CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

By Dr. Caroline Leaf

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Dangerous Ideas
 Feb 13, 2020
I don't think Dr. Leaf understands the concept of freedom. If her ideas were put into practice our government would control the citizens. Our government is for the people, by the people. Wow! Some scary stuff!

Description

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health Follow me on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter for more mental health tips & strategies: @drcarolineleaf Website: drleaf.com Download my brain detox app: theswitch.app

Episode Date
Why we need to change how we move, eat, sleep, and connect based on each season for optimal mental, brain, and physical health (Interview with Whole30 co-founder Dallas Hartwig)
3616

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: We love celebrating the different seasons, whether it’s the coziness of fall and the anticipation of those winter holidays, or the excitement of summertime and backyard get togethers with loved ones. But did you know that your mental and physical wellbeing is also seasonal? In this podcast I speak with Whole30 co-founder and N.Y. Times bestselling author Dallas Hartwig about the importance of living seasonally, tips to exercise, sleep and eat better, the importance of listening to your body, why having a purpose is so important for your mental and physical health, and more!

For more info on Dallas and to get his book visit: https://dallashartwig.com

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-need-to-change-how-we-move-eat-sleep-and-connect-based-on-each-season-for-optimal-mental-brain-and-physical-health-interview-with-whole-30-co-founder-dallas-hartwig


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-Thryve Gut Health (An amazing company that tests your unique microbiome and formulates custom probiotics that keep your gut and mind healthy!): Get 10% off your at-home test kit with the code DRLEAF at checkout. See the link for more information

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Podcast Highlights

3:29 How seasonal living can improve our mental and physical health

9:44 Why too much artificial light negatively affects our wellbeing

15:40 How to learn how to listen to your body’s needs

17:11 The 4 keys of seasonal living

32:00 The difference between cravings and longing

33:02 How has modern life disrupted our biology?

37:00 How the seasons affect our hormones

41:29 Tips to live more seasonally and improve your health

48:50 Seasonal depression, mental illness and the modern world

54:00 The importance of rest for your mental health


Additional Resources:

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

Oct 19, 2020
Healing body dysmorphia & ending self-blame + trauma recovery strategies with Dr. Ebony Butler
3726

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Whether we are talking about our relationship with ourselves or our relationship with food, it is important that we feel empowered to take charge of our life. In this podcast I speak with psychologist and food relationship strategist Dr. Ebony about toxic diet culture, learning how to improve your relationship with food and yourself, how to overcome power differentials in the therapy room, racial trauma and mental health, dealing with identity issues, healing from PTSD and complex trauma, and more!

For more info on Dr. Ebony:

Website - drebony.com

Instagram - instagram.com/drebonyonline

Get her Therapy Cards - mytherapycards.com

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/healing-body-dysmorphia-ending-self-blame-trauma-recovery-strategies-with-dr-ebony-butler


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-BetterHelp (A great counseling app, making therapy affordable and accessible no matter where you are!): To get 10% off
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Podcast Highlights

4:30 What is a food relationship strategist?

7:35 Tips for improving your relationship with food and your body

21:15 What is body dysmorphia, and how to overcome it

24:23 How to heal PTSD and major traumas

27:11 How to heal racial trauma and overcome self-blame

37:00 Why are eating disorders so common in marginalized communities?


Additional Resources:

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Oct 16, 2020
Debunking the "normal" brain myth, how to make neurodiversity (ADD, dyslexia, ADHD, dysgraphia) your most valuable asset in school, work, and life + tips for parents with special needs children
3347

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION:  In this podcast I speak with award-winning journalist and founder of Rebel Talent, Denise Brody, about how to navigate life with dyslexia, sensory differences, ADHD, or any other type of neurodiversity, how to talk to your boss and colleagues about mental health issues, why faking it till you make it is a bad idea, how to raise a kid with special needs, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/neurodiversity

For more info on Denise click here


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Podcast Highlights

7:10 The myth of the normal brain, and why embracing our neurodiversity is the key to success at work and in life

16:16; 32:16 How to talk to your boss about mental health issues, and the importance of mental health first aid in the office

25:45 How to raise a child with special needs

45:27 Why faking it till you make it is a bad idea, leading to burnout and other mental health issues


Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  -

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Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

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Oct 14, 2020
Inside the mind of a psychopath + solving the nature vs. nurture debate when it comes to mental illness (Interview with Professor James Fallon)
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Psychopaths: just the word conjures up images of scary, elusive figure intent on doing harm. But is being diagnosed as a psychopath a life sentence? Can they ever change? In this podcast I speak with Dr. James Fallon, neuroscientist, researcher, professor and diagnosed psychopath, about the role of nature versus nurture, getting inside the mind of a psychopath, how early childhood trauma can impact our development, the different kinds of empathy, the power of self-awareness and self-regulation, how to turn your weakness into your greatest strength, and more!

For more info on James and to get his book visit: https://www.amazon.com/Psychopath-Inside-Neuroscientists-Personal-Journey/dp/1591846005


**Special offer's from our sponsors**

-Thryve Gut Health (An amazing company that tests your unique microbiome and formulates custom probiotics that keep your gut and mind healthy!): Get 10% off your at-home test kit with the code DRLEAF at checkout. See http://trythryve.com/DRLEAF for more information


Podcast Highlights

7:10 How James found out he is a psychopath

10:50 How childhood trauma can affect our genes

17:30 Why both nature and nurture are important when it comes to our mental health

22:30 How psychopaths’ brains are different from “normal” brains

29:35 What is a psychopath?

39:00 Why we are so fascinated with psychopaths

49:45 How a sociopath is different to a psychopath

1:02:00 How we can use self-regulation and self-awareness to rewire our brains and overcome negative genetic traits


Additional Resources:

**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  -

Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Oct 12, 2020
The Mental Health Benefits of a Good Argument + Dispelling Common Myths That Could be Sabotaging Your Relationships (with Relationship Expert Monica Berg)
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Relationships can be tough, especially during a global pandemic! Many of us are spending more time than ever before with our partner, while COVID-19 has made it harder to connect with others if we are single and looking for a relationship. Thankfully, whether we are single, in a relationship or somewhere in between, there are things we can do now to attract the kind of love we want in our lives, as I discuss in this podcast interview with bestselling author, speaker and couple’s counselor Monica Berg. We talk about everything you need to know about healthy relationships, including why we need to rethink love, how to attract the kind of love you want, rekindling love in your life, building frameworks for lasting and fulfilling relationships, tips for single people, how to become more comfortable with change, why we need to argue more and how to argue better. 

For more info on Monica and to get her books visit: https://rethinklife.today/

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/monica-berg


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Podcast highlights:

3:00 How to overcome the fear of change

7:10 How to stop letting emotions rule your life

11:40 Why we need to rethink love, and why the most important relationship you have is with yourself

15:55 How to love yourself and overcome shame, fear and guilt

19:10 Tips for single people looking for a great relationship

20:49 Why you need to be your own personal “baggage claim”, and the danger of going into a relationship waiting for the other person to make you happy

23:00 The difference between unconditional and ego-based love, and how to have a successful relationship

29:00 How to argue better

36:14 The one thing you can do now for a better relationship

40:45 Are dating apps good for us?


**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just visit: https://theswitch.app

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Oct 09, 2020
Schizophrenia: causes, cures, common myths + the true story of one family’s experience with 6 kids diagnosed with schizophrenia (with author Robert Kolker)
3303

Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit here:https://www.drleafconference.com  **Early bird tickets end October 15

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Little is known about schizophrenia, even today. There is so much misinformation about this kind of mental distress, it is no wonder many people find it confusing and even frightening. In this podcast I speak with NY Times best-selling author and journalist Bob Kolker about his new book, Hidden Valley Road, and the extraordinary story of the Galvin family and their six sons who were diagnosed with schizophrenia in the 1960s/1970s, why so little is known about this type of mental ill-health, past and current treatment options, how to change the narrative around schizophrenia and mental health, and more!  

To get Bob's amazing book visit: http://hidden-valley-road.com 

And follow him on social media: 

Twitter: @bobkolker 

Instagram: @bobkolker 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bobkolker  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/hidden-valley-road


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-ThirdLove Bras (If you are like me, you know how hard it is to find a bra that looks and feels good, which is why I love ThirdLove, the most comfortable bra company around!): To get 10% off your ThirdLove Bra order see: https://thirdlove.com/drleaf

-BiOptimizers (The best digestive enzymes, which help keep my brain and gut happy and healthy!):  Use code DRLEAF10 for 10% off any order, and save up to 48% off select packages: www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf


Podcast Highlights

4:00 Why are we so afraid of schizophrenia?

11:10 Schizophrenia: nature vs. nurture? 

12:22 Common misconceptions & myths about schizophrenia

20:10 Why we need to see mental ill-health not as a diseases that need to be solved, but about stories that need to be heard and understood

25:47 The extraordinary story of the Galvins and how the stigma associated with mental ill-health can affect families for generations

35:40 How the story of the Galvin family transformed the way we understand mental health struggles, especially schizophrenia

46:25 How mental health can affect the whole family, and where we are currently with schizophrenia treatment 


**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  -

Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just visit: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources and 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Oct 07, 2020
How sound therapy can reduce anxiety & heal chronic pain + the benefits of Ayurvedic medicine for mental & physical health (with Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary)
3667

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Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)

Show Description:

In this podcast I speak with integrative neurologist Dr. Kulreet Chaudhary about why modern western medicine is failing to heal people, the difference between a health-based and diseased-based approach to medicine, how Ayurvedic medicine and sound therapy can reduce anxiety and heal chronic pain, and more.

For more info on Dr. Kulreet visit:

https://drkulreetchaudhary.com/

https://www.facebook.com/drkulreetchaudhary

https://twitter.com/drkchaudhary

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-sound-therapy-can-reduce-anxiety-heal-chronic-pain-the-benefits-of-ayurvedic-medicine-for-mental-physical-health-with-dr-kulreet-chaudhary

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Podcast Highlights

3:00, 19:05 Why our current medical system is failing us

5:28 What Ayurvedic medicine is and how it can help you

12:14 How sound therapy can improve your mental and physical wellbeing

22:04 How the “sound” of your thinking affects your health, right down to the cellular level

30:43 The difference between disease management and a health-based approach to medicine, why

 

**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  -

Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools.

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! 

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Oct 05, 2020
How to find the root issue of your anxiety & depression + everything you need to know about tapering off medication (Interview with psychiatrists Dr. Ellen Vora)
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Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) 


Show Description: 

Human mental health is infinitely complex. We all battle in different ways, we all struggle, and we all need to learn how to cope, process, feel and experience life’s ups and downs. The fundamental way we do this is by listening to the signals our brain and body send us, like anxiety and depression, and getting to the root of what these mental and physical symptoms are telling us about the imbalance in our life.

In this podcast I speak with holistic board-certified psychiatrist, acupuncturist and yoga teacher Dr. Ellen Vora about how it is possible to learn to understand and manage our mental health by embracing these signals and listening to what they have to say, how facing the root of our fears and anxiety helps us find true healing, what a functional medicine approach to mental health looks like, why the current system of mental healthcare needs to change, the relationship between psychotropic medication, withdrawal and mental health, and more!

For more info on Dr. Ellen visit: www.ellenvora.com.

Follow her on social media: @ellenvoramd

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-begin-finding-the-root-issue-of-your-anxiety-depression-everything-you-need-to-know-about-tapering-off-medication-with-psychiatrist-dr-ellen-vora


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Podcast Highlights

6:00 Why Ellen went from being an English major at Yale to studying mental health

12:30 The questions you should be asking your anxiety or depression to find the root issue(s)

22:00 Why it’s vital to look at anxiety and depression as warning signals NOT diseases, and how to identity these warning signals early

35:48 What role medications play in mental health and the chemical imbalance myth

51:41 How psychiatric drugs change our brains, why withdrawal is so difficult and how we can make the process easier

1:02:44 How the mental healthcare system is starting to change for the better & how you can take charge of your mental health



**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

 -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf 

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Oct 02, 2020
How to use your thoughts to influence your gene expression for now and future generations + the five most widespread myths about the brain that may be limiting your potential (with Dr. Rudolph Tanzi)
4424

Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit here:https://www.drleafconference.com  **Early bird tickets end October 15  

**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1(833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

When we think of genes, we tend to think about the genes we do have and the ones we don’t have, not the genes we can change. But the truth is that we have a lot of control over our genetic activity. Yes, some genes we cannot do much about, but the vast majority of our DNA listens to us: our thoughts, choices and behavior. In this podcast I speak with Harvard professor, neuroscientist and researcher Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people and founder of the field of neurogenetics, about the influence we have over our genetic activity, how our lifestyle impacts our wellbeing on the level of our DNA, how to keep our brains and bodies young and healthy, the relationship between spirituality and science, the power of mindful thinking, and so much more!  

Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-your-thoughts-to-influence-your-gene-expression-for-now-and-future-generations-the-five-most-widespread-myths-about-the-brain-that-may-be-limiting-your-potential-with-dr-rudolph-tanzi

For more info on Dr. Tanzi and to get his books visit: https://www.madrc.org/members/10924  


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Podcast Highlights 

4:45 The importance of deep thinking to learn and understand 

10:00 The close relationship between science and spirituality  

22:33 Genes, epigenetics and how we can control our DNA expression 

29:00 Why what we think today can affect future generations  

36:29 How our lifestyle choices can prevent Alzheimer’s and cognitive decline 

56:00 Why learning is about brain connectivity, not brain activity  


Additional Resources:  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf 


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 30, 2020
How to unwire addiction & toxic habits from our brains, why focusing on “willpower” is ineffective and counterproductive + tips on how to help someone without enabling them (with Dr. Amy Johnson)
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Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit here:https://www.drleafconference.com  **Early bird tickets end October 15  

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

Show Description: The human brain is designed to be habitual—this has helped us survive over the centuries. But what happens when we build toxic habits that hold us back? How do we overcome negative thinking patterns that keep us stuck? In this podcast I speak with social psychologist, bestselling author and podcast host Dr. Amy Johnson about how we can find true and lasting freedom from unwanted habits, how to not be afraid of change, how to build new habits based on insight, not willpower, and how to help someone change without becoming an enabler.  

For more info on Dr. Amy: www.DrAmyJohnson.com 

And to sign up for her course visit: https://www.TheLittleSchoolofBigChange.com 

*Get $50 off the course with code DrLeaf  

Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-unwire-addiction-toxic-habits-from-our-brains-why-focusing-on-willpower-is-ineffective-and-counterproductive-tips-on-how-to-help-someone-without-enabling-them-with-dr-amy-johnson


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Podcast Highlights

4:00 How to break habits based on insight, not willpower

23:30 How to find true freedom from bad habits

25:24 What habits really are

29:30 The difference between mental habits and behavioral habits

37:50 How focusing on our willpower can backfire

44:30 Common mistakes people make when trying to change

47:46 How we can help a loved one change a bad habit or addiction


Additional Resources:  

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Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  


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Sep 28, 2020
How to Turn Social Anxiety into Your Greatest Asset, The Benefits of Being an Introvert + Tips for Reducing Burnout & Workplace Anxiety (Interview with Morra Aarons-Mele)
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Show Description: In this podcast (episode #205) and blog, I speak with top podcast host, author and businesswoman Morra Aarons-Mele about how to turn social anxiety into your greatest asset, the many benefits of being an introvert and how to reduce mental stress and anxiety in the workplace.   

For more info on Morra visit: https://www.wearewomenonline.com/ and https://www.womenandwork.org/ 

Listen to her podcast here: https://hbr.org/podcast/2019/09/introducing-the-anxious-achiever  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-turn-social-anxiety-into-your-greatest-asset-the-benefits-of-being-an-introvert-tips-for-reducing-burnout-workplace-anxiety-interview-with-morra-aarons-mele


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Podcast Highlights

4:20 How to survive working at home during the pandemic

7:35 How to manage your anxiety during COVID

11:24 How helping others helps you

16:44 How to handle anxiety in the workplace

32:16 Women, anxiety and the workplace

39:11 Managing burnout and anxiety as a leader

47:50 How to build a career if you are an anxious introvert


Additional Resources:  

**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  


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Sep 25, 2020
The difference between courageous vulnerability and wound-based oversharing + the #1 relationship killer according to human connection specialist Mark Groves
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When it comes to our relationships, we often fall into the trap of behaving like we think we should, rather than getting to the root of why and how we really connect to other people. In this podcast episode I speak with international speaker and human connection specialist Mark Groves about the nature of human connection, common relationship mistakes we all make, how to improve our relationships, the difference between vulnerability and oversharing, how to embrace our emotions and connections, what women need to know about men and what men need to know about women, and so much more!  

Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-courageous-vulnerability-and-wound-based-oversharing-the-1-relationship-killer-according-to-human-connection-specialist-mark-groves

For more info on Mark visit: 

https://markgroves.com/ 

https://createthelove.com/

Follow him on social media: @createthelove  


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-Public Goods (my favorite online stores!): Receive $15  off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://publicgoods.com/drleaf or use code DRLEAF at checkout.  


Podcast Highlights

2:44 The power of laughter and how humor can heal us

7:20 The nature of human connection

18:27 How to deal with major relationship killers

36:50 Things women need to know about men that will help in a relationship

44:50 The importance of boundaries in a relationship

46:20 How to recover from a break up

55:26 The difference between being vulnerable and opening ourselves up too much


Additional Resources: 

 -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  -

Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app 

 -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf


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Sep 23, 2020
The best things to do to keep your mind & brain healthy & prevent neurodegeneration (Interview with Dr. Dale Bredesen)
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Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s can be incredibly frightening. The idea of losing your mind, the very thing that makes you human, is a scary thing, especially since it seems to happen more these days than ever before, and at a younger age. There is so much we don’t know about why this happens, or why Alzheimer’s is the 3rd leading causing of death in USA today. Brain diseases and cognitive decline are the last frontier: it is the area where we have been the least successful in science and medicine. 

But there is reason to hope! In this podcast, I speak with bestselling author and intentionally recognised neurodegenerative diseases expert Dr. Dale Bredesen about preventing and heal neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, why we have misunderstood the true nature of cognitive decline, how to keep our brains young and healthy, and more!   

Dr. Bredesen's social media:  drbredesen.com 

Twitter -  @DrDaleBredesen 

Facebook - @drdalebredesen 

Instagram - drdalebredesen  

For more info on Apollo Health: 

Twitter - @ApolloHealthCo 

Facebook - @apollohealthco 

Instagram - apollohealthco  


Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/title-2


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Podcast Highlights

4:04 How we can prevent & reverse neurodegenerative diseases

7:00 Why we have been looking at Alzheimer’s from the wrong perspective

9:05 The truth about Alzheimer’s

19:40 Stress and neurodegenerative diseases

23:44 The different types of Alzheimer’s

42:00 How the science and medicine of Alzheimer’s is changing

49:10 How to treat neurodegenerative diseases

59:40 The importance of DHEA for brain health

1:06:01 Statins and brain health


Additional Resources: 

 Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  -

Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  


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Sep 21, 2020
Detergents, Dish Soaps, and Depression: How Cleaning Products Are Messing Up Your Mental Health (Interview with Marilee Nelson from Branch Basics)
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Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit here:https://www.drleafconference.com  **Early bird tickets end October 15  


Show description:  When it comes to our mental and physical health, we often focus on what we should eat, how much we should exercise, and how much we should meditate, and forget to take a good look at where we spend most of our time: our homes. In this podcast, I speak with Marilee Nelson, founder of Branch Basics, about how the hidden toxins in our home can affect our mental and physical wellbeing, how to keep our living spaces free of toxic chemicals and products, how to protect our brains and bodies outside of the home and more!  

For more info on Branch Basics & Marilee visit: https://branchbasics.com/partner/drleaf/ 

Get 15% off your Branch Basics Starter Kit with code DRLEAF  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/detergents-dish-soaps-and-depression-how-cleaning-products-are-messing-up-your-mental-health-interview-with-marilee-nelson-from-branch-basics


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Podcast Highlights: 

2:15 Why Marilee started Branch Basics

7:00 How the toxic chemicals in our home can harm us

11:44 How to remove the toxic chemicals from your home

16:55 What is Branch Basics?

22:30 How common toxins in our home can cause mental health issues

29:45 How toxins in our home affect our physical health

32:40 How toxic chemicals affect our environment

34:00 How to protect yourself outside the home


Additional Resources:  

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here for less 20%: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 18, 2020
How Neurofeedback & Brain Maps Can Help Treat Depression, Anxiety, Addiction & PTSD (Interview with Dr. Andrew Hill)
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**Early bird ticket sale ends October 15!


Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

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Show Description:  For many people, brain maps can be quite alien and strange. What are they telling us? What do they mean? Do all these shapes and colors and symbols mean there is something terribly wrong with me? It certainly doesn’t help when you read sensationalist headlines like “This is your brain on drugs!” or “This is what happens to your brain when you are stressed!”, which only serve to make us more nervous about what is happening between our ears. In this podcast, I speak with UCLA-trained neuroscientist, top performance coach and founder of The Peak Brain Institute Dr. Andrew Hill about what brain scans an tell us about our brain, the role they play in neurofeedback therapy, how neurofeedback and brain scans can boost our performance and help treat depression, anxiety, addiction and PTSD, the myth of the normal brain, how to biohack sleep, and so much more!  

For more info on Dr. Andrew & his clinic visit: http://peakbraininstitute.com/ 

Twitter: @PeakBrainLA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PeakBrainInstitute 

Instagram: @PeakBrainLA 


Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-neurofeedback-can-help-treat-depression-anxiety-addiction-amp-ptsd-interview-with-dr-andrew-hill


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Podcast Highlights

2:22 How Andrew helps people heal their brains and reach their full potential

13:00 What a QEEG is and why it is important

21:50 How neurofeedback can change our brains

28:00 The myth of the normal brain

33:07 Biohacking the brain and body: the power of fasting and sleep

45:30 How neurofeedback can enhance performance

48:04 The importance of mindfulness

49:58 How neurfeedback can improve our mental health


-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf


-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 16, 2020
How Tapping Can Significantly Reduce Stress, Anxiety & Physical Pain + How to Get Started with Tapping & the Science Behind the Method (with Tapping Solution Founder Nick Ortner)
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Emotions are powerful; they can make us feel like the whole world is crashing in around us, keeping us feeling trapped, stuck and helpless if we don’t face or deal with them. Indeed, if we feel something strongly, it can be hard to see the wood from the trees—how do we even start to heal when everything hurts? In this podcast, I speak with The Tapping Solution founder Nick Ortner about how tapping can help us process our emotions and find healing, how it can improve our mental and physical health, how to get started tapping, the science behind tapping, how tapping can help with chronic pain, and more!

For more info on Nick and The Tapping Solution visit: www.thetappingsolution.com

Follow Nick on instagram: @nickortner

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-tapping-can-significantly-reduce-stress-anxiety-physical-pain-how-to-get-started-with-tapping-the-science-behind-the-method-with-tapping-solution-founder-nick-ortner


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Podcast Highlights

8:05 What tapping is and how it can help you

13:45 How tapping helps us deal with our past & our anxieties for the future

21:13 How tapping works

30:12 The science behind tapping

38:32 How Tapping can help with chronic pain


Additional resources:

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 14, 2020
What Mentally Strong People DON’T Do + Simple Strategies to Take Back Control of Your Mental Wellbeing (Interview with Psychotherapist Amy Morin)
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When it comes to building up our mental strength and resilience, we tend to focus too much on what we should do, and not enough on what we shouldn’t do. In this podcast, I speak with therapist, speaker and successful author Amy Morin about why it is important to be aware of our weaknesses if we want to become mentally stronger, how our bad habits can keep us trapped if we don’t identify them, how we can choose how we react to any situation, how to help our children build up their mental strength and resilience, how we can improve our mental strength during the current pandemic, and more!   

Amy's podcast - https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people-podcast/  

Amy's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/amymorinauthor/  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-mentally-strong-people-don-t-do-simple-strategies-to-take-back-control-of-your-mental-wellbeing-interview-with-psychotherapist-amy-morin


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Podcast Highlights

3:55 What mentally strong people don’t do

17:36 What it looks like to be a mentally strong woman

22:40 What it looks like to be a mentally strong parent

36:28 How to stay mentally strong during COVID

40:00 The wellness industry today: the good, the bad and the ugly


Additional resources:    

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   

 -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!     

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf    

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 11, 2020
What to do when wellness trends are harming, not helping, your mental health + The mental health benefits of being open-minded & curious (Interview with mindbodygreen founder and co-CEO Jason Wachob)
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The wellness world can be overwhelming. There is so much advice out there, much of which is conflicting, that it is sometimes hard to know what to do or even who to believe. It can also affect our mental health, making us feel guilty if something that promises to “change your life forever” doesn’t work for us, or if we fail to do all 700 things we need to do each day to be healthy. In this podcast, I speak with successful entrepreneur and founder of the global wellness platform MindBodyGreen Jason Wachob about this wellness paradox, the current state of wellness industry, how to avoid wellness fads and trends, how to navigate the wellness industry so it helps, not harms, your mental health, the importance of being open-minded and curious, the best wellness advice from top experts, how to run a successful business and more!

  

For more info on Jason and mindbodygreen visit: https://www.mindbodygreen.com  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/are-wellness-trends-harming-your-mental-health-the-mental-health-benefits-of-being-open-minded-amp-curious


**Pre-order my new mental self-care tips book here: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/101-ways-to-be-less-stressed**


Special offers from this episode's sponsors: 

-Get 10% off your order of BiOptimizer's Magnesium Breakthrough at https://bioptimizers.com/drleaf. Be sure to use DRLEAF10 for 10% off and free shipping on select orders.  


Podcast Highlights

2:25 Why & how Jason founded mindbodygreen

8:10 The best health and wellness advice from top experts

11:10 The importance of being curious and open-minded & how it can help our mental and brain health 

17:30 How Jason manages his own mental and physical wellbeing

22:00 Why mind-management is so essential & how to do it 

28:40 Navigating trends in the wellness world & how to spot dangerous trends 

38:20 How to navigate family life and a successful business

48:50 MBG’s new supplements+ line


Additional resources:   

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)    

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app    

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!     

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf   


 If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 09, 2020
Signs someone may be self-harming & how you can help + What to do if you, or someone you know is suicidal (Interview with therapist Kati Morton)
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Suicide is a public health crisis with approximately 800,000 people dying by suicide each year. It is the 10th leading cause of deaths in the US and the 2nd leading cause of death globally. 

We all struggle with challenges in life, and find different ways to deal with and overcome these challenges. But what happens when our ability to cope turns toxic? What happens when our desire to survive ends up hurting us? In this podcast, I speak with therapist, author and grief counselor Kati Morten about self-harming behavior, how to identify and help someone who is self-harming, the difference between self-injuries and suicidal ideation, and what to do when someone you love is suicidal.

Read the show blog here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/signs-someone-may-be-self-harming-how-you-can-help-what-to-do-if-you-or-someone-you-know-is-suicidal-with-therapist-kati-morton

For more info on Kati visit: https://www.katimorton.com/  

If you are feeling suicidal, contact the US national suicide prevention hotline today: 1-800-273-8255. 

The UK national suicide hotline is: Samaritans Helpline: 116 123. 

