Dr. Loretta Breuning is an author and founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, where she studies how chemicals effect our brains and our behaviors, and helps people manage and understand the ups and downs of their mammal brains.
In this episode, you'll learn about the impact of neurochemicals like serotonin and dopamine and how they effect your life and behavior, and you’ll learn how to use this knowledge to impact your happiness. It's a fascinating deep dive into how our brains work.
-How brain chemicals reward you for fighting for your survival
-How our neural networks are built
-Why animals are not altruistic or empathetic
-What oxytocin, cortisol, & dopamine do to our brains
-What habituation creates in us and how to overcome it
-How you can improve your relationship with the happy chemicals in your brain
-Why you should focus on self-acceptance
Question of The Week:
How am I causing the way i feel right now? And what alternative could I create?
Exercise of The Week:
Stop three times a day for one minute and look for the good around you in your life.
“You can't do everything at once, so accept yourself for where you are”SHARE
"Our brains are always driven by expectations, and then obsessed to comparing what we see to them."SHARE
"You can't do everything at once, so accept yourself for where you are."SHARE
"Have a variety of different strategies to feel good, so you don’t have to use any one of them to the point of abusing yourself."SHARE
“We are trained that whatever behaviors gets us a cookie (i.e. rewards), that’s what we do, even if it requires us to be unhappy”SHARE
“As humans, we focus more on threats than rewards, so we come up with an endless possibility of threats and it drives us nuts”SHARE
“Our brains are always driven by expectations, and then obsessed to comparing what we see to them”SHARE