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


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




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




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




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




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




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




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


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




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

April 3, 2015


Interview with Rodd Wagner, author of the book Widgets: The 12 New Rules for Managing Your Employees As If They're Real People






Mike Carruthers:
For a while now employers have had a lot of leverage because of the tough job market really since the crash of 2008.


Rodd Wagner:
Now the most recent numbers indicate that employees have leverage and now companies are starting to ask employees - well what do you want? How can we keep you here? We want to make sure you’re happy.


Rodd Wagner

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