Something You Should Know about Coping with Change


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

 

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

The Science Of Being More Lucky

February 16, 2015

 

Interview with Richard Wiseman, author of the book The Luck Factor

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
You probably know someone you think of as a lucky person, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find they're not lucky all the time.

 

Richard Wiseman:
They will have encountered a lot of ill fortune, and when we spoke to them about their lives, although they claimed they'd lived charmed lives often you could see that they'd experienced negative life events.
 


Richard Wiseman

Why Change Is So Hard

February 11, 2015

 

Interview with Anne Marie Ludovici, author of the book Change Your Mind, Change Your Health: 7 Ways to Harness the Power of Your Brain to Achieve True Well-Being

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Making change is hard even if it’s for our own good. Why?

 

Anne Marie Ludovici:
There’s a couple of reasons the problem is most people don’t know the science behind the change and the true definition of change and how to successfully sustain a change.
 


Anne Marie Ludovici

Power Of Making Small Changes

August 21, 2014

 

Interview with Larry Terkel, co-author of the book Small Change: It's the Little Things in Life That Make a Big Difference!

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you think about it making small changes may be the best way to improve yourself.

 

Larry Terkel:
Like saving small change in a jar everyday adds up small changes in your life add up. Making small changes one at a time adds up to a better you physically, emotionally and spiritually.
 


Larry Terkel

Changing Habits

March 21, 2012

 

Interview with Charles Duhigg, author of the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Much of your daily life is habit.

 

Charles Duhigg:
Habit is a decision that all of us make at some point and then stop making but continue acting on.

Regrets

December 27, 2013

 

Interview with Hamilton Beazley, author of the book No Regrets: A Ten-Step Program for Living in the Present and Leaving the Past Behind

 

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Mike Carruthers:
With the freshness of the New Year, it might be a good time to look at letting go of some of the regrets you have about your life.


Hamilton Beazley:

Regretting is the act of revisiting past decisions or events, comparing them to what might have been, wishing they had been different, and suffering emotionally because they're not.
 


Hamilton Beazley

Psychology Of Making Changes

March 6, 2013

 

Interview with David Bedrick, author of the book Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Making a major change in your life can be difficult and a lot of the psychological advice you hear may not help.

 

David Bedrick:
Mainstream psychology points of view say this, “What are you thinking, why don’t you do the different thing that you ought to do?” And those kind of messages usually don’t work and often make people feel ashamed and worse about themselves than better.

 


David Bedrick

Becoming More Resilient - Part 2

September 18, 2012

 

Interview with Dr. Steven Southwick, author of the book Resilience: The Science of Mastering Life's Greatest Challenges

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Bouncing back from adversity we call it resilience and it seems easier for some than others. So what factors influence how resilient you are?

 

Dr. Steven Southwick:
Maybe the strongest factor is having the type of social network that really supports you in high stress situations.
 


Dr. Steven Southwick

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