Media features


Fox News: Be happier with these 7 healthy habits

2-Minute Animation: Your Happy Chemicals

Les hormones du bonheur (Hormones of happiness)

¿Cuáles son los hábitos de un cerebro feliz? (What are the habits of a happy brain?)

GGTN: How do we establish our sense of happiness?

Stress & Anxiety On Point Talk

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Love Chemicals

Action for Happiness: Happy Brain Habits – with Prof Loretta Breuning

International Coach Federation talk on Managing Stress

Reprogram Your Brain, Quit Smoking, & Make Peace with Your Inner Beast with Abel James

Family IQ: Happy Chemicals with Dr. Loretta Breuning

After Skool: Dopamine Fasting 2.0 – Overcome Addiction & Restore Motivation

Biology of Love

UPEACE Centre for Executive Education: You Have Power Over Your Happy Brain Chemicals

Vinod Panicker: Div B -Learning event – Dr. Loretta Breuning , Stephanie Vermeulen ,DTM Jijie Zablan (MINDMAPS)

Comedy Solo Performance of Loretta Breuning

Inner Mammal Institute: Your Ups and Downs Are Natural…& also learned PART 1

Instituto del Desarrollo Óptimo: Clase “La ciencia de la felicidad” con Loretta Graziano Breuning PhD

Love, From Bangladesh

Taiwan Anniversary

Social Comparison, on Boost Your Biology with Lucas Aoun

Natalia Saldarriaga: Quieres saber cómo hackear y entrenar tu cerebro para ser feliz sin importar en qué situación te encuentres?

MindfulNEWS: Renaissance Podcast #49 Loretta Breuning: Exploring the chemicals in our brain

Books in Heinessight Podcast: Loretta Breuning Phd – Habits of a Happy Brain

Inner Mammal Institute: Tame Your Anxiety Introduction

Brooke Erickson: Spotlight Feature: Science Of Positivity (Loretta Breuning, PHD)

Inner Mammal Institute: Science of Positivity Growth Retreat

Career Burnout

Inner Mammal Institute: Happy Chemicals and Relationships @BrainHub SF 2019

Daily Sales Tips: Managing Your Brain Chemicals, Motivation & Social Trust – Loretta Breuning

Sassy Townhouse Living: How To Tame Your Anxiety And Start Living Again

Français Authentique: Le bonheur est-il chimique ?

CheapRVliving: I Want MORE! How Dopamine Creates a Constant Craving for the New and Exciting Vlog #2

Barış Özcan: The Formula of Hapiness : D+O+S+E

Inner Mammal Institute: What Makes Humans Happy?

Catherine Carrigan: Loretta Breuning How to Balance Your Brain Chemistry Naturally

Gennady Polonsky: Loretta Breuning on teaching people to manage the brain chemicals

Denis Merkas: Can You Massage Away Sadness, Depression and Anxiety?

Radislav Gandapas: Happy Brain

RomanSergeevCom: The Best Books Summaries

Fit for Joy: Happy Brain — Happy Life!

Inner Mammal Institute: Gli ormoni della felicitài: dopamina, serotonina, ossitocina ed endorfina

Inner Mammal Institute: Doma la Tua Ansia

The Ladies Coach: “Comparison” continues to haunt the happiness of women everywhere.

World Happiness Fest

Science of positivity_Denstists Tubules

Leadership webinar Wellbeing

We Mammals

The Inside Edge Foundation: Rewire Your Brain For Happiness with Dr. Loretta Breuning | The Inside Edge

Lisa Alastuey: #29 – Hacking Your Brain’s Happy Chemicals with Dr. Loretta Breuning

Elly Malka – Luscious Spiritual Dating Coach: Brain Chemicals of Chesed – Unconditional Love in In-the-Know Dating

The Creative Way Around: In The Spotlight — Interview with Loretta Breuning, PhD

Mark Queppet: The Quest for Status: Interview with Dr. Loretta Breuning

YB Digital: Why Travel Makes Us Happy? With Loretta Breuning, PhD

Inspire Nation Show

In Mandarin (Taiwan)


Parenting Teens

The Biology of Suffering


The Secrets To A Happy Brain


Guest Podcasts

Hear Loretta Breuning’s own podcast at:

Ep. 61 Tame Your Anxious Brain, with Loretta Breuning Ph.D.

Loretta Breuning, Ph.D. is a Professor Emerita of management at California State University, and author of the science of positivity, habits of a happy brain, and tame your anxiety. “As a teacher and a mom, I was not convinced by prevailing theories of human motivation. Then I learned about the brain chemistry of animals, and everything made sense.

Ep. 126 – Breaking Bad Habits + The Science of Being Happy with Loretta Breuning

Almost 30 is all about tools, tricks, and insights that anyone can use to feel happier and more aligned as they navigate the big transitions in their life… but we’ve never really talked about WHY people feel happy. Like what’s going in these mammal brains of ours?

