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Essentially You: Empowering You On Your Health & Wellness Journey With Safe, Natural & Effective Solutions

When was the last time you really opened your heart space and gave someone a big, intentional hug? At that moment, you probably released one of the MOST underrated hormones of all… The cuddle hormone is known as OXYTOCIN. On today's shortie, you'll find out what makes this hormone such a powerhouse, how it can help with stress, relationships, and even aging—plus, a few easy ways to raise your levels naturally.

GRUFFtalk How to Age Better with Barbara Hannah Grufferman
The Power of Walking to Age Better EP 21

GRUFFtalk How to Age Better with Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 47:49


Walking is one of the most popular forms of exercise across the world. It's practically free, it doesn't require expensive equipment, and it's generally safe to do without any special skills. If you do nothing else for your health, there are tremendous benefits you can get from walking, including fighting inflammation.  Joyce Shulman is joining me today to discuss the power of developing a walking practice to help you age better. I am blown away by some of the benefits we get from walking. Joyce is the Co-Founder and CEO of 99 Walks and the Founder of Jetti Fit, Nordic walk inspired walking poles used to take your workout outdoors and out of the gym.  We discuss the surprising reasons why walking is so important for aging, how it combats loneliness, and how you can develop your own walking practice and stick to it.  Why Walking Is So Important Mentally  As simple as walking is as an activity and something we do in some capacity every day, a walking practice has the power to protect our mind and our cognitive function. Joyce shares how research shows that walking has been proven to increase creativity 60%. Sitting at your computer Googling solutions to your problems is not the most effective way to solve your problems. Walking 10 or 20 minutes has benefits that last long after your walk. It's not only protecting your mind, it's protecting you from dementia, boosting your creativity and improving your ability to problem solve.  “Our brains are so powerful we have to give them the opportunity to work at their very best…” -Joyce Shulman  Physical Benefits and Combating Loneliness  You may just think of weight loss and cardio benefits associated with walking, but Joyce points out the research that supports all the ways walking helps to physically fend off some kinds of cancer, in addition to helping you maintain a healthy weight. Walking is almost a superpower form of exercise in that it not only has physical benefits, but it also has a powerful ability to activate hormone secretion such as serotonin, dopamine, and oxytocin. Oxytocin is the connection hormone that helps to ward off loneliness. Walking is perfect for groups and conflict resolution if you need to have difficult conversations.  Tips to Start Walking and Sticking with It  Joyce shares her best tips for how anyone can develop a walking practice regardless of where they're starting from. If 5 minutes is all you can do, or 20 minutes feels good, the goal is to just get started no matter how small your goal seems to be. It's about setting the intention and making time.  Set doable goals  Walk with a friend, make it fun  Plan a time for your walk and commit to showing up  “When you come in from a workout, just pause for a moment as you walk in the door and check in with yourself, because realizing the impact of the work that you just did, no matter what it is, that feeling is the feeling that you need to keep chasing, [...] but it's no good if you don't notice that you feel better.” -Joyce Shulman  Joyce Shulman's 3 Takeaways:  Every step counts even if it's for 10 minutes  Schedule time for your walk and make yourself a priority  Tune into how you feel after walking and recognize how you feel better  If you'd like to submit your questions for a future episode, send an email to grufftalkpodcast@gmail.com   Follow Joyce Schulman:  Website: https://www.joyceshulman.com/    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joyce.r.shulman/   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joyceshulman/    Check out Joyce's Ted Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJlkAzoCWVI    Check out Joyce's Book, Walk Your Way Better: https://www.amazon.com/Walk-Your-Way-Better-Change/dp/1734257601    Connect with Barbara:   Love Your Age: The Small-Step Solution to a Better, Longer, Happier Life  Barbara Hannah Grufferman website  Instagram @Barbara Hannah Grufferman  Facebook @BarbaraHannahGruffermanAuthor  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Spiritually Sassy Show
Ep 86: The Path to God Is Often Through Pain - with Mirabai Starr

The Spiritually Sassy Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 66:47 Very Popular


This week, Sah welcomes Mirabai Starr, an award-winning author of creative non-fiction and contemporary translations of sacred literature. She taught Philosophy and World Religions at the University of New Mexico-Taos for 20 years and now teaches and speaks internationally on contemplative practice and inter-spiritual dialog. As a certified bereavement counselor, Mirabai helps mourners harness the transformational power of loss.In this episode, Sah and Mirabai discuss...Interconnectedness, and the meaning of empathy from a spiritual perspectiveHow to be an effective, luminary exemplar for change, at any scaleStaying present within the paradox of the human experienceThe sacred landscape of grief, loss, death, and dyingLife's unlikely paths to forgivenessThe power of inventing our own holy ritualsMirabai's book: Wild Mercy, Living the Fierce and Tender Wisdom of the Women Mysticsand more...✨✨✨This podcast was brought to you by Higher Dose. Elevate your mood, promote a healthy glow, support long-term health benefits, and lift your spirit with Higher Dose's at-home wellness tools that use nature-inspired biohacking technologies to release a DOSE of your feel-good chemicals like Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins, naturally.Visit higherdose.com and enter the code SAH15 to save 15% on your first order, and prepare to get high on your own supply!✨✨✨Win a shirt from our collection with Self Care is For EveryoneRate and review our podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, and send in a screenshot to operations@sahdsimone.com for a chance to spiritualize your wardrobe, for free!✨✨✨Get more Sah in your life:

The Happy Brain
Using Happy Chemicals To Reach Goals

The Happy Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 34:35


Kartini Ariffin is sharing my work with her clients in Malaysia and brought me a long list of great questions about moving toward goals.f you like The Happy Brain Podcast, please rate and review it to help others make peace with their inner mammal.THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new ways.Your host, 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 levels.” Details at: https://innermammalinstitute.orgLife is more peaceful and satisfying when you understand the brain we've inherited from earlier mammals. Your mammal brain controls the chemicals that make you feel good: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. These chemicals are released for reasons that don't make sense to our verbal human brain. When you know what these chemicals do in animals, your ups and downs make sense!Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time. Each happy chemical has a special job. When it turns on, it paves neural pathways that turn it on more easily in the future. That's why we repeat behaviors that we'd rather do without. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself to stimulate them in sustainable ways.But it's hard. It's like learning a foreign language: it takes a lot of repetition. Yet people do it every day. You can be one of them! You can design a new path to your happy chemicals and repeat it until it's strong enough to turn on easily. The Inner Mammal Institute shows you how.The Inner Mammal Institute has free resources to help you make peace with your inner mammal: videos, blogs, infographics, and podcasts. Dr. Breuning's books explain the big picture and help you plot your course step by step. No matter where you are right now, you can enjoy more happy chemicals in healthy ways. Get the details at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org.Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp

Love, Life, Legacy: A Show About Sex

We often spend our lives avoiding things that make us feel uncomfortable, but we should feel and experience those things instead because they will give us the opportunity to fully appreciate what life has to offer. Even if we long to experience sensuality in our lives, some of us don't seem to be able to because they only stay for the good things in life and leave the bad ones behind.  We should allow ourselves to have both positive and negative experiences because life is all about them. We need to quit trying to escape the inconvenient things God sends our way because these things are not sent to us only to cause us pain; rather, they are sent to us for a special purpose. In this episode, Andrew and Carina talk about the importance of understanding sensuality and how we may intentionally cultivate it to fully appreciate all areas of our lives. Listen to Episode 141 to learn more! Show Notes Sexuality impacts all aspects of our lives [5:31] What sensuality is all about? [7:00] The connection between sexuality and sensuality [9:44] Why we should understand and deal with our emotions [15:18] Allow ourselves to feel the negative emotions [25:43] The importance of experiencing [27:35]

Psychiatry.dev -  All Abstracts TTS
Anterior Insula-Associated Social Novelty Recognition: Pivotal Roles of a Local Retinoic Acid Cascade and Oxytocin Signaling – PubMed

Psychiatry.dev - All Abstracts TTS

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022


https://psychiatry.dev/wp-content/uploads/speaker/post-9816.mp3?cb=1663760297.mp3 Playback speed: 0.8x 1x 1.3x 1.6x 2x Download: Anterior Insula-Associated Social Novelty Recognition: Pivotal Roles of a Local Retinoic Acid Cascade and Oxytocin Signaling – PubMed Sun-Hong Kim et al.Full EntryAnterior Insula-Associated Social Novelty Recognition: Pivotal Roles of a Local Retinoic Acid Cascade and Oxytocin Signaling – PubMed

Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers
MDMA-Assisted Therapy: indications, research, and practice

Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 51:10


In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss MDMA-assisted therapy. They explore the following topics: (2:00) Making this year the best year yet(3:57) The early  history of MDMA with Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin and Merck (7:00) The pioneering work of Sasha and Ann Shulgin(9:32) Why MDMA became illegal and the repercussions (10:23) MDMA study with couples(11:00) Chemical structure and mechanisms of action in the brain(13:20) Why does MDMA help with PTSD and post-traumatic growth(19:40) Is MDMA the same as ecstasy or molly?(21:10) Harm reduction, drug testing, and dosages (22:35) The desirable and undesirable effects of MDMA(25:20) Can MDMA kill you?(27:10) Interactions with other drugs(33:00) The MDMA come-down and how people try to compensate for it(36:28) MAPS MDMA therapy training(38:24) Principle components of the MDMA experience(40:54) Ann Shulgin's 4 agreements before beginning MDMA therapy(45:24) Oxytocin (46:37) Critical periods of development Email us questions and feedback at psychfrontiers@novamind.ca Learn more about our podcast at https://www.psychedelictherapyfrontiers.com/Learn more about Numinus at https://www.numinus.com/Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevethayer/https://www.instagram.com/innerspacedoctor/https://www.instagram.com/numinushealth/Disclaimer: The content of this podcast does not constitute medical advice or mental health treatment. Consult with a medical/mental health professional if you believe you are in need of mental health treatment.

