Practical Optimism

Optimism Works: “I strive to only compare myself to my past self.”

In this installment of Optimism Works, financial expert and entrepreneur Kara Perez shares her journey of success, which began with tenaciously pulling herself out from beneath a mountain of student loan debt.

Optimism Works: “Success is knowing when to re-evaluate.”

Welcome to Optimism Works, an interview series highlighting people who have made progress through optimism. Entrepreneur Sharon Mays shares her experience as the owner and founder of Baby Greens, one of the country’s first fast-food salad restaurant concepts.

Give A Little Optimism

Is there an extraordinary Texan in your community that may need a dose of optimism right now? Nominate them for an Optimism care package today!

The Bull x The Horns: How can I be optimistic when I feel negative?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke give advice on how to honestly embrace difficulties for a more positive future.

The Bull x The Horns: Should I change my career?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke give advice on what to do when you reach a crossroads in your career.

The Bull x The Horns: Help! I have imposter syndrome.

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke discuss emotions from a lack of…

The Bull x The Horns: How can I stay calm during the holiday season?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke give advice on how to redirect…

The Bull x The Horns: How do I sustain friendships throughout life?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke discuss how to stay connected with…

The Bull x The Horns: Should I turn my side hustle into a full-time job?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke give advice on choosing between moonlighting…

The Bull x The Horns: Help! I have a strained relationship with my mom.

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke address the benefits of having a…

The Bull x The Horns: How can I pull my friend up when they are down?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke discuss negative emotions and how to help others who may experience a difficult time.

The Bull x The Horns: How do I tell my coworker they’re bringing me down?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke give advice on how to approach…

The Bull x The Horns: Is “manifesting” effective?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke give advice on how positive thinking…

VIDEO: Words of Encouragement

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration from your fellow Texans, so…

The Bull x The Horns: How can I use optimism in difficult decisions?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke give suggestions on how to see…

The Bull x The Horns: How can I seek balance among polarizing forces?

Psychologists Art Markman and Bob Duke address the implications of either-or decision…

VIDEO: Texas Monthly’s Tips on Optimism

Don’t let stress take over. Try these simple tactics for a positive, more optimistic outlook.