For the first time in history, right now everyone across the world, all together, all at the same time, are living through the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. And accessing joy is one of the most important and powerful tools we all have that can help us not only survive in difficult times like these, but also thrive in good times.
On today's show, Dave Raymond, the Original Phillie Phanatic and Key Note Speaker, joins us for an inspiring, personal and fun conversation about positive psychology, his own remarkable journey, and well... FUN! We'll talk about the benefits and biological affects fun, play, and freedom has on your body. Lucia and Dave also share simple and real things you can do right now to access your own happiness and your own power of fun.
So join us now this very special episode with legendary mascot and professional fun expert to reduce stress and anxiety, to live better, happier and healthier for your rise and comeback through these times of challenges and crisis!
Also be sure to check out our other episodes of this powerful six part series on Coping Through Crisis:
- Balance Your Mind, Mood, Spirit and Life During These Challenging Times
- The Food and Mood Connection During These Challenging Times
- Lucia at Night: Navigating Relationships, Closeness and Intimacy Through These Challenging Times
- Nourishing Yourself Through Challenging Times
- Coping Through Crisis
For additional ideas of ways to have fun, check out this Psychology Today article: 8 Ways To Make Your Life More Fun
For more about Dave find him on Instagram @daveraymondspeaks
visit his website daveraymondspeaks.com
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Moving directly from college student to campy green fur-ball, Dave Raymond pioneered the field of sports mascots as the first enhabitor of the world-renowned Phillie Phanatic. Over his sixteen years in the suit, David’s performace as the Phanatic carried the Philadelphia Phillies to World Series victories and unimagined levels of popularity, helping to spawn a revolution in the mascot industry.
Leveraging the unique lessons he learned from the inside out – literally! – Dave made a seamless transition to the world of character branding and mascot training. Since starting Raymond Entertainment nearly twenty years ago, he has overseen the creation and rehabilitation of hundreds of mascots and the brands that support them.
With The Power of Fun, Dave shares his "phantastic" story. Learn how Dave's time as the Phanatic led him to realize that fun's transformative effects are the key to living a happier, healthier, and more productive life.