Something You Should Know about Stress and Worry

Science Of Emotions

 April 24, 2015

Interview with Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of The Emotional Revolution: Harnessing The Power Of Your Emotions For A More Positive Life


Mike Carruthers:
Your emotions - there's a fascinating topic. Do we create our own emotions or are we subject to them? Maybe both.


Norman Rosenthal, M.D.:
If we, for example, gamble away our money we're going to be pretty unhappy about that. But that isn't something that happened to us, that's something we actually made happen.

Dr. Norman Rosenthal


A Better Way To React To Stress

March 9, 2015


Interview with Martin Hubbard, author of the book Reversing the Senses




Mike Carruthers:
We sure can get worked up over the littlest things.


Martin Hubbard:
You’re driving down the freeway and you’re late for an appointment and all of a sudden and a guy cuts you off and you’re going ballistic.

Martin Hubbard

Coping With Anxiety

March 4, 2015


Interview with Scott Stossel, author of the book My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind




Mike Carruthers:
Millions of Americans suffer from some sort of anxiety.


Scott Stossel:
It’s a collection of factors starting with genetics. If you have one family member who suffers from acute anxiety it’s very likely that you will have many other members.

Scott Stossel

The Problem When We Make Assumptions

February 5, 2015


Interview with Scott Gornto, author of the book The Stories We Tell Ourselves: Stop Jumping to Conclusions. Free Yourself from Anxiety. Transform Your Relationships.




Mike Carruthers:
What do human beings do when they don’t have the whole story? We make it up.


Scott Gornto:
You know our boss sends us an email 3 or 4 o’clock on a Friday afternoon and says hey I need to talk first thing Monday morning. And then we create a narrative about what that means, are we getting fired, have I made a mistake, what’s going on?

Scott Gornto

Holiday Stress

December 23, 2014


Interview with Bob Losyk, author of the book Get a Grip!: Overcoming Stress and Thriving in the Workplace




Mike Carruthers:
There’s one sure way  to feel really great this holiday especially if you’re feeling a little bit down…

Bob Losyk:

Try and help the needy and do something for somebody else it just makes people feel so great.


Bob Losyk

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




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




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




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




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




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

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