Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner, PhD is a self-help specialist who advocates preserving Italian lifestyle traditions as the road to physical and emotional well-being. She is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and life coach. She serves as a behavioral expert and media and PR strategist for several studies at the Yale University Program on Aging, and she also teaches stress reduction strategies for a cardiac study at Yale. Dr. Mautner is the producer and host of The Art of Living Well weekly radio show on WNHU 88.7FM (www.wnhu.net), called "The show that can change your life" by the New Haven Register.
Dr. Mautner holds a PhD in educational/cognitive psychology, an MA in general/clinical psychology, and she specializes in self-help techniques rooted in research. Her doctoral dissertation involved a US—Italy comparison on body image disturbance. She is a former psychology professor and author of Living la Dolce Vita: Bring the Passion, Laughter, and Serenity of Italy into Your Daily Life, which has been translated into several languages. Dr. Mautner has also written articles for Psychology Today, Chicago Tribune, eDiets.com, Quirk's Marketing Research, Fra Noi, and Italian America and is a former columnist for American Oggi and The Italian Tribune. Her work has been cited in Seventeen.com, Family Circle, First for Women, Mind/Body/Spirit, Elle, and Weightwatchers.ca. She has appeared on national radio and television and has given presentations in the U.S. and Italy.