26 episodes

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
    • 4.9 • 74 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!

    Radical Transparency + Relationship Resiliency with Sophie + Adi Jaffe

    Radical Transparency + Relationship Resiliency with Sophie + Adi Jaffe

    This week’s episode of LOOKING UP features married couple, Sophie Jaffe, founder of popular superfoods company Philosophie, and Adi Jaffe, psychologist and addiction expert. This episode tackles a whole different kind of resiliency: it’s about a couple who has been through infidelity, sex addiction, and lies, but also hours of therapy, forgiveness, and finding resiliency in order to complete a total relationship rebuild through radical transparency. Hear this incredible story of a resilient relationship, one that has overcome past trauma, addiction, and an affair, through openness, honesty, and an unconventional route to healing.
    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 Instagram
    Guest Details: @sophie.jaffe @dradijaffe
    Books That Changed Sophie and Adi’s life: 
    The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    “You Complete Me": Intimacy, Sex + Relationship Resiliency with Experts, James and Suzy Pawelski

    “You Complete Me": Intimacy, Sex + Relationship Resiliency with Experts, James and Suzy Pawelski

    This week’s episode of Looking Up features relationship experts James and Suzy Pawelski. Together, they co-authored the book, “Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts.” Suzie achieved an Applied Positive Psychology Master’s degree from UPenn and Dr. James Pawelski is a professor and Director of Education in the Positive Psychology Center at UPenn, where he co-founded the Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program with Martin Seligman in 2005. This episode talks all about the science of passion, pleasure, intimacy and sex, the importance of respect, trust and communication, falling in and out of love (along with the discussion of divorce rates), what exactly a soulmate is and what it’s not, why the phrase “you complete me” is probably not the most effective thing to say to a significant other, and the real practical tools that can be used to build a longer and happier relationship.
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    • 55 min
    How To Make Your Brain Work for You with Dr. Iris Firstenberg

    How To Make Your Brain Work for You with Dr. Iris Firstenberg

    Dr. Iris Firstenberg, Professor at UCLA Anderson School of Management, is this week’s guest on Looking Up. Dr. Firstenberg specializes in strategies for creative problem solving and innovative thinking. She helps people take their business ideas from good to great using science based information on the brain. This episode emphasizes the importance of curiosity, repetition, desirable difficulties, visualization, effective practice and intentional challenge to make our brain work better for us. She also shares with listeners the groundbreaking and landmark study she was involved in with the legendary Coach Wooden, illustrating just how effective visualization can be not only for athletes, but those looking to strengthen their brain power.
    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 Instagram
    Book That Changed Dr. Firstenberg's Life: Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
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    • 49 min
    The Intersection of Psychology and Astrology with Cosmo Astrologer Aliza Kelly

    The Intersection of Psychology and Astrology with Cosmo Astrologer Aliza Kelly

    Cosmopolitan’s resident astrologer, Stars Like Us podcast host, and author Aliza Kelly is this week’s Looking Up guest. She talks all about the intersection between psychology and astrology, and even does a live birth chart reading. There was no shying away from scientific based questions in this episode, and Aliza breaks down the art of astrology in a relatable, easy to understand way. Her approach is all about utilizing the cosmos along with empathy, intuition and mathematics to provide listeners with tools to self-actualize and sharpen free will, helping to dismantle some preconceived ideas that astrology can be limited to some sort of pre-determined life. She even breaks down a bit the significance of 2020 and what it all means in astrological terms.
     
    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 Instagram
     
    Guest Details: @alizakelly
     
    Book That Has Changed The Way Aliza Lives Her Life: The Art of Memoir by Mary Karr
     
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    • 49 min
    The Only Way Out is In with Alli Webb

    The Only Way Out is In with Alli Webb

    This week’s guest on Looking Up is mother, entrepreneur, former Shark Tank investor and Dry Bar founder, Alli Webb. While you might already know her story in founding the wildly successful blow dry chain, Alli gets more personal with listeners. She talks all about the death, mourning and loss one might feel after a divorce, the reinvention of ourselves, how the only way out of negative times is to understand that “what we resist persists,” the power of manifestation, and the importance of communicating emotional struggles within our community and especially with our kids. Alli’s commitment to being authentic and open about her relationship with perfection is telling of how resilient she is. She is a symbol of warmth, empathy, drive, and what it means to be a mother during difficult times. Take a listen and learn a thing or two from the inspiring Alli Webb.
    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: @alliwebb
    Book That Has Changed The Way Alli Lives Her Life: Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams Book by Gabrielle Bernstein
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    • 45 min
    Looking Back on Looking Up: Season 2

    Looking Back on Looking Up: Season 2

    In this Season 2 recap episode, Dr. Deepika Chopra shares a helpful exercise she has used with clients for over the last decade. This exercise is used as a reset button, and encouraged to practice going into the holidays. This episode also shares the resiliency, the optimism, the insights and the inspiration of guests from Season 2, reminding listeners to start finding moments of hope and moments of joy in our daily lives. It’s encouraged to re-listen to episodes from this last season to take notes or catch some of the things you might’ve missed the first time listening. Tune back in for the first episode of LOOKING UP season three Monday, December 7! 
    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  
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

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!

Sara Happ ,

So insightful

Necessary listening for any toxic relationship. Incredible work, Deepika x Sarah.

natalie.maya ,

Uplifting, thought-provoking

This has quickly become the podcast release I look forward to the most every week. Great guests, (especially loved the episode with Dr. Don Greene) and a lovely balance of levity and lightheartedness. Exactly what I need to start these weeks that feel heavier and heavier as time goes on.

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