Live Happy Magazine GROUNDED 15 ways to stay on your feet when the world is shaking—from UCLA psychologist Catherine Mogil and friends. Walking along a trail though an ancient redwood forest deeply rooted into the rocks and cliffs of the Pacific Coast, I stop for a moment and inhale a deep, refreshing breath of earth, ocean and pine... Read More
Prevention Magazine 12 WAYS TO FORGIVE YOURSELF Stanford University's Fred Luskin tells you how to get it done. We've all done things we're not proud of. Maybe you spent half the month's food budget on a new coat, didn't get to your son's soccer match before the second half, put your mom in a nursing home, or, when the cat's yowling got on your nerves, you let him outside where he was promptly hit by a car... Read More
Prevention Magazine THE HEALING GARDEN Horticultural therapist Elizabeth Murray wants you to stop and plant—not just smell—the roses and experience the curative powers of mother nature. Lugging half a dozen flats of seedlings down the hilly garden path high above the seals and rocks of the California coast, 49-year-old horticultural therapist and gardener Elizabeth Murray—cheeks pink, blond hair flying, green eyes sparkling—is teaching a dozen of us how to plant a healing garden... Read More
Live Happy Magazine ROOTS OF PASSION How four people found happiness in lives filled with purpose and meaning. Studies suggest that happiness slips into our souls on the heels of a life full of passion, rich with purpose and overflowing with meaning. But where does that passion, purpose and meaning come from? And how do they make us so happy?... Read More
Diane Magazine STRONG WOMEN What is it that gives women their strength? When Immaculée Ilibagiza was hunted by Hutu tribesmen in Rwanda, she hid in a four-foot-by-three-foot bathroom at her pastor’s home with seven other women for three months. Outside, hundreds of blood-thirsty men with machetes screamed her name and slaughtered her family. Today, she has forgiven each and every one of them—and is working to help others in Rwanda heal from the long-term effects of genocide… Read More
Reader's Digest SUREFIRE STRATEGIES FOR A BETTER NIGHT'S SLEEP Naps, exercise, food, sex, kids, hormones, work—35 practical tips from the medical director of the UCLA Sleep Center and other top docs. To some people, the need for sleep is viewed as a sign of weakness. It’s the new macho—and women, especially, are buying into it... Read More
Live Happy Magazine THE NEW GIVING Living on less to give more to those in need can be a path to sheer joy. The SUV turning into Phil Gully's Danville, Indiana, driveway was huge. Bright, shiny and fresh off the assembly line in neighboring Oakville, the SUV—with Phil’s friend Jerry at the wheel—could haul an entire indoor under-10 girls soccer team to the school gym... Read More
Live Happy Magazine GIVING FROM YOUR HEART AND HANDS Warming the whole world one loving stitch at a time. Two steps into the little yarn shop on Third Street, and I simply laughed in delight. To a woman with a passion for knitting, Knit Culture in Los Angeles is a whisper of heaven.... Read More
The Saturday Evening Post THE NEW RESCUE DOGS At UCLA's Medical Center in Los Angeles , man’s best friend is showing a stunning ability to heal our bodies and lift our spirits. The small shapes lay motionless, each cocooned in a protective sheath of wires and tubing as a team of nurses ministered to their needs. On this day, the pediatric intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center was filled to capacity.... Read More
The Saturday Evening Post NO PLACE LIKE IT For some, home is primarily a nest that nurtures or a refuge that protects. For others, it’s a sturdy structure of brick and mortar that anchors us—or a shell of aluminum that sets us free. Home. The word resonates right to the center of who we are. It connects us to family, memories, our communities, even to ourselves... Read More
Diane Magazine THE CALM AFTER THE STORM Life post-crazy hormones? It may surprise you. "Why didn't you tell me?" I demanded. My stepmother laughed, tossed another card onto the discard pile between us, and shrugged. “You wouldn’t have believed me...." Read More
Guideposts DIGGING IN THE PAST In a turbulent world, tending flowers and plants from those we love strengthens the connections between us. Stepping out onto the deck with my morning coffee, I take a deep breath of the rich, earthy scents that yesterday's rain has left behind and watch as the sun emerges from behind the pines that shelter my cottage... Read More
Bottom Line Health CONSIDERING A LATE SHOT AT FATHERHOOD? A Stanford University study suggests you don't toss your condoms just yet! Images of joyous late-in-life fathers and their newborn babies have danced across the pages of celebrity magazines and into our shopping carts for many years.... Read More

