Dr. Caroline Leaf Podcast

By Dr. Caroline Leaf

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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, and mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling with a traumatic brain injury, anxiety, learning difficulties or depression, or you just want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast is for you! Each podcast will give you tips and tools to equip and empower you to find freedom and overcome mental-ill health.

Episode Date
Episode #57: Is OCD a disease? And can it be managed?
10:31

In this episode I discuss intrusive thoughts and OCD- specifically how to manage both and find freedom from a chaotic mind.

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/

Dec 10, 2018
Episode #56: Do Positive Affirmations Work?
06:25

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
10:23

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
13:00

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"
09:30

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?
10:17

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
08:50

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?
08:09

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
07:13

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
08:19

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
23:40

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
26:22

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
37:48

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
12:29

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
11:18

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
12:19

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
14:25

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
16:01

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
13:46

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
14:26

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)
48:38

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
14:41

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
23:23

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?
19:25
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
22:54
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
18:12
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
May 14, 2018
Episode #31: Understanding Children and their Hormones with Dr. Irinel Stanciu
10:27
In this episode I discuss children, hormones, puberty and more with Dr. Irinel Stanciu, an endocrinologist, member of my Integrated Mind Network, and guest speaker at my 2018 conference: https://drleafconference.com
May 07, 2018
Episode #30: 6 More Tips to THINK better, EAT better, and LIVE better!
09:40
In this episode I give you 6 MORE tips to help you think better, eat better, and live better! For more information, check out chapter 20 in my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://drleaf.com/store/books/think-eat-yourself-smart/
Apr 30, 2018
Episode #29: 6 Tips to THINK better, EAT better, and LIVE better!
08:54
In this episode I give you 6 tips to help you think better, eat better, and live better! For more information, check out chapter 20 in my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://drleaf.com/store/books/think-eat-yourself-smart/
Apr 23, 2018
Episode #28: What happens in our brains and bodies when we don't sleep
09:44
Did you know a lack of sleep can cause weight gain? In this episode I discuss what happens in our brains and bodies when we don't get enough sleep, and how to fix the problem. Check out my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://bit.ly/2qXA9MH
Apr 16, 2018
Episode #27: Postpartum Depression, Infertility, and More with Dr. Lillian
19:19
In this episode I discuss everything from postpartum depression to infertility and more with Dr. Lillian Lockett Robertson OB/GYN. Be sure to subscribe to be notified when new episodes are available!
Apr 09, 2018
Episode #26: Supplements, GMOs, and more!
13:48
Are supplements really that good for us? What are GMOs and why are they so controversial? In this episode I discuss all things related to supplements, GMOs, and more! For more info, check out my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://bit.ly/2qXA9MH
Apr 05, 2018
Episode #25: Mind-Emotions-Gut Connection
10:18
What happens when we stress eat? In this episode I discuss the mind-gut connections and why it is so dangerous to eat when stressed. For more info check out ch 12 and 14 in my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://bit.ly/2qXA9MH
Apr 02, 2018
Episode #24: Toxic schedules and television are damaging our minds and bodies
12:16
Crazy schedules and too much television lead to one thing: unhealthy lifestyle choices. In this episode I discuss the affects of crazy schedules and television on our minds and bodies, and how to get back to making healthy lifestyle choices.
Mar 29, 2018
Episode #23: Is modern day marketing hurting our health?
10:37
Fast food advertising is everywhere. Could this be contributing to the obesity problem? In this episode I discuss the affects of marketing on the mind and body. For more info, check out ch 5 in my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://bit.ly/2qXA9MH
Mar 26, 2018
Episode #22: Fats to make you thin?
11:23
In this episode I discuss the different types of fats, what are good fats, what are bad fats, and the best fats for our brains! For more information check out chapter 16 in my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://bit.ly/2qXA9MH
