November 6, 2013


Interview with Dr. Norman Rosenthal, author of the book The Gift of Adversity: The Unexpected Benefits of Life's Difficulties, Setbacks, and Imperfections




Mike Carruthers:
Adversity; tough times they happen to all of us.


Dr. Normal Rosenthal:
Adversity is a necessary part of life that it happens in 3 contexts; bad luck, bad judgment and when you voluntarily take on the adversity.

Dr. Norman Rosenthal

November 5, 2013


Interview with Lisa Popeil, Vocal Coach




Mike Carruthers:
If you don’t like the sound of your own voice you can change it.


Lisa Popeil:
For instance if you’ve grown up with parents who speak too low or speak too high or have a heavy accent it’s going to impact how you speak because there’s no school you go to, no one teaches you to speak.

Lisa Popeil

November 4, 2013


Interview with Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD, author of the book Confidence: The Surprising Truth About How Much You Need - and How to Get it




Mike Carruthers:
Low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence are problems that get talked about a lot but the real problem may be just the opposite.


Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, PhD:
There are a lot more people in the over-confidence bracket or category than in the under-confidence bracket. Most people think that they are much better than average which is statistically impossible. 

Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic

November 1, 2013


Interview with Dr. Michael Roizen, co-author of the book YOU: The Owner's Manual, Updated and Expanded Edition: An Insider's Guide to the Body that Will Make You Healthier and Younger




Mike Carruthers:
To improve and maintain your health, you know the important things you’ve heard them a million times: stop smoking, exercise, eat right. But there are some things you may not know, that science is now telling us, for example… 


Michael Roizen:
Get folate and vitamin D and take an aspirin a day if your doctor says so.

Dr. Michael Roizen

October 31, 2013


Interview with Lauren A. Rothman, author of the book Style Bible: What to Wear to Work




Mike Carruthers:
Dressing correctly for work whether you’re a man or a woman is important to your career.


Lauren A. Rothman:
It’s about the person you are, the budget you have and the size you are today – not the one you wish you were. Style matters and a first impression only takes 5 seconds.


Lauren A. Rothman

October 30, 2013


Interview with Shelley Carson, author of the book Almost Depressed: Is My (or My Loved One's) Unhappiness a Problem (The Almost Effect)




Mike Carruthers:
One reason people get gloomy and have trouble snapping out it is what they’re saying to themselves.


Shelley Carson:
We call this self-talk and people may be saying a number of negative things to themselves without really realizing that they’re doing it.


Shelley Carson, PhD

October 29, 2013


Interview with Shelley Carson, author of the book Almost Depressed: Is My (or My Loved One's) Unhappiness a Problem (The Almost Effect)




Mike Carruthers:
Even if you’re not suffering from true depression many of us get into a funk that is hard to break out of.


Shelley Carson:
Clinically this is called anhedonia or the loss of pleasure. It’s like you’re just getting through the day with little energy to spare for savoring life.

Shelley Carson, PhD

October 28, 2013


Interview with Anne Katherine, author of the book Boundaries in an Overconnected World: Setting Limits to Preserve Your Focus, Privacy, Relationships, and Sanity




Mike Carruthers:
Everyone knows you’re not supposed to talk or text on the phone while you’re driving so why does so many people still do it?


Anne Katherine:
We’ve been trained for many, many years to respond to a telephone ring. And so if a phone rings or a text bings while you’re in your car your hand will reach for that before your mind even engages.

Anne Katherine

October 25, 2013


Interview with David Hoffman, author of the book Breakfast Cereal Gourmet




Mike Carruthers:
There's a very good chance that for breakfast this morning you had cereal.


David Hoffman:
Supposedly 95% of all Americans like cereal, first of all, and one out of two start their morning with a bowl of cereal.

David Hoffman

October 24, 2013


Interview with Dr. Henry Lodge, author of the book Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy - Until You're 80 and Beyond




Mike Carruthers:
Statistically, we live longer today than ever. In fact you might say some of us live too long.


Henry Lodge, M.D.:
Americans now have far more longevity than they really know what to do with. The vast majority of Americans outlive their health by a good decade or so. So you don't get old and die you get old and live.

Dr. Henry Lodge

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