Alarmism, The Rose Game, Benefits of Negative Attitude

Alarmism, The Rose Game, Benefits of Negative Attitude

The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 593

  • Jun 15, 2015 1:00 pm
  • 2:15:43 mins

News and Politics (9:45) Joe Cannon, CEO of Fuel Freedom Foundation, former Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, past assistant administrator in the US EPA, and editor of the Deseret News. Joe talks current political news including Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush announcing campaigns along with Mitt Romney's role in the GOP. Joe shares about the anti-Israel movement that is showing up on campuses across the country.  How the Culture of Alarmism is making us Afraid of Everything (55:20) Julie Gunlock is a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum and directs the organization’s Culture of Alarmism Project. She is the author of "From Cupcakes to Chemicals: How the Culture of Alarmism Makes Us Afraid of Everything and How to Fight Back." She is also a contributor to The Federalist. She joins us today to talk about our culture of Alarmism, and how to fight back. And as she can tell you, the PVC in your Garden hose isn’t dangerous, and it’s not the only thing that isn’t as toxic as you think. Good Things in the World: The Rose Game (1:23:37)  Elizabeth Plehn decided to spread some happiness by playing "The Rose Game". Plehn’s rose game is very simple. She buys the roses, finds someone in need, and visits them with one beautiful flower. That person then recommends someone else in need, and she finds them. It continues until the very last rose is lovingly delivered. Later Plehn was diagnosed with cancer and despite her health challenges she has continued with "The Rose Game". She found that by helping to cheer up others it has helped her to cope with her personal struggles.  The Benefits of a Negative Attitude (1:41:54) Kim Giles, President and founder of Clarity Point Life Coaching. Named one of the top 20 advice gurus in the country by Good Morning America in 2010. Writes a regular column on KSL.com every Monday in the Happy Living Section. Author of the Book Choosing Clarity: A Path to Fearlessness. Today Kim and Dr. Matt talk about how to be a less reactive parent.

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