Our Prehistoric Brain

People are surprised to learn that the brain is not responsible for your unhappiness.

  • The brain was wired to protect our prehistoric relatives from being eaten alive or otherwise put in danger.
  • The caveperson was in a sense the first to experience the birth of “fight or flight”.
  • Today, our phones trip the “fight or flight” mechanism in our head all day long and we wonder why we’re not happy – it’s the same wiring for the digital age.
  • Brains can be retrained through the embrace of gratitude and positivity that we can teach it.

We didn’t do anything wrong if we’re sad or down.  We were born on alert for danger so the cure is rather painless.