The Australian national suicide hotline is: 13 11 14 (within Australia). 

The South African national suicide hotline is: Call 0800 567 567 or SMS 31393.


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Podcast Highlights

4:10 Self-harming behaviors and what to do about them

15:00 The dangers of toxic positivity

20:20 Healthy techniques to cope with life’s hardships

26:00 How to transfer emotional energy from the unhealthy to the healthy

33:33 How to help someone who is self-harming

39:09 The relationship between self-harming behaviors and eating disorders

51:26 What to do when you or someone you know is suicidal


Additional resources:   

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)   

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app    

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!     

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf    


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 07, 2020
Navigating Life as An Empath + Tips to End the Toxic People-Pleasing Cycle & How to Find the Right Therapist (with psychotherapist Meghan Watson)
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There are so many kinds of therapies and therapists out there that sometimes it can be hard to know who to reach out to for help, or where to even start looking. In this podcast I speak with registered psychotherapist Meghan Watson on find the right kind of therapy and therapist for you, the importance of the therapy-client relationship, why self-care is so important, how to end people-pleasing behavior, the importance of boundaries as an empath and more!  

For more info on Meghan visit: 

Her personal website: watson-psychotherapy.com  

Her practice website: bloompsychologyto.com 

Follow her on instagram: @thrive_withmeg  


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Podcast Highlights

2:30 Why Meghan wants to make mental healthcare accessible to everyone

3:50 The different types of therapy

10:15 How to find the right kind of therapist for you and your needs

14:33 How to end the toxic people-pleasing cycle

25:20 What Meghan does for her own self-care

33:25 How to navigate life as an empath and set & enforce boundaries


Additional resources: 

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) 

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app 

 -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf 


 If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 04, 2020
How to Overcome Emotional & Compulsive Eating + Tips on How to Help Someone with an Eating Disorder Find Freedom with Food (with Certified Eating Psychology Coach Jessi Jean)
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Food can bring people together—just try think about one major event or holiday that is not marked by a shared meal. However, for many people, food can also be crutch, something that holds them back and prevents them from living the life they want. In this podcast, I talk with certified eating psychology coach Jessi Jean about compulsive eating habits and self-sabotaging behaviors, emotional binging, the different kinds of eating disorders, why diets often don’t work, and how to find freedom with food.  

For more info on Jessi:  

-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessijeannn/ 

-Website: https://risewithmeco.com/ 

-Podcast: The Dear Body Podcast » https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dear-body-podcast/id1460137502 

-Free Morning Routine Challenge: http://www.risewithmemorningroutine.com/optin36649556  


Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-overcome-emotional-compulsive-eating-tips-on-how-to-deal-with-an-eating-disorder-and-find-freedom-with-food-with-certified-eating-psychology-coach-jessi-jean


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Podcast Highlights

1:45 Why you need to give yourself permission to reinvent yourself

5:11 Why what we are trying to hide from others will eventually explode

9:50 Healing your relationship with food is a multidimensional process

15:26 True behavior change is identity-shifting

17:55 Food and addiction

25:00 What is binge eating?

31:00 How to find freedom with food

39:34 What is the difference between binge eating and behaviors like bulimia and anorexia? Plus how to deal & heal


Additional resources: 

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf 


 If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Sep 02, 2020
Navigating common money mistakes that may be messing up your mental health + tips on healing your financial and mental health with financial expert Rachel Cruze
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Dealing with money can be incredibly stressful—even just talking about it can give some people anxiety. This is even more true amid a global pandemic, where so much is unknown and uncertain, and where many people are not even sure where their next paycheck will come from. In this podcast, I speak with personal finance expert and bestselling author Rachel Cruz about managing money to reduce stress and anxiety, how to get out of debt, how to manage your money during crisis like COVID-19, how to have difficult conversations about money with your partner, how to improve your financial and mental health and so much more!  

For more info on Rachel and to get her books visit: rachelcruze.com 

Pre-order her new book here: https://www.rachelcruze.com/store/product/know-yourself-know-your-money-book  

Follow her on social media: 

-Twitter: https://twitter.com/rachelcruze 

-Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelcruze/ 

-Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rachelramseycruze 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/rachelcruze  


Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/title-1


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Podcast Highlights

2:39 Why we all need to know how money works

4:37 What are the most important things we need to learn when it comes to money?

13:27 How should you manage your money in extreme situations or emergencies?

20:15 How to talk about money in a relationship



Additional resources: 

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf 


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Aug 31, 2020
How clutter could be a sign of a major mental health issue + Tips on how to conquer the clutter and help a hoarder (with Social Worker Elaine Birchall)
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We all have those times in our lives when a little spring cleaning is necessary. Things build up, we keep stuff that we don’t need and before you know it, we have a cupboard or garage full of clutter that we make sure our house guests don’t see. But what happens when our desire to keep things turns toxic? What happens when the clutter takes over our lives, and our mind? In this podcast, I speak with social worker and bestselling author Elaine Birchall about the relationship between hoarding and mental health, practical strategies to regain control over the clutter, how to help someone who is hoarding, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-hoarding-can-be-a-sign-of-a-mental-health-issue-tips-on-how-to-conquer-the-clutter-and-help-a-hoarder-with-social-worker-elaine-birchall

For more info on Elaine and to get her book: http://hoarding.ca/about-us/  


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Podcast Highlights

3:30 How hoarding and mental health are connected

6:56 The relationship between self-esteem and hoarding

7:20 What is hoarding?

16:49 How to regain control if you are hoarding

24:04 Why do people hoard?

27:30 How do you help someone who is hoarding?

36:22 What is the difference between adaptive and maladaptive hoarding?

41:53 Grief and hoarding

44:05 Tips for a compulsive shopper


Additional resources: 

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · The Daily Shine Podcast: The Daily Shine is a podcast-meets-meditation forum that helps listeners navigate their stress and anxiety. https://open.spotify.com/show/0q5HKfqOiwSh2bwsiz2keP
Aug 28, 2020
How heat, light & sweat can improve your mental health (Interview with Connie Zack, Sunlighten Sauna founder)
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If you have been following me for a while, you will know how much I love my infrared sauna from Sunlighten! It is an integral part of my mental and physical health regimen, my favorite place to do brain research and detox my mind, and something I cannot live without. In this podcast, Connie, the founder of Sunlighten Saunas, joins me to discuss why infrared heat is so good for us and why it makes us feel so good, the difference between infrared and conventional saunas, the best way to use an infrared sauna, common mistakes we make when using infrared saunas, infrared saunas and children, the incredible science behind Sunlighten’s saunas, and so much more.

For more info on Sunlighten visit here and if you are interested in purchasing your own sauna mention my name at checkout to get a discount! 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-heat-light-sweat-to-improve-your-mental-health-interview-with-connie-zack-sunlighten-sauna-founder


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Podcast Highlights

5:14 The science behind infrared saunas

10:46 What are the health benefits of infrared saunas?

15:30 Immunity and infrared saunas

18:04 Infrared saunas and mental health

27:19 How long should you stay in an infrared sauna?

29:13 Are infrared saunas safe for children?

33:00 Infrared saunas and pain relief

33:40 Common mistakes people make when using an infrared sauna

35:30 The anti-aging properties of infrared saunas

40:30 What makes Sunlighten unique?


Additional resources:

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!


--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · The Daily Shine Podcast: The Daily Shine is a podcast-meets-meditation forum that helps listeners navigate their stress and anxiety. https://open.spotify.com/show/0q5HKfqOiwSh2bwsiz2keP
Aug 26, 2020
How to Go from Emotionally Fragile to Emotionally Agile with Harvard Psychologist Dr. Susan David
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Yes, sometimes our emotions can drive us crazy. But did you know that they are also an incredible source of data, a way to learn how to be in the world? In this podcast, I speak with author, speaker and Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Susan David about how our emotions are an important source of data, the difference between emotional fragility and emotional agility, how to sit with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, ways we can become more emotionally resilient, and how to help children learn to process and manage their emotions.

For more in on Dr. Susan and to get her book visit: https://www.susandavid.com  

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Podcast Highlights

2:18 What is internal psychology and why is it important?

4:00 The problem with positivity

7:18 How emotions help us understand our values

11:08 Emotions are data, not directives

22:00 Children and emotions

36:03 When do emotions start getting toxic?

38:38 How can you start practicing emotional agility?

Read the show blog here: https://anchor.fm/cleaningupthementalmess/episodes/How-to-Go-from-Emotionally-Fragile-to-Emotionally-Agile-with-Harvard-Psychologist-Dr--Susan-David-eij0fr


Additional resources: 

 -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)    

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app 

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!     

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

 -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf    


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · The Daily Shine Podcast: The Daily Shine is a podcast-meets-meditation forum that helps listeners navigate their stress and anxiety. https://open.spotify.com/show/0q5HKfqOiwSh2bwsiz2keP
Aug 24, 2020
How Thinking Bad Can Be Good for Your Mental Health + Why We Tend to Remember the Negative More Than Positive (with Science Writer John Tierney & Research Psychologist Roy F. Baumeister)
3834

Bad is bad, right? Well…not always. In this podcast I speak with acclaimed science writer John Tierney and pioneering research psychologist Roy F. Baumeister about their new book, The Power of Bad, how we can harness our negativity bias for good, why bad is the best teacher, how to avoid anticipating the worst and how to handle negativity on social media and in our relationships.


For more info on Roy and John follow them on social media:

@JohnTierneyNYC

@RoyFBaumeister

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Highlights

5:05 Why the mind reacts more strongly to bad things

8:17 What is the power of bad?

11:10, 18:00 How can we use the bad for good?

15:42 How is “bad” parenting good?

20:30 How to handle negativity on social media

21:46 What the bad can teach us

22:35, 45:00 Dealing with the bad in a relationship

24:40 How to give constructive criticism

29:15 What is catastrophizing?

37:46 The low bad diet

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · The Daily Shine Podcast: The Daily Shine is a podcast-meets-meditation forum that helps listeners navigate their stress and anxiety. https://open.spotify.com/show/0q5HKfqOiwSh2bwsiz2keP
Aug 21, 2020
How to unsubscribe from toxic thinking with Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Sasha Heinz
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2020 has definitely been one for the books, and it isn’t even over yet. Amid a global pandemic, so much is uncertain and unknown. What will the future look like? What will tomorrow look like? What will the world be like after all of this is over? It is not surprising that so many people are struggling with anxiety, grief, depression, anger and loneliness—we have all experienced low moments over the past few months. Thankfully, there is a way we can calm the mental chaos we are experiencing and take back control. In this week’s podcast and blog, I speak with Harvard-trained psychologist and health coach Dr. Sasha Heinz about why we struggle to get a handle on our anxiety, how to go from knowing what to do to doing it, how we can unsubscribe from our thoughts, how to handle pandemic fears and frustrations and what we can do now to create our own future, even when facing the unknown.      

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/title  

For more info on Dr. Sasha see here: https://drsashaheinz.com  


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Podcast Highlights

2:00 The intention-action gap, and how to overcome it

7:18 How to get unstuck & control the mental chaos

24:11 The different components of wellbeing

27:30 Why we need to think about our thinking

32:50 How to deal with grief and negative emotions

36:40 The difference between clean pain and dirty pain

40:35 How to unsubscribe from your own thoughts


Additional resources:   

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)   

 -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app    

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!     

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

 -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf   

 If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · The Daily Shine Podcast: The Daily Shine is a podcast-meets-meditation forum that helps listeners navigate their stress and anxiety. https://open.spotify.com/show/0q5HKfqOiwSh2bwsiz2keP
Aug 19, 2020
How To Help Your Anxious Child + Tip For Raising Mentally Strong Children (Interview With Child Psychologist Dr. Tina Bryson)
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Being a parent can be challenging, especially when it comes to teaching your child how to handle the hard stuff in life. There is a thin line between being overprotective and being overcritical, and often there are situations where doing or saying the right thing seems impossible. In this week’s podcast, I speak with child psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson about why we need to let our children experience negative emotions like anxiety and irritation, how to help anxious children, how to show up when your child is struggling, common parenting mistakes we all make and how we can avoid them and more!

Podcast Highlights

2:19 What is the science behind the “why” of parenting?

3:16 What is interpersonal neurobiology and why is it important as a parent?

6:00 What are some of the major issues parents face today, and what can they do about them?

46:00 Why the mind is so important when it comes to parenting

47:00 Rethinking discipline & why punishment is not the answer

For more info on Dr. Tina and to get her books click here

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-help-your-anxious-child-tip-for-raising-mentally-strong-children-interview-with-child-psychologist-dr-tina-bryson

**Special offers from our sponsors:

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-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH: https://theswitch.app

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Aug 17, 2020
How Anxiety Could Be a Sign of an Untreated Head Injury + Tips on How to Heal Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries with Dr. Kabran Chapek
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For many of us, a brain injury comes from something big: a car accident, a major fall or a sports injury. We don’t realize how common brain injuries actual are and how they can affect both our mental and physical wellbeing. In this podcast, I interviewed neuropathic physician Dr. Kabran Chapek about the relationship between head injuries, anxiety and other mental disorders, how to heal traumatic brain injuries and concussions, PTSD and brain injuries, natural treatment options, the importance of a holistic approach to brain injuries, and how it is never too late to heal the brain.

Highlights

12:01 Why we need to address mild and moderate brain injuries

13:40 What is a traumatic brain injury?

20:21 What happens in the brain injury right after an injury?

31:00 Hormone imbalance and TBI

34:15 TBIs and PTSD among veterans

36:30 A holistic approach to healing brain injuries

46:13 Healing & preventing concussions

For more info on Dr. Chapek visit: www.AmenClinics.com

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-anxiety-could-be-a-sign-of-an-untreated-head-injury-tips-on-how-to-heal-concussions-and-traumatic-brain-injuries-with-dr-kabran-chapek

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Aug 14, 2020
Why People Join Cults, the Difference Between Sociopaths and Psychopaths + Tips On Healing from Abusive Relationships with Therapist Rachel Bernstein
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The unknown and uncertain can be frightening, especially when it comes to the darker side of human nature. In this podcast, I speak with licensed marriage and family therapist and Indoctrination podcast host Rachel Bernstein about the appeal of cults, how to help someone who gets involved in a cult, the difference between cult leaders, narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths, if it’s possible for a psychopath to heal, how to recover from emotional abuse, and how to find freedom and safety in a relationship. 

 

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Podcast Highlights 

3:34 How Rachel helps people who get involved in cults 

8:21 Why do people join cults? 

15:28 How to spot a cult 

21:36 The different kinds of cults 

26:30 How do you recognize emotional manipulation and abuse? 

33:10 What is the difference between a narcissist and being selfish? 

36:11 How do we protect ourselves from abusive relationships? 

42:00 How to help someone recover from an abusive relationship? 

46:36 What is the difference between sociopaths and psychopaths?   


Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-people-join-cults-the-difference-between-sociopaths-psychopaths-tips-on-healing-from-abusive-relationships-with-therapist-rachel-bernstein  

For more info on Rachel and to listen to her podcast visit:  

Twitter: @_indoctrination Instagram: @indoctrinationpodcast 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indoctrinationpodcast/ 

RadioPublic: https://radiopublic.com/indoctrination-Gb1JeZ/episodes   


Additional resources: 

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!   

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

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-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Aug 12, 2020
Managing Your Mental Health When Living with a Chronic Illness or Disability + How to Turn Any Challenge into an Opportunity (With Adam Bremen, Keto Krisp Founder)
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On this podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Keto Krisp founder and successful businessman Adam Bremen. This was definitely one of my favorite interviews, with the creator of my favorite keto snack bar! We discuss everything from finding the joy in life, how he overcame his disability, how keto changed his life and inspired him to start his company, why having fun in life and in business is so important, how to be a successful entrepreneur, his desire to celebrate and empower others to take charge of their health, how to build mental resilience when times are tough, what to say to someone who is going through a really tough time, and the power of learning to see the good in every situation.   

Adam learnt early on that life is about what you can do, not what you can’t do. Diagnosed at the age of 2 with cerebral palsy, he has learnt to overcome numerous odds, including life in a wheelchair. Thankfully, he grew up with a loving and supportive family who encouraged him to never put limits on himself, and to always find ways to celebrate his life and the lives of the people around him.    


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Podcast Highlights 

2:13 How seeing life as a gift can improve our mental health  

5:00 How helping others helps us 

7:16 The power of a strong support system  

10:06 Adam started Keto Krisp to inspire people and empower them to live better and healthier lives  

19:14 Great advice for people wanting to run their own business 

22:43 How to deal with failure in a business 

24:06 How Adam manages a business and his mental health  

26:17 Mental health tips to deal with the current pandemic 

31:21 How keto has helped Adam mentally and physically  

35:12 What to say to someone going through a really hard time  


Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/managing-your-mental-health-when-living-with-a-chronic-illness-or-disability-how-to-turn-any-challenge-into-an-opportunity-with-adam-bremen-keto-krisp-founder

For more info on Adam: https://ketokrisp.com  

Use the coupon code DRLEAF25 to get 25% off your KETO KRISP bars order at ketokrisp.com or on Amazon.  


Additional resources: 

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health!   


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-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Aug 10, 2020
Healthy Venting vs. Emotional Dumping, Common Cognitive Errors That Cause Anxiety + Signs of Psychological Invalidation (Interview with Neuropsychologist Nawal Mustafa)
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We all have mental habits that are not so great—the things that keep us stuck, make us stressed out, impact our health and affect our relationships. Thankfully, we don’t have to stay “stuck” in these negative thinking patterns. In this podcast, I speak with clinical neuropsychologist, writer and mental health advocate Nawal Mustafa about common cognitive and thinking errors we all deal with and what we can do to overcome them, how to recognize and avoid psychological invalidation and gaslighting, the difference between healthy venting and emotional dumping, the best way to have difficult emotional discussions, and how to help your children speak about their feelings and experiences.


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Podcast Highlights

1:12 How Nawal’s experiences as an immigrant shapes her approach to mental health

3:30 Psychological invalidation: signs and solutions 

6:45 What is gaslighting?

15:24 Parents & gaslighting

21:00 The difference between emotional dumping and healthy venting

45:00 The common cognitive thinking errors causing us more anxiety 


Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-healthy-venting-amp-emotional-dumping-and-common-cognitive-errors-that-cause-anxiety-signs-of-psychological-invalidation-interview-with-clinical-neuropsychologist-nawal-mustafa


For more info on Nawal: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebraincoach/  

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/nawalmustafaofficial/  

Website:  https://nawalmustafa.com


Additional resources:

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)

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Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

-Youtube

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Aug 07, 2020
The Dangers of Toxic Positivity, Signs of Gaslighting + Tips on What NOT to Say to Someone Who is Grieving with Therapist Whitney Hawkins Goodman
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We have all heard the phrase “look on the bright side” at least once in our lives. And yes, sometimes we do need those little reminders to be positive: “stop and smell the roses”, “things will get better” and the “remember, the glass is half full”. But what happens when these reminders become toxic? What happens when positivity shuts down, rather than opens up, the path to healing? In this podcast, I talk with licensed marriage and family therapist Whitney Hawkins Goodman about the dangers of toxic positivity, the relationship between toxic positivity and gaslighting, how to be truly empathetic, the power of learning how to listen and how to comfort someone who is grieving.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-dangers-of-toxic-positivity-signs-of-gaslighting-tips-on-what-not-to-say-to-someone-who-is-grieving-with-therapist-whitney-hawkins-goodman

For more info on Whitney visit her website: www.theccc.miami

Her online store: https://sitwithwhit.mykajabi.com/store

Whitney's Instagram: @sitwithwhit

Whitney's Facebook: @sitwithwhitney


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Podcast Highlights

1:42 Why Whitney thinks it is important to talk about our emotions and mental health

2:40 What is toxic positivity?

13:30 How can you train yourself to become more aware of your intentions?

14:55 What is the difference between shame and guilt, and what do they have to do with toxic positivity?

17:31 What is gaslighting?

19:11 Gaslighting and racism

21:34 How to help someone who is grieving


Additional resources:

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)

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-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

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Aug 05, 2020
How to End the Pandemic of Poor Mindsets + The Best Tips For Dealing with Criticism and Failure from Tom Bilyeu
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Your mindsets have the power to take you places you never imagined you would go, or hold you back from those places, keeping you stuck in a hamster wheel of fear, anxiety and depression. But how do you learn how to choose the right mindsets to make you successful and help you find fulfillment?

In this podcast, I spoke to media mogul, entrepreneur, filmmaker and leading motivational speaker Tom Bilyeu about the power of choosing the right mindset, how we can take back control over our lives and tell our own stories, how to build up mental resilience and overcome negative thinking, why learning is so powerful, why we all need to embrace our failures and how constructive criticism can help develop our passion and grow.

For more info on Tom: 

Tom Bilyeu on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tombilyeu 

Impact Theory on Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/impact-theory-with-tom-bilyeu/id1191775648 

Impact Theory on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1nARKz2vTIOb7gC9dusE4b?si=TpdNeELUSfuDcitkQfofjQ  


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Podcast Highlights 

-2:05 How Tom founded Quest Nutrition and Impact Theory  

-4:25 Why is having passion important? 9:17 What are some too the biggest life lessons Tom has learnt? 

-13:42 Why is learning so important?  

-19:52 Why is identity so important?  

-25:58 The power of facial expressions  

-30:00 How to overcome mistakes and failures 

-34:53 What is the best way to deal with negative thoughts? 

-41:19 What is fulfillment, and why is it so important? 

-50:08 Why should we challenge our own thinking? 

-54:37 The power of raw and honest feedback 

-1:00:15 What are some of the keys to a successful relationship?  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-end-the-poor-mindsets-pandemic-the-best-tips-on-dealing-with-criticism-and-failure-from-tom-bilyeu


Additional resources:  

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) 


 -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  


-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  


Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf    


 If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Aug 03, 2020
Healing Sexual Abuse Trauma + Tips from a Front-Line Psychologist on How to Manage Secondary Trauma & Compassion Fatigue
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In this episode, I speak with Dr. Michelle Lee from the International Justice Mission (IJM), a global non-profit of investigators, lawyers, social workers, healthcare professionals and advocates fighting for the freedom and protection of the most vulnerable. We discuss what modern day slavery looks like in our world today, what it means to work with victims of violence and abuse, healing trauma on an individual and a communal level, the power of being able to tell your own story, how IJM helps survivors recover, how to deal with secondary trauma and compassion fatigue, the importance of mindfulness and rest as an advocate, and how you can help someone who has experienced sexual trauma.  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-this-organization-is-helping-human-trafficking-survivors-heal-their-mental-health-and-recover-from-trauma-tips-from-a-front-line-psychologist-on-how-to-manage-secondary-trauma-amp-compassion-fatigue

For more info on IJM and to help sponsor a therapy session for a survivor visit:  https://IJM.org/DrLeaf  


Podcast Highlights 

2:18 What is IJM? 

4:53 What modern slavery looks like  

8:13 How IJM protects the most vulnerable  

13:47 The hard work that comes after a victim is rescued  

32:00 The power of individual’s experiences and narrative in the healing process  

34:00 What are some of the most effective ways of helping someone heal? 

35:55 How to tell your story  

42:30 What are some of the biggest challenges to someone’s healing? 

46:33 How do you deal with secondary trauma and compassion fatigue? 

53:08 Just one of the many lives saved by IJM  


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Additional resources:  

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) 

 -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf    


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

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Jul 30, 2020
A Conversation with Bishop T.D. Jakes on Mental Health, Spirituality & Racism + How He Deals with Anxiety
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For many of us, spirituality brings comfort and peace in times of trouble—our belief systems support us and hold us up when things get rough. But can the same be said for our society as a whole? Can faith and love win in a highly anxious, depressed and tribalistic culture? In this podcast, I speak with best-selling author, respected spiritual leader and global activist Bishop T.D. Jakes about mental health and spirituality, the power of rest, why boundaries help us be better people, racism and the church’s shortcomings, and what we can all do to bring about change and make our society a more enriching place for all people.    

Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-conversation-with-bishop-t-d-jakes-on-mental-health-spirituality-racism-how-he-deals-with-anxiety


**Special offers from this week's sponsors**  

-Hiya Health (the best children's multivitamin): Receive 50% off your first order. To claim this deal you MUST go to https://hiyahealth.com/drleaf or enter code DRLEAF at checkout.  

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Podcast Highlights 

3:16 How can having a strong spiritual life improve our mental health? 

6:38 How T.D. Jakes manages his mental health 10:15 How to overcome personal and professional obstacles 

23:00 The problem with tribalism and how it affects our mental health  

28:30 Racism in our world today 

34:30, 56:40 What is the Church getting wrong? 

52:00 Why we need to acknowledge that black lives matter 

1:10:23 What can you start doing today to bring about change?  


Additional resources:  

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) 

 -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

 -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf     


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 26, 2020
Overcoming Codependency, Addiction, Guilt and Shame + tips on dealing with loneliness with Therapist Amanda White
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Show notes:   

Let’s face it: life is tough, especially these days. There is so many issues we must deal with, from loneliness during a global pandemic, to addictive behaviours, codependency, worrying about the future and dealing with negative emotions—the list seems endless. Thankfully, we can face whatever life throws our way, as I discuss in this  podcast with therapist Amanda White. It is possible to unlearn addiction, to get to the root of negative behaviors like eating disorders and codependency, to stop the worry cycle, to face and deal with our emotions and to heal our minds and lives. We don’t have to stay “stuck” in a bad place; we don’t have to be defined by what happens to us!  Amanda also shares some great tips on how to deal with guilt and shame, the difference between the two, and how to deal with loneliness. 

For more info on Amanda visit: https://therapyforwomencenter.com 

And follow her on instagram: @therapyforwoman 

Podcast Highlights 

1:45 Why we need to talk about the overlap between addiction and eating disorders  

2:48 How Amanda overcame her eating disorder  

5:42 Addiction as a learned behavior 

8:58 What it the recovery time for addiction? 

10:44 What is codependency? 

21:00 What is the difference between shame and guilt? 

32:22 Dealing with loneliness 

47:30 What is the difference between worrying and planning? 

49:30 What is the difference between processing emotions and overthinking?  

Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/overcoming-codependency-addiction-guilt-and-shame-with-therapist-amanda-white


Additional resources:  

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app 

 -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf     


If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 23, 2020
Can Micro-Dosing Psychedelics Help Improve Mental Health? How to Safely Micro-Dose + Common Psychedelic Myths Debunked (with Paul Austin, Founder of Thirdwave)
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In this podcast, I speak with Paul Austin from The ThirdWave (a company that focuses on providing resources for safe, structured, and responsible psychedelic use) about the relationship between psychedelics and mental health, the different types of psychedelics and what they can be used for, how psychedelics can help overcome trauma and addiction, and how the responsible use of psychedelics can help us become more integrated mentally and physically and connected to the world around us. We also discuss how psychedelics can help with neuroplasticity, impact epigenetics, and how to safely micro-dose. 

This information is intended for educational purposes only. I understand that in many areas of the world the use of different kinds of psychedelics are prohibited or illegal; as a company we do not promote illegal activity. I do, however, believe that it is important to have this conversation, and think of ways we can help everyone improve their mental health and find satisfaction and purpose. This is why I strongly believe we need to reduce the stigma around talking about psychedelics and researching safe and responsible ways we can use them to help people manage their minds and live their best lives. 

