artwork-templetYour Brain Health, Happiness and Connection

Americans have earned more money but have not become happier. The most cost effective way to become happy is the least expensive. What’s going on in America today causing it’s decline in social connection?


The Episode’s  Highlights

  • The frontal brain lobe needs connection with others to grow
  • Dependence is healthier than independence regarding human connection
  • Children’s IAMness is wounded when caregivers use shame to manipulate behavior
  • Our brain is profoundly social, with some of the oldest social wiring dating back more than 100 million years. Our wiring motivates us to stay connected.
  • “Top ten” lists of our fears usually fall into three categories: 1) things associated with great physical harm or death, 2) the death or loss of loved ones, and 3) speaking in public.
  • money wellbeing graphIn 1989, more than 200,000 college freshmen were asked about their life goals, and one goal stood out from the rest— to be well-off financially.
  • We are the most obese, medicated, addicted, and in-debt Americans EVER. Brene Brown,. The Gifts of Imperfection
  • In a survey given in 1985, people were asked to list their friends in response to the question “Over the last six months, who are the people with whom you discussed matters important to you?” The most common number of friends listed was three; 59 percent of respondents listed three or more friends fitting this description. The same survey was given again in 2004. This `time the most common number of friends listed was zero

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About the Author Michael Lantz (Big Papa)

The Wellness Warrior™; Health & Leadership/Business Coach, Speaker, Blogger, Author, Ironman Triathlete Helping others live with more health and joy, paying for their dreams and make a difference in the world! Learn more: