Something You Should Know about Happiness


Why Kids Turn Out A Lot Like Their Parents

February 5, 2016

 

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

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Kids grow up a lot like their parents.

 

Christine Carter:
If what we as parents really want is to raise happy kids, then we need to start with ourselves first. Because kids are much more likely to do what we do, rather than what we say to do.
 


Christine Carter

Fun In The Workplace

February 4, 2016

 

Interview with Scott Christopher, co-author of the book The Levity Effect: Why it Pays to Lighten Up

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The work you do may be quite serious but the work environment doesn't have to be.

 

Scott Christopher:
We've found that those who possess a sense of humor (or at least an ability to appreciate humor) climb the corporate ladder quicker and they actually end up making a little more money.
 


Scott Christopher

Paying It Forward

January 29, 2016

 

Interview with Stephen G. Post, author of the book The Hidden Gifts of Helping: How the Power of Giving, Compassion, and Hope Can Get Us Through Hard Times

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Giving to others, volunteering, paying it forward whatever you call it…

 

Stephen G. Post:
Whenever you are in that zone of generosity and contributing to the lives of others you are in fact getting.
 


Stephen G. Post

The Link Between Happiness & Success

January 26, 2016

 

Interview with Emma Seppala, author of the book The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Achieving success will bring personal happiness that’s a common belief. However…

 

Emma Seppala:
What research is showing is that if we are happier we actually end up doing better in the long run. Why? Because we’re creative or more productive and the outcome is that we’ve become more successful.

 


Emma Seppala

What Really Makes You Happy - Part 2

January 6, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Law of Happiness: How Spiritual Wisdom and Modern Science Can Change Your Life (The Secret Things of God)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
With all the research that’s been done on personal happiness one thing we know for sure is…

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
Basically what we know about happy people is they live in the now. And they’re very present wherever they are, so they go for a walk in the park, they’re enjoying the walk in the park, if they’re working on a project; they’re working on their project.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud

What Really Makes You Happy

January 6, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Law of Happiness: How Spiritual Wisdom and Modern Science Can Change Your Life (The Secret Things of God)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There has been a lot of fascinating research on happiness.

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
And here is the big, big finding; that only 10% of our happiness or wellbeing comes from anything circumstantial.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud

Does Money Buy Happiness?

December 10, 2015
 
Interview with Dan Buettner, author of the book Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way
 
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Mike Carruthers:
Attempting to be more happy is probably worth the effort.
 
Dan Buettner:
If you control for everything else happy people live about 8 years longer than unhappy people.

Dan Buettner

Finding Personal Happiness

November 23, 2015

 

Interview with Matthew Ferry, author of the book Ridiculous Bliss: Being Happy All the Time (Made for Success Collection)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Happiness can be elusive and often it’s because your mind is playing tricks on you.

 

Matthew Ferry:
You need to see that your mind has an opinion about everything including things it knows nothing about.
 


Matthew Ferry

Why Doing Good Is Good For You

November 13, 2015

 

Interview with Stephen Post, author of the book Why Good Things Happen to Good People: How to Live a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life by the Simple Act of Giving

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You know that feeling you get when you do something kind for someone else?

 

Stephen Post:
That's actually been well described as the helper's high and even in 2006 major neurological studies showed that when we even think about helping others a part of the brain lights up that's associated with feel-good chemicals.
 


Stephen Post

Benefits Of Being Cheap

October 8, 2015

 

Interview with Jeff Yeager, author of the book The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means

 

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Mike Carruthers:
People who spend less than they earn and live beneath their means report a higher level of personal happiness. And in fact they often say…

 

Jeff Yeager:
Sure we could afford to spend more but why would we? It wouldn’t make us any happier.
 

 
Jeff Yeager

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