Chic Spotlight: Live Happy
Cincy Chic: What is Live Happy magazine?
Paula Felps, Science Editor at Live Happy: Live Happy is the only magazine in the country dedicated to happiness. We give readers new insights on how to improve their wellbeing, relationships, sense of purpose and outlook on life – which are cornerstones to personal happiness. Live Happy is serious about happiness. Science shows that happier people tend to be more successful and productive at work, they have stronger relationships with friends and family, and they are healthier than people who are less happy. So, happiness is an essential element of life. Many people want to learn more about happiness – their own and that of the other people in their lives. That’s what Live Happy does every day: we help people learn how happiness can make their lives better.
Cincy Chic: What was the inspiration for Live Happy?
Felps: Our company’s owner Jeff Olson wants to make the world a happier place. It’s because of his vision that Live Happy came to be. His vision also extends to our vibrant website, livehappy.com.
Cincy Chic: Why is the team at Live Happy so passionate about this topic?
Felps: We’re so passionate because once a person understands the power of happiness, that knowledge can be life changing. In every issue, we introduce readers to people just like them who have found joy, comfort and strength in life while being faced of dramatic challenges or tragedy. We explain how the mind and body react to stress, grief and health issues and how positive emotions can be a counterbalance to negative ones in difficult times. We’re also passionate about happiness because positive news is so needed today. Our readers often say they’re hungry for positive news. We’re the place they find it.
Cincy Chic: What do readers get from reading Live Happy?
Felps: Our content list is long and includes topics such as the latest findings from the field of positive psychology and other sciences that impact our understanding of happiness, inspiring and relevant fact-based stories about real, everyday people and their happiness, beautiful illustrations and photos and much more! After reading an issue, readers will be empowered to make happiness a priority and a power in their lives.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon at Live Happy?
Felps: We’re so excited to share that we’re launching the Live Happy Experience & Expo this November. This is a two-day, consumer event where the pages of the magazine come to life. Our experts will be presenting news and insights on the happiness front. Attendees will learn about mood-boosting foods and recipes, ways they can give the gift of happiness this holiday season, how to measure their wellness and much more.
Cincy Chic: Tell us more about yourself!
Felps: I’ve worked as a freelance writer and editor since 1998. I’ve covered topics ranging from health and fitness to luxury cars and travel to business and technology. I’ve written for publications and websites including Executive Travel, American Driver, Self, Reserve, HI Luxury, Go Magazine, Private Clubs, earth911.com and iVillage.com. I’m also an advocate for sexual abuse survivors and founded the Sexual Abuse Resource Network in 2011.
Cincy Chic: Where can readers go to learn more about Live Happy?
Felps: Readers can visit our website at www.livehappy.com or follow us on Facebook.