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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a real conscious community - one where people live in harmony, collaboration, compassion, cooperation, pace and love? that's what skeptical reporter Juliet set out to investigate. On assignment from her editor at Profiles Magazine, this urban chic cynic is plopped in the middle of a modern day Utopia - and she finds what she never expected to discover - True Happiness.
However, the fascinating thing about the charming, satisfyng and enlightening file, Finding Happiness, is that is is only partly fiction! It is filmed at the Ananda Village in teh SierrA Nevada Foorhills of northern California - one fo the world's first and foremost conscious communities - and at Ananda Europa (Italy) and Ananda India. The people who Juliet discovers there are real lpeople talking about their real life experience in genuine, unscripted interviews.
Ananada was founded nearly 50 years ago by the late Swami Kriyananda, who lived with Paramhansa Yogananda (Autobiography of a Yogi), and assumed teh lead role in developing the maser's dream of "world brotherhood communities, based on the principle that simple living and high thinking lead to greatest happiness and inner fulfillment."
If you've ever wondered what it would be lilke to return to a more harmonious and peaceful way of life amongst like-minded people, Finding Happiness will give you a glimpse of that tantalizing future. This is a sweet, uplifting, inspirational story that fills the soul.
How do you find happiness? Join Kelly as she interviews Ted Nicolaou (writer-director of Finding Happiness) and Asha Praver (Ananda member and castmember of Finding Happiness). Finding Happiness follows Juliet, a fictional journalist, as she talks with real residents of Ananda, who answer her questions and welcome her to a reality she had never imagined possible. Enjoy the trailer here: http://findinghappinessmovie.com/
Can you really find happiness with migraines? Join hosts Lisa Tarves and Daria Anne when they welcome Sarah Hackley to the show:
Sarah Hackley is the author of Preparing to Fly, a personal finance book for women leaving abusive partners, Finding Happiness with Migraines: A Do It Yourself Guide, and the Amazon women's poetry bestseller The Things We Lose. She's also a contributor to Migraine.com and regularly speaks about migraine around the country. Her work also has appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including I Am Subject Stories: Women Awakening Anthology; Creative Nonfiction; The Bridges of America: Homeless Poetry Anthology; YARN; Rawboned; Crucible; the Austin Younger Poets Award Anthology; and the women's studies bestseller Women Will Save the World. She is currently at work on her second poetry collection and her first novel. Questions? Call us at (347) 945-7246 during the live broadcast!
The Total Tutor Neil Haley will interview celebrity filmaker Asha Praver. She will discuss her film Finding Happiness.
Finding Happiness is a docu-drama with wide global appeal. It tells the story of a skeptical NY journalist, Juliet Palmer, played by Elisabeth Rohm (American Hustle, Law & Order) who is sent on assignment to cover an intentional community where hundreds of people have lived in harmony for nearly 50 years. Her transformation when meeting the actual residents of Ananda in Northern California is profound. Elisabeth is unfortunately not available for any interviews right now, but if you can take the time to see the film (I will send you a press link within another email---pls watch for it---including in spam in the next 15 minutes) you will see that there are many very bright, highly educated people from which to choose. I will happily suggest too. The film was shot in California, Italy and India where they also have communities. I'm sure I could deliver the perfect guest (part of the community or even the director) for you during any of those times. www.findinghappinessmovie.com.
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Author and speaker Alicia King is a leading expert on grief and grief support. Also known as The Grief Lady, Alicia writes and speaks about the dos and don’ts of grief-what helps someone after a death, and what can unwittingly make it worse. Using humor, her own tragic losses and a candid approach, Alicia connects with her audience and makes reaching out to those who are grieving more natural and far less intimidating. She is the grief support expert for Heart2Soul and a regular contributor to many industry publications.
Alicia King speaks from the unique perspective of one who has lost many of those close to her. Her mother's death was suspicious enough to launch ahomicide investigation and lengthy legal rollercoaster. This ultimately led toa sentence of more than 15 years for her mother's boyfriend. During the next eight years she would lose her grandmother, step-father, step-mother,and father, as well as miscarrying in her second trimester while awaiting her mother's boyfriend's trial.
Ms. King currently lives in Tennessee with her husband Dan and their two children. She's a world-class worrier, earning her the nickname, The Queen of Concern. She is also an award-winning songwriter, writing mostly for film and TV.
Join host Danielle Pierre and her guest Alicia King as Alicia shares how to find happiness after grief.
These days you find many self- help books about achieving happiness. Everyone is searching for the answer on how to achieve happiness. Some say the key to happiness is good health, others say the key to happiness is emotional wellness. Still others say that real happiness lies in a solid relationship; and there are those that would argue that true happiness comes from having plenty of money! Whatever your opinion might be one thing that we can all agree on is that happiness seems to be a fleeting condition. Many people feel that happiness is an emotion that is hard to capture and hard to sustain. But, what if that is not true? What if happiness is not only attainable, but can be a lasting and important component for a fulfilling life.