Let's Talk About Love, Sex & Infidelity
Episode #107 Opening Your Heart to Love

Let's Talk About Love, Sex & Infidelity

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 28:04


In this episode we are going to continue our  discussion from episode # where we chatted about Meditation, the benefits and how it gives you the freedom to drop your agenda and to be able to listen from a deeper place.  And if you haven't listened in to that episode, i've got the links in the notes for youSpecifically, we're going to talk about  Opening Your Heart to More Love which is great because when we recorded this episode in August, Todd celebrated his 38th wedding anniversary.  Todd has lots to share in this episode not only about working with the couples in his practice but also from his own relationship.Listen in and discover: What typically are the biggest blocks that prevent people to having the love they want.How does meditation help people get over their fears, blocks so they can access the inner part of them that is already capable of giving and receiving love.Todd explains the health benefits of reducing inflammation and increasing Oxytocin for people who are listening in and are wondering why and how meditation can help with that AND get more love.Todd shares stories and examples about how meditation has increased the capacity to receive loving energy and how it has helped others to start seeing their partner as a source of love and pleasure.TAKE ACTION:Todd Creager, LCSW, LMFTTodd is a sex expert and therapist in Huntington Beach.  He provides relationship counseling to couples throughout Orange County including Irvine, Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, Laguna Beach, Seal Beach and Long Beach.  (714) 848-2288.You can find more tips and resources from Todd Creager at:  https://toddcreager.com  LINKS:Listen in to Episode #104: Meditation and Radical Self Acceptance right here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-about-love-sex-infidelity/id1492757242?uo=4 Meditation can benefit not only your well-being but your relationships as well…get the 7 Mind-blowing Effects of Meditation guide here: https://www.toddcreagertraining.com/effects-of-meditationYou can also learn more about Todd's Meditation for Couples Program and register here: https://www.toddcreagertraining.com/couples-meditationHaven't left a review yet? All you have to do is go to: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-talk-about-love-sex-infidelity/id1492757242 and we appreciate your support of this show!

Nightmare Success In and Out
Nightmare Success In and Out with Guest Andrew Gibbs-Dabney

Nightmare Success In and Out

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 71:53


Would you have the courage to post something on social media about your past, fearing it could possibly destroy the company you have built? That is exactly what my guest Andrew Gibbs-Dabney (Founder and CEO of Livsn Designs) did on LinkedIn because he knew it was time and he wanted to take back control of his story of going to prison. An investor had just backed out of a big funding deal with Andrew because they did a background check. Andrew decided he no longer wanted to be bullied with his past. He was going to stand out in front of his story and let the chips fall where they may. Andrew admitted he robbed a liquor store in his college years while in a Xanax and Oxytocin haze, knowing he owed a lot of money to bad people. He turned himself in and began treatment. He eventually was given leniency from a potential sentence of 40 years to serving 6 months in a hardcore Texas Bootcamp. If you failed the camp you had to do the rest of the long sentence. Andrew did his time, went back to school, got his degree, married his high school sweetheart and had two kids. He followed his passion for the outdoors, and became the founder and CEO of Livsn Designs, a very cool outdoor company that makes clothing for outdoor activities. The company was growing, but there was always the fear of the lifetime background check. Andrew published his personal story to LinkedIn, and a tidal wave of support followed in the comments. He received a flood of new investors who wanted to be part of his company because of his courageous story. The Outside Business Journal interviewed Andrew about his post and story. The steps Andrew has taken to get where he is today were not easy, but the story he shares with how he got to where he is today is certainly inspiring! The old fashion feel good, underdog, winning story! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Happy Brain
How Coaches Get Coached

The Happy Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 38:39


Lucy Mullins, founder of #RidetheWave Professional Coaching School, talks to me about learning to jump the waves that crash on us throughout life. https://www.ridethewave.co.uk/If you like The Happy Brain Podcast, please rate and review it to help others make peace with their inner mammal.THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new ways.Your host, 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 levels.” Details at: https://innermammalinstitute.orgLife is more peaceful and satisfying when you understand the brain we've inherited from earlier mammals. Your mammal brain controls the chemicals that make you feel good: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. These chemicals are released for reasons that don't make sense to our verbal human brain. When you know what these chemicals do in animals, your ups and downs make sense!Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time. Each happy chemical has a special job. When it turns on, it paves neural pathways that turn it on more easily in the future. That's why we repeat behaviors that we'd rather do without. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself to stimulate them in sustainable ways.But it's hard. It's like learning a foreign language: it takes a lot of repetition. Yet people do it every day. You can be one of them! You can design a new path to your happy chemicals and repeat it until it's strong enough to turn on easily. The Inner Mammal Institute shows you how.The Inner Mammal Institute has free resources to help you make peace with your inner mammal: videos, blogs, infographics, and podcasts. Dr. Breuning's books explain the big picture and help you plot your course step by step. No matter where you are right now, you can enjoy more happy chemicals in healthy ways. Get the details at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org.Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp

The Change Agents Podcast with Dr. James Rouse
Life Changing Practice of Meditation

The Change Agents Podcast with Dr. James Rouse

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 5:42


Meditation is a life-changing practice. Sitting is challenging for a lot of us, I get it. So today I am going to talk about five practices that can give you similar benefits, including, longevity, peace of mind, mental and emotional well-being, and resilience.

The Nonlinear Library: LessWrong
LW - On oxytocin-sensitive neurons in auditory cortex by Steven Byrnes

The Nonlinear Library: LessWrong

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 20:07


Link to original articleWelcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: On oxytocin-sensitive neurons in auditory cortex, published by Steven Byrnes on September 6, 2022 on LessWrong. (For the big picture of how I wound up on this topic, see Symbol Grounding and Human Social Instincts. But I wound up feeling like oxytocin-sensitive neurons in auditory cortex are NOT an important piece of that particular puzzle.) (I tried to minimize neuroscience jargon (as usual), but I don't really expect that non-neuroscientists would want to read this post anyway.) I just read the paper “Oxytocin enables maternal behaviour by balancing cortical inhibition” (free PDF link) by Bianca J. Marlin, Mariela Mitre, James A. D'amour, Moses V. Chao, & Robert C. Froemke at NYU (Nature, 2015). And then I spent a while feeling confused. But I think I'm no longer confused. In this post I'll explain both why I was confused, and how I got over it. Background: pup-retrieval behavior The paper concerns a behavior which is amusingly described in the following book excerpt (emphasis added): After a rat gives birth, she displays a complex repertoire of maternal behaviors. If given paper, she will shred it and use the strips to build a nest. Virgin and early pregnant rats avoid newborn pups, but a mother rat will gather her young into the nest and allow them to suckle, and if any pup wanders away she will promptly retrieve it. Indeed, she will retrieve any pup that she sees close to her nest, whether hers or not, seemingly without limit. If 20 or 30 strange pups are placed in her cage, all will be retrieved, and she will strive to ensure that all are groomed and fed. . These behaviors are expressed after normal vaginal delivery, but are disrupted by interventions that impair oxytocin release . Strikingly, maternal behavior can be induced by injecting small amounts of oxytocin into the brain, both in virgin rats when at the stage of the cycle when estrogen levels are high, and in ovariectomized rats that have been infused with estrogen. —Gareth Leng, The Heart Of the Brain: The Hypothalamus and its Hormones, p191 The Marlin et al. paper is about this pup-retrieval behavior, which the mother does in response to an isolated pup shouting a high-pitched “distress call”. Marlin et al. results (specifically concerning primary auditory cortex) Marlin et al. did a series of experiments where they found (among other things) the following: When they temporarily inactivated the left primary auditory cortex (with a muscimol infusion), it reduced pup-retrieval in experienced mothers. More specifically, it eliminated pup-retrieval in 5/16 mice, and reduced it in 8/16 mice, while the last 3/16 heroic mice continued to retrieve every last distressed pup despite the infusion. On the other hand, when they temporarily inactivated the right primary auditory cortex, it didn't do much (if anything) to pup-retrieval in experienced mothers. Specifically, it did nothing in 4/5 mice, and reduced pup retrieval in the other one, but that might have just been a random blip. They found that there were 40% more oxytocin receptors in the left primary auditory cortex than right primary auditory cortex. They also found a plausible source of oxytocin for those receptors to be detecting, namely, some fibers in primary auditory cortex coming from oxytocin-producing neurons in the hypothalamus. (There were similar numbers of such fibers on the left and right sides.) They found that if they took an experienced mother, and blocked the activity of oxytocin in her left primary auditory cortex, it did not change her pup-retrieval behavior. They found that if they took a virgin female, and locally infused oxytocin into her left primary auditory cortex shortly before pup-retrieval tests, her first pup-retrieval would happen earlier. (I think this result is probably real, but be warned that the data analysis barely rea...

The Nonlinear Library
LW - On oxytocin-sensitive neurons in auditory cortex by Steven Byrnes

The Nonlinear Library

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 20:07


Welcome to The Nonlinear Library, where we use Text-to-Speech software to convert the best writing from the Rationalist and EA communities into audio. This is: On oxytocin-sensitive neurons in auditory cortex, published by Steven Byrnes on September 6, 2022 on LessWrong. (For the big picture of how I wound up on this topic, see Symbol Grounding and Human Social Instincts. But I wound up feeling like oxytocin-sensitive neurons in auditory cortex are NOT an important piece of that particular puzzle.) (I tried to minimize neuroscience jargon (as usual), but I don't really expect that non-neuroscientists would want to read this post anyway.) I just read the paper “Oxytocin enables maternal behaviour by balancing cortical inhibition” (free PDF link) by Bianca J. Marlin, Mariela Mitre, James A. D'amour, Moses V. Chao, & Robert C. Froemke at NYU (Nature, 2015). And then I spent a while feeling confused. But I think I'm no longer confused. In this post I'll explain both why I was confused, and how I got over it. Background: pup-retrieval behavior The paper concerns a behavior which is amusingly described in the following book excerpt (emphasis added): After a rat gives birth, she displays a complex repertoire of maternal behaviors. If given paper, she will shred it and use the strips to build a nest. Virgin and early pregnant rats avoid newborn pups, but a mother rat will gather her young into the nest and allow them to suckle, and if any pup wanders away she will promptly retrieve it. Indeed, she will retrieve any pup that she sees close to her nest, whether hers or not, seemingly without limit. If 20 or 30 strange pups are placed in her cage, all will be retrieved, and she will strive to ensure that all are groomed and fed. . These behaviors are expressed after normal vaginal delivery, but are disrupted by interventions that impair oxytocin release . Strikingly, maternal behavior can be induced by injecting small amounts of oxytocin into the brain, both in virgin rats when at the stage of the cycle when estrogen levels are high, and in ovariectomized rats that have been infused with estrogen. —Gareth Leng, The Heart Of the Brain: The Hypothalamus and its Hormones, p191 The Marlin et al. paper is about this pup-retrieval behavior, which the mother does in response to an isolated pup shouting a high-pitched “distress call”. Marlin et al. results (specifically concerning primary auditory cortex) Marlin et al. did a series of experiments where they found (among other things) the following: When they temporarily inactivated the left primary auditory cortex (with a muscimol infusion), it reduced pup-retrieval in experienced mothers. More specifically, it eliminated pup-retrieval in 5/16 mice, and reduced it in 8/16 mice, while the last 3/16 heroic mice continued to retrieve every last distressed pup despite the infusion. On the other hand, when they temporarily inactivated the right primary auditory cortex, it didn't do much (if anything) to pup-retrieval in experienced mothers. Specifically, it did nothing in 4/5 mice, and reduced pup retrieval in the other one, but that might have just been a random blip. They found that there were 40% more oxytocin receptors in the left primary auditory cortex than right primary auditory cortex. They also found a plausible source of oxytocin for those receptors to be detecting, namely, some fibers in primary auditory cortex coming from oxytocin-producing neurons in the hypothalamus. (There were similar numbers of such fibers on the left and right sides.) They found that if they took an experienced mother, and blocked the activity of oxytocin in her left primary auditory cortex, it did not change her pup-retrieval behavior. They found that if they took a virgin female, and locally infused oxytocin into her left primary auditory cortex shortly before pup-retrieval tests, her first pup-retrieval would happen earlier. (I think this result is probably real, but be warned that the data analysis barely rea...

