More Happiness Less Suffering

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November 15, 2021 00:47:08
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October 07, 2021 00:42:08

Kacie Hill ~ Wellness Today

Kacie is the founder of Flora Fauna Wellness. She graduated with honors from Emperor's College in Santa Monica, CA.  She has a Master's in Chinese Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist.  In addition to acupuncture and herbs, Kacie uses eastern modalities like cupping, gua sha, Chinese nutrition, and meditation to help you feel amazing.  She also uses supplements and nutraceuticals to help you get better faster.     ...



August 04, 2021 00:53:09

Trudy Goodman ~ Live It Up!

Trudy Goodman, Ph.D., is a vipassana teacher in the Theravada lineage and the Founding Teacher of InsightLA. Since 1974, Trudy devoted much of her life to practicing Buddhist meditation with revered Asian and Western teachers in the Zen and Theravada traditions, including Zen Master Seung Sahn, Kobun Chino Otagawa Roshi, Maurine Stuart Roshi, Joseph Goldstein, Sharon Salzberg and other Vipassana teachers. From 1991 to 1998, Trudy was a resident Zen teacher at the Cambridge Buddhist Association. She teaches with Jack Kornfield, Kate Lila Wheeler, InsightLA teachers she has mentored (Beth Sternlieb, Christiane Wolf) Anam Thubten, and other beloved teachers. ...



July 15, 2021 00:42:15

Amanda Gilbert- Kindness Now

Amanda is a modern day meditation teacher, writer and speaker. She has been a meditator for over 15 years and teaches from coast to coast in the US, including in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Miami and San Francisco, as well as online. She is a professor of mindfulness at the University of Southern California and the author of Kindness Now: A 28-Day Guide to Living with Authenticity, Intention and Compassion. ...



July 01, 2021 00:47:35

Jena Schwartz - The Writer Within

Jena Schwartz is an amazing author, coach, and advocate for social change. She also happens to be the "go to" editor here at the More Happiness Less Suffering Podcast, as she edited both of the poetry books created by our founders. Listen in as Jena helps us discover the writer in all of us!   "I work with so many people who struggle to value their writing if/when it's not "productive" or clearly "going somewhere." Our society is so outcome-oriented and product-driven, norms that are nearly impossible not to internalize yet are so detrimental to our creative selves". ~ Jena Schwartz     ...


June 15, 2021 00:52:24

Dr. Saumya Dave - The Power of Perseverance

Dr. Saumya Dave is a psychiatrist, writer, and mental health advocate.  She recently published her first book, "Well Behaved Indian Women," and is soon to release her next book, "What a Happy Family."  Her writing has been featured in The New York Times Book Review, Elle, Bustle, Buzzfeed and more.  In this episode Dr. Dave tells her story of writing her first book and persevering through a decade of rejections before hitting gold.    Say hello at   ...