Special Post: We’re launching a search for the best “SelfLESSie” photos!

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We’re launching a search for the best “SelfLESSie” photos! Submit photos of someone, something or somewhere that inspires you and why. No “selfies” please! We will begin posting them on our blog and social media! Send the photo along with your handle (e.g. @celeboptimist) to celebrityoptimist@gmail.com!


London 2012 Olympics-inspired Bright Idea: Fight for a dream

The emotion behind the 2012 Summer Olympic games has been powerful, and not just among the athletes. One of the differences this year has been the increase in popularity, over the years, of social media. While newsrooms debate the idea that Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms, including Linked In, are ruining the Olympics for some people, in terms of spoiler tweets, for example, our focus is on the solidarity the nations have demonstrated, virtually, in supporting their teams!

One of the names we hear about so often is that of Olympic Gold medalist, gymnast Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas. She has won the hearts of her fellow Americans, as well as spectators worldwide. We’ve seen her dynamic personality, matchless work ethic and endless perseverance. Where does she get her strength, passion, and tenacity? Procter & Gamble, sponsor to mothers of Olympians, created this video, which gives us an idea.


(Source: Procter & Gamble YouTube Channel)



Social Media: Celebrity Optimist is there

Just a reminder that Celebrity Optimist has its online presence in several locations.

You can:

  • Subscribe to receive email updates each time a new entry is posted on Celebrity Optimist. The button to subscribe is located at the top left of the site just under the image of the glass…the one that’s half full…
  • Find Celebrity Optimist on Facebook. Please “like” the page and feel free to post comments, join the discussions, invite others to join the page and spread the positivity! 
  • Find Celebrity Optimist on Twitter! Not only are the blog entries featured and updated, but we also feature the movements we mention on the blog and retweet anything else we feel is inspiring.

You can always get in touch via email at: celebrityoptimist@gmail.com

Thank you for your support!

– Kendra Kabasele


Featured Optimist: Mastin Kipp inspires through The Daily Love

Chances are you may have heard of Mastin Kipp’s The Daily Love. You may even be following him on twitter. If you aren’t, you’re missing out! It was at the beginning of this year that I found out about Mastin and The Daily Love and I immediately signed up to get his daily email newsletters. I also started to follow him on twitter. I was drawn into the idea that he creates an inspiring theme, every day, that he shares with others. His goal? To encourage others to manifest their highest potential.


Complete with thoughtful themes, inspiring words, conscious quotes, images and guest bloggers, one of my main attractions to The Daily Love, was that it welcomes readers with the aim to make them happy, so that you share this happiness with others. I’m on the same page and share the same goal.

The same way I enjoy posting quotes on my Facebook page and sharing ideas, articles, and words with others, I enjoy sharing people with others! So, take a look at his website and I am sure you will come upon something that speaks to you and inspires your heart…daily.

– Kendra Kabasele


Bright Idea: Spreading the word on something you hear about that can help others

If anyone knows me, or is a friend on Facebook or finds me on Twitter, they know that I love reading, information and passing it along. I love to share breaking news (politics, economics, entertainment, etc) and I have always been this way. I suppose that is a huge part of why my love for words and information turned my hobbies and passions into my career choice of journalism! (More on that on my website.)

On the news today, I caught a portion of a story about a new study regarding car seats. The report mentioned findings linking toxins to the materials with which baby and children’s car seats are made. I got online and researched the study more and found that according to the non-profit Ecology Center at HealthyStuff.org, “while some seats were found to be virtually free of the most dangerous chemicals, over half (60%) contained at least one of the chemicals tested for.”

These toxic chemicals are said to be linked to allergies, birth defects, impaired learning, liver toxicity, and cancer. On top of that, they remind us that babies are the most vulnerable to exposure as they are still in a state of development and sensitivity.

They have posted several images and charts in order to help parents and caregivers understand which car seats are best for their children. For example:

(Source: HealthyStuff.org)

To find out more about this study, and to find out more about toxic substances in other everyday products, you can visit their website: http://www.healthystuff.org


Bright Idea: Turning to Dr. Karl Kabasele (CBC News Medical Specialist) for all of your health news, facts and updates

From the recent North American heat wave to the experimental treatments for Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Karl Kabasele, MD, MPH , Medical Specialist to Canada’s National CBC News Network is the one to turn to when you are seeking accurate, unbiased and straightforward health answers. Dr. Karl, as he’s known to fans and viewers, has been the go-to expert in health and public health issues since he worked for the City of Toronto and informed the public about the misconceptions and facts about the West Nile Virus and SARS when the two epidemics were at their peaks.

As a recognizable face and trustworthy character, Dr. Karl also blogs about the various health topics he discusses on-air, and then some. You can find his website/blog here:


You can also follow him on twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/drkarlkabasele

Here’s a clip of Dr. Karl in action on CBC News, discussing the recent heat wave and what the public can do to stay cool and in good health:

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(Source: Newslook.com)