Tennisplausch
Dopingkontrollen, Burpees und Oxytocin

Tennisplausch

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 53:05


Decode Your Burnout (formerly Optimize Your Life)
Dr. Loretta Breuning: Rewrite Your Operating System

Decode Your Burnout (formerly Optimize Your Life)

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 31:27


Have you ever wondered why you feel the way you do? We are not just rational beings, but we're also emotional animals. And when our emotions get in the way of our goals, we must learn to overcome them. Today, we will discuss how our emotions work, the science behind human emotions, and how to use your inner mammal to achieve success.   As a teacher, Loretta had grown tired of the direction in which her school was headed. She didn't feel good about it and it reminded her of her father's experiences with stress over several decades. She realized that if she didn't make a change soon, she might end up like him, burned out from life-long stress.   After the pivotal moment of retiring at 50, she began reading books about evolutionary psychology and found it fascinating. Her interest in how human emotions develop was piqued when she learned that human emotions are similar to those of other animals. Even our positive and negative feelings are created by chemicals in our bodies. It was also apparent that humans have certain chemicals that create certain emotions, which led her to understand how her inner mammal functions.   ABOUT DR. LORETTA BREUNING:Loretta G. Breuning, Ph.D. is a graduate of Cornell University and Tufts. She is the founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. She has been writing about the human motivation for more than twenty years, including Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels. Before teaching and writing full-time, she worked for the United Nations in Africa. The Inner Mammal Institute offers videos, podcasts, books, blogs, multimedia, a training program, and a free five-day happy-chemical jumpstart.    Resources: 1) Book: Status Games: Why We Play and How to Stop: https://innermammalinstitute.org/statusgames/ 2) Website: https://innermammalinstitute.org 3) Get the Burnout Checklist: https://www.drsharongrossman.com/burnoutchecklist 4) Sign up for a free Breakthrough Session with Dr. Sharon: http://www.bookachatwithsharon.com/ 5) Take the first step to decode your burnout: http://decodeyourburnout.com/

Lustgewinn
Aftercare für alle!

Lustgewinn

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2022 68:21


In dieser Folge sprechen wir über Aftercare. Ein Thema, das zumeist Bezug auf die submissive Seite nimmt, das aber auch für Dom*mes wichtig sein kann. Wir unterhalten uns über die Ursachen und Symptome von Drops und sprechen dabei unter anderem über überschrittene Tabus, Tränen und Hormone. Wie Aftercare helfen kann, erfahrt ihr hier.  Dabei gehen wir auf verschiedene Möglichkeiten der Aftercare ein, wie sie für Sub UND Dom*me gewinnbringend sein kann. Außerdem erfahrt ihr in dieser Folge, welche Rolle YouTube im Leben von Cate und Michel spielt und wer Dorothy und Mable sind.  Links: Marc Rober "Backyard Squirrel Maze 1.0- Ninja Warrior Course": https://youtu.be/hFZFjoX2cGg Kein Stress Kochen: https://www.youtube.com/c/keinStresskochen LastWeekTonight: https://www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Der Dunkle Parabelritter: https://www.youtube.com/c/DunklerParabelritter Oxycodon (Opioid mit hohem Suchtpotential): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxycodon Oxytocin (Kuschelhormon): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxytocin

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi
Susan Bratton | How to Improve Your Sex Drive & Relationship, How to Boost Nitric Oxide & Oxytocin, & More! KKP: 457

The Keto Kamp Podcast With Ben Azadi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 71:47


Today, I am blessed to have here with me Susan Bratton. Intimacy expert to millions, Susan Bratton, is a champion and advocate for all who desire intimacy and passion their whole life. She is co-founder and CEO of two corporations: Personal Life Media, Inc., a publisher of heart-connected lovemaking techniques and bedroom communication skills, and The20, LLC., a manufacturer of organic and botanical supplements that enhance sexual vitality.  Susan is the best-selling author and publisher of 34 books and programs, including “Sexual Soulmates” and “Relationship Magic.” Learn more at SusanBratton.com and The20Store.com. In this episode, Susan speaks about her passion for turning sex into making love. Once you understand how to treat your partner the way they want to be treated, your love life will have vast improvements. Susan explains the differences between libido, desire, and arousal. Then, Susan dives into oxytocin and how this hormone is a game-changer for your mental wellbeing and sex life. Tune in as we chat about nitric oxide, and Susan gives recommendations for sex toys that will spice up your bedroom life.  Register for my upcoming 90 day detox program: http://www.ketokampdetox.com (2 SPOTS LEFT!) / / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S  Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order. Upgraded Formulas Upgraded Magnesium & Charge Electrolyte Supplements: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use KK15 at checkout for 15% off your order.  Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list.  [01:10] Transforming “Having Sex” Into Making Love Together  Susan's passion is passion! She is an intimacy expert to millions. One of Susan's focuses is turning sex into making love.  Plus, she stands for ageless sexuality.  Sex techniques and bedroom communication skills will be critical to spicing up your bedroom life.  There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings around our sexuality and how it works. Until you understand the opposite sex, you are going to be treating your partner the way that you want to be treated. However, you should treat your partner the way they want to be treated.  [10:40] Libido, Desire, and Arousal: Improving Your Passionate Lovemaking  Sexuality is an extensive and vast subject matter. You can improve your passionate lovemaking by understanding the differences between libido, desire, and arousal.  Libido is your lust for sex.  Desire is your self-worth and body image; do you feel desirable and do you desire your partner?  Arousal has to do with the human operating system.  The entire vulva can be activated to be as orgasmic as the tip of the clitoris. A good lover can expand the pleasure palette in the whole vulva.  Men should be chronically horny and have erections when they wake up. [23:20] The Love Chemical: How The Hormone Oxytocin Is Related To Sex Oxytocin is a hormone, and it's generated by touch.  Birthing mothers emit oxytocin to bond their babies to them when the baby is born. Oxytocin is often called the love chemical and the bonding molecule.  Also, oxytocin gives you empathy and makes you like people better.  You can get more oxytocin through food, supplements, and touching.  [34:30] Regulate Blood Flow Throughout Your Body With Nitric Oxide  Nitric oxide is the gaseous signaling molecule that tells your vascular system to squeeze or relax and to send the blood where it needs to go.  Squeezing and relaxing begin to get brittle as you age from atherosclerosis or clogged arteries.  If you have clogged arteries and low nitric oxide production, then there will be sexual problems. You need leafy green vegetables, beetroot, cabbage, dill, arugula, romaine, and spinach shard.  Susan recommends taking FLOW. It is a blood flow supplement made from organic fruits and vegetables.  [45:20] The Very Best Sex Toys For Both Men and Women The first sex toy a woman needs is a Womanizer, an air stimulator.  The Womanizer does the sucking and blowing on the clitoral shaft and tip. Many women swear by the Womanizer as their favorite way to orgasm. Find Womanizer products here: https://www.womanizer.com/us/ The second sex toy is a vibrator. Susan recommends We-Vibe Tango: https://www.we-vibe.com/us/tango   Another vibrator to check out is AMO - Bullet Vibrator: https://www.hotoctopuss.com/sex-toys/female-sex-toys/amo-the-powerful-focused-bullet-vibrator/ KURVE is excellent for targeting your G-spot: https://www.hotoctopuss.com/sex-toys/female-sex-toys/kurve-vulva-female-luxury-gspot-vibrator Get precise G-spot stimulation with POCO: https://mysteryvibe.com/products/poco MANTA vibrating stroker for men: https://us.funfactory.com/products/manta AND MUCH MORE! Resources from this episode:  Check out Susan's Website: https://susanbratton.com Susan's Products: https://susanbratton.com/products/ Dirty Talk Book: https://hop.clickbank.net/?affiliate=ketokamp&vendor=the20&cbpage=dirty&a_aid=62ff9657756ab   FLOW: https://hop.clickbank.net/?affiliate=ketokamp&vendor=the20&cbpage=flow   Fun Factory sex toys: https://us.funfactory.com/?no_rule=true&a_aid=ketokamp   Better Lover: https://betterlover.com/ Follow Susan Bratton Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/susanbratton/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/trustedhotsexadvisortomillions/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/susanbratton LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susanbratton YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_c9AuBB96f_k8k56UXr9qQ Dr. William Davis: https://drdavisinfinitehealth.com/ We-Vibe Tango: https://www.we-vibe.com/us/tango Womanizer: https://www.womanizer.com/us/ POCO: https://mysteryvibe.com/products/poco MANTA vibrating stroker for men: https://us.funfactory.com/products/manta Join the Keto Kamp Academy: https://ketokampacademy.com/7-day-trial-a Watch Keto Kamp on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUh_MOM621MvpW_HLtfkLyQ Register for my upcoming 90 day detox program: http://www.ketokampdetox.com  / / E P I S O D E   S P ON S O R S  Paleo Valley beef sticks, apple cider vinegar complex, organ meat complex & more. Use the coupon code KETOKAMP15 over at https://paleovalley.com/ to receive 15% off your entire order. Upgraded Formulas Upgraded Magnesium Supplement: http://www.upgradedformulas.com Use KK15 at checkout for 15% off your order.  Text me the words "Podcast" +1 (786) 364-5002 to be added to my contacts list.  *Some Links Are Affiliates* // F O L L O W ▸ instagram | @thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2B1NXKW ▸ facebook | /thebenazadi | http://bit.ly/2BVvvW6 ▸ twitter | @thebenazadi http://bit.ly/2USE0so ▸clubhouse | @thebenazadi Disclaimer: This podcast is for information purposes only. Statements and views expressed on this podcast are not medical advice. This podcast including Ben Azadi disclaim responsibility from any possible adverse effects from the use of information contained herein. Opinions of guests are their own, and this podcast does not accept responsibility of statements made by guests. 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Happy Brain
Supersized Petting Farms? Yes! Experience Cow Cuddling Part 2

