April 27, 2015

 

Interview with Susan Stiffelman, author of the book Parenting with Presence: Practices for Raising Conscious, Confident, Caring Kids (An Eckhart Tolle Edition)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Parenting requires us to get our kids to do what we want. But how we do that can make a big difference.

 

Susan Stiffelman:
Well the first thing I tell parents is there are 4 words not to begin a request with. And those 4 words are I need you to.

 


Susan Stiffelman


 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

 


April 23, 2015

 

Interview with Harriett Brown, author of the book Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Being thin is an obsession in our culture and certain 1 reason for that is…

 

Harriett Brown:
People make a lot of money telling us we need to be thinner no matter how we get there.

 


Harriett Brown


April 22, 2015

 

Interview with Harriett Brown, author of the book Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You supposedly have an ideal body weight based on your body mass index or BMI.

 

Harriett Brown:
There couldn’t be a measure that was less scientifically based than that. BMI is just accrued ratio between height and weight and it was never meant as a measure of individual people’s health it was developed as a way to look at populations in a big picture way and make some generalizations.

 


Harriett Brown


April 21, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Amit Sood, author of the book The Mayo Clinic Handbook for Happiness: A Four-Step Plan for Resilient Living

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It’s safe to assume that most of us want to be happy. So what is happiness?

 

Dr. Amit Sood:
Happiness is really that deep sustained sense of fulfillment that you get from living a good virtuous and meaningful life.


Dr. Amit Sood


April 20, 2015

 

Interview with Rosemary Gibson, author of the book The Battle Over Health Care: What Obama's Reform Means for America's Future

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Medical errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States and the problem is getting worse.

 

Rosemary Gibson:
About 15 years ago the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Sciences issued a stunning report that estimated about 100 thousand people die every year in the United States because of preventable medical errors in hospitals.

 


Rosemary Gibson


April 17, 2015

 

Interview with David Hoffman, author of the book Who Knew? Things You Didn't Know About Things You Know Well

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Ever wonder why taxicabs are usually yellow?

 

David Hoffman:
A guy named Hertz actually who went on later to start a rental car company did a study.

 


David Hoffman


April 16, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Thomas Campbell, author of the book The Campbell Plan: The Simple Way to Lose Weight and Reverse Illness, Using The China Study's Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet

 

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Mike Carruthers:
A low carbohydrate diet may help you lose weight but…

 

Thomas Campbell:
Research shows a high carbohydrate diet is actually best for your long-term health - as long as those carbohydrates are coming in the right form.
 


Dr. Thomas Campbell


 

April 15, 2015

 

Interview with Andy Nulman, author of Pow! Right Between the Eyes: Profiting from the Power of Surprise

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Mike Carruthers:
To be more successful, whether as a business or as an individual, one often overlooked strategy is the power of surprise.

 

Andy Nulman:
The definition here is it's the constant expansion of the boundaries of delightful extremes. What you want to make sure you do is delight a customer.
 


Andy Nulman

 

 


April 14, 2014

 

Interview with Regina Leeds, author of the book Rightsize . . . Right Now!: The 8-Week Plan to Organize, Declutter, and Make Any Move Stress-Free

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Perhaps the best reason for organizing and decluttering your home is the space that you reclaim as a result.

 

Regina Leeds:
Space is an invaluable commodity. And if we have more of it in our homes it would help us think more clearly and be more peaceful and calm.

 


Regina Leeds


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