Ep.030 What Oxytocin, Dopamine, and Serotonin Have To Do With Your Mental & Emotional Wellbeing with Dr. Loretta Breuning

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Loretta Breuning, PhD 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 a teacher and a parent, she was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation. Then she learned about the brain chemistry we share with earlier mammals and everything made sense.

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Notes from Show:

Meet Dr. Loretta Breuning: Loretta Breuning, PhD 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. She’s Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. As a teacher and a parent, she was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation. Then she learned about the brain chemistry we share with earlier mammals and everything made sense. She began creating resources that have helped thousands of people make peace with their inner mammal. Her many books have translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Turkish, and German.


We talk about…

  • How she landed here teaching about the neurotransmitters of the inner mammalian brain

  • What are the positive/negative upsides of: 

    • Oxytocin

    • Dopamine

    • Serotonin 

    • Endorphin 

  • How to reduce anxiety….and more!


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