Happy Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 14:22


Cow Cuddling involves meeting, sitting with, cuddling, and scratching hand-raised cows on a farm. The slower heart rate and warm body temperature of the cows induces a slowing of our own heart rate, as well as the release of Oxytocin, our social bonding hormone. Virtually experience in the episode of Happy Brain an Animal Rescue Farm and meet a number of beautiful, hand-raised Therapy Cows (incl. Amy, and Sally) to enjoy both the scientifically proven physiological benefits of the activity as well as the relaxing effects of being outside in the open air on our scenic farm surrounded by tropical rainforest. ----------------------- Cow Cuddling Co. is currently fundraising to purchase the offspring of our beloved Therapy Cows. https://www.gofundme.com/manage/purchase-amys-calf-milo-for-our-cow-therapy-farm Milo is Amy's calf and is already trained as a Therapy Bull. He is the sweetest 500kg Bull you will ever meet. It is our goal to raise enough to purchase all of the existing offspring of our cows to ensure their mental health and happiness so that they can support their local community with our mental health. Cow Cuddling Co. is a social enterprise that employs people living with mental illness and intellectual disabilities and donates a portion of our profits to a local Cancer Wellness Centre – COUCH. Not only do people get to enjoy the amazing benefits of Cow Cuddling Therapy but they can rest assured that their participation directly helps to support those most in need in our local community (in terms of employment opportunities and through contributions to Cancer Wellness services) in addition to providing a safe, long-term home for our beautiful Therapy Cows. Connect with Our Guest: ---- Lawrence Fox ◼️Website https://cowcuddlingco.com/ ◼️Email cows@cowcuddlingco.com ◼️Social Handles @cowcuddlingco Connect with us!---- ◼️Instagram:@seanstevebloch ◼️Twitter: @seanstevebloch Join our Community! https://tlbc.co/community Instagram: http://instagram.com/happybrainfm Website: http://tlbc.co/happy-brain

The Happy Brain
Supply Chain Drama Up Close

The Happy Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 45:33


You don't appreciate the supply chain 'til it's gone, and logistics expert Priscille Livenais tells me about the stress and the career opportunity. (priscillelivenais.com)If you like The Happy Brain Podcast, please rate and review it to help others make peace with their inner mammal.THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new ways.Your host, 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 levels.” Details at: https://innermammalinstitute.orgLife is more peaceful and satisfying when you understand the brain we've inherited from earlier mammals. Your mammal brain controls the chemicals that make you feel good: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. These chemicals are released for reasons that don't make sense to our verbal human brain. When you know what these chemicals do in animals, your ups and downs make sense!Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time. Each happy chemical has a special job. When it turns on, it paves neural pathways that turn it on more easily in the future. That's why we repeat behaviors that we'd rather do without. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself to stimulate them in sustainable ways.But it's hard. It's like learning a foreign language: it takes a lot of repetition. Yet people do it every day. You can be one of them! You can design a new path to your happy chemicals and repeat it until it's strong enough to turn on easily. The Inner Mammal Institute shows you how.The Inner Mammal Institute has free resources to help you make peace with your inner mammal: videos, blogs, infographics, and podcasts. Dr. Breuning's books explain the big picture and help you plot your course step by step. No matter where you are right now, you can enjoy more happy chemicals in healthy ways. Get the details at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org.Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp

Happy Brain
Supersized Petting Farms? Yes! Experience Cow Cuddling

Happy Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 14:43


Cow Cuddling involves meeting, sitting with, cuddling, and scratching hand-raised cows on a farm. The slower heart rate and warm body temperature of the cows induces a slowing of our own heart rate, as well as the release of Oxytocin, our social bonding hormone. Virtually experience in the episode of Happy Brain an Animal Rescue Farm and meet a number of beautiful, hand-raised Therapy Cows (incl. Amy, and Sally) to enjoy both the scientifically proven physiological benefits of the activity as well as the relaxing effects of being outside in the open air on our scenic farm surrounded by tropical rainforest. ----------------------- Cow Cuddling Co. is currently fundraising to purchase the offspring of our beloved Therapy Cows.  https://www.gofundme.com/manage/purchase-amys-calf-milo-for-our-cow-therapy-farm Milo is Amy's calf and is already trained as a Therapy Bull. He is the sweetest 500kg Bull you will ever meet. It is our goal to raise enough to purchase all of the existing offspring of our cows to ensure their mental health and happiness so that they can support their local community with our mental health. Cow Cuddling Co. is a social enterprise that employs people living with mental illness and intellectual disabilities and donates a portion of our profits to a local Cancer Wellness Centre – COUCH.  Not only do people get to enjoy the amazing benefits of Cow Cuddling Therapy but they can rest assured that their participation directly helps to support those most in need in our local community (in terms of employment opportunities and through contributions to Cancer Wellness services) in addition to providing a safe, long-term home for our beautiful Therapy Cows. Connect with Our Guest: ---- Name Lawrence Fox ◼️Website  https://cowcuddlingco.com/ ◼️Email     cows@cowcuddlingco.com ◼️Social Handles @cowcuddlingco Connect with us! ---- ◼️Instagram:@seanstevebloch ◼️Twitter: @seanstevebloch Join our Community! https://tlbc.co/community Instagram: http://instagram.com/happybrainfm Website: http://tlbc.co/happy-brain --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Longevity & Lifestyle Podcast
Dr Molly Maloof - On Love & Longevity, Childhood Trauma, Psychedelics, MDMA, Relationships, Metabolism, Oxytocin, And Building Stronger Connection In A Changing World (Episode: #69)

The Longevity & Lifestyle Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 40:03


‘The quality of our relationships really determines the quality of our life.'   Today's guest is Dr. Molly Maloof. Dr. Molly has been shaping the future of healthcare in her pioneering Silicon Valley medical practice and is on the frontier of personalized medicine, medical technology, health optimization, and scientifically-based wellness endeavors.    Since 2012, Dr. Molly has also worked as an advisor or consultant to more than 40 companies in the digital health, consumer health, and biotechnology industries needing help with clinical strategy, product development, clinical research, and scientific marketing.   In her concierge practice, Dr. Molly provides health optimization and personalized medicine to high-achieving entrepreneurs, investors, and technology executives in San Francisco, and Silicon Valley, as well as, award-winning Hollywood actors and musicians. Unveiling the future of patient care with actionable insights on adopting the latest practices in personalized medicine, Dr. Molly challenges healthcare practitioners as well as industry influencers to re-think health and healthcare in order to reduce costs, improve patient outcomes, and improve the human condition.   Please enjoy!   Steal My 10 Hacks to Improve Your Life & Longevity Playbook, add your name and email HERE: https://longevity-and-lifestyle.com/freebie For Podcast Show Notes & Transcript visit: https://longevity-and-lifestyle.com/podcast   Follow Dr. Molly Maloof on: LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/mollymaloofmd/  Website: https://drmolly.co/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmolly.co/?hl=en  Follow Claudia on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/longevityandlifestyle/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/longevityandlifestyle/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZF-s8jsUejc0TpVqnFE1lQ/featured LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudia-von-boeselager/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LongevityLifest Website: https://longevity-and-lifestyle.com/  ***   Past guests on The Longevity & Lifestyle Podcast include Dr. David Perlmutter, Dr. Amy Killen, Sergey Young, Dr. Dale Bredesen, Dr. Kristen Willeumier, Dr. Louise Newson, Dr. Kien Vuu, Dr. Carolina Reis, Marie Diamond, Nikolina Lauc, Morri Chowaiki, Leslie Kenny, Fiona O'Donnell-McCarthy, Mohamed Massaquoi, Nick Potter, Dr. Pamela Kryskow, Dr. Julia Mirer, Dr. Richard Johnson, Isabella Channing, Dina Burkitbayeva, Raewyn Guerrero, Mario Chamorro, Mariko Bangerter, Harris Khan, Juraj Kocar, Dr. Stephanie Manson Brown, Dr. Mohammed Enayat, Dr. Molly Maloof, Helen Reavey, Elena Letyagina, Dana Frost, Niall Breslin, Dr. Limor Goren and many more!

The Contrast Project Lounge
Random acts of kindness. Can we make kindness the norm? Contrast Project Lounge - S3 - EP10

The Contrast Project Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 14:12


Random acts of kindness. Can we make kindness the norm? Plus the News and more. The Contrast Project Lounge - S3 - EP10 Random acts of kindness are not only good for the recipient but they're actually good for your health, and it's been scientifically researched and proven. Witnessing acts of kindness produces oxytocin which is occasionally called the 'love hormone' which aids in lowering blood pressure and improving overall heart health. Oxytocin also increases our self-esteem and optimism. Lessens depression, with increased feelings of self worth. Happiness, Lifespan, Pleasure, etc.. Random Acts of Kindness Foundation: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ ** To be updated** Feel free to LIKE, SHARE AND COMMENT. If you are featured here and we don't have your link(s) posted, please let us know. * * * * * Follow The Contrast Project online: ** http://www.thecontrastproject.tv/ ** https://www.facebook.com/TheContrastP... ** https://www.instagram.com/the_contras... ** https://twitter.com/ContrastProjTV To find the Contrast Project Lounge Podcast, go to: ** https://anchor.fm/tracy-rigdon --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-contrast-project/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-contrast-project/support

The Better Life with Dr. Pinkston Podcast
Brain Fog Goodbye, Sex Drive Hello with Ray Solano (5-22-22 Reupload)

The Better Life with Dr. Pinkston Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 26:01


Many issues exist for brain fog and fatigue to occur, such as traumatic brain injury, long Covid Syndrome, autism, or just age and stress, Ray and I discuss how to help ease or eliminate these symptoms with a new product called SynapsinLPT and also discuss Oxytocin for improving brain function, sex drive, muscle mass and more! Watch The Better Life TV on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYjldoy0jVxllz_GtZcNciQSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

El Salon Chronicles
THE BIG O ... OXYTOCIN

El Salon Chronicles

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 65:22


Is Withholding Sex A Form Of Punishment? In episode 8 the ladies talk about the risk in withholding intimacy, and the benefits of oxytocin in a relationship. They also discuss the love hormone in the brain, and wonder if it is true that a woman's DNA can be affected by the men she is intimate with. But before getting to their subject, the ladies catch up. Liz has just dropped her daughter off at college and is ready to be single pringle and childless. Mari is starting to morph into a girlie girl, and Zuly has interesting questions about everyone's shower routines. Listen in for some hilarious content and some feel good conversation. In the meantime if you enjoyed this episode please comment, share, like, rate, and review. Tell all your friends about us. Please follow us at El Salon Chronicles on instagram, facebook and twitter and if you mention us please tag #elsalon or #qlona. You can also support by purchasing El Salon merch, cashapp, venmo, zelle, and patreon.

The Change Agents Podcast with Dr. James Rouse
Leaning In to Your Spirituality

The Change Agents Podcast with Dr. James Rouse

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 5:20


What does it mean to be spiritual? Anything that brings you closer to your peace, your truth. And when you are living your truth, you have a greater likelihood of expressing love, purpose, vulnerability. Living in a state of human flourishing or eudaimonia is one way we lean into our spirituality.

