Hay House Radio Episode Recap
- Episode Name: “Meet Your Hay House Radio Family”
- Live Broadcast: July 11th, 2017 at 3:00 pm Pacific Time
Episode Summary Re-cap
In many traditions around the world, who you break bread with becomes your family. For this special show, bring your lunch or a snack and break bread with your Hay House Radio family. Hear the stories of how Hay House Radio was created. Meet the team who makes magic happen behind the scenes. We will reveal some funny behind the scenes stories, the biggest bloopers from your favorite show hosts, and unexpected surprises!
Special Guests: Hay House Radio Team
Steve Morris, Hay House Radio Manager
Mitch Wilson, Broadcast Engineer/Producer
Rocky George, Broadcast Engineer/Producer
Mike Joseph, Engineer / “captain of the board”
Rachel Fernandes, Support Coordinator
Chelsey Larson, Social Media Coordinator
Kate Riley, Senior Web Project Manager
Kathryn Wells, Web Project Manager
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Meet the team
In the picture at the top – from left to right – Diane Ray, Hamsatu Allamin of Nigeria, Kathryn Wells, Heather Dane, Kate Riley, Jane Anyango of Kenya, Rachel Fernandes, Mitch Wilson, Khurshid Bano of Pakistan, and Katie Zenoni (University of San Diego Joan B. Croc School of Peace Studies).
The picture to the left – from left to right: Steve Morris, Mitch Wilson, Diane Ray, Mike Joseph, Rachel Fernandes (and her dog Phoebe), and Mike Joseph. In front is Steve’s dog, Charlie.
The Incredible Importance of Friends, Family and Community Revealed
How well do you know the people in your community? How often do you get to spend time connecting in a meaningful way with the people in your life? How supported do you feel by your relationships?
In studies with centenarians – people who’ve lived to 100 years or older — one of the most important aspects of their lives is family and community. Through community, they felt a sense of love and belonging, and you know what? That’s what Hay House is all about!
Hay House Radio is an incredible listening experience where authors and listeners gather minds and hearts in community. Today, we featured our Hay House Radio family — the people who produce the programming that helps us heal, thrive, and transform our lives. We shared stories, got to know one another better, and revealed why a community — and family — of like-minded people, can be the key to happiness and longevity.
Five Important Reasons That Community, Family & Friendships Matter
#1 -Sharing a Meal Creates Family
In many cultures around the world, who you break bread with during meals become family, regardless of blood.
#2 – Good Friends Equals Good Health
In The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest, we learned that the healthiest people (emotionally and physically), had at least two or three significant ties to family, friends. and community.
#3 – A Good Social Environment Makes 80 Year-Olds Happier Than People Half Their Age
Dr. Nobuyoshi Hirose, a noteworthy researcher on centenarians, said: ‘“We see that people over 40 tend to get less happy with age, until about age 80”….”That’s when their well-being begins to curve upward again. By the time a woman reaches 100, she is happier than a 40-year-old, even though she’s probably functioning poorly. This is due to our favorable social environment. Americans emphasize biological aging. You tend to age alone. In Japan we focus on social, environmental aging. We think about aging in the context of a family or community.”’(From The Blue Zones.)
#4 – Meaningful Relationships Have a Greater Impact on Your Health Than Your Genes
A Harvard study spanning 80 years shows that satisfaction with relationships contributes to health and happiness more than your genetics. “Those who kept warm relationships got to live longer and happier, said Waldinger, and the loners often died earlier. ‘Loneliness kills,’ he said. ‘It’s as powerful as smoking or alcoholism.’ According to the study, those who lived longer and enjoyed sound health avoided smoking and alcohol in excess. Researchers also found that those with strong social support experienced less mental deterioration as they aged.” (Mineo, Liz. “Good genes are nice, but joy is better.” Harvard Gazette. April 11, 2017.Web. 12 July 2017.)
#5 – Focusing on High Quality Social Ties and Relationships Could Be Effective Preventative Medicine
A study found that social ties could improve physical and psychological health, and prevent conditions from occurring. This study found that social ties could help create better health habits over time, thus providing cumulative effects on health. (Umberson, Debra, and Jennifer Karas Montez. “Social Relationships and Health: A Flashpoint for Health Policy.” Journal of health and social behavior 51.Suppl (2010): S54–S66. PMC. Web. 12 July 2017.)
How You Can Create a Culture Where Community Matters in Your Life
- Spend an hour less screen time (phones, computer, TV) and use that time for friends, family and community activities.
- Share a meal with friends or family.
- Join a Meetup group in your area.
- Go to your local farmer’s market.
- If you don’t have many friends nearby, join a Facebook Group and interact with people regularly, get to know your group.
- Go to a community center, block party, or local community event. Ask someone to introduce you to people they think you’d like.
- Commit to making more time for your friends and family.
- Tell your loved ones how you feel. Show your appreciation.
- Choose to spend time with people who nourish and support you.
- Be of service to others. Giving back can foster a sense of connection.
- Journal about the kinds of relationships you want in your life. Trust that you will attract them.
When it Comes to Connection, Never Underestimate the Power of a Smile or Kind Act
“The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It’s overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt.”
― Leo Buscaglia
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