A Lifetime of Happiness Episode Descriptions

Episode 12: Podcasting

April 08, 2020 HappyLifePod

In the first season finale of A Lifetime of Happiness Steve Bennet-Martin sits down to interviews Kayden Taylor, host of the podcast Transcaster Radio, on our journeys for happiness and how they brought us to podcasting.

Happy News:
Fostering Pets: https://www.today.com/pets/americans-help-animal-shelters-during-coronavirus-pandemic-t176945
Also mentioned locally in Sarasota/Bradenton- Humane Society of Sarasota and Nate’s Animal Rescue as options
Huge Drop in Air Pollution: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/23/coronavirus-pandemic-leading-to-huge-drop-in-air-pollution

Kayden’s Information
Transcaster Radio
https://transcasterradio.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/transcasterradio/

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Episode 11: Senior Living Featuring HarborChase

April 01, 2020 HappyLifePod

In this episode Steve Bennet-Martin discusses his love for senior living, starting with the announcement of our sister podcast, Senior Living on the Suncoast. 

Our Happy News is then brought to you locally by Ellie and Mark Baldwin from Sunways Assisted Living Concierge for bringing the handwritten cards their precious children are writing for isolated senior citizens in our community. 

When then go into an interview with the residents of HarborChase of Sarasota, including: 
Phyllis Eckert
Jill Blausfox
Marilyn Griffith
Gloria Webber
Ruth Lipski

Episode 10: Social Media

March 25, 2020 HappyLifePod

In real time this is/was recorded during the COVID-19 Pandemic and the practice of Social Distancing has made the topic of Social Media more relevant than ever. Taking advantage of Brittany’s social distancing we are joined by guest co-host, Stephen Martin-Bennet, as we delve into every social media from AOL chat rooms to MySpace and took advantage of Stephen’s expertise for a deep dive into Twitter. With so much negativity surrounding social media for the past decade, but especially right now, please join us for a half hour of positivity as we continue our journey for A Lifetime of Happiness.

Links Mentioned In the Episode
Happy News: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/tv-medical-dramas-donate-supplies-to-hospitals-fighting-corvid19/
Study on Positive Social Media: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/social-media-positive-mental-health/
Darwin Brewing Company: https://www.darwinbrewingco.com/

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Episode 9: Finding Your Bio Parents

March 18, 2020 HappyLifePod

In this episode Steve and Brittany discuss http://www.washyourlyrics.com and how they are making us happy throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. This unfortunately results in Steve talking the lyrics to Baby Got Back the same day we start uploading clips and segments to YouTube. We then go on to discuss another interesting story involving Publix and homophobia, this time from Brittany’s point of view. Then we share an interview with Stephanie McKinnon, an amazing woman who is an inspiration to anyone who is hoping to one day reconnect with their biological family.

Links Discussed In Episode:
The Story Behind Happy News: https://www.digitaltrends.com/music/online-lyrics-generator-pairs-songs-with-hand-washing-steps/
Happy News- http://www.washyourlyrics.com
G’s Adoption Registry- http://www.gsadoptionregistry.com/
Happy Life Pod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/happylifepod
Website: http://www.happylifepod.com

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Episode 8: Adopted to Adopting














Summary: Steve Bennet-Martin opens up as his co-host Brittany discusses what his childhood was like growing up knowing he was adopted as well delving more into the specifics behind his current adoption. Also, we discuss Podfest, Brittany’s videography, and in Happy News, a vet who has saved
thousands of homeless people’s pets!

Links from the show:
Happy News: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/veterinarian-treats-homeless-peoples-pets-for-free/
2019 Adoption Statistics: https://adoptionnetwork.com/adoption-statistics
Safe Children Coalition: https://sccfl.org/
Our New Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/happylifepod/

Episode 7: COVID-19 and Overcoming Descrimination

March 03, 2020 HappyLifePod

In this bonus ‘minisode’ Steve and Brittany discuss the Coronavirus as it officially lands right in their backyard, the Kentucky student who donated his extra credit to the student with the lowest score, and how Steve’s journey prepared him for being discriminated against recently and the reflection on that incident!

