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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.

Social Entrepreneurship with guests Shirin Salemnia and Miki Agrawal

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Having a dream job
  • Being a female in the gaming industry
  • Losing the passion
  • Making room for positive relationships in your life
  • What businesses can do to contribute to the global community
Shirin Salemnia
Shirin Salemnia is the Founder and CEO of PlayWerks, an independent interactive media company that creates high quality innovative multi-platform immersive experiences that engage children and adults. Also, She is the Founder of WhizGirls Academy where students engage in exciting projects that help them acquire skills in the areas of coding, entrepreneurship, and more, while building confidence and growing as members of the community. She previously worked at MGA Entertainment on Bratz and Mattel on Barbie, where she performed ongoing research and analysis of industry trends, consumer motivations and competitor activity. At MGA, she was responsible for designing the Play Lab, where children would gather for in-house research. While she was the Brand Manager for the billion dollar Bratz brand. She is actively involved in Women in Gaming, an Advisor to the LA Film School Video Game Dept, The Boys and Girls Clubs, Girls in Tech, Girl Scouts, and the White House Council of Women and Girls.

You can learn more about Shirin here.

Miki Agrawal

Miki Agrawal is a serial social entrepreneur. She was a recipient of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival’s “Disruptive Innovation Award” and named 2013’s Forbes’ “Top 20 Millienials On a Mission”. She is the founder of the acclaimed farm-to-table, alternative pizza concept called WILD ( in NYC. She has since partnered with CEO Tony Hsieh to open the concept in Downtown Las Vegas.

Her next undertaking is THINX ( ), a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women during their “time of the month”. She and her partners teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund 7 reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school.

Miki is also a partner in Super Sprowtz, a children’s media company to get kids to eat more vegetables (

Most recently, Harper Collins published her book entitled “DO COOL SH*T” ( on entrepreneurship and lifestyle design. The book launched on August 6th, 2013 and in 3 days, it hit #1 on Amazon Bestsellers list in entrepreneurship.

Miki is an identical twin, half-Japanese, half-Indian French Canadian, former professional soccer player and graduate of Cornell University.

You can learn more about Miki here.

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Intimacy, Sexuality and Desire with guests Michael Russer and Ande Lyons, April 16th at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • How important communication about intimacy is between couples
  • Simple steps that couples can take right now to dramatically improve their emotional, physical and spiritual intimacy
  • How to put the fireworks back into your relationship
  • Why the Big O is the best gift for your body
  • How to take the pressure off fertility and focus on connection, intimacy and love
Michael Russer
When Michael Russer was diagnosed with Prostate cancer in September of 2011, he began a year-long personal transformation that included, radical prostatectomy follow up with intensive radiation treatments and full blown impotence. He considers his resulting impotence to be one of the biggest blessings in his life.  It is because of his impotence that he and his partner discovered an entirely new approach to experiencing levels of emotional and physical intimacy that far exceeds anything either experienced prior to when things were working “correctly”. It is his personal mission in life to serve other couples who struggle with emotional and physical intimacy due to ED, impotence or simply because they have lost their “spark.”
You can read more about Michael here.
Ande Lyons

“We lost babies, businesses, all our money and our hormones, but we never lost our passion and love for each other.”  ~ Ande Lyons

Ande Lyons is the founder and Chief Passion Curator, where she tastefully and playfully shares tips, tools and resources with women who want more sensuality and sexual excitement in their lives. As the host of the Loving and Lasting Radio Show and TV show via Google+,Ande helps couples stay tuned in and turned on to each other through her engaging and informative conversations with love experts, relationship experts, and authors.

Ande’s ebook, Loving and Lasting: How to Stay Tuned In and Turned On in Marriage has been a best seller in the marriage category on Twenty of Ande’s favorite Love Experts share their best advice on how to have a more meaningful and fulfilling marriage.

An enthusiastic and experienced entrepreneur with an MBA and several successful businesses to her credit, Ande is enjoying a well-balanced life (really!) managing her growing business while raising two wonderful boys with her husband.

You can read more about Ande here.

