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You have power over your happy brain chemicals: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. Live Q&A on how to boost them with Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Habits of a Happy Brain and founder of the Inner Mammal Institute. Join us live to get your questions answered!

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The mammal brain focuses on the survival of your unique individual essence, so it is terrified by the human brain's awareness of mortality until you soothe it with thoughts of a legacy. This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD,... more

People hope to eat their way to happiness in different ways, but we're better off understanding why our brain is so obsessed with food. This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Habits of a Happy Brain:... more

Giving up can be a fear of criticism or a good decision about the best way to invest your energy; here's how to tell the difference, and some great listener questions about self-confidence, status, and compassion. This podcast is a live... more

The academic view of the brain is filtered through the presumption that effortless happiness is the state of nature and ?our society? is the cause of all unhappiness. This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Habits of a... more

The roots trip I took to explore my early wiring, and questions about building a strong spine vs external armor when dealing with people who get on your nerves. This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Habits of a... more

Your mirror neurons activate when you see someone else enjoy a reward or risk harm; thus, your happy circuits are influenced by those around you, and your happy circuits were shaped by those you mirrored in youth. This podcast is a... more

Dopamine creates the feeling of excitement when you anticipate a new way to meet a need, but you have power over the way you define that. This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Habits of a Happy... more

Research perspectives on boosting oxytocin with Paul J. Zak, Center for Neuroeconomic Studies and Loretta Breuning. Happiness is caused by four special brain chemicals: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. When... more

Happy chemicals naturally droop after they spurt. Questions about the ?after the party? letdown feeling, about food obsessions, and about classical virtues. This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD, author of Habits of a Happy... more

?Compassion? is a word often used to point blame and avoid responsibility; here's my take on the problem and my answer to readers' questions about how to deal with negative people. This podcast is a live call-in with Loretta Breuning, PhD,... more

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