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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.

Geeks, Apps and Buddha with guests Vincent & Emily Horn and Rohan Gunatillake
During this weeks radio show you will learn about:
  • Buddhist Geeks and what they do for the global community
  • Mindhackers
  • Where spirituality is headed with the exponential growth of technology
  • The Buddhify App
  • Mind-positive technology
Vincent Horn Emily Horn

Vincent Horn is a mind hacker & buddhist geek. He has been practicing meditation intensively since his freshman year in college—including a full year doing intensive retreat practice. He began teaching meditation in 2010 with the encouragement of his own teachers, Kenneth Folk and Daniel Ingram. In addition, in 2006, Vincent co-founded Buddhist Geeks, which has gone on to become one of today’s most important venues for exploring Buddhist thought & practice in the 21st century.  Buddhist Geeks has been featured on the pages of the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Tricycle, and The Atlantic. Vincent was also honored to be part of Wired’s “Smart List 2012: 50 people who will change the world.” Along with his wife and creative partner Emily Horn, he makes his home in Asheville, North Carolina—that is until the distinction between atoms and bits dissolves.

Emily Horn is a contemplative teacher with fierce compassion and the skill that comes from dedicated practice and personal exploration. Her integrative teaching style is influenced by mindfulness meditation and revolves around the interwoven nature of contemplation, personal unfolding, and daily life. She has taught mindfulness classes at InsightLA, and is currently in the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Retreat Teacher Training led by Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, Joseph Goldstein, and others. Emily has also managed projects in contemplative education environments including Naropa University, InsightLA, and Sounds True. She is currently the programming and operations director at Buddhist Geeks.

You can learn more about Vincent & Emily Horn here.


Rohan Gunatillake

Rohan Gunatillake is the director of 21awake, a creative studio which combines deep experience in meditation, technology & design to make remarkable wellbeing products. 21awake is best known for buddhify, the best selling mobile app that teaches you mindfulness wherever you are. Based in the UK, Rohan also has a specialism in digital innovation in the arts, is a trustee of the British Council and in 2012 Wired magazine named him in their Smart List of 50 people who are about to change the world.

You can learn more about Rohan here.

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The Healing Power of Music with guests Tina Haynes and Graham Iddon of Raving Wild on Wed Aug 20

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • CAMMO and the work they do
  • Music Therapy and what it does for those with PTSD
  • CAMMO’s work with veterans, service members and their families
  • The importance of music as an expression of thought
  • Raising awareness of depression through music
Tina Haynes

Tina Haynes is a board certified music therapist and a licensed creative arts therapist with over 34 years experience providing music therapy services to hospitalized veterans at the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System VA in Murfreesboro, TN.  Her undergraduate degree in music therapy was earned at Arizona State University and she is about to complete a master’s degree in music therapy with an emphasis in neurologic music therapy from Colorado State University.  She also has specialty training in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music™.

Tina has worked in inpatient and outpatient mental health, PTSD, substance abuse, pain management, and dementia/Alzheimer’s.  She trains music therapy interns and practicum students, nursing students, psychology interns, occupational therapy students, and is now training doctors in integrative medicine practices.  She has made numerous local, state, and national presentations about stress management and psychiatry.

Tina has served as President of the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association and the Tennessee Association for Music Therapy, co-chair of the AMTA National Ethics Board, chair of the Exam Committee for the Certification Board for Music Therapists, and national chairperson for the VA National Music Festival for Hospitalized Veterans. Some of her professional awards include the Under Secretary of Health’s Award, special commendations from the chief Medical Director in VA Central Office and the President’s Commission of Employment for the Handicapped and the Outstanding Professional Service award from the Southeastern Region of AMTA.

You can learn more about Tina and CAMMO here.

Raving Wild

Raving Wild is a singer songwriter based primarily in Buckinghamshire, UK.

He’s been performing for over 10 years both locally and nationally, constantly writing new material and playing various venues such as Pinewood Studios and Brixton Jam along with appearances on BBC Introducing and as a feature musician in The National Student.

You can learn more about Raving Wild here.

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Happiness in the Work Place with guests Michelle Gielan and Jim Donovan on Wed Aug 13

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • The role of optimism in our success and happiness
  • How to define success in our work lives
  • Methods to dealing with negativity in the workplace
  • The importance of rewarding yourself and others
  • How to take ownership of your work and why it’s important
Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research, is an expert on the science of positive communication and how to use it to fuel success. She works with Fortune 500 companies and schools to raise employee engagement, productivity and happiness at work. Michelle is a Partner at GoodThink, a positive psychology consulting firm, and she holds a Master of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle is an Executive Producer of “The Happiness Advantage” Special on PBS. She formerly served as the anchor of two national newscasts at CBS News, as well as a correspondent for “The Early Show.” In 2009, Michelle produced “Happy Week”, a series focusing on fostering happiness in the midst of the recession. In 2011, she appeared in her own weekly health and wellness segment, “Manic Monday” on FOX News Chicago.

Michelle graduated cum laude in Computer Engineering. Her research and advice have received attention from Forbes, USA Today, CNN, FOX and NPR.

You can learn more about Michelle here.

Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan speaks regularly to employees and executives at small business and large corporations. He is a frequent media guest and expert source on personal development, business success, and the spiritual laws that develop both. He lives in Bucks County, PA.

