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CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

English, Health / Medicine, 1 season, 581 episodes, 2 days, 13 hours, 4 minutes
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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, mental health and mind expert. Each week the Dr. Leaf Podcast focuses on topics related to mental health and discusses ways to help you deal with issues including anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, PTSD, and more. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health.
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A Woman’s Guide to Better Healthspan, Brainspan, and Lifespan

Sponsored by Purity Woods: Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream! Purity Woods is currently offering 17% off sitewide but they have an additional 10% discount for my listeners for a total savings of 27%! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order.  In this podcast I talk to speaker, bestselling author and aging and longevity expert Maddy Dychtwald about the disconnect between women’s health and lifespans, how women age differently to men, small lifestyle changes that can improve a woman’s health and longevity, and so much more! 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/18/202451 minutes, 48 seconds
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The benefits of snoozing your alarm clock

In this podcast I talk about the benefits of snoozing! This is a replay of a Neurolive webinar I did on my app. For the full webinar AD-free, please see neurocycle.app. We have been told hitting the snooze button is a bad habit. But is it? Recently, I read an article in Scientific American that talk about how snoozing can actually be good for us! A growing body of recent research says that snoozing is not the be all and end all that we have been told it is. In some research, there is actually no difference in health outcomes for chronic snoozers and non-snoozers! 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Birch: If you’re looking to upgrade your sleep, it’s the perfect time to check out Birch Living. You can get 20% off a Birch mattress, plus two free Eco-Rest pillows by visiting my link: birchliving.com/drleaf.  -Ketone IQ: for a limited time only, you can save 30% off your first subscription order of Ketone-IQ at HVMN.com/DRLEAF.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/15/202435 minutes, 3 seconds
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What’s your Attachment Style? (with Thais Gibson)

In this podcast I talk to attachment theory expert and psychotherapist Thais Gibson about attachment styles, how childhood experiences shape us, why attachment styles can change, and more!  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp: Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Visit BetterHelp.com/drleaf today to get 10% off your first month.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/11/202442 minutes, 24 seconds
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How to break down toxic thoughts using the Neurocycle

In this podcast I talk about the difference between thoughts and memories, and how to change your thoughts and memories through mind management. I also share how to break down toxic thoughts and build health new neural networks. This is a replay of a live webinar I did for my 2024 Brain Detox Challenge on my app Neurocycle. To listen to the full episode ad free, see here. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Bon Charge’s infrared sauna blanket: Make 2024 the year you experience less stress and more relaxation, even when you are on the go! Go to boncharge.com/LEAF and use coupon code LEAF to save 15% on your infrared sauna blanket.   -BiOptimizer’s Mushroom Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners, go to bioptimizers.com/drleaf and use code DRLEAF10 during checkout. And the great thing about BIOptimizers is that you can try it risk-free with their 365-day money-back guarantee! 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/8/202438 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to NOT let stress age you (with Dr. Greg Kelly)

In this podcast I talk to Dr. Greg Kelly,  author, researcher and senior director of Neurohacker, about aging, brain health, the mind-brain-body connection and tips for aging well! Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to $100 off and use code LEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/4/202439 minutes, 4 seconds
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How reading fiction makes you smarter & happier

In this podcast I talk about the many brain benefits of reading fiction! This is a replay of a Neurolive webinar I did on my app. For the full webinar AD-free, please see neurocycle.app. Did you know that reading fantasy fiction is a great way to direct the neuroplasticity of your brain (or the brain’s ability to change) in a healthy direction? It can not only increase your creativity and emotional intelligence, but also your actual intelligence!  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -BUTCHERBOX: ButcherBox is giving our listeners a special offer. Use my link butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to get $20 off your first order!  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/1/202420 minutes
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5 second strategy to change your life

In this podcast I talk to bestselling author and top podcast host Mel Robbins about her book The High 5 Habit, the brain-mind-body connection, building self-confidence, and so much more! The high 5 habit is a simple yet profound tool that can change your attitude, your mindset, and behavior. It can help you dig yourself out of a mental hole when you are feeling down or depressed. All you have to do, when standing in front of a mirror in the morning, is give your reflection a high 5, no matter how you feel in the moment. Instead of berating your reflection, or turning away from it, this little action helps shift your mind in a different direction. It helps break apart decides of subconscious programming and helps your brain create new programming that helps your brain change how you see yourself and what you are capable of.  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   Qualia Senolytic: Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to $100 off and use code LEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off. Bon Charge’s infrared sauna blanket: Go to boncharge.com/LEAF and use coupon code LEAF to save 15% on your infrared sauna blanket Oneskin: By focusing on the cellular aspects of aging, OneSkin keeps your skin looking and acting younger for longer. Get started today with 15% off using code DRLEAF at oneskin.co. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/28/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dealing with "textxiety"

In this podcast I talk about how to manage texting anxiety (yes, it’s a thing!). I am sure you have had the experience where you see a text come through and your heart just sinks into your stomach. Texting anxiety is so real that it even has its own coined term, "textxiety"! 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   Fatty15: Fatty15 is on a mission to replenish your C15 levels and restore your long-term health! You can now get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to fatty15.com/DRLEAF and using code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off your first order!  Kion Aminos: Try Kion aminos risk-free today with their 60-day, money-back guarantee at getkion.com/drleaf. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/25/202425 minutes, 17 seconds
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Recognising & Interpreting your Warning Signals

In this podcast I talk about your warning signals and what they tell us about what is going on in our lives. This is a replay of a live webinar I did for my 2024 Brain Detox Challenge on my app Neurocycle. To listen to the full episode ad free download my Neurocycle app here: https://www.neurocycle.app/ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Qualia Senolytic: Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to $100 off and use code LEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off. -Apollo: If you also want to say goodbye to stress in the new year, check out Apollo! To get $50 off your device, just go to apolloneuro.com/drleaf.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/21/202424 minutes, 10 seconds
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The Friendship Recession

In this podcast I talk about the importance of friendships, and how they can impact our mental health. Friendships are a beautiful part of life that contribute so much value to our lives, in so many wonderful ways. However, in recent years, researchers have noticed a decline in people’s social circles and number of friends. They have attributed this decline to many reasons, including the recent COVID pandemic, which left us more isolated and disconnected, and the higher cost of living, which means that more and more of use spend less time hanging out with loved ones and more time working to survive. Women's Health article: https://apple.news/ADMVeBomtQr-hwfKDf9318w 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Bioptimizers Magnesium Breakthroug: So, don’t miss out on the most relaxing sleep ever with Magnesium Breakthrough! For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to bioptimizers.com/drleaf and use promo code DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10 percent. -AuaTru: AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee and even makes a great gift! Today my listeners can receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com  and enter code DRLEAF at checkout.    📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/17/202428 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to solidify healthy new habits

