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!

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Hi! I’m Dr. Caroline Leaf. I’m a cognitive neuroscientist, 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 & scientific tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health. Order my new book here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

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Podcast 326: Reclaiming Your Identity After Trauma
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the relationship between complex trauma and identity, how trauma can create a distorted perception of the self, and how you can learn how to manage your trauma and redefine your identity.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identity-trauma


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

4:42 How trauma affects the mind & body

6:20 How trauma can impact identity

12:40 Our experiences can impact how we see ourselves

16:30 There is something you can do that no one else can do!

17:40 How to use mind management to manage trauma & its impact on identity

20:20 Finding your “David”

22:20 A Neurocycle for identity

30:20 The importance of listening to your warning signals

37:30 How to reconceptualize identity after trauma

39:00 Mourning the loss of who you were


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 18, 2021
Podcast 325: How to Go From Emotionally Fragile to Emotionally Agile
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: 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.


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.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?


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 14, 2021
Podcast 324: How to make regret work for you, not against you.
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to deal with regret. This is an important topic because unmanaged regret can be emotionally crippling, making it hard for us to move on or heal.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-make-regret-work-for-you-not-against-you


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


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-NOOM: For your special offer see: noom.com/DRLEAF.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:00 My own struggles with regret

3:10 Regret doesn’t have to take over your life!

4:00 Why we need to understand & manage our regrets

4:30 What is regret?

6:00 Why it is okay to have regrets

8:40 How we can make regret work for us instead of against us

11:00 The danger of rumination

13:00 Why we need to learn how to manage regret

15:20 What do we regret more, what we did or we didn’t do?

23:00 How to use the Neurocycle to deal with regret

30:00 How to reconceptualize regret



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 11, 2021
Podcast 323: Do you have high functioning anxiety?
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: 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 burnout.


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-NED (my go to CBD products!): Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout for 15% off your first one-time order or 20% off your first subscription order.

-Public Goods (where I do all my online shopping): Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to publicgoods.com/drleaf

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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 your 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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 07, 2021
Podcast 322: How Trauma Impacts Memory
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how memory changes over time, what influences memory loss, and how we can all improve our memory.

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


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:00 Does memory get worse as we age?

3:00 The relationship between mind management & memory

5:00 How the brain can get better with age!

6:10 How the mind builds memory into the brain

10:20 Why we need to use our brain every day

16:00 How we build memory

22:10 What can cause memory loss

31:00 How to start improving your memory



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 04, 2021
Podcast 321: How trauma impacts your attachment style + how to develop a secure attachment style
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this week’s podcast I speak with attachment theory expert and psychotherapist Thais Gibson on how our past experiences impact our relationships, 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.


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-LMNT Electrolytes (my-go to!): Claim a free LMNT Sample Pack at http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf

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-InsideTracker: Get up to 25% off their entire store at InsideTracker.com/drleaf


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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 30, 2021
Podcast 320: The one mindset that can help you through any problem!
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how hope is a thought “insurance policy” that can help you move through any challenge and deal with hard times.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-one-mindset-that-can-help-you-through-any-problem


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-AquaTru (my favorite water purifier): Get $100 OFF an AquaTru plus FREE SHIPPING! Just go to AquaTru.com and enter the code DRLEAF at checkout.

-Kettle & Fire, my favorite sustainably-made, nutrient-rich bone broths: Just visit kettleandfire.com/drleaf and use the code DRLEAF to get 25% off your order!

-Public Goods (my preferred online goods store): Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:15 The importance of hope

1:50 Hope & identity

2:25 You can always change & heal

8:00 What to do when the past, present & future looks bleak

9:30 You are wired for love

10:40 How to build hope into the mind & brain

13:00, 22:00 The key characteristics of hopeful people

24:00 The power of living a self-examined life

28:30 The relationship between embracing pain & developing hope

33:00 Why we need to create communities of hope


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 27, 2021
Podcast 319: How to identify, understand, and heal PTSD (with Kati Morton)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Kati Morton, a licensed therapist, author and mental health advocate, about how to identify and cope with PTSD, dealing with social media trauma, reframing toxic self-talk, why things often feel like they get worse before they get better, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-identify-understand-heal-ptsd-with-kati-morton

Get Kati's book here: https://www.katimorton.com/books


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-NED: Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout for 15% off your first one-time order or 20% off your first subscription order.

-Boll & Branch: Get an exclusive 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code DRLEAF at bollandbranch.com.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30 Why Kati wrote her new book Traumatized

3:20 Why trauma is so pervasive

4:00 The difference between coaching & therapy

6:35, 14:00 Trauma is not just associated with a major event—there are different degrees & types of trauma

15:00 Generational trauma & social media

22:00 Eating disorders & self-injury

31:00 How to find a good therapist

36:00 Why things often feel like they get worse than they get better

42:00 How to change negative self-talk using bridge statements

48:00, 53:00 Why true change takes time & is often uncomfortable

51:00 Why it is okay to grieve the old you



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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, 2021
Podcast 318: The neuroscience of nightmares + how to use the Neurocycle to have better dreams
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about dreams and nightmares: what they are and how to manage them using self-regulation and the Neurocycle.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-neuroscience-of-nightmares-how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-have-better-dreams


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf

-Huzzah: Get your cooler ready and stock up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:00 What are nightmares & dreams?

2:20, 4:00 What happens in the mind & brain when you sleep

3:20 Traumas & toxic thoughts can impact how you sleep

4:10, 9:00 What is the brain’s housekeeping mode & why is it important?

8:10 What is going on in the nonconscious mind when you are asleep

10:00 The difference between dreams & nightmares

12:00, 21:30 How mind-management can improve our sleep health & help us manage nightmares

18:45 The difference between nightmares & night terrors

29:20 How to help your child when they have nightmares


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 20, 2021
Podcast 317: How to cultivate the key mindsets to overcome tough times & deal with rejection
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Harma Hartouni, successful author, entrepreneur and businessman about managing tragedy, how to deal with rejection and isolation, the key mindsets to overcoming tough times, and more!  

For more info on Harma visit: https://www.harmahartouni.com  


Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app  

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747  

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com   


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: 

-InsideTracker: Get up to 25% off your order at https://Insidetracker.com/DRLEAF.  

-Jenni Kayne (where I get all my favorite fall staples!) Get 15% off your first order when you use code LEAF at checkout at https://jennikayne.com 

-Memore (the best brain-boosting superfood powders!): Get up to 30% off you order at https://yourmemore.com/LEAF.      


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

1:58 Harma’s incredible story 

5:00 How a car accident changed Harma’s life

8:30 How Harma struggled with his identity 

17:00 The power of love & forgiveness 

21:00 The 5-minute funeral: what is it & why is it good for your mental health?

27:10 How to deal with regret & isolation 

28:40, 31:20 Taking risks is not always a bad thing!

29:00 The power of saying “no”

32:00 The difference between the “good selfish” & the “bad selfish”

39:20 The importance of creating an environment that allows for mistakes 

40:00 The difference managing & leading 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 16, 2021
Podcast 316: How I Mentally Prepare for a Busy Week + a Neurocycle to Reduce Stress & Burnout
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Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: Let’s face it: there’s no better feeling than going to bed knowing that you’re well prepared for the next day. So, in this podcast I am going to talk about how to self-regulate your thinking using the Neurocycle to prepare for a busy week and reduce your stress levels and risk for burnout.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/managing-burnout-and-stress


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-BiOptimizer’s Magnesium: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order.

-Chili Sleep: Head over to chilisleep.com/DRLEAF to learn more and save 20% off the purchase of any new sleep system.

-Four Sigmatic Coffee: Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on select bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.com/DRLEAF


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30 What happens when you go to sleep anxious about the week ahead

3:33 Planning for a busy week using self-regulation

4:40 Why I like to use the Neurocycle for everyday anxieties & worries

5:50 What happens in the brain when you feel overwhelmed

6:10 The importance of balanced beta energy in the brain

12:25 Why the mind always comes first

13:00 How I use mind-management when I have a busy week ahead of me

14:00 How to use your mind to prepare your brain for stressful periods in your life

16:00 What is mind-management & how do you do it?

17:20, 24:00 Using the 5 steps of the Neurocycle to plan for the week

26:00 How to make a busy week for you instead of against you

30:50 The importance of building rewards & rest into your week

31:10 How over-complaining can affect your mental health


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 13, 2021
Podcast 315: How to help a child with autism + How to overcome racial disparities in healthcare (with Stephanie Keeney Parks)
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Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with UCLA doctoral student Stephanie Keeney Parks about healthcare disparities in America, managing autism, changing the mental healthcare landscape, advice for parents with autistic children, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-help-a-child-with-autism-overcome-racial-disparities-in-healthcare-with-stephanie-keeney-parks


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-Blinkist: To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/DRLEAF.

-LMNT: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack. For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf

-Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30, 10:45, 34:00 Why Stephanie’s anthropological research is so important

3:22 Stephanie’s own experiences as a mother to a child with autism

5:30, 11:50, 19:50 Racial disparities in healthcare & what this means for many families

16:00 How the autism label can fail many people

17:30 Language & disability: how are they related?

24:50 How we can start addressing inequities in healthcare

26:40 Why context & a person’s whole story is so important in healthcare

28:00 Why medical education needs to change

39:20 Advice for parents of color with autistic children


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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 09, 2021
Podcast 314: How Over-Explaining is Linked to Trauma + A Neurocycle to Help You Find the Root & Heal
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Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how over-explaining and over-sharing can be trauma responses, and how they impact the way we function. I decided to speak about this topic because of the many responses I got to a social media post I recently put up: “Over-explaining is a common trauma response for those who were often made to feel at fault as a child. At one point, the desire to people-please provided safety. But, please know, what happened is not your fault, and it’s not your job to regulate other people’s emotional states.”

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/oversharing-over-explaining


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:15 Over-explaining & over-sharing as trauma responses

5:40 The difference between over-explaining & over-sharing

8:20 Why you need to get to the root of your trauma response

8:44 You are not your brain—you control your brain

15:25, 21:00 Signs that you are over-explaining or oversharing

18:00, 35:30, 39:00 How to manage an oversharing/over-explaining response using the Neurocycle

48:00 You cannot please everyone, but the one person you should always prioritize is yourself!


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

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Sep 06, 2021
Podcast 313: The best mind-management techniques when dealing with chronic & mental health issues (with Mikhaila Peterson)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Mikhalia Peterson, top podcast host and daughter of scholar and best-selling author Jordan B. Peterson, about her experiences with chronic mental and physical health issues like Lyme disease, junior rheumatoid arthritis, extreme depression and chronic pain, how food can heal the mind and body, why we all need to learn good mind management techniques, the importance of being an advocate for your own health, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-best-mind-management-techniques-when-dealing-with-chronic-mental-health-issues-with-mikhaila-peterson

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:15, 13:00, 41:00 Mikhalia Peterson’s incredible story

5:00 What advice Mikhalia would give to her dad, Jordan B. Peterson?

5:25, 44:00 How food can heal the mind & body

5:45 Why you should prioritize your health, not work

6:30 The importance of self-compassion

8:40 How spirituality can positively impact mental health

25:20, 1:00:10 The potential dangers of too many prescription drugs

55:00 Why Mikhalia eats an all-meat diet

58:20, 1:01:45 Be careful of people who say they have all the answers

59:20 Jordan B. Peterson’s own struggles with prescription drugs

1:03:20 Why we need to be careful of prescription drug withdrawal

1:04:35 Why feeling empowered when it comes to your own health is so important


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

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Sep 02, 2021
Podcast 312: What to do when people don't accept your boundaries
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am talk about how to respond in a healthy way when people don’t respond well to you taking ownership of your mental health and life. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-to-do-when-people-dont-accept-your-boundaries


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:50 You are not hard to love!

3:30, 15:00 What should you do when someone reacts negatively to your healing journey

3:55 Your phenomenally specialized mind, brain & body!

4:40 You can do something no one else can do

5:00 How adverse experiences can impact your “youness”

5:30 What happens when life gets messy

8:50 Managing your mind when times get tough

11:20 The power of the wise mind & how toxic experiences can impact our ability to think well

12:33 Change can go in a positive or negative direction

12:55 Why do things seem like they get worse before they get better?

14:30 The boundaries you may need on your healing journey can impact your relationships

16:00, 26:00 Why we should never be afraid to ask for space & grace

16:20, 24:00 What to say to someone who is not giving you the room to heal

21:50 You are wired for love

22:13 Only you are an expert on your experiences & feelings

24:55 How to respond to someone who is struggling with how you are changing

26:25, 35:50 The importance of healthy boundaries

35:00 How to tell someone that your healing journey will look different to theirs

41:30 The importance of boundaries in a family


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

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Aug 30, 2021
Podcast 311: How sex and mental health are connected + what we should be talking about in sex education (with Dr. Sherry Ross, OB/GYN)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I interview award-winning OB-GYN, best-selling author and woman’s health expert Dr. Sherry Ross about the relationship between sexual health and mental health, the importance of healthy attitudes towards sex, how sex is good for your brain, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-sex-mental-health-are-connected-what-we-should-be-talking-about-in-sex-education-with-dr-sherry-ross-ob-gyn

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

2:20 Why Dr. Sherry loves educating women about sexual health

3:36 How sexual health is a barometer for our mental health

4:30 The difference between male & female sexual desire

5:00 The importance of talking about desire & mental health

6:30 Why we should know about our sexual organs & what turns us on

8:20 How hormonal changes affect sexual desire in women

11:14 What causes low sexual desire in women?

12:10, 14:40 The relationship between mental health & orgasms

13:20 Overcoming the stigma surround female sexual desire

14:00, 15:50 The importance of sexual education for women




ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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Aug 26, 2021
Podcast 310: How to create a personalized & powerful mental health insurance policy with your thoughts + What it means to be “wired for love”
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Recalling happy memories is good for your health in general. As I discuss in this podcast, thinking about good times is like a physical insurance policy in the brain, which, when times get tough, helps support your mental and physical health.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/good-memories-as-an-insurance-policy


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:31 What it means to have a mental “insurance policy” for challenging times

3:30 The relationship between thoughts & experiences

4:20 How toxic memories can affect us

6:45, 11:00 How good memories are a mental “insurance policy”

7:10 What it means to be “wired for love”

8:10 How healthy, happy memories can increase our cognitive resilience

9:00, 21:00 The healing power of gratitude

13:20, 17:00 How happy memories can improve our relationships & mental health

14:00 The relationship between recalling good memories & making wise decisions

24:50 Why we all need a possibilities mindset “insurance policy”


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

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Aug 23, 2021
Podcast 309: Deconstructing trauma & how to find healing through learning + how we should talk to kids about mental health (with Lewis Howes)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with bestselling author, former pro-Athlete, lifestyle entrepreneur and host of The School of Greatness Lewis Howes about the importance of peace and clarity in life, the hard process of healing trauma, the importance of coaching and therapy, the importance of teaching children about mental health, and so much more!

Read the show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/deconstructing-trauma-how-to-find-healing-through-learning-how-we-should-talk-to-kids-about-mental-health-with-lewis-how

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:44, 5:15 Why Lewis Howes started The School of Greatness

3:22 How Lewis Howes used sports to manage his emotions as a child

7:44 Unlearning toxic cultural & social influences

8:10 The relationship between healing & courage

9:00 Why we need to face the past in order to move forward in life

11:00 Healing involves constant learning—it is not a one-off event!

12:10 The importance of connecting to our inner child

13:10 Dealing with & managing childhood sexual abuse

17:20 The destructive nature of unmanaged anger

22:00 You can’t change what happened to you, but you can change what happens in you

22:45 We are wired for love!

