Dr. Alphonsus Obayuwana has been involved in the study of Hope and Happiness since 1979, when as a medical student he first came in contact with psychiatric patients who had just attempted suicide. Forever transformed by these encounters, Dr. Obayuwana relentlessly continued his research on Human Hope for over 30 years in spite of a very demanding Ob/Gyn practice. His publications on the subject of Hope and Happiness can be found in local, national, and international (scientific and lay) journals including his 1984 national award-winning paper on “Stress, Human Hope, and Pregnancy Outcome”.
His first book, The Five Sources of Human Hope: Mirror of our Humanity was published in 2012. In it, the rather elusive concept of “Human Hope” was extensively examined, analyzed, deconstructed, explained, and very successfully seperated from mythology. He demystified Hope and effectively removed it forever from abstraction by making it more tangible, real, and accessible.
“How to live a life of hope” is the second book in his envisioned trilogy on the subject of Hope and Happiness. In this book, he has masterfully weaponized human hope into a practical tool for everyday optimal living.
Currently, Dr. Obayuwana is the Lead Coach and CEO of the Triple-H Project, LLC -- an entity solely dedicated to the promotion of hopeful and happier human communities
He is a retired Major in US Air Force Reserve, who has also previously held faculty positions at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the University of Maryland College of Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He is also a former Associate Chair in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent Medical Center, in Toledo, Ohio.