Joy Superpowers – Episode 4 – Authenticity with Mel Schwartz

In episode 4 of the Joy Superpowers podcast, I’m talking with Mel Schwartz about the Joy Superpower of Authenticity. Mel is a psychotherapist, marriage counsellor, author, two-time TEDx speaker, podcaster and a leadership consultant. He earned his MSW from Columbia University and Master of Philosophy from Lancaster University. Mel is one of the first contemporary practising psychotherapists to include the basic principles of quantum theory into therapeutic approaches, which enable people to overcome their challenges and live to their fullest potential. Mel’s first book “The Art of Intimacy, the Pleasure of Passion”, broke new ground on illuminating the path of joyful relationships and has benefited countless of people. His newest book, “The Possibility Principle – How Quantum Physics Can Improve the Way You Think, Live and Love”, illuminates a radical new way of thinking, enabling you to thrive in your life.

During my chat with Mel, we cover topics such as:

– Concepts of authentic self-esteem and other esteem

– Authenticity and self-awareness, as well as leadership

– Curiosity and connecting with each other

To learn more about our conversation with Mel as well as to get some extra insight related to the Joy Superpower of Authenticity, please check out our blog here. For more information about Mel’s work, please visit

About the podcast:

The Art and Science of Joy Podcast is all about inspiring people to live more joyfully, so if you’re seeking a bit more joy in your own life or seeking to bring some more joy to the lives of others then this podcast could well be for you! In our second podcast series, Joy Superpowers, we’ll be going through one superpower per week that you can use to live a more joy-filled life.

In each episode, I’ll be inviting an expert on a particular Joy Superpower to share their words of wisdom, as we take a look at the science behind the superpower, and explore how you can apply the superpower in your own life.

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