In this podcast I talk about the importance of step 5 in my Neurocycle process: the active reach. This is a replay of a Neurolive webinar I did on my app. For the full AD-FREE episode please see neurocycle.app. In case you haven’t listened to any of my other podcasts or read any of my books or research, the Neurocycle is a way to harness our thinking power that I have developed and researched over the past three decades (I discuss this in detail in my book Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess and my app Neurocycle). It has 5 steps. The first step is to 1. gather awareness of how we feel mentally and physically and our perspective when we are dealing with a past wound. The second step is to 2. reflect on how we feel. Then we 3. write down our reflections to help organize our thinking. The fourth step is to 4. recheck: think about what our thoughts and feelings are trying to tell us. What does it say about what happened to us? What is our “antidote”— how will we work through how our thoughts are affecting us? Lastly, do the 5. active reach. This is a thought or action we need to practice daily to help us reconceptualize what we thought about in the previous step. What we are going to do each day to give ourselves the time and mental space needed to deal with what is bothering us and turn our destructive thoughts into a constructive future?  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Oneskin: No matter the season, you can keep your skin looking and feeling healthy with OneSkin. They are truly the world's first skin longevity company. By focusing on the cellular aspects of aging, OneSkin keeps your skin looking and acting younger for longer. Get started today with 15% off using code DRLEAF at oneskin.co.  Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Visit BetterHelp.com/drleaf today to get 10% off your first month.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/14/202428 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to create peace in chaos

In this podcast I talk about how to find peace amid the chaos of life.  Every so often, I feel like my peace is threatened, especially when faced with multiple, competing demands at the same time, mixed in with relationship struggles or concern for a loved one. It doesn’t help that there is so much going on in the world around—it is easy to feel overwhelmed and like everything is a mess!  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Bon Charge’s infrared sauna blanket: So make 2024 the year you experience less stress and more relaxation, even when you are on the go! Go to boncharge.com/LEAF and use coupon code LEAF to save 15% on your infrared sauna blanket. -Hatch: And, right now, Hatch is offering my listeners $20 off your purchase of the Hatch Restore and free shipping at hatch.co/DRLEAF!  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf     🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/10/202425 minutes, 39 seconds
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1 Powerful way to mentally recharge

In this podcast I talk about a powerful way to rest and recharge the brain: thinker moments!   This is a replay of a live webinar I did for my 2024 Brain Detox Challenge on my app Neurocycle. Listen AD-FREE here: https://www.neurocycle.app/ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com 📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Apollo Neuro: If you also want to say goodbye to stress in the new year, check out Apollo! To get $50 off your device, just go to apolloneuro.com/drleaf.  -ZocDoc: I love using Zocdoc, and you will too! Just go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/7/202431 minutes, 25 seconds
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Accepting being the villain

In this podcast I talk about how to manage being the “villain” in someone else’s story. It is impossible to always be the “good guy” in life. You may not see yourself as the villain, but someone else might. This is often the case with people you have had a more intense relationship with, which may have ended badly, or is in the process of ending. It can be incredibly frustrating process, and hard to deal with, especially if it’s a close friend or family member.  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   ButcherBox: ButcherBox is offering our listeners their choice of a weeknight meal essential—3 lbs of chicken thighs, 2 lbs of ground beef, or 1 lb of premium steak tips—for free in every order for a whole year. Plus, get $20 off your first order. Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to choose your free offer and get $20 off. -Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: To be able to show up as your best self, and keep that energy up through the day... and into the night! If you want to feel more energized and get the best night’s sleep you’ve had in... forever, check out bioptimizers.com/drleaf. By using the promo code DRLEAF10, you’ll unlock a special discount and up to two free travel size bottles of Magnesium breakthrough with your orde 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/3/202421 minutes, 57 seconds
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Compassion Fatigue: The Signs + Solutions

This podcast is a recent replay of a Neurolive webinar I did on my app for my 2024 Brain Detox Challenge on the truth behind compassion fatigue. For more information on joining this challenge and watching my most recent webinars, see https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge.  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Bon Charge’s infrared sauna blanket: So make 2024 the year you experience less stress and more relaxation, even when you are on the go! Go to boncharge.com/LEAF and use coupon code LEAF to save 15% on your infrared sauna blanket. Suggested reading: Compassion Fatigue as a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy The big idea: is compassion fatigue real? The Whole World Is at Risk for ‘Compassion Fatigue’ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com     🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠      GET IN TOUCH:     🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf     💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/29/202422 minutes, 50 seconds
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The problem with "time heals all"

In this podcast I talk about the problem with the phrase “time heals all”.  There are so many phrases that we use without really thinking of their impact until it hits us—we are in a place where we experience first-hand the pain that a blithe statement, meant as comfort, can cause, even something as simple as “time heals all”. So why does the phrase “time heals all wounds” feel so frustrating and untrue at certain times in our lives? 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Betterhelp: Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Visit ⁠https://BetterHelp.com/drleaf⁠ today to get 10% off your first month.  -Oneskin: OneSkin truly is more than skin care. It’s about skin longevity, targeting the root causes of aging to help you look and feel your best at every age. Get started today with 15% off using code DRLEAF at ⁠https://oneskin.co⁠.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/25/202423 minutes, 21 seconds
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A NASA Astronaut's guide to facing failure

In this podcast I talk to NASA astronaut, Columbia professor, speaker, podcast host and bestselling author Dr. Mike Massimino about not accepting failure, the power of passion and grit, committing to your dreams, and so much mor.e  Get his book here: https://www.amazon.com/Moonshot-Astronauts-Guide-Achieving-Impossible/dp/030683264X 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com 📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Cognitive Switch: Cognitive Switch just launched, and for a limited time, my listeners can enjoy a special offer of 20% off. Just visit juvlabs.com/DRLEAF to get your discount!  Qualia Senolytic: Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to $100 off and use code LEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/22/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 17 seconds
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Finding the courage to face your faults

Join my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ In this podcast how recognizing and embracing our faults is a powerful way of increasing our mental resilience and brain health. As hard as it is, recognizing our own faults is a powerful way of developing mind management skills that will teach us how to be more self-aware so that we can better regulate the way that we show up in the world and how our thoughts and choices affect our wellbeing. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -AquaTru: AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee and even makes a great gift! Today my listeners can receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com  and enter code DRLEAF at checkout.  -Apollo Neuro: If you also want to say goodbye to stress in the new year, check out Apollo! To get $50 off your device, just go to apolloneuro.com/drleaf.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.  
2/18/202423 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to raise good humans with Dr. Aliza Pressman

Join my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ In this podcast I talk to developmental psychologist, professor, and podcaster Dr. Aliza Pressman about raising good humans, her amazing new book on parenting, transforming the lives of others, and so much more! https://draliza.com/pre-order/ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Fatty15: Fatty15 is on a mission to replenish your C15 levels and restore your long-term health! You can now get an additional 15% off their 90-day subscription Starter Kit by going to fatty15.com/DRLEAF and using code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off your first order!  -Oneskin: OneSkin truly is more than skin care. It’s about skin longevity, targeting the root causes of aging to help you look and feel your best at every age. Get started today with 15% off using code DRLEAF at oneskin.co.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.  
2/15/202459 minutes
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Surprising benefits of curiosity

