Something You Should Know about Happiness

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

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




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




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




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

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