Delusional Optimism with Dr. B

Delusional Optimism with Dr. B

Are you interested in building a more diverse and equitable world? Do you want to learn how to communicate your emotions through a neuropsychological lens? Delusional Optimism with Dr. B is a podcast where we break down complex concepts into easy to understand actionable information. There are five overarching themes in Delusional Optimism; Resilience & Protective Factors Child Development & Parenting Emotions & Neuroscience Diversity & Equity In every episode, we will dig deeper into one or more of these bigger concepts and provide relatable stories and examples of how to approach the world with an informed and OPTIMISTIC mind! The goal is to connect and build a community that is open to learning how the brain works and what we can do to maximize our resilience, build protective factors into our world that support resilience from the beginning of life. Let’s Leave a Lifeprint!

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December 27, 2021 65 min

WARNING: episode contains general references to childhood trauma and abuse. | Two worlds are finally colliding as Dr. B makes an appearances on Seth’s other podcast, Fathoms | An Enneagram Podcast. In this episode, you’ll learn how our stories affect our lives and how we can combat the ways in which we sabotage what it is we truly want. 

 

8:30 - Dr. B explains her work. 

12:00 - How are our stories built in early childhood? 

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In this episode, we speak with Sean Perry, Founder, President, and Executive Director at We R H.O.P.E. Inc. Sean has two decades of coaching experience and working with youth. He ran two residential treatment centers for mental health and observed mental health care firsthand. Today, he discusses changing the culture surrounding mental illness, how society views it and its access to support.

 

“Stop trying to take on this child’s...

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In the second episode of this two-part series of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B continues her discussion about generations. She discusses how communication, cooperation and compassion play into the 80 year cycle of generational change and transformation.

 

“The intensity of what’s going on right now with the pandemic, COVID-19, and with political discourse and change and everything that’s happening right now, are not just the singula...

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November 22, 2021 27 min

In the first episode of this two-part series of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B talks about generations. She explains what is a generation and the four archetypes in the generational system. She also provides a deeper look into each generation from Baby Boomers to Gen Z.

 

“Generations shift about every 20 years. What people often don’t know is that there’s a rinse and repeat cycle. And every 80 years, we start over with the same patt...

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In the second episode of this two-part series of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B continues her webinar on strategies for people to take care of themselves and the ones they love during this pandemic. Some of the things she will discuss in these episodes include suicide prevention, building real support systems and how to disrupt anxiety and depression.

 

“Please know that we cannot predict suicide. It’s not your fault.” -Dr. B [02:18]

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In the first episode of a two-part series of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B addresses some strategies for people to take care of themselves and the ones they love during this pandemic. Some of the things she will discuss in these episodes include suicide prevention, building real support systems and how to disrupt anxiety and depression.

 

“I want you to remember this: anxiety and depression are the best of best of friends. They usua...

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October 18, 2021 1 min

Delusional Optimism is moving to a bi-weekly release for the next few months as Dr. B and Seth attempt to slow down the current rate of their lives. 

 

Continue to tune in every other Thursday to the same great content and we will be back to weekly as soon as it makes sense. 

 

Thanks for listening!

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October 10, 2021 36 min

In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore speak with Jane Stevens, founder of PACEs Connection. Jane shares what inspired her to understand ACEs (adverse childhood experiences) and PACEs (positive and adverse childhood experiences) and what motivates her to move this initiative forward. She also talks about the upcoming changes with the organization.

 

“Anybody who has the things that happened to them as a ...

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October 4, 2021 29 min

In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore talk about soft parenting. They discuss the difference between parenting for understanding versus parenting for obedience and how to find a balance between the two. They also share strategies to soft parenting and things to be aware of with the perspective and influences that may affect how you parent.

 

“Really, again it comes down to communication and being consis...

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In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore speak with Mike Veny, Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist and leading mental health speaker, about emotional wellness. Mike shares the experiences that inspired the path to his career and prepared him to be a speaker. He also discusses how he approaches his speaking engagements to better suit his audience. 

 

“I think it’s important when you talk to any group is...

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  • In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore speak with Jelani Memory, Co-Founder and CEO at A Kids Book About. Jelani talks about origins of the book series and the writing process of his book, A Book About Racism. He also gives a sneak peek of what’s to come with A Kids Company About. Dr. B and Seth provide a brief preview of the podcast’s season two which will focus on generational differences.
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    “I think you...

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    In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore preview Season 2 and the theme of the season: generational differences. They discuss the four generational archetypes and how each generation as a whole perceives science and spirituality as well as travel. They also talk about the psychology behind dangerous hobbies and professions.

     

    “When you don’t allow your ideas that you come up with to be critiqued by others ...

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    In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore speak with Jelani Memory, Co-Founder and CEO at A Kids Book About. Jelani talks about origins of the book series and the writing process of his book, A Book About Racism. He also gives a sneak peek of what’s to come with A Kids Company About. Dr. B and Seth provide a brief preview of the podcast’s season two which will focus on generational differences.

     

    “I think y...

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    July 5, 2021 19 min

    In the season finale of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore reflect on Season 1 and what they enjoyed this season. They remind us why we should find people we can connect with so we can continue to have those difficult conversations in a safe space. Dr. B gives a short preview of what’s to come in Season Two which will start in September.

     

    “Happiness also includes sadness, because the reason that we’re happy is because...

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    In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore speak with Samantha Wettje, co-founder of the 16 Strong Project in New York. Samantha talks about how the project works with young people about building resilience, conquering trauma and understanding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) so they can heal in the process. She discusses how the program helps students recognize their own situation and potential impacts th...

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    In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore speak with Zander Keig, a certified Queer and Trans Affirming Professional and cerfiied Rainbow Shield Service Provider. Zander was named The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Social Worker of the Year in 2020. He talks about his work with the LGBTQ+ military and veteran community. He also discusses the misinformation he has seen in the press about the...

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    In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore talk about how we view and train trauma. They discuss how people are triggered and the differentiation between that with uncomfortable feelings. They also share what to do and what not to do when dealing with trauma.

     

    “My generation is about ‘we’re creating safe spaces.’ Ok, yes. We also need to create brave spaces at the same time in the same space.” - Seth Creekm...

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    In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore speak with Matthew Winner, Head of Podcasts at A Kids Book About. Matthew talks about how to use books to have difficult conversations and what he has learned over the years. He also shares what A Kids Podcast About has planned for the future.

     

    “We can all serve everyone better by just talking more even if it’s going to be messy. Because being messy can still have ...

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    In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore talk about neuroception and understanding the polyvagal theory. They discuss how these self-regulating systems interact with our bodies and share strategies that help us work with this.

     

    “Your face is very revealing in how you feel about a situation, both as the receiver and as the deliverer.” - Dr. B [10:48]

     

    “We all have emotions but we don’t all feel our emot...

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    In this episode of Delusional Optimism, Dr. B and Seth Creekmore speak with Gail Kennedy from PACEs Connection. Gail talks about the connection between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive and adverse childhood experiences (PACEs). She also discusses how PACEs Connection provides a worldwide online and community-based network with the goal of raising awareness in how ACEs can change and impact who we are as well as the...

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