26:40 How Lewis works on his own mental health & healing

35:00 What happens in the brain when we deconstruct & reconstruct trauma

42:00 Parenting, childhood trauma & mental health

49:00 We all have a unique way of thinking that can activate the best in each other

50:30 Gender differences & the mind: is there a relationship?

56:00 How trauma & anxiety can affect sleep

57:20 The power of starting the day with appreciation & gratitude

1:04:00 The power of therapy & why different types of therapy will work for different people

1:13:30 The importance of seeking peace & clarity


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Aug 19, 2021
Podcast 308: The difference between thoughts & memories + how to rewire thoughts & heal painful memories
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am explain the difference between thoughts and memories, as this is a question I get a lot, and there seems to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding the topic!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-is-a-thought


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30 What is a thought?

2:45, 5:30, 10:00 What are memories?

3:30 How thoughts grow

4:00, 8:10 Thoughts are like trees with roots & branches, which are memories

5:50 What happens when a thought is activated

8:20, 13:30 How your unique way of thinking shapes your memories

13:00 Whatever you think about the most grows!

13:40 The three types of memories

16:00 Memories as data & perceptions

19:25, 28:00 How thoughts with their memories impact our brain, mind & body

23:00 How toxic thoughts impact our overall wellbeing

29:00 What does it mean to recall a memory?

29:50 Memories are limitless

30:15 How many thoughts do we think in a day?


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Aug 16, 2021
Podcast 307: How the mind impacts nutrition + quantum physics & how does it relate to our health (with celebrity chef Serena Poon)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to celebrity chef, certified nutritionist and Reiki master Serena Poon on dealing with cancer, managing multiple health struggles, how the mind impacts nutrition, quantum physics and more! 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-the-mind-impacts-nutrition-quantum-physics-how-does-it-relate-to-our-health-with-celebrity-chef-serena-poon

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:15 The power of culinary alchemy

4:40 The relationship between physical & spiritual nutrition

5:10 The different energy centers in the brain & body + why they are important

11:30 What is quantum physics & how does it relate to our health?

12:50 How certain foods support health energy flow

18:50 The power of the mind & how it impacts nutrition

22:05 How to overcome obstacles & setbacks

26:00 Turning challenges into opportunities to help others

34:40 How to help someone who is in a very dark place health-wise

40:45 The healing power of happy memories & gratitude

45:00 How Serena cleans up her mental mess


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Aug 12, 2021
Podcast 306: How to balance your brainwaves, the different brain frequencies & how they impact our state of mind + The difference between the mind & brain
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast talk about what brainwaves are, why they are important and how we can balance our brainwaves to improve our mind and brain health.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-balance-your-brainwaves-the-different-brain-frequencies-how-they-impact-our-state-of-mind-the-difference-between-the-mind-brain


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:47 What are brainwaves & why are they so important?

3:40 The difference between the mind & brain

5:35 How our experiences affect our mental energy & brainwaves

8:15 How mind-management positively impacts energy flow in the brain

8:40 Our mental energy can impact our physical health

13:50 The mind & brain are always active

15:30 The different brain frequencies & how they impact our state of mind

18:00 Why managing our perceptions is so important

35:08 The power of venting our joy


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Aug 09, 2021
Podcast 305: A conversation on mental health, the Tokyo Olympics, sports psychology and performance anxiety (with Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber and performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to Olympic gold medalist and head coach Jordyn Wieber and renowned performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais about mental health and performance anxiety in sports, especially considering events at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the French Open tennis championship.

Read the show blog here; https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/podcast-305-a-conversation-on-mental-health-the-tokyo-olympics-sports-psychology-performance-anxiety-with-olympic-gold-medalist-jordyn-wieber-performance-psychologist-dr-michael-gervais


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:00 Jordyn’s experiences as an Olympic athlete & the nature of performance anxiety

5:10 The different external & internal pressures on high-performance athletes

6:00 Why athletes need a strong mental health support system

7:45 How to cope with performance anxiety as an athlete

10:18, 23:00 The volcanic nature of thoughts & emotions, and how this can impact performance

14:00 The condensed nature of elite sports & its social and developmental repercussions

15:00 What is performance pressure & how does it lead to anxiety?

17:50 What are the “twisties” & how do they happen?

19:50 Why what Simone Biles said at the Olympics is so powerful & important

24:50 Why many athletes are taught to suppress their feelings in the moment

26:30 What is identity foreclosure in professional sports & how does it impact mental health?

28:00, 45:40, 52:50 How mental healthcare in professional sports is changing

48:30 How Jordyn manages her professional gymnastic team’s mental health


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Aug 05, 2021
Episode #304: Sneaky signs of mental fatigue + a Neurocycle to heal mental fatigue
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: You may have even heard of the terms like “pandemic fatigue or “election fatigue”—really, the word fatigue can be added to any major event and I am sure at least one person will understand what that feels like. I personally have experienced this, and so many people have asked me about how to manage this, which is exactly what I am going to talk about in this podcast: how to manage mental fatigue and exhaustion.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-sneaky-signs-of-mental-fatigue-a-neurocycle-to-heal-mental-fatigue


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

5:50 How your environment can impact mind & brain health

6:20 The difference between “off” days & mental fatigue

7:15 The 3 parts of the mind

11:20 What is the conscious mind & how does it get tired?

15:30 Signs you may be suffering from mental fatigue

17:15 The relationship between mental effort & mental fatigue

19:00 Some warning signals of mental fatigue

22:30 The difference between toxic & creative mental fatigue

24:30, 29:13 How to use mind-management & the Neurocycle to deal with mental fatigue


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Aug 02, 2021
The key to managing, moving through, and owning anxiety + the link between childhood trauma and anxiety
3538

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Caroline Foran, bestselling author, speaker, journalist, blogger and top podcast host, about making anxiety work for you and not against you, why anxiety is a signal and not a disease, how to manage anxiety using your incredible mind, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-key-to-managing-moving-through-owning-anxiety-the-link-between-childhood-trauma-anxiety

Follow Caroline on social media: @carolineforan


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:47, 17:20 Caroline’s own experiences with anxiety

4:50 Anxiety is a normal part of life

6:40, 31:20 What it means to be vulnerable & authentic

13:40 Why we shouldn’t just try to get rid of or cure our anxiety

16:00 Resisting feelings of anxiety can make anxiety worse

16:50, 35:00 The power of kindness & self-compassion

21:00 Childhood trauma & anxiety

25:50 Why we need to change the anxiety narrative

26:20 Why it is okay to have a breakdown!

32:00 The power of owning our anxiety

42:30 Why we need to talk about anxiety more

44:32 Anxiety is a signal & messenger, not a disease

51:00 Why we need to understand, not suppress, our anxiety


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Jul 29, 2021
The 4 main trauma responses & how to recognize your dominate one + a 5 step Neurocycle for healing trauma
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I will talk about these different trauma responses, and how to manage them in the moment using self-regulation and mind-management techniques. Although recent research indicates there may be two more trauma responses common to human beings, I am just going to concentrate on the main four for this podcast.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-different-types-of-trauma


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:25, 5:00 The different types of trauma

4:00 Trauma is trauma, no matter how small or big

4:15, 7:40 How trauma impacts us

4:40 The trauma response as a coping mechanism

5:30 How our experiences impact our brain & body

10:30 The predictive nature of a trauma response

12:55, 28:30 How to use mind management to make the trauma response work for you, not against you

15:00 The difference between unhealthy & healthy trauma responses

28:28 Why we need to feel to heal

29:00, 32:00 What it means to understand & deal with trauma


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Jul 26, 2021
How to heal from abusive relationships + identifying red flags in a relationship, and how to identify & help someone in an abusive relationship
3403

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to Ashley Bendiksen, an expert in abuse prevention and personal development, national speaker, Top Youth Speaker, certified life empowerment coach, author, nonprofit founder, award-winning activist, and founder of the Blue Hearts Project. We discuss the wide-teaching impact of domestic violence, how Ashley uses her experiences to educate and help others, the warning signs of domestic violence, how to help someone who may be in an abusive relationship, the importance of teaching our children about healthy relationships, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/healing-from-abusive-relationships-how-to-identify-red-flags-in-a-relationship-how-to-help-someone-in-an-abusive-relationship


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30, 7:22 Ashley’s story & how she used her experiences to help others

12:10 Ashely’s decision to start living her life differently

15:05 How to start healing after an abusive relationship

17:10 Why healing is an ongoing journey, not just a destination

20:30 What to do if you want to end an abusive relationship

24:00 The red flags to watch out for in a relationship

29:30 Why domestic abuse education is so important

31:00 How to teach our children about the difference between healthy & toxic relationships

42:40 The importance of healthy boundaries

44:00 How to help a loved one who may be in an abusive relationship

49:00 Why we need to take care of ourselves & practice self-care

50:20 How to help someone who is struggling with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s


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Jul 22, 2021
How to respond when you don’t get the response you want or need + a Neurocycle to help identify & eliminate toxic assumptions causing you mental distress
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to manage your anxiety when people don’t respond to you, or when you don’t get the response that you expected, and how to navigate the assumptions we all tend to make in our head when someone reacts in a way we perceive as negative.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-respond-when-you-don-t-get-the-response-you-want-or-need-a-neurocycle-to-help-identify-eliminate-the-toxic-assumptions-causing-you-mental-distress


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:50 How the negative assumptions we make about people can affect our wellbeing

4:30 How assumptions can lead to toxic rumination, which can cause brain damage

7:00 We are not experts on other’s people’s behavior!

7:20 The dangers of overthinking

10:30 How to use mind-management to manage our assumptions & control overthinking

13:12 How to be more in control of you thinking

14:00 The 5 steps of the Neurocycle mind-management system

15:50 How to rewrite the toxic narratives we have built into our brain

22:00 Why reconceptualization is so powerful

26:20 It is okay to experience negative emotions, but we shouldn’t let them control us!


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Jul 19, 2021
How to Eat Smarter & Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life (with Shawn Stevenson)
4214

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Shawn Stevenson, creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health and fitness podcasts, and author of the bestselling book Eat Smarter. We speak about so many things, including the role of the mind in healing the body, food as information, and why we need to make real food accessible to all.

Get Shawn's book here: https://eatsmarterbook.com

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-eat-smarter-use-the-power-of-food-to-reboot-your-metabolism-upgrade-your-brain-transform-your-life


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:45 Shawn’s amazing story

10:00 The incredible healing power of the brain & body

19:00 The difference between the mind & brain, plus why this difference is intrinsically hopeful

21:10 How our lowest points in life can lead to moments of transformation

24:40 How Shawn changed his lifestyle & learned how to manage and heal his body

25:30 Why Shawn wrote Eat Smarter

26:50 Why real, life-sustaining foods should be more accessible & available for everyone

35:15 Shawn’s work as a health coach

36:00 The difference between being healthy & weight loss

48:00 Why the mind is so important when it comes to what we eat & how healthy we are

48:45, 1:01:20 The gut-brain connection & the importance of a healthy microbiome


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Jul 15, 2021
How to use directed neuroplasticity to rewire any harmful COVID & pandemic PTSD effects
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on the brain, and how we can manage and improve cognitive side-effects of the virus.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-directed-neuroplasticity-to-rewire-harmful-covid-pandemic-ptsd-effects


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:40, 15:20, 22:30 How the COVID virus can impact the brain

2:45, 6:50 The brain’s amazing capacity to change & heal

5:50 Anxiety is a signal, not a disease

7:50 How to manage & direct brain changes

12:15 Immunity, inflammation & the COVID virus

24:30, 30:00, 37:40 How brain building can help heal the mind & brain

25:40 Your brain is always changing, and you can learn how to direct these changes!

26:30 Ways to manage the emotional & physical effects of COVID-19


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Jul 12, 2021
Identifying and breaking-free from the jails we create for ourselves + the one question most people struggle with in life (with Lori Gottlieb)
3819

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to N.Y. Times bestselling author, podcast host and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb about her new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, the power of agency, how to let go of the narratives of the past, therapy as a process of self-understanding, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identifying-breaking-free-from-the-jails-we-create-for-ourselves-the-one-question-most-people-struggle-with-in-life-with-lori-gottlieb

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:40, 24:11 Why Lori wrote Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

7:45 Happiness is a byproduct, not an end goal

9:20 The difference between counseling & therapy

13:33 How therapy helps us discover the truths in ourselves—our knowing

14:30 How we change in relation to other people

18:35 The epidemic of loneliness

19:20 What is vulnerability?

23:00 The one question we all ask ourselves

26:15 The power of discovering our own agency

28:50 Why freedom can be scary

31:00 How we can become our own jailors

32:00 Why change is so hard

32:25 The different stages of change

38:00 How some of our relationships can help us back

50:30 Why we need to stop putting men & women in an emotional box

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Jul 08, 2021
How the COVID pandemic changed our brains + how to mentally prepare for a re-opened society and going back to "normal" life
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcastI talk about the impact of COVID on the brain, how we can manage COVID-related mental health struggles, and how to mentally prepare for a re-opened society and going back to "normal" life.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-the-covid-pandemic-changed-our-brains-how-to-mentally-prepare-for-a-re-opened-society-going-back-to-normal


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:28 How our brains have changed during the pandemic

4:00 The mind-brain-body connection

5:00 Anxiety has tripled during the pandemic: what can we do?

6:15 How our experiences change our mind & brain, and what we can do about it

8:20 Why we can’t change what happens TO us but we can change what happens IN us

15:15 How get out of “stuck” thinking

20:00 How to change the mind and brain & find healing


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Jul 05, 2021
Mental health advice for millennials & young adults + how to find joy and healing despite a battle with cancer (with Vimbai Masiyiwa)
3806

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with long-time family friend and amazing young woman Vimbai Masiyiwa about managing mental health as a young adult and millennial, surviving cancer & finding hope, the importance of de-stigmitizing mental health, how culture and religion can impact how we view mental health struggles, the power of education and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/mental-health-advice-for-millennials-young-adults-how-to-find-joy-healing-despite-a-serious-illness

Follow Vimbai on Instagram for more great tips: @vim_masiyiwa 


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30, 7:10 Vimbai’s story & why she became a mental health advocate

3:00 Vimbai’s battle with cancer & how it impacted her mental health

4:30, 13:25, 23:40 How religion & culture can contribute to the stigmatization of mental ill-health

6:15 Why it is okay to not be okay

6:32, 38:50 The importance of support & community

7:30 The power of sharing your story with others

8:48 Depression & anxiety are part of being human

10:25 Social media & mental health expectations

12:05 Why we need to give our minds & brains a break

12:40 The need to redefine success

17:50 Why we need to change the way we see mental health

22:50 The power of self-regulation

24:00 How to start shifting the mental health narrative

25:50 How younger generations can help teach older generations

32:00 Why we need to check in with our kids mentally & model authenticity with your children

42:15 Why feeling like you are heard is more important than giving advice

43:30 Millennial mental health

50:40 Why we need to process, not suppress, difficult emotions

53:30 Why Vimbai is passionate about advocating for mental health in Africa


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Jul 01, 2021
Practical solutions to help children manage depression & trauma + signs a child may be struggling with depression, and how mental ill-health affects DNA
2797

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk all about childhood depression, who is most affected by it, the signs to look out for, and how to educate our children about mental health. Plus I share some practical solutions to help children learn how to manage their mental health that can be implemented in schools, home, and community centers. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/practical-solutions-to-help-children-manage-depression-trauma-signs-your-child-may-be-struggling-with-depression-how-mental-ill-health-affects-dna


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:30 How to start deconstructing & reconstructing toxic thinking patterns using a metacog

6:30 Why we all need to talk about mental health more, including with our children

7:00 The most dangerous assumption we make about children’s mental health

8:00 How depression, anxiety and other mental health struggles can impact children’s health & development

11:10 How mental ill-health can affect our DNA

13:10, 16:20 Why it is so important to recognize when our children are struggling mentally and emotionally

16:30 How childhood trauma can affect adulthood

20:00 Why we need to encourage our children to not suppress how they feel & give them the time to process uncomfortable emotions

21:30 Why we need to be careful of early diagnosis, labeling & medication of mental health struggles

24:00 Who do we have to educate on mental health & how?

