“Kill the ants – those automatic negative thoughts that kill your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head.”—Dr. Daniel Amen
Despite what you might believe, you’re not stuck with the brain you have! With his clinics, books and PBS TV programs, New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Daniel Amen, has helped millions of people change their brains and their lives.
In this episode, Brian interviews Dr. Amen about his new book, “Feel Better Fast and Make it Last.” Dr. Amen explains why it’s so important to care for your brain, what can damage it, and which powerful strategies and techniques you can use to improve it.
We all go through difficulties in life, but this episode will help you respond to challenges, make a difference and feel better – now and in the long run.
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Inspirational quotes from today’s interview:
“Kill the ants. Those automatic negative thoughts that rob your happiness. You need an internal anteater in your head… Write down what you think and ask yourself if it’s true.”–Dr. Daniel Amen
“The brain is the largest organ in the body, but it’s the organ that people spend very little time working on or trying to make healthy.”–Brian Buffini
“You’re not stuck with the brain you have.”–Dr. Daniel Amen
“You can make your brain better. You just have to fall in love with it… then do the right things for it.”–Dr. Daniel Amen
“There are things we can do to have positive impacts on the brain… and that translates into better heath, a better life and better longevity.”–Brian Buffini
“Ask yourself – what am I going to do today? Is it good for my brain, or is it bad for it?”–Dr. Daniel Amen
“When your brain works right, you work right. When your brain is troubled, you have trouble in your life.”–Dr. Daniel Amen
“Psychiatrists are the only medical doctors who virtually never look at the organ they treat… If you have crushing chest pain, the first thing the doctor does is look at your heart. But if you have crushing depression, nobody looks at your brain.”–Dr. Daniel Amen
“Nobody wants to go to a psychiatrist… but everybody wants a better brain. So what if mental health was really brain health?”–Dr. Daniel Amen
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“Feel Better Fast and Make It Last” by Daniel Amen
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