Category - Podcasts
There is a lot of discussion these days about optimism and how an optimistic mindset can be beneficial to our well-being. But is there a biological foundation for optimism? Are we, as human beings, hard-wired for optimism?
June 24, 2011 In this radio show we talk to Dr. Tali Sharot who has a Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from New York University and is a research fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at University College in London, England. She lives in London and conducts research on optimism, memory, and emotion which has been the subject of features in Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Time, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, as well as on the BBC. We caught up with Tali this week while she was in New York and we talked to her about her fascinating new book The Optimism Bias: A tour of the Irrationally Positive Brain. Also joining us in the studio was Emmanuel Lopez, also known as motivator man, who is an award-winning Illustrator, Professional Speaker and Movie Blogger. FEATURED in The NEW YORK TIMES, The WASHINGTON POST and The TORONTO STAR. His blog, Movies That Motivate, is known for its motivational tips and inspiring movie examples. Emmanuel helps individuals increase PASSION and build optimistic mindsets through articles in ZOOMER MAGAZINE, EXAMINER.COM and empowering keynotes and seminars.
March 25, 2011
In this podcast we talk about women and wellbeing and we interview one of the US’ top women's health experts to find out why and what women can do about improving their own wellbeing. Listen in to this interview with Dr. Alice Domar, who is the Executive Director of the Domar Center for Mind/Body Health, and the Director of Mind/Body Services at Boston IVF. She conducts ongoing research that focuses on the relationship between stress and women's health, and creates programs to help women decrease physical and psychological symptoms. She is the author of several books including Be Happy Without Being Perfect; How to Break Free from the Perfection Deception - which she co-authored with Alice Lesch Kelly. Also on the show we interview Marla Warner from ‘For Health: Wellness Consultants’. Marla holds a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and is a certified Stress Management Educator and Health Behaviour Coach. Marla is a consultant, trainer, coach, and educator in corporate health and wellness and has extensive experience as a Stress Management Therapist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
December 17, 2010
The best part of the holidays is spending time with loved ones so this radio show is designed to bring you closer to that special person in your life. We interview Sue Johnson on this show. Sue is the Director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California as well as Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa. She is also the author of a terrific book called Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations of a Lifetime of Love. She shares her incredible advice for couples on our show.
The Law of the Garbage Truck and Profit from the Positive
November 19, 2010 In this broadcast we interview two interesting authors –David Pollay, author of The Law of the Garbage Truck: How to Respond to People who Dump on You, and How to Stop Dumping on Others. He shares his strategies for helping you increase your happiness and success using his Laws of the Garbage Truck. We also interview Margaret Greenberg who is President of The Greenberg Group, a consulting firm specializing in coaching executives and their teams who are called upon to lead large-scale organizational change. She is a graduate of the Master of Applied Positive Psychology program at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the upcoming book, Profit from the Positive: What Every Business Leader Needs to Know from the New Science of Positive Psychology. She co-authored the book with Senia Maymin of senia.com.
To listen to the radio interview – especially the second half of the show when we interview David Pollay
June 5, 2009
Listen in to our interview with Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, commonly known as the genius of Positive Psychology. Dr. Fredrickson is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Principal Investigator of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at the University of North Carolina. Her research centers on positive emotions and human flourishing and she has been recognized with numerous honors, including, the 2000 American Psychological Association's Templeton Prize in Positive Psychology. Here we discuss Barbara’s new book: Positivity- Ground breaking research reveals how to embrace the hidden strength of positive emotions, overcome negativity and thrive. Her thoughtful and intelligent advice based on her research will surprise you and offer you opportunities to be happier in your own life.