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About This Episode

I learned so much in this week's episode with psychiatrist, brain expert and ten-time New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen. He walks us through the difference between the mind and the brain, teaches us how to get rid of ANTs (automatic negative thoughts) and teaches us how to train our brain to reach its maximum potential. He debunks quick fixes that provide temporary relief and goes over specific habits we can all implement in our daily lives in order to improve our mood and actually make it last.

The Cliff Notes:

  • Why he devoted his life to the human brain
  • How addiction starts and being addicted to his craft
  • Identifying the causes of living with a damaged brain
  • Brain envy
  • Tiny habit #1 - asking yourself is this good or bad for my brain?
  • Overcoming making irrational decisions
  • Tiny habit #2 - start every day thinking today's going to be a great day
  • We don't have to believe every stupid thought we have
  • Attachment causes suffering, you're responsible for your relationships
  • Be suspicious of new love, you won't see things clearly for 3-4 months
  • How our pleasure centers are being worn out by the modern world
  • Is purpose critical to happiness?
  • What do drugs and alcohol do to our brains?
  • Why is inspiration short lived and how we can make it long lasting
  • The Final 5

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