The Change Agents Podcast with Dr. James Rouse
Giving Without Expectation of Return

The Change Agents Podcast with Dr. James Rouse

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 5:29


Give to others with no expectation in return. When we are sharing openly and encouraging openly, our oxytocin levels go up. And with that our levels of trust, inclusion, and acceptance go up. Couldn't we all use a little more of all of these?

Food Junkies Podcast
Episode 86: Dr. Loretta Breuning

Food Junkies Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 59:43


Loretta Graziano Breuning, Ph.D. is the author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels. She founded the Inner Mammal Institute to help people build new neural pathways to turn on their happy chemicals in new ways. (www.InnerMammalInstitute.org) As a Professor of Management at California State University, and a mom, Loretta was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation. While researching alternatives, she uncovered the brain chemistry we share with animals. She learned that each happy chemical evolved to motivate a specific survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time for no reason. Then everything made sense, and she began creating resources to spread this knowledge: books, videos, blogs, podcasts, infographics, slide shows, social media, and a training program. Loretta's work has helped thousands of people "make peace with the animal inside." And she still marvels every day at the overlap between a wildlife documentary and the lyrics to a love song. Dr. Breuning's work has been translated into Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, Turkish, and German. She has been quoted in Forbes, NPR, the Wall St. Journal, Fox, Time, NBC, Psychology Today, Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, and Psychologies. Her podcast is "The Happy Brain," and she's been a guest on many podcasts, including Almost 30, James Altucher, Brainfluence, Recovery Unscripted, Fat Burning Man, Humans 2.0, and Yogabody. Details at InnerMammalInstitute.org. To become a Certified Inner Mammal Trainer and help people make peace with their inner mammal, check out our new training program at InnerMammalInstitute.org/training. In this Episode: Dr. Breuning's personal and professional journey Neurochemistry & the disease model Neural pathways & reward center wiring Alternative experiences & dealing with life on life's terms Understanding brain wiring and behavior Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphin The Inner Mammal Institute and Inner Mammal Method Satiation Expectation management and Distress Intolerance Dr. Breuning's take on addiction and Building Neuropathways What's next? Signature Question Follow Dr. Breuning: Website: https://innermammalinstitute.org/ Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/contributors/loretta-g-breuning-phd LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorettabreuning/ Books: https://www.amazon.com/Loretta-Graziano-Breuning/e/B001K8RYKU%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share The content of our show is educational only. It does not supplement or supersede the professional relationship and direction of your healthcare provider. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified mental health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, substance use disorder, or mental health concern.

Free the Mother
Running Low On Oxytocin

Free the Mother

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 41:44


It's been a hard week. Kristin is finally done breastfeeding. She goes into what an emotional journey it's been but how she's coping. She also goes off on a tangent about the lack of postpartum care and maternity leave women receive in this country and how it affected her physically and emotionally. Pretty sure every emotion is felt in this episode. Shop the brand: https://www.freethemother.com/Podcast IG: https://instagram.com/freethemotherpodcastMain IG: https://instagram.com/freethemotherEmail the pod: freethemotherpodcast@gmail.com

Shit We Don't Tell Mom
9. Dopamine, Distractions, and Depression

Shit We Don't Tell Mom

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 59:08 Transcription Available


We decided to share a popular episode from season 1 from the summer of 2020 about how we talked ourselves out of our depressive episodes. We share audio clips of our actual voice messages with each other to show our realistic experiences, thoughts, and feelings. We talk about potential coping methods and understanding the different drivers that keep us going."I just cannot rationalize my emotions away. Like I have no control over my emotions and they take over my life." - Angie"Well, the emotions are not logical, so you can't rationalize something that's... not logical." - Kristy---- The best way to support this show is by listening and sharing with a friend. If you would like to buy a coffee or bubble tea, we would love that too.---- Instagram @shitwedonttellmom Email: shitwedonttellmom@gmail.comwww.shitwedonttellmom.com Send us an audio message by clicking here!----We use Buzzsprout as our host because they seamlessly link to major podcast platforms and make it really easy to read analytics. They also have an awesome support team. Sign up today and get a $20 Amazon gift card! We also use Descript as our editing software because editing with text is much easier than with soundwaves. We are not audio geniuses and want to focus our energy on creating content rather than editing. Sign up today and get your first 3 months free! Yes, these are affiliate links because we like them and we use them too. Support the showSupport the show

Inspired Living with Autoimmunity
Shiroko Sokitch, MD: The Healing Power of Love

Inspired Living with Autoimmunity

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 42:56


In today's episode, Dr. Shiroko Sokitch shares her experience and expertise in how to heal when it seems impossible. We touch on her seven keys to healing and dive deeper into the power of love.Dr. Shiroko uses many modalities to bring your body into balance in her Heart to Heart Medical Center in Santa Rosa California.  Her specialty is healing when it seems impossible, and her new book Healing When It Seems Impossible - 7 Keys to Defy the Odds is available now.Shiroko knew she wanted to be a doctor since the age of 5, when she unexpectedly lost her best friend, her great grandmother.When she was a second year surgical resident, she listened to her dream that advised her "if you stay in surgery, you will die."After quitting her residency and beginning her work in the ER, Shiroko found acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and began her training.She had a dream of opening a medical center that blended the two approaches to wellness...and so she did!7 Keys to Healing Love - Essential to move from feeling betrayed by your body, to your body is your best friend. Physical Balance - Triangle of Wellness: hormones, nervous system, immune system. YOUR BODY CAN HEAL! Finding your own unique lifestyle Learning to listen to your body Emotions - Every organ has an emotional and spiritual function.  Every physical condition is connected to emotion. The hero's journey - Our bodies are our best tool for our spiritual path. Trust the process - Which can be difficult! Back to LOVEThe heart is the most amazing organ.  It runs the show.  Considered the emporer in Chinese Medicine because it runs the show.Oxytocin - the love hormone, counteracts cortisol for a calming, healing effect.If you give love, you will feel love.Build love:Start thinking about where you have love in your life.  Express your love.  It can be with humans, animals. nature, art, the universe...Try to bring love to every part of your life in any way you can.Eventually, loving yourself!You can give yourself love!Give yourself a hug.  Physically.Cross your arms and hold opposite upper arms.  Take a few deep breaths.This will relax you and reduce any anxiety.Release that oxytocin!Love truly heals!Complete show notes: inspiredliving.show/48

Authentic Biochemistry
Membrane Biochemistry XXXIII> Are Oxytocin and Corticotropin Releasing Factor Antiinflammatory, Analgesic and Anxiolytic? Dr Daniel J. Guerra. 14.8.22. Authentic Biochemistry

Authentic Biochemistry

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 29:39


References Cell Tissue Res. 2019 Jan; 375(1): 143–172. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(21), 11465 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/dr-daniel-j-guerra/message

The Happy Brain
All Happy Chemicals At Once

The Happy Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 77:42


My guest has read all of my books and asks great questions so we kept going until I answered them all, especially about stimulating all the happy chemicals at the same time. If you like The Happy Brain Podcast, please rate and review it to help others make peace with their inner mammal.THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new ways.Your host, 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 levels.” Details at: https://innermammalinstitute.orgLife is more peaceful and satisfying when you understand the brain we've inherited from earlier mammals. Your mammal brain controls the chemicals that make you feel good: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. These chemicals are released for reasons that don't make sense to our verbal human brain. When you know what these chemicals do in animals, your ups and downs make sense!Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time. Each happy chemical has a special job. When it turns on, it paves neural pathways that turn it on more easily in the future. That's why we repeat behaviors that we'd rather do without. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself to stimulate them in sustainable ways.But it's hard. It's like learning a foreign language: it takes a lot of repetition. Yet people do it every day. You can be one of them! You can design a new path to your happy chemicals and repeat it until it's strong enough to turn on easily. The Inner Mammal Institute shows you how.The Inner Mammal Institute has free resources to help you make peace with your inner mammal: videos, blogs, infographics, and podcasts. Dr. Breuning's books explain the big picture and help you plot your course step by step. No matter where you are right now, you can enjoy more happy chemicals in healthy ways. Get the details at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org.Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley
[Community]: How to Boost Oxytocin, the Hormone of Connection, Ep. 767

How To Be A Better Person with Kate Hanley

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 13:18


Feeling connected to other people feels nice, but can it actually improve your health? Yes it can, and there's one particular hormone that makes that statement true, and that's oxytocin, aka the love hormone, which I'm sharing some cool factoids about today, as well as how you can raise it and get the health benefits it brings while ALSO feeling a stronger connection to others.  Study showing oxytocin's links to aging  Study that showed that watching an emotional video increased generosity to strangers Send me your better person Qs and I'll answer them on a future episode! kate@beabetterpersonpodcast.com This episode sponsored by: Zapier.com Nutrafol.com (use the promo code BETTER) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning
Loretta Breuning, Ph.D. on ”Habits of a Happy Brain: Rewiring Your Brain to Boost Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphin Levels”

Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 57:39


The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most out of every day…. Or is it? Is there a secret to happiness that we can uncover by looking into the chemicals in our brain? We will find this out today. Watch this interview on YouTube here https://youtu.be/6Sb8wAsvwQ8 On the episode we will explore: ✔  A deep dive into the four happy chemicals in our brain. ✔ How to move past old patterns, behaviors and stress response circuits in our brain, for new results. ✔ Healthy ways to increase our happiness neurotransmitters. ✔ Vicious cycles we should all be aware of, and ways to break these cycles. ✔ How to rewire a "low trust" brain and what we can learn from how monkeys build trust in others. Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we cover the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (for schools) and emotional intelligence training (in the workplace) with tools, ideas and strategies that we can all use for immediate results. I'm Andrea Samadi, and on today's episode #236, we have Loretta Breuning, the Founder of the Inner Mammal Institute,[i] Professor Emerita of Management at California State University and the author of  Habits of a Happy Brain[ii] and Status Games: Why We Play and How to Stop. Her work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Psychology Today, Real Simple and numerous podcasts. Loretta helps people to build their power over their mammalian brain chemistry, reminding us that “happiness comes from chemicals we've inherited from earlier mammals: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphin levels. When you know how they work in animals, your ups and downs make sense. Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behaviors, not to make us feel good all the time. But you can feel good more often when you understand nature's operating system.” Let's meet Dr. Loretta Breuning and learn together, how to retrain our brain to boost our serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin levels, for a happier and healthier life by understanding why these neurotransmitters are important for happiness to occur in the present moment of our lives. Welcome Loretta, thank you for coming on the podcast. We have been focused on our brain as it relates to learning, and when I saw your book, Habits of a Happy Brain I jumped to learn more about it, because who doesn't want to learn more about our brain chemistry, especially when it comes to retraining our brain for happiness. INTRO Q: Can we start with where your interest in this topic began? How did you go from being a University Professor, to writing books about our brain chemistry and connecting us back to our “inner mammal” and how our brain is wired for survival?  Q1: You mentioned something in another interview[iii], that I think is important for us to understand. You said “we are all wired by our early experiences because this is when we have the most neuroplasticity.” What should we all know about how our brains are wired, that makes us all unique, right down to the level of the neurons in our brain? Q1B: So, if we are to dive deeper into this, you know how we all have a trauma response, or when we are stressed, or experiencing overwhelm, we experience either fight (anger/irritability) flight (let's talk about something else and avoid all of this) freeze (unable to move and disassociate), or fawn (where you keep the peace as a people please to avoid conflict)…all of these reactions hard-wired from our early experiences. I'm sure each of us, if asked, could think about which trauma response we use predominately. Once we are aware of our stress response circuit, what do we do with that?  Is it enough to just pay attention to whatever it is that's causing a reaction and notice if it's really a threat to you, or if we can just move beyond it? Q2: When I think about happiness, I don't usually think about what's going on at the brain level (until reading your book).  I'm thinking, I want to move towards this, or I don't. This makes me feel good, or it doesn't. Do more of X, and less of Y. What's behind this feeling of happiness? What 4 chemicals are showing up in the brain, and what should we know about how these 4 brain chemicals work?  (Page 14) Q2B: To intentionally retrain our brain towards more happiness, is this a good formula? “look for the joy=dopamine, beware of masking my pain, it will be temporary (endorphins), look for those I trust (oxytocin) and keep an eye on my pride/desire for social importance with serotonin? Is this enough, or am I missing anything important? (Page 16) 2C: What are healthy ways to increase each neurotransmitter? Q3: How does our brain wire itself early in life, and how difficult is it to break old wiring/habits? Q4: What are some common vicious cycles we should be aware of? What is the solution to getting out of these cycles, or resisting habits that make you feel good in the moment, and then bad later? Q4B: What tools do you have for people who are struggling to break a habit? Q5: In Chapter 2, Meet Your Happy Chemicals, you say that “your dopamine circuits are built from your past experiences” and “that dopamine builds a neural template that helps you find your rewards” (page 36, Habits of a Happy Brain) all built from our life experiences, like the child who discovers a berry patch with their mother, triggering dopamine with the whole experience. What happens to the rush this person feels later in life, (eating berries, or other experiences that have been wired into the brain) and what should we understand about the ups and downs of dopamine? Q5B: How can we translate this understanding into our parenting? Q6: What about endorphin, that “masks pain for a short time” (Page 41) “that is only released if you push past your capacity to the point of distress” and allows you to move forward. We have recently addressed chronic pain[iv], with ways to retrain our brain using mindfulness and meditation, along with other strategies, but endorphin doesn't seem to be a long-term solution to pain management. How does it contribute to our happiness if it's a short-term solution to our pain? Q7: What is the connection between oxytocin and trust? If you were standing in front of someone who just feels off to you for some reason, what happens at your brain level? Is oxytocin ONLY secreted with trust? Q7B: You say that “our oxytocin pathways are built with life experience” (page 48) so would it make sense that if we have a hard time trusting in our past experiences that these neural pathways would lean towards mistrust with others until we had rewired a new pathway of trust? Q7C: How would you rewire a “low-trust' pattern in our brain? Q8: How can we recognize when serotonin is flowing in our brain as we seek that feeling of being important or being respected, and how do our past serotonin experiences create our present expectations?   Q9: What is your 45-day plan to rewire our brain towards happiness? How can we take all of this and make it applicable? Q10: Why does our brain create unhappiness? What's important with experiencing the contrast of happiness and it's opposite? Q11: Is there anything important that I have missed? Final Thoughts: Thank you Dr. Breuning for sharing your Habits of a Happy Brain and all of your research on this podcast. For people to learn more about your work, and access the incredible free video series you've created, I will put the link to your resources and where people can follow you in the show notes. FOLLOW DR. LORETTA BREUNING WEBSITE https://innermammalinstitute.org/trainings/ TWITTER https://twitter.com/InnerMammal FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/LorettaBreuningPhD LINKEDIN https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorettabreuning/ YOUTUBE https://www.youtube.com/c/InnerMammalInstitute   REFERENCES:   [i] https://innermammalinstitute.org/about/   [ii] Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin and Endorphin Levels https://innermammalinstitute.org/books/habits-of-a-happy-brain/   [iii] The Quest for Status with Dr. Breuning and Mark Queppet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQFzCq8bSdk [iv] Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast EPISODE #133 with Ashok Gupta on “Getting to the Root of Chronic Pain and Illness” https://andreasamadi.podbean.com/e/ashok-gupta-on-heath-and-happiness-getting-to-the-root-of-chronic-pain-and-illness-long-covid-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-and-others/  

Always Better than Yesterday
Ep 185 Part One Interview Sessions with Dr. John Gray

Always Better than Yesterday

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 50:59


On episode 185 I am joined by Dr. John Gray. John is the author of the most well-known and trusted relationship book of all time, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus. USA Today listed his book as one of the top 10 most influential books of the last quarter century. In hardcover, it was the #1 bestselling book of the 1990s. Dr. Gray's books are translated into approximately 45 languages in more than 100 countries and continues to be a bestseller. Dr. Gray has written over 20 books. His Mars/Venus book series has forever changed the way men and women view their relationships. John helps men and women better understand and respect their differences in both personal and professional relationships. His approach combines specific communication techniques with healthy, nutritional choices that create the brain and body chemistry for lasting health, happiness and romance. His many books, blogs and free online workshops at MarsVenus.com provide practical insights to improve relationships at all stages of life and love. An advocate of health and optimal brain function, he also provides natural solutions for overcoming depression, anxiety and stress to support increased energy, libido, hormonal balance and better sleep. He has appeared repeatedly on Oprah, as well as on The Dr. Oz Show, TODAY, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, and others. He has been profiled in Time, Forbes, USA Today, and People. In this episode you will hear: 00:30 Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus 04:00 Gender specific Love Languages 08:00 Listening is penetration 11:00 Score points with little acts of love 13:30 Independence produces masculinity, dependence produces femininity 16:00 Respect and admiration 18:30 a lot of people can't deal with their freedom 21:00 weak men and masculine women 25:00 you don't have love until you can make love 27:00 Oxytocin reduces stress in women, but not men 30:00 were they sexist in the past? 33:30 it's about polarity 37:00 how to score more points by understanding her cycle 40:00 men are naturally in and out and women are up and down 42:00 newness motivation 45:00 the implication is something is broken…me I hope this interview inspires your heart-centred leadership and relationships. Please do subscribe, leave a little review, and share it with someone you wish to inspire too. Always love Ryan Connect with Dr. John Website: www.marsvenus.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/JohnGrayMarsVenus Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mars.Venus.John.Gray Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johngraymarsvenus_official/ Connect with Always Better than Yesterday Website: www.abty.co.uk Instagram: www.instagram.com/alwaysbetterthanyesterdayuk TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@abty_uk LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/abty Facebook Community: www.facebook.com/groups/weareABTY Thank you to our friends at Elevate OM, proud supporters of the Always Better than Yesterday Interview Sessions. Head to www.elevateom.com for Online Marketing & Web Design services that are affordable, bespoke & awesome. Email your questions to podcast@abty.co.uk

The Change Agents Podcast with Dr. James Rouse

Emotional rawness is really coming up for me these days. I am more easily brought to tears. And under the influence of tears, there is great good happening beneath the surface. Emotional detoxification, cleansing, and releasing of stress are just the beginning.

The Happy Brain
How to Gamify Your Life

The Happy Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 53:04


Renowned gamification expert Yu-kai Chou tells me how anyone can gamify their life to get desired behaviors more easily. (https://octalysisgroup.com)If you like The Happy Brain Podcast, please rate and review it to help others make peace with their inner mammal.THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new ways.Your host, 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 levels.” Details at: https://innermammalinstitute.orgLife is more peaceful and satisfying when you understand the brain we've inherited from earlier mammals. Your mammal brain controls the chemicals that make you feel good: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. These chemicals are released for reasons that don't make sense to our verbal human brain. When you know what these chemicals do in animals, your ups and downs make sense!Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time. Each happy chemical has a special job. When it turns on, it paves neural pathways that turn it on more easily in the future. That's why we repeat behaviors that we'd rather do without. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself to stimulate them in sustainable ways.But it's hard. It's like learning a foreign language: it takes a lot of repetition. Yet people do it every day. You can be one of them! You can design a new path to your happy chemicals and repeat it until it's strong enough to turn on easily. The Inner Mammal Institute shows you how.The Inner Mammal Institute has free resources to help you make peace with your inner mammal: videos, blogs, infographics, and podcasts. Dr. Breuning's books explain the big picture and help you plot your course step by step. No matter where you are right now, you can enjoy more happy chemicals in healthy ways. Get the details at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org.Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp

Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis
Oxytocin: Hormone of Humanity

Defiant Health Radio with Dr. William Davis

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2022 18:50


In previous episodes of Defiant Health, I've discussed many of the spectacular potential health effects of boosting oxytocin. Let's now discuss the emotional, social, maternal, and sexual effects of oxytocin that essentially define the human experience. Because modern people have lost much of their capacity to boost oxytocin to high levels, we have lost many of these beneficial effects. Yes: you can regain this capacity and thereby regain the potential for more intense affection, love, trust, generosity, sexuality, and healthier maternal relationship with your baby.Get your Paleovalley discount on fermented grass-fed beef sticks, Bone Broth Collagen, and low-carb snack bars:Use the coupon code "Defiant" for an additional 15% discount. Go to this page on the Paleovalley website, enter the code and the discount will be automatically applied to your order:https://paleovalley.com/offers/grass-fed-beef-sticks-bk-lt-promo/defiant?uid=123&oid=2&affid=733And until July 30th, 2022, they are offering a 20% discount that continues for life for their Wild Pastures grass-fed, grass-finished beef and pastured chicken and pork!https://wildpastures.com/promos/save-20-for-life/bonus15?oid=2&affid=3&source_id=newsletterFor 10% discount for Layer Origin human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) products:Use discount code "DRDAVIS" (not case-sensitive) and order here:https://layerorigin.com/?ref=drwilliamdavis __________________________________________________________________________________________________More about my new book, Super Gut: A Four-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose Weight, including extras for anyone pre-ordering before Feb 1, 2022 release:https://www.wheatbellyblog.com/super-gut/For more information on Dr. Davis' programs:Books:Super Gut: The 4-Week Plan to Reprogram Your Microbiome, Restore Health, and Lose WeightWheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health; revised & expanded editionWheat Belly 10-Day Grain DetoxWheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) CookbookUndoctored: Why Health Care Has Failed You and How You Can Become Smarter Than Your DoctorOnline media:Dr. Davis Infinite Health Blog: www.wheatbellyblog.comDr. Davis Infinite Health Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWheatBelly/Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox private Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/527516110738721/Dr. Davis Infinite Health Inner Circle (membership website with direct interaction with Dr. Davis):InnerCircle.Undoctored.comYouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZp4ONYOXZkf92UxxNnAiKQAnd, of course, subscribe to the Defiant Health podcast through your favorite podcast directory!

