Ronnie Landis | Addiction Mindset: Don’t Be A Slave to Dopamine (The True Path To Inner Peace)

“Addiction is a compulsive habit or a repetitive pattern that has become such because we've developed a maladaptive relationship with an external coping mechanism as a way to numb, sedate, or medicate the God-shaped hole inside of our soul.” – Ronnie Landis

Wellness + Wisdom Episode 560

Ronnie Landis, holistic health expert, joins Josh Trent on the Wellness + Wisdom podcast episode 560 to discuss the psychology of addiction and how to find a path to inner peace.

Is addiction to social media, food, porn, or drugs stopping you from reaching your full potential?

In this episode, you will find out what role dopamine plays in addictive behavior, why we're not actually addicted to the drug itself but to the anticipation of it, and how watching porn is hurting us.


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Listen To Episode 560 As Ronnie Landis Uncovers:

[01:30] The Power of Choice = Freedom

[08:05] The Root Cause of Addiction

  • The definition of addiction.
  • Why the spiritual crisis is the main problem.
  • Richard Rudd
  • How you can connect to the God-shaped hole.
  • Why authenticity doesn't equal perfection.

[22:10] Karma, Dharma + Overstimulation

  • The avoidance of self-responsibility.
  • How trauma lives outside of time and space.
  • Why heart diseases are one of the most common causes of death.
  • Psychosclerosis: the hardening of our psyche.
  • The karma and dharma of addiction.
  • How overstimulation impacts your nervous system.
  • Ronnie's caffeine addiction.

[45:55] Coping Strategies + How Pornography Alters Your Brain

[01:11:40] You Are Responsible for Your Addiction

[01:24:10] Sexual Energy Transmutation

[01:37:15] How Dopamine Creates Addictive Behavior

[01:51:20] Self-Regulation + Self-Forgiveness

  • Why self-judgment is one of the first reactions when starting addiction recovery.
  • Addiction is a self-regulation strategy.
  • Why we need to regulate our micro stress responses.
  • How self-forgiveness helps us heal.
  • What creates guilt and shame causes us to isolate.
  • Why nutrition and brain chemistry matter in healing addiction.



Power Quotes From The Show

What You Gravitate Towards Isn't Random

“The external things that we gravitate towards aren't random. There's actually a one-for-one energetic vibrational frequency connection to how we feel within ourselves, the things that we're choosing, and the effect that the things we choose, have on our body or consciousness.”Ronnie Landis

The Addiction Symptoms

“We live in a culture that values stimulation, overwhelm, and stress. These are things that are symptoms of a deep problem that we are starting to acknowledge but nobody really knows what to do about it because we're also addicted to the compounds, the substances, and the patterns that produce the symptoms themselves.”Ronnie Landis

Addiction Probability

“The probability of something becoming addictive is how much dopamine it produces and how easily accessible it is to you in any given moment.”Ronnie Landis

Dopamine + Anticipation of The Experience

“Dopamine is produced as an anticipation for a future event. You get dopamine from the anticipation of a particular experience that's posed in the future. But once you have the experience, that dopamine baseline goes down. You get a little bit of a hit upon the moment of arrival but then the more you do it, the less of the pleasure you get, and then you need to do more of it to keep the dopamine baseline steady.”Ronnie Landis


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About Ronnie Landis

Ronnie Landis | Addiction Mindset: Don't Be A Slave to Dopamine (The True Path To Inner Peace)Ronnie Landis is a leading expert in holistic health, natural nutrition, and human potential. He helps people from driven entrepreneurs, athletes, visionary artists, actors/actresses, and intuitive healers, to stay-at-home moms and dads to perform at their best mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Ronnie’s work ranges from exploring the fringes of cutting-edge health sciences, food-based nutrition, innovative supplementation strategies, and a deep passion for helping people overcome long-held mental and emotional roadblocks so they can experience every area of their life at their full potential.

Ronnie is a public speaker and teacher, a published author of multiple books, host of two popular podcasts, a transformation and peak performance coach, and above all else a man who deeply values life and has devoted his life to uplifting and inspiring the lives of as many people as he can reach through his mission, his work, and his message.


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About Josh Trent

Josh Trent lives in Austin, Texas with his love Carrie Michelle, son Novah, and a cat named Cleo. He is the Founder of Wellness Force Media, host of the Wellness + Wisdom Podcast and the creator of the BREATHE: Breath & Wellness Program. Josh has spent the past 19+ years as a trainer, researcher, and facilitator discovering the physical and emotional intelligence for humans to thrive in our modern world. The Wellness Force Media Mission is to help humans heal mental, emotional, and physical health through podcasts, programs, and a global community that believes in optimizing our potential to live life well.

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