November 28, 2014

 

Interview with Harriet Braiker, author of the book Who's Pulling Your Strings?: How to Break the Cycle of Manipulation and Regain Control of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you know people who are manipulative?

Harriet B. Braiker, PhD:
Manipulators manipulate through the promise of a big gain, so there's usually something you really want and/or something you're very afraid of losing. 

 


Harriet Braiker


 

November 27, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Kevin Soden, author of the book Special Treatment: How to get the Same High-Quality Health Care Your Doctor Gets

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Have you ever wondered if doctors get better healthcare than the rest of us?

 

Kevin Soden, M.D.:
Doctors do know the inside information. They know how to get to the best hospitals, how to get to the best doctors, and how to get the best care.
 


Dr. Kevin Soden


November 26, 2014

 

Interview with Peter Stark, author of the book The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need: 101 Ways to Win Every Time in Any Situation

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Everybody negotiates all the time.

 

Peter Stark:
Every time you communicate with the intent to change the relationship some way, you're negotiating.
 


Peter Stark


November 25, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of the book Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you stop and listen for a moment you can probably here your inner critic.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo:
And I like to think of an inner critic is actually a very positive force if you use it well.

 


Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo


November 24, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of the book Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably are or know someone who is a perfectionist.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo:
Perfectionism is an all or nothing mentality. It goes way beyond wanting your junk drawer to be perfectly neat.
 


Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo


November 21, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Alan Bonsteel, author of the book Stay Young, Start Now: A Family Doctor's Guide to More Energy, Less Stress and Better Sex

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
Even though we know what it takes to get fit and stay healthy, too many of us just don't do it.

Dr. Alan Bonsteel:
We're putting on weight, and the numbers on weight these days-the numbers on people who are above "ideal weight" are really pretty scary. They're going up and up, and just no indication that that curve is dropping off any.
 

 


November 20, 2014

 

Interview with Alan C. Fox, author of the book People Tools for Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re going to get ahead in the world you’ve got to know how to make things happen. Here’s a story…

 

Alan C. Fox:
I came into my office after being gone for a few days on a Tuesday morning the elevator didn’t work, it’ stopped working it trapped someone in the elevator on Thursday afternoon and it still wasn’t fixed.
 


Alan C. Fox


November 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Barry Gordon, author of the book Intelligent Memory: Improve Your Memory No Matter What Your Age

 

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Mike Carruthers:
An interesting analogy to how your memory works, is a file cabinet.

 

Dr. Barry Gordon:
A file cabinet has a perfect memory, but if often isn't easy to find things in a file cabinet. There we have an example where something never forgets, but you simply can't remember, because you can't find it.
 


Dr. Barry Gordon


November 18, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Paul Coleman, author of the book Finding Peace When Your Heart Is In Pieces: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Other Side of Grief, Loss, and Pain

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Is money the thing that will make you happy? Hmmm - probably not.

 

Dr. Paul Coleman:
If you have up to about 75 thousand dollars income you’re probably pretty satisfied but it doesn’t necessarily make you deeply happy.
 


Paul Coleman PsyD


November 17, 2014

 

Interview with Susan Pinker, author of the book The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter

 

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Mike Carruthers:
So much of our communication today is electronic yet face-to-face contact turns out to be very important.

 

Susan Pinker:
Because interacting face to face releases a whole cascade of biochemical events that essentially provides biological resilience not only now but into the future.
 


Susan Pinker


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