Mar 22, 2018
Episode #21: The Truth About Protein
16:03
What is protein? Why do we need it? Animal protein or plant protein? In this episode I discuss all things related to protein and the mind. For more information, check out chapter 16 in my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://bit.ly/2qXA9MH
Mar 19, 2018
Episode #19: The Great Gluten Debate
16:33
To eat gluten or not to eat gluten... that is the big question everyone is asking nowadays. In this episode I tackle this tricky subject and the importance of the mind-body connection. For more info, click here: https://bit.ly/2qXA9MH
Mar 15, 2018
Episode #20: Sugar, Sugar, Everywhere!
13:58
Is sugar in all forms bad for us? The answer is YES and NO. In this episode I discuss the good, bad, and ugly side of sugar. For more info check out chapter 17 in my book THINK AND EAT YOURSELF SMART: https://bit.ly/2qXA9MH
Mar 12, 2018
Episode #18: How to get your energy back with Dr. Jason Littleton
14:52
Constantly feel tired, worn out, and unable to achieve your goals? Then you need to listen to this podcast! In this episode I interview Dr. Jason Littleton, America's Energy doctor, on how to gain more energy, and build better and healthier habits.
Mar 08, 2018
Episode #17: Overcoming Food Addictions and Eating Disorders
13:51
In this episode, I interview my daughter Jessica who struggled with bulimia for many years. We talk about her struggle and how she overcame this eating disorder. https://drleaf.com/store/books/think-eat-yourself-smart/
Mar 05, 2018
Episode #16: ADD and ADHD Part 4
17:39
The last episode in my series on ADD and ADHD! In this episode I give resources, tips and more on how to overcome the ADD or ADHD label.
Feb 28, 2018
Episode #14: My response to the increase in mass shootings and violence
01:06:08
There is not just one solution to the increase in mass shootings becuase there is not just one problem. In this podcast I present the problems and give solutions based on my years of experience in the mental health field.
Feb 24, 2018
Episode #15: ADD and ADHD Part 3
21:21
In this episode I continue the discussion on ADD and ADHD. What are these labels? How do we overcome them? Be sure to listen to Part 1 and 2 before listening to this episode.
Feb 23, 2018
Episode #13: ADD and ADHD Part 2
14:22
As a child, Dr. Avery Jackson was labeled ADHD. His mother did not accept the label and he went on to become one of the top neurosurgeons in the U.S. In this episode we discuss his incredible story, and how he overcame the ADHD label without medication.
Feb 21, 2018
Episode #12: ADD and ADHD Part 1
17:24
Throughout my 30 years in the fields of education and science I have worked with many people misdiagnosed with ADD and ADHD. In this podcast, I begin the discussion on ADD and ADHD. Is this label even scientific? How do we help children with this label?
Feb 19, 2018
Episode #11: Relationships and the Mind Part 2
19:11
In this episode I discuss the differences between the male/female brain, and how to understand and bridge those differences to improve relationships, based on my book WHO SWITCHED OFF YOUR BRAIN? THE MYSTERY OF HE SAID/SHE SAID. https://bit.ly/2Kcbq06
Feb 14, 2018
Episode #10: Relationships and The Mind Part 1
18:41
In this episode I discuss how to improve and maintain successful relationships based on my research and understanding of the mind and neuroscience. For more info, check out my book WHO SWITCHED OFF YOUR BRAIN?: https://bit.ly/2Kcbq06
Feb 12, 2018
Episode #9: Hormones and the Mind with Dr. Irinel
17:41
In this episode I discuss hormones, the thyroid, and the mind-body connection with Dr. Irinel Stanciu, one of the leading endocrinologists in the U.S.
Feb 07, 2018
Episode #8: Dealing with Grief
12:47
Recently lost a loved one? Still trying to deal with the loss of a spouse? In this episode I talk about how to deal with grief based on my experience as a cognitive neuroscientist and therapist.
Feb 05, 2018
Episode #7: Social Media and the Mind Part 2
11:25
Part 2 of my series on social media and the mind. In this episode I continue the discussion on the effects of social media on the mind and how to use social media to our benefit.
Jan 31, 2018
Episode #6: Social Media and the Mind Part 1
15:34
In this episode I discuss the effects of social media on the mind and how to use social media and technology to benefit rather than harm our minds.
Jan 29, 2018
Episode #5: Traumatic Brain Injury and Recovery Part 2
17:46
In this episode I continue the discussion on Traumatic Brain Injury and discuss potential solutions to aid healing and recovery based on my years of experience in clinical practice.
Jan 24, 2018
Episode #4: Traumatic Brain Injury and Recovery Part 1
14:37
In this episode I interview Dr. Avery Jackson on traumatic brain injury and discuss potential solutions for recovery.
Jan 22, 2018
Episode #3: Menopause and the Mind
14:46
In this podcast I interview Dr. Lillian Robertson and Dr. Irinel Stanciu on all things related to menopause and the mind. Ladies, this one's for you!
Jan 19, 2018
Episode #2: The Power of the Mind
15:25
In this episode I interview my good friend Dr. Avery Jackson, one of the top neurosurgeons in the U.S, on the power of the mind.
Jan 16, 2018
Episode #1
06:58
In this episode Dr. Leaf talks about her podcast and what the listeners can expect in future episodes. She also talks about the importance of mindfulness and taking care of your mind.
Jan 11, 2018