May 25, 10:00 AM EDT

Practicing Optimism: Rose Tinted Glasses Not Required

Whatever your opinion on optimism, you'll have a hard time motivating yourself to achieve anything in life without this special spice.

Optimism isn't a guarantor of success, it also doesn't mean being delusional, seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses, or blindly believing that "everything will be OK" when you know it won't. Optimism is something else. It is a 'quiet and calm knowing.' In this episode, you'll discover how to embody that 'knowing' and practice optimism - even in trying times.

About Teodora Pavkovic

Teodora is a New York-Singapore-based psychologist and parenting coach with over a decade of international experience helping both children and adults improve their emotional and mental well-being. Her unique approach draws from the fields of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), emotional intelligence, positive neuroplasticity, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory as well as Strategic Intervention Coaching. She uses research-based tools to help her clients lead fulfilling and intentional lives. Learn more about her work at

About Teodora Talks Tech

The modern pace of life, and technology's role in speeding it up, is making it increasingly hard to maintain presence, focus and emotional balance. In an increasingly online world, how can we gain insight into our problematic digital habits and develop best-practices that help us use technology in ways that support our mental health? In this series, therapist and parenting coach, Teodora Pavkovic, will explore what digital wellness means for children and adults, and how we can go about forming healthy relationships with our tech in the present, and prepare for innovations that are yet to come. 

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