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Looking Up with Dr. Deepika Chopra

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61 episodes

Nov 8, 2021

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.

Oct 25, 2021

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.

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Guest Details: @aminaaltai

The Book That Changed The Way Amina Lives Her Life: “the Darkside of the Lightchasers” by Debbie Ford

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Oct 4, 2021

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

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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.

Sep 27, 2021

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

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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.   Produced by Dear Media.

Sep 20, 2021

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 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.   Produced by Dear Media.

Sep 13, 2021

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 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 Produced by Dear Media.

Sep 6, 2021

The connection between Inflammation + Mental Well Being with Dr. Barbara Sturm 

Today's guest on LOOKING UP is one of the most sought-after beauty doctors in the world, Dr. Barbara Sturm. After starting her career in Orthopedics, helping pioneer a procedure dubbed "the Kobe method" after Kobe Bryant had it performed on his knee, she then pivoted to helping her patients feel and look their best with her own science-backed skincare practice.  We talk all about inflammation and how managing inflammation is really the key to health and wellness, also how she stays feeling good and looking good while running her company, mothering her children, and dealing with the day-to-day struggles and stressors we all face. Dr. Sturm tells us all about building resilience through loss, having the courage to shift in her career, the relationship between how we look and our mental health, maintaining an anti-inflammatory lifestyle, and building a business dedicated to helping people feel good. She helps to uncover some skincare myths and shares her thoughts on how some of the most popular treatments and products may actually be more harmful than good. We talk a lot about this idea of respecting our skin, after all, it is the largest organ in our bodies. Take a listen to hear from the powerhouse Dr. Herself.  To purchase your own THINGS ARE LOOKING UP Optimism Deck of Cards please visit

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Guest Details: @drbarbarasturm

Books That Have Changed The Way Barbara Lives Her Life: Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari and the Book of Life by J. Krishnamurti.   Produced by Dear Media.

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