Links for the show:
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Our website: http://www.happylifepod.com

Links discussed in this episode:
Coronavirus Story- https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200301/coronavirus-two-florida-residents-test-lsquopresumptivelyrsquo-positive-desantis-declares-emergency
Happy News- https://www.wfla.com/news/viral-news/student-asks-to-donate-extra-credit-points-to-classmates/

Episode 6: Weddings

February 26, 2020 HappyLifePod

Don’t make the same mistake Brittany did and get wedding bells confused with a boxing bell- this episode is all about weddings! Hosts Steve Bennet-Martin and Brittany Jennings are joined by Brittney (Infantino) Riley to discuss Brittney’s recent wedding. We also feature Maia and her mom MariAnne Hernandez in the Kidz Korner, as well as the Life Enrichment Director at Heron East, Jonathan Lague, as well as a resident, Patricia Welle.

We also dive into Happy News with a story of a boy who got to meet the people whose donated blood saved his life as well as a debate on the proper pronunciation of Super Mario (Steve knows he’s wrong),  the 2019 Wedding Report from Wedding Wire, and what exactly a Skilled Nursing Facility or Rehab is!

Links mentioned in this episode:
Happy News Report- https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/theyre-a-part-of-him-5-year-old-boy-meets-the-people-who-donated-blood-for-him/ar-BB103zeU
2019 Wedding Wire Report https://go.weddingwire.com/newlywed-report

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Episode 5: Culture

February 12, 2020 HappyLifePod

From Eastern to Western, from Northern to Southern, and across religions, sexualities, and tribes, we all define our culture in our own unique way. After a listener reported this podcast led them to question the way their culture defined happiness we take a deep dive into what happiness looks like across different cultures and generations.

Special Guests: Neema Patel, Conrad and Maia Hernandez

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Happy News was pulled from Today News here: https://www.today.com/style/target-s-new-swimwear-campaign-features-model-rare-skin-condition-t172462
The Study From Phys.Org- https://phys.org/news/2014-03-cultures-differ-happiness-beliefs.html

Episode 4: Body Positivy

January 29, 2020 HappyLifePod

In this episode Steve and Brittany explore the relationship between body positivity, happiness, and aging. We talk vision board a bit and introduce a bit of Happy News about a woman who’s life savings was swindled by a scammer, only to be saved by her town and a bunch of spaghetti!

With such a large topic as body positivity we then decide to dive further into it through the scope of the art of Burlesque with the help of guest experts Miss Petite Coquette and Cherry Von Topp, as well as a very special segment with Cherry’s daughter, Scarlet! Also be prepared for a dive into the research done by Siobhan Evans into Positive Body Image in Recreational and Performing Burlesque Dancers to give us a special perspective from Australia!

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Links: American Burlesque on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_burlesque
Siobhan’s Study: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312022550_Positive_Body_Image_in_Recreational_and_Performing_Burlesque_Dancers
Happy News: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/maine-town-serves-spaghetti-to-raise-money-for-scammed-senior/

Episode 3: Planning for Happiness

January 15, 2020 HappyLifePod

In this episode co-hosts Steven Bennet-Martin and Brittany Jennings discuss what it looks like to plan for your happiness! With the expert help from Sierra Butler we learn that there is a scientifically proven way to improve your overall happiness TODAY! We had a great learning experience for planning interviews with the help of Kidz Korner guest, Daneka, and Steve finally shares with the audience how we’ve been finding our guests. An inappropriate Terri Schiavo joke was edited out but then referenced later, so ten points to whoever can guess which co-host made the insensitive joke!

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Stay Happy!

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Episode 2: Charity

January 01, 2020 HappyLifePod

In our second episode, hosts Steven Bennet-Martin and Brittany Jennings discuss how charity affects our happiness through the different stages of our lives. We are joined by friend of the podcast and Vice President of the Sarasota County Senior Advocacy Council, Chazsady Davis, to discuss how charity has changed her life. A special shout out to Penelope for her help with the Kidz Korner and LuAnne with Senior Stories. 

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Episode 1: A Lifetime of Happiness

January 01, 2020 HappyLifePod

In our first episode our hosts Steven Bennet-Martin and Brittany Jennings try to define what A Lifetime of Happiness looks like. With the assistance of Maya Hernandez and Helen Fleder we discuss the mission of the podcast, along with what inspires us to be happy people.

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