DOPEamine | Mental Health Support For Creative Professionals
Dopamine, Oxytocin, and Seratonin: A Post-Mortem

DOPEamine | Mental Health Support For Creative Professionals

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 34:18


What did I discover on the journey of creating this podcast? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/happychemicals/message

Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates
Medications Under Investigation for BPD

Psychopharmacology and Psychiatry Updates

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 9:56 Very Popular


What other medications can we offer to our patients with BPD? This episode discusses some novel medication approaches used in borderline personality disorder, including omega-3 fatty acids, methylphenidate, clonidine, doxazosin, memantine, and oxytocin.  Faculty: Paul Links, M.D.  Host: Jessica Diaz, M.D. Learn more about Premium Membership here Earn 0.5 CMEs: Pharmacologic Management of BPD: Recent Developments Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Methylphenidate, Clonidine, Doxazosin, Memantine, and Oxytocin for BPD

Orgasmic Birth
ep. 13 - Oxytocin: The Hormone of Love, Birth, Bonding, and Breastfeeding with Dr. Sarah Buckley

Orgasmic Birth

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 35:52


How significant is the role of oxytocin in our bodies during labor and after birth? Dr. Sarah Buckley joined us in Episode 4 to talk about the hormones of Love, Sex and Childbirth. Today, Dr. Buckley is back to get in-depth on the roles of hormones when interventions are needed and on how to fill the hormonal gap in labor and after birth. Today is essential information to help you make informed decisions about induction and understand the differences between natural and synthetic oxytocin.  Dr. Sarah Buckley is trained as a GP (family physician) with qualifications in GP obstetrics. She has been writing and lecturing to childbirth professionals and parents since 1997 and is the author of the internationally best-selling book Gentle Birth, Gentle Mothering. Sarah has a special interest in the hormones of physiological labor and birth and the impacts of interventions. In 2015 she completed an extensive report on this topic, Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing, published with Childbirth Connection (US). She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Queensland, researching oxytocin in labor and birth and the impacts of maternity-care interventions. She has co-authored several papers on oxytocin in labor, birth, and breastfeeding. Sarah is also the mother of four children, all born at home and now in their teenage years and beyond. She lives on the semi-rural outskirts of Brisbane. In this episode: Hormones of labor and birth include oxytocin, which is responsible for contractions, pain relief, stress reduction, and reward and pleasure activation. Oxytocin is released in the brain during labor and breastfeeding, and it helps reduce stress, and switch on dopamine receptors. Interventions in childbirth can create hormonal gaps that impact sexual arousal, orgasm, and breastfeeding. Having a birth companion, such as a midwife or doula, can help birthing moms feel safer and more secure. Low doses of oxytocin infusions do not increase the mother's oxytocin levels much above what she would naturally produce in labor. When doses get high, synthetic oxytocin could counteract the calming and natural pain relief, causing stress for the mother. Hypoxia (low oxygen levels for the baby) is inevitable during labor and babies have evolved mechanisms to protect themselves. Synthetic oxytocin can cause strong contractions to be closer together and compromise the baby's ability to cope. The physiological onset of labor is a complex process that is influenced by many different factors, including hormones. If labor is induced, the mother's readiness is not as high and she may need to use more stimulating methods to induce labor. Epidurals can interfere with the hormones that are necessary for the onset of labor, leading to a slower or even stop in the process. Skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding are important ways to fill in the gap.   Key Takeaways: Oxytocin, the well-known hormone of labor and birth, is susceptible to hormonal gaps A private and safe space is needed to release oxytocin Being in an unfamiliar place can make labor slow down Labor is designed to overall be a positive experience Be wary of synthetic oxytocin as it may disrupt hormonal balance When the mother is not ready to induce labor, stimulating methods are needed The hormonal gap needs to be filled after birth to help the mother and baby reconnect   Tweetable Quotes:   “Labor is designed to overall be a positive experience.” - Dr. Sarah Buckley   “Both skin-to-skin contact and suckling is the magic ingredient for the hour after birth, it's going to help both mother and baby to release oxytocin and reconnect.” - Dr. Sarah Buckley   There are signals that pass between mother and baby that they are ready for labor, they are coordinated. Preparation for labor includes a dramatic increase in oxytocin receptors in the uterus. The mother's uterus becomes very sensitive to oxytocin in the lead up to labor so in her natural physiologic onset she doesn't need to produce much oxytocin to trigger contractions   but when being induced it's a different scenario you don't have that peak readiness    Connect with Dr. Sarah Buckley!   Website: https://sarahbuckley.com/  Connect with Debra!   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debra.pascalibonaro  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/orgasmicbirth/  Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/debra-pascali-bonaro-1093471/  Visit https://www.orgasmicbirth.com/ for more information on how to have fulfilling and enjoyable births. Check out the film Orgasmic Birth: The Best-Kept Secret, the film creating buzz around the world! Orgasmic Birth Podcast: Pleasure in pregnancy, birth, and parenting. I believe pleasure is our birthright - from our sexuality, birth, parenting, and beyond, we can find pleasure when we create space for joy and intimacy in our lives. Join me to have deep conversations about breaking the taboos of Sexuality + Motherhood/Parenthood.    Listen to leading experts in sexuality, healing, and childbirth as well as stories from new parents, doulas, doctors, midwives, and nurses. We will discuss how to positively prepare for childbirth and parenting by expanding love and intimacy in your life. 

How to Live
#020 Consumerism: More Joy, Less Craving

How to Live

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 15:59 Transcription Available


Many of us enjoy the good things in life - a cool car, the latest bag, or an exotic holiday but sometimes without realising the joy of consumerism gives way to stressful pursuit of more and more. We need to have the latest iphone before others or wear designer clothes to be seen. The more we have, the more unsatisfied we become, and the more we want. It becomes a vicious cycle. Giving up materialism altogether - renunciation - isn't appealing to many of us. So how do we enjoy the good things in life without getting consumed by them?In this podcast we look at why pleasure from materialism turns into a state of constant dissatisfaction. We talk about this both from a spiritual and neuroscience lens. Then we outline approaches from both schools- spirituality and neuroscience- on how to find joy in material goods, without the vicious cycle of cravings. Episode Shownoteshttps://howtolive.life/episode/020-consumerism-more-joy-less-cravingFollow us onFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/PodcastHowtolive/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/podcasthowtolive/Information on Podcast & Hosthttps://howtolive.life/

Off da FENCE with Finch
PET THERAPY: HOW MY PET HELPED ME LIVE

Off da FENCE with Finch

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 33:22 Transcription Available


Episode Summary: In this Off da Fence with Finch episode, Finch, and his friends JB & Meka have a candid conversation with author Larry Grogan, about his love for pets, the unknown benefits of pet therapy, and tips on how a pet can assist you with your self-esteem. Show Overview: Off da fence with Finch, the intoxicating, liberating, and inclusive podcast where Finch, his friends, and special guests share tips and insight to help you enhance your life, careers, relationships, and finances. If you love this podcast, please like, comment and subscribe, and share it with your friends. Jump Straight Into: (:12) – Introduction of Guest: Larry Grogan. (1:06) – What Is Pet Therapy? “Pet Therapy is really about comfort and truly helps with happiness.” (5:32) – What Classifies an animal as a Pet Therapy animal? - “Do they have to go through 4yrs of Pet College, Night School or a few Community College Classes?.” (8:52) – How Does Pet Therapy Help People?- “Oxytocin released through petting an animal helps with tension.” (16:00) – Can Pets Help with Anxiety? - “Although a pet is not medicine having one helps with anxiety”. (20:21) – Tips On How Pets Can Assist You With Your Self-Esteem - “Love is a responsibility”. Resources & Credits: Follow Finch on Instagram (@itsfinchofficial) and visit his website itsfinch.com Follow Finch's Friends Meka & JayBee Connect with Larry Grogan: Website www.atailoflove.com Instagram Handle https://www.instagram.com/lifelessonsofscrappy/ Facebook URL https://www.facebook.com/atailoflove

The Happy Brain
Entrepreneur Stress

The Happy Brain

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 42:10


If you're tempted to quit your job and go solo, here's a realistic talk with performance coach, Lydia Kathryn. (lydiakathryn.com)If you like The Happy Brain Podcast, please rate and review it to help others make peace with their inner mammal.THE HAPPY BRAIN PODCAST helps you blaze new trails to your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. My guests are pioneers in retraining the inner mammal. I love learning from them! Listen in and subscribe so you can turn on your happy chemicals in healthy new ways.Your host, 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 levels.” Details at: https://innermammalinstitute.orgLife is more peaceful and satisfying when you understand the brain we've inherited from earlier mammals. Your mammal brain controls the chemicals that make you feel good: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin. These chemicals are released for reasons that don't make sense to our verbal human brain. When you know what these chemicals do in animals, your ups and downs make sense!Our happy chemicals evolved to reward survival behavior, not to make you feel good all the time. Each happy chemical has a special job. When it turns on, it paves neural pathways that turn it on more easily in the future. That's why we repeat behaviors that we'd rather do without. Fortunately, you can re-wire yourself to stimulate them in sustainable ways.But it's hard. It's like learning a foreign language: it takes a lot of repetition. Yet people do it every day. You can be one of them! You can design a new path to your happy chemicals and repeat it until it's strong enough to turn on easily. The Inner Mammal Institute shows you how.The Inner Mammal Institute has free resources to help you make peace with your inner mammal: videos, blogs, infographics, and podcasts. Dr. Breuning's books explain the big picture and help you plot your course step by step. No matter where you are right now, you can enjoy more happy chemicals in healthy ways. Get the details at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org.Music from Sonatina Soleil by W.M. Sharp. Hear more of it at https://InnerMammalInstitute.org/musicbywmsharp

Daily Power Affirmations for your Creative Maniac Mind (in 60 Seconds)

Today's Power Affirmation: As I give to others, my life becomes fulfilled.   Today's Oracle of Motivation: When you give something to another person, whether material or in service, a physiological response happens within you. A warm fuzzy feeling creeps in and helps you make sexy time with your happiness. Your brain releases pleasure endorphins, including oxytocin, which lowers stress. Oxytocin makes you feel more connected to others, which is why good deeds are often paid forward. The greatest gift to yourself is a gift to someone else. Pay it forward!   Click Here to Get Your Affirmation Card Deck Today    Download 10 Free Affirmation Wallpapers for Your Computer and Mobile Phone   Designed to Motivate Your Creative Maniac Mind The 60-Second Power Affirmations Podcast is designed to help you focus, affirm your visions, and harness the power within your creative maniac mind! Join us every Monday and Thursday for a new 60-second power affirmation followed by a blast of oracle motivation from the Universe (+ a quick breathing meditation). It's time to take off your procrastination diaper and share your musings with the world!   For more musings, visit RageCreate.com     Leave a Review & Share! Apple Podcast reviews are one of THE most important factors for podcasts. If you enjoy the show please take a second to leave the show a review on Apple Podcasts! Click this link: Leave a review on Apple Podcasts Hit “Listen on Apple Podcasts” on the left-hand side under the picture. Scroll down under “Ratings & Reviews” & click “Write A Review” Leave an honest review. You're awesome!