25:00 How parents can model good mental health practices & help their children

28:00 Why we need to listen to, not judge, our children

28:53 How to teach your child about mental & emotional health

32:15 Why we need more mental health education in schools



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Jun 28, 2021
Identifying & deconstructing toxic patterns & beliefs + how to transcend personal & cultural limitations (with Dr. Shefali Tsabary)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with clinical psychologist Dr. Shefali about her amazing new book, The Radical Awakening, and how we can turn pain into power, embrace our truth and live free.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/dr-shefali

Get Dr. Shefali's new book here: https://www.aradicalawakening.com


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:15 What is a “radical awakening” & why is it important?

2:50 The power women have when they embrace their true selves

3:10 How to deconstruct toxic patterns in your life

4:20 How conditional love leads to inauthenticity & mental health struggles

4:55 How to stop repeating your past emotional experiences

6:00 How to start being more authentic to yourself

11:27 The cultural archetypes that can hold us back

12:00 How to manage & heal insecurity

14:00 How to control emotional chaos

14:40 The power of your narrative: why you should embrace where you are in life right now

15:15 Why we need to develop habits of self-reflection

16:45 How to start taking ownership of your life

21:20 What it means to let go & die to your old self

22:00 Why change often involves grief

24:00 Toxic masculinity: how does it affect us?

25:00 The radical power of an inner awakening

27:00 How to celebrate our differences as women and human beings


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Jun 24, 2021
Are you a shock-absorber in relationships? The signs, how it messes up your mental health, and solutions
3619

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: So, what exactly is “shock-absorbing”? It is kind of like feeling you need to smooth things over all the time or keep the peace/avoid conflict in your relationships. It includes feeling responsible for maintaining harmony in your relationships, trying to justify another person’s negative behavior to blunt their impact, taking on more and more responsibility in a relationship, feeling resentful or over-burdened because you are always trying to keep the peace, or putting up with bad behavior to avoid conflict.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/are-you-a-shock-absorber-the-signs-how-it-messes-up-your-mental-health-solutions


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3:38 What is a relationship shock absorber?

5:15 The difference between a shock absorber & a peacemaker

6:30 Signs you may be a toxic shock absorber

11:25 The power of learning how to step back or away from a situation

12:18, 20:05 How shock absorbing can affect your mental & physical health

22:30 Toxic people can emit toxic energy

28:50 How to use mind-management to heal shock absorbing habits and improve your relationships

42:45 How to tell if someone is manipulating you

46:40 Why letting people face the consequences of their behavior can be a good thing

51:15 How gratitude can improve your own health and your relationships


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Jun 21, 2021
The Power of Changing Your Mind and Admitting You Were Wrong, The Neuroscience Behind Making Mistakes + How Failure Opens Doors: A Conversation with Josh Harris
3826

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Josh Harris, a former pastor and bestselling author who has dramatically shifted his views on purity culture. We discuss everything, from healthier ways to talk about sex and safety and the neuroscience of guilt and shame to the trauma of losing your “tribe” and the incredible power of recognizing your mistakes and changing your mind.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/josh-harris


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:06, 13:15, 28:44 Why Josh Harris shifted his views on purity culture

3:00 Changing your mind and unlearning can be a good thing!

5:16 How Josh found the courage to speak out about his past mistakes and how he manages his regret

6:00 Why failure is a door to other worlds—it is the ultimate learning experience!

6:35 The power of listening to other people’s stories

8:05 Why we need to step outside of our “tribe”

8:42 The dark side of religion

16:50 The pitfalls of always looking for certainty and safety

18:50 Why we should avoid black and white thinking

22:00 The science behind changing your mind

29:00 How to handle to loss of a “tribe” and community

31:30 The messy mind and the wise mind: how do they work together?

36:00, 56:30 Why fear shouldn’t stop us from finding inner freedom

38:02 The power of taking responsibility for your actions

39:45 A healthier way to talk about sex and love with children

48:30 Shame, guilt and purity culture

54:40 How Josh manages his own mental health


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Jun 17, 2021
Why Keeping the Peace May Not Be the Best Thing & Other Relationship Advice (with my husband Mac)
3242

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast my husband Mac and I talk about how we manage stress in our own relationship, how we live and work together, and why keeping the peace isn’t always the best thing to do in a relationship.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:34 How to manage everyday stressors that can impact your relationships

3:00 What do you do if you are constantly around someone who frustrates you?

3:30 We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control what is in us

4:40, 11:00, 19:00 How resolving arguments can improve your mental and physical health

8:00 Why assumptions are dangerous

8:22 Why keeping the peace isn’t always a good thing

11:00 The blister study: what does it tell us about arguments and why is important?

13:30 Why we need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and facing our relationship issues

13:50 What happens in the brain and body when we don’t resolve arguments or issues

18:20 The number one reason we shouldn’t be afraid of conflict

25:00 Why we should always ask for clarification and be willing to shift our perceptions

29:00 Why we should give ourselves and others grace

31:50 The power of self-reflection and how it can help resolve arguments

36:00 The most dangerous statement to make during an argument

41:50 Why we should do an argument “autopsy”


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Jun 14, 2021
Interview with Former Disney Channel Star Alyson Stoner on Mental Health Struggles, Overcoming an Eating Disorder & Battling Depression + the Dangers of Idolizing Fame
3034

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with actress and former child star Alyson Stoner about what happens when stardom becomes too much to handle, why she became an advocate for children in the entertainment industry, the dangers of pressuring children from a young age, and how to help children manage stress and pressure.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/former-disney-channel-star-speaks-about-mental-health-struggles-overcoming-an-eating-disorder-battling-depression


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:02 Alyson’s experiences as a child star

3:06 How becoming famous affected Alyson’s development

3:41 How Alyson uses her experiences to help children in the entertainment industry

6:12, 9:05 How labels can help us AND hold us back

10:00 Why we all go through mental health struggles

11:16 Why Alyson started her advocacy work

12:30 The dangers of de-humanizing people in the entertainment industry

12:50 The “toddler to train wreck” pipeline

18:44 The dangers of putting fame on a pedestal

23:50 How stress affects everyone in different ways

29:00 How to help children manage their mental health and life’s pressures

37:00 How our experiences change our brain and body and affect our wellbeing

40:00 Why we can’t always control events but we can learn to control our reactions

43:25 The incredible resilience of the human mind


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Jun 10, 2021
A Neurocycle to improve low self-esteem & lack of confidence + how to find your identity again after a crisis or challenge
3867

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about identity and its relationship to mental health, and how our environment shapes and impacts our individuality. I decided to do this episode in response to the many messages and emails I get from people who are struggling with low self-esteem—people who feel that their identity has been crushed or stolen by the challenges they have faced.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-5-step-neurocycle-to-manage-low-self-esteem-how-to-find-your-identity-again-after-a-crisis-or-challenge


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2:30 What is identity?

6:10 How our environment can impact our identity

7:20 Perfectionism and identity

8:15 How our experiences can shape how we see ourselves and the world

11:00 How an identity crisis can impact your mental wellbeing

19:05 An enhancement versus a competitive mindset: which is better?

21:00 How to manage envy and jealousy

24:00 Signs of an identity crisis

24:27 Identity and social media

25:20 No one else can do what you can do—no one thinks, feels or chooses like you do

28:30 Nature v. nurture

28:50 What is your I-factor?

44:25 Why identity is not a fixed thing—it is a process

49:30 How to mind-manage an identity crisis and do an “identity check”



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Jun 07, 2021
Unwiring perfectionism + why we need to go from “stiff” thinking to flexible thinking and how this can help reduce anxiety & stress (with Poppy Jamie)
3865

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Poppy Jamie, founder of Happy Not Perfect, a popular podcast and meditation app for anxiety. We discuss everything from understanding anxiety and the importance of self-compassion to the link between mind, brain and body, how to own and manage panic attacks and anxiety, and how to unwire perfectionism once and for all! 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/unwiring-perfectionism-how-flexible-thinking-can-help-reduce-anxiety-stress-with-poppy-jamie

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:00, 35:00 The difference between flexible & stiff thinking

11:40 Why we should never compare our traumas to other people’s mental health struggles

13:30 The importance of acknowledging, not suppressing, how you feel

14:50 Why you should give yourself permission to have a “recovery day/week/month” after small & big stressors

15:42 The dangers of perfectionism

16:30 Why Poppy wrote her book Happy Not Perfect

17:00 Why Meditation doesn’t work for everyone

20:50 The dangers of black & white thinking

28:55 Why need to examine & challenge our core beliefs

38:30 Why we should be changing!

39:40 The importance of connection, curiosity, choice & commitment

48:00 Choosing between fear & love



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Jun 03, 2021
Surprising reasons you may be anxious + How to use the 5 step Neurocycle to manage & reduce anxiety
3585

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk all about anxiety, surprising reasons you may be anxious, some of my top tips to reduce anxiety, and how to use the 5 step Neurocycle to manage daily anxiety. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/surprising-reasons-you-may-be-anxious-how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-manage-reduce-anxiety


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 Common anxiety issues many people face

2:50, 5:25 Anxiety is a normal human response, not an incurable brain disease

4:20 How unmanaged anxiety can affect our mental & physical health

5:50 Anxiety as a description, not a label or identity

6:15 Why we need to become thought detectives when we feel anxious

6:30 Anxiety is a warning signal that we need to listen to

7:35 How our experiences are built into our brain and body

13:00, 21:00 How to use mind-management to deal with anxiety in the moment

17:40 How to manage PTSD-related anxiety

27:00 The cause of your anxiety is in your narrative, or what happened to you, not just in your brain

27:40 How seeing your anxiety as a messenger gives you a sense of agency

29:30 How to manage COVID-related anxiety


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

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May 31, 2021
Healing depression & burnout with Michelle Williams + how to help a child struggling with depression
3605

https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/healing-depression-burnout-with-michelle-williams-how-to-help-a-child-struggling-with-depression

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: I speak to my dear friend and award-winning singer Michelle Williams about her new book Checking In, how she healed from intense depression, signs of depression, and how to help a child who is struggling with depression. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/healing-depression-burnout-with-michelle-williams-how-to-help-a-child-struggling-with-depression

Get Michelle's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Checking-Getting-about-Depression-Life/dp/1400223334/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1622050624&sr=8-1


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

7:00 Why depression will look different for everyone

9:40 How parenting styles can be passed down through generations and affect children’s mental health

17:45 The importance of giving children affection without conditions

20:00 The power of healthy, loving touch

28:30 Why forgiveness helps you heal

33:28 Michelle’s own mental health struggles

36:40 Why we need to give ourselves permission to take the time to check in with ourselves

39:22 Why depressed people can look successful and happy on the outside

41:00 The danger of negative self-talk

48:00 How Michelle manages her own mental health

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May 27, 2021
Brain-building: the missing key to optimal mental health + why we don't talk about it often enough, how to brain-build correctly, and how tot make it a sustainable daily habit
3294

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Brain building is easy, effective and something everyone can and should be doing every day. It is one of the most powerful resilience-building mental health tools out there, and completely underappreciated in the wellness space. In this podcast I explain how to brain-build, and how to make it a daily habit. 

Read show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/brain-building-the-missing-key-to-optimal-mental-health-why-we-dont-talk-about-it-often-enough-how-to-brain-build-correctly-how-to-make-it-a-sustainable-daily-habit


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:38 Why brain building is one of the most powerful resilience-building mental healthcare tools we have

3:18 Why I brain-build every single day

4:10 The brain is in love with the mind and the mind is in love with the brain

6:00 How brain building helps us detox our mind and build healthy habits

6:30 How brain building strengthens the mind and brain

11:13 What is brain building?

13:50 How brain building can improve our mental and physical wellbeing

17:15, 20:40 The brain is constantly changing, and when we use our mind well we can make sure these changes benefit us

19:00 The brain is designed to learn and grow

19:30 My research on brain building, and why brain building is hopeful

20:45 What are memories?

23:00, 47:00 Using brain building as a healthy distraction or break

28:00 How to brain build

37:50 Brain building and neurogenesis

39:00 How brain building can improve sleep

46:10 How brain building can help you cope when life gets stressful

47:45 Brain building helps harness the power of neuroplasticity, and clean the mind and brain


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May 24, 2021
A guide to discovering your direction, designing your dream career, and getting unstuck (with former Pentagon counterterrorism professional & world-famous coach Ashley Stahl)
3135

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this episode Ashley and I discuss how to get unstuck, find the career of your dreams, how to cultivate a good relationship with failure and more! 

Get Ashley's book here: https://ashleystahl.com/you-turn/

Read the show blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-discover-your-direction-design-your-dream-career-get-unstuck-with-former-pentagon-counterterrorism-professional-world-famous-coach-ashley-stahl


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:27 How Ashley went from counter-terrorism to career coaching

3:20 How 9/11 impacted Ashley’s career path

4:50 The myth of choosing one passion or career path

9:00 Why life, and your career, is a number’s game

10:10 There is no one, quick or easy way to discover your passion—it is a learning process

12:42 Why it can be scary to change your career

14:00 Why you should do what you are, not just what you love

25:00 The power of harnessing and growing your core skill set

30:00 Why the how and the what matters when it comes to pursuing a career

38:00 The power of self-honesty

44:00 How Ashley manages her mental health


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May 20, 2021
Why we should all cry more, the mental & physical health benefits of crying + is there a right way to cry?
2100

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Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the neuroscience behind crying and how crying can be very beneficial both mentally and physically, especially when it comes to stress reduction, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-should-all-cry-more-the-mental-physical-health-benefits-of-crying-is-there-a-right-way-to-cry


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:00 Why crying is not a sign of weakness

1:20 Crying is a complex human behavior with a myriad of mental and physical effects

2:11 How our thoughts, emotions and experiences change our brains

3:01 Why we need to express, not suppress, our emotions

3:32 How crying can help us manage toxic thoughts and emotions

3:45 Crying is a signal we need to listen to, which is telling us something is going on in our life

4:33 How crying relieves emotional pressure in the brain and body

10:00 How tears can help us restore balance in the brain and body

12:40 Crying can be both a signal and a validating response

13:42, 29:00 How to use mind management to examine your emotional responses, including crying, and improve your emotional health

15:16 How crying helps us communicate what we feel and what we need

17:30 What happens in your brain and body when you cry

27:40 Crying is a messenger—listen to what it is telling you!

32:00 Why there is no right or wrong way to cry


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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May 17, 2021
Foods That Reduce Anxiety, Depression & PTSD with Nutritional Psychiatrist Dr. Uma Naidoo
3005

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcastI speak with Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Uma Naidoo about the relationship between our diet and mental health, and which foods are best for helping fight anxiety, depression and stress. We also discuss the gut-brain connection, how to treat leaky gut issues, supplements, and more! 

Show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/podcast-281-a-scientific-guide-on-foods-that-reduce-anxiety-depression-ptsd-with-nutritional-psychiatrist-dr-uma-naidoo

For more info on Dr. Uma: https://umanaidoomd.com


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:43 What is nutritional psychiatry?

4:38, 6:25 This is your brain on food

5:16 Why we need to be careful of just labeling certain mental health disorders

12:30 The gut-brain romance

16:40 Food & seasonal affective disorder

17:05 Is the Mediterranean diet good for our brains?

