Loretta Breuning: Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphin | Podcast Interview

Loretta Breuning is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show podcast. Loretta shares with us how she went from being a Professor of Management to studying brain chemistry and creating resources that help people build power over their mammalian brain chemistry.. I assure you, you need to click play now to listen to this most intriguing conversation with Loretta Breuning.

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About Loretta Breuning

blog post podcast episode cover art picture Loretta Breuning: Meet Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphinDr. Loretta Breuning is Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin. As Professor of Management at California State University, and as a parent, Loretta lost faith in prevailing theories of human motivation. Then she studied the brain chemistry we’ve inherited from earlier mammals, and everything made sense. So she founded the Inner Mammal Institute and began creating resources that help people build power over their mammalian brain chemistry.


5 things to take away from this episode

Loretta Breuning would like the listeners of this episode of The Segilola Salami Show to take away the following:

1) The brain chemicals that make you feel good (dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, endorphin) are inherited from earlier mammals.
2) They’re designed to promote survival, not to make you feel good. They turn on when you see a way to meet a survival need. Then they turn off and you have to do more to get more.
3) Your happy chemicals are controlled by neural pathways built from past experience, which is why we all expect to feel good in ways that worked for us in youth.
4) Nothing is wrong with you. Your happy chemicals are not designed to flow all the time for no reason.
5) Fortunately, you can build new neural pathways to turn on your happy chemicals in new ways. Take small steps toward new rewards and repeat. You will blaze a new trail though your jungle of neurons.


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