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The Optimistic Choice

The Optimistic Choice

By Rae Ann Hall
This podcast focuses on optimism and its powerful force in our lives. Each episode highlights people who are either facing or have faced hardships in life and who use optimism to navigate through them.
The goal is to encourage us all to live a resilient life through the peeks and valleys, staying optimistic and being present.
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Facing many trials at once using Optimism - Nancy Leavitt
Nancy has faced many trials this year, on top of the pandemic and navigating her children going to school from home while running her insurance agency; her brother passed away and she is now caring for her mom who has cancer. You will see how her positive attitude, optimistic outlook and overall drive for success are propeling her forward.
24:42
December 1, 2020
Your Body Needs You to be Optimistic - Professor Pete Alexander
Professor Pete Alexander had an incredible experience that is an important reminder to us all. He talks about listening to your body and making the best choices that lead to a more optimistic life. You will be inspired as you hear his story and how he is helping others after the harrowing event that happened in his life.
35:38
November 24, 2020
Overcoming an Unhealthy Lifestyle using Optimism - Barbara Badolati
Hear Barbara's amazing story of perseverance from a young age and how she overcame an unhealthy lifestyle using optimism. Her optimistic outlook and determination in life will inspire you. 
23:34
November 17, 2020
Staying Positive Thru the Loss of a Parent - Jenny Price
Jenny lost her Father way too soon, as a young adult she navigated her loss with positivity and optimism. This interview will uplift and inspire you as you learn of her close bond with her family and how she pulled through the rough times by allowing emotion to heal. Her gratitude for life and positive attitude is shown in her resiliency and ability to forge ahead.
41:26
November 10, 2020
Choosing Optimism Inspite of Infertility - Megan Busschaw
Megan has faced many things in life with optimism, as this interview shows. Hear her amazing story of facing infertility with a positive mindset and how she manifested the miracles that came to be in her families life. This interview is uplifting and inspiring.
36:30
November 3, 2020
Thriving with an Autism diagnosis
Lonnie & Patty Pacelli share their experience when their son was diagnosed with Autism. You will see how this didn't sway them at all because of their great love and positive attitude. Hear how this family thrives in life through their faith and optimism.
25:32
October 27, 2020
Managing MS with optimism - Jennie Alabi
Jennie Alabi is an example of how a positive attitude can help you face any hardship. Her optimism will inspire you as she shares her journey with MS. 
27:33
October 20, 2020
Healing Your Heart After The Loss of a Child - Diana Ruiz
Diana has had an incredible life filled with many obstacles and the loss of her child. You will be inspired as you hear how she faces all of her challenges with optimism!
34:35
October 13, 2020
Remaining Optimistic Through Cancer - Russ Hall
Russ is currently healing from liver cancer. Hear how his optimistic attitude is not only helping him through this challenge, but has helped him throughout his life.
15:35
October 6, 2020
Overcoming Alcoholic Parents - Dani Green
Dani shares her story of growing up with alcoholic parents and how she used optimism to change how her life would turn out. It is inspiring to hear what she walked through and how she created a life she truly enjoys that is polar opposite of her early start in life.
20:21
September 29, 2020
Surviving Spouse's Suicide - Jill Roundy
An incredible story that will inspire you to face any challenge life brings you. This young mother with 4 children lost her husband to suicide. Hear her share her experience and how she forged ahead.
32:36
September 22, 2020
Kids Perspective on Covid
Hear this childs response to the things happening during this unprecedented time. You will be uplifted by her honesty and optimism!
08:35
September 18, 2020
9/11 Survivor Mike Hall
Mike Hall was there that day in New York, hear his experience and how his choices saved lives. Incredible story! 
25:32
September 16, 2020
Welcome to The Optimistic Choice
A place to be real, support and uplift each other through the crazy thing called life!
03:16
September 13, 2020