MagaMama with Kimberly Ann Johnson: Sex, Birth and Motherhood
EP 160: Second Spring – Discernment, Intuition, and Healing During Perimenopause and Menopause with Kate Codrington

MagaMama with Kimberly Ann Johnson: Sex, Birth and Motherhood

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 65:20 Very Popular


In this episode, Kimberly and Kate discuss navigating the physical, spiritual, and lifestyle changes of perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. They discuss the negative associations with perimenopause and menopause based on culture that condition us to view of these life cycles unfavorably. They also discuss parenting during these stages, tending to symptoms with curiosity and kindness, and using the pulls inward to bloom into seasons of second springs and second summers of life. Perimenopause and menopause can be powerful times of tending to ourselves more kindly, reintegrating and healing ourselves from previous life stages, and harnessing the power of intuition and discernment. Bio Kate Codrington is a menstrual and menopause mentor, speaker, workshop facilitator, writer, podcaster and former therapist for nearly 30 years. She is also an artist currently weaving textiles, words, story and stitch. Her first book Second Spring: the self-care guide to menopause is published by HarperCollins and she also has a variety of offerings such as yoga nidra, online classes, and more. What She Shares: —Identifying the perimenopause phase —Cultural anxieties around menopause —Defining perimenopause and menopause —Parenting while transitioning —Tending to extreme symptoms —Superpowers of menopause    What You'll Hear: —Peri-menopause  —Cultural anxieties surrounding peri-menopause —Gaining weight and losing elasticity during perimenopause —Facing mortality through menopause —Peri-menopause time to examine and let go to life that doesn't serve us —Shedding before moving into new phase of life —Culture making menopausal women invisible contributing to anxiety  —Healthcare uninformed generally around menopause —Perimenopause defined as “around menopause” —Symptoms are changes in menstruation from what is normal —More desire to be alone —Health costs to amount of working leading up to menopause —Perimenopause time ranges between months to many years —Negative connotations associated with “postpartum” and “menopause” —Interfering versus accepting peri-menopause and menopause —Parenting during perimenopause —Stages of menopause in relation to seasons and cycles —Oxytocin encouraging sociality in direct conflict with need to withdraw during menopause —Guilt over feelings of needing alone time while parenting  —Enormous call of turning inward  —Meeting conflict of needing alone time while parenting —Differences of rhythms and slowness within family systems —Changes in relationship to sex during peri-menopause and menopause —Embracing physical changes in vaginal tissue —Staying close to pleasure, safety, and kindness sexually —Endless variations of sexuality and meeting the moment —Post-menopause as “another country” —Reconnecting and reintegrating with former teenage self  —Disorientation during losing cycles of menstruation —Ritual, journaling, honoring loss and grief  —Being tender and sweet with ourselves moment by moment —Call for attention and kindness —Severe symptoms calling for attention and kindness for treatment —Menopausal super-powers of discernment, intuition, and spirituality —Second spring and second summer of life postmenopause   Resources Website: https://www.katecodrington.co.uk/ IG: @kate_codrington

dHarmic Evolution
339. 7 Steps To Mental Freedom

dHarmic Evolution

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 47:05


On today's episode we have non other star than the master storyteller  himself, James. He talks about his book, 7 Steps to Mental Freedom which he recently relaunched. Join him for important life -transforming nuggets that will keep depression far away from you. Just in case you've forgotten, the dHarmic Evolution is centered around discovering indie singer/songwriters before they get discovered by the mainstream, in addition the show features Authors, Speakers, and Thought Leaders, the core culture of the dHarmic Evolution brand is built around doing for others. So strap up your seatbelts and let's take a ride to Nashville on this episode of the dHarmic Evolution podcast.   As a Preview On this episode on the dHarmic evolution  podcast James talks about his book, the 7 Steps to Mental Freedom. Learn what Doing, Laughing, Eating healthy and others can help you achieve in your mental health. As you listen, get to know more about James' meal plan, his running coach and the challenges that he has for you all in this episode of the dHarmic evolution podcast. Let's laugh!   Quotes Get up, get out and get moving. When you change your body, you change your mind. The hardest part is just showing up.  Just get going and God will join you. One of the many benefits of laughter and humour is the power to combat anxiety and depression according to research. As Jesus teaches tomorrow will have enough trouble in of itself put your focus on today and him by the way. If you want to change your mood and core belief, find someone who needs a kind word, a sandwich , a cup of coffee a smile or a handshake. You bless the person you're helping, but you also receive a blessing by the act of doing something for others! God is a genius in shifting attention spans to where they need to be at the perfect time Music is one God's three greatest gifts-Love, Family and Music No matter what you choose, the odds are great that you will begin to have a new experience in your mind and that old depressive feeling will fade away quickly Stay away from the red meat Many of the answers to a healthy happy mind and body are right there in your kitchen cupboard. I want the dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, and oxytocin as they are the things that keep you healthy and active  Engage your senses to the maximum, engage the health benefits of being outside Spend some time forest bathing There is a strong connection between time spent in nature and reduced negative emotions We don't spend enough time investing in our spiritual life   Timestamps    2:07 Step 1 to Mental Freedom 2:53 James' time at Yoga 04:14 What are the benefits of movement? 05:19 James' running coach 07:30 Step 2 to Mental Freedom 07:58 Jesus Calling Excerpt 09:22 How does James get a laugh 09:59 What are the benefits of laughing 10:47 Find your funny bone 12:13 Step 3 to Mental Freedom: Let's help somebody 13:14 James Help Challenge 14:12 How does James help at the grocery store 16:00 Step 4 to mental Freedom 16:53 A musical testimony from one of our previous guests  18:03 How does music help with depression 19:51 Step 5 to mental freedom 20:10 How James lost twenty pounds 20:52 Blog guide 23:06 James' meal plan rule 24:06 Step 6 to Mental freedom 25:40 The natural drugs 25:46 The wonders of Oxytocin 26:50 The wonders of Dopamine 27:53 How to get more dopamine 28:47 Step 7 to mental freedom: Let's love nature 29:13 Benefits of staying in nature 33:20 How to spend more time in nature 34:51 James' special camping treat 36:47 Bonus Step 8: Let's love the Lord 37:30 How does James go about his day? Spotify Playlist: Make sure you're not missing out on all our “Rising dHarmic Stars Spotify Playlists”. We already have four (4) playlists where you can find over a hundred songs from our very own dHarmic Evolution alumni .Don't forget to share them with your family and friends as well and let the world support these amazing indie artists! Check out the links here:  dHarmic Rising Stars: Aquila https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4loDaYF0OuWRjZeMXvEjK4 dHarmic Rising Stars: Orion https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5CnL9tl0xbU4oDh6jtJBZx  dHarmic Rising Stars: Lyra https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ov0OqNMJmPhHrxZjsXthS dHarmic Rising Stars: Scorpius  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5oQ4Sc4LAJSexsDgDcixt8   dHarmic Evolution links:   Stay up-to-date with our new releases! You just simply need to go to dharmicevolution.com and subscribe to your favorite podcast platform – there are a lot to choose from! Let me know what you think as well by leaving comments or reviews! And if you're digging this show, please share it with somebody either on social media or just forward it to a friend and let them join the growing community of dHarmic Evolution! Keep yourself updated with what's going on with dHarmic evolution; check out our Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dharmicevolution and, if you are an artist, an author, or a keynote speaker, who is trying to find a safe place to post your content to, you can check out our own Facebook community page and let the world support you! Check out the link here: dHarmic Evolution Community.  Special Links and Mentions   Tony Robbins   DE 103 KinderJazz   the food meal blog   James 4:2   Ps 107:11   Mat 6:33   7 steps to Mental Freedom   Here to Share and Care

Make Your Damn Bed
491 || ways to boost your happiness chemicals (for free)

Make Your Damn Bed

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 9:45


The four main happiness* hormones are - DopamineOxytocinSerotonin EndorphinsLucky for us, there are some real great ways to boost those suckers that aren't just exercising + meditating (but those ARE great options) tune in for the suggesties! GO AD FREE: www.patreon.com/mydbpodcastSEE MY FACE + OTHER CONTENT: www.youtube.com/juliemerica GET A MONTHLY NOTE FROM ME: www.makeyourdamnbedpodcast.com TUNE IN ON INSTAGRAM FOR DAILY(ish) QUOTES: www.instagram.com/mydbpodcast Get bonus content on PatreonSupport this show http://supporter.acast.com/make-your-damn-bed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Anxiety Coaches Podcast
829: Cultivate Your Happiness Hormones

The Anxiety Coaches Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 18:55 Very Popular


In today's episode, Gina discusses the miraculous power of part of our endogenous pharmacopeia:  our happiness hormones.  Oxytocin and endorphins are discussed in some detail.  Easy to use techniques to increase these helpful chemicals are included. BetterHelp Better Help is bringing you thousands of counselors for your therapy needs and 10% off your first month! https://betterhelp.com/acp discount code acp Vegamour Go to https://www.VEGAMOUR.com/ACP and use code ACP to save 20 percent on your first order! Find even more peace and calm with our Supercast premium access membership! https://anxietycoaches.supercast.com/ Here's what's included for $5/month: ❤ New Ad-Free episodes every Sunday and Wednesday ❤ Access to the entire Ad-free back-catalog with over 600 episodes ❤ Premium meditations recorded with you in mind ❤ And more fun surprises along the way! All this in your favorite podcast app! To learn more go to: https://www.theanxietycoachespodcast.com Join our Group Coaching Full or Mini Membership Program  Learn more about our One-on-One Coaching What is anxiety? Quote: We must cultivate our own garden. -Voltaire

The Bert Show
Davi Traded Therapy for Target

The Bert Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 6:05 Very Popular


Davi reached out to her therapist for an emergency session, but she was unavailable and out of town. In immediate need of some chemical boosting during a panic attack, Davi opted for retail therapy at Target... and it worked like a charm!She set out to release some important hormones - Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins. Listen to find out how she achieved the completely fulfilling Target therapy session. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/the-bert-show.