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


May 16, 2014

 

Interview with Bernie Siegel, author of the book 101 Exercises for the Soul: Simple Practices for a Healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Want to be healthy and live a long time? Well try keeping a journal.

 

Bernie Siegel :
If you write your feelings, not your schedule but your feelings down, you'll live a longer healthier life.

 


Bernie Siegel


May 15, 2014

 

Interview with Linda Spangle, R.N., author of the book Friends with the Scale: How to Turn Your Scale Into a Powerful Weight Loss Tool

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One reason people don’t like going to the doctor and may even avoid going is…

 

Linda Spangle, R.N.:
Women especially just dread getting on the scale at the doctor’s office. I think for people who are chronic dieters it’s even worse - somehow it feels like judgment.
 


Linda Spangle, R.N.


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