Something You Should Know about Stress and Worry


Does Money Make You Happy?

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

The Importance Of Face-To-Face Communication

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

Instant Stress Reducers

May 28, 2014

 

Interview with Frank Lawliss, author of the book The Stress Answer: Train Your Brain to Conquer Depression and Anxiety in 45 Days

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably agree with the statement that we live in very stressful times.  And all that life stress can cause us to get locked in to worry, rage, and all kinds of negative thinking.

 

Dr. Frank Lawlis:
And the way you get out of it is you start correcting your breathing. You start taking long breaths, not particularly deep breaths but long breaths and that will change the way your brain functions because it restores the oxygen level.

 


Dr. Frank Lawliss

Effective Worrying

February 18, 2014

 

Interview with Edward Hallowell, author of the book Worry

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Whenever you get really worried about something…

 

Edward Hallowell:
#1 is to never worry alone. It’s by far the most important antidote to worry that we have is to connect with somebody else.
 


Edward Hallowell

Handling The Big Stresses In Life - Part 2

February 5, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Amit Sood, author of the book The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you feel stress you worry but when you’re really stressed out that worry can turn to fear.

 
Dr. Amit Sood:
Worry is healthy but fear is not healthy. Worry lets you cross the road with caution, fear freezes you on one side.

Dr. Amit Sood

Handling The Big Stresses In Life

February 4, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Amit Sood, author of the book The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Who hasn’t gotten stressed out over something?  And that stress you feel when that happens is basically you struggling with worry.

 
Dr. Amit Sood:
It is the struggle with what was, what is and what might be. It is our brain facing greater uncertainty than our brain is used to.

Dr. Amit Sood

Live Long & Be Healthy - Part 2

January 14, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. David Agus, author of the book A Short Guide to a Long Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You don’t hear about it much as you used to but taking a daily low dose aspirin may be very good for your health.

 

Dr. David Agus:
On a daily basis a low dose of an aspirin reduces inflammation which is at the route of heart disease, cancer and some of the brain diseases. 
 


Dr. David B. Agus

When You Get The Blues

October 29, 2013

 

Interview with Shelley Carson, author of the book Almost Depressed: Is My (or My Loved One's) Unhappiness a Problem (The Almost Effect)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Even if you’re not suffering from true depression many of us get into a funk that is hard to break out of.

 

Shelley Carson:
Clinically this is called anhedonia or the loss of pleasure. It’s like you’re just getting through the day with little energy to spare for savoring life.
 


Shelley Carson, PhD

Handling Emotional Injuries - Part 2

August 7, 2013

 

Interview with Guy Winch, author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Failure is inevitable in everyone’s life and what’s interesting is…

 

Guy Winch:
When we fail at something it changes our perceptions it distorts our perceptions of the thing we failed at - such that we tend to see that goal as more difficult to achieve than it actually is.
 


Guy Winch Ph.D.

Handling Emotional Injuries

August 6, 2013

 

Interview with Guy Winch, author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you get an emotional injury in the form of rejection or failure or guilt - the tendency is to just shake it off and get over it.

 

Guy Winch:
Which is interesting because we don’t have that attitude when it comes to physical injuries, we know we have to put antibacterial ointment on a cut and we know we have to treat a cold and the same is true of emotional and psychological injuries.
 


Guy Winch Ph.D.

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