20:00 Leaky gut & nutritional psychiatry

27:40 How nutrition can empower you & make you feel more in control of your mental health

29:00 Supplements & mental health

33:20 Dietary fiber, fermented foods & anxiety

38:00 Why we need to be careful of quick-fix solutions

39:00 Insomnia & nutritional psychiatry

41:30 How we can help manage PTSD & ADHD using certain foods


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

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May 13, 2021
Trauma bonding, toxic emotional attachment, how to know when to stay and when to go + how to find healing & freedom
3907

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I answer another question from a listener on toxic relationships and trauma bonds. Trauma bonds are chains that link a victim to someone who is dangerous to them within the confines of an exploitive relationship. Divorce, employee relations, child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, kidnapping, exploitation and religious abuse can all be areas of trauma bonding. All these relationships share one thing: “they are situations of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power”.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/trauma-bonding-toxic-emotional-attachment-how-to-know-when-to-stay-when-to-go-how-to-find-healing-freedom


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:05 What a trauma bond is

4:20 Trauma bonding and exploitation

9:00, 33:40 Gaslighting and other relationship warning signs

11:02, 29:00 Why we can never “fix” someone else

14:00 Why boundaries are so important in a relationship

14:24 Sometimes ending a relationship may be the best thing for both people

19:00 How a trauma bond can impact your health

24:50 How to help someone who doesn’t want to change while putting up boundaries

35:15 Why trauma bonds are so confusing

36:45 How relationships change your mind, brain and bond

44:00 How to use mind management to heal trauma from toxic relationships

51:05 Tips to help heal a trauma bond


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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May 10, 2021
A father’s journey to understand & heal after his child’s suicide + signs someone you know is suicidal and how to help
3587

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Jason Reid, founder of the Choose Life foundation and creator of Tell My Story, about his own experience as a grieving father, how to get help if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, how to recognize the signs if someone in your life is struggling, what we can do to help our loved ones who are going through a difficult time, and more.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-father-s-journey-to-understand-heal-after-his-child-s-suicide-signs-someone-may-be-suicidal-how-to-help


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

The teen suicide prevention hotline in the US is: 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336) between 6-10pm PST. You can also text TEEN to 839863 between 6-9pm PST.


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

2:02 Jason’s story and why he started the Choose Life foundation

3:50 Why we need to constantly ask our children how they are doing mentally, not just physically

5:30 How the COVID pandemic has changed the mental health landscape

7:40 Why we should learn how to talk to our children about our own struggles and vulnerabilities, not just shield them from what we are going through

11:45 The importance of letting your child know it is okay to be depressed or struggle mentally

15:50 How our experiences are built into the brain and affect us mentally and physically

24:30 How to help your child if they are struggling

39:50 Social media, technology and teen mental health


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

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May 06, 2021
The neuroscience of dreams & nightmares + how to have better dreams & help your children process and understand nightmares
3613

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I answer a listener's question regarding dreams + I share the neuroscience behind dreams and nightmares, how to set yourself up to have more peaceful and calm dreams, and how to help children process and understand nightmares. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-neuroscience-of-dreams-nightmares-how-to-have-better-dreams-help-your-children-process-understand-nightmares


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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May 03, 2021
How art & poetry can help heal mental health struggles (with Morgan Harper Nichols)
3259

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I speak with artist, poet, storyteller and best-selling author Morgan Harper Nichols about how art and poetry can help us process life and all its challenges, and the beautiful reality of how far each of us have come in our own lives.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-art-can-help-heal-mental-health-with-morgan-harper-nichols

For more info on Morgan see: https://morganharpernichols.com


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

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-NED: To get 15% off your first order and free shipping visit helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout.

-LMNT: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack—you only have to cover the cost of shipping (which is just $5 for US customers)! Each sample pack includes 7 packets of LMNT (1 of every flavor), and the offer is limited to one time per customer. For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:22 Why Morgan went from singing and songwriting to visual art, poetry and storytelling

5:10 Why Morgan wrote her book, How Far You Have Come

10:40 Why all our life journeys matter

13:50 The power of listening and engaging with the world around you

15:00 Why you don’t have be productive all the time

28:00 How art can help us process life

35:10 Why we need to give ourselves grace

45:30 How art can help us when we are feeling down

50:30 What to do when you don’t feel inspired or creative


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Apr 29, 2021
6 Strategies to deescalate intense emotions in the moment + tips to help reduce stress and build up cognitive resilience
3044

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Stress is a normal part of life. We cannot escape it, but we can learn to manage and live with it. In this podcast I give you 6 tips to help deescalate turbulent emotional situations, reduce stress in the moment and build up your cognitive resilience.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/stress-busting-tips


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:10 How to make stress work for us and not against us

1:40 Why how we perceive stress is important

3:20 Why we need to de-escalate high stress situations

3:45 How to use mind management to deal with toxic stress

8:40 Why touch is so important

22:30 Why we need to express affection

27:10 How pets improve mental health and help us manage toxic stress

34:10 How heat can help us calm down

40:25 How sharing a meal with others improves brain health

46:20 Why helping others is so good for your brain!


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Apr 26, 2021
How to train your child to understand, process & verbalize intense emotions + tips on dealing with parent guilt & how to deal with past parenting mistakes
3719

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I speak with clinical psychologist Dr. Rebecca Kennedy about rethinking the way we raise our children, the importance of saying sorry to our kids, why it is never too late to fix the mistakes we make as parents, how to explain our own emotions to our children, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-train-your-child-to-understand-process-verbalize-intense-emotions-tips-on-dealing-with-parent-guilt-how-to-deal-with-past-parenting-mistakes

For more info on Dr. Rebecca Kennedy: goodinside.com

Her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/

Her workshops: learning.goodinside.com

Her podcast, Good Inside with Dr Becky:  https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/good-inside-with-dr-becky


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:00 How to talk to your children about your difficult emotions

8:30 How to talk to teenagers and adult children about what you are going through

13:36 Why we need to say sorry to our children, no matter how old they are

17:30 The importance of teaching our children to think, challenge and question everything

23:30 How to help our children when they are going through a tough time

28:10 How to teach your child about consent and saying no

33:10 Why you need to teach your children about self-care from young

37:45 How to manage and deal with parent guilt

48:05 How to teach your children to validate and trust their own feelings

50:33 Why boundaries are important for empathy

52:07 How to respond when your child starts wining


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Apr 22, 2021
How to become a responder not a reactor + How arguments affect your DNA, and how to use mind management to resolve an argument
2056

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Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747


SHOW DESCRIPTION: Think of the last time you had an argument and how it made you feel, both physically and mentally. Pretty bad, right? Well, it is not all just in your head! Unresolved arguments can be harmful to your health, and can potentially decrease your longevity! In this podcast I talk about the importance of resolving arguments, how arguments impact your physical health, and how to become a responder not a reactor. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-become-a-responder-not-a-reactor-how-arguments-affect-your-dna-how-to-use-mind-management-to-resolve-an-argument


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:30 What the blister study tells us about arguments

5:00 Arguments impact how we function physically & mentally

5:35 How resolving arguments can improve our emotional health

8:36 Why agreeing to disagree can be a good thing

9:10 How your experience of an argument changes your brain and biology

10:08 How arguments affect your DNA and cellular health

10:34 Unresolved arguments can impact your immune system!

12:00 How to use mind management to resolve an argument and improve your mental and physical health

16:00 Why resolving arguments improves overall health and wellbeing

24:26 How avoiding an argument or resolving an issue can make you anxious

26:10 How self-regulated mind management can help you become a responder instead of a reactor


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Apr 19, 2021
How to break the cycles of worry & fear to heal your mind with Dr. Jud Brewer
3428

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to psychiatrist, professor and author Dr. Jud Brewer about on how anxiety drives our lives, what we can do to break the habit loops that keep us anxious, techniques to uproot anxiety at its source and manage our triggers, and more!

Get Dr. Jud's book: https://drjud.com/book

Twitter: https://twitter.com/judbrewer

Instagram: https://instagram.com/dr.jud

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/unwinding-anxiety


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:20 Why Dr. Judd loves helping people overcome anxiety

3:30 How to start unwinding anxiety in your life

6:37, 19:05 The importance of learning how the mind works

8:40 Why we need to understand the reward/value system of the brain

10:45 Why we need to become aware of a habit to change it

14:30 Why awareness alone is not enough

22:26 The importance of asking ourselves how rewarding our values are to us in the moment—is this habit still serving me?

23:15 Curiosity is a superpower!

31:45 How anxiety hides in bad habits

35:55 The importance of always being kind to ourselves

40:10 Why anxiety doesn’t improve our performance

48:10 How Dr. Judd manages his own anxiety and mental health


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Apr 15, 2021
Why we shouldn't (and can't) "forgive & forget" the past and trauma + how to use mind-management & reconceptualizing techniques to heal how the past plays out into the future
2635

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about why forgetting doesn’t fix or heal something, and how to use reconceptualizing and mind-management to heal the past and find true and sustainable peace. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-forgetting-doesn-t-fix-anything


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-Four Sigmatic: Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on Mushroom Coffee bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.com/DRLEAF.

-PlushCare: Go to https://plushcare.com/drleaf/ to start your FREE 30-day trial.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:07 Why forgetting doesn’t fix something

2:20 Thoughts are real things in our brain that impact us mentally and physically

2:46 Your mind is not your brain

3:50 Our experiences change our brain and biology

4:51 Why we need to make our thoughts and experiences work for us and not against us through mind management

5:35 Why we cannot just forget what we have experienced, and how suppressing or ignoring a painful experience can impact our health

9:25 How our immune system responds to our negative experiences

11:30 Why trauma and toxic experiences are so hard to process

16:10, 36:15 Why we cannot just pretend something didn’t happen to us or try to suppress a bad memory

16:35 How to face your issues and reconceptualize them using mind management

19:00 Why we need to connect with others and share what we are going through to get context and perspective

28:22 Techniques to deal with negative experiences in the moment when everything seems too much

30:40 Why we cannot change or heal what we are not aware of

32:05 How to compartmentalize toxic memories and experiences so that you can calm down and cope in the moment


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

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

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

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Apr 12, 2021
Lessons from a former Navy SEAL on facing fear + how to begin healing from PTSD, and how to help veterans and active military members with their mental health
2891

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to former Navy Seal and bestselling author Brandon Webb about how to face your fears and use them to your advantage, healing PTSD, how to help veterans and active military members with their mental health, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/brandon-webb

For more info on Brandon and to get his books: https://brandontylerwebb.com


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 Brandon’s time as a Navy Seal

3:00 Brandon’s experience with burnout, and why he left the military to start his own businesses

3:46 Failure as a learning experience

4:15 Why Brandon loves writing books, and his exciting new novel!

7:20 What it is like having PTSD in the military

10:30 Using the outdoors as therapy

13:00 Why people often see therapy as something to be ashamed of

15:51 Why transitioning out of the military today is so challenging

18:00 The power of purpose and meaning

20:25 Why PTSD as a coping mechanism, not a disease

24:28 Why training in the military should change

33:03 Men’s mental health and “toxic masculinity”


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

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

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Apr 08, 2021
This one word will improve your mental health & relationships + the dangers of black & white thinking
2645

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how life is not an “either this or that” game. Rather, it is an “and” game, which means that it is normal to hold two or more opposing ideas or feelings in your head at the same time, even in your relationships, and accepting this will save you a lot of mental distress!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/this-one-word-will-improve-your-mental-health-relationships-the-dangers-of-black-white-thinking


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:34, 5:40 Why life is not an either/or game

3:00 You can hold two opposing views in your mind at the same time

3:11 How you can love someone and be triggered by someone at the same time

4:45 The dangers of toxic avoidance

8:50 How to deal with guilt and shame in relationships

12:25 How writing helps integrate your thinking

17:15 How to use mind management and the Neurocycle to heal your relationships

18:17 Why you can’t change someone—you can only change yourself!

19:00 The importance of clear boundaries in your relationships

21:55 The way we show up in our relationships has a reason—we don’t live in a vacuum!

24:00 How to go from reacting to responding in your relationships

28:10 Why change is not easy but always worth it!


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

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

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Apr 05, 2021
A professional guide to doing the necessary but scary things, facing your fears, and finding your voice + tips to overcome imposter syndrome
3112

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with NY Times bestselling author and renown speaker Luvvie Ajayi Jones about how fear is often the enemy of progress, how to become a professional troublemaker, what we need to get right within ourselves before we do the things that scare us but also help us grow, how to use your voice for the greater good, how to find your unique voice and inner strength, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-professional-guide-to-doing-the-necessary-but-scary-things-facing-your-fears-finding-your-voice-tips-to-overcome-imposter-syndrome

For more on Luvvie: https://luvvie.org/about/


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:20 What is a “professional troublemaker”?

3:00 Why we should normalize our fears

4:40 Why people often refuse to do better

7:50 How fear can hold us back

11:40 Why courage is not the absence of fear

14:42 The power of perspective

18:23 Why we all need to learn to look inward

24:37 Why you need to own the space you have given

27:45 How to embrace who you are and own up your own space

35:20 The difference between arrogance and owning who you are and what you are good at

36:00 The power of trusting where you are

37:42 Why you need to “fail loudly”

39:19 The power of asking for more

40:17 Why boundaries are important

43:11 Outsource yourself and learn how to ask for help


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

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Apr 01, 2021
The secret ingredient to better mental health + how kindness changes your brain, and the power of mirror neurons
2841

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the neuroscience of kindness, the impact kindness has on our mind, brain and body and how to use mind management to be more kind to improve your mental AND physical health!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-secret-ingredient-to-better-mental-health-how-kindness-changes-your-brain-the-power-of-mirror-neurons


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:00 Why kindness is essential in my life and business

4:23 Kindness and compassion are superhuman tools that can change our brain and biology for the better!

5:47 Why we need to be kind to others AND ourselves!

8:20 Why you need to train yourself to be more kind

9:00 The negative effects of being unkind

9:11 How kindness teaches us to be a responder, not a reactor

10:10 What kindness is and what it is not

15:15 How kindness impacts the mind and brain

21:00 Why our brains and bodies love it when we are kind!

22:00 The incredible science behind kindness

23:40 How being unkind can lead to “stuck” thinking

29:30 How to manage your mind to train yourself to be more kind

40:11 Tips on how to be more kind to yourself and others


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

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

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

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Mar 29, 2021
Invaluable lessons on resilience, suffering and healing from from a Holocaust survivor
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Holocaust survivor, world-renowned psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Edith Eger about her experiences in Nazi Germany and as a psychologist working with other trauma survivors, as well as the incredible power of the human mind and vital life lessons we all can benefit from.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/invaluable-advice-on-resilience-healing-from-a-holocaust-survivor


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:22 Dr. Eger’s experiences in Auschwitz

7:26 Why you need to pay attention to what you are paying attention to!

8:30 The power of perspective

9:35 The power of a probability mindset

10:41 Why you need to love yourself

14:33 How to see the current COVID-19 pandemic

15:20 Why time doesn’t heal everything

26:28 Would you like to be married to you?

28:05 The power of choice

31:40 The power of connecting with others

40:06 Why reframing the past is so important

44:10 Trauma recovery and the power of feeling

59:50 Getting to the root of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors

1:00:42 The worst prisons are the ones we create in our minds


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Mar 25, 2021
How daydreaming can improve your mental health & cognitive flexibility + tips to get the most out of your “Thinker” moments
2133

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Although it may seem contradictory, letting your mind daydream is actually really good for your mental health! In this podcast I talk about the many mental and physical health benefits of just letting your mind wander, and how to do "thinker" moments correctly so you get the most out of these moments. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-need-more-thinker-moments-the-mental-health-benefits-of-daydreaming-doodling


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:00 Why daydreaming is so good for your mind and brain

4:20 The mind is always active, even when you are asleep

5:55 How daydreaming harnesses the power of your mind

6:42 What is a thinker moment?

