I have been following San Diego author and media star Dr. Michael Mantell on Facebook and Linked In this year, and could not be more impressed by his clever postings and insightful “agent of change” ideas. His newest book “The Link is What You Think,” mirrors his Daily Five on social media and captures his approach to helping clients live better lives, healthy, fit and happy.


For more than 45 years, Dr. Mantell has been helping people disturb themselves less, and find lasting change, contentment and a more awakened life as they move past crippling emotions like anxiety, stress, depression and burnout with his short-term, powerful, compassionate, rational-emotive behavior education approaches.


He has served as Chief Psychologist for Children’s Hospital of San Diego, Chief Psychologist for the San Diego Police Department, Chief Behavior Science Consultant for the American Council on Exercise, Chief Behavioral Scientist for Anytime Fitness worldwide and served as a member of the faculty of Equinox Fitness Training Institute. He is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Plus Size Certified, Inc. and is a member of the Science Advisory Council of the International Council on Active Aging. He recently led a three-day intensive program on Physician Wellness for the American Society of Hematology. Dr. Mantell is an invited contributor to Psychiatric Times Magazine and a frequent writer for Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global.


Dr. Mantell, well known for his decades of regular appearances on national and international broadcasts and in health and fitness related publications, has been a member of SAG/AFTRA since 1981. He’s been a popular guest on television and radio talk shows across America, including “Oprah,” “Nightline,” “Larry King,” and “Good Morning America” where he appeared for more than a decade as a regular contributor. His work in television news earned him an Emmy nomination for his broadcast on mass shootings following the Connecticut school shootings.


He has authored four books including his recent, “The Link is What You Think,” “Ticking Bombs: Defusing Violence in the Workplace,” and his iconic 1988 original “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff PS: It’s All Small Stuff” and it’s 25th Anniversary Edition.

Publisher’s Weekly magazine awarded the audio version of Dr. Mantell’s first book published in 1988, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: P. S. It’s All Small Stuff,” their highly coveted award, “Best Audio” in the Self-Help category. Dr. Mantell is listed among the “Top 25 Business Speakers” in Successful Meetings Magazine and is named by Greatist.com among the “100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.”


Dr. Mantell is known for getting to the root of issues quickly, offering original solutions, action plans and powerful results, improving personal lives, business relationships, athletic performance, and helping clients break through to their next step of success, “in the living room…the locker room…and the board room.”


C.A.L.M. By Dr.Mantell

  1. Want to learn to stay C.A.L.M.? Follow these guidelines:
    2. C atch your thoughts – slow it down enough to actually do that
    3. A ccept your thoughts – don’t beat yourself up for having thoughts that beat yourself up
    4. L earn from your thoughts – understand your position to change your condition
    5. M agnify your inhales – it’s the inhale that brings the brain changes to promote relaxation.