Join my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ In this podcast I talk about why curiosity is great for our mind and brain health. Curiosity helps you expand your life experiences, move forward, grow, improve your autonomy, change your brain health for the better, learn to process what you go through, and can increase your wellbeing and longevity. It helps you develop a deeper and richer understanding of yourself, your thoughts, your mental and emotional wellbeing, and the world around you.  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -ZocDoc: I love using Zocdoc, and you will too! Just go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.  
2/12/202420 minutes, 23 seconds
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The power of “I don’t know” with Dr. Ellen Langer

In this podcast I speak with psychologist, Harvard professor and bestselling author Dr. Ellen Langer about what mindfulness is, how our minds affect our mental and physical wellbeing, what mind over matter really means, and so much more! Jon my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28⁠⁠⁠⁠ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough:  Don’t miss out on the most relaxing sleep ever with Magnesium Breakthrough! For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to bioptimizers.com/drleaf and use promo code DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10 percent. -Bon Charge’s infrared sauna blanket: So make 2024 the year you experience less stress and more relaxation, even when you are on the go! Go to boncharge.com/LEAF and use coupon code LEAF to save 15% on your infrared sauna blanket.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/8/20241 hour, 9 minutes, 50 seconds
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You mind is NOT your brain

In this podcast I talk about the power of the nonconscious mind, and the different parts of the mind and how they work together.  This is a replay of a live webinar I did for my 2024 Brain Detox Challenge on my app Neurocycle. For more information on the challenge and watching my upcoming live webinars, see https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge To listen to the podcast where I talk about fiction and the mind, see https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-live-a-good-life-tips-from-a-centenarian For more on the different parts of the mind, see my blog on this topic https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-the-nonconscious-subconscious-conscious-mind?_pos=1&_sid=afe297eca&_ss=r 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Apollo Neuro: If you also want to say goodbye to stress in the new year, check out Apollo! To get $50 off your device, just go to apolloneuro.com/drleaf.  Eat better this year with the best meat and seafood on the planet delivered to your door. ButcherBox is offering my listeners their choice of a weeknight meal essential—3 lbs of chicken thighs, 2 lbs of ground beef, or 1 lb of premium steak tips—for free in every order for a whole year! Plus, get $20 off your first order. Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to choose your free offer and get $20 off! 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/5/202426 minutes, 48 seconds
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How to multiply your time (with Rory Vaden)

In this podcast I talk to master strategist, best-selling author and speaker Rory Vaden about finding the question you are the answer to and the problem only you can solve, how to multiply your time, when to say no, and so much more! Jon my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28⁠⁠⁠⁠ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Betterhelp: Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Visit BetterHelp.com/drleaf today to get 10% off your first month.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/1/20241 hour, 41 seconds
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Befriending your intrusive thoughts

In this podcast I talk about how you can save yourself from the intrusive thoughts that are affecting you.  It is important to realize that you are your mind, and your mind runs your brain and body. This means that you have a lot of control over your life. So, even though you are the one who has to sit with the thoughts that make you feel so much pain or frustration that you will do anything to avoid them, that you are the one who has to deal with those “would have, should have, could have, if only” thoughts that affect your wellbeing, that you are the one who has to hear the endless round of shame and hatred in your head that makes you think less of yourself, and that you are the one being crippled by all those intrusive thoughts, you also have the power to change ALL of this.  Jon my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: ⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28⁠⁠⁠ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: Don’t miss out on the most relaxing sleep ever with Magnesium Breakthrough! For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to bioptimizers.com/drleaf and use promo code DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10 percent. -OneSkin: OneSkin truly is the world's first skin longevity company. By focusing on the cellular aspects of aging, OneSkin keeps your skin looking and acting younger for longer. Get started today with 15% off using code DRLEAF at oneskin.co. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/28/202423 minutes, 54 seconds
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Making lemonade out of life’s lemons with Tay Lautner

In this podcast I talk to Tay Lautner, registered nurse, mental health advocate and co-host of the popular podcast The Squeeze, about her experiences as a health care provider over Covid, why her and her husband started their podcast, how she manages her mental health while living in the public eye, and so much more! Jon my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: ⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28⁠⁠ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Apollo Neuro: Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to $100 off and use code LEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off. AquaTru: AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee and even makes a great gift! Today my listeners can receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com  and enter code DRLEAF at checkout.   📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/25/202446 minutes, 52 seconds
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Are we too dependent on therapy?

In this podcast I talk about what happens when we develop an overreliance on therapy, and how this can potentially affect our ability to work on our coping skills and self-reliance. Jon my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28⁠ One Nation Under Therapy book: https://www.amazon.com/One-Nation-Under-Therapy-Self-Reliance/dp/0312304447 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Qualia Senolytic: Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to $100 off and use code LEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off. AquaTru: AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee and even makes a great gift! Today my listeners can receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com  and enter code DRLEAF at checkout.   📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/22/202431 minutes, 42 seconds
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Addressing Asian-American trauma (with Soo Jin Lee and Linda Yoon)

Jon my annual Brain Detox Challenge here: https://drleaf.com/pages/brain-detox-challenge#?utm_medium=sms&utm_source=attentive&utm_campaign=Message-01-16-24-10:28 In this podcast I talk to professional therapists and codirectors of the Yellow Chair Collective Soo Jin Lee and Linda Yoon about the aftereffects of anti-Asian hate during the pandemic, dealing with racial trauma, understanding family history and generational trauma, their amazing new book Where I Belong, and so much more! https://www.whereibelongthebook.com/ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Bon Charge’s infrared sauna blanket: So make 2024 the year you experience less stress and more relaxation, even when you are on the go! Go to boncharge.com/LEAF and use coupon code LEAF to save 15% on your infrared sauna blanket.  This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp: Become your own soulmate, whether you’re looking for one or not. Visit BetterHelp.com/drleaf today to get 10% off your first month. -ZocDoc: I love using Zocdoc, and you will too! Just go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/18/202444 minutes, 20 seconds
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Toxic Positivity

In this podcast I talk about the negative effects of “toxic positivity”, and why we don’t have to be happy or positive all the time.  Although this may sound counterintuitive, too much positivity can be toxic. It can harm people who are going through difficult times, and make them feel ashamed for experiencing normal human emotions like sadness, grief, depression, anger, and so on. If someone is made to feel that things have got to be positive all the time, then they may think that if they feel bad in some way, there must be something wrong with them, which can exacerbate their mental distress at a time when they need support and community.  🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to bioptimizers.com/drleaf and use promo code DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10 percent. -Oneskin: OneSkin truly is the world's first skin longevity company. By focusing on the cellular aspects of aging, OneSkin keeps your skin looking and acting younger for longer. Get started today with 15% off using code DRLEAF at oneskin.co.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/15/202419 minutes, 44 seconds
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How nightmares can heal trauma (with Charlie Morley)