7:20 Why the brain needs to rest

8:00 How thinker moments reboot the brain

8:10 How thinker moments improve mental and brain health

12:00 The science behind daydreaming

17:33 How thinker moments bring balance in the brain

20:20 How to use thinker moments to improve your health


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Mar 22, 2021
How to do inner child work to heal trauma + how to find the right therapist to help you heal your trauma
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with trauma survivor and life coach Nate Postlethwait about recovering from trauma, how to do inner child work to heal childhood trauma, and the cleansing power of grief and finding true, long-term healing.

Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-do-inner-child-work-to-heal-trauma-how-to-find-the-right-therapist-to-help-you-heal-your-trauma

Nate's website: natepost.com
Instagram: @nate_postlethwait

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:08 How understanding the mind-brain connection helped Nate deal with his trauma

7:34 Why Nate became a certified wellness coach

9:40 Nate’s inspiring story

14:00 The cleansing power of grief

17:30 Why there is nothing natural about trauma

22:00 How shame is related to human innocence

24:20 Why trauma and sexuality are two very different things

27:16 How to deal with the grief of lost time

39:20 The danger of conversion therapy

45:08 How to help someone who has experienced trauma

51:32 Why agency is so important when it comes to healing

1:03:00 The power of breath work


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Mar 18, 2021
How to use the Neurocycle to improve sleep quality & overcome sleeping issues + surprising reasons you may be struggling with sleep
2643

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the surprising reasons why you may not be sleeping well, and how to use mind management (the Neurocycle) to improve your sleep and mental health.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-improve-sleep-quality-overcome-sleeping-issues-surprising-reasons-why-you-may-be-struggling-to-sleep


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

7:28 Why you should stop worrying about not sleeping

8:08 There is a cost to pathologizing a lack of sleep

12:20 Why it is better to think about sleep in cycles

20:27 Why daydreaming can help you sleep better

26:00 How some all-nighters are actually good for you!

29:40 Why preparing for sleep begins when you wake up

30:37 How to Neurocycle for better sleep


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Mar 15, 2021
Identifying & healing childhood trauma + how to break up with codependency & destructive habits
3867

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Childhood is a very vulnerable period in our lives: we are growing, developing and learning how to see ourselves and the world around us. This, in turn, can affect how we ourselves function as adults—soon, a very toxic, generational cycle of trauma can be set up! In this podcast I speak to holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera about healing childhood trauma, ending codependency, and overcoming toxic habits and behaviors. She also shares some great tools to help you break free from destructive behaviors to reclaim and recreate your life. 

Read the show blog here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identifying-healing-childhood-trauma-how-to-break-up-with-codependency-destructive-habits

Get Dr. Nicole's new book here: https://yourholisticpsychologist.com/book/


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:15 Why Nicole wrote her new book

7:30 Why we all have dark nights of the soul

13:44 Why there is always hope

21:22 What is consciousness and why is it important?

26:28 Why we need to give ourselves permission to embrace and experience what we are going through

36:00 Is CBT good for us?

39:00 What is addiction and can it be healed?

44:00 Practical tips for dealing with past wounds and traumas

54:20 How to help someone who has no hope


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Mar 11, 2021
How to use the Neurocycle to break the cycle of OCD & manage intrusive thoughts
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to Neurocycle to break the cycles of OCD (obsessive-compulsive thinking) and avoid getting stuck in toxic thinking patterns and rumination.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-break-the-cycle-of-ocd-thinking-manage-intrusive-thoughts


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:50 What OCD thinking is

5:10 How OCD thinking can become a toxic thinking habit that affects your health

8:35 How to get out of “stuck” thinking and rumination through self-regulation

12:05 How helping others helps you!

13:00 Why OCD is not a brain disease

15:00 How OCD thinking becomes a coping mechanism

17:00 What you think about the most will grow and affect your wellbeing

21:00 How to use the Neurocycle mind management technique to heal OCD thinking


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Mar 08, 2021
How to use the Neurocycle to break cycles, heal generational trauma, and end toxic family patterns + how the Neurocycle influences epigenetics and changes genes
2372

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to use the Neurocycle to break the toxic cycles we have in our lives, whether these come from our own past or are a pattern that is inherited as generational trauma. I also discuss how the Neurocycle changes genes, and I explain how epigenetics works!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-break-cycles-heal-generational-trauma-end-toxic-family-patterns-how-the-neurocycle-influences-epigenetics-changes-genes


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 How to break generational trauma patterns

2:35 Why you can never escape your mind—your mind is always in action!

3:00 What mind management is and why it is so important

4:00 How we can change our genetic code with our thinking

5:30 What happens when we don’t manage our minds

9:20 How your perceptions become a part of who you are

15:30 How our past experiences impact our present memories

16:06 What is generational trauma and how to use the Neurocycle to overcome inherited toxic cycles

16:30 How our mind, that is our ability to think, feel and choose, impacts our genetic expression

25:56 How to reconceptualize generational patterns and trauma

36:00 Why your past does not have to be your destiny


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Mar 04, 2021
How to use the Neurocycle with Children + tips to help your child deal with anxiety, depression, fear, and stress
3013

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Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747


SHOW DESCRIPTION: We all need to learn how to clean up our mental mess, even children! In fact, the younger we learn to self-regulate out thoughts, feelings and emotions, the better off we will be later on in life. In this podcast I talk about how to teach your child to manage their thoughts and emotions using the Neurocycle method I have researched and developed over the past 3 and half decades, the importance of teaching your child deep breathing, why brain-building exercises are so important for your child, how to calm your child down when they are feeling anxious or scared, the importance of play and rest, and more!


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:41 Why teaching your child to manage their mind is so important

3:28 How brain-building with your children will help them manage their mental health

5:00 Why so many children are battling with their mental health

9:30 Why we need to let our children play, rest and use their imagination

11:42 How to help a child who is battling at school

20:00 How mental health labels can affect a child’s identity

27:20 Why we need to be authentic and open with our children

32:36 What to do when you notice a change in your child’s behavior

35:00 How to use the Neurocycle with your child


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Mar 01, 2021
CLEANING UP YOUR MENTAL MESS Chapter 1: What happens when we don't use our minds correctly
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess BEFORE MARCH 2nd & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters, access to an exclusive virtual book club with me, discounts on my favorite mood-boosting supplements, and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/ 

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 


SHOW DESCRIPTION: Here's a little early sneak peak of my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess! You can get your audible copy on Audible, Amazon, wherever you get audio books. 

Or click here: Get Audio Book  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/cleaning-up-your-mental-mess-chapter-one 


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-BiOptimizers: Power up your immunity today and try Leaky Gut Guardian risk-free by visiting www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf and use DRLEAF10 to receive 10% off any order. 

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

-Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: 

-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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Feb 25, 2021
How to use blood tests & biomarkers to improve your mental health + how to not let too much data, tracking, and biohacking rule your life
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/ 

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com 


SHOW DESCRIPTION: Words like “health”, “wellbeing” and “longevity” are often thrown around, but what do they actually mean, and what do they mean for you? In this podcast I speak with Dr. Gil Blander, director, founder and chief scientist at InsideTracker about how InsideTracker can improve your mental and physical health, my own experience with InsideTracker, how to not become too stressed or obsessed with biohacking, data and numbers and still enjoy good health, how thinking affects your health and metabolism, and how to proactively have a long and quality-filled life! 

When you pre-order my new book you'll get and register your order before March 2nd, you will get 25% off the Ultimate Plan and DNA Kit* from InsideTracker and receive a FREE InnerAge ($100 value).  

*The Ultimate Test & DNA Kit are for USA and Canada orders only 

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

For more info on InsideTracker visit: http://insidetracker.com/drleaf 


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: 

-NED CBD: To get 15% off your first order and free shipping visit helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout. 

-NOOM: love using NOOM to keep track of my exercise routine and make sure I am eating well every day! For your special offer see: noom.com/DRLEAF. 


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

2:40 What InsideTracker is & how it can help improve your health 

6:00 What our biomarkers can tell us about our unique health & needs 

8:00 How tracking biological data can help improve mental health 

12:00 The relationship between white blood cells, stress, inflammation & cognitive decline 

17:00 My own results using InsideTracker 

17:45 How cholesterol, diet & genetics are related 

20:00 How you can use biomarker systems like InsideTracker to see what diet works for your body type 

24:00 How InsideTracker works 

32:38 How knowing what is going on in your brain & body empowers you to make sustainable changes & improve your healthspan & longevity 

38:34 The relationship between metabolism and mental health 

41:40 The downsides of biohacking 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: 

-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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Feb 22, 2021
How to use the Neurocycle to manage intense mood swings & depression + why it's normal to have emotional ups & downs, and how to know when it's time to get help
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I share how to use the 5 step NeuroCycle to manage mood swings and extreme feelings of depression, what these warning signals are telling us about ourselves, how to tune into your warning signals & self-regulate your thinking, the myths surrounding depression, and how you can help someone who is struggling with severe ups and downs.


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-BLUblox, the best glasses and remedy sleep masks to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light that can affect your mental health and sleep. To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses and use the code DRLEAF at checkout: blublox.com

-Thrive Market, which is a great way to shop and save money without leaving your house! They make shopping easier, enjoyable and sustainable. Try Thrive Market today and become a member risk-free. Go to thrivemarket.com/DRLEAF and you’ll get a FREE gift!



PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:25 Why bipolar depression is not an illness

5:50 Why bipolar symptoms are warning signals you need to listen to

9:00 Why we all experience life differently and react to trauma differently

9:30 How you can learn to control feelings of bipolar depression

10:20 The difference between the mind and brain

10:55 Why mind management is a skill you can learn

11:25 Your mind is always changing, and you can direct that change

11:55 Your mind is how you uniquely experience life

13:20, 18:30 How to use the Neurocycle to manage bipolar depression

19:25 Why you are not a label

36:20 The power of telling your own story



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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!


Disclaimer: This podcast and blog is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

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Feb 18, 2021
How to stop sabotaging your self & relationships + how to use conflict to deepen relationships (with human connection specialist Mark Groves)
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with human connection specialist, speaker, author and relationship guru Mark Groves about how to truly love and be loved, how the mind drives intimacy, how to avoid common relationship pitfalls, how to communicate and argue better with your partner, the importance of choosing “you”, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-stop-sabotaging-yourself-relationships-how-to-use-conflict-to-deepen-relationships-with-human-connection-specialist-mark-groves

For more info on Mark: https://markgroves.com


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

Athletic Greens, a daily all-in-one superfood powder! To get one year free supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your order see: athleticgreens.com/LEAF.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:45 Why the problem with many relationships isn’t about finding a partner, but learning how to love

7:03 How to learn how to love and be loved

13:43 How to communicate and argue in a relationship

25:50 Why we always need to be willing to learn, change, grow and explore in a relationship

35:00 How your brain responds to conflict in a relationship

38:00 Why we need to believe that we deserve a good relationship

50:33 How your relationships affect your mental and physical health

56:00 Why you need to choose “you” first


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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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Feb 15, 2021
A Neurocycle for healing & improving relationships + how to channel intense & ugly emotions in the right direction
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how you can use mind management and the Neurocycle method to deal with a relationship crisis in the moment, and how to use self-regulation to heal your relationship over the long-term. Plus, I share some tips on how to channel ugly and intense emotions in the right direction. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-neurocycle-for-healing-improving-relationships-how-to-channel-intense-ugly-emotions-in-the-right-direction


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

BiOptimizers’s Leaky Gut Guardian, which is a great way to heal your gut and improve your immune health! Use code DRLEAF10 for up to 40% off your order and free shipping on select packages at www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf.

Ritual, my favorite multivitamins for men, women and children—simple, clean, and backed by science! To get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins see: ritual/drleaf.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:08 How to deal with a relationship crisis

4:40 How the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted relationships

7:20 Why you can’t hide what you are going through from your partner

11:45 How your significant other changes your brain

16:00, 25:10 Rules for communicating & arguing better

23:50 How assumptions can lead to a relationship crisis

38:58 Why you need to discuss solutions & not just problems with your partner

45:50 How to use the Neurocycle to deal with a relationship crisis in the moment & to heal a relationship over the long-term


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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
Feb 11, 2021
How to ask for help, deal with feelings of being burden, & how set boundaries with yourself and others + healing intergenerational trauma with Minaa B.
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: When we think of mental health, we often do so on an individual level—mental health is a personal, private matter. But mental health is also a public health issue, as I discuss on this podcast with writer, speaker, therapist and wellness coach Minaa B. We talk about how justice and community work is vital mental health work, how to ask for help and overcome the guilt and shame of seeking help, how to recognize and set boundaries, how to stick to your boundaries, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-ask-for-help-deal-with-feelings-of-being-burden-how-set-boundaries-with-yourself-others-healing-intergenerational-trauma-with-minaa-b

For more info on Minna B. see: https://www.minaab.com

https://www.instagram.com/minaa_b/


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-Jenni Kayne, my favorite online store, which has a beautiful selection of clothes and home goods that will become your favorite forever pieces! Get 15% off your first order when you use code DRLEAF at checkout: https://jennikayne.com.

-Munk Pack, a company that makes delicious, low sugar, natural snacks that taste great and are great for your mind and body! Get 20% off your first purchase with the code DRLEAF at checkout: https://munkpack.com.

-NOOM, a great way to develop healthier habits, reduce your risk of chronic health problems, reverse disease, and foster a healthier relationship with yourself and others! I love using NOOM to keep track of my exercise routine and make sure I am eating well every day. For your special offer see: noom.com/DRLEAF.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:47 Why Minaa B. does what she does, and why mental health work is more than just working on your own issues

3:00 Why social justice work is mental health work

14:15 How self-care and community care are related

25:10 Why racism is a public health issue

31:30 How to heal from intergenerational trauma

20:45 Why it is okay to be the problem

43:10 How to ask for help

52:00 Why boundaries are important when helping others


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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
Feb 08, 2021
The difference between rest & restoration, why resting alone is not sufficient + a 5 step Neurocycle on how to effectively and sustainably restore your mind & brain
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: In the middle of a global pandemic, the idea of rest seems so…complicated. What is it? How do you do it? How do you find peace when things seem so crazy? In this podcast I talk about the difference between resting to restore versus just resting, why rest alone is often not enough, and how to use a Neurocycle to effectively and sustainably restore your mind & brain 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/rest-versus-restoration


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

PlushCare, a company that makes it easy and simple to find a health professional in your area, which I love, especially with my busy lifestyle! Start your membership today. Go to https://plushcare.com/drleaf/ to start your FREE 30-day trial.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:50 The difference between rest and restoration

2:16 Why just resting is not enough

2:55 Why we can still feel exhausted even if we have a great self-care routine

4:29 Why we need to take the time to analyze our rest periods and see if they are working for us

6:10 Why it takes 63 days to build a new, sustainable habit

8:00, 21:00 How to use the Neurocycle technique to learn how to rest well and restore

14:20 What is rest?

14:44 What is restoration?

29:45 Steps to take to rest well and recover your strength


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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
Feb 04, 2021
How to harness the hidden power of our inner voice to live a healthier, more satisfying, and more productive life + tools to turn the inner chatter into confidence (with Dr. Ethan Kross)
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: People often say we need to watch how we talk to others, but we also need to watch how we talk to ourselves. In this podcast I speak with award-winning psychologist and professor at the University of Michigan Dr. Ethan Kross about the hidden power of your inner voice, how to harness it to live a healthier and more satisfying life, how the silent conversations we have with ourselves impact our health, performance, decisions and relationships, and more!

