May 30, 2014

 

Interview with Robert Biswas-Diener, co-author of the book Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Happiness is a good thing. But too much happiness may not be.

 

Robert Biswas-Diener:
It turns out that students for example who are an eight out of ten on a "life satisfaction" scale outperform those who are nine out of ten.
 


Robert Biswas-Diener


May 29, 2014

 

Interview with Diane Hamilton, author of the book Everything Is Workable: A Zen Approach to Conflict Resolution

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Conflict for many of us is something to be avoided.

 

Diane Hamilton:
The 1st thing is just to not, not to be afraid of it. Most of us are convinced that to deal with conflict directly isn’t going to go anywhere good because most of our experience is that it doesn’t. So we have to change our attitude.
 


Diane Hamilton


May 28, 2014

 

Interview with Frank Lawliss, author of the book The Stress Answer: Train Your Brain to Conquer Depression and Anxiety in 45 Days

 

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Mike Carruthers:
You probably agree with the statement that we live in very stressful times.  And all that life stress can cause us to get locked in to worry, rage, and all kinds of negative thinking.

 

Dr. Frank Lawlis:
And the way you get out of it is you start correcting your breathing. You start taking long breaths, not particularly deep breaths but long breaths and that will change the way your brain functions because it restores the oxygen level.

 


Dr. Frank Lawliss


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


May 26, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Malissa Wood, author of the book Thinfluence: Thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How much you weigh is influenced heavily by how much the people around you weigh.

 

Dr. Malissa Wood:
Siblings and significant others and closest friends have the most effect and have the most similarity to us.

 


Dr. Malissa Wood


May 23, 2014

 

Interview with Steven Pinker, author of the book The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Human Nature

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you know why we call junk email Spam? Well we owe it all to Monty Python…

 

Steven Pinker:
A Python skit from the early 70's in which a couple asks a waitress what's on the menu and she says, "Well we have eggs and Spam, eggs, bacon, and Spam, eggs, sausage, bacon, and Spam, eggs, Spam, sausage, Spam, Spam, bacon, Spam, eggs and Spam, Spam, spinach and Spam."
 


Steven Pinker


May 22, 2014

 

Interview with Irvin Schorsch Founder of Pennsylvania Capital Management
www.pcmadvisors.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
While not everyone likes to negotiate it’s amazing what you can negotiate if you’re so inclined.

 

Irvin Schorsch:
You can either negotiate and or shop heavily most anything you buy in life. Whether you’re negotiating a cell phone purchase or you’re negotiating clothes most anything you want to buy is negotiable.
 


Irwin Schorsch


May 21, 2014

 

Interview with Jamie Showkeir, author of the book Authentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Truth and Commitment

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you had to describe the nature of the typical boss/employee relationship, it's similar to a parent and child.

 

Jamie Showkeir:
Because the premise on which our organizations of today were founded was generated well over a hundred years ago by people who were looking at non-skilled labor, as folks who could not be trusted and had to be told what to do.
 


Jamie Showkeir


May 20, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Patrick Roth, author of the book The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body

 

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Mike Carruthers:
80% of us will get back pain in our lifetime – 80%! Now here’s the problem…

 

Dr. Patrick Roth:
If you’re a patient and you have back pain, the place that you start defines the treatment you get as opposed to what is wrong with you – think about that, that’s terrible.
 


Dr. Patrick A. Roth


May 19, 2014

 

Interview with Dr. Patrick Roth, author of the book The End of Back Pain: Access Your Hidden Core to Heal Your Body

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’ve never had back pain you’re lucky at least so far.

 

Dr. Patrick Roth:
At any given time 20% of people have back pain. Within the last year 40% of people have back pain. And within a lifetime 80% of people will have back pain.
 


Dr. Patrick A. Roth


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