In this podcast I talk to lucid dreaming teacher and bestselling author Charlie Morley about harnessing the power of dreams and sleep for psychological growth. Charlie Morley been lucid dreaming for over 20 years and was “authorised to teach” within the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism by Lama Yeshe Rinpoche in 2008. Since then he has written four books which have been translated into 15 languages and has run workshops and retreats in more than 30 countries. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -ButcherBox: for a limited time, New members get 2 lbs of ground beef, 3 lbs of chicken breasts, or 2 lbs of salmon—for free in every order for a whole year! Plus, get $20 off your first order. Sign up today at butcherbox.com/drleaf and use code DRLEAF to choose your free offer and get $20 off. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health.  Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/11/202454 minutes, 25 seconds
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How to avoid the social media perfection trap

In this podcast I talk about why it is okay if things are not good or happy all the time, and how our “social media” expectations can impact our mental health. We all know instinctively that things can’t be good all the time. No one’s life is perfect, regardless of what we may see on social media or what we hear or see as we go about our lives.  I think we are all guilty of this—I know I am! Have you ever just looked at someone’s social media post or thought, why isn't this happening in my life? What am I doing wrong? Why do good things like this never happen to me? And, if we continue down this rabbit hole, we can feel worse and worse about our lives, which affects our mental health. It is important to remember that whatever we think about the most grows, and whatever we grow the most into our networks will drive us! 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Apollo Neuro: If you also want to say goodbye to stress in the new year, check out Apollo! To get $50 off your device, just go to apolloneuro.com/drleaf.  Kion Aminos: If you also want to say goodbye to 3pm slumps and finish off your day with natural, lasting energy, check out Kion Aminos! To save 20% on Kion Aminos, just go to getkion.com/Drleaf to get my fundamental supplement for fitness, Kion Aminos.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific strategies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com   🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠    GET IN TOUCH:   🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf   🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf   💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/8/202423 minutes, 5 seconds
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Healing your relationship with your body & food with Jessi Jean

In this episode, I talk to certified mind-body eating coach and top podcast host Jessi Jean about making peace with food and thriving in a body you love, how to heal emotional and binge eating, and so much more! Hungry For Recovery (A 23-Day Food Freedom Mini-Course): https://hungryforrecovery.jessijean.com/ Jessi Jean on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessijeannn/ Jessi Jean on Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@jessijeannn?_t=8iIgTaL9rZO&_r=1 Jessi's Podcast (The Dear Body Podcast): Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0FX67hgNYNciPQLYH8UzGS?si=90c241701fb84052 // Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dear-body-podcast/id1460137502    💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Purity Woods: Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream. Purity Woods is currently offering 17% off sitewide but we have an additional 10% discount for our listeners for a total savings of 27%! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF and enter code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/21/202349 minutes, 32 seconds
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3 Tips to Live a Good Life (from a centenarian!)

In this episode, I share 3 scientific strategies to live a good AND long life! This is the subject of so many books and conversations, but in this episode I wanted to focus on Dr. Howard Tucker, who is currently 101 years old, and who was named by the Guinness World Book of Records as the world’s oldest practicing doctor. Who better to learn about longevity than from someone who is 101 old and still living the good life, and who is in fact still actively working as a doctor? 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -Chime: Start building your credit. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at chime.com/drleaf.  -Neurohacker Qualia Senolytic: Resist aging at the cellular level, try Qualia Senolytic. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to $100 off and use code LEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off.  -OneSkin: For a limited time, our listeners can enjoy an exclusive 15% off OneSkin products using the code DRLEAF when you checkout at oneskin.co. -ButcherBox: So sign up today at butcherbox.com/drleaf and use code drleaf to get free chicken wings for a year!  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com    🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠     GET IN TOUCH:    🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠    📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf    🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf    💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/18/202331 minutes, 50 seconds
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5 steps to find the root of your worry & anxiety

In this podcast, I share how to use the 5-step Neurocycle system to manage worry and find the root cause of your anxiety. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -ZocDoc: Just go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.   -Purity Woods: Purity Woods is currently offering 17% off sitewide but we have an additional 10% discount for our listeners for a total savings of 27%! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com   🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠    GET IN TOUCH:   🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf   🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf   💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/12/202323 minutes, 36 seconds
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Why people do bad things: what the Son of Sam killer can teach us about mass killings and the human mind

In this podcast I talk to behavioral specialist and author Dr. Michael A. Caparrelli about his fascinating new book Monster Mirror: 100 Hours with David Berkowitz, Once Known as Son of Sam, what talking to one of America’s most frightening killers has taught him about evil and the human mind, the power of choosing to change, and so much more! https://www.amazon.com/Monster-Mirror-Hours-David-Berkowitz-ebook/dp/B0CKFP7MH3?ref_=ast_author_mpb 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Stress Guardian by BIOptimizers: This holiday season, thrive instead with Stress Guardian. To get a head start on your holiday stress, visit stressguardian.com/drleaf and use promo code DRLEAF10 for 10% off your first order. BIOptimizers is so confident in their products that they offer a risk-free 365-day money-back guarantee! 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com   🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠    GET IN TOUCH:   🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf   🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf   💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/12/202347 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to heal intergenerational trauma with Dr. Mariel Buqué

In this podcast I talk to author, intergenerational trauma expert, and psychologist Dr. Mariel Buqué about the impacts of intergenerational trauma, her amazing new book Break the Cycle, how to find healing and peace in every area of your life, and so much more! Dr. Mariel is an Afro-Dominican psychologist. She received her doctorate in counseling psychology from Columbia University, where she also trained as a fellow in holistic mental health. She is a world-renowned intergenerational trauma expert and the author of the book Break the Cycle: A Guide to Healing Intergenerational Trauma. Her clinical framework is holistic and infuses ancient and indigenous healing practices into a modern, comprehensive therapeutic approach. She has utilized her training in holistic care to integrate holistic practices, like sound bath meditation and breathwork, into therapy, which has helped to deepen trauma healing for an entire generation of clients. Get her book here: https://www.drmarielbuque.com/breakthecycle 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -OneSkin: For a limited time, our listeners can enjoy an exclusive 15% off OneSkin products using the code DRLEAF when you checkout at oneskin.co . This holiday season, give yourself and your loved ones a head-start on New Year's Resolutions to swap your skin care for skin longevity.  -ButcherBox: he holiday season truly is made better with ButcherBox. For a limited time, they’re offering our listeners Turkey FREE in your first box plus $20 off your first order. Sign up today at butcherbox.com/drleaf and use code drleaf to get this deal.  Cognitive Switch by JuvLabs: Cognitive Switch just launched, and for a limited time, our listeners can enjoy a special offer of 20% off. Visit juvlabs.com/DRLEAF.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com   🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠    GET IN TOUCH:   🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf   🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf   💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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. 
12/7/202354 minutes, 17 seconds
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How to worry the right way

In this episode I answer the question: can worry be good for you? And share how to worry in the right way! 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -BiOptimizers: Say goodbye to just surviving. This holiday season, thrive instead with Stress Guardian. To get a head start on your holiday stress, visit stressguardian.com/drleaf and use promo code DRLEAF10 for 10% off your first order. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com   🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠    GET IN TOUCH:   🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠   📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf   🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf   💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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. 
12/4/202318 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to Be the Love You Seek with Dr. Nicole LePera

