Something You Should Know about Stress and Worry


How Your Brain Can Sabotage

June 26, 2015

 

Interview with Kelly Traver M.D., author of the book The Program: The Brain-Smart Approach to the Healthiest You: The Life-Changing 12-Week Method

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you've ever tried to change a habit or improve your health you know it can be difficult to make it stick.

 

Kelly Traver M.D.:
And the reason for that is that your whole body and brain is really based on this homeostasis principle - which is to keep everything the same.
 


Dr. Kelly Traver

How You Perceive Risk - Part 2

May 15, 2015

Part 2 of Interview with David Ropeik, author of Risk!: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

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Mike Carruthers:
Assessing what's truly risky in life isn't easy - and there's no simple equation either.

 

David Ropeik:
It's not this linear, statistical thing that the media likes to say, "We're too afraid of shark attack and not afraid enough of heart disease." Yeah that's true but it really doesn't work itself out in a kind of a mathematical sort of way.
 


David Ropeik

 

How You Perceive Risk

 May 14, 2015

Interview with David Ropeik, author of Risk!: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

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Mike Carruthers:
How we decide what's risky or scary doesn't necessarily follow logic…

 

David Ropeik:
In olden times it was pretty easy to figure out what was dangerous -  it was the lion that was attacking or it was the guy with the club - and risks were obvious.
 

David Ropeik

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
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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

 

How You Handle Change

May 1, 2015

 

Interview with Ariane de Bonvoisin author of The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change (and Loving Your Life More)

 www.first30days.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you ask most people how well they cope with change in life, you typically hear….

 

Ariane de Bonvoisin:
“I hate change, I resist change, I’m bad at change…” So I know that is a very classic, typical response.
 

Ariane de Bonvoisin

A Better Way To React To Stress

March 9, 2015

 

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

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

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