About us

This website is published by the Optimal Learning Institute, a subsidiary of the nonprofit Joy and Wisdom Center. We gratefully share what we have learned from Mindset Science, Deep Learning, Appreciative Instruction, and Positive Psychology, among other disciplines.  

Richard Leon Linfield, Ph.D. is a writer, professor, publisher/editor and public relations manager who has taught at nine colleges and universities. He co-founded the innovative New College of California in San Francisco. In Boulder, Colorado, he edited and published New Colorado, an arts and entertainment monthly.

Author and spiritual mentor Leilani Darling has taught courses at the world-renowned Cayce Institute and provides coaching and consulting through her website www.MorePositiveMoreProductive.com. Her J.D. is from the University of Virginia School of Law. She was ordained as an Interfaith Minister at The New Seminary in New York City, affiliated with the United Nations. With Linfield, she co-directs the nonprofit www.Joyandwisdomcenter.com.

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