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Live Happy Magazine THE NEW GIVING Living on less to give more to those in need can be a path to sheer joy. The SUV turning into Phil Gully's Danville, Indiana, driveway was huge. Bright, shiny and fresh off the assembly line in neighboring Oakville, the SUV—with Phil’s friend Jerry at the wheel—could haul an entire indoor under-10 girls soccer team to the school gym... Read More
Reader's Digest SUREFIRE STRATEGIES FOR A BETTER NIGHT'S SLEEP Naps, exercise, food, sex, kids, hormones, work—35 practical tips from the medical director of the UCLA Sleep Center and other top docs. To some people, the need for sleep is viewed as a sign of weakness. It’s the new macho—and women, especially, are buying into it... Read More
Live Happy Magazine ROOTS OF PASSION How four people found happiness in lives filled with purpose and meaning. Studies suggest that happiness slips into our souls on the heels of a life full of passion, rich with purpose and overflowing with meaning. But where does that passion, purpose and meaning come from? And how do they make us so happy?... Read More
Live Happy Magazine GIVING FROM YOUR HEART AND HANDS Warming the whole world one loving stitch at a time. Two steps into the little yarn shop on Third Street, and I simply laughed in delight. To a woman with a passion for knitting, Knit Culture in Los Angeles is a whisper of heaven.... Read More
Guideposts DIGGING IN THE PAST In a turbulent world, tending flowers and plants from those we love strengthens the connections between us. Stepping out onto the deck with my morning coffee, I take a deep breath of the rich, earthy scents that yesterday's rain has left behind and watch as the sun emerges from behind the pines that shelter my cottage... Read More
The Saturday Evening Post NO PLACE LIKE IT For some, home is primarily a nest that nurtures or a refuge that protects. For others, it’s a sturdy structure of brick and mortar that anchors us—or a shell of aluminum that sets us free. Home. The word resonates right to the center of who we are. It connects us to family, memories, our communities, even to ourselves... Read More
Read More Bottom Line Health CONSIDERING A LATE SHOT AT FATHERHOOD? A Stanford University study suggests you don't toss your condoms just yet! Images of joyous late-in-life fathers and their newborn babies have danced across the pages of celebrity magazines and into our shopping carts for many years....
Prevention Magazine THE HEALING GARDEN Horticultural therapist Elizabeth Murray wants you to stop and plant—not just smell—the roses and experience the curative powers of mother nature. Lugging half a dozen flats of seedlings down the hilly garden path high above the seals and rocks of the California coast, 49-year-old horticultural therapist and gardener Elizabeth Murray—cheeks pink, blond hair flying, green eyes sparkling—is teaching a dozen of us how to plant a healing garden... Read More
Live Happy Magazine GROUNDED 15 ways to stay on your feet when the world is shaking—from UCLA psychologist Catherine Mogil and friends. Walking along a trail though an ancient redwood forest deeply rooted into the rocks and cliffs of the Pacific Coast, I stop for a moment and inhale a deep, refreshing breath of earth, ocean and pine... Read More
Read More Prevention Magazine 12 WAYS TO FORGIVE YOURSELF Stanford University's Fred Luskin tells you how to get it done. We've all done things we're not proud of. Maybe you spent half the month's food budget on a new coat, didn't get to your son's soccer match before the second half, put your mom in a nursing home, or, when the cat's yowling got on your nerves, you let him outside where he was promptly hit by a car...
Diane Magazine STRONG WOMEN What is it that gives women their strength? When Immaculée Ilibagiza was hunted by Hutu tribesmen in Rwanda, she hid in a four-foot-by-three-foot bathroom at her pastor’s home with seven other women for three months. Outside, hundreds of blood-thirsty men with machetes screamed her name and slaughtered her family. Today, she has forgiven each and every one of them—and is working to help others in Rwanda heal from the long-term effects of genocide… Read More
The Saturday Evening Post THE NEW RESCUE DOGS At UCLA's Medical Center in Los Angeles , man’s best friend is showing a stunning ability to heal our bodies and lift our spirits. The small shapes lay motionless, each cocooned in a protective sheath of wires and tubing as a team of nurses ministered to their needs. On this day, the pediatric intensive care unit at UCLA Medical Center was filled to capacity.... Read More
Diane Magazine THE CALM AFTER THE STORM Life post-crazy hormones? It may surprise you. "Why didn't you tell me?" I demanded. My stepmother laughed, tossed another card onto the discard pile between us, and shrugged. “You wouldn’t have believed me...." Read More