Ep. 68 – Loretta Graziano Breuning: Meet Your Happy Chemicals

Ep.177 – Dr. Loretta Breuning

Elle Russ chats with Loretta Breuning, PhD, founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, which helps people manage the brain chemicals we’ve inherited from our earliest ancestors. She’s author of Habits of a Happy Brain: Retrain Your Brain to Boost Your Serotonin, Dopamine, Oxytocin and Endorphin Levels, and The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns By Changing Your Brain Chemistry.


Productiv’ You !

Your Brain Chemicals with Loretta Breuning

Loretta Breuning: Study of the brain chemicals in animals and finding correlations in order to help us understand our brains more. Life is complicated, Loretta found that many children struggled in school in a similar way, mainly a lack of motivation. A motivation to do things that aren’t necessarily fun.

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15-minute Dopamine

What Motivates Kids

Can we stop comparing ourselves to others?


Health Matters – The Science of Positivity


Primal Blueprint

Foundations Recovery Network: Conquering Your Inner Mammal

Roger Dooley: Leverage Brain Chemistry

Fat Burning Man: Reprogram Your Brain, Quit Smoking & Make Peace with Your Inner Beast

Chasing Money?


Biohacking with Melanie Avalon

The Energy Blueprint

Happy Moms

Finding Yourself

Invigor Medical

The Dave Glover Show

Fat Burning Man: Break Bad Habits with Brain Science

Yoga Body: The Lucas Rockwood Show

Prosperity Place

The Productivityist

The Hormone Prescription


Menopause Happiness

Women’s Leadership Success

Are You Being Real?

Inspire Nation: The Science Of Positivity”

Yoga Body #2: Unlock Your Happy Brain Chemicals

Prosperity Place #2: How to Activate Your Happy Brain Chemicals

VroomVroomVeer: Making Peace with the Animal Inside

Status Games: Why we Play and How to Stop

Can You Tame Your Anxiety?

The Happy Chemicals: Hard-Wired to Survive, Self-Denial, Choice, & Free Will

The Hidden Why

Status Games

Dr Walter Sims: Creating a New Positive Circle

Stop Negative Habits & Steer your way to Health

Derek Loudermilk Podcast

Clean Eating Kitchen

Between Wellness

Ben Pakulski: Overcoming Our Mammal Brain


Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness

Douglas Vigliotti: On Taming Your Anxiety

Women’s Leadership Success

Anchors of Health: 7 Habits of a Happy Brain

Shocking Truth About Happiness

Born to Thrive with Jamie Lee

Ignite the Fire

Tame Your Anxiety: AYRIAL TalkTime

Hardy Haberland: 4 Brain Chemicals That Make You Happy

Kyle2U: Tame Your Anxiety

The Entrepreneur Way: Focusing on the Power of Your own Steps

BrainShape: (Part 1)

BrainShape: (Part 2)

BrainShape: (Part 3)

Distilled Man: How to Tame Anxiety

Michelle McQuaid: Do You Need to Tame Your Anxiety?

Michelle McQuaid: Can You Turn On Your Happy Chemicals?

Divine Insight: Habits of a Healthy Brain

Happy Healthy Hormones with Dr. Chris

Real Things Living: Rewriting the Story

The Effective Executive

Dr. Barter – Brain Chemistry, Mood, & Emotions

New Mind Creator


Untangle: Retrain Your Brain to Boost the Happy Chemical

My Brain First: The Neuroscience of Happiness

Camden Boyd’s The Happiness Question

Spiritual Asshole

Happy Hour: The Other Side of Depression

Legendary Leaders

Tame Your Anxious Brain

Fit for Joy: Understanding Anxiety

Serotonin, Status Games …and how to stop playing them

Arash’s World Podcast: Life in the Middle Lane

The Social Comparison Effect

Gut Health Reset: Things You Didn’t Know About Neurochemistry and Social Comparison!

Awakening Aphrodite: Creating Healthy Habits

World Happiness Fest: 3 Obstacles to Happiness (and how to relieve them)

The Lifestyle First: How can I create happy habits?

The Alcohol Minimalist Podcast


Status and Productivity

Entrepreneurial Success

Talking to Teens

Brain & Brand Show


Food Junkies

Science of Psychotherapy

Decode Your Burnout

Why Are We Unhappy?

Dr. Myers Detox

Attachment and Threatened Feelings

Tips from Hyderabad, India

Amazing books


Succeed in the Online Dating World

Some say the dating world isn’t always easy, but for years online dating websites have tried making it a more pleasurable experience—with hit or miss success.



Why Do We Love Flowers So Much?

From a funeral, to a celebration, or a romantic occasion, we use flowers for several different moments to show love and affection…




How To Train Your Brain To Go Positive Instead Of Negative

Our brain is not designed to create happiness, as much as we wish it were so. Our brain evolved to promote survival. It saves the happy chemicals (dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) for opportunities to meet a survival need, and only releases them in short spurts which are quickly metabolized. This motivates us to keep taking steps that stimulate our happy chemicals.

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Watch Strictly, eat sauerkraut, win at Monopoly:
expert tips for hacking your happy hormones

Loretta Breuning grew up around a lot of unhappiness, but couldn’t figure out why. To try to find out, she avidly read up on psychology, alongside raising two children and working as a professor in management at California State University. “I thought that, if I followed the research, it would make everybody happy all the time,” she says.