In this episode I interview Dr. Nicole LePera on how to heal your relationships, beginning with the one you have with yourself. Whether you struggle to maintain the kinds of relationships you want or are facing a specific challenge with a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, friend, or colleague—Dr. LePera teaches us how to break painful cycles and reconnect with the wisdom, appreciation, and compassion that lives in each of our hearts. It is our heart’s innate capacity to love that is the true source of all healing. When we tap into that power, we can become the love we seek. Get her new book here: ⁠https://howtobetheloveyouseek.com/⁠ 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Purity Woods: Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods Age-Defying Dream Cream. Purity Woods is currently offering 17% off sitewide but we have an additional 10% discount for our listeners for a total savings of 27%! Go to https://puritywoods.com/DRLEAF and enter code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/30/20231 hour, 1 minute, 48 seconds
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The truth about anxiety

Experiencing feelings of anxiety and sadness doesn’t mean you have a mental illness or that there is something wrong with your brain or that something is broken inside of you. Rather, it means you are having a perfectly normal - even helpful - response to an adverse situation. So in this episode, I share the truth about anxiety, and how to properly manage it so it doesn't spiral out of control. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Kion: If you want to experience more energy and maintain your health as you age, check our Kion Aminos! To save 20% on Kion Aminos, just go to getkion.com/Drleaf to get my fundamental supplement for fitness, Kion Aminos. -Chime: Start building your credit today! Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started.Get started at chime.com/drleaf. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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. *Please note that this episode broke off several times due to poor network connectivity. We apologize for the inconvenience! 
11/27/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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How to unlock your brain's true powers with Jim Kwik

In this episode, I interview expert brain coach, NYT bestselling author and memory expert Jim Kwik on how to unlock your brain's full powers, how to accelerate learning and increase brain health. Get Jim's new book here: https://www.amazon.com/Limitless-Revised-Upgrade-Anything-Exceptional-dp-1401968716/dp/1401968716/ref=dp_ob_title_bk 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -OneSkin: For a limited time, our listeners can enjoy an exclusive 15% off OneSkin products using the code DRLEAF when you checkout at oneskin.co (http://oneskin.co/). The holidays are here and it's the perfect opportunity to invest in your skin health routine and give your skin something to be truly thankful for! -Neurohacker: See what the best brain fuel formula on earth can do for YOUR mindset. Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for up to $100 OFF Qualia Mind, and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off any purchase.   -Biom: For a limited time you can enjoy 15% off your first one month supply of NOBS (only applicable to the small 1 month jar) with the code DRLEAF at https://betterbiom.com/DRLEAF.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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. *Please note that this episode broke off several times due to poor network connectivity. We apologize for the inconvenience! 
11/20/202357 minutes, 44 seconds
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Finding happiness in the mess with Drybar co-founder Alli Webb

In this episode, I talk to DryBar founder and best-selling author Alli Webb about finding joy when your life is a mess, how to find yourself again after a crisis, dealing with imposter syndrome, and so much more! When Drybar and its world-famous blowouts took off seemingly overnight, she found herself surrounded by celebrity clients like Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Garner, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Julia Roberts. She was named to multiple prestigious business lists, published a New York Times bestselling book—all before she turned forty. But it wasn't until her marriage fell apart, her teenage son entered rehab unexpectedly, and she no longer found meaning in the wildly successful business she had built that Alli realized she was spiraling into deep depression. She'd lost sight of what made her happy in favor of an aimless push to succeed above all. Something had to give. Piece by piece, Alli began to reinvent her personal and professional life with the goal of accepting her messy truth. She learned how to embrace the honest in lieu of the perfect and realized that most of life happens somewhere in the middle, between the laughter and the tears. Get her book here: https://www.amazon.com/Messy-Truth-Business-Millions-Almost/dp/1400333733 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -OneSkin: For a limited time, our listeners can enjoy an exclusive 15% off OneSkin products using the code DRLEAF when you checkout at oneskin.co (http://oneskin.co/). The holidays are here and it's the perfect opportunity to invest in your skin health routine and give your skin something to be truly thankful for! 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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. *Please note that this episode broke off several times due to poor network connectivity. We apologize for the inconvenience! 
11/16/202347 minutes, 40 seconds
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Ancient secrets for a peaceful life

In this episode, I share 3 tips from the ancient philosophers on how to have a peaceful life. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOoptimizers Black Friday: Choose to put your health first this Black Friday. Head over to bioptimizers.com/drleaf and enter the code DRLEAF10 at checkout to get this amazing deal! 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/13/202324 minutes, 36 seconds
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How self-care becomes harmful

In this episode, I share how there is such a thing as too much self-care, and how to know when self-care is actually causing harm rather than healing. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Qualia Mind: See what the best brain fuel formula on earth can do for YOUR mindset. Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for up to $100 OFF Qualia Mind, and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off any purchase.   📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/9/202318 minutes, 53 seconds
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9 Travel tips for better mental health

In this episode, I share a few of my favorite travel tips to help you manage your mental health while on the go! 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Purity Woods: Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods Age-Defying Dream Cream. Purity Woods is currently offering 17% off sitewide but we have an additional 10% discount for our listeners for a total savings of 27%! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF and enter code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order. -ZocDoc: I use ZocDoc all the time, especially when traveling, and you should too! Just Go to Zocdoc.com/DRLEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. -Hatch: Right now, Hatch is offering my listeners $20 off your purchase of a Hatch Restore 2 and free shipping at hatch.co/drleaf.  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/6/202314 minutes, 2 seconds
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9 Tips to help you self-regulate anger

In this episode, I share 9 simple but scientific strategies to help you regulate anger so you don't do something you will regret, and you can better understand where that anger is coming from. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ButcherBox: The holiday season truly is made better with ButcherBox. For a limited time, they’re offering our listeners Turkey FREE in your first box plus $20 off your first order. Sign up today at butcherbox.com/drleaf and use code drleaf to get this deal. -JuvLabs: For a limited time, my listeners can enjoy a special offer of 20% off their order of Cognitive Switch at juvlabs.com/DRLEAF 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/2/20231 minute, 14 seconds
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3 tips to improve emotional intelligence

In this episode, I share my top 3 scientific strategies for improving emotional intelligence. 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizers: Choose to put your health first this Black Friday. Head over to bioptimizers.com/drleaf and enter the code DRLEAF10 at checkout to get this amazing deal! 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/30/202314 minutes, 10 seconds
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6 steps to a less anxious life with John Delany

In this episode, I talk with Dr. John Delony about how to recognize and interpret the anxiety signals in your life. John also shares 6 steps to help you be a little less anxious. More about John: https://www.ramseysolutions.com/john-delony 🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Purity Woods:Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream. Purity Woods is currently offering 17% off sitewide but we have an additional 10% discount for our listeners for a total savings of 27%! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF and enter code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order. -Biom: For a limited time, you can enjoy 15% off your first one month supply of NOBS (only applicable to the small 1 month jar) with the code DRLEAF at https://betterbiom.com/DRLEAF. 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/26/202338 minutes, 13 seconds
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3 Tips to Rebuild Trust

🚨Get 15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first-time web subscriptions): ⁠https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠⁠ In this mini episode, I share my top 3 tips to help rebuild trust or redefine trust. Check out Sad Girl Creamery here: ⁠https://www.sadgirlcreamery.com/⁠ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Neurohacker: Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for up to $100 OFF Qualia Mind, and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off any purchase.  -Juvlabs: Cognitive Switch just launched, and for a limited time, my listeners can enjoy a special offer of 20% off. Just visit juvlabs.com/DRLEAF to get your discount!  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/23/202314 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ice-cream: a mental health treatment?

