Dr Loretta Graziano Breuning

Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD is founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, which helps people re-wire their brain chemistry naturally. She’s the author of ‘“Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain your brain to boost your serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and endorphin...
Can People Change?

Can People Change?

A question of change Can people change or “Are we wasting our time with all these efforts to change ourselves, or is it really possible?” I was asked this last week during one of my mammal-brain zoo tours. I had just explained neuroplasticity, and the limits of...
Positive about nature

Positive about nature

Positive about nature A nature walk should be uplifting, but it devolves into hell-in-a-hand basket thinking too often these days. I toured a garden-of-paradise in Kauai with a guide who raged continually about our forefathers. This soured me on nature guides for a...
Habits of a Happy Brain

Habits of a Happy Brain

Happy brain chemicals Animals have the same happy brain chemicals that we have. Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphin reward an animal with a good feeling when it meets a survival need. Animals don’t mask these impulses with words, so they help us understand...
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