Former Shows & Episodes

The Happy Hour Effect

The Happy Hour Effect – Chocolate Today Keeps the Stress Away: Healthy Indulgences for Stress Relief

We experience stress every single day. But a long bath, a delectable chocolate truffle, yoga – these can all be little indulgences that can turn a stressful day into a happy one. In this episode, Melissa Halas-Liang, founder of, will teach us about healthy indulgences for stress relief and share the super health benefits of chocolate. Then we will talk to Ally Sinclair, a chocolatier and founder of about the chocolates her company makes and their mission to celebrate life every day.

Melissa Halas-Liang, MA RD CDE is a nationally-recognized, award-winning nutrition educator and wellness expert. She founded SuperKids Nutrition Inc to save the world one healthy food at a timeTM through her nutrition articles, resources, learning activities and newsletters for schools, kids, parents and teachers. Her website, blog, Twitter and Facebook pages offer fun tips and tools for eating healthfully. She has been featured in Cosmopolitan magazine, on The Food Network and many more. Melissa provides nutrition counseling in Los Angeles with a holistic approach through her company and website,, and teaches nutrition to the public through several universities on-line at

Ally Sinclair is a chocolatier and founder of She started the company with her husband with the philosophy to live with vision, humor, and joy. Their vision is of a luxuriously delicious yet down-to-earth line of all-natural, gourmet chocolate truffles. They are also the founders of NYDC dessert café and have been featured in Vogue, Elle magazine, Rachael Ray, Reelz Channel, Health magazine and many more. Most recently they were featured at an Oscars event in Hollywood where they shared their delicious chocolate truffles with Teri Hatcher, Jane Lynch, Terrell Owens and many more celebrities. Their chocolates can be purchased at selected Whole Foods, HyVee stores and other specialty retailers or ordered directly online at

In this episode, I will also discuss the Stresslebrity of the Week, share my latest Song of the Week and give away prizes too, so listen now!