Can you train your brain to switch on happy chemicals and increase your feeling of well-being? It turns out you can. Your brain has a big job to do: ensuring your survival. When it sees something good for you, it shoots out those feel-good chemicals: dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin, and serotonin. But they don't last. They fizzle out and turn off. And once again, your brain is back to scanning the environment for danger.

So how do you keep more of those feel-good chemicals active? This book shows you how. The author takes you through an explanation of how and why your mammal brain works the way it does, why it creates unhappiness, how new experiences stimulate the happy guys, and how to rewire the brain through 45 days of new habits.

But first, you need to know which chemical you're lacking. Is it dopamine, that motivates you to get what you need? Is it endorphin, that allows you to ignore pain? Is it Oxytocin, that enables you to trust others and find safety in companionship? Or is it Serotonin, which motivates you to get respect? Once you know, you can use the tools in this book to balance and easily access all four chemicals.

Loretta Graziano Breuning is the founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, which provides resources that help people rewire their mammalian neurochemistry.
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Published: Adams Media Corporation - December 16th, 2015

Growing up, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding benefactor. But back then his life was at a dead end until at the age of twelve he wandered into a magic shop. There he met a woman who taught him that extraordinary things happen when we harness the power of both the brain and the heart. Part memoir, part science, part inspiration, and part practical instruction, Into the Magic Shop shows us how we can fundamentally change our lives by first changing our brains and our hearts.

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Published: Avery Publishing Group - February 2nd, 2016