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You Asked: Is It Bad for You to Read the News Constantly?

More than half of Americans say the news causes them stress, and many report feeling anxiety, fatigue or sleep loss as a result, the survey shows. Yet one in 10 adults checks the news every hour, and fully 20% of Americans report “constantly” monitoring their social media feeds—which often exposes them to the latest news headlines, whether they like it or not.

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5 Happiness Hacks That Take 5 Minutes Or Less

Loretta Graziano Breuning, founder of Inner Mammal Institute and author of “Habits of a Happy Brain,” believes that humans can essentially rewire their brains. How so? By understanding that we have certain “happy chemicals” that were inherited from earlier mammals — and using that knowledge to develop habits that turn those chemicals on.

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Psychology Today: Compassion Failure: A New Paradigm

USA Today: What is dopamine fasting and why are people doing it?

NBC: This is your brain on prayer and meditation

Cornell University: The Roots of ‘Status Games’—and Why Your Brain Is Stuck in High School

National Review: Stop Telling College Students That they’re Sick and Broken

Psychologies: Boost your natural ‘feel-good’ chemicals

Quartz: Gazelles look at each others’ butts to keep the status quo—and we do the same

Fast Company: Stop forcing your mindfulness on me

Wall Street Journal

PBS Rewire: How to Establish a Healthy Media Diet


Forbes: Why You Feel Undervalued And How To Dissolve The Feeling

Wiki Ezvid: 5 Helpful Resources For Improving Happiness

Forbes: How To Become A Little Happier In Difficult Times

BBC: El “cuarteto de la felicidad”: cómo desatar los efectos positivos de la endorfina, serotonina, dopamina y oxitocina

Dr Oz Magazine

Fast Company: Here’s How To Establish Healthy Stress Habits Before It’s Too Late

Inc.: Tired of Being a Negative Person? Try This Daily 3-Minute Ritual

Bustle: 7 Signs Your Body Is Expressing Anxiety Physically

Forbes: How To Rewire Your Panic Button And Go From Negative To Positive

Bustle: 7 Things That Should Never Stop You From Going After What You Want In Your Career

Bustle: 9 Signs Your Serotonin Levels Are Too Low

Bustle: How To Create The Life You Want

Bustle: 6 Ways To Be More Self-Sufficient

Psychology Today: Your Inner Monkey: Learning From Your Way-Way-Back Past

Science World Report: Loretta Graziano Breuning Talks About Her New Book, “Habits Of A Happy Brain” [Science World Report Exclusive Interview]

Observer: Welcome to SuperShe Island, Where Men Are Banned and Flowers Are Dinner

Women Working

Conscious Lifestyle: Hacking Happiness: 13 Science Backed Ways to Feel Good Virtually All The Time

Desesret News: How to cheat-proof your marriage, according to science

Positive Psychology


Stimulating DOSE

Animal Origins of DOSE

Psychology: Химия счастья: как заставить гормоны работать

РБК: Как приучить мозг вырабатывать гормоны счастья

Hitched: 4 Reasons Why Love is a Neurochemical Roller Coaster



Choosing Therapy: 15 Best Self Improvement Books

Professor House: Help Your Child Build Healthy Reward Pathways


Small Business: Status and Happiness: Review of “I, Mammal”

Thrive Global: 5 Natural Ways to Tame Anxiety

Evie Magazine: Why We Should Free Ourselves From Victim Thinking

Psychology Today: This Is the Face of Dopamine

Evie Magazine: Blaming Others Feels Deceptively Good But What Is It Doing To Our Mental Health?

Fit x Brit: 3 Steps to Relieve Anxiety Naturally

Brit: This Surprising Toy Can Help You Problem Solve at Work

Young up Starts: 7 Habits Of A Happy Brain

The Star: How to achieve eudaimonia and other lessons from The Stoics

Mabel and Moxie: Expert Insight Every Parent Should Read On Taming Anxiety

Yahoo: The Secret To Falling In Love Is Quality Time—Plain And Simple

Forge: Embrace the Lawlessness of Quarantine Eating

Evie Magazine: Why We Crave Power: A Former Marxist Professor Explains The Science Behind Our Brain’s Animalistic Urge

Zolo: How to Declutter Your Home in 5 Steps

Relationship Development: FOOD AND ANXIETY

CNet: How to boost happiness hormones like serotonin and dopamine

Shepherd: The best books on the animal mind

The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal: Cheaters Never Prosper—Or Do They?

Nonpartisan Education Blog: Cheating in the Classroom: We all have a choice

Outside: How to Cope with the Post-Marathon Blues

Medium: Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times: Dr Loretta G Breuning Of the Inner Mammal Institute On How To Live With Joie De Vivre, Even When It Feels Like The Whole World Is Pulling You Down

Thrive: Dr. Loretta G Breuning Of the Inner Mammal Institute: “Dopamine (Embrace a new goal)”

Let’s Rethink the Mental Health “Crisis”

Why Johnny Can’t Relax

Boost Productivity by Understanding Your Natural Impulses

Best Books on Status Anxiety


 Lessons Learned

The Meaning

Falling in Love