The Power of Play: Optimize Your Joy Potential with Dr. Elaine O’Brien and Andrea Seydel

Louisa Jewell, CPPA President, was thrilled to interview Dr. Elaine O’Brien and Andrea Seydel, two international award-winning fitness professionals and leading voices advancing the science of applied Positive Psychology and the art of well-being. In this interview they share interesting highlights in their new book: The Power of Play; Optimize Your Joy Potential, available on Amazon today.

Dr. Elaine O’Brien has a  master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology and a Ph.D. in Human Movement Psychology. Andrea Seydel is a Positive Psychology Coach and founder of Live Life Happy Publishing.

Would you like to experience more happiness and spontaneity in your life? Do you feel life isn’t as fun and exciting as it could be and crave more positivity, closer relationships, and a deeper understanding of what matters most to you? You need to read this book and get out and play!



In their book The Power of Play: Optimize Your Joy Potential, you will discover valuable cutting-edge research and hundreds of FUNTANEOUS activities created to spark your energy, ease your stress, and increase your happiness. You don’t want to underestimate the power of play.

In the book, The Power of Play: Optimize Your Joy Potential, you will discover how igniting joy and uplifting experiences through the power of play can transform your life, help you through challenging times and even lead you on a path to appreciation and great fulfillment. Play positively matters.

Learn the secret of creating a “play mindset” that sparks meaning, loving connections, mastery, and laughs. In this playbook for grownups, you will learn to “optimize your joy potential,” the capacity to be open to experiences of joy, by harnessing your self-awareness, happy habits, and positive action. It’s vital and in your power to play, learn, move, rest, be in nature, perform, and live with wonder every day. Elaine and Andrea will show you how valuing play safeguards your mental health and is essential to your life.

The Power of Play: Optimize Your Joy Potential is designed to show you how you can have much more fun and be happier and healthier. The Power of Play is a game changer.


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