Brian and Alka Kaminer

We created Live Happy Within to share our journey and the resources that help us.  We present the growing  field and attention around Happiness while connecting it with Health, Sustainability and Spirituality.

We live in Westchester County, NY (one hour north of New York City) with our three boys.

Brian KaminerBrian Kaminer sm
I am the founder of Talgra and creator of the Invest With Values – The Investors Gateway to Positive Change.  Talgra consults with people and organizations looking to align their money and values through sustainable, community and impact investments.

I am a board member with Gross National Happiness USA whose mission is to increase personal happiness and our collective wellbeing by changing how we measure progress and success.  I also serve on the board of Slow Money NYC – focused on catalyzing funding to local, sustainable food business. Being of service to others is personally rewarding and enhances my own happiness.

I am very interested in sustainability and believe it is an evolving process that requires personal development, local engagement and global thinking.  Various activities that I enjoy are skiing, yoga, meditation, tennis, biking, hiking and scuba diving.

My full Bio is available on my company’s website  Talgra

Alka Kamineralka kaminer sm
I am the founder of Present Wisdom through which I teach yoga, meditation, offer energy healing and inspiration.   I have been a dedicated student of yoga for the last 10 years, during which I became a certified teacher. I practice several styles of energy healing.  I am forever a student of life and always practicing to be the best person I can be.  As Mahatma Gandhi said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

I volunteer with several school and non-profit groups in my community. One of my fundamental beliefs is “it takes a village to raise a child” and that we all have a hand in shaping our children’s future.

Other activities that I enjoy include skiing, hiking, scuba diving, traveling and running around with my kids.

My full Bio is available on my company’s website Present Wisdom



Live Happy Principles

Be the best you can be

Honor all and be of service to others

Take care of the earth