The Correlation Between Happiness & Brain Health - with Dr. Amen | The Empowering Neurologist EP153
Who doesn't want to be happier? My good friend Dr. Daniel Amen, in his new book, You Happier, addresses that challenge and gives us meaningful actions to take, right now. Interestingly, Dr. Amen takes a personalized medicine approach to regaining happiness or at least improving happiness as it were, by demonstrating that what can enhance our happiness is, to some degree, patient specific. Sure, there are the general recommendations with respect to our day-to-day lifestyle choices including nutrition, but Dr. Amen draws upon his vast experience over decades of interactions with patients as well as his evaluation of more than 200,000 brain scans to develop recommendations for individuals that can be even more helpful with respect to achieving a higher degree of satisfaction with life and overall happiness.
Again, the new book is, You Happier, and I think you're very much going to enjoy this interview.
6:02 Happiness and the Brain
8:09 Silencing the Noise in your Head
12:15 “More” Doesn’t make you Happier
15:20 what makes for a happier brain
26:41 Cultivating a happiness program
32:00 the Cerebellums impact
DR. DANIEL AMEN:
Daniel G. Amen, MD, has helped millions of people change their brains and lives. He is the founder of Amen Clinics with nine locations across the United States, a 12-time New York Times bestselling author, and the cohost of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, which he creates with his wife, Tana. He has produced 15 national public television specials about the brain that have aired more than 120,000 times across North America. Dr. Amen believes we can end mental illness by creating a revolution in brain health, and he regularly speaks to businesses, organizations, and churches about how to have a better brain and a better life. He has millions of loyal brain warrior followers on his social media accounts.
NEW BOOK: You, Happier
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