Something You Should Know about Happiness

Finding & Living Your Purpose

July 18, 2016


Interview with Victor Strecher, author of the book Life On Purpose




Mike Carruthers:
If you don’t have a purpose in life you should probably get one.


Victor Strecher:
If we can help people find purpose in life, we can help them live longer, reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke, reduce their risk of depression – literally help repair their DNA. There are so many positive things as a result of having a purpose in life.


Victor Strecher

Loving Where You Live

July 5, 2016


Interview with Melody Warnick, author of the book This Is Where You Belong




Mike Carruthers:
Do you like where you live?


Melody Warnick:
There’s one that shows that about ½ of Americans want to move. So that suggests that not everyone is happy where they live.

Melody Warnick

What Clutter Does To You

June 9, 2016


Interview with Peter Walsh, author of the book Lighten Up: Love What You Have, Have What You Need, Be Happier with Less




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to feel really great about yourself just take a few minutes to de-clutter and clean up a room.


Peter Walsh:
You cannot imagine the transformative effect that it has when you de-clutter a space and let it breathe.

Peter Walsh

Good News About Getting Older

May 24, 2016


Interview with Karl Pillimer, PhD, author of the book 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans




Mike Carruthers:
If you were to ask 1200 people over the age of 65 what they think about getting older you’d probably be surprised by what you hear.


Karl Pillimer, PhD:
And it is remarkably different from what any younger think. One of the key lessons is being old is way better than you think.

Karl Pillimer, PhD

Balancing Work & Life

May 6, 2016


Interview with Mathew Kelly, author of the book Off Balance: Getting Beyond the Work-Life Balance Myth to Personal and Professional Satisfaction




Mike Carruthers:
In order to live a satisfied life you may need to give up the idea of having a balanced life.


Mathew Kelly:
The reality is we’re most satisfied when we’re working hard or playing or resting hard. We tend to live our lives in extreme and I think the idea of trying to balance everything up is actually destructive.

Mathew Kelly

Mental Depression

April 5, 2016


Interview with Dr. Kelly Brogan, author of the book A Mind Of Your Own




Mike Carruthers:
Depression seems like everyone either has it or knows someone who does.


Dr. Kelly Brogan:
Depression is actually the number 1 cause of disability according to the World Health Organization worldwide right now.

Dr. Kelly Brogan

Finding Personal Happiness

April 4, 2016


Interview with Deborah K. Heisz, author of the book Live Happy




Mike Carruthers:
I’ll be happy when….a lot of us postpone our happiness waiting for something good to happen first.


Deborah K. Heisz:
And the reality is that the science proves that it’s the other way around. You’re more likely to find a spouse, you’re more likely to the job, you’re more likely to get the raise when you’re already happy.

Deborah K. Heisz

Over Analyzing Your Life

March 29, 2016


Interview with Dr. Rebecca Gladding, author of the book You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Life




Mike Carruthers:
How you look at the world and filter events will determine how happy you really are.


Dr. Rebecca Gladding:
If I’m looking for bad things I’m filtering my experience through a negative lens - whereas if I’m looking for positive things I’m then filtering through that positive lens.

Rebecca Gladding

Relationship Between Happiness & Success - Part 2

February 17, 2016


Interview with Shawn Achor, author of the book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work




Mike Carruthers:
Your willingness to be positive and optimistic in how you look at the world can make you a lot more successful.


Shawn Achor:
So if you wanted to have that bigger house, that better job your best chance of getting that bigger house or that better job is to prioritize positivity in the present.

Shawn Achor

Relationship between Happiness & Success

February 16, 2016


Interview with Shawn Achor, author of the book The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work




Mike Carruthers:
The way we typically approach happiness and success is a bit off.


Shawn Achor:
Well most people think if I work harder I’ll be more successful and then once I’m more successful then I’ll be happier. Turns out that, that formula is scientifically broken and backwards for 2 different reasons…

Shawn Achor

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