For more information on Paul and The Thirdwave (tons of helpful resources and articles!) visit: http://paulaustin.co and https://thethirdwave.co


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Podcast Highlights 

1:57 What is Third Wave? 

8:49 What are psychedelics? 

20:00 Why what comes after the psychedelic experience is so important 

23:40 How do psychedelics compare to other forms of therapy? 

28:46 The 3 main elements of a healthy psychedelic experience 

34:18 The power of microdosing 

38:50 The different types of psychedelics and how they can help with mental health 

50:00 Are psychedelics addictive?

1:00:20 Epigenetics and psychedelics

1:09:38 Is ketamine safe? 


Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-psychedelics-can-help-improve-mental-brain-and-physical-health-how-to-safely-micro-dose-common-psychedelic-myths-debunked-with-paul-austin-founder-of-thirdwave


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Jul 20, 2020
Attachment Theory: How to Find Your Style, Why It’s Important, and How It Can Improve Any Relationship with Psychotherapist Thais Gibson
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We all bring a lot of “stuff” into our relationships, which can affect how we relate to other people, romantically and otherwise. In this podcast, I speak with attachment theory expert and psychotherapist Thais Gibson on how our past experiences impact our relationships, how to find your attachment style, how we can use the different attachment styles to better understand ourselves and connect with our partners, why we need to communicate our needs and desires, and how we can reprogram past traumas and heal our relationships.  


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Podcast Highlights

1:30 How Thais got her unique name

2:00 How Thais struggled with and overcame her addiction to painkillers

5:07 What is the personal development school?

7:30 What are the different attachment styles, and why are they important?

28:50 Relationships and the different attachment styles

30:00 How to reprogram patterns of thought and heal core wounds


Read the show notes and blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/attachment-theory-how-to-find-your-style-why-it-s-important-and-how-it-can-improve-any-relationship-with-psychotherapist-thais-gibson

Personal Development School Attachment Style Quiz: https://attachment.personaldevelopmentschool.com/ or Personal Development School - www.personaldevelopmentschool.com  

Follow her on Instagram: @personaldevelopment_school  


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Jul 16, 2020
How to Use Conflict to Improve Relationships + Tips on Dealing with Divorce (Interview with Relationship Expert and Therapist Vienna Pharaon)
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Relationships can be challenging, even after they have ended. This is especially true when dealing with a divorce or family separation—in your or in the life of a family member or loved one. In this podcast, I speak with licensed marriage and family therapist Vienna Pharaon about how divorce affect our mental and physical wellbeing and how we connect with others, why it is so important to give ourselves the mental space to deal with the pain associated with a divorce or separation, why we need to work on our past if we want better relationships in the present, and the power of healthy conflict in a relationship.    For more on Vienna and to sign up for her excellent online course, Get The Love You Want visit http://www.newyorkcouplescounseling.com/virtual-offerings/. You can get $50 off this course with the code "DISCOUNT50" Vienna can be found on instagram @mindfulmft Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-conflict-to-improve-relationships-tips-on-dealing-with-divorce-interview-with-relationship-expert-and-therapist-vienna-pharaon Special offers from our sponsors:   -Bslinkist (my favorite reading app): To get your free week on Bslinkist AND up to 25% off your subscription click here -NOOM (the best healthy habit company): For your NOOM special offer see: https://noom/drleaf    Podcast Highlights 2:08 Why Vienna loves being a marriage and family therapist 6:27 How can we deal with divorce and heal ourselves? 17:30 How your past can impact your present 23:55 How do you recognize when you are not integrated as a person? 31:00 The power of conflict to improve any relationship  36:00 How can you help parents and families going through a divorce? Additional resources:   -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources. Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf -Youtube If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jul 13, 2020
Finding Self-Acceptance in the Social Media Age + Signs of a Narcissist & How to Deal with Narcissistic People with Award-Winning Journalist Lacey Johnson
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In this podcast I chat with award-winning mental health journalist Lacey Johnson, on how to understand and harness the power of our minds and thinking to find true self-acceptance in an era defined by social media and narcissism. Lacey also shares some great tips on how to spot a narcissist, and how to deal with narcissistic people and parents.

Read the show blog here

For more info on Lacey visit her website here

Articles discussed in this episode:

https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Q-Gen-Z-Social-Media-Mental-Health-46077919
https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/a31189989/what-is-a-narcissist/

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Podcast Highlights

2:18 Why Lacey is passionate about the optimization of self and how we connect with others

4:08 Mental health and the pandemic

10:03 People do not realize how much power they have over their minds

13:24 The challenge of being a journalist in today’s world

20:20 Depression, anxiety and social media

27:11 How can we get the best out of social media?

32:00 How Lacey faced her own abandonment issues and changed her thinking

43:51 Why is the topic of narcissism so hot right now?


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Jul 09, 2020
Tips & Techniques for Highly Sensitive People and Parents + What NOT to Say to a Highly Sensitive Person, and the Benefits of Being Highly Sensitive (with Dr. Elaine Aron)
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The word “sensitive” has both positive and negative connotations in our society, from statements like “he’s such a sensitive person” to phrases like “don’t be so sensitive!”. Yet the nature of human sensitivity is often misunderstood, especially when it comes to recognizing and dealing with highly sensitive people.  As I discuss in this podcast with psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Elaine Aron, a significant percentage of the population (regardless of gender, race or nationality) are highly sensitive individuals, although many of them don’t know they are highly sensitive, or what that means for the way they interact with others, express their emotions, deal with disapproval or parent their children. In this podcast Dr. Elaine shares some great tips and techniques for those who identify as highly sensitive, tips for highly sensitive parents, what NOT to say to someone who is highly sensitive, the benefits of being highly sensitive, and so much more!

Read the full show blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/tips-amp-techniques-for-highly-sensitive-people-and-parents-what-not-to-say-to-a-highly-sensitive-person-and-the-benefits-of-being-highly-sensitive-with-dr-elaine-aron  

For more info on Dr. Elaine and to get her books visit:https://hsperson.com/about-dr-elaine-aron/    


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Podcast Highlights

2:49 How Dr. Elaine coined the term “highly sensitive person”

5:00 Why highly sensitive people are not just introverts

6:18 What does the term highly sensitive mean?

10:28 The word “sensitive” has both positive and negative connotations

14:00 Raising sensitive boys

16:08 How to manage your sensitivity

31:40 Parenting as a highly sensitive person

48:10 Getting over the ideal of the perfect person

55:00 Why you need to find a therapist that works for you


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Jul 06, 2020
Navigating Narcissistic Relationships, Why We Are So Interested in Stories About Psychopaths + How the Culture of Entitlement is Making the Pandemic Worse with Psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula
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In this podcast, I talk to professor of psychology, licensed practitioner, international speaker, consultant and best-selling author Dr. Ramani Durvasula about the many facets of narcissism, how it damages relationships and leads to abuse, how the culture of narcissism and entitlement is making the pandemic worse, and why we are so fascinated by stories of narcissists and psychopaths.  


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Follow her on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube: @DoctorRamani

Read the show blog & transcript here


Podcast Highlights 

2:50 How Dr. Ramani went from health and wellness to dealing with narcissism  

4:38 High-conflict, antagonist personalities and narcissism   

5:36 What is narcissism?  

8:38 The culture of entitlement and narcissism in our world today 

13:05 Entitlement, Narcissism and COVID-19 

20:51 How collectivism can enable narcissism  

23:50 The two most important tasks of a parent or guardian 

27:00 How narcissism and entitlement can out the brain and body into toxic stress and cause brain damage  

29:14 The definition of narcissism 

32:20 How to deal with a narcissistic person  

45:00 Cognitive dissonance and narcissism  

46:00 Trauma-bonding  

55:00 What causes narcissism? 

59:22 Dirty John, psychopaths and narcissism  


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-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!) 

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Jul 02, 2020
Healing childhood trauma + tips on dealing with compassion fatigue with Dr. Nicole LePera
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For many of us, trauma is something “big”: a car accident, the loss of a loved one, a disturbing event or tragic series of events. However, did you know that trauma can also be less obvious and more pervasive, affecting how we function on a day-to-day basis? In this podcast, I speak to holistic psychologist Nicole LaPera about the difference between primary and secondary trauma, the power of holistic mental wellness, how to heal childhood trauma, compassion fatigue and more! 


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Podcast Highlights

11:04 What is the difference between primary and secondary trauma?

18:20 Childhood trauma and secondary trauma

25:11 How can parents can help their children deal with trauma

29:22 What is compassion fatigue?


Show blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/healing-childhood-trauma-signs-of-secondary-trauma-how-to-manage-compassion-fatigue-with-dr-nicole-lepera

For more info on Dr. Nicole visit: yourholisticpsychologist.com  

Dr. Nicole's instagram: @the.holistic.psychologist


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Jun 28, 2020
Healing Racial and Generational Trauma + How to Support Black Mental Health with Dr. Nicole Cammack and Dr. Danielle Busby
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In this episode I interview Dr. Nicole Cammack and Dr. Danielle Busby from Black Mental Wellness Corp. on Black mental health, generational trauma, how allies can support people of color, why cultural competency is vital in therapy, stigmas in the black mental health community, how Black people can begin to find healing, mental health resources for black and indigenous people of color, and so much more.

Black Mental Wellness Corp is an organization dedicated to providing evidence based information and resources about Mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community.

Additional reading: Huffpost article


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A Few Podcast Highlights

5:11 About The Black Mental Wellness Corporation

8:54 How people are starting to talk about mental health more openly in the Black community, and why there is reason to hope that things are changing. The more we normalize these conversations, the more we break the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

10:32 Why we all need to have more discussions and get more comfortable talking about mental health issues, and why it is important that these conversations are inclusive, equitable and diverse.

11:12, 59:00 Why in the past people of color have just been expected to “cope” with their trauma, and why there is a lot of mistrust in the Black community when it comes to our current healthcare system.

32:20 How white people can be better allies

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Jun 25, 2020
Overcoming Toxic Masculinity & the Stigma Around Men’s Mental Health + Advice on How to Raise Emotionally Resilient Sons & Vital Relationship Advice for Men with Therapist John Kim
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There is a lot of talk these day about the expectations we place on all sexes, and how this can impact our mental and physical wellbeing. Thankfully, we can break free of these expectations and learn to find our own identity and way in life—we don’t have to be who the world says we should be! In this podcast, in honor of Father’s Day and Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, I spoke to therapist and bestselling author John Kim about men’s mental wellbeing, the stigma associated with men’s mental health, how to break the cycle of toxic masculinity, how fathers can improve their relationships with their sons, how to be better parents and the power of knowing who you are as a man in today’s world.


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Podcast Highlights 

1:53 Why John is a therapist who went rogue 

6:38 How John went from being miserable to finding joy in life 9:08 Why help is never just one-sided 

9:32 What is toxic masculinity? 

12:46 Why is men’s emotional wellbeing important? 

14:57 How John overcame his own toxic masculinity 

20:00 How do we break generational patterns? 

23:59 The power of facing your own resistance 

25:40 Tips for parents 

29:40 Breaking the toxic masculinity cycle 

36:50 Advice for fathers who have sons 38:26 How to grow as a person   


Read the podcast blog and transcript here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/overcoming-toxic-masculinity-the-stigma-around-men-s-mental-health-advice-on-how-to-raise-emotionally-resilient-sons-vital-relationship-advice-for-men-with-therapist-john-kim


For more info on John and. to get his books visit: www.theangrytherapist.com   

And follow him on instagram here: @theangrytherapist   


Additional resources:

-Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) 

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Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)     


Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

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-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  


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Jun 21, 2020
High Functioning Anxiety: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions + How to Silence Your Inner Critic, Overcome Perfectionism and People-pleasing, and Avoid Burnout with Therapist Nancy Jane Smith
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We all know those people that are always on the go: they never seem to rest, they are always busy doing something and they seem to accomplish so much. Perhaps you are one of those people! But did you know that this could also be a sign of high-functioning anxiety? In this podcast, I speak to therapist and licensed counselor Nancy Jane Smith about the signs and symptoms of high-functioning anxiety and how to overcome it, as well as how to deal with perfectionism, people-pleasing and avoid burnout. 

High functioning anxiety is a form of anxiety that you won’t get diagnosed with, but it is similar to generalized anxiety, and also involves gastro symptoms, headaches, panic attacks, racing thoughts and so on. It is essentially a way of coping that pushes you harder and faster, which often leads to perfectionism, people-pleasing and burnout. On the outside everything may look great, but, on the inside, everything is falling apart, which is why high functioning anxiety is so hard to recognize. In fact, a lot of people aren’t aware that you don’t have to live with this kind of “hustle, hustle, hustle” mentality this because they do not share how they feel with the people in their lives.  


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Podcast Highlights

2:24 How Nancy’s dad felt like a failure, and how his inner critic affected his final moments

4:30 Why some people are driven by their inner critic, and how it leads to high functioning anxiety

7:36 How do you recognize high-functioning anxiety?

10:42 Perfectionism and high-functioning anxiety

12:22 How is high-functioning anxiety different to generalized anxiety?

14:14 Our different inner voices: who are you listening to?

18:56 Tips to deal with our inner critic

25:40 How positive thinking can exacerbate high-functioning anxiety

36:00 How to speak to a friend or loved one with high-functioning anxiety


Read the episode blog and transcript here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/high-functioning-anxiety-signs-symptoms-and-solutions-how-to-silence-your-inner-critic-overcome-perfectionism-and-people-pleasing-and-avoid-burnout-with-therapist-nancy-jane-smith

For more info on Nancy and to get her book or sign up for her coaching program visit: https://live-happier.com/about/    


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Jun 18, 2020
How Difficult Conversations Boost Mental & Brain Health + Tips on How to Have Difficult Conversations Correctly and Effectively (with life coach Yeamah Logan)
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Difficult & challenging conversations are one of the best ways to use our minds and brains, develop stress resilience, increase creativity and problem solving, and prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers. But they are not easy. In this episode I chat with Coach Yeamah on how to have these difficult conversations, why they are vital, and how these conversations can improve mental & physical health if done correctly.   


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Podcast Highlights 

2:28 How Coach Yeamah went from being afraid to go out her home to living with purpose 

4:47 Why we should celebrate our differences, and focus our attention on what we need to change now 

5:27 Why yes, all lives do matter, and why we are focusing on the terrible treatment of the black lives and how we can make a difference  

6:20, 49:00 How the church has failed to celebrate our differences 

7:00, 15:50 Why education is the foundation of anti-racism work  

7:23 Why conformity in the church is not helpful  

10:16 Why denying our differences creates cognitive dissonance in the brain  

11:00 How we can celebrate the beauty of difference 

13:05 Why relationship and representation is important 

 14:51 How we are all unique representations of God’s love 

16:00 Why identity is integral to mental health  

20:00 How to deconstruct our toxic beliefs about ourselves 

25:33 How to face and process our “triggers” 

26:50 Why you should educate yourself before you have tough conversations 

28:10 Why we should not try control the people we are talking to  

30:00 Why we all have willfully ignorance, and why we all need to acknowledge our prejudices and do the work of educating ourselves  

31:47 Why being open-minded and learning is so important for our mental and brain health 

32:11 How to have difficult conversations, and how to listen and respond in love 

39:00 Why it will take time and hard work to eradicate racist mentalities from our society  

45:33 How to talk to your family and church about race 

53:20 Our differences are divine reflections of God 

57:50 Why we need to stop making the bible an idol and demonizing difference  

1:08:55 How spirituality and sexuality are related 

1:12:00 At our most fundamental level we are waves of love   


For more info on Coach Yeamah:  Website: www.yeamah.com 

Read the podcast blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-challenging-conversations-and-an-open-mindset-boost-mental-brain-health-tips-on-how-to-have-difficult-conversations-correctly-and-effectively


 

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Jun 14, 2020
How to Deal with Loss & Grief & How Unresolved Grief Could be Causing Anxiety Problems + Tips on How to Help Your Children Deal with Loss & Grief with Grief Expert & Therapist Claire Bidwell Smith
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The world is in mourning. We have lost friends, family, jobs, finances and our sense of normality to COVID-19. We are coming face to face with the pervasive effects of systematic racism in our society, and its terrible human toll. 2020 has not been “our year”...or perhaps it has, but just not in the way we expected it?  In this episode I spoke to grief expert and therapist Claire Bidwell Smith about how grief is a process that helps us face and deal with loss, how this will look different for everyone, how unresolved grief can cause anxiety and affect our mental health, how to help our children deal with grief and loss, and how grief is a normal part of life and integral to the healing process. We also discus how to deal with the loss of a job, a routine, financial security and more!


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Podcast Highlights 

2:13 How losing her parents to cancer motivated Claire to help others deal with grief 

7:00 What is grief, and is it a progression? 

9:30 Why even kids experience grief, and how to help your children deal with grief 

13:15 What advice should you give to a loved one who is grieving, and how do you deal with grieving in isolation? 1

6:10 Grief and anxiety: how are they related? 

20:15, 44:31 How anxiety is inextricably slinked to grief, and how to deal with both 

40:00 How do you deal with the guilt that often comes with remarriage? 

47:00 How do we deal with the COVID-19 transition period?

48:33 What is Claire struggling with right now, and how is she dealing with the COVID-19 crisis?   


For more info on Claire and to get her book visit: https://clairebidwellsmith.com  

Read the full blog and show notes here:   https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-deal-with-loss-grief-how-unresolved-grief-could-be-causing-anxiety-problems-tips-on-how-to-help-your-children-deal-with-loss-grief-with-grief-expert-therapist-claire-bidwell-smith     


Additional Resources:  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all  

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)     

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-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  


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Jun 11, 2020
CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf (Trailer)
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Jun 08, 2020
Mental Health, Motherhood, & Racism + how our education system is racist & what we can do about it
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Being a mother, woman and professional can be challenging, but this is even more so if you are a mother, woman, professional and a person of color. In this podcast, I speak to my good friend LaTanya Coleman-Carter about being a black female professional from the South, why we need to listen to people of color's experiences, the importance of learning about racism and white privilege, why our educational system needs to change, hood feminism, the "talk" black parents have to give their children, why we need to have diversity in the workplace, how to talk to your children about race and so much more.     

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Podcast Time Stamps  

2:16 LaTanya’s love of mathematics, the power of education and working as a black professional in the United States   

3:46 Why LaTanya doesn’t want to write, she wants to riot   

8:19 Why we should all be uncomfortable right now   

9:00 Why you need to listen to your black friends   

12:00 What is white privilege, and why it is so important to acknowledge it  

17:30 Why we have to be okay with being uncomfortable  

19:00 Why we need to see color  

25:10 The need for diversity in the workplace  

25:35 Why we need to start small and recognize those bias we have in ourselves, and why small injustices are not small  

30:30 How racism can become ingrained in our brains and be passed through the generations  

31:18 How the education system teaches kids to be racist, and how we can change this  

38:00 When we start talking about it, we can start changing it  

49:40 Why are black women’s opinions dismissed so quickly, and how the feminist movement failed black women   55:00 Why you need to be an ally and use your white privilege   

59:05 How racism causes brain damage   


LaTanya is also and amazing math tutor and offers online coaching! For more info and to book a session visit: https://www.theamath.com   

And follow her on Twitter: @HeyMrsCarter_   

Read her blog on this topic 


Recommended additional reading and resources:   

Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot

13 Books to Educate Yourself on Antiracism, According to Black Women

Hood Feminism Blog

Women, Race, & Class

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower



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Jun 07, 2020
How to begin unwiring racism from our brains and society: a conversation with my two African American sons-in-law
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Racial prejudice doesn't just hurt the person who is victimized by it, it also impacts the person who inflicts the pain, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Toxic, biased mindsets are real things: they are built into the structures of brain, affecting how we see and interact with the world, which can affect our mental and physical health. Thankfully, we can rewire these mindsets and start changing the way we live, and the way we participate in society. But that's only if we are willing to put in the work to do so.

Unwiring prejudice and racial bias from our brains and societies begins with deep, honest conversations, and I hope that this discussion with my two wonderful sons-in-law will impact you as much as it did me.  In this episode we discuss what it is like to be a black man in America, why we are talking about black lives matter and what does it really mean, police brutality and what we can do to change the system, how racism affects our mental health, dealing with trauma, what is going on with the current protests, what is privilege, racism in the church, how to empathize with people whose experiences are different to ours, and some things we can start doing now to end systematic racial bias and its effects.  I hope you will watch or listen with an open mind and an open heart. We are not trying to deny anyone's experiences, judge anyone or silence anyone. We are just trying to focus on what we can do to change something that has gone on way too long, at too great a cost.  

Read Jay's blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/can-i-switch-off-my-brain-being-black-in-america-is-tiring-even-during-a-pandemic?_ke=  

Read Eli's blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-money-fuels-police-brutality-against-people-of-color-and-how-we-can-fight-back?_ke=  

Read a personal letter from me here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-personal-letter-from-me?_ke=  Additional stories and blogs worth reading: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news


Where you can donate today:  

-Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/?_ke 

-Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/?_ke= 

-George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd?_ke= 

-Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/?_ke= 

-Reclaim the Block: https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home?_ke= 

--NAACP: https://www.naacp.org 


Additional mental health resources and counseling options: 

- Free therapy for communities of color Text NOSTIGMA to 707070 

 -BetterHelp online therapy: https://trybetterhelp.com/drleaf -Inclusive Therapists: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/?_ke=

 -Alyssa Marie Wellness: https://www.alyssamariewellness.com/?_ke= 

-Full Circle Therapy Services: https://www.fullcircletherapyservices.com

 -Crisis text hotline: Text SHARE to 741741 for free, fast, and confidential crisis counseling

-Melanin And Mental Health: -https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/?_ke


Additional reading materials:  

-https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html 

-https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jun/03/do-the-work-an-anti-racist-reading-list-layla-f-saad

Helpful podcasts to listen to: https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/g32732684/anti-racism-podcasts/


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Jun 04, 2020
How to Set Boundaries During Quarantine with Dr. Henry Cloud + How to Deal with the Guilt that May Come from Setting Boundaries
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 Right now, we are all dealing with a lot. The world is topsy-turvy, and life just seems so…out of whack. But what do you do if you are dealing with all this, and you are stick at home or in quarantine with someone who drives you nuts at the best of times? In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak with bestselling author, speaker and clinical psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud about setting boundaries during quarantine, dealing with difficult people during the COVID-19 crisis, how to help others without enabling them and how not to feel guilty for saying no.     


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Podcast Time Stamps 

-2:50 Dr. Cloud’s work as a clinical psychologist 

-7:00 Time and space as natural boundaries, and how to enforce these during quarantine

-11:30 Why ‘no’ is a complete sentence, and why you don’t need to justify your boundaries with people that push the limits 18:00 How love builds up a protective barrier around your mind 

-31:15 How to stand firm and take ownership of your own fear and actions when faced with a difficult person   


Read the full podcast blog and transcript here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-set-boundaries-during-quarantine-and-the-current-crisis-with-dr-henry-cloud-how-to-deal-with-the-guilt-that-may-come-from-setting-boundaries


For more info on Dr. Henry Cloud and to get his books visit: https://www.drcloud.com  


Additional Resources:  

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)     


Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! 

 -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/ 

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-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf   



 If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

May 31, 2020
Interview with Dr. Daniel Amen on ending bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression + his top tips for keeping your brain young and healthy!
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Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 (only available at this time for U.S numbers) Episode description:  Mental health is a hot topic these days, especially considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the enforced social separation and isolation many of us have experienced over the past several months. Even though things are starting to open in many places, we all are facing a world which is dramatically different to the one we knew before the pandemic—so many things are uncertain, which only exacerbates our collective mental distress. Thankfully, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with world-renowned psychiatrist, brain specialist and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen, there are ways we can take our mental and brain health into our own hands! The human brain is remarkably resilient: over time we can heal our minds and find freedom, purpose and renewal in an imperfect world. Special offers from our sponsors:  -Ritual (my favorite multivitamins): To get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins see: https://ritual.com/drleaf   -BetterHelp (the best online counseling app): To get 10% off ​BetterHelp counseling during your first month see: https://trybetterhelp.com/drleaf   -SEED (my favorite probiotic!): Visit https://seed.com and use code MENTALMESS for 15% off your first month of the Daily Synbiotic Podcast Time Stamps  -3:06 How the Vietnam War inspire Dr. Amen’s love for medicine  -7:30 ADHD: a story of how one boy overcame his symptoms, and how psychiatry has changed over human history  -17:25 Why we need to start changing the current mental health narrative  -24:43 What to do to have a healthy brain and love your life  -38:10 Why you need to spend time building your brain every day  -40:11 Head trauma, brain injuries and mental health  -46:27 The best habit for a healthy brain Read the full blog and transcript here:    For more info on Dr. Amen and to get his books visit: https://www.amenclinics.com/ Additional Resources:   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!) Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!
May 28, 2020
How to test your stress levels using your urine pH + how to heal hormonal imbalances that may be making you moody and anxious (with Dr. Anna Cabeca OB-GYN and hormone expert)
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We all know that our hormones are important, but did you know that they can impact our mood and mental health as well? In this podcast, I spoke to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an OB-GYN, bestselling author and hormone expert, about the neuroendocrine system, how our hormones affect our mood and mental wellbeing, how the keto diet boosts brain energy and can help us lose weight and what our urine says about our stress levels. 

 

Dr. Anna’s desire to help others was inspired by her own life story. After the traumatic death of her young son, Anna’s health started declining as she went through PTSD-induced early menopause. Even though she was a highly-qualified doctor who trained at one of the best schools in the country, she was at a loss: nothing was working, so she went around the world looking for answers. 

 

During her healing journey, Dr. Anna began to realize the importance of lifestyle choices and habits, and the impact they have on our hormonal health and mental and physical wellbeing. She recognized the importance of a holistic mind and body approach to health, and now teaches others how they too can heal and live their best lives!

 

This podcast was made possible by our sponsor Kettle & Fire- my all time favorite bone broth company! To get 15% off your Kettle & Fire bone broth order see: Kettleandfire.com/drleaf or use code DRLEAF at checkout. 

 

 

 

Podcast Time Stamps

4:20 Why Dr. Anna has always loved medicine, and how her own struggles inspired her to help others

8:20 The Hormone Fix, and how to deal with negative effects of perimenopause and menopause

13:31 Hormones and mental health: how are they connected and what you can do about it

20:09 Cortisol: the good, the bad and the ugly

22:01 Insulin resistance, hormonal imbalance and weight gain

32:22 What your urine pH says about your stress levels   

36:07 What are bioidentical hormones and why are they important?

42:20 Is the keto diet good for our hormones?

