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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.

Listener Favorite Returns! Serving Up Deliciousness: Eat Passionately, Live Well & Let Longevity Flourish With Dan Buettner and Dan Pashman

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

  • Blue Zones and What They Can Teach Us
  • Why Going Blue Can Make Us Healthier and Happier
  • Getting the Perfect Deliciousness Out of Every Bite You Take
  • Simple Hacks for Your Food for Optimal Eating
Dan Buettner
Dan Buettner is the founder of Blue Zones, an organization that helps Americans live longer, healthier lives. His groundbreaking work on longevity led to his 2005 National Geographic cover story “Secrets of Living Longer” and two national best-sellers, “The Blue Zones” and “Thrive.” He lives in Minneapolis and can be found on Facebook and Twitter and through his website 
Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman is the James Beard Award-nominated host of WNYC’s Sporkful food podcast and Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong, as well as the author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious. Dan’s also a contributor to NPR, Slate, BuzzFeed, and LA’s KCRW.

You can learn more about Dan here.

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Holiday Sacred Space and the Art of Standing in Line With Rivvy Neshama and David Andrews

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

  • How to Find Your Sacred Space and Center in the Midst of Holiday Madness
  • How to Connect with Holiday Sacredness — in Your Home & in Yourself
  • Everyday Sacredness
  • The Benefits of Standing in Line
  • The Relationship Between Waiting and Thinking
Rivvy neshama

Rivvy Neshama is a writer, editor, and community organizer, and the author of the recent, award-winning book, “RECIPES FOR A SACRED LIFE: True Stories and a Few Miracles.”

From dancing to forgiving, from making love to making lists, “Recipes for a Sacred Life” invites us to experience the sacred in unexpected places and everyday life. The stories are magical yet down-to-earth. They remind us of the sacredness of our own lives, and connect us more deeply with love, joy, and purpose.

Since its publication, “Recipes…” has received five national awards, including best spiritual/inspirational book of 2014. Critics have praised it for being “uplifting, witty & wise,”  “healing,” “laugh-out-loud funny,” and  “unconventionally inspiring.” FIRST for Women magazine named it the best guide to happiness they have found, while Women’s Adventure magazine called it “the essential handbook to living a sacred and meaningful life.” Publishers Weekly called it “exquisite storytelling … written in the spirit of Elizabeth Gilbert or Anne Lamott.” And Redbook magazine wrote: “Recipes for a Sacred Life left us moved—and changed. Wise, poignant, funny, and inspiring.”

Rivvy’s own spiritual path draws from many sources: Eastern and Western religions, Native traditions, and her mom! She holds degrees in philosophy, comparative literature, social work, and education. Her writing has appeared in such publications as Ms., Glamour, Spirituality & Health, and The New York Times.

Rivvy lives in Boulder, Colorado, and Sag Harbor, New York, with her husband, British author John Wilcockson.

You can learn more about Rivvy here.


David Andrews

DAVID ANDREWS was raised in Washington State and Bucharest, Romania (a land of impossibly long lines), and once served as a Russian linguist for the U.S. Navy.

You can learn more about David here.

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Brain Happy With Dr. Alex Korb and Dr. Dan Siegel

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

  • The Neurochemistry of Depression
  • The Elements of Positive Neuroscience
  • Our Brain on Relationships
  • A “Healthy Brain” is an Integrated and Integrating Brain
  • A “Happy Mind” is a Mind that Arises from an Integrating Brain, and from Integrating Relationships
Alex Korb

Dr. Alex Korb is a neuroscientist, writer and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years and is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time. He also writes a blog for Psychology Today called PreFrontal Nudity. Outside of the lab he is head coach of the UCLA Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team, and he has a wealth of experience in yoga and mindfulness, physical fitness, and even stand-up comedy.

You can learn more about Alex here.


Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry.  He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative.

Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and Development and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. An award-winning educator, he is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and recipient of several honorary fellowships. Dr. Siegel is also the Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, an educational organization, which offers online learning and in-person lectures that focus on how the development of mindsight in individuals, families and communities can be enhanced by examining the interface of human relationships and basic biological processes. His psychotherapy practice includes children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. He serves as the Medical Director of the LifeSpan Learning Institute and on the Advisory Board of the Blue School in New York City, which has built its curriculum around Dr. Siegel’s Mindsight approach.

