Friday, October 20, 2017

Pleasure vs. Happiness

Happiness is good for our immune system, 

but don't confuse it with pleasure!


by Kathleen Lisson


In this podcast episode, I share the chemical difference between the emotions of happiness and pleasure. This is why eating cookies when I miss my husband doesn't make me happy. Dopamine is never a good replacement for serotonin. How does this play out in your life? 

Listen to the podcast here: https://overcast.fm/+JlsLR6DXY

Seth's blog post: The pleasure/happiness gap http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2017/10/the-pleasurehappiness-gap.html

How Happiness Boost the Immune System (Scientific American)
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-happiness-boosts-the-immune-system/

Video explaining the difference between happiness and pleasure by best-selling author and UCSF endocrinologist Dr. Robert Lustig

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