holidays with Less Stress With Kimberly Rinaldi

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

  • How to take our goals
  • Add gratitude
  • Reduce holiday stress
Kimberly Rinaldi

The New year is upon us. Have you made you New Year’s Resolutions yet? Do you stick with them longer than a week? Are you giving gratitude for even the small things in life? Stressed out? My guest this week will be sharing with us how to take our goals, add gratitude, and reduce holiday stress.

Speaker, Author and Radio Show Host Kimberly Rinaldi joyfully shares her decades of experience as a Certified Master Trainer of Hypnotherapy, EFT, NLP, Success Coaching and Reiki. Having created a highly successful private coaching practice, Kimberly now teaches Lessons in Joyful Living. She believes in empowering others and that through it, you have the ability to break through any and all barriers. Kimberly uses her natural intuitive abilities and unique techniques to help clients achieve their highest potential and move toward their soul purpose; she provides tools to carry for a lifetime.

To learn more about Kimberly and her work,

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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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