Dr. Siegel’s unique ability to make complicated scientific concepts exciting has led him to be invited to address diverse local, national and international groups of mental health professionals, neuroscientists, corporate leaders, educators, parents, public administrators, healthcare providers, policy-makers, mediators, judges, and clergy. He has lectured for the King of Thailand, Pope John Paul II, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Google University, London’s Royal Society of Arts (RSA), and TEDx. He lives in Southern California with his family.

You can learn more about Dan here.

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The Adult Coloring Book Craze: Therapy and Play With Johanna Basford and Dr. Ben Michaelis

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

  • Insight from Best-Selling Adult Coloring Book Author Johanna Basford
  • Therapy and Play Through Coloring
  • Coloring as Part of Flow
  • Changes In Our Brain
  • Why Coloring Works in Therapy and in Play
Johanna Basford

Johanna Basford is an illustrator and ink evangelist who prefers pens and pencils to pixels. Her intricate, hand-drawn illustrations are loved the world over by those who have colored in (sometimes more than once) her previous bestselling books, Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest. Johanna is a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee. She likes sugar mice, floral teacups, peonies, and bumblebees.

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Ben Michaelis

Dr. Ben Michaelis is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Manhattan. Dr. Michaelis works with entrepreneurs and artists who are looking to improve their self-awareness and increase their motivation in order to discover and execute on the Next Big Thing.  Dr. Michaelis writes and speaks regularly about mental health, creativity, and motivation. He is the author of numerous popular and scholarly articles and is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Dr. Michaelis is a frequent guest on nationally syndicated TV shows such as, NBC’s The Today Show, Fox News, and MSNBC’s Your Business. Dr. Michaelis is the author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy.

You can learn more about Ben here.

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Tradition and Food: Connecting over the Table With Dan Pashman and Suzanne Cope

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

  • How the Act of Thanks is Shown Through Food and Cooking
  • Engaging All Our Senses Through Food
  • Experiences Over Objects Leading to Joy
  • Learning Tradition from Past Generations
  • Holiday Cultural Traditions
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Dan Pashman is the James Beard Award-nominated host of WNYC’s Sporkful food podcast and Cooking Channel’s You’re Eating It Wrong, as well as the author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious. Dan’s also a contributor to NPR, Slate, BuzzFeed, and LA’s KCRW.

As creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You’re Eating It Wrong, Dan Pashman is obsessed with doing just that. Eat More Better weaves science and humor into a definitive, illustrated guidebook for anyone who loves food. But this book isn’t for foodies. It’s for eaters.

Pashman analyzes everyday foods in extraordinary detail to answer some of the most pressing questions of our time, including: Is a cheeseburger better when the cheese is on the bottom, closer to your tongue, to accentuate cheesy goodness? What are the ethics of cherry-picking specific ingredients from a snack mix? And what role does surface-area-to-volume ratio play in fried food enjoyment and ice cube selection?

Eat More Better is a tongue-in-cheek textbook that teaches readers to eat for maximum pleasure. Chapters are divided into subjects like engineering, philosophy, economics, and physical science, and feature hundreds of drawings, charts, and infographics to illustrate key concepts like The Porklift—a bacon lattice structure placed beneath a pancake stack to elevate it off the plate, thus preventing the bottom pancake from becoming soggy with syrup and imbuing the bacon with maple-based deliciousness.

Eat More Better combines Pashman’s award-winning writing with his unparalleled field research, collected over thirty-seven years of eating at least three times a day. It delivers entertaining, fascinating, and practical insights that will satisfy your mind and stomach, and change the way you look at food forever.

You can learn more about Dan here.


Suzanne Cope

Suzanne Cope is the author of Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food (2014, Rowman & Littlefield) and has written articles and essays for The New York Times, Washington Post, Washington Post, The Atlantic, Lucky Peach, NPR’s “The Salt”, Edible Boston, Paste, Post Road, Render: A Feminist Food Quarterly, among others. She is also an active food studies scholar, presenting and writing on food, culture, and narrative. She earned a PhD and MFA from Lesley University and teaches writing at Manhattan College and University of Arkansas, Monticello MFA Program.  Suzanne lives in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, the musician Steve Mayone, and toddler, Rocco.

You can learn more about Suzanne 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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