📲Get 20% off my brain detox app with code NEUROCYCLE20 (only for first time web subscriptions): https://web.neurocycle.app/AuthSplash⁠ In this inspiring episode, I chat with SueEllen Mancini, the founder of Sad Girl Creamy in Los Angeles about how she found hope and healing with ice-cream! SueEllen Mancini knew something was wrong. She began dealing with mental health issues as early as age 14, and, by her 20’s things were just getting worse, So she sought help, amid a culture where discussing mental health issues in the open remained uncommon. This began her journey toward better mental health and spreading positive messages about awareness — a path that’s been paved with lots of ice cream - Sue-Ellen literally turned a mental health journey into ice cream joy and today she joins me to tell me how she did this Check out Sad Girl Creamery here: https://www.sadgirlcreamery.com/ 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Babbel: So, if you want to learn a new language, try Babble today! Here's a special, limited timedeal for my listeners to get you started RIGHT NOW - get 55% off your Babbel subscription - but only for my listeners - at Babbel.com/LEAF.   -Chime: Your credit’s a big deal. So build yours up with Chime. Just open a Chime Checking Account with a $200+ qualified direct deposit to get started. Get started at chime.com/drleaf. 🚨15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com  🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠   GET IN TOUCH:  🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf  🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/19/202335 minutes, 56 seconds
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The benefits of jealousy

📲Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app In this episode, I share how jealousy can actually be beneficial for your mental health, and how to keep jealousy from turning toxic! 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Hatch: Hatch is offering my listeners $20 off your purchase of a Hatch Restore 2 and free shipping at hatch.co/drleaf.  🚨15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com 🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠  GET IN TOUCH: 🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/16/202315 minutes, 37 seconds
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How to eat smarter with Shawn Stevenson

📲Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app In episode 525, Dr. Leaf talks with Shawn Stevenson (a Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, #1 Health Podcaster, Worldwide Health & Fitness Expert) about his advice on how to eat smarter, and how eating with others can help do so many good things like reduce stress! It's not just about what we eat, but how we eat too. Get Shawn's new book here: https://www.amazon.com/Eat-Smarter-Family-Cookbook-Connection/dp/0316456462 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizers Magnesium Breakthrough: http://magbreakthrough.com/drleaf and enter code drleaf10 for 10% off any order and - for a limited time only - receive special gifts with purchase! 🚨15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com 🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠⁠  GET IN TOUCH: 🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/12/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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6 reasons why personality tests may be harmful

In this episode I share 6 reasons why popular personality tests may be dangerous, and I share how to use these tests wisely. 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Neuorhackher: See what the best brain fuel formula on earth can do for YOUR mindset. Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for up to $100 OFF Qualia Mind, and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 15% off any purchase -Purity Woods: Purity Woods is currently offering 17% off sitewide but we have an additional 10% discount for our listeners for a total savings of 27%! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for an additional 10% off your first order. 📲Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app  🚨15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com 🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠⁠  GET IN TOUCH: 🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/9/202317 minutes, 31 seconds
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Identifying your unwanted emotional baggage

In this epsidoe I interview with Dr. Jessica Stern and Dr. Nina Polyné, the hosts of Baggage Drop and members of Wondermind’s Advisory Committee, the world’s first mental health ecosystem founded by actress Selena Gomez. We discuss how to identify the baggae holding you back from ending bad habits, how to release yourself from that baggage, and how to create new na dhealthy habits. 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -ZocDoc: Just go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.  -Juvlabs:  Cognitive Switch just launched, and for a limited time, our listeners can enjoy a special offer of 20% off. Visit juvlabs.com/DRLEAF. -Kion: So if you want to say goodbye to 3pm slumps and finish off your day with natural, lasting energy, check out Kion Aminos. To save 20%, go to getkion.com/drleaf. 📲Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app  🚨15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com 🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠⁠  GET IN TOUCH: 🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/5/202340 minutes, 51 seconds
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6 Tips for dealing with draining friendships

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this mini episode I share 6 tips to help you distinguish if afriendship is drianing or recharging, and how to deal with draining friendships. 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ButcherBox: Sign up today using code drleaf to receive Ground Beef for Life + 20 dollars off your first order: butcherbox.com/drleaf -OneSkin: Get 15% off with the code DRLEAF at oneskin.co 📲Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app  🚨15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks down scientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com 🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf⁠  GET IN TOUCH: 🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠  📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/2/202317 minutes, 20 seconds
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How to forgive yourself (with Josh Harris)

SHOW DESCRIPTION: Curiosity is so important because challenging your beliefs is how the mind-brain connection is structured to work, which is neuroplasticity. So we should be constantly looking at ourselves deeply, really thinking about the why behind what we believe, say, and do, and working on questioning this and growing- this is mind management in action. So, when you find something is wrong with the beliefs you have held for so long, and that has basically defined you, how do you find the strength and direction to make these changes, how do you forgive yourself and not let the shame and guilt destroy you, how do deal with the loss of friends and family when you change. In today’s podcast, I talk with Josh Harris, former pastor and unpublished author of the book about purity culture, How to Kiss Dating Goodbye, about exactly this- and about the 100% change he made in his life. Just a note to the listeners, we experienced some tech issues toward the end of this podcast, so you might notice a shift in audio quality. 💡OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Neurohacker: If you’re in your late 20’s or older, adding Qualia Senolytic to your diet can play a CRUCIAL role in combating negative aging symptoms. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to 50% off Qualia Senolytic, and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code LEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase. -NOBS: Get 15% off your first one month supply of NOBS (only applicable to the small 1 month jar) with the code DRLEAF at https://betterbiom.com/DRLEAF. -JuvLabs: Cognitive Switch just launched, and for a limited time, our listeners can enjoy a special offer of 20% off. Visit juvlabs.com/DRLEAF. That’s J-U-V-L-A-B-S dot com / DRLEAF to get 20% off your order. Don't miss out on this opportunity to start your journey towards enhanced mental performance. 📲Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app 🚨15% OFF Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📫 250,000+ read my free newsletter that breaks downscientific startegies to help you improve your mental health. Sign up here: https://drleaf.com 🖥️WATCH THE SHOW ON YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/@DrCarolineLeaf GET IN TOUCH: 🌍 My website: https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ 📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf 🐦 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf 💻 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/28/202346 minutes, 14 seconds
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4 Tips to Instantly Boost Your Mood

Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app  Get the Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠⁠ SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this mini episode I share 4 of my favorite strategies to boost your mood and help reduce anxiety. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Purity Woods: Get 27% OFF with code DRLEAF at puritywoods.com/drleaf ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:    Visit my website for more resources, all my books and more: https://drleaf.com/     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    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/25/202311 minutes, 49 seconds
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Stop sleepwalking your way through the life you don’t want (with Dr. Sara Kubric)

Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app  Get the Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠⁠ SHOW DESCRIPTION: In today’s podcast, I talk with Dr Sara Kubric about understanding the the philosophical question that has been asked over the ages: who am I really? We dive into what the “self” really is, using practical analogies and metaphors. But more importantly, we talk about how you can change your “self” in this moment through taking responsibility and recognizing that our degree of freedom to grow our self will always match our degree of responsibility. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -BiOptimizers: Visit magbreakthrough.com/drleaf and enter code drleaf10 for 10% off any order. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:    Visit my website for more resources, all my books and more: https://drleaf.com/     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    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/21/202339 minutes, 40 seconds
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4 Strategies to help with body image struggles

Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app  Get the Brain-Ee bundle here: ⁠⁠https://drleaf.com⁠ SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this episode I share 4 strategies to help you with body image struggles, and to help you find body acceptance. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Chime: Your credit’s a big deal. So build yours up with Chime. Just open a Chime Checking Account with a $200+ qualified direct deposit to get started. Get started at chime.com/drleaf. -Hatch: Hatch is offering our listeners $20 off your purchase of a Hatch Restore 2 and free shipping at hatch.co/drleaf.  -Zbiotics: Go to zbiotics.com/DRLEAF to get 15% off your first order when you use DRLEAF at checkout. You can also sign up for a subscription using my code - so you can stay prepared no matter the time or occasion. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:    Visit my website for more resources, all my books and more: https://drleaf.com/     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    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/18/202319 minutes, 11 seconds
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Working through body dysmorphia with Jameela Jamil

Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app  SHOW DESCRIPTION: It’s rare when you find someone who is a public figure and a celebrity and who is not only not scared to speak out on controversial issues, but also truly advocates for change - especially protecting our youth from false advertising that promotes body issues. Jameela Jamil is such a person and on today’s podcast we have a brilliant discussion on so many important mental health issues like body dysmorphia, her own more than 20-year struggle with anorexia, the energy draining and joy stealing this focus has, the pressure on women to live up to patriarchal standards, the influence of social media on our youth and so much more. Jameela is a British actress, model, and activist and BBC radio host. She gained widespread recognition in the TV series "The Good Place." In addition to her acting career, Jameela is known for her body positivity advocacy and campaigns against beauty standards and body shaming. She co-founded the "I Weigh" movement and podcast, promoting self-worth beyond physical appearance, which she recently interviewed recently on. Jameela has been an outspoken advocate for inclusivity, mental health awareness, and LGBTQ+ rights and is an active voice in the fight against online bullying and misinformation. Get the Brain-Ee bundle here: https://drleaf.com/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Babbel: If you want to learn a new language, try Babble today! Here's a special, limited time deal for my listeners to get you started RIGHT NOW - get 55% off your Babbel subscription - but only for my listeners - at Babbel.com/LEAF.   -OneSkin: For a limited time, our listeners can get 15% off OneSkin with our code DRLEAF at https://oneskin.co!  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:    Visit my website for more resources, all my books and more: https://drleaf.com/     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    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/14/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 8 seconds
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How bird songs can help reduce anxiety

Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this mini episode I share how bird songs can alter your brain chemistry, improve your mood, and help reduce anxiety! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Purity Woods: Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for 10% off your first order. -ButcherBox: Get $20 OFF your first order at butcherbox.com/drleaf and use code DRLEAF ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:   Visit my website for more resources, all my books and more: https://drleaf.com/    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   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/11/202312 minutes
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How minimalism can change your brain and life (with The Minimalists!)

Download my brain detox app here: https://www.neurocycle.app/ SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this episode I interview Joshua Fields Millburn and T.K. Coleman, Emmy-nominated Netflix stars, New York Times–bestselling authors, and hosts of The Minimalists podcast. We discuss how minimalism could help clean up not only the physical mess but also the mental mess, hoe to make minimal changes for maximum results, and so much more! For more info on The Minimalists: https://www.theminimalists.com/about/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Just fill out a brief questionnaire to get matched with a licensed therapist, and switch therapists any time for no additional charge! Find more balance, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/DRLEAF today to get 10% off your first month.   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:   Visit my website for more resources, all my books and more: https://drleaf.com/    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   *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/7/20231 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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3 things to NEVER say in an argument

Order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this short episode I share 3 things to never say in an argument, and what to say instead. Plus I share how to use arguments to actually strengthen relationships! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZocDoc: Book an appointment with a few taps in their app and start feeling better faster with Zocdoc. Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/4/202311 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to own your struggles so you can find sustainable healing (with Minaa B.)

Order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to writer, speaker, social worker, therapist and wellness coach Minaa B about her incredible new book, navigating difficult relationships, the power of community, healing childhood trauma, and so much more! In her new book Owning Our Struggles: A Path to Healing and Finding Community in a Broken World, Minaa talks about the power of collective healing. Adversity comes in many forms, and can make us feel alone in our pain, even years after the fact. But as Minaa observes, we can’t heal in isolation. The best way to move past individual trauma is through connection and community—healing ourselves and one another. Get Minaa's book here: https://www.minaab.com/books Read the episode blog here for more insider tips: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-limitations-of-self-healing-with-minaa-b OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Kion Aminos: So, if you want to naturally boost energy, build lean muscle, and enhance athletic recovery, you need to get Kion Aminos. You can now save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. Just go to getkion.com/drleaf. BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/drleaf. In addition to the 10% discount you get by using promo code drleaf10, you will unlock a special gift with purchase - for a limited time only.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:20 We are not powerless in the face of our trauma & past 3:30 Why we need to own our struggles 10:00 The power of choice  13:25 The healing power of community 20:00 Mine’s story & how she owned her struggles 38:20 Meeting people where they are & setting boundaries Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/31/202348 minutes, 56 seconds
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5 Tips to help you with breakup grief

Order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this episode I share a few tips to help you embrace and move through the grief of a breakup (these tips can also be applied to any type of relationship end!) OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Purity Woods: Get 27% off your first order at puritywoods.com/drleaf or enter code DRLEAF at checkout -Hatch: Get $20 OFF and free shipping at hatch.co/drleaf Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/28/202317 minutes, 52 seconds
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The mental health strategies that made Kobe Bryant a champion - on and off the court

