Thanks for taking the time to check out OptimismToday.tv! We created this site in an attempt to connect optimism with the people who need it…or will at least make use of it. See, we feel that you’re not born an optimist or a pessimist, but rather you make a choice everyday as to how you’re going to frame your attitude and respond to the things that happen.
We bet that most people who are looking at a site like ours are probably what we call “in-betweeners;” that is to say, they aren’t always Negative Nancy or Positive Polly, but rather they are somewhere in the middle…looking to move to that more positive end of attitude spectrum.
So if that’s you, welcome! You’re in good company!
We hope you like our flavor
We’ve designed the site to be mostly video-based. Once we’re fully up and running, we’re going to have daily tips/thoughts, weekly webisode programming, and interviews here and there of people we meet on the street, at events, or that come into our office.
We’re trying to foster a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere that’s conducive to spreading information and ideas on how to put a positive spin on things and live each and everyday in the moment and to the fullest.
So, who are we?
OptimismToday.tv is new adventure put on Jackie Monroe and Dr. Russ of Moment-to-Moment Enterprises. Jackie and Dr. Russ are also the team behind the Moment-to-Moment Optimism blog and the weekly radio show MI Optimism: A Positive Place on the Radio.
Dr. Russ holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. Over the last 35 years he has authored and co-authored numerous books and authors and has taught many courses in many settings (undergraduate and graduate classes….he was even a high school principle for six years!) as well as been a counseling psychologist in his own practice for roughly 15 years.
In 2008 he decided he wanted to begin what he calls the “third major phase” of his career: sharing his knowledge of positive psychology and self-improvement worldwide. Thus, the “Moment-to-Moment Optimism” blog was born as DrRussBuss.com! He now teaches through his writing, speaking, and consulting how to view life as one continuous learning curve. Fun Fact: He took up his new favorite pastime and hobby—tap dancing—seven years ago at the age of 58.
After graduation from Michigan State University in 2008, Jackie quickly set out to make good use of her positive attitude, love of people, and inspirational personality. Jackie joined Dr. Russ on this project officially in the fall of 2008, and in May of 2009, they formed their co-owned LLC: Moment-to-Moment Enterprises. Jackie enjoys meeting new people and helping them find the energy and motivation to keep the “glass-half-full” mentality.
When not filming, recording, or writing, Jackie finds herself on the board of several non-profit organizations and as a local stage personality applying her singing, dancing, and acting abilities within community theatre groups, music venues, and her church. Fun fact: Jackie is also an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys running, backing, and tooling around in her kayak.
Both Jackie Monroe and Dr. Russ are available for hire as speakers, and would love to create a custom talk for your organization or business. For more information, please call Moment-to-Moment at 517-999-2634.
We’re also available on iTunes!
Our audio CD “Optimism on the Go: Volume One” is now available on iTunes! Click here to check it out!