 

Read the full show blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/is-a-hormonal-imbalance-making-you-moody-anxious-and-overweight-the-hormonal-problem-and-solution-with-dr-anna-cabeca-ob-gyn-and-hormone-expert

 

 

For more info on Dr. Anna and to get her books visit: https://drannacabeca.com

 

 

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-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 5/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

May 24, 2020
How to Protect Your Mental Health When Fighting Injustices and Standing Up Against the “Boy’s Club” + Tips on How to Deal with the Loss of a Tribe and Stability with Jen Hatmaker
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Fighting injustice and fighting for what you believe often sounds exciting, but it can come at a great cost. Yet the cost of being inauthentic, of denying who you are and what you believe in, is often greater, and can keep you in bondage, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with speaker, NY Times best-selling author and top podcast host Jen Hatmaker. As Jen discusses in her amazing new book Fierce, Free and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Gloriously You, even though standing up for what you believe is right and embracing who you are and what you want in life can be challenging, the struggle is worth it. On the other side you will find beauty, fulfillment and true freedom.

 

 

This week's podcast is made possible by our sponsor BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company)! BiOptimizers is giving away a FREE bottle of their patented proteolytic probiotic P3-OM until the end of this month. Go to www.p3om.com/leaffree. You will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. This is limited to one per household and this offer is only available at www.p3om.com/leaffree!

 

 

Podcast Time Stamps:

3:40 Why Jen believes women need to be free, and why we need to get over the “angry feminist” caricature

7:50 It is on us as women to say NO: we need to believe that we have agency and authority over our own lives

12:50 Why the patriarchy does a deep disservice to every man

13:50 How to discover the real you, and how this will help you find freedom!

17:28 How to deal with fear, pain and shame

23:00 Why you will know when you are not okay, and how you will feel your lack of peace in your body, in your mind, and in your life

26:29 We don’t need to be afraid of the truth, even hard truths

28:50 Jen’s story, and why belonging, success, and authority were not enough

31:39 How Jen dealt with the backlash, and why freedom is its own reward

36:38 How to be fierce, free and full of fire

 

For more info on Jen and to get her amazing new book visit: https://jenhatmaker.com

 

Read the show blog and transcript: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-protect-your-mental-health-when-fighting-injustices-and-standing-up-against-the-boy-s-club-tips-on-how-to-deal-with-the-loss-of-a-tribe-and-stability-with-jen-hatmaker

 

 

 

Additional Resources:

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

May 21, 2020
How to Learn Faster, Memorize Anything, and Upgrade Your Brain to Become Limitless with Top Brain Coach Jim Kwik
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Learning can be challenging, but did you know it can also be fun and empowering, taking you places you have never been before and helping you achieve your goals and dreams? In this podcast, I spoke with master brain coach, top podcast host and NY Times bestselling author Jim Kwik about how learning how to learn is one of the best things we can do for our mental and brain health, why our ability to use knowledge is our superpower, and how the brain is truly limitless, allowing us to be as intelligent as we want to be!

 

As a child, Jim suffered from several traumatic brain injuries, when affected his ability to perform in school. Eventually, his desperation led to his inspiration: Jim set out to understand how the brain and memory work, and how to learn how to learn. As he notes, this is something that is not often taught in schools, where we are given lots of knowledge to learn, but are not taught how to make the most of this knowledge. Indeed, many of us incorrectly assume that intelligence is something that we are either born with or not, that it is a “fixed” thing, and that is why some people do well and others fail. 

 

Yet, as Jim has shown in his own life, which he describes in his incredible book Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life, he went from being the “boy with the broken brain” to a world-renowned memory champion and brain coach who has developed a reliable and scientifically sound set of tools to enhance memory formation and learning. He now teaches his techniques to others with astonishing results, and is an in-demand speaker, a brain coach for celebrities and CEOs, the head of a large online learning program, and the host of a podcast with tens of millions of listeners!

 

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-Thrive Market (the best site for healthy, organic and affordable groceries and beauty products!): Join today and you’ll get up to twenty dollars in shopping credit toward your first order at thrivemarket.com/drleaf

 

 

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Podcast Time Stamps

2:48 How Jim’s inspiration was his desperation, and what he did to overcome his traumatic brain injuries 

12:00 Why intelligence is not fixed

16:00 The 7 main lies we believe about the brain, and how to overcome them 

24:32 The question is not how smart you are, but how are you smart?

28:10 Why our mistakes are not our failures

36:00 Genius is built, not born, and why intelligence takes hard work, determination and practice

39:00 The power of mindsets, motivation and methods, and how they can make you limitless

59:04 The fun ancient Greek memorization technique that can help you remember anything!

 

Read the show blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-learn-faster-memorize-anything-and-upgrade-your-brain-to-become-limitless-with-top-brain-coach-jim-kwik

 

 

For more info on Jim and to get his book visit: LimitlessBook.com

 

And follow Jim on social media: @JimKwik and FB is @JimKwikOfficial 

 

 

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May 17, 2020
How Fiber Can Improve Your Mental and Brain Health + Tips on Boosting Gut Health and Overcoming Food Sensitivities with GI Specialist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
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We all know fiber is good for us, but did you also know that it can help with your mental health? In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak with GI specialist and epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz about how a high-fiber diet can help boost mental and brain health, heal food sensitivities and reduce inflammation in the brain and body!

 

In his amazing new book, Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome, Dr. B notes how even though he was very successful as a medical doctor, his processed food diet was making him miserable, tired and anxious. When he met his wife, he began to understand how real, healthy whole foods could transform his life, which led him on the path he is on today: meeting people where they are in their journey and helping them live their best and healthiest lives. As Dr. B points out, although the current healthcare system is really good at treating acute illnesses, it falls short when it comes to preventative medicine and chronic health issues.

 

Indeed, as a medical doctor with multiple qualifications, he was taught little about the impact lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise could impact our mental and physical health! Thankfully, times are changing, especially as more and more research is being published on the importance of our lifestyle choices. We now know that pills and procedures are not everything; around 20% of diseases are genetic, which means 80% are related to our diet and lifestyle. This is great news! It means that our health is largely in our hands, which very empowering.

 

 

Podcast Time Stamps:

6:25 What transformed Dr. B’s life, and why he loves helping people regain their health and live their best life

18:02 What is the difference between disease prevention and disease management?

24:29 The gut-brain connection, and why your gut should be your brain’s best friend

30:22 The gut is an endocrine organ, as much as the ovaries and testes are

30:50 The gut produces post-biotics, which happens when you combine prebiotics and probiotics

37:00 What is the one golden rule when it comes to eating?

43:50 Is meat okay to eat?

48:22 Food sensitivities and what you can do about them

55:00 How fiber-rich diets can prevent heart disease

57:20 Why diet is not everything

1:00:00 Current health trends to be excited about and health trends to avoid

1:02:02 What if you live in a food desert?

 

 

For more info on Dr. Will and to get his new book visit: https://theplantfedgut.com

 

 

And follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theguthealthmd/

 

Read the full episode blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-fiber-can-improve-your-mental-and-brain-health-tips-on-boosting-gut-health-and-overcoming-food-sensitivities-with-gi-specialist-dr-will-bulsiewicz

 

 

 

 

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May 14, 2020
Why Depression, Anxiety, and Alzheimer’s are More Common in Women + How to Protect Women’s Brains from Aging and Disease with Dr. Lisa Mosconi
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Science is science, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case, especially when it comes to women’s health. Our understanding of the human brain and body has been clouded by years of gender bias—for decades many scientists and doctors have assumed that men and women are really the same, except for the bits and bobs that can be covered by a bikini. Yet, as this podcast guest and renowned researcher Dr. Lisa Mosconi points out, this kind of “bikini science” has dramatic implications for women’s mental and physical health that go beyond our reproductive organs, affecting every part of the brain and body. 

 

Dr. Lisa Mosconi, PhD, is the Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative and Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where she serves as an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, and at the Department of Nutrition at NYU Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Public Health. Dr. Mosconi holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine, and is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner.

Her expertise lies in examining the way gender impacts the health of the brain and body, and in overcoming the massive gender gap in the world of medicine. As she describes in her amazing book, The XX Brainsince the time of Darwin there was a long-held assumption that women’s brains are inferior because they are smaller, but women are generally smaller than men, which was not taken into account for decades, and still persists subconsciously in many areas of medicine and neuroscience.

 

Podcast Time Stamps

3:10 Why Lisa wanted to be a scientist and study the human mind and brain

9:22 Why Alzheimer’s is not just a result of genetic mutations and old age

12:12 The difference between early onset and late onset dementia

14:56 Why you should be careful of taking genetic tests like 23 & me

21:26 Why most research is done on men and the disaster at the heart of medicine

32:54 The communication between the female brain and the female reproductive system, and why our hormones are crucial for brain health

40:11 The brain in middle-aged women, and how menopause can contribute to cognitive decline

47:25 How you as a woman can take back your health and prevent memory loss!

59:00 How chronic stress impacts our hormones and brain health

1:07:25 The power of the X gene, and why women have more genes than men

 

For more info on Dr. Lisa Mosconi and to get her book visit: https://www.lisamosconi.com

 

Read the show blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-is-depression-anxiety-and-alzheimer-s-more-common-in-women-how-to-protect-women-s-brains-from-aging-and-disease-with-dr-lisa-mosconi

 

 

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May 10, 2020
How to Heal From Trauma, Signs of Secondary Trauma, and How EMDR can Help with Trauma Recovery and PTSD with Therapist and Trauma Expert Alyssa Mancao
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For many of us, trauma is something with a capital “T”, a big event or situation, such as a car accident or pandemic, that impacts us in dramatic and unforeseen ways. Yet, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with licensed clinical social worker and therapist Alyssa Mancao, trauma with a lowercase “t” is something many people have to deal with on a daily basis. This kind of trauma, institutional or otherwise, is often normalised and suppressed, which can have a lasting impact on someone’s mental and physical health, compelling them to fight for survival in the face of persistent stressors in their environment. 

Thankfully, as Alyssa has seen in her social work and her private practice, many people, given the right help, can and do recover from trauma and learn how to reconnect to themselves and their communities in deep and meaningful ways. How? Alyssa focuses on bringing back the human element in therapy, going beyond evidence-based practices and focusing on the individual’s unique story and experiences. She recognizes that many of the people she works with are dealing with little traumas like bullying and failed relationships on a daily basis, and that their mental and physical symptoms are a function of survival. 

 

Podcast Time Stamps

4:15 How Alyssa’s clients gave her hope, and the power of human resilience 

5:46 What Alyssa thinks about evidence-based therapy and why she started her own therapy practice

9:33 The difference between little traumas and big Trauma

14:41 What is EMDR therapy and can it help you?

25:33 What is the “inner child” and how do you heal childhood wounds?

33:29 Should we forgive those who have hurt us?

36:15 Why being told you are a sinner is bad for your mental health

37:48 The difference between shame and guilt, and how to overcome them

41:55 When is it time to end a friendship?

49:00 You have everything you need in you to heal yourself!

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-heal-from-trauma-signs-of-secondary-trauma-and-how-emdr-can-help-with-trauma-recovery-and-ptsd-with-therapist-and-trauma-expert-alyssa-mancao

 

For more info on Alyssa and to contact here visit her website: www.alyssamariewellness.com

 

And follow her on social media: 
 
 
 
 
 
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May 07, 2020
How the Fungi in Your Gut Can Affect Your Mental Health + Simple Tips on How to Heal Your Gut Microbiome with Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum
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We know that our gut affects our mental health, but did you know that the fungi in our gut is especially important when it comes to our mental and physical wellbeing? In this podcast, I discuss how to identify fungal issues in the gut, how gut fungi can affect our mood and mental health, and simple changes we can all make to heal the gut microbiome with Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum. 

Dr. Mahmoud Ghannoum is one of the world’s leading microbiome researchers and the scientist who named the mycobiome, our body’s fungal community. He lectures at many institutions globally, including the National Institutes of Health, on the microbiome and his breakthrough research on probiotics. He’s published over 400 papers on his research and has been cited over 20,000 times by other scientists! 

 

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Podcast Time Stamps

4:30 How Dr. Ghannoum became the first scientist to name the mycobiome, our body’s fungal community

5:48 The difference between the gut microbiome and the mycobiome

9:00 Why we shouldn’t be afraid of fungus!

11:20 The gut is a mini-world: there are bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, and so much more living in our tummies, which is what we need to take a big-picture approach to gut health

12:07 How is fungi different to bacteria?

19:19 How the fungi in our gut can affect our mental health and contribute to neurological diseases like autism 

25:05 The gut-brain axis 

31:21 What measures we can take to heal the mycobiome and the gut-brain connection

34:40 How do you know if you have a gut imbalance?  

39:30 Why we need to change our lifestyle, not just our diet!

42:15 Why moderation is the most important way to eat food

45:18 How the mycobiome diet is different to other diets  

51:32 Should we be taking prebiotics and probiotics?

54:27 Medications that affect our microbiome

56:42 Current health and wellness trends

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-the-fungi-in-your-gut-can-affect-your-mental-health-simple-tips-on-how-to-heal-your-gut-microbiome-with-dr-ghannoum

 

 

For more info on Dr. Ghannoum and to get his book visit: https://drmicrobiome.com/

Follow him on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/dr.microbiome/

 

 

 

 

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May 03, 2020
How to take back control of your genes AND the secrets to aging in reverse with Harvard geneticist David Sinclair, Ph.D
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Harvard professor David Sinclair believes that not only can we slow aging down, we can actually reverse it. In this episode, David Sinclair explains the three levels of aging, and what can be done on each level. He describes the lifestyle changes that slow aging down, the drug treatments that begin to stop aging, and experimental new procedures that may actually reverse aging once they are fully developed.

David, who has spent decades researching longevity and ageing notes how 80% of how we age is up to us. Although many of us view ageing means a decline in function over time leading to disease and death, we don’t just have to accept that as we get old we will get sick! 

 

Podcast Time Stamps

1:50 Why David does what he does 

3:54 Is aging a disease? And what can we do about this?

8:13 Why 80% of health in old age is up to you

10:13 How we can change our epigenome

23:07 How David’s father uses his son’s research

26:00 The current pandemic

36:20 Covid-19 treatments​

39:20: How David overcame major life setbacks​ like rejection and homelessness! 

 

To connect with David and get his book visit: https://lifespanbook.com/

Read the episode blog and show notes: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-influence-and-control-your-genetic-expression-why-we-age-and-how-to-reverse-the-process-interview-with-harvard-researcher-david-sinclair

 

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Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)    

 

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Apr 30, 2020
Interview with John Maxwell on the neuroscience of leadership + tips on how to lead during a crisis, and why we need to fail more
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Yes, we are in the midst of a global crisis. For many people, life is incredibly challenging right now. It is easy to lose hope, and fear what will happen in the future. But did you know that you can also use this time to grow as a person, learn how to make the most of living in the moment and discover the opportunities that present themselves? 

It is often the case in life that something good is birthed out of something bad. Crises can be watershed moments, compelling us to get out of our comfort zone, teaching us to embrace our fears and helping us make the most of living in the moment, as I discuss in this podcast with leadership expert and best-selling author John Maxwell. Even though events like the current COVID-19 pandemic can disrupt our schedules and plans, we can still find clarity in the present, and make the most of the only time we know we have: right now. 

 

Podcast Time Stamps

7:29 Why leaders have to lead differently in times of crisis

9:00 The power of living in the moment 

14:10 The scientific value of living in the moment

16:30 If we prepare today, we don’t have to repair tomorrow

21:00 How to use fear to your advantage 

29:22 The cycle of success

42:29 Uncertainty as an opportunity 

46:30 The secret power of creativity

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/interview-with-john-maxwell-on-the-neuroscience-of-leadership-tips-on-how-to-lead-during-a-crisis-and-why-we-need-to-fail-more

 

Fore more info on John and to get his books visit: www.johnmaxwell.com

www.johnmaxwellleadershippodcast.com

 

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johncmaxwell – Instagram

JohnCMaxwell – Facebook

 

 

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Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  

 

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Apr 26, 2020
How to deal with productivity anxiety during the pandemic + Tips on how to get more things done in less time with productivity expert David Allen
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I am sure you have seen the joke floating around social media about “finishing” Netflix. Truth is, many people suddenly have a lot more time on their hands, and are not quite sure what to do or how to make their most of their self-quarantine. While I am not supportive of making this pandemic a productivity contest, I do believe there are ways we can use our timely wisely which will help reduce anxiety and stress! It's vital to remember that productivity does not determine your worth BUT it is helpful to know how to do productivity well so it becomes a good habit. 

In this podcast, I talk about how to make staying at home more productive, how to get more things done in less time, and how to organize your commitments and make the most of your life with world-renown productivity expert David Allen.  

This episode was recorded before the crisis and quarantine but the lessons and tips are so relevant for now. 

Podcast Time Stamps

2:38 How David stays on top of his game

6:15 What is the greatest barrier to productivity?

8:45 How to get things done

16:30 How to stop being a victim

19:00 The most productive people are the people with the “emptiest” heads. 

20:25 The Truth About Procrastination

24:41 How to be more creative and innovative

26:16 5 steps to getting things done 

29:00 How do we balance our schedules?

38:00 Capture those ideas!

40:05 Why we need to chill 

 

For more info on David visit his website: www.gettingthingsdone.com

And follow him on social media: 

Twitter: gtdguy
Instagram: dallen45

 

Read the full blog on this episode: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-hack-your-mind-to-be-more-productive-during-quarantine-tips-on-how-to-get-more-things-done-in-less-time-with-productivity-expert-david-allen

 

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-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

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-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  

 

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Apr 23, 2020
What do do when neither outside nor home is safe during the pandemic + tips on navigating difficult & strained relationships during quarantine with therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab
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Relationships can be challenging at the best of times, but what do you do when you are stuck in self-quarantine with a difficult person? How do you set boundaries and deal with challenging roommates, partners or family members? In this podcast, I talk about what we can do if it is not safe to go outdoors or stay inside, how to set firm boundaries during this period of self-quarantine and how to navigate difficult relationships with relationship therapist and clinical social worker Nedra Tawwab. 

 

Podcast Time Stamps

1:50 Why Nedra loves helps helping people create healthy relationships

2:32 What happens if there is a toxic environment at home?

3:50 If you are uncomfortable at home, set boundaries! 

5:33 What do you do if your relationship was in trouble before the crisis? 

7:00 How to handle emotional or verbal abuse?

10:55 Triggers are indicators that boundaries need to be put in place. 

15:18 What if the people you live with don’t respect boundaries?

16:52 Living with someone who doesn’t respect the quarantine

19:26 What if your home is not safe?

20:35 What if you feel isolated and lonely?

23:39 Advice for parents at home

27:05 What to do if you are feeling hopeless or depressed?

31:05 Harry, Meghan and finding freedom from your family 

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-to-do-when-neither-outside-or-inside-the-home-is-safe-during-the-covid-19-crisis-span-tips-on-setting-boundaries-during-quarantine-and-how-to-navigate-difficult-relationships-with-therapist-nedra-tawwab-span

 

 

For more info on Nedra visit her website here: www.nedratawwab.com

And follow her on instagram here: @nedratawwab

 

 

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Additional resources:

 

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

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-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Apr 19, 2020
Interview with "Iceman" Wim Hof on How to Train Your Mind to Overcome Any Challenge + The Amazing Benefits of Cold Showers & How to Use Your Breathe to Reduce Anxiety and Stress
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It is widely understood that the mind-body connection is important, but did you know that it has the power to change your life? In this podcast (one of my personal favorites!) I speak to the incredible “Iceman” Wim Hof about the incredible capacity we all have to control our thinking and change our biology, overcome toxic stress and stay strong amidst major crises like the current pandemic. 

 

Wim Hof got his nickname by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure. His feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes!  Having embraced the majestic force of nature, Wim became convinced that everyone can tap into this potential without having to invest the same decades worth of study, travel and daring, so he developed the Wim Hof Method: a natural path to an optimal state of body and mind. 

 

Podcast Highlights & Time Stamps

6:20 Why we are easily overcome with fear and stress

9:10 Why we have got so lazy with our thinking. 

10:13 Wim’s incredible story

16:00 We can make our brains bodies happier, healthier and stronger through our mind.  

20:30 How did Wim Hof develop his method?

24:31 Tips to deal with crises like COVID-19 2

7:45 What is the Wim Hof method?

46:34 Finding peace in the eye of the storm

50:00 How to heal a broken heart 

55:00 The “super brain” study 

1:05:00 The power of mind management 

1:11:25 Nature or nurture?

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/interview-with-wim-hof-on-how-to-train-your-mind-to-overcome-any-challenge-the-amazing-benefits-of-cold-showers-amp-how-to-use-your-breathe-to-reduce-anxiety-and-stress

 

 

Wim's website: www.wimhofmethod.com

 

Get access to Wim's Fundamental Course at a discount here: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/elearning/fundamentals

 

The Science of Wim Hof method: www.wimhofmethod.com/science 

 

 

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Additional Resources:

 

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  

 

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  

 

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Apr 16, 2020
Episode #150: How Perfectionism Can Lead to Depression and Anxiety + Tips on How to Stop the Toxic Perfectionism Cycle (Interview with Psychologist Dr. Margaret Rutherford)
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We all know we should try our best and strive for excellence in everything we do, but what happens when this desire to do well turns toxic? In this podcast, I speak to clinical psychologist Dr. Margaret Rutherford about how perfectionism can be another manifestation of depression, what to do when our desire to succeed becomes destructive, why we need to learn, rather than fear, our failures and useful techniques to overcome perfectionist tendencies.

In her new book, Perfectly-Hidden Depression, Margaret notes how many perfectionists often don’t acknowledge or know that they are depressed, or that their desire to succeed in every area of their lives is a coping strategy to deal with past hurts and trauma. Many do not have what are considered “normal” traits of depression, that is feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Indeed, in a number of cases they do not know how to express uncomfortable or painful feelings and emotions, and tend to talk about what they have gone through in a very detached way.

This type of perfectionism is different from striving for excellence, which is more process-orientated and encourages you to learn from your mistakes. Perfectly-hidden depression, on the other hand, is fueled by fear and shame. Toxic perfectionism tends to be goal-orientated, and sees failure as a sign of worthlessness, which puts intense pressure on someone’s performance, compelling them to constantly do better and hide their mistakes.

Read the full episode blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-perfectionism-can-lead-to-depression-and-anxiety-tips-on-how-to-stop-the-toxic-perfectionism-cycle-interview-with-psychologist-dr-margaret-rutherford

 

 Podcast Highlights:

1:58 What is perfectly hidden depression?

7:25 The role of the therapist is not to fix people

10:49 What is perfectionism?

17:34, 27:20 Ten main traits of perfectly-hidden depression

19:36: How is this different from other forms of depression

38:00 The first step to healing is acknowledging that there is a problem 

42:01 Tips and techniques to deal with perfectionism

40:05 Helping child or teen battling with perfectly-hidden depression  

52:10 Social media and perfectionism 

 

For more info on Dr. Margaret and to get her book visit: https://drmargaretrutherford.com

 

Listen to her amazing podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/selfwork-dr-margaret-rutherford-self-help-mental-health/id1166015598

 

 

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Additional Resources:

 

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

 

 

Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D

Apr 12, 2020
Episode #149: Interview with Dan Buettner on critical life lessons from the world's healthiest, happiest, and oldest communities + How to Exercise, Eat, and Manage Your Mind to Increase Longevity
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Life expectancy and living well seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, but did you know that around 85% of our longevity is based on our lifestyle choices and environment? In this week’s blog and podcast, I spoke with NYT Bestselling author, explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer Dan Buettner about the world’s healthiest and longest living communities (known as the blue zones), the power of purpose, how healthy eating is affordable and how you too can live to be a 100!

 

Podcast Highlights & Time Stamps

-3:17 What are the blue zones?

-4:45 How does a blue zone diet help with mental health?

-5:50 The most common denominators of longevity

-9:00 What’s wrong with the self-help industry?

-13:20 How to make the healthiest decision the easiest decision

-14:14 The power of purpose

-17:14 The power of downshifting

-20:57 Why there is no magic bullet that will help you live longer

-24:20 Is eating healthy really more expensive?

-28:08 How to turn your city into a blue zone

 

Podcast transcript and blog:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/critical-life-lessons-from-the-world-s-healthiest-and-longest-living-communities-tips-on-how-to-exercise-eat-and-manage-your-mind-to-boost-your-immune-system-and-live-a-long-amp-healthy-life-with-dan-buettner

 

 

-For more info on Dan and the Blue Zones visit: https://www.bluezones.com

 

-And follow him on social media: @bluezones

 

-Order his new book The Blue Zone Kitchen :https://www.bluezones.com/blue-zones-kitchen

 

 

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Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D

 

 

Additional resources:

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

 

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Apr 09, 2020
Episode #148: How to Deal with the Pain of Uncertainty and Insecurity During the Current Crisis + More Tips and Mental Health Strategies to Help You Find Peace During the Pandemic
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In this podcast I answer some of the questions you have sent in regarding handling COVID-19 anxiety, and coping with social distancing and staying at home. I want to try to help you as much as I can, giving you tools to help you manage your mind in this crisis and stay strong, mentally and physically.

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-deal-with-the-pain-of-uncertainty-and-insecurity-during-the-current-crisis-more-tips-and-mental-health-strategies-to-help-you-find-peace-during-the-pandemic

 

Podcast Time Highlights:

02:26 How to talk to your children about the current crisis

08:37 How to handle angry outbreaks from your children

14:23 What if you know someone who has COVID-19?

20:26 How do I deal with social distancing and loneliness?

28:00 How do you not let anxiety ruin your sleep?

32:00 What if you feel guilty leaving your child in care while you work?

34:52 What to do if you are struggling to concentrate or sleep

38:17 How to speak to a teenager or young adult about the current crisis?

41:04 How do you deal with constant change?

45:06 How do you deal with “should have” or “could have” thoughts during the pandemic?

47:48 How can you manage fear of the virus?

51:00 How to not let your anxiety get the better of you

52:22 How to deal with rude neighbors

53:10 How do you manage a severe fight/flight response?

56:30 How do you handle feeling out of control?

 

 

Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D

 

Additional resources:

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 -

 

-Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

 

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-BiOptimizers P3OM: Get 10% off your order with code DRLEAF10. Just go to: https://www.p3om.com/leaf

 

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

 

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

 

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Apr 06, 2020
Episode #147: Why Everyone Should See a Therapist, How to Find One, and Options If Money and Location Is an Issue + Tips on how to deal with Racism with Therapist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford
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Therapy is something that many people are either ashamed about or joke about. Yet the need to speak to someone about what is going on in your life is neither shameful or funny. For many people, therapy is something that helps them deal with the vagaries of modern life, and may even be a matter of life or death.

In this episode I speak with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, world-renown speaker and host of the popular podcast Therapy for Black Girls on why we should all see someone, how to find the right therapist, how to get access if money and location is an issue, how to navigate the stigma of therapy, and more. Dr. Joy also shares some great tips on how to protect your mental health when faced with racism and discrimination. 

 

Podcast Time Stamps

-2:11 Why Dr. Joy chose therapy over teaching  

-5:30 Why many people fear therapy 

-12:02 Why therapy is about helping you, not helping the therapist 

-14:21 We are all “crazy” 

-16:04 How to find the perfect therapist 

-20:05 What if you can’t afford a therapist?

