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Optimism doctor and visual imagery expert Dr. Deepika Chopra has studied the science of happiness. Join her as she blends together holistic practices with evidence-based science to cultivate more optimism, success, hope and resiliency in the lives of others. Looking Up is a holistic + science-based podcast covering the ins and outs of being a human — without the perfectionism and toxic positivity. In each episode, you’ll get to hear from elite athletes, recording artists, couples, parents, poets, and experts all while learning real tools and practical skills to increase your own optimism and joy and resiliency from Dr. Deepika as well as trailblazing experts and scientists in the field! Subscribe to Looking Up anywhere you listen to your podcasts currently. Follow @drdeepikachopra on Instagram for some behind the scenes footage and to get some of your own personal questions answered on the show. Things are Looking Up!

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

Optimism doctor and visual imagery expert Dr. Deepika Chopra has studied the science of happiness. Join her as she blends together holistic practices with evidence-based science to cultivate more optimism, success, hope and resiliency in the lives of others. Looking Up is a holistic + science-based podcast covering the ins and outs of being a human — without the perfectionism and toxic positivity. In each episode, you’ll get to hear from elite athletes, recording artists, couples, parents, poets, and experts all while learning real tools and practical skills to increase your own optimism and joy and resiliency from Dr. Deepika as well as trailblazing experts and scientists in the field! Subscribe to Looking Up anywhere you listen to your podcasts currently. Follow @drdeepikachopra on Instagram for some behind the scenes footage and to get some of your own personal questions answered on the show. Things are Looking Up!

    Living our purpose and the intersection of math + resiliency with Danica McKellar

    Living our purpose and the intersection of math + resiliency with Danica McKellar

    On this week's episode of LOOKING UP, Dr. Deepika Chopra talks to Danica McKellar- actress, mother, mathematician, and philanthropist! Intelligent, transparent, and lovely, Danica shares about the unexpected tie between resiliency and math, how we can go about finding our purpose, and the tools she uses every day to help fight overwhelm and anxiety. LOOKING UP is honored to be one of her first and only podcast appearances, and we know you are going to take as much from this episode as we did. Danica tells us about the importance of continuing to try when we feel unsure or unable, how we pass on resilience to our kids through vulnerability and her thoughts on how embracing our smarts and the problems we have to spend a little bit more time on as the keys to a resilient life! Enjoy this episode of LOOKING UP.
    To purchase your own THINGS ARE LOOKING UP Optimism Deck of Cards please visit ThingsAreLookingUp.co
    For more BTS footage of this episode and any others follow @drdeepikachopra + @allthingsarelookingup
    Guest Details: @danicamckellar + @mckellarmath
    The Book That Changed The Way Danica Lives Her Life: “The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success” by Deepak Chopra

    Photo credit: Cathryn Farnsworth.
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    • 40 min
    On creating a vibe of love, communicating without words, and coming out with Vince Coconato from Bob’s Dance Shop

    On creating a vibe of love, communicating without words, and coming out with Vince Coconato from Bob’s Dance Shop

    Today's guest on LOOKING UP is the one, the only Vince Coconato from Bob's Dance Shop!  Dr. Deepika Chopra talks with Coco on his golden 30th birthday about why he does what does, where the inspiration for Bob's Dance Shop comes from, and to hear his resiliency story! Coco shares openly about growing up closeted in central Florida, how a group project in high school set him on the right path, how his mental health journey and coming to terms with his identity are interconnected,  what his coming out experience was like, and how dance helped him find positivity, strength, and a purpose. We hope you feel seen, inspired, and motivated to get up and dance after listening to this episode, and remember Things Are Looking Up!
     
    To purchase your own THINGS ARE LOOKING UP Optimism Deck of Cards please visit ThingsAreLookingUp.co For more BTS footage of this episode and any others follow @drdeepikachopra + @allthingsarelookingup
    Guest Details: @bobsdanceshop + @vincecoconato

    The Book That Changed The Way Coco Lives His Life: Books: “The Power of Now” and “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    On Decision Making, COVID19, and Parenting with Professor Emily Oster

    On Decision Making, COVID19, and Parenting with Professor Emily Oster

    Three-time best-selling author, professor of Economics at Brown,  data scientist, parenting advocate, and mother- this week's guest on LOOKING UP couldn't be more relevant, it's Professor Emily Oster.

    My first experience with her was through a podcast recommendation from my husband, and since then, I have been a HUGE fan of her work. Seriously, her books changed my life throughout my pregnancy, and parenting journey. I was so excited to sit down with her and talk about what this pandemic has been like for her, how making decisions affect our mental health, and to talk about her controversial article in the Atlantic.

    Insightful and so down to earth, Emily shared about the biggest parenting and child development myths she discovered while writing her books (Expecting Better, Cribsheet, and the Family Firm), who and what sources she goes to for trustworthy information, how to make decisions when there are so many options available to us, what her journey from concerned parent to trusted COVID19 expert was like, and how she recommends going about writing a family mission statement. There is so much practical parenting wisdom she drops throughout our talk, I highly recommend grabbing a pen and some paper and taking some notes! 
     
    To purchase your own THINGS ARE LOOKING UP Optimism Deck of Cards please visit ThingsAreLookingUp.co For more BTS footage of this episode and any others follow @drdeepikachopra + @allthingsarelookingup
    Guest Details: @profemilyoster
     
    Photo credit: Rachel Hulin

    The Book That Changed The Way Emily Lives Her Life: Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler.

