Something You Should Know about Happiness


Being Happy At Work

August 4, 2015

 

Interview with Jessica Pryce-Jones author of Happiness at Work: Maximizing Your Psychological Capital for Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More and more employers are spending time and effort on making sure their employees are happy.

 

Jessica Pryce-Jones:
The reason that organizations are interested in happiness at work is because people who are happiest at work are doing a day and a quarter extra per week in terms of effort. So you are getting sixty days a year out of your most happy employees.
 


Jessica Pryce-Jones

Your Child's Happiness

July 20, 2015

 

Interview with Christine Carter, M.D., author of the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Parents have a lot to do with whether or not their children are happy.

 

Christine Carter, M.D.:
Often parents think they have one cheerful kid and one grumpy kid and that’s kind of the way it is. But actually we have a lot of great science now that shows that there are factors that parents can teach their kids that will lead to happiness in childhood and beyond.

 


Dr. Christine Carter

Improve Your Relationship Today

May 28, 2015

 

Interview with Cloe Madanes, author of the book Relationship Breakthrough: How to Create Outstanding Relationships in Every Area of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In any relationship we all have the need for security and certainty.

 

Cloe Madanes:
One of the paradoxes of human life is that as soon as you have certainty you have the need for uncertainty, variety - you want some surprises.


Cloe Madanes

 

The Elements Of A Happy Family

 May 6, 2015

Interview with David Niven, author of 100 Simple Secrets of Happy Families: What Scientists Have Learned and How You Can Use It (100 Simple Secrets Series)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you have a happy family? Interestingly,  a lot of research has been done on what makes a family happy.

 

David Niven:
Happier families are people who can count on each other and that can be as little as showing up on time.
 


David Niven

 

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

 

Finding Happiness

April 21, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Amit Sood, author of the book The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step Plan for Resilient Living

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s safe to assume that most of us want to be happy. So what is happiness?

 

Dr. Amit Sood:
Happiness is really that deep sustained sense of fulfillment that you get from living a good virtuous and meaningful life.


Dr. Amit Sood

Using Surprise To Your Advantage

 

April 15, 2015

 

Interview with Andy Nulman, author of Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise

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Mike Carruthers:
To be more successful, whether as a business or as an individual, one often overlooked strategy is the power of surprise.

 

Andy Nulman:
The definition here is it's the constant expansion of the boundaries of delightful extremes. What you want to make sure you do is delight a customer.
 


Andy Nulman

 

 

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

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