Something You Should Know about Coping with Change

Living In The Present

September 29, 2015


Interview with Donald Altman, author of the book The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear, and Unhappiness




Mike Carruthers:
In the last few moments have you been focused on the present or have you been worrying about what’s going to happen in the future?


Donald Altman:
If you’re too forward focused, and if that’s causing you anxiety and not allowing you to be present - then maybe you’re not really with the people that you’re with in that moment.

Donald Altman

Why Change Is Hard

July 30, 2015


Interview with Dan Health, co-author of the book Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard




Mike Carruthers:
Change is hard, but why? It may be how we approach the process of change.


Dan Heath:
People don’t typically think their way into change. Change usually starts with a feeling.


Dan Heath

Why It's So Scary To Reach For Goals

June 4, 2015


Interview with Daniel Drubin author of Letting Go of Your Bananas: How to Become More Successful by Getting Rid of Everything Rotten in Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
What keeps us from going after our goals and dreams? Usually fear.


Dr. Daniel T. Drubin:
Someone once said to me that when it comes to change - if it's not a little bit scary, it's probably not very worthwhile and probably not very interesting.

Daniel Drubin


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



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


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)




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




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




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!




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




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.

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