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Good News About Getting Older - Part 2

May 25, 2016

 

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

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What would you guess is the biggest regret older people have when they look back on their lives?

 

Karl Pillimer, PhD:
I imagined it would be an affair, it would be having worked too much, or too little – the 1# regret in their view is spending too much time worrying. 
 


Karl Pillimer, PhD

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

 

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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

Handling Adversity

January 15, 2016

 

Interview with Bev Smallwood, author of the book This Wasn't Supposed to Happen to Me: 10 Make-or-Break Choices When Life Steals Your Dreams and Rocks Your World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you live long enough bad things happen to you. It's called adversity. And the question is…

 

Bev Smallwood:
Whether that adversity you go through is going to take you under or whether you're really going to come out on the other side even stronger.
 


Bev Smallwood

Making Peace With your Past

November 27, 2015

 

Interview with Debbie Ford, author of the book The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You often hear the advice that it’s important to make peace with your past, but what does that mean exactly?

 

Debbie Ford:
Well in the simplest terms, I think making peace with your past is finding something good, same value, some gold in it.
 


Debbie Ford

The Science Of Being More Lucky

February 16, 2015

 

Interview with Richard Wiseman, author of the book The Luck Factor

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
You probably know someone you think of as a lucky person, but if you dig a little deeper you'll find they're not lucky all the time.

 

Richard Wiseman:
They will have encountered a lot of ill fortune, and when we spoke to them about their lives, although they claimed they'd lived charmed lives often you could see that they'd experienced negative life events.
 


Richard Wiseman

The Power Of Gratitude

December 18, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Adrian Calabrese, author of the book 10 Spiritual Steps to a Magical Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
As we get ready to head into the new year 2015 it's a good time to take stock of all the things we have and are grateful for.

 

Adrian Calabrese:
If you express your gratitude, you look at your life the way it is, and you realize just how much you really do have, instead of dwelling on what you don't have.
 


Dr. Adrian Calabrese

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

Finding Success

March 13, 2014

 

Interview with David M. Howitt, author of the book Heed Your Call: Integrating Myth, Science, Spirituality, and Business

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How do you feel about work and success?

 

David M. Howitt:
A lot of us are taught at the earliest ages you’ve got to put your shoulder into the plow and you’ve got to work a 12 hour day and the more tired you are when you come home the more successful you are. My experience that’s just not true.
 


David M. Howitt

The Good Part Of Failure

February 24, 2014

 

Interview with Megan McArdle, author of the book The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
No one likes to fail but you can make it easier on yourself.

 

Megan McArdle:
By focusing less on the person than on the process – you know success and failure they’re not something that you are, they’re something that happened.
 


Megan McArdle

Dealing With Adversity

November 6, 2013

 

Interview with Dr. Norman Rosenthal, author of the book The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Adversity; tough times they happen to all of us.

 

Dr. Normal Rosenthal:
Adversity is a necessary part of life that it happens in 3 contexts; bad luck, bad judgment and when you voluntarily take on the adversity.
 


Dr. Norman Rosenthal

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