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Why is some happiness so fleeting? What makes us want more; more sex, more likes on social media, and more money? Did you know there is a chemical in our brain that drives us to want more and feeds our creativity? In this week’s episode Kea is joined by Michael Long & Dr. Daniel Lieberman, authors of the book, The Molecule of More. They explained what forces us to crave more and why we do the things we do.

Daniel Z. Lieberman, M.D. is professor and vice chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University. Dr. Lieberman is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a recipient of the Caron Foundation Research Award, and he has published over 50 scientific reports on behavioral science. He has provided insight on psychiatric issues for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Commerce, and the Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy, and has discussed mental health in interviews on CNN, C-SPAN, and PBS. Dr. Lieberman studied the Great Books at St. John’s College. He received his medical degree and completed his psychiatric training at New York University.

Trained as a physicist, Michael E. Long is an award-winning speechwriter, screenwriter, and playwright. As a playwright, more than 20 of his shows have been produced, most on New York stages. As a screenwriter, his honors include finalist for the grand prize in screenwriting at the Slamdance Film Festival. As a speechwriter, Mr. Long has written for members of Congress, U.S. cabinet secretaries, governors, diplomats, business executives, and presidential candidates. A popular speaker and educator, Mr. Long has addressed audiences around the world, including in a keynote at Oxford University. He teaches writing at Georgetown University, where he is a former director of writing. Mr. Long pursued undergraduate studies at Murray State University and graduate studies at Vanderbilt University.

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Connect With Dr. Lieberman & Michael Long
The Molecule Of More Website: https://moleculeofmore.com/?fbclid=IwAR28B2ivedjnm8quHUHJJYYiq_66rvZ_vLl7fWezdFUlHFPz-sRIIKMgc_0
The Molecule Of More Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MoleculeOfMore/
The Molecule Of More Twitter: https://twitter.com/moleculeofmore?lang=en
Dr. Liberman’s Website:www.danielzlieberman.com
Michael Long’s Website: www.mikelongonline.com  

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