With more than half a million books in print and sixteen years as a speaker and coach, Jim Donovan is a recognized authority in the personal development field. Several of his books, including “Handbook to a Happier Life,” “52 Ways to a Happier Life,” and “Don’t Let an Old Person Move Into Your Body,” have been paperback and Kindle best sellers. Jim’s articles have appeared in numerous print and digital magazines and he is a frequent media guest and expert source on personal development. His coaching programs blend Universal spiritual laws with proven business and success principles and are designed to produce extraordinary results.

His website is

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Culture Check In: Tech and Beauty with guests Anna Akbari and Robin Rice on Wed Aug 6th

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • How technology can help us find flow
  • The future of “digital” happiness
  • The role of today’s media culture in our well-being
  • Is there a standard to beauty and self-worth
Anna Akbari

Anna Akbari, Ph.D., is a sociologist, entrepreneur, and writer. She taught in the department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University and at Parsons The New School for Design. Her research focuses on visual and virtual self-presentation, technology/human intersects, dating and inter-personal relationships, and happiness and well-being. She is the founder ofSociology of Style, which takes an intelligent look at image and culture-related issues and offers holistic image consulting and life coaching services. She also created the Sociology of TV, which offers videos and white papers on the social significance of television media in public spaces. She is an experienced consultant, expert, and qualitative researcher for agencies and brands, including Cisco, Samsung, DIRECTV, Converse, Avon, Coca-Cola, Lenovo, Tata Communications, SABMiller, and Pepsi. A prominent thought leader, she is a frequent presenter and writer for such outlets as CNNBulletproof Executive,The AtlanticThe Huffington PosteHow, and the Financial Times. Watch her TED talk on “Digital Happiness”; read and hear more here; follow her on Twitter. She currently works and lives between San Francisco and New York City.

You can read more about Anna here.


Robin Rice

Robin Rice is the creator of the Stop the Beauty Madness Campaign( campaign and President of the campaign’s sponsoring company, Be Who You Are Productions, Inc.

She is also the founder of the 50,000+ member Awesome Women And The Body Beautiful page on Facebook. In 2010-11, they collectively completed a music video tour titled “What the World Needs NEXT.” The positive music videos were shared around the world, and the weekends creating them explored emerging models of generosity-based commerce and new online community. She also created, which offers letters to LGBT youth who do not have a mother’s love and support over the holidays.

Robin is an internationally published author and a mentor to world-level leaders thorough Rainmaker Consulting, “changing the lives of people who are changing the world.” She teaches a yearly online apprenticeship in soul mentoring and offers a small business mentorship program at

Robin has traveled the world to study indigenous leadership from a wide variety of traditions and these themes are the background for all of her work. A self-proclaimed Social Change Artist, offering a social change project for free each year.

She has appeared on Huffington Post Live and the Today show and her work has been featured in media from the world.

You can read more about Robin here.

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En*theos and Optimizing Life, Business and the World with guests Brian Johnson and Steve Chandler on Wed July 30 at 12pm EST

During this weeks radio show you will learn about:

  • en*theos
  • Optimal Living
  • Optimal Business
  • Conscious Capitalism
  • How to be a Warrior
Brian Johnson

Brian is the Philosopher + CEO of en*theos, a company all about helping people optimize their lives so we can change the world together.

Previously, Brian raised over $8m to finance the creation of two market-leading social platforms (eteamz + Zaadz) sold to two publicly traded companies (Active + Gaiam) after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA (where he studied Psychology + Business).

He also created PhilosophersNotes, wrote a little book and was featured in the documentary Finding Joe.

Brian has spent 1/2 of the last 15 years full-time philosophizing and is excited to integrate his passion for optimal living with his passion for creating great businesses as he leads en*theos in becoming one of the coolest, most virtues-based, impactful and profitable businesses in the world.

You can learn more about Brian here.

Steve Chandler

Steve Chandler is one of America’s best-selling authors whose dozens of books have been translated into more than 20 languages throughout Europe, China, Japan and Latin America. His recent titles include The Prosperous Coach, Time Warrior and Wealth Warrior: The Personal Prosperity Revolution.

Chandler is also a world-famous public speaker who has been a guest on hundreds of radio and TV shows and recently starred in an episode of NBC’s Starting Over, the Emmy-award winning reality show about life-coaching.

Chandler has been a guest lecturer at the University of Santa Monica, where he has taught in the graduate program of Soul-Centered Leadership, and in the Soul Centered Professional Coaching certification program.

Chandler has been a trainer and consultant to more than 30 Fortune 500 companies worldwide.  He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Creative Writing and Political Science, and spent four years in the U.S. Army in Language and Psychological Warfare.

You can learn more about Steve here.

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The Healing Power of Music with guests Tina Haynes and Graham Iddon of Raving Wild
Happiness in the Work Place with guests Michelle Gielan and Jim Donovan
Culture Check In: Tech and Beauty with guests Anna Akbari and Robin Rice
En*theos and Optimizing Life, Business and the World with guests Brian Johnson and Steve Chandler
Constructive Wallowing and Mindful Emotion with guests Tina Gilbertson and Dr. Thomas Bien
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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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