Author, Radio Personality, and Self-help specialist Dr. Raeleen D’Agostino Mautner advocates preserving Italian lifestyle traditions as the road to physical and emotional well-being. She is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, behaviorist, and stress-reduction interventionist at Yale University. Raeleen is the producer and host of “The Art of Living Well” radio show on WNHU 88.7FM (or stream in live www.wnhu.net) every Monday at 7AM; referred to by the New Haven Register as a show “that can change your life”.
Mautner holds a PhD in Educational/Cognitive Psychology, and for over 25 years she lectured as a psychology professor for some of Connecticut’s finest higher education institutions, including Quinnipiac University, The University of New Haven, and Southern CT State University, before leaving academia to pursue her writing, speaking and workshop & consulting practice. She is author of “Living la Dolce Vita: Bring the Passion, Laughter, and Serenity of Italy into Your Daily Life (Sourcebooks). Dolce Vita has been translated into several languages and read by people throughout the world. Mautner has also written articles for Psychology Today, The Chicago Tribune, eDiets.com, Quirks Market Research, Fra Noi, and Italian America. Her work has been cited in Family Circle Magazine, First for Women, Seventeen, and Weight Watchers. She has appeared on national radio and TV, and has given presentations in the US And Italy.
Former columnist for America Oggi and The Italian Tribune, Dr. Mautner–a dual citizen of both the US and Italy— has also served as Research Director for the American Italian Defense Association (AIDA) in Chicago, IL, a group of professionals that fights the negative sterotyping of Italian Americans and Italians, through legal means, education, and research. As consultant to the MOU project among the Dept of Education/Global languages–NY Italian Consulate-IACE (Italian American Committee on Education), Dr. Mautner created the first Italian Language Resource Center for Italian Language Teachers in Connecticut. She writes, consults and speaks on ways to live well, by incorporating traditional Italian lifestyle principles that are rooted in the psychology literature of well-being.
Here are just some of the comments Dr. Mautner has received about her work:
-”You have changed my friend’s life. She was depressed and your book has turned her life around. She is now successful and thriving.”
-”I have given your book to everyone in my family. Thank you for reminding us about the importance of love and relationships. You are wonderful!”
–”When you spoke tonight, it was just what I needed to hear to get through my crisis. I feel recharged.”
–”You are an amazing, inspiring speaker. Thank you for giving so much of yourself to your public.”
–”Your behavioral coaching as led me to reach goals which I never thought I could.”
Raeleen has delivered “unforgetable” and “inspiring” presentations at Yale University in New Haven CT, the John Marshall Law School in Chicago IL, The Omni Hotel in New Haven CT, the Italian Cultural Institute in NYC, The Sons and Daughters of Italy New Haven Chapter, Central CT STate University, Brooklyn College, UNICO/One Voice ( N.J. and CT), The Knights of Columbus, and La Feltrinelli Bookstore in Rome , Italy, among many other venues.
Mautner’s next book will be out in the Spring of 2013 ,published by HCI . “Lemons into Limoncello: From Loss to Personal Renaissance with the Zest of Italy” will help readers ease recovery and renewal their lives after experiencing personal loss, change,or major life transition–with the zest of simple Italian pleasures. She will be holding week-long Italian Resilience Retreat Workshops in Italy, starting in the Spring 2013.
To contact Dr. Mautner: RaeleenMautner@gmail.com