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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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    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 47 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!

    The Unexpected Gift Of Being Cracked Wide Open with The Sopranos’ Jamie Lynn Sigler

    The Unexpected Gift Of Being Cracked Wide Open with The Sopranos’ Jamie Lynn Sigler

    In the United States alone, approximately 133 million Americans struggle with incurable chronic diseases. Considering how painful and oftentimes disabling some of these chronic conditions can be, it’s no surprise that people living with chronic illnesses are two to three times more likely than the general population to suffer from depression. But important research suggests that happiness and chronic illness are actually pretty connected. While some people experience happiness in spite of illness, others actually experience happiness by way of their illness. In this episode, we talk to former Sopranos actress Jamie Lynn Sigler. Though living with MS, this certainly isn’t what defines her. Jamie shares how she finally chose to be more vocal about this disease, cracking herself wide open to give herself the gift of empathy and joy. From Jamie, we learn the importance of asking for help, confronting our innermost vulnerabilities and grief, accepting that some things in life are beyond our control and understanding that being dealt a bad hand can sometimes help us come to realize that life isn’t determined by the cards we’re dealt, but how we play the hand.
    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: @jamielynnsigler

    • 53 min
    Neurodharma and The Negativity Bias: Blending Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom with Rick Hanson, PhD

    Neurodharma and The Negativity Bias: Blending Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom with Rick Hanson, PhD

    Why is it that we recall negative memories so much more clearly than the good ones? Why do some of us prefer vanilla while others live for chocolate? And can modern science answer these questions on its own, or does ancient wisdom still play a role? These are just some of the questions featured in this episode of Looking Up with Dr. Deepika Chopra. Our guest, Dr. Rick Hanson, helps explore these questions, digging deep into the neuroscience of optimism and sharing his personal experience with mindfulness practices. We learn that no matter how bad the past or present is, we can always grow from the point we’re at now and the practical tools it takes to get there.
    To purchase your own THINGS ARE LOOKING UP Optimism Deck of Cards, visit thingsareLookingup.co
    For more BTS footage of this episode and many others, follow @drdeepikachopra + @allthingsarelookingup
    Guest Details: @rickhansonphd on Instagram

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    • 48 min
    The Wolf Shall Howl Still: Finding Growth in Grief with Of The Wolves’ Lulu Brud

    The Wolf Shall Howl Still: Finding Growth in Grief with Of The Wolves’ Lulu Brud

    When we think of grief we don’t tend to think of growth, but in reality it’s a pretty good place to start on our own resiliency journey. Research has shown that those who are in mourning often fare better when they attach personal rituals to their grieving process. In this episode, we explore the ways optimism can be cultivated even in the midst of grief. We discuss with Lulu Brud, actress, designer, activist, and founder of Of The Wolves, hope and happiness she’s cultivated despite the loss and rock bottoms she’s experienced. Dr. Deepika Chopra chats with Lulu about her own loss, and the personal rituals she’s carried out to find the light during dark times. She discusses the importance of emotional duality and the power in not just pretending everything is always okay. 
    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 on Insta
    Find Lulu Brud on Instagram: @ladyluofthewolves and @the_outside_inn

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    • 34 min
    How to Make Stress Your Friend with Kelly McGonigal

    How to Make Stress Your Friend with Kelly McGonigal

    Let's talk about stress. In her premiere episode, Dr. Deepika Chopra sits down with Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, to look differently at how we think about stress, our perceptions of happy people, and the true impact of joyful movement. They dig deeper into Kelly's TED Talk, offer straightforward strategies that can change your relationship with stress, and consider why her movement classes have been some of her most impactful. There may also be pajama dancing involved.
    For more behind-the-scenes content from this episode, follow @drdeepikachopra
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    • 39 min
    The Power of Self-Awareness with Metta Sandiford-Artest aka Metta World Peace

    The Power of Self-Awareness with Metta Sandiford-Artest aka Metta World Peace

    Optimism Doctor Deepika Chopra sits down with basketball superstar Metta Sandiford-Artest, aka Metta World Peace, to talk about the impact of visualization and spiritual practice in sports, growing up in an underserved neighborhood in Brooklyn, the passing of Kobe, and more.
    For more behind-the-scenes content from this episode, follow @drdeepikachopra

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    • 44 min
    Looking Up with Dr. Deepika Chopra

    Looking Up with Dr. Deepika Chopra

    Looking for a little dose of optimism? Premiering July 13th, the Doctor is in. Join modern optimism doctor Deepika Chopra and an incredible roster of athletes, actors, artists, and scientists as they share personal stories as well as pragmatic tools to help cultivate joy and emotional resiliency in your own life. Subscribe now to get the first episode right when it drops, and join the conversation on Instagram @drdeepikachopra

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Christiana Morgenroth ,

Things Are Looking Up!

So glad this podcast is here!! We all need some expert advice on ways to practice mindfulness and optimism right now, and the Metta episode ties in so well with The Last Dance, which I’m watching every night. Love this pod!

Rahul Varuna ,

Looking up with Dr Deepika Chopra

Bravo Deepika 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽

JMWhiting13 ,

Extremely timely and needed podcast

So grateful this podcast has been released. The experts Dr. Chopra interviews have so much important information to share as does Dr. Chopra. It’s simultaneously amazing to hear others experiences and helpful to help reframe our outlook (mindfully) during this trying time. This is by far the most interesting and useful podcast I’ve listened to. Thank you Dr. Chopra !!!!!!!

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