Join me and Asha Prawer as we talk about happiness, how to achieve it and how to keep it. Asha is an author, international speaker, and spiritual teacher. . Asha’s free talks online and recordings of her classes are a spiritual lifeline for people of many faiths around the world. Thousands of students have received training from her over the past 35 years, and been immeasurably helped by her unusual insight and clarity.
Asha appeared in the movie “Finding Happiness”. A film that brings a new perspective to docudrama, Finding Happiness presents real people living dynamic, harmonious lives in real communities around the world, viewed through the eyes of fictional magazine journalist, Juliet Palmer (Elisabeth Rohm, Law and Order, Heroes, American Hustle)
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Jonathan Robinson is the author of Find happiness Now – 50 shortcuts for bringing more love, balance and Joy into your life. The number one factor that leads to more money, health and love is happiness. Happy and highly fulfilled people make approximately $750.000 more over the course of their lives. They also live nine years longer and are more likely to find lasting love. Tune in and learn 50 principles that will radically change your life. http://www.findhappiness.com
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in a real conscious community--one where people live in harmony, collaboration, compassion, cooperation, peace and love? That's what skeptical reporter Juliet (Elizabeth Rohm of American Hustle, Miss Congeniality 2, Armed and Dangerous, Law & Order and The Client List) set out to investigate. On assignment from her editor at Profiles Magazine, this urban chic cynic is plopped in the middle of a modern day Utopia--and she finds what she never expected to discover--True Happiness.However, the fascinating thing about the charming, satisfying and enlightening film, Finding Happiness, is that it is only partly fiction! It is filmed at the Ananda Village in the Sierra Nevada Foothills of northern California--one of the world's first and foremost conscious communities--and at Ananda Europa (Italy) and Ananda India. The people who Juliet discovers there are real people talking about their real life experience in genuine, unscripted interviews.Each person shares with the fictitious Juliet the essence of his work, passion and spiritual experience through which she embarks on her own journey of inner transformation. It's an astonishing insider's look at what it is like to live in a place that does indeed manifest a productive, sustainable, collaborative, compassionate and happy lifestyle.
Temple Hayes is a spiritual trailblazer for our time.Even as a child, she had heard a voice that she knew to be God, telling her she was destined to make a difference in people’s lives. When she was introduced to a Unity Church in Greenville, SC, Temple heard and experienced the message that she was indeed loved by God, a message that put her on the path to true healing. Temple forged a new life from the ashes of her day-by-day death, a life that embraced bringing others to this realization of being worthy and loved, and in opening their hearts. Temple, an accomplished and practicing shaman, is a catalyst for turning lingering sorrows into brighter tomorrows and restoring all parts of the soul. Having joined the ministry in 1991, Temple is now the spiritual leader at Unity Campus in St. Petersburg, Florida, revered internationally, and a key member of the Leadership Council of the Association of Global New Thought. Her new book When Did You Die? is anchored in her work to fast-forward people to the impassioned and energized living they so richly want and deserve. In addition to When Did You Die?, she has also authored How to Speak Unity (DeVorss) and The Right to Be You (Temple Hayes Ministries). Her popular radio show The Intentional Spirit reaches millions around the world. Temple is a sought-after motivational speaker traveling the United States and abroad for a variety of clients including Procter and Gamble, Washington Mutual, State Farm Insurance, and Compaq. As part of her commitment to service, she has also spent three years in the United States Army Reserves. Temple is the founder of Life Rights, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the right of all to live the life of their intention in freedom and peace, and the SOFI Project, a non-profit organization that rescues and rehabilitates dogs and cats globally. For more information, visit www.templehayes.com.
Jesse interviews Devi and Jyotish Novak on the film “Finding Happiness” – filmed on location at the Ananda Communities in California, Italy, and India. It follows the story of a young woman spending a week in the community. She meets several people who, in their own unscripted words, share their story of moving from Idealism to Inner Transformation. They share not only the experience of the Ananda Community; but also universal truths that allow one to transform their life. The story originates in the 1920s when Paramhansa Yogananda arrived on America’s shores. Yogananda’s mission included two key points that powerfully influenced his young disciple, J. Donald Walters, later renowned as Swami Kryananda. First – personal change starts within. Second – our environment greatly influences our search for happiness. Yogananda envisioned places where people could put high principles into action – “world brotherhood colonies”. Swami Kriyananda founded the first community near Nevada City, CA in the beautiful foothills of the Sierra Nevada. We will be looking at the lifestyle of these communities and the story “Finding Happiness”. To find out more about this work you can go to: www.findinghappinessmovie.com
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FINDING HAPPINESS with JONATHAN ROBINSON, M.A., M.F.T.
Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, best-selling author of ten books, and a professional speaker. He has reached over 250 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. Articles about Jonathan have appeared in USA TODAY, Newsweek, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as dozens of other publications. In addition, Mr. Robinson has made numerous appearances on the Oprah show and CNN, as well as other national TV talk shows. You can learn more about Jonathan at www.findinghappiness.com.
On the show we will be examining these methods and endeavor to understand what exactly constitutes happiness and how we can get more of it.
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