-21:31 Discrimination, racism and mental health 

-27:43, 33:45 Dealing with toxic environments

-31:57 Phobias 

-40:30 Rejection 

-44:00 Toxic energy and what to do about it

-49:00 Wellness trends to be careful of 

 

 

Read the full show blog and transcript:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-everyone-should-see-a-therapist-how-to-find-a-good-match-and-options-if-money-and-location-is-an-issue-tips-on-managing-your-mental-health-when-dealing-with-racism-and-discrimination-with-therapist-dr-joy-harden-bradford

 

 

For more info on Dr. Joy and to listen to her podcast visit: https://therapyforblackgirls.com

 

 

 

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-Blinkist (my favorite reading app): To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess

 

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Additional Resources:

 

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here ON SALE NOW! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription: https://theswitch.app

 

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Apr 02, 2020
Episode #146: Why Having a Vision for Your Business Can Save You Hours of Stress and Anxiety + Tips on How to Craft an Effective and Sustainable Vision with Businessman Michael Hyatt
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When it comes to success in life or business, we know we need to know what we want. But how do we go from a dream to real life? How does an aspiration become a success? In this podcast, I discuss the power of vision with best-selling author and successful businessman Michael Hyatt, and how vision precedes resources, directs alignment and execution, reduces unnecessary stress at work and at home, and leads to long-term success.

 

Podcast Time Highlights

2:18 How Michael became a leadership mentor

4:25 What is the difference between an opportunity and a distraction?

7:07 What do you do when you encounter resistance?

10:00 What is a vision script?

18:58 How to become a more effective leader

27:05 The hustle fallacy

31:19 How to create a vision script

37:00 Why you need to give yourself permission to rest

39:40 The value of play

45:00 Don’t let your work become your identity

47:55 Why vision is a process, not a statement

55:15 How to talk to a boss/manager about mental health

 

Read the blog and show transcript here:

 

For more info on Michael: http://michaelhyatt.com

 

To get Michael's new book: http://visiondrivenleader.com/drcaroline

 

And follow him on social media: @michaelhyatt #visiondrivenleader

 

 

Special offers from our sponsors:

 

-Ritual (my favorite multivitamins): To get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins see: https://ritual.com/drleaf

 

-Theragun (the best way to recover from muscle injuries and discomfort): To get 2 free attachments with your Theragun purchase see: https://theragun.com/leaf

 

 

Additional Resources:

 

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

Mar 31, 2020
Episode #145: COVID-19 Ultimate Guide: Truths, misinformation, symptoms, possible vaccines, why social distancing, and more with epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz
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In this episode I interview epidemiologist and GI specialist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz on all things Coronavirus. Dr. Will debunks misinformation, shares some helpful tips on how to protect yourself, what to do if you think you have the virus, how we should be handling the situation, how to boost your immune system, what's the deal on finding a vaccine, and so much more! 

Podcast Highlights:

-4:22 Why knowledge is power

-6:28 Where did this all begin?

-7:40 Why is COVID-19 spreading so fast?

-11:13 Why you can infect people even if you feel fine

-12:27 Why this is different to the 2003 SARS epidemic 

-13:23 What are the symptoms we need to look out for?

-14:48 Flattening the curve 

-16:30 Why social distancing is saving lives 

-17:11 Our hospitals do not have enough resources 

-19:43 Why are things so different in South Korea?

-24:10 Why we need to test, test, test!

-25:32 How is COVID-19 transmitted? 

-27:38 Why everyone is talking about hand washing 

-29:40 The best places to find information about COVID-19

-30:56 Should we all be using masks?

-32:52 Why we shouldn’t just rely on herd immunity

-34:54 How close are we to a vaccine?

-39:00 Why COVID-19 is not just like the flu 

-42:40 Why you should act as if you carry COVID-19 

-43:11 Why you can still get COVID-19 if you are young and don’t have a preexisting condition 

-45:50 Children can get sick too

-46:30 Possible treatments for COVID-19

-50:38 How do we test for the virus?

-52:00 If I think I have COVID-19, what should I do?

-54:02 If you are feeling unwell at home, what can you do?

-58:35 How to handle being quarantined at home with your family 

-58:43 Will this go away when the weather gets warmer?

-59:00 Advice to medical professionals working on the frontlines 

-1:00:32 How panic affects our immune system 

-1:02:10 How can you build your immune system?

-1:03:05 The importance of gut health for immunity

 

For more info on Dr. Will visit: https://theplantfedgut.com

 

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Mar 29, 2020
Episode #144: Parenting During the Pandemic + Tips on How to Help Your Children Deal with Changes in Routines, Missed Milestones, & Anxiety (Interview with Child Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg)
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Many people around the world are currently stuck at home, which can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Yet what happens if you have young children? What happens when the schools are closed, you have to work and everyone is at home, frustrated, scared and uncertain as to how long this situation will last? In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak to child psychologist, parenting coach, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again, founder of Little House Calls and mother of two young boys Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg on parenting during the pandemic, tips on how to help your children deal with changes in routines, missed milestones, anxiety and fear, and mental health strategies for parents. 

Podcast Time Highlights

-7:00 Why Rebecca loves children

-9:30 Why we need to be the grown-ups in the room

-11:18 How do we manage disrupted routines?

-12:35 Discipline in context 

-16:50 Should we still celebrate birthdays?

-19:33 Play, Play, Play

-22:35 How to keep your kids busy

-28:20 How to teach your children coping strategies 

-31:27 Should you answer coronavirus questions?

-35:00 Why it is okay to say you don’t know

-36:48 What to do when you need help too

-38:17 How to speak to your children about finances 

-42:42 How to protect your own mental health 

-46:00 Rupture and repair: why we all fail

-50:37 How to deal with regression and baby play

-53:39 How to help your teenager 

 

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Mar 26, 2020
Episode #143: Interview with Dr. David And Austin Perlmutter on Why We Make Poor Decisions + Tips to Overcome the Desire of Instant Gratification & Technology Addiction, and How to Clean Our Brains
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We are surrounded by information, and many of us know what we need to do to be healthier, so why don’t we do it? Why is there such a disconnect between information and implementation? Can we learn to make better decisions? In this week’s blog and podcast, I discuss why we often make poor choices with doctors David and Austin Perlmutter, and how we can overcome the curse of instant gratification and technology addiction, detox our brains and live happier lives.

Podcast Time Highlights

-5:19 What is mental hijacking?

-8:50 The disconnection syndrome

-11:40 Why is empathy so important?

-14:05 How do we take back control of our mind?

-20:40 How instant gratification damages the brain

-33:55 Inflammation and depressive thinking: is there a link?

-41:10 Narcissism and the plague of tribalism 

-54:25 How to work with family

-59:00 How to raise successful, smart and healthy children

-1:01:37 Current wellness trends: the good, the bad and the ugly

 

Read the full episode transcript and blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-make-poor-decisions-tips-to-overcome-the-curse-of-instant-gratification-technology-addiction-and-how-to-detox-our-brains-with-dr-david-and-austin-perlmutter

 

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Mar 24, 2020
Episode 142: Strategies to Manage Your Money and Reduce Financial Anxiety During This Crisis + Tips on How to Save, Budget, and Plan for a Recession and a Layoff with Chris Hogan
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Handling your finances can be challenging at the best of times, but what happens when you are in the midst of a pandemic? How do you keep your money safe when the world around you is in a state of flux? In this podcast, I speak with financial expert Chris Hogan on strategies to manage your finances and reduce money anxieties during this crisis, as well as helpful tips on how to save, budget, and plan for a recession or a layoff.

 

Podcast Time Highlights

-2:05 Is the economy being quarantined?

-2:32 The stock market is a living thing

-3:26 How to control the controllables

-4:08 Are the banks safe? -5:06 401Ks and the investment rollercoaster

-6:18 Why you shouldn’t have all your eggs in one basket

-6:41 What can we do if there is a recession?

-7:58 Why is everyone talking about interest rates?

-8:57 Is there any hope for small business owners?

-12:00 Debt is always a threat

-15:12 How can I support small business owners?

-16:14 What can you do if you have been laid off?

-19:57 How do you deal with market volatility?

-23:22 Should you refinance your mortgage?

-25:18 Who can you trust when it comes to financial advice?

 

Read the episode transcript and blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/strategies-to-manage-your-money-and-reduce-financial-anxiety-during-this-crisis-tips-on-how-to-save-budget-and-plan-for-a-recession-and-a-layoff

 

For more info on Chris visit: https://www.chrishogan360.com

Additional reading: https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-an-epidemic-can-affect-the-economy

 

 

Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

With all the stress, anxiety, social distancing and isolation stemming from the coronavirus, the need to connect with each other is more critical than ever. Join our dedicated Facebook group to stay connected with others and share your challenges and best tips for dealing with our new normal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share

 

WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips and strategies!

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-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Mar 22, 2020
Episode #142: Strategies to Manage Your Money and Reduce Financial Anxiety During This Crisis + Tips on How to Save, Budget, and Plan for a Recession and a Layoff
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Handling your finances can be challenging at the best of times, but what happens when you are in the midst of a pandemic? How do you keep your money safe when the world around you is in a state of flux? In this podcast, I speak with financial expert Chris Hogan on strategies to manage your finances and reduce money anxieties during this crisis, as well as helpful tips on how to save, budget, and plan for a recession or a layoff.

 

Podcast Time Highlights

-2:05 Is the economy being quarantined?

-2:32 The stock market is a living thing

-3:26 How to control the controllables

-4:08 Are the banks safe? -5:06 401Ks and the investment rollercoaster

-6:18 Why you shouldn’t have all your eggs in one basket

-6:41 What can we do if there is a recession?

-7:58 Why is everyone talking about interest rates?

-8:57 Is there any hope for small business owners?

-12:00 Debt is always a threat

-15:12 How can I support small business owners?

-16:14 What can you do if you have been laid off?

-19:57 How do you deal with market volatility?

-23:22 Should you refinance your mortgage?

-25:18 Who can you trust when it comes to financial advice?

 

Read the episode transcript and blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/strategies-to-manage-your-money-and-reduce-financial-anxiety-during-this-crisis-tips-on-how-to-save-budget-and-plan-for-a-recession-and-a-layoff

 

For more info on Chris visit: https://www.chrishogan360.com

Additional reading: https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-an-epidemic-can-affect-the-economy

 

 

Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

With all the stress, anxiety, social distancing and isolation stemming from the coronavirus, the need to connect with each other is more critical than ever. Join our dedicated Facebook group to stay connected with others and share your challenges and best tips for dealing with our new normal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share

 

WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips and strategies!

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Mar 22, 2020
Episode #141: How Hidden Toxins in Your Home Could be Contributing to Anxiety + Simple Lifestyle Tweaks and Changes that Will Boost Your Mood & Improve Your Physical Well-Being with Max Lugavere
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Many of us are spending a lot more time at home these days (and dealing with a lot more stress!), so there is no better time to look at how we can make our living spaces happier and healthier. In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak with bestselling author, journalist, podcast host and filmmaker Max Lugavere on how we can get rid of toxins in our home that may be contributing to our anxiety, and how we can all make simple and easy changes to our lifestyle that can boost our mood and improve our wellbeing.

To get Max's new book The Genius Life visit: https://geniuslifebook.com

For more info on Max visit his website: https://www.maxlugavere.com

 

Podcast Time Highlights

-2:20 How Max went from pre-med to telling people’s stories

-7:54 Why nutrition is just one part of the health story

-12:35 Why exercise is medicine for the brain

-18:28 Why we should take more cold showers & the power of thermal exercise

-23:55 Environmental toxins and the game of chemical whack-a-mole

-30:40 How to de-stress and manage anxiety at home

-36:00 If the sun is like medicine, why do many people spend around 93 % of their time indoors?

-40:13 Why we all need more collagen

-43:25 What are genius foods?

-46:00 Why you should avoid diet fads

 

Read the transcript and blog on this episode: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-hidden-toxins-in-your-home-could-be-contributing-to-anxiety-simple-lifestyle-tweaks-and-changes-that-will-boost-your-mood-improve-your-physical-well-being-with-max-lugavere

 

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Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Mar 20, 2020
Episode #140: Panic attack audio guide
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This calming audio guide will help you pre-, during, and post-panic attack. It is taken from my new brain detox app SWITCH. In this app you will learn how to identify the root of whatever is causing you mental distress, how to eliminate the toxic thinking habit and patter, and rebuild a healthy new neural network. It's 5 step 21 day program that takes 15-30mins each day.

To download the app today visit: https://theswitch.app

With all the stress, anxiety, social distancing and isolation stemming from the coronavirus, the need to connect with each other is more critical than ever. Join our dedicated Facebook group to stay connected with others and share your challenges and best tips for dealing with our new normal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!) 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips and strategies!

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-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

 

Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

Mar 18, 2020
Episode #139: How to correctly use movement and exercise to defeat depression and loneliness, reduce worry, and eliminate anxiety with Dr. Kelly McGonigal
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We all know that exercise is good for us, but did you know that movement changes us from the inside out, improving both our mental and physical health? In this episode I discuss the power of movement with bestselling author, research psychologist and lecturer at Stanford Dr. Kelly Mcgonigal, and how exercise can help defeat depression, anxiety, loneliness and shame, making us feel more connected with ourselves and with others. 

PLUS Kelly shares some great tips on how to get more movement and exercise at home and in your daily routine so you don't even have to go to a gym! 

Podcast Time Highlights

-2:39 What Kelly wants written on her tombstone

-4:25 How exercise helps heal depression and anxiety  

-9:11 Your brain on exercise

-13:20 How exercise makes you a nicer person 

-16:45 How movement connects us 

-21:00 Why all movement is good movement 

-25:00 How exercise helps us deal with toxic stress

-32:18 Hope molecules 

-37:44 Exercise and the gut microbiome

-44:00 How movement can help you love yourself 

-48:13 Exercise and imposter syndrome

 

Read the transcript and blog on this episode: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-correctly-use-movement-and-exercise-to-defeat-depression-and-loneliness-reduce-worry-and-eliminate-anxiety-with-dr-kelly-mcgonigal-the-extraordinary-link-between-mindful-movement-joy-and-human-connection

For more info on Dr. Kelly and to get her book visit: http://kellymcgonigal.com

 

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Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!) 

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

-Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

 

Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

Mar 16, 2020
Episode #138: How to protect your mental & physical health during the Coronavirus pandemic + Tips to reduce anxiety, stress, and worry, PLUS what foods and herbs boost your immune system!
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The world is currently riveted in fear of what is known as COVID-19, a new type of coronavirus that has put a lot of people at risk of getting ill or potentially dying. I understand that this situation can be frightening, and we should take all necessary precautions, following the WHO and CDC guidelines. We need to bring balance to the fear, because the fear can be more dangerous than the virus. In fact, fear-based stress and anxiety can and will weaken your immune system, the very thing that needs to be strong during a health crisis! 

In this special podcast episode I cover tips, techniques, and simple strategies to help protect and boost your mental and physical health during this pandemic. 

WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html

 

Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!) 

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

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-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

 

Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

 

While we make every effort to broadcast correct information, we are learning about the virus in real time.  We welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.  This podcast is not medical advice. If you are feeling unwell, contact a medical professional immediately. By listening to this podcast or reading this blog, you agree not to use this podcast or blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others.

Mar 14, 2020
Episode #137: Simple Steps to Become Stress-Resilient & More Thick-Skinned + Tips On How to Help Your Children Develop Their Stress Tolerance with Bestselling Author Neil Pasricha
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Life can be tough. You will fail at certain things. You will be stressed. Bad things will happen to you. People will disappoint you. But did you know that, despite all these things, life can be awesome? Yes, it is true! In this week’s blog and podcast, I talk with bestselling author and speaker Neil Pasricha about how we can all learn to be more stress-resilient and failure-proof, how life is still awesome even when things don’t go our way, and how we can teach our children to thrive in a world where change is inevitable.

 

Neil is no stranger to bad news. A number of years ago his first wife left him and his best friend committed suicide. To cope with his grief, he decided to start a blog called 1000 Awesome Things to cheer himself up, which focused on life’s simple pleasures. This blog soon became viral, was voted one of the best blogs in the world and led to Neil’s his first bestseller, The Book of Awesome, which focuses on how, despite the ups and downs of life, there is so much to be thankful for and amazed by every day.

 

Podcast Time Highlights:

-2:00 How Neil turned lemons into lemonade

-4:10 Why we don’t know how to fail

-10:45 How to tell yourself a different story

-16:51 Why the only way to get better is to get bad

-29:46 Why you should let your children fail

-39:11 Why you can’t have everything you want

-46:18 Why happiness, not success, comes first

-51:00 Why reading is good for your mental health

-56:55 Why multitasking is a myth

 

For more info on Neil and to get his books visit: https://www.neil.blog

And follow him on social media:

-Instagram: @neilpasricha

-Twitter: @NeilPasricha

-Facebook: @NeilPasricha

 

For additional resources to help you on your mental health healing journey:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

Mar 12, 2020
Episode #136: Interview with Melissa Urban (Whole30 Co-Founder) on Addiction Recovery, Healing from Sexual Abuse, Dealing with Divorce, and Why She Started Whole30
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In this podcast I interview the incredible creator and founder of Whole30 and bestselling author, Melissa Urban, on her health journey, dealing with trauma, how to recover from addiction, how to help someone who is battling with depression and much more!

 

Melissa didn’t just wake up on day and decide to found the Whole30 movement. Her journey to health was a long one: even though she grew up in a good home, she was sexually abused by a family member as a teenager. To suppress the trauma, she turned to drugs, and what started off as a distraction soon became an addiction. She tried to hold in her pain, and started self-destructing internally—trauma and pain cannot be suppressed, and will manifest in other areas of our lives if we do not embrace, acknowledge and deal with the hard stuff in life. 

 

Podcast Time Highlights:

 

2:34 What inspired the Whole30 movement?

 

4:08, 43:00 How community lays the foundation for true success

 

6:00, 8:08 How Melissa overcame her drug addiction

 

19:08 How we are not defined by any one part of our story

 

20:42 How to heal from divorce

 

27:11 Why is mental health so important? 

 

31:06 How to help someone who is depressed and suicidal

 

39:40 Is there such a thing as work-life balance?

 

41:31 Melissa’s spiritual journey

 

43:00 What is it like to run Whole30?

 

47:55 Melissa’s favorite foods and recipes

 

50:21 How to deal with negative criticism and feedback 

 

53:42 Are there any wellness trends we should avoid?

 
Whole30 program: whole30.com
 
instagram, twitter, and facebook: @whole30
 
Whole30 books: whole30.com/books
 
Melissa's personal instagram: @melissau  
 
Melissa's AMAZING podcast: whole30.com/podcast
 
 
For additional resources to help you on your mental health healing journey:
 
Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app
 
Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com
 
Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)
 
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 If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

Mar 08, 2020
Episode #135: The Anti-Anxiety Diet, how to heal hormonal imbalances and recover from adrenal fatigue, nature's prozac, what supplements you should be taking and more with RD Ali Miller
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There is so much to be anxious about these days, including what to eat. But did you know that there is a way of eating that can actually help reduce the level of anxiety you experience on a day-to-day basis? In this week’s podcast, I discuss the anti-anxiety diet with RD Alie Miller, how you can balance your hormones and reset your adrenals, and how to heal the brain and body by changing what you eat! We also discuss the best way for women to do keto, and how probiotics are nature's prozac!

 

Allie is an integrative functional medicine practitioner and bestselling author. She focuses on functional medicine, that is looking at the body from a holistic standpoint and helping people achieve and maintain optimal mental and physical health. She is known as the “body’s detective”, and has made it her life’s work to find the root causes of the chronic conditions many people today battle with.

 

Podcast Time Highlights:

2:16 How Allie become the “body detective”

5:00 Why stress is the Achilles’ heel of whole body wellness

8:30 The epidemic of childhood obesity and behavioral issues

11:16 The anti-anxiety diet

14:47 Rebalancing neurotransmitters starts in the microbiome 2

1:50 Rebounding adrenal health

24:33 Hot flashes, PCOS and the truth about women and hormones

31:00 The best way to do keto

47:33 Probiotics are nature’s Prozac

53:56 Hormone replacement therapy: is it safe?

56:20 Are supplements bad for us?

For more on Ali and to get her books visit: www.alimillerRD.com

https://www.alimillerrd.com/product/the-anti-anxiety-diet-cookbook/

https://www.alimillerrd.com/product/the-anti-anxiety-diet-book/

https://www.alimillerrd.com/product-category/all-supplements/

https://www.alimillerrd.com/product/adrenal-rehab-class/

Follow her on instagram and facebook: @alimillerrd

 

For additional resources to help you on your mental health healing journey:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

 

Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

Mar 05, 2020
Episode #134: Interview with Sex Therapist Emily Morse on Tips to Help Spice Up Your Sex Life, How to Talk to Children About Sex, and How to Recover from Sexual Trauma
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Sex is a major part of life, whether we want to talk about it or not. It is also an important part of our mental health—good thinking means good sex, and vice versa. In fact, great sex is great for our brain health; it boosts our longevity, happiness, intelligence, or ability to form deep and meaningful connection, and our mental resilience, while, orgasms, whether they occur in a relationship or not, have many health benefits, include stress relief and better skin!

 

In this podcast I discuss why sex is such an important part of our mental and physical health, how to spice up your sex life and improve your relationship, how to recover from sexual trauma and how to become comfortable with your own sexuality with sex therapist Emily Morse, author, Doctor of Human Sexuality and host of the SiriusXM Radio show and podcast of the same name, Sex With Emily. Emily has made it her life’s work to help people have great sex. As she says, life is too short for bad sex, as it is such an important part of our daily life and our overall mental and physical wellbeing. Indeed, many people spend a large part of their day thinking about sex! This is why it is so important that people of all ages learn how to love themselves and get comfortable with their own sexual needs and desires, to not only improve their own sexual wellbeing but also their relationships.

For more info on Dr. Emily and her podcast (I highly recommend listening if you have more specific questions!) visit: http://sexwithemily.com

Podcast Time Highlights:

5:12 Why Emily loves talking about great sex 

 

7:00 What makes sex bad?

 

15:20 The penetration myth

 

16:30 Why women are like slow-cookers, and men are like frying pans

 

17:18 Good communication is a lubricant 

 

22:28 How to talk to your children about sex

 

26:54 Why our society is dominated by male sexual pleasure, and what you can do about it

 

28:02 Why great sex is great for the brain

 

28:30 Are we in a sex recession?

 

37:42 Why many women find sex painful 

 

43:00 Dangerous sex myths 

 

46:50 What to do when your partner cheats on you

 

50:00 Is porn good for us?

 

53:40 How sex connects us

 

For additional resources to help you on your mental health healing journey:

 

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

 

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LOLA (my favorite go to company for the best quality tampons and pads!): To get 30% off your LOLA feminine products $5 Trial Set today visit https://www.mylola.com/ and enter DRLEAF at checkout. 

 

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Mar 01, 2020
Episode #133: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome, Defeat Self-Doubt, Boost Your Self-Confidence, and Deal with Past Hurt and Rejection with master coach Kara Loewentheil
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In this episode I interview master life coach Kara Loewentheil on how to overcome imposter syndrome, defeat self-doubt, boost your self-confidence, and deal with past hurt and rejection. Kara gives some great tips on how to "unf*ck your brain!"

Kara Loewentheil is a Master Certified Coach with a B.A. from Yale and J.D. from Harvard Law. In the last three years after pivoting from a legal career, she has grown her life coaching business from 0 to 7 figures. She's the host of the iTunes top-rated self-help podcast Unf*ck Your Brain which has been downloaded over 5M times, and she has been featured in outlets like Marie Claire, Mind Body Green, MSN.com, and The Huffington Post. Kara lives in New York City.

Learn more about Kara and her podcast at unfckyourbrain.com and find her on social media @karaloewentheil!

Podcast Time Highlights:

2:45 How Kara went from practicing law to deprogramming the patriarchy

5:40 How perfectionism stops us from reaching our goals

7:51 Shutting up your inner critic 

11:55 Why faking it till you make it is fake news

15:00 How to make your thinking 10% less worse

20:00-22:51 How women are taught to have imposter syndrome about almost everything

34:20 Why forgiveness is necessary for your mental health

46:34 Are you results entitled?

51:55 Why we overestimate how change works, and underestimate the power of true change

 

For additional resources to help you on your mental health healing journey:

 

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Feb 27, 2020
Episode #132: How to recover from disordered eating + tips on overcoming guilt, shame, and perfectionism with therapist Megan Bruneau
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We have all experienced shame before: the feeling that we are not enough, or that we do not live up to certain standards or ideals. But what happens when this shame spirals out of control? What happens when it overtakes our life, and affects the way we think and behave?

In this week’s podcast I speak with Megan Bruneau, a psychologist and registered counselor who specializes in crisis support, compassion-based therapy and executive coaching, about the problem of shame, learning how to love yourself despite your imperfections, how to help someone with an eating disorder, the danger of medicalizing normal human emotions and why positive affirmations often fail. 

Megan has been featured on national television programs like Good Morning America and The T.D. Jakes Show) and is a regular contributor to Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen and Forbes. Using both her personal and professional experience, her goal is to teach people to face and learn to live with their imperfections and be kinder to themselves. As Megan says, we are all a journey, and we are all worthy of being loved, and there is room for both joy and sorrow in life. You don’t have to wait till you feel happy or look a certain way or have a particular life or succeed at something to feel like you belong and that you matter, because you are worthy, right here, right now. 

Megan’s website: https://meganbruneau.com

 

For additional resources to help you on your mental health healing journey:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

 

Disclaimer: The information offered in Dr. Leaf's books and materials are intended to serve as guidelines for managing toxic thoughts, emotions, and bodies and not as a replacement for professional medical advice. Please discuss specific symptoms and medical conditions with your doctor. Any use of this information is at the user’s discretion. Switch On Your Brain, LLC and the author make no representations or warranties that any individual will achieve a particular result. Any and all express or implied warranties, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are disclaimed. Switch On Your Brain, LLC and the author specifically disclaim any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from the use or application of any information contained in these materials. Dr. Leaf is not a medical doctor, and nothing on this page should be seen as individual medical advice. She is a researcher and cognitive (mind) scientist, and this page is meant to be informational and encouraging in a general sense, and is based off Dr. Leaf's self-help products (see store.drleaf.com). If you are considering withdrawing from any medication, please do so under the guidance of a professional as withdrawal can be a dangerous process. If you have a medical matter or emergency, please contact a local medical professional immediately.

Feb 23, 2020
Episode #131: What to eat & what not to eat for optimal mental and brain health according to nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede
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In this podcast I talk to Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Georgia Ede about how certain diets can affect our mental wellbeing, what foods help the brain function best, and what foods to avoid if we want to heal and improve our mental and physical health. Dr. Ede, in both her personal life and practice, has found that making certain lifestyle modifications can help treat major mental health issues such as ADHD, depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Through her research, she has found that nutrition can help heal and restore brain function, empowering people to take back control over their mental state and their lives, without the stigma and negative side-effects so common to pharmacological treatments for mental distress.

For more on Dr. Ede visit: https://www.diagnosisdiet.com

Highlights from this episode:

4:13-How Dr. Ede changed the way she treated mental health

5:53-How nutrition affects mental health

8:16-What is mental ill-health, and how can food help?

9:00-Food myths, and the best way to eat for a healthy body and mind

18:35-Is there one diet that works for everyone?

