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The Science of Positivity with Dr. Loretta Breuning

The Science of Positivity with Dr. Loretta Breuning

Stop negative thought patterns by changing your brain chemistry. Anyone can feel positive. Anyone can enjoy the happy brain chemicals that positivity unleashes. That may seem foolish because the bad in the world is so obvious. Negativity may seem like an intelligent response to the world around you. But when you know how your brain creates that response, you have the power to create a new one.

We have inherited a brain that’s inclined to go negative. It’s not that we want to feel bad—on the contrary, our brain evolved to seek good feelings. We go negative because our brain expects negativity to feel good. This paradox makes sense when you know the operating system we’ve inherited from our animal ancestors. All mammals have the same brain chemicals controlled by the same basic brain structures. Your mammal brain rewards you with good feelings when you do things that promote your survival. But your brain defines survival in a quirky way. This is why we end up with patterns that feel bad