Do you have any bad habits? Why is it that sometimes we find ourselves repeating undesirable behaviors despite our best attempts to change?
Well, in an age when our communication has been degraded to typing with our thumbs and screaming into silly smart devices, human relationships it seems, are suddenly in jeopardy.
So how can we turn down our anxiety, reprogram our brains and work with our brain chemistry to create the positive changes we actually want in our lives?
If you’ve ever been derailed by your inner monkey or dealt with existential angst, this show is for you.
Returning to the podcast today is one of my favorite people to talk to, Loretta Breuning, PhD. She’s a professor, best-selling author, host of the Happy Brain Podcast and founder of The Inner Mammal Institute.
In today’s show, Dr. Breuning is sharing critical insight into how we can rewire our brains and boost serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin levels. We’re talking about…
- How to work WITH your happy brain chemicals (instead of against them)
- What to do about existential angst (it’s all the rage these days)
- Simple tricks to retrain your brain to create new habits or skills
- How to avoid reverting to bonds that were built by institutions
- Making peace with your mammal brain with small daily contributions
- And tons, tons more…
Let’s go hang out with Dr. Breuning.
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Where To Find Loretta Breuning
You can find Loretta Breuning and her work at InnerMammalinstitute.org.
Her podcast is the Happy Brain Podcast, which you can listen to on iTunes or on HappyBrainPodcast.com.
You can also follow, like, subscribe and keep in touch with Loretta on all the socials—she’s on YouTube @InnerMammalInstitute, Instagram @inner.mammal.inst Twitter @innermammal, Facebook @LorettaBreuningPhD, as well as on LinkedIn.
Be sure to pick up a copy of her books, including “Tame Your Anxiety”, “How I Escaped Political Correctness And You Can Too”, “The Science of Positivity”, “Habits of a Happy Brain”, and more.
And stay tuned for her brand new book, Status Games, which will be coming out this spring.
So, once again, you can find everything Dr. Loretta Breuning is up to over at InnerMammalinstitute.org.
Before You Go…
Here’s a review for my New York Times bestselling book, The Wild Diet, that came in on Amazon. Vanessa gives it 5 out of 5 stars, and says…
Excellent and thorough. A comprehensive and enjoyable read that challenges conventional thinking. Abel made me reconsider my approach to food. I look forward to learning more.
Hey Vanessa, thank you so much for that review.
For those of you out there who are just dipping your toes in this show or maybe new to our content and channels, be sure to check out The Wild Diet book. You can find it on Amazon.
At this point, it’s been out for about 5 or 6 years and it’s a New York Times bestseller, top-trending diet on Google, as well as a bestseller on Amazon. A lot of people have it.
If you do have it on your shelf, then pick it back up because there are a lot of recipes that I hope will be worth cooking up for the rest of your life.
But also if you haven’t checked out my book, Designer Babies Still Get Scabies, it’s a collection of satire and poetry, and you can also get that on Amazon as an audiobook, as a physical book on paperback, as well as an ebook.
And we often have giveaways, so if you’d like any of these books for free, we’ve given over 10,000 books and ebooks away every year for the past few years. So make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter here on fatburningman.com.
There are lots of exciting announcements coming out soon.
You can maybe tell a little bit. My background is changing if you’re watching the video version. But look forward to lots of livestreams, music performances and more coming to you soon.
As well, if you haven’t checked out our new app, the Wild Challenge, you’re totally missing out. You can sign-up for our next challenge by going to fatburningman.com/app.
We’re going to be running new challenges every single month this year through our app with tracking capabilities with all sorts of fun giveaways.
And of course, those of you who have been involved in the challenge know that there’s a lot of fun to be had, pie baking contests, giveaways of Future Greens, Collagen Cocoa, making recipes together and much, much more.
You can check all of that out at fatburningman.com/app.
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I’m still kind of doing a fast here and I’ve got my coffee, but Collagen Cocoa offers 21 grams of protein per serving, which is many multiples of the other proteins that you’ll find out there.
We really like the taste a lot, we’ve made brownies, hot cocoa, throw it into smoothies, into coffee, all sorts of different combinations.
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What did you enjoy most in this conversation with Loretta Breuning? Did you learn anything new? What new habits or skills are you building? Drop a comment below!