24:00-How nutrition has changed her patients’ lives

31:32-The biggest obstacles to nutrition and mental health

43:00-Health and wellness trends to be careful of

44:00-What we need to know about going plant-based

49:40-How to do keto correctly

 

For additional resources to help you on your mental health healing journey:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

Get my book Think and Eat Yourself Smart: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/think-eat-yourself-smart

Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

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Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

 

Disclaimer: The information offered in Dr. Leaf's books and materials are intended to serve as guidelines for managing toxic thoughts, emotions, and bodies and not as a replacement for professional medical advice. Please discuss specific symptoms and medical conditions with your doctor. Any use of this information is at the user’s discretion. Switch On Your Brain, LLC and the author make no representations or warranties that any individual will achieve a particular result. Any and all express or implied warranties, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are disclaimed. Switch On Your Brain, LLC and the author specifically disclaim any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from the use or application of any information contained in these materials. Dr. Leaf is not a medical doctor, and nothing on this page should be seen as individual medical advice. She is a researcher and cognitive (mind) scientist, and this page is meant to be informational and encouraging in a general sense, and is based off Dr. Leaf's self-help products (see store.drleaf.com). If you are considering withdrawing from any medication, please do so under the guidance of a professional as withdrawal can be a dangerous process. If you have a medical matter or emergency, please contact a local medical professional immediately.

Feb 20, 2020
Episode #130: Interview with happiness expert Gretchen Rubin on strategies for managing day-to-day anxiety + Myths about happiness, and tips to help you get more reading done
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In this episode I interview New York Times Bestselling author and happiness expert Gretchen Rubin on what happiness is, how we can achieve sustainable happiness in our lives, dangerous myths about happiness, essential strategies for managing anxiety, stress, and worry, how to get more reading done, and more!

Gretchen Rubin is one of today’s most influential and thought-provoking observers of happiness and human nature. In her work, she draws from cutting-edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.

Podcast highlights:

-5:24 Gretchen Rubin’s background 

-6:54 What is happiness? And myths about happiness

-7:51 Why we all have to figure out our own happiness project 

-10:00 The importance of relationships & how to build healthy, strong and sustainable relationships 

-14:02 Common barriers to happiness

-21:42 How to form healthy habits

-25:41 Anxiety and stress busting tips

-39:55 How to stay focused and get more reading done 

-45:30 What drifting is and how to stop being a "drifter"

 

For more on Gretchen visit: https://gretchenrubin.com

 

For additional resources to help you on your mental health healing journey:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Feb 17, 2020
Episode #129: Interview with Dr. Steven Gundry on tips to keep your brain and body healthy as you age & prevent neurodegenerative diseases, the #1 danger in the American diet and more
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From the moment we are born, our cells begin to age. But aging does not have to mean decline. World-renowned surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and witness the suffering of their parents and even their peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to live to a ripe old age—but enjoy the benefits of youth?

In this episode I interview renown cardiologist and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Steven Gundry to discuss how we may be living longer but not better, how to reverse the disease of aging and prevent Alzheimers, how some vegetables may actually be harming our health, how lectins could be related to the rise of autoimmune diseases, how to help children develop healthy habits, and so much more! 

For more info on Dr. Gundry visit: https://drgundry.com

I also highly recommend his books:

The Plant Paradox: https://drgundry.com/books/

The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook: https://drgundry.com/books/

The Longevity Paradox: http://www.harperwave.com/book/9780062843395/The-Longevity-Paradox-Steven-R.-Gundry-MD/

And follow him on social media:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drstevengundry/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrStevenGundry/

Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/DrStevenGundry/

 

Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

 

Feb 13, 2020
Episode #128: Interview with Dr. Frank Lipman on how to cure seasonal affective disorder + dangerous wellness trends & simple tips to quickly boost mental and physical health
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 In this episode I interview functional medicine expert Dr. Frank Lipman on eastern healing traditions that can help improve mental and physical health, how to improve our gut microbiome, how to beat seasonal affective disorder, why fake meat like the impossible burger is bad, the best and worst trends in wellness, and more! 

For more information on Dr. Frank Lipman visit: https://drfranklipman.com

Visit his wellness center: https://elevenelevenwellness.com

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/DrFrankLipman/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/drfranklipman 

Instagram @franklipmanmd

Sign up for his weekly newsletter: https://drfranklipman.com/subscribe/

 

Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Feb 09, 2020
Episode #127: How to become indistractable & raise indistractable children + tips on how to correctly manage technology to improve mental health
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Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention, how do we get the best from technology without letting it get the best of us?

In this episode I interview bestselling author, lecturer and investor Nir Eyal on his new book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life. Nir's writing on technology, psychology, and business, appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.

In today’s episode I interview Nir on how technology has been designed to be addictive, how to break the addiction and become indistractble using his 4 step method, how to teach out children to be indsitractable and better manage technology, and why we need to stop blaming technology for all our mental health problems. 

Highlights from this episode:

7:30- How companies design technology and products to be addictive

15:06- Pros and cons of social media

23:41- The opposite of distraction is traction

26:25: How to schedule time so distractions can become tractions

33:20- how to hack back your time

44:14: How to raise indistractable children

 

For more info on Nir and to get his book visit: NirAndFar.com/Indistractable

Free schedule maker tool: https://nirandfar.com/schedule-maker/

Additional reading:

And distraction guide here: https://www.nirandfar.com/distractions/
Habits vs routines article here: https://www.nirandfar.com/habits/

Follow Nir on social media for more great tips:

Website - NirAndFar.com
 
 
Additional resources:
 
Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app
 
Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)
 
 
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Feb 06, 2020
Episode #126: The downside of mental health labels, how to overcome toxic thinking habits + tips to help children deal with anxiety and become more stress resilient
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This episode is from a recent interview Dr. Leaf did on The Cannonball Mindset Podcast with Chad Sanschagrin.

You can listen to the original interview here: http://cannonballmindset.libsyn.com/communication-pathologist-and-cognitive-neuroscientist-dr-caroline-leaf

 

Additional resources: 

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

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Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Feb 03, 2020
Episode #125: An unconventional but highly effective method to overcoming addiction + tips on how to help someone else struggling with an addiction, why abstinence is ineffective with Dr. Adi Jaffe
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Addiction is something many of us have experienced, whether we ourselves have battled with addiction, guilt and shame, or we know a loved one, friend or family member who is dealing with addiction. According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), 19.7 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2017 alone! When it comes to addiction, whether we are talking about addiction to drugs, alcohol, food, sex and so on, people are often faced with conflicting messages: they are damaged goods with little or no hope of overcoming their addiction, or it is all their fault and they are just “bad apples”.

Yet reality is far more complicated, and, thankfully, far more hopeful: it is possible to take responsibility for our lives while recognizing and dealing with the negative consequences addiction. In this week’s podcast I speak about addiction and how it is possible to overcome it with Adi Jaffe, Ph.D. who is a nationally recognized expert on mental health, addiction, relationships and shame. We discuss his unconventional but effective method, how he struggled with addiction (which ended up with him in prison!), how to help someone who is struggling with addiction, and why abstinence is ineffective in addiction recovery.

For more information on Dr. Adi and his courses, book, and podcast visit: https://www.adijaffe.com/bio

Find him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @dradijaffe

IGNTD Hero Program: https://www.igntdrecovery.com/transforming-addiction-full

Get his book The Abstinence Myth for free here: https://www.theabstinencemyth.com/

 

Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

Visit my website at www.drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Jan 30, 2020
Episode #124: 6 Simple & effective tips to help you stop overthinking and overanalyzing
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In this episode Dr. Leaf discusses why we overthink, what happens in our brains when we go into toxic rumination, and how to stop overthinking once and for all. This is a re-airing of one of the most popular episodes form 2019. 

Additional resources:

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Jan 27, 2020
Episode #123: Decoding the mindsets of the most successful people: why some people succeed and others don’t + how we are doing self-help all wrong (with Jordan Harbinger)
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In this episode I interview journalist and top podcaster Jordan Harbinger on what mindset it takes to become successful, how people are doing self-help all wrong and what we should do instead, and why telling other people about our goals can actually be counterproductive and detrimental.

Jordan Harbinger is often referred to as “The Larry King of podcasting,” is a Wall Street lawyer turned interview talk show host, and a communications and social dynamics expert. Jordan has hosted a top 50 iTunes podcast for over 12 years and receives over six million downloads per month, making The Jordan Harbinger Show one of the most popular podcasts in the world.

To learn more about Jordan and his podcast visit: https://www.jordanharbinger.com app 

www.instagram.com/jordanharbinger

www.twitter.com/jordanharbinger

www.YouTube.com/thejordanharbingershow

Articles we discussed in this episode:

https://www.jordanharbinger.com/five-signs-youre-self-helping-the-wrong-way/

https://www.jordanharbinger.com/want-to-accomplish-your-goals-stop-talking-about-them-so-much/

 

Additional resources:

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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If you enjoyed this episode please consider leaving a 5 star review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Jan 23, 2020
Episode #122: 8 Tips to help you become comfortable with uncertainty & use it to your advantage
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Uncertainty is a certain in life, so we need to learn to become comfortable with the uncomfortableness of not knowing. In this podcast, I discuss WHY we hate uncertainty, why we feel so much discomfort with uncertainty, and HOW to become comfortable with uncertainty and use it to your advantage. 

Additional resources:

 

Think Learn Succeed: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/think-learn-succeed-book

 

The Perfect You: https://drleaf.com/collections/all/products/the-perfect-you-bundle

 

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Special offers from our sponsors:

 

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Blinkist: To get your free week trial on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription go to: https://blinkist.com/drleaf

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

 

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Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Jan 21, 2020
Episode #121: Interview with with Dr. Henry Cloud on how to know when (& how) to say NO + How to set and enforce boundaries in relationships and with children, how to deal with narcissists, and more
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Boundaries are vital to protecting your mental and physical health. But when do we need to set certain boundaries? How do we set them? And how do we best enforce boundaries? In this episode I interview leading boundaries expert Dr. Henry Cloud on all things related to boundaries and mental health. We also discuss how to deal with a narcissist, how to deal with gaslighting, and so much more!

 

Dr. Cloud is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and his books have sold nearly 20 million copies. Dr. Cloud's work has been featured and reviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Publisher's Weekly, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. Success Magazine named Dr. Cloud in the top 25 most influential leaders in personal growth and development, alongside Oprah, Brene Brown, Seth Godin and others. He is a frequent contributor to CNN, Fox News Channel, and other national media outlets. In his leadership consulting practice, Dr. Cloud works with CEO's, Fortune 500 companies and smaller private businesses alike. He has an extensive executive coaching background, and experience as a leadership consultant, devoting the majority of his time working with CEO's, leadership teams and executives to improving performance, leadership skills, and culture. He also has a specialty in high net worth family offices. As a speaker, Dr. Cloud has shared the stage with many business and global leaders and experts, such as Tony Blair, Jack Welch, Condoleezza Rice, Desmond Tutu, President George Bush, Marcus Buckingham, Magic Johnson, Peyton Manning and many others.Dr. Cloud is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, with a B.S. in psychology. He completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Biola University, and his clinical internship at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health

@thedailydrcloud https://www.instagram.com/thedailydrcloud/

@drhenrycloud  https://twitter.com/drhenrycloud

https://www.facebook.com/drhenrycloud

https://www.youtube.com/user/DrHenryCloud

 

 

 

Additional resources:

 

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

 

Join my January 21 Day Brain Detox Challenge! For more into and to sign up visit: https://drleaf.com/pages/21-day-brain-detox-challenge

 

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

 

Special offers from our sponsors:

 

Theragun: listeners will get 2 free attachments with their purchase at www.theragun.com/leaf

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Jan 16, 2020
Episode #120: Struggling to stick to your New Years Resolutions? Listen to this episode! Tips to help you make sustainable changes, deal with set backs, and manage pivots!
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According to numerous scientific journals 80% of people will FAIL to stick to their New Years Resolutions! In this episode I share some simple and practical tips to help you stick to your resolutions especially when you really feel like giving up, why most people fail to make sustainable changes, and how to to manage pivots and relapses!

 

Additional resources:

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

 

Join my January 21 Day Brain Detox Challenge! For more into and to sign up visit: https://drleaf.com/pages/21-day-brain-detox-challenge

 

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Special offers from our sponsors:

Blinkist: To get your free week trial on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription go to: https://blinkist.com/drleaf

 

ThirdLove Bras: Get 15% off your ThirdLove order here: thirdlove.com/drleaf

 

Comrad Socks: Get 20% off your order at www.comradsocks.com/drleaf with code DRLEAF

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Jan 13, 2020
Episode #119: 6 Steps to Stop Self-Sabotage, how to Identify the triggers to self-sabotage that are unique to you + tips to deal with loss and grief with Dr. Judy Ho
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In this episode I sit down with Dr. Judy Ho, a Triple Board Certified Clinical and Forensic Neuropsychologist and Co-Host of CBS’s The Doctors and a tenured professor at Pepperdine.

We discuss why humans are predisposed to self-sabotage, how to modify thoughts and behaviors to prevent self-sabotage from occurring, how to identify the triggers to self-sabotage that are unique to you, how to unlock your willpower to stop this vicious cycle in its track, how to deal with grief, and so much more! 

 

For more info on Dr. Judy visit: https://www.drjudyho.com/

 

You can order her book here: https://www.drjudyho.com/stop-self-sabotage

 

And follow her on social media:

 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drjudyho/

 
 
 
Additional resources:
 
 
Join my January 21 Day Brain Detox Challenge! For more into and to sign up visit: https://drleaf.com/pages/21-day-brain-detox-challenge
 
 
Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)
 
Special offers from our sponsors:
 
Joovv: For more info on Joovv and to get your special offer go to: www.joovv.com/drleaf
 
 
or use coupon code DRLEAF at checkout
 
 
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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com
Jan 09, 2020
Episode #118: How to not let toxic people or words mess up your mental health and keep you stuck
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In this episode I bring back one of my most popular episodes from 2019 where I discuss how to deal with toxic people, words, and events in a way that will ensure your mental health is protected.

 

Join my January 21 Day Brain Detox Challenge! For more into and to sign up visit: https://drleaf.com/pages/21-day-brain-detox-challenge

 

Additional resources:

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

 

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

Special offers from our sponsors:

Blinkist: To get your free week trial on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription go to: https://blinkist.com/drleaf

 

Ritual: Get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins at https://ritual.com/?utm_source=arm&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=drleaf

 

Magic Spoon: Get a free variety pack at magicspoon.com/drleaf and use code DRLEAF at checkout for free shipping!

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

 

Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

 

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

 

If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Jan 06, 2020
Episode #117: Interview with Dr. Will Cole on how inflammation can mess up our mental health, how to reduce inflammation, what lab tests you need done, dangerous wellness fads and more
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In this episode I interview leading functional medicine doctor and bestselling author Dr. Will Cole. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop.

We discuss everything from how inflammation occurs, how it affects our mental health, how to reduce inflammation, how to do Keto correctly, how Keto can improve mental and brain health, what lab tests you should get done, dangerous wellness fads, and so much more! 

For more information on Dr. Will Cole visit his website at https://drwillcole.com

 

Additional resources:

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

 

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Jan 03, 2020
Episode #116: Why defining your value off productivity is ruining your mental health + 3 simple tips to help you maximize time off and recover from burnout
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Do you find yourself feeling guilty for taking time off? Or constantly feel like you have to tell people how busy you are in order to feel valued? In this mini episode I discuss why we feel guilty for something our brains and bodies need, how to take effective breaks that will boost mental and brain health, what I do to relax and recharge, and how to avoid burnout.

 

Additional mental health tips and resources:

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

 

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Dec 30, 2019
Episode #115: Why we often fail to achieve our goals & how to make changes sustainable and more attainable + tips to deal with the mental and physical pain of failure
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In this mini episode I discuss why we often fail to achieve our goals, why focusing on the end goal is not effective, what we should focus on instead, how to correctly deal with failure, and how to manage the mental and physical pain that comes with failure.

 

Additional mental health tips and resources:

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! Instagram: @drcarolineleaf Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf Twitter: @drcarolineleaf If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com

Dec 24, 2019
Episode #114: How artificial light can cause anxiety & depression + tips to help protect your mental and physical health from adverse artificial light exposure
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By now, I am sure you have heard about the dangers of artificial blue light. Almost every day there is a new article talking about how you shouldn’t sleep near your smart phone, or how you should avoid spending more than several hours in a windowless, artificial-lit room, or how you need to be careful how much time you spend in front of a computer screen. Is there any truth to all these warnings? Is artificial blue light really that bad for us? And what is it exactly? Is there anything we do about artificial blue light exposure in today’s 24-hour, technology-centred world?

In this episode I interview Andy, the founder of BluBlox, to discuss what blue light is, how it affects our mental health, and what we can do to protect ourselves.

 

For more information on Andy and BluBlox visit: https://www.blublox.com. And get 15% off your order with code LEAF15

 

Additional mental health tips and resources:

 

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

 

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Dec 19, 2019
Episode #113: How to make stress work for you and not against you + quantum physics, epigenetic and more
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This episode is an extract from the interview I did recently on Dr. Ben Edwards's radio show You're the Cure. In this interview we discuss the difference between good stress and bad stress, how to make stress work for you, what quantum physics is and how it impacts our mental health, epigenetic, correct nutrition, and more! 

 

For more on Dr. Ben, how practice, and the full interview visit: https://medical.veritashealthycommunity.com/resources/radio-talk-shows/

 

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For additional mental health resources:

 

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

 

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Dec 15, 2019
Episode #112: My daily mental and physical self-care routine to boost cognition, mood, and energy + how to manage your mental health while traveling, tips to deal with jet lag
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In this episode I discuss how I manage my mind and physical health daily, some simple mind-management tips that help me each day feel my best and do my best, how I manage my mind when traveling, some travel hacks to help you feel your best despite jet lag, how to deal with travel if you fear flying, and more!

 

For additional mental health resources:

 

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Dec 12, 2019
Episode #111: How CBD can help improve your mental health and reduce anxiety + CBD and children, how to take CBD safely, and more
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In this episode I cover a very hot topic: CBD. Joining me are Ret and Adriaan, the co-founders of one of the top CBD companies NED. In this episode we discuss what CBD is, how it's different from weed, how it can help with mental health struggles like anxiety and depression, how to take a CBD oil safely, how CBD can help with physical pain and recovery, if CBD is safe for children, and so much more! 

 

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For additional mental health resources: 

SWITCH app: https://theswitch.app

 

Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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Dec 09, 2019
Episode #110: 4 Steps to change a toxic thinking habit into a healthy new neural network
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In this episode I address one of the main questions I received following the episode I did on depression with my daughter Dominique: how to do the reconceptualizing process.

 

Additional Resources:

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Visit my website at drleaf.com for more resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)

 

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If you enjoyed this episode please leave a review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!

 

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Dec 05, 2019
Episode #109: How EMDR Therapy can help with PTSD, trauma, panic attacks, and anxiety + how to help a teen who is suicidal, how to strengthen your child's stress resilience levels and more
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In this episode I interview Dr. Mark Mayfield on hoe EMDR therapy can benefit those who struggle with PTSD, panic attacks, anxiety, and other mental health issues. We discuss what EDMR is, how to find a specialist, what to know before you start, and more. We also discuss how to help teens who may be suicidal, how to develop stress resilience in your child, how to protect your own mental health as a parent, what NOT to say to teens who are struggling, how to handle substance abuse in children, and so much more! For more information on EMDR and to find a specialist in your area visit: https://www.emdria.org

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Dr. Mayfield has extensive experience within the realm of substance abuse (primarily with the adolescent population), doing 10-15 groups a week early in his career. He has worked with gang members in the inner-city of Denver, developed adolescent and family therapy programs working with at-risk youth, provided in-home family therapy and multi-systemic family therapy, and has developed equine facilitated psychotherapy groups for child and adolescent survivors of mental and/or emotional struggles. Dr. Mayfield's doctoral research focused the effects of equine facilitated psychotherapy on veteran survivors with partial or full PTSD. 

 

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Dec 01, 2019
Episode #108: How to protect your mental health in this current political climate + Tips to successfully navigate difficult conversations at family gatherings during the holidays
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This is an episode all about how to agree to disagree when it politics, and how to protect your mental health during this unstable and divided climate. Rather than fighting it out, this episode will help you learn how to start insightful and educational discussions and conversations around politics, and how to avoid causing more mental distress than necessary. 

As a society, we have forgotten how to argue and disagree in a civil way. This is causing untold stress and anger, and affecting many people’s relationships. So, in this episode, I give you 8 tips to help you successfully navigate conversations with someone who has a different political opinion, and how to protect your mental health and relationships.

 

For additional mental health resources, tips, and techniques visit my website drleaf.com AND sign up for my weekly newsletter where I share exclusive tips, mental health boosting meal recipes and more! 

 

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Nov 25, 2019
Episode #107: How to use technology & temperature to solve sleeping problems + more tips to help improve sleep fitness and quality, what happens in our brain when don’t sleep enough and more!
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We have all heard how technology disrupts our sleep, and how a lack of sleep can and will affect our mental and physical health. Well, in this episode I interview Matteo, the founder of 8Sleep, on how we can actually use technology to solve sleeping problems and how we can use temperature to improve sleep fitness and quality. Matteo also shares additional tips on how to fall asleep fast and stay asleep. 

 

For more info on 8Sleep and to get $150 off your order + free shipping visit: https://eightsleep.com/drleaf

 

For additional resources, tips, and techniques visit drleaf.com and sign up for my weekly newsletter where I include my event schedule, recipes to boost brain and mental health, and so much more! 

 

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Nov 20, 2019
Episode #106: Interview with Dr. Josh Axe: Can Keto improve your mental health? + The best essential oils for brain health, foods to eat to improve brain & gut health, leaky gut syndrome and more
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In this episode I interview Dr. Josh Axe on the Keto Diet, essential oils, leaky gut syndrome, how to improve our gut health and brain health, how he manages his mental health, ancient medicine, and so much more! 

 

For more on Dr. Josh Axe follow him on social media @drjoshaxe. His new book THE COLLAGEN DIET will be out Dec 31 and is available now for pre-order: https://draxe.com/the-collagen-diet-by-dr-josh-axe/?utm_source=promotional&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191015_collagendietbook_promo. You can also pre-order his Keto cookbook here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0316427187/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_I6w0DbFVY90TG

 

For additional resources head to drleaf.com and be sure to sign up for my weekly email to receive mental self-care tips and techniques as well as special offers and more!

 

 

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Nov 17, 2019
Episode #105: How to recognize the early signs of depression and how to recover from depression + tips to help someone else who may be struggling with depression
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In this special episode I sit down (via Skype!) with my producer, and daughter, Dominique to discuss depression. Dominique shares her struggles with depression, the triggers, how she recovered and manages her mental health now, and how others can help a friend or family member who is struggling with depression.

*This podcast was done via Skype so audio quality may be a little scratchy*

 

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If you have a personal story/testimony you would like to share, or questions on this podcast or on the topics of depression and anxiety you would like answered in a follow up episode email dominique@drleaf.com. And don't forget to subscribe and leave a review! 

Nov 13, 2019
Episode #104: Mental health tips for entrepreneurs + how to turn failures and weaknesses into a thriving career and life with serial entrepreneur Mark Metry
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Being an entrepreneur is tough. Burnout, loneliness, constant failure... the list goes on. As someone who started my own company I know first hand how hard and painful it can be. So in this episode I sit down (via Skype!) with serial entrepreneur Mark Metry to discuss how to protect your mental health when starting a company, how to overcome social anxiety, how to recognize what is holding you back and how to turn that into a driving force for change and success.

 

For more information on Mark go to: https://www.markmetry.com and stay tuned for his upcoming book “Social Anxiety No More”!
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-metry
Instagram.com/markmetry
Twitter.com/markymetry

 

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New 21 Day Brain Detox app: https://theswitch.app

 

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Nov 10, 2019
Episode #103: 3 Mental Self-Care Habits of the Happiest People
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Why are there some people who just seem to always be happy no matter what? What is their secret? Today, people are obsessed with achieving happiness yet people seem to be more and more depressed and anxious. I did some digging, and combined with my work in private practice and clinical research, I noticed a few mental habits the happiest people have in common. In this episode I discuss 3 mental self-care habits of the happiest people, and how to apply these habits in your life.

 

For more tips and free resources be sure to subscribe to my weekly email at https://drleaf.com

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Nov 06, 2019
Episode #102: My secret to keeping my brain and body toxin-free + how I manage my mental health and avoid burnout
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In this episode I share one of my secrets to keeping my brain and body healthy and toxin-free: infrared saunas! This episode covers everything from the different types in saunas, how they benefit our mental and physical health, how to best use a sauna, if it's safe for children, how saunas can help with cancer and joint pain, and so much more! Special guest: Alicia Botyrius.

 

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Oct 30, 2019
Episode #101: 5 Reasons why swearing can be good for your mental health!
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Yes you read that right: swearing can be good for your mental health! How? Listen to find out!

 

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Oct 23, 2019
Episode #100: A cup of tea a day to keep the anxiety away! How tea can boost mental and brain health with special guest Simon Cheng, CEO & founder of Pique Tea
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Tea is one of the most nutrient dense drinks on this planet, and filled with compounds and chemicals that are natural mental health and happiness boosters. Unfortunately, most tea sold on the market today is not sure, healthy, or even safe. So in this episode I interview Pique Tea founder and CEO Simon Cheng on how to find the best quality tea, the brain and mental health benefits of tea, how best to drink tea to get the full benefits, how many cups of tea we should drink a day, and so much more! 

 

For more info on Pique Tea and to get 10% off the Fall Favorites Collection use the code 'DRLEAF'  at https://piquetea.life/drleaf_ff

 

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Oct 16, 2019
Episode #99: When a Mental Crisis Results in Jail or Hospitalization + What we should all know about the mental health legal system, How it is failing, and what we can do about it
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In this podcast I interview Judge Shelyna Brown and Lori Volkman, JD on the current state of the mental health legal system, how it's failing to help those touched by this system, and what we can do about it. This podcast is vital to anyone who works in the legal profession, has a family member or friend in the system, or for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of what is going on and how to help make a difference in this world! Judge Shelyna Brown and Lori Volkman also share some helpful tips on how they manage their mental health and how to start getting your community involved in mental health initiatives.

Judge Shelyna Brown and Lori Volkman will both be guest speakers at my 2019 mental health summit in Dallas, TX. For more details on this event and to register go to: https://drleafconference.com

Additional resources:
-Clickable national map of laws related to involuntary hospitalizations. This site is pro-hospitalization, calling for increased beds, but it has a good summary for laws in every state and advocates for us to decriminalize the mental health system. https://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/browse-by-state

-State by state standards that actually lists the language of the state laws, as it applies to involuntary hospitalization. https://mentalillnesspolicy.org/national-studies/state-standards-involuntary-treatment.html

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Bios:

The Honorable Shelyna V. Brown is a sought-after presenter, panelist, and trainer with over two decades of experience in the legal and leadership arenas. From a young age, growing up in a marginalized community, she saw first-hand the challenges and obstacles that those with similar backgrounds encountered in society. She came to the realization that in order to change the outcome, one had to have a place and a voice at the table.

