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Unlocking The Healing Powers of Play

Unlock the healing powers of play with a Disney twist, revealing how childhood stories can foster adult healing, empathy through villains, and the importance of nurturing our inner child.

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Disney Animation Studios The Concert

The hosts recount their enchanting evening at the Disney Animation Studios The Concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Discover the magic of Disneybounding, the joy of a picnic under the stars, and the emotional resonance of live Disney music.

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Sidekicks! Disney’s Animal Aides

Explore the unique roles of Disney sidekicks as they dissect how these beloved characters from classics like ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Cinderella,’ and ‘The Lion King’ relate to mental wellness. Engaging discussions reveal how these animated companions,

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Styling for Dapper Day

Join cohosts Ariel and Stefanie on their journey for Dapper Day outfits. Immerse yourself in the world of Dapper Day at Disneyland as they explore everything from dressing tips and theme ideas to personal experiences and the pursuit of the perfect outf…

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Disney After Dark: Princess Nite

Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | Email | RSS | More #31: In this episode of Happiest Pod, join Ariel and Stef as they recount their magical evening at Disneyland’s After Dark event, Princess Nite.

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Navigating Pop Culture Conventions

#30: Pop culture conventions, where fans and geeks gather to celebrate their fandoms, are often the most anticipated experiences of the year. This year, Stef and Ariel were blessed with the opportunity to speak as panelists at both WonderCon and the me…

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Ms. Marvel

#13: Breck and Sophia geek out over the Disney+ series, Ms. Marvel. The Hero Nation team discusses why the show is so impactful and how it’s helped facilitate discussion on identity, culture, and community.

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Behind the Magic: Up Close with Lady Tremaine

#29: Ariel and Stef had the honor of interviewing the terrifying and regal Jessica who played Lady Tremaine at Walt Disney World. In this episode, we learn the joys, the frustrations, and the horrors of being a face character at the happiest place on e…

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We DO Talk About Bruno Reprise

#26: Ariel, Stef, and past host Josué team up for a second time to do a deeper dive into Disney’s Encanto. In this episode, themes of dysfunctional family roles, inner child archetypes, and how to inspire students and clients to discover their own inne…

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Celebrating Lunar New Year

#27: Lunar New Year is a holiday that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. The year 2022 is the year of the Tiger, and tiger energy is exactly what Ariel and Stef want to take into the New Year.

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