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Welcome to the Healthy Baby Boomers Network Blog Talk Radio Show. I am your host, Dr. Erica Goodstone, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Spiritual Relationship Healer and Somatic Body Psychotherapist, Helping Men and Women Heal Their Bodies and Their Relationships Through Love, author of the book: Love Me, Touch Me, Heal Me and the romantic novel, Love in the Blizzard of Life, and creator of Healing Through Love Seminars, Love Me, Touch Me, Heal Me Complete Relationship System.
Today I am speaking with Kelly Johnson, Co author of Feeling Great: Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment, with Dadi Janki and Peter Vegso.
Dadi Janki is a woman of wisdom. Born in 1916 in India to a devout and philanthropic family, she had no formal education beyond 14. At Age 21, she joined the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, show purpose is to help people explore their highest level of personal integrity and the attributes of leadership. Dadi has dedicated her life to the spiritual service of others. Peter Vegso is an entrepreneur and pioneer of self-help publishing, best known for being the original publisher of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. His open dialogue with God for most of his life and his appreciation of Dadi Janki and the mission of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University led to this special collaboration. Kelly Johnson has worked in the publishing industry for many years reading, selling and marketing other people’s books.
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Studies have proven that optimistic people enjoy many health benefits. Join Nancy Gentle Boudrie as we cultivate optimism for the future, living in the here and now, moment by moment filled with positive thought. As all of these moments, thoughts and actions create our future.
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller
Learned optimism is the idea in positive psychology that a talent for joy, like any other, can be cultivated. It is contrasted with learnedhelplessness. Learning optimism is done by consciously challenging any negative self talk.
Martin Seligman’s came to the concept of learned optimism through a scientific study of learned helplessness, the idea that a certain reoccurring negative event is out of the person's control. As he was performing tests to study helplessness further, he began to wonder why some people resisted helplessness-conditioning. He noticed that, while some subjects blamed themselves for negative outcomes, others blamed the experiment for setting them up to fail.
Seligman shifted his focus to attempting to discover what it is that keeps some people from ever becoming helpless. The answer was optimism. Using his knowledge about condition people to be helpless in the lab, he shifted his focus to conditioning people to be optimists. The result of these experiments led to defining the processes of learning optimism.
April 9, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: Positive Forward Thinking: Can You Make Optimism Work For You?
INTERVIEW GUEST: B. L. Lindstrom
B.L. Lindstrom is and has always been a Maverick Adaptive Design Scientist. For more than 40 years, he has been offering unique and innovative solutions to individuals and organizations. B. L. went from cleaning tables for a dollar an hour in Gary, Indiana to mopping up process failures at major corporations. He began his second adulthood as an author by offering readers his first and widely read work of fiction, titled Considering SomeplacElse. Most recently B.L. is a two-time co-author of an uplifting and national best-seller series, titled Contagious Optimism. The leading author, David Mezzapelle is the founder of the Contagious Optimism brand and has been a guest on various radio and TV programs as an advocate of the power of optimism.
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:
Optimism is a hopeful, positive outlook on the future, yourself, and the world around you. It is a key part of resilience, the inner strength that helps you get through tough times. By definition, optimism helps you see, feel, and think positively. But it has extra benefits you might not know about—optimism helps keep up your physical health too. You don’t have to be a born optimist to use the power of optimism. In daily life, or when faced with a crisis, you can choose a positive viewpoint to make the most of what life brings your way. Can you make optimism work for you?
Adversity tends to make people stronger when making up their minds not to give up or give in. Constant struggles are face by those injured in Auto Accidents. They must fight for their benefits with Insurers, be that Insurance Carriers or Employers. They must learn how to survive typically with less money and support. However, those finding ways to overcome their battles are able to gain life insights and move forward.
Join ESTRA today in talking about ways to develop Optimism In The Face Of Adversity.
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Have a cup of tea, or your favorite beverage, (we call it "MEE Time") with Music 4 Life® Radio show hosts Judith Pinkerton and Amy Frost as they focus on optimism – the key to eating stress - with special guest Army Major (R) Ross Bryant, Director, Office of Veteran Services, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. As the former commander of the UNLV Army ROTC and Deputy Director of the UNLV Institute for Security Studies, his 24 year career as an enlisted soldier, NCO and former Army Officer includes degrees in German and National Security Studies. He supports the next generation of veterans and their family members who are transitioning to civilian life and achieving their academic goals.
This week's topic is optimism - the key to eating stress, to thrive, no matter what life throws at you. Studies cite that optimists are healthier, persistent, don’t give up easily, more successful in school, on the job, on the playing field, and in relationships. Optimism is the thinking pattern of choice.
For today's topic handout for the Radio Show, visit Amy's blog. Attend a local program.
Our guest's music choices include The Warrior Song and Anything Could Happen. Go on a journey with us as we discover how Major (R) Bryant uses music to stay positively engaged in the game of life. Learn about your music listening habits to discover if you're building emotional mastery that manages more easily life's ups and downs - take the 2-hour course, downloadable Music Medicine Boot Camp.
Contact special guest Major (R) Ross Bryant at unlv.edu/veterans.
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Optimism can take you toward achievement faster and help to build lasting, powerful, effective relationships. Tune in and get an idea of how some people create winning optimism. Optimism can help you see situations from the best point of view and take the right actions for the best results.
Join us as we talk shifting the way you take control of your life and live it to the fullest, contented. Kelly Johnson has worked in the publishing industry for many years reading, selling and marketing other people's books. When the opportunity to write Feeling Great with Peter Vegso and Dadi Janki came along, it was an unexpected honor. Johnson gratefully lives near the sea in Satellite Beach, Florida, writing and doing the work she loves.
Feeling Great is a complete guidebook that offers a simple blueprint for a lifelong embodiment of true contentment. Feeling Great, Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment (HCI Books), by a triad of leading wisdom keepers--Dadi Janki, Peter Vegso, and Kelly Johnson--lets you really OWN a permanently elevated state of mind and way of life.
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Join co--hosts Dagny Grant and Beth Donnelly for an inspiring conversation with Kelly Johnson,coauthor of Feeling Great, Creating a Life of Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment!
During this show we will ask you to consider the question…When was the last time you were Feeling Great? Not just physically, but robustly fulfilled and happy?
For more information and/or to pick up a copy of this fantastic book...go to www.hcibooks.com
You might also wish to visit www.brahmakumaris.org/us
David Mezzapelle, author of Contagious Optimism: Uplifting Stories and Motivational Advice for Positive Forward Thinking will be sharing his own contagious optimism stories on today's show. David shares his uplifting stories and those of others around the globe who have found the silver lining in most life challenges.
How fabulous is your day? Are you high in the sky or down in the dumps? Is life a ping pong ball that is ever wacking the wall? Can you find happiness and balance? Are you affected by the world around you? Can you live a glorious life in the face of challenges, pain or suffering? Maybe, can you live a life of balance and see the silver lining in the world to make this a great adventure.
For more information on David visit: www.ContagiousOptimism.com
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