Our modern lifestyles and technology have led us to crave and consume with addictive tendencies and a hope of immediate gratification. Whether it’s food, social media, news, gambling, or even alcohol, we know that people are struggling with moderation, balance, and feeling fulfilled.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with professor and journalist Michael Easter to discuss how our ancient brains lead us to the “scarcity brain.” Michael shares what he has learned through his research and travels about stopping cravings, learning and processing information in our daily lives, and reframing our thoughts on addiction. He also shares practical tips we can implement immediately to change how we eat, feel, spend our time and money, and ultimately approach happiness. If you are looking for a practical way to create a more satisfying life today, this episode is for you.
Michael Easter is an author, journalist, and professor known for his work on a wide range of topics, including fitness, nutrition, mental health, and environmental conservation. Michael’s career as a writer and journalist has been marked by his passion for exploring the intersections of human well-being and the natural world. He is the author of a book titled The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, where he explores the concept of embracing discomfort as a method to improve physical and mental resilience. His newest book is called Scarcity Brain, where he focuses on our ancient mindset and how it can lead us to have a scarcity mindset, crave more, and have addictive behaviors.
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