Something You Should Know about Staying Positive


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

 

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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

Getting Over The Winter Holiday Blues

December 29, 2015

 

Interview with Jeffrey Rossman, author of the book The Mind-Body Mood Solution: The Breakthrough Drug-Free Program for Lasting Relief from Depression

 

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Mike Carruthers:
For some people the holiday season and the dreariness of winter can lead to depression.

 

Jeffrey Rossman:
Many people don’t get enough sunlight; they are not spending enough time being physically active. In addition to all of that people don’t get enough sleep which can contribute to depression.
 


Jeffrey Rossman

Achieving Success

October 2, 2015

 

Interview with Larry Weidel, author of the book Serial Winner: 5 Actions to Create Your Cycle of Success

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Would you say your life is going the way you’ve always hoped?

 

Larry Weidel:
I don’t know the percentages but if you talked to most people most people are not that thrilled and energized about where their heading in their life.
 


Larry Weidel

Living In The Present

September 29, 2015

 

Interview with Donald Altman, author of the book The Mindfulness Code: Keys for Overcoming Stress, Anxiety, Fear, and Unhappiness

 

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Mike Carruthers:
In the last few moments have you been focused on the present or have you been worrying about what’s going to happen in the future?

 

Donald Altman:
If you’re too forward focused, and if that’s causing you anxiety and not allowing you to be present - then maybe you’re not really with the people that you’re with in that moment.
 


Donald Altman

Embracing Optimism

September 14, 2015

 

Interview with Bert Jacobs, co-author of the book Life is Good: The Book

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There’s a lot to said for being optimistic.

 

Bert Jacobs:
Because it’s not a soft philosophy it’s a pragmatic strategy for approaching life and living a happy and fulfilling life.

 


Bert Jacobs

Your Child's Happiness

July 20, 2015

 

Interview with Christine Carter, M.D., author of the book Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Parents have a lot to do with whether or not their children are happy.

 

Christine Carter, M.D.:
Often parents think they have one cheerful kid and one grumpy kid and that’s kind of the way it is. But actually we have a lot of great science now that shows that there are factors that parents can teach their kids that will lead to happiness in childhood and beyond.

 


Dr. Christine Carter

Performing Under Pressure - Part 2

July 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to perform better under pressure is the reframe the task as an opportunity rather than a pressure situation.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
The key is to minimize the injurious affects that pressure has - it downgrades our thinking, our judgement it even bends our ethics.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Performing Under Pressure

July 6, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Performing under pressure why is it so hard to do well when so much is at stake? It all has to do with the uncertainty of the outcome.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
And that uncertainty translates into anxiety. And anxiety makes everybody do worse in a performance situation.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Science Of Emotions

 April 24, 2015

Interview with Norman Rosenthal, M.D., author of The Emotional Revolution: Harnessing The Power Of Your Emotions For A More Positive Life
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Mike Carruthers:
Your emotions - there's a fascinating topic. Do we create our own emotions or are we subject to them? Maybe both.

 

Norman Rosenthal, M.D.:
If we, for example, gamble away our money we're going to be pretty unhappy about that. But that isn't something that happened to us, that's something we actually made happen.


Dr. Norman Rosenthal

 

How You Handle Change

May 1, 2015

 

Interview with Ariane de Bonvoisin author of The First 30 Days: Your Guide to Any Change (and Loving Your Life More)

 www.first30days.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
When you ask most people how well they cope with change in life, you typically hear….

 

Ariane de Bonvoisin:
“I hate change, I resist change, I’m bad at change…” So I know that is a very classic, typical response.
 

Ariane de Bonvoisin

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