For more info on Dr. Ethan and to get his book visit: www.ethankross.com

Twitter: @ethan_kross

Instagram: @ethankross

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


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Third Love Bras: To get up to 20% off your Third Love Bra order see: thirdlove/drleaf.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

3:12 Why Ethan wrote his amazing new book Chatter

8:22 Why introspection is a double-edged sword

10:38 How to recognize the different between negative self-talk & positive introspection

12:14 How to quit negative self-talk

29:30 How to help someone who hasn’t asked for help

35:40 The power of the default mode network in the brain & why allowing our minds to wander can be a good thing


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now!  Just visit: https://theswitch.app

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

Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies:

-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
Feb 01, 2021
How to use the 5 step NeuroCycle to heal grief & reclaim the loss of self & identity + how grief changes your brain structure & physical body
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/ 

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747  

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com 


SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss the different types of grief, how to manage grief using the Neurocycle, what happens in the brain and body when we don’t deal with our grief, how grief can affect our emotional and physical health, how to help a loved one deal with their grief, and more!  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-neurocycle-for-healing-grief-how-to-reclaim-the-loss-of-self-identity  


SPECIAL OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: 

-Blinkist, one of my favorite ways to pass the time while exercising and build my brain, which improves mental resilience!: To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess   

-BiOptimizers’s Leaky Gut Guardian, which is a great way to heal your gut and improve your immune health! Use code DRLEAF10 for 10% off any order at https://www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf.   


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

2:30 Why grief is unavoidable in life 

3:25 How we can learn to manage grief  

3:50 Why we never “get over” loss 

4:12 The many types of grief 

8:30 How to use mind management and the Neurocycle to manage grief 

11:50 How deep breathing helps calm down the mind  

21:35 The different stages of grief and how to deal with them  

23:20 Why it is so hard to deal with the loss of a loved one, and what you can do to make the process easier   


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now!  Just visit: https://theswitch.app 

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


Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: 

-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
Jan 28, 2021
How to optimize mental clarity, focus, memory, & mood by monitoring your glucose + how stress affects glucose levels, and how I used a Neurocycle to lower a stress-induced glucose spike!
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**Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

Register for my FREE NeuroCycle workshop (Feb 27th!): https://neurocycle.eventbrite.com


SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Josh Clemente, one of Levels a company that developed a smart tracker that monitors your blood glucose in real time, so you can maximize your diet, exercise, mental health and overall wellbeing. Josh and I discuss the importance of tracking your glucose levels, how to know what changes to make based on the data, techniques to balance glucose levels and increase metabolic flexibility, how sleep affects glucose levels, how to use a glucose monitor to improve mental health and decrease the risk for neurodegenerative diseases, and so much more! Plus, I share how I used a Neurocycle to lower a stress-induced glucose spike! 

Read the show blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-optimize-mental-clarity-focus-memory-mood-by-monitoring-your-glucose-how-stress-affects-glucose-levels-how-the-neurocycle-can-improve-metabolic-flexibility

Visit levels.link/drleaf to skip the 75,000+ person waitlist and join Levels today!

Follow Levels on social media for more tips and info: @levels on Instagram & Twitter


SPECIAL OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

Thrive Market, which is a great way to shop and save money without leaving your house! Thrive Market makes shopping easier, enjoyable and sustainable! Try Thrive Market today and become a member risk-free! Go to https://thrivemarket.com/drleaf and you’ll get up to 25% off your first order and a FREE gift!

NED, a company that makes the highest quality, organic, full spectrum CBD based on the latest science. To get 15% off your first order and free shipping visit https://helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

7:53 What is Levels, and how can it help you?

11:00 Why it is important to prevent major health issues by monitoring our health BEFORE we get sick

17:00 How toxic stress impacts our glucose levels and health

23:11 How controlling your glucose levels can give you more energy

28:46 How our glucose levels can affect memory and brain health, and its relationship to neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s

33:50 How sleep is affected by irregular glucose levels, and how sleep affects our blood sugar

40:00 How “diseases of abundance” have affected our health as a species, and why self-regulation is so important when it comes to our health

43:53 Mental health, mood and glucose monitoring

45:00 The relationship between mind management, stress and metabolism


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now!  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

-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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Jan 25, 2021
The difference between being patient vs. enabling toxic behavior + how to become a super self-regulator
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss the difference between enabling and empowering someone. I also discuss how learning to self-regulate your emotions and thinking can help you enforce and enact effective boundaries, and how my 5 step NeuroCycle can help you become a super self-regulator!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-being-patient-vs-enabling-toxic-behavior-how-to-become-a-super-self-regulator


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

5:03 What is the difference between enabling and empowering?

9:40 What is empowerment, and how can you empower a loved one and help them on their healing journey?

10:00 Why compassion can lead to empowerment OR enablement, if we are not careful

10:53 Why emotions are complicated and can lead to “messy” relationships

11:33 How do you say “no”?

12:00 How to mind manage your relationships with the Neurocycle

13:30 How the Neurocycle can help you make wiser choices and recognize the difference between enabling and empowering

18:50 Why we need to listen to and learn from our emotions and feelings, even the uncomfortable ones!

33:39 Why you cannot fix other people’s problems for them

35:10 How to empower those you love


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Jan 21, 2021
How I used my 5 step Neurocycle to manage my mental health during and after a family argument + my favorite breathing technique to help calm intense emotions
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Let’s face it, we all argue, so we may as well learn how to argue well, and learn how to turn arguments into experiences that improve, not harm, mental health & relationships! In this podcast I discuss the best ways to manage arguments and intense emotions like frustration and anger, based on my personal and professional experience, and I walk you through how to use my 5 step Neurocycle for dealing with arguments. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-i-used-my-5-step-neurocycle-to-manage-my-mental-health-during-and-after-a-family-argument


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:40 How to argue better

5:30 How I handled a recent argument with my daughter

7:35 Why exercise and deep breathing are great tools to calm down the mind

10:15 How mind-management helped me turn the argument into a constructive experience

20:00 You too can learn how to clean up your mental mess!


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Jan 18, 2021
How to biohack your body to improve your mood & mind, how fasting can make you more mentally & emotionally strong + why you need to drink more coffee for optimal mental health (with Dave Asprey)
3396

***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Did you know coffee is a superfood? That fasting doesn’t just mean drinking water? Or that you have the power to change and control your biology? In this podcast I speak with founder of Bulletproof and NY Times bestselling author Dave Asprey about common dangerous wellness myths, how coffee is amazing for your brain, what biohacking is and how it can help you, how to navigate the many wellness trends and find the ones that are best for you, how to fast correctly, the benefits of going without and putting your body under good stress, and more!

Read the show blog here:

Order Dave's new book here:


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:07 Why Dave loves coffee and biohacking

4:47 Is coffee good for us?

7:43 How coffee can improve our mental health

9:17 What is biohacking and how can it help us?

11:17 Can biohacking be dangerous?

13:17 How fasting can increase brain power

28:26 Tips to fast better

44:33 Why not all stress is bad for us


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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
Jan 14, 2021
Are new years resolutions just another form of toxic positivity? + Why positive affirmations don't work in the long run
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: New Year’s resolutions may seem great on the surface, but they can also be a form of toxic positivity. As I discuss in detail in this podcast when we fail to keep a resolution (which often happens!), we can feel really bad about it. We often experience shame because we often think that there must be something wrong with us, or we think that we always fail and are so bad at all this “life” stuff. But that’s not the case at all! So in this episode I share how to correctly rewire your brain to create sustainable habits, why positive affirmations are not sustainable solutions, why giving up on goals may actually be a good thing, and more!

Show blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/are-new-year-s-resolutions-just-another-form-of-toxic-positivity-why-positive-affirmations-dont-work-in-the-long-run


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:49 How New Year’s resolutions can be a form of toxic positivity

2:46 It is okay to change or even not make a New Year’s resolution!

4:12 Why it can be difficult to build a new mental habit and change your lifestyle

5:02 How much time it really takes to change your mind

14:52 Why shaming yourself for not keeping a resolution will damage your mental health

16:30 Why failure is good for us and how we can learn from our experiences

19:47 Keeping a resolution won’t make you happy all the time or take away all your issues

22:00 Why negative emotions and feelings are telling us something about ourselves

23:10 Why “bad” emotions are a normal part of life, and why it is okay to be unhappy

26:00 How to change your mind and keep your resolutions


-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

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Jan 11, 2021
How to heal from sexual abuse, childhood neglect, disordered eating & depression with Tana Amen
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: We have stuff we have to deal with, even if everything looks “perfect” on the surface. But what happens when we can’t pretend that everything is all right anymore? Is true healing possible? In this podcast I speak with NY Times best-selling author, ICU trauma nurse and vice president of Amen Clinics Tana Amen about overcoming abuse, cancer and an eating disorder, finding the courage to face your past and find true healing, how to help others recover from trauma, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-heal-from-sexual-abuse-childhood-neglect-disordered-eating-depression-with-tana-amen

Get Tana's amazing book here: https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/relentless-courage-of-a-scared-child/

Follow Tana on social media: 

https://www.instagram.com/tanaamen/?hl=en


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:49 Tana’s amazing new book, Relentless Courage

4:30 Why we often minimize or hide our pain to survive

6:33 Healing trauma takes time and effort

7:51 Why there is power in telling your story

9:52 What happened toTana, and how she overcame sexual abuse, trauma, an eating disorder and cancer

17:00 Why you never know if someone is struggling or what they are going through, even when their life looks “perfect”

28:45 When we struggle, we often learn and grow the most


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Jan 07, 2021
My top lessons from 2020 + Strategies for dealing with anticipation anxiety, general anxiety disorder (GAD) & difficult family members
2300

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this bonus episode I replay the Instagram Live I did Dec 31 2020 where I share my top lessons learned from 2020 and what I am working on in 2021. I also answer listener questions on how to deal with anxiety while waiting to get test results back and just anticipation anxiety in general, how to deal with general anxiety disorder (GAD), how to manage burnout as a medical professional, how to protect your mental health while living with "annoying" family, how to avoid giving into provocations & triggers, and more! 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Jan 01, 2021
Your 2020 Tragedies, Triumphs, Breakups, & Breakthroughs + Valuable Lessons Learned from a Tough Year
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Happy New Year!! In this episode I replay some of the amazing, inspiring, and courageous stories you shared with me about what you struggled with and overcame in 2020, what you are working on in 2021, and who inspired you the most during one of the toughest years.

To send a voice message you can use the anchor app or email me at info@drleaf.com

Thank you for all your support & love over this past year!


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Dec 31, 2020
BONUS EPISODE: Managing anxiety, loneliness, grief, & depression during the holidays + how to set & enforce boundaries with family, and listener Q&A
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss how to navigate feelings of grief, anxiety, stress, loneliness, and depression during the holidays, how to set boundaries with family, and more! I also answer some questions from viewers. This episode was originally an Instagram Live. Follow me on social media to join in my weekly live Q&As! 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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
Dec 24, 2020
A 5 step Neurocycle to heal burnout & toxic stress + tips to help you deal with feelings of overwhelm & always being "on"
1570

***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I will walk you through one of the best ways to deal with toxic stress and burnout, which is something I think we all need as 2020 comes to an end!

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:00 Why is mind management so important for our mental health?

4:10 The best way to manage stress & prevent burnout

7:00 How toxic stress affects the brain & body

8:47 Why we need to embrace our negative feelings & emotions, not ignore or suppress them

12:20 How self-regulation can help us control our stress levels

14:40 How writing helps organize our thinking

16:33 Steps you can take today to deal with stress & prevent burnout

20:42 The importance of mental & physical boundaries and why saying “no” is a good thing!


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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
Dec 18, 2020
Can you train yourself to become a more optimistic person? + The brain science behind why the negative affects us so much & how to get out of a toxic thinking spiral
1658

***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: As I discuss in this podcast  the brain has a natural optimism bias—we are what I call “wired for love”. This means that when we are connected to others in deep and meaningful ways, and when we are satisfied with where we are in life and where we are going (even if we have ups and downs, which are normal!), we can function at a healthy level. The brain likes it when we are in a good place!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/can-you-make-yourself-a-more-optimistic-person


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BiOptimizers (The best magnesium supplement for optimal mental and physical health!): Get up to 32% off and free shipping on select packages at BiOptimizers.com.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:00 Our natural optimism bias & how we are wired for love

2:27 What is the mind, and how is it different to the brain?

3:26 How optimism helps us survive AND thrive

7:00 How negative thinking distorts the brain

12:00 How negative thinking can become a habit and impact your mental and physical health

16:50 How to get rid of a bad thinking habit

17:50 Why we need to embrace the negative

20:21 The best way to control your thinking and manage your mind

21:50 How to make negativity work for you and not against you


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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
Dec 16, 2020
Overcoming addiction + how to help someone who is struggling with addiction (with LCSW & ex-addict Nathan Padilla)
3649

***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Yes, addiction can be a scary thing, but true recovery is possible. In this podcast I speak with licensed clinical social worker and therapist  Nathan Padilla about his own experiences with addiction and mental health, the nature of addiction recovery, how you can help someone overcome an addiction, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/overcoming-addiction-how-to-help-someone-struggling-with-an-addiction


SPECIAL OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

Public Goods (My preferred online goods store, which has everything you need, from natural cleaning products and foods to sustainable house goods). Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com and use code DRLEAF at checkout.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

5:00 Why Nathan used drugs to cope with reality

21:00 How the birth of Nathan’s son and hid time in jail was an “ahah!” moment in his healing journey

25:41 Tips for recovering from an addiction

32:15 Why Nathan started his own practice

34:50 What is dual diagnosis and why is it important?

38:05 How to help someone recover from an addiction


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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
Dec 14, 2020
5 Simple & Scientific Steps to Begin Detoxing Trauma and Toxic Thinking from Your Mind
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here & get access to exclusive pre-order bonuses like a workbook, bonus chapters and more: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this special solo podcast, I share 5 simple & scientifically-tested steps I developed over 30+ years working in private practice for my patients, who suffered from all kinds of mental health & learning issues. These steps, when done over 63 days, can help you identify the root of a trauma or toxic thinking habit (which is causing anxiety, depression, etc), eliminate the root of this issue, and rebuild a healthy new neural network.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/5-simple-scientific-steps-to-detox-trauma-and-toxic-thinking


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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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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Dec 11, 2020
How to identify & tune into your emotional & physical warning signals to begin uncovering and eliminating the roots of anxiety, depression, toxic thinking, and trauma
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress are all ways of describing natural human responses to adversity. We all face adversity in many different ways; challenging events and circumstances are as much a part of modern existence as they were a part of human history. In this session, I discuss how this pain, which is very real, is a sign that there’s something going on in your life that needs to be addressed: you are in a state of disequilibrium. It’s not a sign of a defective brain. The brain is going through a process of reordering and reorganization in response to an experience because the brain responds to the mind. I will teach you how to identify these warning signs, how to address them, and how to begin healing.


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

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

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Dec 09, 2020
How toxic skincare can mess up your mental health + identifying & healing toxic eating & diet behaviors (with nutritional expert Noelle Tarr)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: The world of healthy eating can be confusing and overwhelming at times. It can also be toxic and can set us up for a host of mental and physical health issues if we are not careful. In this podcast I speak with nutritional therapy practitioner and certified personal trainer Noelle Tarr about how diet culture is dangerous and how to combat the negative effects, how to build sustainable weight loss and fitness habits, how to begin healing orthorexia and body dysmorphia, why we should use clean beauty and skincare products, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-toxic-skincare-can-mess-up-your-mental-health-identifying-healing-toxic-eating-diet-behaviors-with-nutritional-expert-noelle-tarr

For more info on Noelle: https://coconutsandkettlebells.com


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:35 How many women are taught from youth to diet and worry about their weight

7:30 Why going on a diet is not enough

9:01 Why Noelle started her company Coconuts and Kettlebells

10:15 The dangers of toxic diet culture

18:17 Dangerous wellness trends you should avoid

22:44 What is orthorexia and how do you overcome it?

