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Your Emotional Brain: The Dragons from the Past

When COVID-19 brought society to a grinding halt last year, one of the first things Dr. Amen wrote was that “mental hygiene is just as important as washing your hands.” While true, it may be difficult to have good mental hygiene unless you know where your issues are originating from. In Dr. Amen’s brand new…

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Does The Internet Algorithms Promote Fear? with Dave Asprey

In this week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana Amen is joined by our good friend Dave Asprey, host of Bulletproof Radio and author of the new book “Fast This Way”. In this episode, Tana and Dave discuss the many ways the internet hijacks the amygdala by favoring fear-based content over anything else.…

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Forgiveness: Why You’re the One that Benefits

When we look at the act of forgiveness, it’s easy to see it as a way to strengthen relationships and to help others feel better about their wrongdoings. Yet we often lose sight of the fact that forgiving others actually helps ourselves in many ways, both psychologically and emotionally. In this episode of the podcast,…

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Tana’s Tips For Dealing With An Addiction In The Family

Addiction played a major role in shaping Tana Amen into the woman she is today. Yet interestingly, none of these addictions were her own. Rather they were the addictions of those closest to her. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana and Dr. Daniel Amen give you some of their best, most…

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When Unconditional Love Isn’t Enough

No one ever said parenting was an easy job. There’s a lot of work that goes into helping kids grow into functioning, stable adults, and as referenced in this week’s highlighted story from Tana Amen’s new book, sometimes even unconditional love isn’t enough. Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen draw on one of the most…

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Why Drawing & Maintaining Boundaries Is So Important

It’s no secret that helping others is one of the most effective ways for YOU to feel happier. Yet sometimes the act of helping someone else can become incredibly complicated, leaving you exhausted and wondering if it’s worth the effort. In this episode of the podcast, Dr. Daniel and Tana Amen describe the frustration that…

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Addiction & Families: Finding Strength Within Chaos

In this week’s series of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Dr. Daniel Amen and Tana Amen continue their discussion on the many lessons and anecdotes taken from Tana’s highly anticipated memoir “The Reluctant Courage of a Scared Child”. Tana’s life had seemed to finally find some stable ground when a fateful late-night phone call brought…

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What Happens When You Can’t Get Past Childhood Trauma

When Tana Amen’s mother decided to remarry, Tana hadn’t yet met her mom’s groom-to-be. After they were married, things took a turn for the worse. In this episode of The Brain Warrior’s Way Podcast, Tana and Dr. Daniel Amen talk about shame and denial that can remain hidden in the brain even into adulthood, and…

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Why Failure Is The Real “F” Word

Tana Amen is not a fan of the word “failure”, because it implies a permanent state rather than a part of a larger process. Instead, she prefers the word “falling”, because it implies that you can always get back up. In this episode of the podcast, Tana shares some stories of “falling” from her new…

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