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Listen to past Zoom Chats
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?