Something You Should Know about Happiness


Too Much Stuff

March 23, 2015

 

Interview with James Wallman, author of the Stuff

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Are you experiencing “stuffocation”?

 

James Wallman:
“Stuffocation” is the idea that we have too much stuff. And go to the closet we open up the doors and it’s just full of stuff that we own but maybe there’s nothing in there that we particularly want to wear.
 


James Wallman

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

What Mentally Strong People Do & Don't Do

January 12, 2015

 

Interview with Amy Morin, author of the book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train Your Brain for Happiness and Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Over the course of our lives we can all develop mental habits that can really get in the way - for example; feeling sorry for yourself.

 

Amy Morin:
Self-pity is one of those things that keeps us focused on the problem rather than the solution. So well it might be easy to sit home on the couch and feel bad about something that’s going on in our lives it doesn’t do anything to make the situation better.

 


Amy Morin

Appreciating What You Have

December 10, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Noelle Nelson, author of the book The Power of Appreciation: The Key to a Vibrant Life

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
It's a simple concept, and it goes like this:
 

Noelle C. Nelson, Ph.D.:
You've got to appreciate what you have, to get what you want.
 


Dr. Noelle Nelson

Giving Back

December 8, 2014

 

Interview with Clea Newman, Serious Fun Children's Network

www.seriousfunnetwork.org

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many families have a holiday tradition of giving back this time or year - whether it’s giving money or volunteering.

 

Clea Newman:
I think that giving back makes you feel whole. And I’m very blessed that my family made it a tradition.
 


Clea Newman

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

Doing What's Important

October 14, 2013

 

Interview with Matthew Kelly, author of the book The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Think about it. We all have needs in 4 areas of life…


Matthew Kelley:
Physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Most simply defined, if you don’t eat, you will die.
 


Matthew Kelly

A New Way To Look At Happiness

September 25, 2014

 

Interview with Paul Dolan, author of the book Happiness by Design: Change What You Do, Not How You Think

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Here’s an interesting definition of happiness. Happiness is a mixture of fun and purpose.

 

Paul Dolan:
So happy lives, ones that contain a balance (and not the same balance for everybody and certainly not equal) but ones that contain the right balance for each individual between things that are fun on the one hand and fulfilling on the other.
 


Paul Dolan

Fighting The Blues

September 9, 2014

 

Interview with John Presto PsyD, author of the book Lift Your Mood Now: Simple Things You Can Do to Beat the Blues

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everybody from time to time will get sad and have the blues.

 

John D. Preston, Psy.D.:
Clearly the things that work best are to make a point to get engaged in life.

 


John Preston PsyD

It Takes Work To Be Happy

August 4, 2014

 

Interview with Greg Hicks, author of the book How We Choose to Be Happy: The 9 Choices of Extremely Happy People--Their Secrets, Their Stories

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How do you find the happiest people on earth? Well, two guys went out on a three year journey to do just that.

 

Greg Hicks :
Our favorite way to find these people was to pull of the interstates and head into small towns. Simply ask the locals, "Hey, who's the most profoundly happy person in these parts?"
 


Greg Hicks

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