Anne takes us on a technical journey through the neuropathways of addiction – some we know like alcohol, drugs, and sex – and some we don’t. The more discreet ones capture my attention – reading, exercise, and cold water. She addresses how we have built a society addicted to pleasure, and the balance between pleasure and pain has been upset. She writes through her patients stories, as a doctor working with addicts, which make this an easy read filled with interesting points. If you are looking at how your life can be different there is much to pause and consider as you read about these people. As examples that I’m contemplating: “Empathy without accountability is a shortsighted attempt to relieve suffering” and “Truth telling engenders a plenty mindset. Lying engenders a scarcity mindset.”
Dopamine Nation | Anne Lembke
About the Author: Judy Hissong, CLM
Judy Hissong is the President of Nesso Strategies. A former law firm Chief Operating Officer, she helps firms become more profitable by advising leaders in strategic and leadership development challenges. Her mission is “world domination for Good.” By creating actionable, lightbulb moments that leaders want to share and spread, she intends to improve the world one person at a time. When she’s not speaking, training and consulting, Judy teaches quarterly online workshops and facilitates Leaders Lab, a free monthly video conference that enables small groups of leaders to brainstorm strategies and solutions to work through common issues that keep firms stuck. Learn more at www.nessostrategies.com.