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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!

Looking Up with Dr. Deepika Chopra Dear Media

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.5 • 103 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!

    Looking Back on Looking Up: a series recap + see you soon!

    Looking Back on Looking Up: a series recap + see you soon!

    On this episode of LOOKING UP, Dr. Deepika Chopra looks back on 6 incredible seasons, goes over the 4 ways science tells endings help, opens up about transitioning the podcast to Looking Up Live, and shares some of the biggest lessons and tips she's learned over the past 60 episodes. From 58 incredible guests through 1 global pandemic, this isn't a goodbye, it's a heartfelt see you soon from the Optimism Doctor herself. 
     
    What started as a weekly conversation around optimism and resilience soon transitioned into a series of stories, tips, tools, and tales of starting over again and again in a million different ways that changed her life. Looking Up has inspired, uplifted, educated, broken down, cracked open, and delighted us for 6 seasons,  and these conversations with artists, experts, scientists, athletes, activists, educators, parents, spouses, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers have helped us all through one of the most challenging years we've ever faced as a global society and brought connection and community to the forefront when division and difference seemed to keep us miles and miles apart. Thank you for tuning in every week to hear these very raw and important stories on LOOKING UP. Sending you lots of love and a huge dose of optimism and as always remember things are looking up!
    For more BTS footage of this episode and any others follow @drdeepikachopra + @allthingsarelookingup
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 7 min
    Self-compassion and the Art of Acceptance with Grace Miceli

    Self-compassion and the Art of Acceptance with Grace Miceli

    On this week's episode of Looking Up, Dr. Deepika Chopra talks with artist and mental health advocate Grace Miceli. This conversation is honest and beautiful, as Grace opens up about how she discovered art as a key to access her emotions while young, and the journey she has been on to have her work reflect the inner peace she fought to find throughout her 20's. She talks me through her own thoughts around creating meaningful art out of a place of health over pain, how she blocks out the noise to take care of herself, self-compassion and rest, how boredom became her favorite space to create out of, and how taking a break last spring after her book published changed her life. There couldn't be a better guest to leave you with as Looking Up goes on a hiatus than Grace, and her wise words, so please 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
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 51 min
    Pacing over Perfection and Examining our Relationship with Time with Amina Altai

    Pacing over Perfection and Examining our Relationship with Time with Amina Altai

    It's hard to walk away from a conversation with this week's guest on LOOKING UP and not feel empowered, inspired, and like asking yourself what your exceptional ability could be? Holistic Leadership and Mindset Coach Amina Altai is here! She shares with us her unorthodox journey into coaching, nutrition, movement, and mindfulness and the life-altering decisions she had to make in her late twenties when a doctor discovered 2 autoimmune diseases that could bring on multiple organ failure and how she shifted her career, her personal life, and her mindset to find fulfillment and joy in her new path. Amina also opened up about how going through the pandemic with a traumatic brain injury helped her hone in on her purpose, how she changed her relationship with time, broke down the myth around balance and not having it all, and we examined what showing up to our jobs, families, partners, and lives with integrity looks like. We talk through how the pandemic has affected women and how we can find empowerment in choosing to set a ball down instead of feeling like we're always about to drop one. 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: @aminaaltai
    The Book That Changed The Way Amina Lives Her Life: “the Darkside of the Lightchasers” by Debbie Ford
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 40 min
    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.
    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 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


    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 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.

    Produced by Dear Media.

    • 50 min

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