In today’s “Just Jenna” episode of the Aggressive Optimism Podcast, I talk about giving ourselves permission to do the things that bring us joy and how most of us were brought up in environments that do the exact opposite. I tell a very personal story to exemplify how we can attach negative outcomes to our pursuit of joy and how I shifted my perspective with the belief that we can choose to break the cycle.
Jenna Edwards is an Actor (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Malcolm in the Middle), an Award-Winning Film Producer (iTunes, Netflix, Hulu) and a #1 Best- Selling Author who is passionate about spreading the idea of Aggressive Optimism as far and wide as she is able to.
Growing up in a small town in Minnesota, Jenna was (what she calls) a “walking statistic.” According to the experts, she should have been pregnant at 16, living in poverty with an abusive husband, addicted to some form of drug.
Instead, she made the choice to break the cycle and since then she has traveled the world (beginning as an exchange student in Thailand her senior year of high school), been on TV, and in movies, co- authored a #1 best-selling book and currently lives (not in poverty) in Los Angeles with her loving and supportive husband and she has just recently traveled the country for a year.
She attributes her incredible life to being aware that she has a choice, that our circumstances do not have to define us and that if we practice aggressive optimism when the going gets tough, we truly can create the life we dream of living.
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