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  • 01:01

    Realistic Optimism

    in Education

    We will discuss how to turn optimism into reality and a successful outcome.

    As usual, we will also discuss two delicious recipes for sharing. The "safe" recipe will be Spicy Vegetable Stew, and the "adventure" recipe will be Cioppino.

  • 00:31

    Optimize Your Optimism!

    in Self Help

    Guest: David Mezzapelle

    Featured book: 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People- Power Your Life With The Positive

    Website: www.contagiousoptimism.com

    Contagious Optimism introduces the concept of Positive Forward Thinking. Can someone be optimistic and realistic at the same time?

    Bio: David Mezzapelle is the bestselling author of Contagious Optimism, an uplifting book series and global brand that contains real stories from real people around the globe. The purpose is to help people find their silver linings no matter what they may be going through in life.  After a long career in technology, Mezzapelle launched several companies and philanthropic initiatives, and he has served on various boards. Throughout his life, Mezzapelle encountered great peaks and valleys, for which he is grateful. He has always kept his glass "completely full." 


  • 01:10

    Contagious Optimism with David Mezzapelle

    in Self Help

    On this episode of Coach Cafe, we welcome David Mezzapelle to share his stories of optimism and help us to see the silver lining in every situation. David Mezzapelle believes that we all have the capacity to make optimism contagious just by sharing our life's adventures. Mezzapelle is the founder of the Contagious Optimism movement and the author of Contagious Optimism, a bestselling book series that contains real stories from real people around the globe which demonstrates that every cloud has a silver lining. 10 Habits of Truly Optimistic People: Power Your LIfe with the Positive, another book in the series, has just been released.

    Throughout his life, Mezzapelle has encountered great peaks and valleys all of which he is grateful for. He never lost sight along the way and has kept his glass "completely full." He has influenced many people with his outlook and Contagious Optimism is his way of offering optimism to others. 

    A portion of each book sale will go to charities.    Find David at: http://www.ContagiousOptimism.com

    Find your hosts:  Estra Roell: www.AmericasLifePurposeCoach.com

    Kathleen Martin: www.KathleenMartinCoaching.com

  • 02:04


    in Lifestyle

    Dawson Church and Stephanie Marohn go Online With Andrea to discuss the book Optimism - Cultivating the Magic Quality that Can Extend Your Lifespan, Boost Your Energy and Make You Happy Now.  Hosted by Andrea R. Garrison.

  • 00:37

    Feeling Great - Optimism, Enthusiasm and Contentment

    in Health

    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.

  • 01:16

    Optimism – The Science and Spirit Behind a Smile

    in Health

    Do you have a rosy outlook and see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty? If so, your good attitude may have even more benefits than you think.

    A growing number of scientific studies suggest optimistic people tend to live longer and have better physical and mental health than pessimistic people. On Today’s Heart of the Matter we’re going to reveal the science and spirit behind a smile. 

    Join Dr. Darren as we smile our way to health. Infinite Love & Gratitude!



  • 00:24

    The Power of Optimism

    in Self Help

    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

  • 00:30

    Optimism, Mistakes and Redemption

    in Family

    I'm optimistic.  I have ADHD.  I see the good, but I can create chaos in my own life and make lots of mistakes.  Today we're talking about all of those things and how to move forward through them to redemption and a better life.  Join in the discussion!

  • 00:57

    PHL Sports Nation - Is There Reason for Eagles Optimism?

    in Sports

    Julian Bravo recaps the Eagles' final preseason game and asks if there is reason for Eagles optimism. 

  • 00:11

    Optimism in Cleveland? Yes, actually.

    in Basketball

    No Kyrie Irving? No problem.

    Yes, that is the optimist's outlook in Cleveland heading into Game 2. If Irving is done for the year, no worries -- as they would say in Australia.

    I was not expecting to find much optimism among Clevelanders following the Cavs' Game 1 loss in which Irving aggravated his knee injury, but then I went on 92.3 The Fan radio in Cleveland with Adam "The Bull" and was hit with a dose of non-negativity that seemed so unClevelandish, it required further investigation.

    And upon further investigation, I learned why "The Bull" was preaching patience. It is because he is from Brooklyn, not Northeast Ohio. Not that there's anything wrong with being from Brooklyn, which is where Chris Bernucca hails from, but even Bernucca knows that things look dire for the Cavs heading into Game 2 unless somebody from their bench steps up in a huge way in Game 2.

    Will that player be Dellavedova? Maybe Mike Miller? Does David Blatt have an ace in the hole with Joe Harris?

  • 00:40


    in Business

    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.


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