Something You Should Know about Coping with Change

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.


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



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




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




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

Becoming More Resilient

September 17, 2012


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




Mike Carruthers:
Just how resilient a person would you say you are?


Dr. Steven Southwick:
Resilience is the ability to bend but not break and to bounce back from adversity and often to continue to grow.

Dr. Steven Southwick

How You Handle Change

June 15, 2012


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




Mike Carruthers:
No matter how much you resist it, big changes are coming in your life - good ones and bad ones. Change is inevitable.


Ariane de Bonvoisin:
Going through change, we're always asked whether we want to be the victim or whether we actually want to stand back up and get strong in our power. And that is a choice that we all get given.

Ariane de Bonvoisin

How To Stop Worrying So Much

February 14, 2012


Interview with Tamar Chansky, PhD, author of the book Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: The 4-Step Plan to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want




Mike Carruthers:
All of us worry sometimes way too much about things that will likely never happen.


Tamar Chansky, PhD:
What happens is worry makes us dysfunctional, it makes us think about all of the “what ifs” instead of really helping us focus on what’s going to help solve the problem.

Tamar Chansky, PhD

Do You Sabotage Yourself?

December 27, 2011


Interview with Pat Pearson, author of the book Stop Self-Sabotage: Get Out of Your Own Way to Earn More Money, Improve Your Relationships, and Find the Success You Deserve




Mike Carruthers:
Do you ever sabotage your own success?

Pat Pearson:

The issue is that you set a goal, and then you shoot yourself in the foot and you make sure you don't achieve it and it all has to do, Mike, with deserve level.

Pat Pearson

What Worry Does To Your Brain

December 23, 2011


Interview with Daniel Amen, M.D., author of the book Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger, and Impulsiveness




Mike Carruthers:
It appears that you actually have more control over your brain than you may have thought. For example…

Daniel Amen, M.D.:

How you think (moment-by-moment thoughts) have a huge impact on how your brain works.

Daniel G. Amen M.D.

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