Status Games: Why We Play and How to Stop

Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD

Status Games: Why We Play and How to Stop, book cover and description.

Rewire your brain to avoid the trap of comparison and status-seeking to achieve more contentment and satisfaction from life

People care about status despite their best intentions because our brains are inherited from animals who cared about status. The survival value of status in the state of nature helps us understand our intense emotions about status today. Beneath your verbal brain, you have the brain common to all mammals. It rewards you with pleasure hormones when you see yourself in a position of strength, and it alarms you with stress hormones when you see yourself in a position of weakness.

But constant striving for status can be anxiety-provoking and joy-stealing. Nothing feels like enough to our mammal brain. It releases those stress chemicals when you think others are ahead of you.

Here, Loretta Breuning shines a light on the brain processes that encourage us to seek higher status. She teaches us how to rewire those connections for more contentment and less stress. No more worrying about keeping up with the Joneses. Your new way of thinking will blaze new trails to your happy hormones and you will RELAX.

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"How fantastic is the feeling when you know that by understanding our mammal brain, we can create new neuro pathways in six weeks that work for us and do not put anybody down? A must read for all those active in the game of life. Play!" (Luis Gallardo, founder and president of the World Happiness Foundation).

Status Games is available to buy from your local bookseller and online internationally in print, kindle & audio versions from Amazon.

About The Author

Loretta Graziano Breuning, PhD is founder of the Inner Mammal Institute and Professor Emerita of Management at California State University, East Bay. Her many prior books on mammalian brain chemistry have been translated into ten languages and cited in major media. She has helped thousands of enthusiastic fans to make peace with their inner mammal. You can learn more about the groundbreaking work of Dr. Breuning by visiting her website and listening to The Happy Brain Podcast and you can connect with her online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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