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    • 50 min
    Facing Climate Change and Finding Optimism in the Amazon with Pedro Andrade

    Facing Climate Change and Finding Optimism in the Amazon with Pedro Andrade

    It's not every day you get the opportunity to talk to someone who has been held hostage by an indigenous Amazonian tribe and lived to tell the tale, but lucky for us and for him, today is that day! My guest on this week's episode of Looking Up is Pedro Andrade. TV host, activist, journalist, and storyteller, he brings so much to today's conversation. We talk through his new show Unknown Amazon, what growing up in Brazil was like, knowing from a young age what he wanted out of life, and all the steps and work he put in to get there. He views optimism as a muscle that must be strengthened and shares stories with us that perfectly encapsulate the most important aspect of resiliency- our human connections. 
     
    His love of travel and the way he finds a human side to every story makes his insights on wellness, how we view setbacks, and the ever-evolving climate crisis something we can all relate to. Pedro doesn't believe in shortcuts or that getting what we want can be found through magic moments, but instead speaks profoundly about the work we must do to see what we feel passionate about become reality. He's honest with us about finding empathy through the most extreme circumstances, dealing with PTSD, and how this show changed his life. There is so much to learn from his wise words, please enjoy this episode of LOOKING UP.

     
    To purchase your own THINGS ARE LOOKING UP Optimism Deck of Cards please visit ThingsAreLookingUp.co For more BTS footage of this episode and any others follow @drdeepikachopra + @allthingsarelookingup
    Guest Details: @pedroandradetv

    Books That Have Changed The Way Pedro Lives His Life:  the Adventures of TinTin by Hergé, Just Kids by Patti Smith, and the Silk Roads + the New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan.
     
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    • 53 min
    Facing Your Fears, the Power of Perspective, + Why We Self-Sabotage with Monica Berg

    Facing Your Fears, the Power of Perspective, + Why We Self-Sabotage with Monica Berg

    "You have to create your to-be list before your to-do list," our guest on this week's episode of Looking Up, Monica Berg says. Inspiring, thoughtful, wise, and fearless, this week's conversation is all about what we spend our energy on, facing our fears, and how powerful mindset shifts can be. Monica has such a way with words, and she expertly walked us through the different types of stress, how we can't control our situations but we can control our perceptions of them, and how we stay fully present when things are good- all topics that intersect with my research and work as the Optimism Doctor. Her insights on change, loss, growth, fear, and her riding shotgun analogy all make this an episode you're not going to want to miss a second of!
     
    We got pretty candid about being more fully present in moments of joy, the important lessons change can bring us throughout life, and dove into what it actually means to face our fears head-on. I was inspired, uplifted, challenged, and championed through this conversation and I cannot wait to hear what you've learned from her! Enjoy this episode and remember, Things Are Looking Up!

    To purchase your own THINGS ARE LOOKING UP Optimism Deck of Cards please visit ThingsAreLookingUp.co

    For more BTS footage of this episode and any others follow @drdeepikachopra + @allthingsarelookingup

    Guest Details: @monicaberg74

    Books That Have Changed The Way Monica Lives Her Life: The Zohar- Teaching and Wisdom of Kabbalah, Many Lives Many Masters by Brian Weiss, and You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay.
     
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    • 54 min
    Our Bodies Hold the Answers with Parsley Health Founder, Robin Berzin

    Our Bodies Hold the Answers with Parsley Health Founder, Robin Berzin

    Chronic illness is one of the most prominent and undertreated conditions affecting people today. With 6 out of 10 adults dealing with some form of chronic illness, addressing the intersection of our physical health and wellness has never been more important. Especially with Covid still on the rise. This week's episode of Looking Up is a deeply personal one, as I chat with my very good friend Robin Berzin, the founder of Parsley Health. She really challenged me to think about what we can do to better listen to our bodies and her perspective on managing the relationship between our minds and our bodies as one of the key aspects to sustaining our overall health and wellness was so insightful and wise.
     
    We talk about having and raising kids during the pandemic, how our bodies and minds communicate, the connection between our nervous systems and our mental health, the ways stress is processed in our endocrine and hormone systems, and how we stay present in our progress over perfect as we learn to better take care of ourselves. I learned so much from her, and hope you enjoy this candid conversation with my friend, Robin Berzin.
     
    To purchase your own THINGS ARE LOOKING UP Optimism Deck of Cards please visit ThingsAreLookingUp.co

    For more BTS footage of this episode and any others follow @drdeepikachopra + @allthingsarelookingup

    Guest Details: @robinberzinmd + @parsleyhealth

    Books That Have Changed The Way Robin Lives Her Life: A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and The Soul of Money by Lyn Twist. 
     
    LOOKING UP listeners can get $150 off their Parsley Health Membership by using code: LOOKINGUP

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    • 48 min

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92 Ratings

@MichaelUnbroken ,

Inspiring podcast✨✨

I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for creating such an impactful podcast! I believe that we all have a voice that deserves to be heard. Thank you for putting this into the world! BE UNBROKEN! @MichaelUnbroken

YuliPat ,

So inspiring and honest

What a beautiful, inspiring and motivating podcast. I can connect on multiple levels: as a woman, as a friend, as a mom, as a wife and as a professional. Thank you for doing this work Deepika and helping so many ❤️

L-Boogie17 ,

Weekly Dose of Optimism

I love my weekly dose of optimism! I’ve learned so much about what it means to be an optimist and how to become a more positive, resilient person. The guests are so interesting and insightful. I only wish it was more than one episode a week! Love!

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