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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.

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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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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Lessons in Gratitude With Nina Lesowitz and Emiliana Simon-Thomas
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Love & Medicine: Love is the Cure With Bernie Siegel
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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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