30:13 How to heal body dysmorphia

31:22 Why natural beauty and skincare products are important for our health



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

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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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Dec 07, 2020
How to Develop Sustainable Self-Confidence & Identify Self-Sabotaging Behaviors + The Best Lessons from World Leaders like Kobe Bryant & Mark Cuban (Interview with Patrick Bet-David)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Life is full of chances to grow, learn and achieve new things, but we often miss out on these opportunities because we don’t know where to look or where to start. In this podcast I speak with startup entrepreneur, CEO, author and creator of the popular YouTube channel Valuetainment Patrick Bet-David about the importance of constantly learning, why tenacity, creativity and self-confidence are integral to success, how to identify and overcome self-sabotaging behavior, using peer pressure to your advantage, why we need to be careful of too much success, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/patrick-bet-david

For more info on Patrick and to get his book visit: https://www.patrickbetdavid.com/


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:11 What Patrick learned as a child living in a refugee camp

10:30 Why tenacity is so important

13:09 The power of self-confidence

19:48 Why we ALL need to learn the art of selling

24:45 How fear can prevent us from achieving our dreams

28:00 How to master the art of business strategy

34:45 The danger of complacency

42:00 The relationship between accountability and success

46:27 Why not all peer pressure is bad

49:50 How success can become your biggest enemy

54:04 The mindsets of the most successful and interesting people

58:50 How to overcome challenges and obstacles in life


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Dec 04, 2020
How self-actualization can help us transcend fear, anxiety & uncertainty + why some selfishness can actually be good for your mental health! (with Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD))
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/ 

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: There are a lot of books, talks, podcasts, movies and articles out there on reaching your full potential, but what does this actually mean? In this podcast I speak with humanistic psychologist and top podcast host Scott Barry Kaufman about the roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillment, the power of self-actualization, how to realize your full potential, why a little selfishness can be a good thing, and so much more!  

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-self-actualization-can-help-us-transcend-fear-anxiety-uncertainty-why-some-selfishness-can-actually-be-good-for-your-mental-health-with-scott-barry-kaufman

or more info on Scott & to get his book visit: https://scottbarrykaufman.com/ 


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

3:58 Why Maslow's hierarchy of needs is incomplete and the science of actualization 

7:09 The failures of modern psychology and neuroscience 

10:00 The characteristics of self-actualization 

16:30 Why we need to choose growth, not fear 

18:56 Why self-actualization is so important for our health and wellbeing 

27:00 How to be happy with what you have 

36:50 Why we all need to be a little selfish 

45:36 The biggest struggles Scott has faced and how he overcame them  


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

-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

-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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Dec 02, 2020
How to live past 100 years old + the toxins, mindsets, & habits that are rapidly aging us (with longevity expert Sergey Young)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Stem cell injections? Butter in your coffee? Blueberries for breakfast? Today we’re overwhelmed with information and under-equipped to navigate through it. The good news is that we’ve never had more knowledge about how we might extend our lifespans. The bad news is that we don’t know how to make informed decisions. So, in this podcast I speak with successful businessman, visionary and longevity investor Sergey Young about quick and simple longevity habits that can help you stay healthy and age well, the three horizons of longevity, dangerous aging hacks people should avoid, the relationship between mental health and longevity, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-live-past-100-years-old-the-toxins-mindsets-habits-that-are-rapidly-aging-us-with-longevity-expert-sergey-young

For more info on Sergey and to get his book visit: https://sergeyyoung.com/book


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:49 How Sergey improved his health by changing his lifestyle

6:39 What is the Longevity Vision Fund?

11:30 The science and technology of growing young

17:00 The 3 horizons of longevity and why they are important

28:10 Quick and simple longevity habits that can help you stay healthy and age well

39:10 Dangerous aging hacks people should avoid

42:51 Advice for people who feel like they are losing time during the current pandemic

47:25 The relationship between mental health and longevity


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Nov 30, 2020
Gaining mental sovereignty, the importance of choosing your struggles + how psychedelics can help with mental health issues (with Aubrey Marcus)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: The human mind and body have incredible potential. However, they come with no “user manual”, which means we often miss out on all they have to offer, and how learning to use the brain and body well can transform the way we live our lives. In this podcast I speak with wellness expert, bestselling author, top podcast host and entrepreneur Aubrey Marcus about optimizing your mental and physical health, the mental health benefits of safely microdosing, how to make any job work for you, how the brightest minds overcome failure and obstacles, fitness hacks, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/gaining-mental-sovereignty-the-importance-of-choosing-your-struggle-how-psychedelics-can-help-with-mental-health-struggles-with-aubrey-marcus

For more info on Aubrey visit: https://www.aubreymarcus.com


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:40 Why obstacles & challenges are good for our mental health

8:35 How the brightest minds deal with failure & overcome obstacles

14:28 The mental health benefits of microdosing

22:35 How to live your best life & optimize the functionality of the mind and body

34:31 How to make your job work for you while at home or at the office

42:40 How to improve your relationships

46:03 The pros & cons of the wellness industry


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Nov 27, 2020
Overcoming the fear of failure & self-doubt + tips on how to deal with working-mom guilt, and sexism in the workplace (with certified life and business coach Christy Wright)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747


SHOW DESCRIPTION: Starting your own business can be challenging, but it can also be one of the best things you do! In this podcast I speak with certified life and business coach, bestselling author and podcast host Christy Wright about tips to overcoming your fear and putting yourself out there, how to manage your mental health and stress when starting or running your own business, how to overcome parent guilt, how to deal with sexism in the workplace and become your own advocate, the best ways for dealing with failures in business, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/overcoming-the-fear-of-failure-self-doubt-tips-on-how-to-deal-with-working-mom-guilt-sexism-in-the-workplace-with-certified-life-business-coach-christy-wright

For more info on Christy: https://www.christywright.com/academy


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:20 What is the Business Boutique Academy?

4:43 Tips to start your own business

7:49 How women can reduce their anxiety and fear in the workplace

15:33 How to deal with the fear of failure

24:00 How to deal with guilt as a working mom

27:23 Dealing with sexism in the workplace

32:50 How to be more confident in business


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

-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

-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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Nov 25, 2020
The best diet & mind-management plan to heal autoimmune diseases (with Dr. Terry Wahls)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/ 

Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit: https://www.drleafconference.com 

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 

SHOW DESCRIPTION:  Autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis may seem like a life sentence, but they don’t have to be. In this podcast I speak with researcher, professor and bestselling author Dr. Terry Wahls about the program that she has created that has helped thousands overcome various autoimmune diseases, how she overcame multiple sclerosis through diet, exercise and mind management, how to use ketosis and fasting to boost stem cells naturally, how her protocols can help with obesity, mental health issues and neurodegenerative diseases, and more! 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-best-diet-mind-management-plan-to-heal-autoimmune-diseases-with-dr-terry-wahls 

For more info on Dr. Terry: www.terrywahls.com 


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS 

2:31 How Terry overcame her multiple sclerosis through diet, exercise & mind management 

11:45 How a paleo diet can help overcome chronic health issues like multiple sclerosis & cognitive decline 

10:06 What is an autoimmune disorder & how can it impact our health? 

28:57 What is multiple sclerosis & how does it affect the body and brain? 

35:14 Terry’s amazing protocol & how it can help improve mental and physical health 

39:20 How a keto diet can help combat autoimmune disorders 

47:09 Epigenetics & autoimmune disorders: are they related? 

52:26 How Terry’s protocol can help with mental health issues like anxiety & depression 


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  

-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 

 -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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Nov 23, 2020
The mental & physical health benefits of circadian fasting + simple schedule tweaks that can boost your mood & reduce stress (with Dr. Amy Shah)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit: https://www.drleafconference.com

Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747


SHOW DESCRIPTION: I am sure by now you have heard of the benefits of intermittent fasting. But can skipping meals or only eating during certain time periods really improve our health? In this podcast I speak with fasting expert Dr. Amy Shah about how circadian fasting can greatly improve your mental and physical wellbeing, the different types of fasting, why Dr. Amy refers circadian fasting, how women can fast safely, common fasting mistakes, how to get started, if fasting is safe for those with eating disorders, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/dr-amy-shah

For more info on Dr. Amy visit: https://amymdwellness.com/pages/dr-amy-shah


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Podcast Highlights

1:44 Why Western medicine doesn’t know everything

4:13 Why the gut-brain connection is so important when it comes to our health

5:30 How is fasting different for women and men?

13:37 What is circadian fasting and why is it so good for us?

22:24 What is the metabolic switch and why is it important?

26:49 How extreme fasting impacts our health

29:45 The dos and don’ts of fasting

46:46 How certain types of fasting can be dangerous

51:10 Common fasting mistakes many people make

54:27 Is fasting safe for someone who has a history of disordered eating?

57:55 How fasting can improve our mental health



Additional resources:

-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

-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
Nov 20, 2020
How Acupuncture Can Be an Effective Treatment for Depression & Anxiety + How Acupuncture Can Boost Your Immune System & What to Know Before You Go For the First Time (with Ann Cecil-Sterman)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit: https://www.drleafconference.com

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Although many people have heard of acupuncture or even had acupuncture, there is still a lot of confusion surrounding this ancient Chinese medicine. In this podcast I speak with acupuncture specialist and educator Ann Cecil-Sterman about how acupuncture can help reduce anxiety, burnout and depression, the physical health benefits of acupuncture, the different types of acupuncture, common misconceptions about acupuncture, how acupuncture can boost our immunity, and more!

For more info on Ann and her work visit: https://anncecilsterman.com

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-acupuncture-can-be-an-effective-treatment-for-depression-anxiety-how-acupuncture-can-boost-your-immune-system-overall-physical-health-with-ann-cecil-sterman


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

1:50 How acupuncture can help us heal and improve our mental and physical health

4:30 The limits of Western medicine

8:35, 33:08 How acupuncture can help with chronic, degenerative diseases like arthritis

8:48 What is acupuncture?

13:22 Does acupuncture hurt?

15:23 What is advanced acupuncture?

21:14 How acupuncture can help with mental health issues like anxiety and depression

26:33 How acupuncture can help with gastro-intentional issues like IBS and Crohn’s Disease

41:30 How acupuncture can help improve immunity

50:56 The science behind acupuncture: can we trust it?


Additional resources:

-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

-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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Nov 18, 2020
How to deal with the death of a dream, tips for building self-confidence + the common mindset of the most success people (Interview with Ed Mylett)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Often, we get stuck on the past, allowing our failures to define us and hold us back. But this doesn’t have to be the case! In this podcast I speak with entrepreneur, top podcaster and life coach Ed Mylett about why our failures are gifts, how our intentions often define our success, how to recover from the death of a dream, common mindsets of the most successful people, how to boost your self-confidence, mental mistakes we often make and how to overcome them, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-deal-with-the-death-of-a-dream-tips-for-building-self-confidence-common-mindsets-of-the-most-successful-people-interview-with-ed-mylett

For more info on Ed visit: https://www.edmylett.com/


This podcast was sponsored by:

-Feals CBD (My favorite CBD delivery service!) To get 50% off your Feals CBD order and free shipping see feals.com/drleaf

-Kettle & Fire (My favorite organic bone broths, which are full of nutrients that can improve brain and mental health!): To get up to 25% off your Kettle & Fire bone broth order and free shipping see: kettleandfire.com/drleaf or use code DRLEAF at checkout.

-PlushCare (They make it easy and simple to find a health professional in your area, which I love, especially with my busy lifestyle!): Plushcare makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself, inside and out. Start your membership today. Go to plushcare.com/drleaf to start your FREE 30-day trial.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

3:20 How working at an orphanage changed Ed’s life

5:00 How helping others heals us

6:02 The power of intention, and how it is related to success in business and life

10:00 What makes a top performer a top performer? What do high achievers have in common?

20:44 How to recover from the death of a dream

33:55 How can we shift our mindset and learn from our failures?

40:00 Common mental mistakes people make that hold them back


Additional resources:

-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

-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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Nov 16, 2020
How trauma causes inflammation & how to begin healing + orthorexia signs & solutions, & how to heal adrenal fatigue with Dr. Will Cole
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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In Western thought, we see mental and physical health as two separate things, but this is not the case. Our thoughts and emotions, choice, life events, trauma and so on affect both our mental AND physical wellbeing. In this podcast I speak with leading functional medicine practitioner Dr. Will Cole about this mind-body connection, ways to reduce stress-induced inflammation, what adaptogens we should be taking to strengthen the mind and body, the best supplements for brain health, how to recognize and heal orthorexia, and more!  

Read the show blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-trauma-causes-inflammation-how-to-begin-healing-orthorexia-signs-solutions-with-leading-functional-medicine-doctor-dr-will-cole

Dr. Cole's website: https://drwillcole.com/


Special offers from our sponsors:

-Public Goods (My favorite online store, which has everything you need, from cleaning products and household goods to pantry staples): Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to publicgoods.com/drleaf or use code DRLEAF at checkout.

-Blinkist (One of my favorite ways to build my brain and read more): To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription, see:  https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess


Podcast Highlights

2:45 How stressing about COVID can cause inflammation & impact our wellbeing

5:00 Why racism is a toxic thought & how it affects our health

8:05 The relationship between trauma, inflammation & illness

13:40 What is adrenal fatigue & how does it affect us?

14:40 How what we eat can affect our inflammation levels & ability to cope with stress

21:00 What are adaptogens & why are they so good for us?

29:09 Key natural supplements that can improve our health & wellbeing

41:56 How do we ensure that we are getting good quality products & are not just buying an expensive health fad?

45:27 What is orthorexia & how can we overcome it?

52:02 Key wellness tips from leading experts


-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Just visit: https://theswitch.app

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

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

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Nov 13, 2020
How meditation can heal childhood trauma, common meditation mistakes, how to find your right meditation style + the brain science behind mantras (with Emily Fletcher)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: When it comes to meditation, there are a lot of misconceptions out there. Does it mean just switching off your thinking? Does it make you happy all the time? Can you just start meditation immediately? What exactly is meditation, and is it the same as mindfulness? In this podcast (episode #224) and blog, I speak with mindfulness and meditation expert Emily Fletcher about common mistakes people make while meditating, the difference between mindfulness and meditation, meditation myths that are holding us back, how meditation can improve your mental and physical health, how to make meditation a daily habit, how to go beyond mindfulness, and more!

For more info on Emily and Ziva (and get 3 days of zivaONLINE for free) visit: https://zivameditation.com/preview/ 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-meditation-can-heal-childhood-trauma-common-meditation-mistakes-how-to-find-your-right-meditation-style-the-brain-science-behind-mantras-with-emily-fletcher


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Podcast Highlights

3:45 What is meditation and how it can help you?

12:07 How meditation can improve your mental & physical health

18:00 Common meditation myths & misconceptions

27:00 Why we need to go beyond mindfulness

29:47 Common mistakes people make when meditating

37:28 What are the different types of meditation?

42:25 What it means to surrender during meditation

46:30 What is emotional clearing and how can it help you?