Upon graduating from law school, Judge Brown served as a public defender fighting for all those who did not traditionally have a voice—the low income, the immigrant, those suffering from mental health challenges, anyone who did not have access to their constitutional right of appropriate representation. She argued several high-profile cases that were noted in the media and written about in local and regional publications. In 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown appointed Shelyna V. Brown to the bench in Santa Clara County.

Judge Brown has served on several boards and has been recognized for her excellence in advocacy and praised for her contributions to the community. She was awarded numerous honors and accolades, including Excellence in Advocacy from the 100 Black Women of Silicon Valley, the Ivy Rose Foundation named her the first recipient of the Distinguished Women of Silicon Valley Awards, and the Silicon Valley Business Journal listed her as one of the 100 Women of Influence. Judge Brown was honored by the Silicon Valley NAACP with the Wester Sweet Award for Legal Activism, she is the most recent recipient of the Santa Clara Law School Social Justice and Human Rights Award, and she received a Congressional Commendation from Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren.

From nonprofits to universities to global corporations including Stanford University, the Parent Project, and Gilead Sciences. Judge Brown uses her uncommon perspective as a superior court judge, certified mediator, entrepreneur, and master coach to inspire and equip individuals to meet and rise above all of life’s challenges.

Judge Brown received her bachelor of arts from University of California, Davis and her juris doctorate from Santa Clara University, School of Law where she is a well-known figure and frequent speaker and guest lecturer.

Judge Brown is dedicated community servant, advocate, and mentor. She welcomes and promotes opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds to visit her courtroom, to observe, ask questions, to learn about the legal profession, and to envision being a voice at the table.

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Oct 09, 2019
Episode #98: Why do we keep making wrong decisions? + Tips to help you become an expert decision maker
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I am sure you have asked yourself many times why you keep making the same wrong decision. I know I have! So in this episode I discuss the 4 main reasons we make bad decisions, how to stop making the wrong decisions, how to become a proactive decision maker, and how to re-train your brain to make better decisions.

 

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Oct 02, 2019
Episode #97: The one secret to guarantee better sleep + more bonus tips to help you fall asleep faster & stay asleep
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Do you struggle to fall asleep, or stay asleep at night? We've all been there. Tossing and turning, anxiety levels rising.... Maybe you have tried every trick in the book to help but nothing seems to be working or sustainable. In this episode I discuss the one secret to guaranteed better sleep!

 

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Sep 25, 2019
Episode #96: The influence of genetics, how to stop toxic thinking, how to form healthy habits, the beauty of failure, and more (Interview on the Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast)
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Listen to the full interview I did recently on the Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast! I really enjoyed doing this interview and hope you find it helpful and insightful!

Topics covered:

-How our thoughts physically impact our brains and bodies

-The role of genetics in mental health

-How memories and habits are formed

-The conscious and non-conscious mind

-What diet should you be following?

-Why failure is good

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Sep 20, 2019
Episode #95: Is the self-help industry contributing to the loneliness epidemic? + Tips to help overcome, or help someone else overcome, loneliness and isolation
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In this episode I discuss why I believe the self-help industry is doing more harm than good, and how it is contributing to the loneliness epidemic and increasing rates of suicide. In the second half of this episode I discuss how to overcome, or help someone else overcome, feelings of loneliness and isolation, and what self-help should look like.

 

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Sep 11, 2019
Podcast #94: How to repair & boost gut microbiome health to boost mental health + Tips to improve overall digestion, reduce bloating, and more!
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The gut and brain are closely connected, so when your gut is unhealthy your brain and mental health may suffer. But with the right knowledge you can easily improve your gut health and boost your mental health! So in this episode I discuss how to repair & boost your gut health which will boost your mental health, how to improve overall digestion, and so much more. Joining me in the studio is Wade Lightheart from BiOptimizers.

 

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Sep 04, 2019
Episode #93: How to deal with a panic attack in the moment + tips to prevent panic attacks in the future
1687

We have all experienced those moments of panic when we feel ourselves going into total shutdown mode. It can happen unexpectedly, and often at night. So what do can you do in the moment to help yourself calm down and regain control? And how do you prevent these panic attacks from happening again? In this episode I discuss what panic attacks are, why they happen, how to deal with one in the moment, and how to prevent them in the future.

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Aug 28, 2019
Episode #92: The Do’s and Don’ts of Brain Health + Why and How Correct Brain Health Practices can Reduce Anxiety and Depression
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In this episode I discuss what we can do to improve our brain health, which will help improve our mental health, with Dr. Darlene Mayo. We talk about the best brain boosting supplements, music therapy, how to keep your brain young, and so much more!

 

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Aug 21, 2019
Episode #91: How red light therapy can improve mental & brain health, help with sleep issues, reduce brain damage from traumatic brain injuries and so much more!
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In this episode I interview Wes from Joovv on all things red light therapy, what it is, how it can help with our memory and cognition, and how it can improve our mood, sleep, and so much more!

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Aug 14, 2019
Episode #90: 3 Simple nutrition tips to boost brain & mental health AND improve memory & cognition
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Aug 07, 2019
Episode #89: How to NOT let toxic people, words, or situations affect your mental health
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Everyday we face toxic or negative situations that can really mess up our mental health if not managed correctly. In this episode I discuss how to deal with toxic people, words, and situations in the best way that will ensure your mental health is protected.
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Jul 31, 2019
Episode #88: “Healing begins with feeling” Interview with Lori Volkman on why we need to feel and embrace our pain and suffering & how to deal with trauma
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If you have suffered a trauma recently and find it hard to move on, or maybe you find yourself struggling to deal with the hardships in life, then this podcast is for you. In fact, this podcast episode is for everyone. In this episode I interview Lori Volkman, a member of my team and a lawyer who defends patients who have been involuntarily committed to psych wards. In this episode we discuss how to recover and deal with trauma, how to help someone who may be struggling with recovery, why we need to stop silencing our pain with meds, and so much more. This episode is one you cannot miss. 

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Jul 24, 2019
Episode #87: What is Alzheimer's? + Tips to prevent it & how to help someone who has Alzheimer's
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In this episode I discuss what Alzheimer's is, how it develops, how to prevent it, and how to help someone in your family or someone you know who may have it. 

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Jul 17, 2019
Episode #86: 4 tips to help drastically reduce anxiety in your life
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In this episode I discuss 4 simple and practical tips to help you reduce anxiety in your life immediately. These four steps will help you build up your stress resilience and help train your brain to correctly deal with anxiety. I use these tips in my life daily and they really work!

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Jul 10, 2019
Episode #85: How to recognize the early signs of burnout + tips to prevent and overcome mental burnout
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Everyday I receive questions on how to deal with burnout and it seems like more and more people are struggling with major mental health issues that are a direct result of burnout. Part of the problem is how our current society rewards workaholics, and part of the problem comes from a lack of awareness of the early symptoms of mental burnout. In this episode I discuss how to recognize and deal with the early stages of burnout, how to prevent burnout in the future, and what to do when you are in the middle of a burnout. 

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Jul 03, 2019
Episode #84: 8 Simple steps to build up your stress resilience
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Did you know stress can actually be good for you if managed correctly? And did you know there are things you can do now in your life to help you better manage stressful situations in the future and avoid burnout? In this episode I discuss 8 simple and highly effective mental tips to help you build up your stress resilience and protect your mental health

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Jun 26, 2019
Episode #83: Why we need to argue more, the mental health benefits of arguing + tips to argue correctly and resolve issues fast
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Did you know arguing can actually be good for your mental health? In this episode I discuss how arguing can improve your mental health, how to correctly argue, how to resolve issues fast, and how to stop arguing over the same problem over and over again.

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Jun 19, 2019
Episode #82: 4 Mental Strategies to Help You Turn Your Worst Day or Week Around
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We all have bad days (or even bad weeks!) so in this episode I discuss 4 mental strategies to help you deal with bad days and weeks.

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Jun 12, 2019
Episode #81: How to deal with difficult people and how to help them + tips to protect your own mental health while dealing with difficult people
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We all have that one person in our lives who is just so difficult to be around. Maybe it's a friend, a spouse, a child, a sister...

In this episode I discuss how to deal with difficult people, how to best help them, and how to protect your mental health while dealing with these difficult people.

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Jun 05, 2019
Episode #80: 5 MORE Simple and Effective Mental Self-Care Tips Guaranteed to Reduce Anxiety in Your Life and Boost Brain Health PART 2
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In this episode I discuss 5 more simple and effective mental self-care techniques that will not only increase brain health, decrease anxiety, but also improve your mental health and mood! A few of the tips I discuss are also great for helping with panic attacks.

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May 29, 2019
Episode #79: 10 Simple & Effective Mental Self-Care Tips to Keep Your Brain Healthy and Reduce Anxiety (Part 1)
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In this episode I discuss 5 simple, practical, and effective tips that are guaranteed to boost your mental health and reduce anxiety in your life. Tune in next week for part 2 where I discuss 5 more tips! 

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May 23, 2019
Episode #78: How to deal with performance anxiety + tips to overcome mental blocks
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Performance anxiety is not just something athletes, actors, speakers, students or CEOs feel. At some point in your life I am sure you have felt the pressure to perform a certain way or achieve a certain goal. And if you are anything like me, sometimes that pressure can cause extreme anxiety, stress, and mental blocks.

In this podcast I discuss how to deal with performance anxiety whether or not you are an athlete, speaker, or executive. I also discuss some tips that will help overcome mental blocks that come from performance anxiety.

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May 15, 2019
Episode #77: Why do we keep making the same mistakes? + How to stop bad habits
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May 08, 2019
Episode #76: What is social anxiety and how do we stop it?
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I really struggled with social anxiety, and sometimes still do but there is a way to overcome this. In this episode I discuss what is social anxiety, why we feel it, and how to overcome it using a few simple steps.

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May 01, 2019
Episode #75: Are you a people pleaser?+ Why it's dangerous and how to stop
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In this episode I discuss the difference between people-pleasing & peace-making, how to identify if you are a people-pleaser, why it's dangerous, and how to stop people-pleasing for good.

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Apr 24, 2019
Episode #74: Is overthinking messing up your mental health? + Tips to help you stop overthinking & overanalyzing
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Do you find yourself overthinking and overanalyzing every situation? Or perhaps it's something someone said? Do you find yourself getting more and more worked up the more you overthink?

In this episode I discuss why we overthink, why it's bad for our mental health, and how to stop overthinking and overanalyzing once and for all.

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Apr 17, 2019
Episode #73: 5 Steps to Identify & Eliminate the Root of Anxiety (and other mental ill-health issues)
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So many people have asked me how to find the root of anxiety, depression, etc. We can feel the effects but in order to overcome these mental health issues we need to know what they are. In this episode I give 5 steps to identifying and eliminating the root of mental health problems. 

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Apr 08, 2019
Episode #72: How to correctly deal with disappointment and failure
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We have all had to face failure and disappointment in our lives. These negative experiences can really drain us emotionally and mentally, and if not dealt with correctly can create toxic structures in our brains. In this episode I discuss 5 steps to correctly dealing with disappointment and failure in order to move on and protect our mental health, and how to turn every failure into an opportunity to improve and grow.

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Apr 01, 2019
Episode #71: Why is change so hard? + Tips to help train your brain to deal with, and love, change + how to know when change is good & worth the effort
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An overwhelming majority fear and avoid change, yet change is one of the best things for mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical development. Even if we are one of those rare people who like change, it is often becuase we are more in love with the idea of change than the process itself. If it is so good why do we hate change? In this episode I discuss why we avoid change, how to train your brain to embrace and love change, and how to know when change is good and worth the effort.

This is the seventh episode in my Think Learn Succeed series. 

For more info on my research project and how you can get involved visit: https://www.drleafresearch.com

For more info on my 2019 Conference and to register (early bird tickets end March 31st!!) visit: https://drleafconference.com

To sign up for my weekly newsletter go to: https://drleaf.com

For more info about my new app Switch (coming soon!!): https://theswitch.app. To get the pre-order special (less 30%) go to: https://theswitch.app/promo/  

Get your copy of Think Learn Succeed less 20% with code TLS20: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

Also available on Amazon, Kindle, and Audiobook: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=think+learn+succeed+by+dr+caroline+leaf&crid=DJ6Q4C4DGEYI&sprefix=think+lear%2Caps%2C266&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10)

Mar 19, 2019
Episode #70: Why do we hate Mondays? + Tips to help you mentally prepare for a busy week & avoid burnout
1151

We have all experienced the Monday blues and Sunday scares. Some of you may experience it so intensely it may leave you feeling sick with anxiety. So how do we deal with the dread of Mondays and better prepare for the week ahead? In this episode I discuss some mental self-care techniques to help you prepare mentally for a busy week ahead and tips to help you avoid burnout. 

This is the sixth episode in my Think Learn Succeed series. 

For more info on my research project and how you can get involved visit: https://www.drleafresearch.com

For more info on my 2019 Conference and to register (early bird tickets end March 31st!!) visit: https://drleafconference.com

To sign up for my weekly newsletter go to: https://drleaf.com

For more info about my new app Switch (coming soon!!): https://theswitch.app. To get the pre-order special (less 30%) go to: https://theswitch.app/promo/  

Get your copy of Think Learn Succeed less 20% with code TLS20: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

Also available on Amazon, Kindle, and Audiobook: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=think+learn+succeed+by+dr+caroline+leaf&crid=DJ6Q4C4DGEYI&sprefix=think+lear%2Caps%2C266&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10) 

Mar 11, 2019
Episode #69: Why do we forget things? Is it normal to forget? + 5 Steps to improve your memory and why correct learning can improve your mental health
1610

Why do we forget names? Why is learning important? In this episode I discuss the main reasons we forget things, how to improve memory and learn even if you don't like the subject, and why learning correctly is one of the most beneficial things we can do to improve our mental health. This is the fifth episode in my Think Learn Succeed series. 

For more info on my research project and how you can get involved visit: https://www.drleafresearch.com

For more info on my 2019 Conference and to register (early bird tickets end March 31st!!) visit: https://drleafconference.com

To sign up for my weekly newsletter go to: https://drleaf.com

For more info about my new app Switch (coming soon!!) and to get the pre-order special (less 30%) go to: https://theswitch.app 

Get your copy of Think Learn Succeed less 20% with code TLS20: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book(Also available on Amazon, Kindle, and Audiobook: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=think+learn+succeed+by+dr+caroline+leaf&crid=DJ6Q4C4DGEYI&sprefix=think+lear%2Caps%2C266&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_1_10

Switch on Your Brain: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/switch-on-your-brain

 

Mar 06, 2019
Episode #68: Why mindfulness is not enough + 5 steps to overcoming a mental health crisis
893

Mindfulness is a very hot topic now. And there are many benefits to being mindful through prayer or meditation. However, research has shown that mindfulness is not enough to help create sustainable healthy mental habits. We need to go beyond mindfulness. In this episode I discuss the benefits of mindfulness, and how to go beyond this first step. I also discuss the correct way to use mindfulness and the other 4 steps to deal with a crisis in the heat of the moment. This is the fourth episode in my Think Learn Succeed Podcast Series. 

To get even more tips and tools to help you improve your mental health be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter: https://drleaf.com

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app. get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/


About the 2019 Mental Health Initiative:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

I’m excited to announce that for the February and March Mental Health Initiative we are going to be doing another book club! Over the next eight weeks we will be going through my latest book, Think Learn Succeed!

I decided to spread the book over two months because there is just so much to unpack and discuss. Like the January Perfect You book club, there will be weekly YouTube Live sessions that go over the assigned chapters as well as blogs and podcasts related to topics and concepts in Think Learn Succeed.

How you understand and use your mind is predictive of how successful you will be. Nothing will work unless you get your mind right first. Think Learn Succeed is all about helping you make that switch to a life well-lived, filled with meaningful success.

So how do you join the book club?

1. Get the book! You can order it online from my website and get 20% off with coupon code TLS20: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2. You can also order the book on Amazon or pick it up wherever books are sold: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace-ebook/dp/B07933HG86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548440607&sr=8-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed+by+dr+caroline+leaf

3. I highly encourage getting the DVD and workbook as this will really help you understand this book so much more, and it makes a great companion to the weekly YouTube sessions! The DVD and workbook are designed for groups or individuals, and are like bible study guides. You can purchase the Think Learn Succeed Study Pack here: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/group-studies/products/think-learn-succeed-curriculum-kit

4. You can also get the book on Kindle, and get the audiobook on Amazon's Audible.

5. The YouTube Live Schedule (copy this and keep it somewhere you can see each week!):

February 8th 5pm CT: Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2: https://youtu.be/V9fzKitEsGU
February 13th 7pm CT: Chapters 3 & 4
February 22nd 5pm CT: Chapters 5-7
February 28th 5pm CT: Chapters 8-10
March 8th 5pm CT: Chapters 11-13
March 15th 5pm CT: Chapters 14-16
March 21st 5pm CT: Chapters 17-18
March 29th 5pm CT: Chapters 19-20

*Chapters 21 & 22 are more on the science of my research and work and are optional readings.

**Be sure to read the assigned chapters BEFORE the Youtube Live as this will really help you understand the book better. In the YouTube live sessions I give a recap of the assigned chapters for that week, and go into some explanations of the concepts. I also give practical application tips.

This is also a great book for students, teachers, and parents of students as it deals a lot with learning, memory, and learning difficulties!

For book orders outside the US

In Australia you can order from KOORONG: https://www.koorong.com/search/product/think-learn-succeed-the-art-of-using-your/9780801093272.jhtml

In South Africa you can order from CUM Books: https://www.cumbooks.co.za/think-learn-succeed-paperback

In Canada you can order from INDIGO: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=think%20learn%20Succeed#internal=1

In the UK you can order from AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace/dp/0801093619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531309996&sr=1-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed

You can also order in the USA from:

BARNES AND NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/think-learn-succeed-dr-caroline-leaf/1127279543?ean=9780801093272#/

CHRISTIAN BOOK DISTRIBUTORS: https://www.christianbook.com/succeed-understanding-using-thrive-school-workplace/caroline-leaf/9780801093272/pd/093272?product_redirect=1&Ntt=093272&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

Feb 26, 2019
Episode #67: How to Stop the Shame Spiral
1109

We have all felt shame and guilt in our lives, and sometimes it feels like it never ends. We feel guilty for feeling guilty, and we feel ashamed to feel shame... We cannot seem to escape the shame spiral. Sound familiar? If you are struggling with shame, guilt, or condemnation then this episode is for you. In this episode I discuss why we feel shame, what it does in our brains and bodies, and how to get out of the shame spiral for good. This is the third episode in my Think Learn Succeed Book Club Podcast Series.

To get even more tips and tools to help you improve your mental health be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter: https://drleaf.com

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app. get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/


About the 2019 Mental Health Initiative:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

I’m excited to announce that for the February and March Mental Health Initiative we are going to be doing another book club! Over the next eight weeks we will be going through my latest book, Think Learn Succeed!

I decided to spread the book over two months because there is just so much to unpack and discuss. Like the January Perfect You book club, there will be weekly YouTube Live sessions that go over the assigned chapters as well as blogs and podcasts related to topics and concepts in Think Learn Succeed.

How you understand and use your mind is predictive of how successful you will be. Nothing will work unless you get your mind right first. Think Learn Succeed is all about helping you make that switch to a life well-lived, filled with meaningful success.

So how do you join the book club?

1. Get the book! You can order it online from my website and get 20% off with coupon code TLS20: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2. You can also order the book on Amazon or pick it up wherever books are sold: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace-ebook/dp/B07933HG86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548440607&sr=8-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed+by+dr+caroline+leaf

3. I highly encourage getting the DVD and workbook as this will really help you understand this book so much more, and it makes a great companion to the weekly YouTube sessions! The DVD and workbook are designed for groups or individuals, and are like bible study guides. You can purchase the Think Learn Succeed Study Pack here: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/group-studies/products/think-learn-succeed-curriculum-kit

4. You can also get the book on Kindle, and get the audiobook on Amazon's Audible.

5. The YouTube Live Schedule (copy this and keep it somewhere you can see each week!):

February 8th 5pm CT: Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2: https://youtu.be/V9fzKitEsGU
February 13th 7pm CT: Chapters 3 & 4
February 22nd 5pm CT: Chapters 5-7
February 28th 5pm CT: Chapters 8-10
March 8th 5pm CT: Chapters 11-13
March 15th 5pm CT: Chapters 14-16
March 21st 5pm CT: Chapters 17-18
March 29th 5pm CT: Chapters 19-20

*Chapters 21 & 22 are more on the science of my research and work and are optional readings.

**Be sure to read the assigned chapters BEFORE the Youtube Live as this will really help you understand the book better. In the YouTube live sessions I give a recap of the assigned chapters for that week, and go into some explanations of the concepts. I also give practical application tips.

This is also a great book for students, teachers, and parents of students as it deals a lot with learning, memory, and learning difficulties!

For book orders outside the US

In Australia you can order from KOORONG: https://www.koorong.com/search/product/think-learn-succeed-the-art-of-using-your/9780801093272.jhtml

In South Africa you can order from CUM Books: https://www.cumbooks.co.za/think-learn-succeed-paperback

In Canada you can order from INDIGO: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=think%20learn%20Succeed#internal=1

In the UK you can order from AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace/dp/0801093619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531309996&sr=1-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed

You can also order in the USA from:

BARNES AND NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/think-learn-succeed-dr-caroline-leaf/1127279543?ean=9780801093272#/

CHRISTIAN BOOK DISTRIBUTORS: https://www.christianbook.com/succeed-understanding-using-thrive-school-workplace/caroline-leaf/9780801093272/pd/093272?product_redirect=1&Ntt=093272&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

Feb 19, 2019
Episode #66: The Left Brain/Right Brain Lie + Debunking Other Popular Brain Myths
1093

In this episode I break down the 4 most popular brain myths in society, why they are myths, and what the science is actually saying. This is the second episode in my Think Learn Succeed Book Club podcast series. 

To get even more tips and tools to help you improve your mental health be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter: https://drleaf.com

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app. get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/


About the 2019 Mental Health Initiative:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

I’m excited to announce that for the February and March Mental Health Initiative we are going to be doing another book club! Over the next eight weeks we will be going through my latest book, Think Learn Succeed!

I decided to spread the book over two months because there is just so much to unpack and discuss. Like the January Perfect You book club, there will be weekly YouTube Live sessions that go over the assigned chapters as well as blogs and podcasts related to topics and concepts in Think Learn Succeed.

How you understand and use your mind is predictive of how successful you will be. Nothing will work unless you get your mind right first. Think Learn Succeed is all about helping you make that switch to a life well-lived, filled with meaningful success.

So how do you join the book club?

1. Get the book! You can order it online from my website and get 20% off with coupon code TLS20: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2. You can also order the book on Amazon or pick it up wherever books are sold: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace-ebook/dp/B07933HG86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548440607&sr=8-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed+by+dr+caroline+leaf

3. I highly encourage getting the DVD and workbook as this will really help you understand this book so much more, and it makes a great companion to the weekly YouTube sessions! The DVD and workbook are designed for groups or individuals, and are like bible study guides. You can purchase the Think Learn Succeed Study Pack here: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/group-studies/products/think-learn-succeed-curriculum-kit

4. You can also get the book on Kindle, and get the audiobook on Amazon's Audible.

5. The YouTube Live Schedule (copy this and keep it somewhere you can see each week!):

February 8th 5pm CT: Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2: https://youtu.be/V9fzKitEsGU
February 13th 7pm CT: Chapters 3 & 4
February 22nd 5pm CT: Chapters 5-7
February 28th 5pm CT: Chapters 8-10
March 8th 5pm CT: Chapters 11-13
March 15th 5pm CT: Chapters 14-16
March 21st 5pm CT: Chapters 17-18
March 29th 5pm CT: Chapters 19-20

*Chapters 21 & 22 are more on the science of my research and work and are optional readings.

**Be sure to read the assigned chapters BEFORE the Youtube Live as this will really help you understand the book better. In the YouTube live sessions I give a recap of the assigned chapters for that week, and go into some explanations of the concepts. I also give practical application tips.

This is also a great book for students, teachers, and parents of students as it deals a lot with learning, memory, and learning difficulties!

For book orders outside the US

In Australia you can order from KOORONG: https://www.koorong.com/search/product/think-learn-succeed-the-art-of-using-your/9780801093272.jhtml

In South Africa you can order from CUM Books: https://www.cumbooks.co.za/think-learn-succeed-paperback

In Canada you can order from INDIGO: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=think%20learn%20Succeed#internal=1

In the UK you can order from AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace/dp/0801093619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531309996&sr=1-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed

You can also order in the USA from:

BARNES AND NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/think-learn-succeed-dr-caroline-leaf/1127279543?ean=9780801093272#/

CHRISTIAN BOOK DISTRIBUTORS: https://www.christianbook.com/succeed-understanding-using-thrive-school-workplace/caroline-leaf/9780801093272/pd/093272?product_redirect=1&Ntt=093272&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

Feb 11, 2019
Episode #65: Why do we remember the negative more than the positive? Plus 5 Tips to help you stop negative thinking habits!
1056

Why do we remember bad haircuts more than good ones? Why does it feel so much easier to think negatively than positively? In this episode I discuss why we remember the negative more than the positive, how this impacts our brains reward system, an dhow this develops in toxic habits. I also give 5 tips on how to stop negative thinking habits, and cultivate positive mindsets. This is the first episode in my THINK LEARN SUCCEED book club podcast series. 

To get even more tips and tools to help you improve your mental health be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter: https://drleaf.com

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app. get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/

 

 

About the 2019 Mental Health Initiative:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

I’m excited to announce that for the February and March Mental Health Initiative we are going to be doing another book club! Over the next eight weeks we will be going through my latest book, Think Learn Succeed!

I decided to spread the book over two months because there is just so much to unpack and discuss. Like the January Perfect You book club, there will be weekly YouTube Live sessions that go over the assigned chapters as well as blogs and podcasts related to topics and concepts in Think Learn Succeed.

How you understand and use your mind is predictive of how successful you will be. Nothing will work unless you get your mind right first. Think Learn Succeed is all about helping you make that switch to a life well-lived, filled with meaningful success.

So how do you join the book club?

1. Get the book! You can order it online from my website and get 20% off with coupon code TLS20: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2. You can also order the book on Amazon or pick it up wherever books are sold: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace-ebook/dp/B07933HG86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548440607&sr=8-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed+by+dr+caroline+leaf

3. I highly encourage getting the DVD and workbook as this will really help you understand this book so much more, and it makes a great companion to the weekly YouTube sessions! The DVD and workbook are designed for groups or individuals, and are like bible study guides. You can purchase the Think Learn Succeed Study Pack here: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/group-studies/products/think-learn-succeed-curriculum-kit

4. You can also get the book on Kindle, and get the audiobook on Amazon's Audible.

5. The YouTube Live Schedule (copy this and keep it somewhere you can see each week!):

February 8th 5pm CT: Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2
February 13th 5pm CT: Chapters 3 & 4
February 22nd 5pm CT: Chapters 5-7
February 28th 5pm CT: Chapters 8-10
March 8th 5pm CT: Chapters 11-13
March 15th 5pm CT: Chapters 14-16
March 21st 5pm CT: Chapters 17-18
March 29th 5pm CT: Chapters 19-20

*Chapters 21 & 22 are more on the science of my research and work and are optional readings.

