Something You Should Know about Emotions


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

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

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