49:30 The difference between the mind and brain

51:11 Why we should be concerned about the wellness industry


Additional resources:

-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

-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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Nov 10, 2020
How a little ignorance & less choice can reduce anxiety, frustration and depression + How to Become a Better Decision Maker and Overcome Buyer's Remorse (with professor Barry Schwartz)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: I think we can all agree that freedom of choice is a good thing, but what happens when there are too many choices? I also don't know about you but I really find myself getting stressed when I am faced with too many options, and then have major buyer's remorse! In this podcast I speak with author and professor Barry Schwartz about the paradox of choice, how too many choices causes anxiety, tips to become a better decision maker, how to overcome buyer’s remorse, how our choices affect us mentally and physically, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-having-too-many-choices-may-be-messing-up-your-mental-health-how-to-become-a-better-decision-maker-and-overcome-buyers-remorse-with-professor-barry-schwartz

Get Barry's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Paradox-Choice-Why-More-Less/dp/149151423X


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-Function of Beauty (the world’s first fully customizable, natural hair care brand that allows you to create shampoos, conditioners, styling, and treatment products based on your individual hair type, hair goals, and aesthetic preferences): Go to functionofbeauty.com/drleaf for 20% off your first order!


Podcast Highlights

4:25 Why having less choices is better for our mental health

9:15 Why too many choices overwhelm us and leave us dissatisfied

18:03 How negative choices us affect our mental and physical wellbeing

19:55 Why being grateful is a habit we need to develop

29:00 How too many choices affect our ability to choose well

36:04 How great abundance can lead to depression

46:52 Is ignorance really bliss?

50:55 How to overcome decision-making anxiety

56:11 How to deal with buyer’s remorse

58:40 How too many choices lead to overthinking


Additional resources:

-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

-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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Nov 06, 2020
Overcoming imposter syndrome, the dangers of cognitive dissonance, how to handle the pain of criticism + how to take a leap of faith despite the fear of failure (with Seth Godin)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In a highly competitive society like ours, it is easy to get discouraged and feel you are not good enough. I even experience this at times! Often, we can be our own worst enemy: we know the change we want to make in the world, but we talk ourselves out of it. But this doesn’t have to be the case. In this podcast I speak with Seth Godin, best-selling author, marketing guru and thought leader, about dealing with the pain of criticism, why we should avoid reassurance, overcoming imposter syndrome, why attitudes are skills to be learned, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/overcoming-imposter-syndrome-the-dangers-of-cognitive-dissonance-how-to-handle-the-pain-of-criticism-how-to-take-a-leap-of-faith-despite-the-fear-of-failure-with-seth-godin

For more info on Seth and to get his books visit: seths.blog/ThePractice


**Special offers from our sponsors:

-Blinkist (This is one of my favorite ways to pass the time while exercising and build my brain, which improves mental resilience!): To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess

-Thrive Market (Hands down, a great way to shop and save money without leaving your house! Thrive Market makes my shopping so much more easier, enjoyable and sustainable!): try Thrive Market today and become a member risk-free! Go to thrivemarket.com/DRLEAF. Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 dollars in value!



Podcast Highlights

3:50 How to get out of your own way and stop letting fear dominate your thinking

5:42 How imposter syndrome can hold you back and affect your wellbeing + tips on how to overcome this 

11:00 How helping others helps you

12:47 How to harness your creativity to get “unstuck”

17:41 How not to be afraid of criticism

27:44 Creativity as an act of leadership

30:17 How to find your voice and show up with your best work

39:16 The myth of having one passion

42:55 Why attitudes are skills we can develop and how to do this 

47:58 Why reassurance can be dangerous


Additional resources:

-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

-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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Nov 04, 2020
The new rules of aging well, common meds that shouldn't be common + the mental health benefits of micro movements with Dr. Frank Lipman
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: As I have gotten older (I am in my 50s), I have started to come across a lot more “you are getting old” jokes and comments. Yes, some of them are quite funny, but how true are the assumptions behind the jokes? Does aging really have to be that bad? In this podcast I speak with Dr. Frank Lipman, bestselling author and a leader in the field of Functional Medicine, about aging well, how to build a strong immune system, how to start improving your health and longevity right now, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/frank-lipman

Get Frank's new book here: https://www.amazon.com/New-Rules-Aging-Well-Resilience/dp/1579659594/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=


**Special offers from our sponsors: 

-Liquid I.V Electrolytes (The quickest and easiest way to stay hydrated, which is an important part of any mental self-care regimen): Get 25% off with code DRLEAF at checkout https://liquid-iv.com


Podcast Highlights

3:33 Why Dr. Lipman became disillusioned with Western medicine

5:45 How medicine lost its common sense

7:24 Ways to build a strong immune system

9:33 How to age well and improve your mental and physical health

22:55 It is never too late to improve your health and the way you age!

28:25 What our telomeres can tell us about how we are aging

30:05 The relationship between sleep, mental health and longevity

33:17 Common medications that shouldn’t be so common

38:00 Wellness myths to avoid


Additional resources:

-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

-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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Nov 02, 2020
What NOT to say when apologizing, how to strengthen your relationship “immune system” + common mistakes people make in relationships (with Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

Register for my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit: https://www.drleafconference.com

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Did you know that there a formula to all happy relationships, whether you are talking about your relationship with your dog or your relationship with your partner? In this podcast I speak with Harvard-trained psychologist, relationship and communications expert, award winning author Dr. Melanie Joy about the formula for getting relationships right, common psychological dynamics that underpin all kinds of relationships, how to strengthen our relationship “immune system”, how to apologize, common mistakes people make in relationships and how to fix them, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-correctly-apologize-strengthen-your-relationship-immune-system-common-mistakes-people-make-in-relationships-and-how-to-fix-them-with-harvard-trained-psychologist-dr-melanie-joy

For more info on Dr. Melanie Joy visit: melaniejoy.org


**Special offers from our sponsors**

-Public Goods (My favorite online store, which has everything you need, from cleaning products to food!): Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to publicgoods.com/drleaf or use code DRLEAF at checkout.


Podcast Highlights

2:37 Why we need to look at relationships holistically

6:35 How to get relationships right

9:32 How our relationships become dysfunctional, and what we can do to fix them

16:41 The formula for healthy relationships

20:14 How to communicate better in relationships

30:42 How the stories we tell about ourselves can affect our identity and mental wellbeing

32:00 The danger of contempt and shame, and how it impacts our relational and mental health

38:00 How to strengthen your relational “immune system”

47:55 How to apologize better in a relationship


Additional resources:

-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

-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 30, 2020
Simple strategies to help improve your child's attention, anxiety, mood, and behavior + the best foods to give your child for healthy brain development (with child psychologist Dr. Nicole Beurkens)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with holistic child psychologist and nutrition specialist Dr. Nicole Beurkens about how to improve your children’s attention, anxiety, mood and behavior, the importance of holistic nutrition, sleep and movement for children, how to deal with parent guilt, the truth behind labels like autism and ADHD, and so much more!

For more info on Dr. Nicole visit: https://www.drbeurkens.com

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/simple-strategies-to-help-improve-your-childs-attention-anxiety-mood-amp-behavior-the-best-foods-to-give-your-child-for-healthy-brain-development-with-child-psychologist-dr-nicole-beurkens


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-International Justice Mission: For just $45, you can provide trauma-informed therapy that will change a child's life. Head to https://IJM.org/DrLeaf, and help vulnerable children heal by giving the gift of therapy today.


Podcast Highlights

4:25 The failure of conventional child psychology, and why a holistic approach to children’s mental health is so important

7:00 Why mental health labels don’t solve mental health problems

7:55 The truth behind labels like ADHD

10:40 What is wrong with the current psychiatric model of mental health, and why one pill won’t treat all your child’s issues

18:33 The relationship between children’s nutrition and mental health

19:30 Why parents or guardians are  often forced or pressured into giving their children psychiatric medication

23:31 Advice for a parent whose child is battling with their mental health

29:50 The importance of reading for a child’s development

32:50 How too much sugar can impact a child’s brain function and mental health

38:33 What exactly is autism, and how can you help your child if they have been diagnosed with autism?

49:56 How to help your child and teenager if they are anxious or stressed


Additional resources: 

-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

-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 28, 2020
How Lyme disease can affect your mental health + tips on how to find peace while living with the uncertainty & pain of a chronic health issue (with Jordan Younger)
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SHOW DESCRIPTION: When we are in pain, it can be hard to do anything. It is hard to concentrate or focus on anything, and even harder to be happy or feel hope. But what happens when you have to live with a chronic illness? What happens if you are suffering in silence, or when no one believes that you are struggling? In this podcast I speak with Jordan Younger, top podcast host, blogger and health and wellness influencer, about Lyme disease and mental health, how to manage your mental health when dealing with a chronic health issue, how to help someone who has chronic health issues & what not to say, how to find peace while living with uncertainty, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-lyme-disease-can-affect-your-mental-health-tips-on-how-to-find-peace-while-living-with-the-uncertainty-amp-pain-of-a-chronic-health-issue-with-jordan-younger

For more info on Jordan visit: www.thebalancedblonde.com


**Special offers from our sponsors**

-International Justice Mission: For just $45, you can provide trauma-informed therapy that will change a child's life. Head to https://IJM.org/DrLeaf, and help vulnerable children heal by giving the gift of therapy today.

-Noom (my go to app for helping me keep up with my health and fitness goals): visit https://noom.com/drleaf for more info and to sign up!

-Thrive Market (where I get all my clean skincare, cleaning products, and healthy groceries at discount prices): Go to https://thrivemarket.com/drleaf. Join today and you’ll get a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 dollars in value!


-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

-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 26, 2020
How These Mushrooms & Adaptogens Can Help Grow Brain Cells, Reduce Anxiety, and Fight off Depression (with Four Sigmatic Founder Tero Isokauppila)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: When many of us think of mushrooms, we either think of the ones we cook with, the ones people use to get “high” or the ones that are very dangerous. But did you know that certain mushrooms are superfoods that can boost your mental and physical health? In this podcast I speak with Tero, a health and wellness expert and founder and CEO of Four Sigmatic (a company that creates everyday health products to upgrade your daily routine), about why mushrooms are good for our moods, minds, and mental health, what adaptogens are and how to use them, how superfoods like mushrooms can improve our physical health and help us deal with stress, common myths about mushrooms, simple ways to upgrade your daily health routine and more!

For more info on Tero & Four Sigmatic: https://us.foursigmatic.com/

Read the show blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-these-mushrooms-adaptogens-can-help-grow-brain-cells-reduce-anxiety-and-fight-off-depression-with-four-sigmatic-founder-tero-isokauppila


**Special offer's from our sponsors:

-Ritual (My favorite multivitamin—simple, clean, and backed by science!): To get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins see: ritual/drleaf

-Organifi (A company that creates superfood products that taste amazing and are good for you!): Get 15% off your order of Organifi Red Juice today with code DRLEAF. Just visit organifi.com/drleaf and use code DRLEAF at checkout.



5:15 How do foods like cacao and medicinal mushrooms improve our mental health?

13:53 How our digestive health impacts our mood

15:00 Why a healthy skincare routine is so important for our mental and physical wellbeing

20:00 Simple ways to upgrade your daily health routine and reduce anxiety and stress

24:10 How certain mushrooms can help with brain growth, depression, anxiety and stress

40:56 Common myths about mushrooms

41:47 What are adaptogens and why are they good for our mental health?

45:33 How to handle stress and anxiety while running your own business

52:00 Why we need to be careful of the wellness industry


-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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Oct 23, 2020
How to train your mind to fight off anxiety, depression & viruses! (Interview with the legendary Wim Hof)
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***Pre-order my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com/

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: If anything, this year and the global COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that so much is out of control. Yet there is still reason to hope! Even though we cannot always control what happens to or around us, we can control how we choose to react to the circumstances of life. In this podcast I speak with the incredible “Iceman” Wim Hof about his new book The Wim Hof Method, the power of mind management, how cold exposure and deep breathing can improve our mental and physical health, ways to protect your body against viruses, training the brain to overcome any obstacle, and more!

To get Wim's amazing book visit: www.wimhofmethod.com

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-train-your-mind-to-fight-off-stress-viruses-with-the-legendary-wim-hof


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Podcast Highlights

2:10 Natural ways to access the power to heal within us

3:50 The 3 pillars of the Wim Hof Method

22:45 How to protect your health from viruses

29:48 How deep breathing and mind management can combat depression and anxiety

32:14, 50:20 Why racism is a form of bodily stress that affects our health

33:22 How deep breathing affects positively impacts our white cell count, which help combat cancer

45:50 How deep breathing can make stress work for you and not against you



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Oct 21, 2020
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)
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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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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
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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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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!

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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


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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)
4095

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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

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/james-fallon


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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:

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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

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 12, 2020
The Mental Health Benefits of a Good Argument + Dispelling Common Myths That Could be Sabotaging Your Relationships (with Relationship Expert Monica Berg)
2753

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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?


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-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

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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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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 


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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

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

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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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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

 

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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

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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)
4722

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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



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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!  

-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

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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/ 

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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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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 

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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


  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 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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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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-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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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   


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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    


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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 Cruze 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!

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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


**Special offers from our sponsors:

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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!


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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!

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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)
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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/

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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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-NOOM (the best healthy habit company!): For your NOOM special offer see: https://noom.com/DRLEAF  


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
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

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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)  

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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! 

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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!

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


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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)

-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

-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

-Youtube

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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)

-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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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. Michele 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.  

 -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  


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!

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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

More helpful resources: https://maps.org

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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 


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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? 


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

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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


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! 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     

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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. We also discuss what to do if you find yourself in a relationship with a narcissist AND how to help your children NOT become narcissistic. Special offers from this week's sponsor:  -BLUblox (the best glasses to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light): To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses use the code LEAF15 at checkout: https://BLUblox.com   For more info on Dr. Ramani and to get her books visit: http://doctor-ramani.com   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   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 02, 2020
Healing childhood trauma + tips on dealing with compassion fatigue with Dr. Nicole LePera
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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)

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 


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 

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-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf 

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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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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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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.


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) 

-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  


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

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


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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.    Special offers from our sponsors:   -BetterHelp (the best online counseling app): To get 10% off BetterHelp counseling during your first month see: https://trybetterhelp.com/drleaf    -BLUblox (the best glasses to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light): To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses use the code LEAF15 at checkout: https://BLUblox.com     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   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) -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!) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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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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)   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! Special offers from our sponsors:   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   NOOM (the best healthy habit company): For your NOOM special offer see: https://noom.com/drleaf    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 linked 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!)      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
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_   and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaftermathematics/?igshid=1f3r07k8fp3lq

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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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)


 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/ 

-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

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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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Dr. Amen will be a guest speaker at my 2020 Virtual Mental Health Solutions Summit! Register 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)


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. 

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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 

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


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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     Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -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   -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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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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Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519     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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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!   Special offers from our show sponsors:   -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.      -BLUblox (the best glasses to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light!): To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses use the code LEAF15 at checkout: https://www.blublox.com     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      Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -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   -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 eve --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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         This episode was made possible by the following sponsors:   -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     -NOOM (the best healthy habit company): For your NOOM special offer see: https://noom.com/drleaf     Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -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   -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 m --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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 Brain, since 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     This podcast was made possible by our sponsor ThirdLove:  Comfortable bras are so hard to find, which is why I am a big fan of ThirdLove! They are a company dedicated to helping women around the world look great and feel confident in their bodies, and have donated over $18 million worth of bras to women around the world! To get 15% off your ThirdLove order see: thirdlove/drleaf     Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -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   -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 week --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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:  https://www.instagram.com/alyssamariewellness/     https://www.facebook.com/alyssamariewellness       Link to find an EMDR therapist: http://www.emdr.com/SEARCH/index.php         This episode was made possible by the following sponsors:       -Feals CBD (the best CBD out there!): To get 50% off your Feals CBD order and free shipping see https://feals.com/drleaf. Have questions about CBD? Feals has a free hotline and text message support to help guide your personal experience!     -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!          Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519       -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       -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 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app