**Be sure to read the assigned chapters BEFORE the Youtube Live as this will really help you understand the book better. In the YouTube live sessions I give a recap of the assigned chapters for that week, and go into some explanations of the concepts. I also give practical application tips.

This is also a great book for students, teachers, and parents of students as it deals a lot with learning, memory, and learning difficulties!

For book orders outside the US

In Australia you can order from KOORONG: https://www.koorong.com/search/product/think-learn-succeed-the-art-of-using-your/9780801093272.jhtml

In South Africa you can order from CUM Books: https://www.cumbooks.co.za/think-learn-succeed-paperback

In Canada you can order from INDIGO: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=think%20learn%20Succeed#internal=1

In the UK you can order from AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace/dp/0801093619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531309996&sr=1-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed

You can also order in the USA from:

BARNES AND NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/think-learn-succeed-dr-caroline-leaf/1127279543?ean=9780801093272#/

CHRISTIAN BOOK DISTRIBUTORS: https://www.christianbook.com/succeed-understanding-using-thrive-school-workplace/caroline-leaf/9780801093272/pd/093272?product_redirect=1&Ntt=093272&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

Feb 04, 2019
Episode #64: How to help teenagers and young children deal with identity issues
991

In this episode I discuss how to use the concepts in the Perfect You to help young children and/or teenagers find their identities and understand their unique minds. This is the final episode in my Perfect You series.

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com

About the 2019 Mental Health Initiative:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

I’m excited to announce that for the February and March Mental Health Initiative we are going to be doing another book club! Over the next eight weeks we will be going through my latest book, Think Learn Succeed!

I decided to spread the book over two months because there is just so much to unpack and discuss. Like the January Perfect You book club, there will be weekly YouTube Live sessions that go over the assigned chapters as well as blogs and podcasts related to topics and concepts in Think Learn Succeed.

How you understand and use your mind is predictive of how successful you will be. Nothing will work unless you get your mind right first. Think Learn Succeed is all about helping you make that switch to a life well-lived, filled with meaningful success.

So how do you join the book club?

1. Get the book! You can order it online from my website and get 20% off with coupon code TLS20: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2. You can also order the book on Amazon or pick it up wherever books are sold: https://www.amazon.com/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace-ebook/dp/B07933HG86/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1548440607&sr=8-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed+by+dr+caroline+leaf

3. I highly encourage getting the DVD and workbook as this will really help you understand this book so much more, and it makes a great companion to the weekly YouTube sessions! The DVD and workbook are designed for groups or individuals, and are like bible study guides. You can purchase the Think Learn Succeed Study Pack here: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/group-studies/products/think-learn-succeed-curriculum-kit

4. You can also get the book on Kindle, and get the audiobook on Amazon's Audible.

5. The YouTube Live Schedule (copy this and keep it somewhere you can see each week!):

February 8th 5pm CT: Introduction and Chapters 1 & 2
February 13th 5pm CT: Chapters 3 & 4
February 22nd 5pm CT: Chapters 5-7
February 28th 5pm CT: Chapters 8-10
March 8th 5pm CT: Chapters 11-13
March 15th 5pm CT: Chapters 14-16
March 21st 5pm CT: Chapters 17-18
March 29th 5pm CT: Chapters 19-20

*Chapters 21 & 22 are more on the science of my research and work and are optional readings.

**Be sure to read the assigned chapters BEFORE the Youtube Live as this will really help you understand the book better. In the YouTube live sessions I give a recap of the assigned chapters for that week, and go into some explanations of the concepts. I also give practical application tips.

This is also a great book for students, teachers, and parents of students as it deals a lot with learning, memory, and learning difficulties!

For book orders outside the US

In Australia you can order from KOORONG: https://www.koorong.com/search/product/think-learn-succeed-the-art-of-using-your/9780801093272.jhtml

In South Africa you can order from CUM Books: https://www.cumbooks.co.za/think-learn-succeed-paperback

In Canada you can order from INDIGO: https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/home/search/?keywords=think%20learn%20Succeed#internal=1

In the UK you can order from AMAZON UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Think-Learn-Succeed-Understanding-Workplace/dp/0801093619/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1531309996&sr=1-1&keywords=think+learn+succeed

You can also order in the USA from:

BARNES AND NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/think-learn-succeed-dr-caroline-leaf/1127279543?ean=9780801093272#/

CHRISTIAN BOOK DISTRIBUTORS: https://www.christianbook.com/succeed-understanding-using-thrive-school-workplace/caroline-leaf/9780801093272/pd/093272?product_redirect=1&Ntt=093272&item_code=&Ntk=keywords&event=ESRCP

Jan 28, 2019
Episode #63: How to use your Discomfort Zones to Regulate your Thinking and Improve Your Mental Health
837

In this episode I discuss the 4 types of discomfort zones, and how to use these as tools to regulate your thinking and improve mental health. This is the fourth episode in my Perfect You series.

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com


About the Mental Health Initiative and January Perfect You Book Club:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

Starting this January we will be tackling the issue of identity in my PERFECT YOU book club! It's not too late to join!

Why is identity important? Why is it the first step to your mental health makeover? Understanding your identity and knowing who you are enbles you to take control over your life and health. Understanding your identity gives you hope to change and motivation to stay strong when times get tough. Once you learn how your unique mind works, you will begin to understand how to make positive changes in your life.

So how does this January book club work?

1. You will need to get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for $12.99, so you save 35%: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) which is also available on Kindle and Audible.

2. I will be doing a YouTube Live once a week to answer questions and go over several key concepts:

YOUTUBE LIVE SCHEDULE
Week One (Jan 4th 10am CT): Chapter 1-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W62zDofq-gU

Week Two (Jan 11th 10am CT): Chapter 4-5
Week Three (Jan 18th 10am CT): Chapter 6-7
Week Four (Jan 31st 10am CT): Chapter 8-10

Like all book clubs, if you read the assigned chapters before the YouTube live it will make each session even more meaningful so be sure to read the related chapters before each YouTube session!

If you can't make the YouTube live don't worry! The session will be available on my YouTube channel for you to watch anytime. 

*Email us your questions about the assigned chapters at questions@drleaf.com in advance of the YouTube live date.

3. I will be doing weekly podcasts related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity so be sure to subscribe to my podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube): https://drleaf.com/media/podcasts/.

4. I will also be doing a weekly blog on concepts and ideas related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity: https://drleaf.com/blog/.

5. Follow me on social media to get daily tips and information related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity:

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

6. Get a team together! Community is essential when it comes to  improving our mental health, so plan a date with a few friends and work through the Perfect You together!

*Be sure to tag me in group pictures you post to social media so I can repost and share them!

7. If you would like to go more in-depth on the concepts I cover in THE PERFECT YOU, and do an online gift profile quiz, check out my online program The Perfectly You (https://perfectlyyou.com). You can also order the Perfect You workbook and DVD which is not required but will definitely help enhance you experience and help you understand the more tricky concepts: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/product-combo-deals/products/the-perfect-you-bundle.

Jan 21, 2019
Episode #62: Debunking the IQ and Personality Profile Myth
1083

In this episode I discuss why IQ tests and personality profiles are not good, and can be misleading and often damaging. I also discuss a better alternative. This is the third podcast in my Perfect You series. 

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com


About the Mental Health Initiative and January Perfect You Book Club:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

Starting this January we will be tackling the issue of identity in my PERFECT YOU book club!

Why is identity important? Why is it the first step to your mental health makeover? Understanding your identity and knowing who you are enbles you to take control over your life and health. Understanding your identity gives you hope to change and motivation to stay strong when times get tough. Once you learn how your unique mind works, you will begin to understand how to make positive changes in your life.

So how does this January book club work?

1. You will need to get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for $12.99, so you save 35%: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) which is also available on Kindle and Audible.

2. I will be doing a YouTube Live once a week to answer questions and go over several key concepts:

YOUTUBE LIVE SCHEDULE
Week One (Jan 4th 10am CT): Chapter 1-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W62zDofq-gU

Week Two (Jan 11th 10am CT): Chapter 4-5
Week Three (Jan 18th 10am CT): Chapter 6-7
Week Four (Jan 31st 10am CT): Chapter 8-10

Like all book clubs, if you read the assigned chapters before the YouTube live it will make each session even more meaningful so be sure to read the related chapters before each YouTube session!

If you can't make the YouTube live don't worry! The session will be available on my YouTube channel for you to watch anytime. 

*Email us your questions about the assigned chapters at questions@drleaf.com in advance of the YouTube live date.

3. I will be doing weekly podcasts related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity so be sure to subscribe to my podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube): https://drleaf.com/media/podcasts/.

4. I will also be doing a weekly blog on concepts and ideas related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity: https://drleaf.com/blog/.

5. Follow me on social media to get daily tips and information related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity:

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

6. Get a team together! Community is essential when it comes to  improving our mental health, so plan a date with a few friends and work through the Perfect You together!

*Be sure to tag me in group pictures you post to social media so I can repost and share them!

7. If you would like to go more in-depth on the concepts I cover in THE PERFECT YOU, and do an online gift profile quiz, check out my online program The Perfectly You (https://perfectlyyou.com). You can also order the Perfect You workbook and DVD which is not required but will definitely help enhance you experience and help you understand the more tricky concepts: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/product-combo-deals/products/the-perfect-you-bundle.

Jan 14, 2019
Episode #61: Why the Current Mental Health System is Failing to Help People
955

Mental Health issues are not on the rise- rather it is the mismanagement of mental health that is increasing. 

In this episode I discuss why the current mental health system is failing to help people, and what we can do about this. I also discuss psychotropic medication, and how fo find healing if you struggle with mental ill-health. This is the second podcast in my Perfect You series. 

**This is informative and NOT individual medical advice.

**DRUG WITHDRAWAL should ALWAYS be done under the supervision of a qualified professional. These drugs alter your brain chemistry, and withdrawal can be a difficult process. There are thousands of patient-run sites on withdrawal from psychoactive substances on the Internet, and many books available in stores and online. We suggest you begin looking at the resources page on Mad in America. Dr. Peter Breggin also has a brilliant book on withdrawal: https://breggin.com/a-guide-for-prescribers-therapists-patients-and-their-families/

**For general information on the current state of psychiatry please visit http://www.madinamerica.com

**To report any adverse psychotropic drug effects you have experienced, and for more detailed individual drug information, please visit https://rxisk.org/

Additional Resources:

https://drleaf.com/blog/

http://podcast.drleaf.com/e/episode-37-the-dangers-of-psychotropic-medications-with-dr-peter-breggin/  

https://breggin.com

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app. get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com

 

 About the Mental Health Initiative and January Perfect You Book Club:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

Starting this January we will be tackling the issue of identity in my PERFECT YOU book club!

Why is identity important? Why is it the first step to your mental health makeover? Understanding your identity and knowing who you are enbles you to take control over your life and health. Understanding your identity gives you hope to change and motivation to stay strong when times get tough. Once you learn how your unique mind works, you will begin to understand how to make positive changes in your life.

So how does this January book club work?

1. You will need to get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for $12.99, so you save 35%: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) which is also available on Kindle and Audible.

2. I will be doing a YouTube Live once a week to answer questions and go over several key concepts:

YOUTUBE LIVE SCHEDULE
Week One (Jan 4th 10am CT): Chapter 1-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W62zDofq-gU

Week Two (Jan 11th 10am CT): Chapter 4-5
Week Three (Jan 18th 10am CT): Chapter 6-7
Week Four (Jan 31st 10am CT): Chapter 8-10

Like all book clubs, if you read the assigned chapters before the YouTube live it will make each session even more meaningful so be sure to read the related chapters before each YouTube session!

If you can't make the YouTube live don't worry! The session will be available on my YouTube channel for you to watch anytime: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBlz5pDn4pP2lehhxGyhJQ?view_as=subscriber

*Email us your questions about the assigned chapters at questions@drleaf.com in advance of the YouTube live date.

3. I will be doing weekly podcasts related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity so be sure to subscribe to my podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube): https://drleaf.com/media/podcasts/.

4. I will also be doing a weekly blog on concepts and ideas related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity: https://drleaf.com/blog/.

5. Follow me on social media to get daily tips and information related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity:

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

6. Get a team together! Community is essential when it comes to  improving our mental health, so plan a date with a few friends and work through the Perfect You together!

*Be sure to tag me in group pictures you post to social media so I can repost and share them!

7. If you would like to go more in-depth on the concepts I cover in THE PERFECT YOU, and do an online gift profile quiz, check out my online program The Perfectly You (https://perfectlyyou.com). You can also order the Perfect You workbook and DVD which is not required but will definitely help enhance you experience and help you understand the more tricky concepts: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/product-combo-deals/products/the-perfect-you-bundle.

Jan 07, 2019
Episode #60: The First Step to Improving Your Mental Health
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I want to make mental health a priority this year.

So what's the first step to improving your mental health? Finding and understanding your unique identity! In this podcast I will discuss why identity is the very first thing we need to focus on in order to improve our mental health, and how to begin discovering your unique identity. 

 

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

Starting this January we will be tackling the issue of identity in my PERFECT YOU book club!

So how does this January book club work?

1. You will need to get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for $12.99- save 35%: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) which is also available on Kindle and Audible.

2. I will be doing a YouTube Live once a week to answer questions and go over several key concepts:

YOUTUBE LIVE SCHEDULE

Week One (Jan 4th 10am CT): Chapter 1-3

Week Two (Jan 11th 10am CT): Chapter 4-5

Week Three (Jan 18th 10am CT): Chapter 6-7

Week Four (Jan 31st 10am CT): Chapter 8-10

Like all book clubs, if you read the assigned chapters before the YouTube live it will make each session even more meaningful so be sure to read the related chapters before each YouTube session!

If you can't make the YouTube live don't worry! The session will be available on my YouTube channel for you to watch anytime. 

*Email us your questions about the assigned chapters at questions@drleaf.com in advance of the YouTube live date.

3. I will be doing weekly podcasts related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity so be sure to subscribe to my podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube): https://drleaf.com/media/podcasts/

4. I will also be doing a weekly blog on concepts and ideas related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity: https://drleaf.com/blog/

5. Follow me on social media to get daily tips and information related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity:

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf
Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf
Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

6. Get a team together! Community is essential when it comes to  improving our mental health, so plan a date with a few friends and work through the Perfect You together!

*Be sure to tag me in group pictures you post to social media so I can repost and share them!

7. If you would like to go more in-depth on the concepts I cover in THE PERFECT YOU, and do an online gift profile quiz, check out my online program The Perfectly You (https://perfectlyyou.com). You can also order the Perfect You workbook and DVD which is not required but will definitely help enhance you experience and help you understand the more tricky concepts: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/product-combo-deals/products/the-perfect-you-bundle

Dec 31, 2018
Episode #59: Redefining Anxiety - It is not a disorder but rather a signal
973

Anxiety is a hot topic at the moment. Everywhere we are seeing stats and headlines telling us there is an anxiety epidemic. I disagree and in this podcast I will discuss how anxiety is NOT a disorder and not on the rise. Rather, anxiety is a signal that we need to learn to listen to, and it can be managed without psychotropic medication. 

Want to join my January book club? All you have to do is get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for less 35% at https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) and subscribe to my YouTube channel! I will be doing weekly YouTube lives, podcasts, and blogs on concepts discussed in the PERFECT YOU. Be sure to read chapters 1-3 by Jan 4th (our first YouTube Live!)

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app. get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com

 

Dec 24, 2018
Episode #58: How to Build Your Brain to Improve Your Mental Health
609

Did you know one of the best things you can do to improve your mental health is to build your brain?

In this episode I talk about what building your brain means and how to do it.

 

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

SWITCH app info: https://theswitch.app

Get 30% off when you pre-order the app today: https://theswitch.app/promo/

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com 

Dec 18, 2018
Episode #57: Is OCD a disease? And can it be managed?
676

In this episode I discuss intrusive thoughts and OCD- specifically how to manage both and find freedom from a chaotic mind.

 

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app and get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/

 

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com 

Dec 10, 2018
Episode #56: Do Positive Affirmations Work?
430

Positive affirmations are extremely popular but do they actually work? Is there any benefit to saying these affirmations? In this episode I unpack positive affirmations and discuss whether they work or not.

Books mentioned:

Think Learn Succeed:https://store.drleaf.com/products/think-learn-succeed-book

Switch on Your Brain:https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/switch-on-your-brain

21 Day Brain Detox Online Program:https://21daybraindetox.com

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com 

 

Nov 26, 2018
Episode #55: Let's talk about Quantum Physics
668

What is quantum physics and why is it so important? In this episode I give a brief overview of quantum physics and how it relates to our minds and mental health.

Additional Resources/Books:

The Perfect You: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you

Switch on Your Brain: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/switch-on-your-brain

Think Learn Succeed: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2018 Conference Registration: https://drleafconference.com

*Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get more tips, resources, and updates: drleaf.com

Nov 19, 2018
Episode #54: How to Deal with Anger and Toxic People
825

We all get angry, and often we are justified in our anger. But when does this anger become toxic? When does it start affecting our mental and physical health? And how do we deal with toxic people?

In this episode I discuss how to know when you have stepped over into toxic anger, how to deal with anger, and how to deal with toxic people.

The Perfect You:https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you

Think Learn Succeed:https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2018 Conference: https://drleafconference.com

*Be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, and to keep up-to-date on my event schedule and news: https://drleaf.com

Nov 12, 2018
Episode #53: The Dangers of "Christianese"
615

What is "Christianese" and why is it dangerous? In this podcast episode I discuss why we need to avoid throwing around phrases we either don't mean or believe.

Link to register for my 2018 Conference: https://drleafconference.com

THINK LEARN SUCCEED: https://store.drleaf.com/products/think-learn-succeed-book

Nov 05, 2018
Episode #52: What is the Mind-Brain Connection?
662

The principle of the mind-brain connection is fundamental to all my work, books, teachings, and talks therefore it's important to understand how it works.

In this podcast I break down the difference between the mind and brain, how they work, and why it is important to understand this connection.

Link to register for my 2018 Conference: https://drleafconference.com

THINK LEARN SUCCEED: https://store.drleaf.com/products/think-learn-succeed-book

Oct 29, 2018
Episode #51: Dealing with Guilt as a Parent
575

I'm a mom of four and I know guilt is a real issue when it comes to parenting. Especially if you are a working mom or dad. 

So how do we deal with this parent guilt? 

In this episode I discuss some tips I have used in my own life to find freedom from parent guilt. 

Oct 22, 2018
Episode #50: Is Social Media Making us Depressed?
533

Is technology and social media bad for us and our brains?

In this podcast episode I discuss the good and the bad of social media, and how to make technology work for us and not against us.

Link for my book THINK LEARN SUCCEED: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

Link to register for my 2018 Conference: https://drleafconference.com

Oct 15, 2018
Episode #49: Freaking Out in the Love Zone
477

You have probably heard me talk about "freaking out in the love zone," but what does that actually mean and how is it beneficial?

In this episode I will show you how learning to "Freak out in the Love Zone" will help you quickly and effectively deal with any chaotic or negative situation in your life without causing more anxiety or toxic stress.  

Register for my 2018 Conference here: https://drleafconference.com

Oct 08, 2018
Episode #48: 5 Tips to Help Children with Anxiety
544

I have been getting a lot of questions lately about children and anxiety, specifically how to help children deal with anxiety and depression. So I decided a podcast on this was necessary!  

In this episode I give 5 tips I have used in my own life with my own children, and used with my patients as well as parents of patients. 

Link to 21 Day Brain Detox:https://www.21daybraindetox.com

Link to THINK LEARN SUCCEED:https://store.drleaf.com/products/think-learn-succeed-book

 

Oct 01, 2018
Podcast Episode #47: Interview with Althea Van Wyk
1466

Another incredible interview!

In this episode I interview Althea Van Wyk who shares her incredible story of how she overcame some of the hardest challenges in life, and how she used her mind to, despite the odds, become a successful businesswoman and leader.

For more info on Althea: https://altheavwyk.com

Order my new book here: https://thinklearnsucceedbook.com

Sep 03, 2018
Episode #46: Interview with Rusty Labuschagne Part 2
1628

Part two of my interview with Rusty Labuschagne. Be sure to listen to Part 1 first :)

For more info on Rusty, and to get his book click here: https://beatingchains.com

Aug 27, 2018
Episode #45: Interview with Rusty Labuschagne Part 1
2316

One of the most interesting and powerful interviews I have done!

In this episode I interview Rusty Labuschagne who was unjustly thrown into prison for ten years even though he was innocent! In this interview, he recounts his horrendous story of life in prison, and how he used his mind to overcome the trauma and forgive those who hurt him. This is truly a testimony to the power of our minds! 

For more info on Rusty and to get his book click here: https://beatingchains.com 

Part 2 will be out next week! 

Aug 20, 2018
Episode #44: Mindsets for Success Part 6: The Healthy Stress, Expectancy, Willpower, and Spiritual Mindsets
795

A mindset is an attitude, or a cluster of thoughts with attached information and emotions that generate a particular perception. They shape how you see and interact with the world. They can catapult you forward, allowing you to achieve dreams, or put you in reverse drive if you are not careful.

In this episode I continue the discussion on mindsets for success, focusing on the Healthy Stress, Expectancy, Willpower, and Spiritual Mindsets.

For more information, check out my new book THINK LEARN SUCCEED: https://thinklearnsucceedbook.com

Aug 15, 2018
Episode #43: Mindsets for Success Part 5: The Community and Support Mindsets
723

A mindset is an attitude, or a cluster of thoughts with attached information and emotions that generate a particular perception. They shape how you see and interact with the world. They can catapult you forward, allowing you to achieve dreams, or put you in reverse drive if you are not careful. In this episode I continue the discussion on mindsets for success, focusing on the Community and Support Mindsets.

For more info and to get my bok THINK LEARN SUCCEED: https://thinklearnsucceedbook.com

For more info on the Whole Mind Project: http://www.wholemindproject.com 

Aug 07, 2018
Episode #42: Mindsets for Success Part 4: The Time, Possible, and Gratitude Mindsets
784

See failures as opportunities to gain more knowledge.

A mindset is an attitude, or a cluster of thoughts with attached information and emotions that generate a particular perception. They shape how you see and interact with the world. They can catapult you forward, allowing you to achieve dreams, or put you in reverse drive if you are not careful.

In this episode I discuss the Time, Possible, and Gratitude Mindsets.

For more info, get my book THINK LEARN SUCCEED: https://thinklearnsucceedbook.com

Jul 30, 2018
Episode #41: Mindsets for Success Part 3: The Controlled Emotions, Forgiveness, and Happiness Mindsets
910

A mindset is an attitude, or a cluster of thoughts with attached information and emotions that generate a particular perception. They shape how you see and interact with the world. They can catapult you forward, allowing you to achieve dreams, or put you in reverse drive if you are not careful.

In this episode I continue the discussion on mindsets for success from my new book THINK LEARN SUCCEED, specifically focusing on the controlled emotions, forgiveness, and happiness mindsets.

For more infomation on mindsets and to pre-order my new book THINK LEARN SUCEED click here: https://thinklearnsucceedbook.com

Jul 24, 2018
Episode #40: Mindsets for Success Part 2: The Controlled Thinking and Words Mindsets
1007

An unregulated thought life can hold you back from achieving your goals. 

In this episode I continue the discussion on mindsets for success from my new book THINK LEARN SUCCEED, specifically focusing on the controlled thinking mindset and the words mindset.

For more infomation on mindsets and to pre-order my new book THINK LEARN SUCEED click here: https://thinklearnsucceedbook.com

Jul 15, 2018
Episode #39: 15 Mindsets that will lead to success in school, work, and life PART 1
872

A mindset is an attitude, or a cluster of thoughts with attached information and emotions that generate a particular perception. They shape how you see and interact with the world. They can catapult you forward, allowing you to achieve dreams, or put you in reverse drive if you are not careful.

Over the next few weeks I will be walking you through the 15 mindsets I identified in my new book THINK LEARN SUCCEED that succeessful people have, and how to cultivate these mindsets, beginning with the THINKER MINDSET.

For more infomation on mindsets and to pre-order my new book THINK LEARN SUCEED click here: https://thinklearnsucceedbook.com

Jul 09, 2018
Episode #38: Stress and Women's Health
911

In this episode I interview Dr. Lillian Robertson on stress, the impact of toxic stress on women's health, and how to deal with stress and identity issues as women. 

Dr. Lillian is a board-certified OB/GYN and memebr of my Integrated Mind Network: https://drleaf.com/about/integrated-mind-network/lillian-robertson/

Dr. Lillian will also be a guest speaker at my 2018 conference: https://drleafconference.com

Jul 04, 2018
Episode #37: The Dangers of Psychotropic Medications (with Dr. Peter Breggin)
2966

What are psychotropic medications and why are they dangerous? In this episode I interview Dr. Peter Breggin, a Harvard trained psychiatrist, on psychotropic medications (anti-depressants, etc.), safe durg withdrawl, and alternative solutions. 

For more infomation on Dr. Peter Breggin, check out his site: https://breggin.com

Dr. Peter is a memebr of my Integrated Mind Network and will be a guest speaker at my 2018 conference: https://drleafconference.com

 

Jun 26, 2018
Episode #36: Suicide: How we can help ourselves AND other's find healing
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We have a problem.

More and more people are choosing to take their own lives. More and more people see death as the solution to the difficulties they face. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain are high-profile suicide cases that devastated the world. Yet every 40 seconds someone commits suicide—every 40 seconds someone’s world is devastated. 

So what can we do? How can we help? How can you find healing?

For more information on this topic, check out my blog post on suicide.

If you, or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts call 1-800-273-8255

Next week I will be going more in depth on psychotropic medication (anti-depressants, etc.)! This is an extensive topic that serves it's own episode. 

Jun 18, 2018
Episode #35: Dealing with Depression
1449

In this episode I interview Dr. Jason Littleton on depression, anxiety, and the mind-body connection, as well as offer solutions to these mental health issues. Dr. Jason will be a speaker at my 2018 conference: https://drleafconference.com

Jun 04, 2018
Episode #34: PCOS- What is it and how do we treat it?
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Did you know that Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects 1 in every 10 women? In this episode I discuss PCOS and how to treat it with Dr. Irinel and Dr. Lillian. Both will be guest speakers at my 2018 Conference: https://drleafconference.com
May 28, 2018
Episode #33: Forgiveness and the mind-body connection with Dr. David Levy Part 2
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In this episode I continue the discussion on forgiveness and the mind with Dr. David Levy; going further in-depth and exploring how to find freedom. Dr. David will be a guest speaker at my 2018 conference: https://drleafconference.com
May 21, 2018
Episode #32: Faith, Forgiveness, and the Mind with Dr. David Levy
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In this episode I interview Dr. David Levy, one of the top neurosurgeons in the U.S, on his journey to find faith and forgiveness. Dr. David will be a guest speaker at my 2018 Conference: https://drleafconference.com