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The Intenders and Unveiling Peace with guests Tony Burroughs and Susan Sosbe, April 9th at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Is there a key to becoming self-empowered?
  • The Intention Process 
  • The Code and its origins
  • Understand the nature of suffering
  • Recognizing our own responsibilities for world peace
  • Unveiling our peace

Tony Burroughs is an author, storyteller, and co-founder of The Intenders of the Highest Good, a grassroots community movement with Intenders Circles in countries all over the world.  He was a gentleman farmer in Hawaii until 17 years ago when he and three friends created their first Intenders Circle.

Tony is the author of the popular daily email messages called The Bridge at and has written nine books. Tony’s newest book isGet What You Want: The Art of Making and Manifesting Your Intentions His latest endeavor is The Vision Alignment Project.

You can learn more about Tony here.

Susan Sosbe

Susan Sosbe was born in London in 1946. She is a trained nurse and teacher and has lived in Norway, Kuwait and France. Nursing was the only acceptable channel at the time for the healing gift that Susan had since childhood. After the death of her husband, doors opened almost inexplicably – allowing her to use her gift to its full potential for both humans and animals. She has worked with the terminally ill and dying, whilst working as a healer in a hospice.

From an early age Susan has ‘felt’ the suffering of others but it wasn’t until she had a profound  spiritual experience during her own struggle with life changing chronic illness, that she suddenly understood the true nature of suffering – of all mankind. Later, seemingly marking a new phase to her spiritual journey, Susan responded to a moment of spontaneity, moving to France with her four dogs and two cats, but the real purpose of that relocation was yet to be revealed.

One day, in the stillness of the forest, Susan was made to realize how every tiny part of her life had come together like a jigsaw. She had come full circle and all the doors that were previously closed to her would magically be opened. Through her writing and talks, Susan now dedicates her life to the humble role as messenger of Peace and Healing. Her first book “Reflections – Beyond Thought,” was published this year – after responding to ‘a moment of spontaneity’ when she returned to England.

Susan is a luminary for

You can learn more about Susan here.

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Fashion, Creature Comforts and Spirituality…Does it Work? with Guest Shannon Bindler, April 2 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Is being materialistic a bad thing?
  • Why do we need physical things to remind us of our spiritual truth?
  • Can a person be interested in fashion and their appearance and still be spiritual?
  • How can other women prescribe themselves shoes or clothing to help them step into their greatness?
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
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Shannon Bindler  
Shannon Bindler is a Shoeologist. Similar to how an acupuncturist uses needles, she uses shoes and coaching techniques to heal her clients. Shannon believes you can change your life, one shoe at a time.


You can learn more about Shannon HERE.


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Creativity and Trauma with guests Mike Liguori and Jessie Kahnweiler, March 26th at 12pm EDT

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • Veterans Mental Health
  • Writing and Power of Storytelling
  • How making a film based on rape brought with joy and inspiration
  • Starting a dialogue about rape and connecting with other victims
  • Body image, being a feminist and recovering from an eating disorder
Listen in this Wednesday at 9 am PST / 12 pm EST to listen live to Lisa interview the guests below! 
You can listen live every week here:
 Mike Liguori 
Mike Liguori is a veteran of the Iraq War, author of the short story series “THE SANDBOX: Stories of Human Spirit and War” and regular blogger on Huffington Post.  He is an active leader for military veterans through advocacy work on Capitol Hill with IAVA, blogging about issues facing today’s veterans, and publicly speaking about his story coming home from IraqHe’s been featured on national and local media including  CBS.comHuffington Post LiveSan Jose Mercury News, Conscious Magazine, and NPR Affiliate KQED.

You can read more about Mike here.

Jessie Kahnweiler 

Jessie can’t afford therapy so she makes films. Her work has been featured on Jezebel, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post. Jessie was selected for the 6 Points Artist Fellowship which inspired her comedic web series entitled Dude, Where’s my Chutzpah? Her short Meet my Rapist, a dark comedy about running in to her rapist at the farmers market, debuted at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival. Currently Jessie is developing several TV projects including “Skinny Bitch” a comedy about women, bodies, and food. Jessie makes films to make the world feel like home.  She lives in Los Angeles with her plants. 

“Jessie Kahnweiler’s work is reminiscent of Louis C.K. The best comedy doesn’t just make us laugh. It forces us to ask questions about what our laughter means.” – Nico Lang

You can read more about Jessie 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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