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Friday Fireside Chat with Anna Lembke
March 4, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
The dopamine hit – that delicious feeling your brain delivers to you as a reward, and part of our evolutionary programming – is addictive. And that’s a problem, observes Anna Lembke, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and author of the New York Times best-selling book “Dopamine Nation.” We have as a species lurched into relentless pleasure-seeking, which surprisingly leads to even more pain. Breaking this cycle, she explains, is a delicate balancing act that when achieved can yield contentment and connectedness, which ultimately makes us more fulfilled than the transient jolt of immediate pleasure. Join us for a discussion that I am very much looking forward to!