Something You Should Know about Emotions


Social And Performance Anxiety

May 19, 2015

 

 

Interview with Jonathan Berent author of Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties

 

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Mike Carruthers:
More people have social or performance anxiety than perhaps anyone realized. You know that fear of giving a presentation or the fear of looking foolish or nervous
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Jonathan Berent:
And I’ve had countless people who have told me things like, “You know I’m thinking of getting into a car accident tomorrow on the way to work because I have to give a presentation and there’s no way I’m going to do it.”
 

Jonathan Berent

 

How You Perceive Risk

 May 14, 2015

Interview with David Ropeik, author of Risk!: A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You

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Mike Carruthers:
How we decide what's risky or scary doesn't necessarily follow logic…

 

David Ropeik:
In olden times it was pretty easy to figure out what was dangerous -  it was the lion that was attacking or it was the guy with the club - and risks were obvious.
 

David Ropeik

Dealing With Anger

May 8, 2015

 

Interview with John Lee, author of The Anger Solution: The Proven Method for Achieving Calm and Developing Healthy, Long-Lasting Relationships

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Funny thing about anger - people get angry all the time and yet…

 

John Lee:
The words you will very seldom ever hear a lover, a spouse, a boss or an employee ever say to anybody is, “I’m angry”. 


John Lee

 

Anxiety

April 9, 2015

 

Interview with Lucinda Bassett, author of the book From Panic to Power: Proven Techniques to Calm Your Anxieties, Conquer Your Fears, and Put You in Control of Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Anxiety. It's a big problem.

 

Lucinda Bassett :
It's the number one emotional problem in the world today. Anxiety is the number one reason people go to the hospital emergency room. It's the number one reason people use prescription medication. It's believed to be the number one reason people abuse alcohol, miss work, or have a hard time coping in general.

 


Lucinda Bassett

Coping With Anxiety

March 4, 2015

 

Interview with Scott Stossel, author of the book My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Millions of Americans suffer from some sort of anxiety.

 

Scott Stossel:
It’s a collection of factors starting with genetics. If you have one family member who suffers from acute anxiety it’s very likely that you will have many other members.


Scott Stossel

Stop Getting So Upset

February 13, 2015

 

Interview with Rick Carson, author of the book Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There's an amazingly simple technique to make yourself feel better and it goes something like this:

 

Rick Carson:
If you catch yourself in the act of making yourself miserable, as you're making yourself miserable, if you really witness it…it's sort of like you caught yourself in the act of repeatedly sticking your thumb in your eye…it becomes very obvious.
 


Rick Carson

Talking Back To Your Inner Critic

November 25, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo, author of the book Better than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you stop and listen for a moment you can probably here your inner critic.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo:
And I like to think of an inner critic is actually a very positive force if you use it well.

 


Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo

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

Medical Miracles

September 11, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Edward Creagan, author of the book How Not to Be My Patient: A Physician's Secrets for Staying Healthy and Surviving Any Diagnosis

 

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Mike Carruthers: 
There are a lot of people walking around today who really should be dead.

 

Edward T. Creagan, M.D.:
I have a formal presentation on miracles and I have the Cat scans and I have the MR scans and I have the pathology report. Patients who should have died twenty-five years ago continue to live meaningful productive and creative lives.
 


Dr. Edward T. Creagan

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

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