Something You Should Know about Emotions


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

Truth About Love

August 12, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Thomas Habib, author of the book If These Walls Could Talk: A Therapist Reveals Stories of Change and How They will Work for You

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Even in the very best relationships love can't always be there.

 


Dr. Thomas Habib:
In couples, it's the expectations of love we have; we talk about love as a constant when it isn't. What's constant is commitment.
 


Dr. Thomas Habib

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

How Courageous Are You?

May 27, 2014

 

Interview with Bill Treasurer, author of the book Courage Goes to Work: How to Build Backbones, Boost Performance, and Get Results

 

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Mike Carruthers:
What does it mean to be courageous?

 

Bill Treasurer:
I would say that the definition of courage is not the absence of fear. In fact, when you are in a courageous moment you're in a fearful moment - but it is proceeding despite the fact that you're afraid.
 


Bill Treasurer

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success?

April 29, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff, author of the book The Ecstasy of Surrender: 12 Surprising Ways Letting Go Can Empower Your Life

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you’re trying to accomplish something important in your career or your personal life it’s possible to try too hard. When really what you should do is surrender.

 

Dr. Judith Orloff:
It’s about learning the art of when to move forward and when to let go. To do everything you can to make something happen but then turn the results over so you don’t kill your endeavors with a death grip.
 


Dr. Judith Orloff

Improving Parent/Adult Children Relationships

April 14, 2014

 

Interview with Jane Isay, author of the book Walking on Eggshells: Navigating the Delicate Relationship Between Adult Children and Parents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Many adult children have some difficulty in their relationship with their parents and that difficulty can grow into real conflict, however…

 

Jane Isay:
Tiny changes in the parents' behavior can make very large changes in the relationship - a loving email that doesn't need a response or a phone call without an agenda.
 


Jane Isay

Forgiveness Or Revenge?

April 4, 2014

 

Interview with Michael McCullough, author of the book Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Forgiveness it’s a fascinating subject, because…

 

Mike McCullough:
Humans come into this world both with an instinct to seek revenge and with an ability to forgive. And the real difference, Mike, between the situations in which we're inclined to use revenge and the situations in which we're inclined to forgive is all about the environment. It's all about the situation.
 


Michael McCullough

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