Saturday at: zoom.us/j/2661496718
Noon New York time (5pm London)
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Listen to past Zoom Chats
I answer a question about praising children, which leads to the topic of saving the world, which leads to the. topic of saving your parents, a very common motivator in people.
We talk about tigers; adrenaline (why some like it an others don’t); and about moving from New York to California. Most important, we discuss the practicalities of controlling your mammalian urge for more and your mammalian rage at the people in your life.
Overcoming shyness; and what it takes to build a new pathway.
9:50 How to plan things to look forward to and create community when you feel isolated. How to ease threatened feelings and create the feeling that you’re safe. Giving yourself the safety of the herd.
Addiction and the pill alleged to “cure” addiction.
How to manage cortisol. How I learned from Albert Ellis.
I answer questions about fish reproduction and your inner fish; what is “toxic positivity”?; what is anger, and it a personality type?
Readers ask me whether people who follow the crowd really believe in what they’re doing; how to get along with an emotional teenagers; whether there is such a thing as a “dopamine type” and an “oxytocin type”; and what is flow from a neurochemical perspective.
Good conversations about procrastination, cooperation, and a boy who passed up the chance to score a goal because he was told to always pass it.
Readers ask about the dopamine rush of online shopping; the big irritation we feel about small things; a group’s need for an alpha; how to avoid cynicism; and how to sustain hope in the face of fear;
We talk more about status seeking, addiction recover, and the trade-off between oxytocin and serotonin (that is, between social acceptance and social importance).
Topics include: meditation, procrastination, and the risk of too much oxytocin or serotonin.
This one has gallery view – I’m still figuring it out!
Questions asked: How can I be happy in groups instead of replaying my family dynamics? Can I be happy as Bill Gates? How can I get paid what I’m worth? Why do they say nature makes us happy?