January 11, 2016

 

Interview with Dave Andrews, author of the book The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home

 

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Mike Carruthers:
This is the time of year when a lot of people start thinking maybe they should cut back on their drinking.

 

Dave Andrews:
It is amazing 1 out of 3 adults, about 29.5% qualify as excessive drinkers and this was done by a government study.
 


Dave Andrews


January 8, 2016

 

Interview with Gary Chapman, author of the book The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Do you know the 5 love languages?

 

Gary Chapman:
One of them is words of affirmation; “You look nice in that outfit, really appreciate what you did” – simply words of affirmation.  Another is gifts it’s universal to give gifts as an expression of love.
 

Gary Chapman


January 6, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Law of Happiness: How Spiritual Wisdom and Modern Science Can Change Your Life (The Secret Things of God)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
With all the research that’s been done on personal happiness one thing we know for sure is…

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
Basically what we know about happy people is they live in the now. And they’re very present wherever they are, so they go for a walk in the park, they’re enjoying the walk in the park, if they’re working on a project; they’re working on their project.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud


January 6, 2016

 

Interview with Dr. Henry Cloud, author of the book The Law of Happiness: How Spiritual Wisdom and Modern Science Can Change Your Life (The Secret Things of God)

 

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Mike Carruthers:
There has been a lot of fascinating research on happiness.

 

Dr. Henry Cloud:
And here is the big, big finding; that only 10% of our happiness or wellbeing comes from anything circumstantial.
 


Dr. Henry Cloud


January 5, 2016

 

Interview with Harry Beckwith, author of the book Unthinking

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Back in the '60s the Beatles exploded like nothing we’d ever seen before -and some research helps explain why.

 

Harry Beckwith:
Well, they did a very good job of making the audience feel that they were singing to them.  That was a big part of it.  They don't sing about Peggy Sue but they sing to you, and they say, "I want to hold your hand."
 


Harry Beckwith


January 4, 2016

 

Interview with Kevin Dutton, author of the book Split-Second Persuasion: The Ancient Art and New Science of Changing Minds

 

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Mike Carruthers:
How can you be more persuasive?

 

Kevin Dutton:
If you can make someone feel good when you’re trying to persuade them you’re going to have a darn sight better chance of pulling it off than if you make them feel lousy.
 


Kevin Dutton


January 1, 2016

 

Interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Willpower or actually lack of it is why we fail at New Year’s resolutions, right? Well not really.

 

Heidi Grant Halvorson:
Willpower doesn’t work the way you think it does. So most people think of willpower as this sort of fixed thing – right? Some people have it and some people don’t.  Willpower’s actually a lot like a muscle.

 


Heidi Grant Halvorson

December 31, 2015

 

Interview with Heidi Grant Halvorson, author of the book Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It's almost time for your 2016 New Year's resolutions. So why do you think New Year's resolutions usually fail?

 

Heidi Grant Halvorson:
Typically we think we’re not reaching our goals for basically because of some sort of fixed ability that we don’t have - so I’m not smart enough, I don’t have enough will power.

 


Heidi Grant Halvorson

December 30, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Marc Agronin, author of the book How We Age: A Doctor's Journey into the Heart of Growing Old

 

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Mike Carruthers:
The clock is ticking, we’re all getting older and many of us dread the idea. But there are a lot of misconceptions about aging.

 

Dr. Marc Agronin:
Aging just doesn’t suddenly happen one day, it’s our life-long process and there’s actually a lot that you can do earlier in life that can make a difference later in life. 
 


Dr. Marc Agronin


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


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