So Money - Episode 1634

Dr. Sue Varma

Author, Practical Optimism

Is blind optimism or pessimism interfering with your ability to build the financial life you want? Today’s conversation turns to compelling research and insights in a new book called Practical Optimism: The Art, Science, & Practice of Exceptional Well-Being by Sue Varma. Dr. Varma shares the key to thinking like a practical optimist, being more resourceful and realistic, and practicing thoughtful problem-solving during life’s challenges, including financial uncertainty and setbacks.

More about Dr. Varma: She is a distinguished psychiatrist and cognitive behavioral therapist in New York City. She served as the pioneering medical director and psychiatrist for the esteemed 9/11 mental health program at NYU. Alongside her clinical work, Dr. Varma holds the Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry position at New York University (NYU) Langone Health. She regularly appears on the Today Show and CBS Mornings.


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