Something You Should Know about Happiness


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

Why Rejection Hurts So Much

June 3, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Guy Winch author of the book Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt, and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Rejection is something we all face and mostly we’re just supposed to get over it but often it’s not quite that easy.

 

Dr. Guy Winch:
Well when we get rejected the interesting thing is that the same areas get activated in our brain that get activated when we experience physical pain.

 


Dr. Guy Winch

Science Behind Happiness

May 30, 2014

 

Interview with Robert Biswas-Diener, co-author of the book Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Happiness is a good thing. But too much happiness may not be.

 

Robert Biswas-Diener:
It turns out that students for example who are an eight out of ten on a "life satisfaction" scale outperform those who are nine out of ten.
 


Robert Biswas-Diener

Overcoming Tough Times

May 1, 2014

 

Interview with Ryan Holiday, author of the book The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Funny thing about adversity and tough times.

 

Ryan Holiday:
When we look back in our lives we all see things that we thought were terrible at the time that we thought were going to be huge setbacks. But we know sort of in retrospect that they were good, that we grew from them that we benefited from them.
 


Ryan Holiday

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