Order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to author Eli Ihej about his new book, What Kobe Left Behind: The Playbook from an Extraordinary Life, what Kobe Bryant’s legacy can teach you about mental health and pursuing your purpose, how to become a champion in every area of your life, triumphing over adversity, and so much more!   Even if you are not a basketball or sports fan, the story of Kobe has so much to offer. Over his lifetime, he learned techniques, skills and habits that allowed him to transcend his past and become victorious inside and outside the sports world. These skills can help anyone become their best selves—they can help us do so much more with what we are given and enhance our lives in so many ways.  You can get Eli's book here: https://a.co/d/3J4h1aI Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-mental-health-strategies-that-made-kobe-bryant-a-champion-on-and-off-the-court OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Qualia Senolytic.: If you’re in your late 20’s or older, adding Qualia Senolytic to your diet can play a CRUCIAL role in combating negative aging symptoms. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to 50% off Qualia Senolytic, and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code LEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase. -MUD\WTR: Just go to mudwtr.com/drleaf to support the show and use code DRLEAF for 15% off your order!  Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:00 Eli’s new book What Kobe Left Behind 4:00, 35:00 The power of reconceptualization & how to use it to succeed in life  10:14 The importance of being confident in your own abilities  16:00 Kobe’s early days & what he learned about empathy  28:38 Moving beyond being a victim & taking responsibility for your life 31:10 Kobe’s incredible impact on women’s sports   39:30 Why it is important to understand that we are all different  42:00 The power of meditation   45:00, 50:50 Kobe’s passion for helping children succeed & the importance of visualization 56:00 Why Eli wrote his book  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/24/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 23 seconds
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Empowering Vs. Enabling Toxic Behavior

Order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss the difference between enabling and empowering someone. Simply put, enabling is doing something challenging for someone else, while empowering someone means helping and supporting them as they complete the challenging task. Think of those school projects you did as a child; enabling is your mom doing the whole project for you, while empowering is your mom helping you do your own school project. Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-being-patient-vs-enabling-toxic-behavior-how-to-become-a-super-self-regulator OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -ChimeL Sign up for Chime today, and make this summer the best one yet - for yourself and your wallet. Get started at chime.com/drleaf.  -ZBiotics: Go to zbiotics.com/DRLEAF to get 15% off your first order when you use DRLEAF at checkout. You can also sign up for a subscription using my code - so you can stay prepared no matter the time or occasion. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked.  Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  EPISODE 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 book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/21/202339 minutes, 33 seconds
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How to reinvent yourself when you’re stuck in life

Order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to good friend, top podcast host and performance coach Craig Siegel about discovering more about ourselves, living an authentic life, embracing our full potential, and so much more! In his amazing new book, The Reinvention Formula: How to Unlock a Bulletproof Mindset to Upgrade Your Life, Craig walks you through the exciting process of fundamentally redefining your identity and how you choose to show up in the world. He explores lasting lessons, stories, and strategies drawn from his popular podcast where he has interviewed countless celebrities, athletes, thought leaders, and bestselling authors, and gives you strategies for eliminating negative, unproductive thoughts and replacing them with constructive new beliefs that drive incredible results in your personal and professional life. Get Craig's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Reinvention-Formula-Bulletproof-Mindset-Upgrade/dp/1394182104/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1692117104&refinements=p_27:Craig+Siegel&s=books&sr=1-1 Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-unlock-a-bulletproof-mindset-to-upgrade-your-life OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Babbel: So, if you want to learn a new language, try Babble today! Here's a special, limited time deal for my listeners to get you started RIGHT NOW - get 55% off your Babbel subscription - but only for my listeners - at Babbel.com/LEAF.  For a limited time, ButcherBox is giving us a special deal! Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to get 2 Packs of Bacon Free for a Year plus $20 off your first order.​ That’s butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to claim this deal. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:10, 31:00 Craig’s new book The Re-Intervention Formula 4:00 Paying attention to the process not just the results 5:20 Intention should always be followed by organized action 6:45 What reinventing your life means 9:00 What to do when you don’t know what your passion is 18:05 We are all different & have unique paths in life 20:55 It is okay to pivot & change direction in life 23:25 How limiting beliefs can hold us back 27:30 The importance of a good mindset  33:36 The power of community  36:00 Enhancement versus competition 42:40 What it means to be successful in life & how to  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/17/202353 minutes, 37 seconds
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How extreme heat affects the brain + how to prevent any damage

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about keeping our brains and bodies healthy when it’s extremely hot outside. Although there still needs to be more research on how extreme temperatures affect the brain, they definitely have a negative impact with prolonged periods of heat exposure. Why? Temperature is one the main driver of chemical reactions, so changes in temperature affect the biochemistry of the brain and body.   Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-extreme-heat-affects-the-brain-how-to-prevent-any-damage Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/drleaf. In addition to the 10% discount you get by using promo code drleaf10, you will unlock a special gift with purchase - for a limited time only.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 0:15 Extreme temperatures & the brain  1:00 What extreme heat can do to the brain & body 1:28 Ways to keep cool during a heat wave  4:30 What happens in the brain when we are exposed to high temperatures for long periods of time  7:00 Ways you & your children can cool down in the summertime  10:29 How to keep your child’s brain stimulated while spending time indoors  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/14/202316 minutes, 6 seconds
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How to deal with bullies (advice for adults & kids)

Order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about an incredibly important subject: bullying, and what we can do as parents, educators and caregivers to help our children.   Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-help-your-child-if-they-are-being-bullied OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -MUD\WTR: Just go to mudwtr.com/drleaf to support the show and use code DRLEAF for 15% off your order!  -BetterHelp: Let therapy be your map, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/drleaf today to get 10% off your first month. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 0:29 Bullying is a global issue  1:00 How bullying affects children mentally & physically   2:00 Some signs your child is being bullied  2:35 Bullying doesn’t just happen at school  3:10, 6:22 Ways we can be proactive & preventive against bullying  8:13 Preventing & stopping bullying requires community effort   13:25 How to help your child deal with the trauma of being bullied  16:55 How we can combat bullying at home, at school & in our communities ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/10/202322 minutes
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The one thing to never say when setting boundaries

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the importance of teaching your child about boundaries. This is part 2 of my series on parenting, boundaries, and mental health. Part one can be found here. Whenever you, as a parent or caregiver, set a boundary, make sure that you always explain why in a way that your child will understand. Use the moment to model healthy boundaries for your child and teach them what a healthy boundary looks like, using language that encourages your child to think about the situation and what it means. Avoid using language that shuts them down such as saying “because I said so”, which will make the boundary feel more like a punishment than a teaching opportunity.  Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-set-boundaries-while-still-respecting-validating-emotions OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -AquaTru: 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to https://AquaTru.com  and enter code DRLEAF at checkout. Plus AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee so if you don’t like it just send it back for a refund, minus shipping.  Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for 10% off your first order.  Just go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:00, 5:00 How to help your child clean up their mental mess 7:25 How to set boundaries with your child 8:20 Why it is always important to explain the “why” behind a boundary 9:40 Why we should avoid “Because I said so!” statements 12:00, 17:48 How to use boundaries as a learning experience for your child  19:00 What happens when we don’t set boundaries with our children 22:45, 25:02 How to validate what your child is feeling while setting boundaries  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/7/202329 minutes, 18 seconds
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How to help your child clean up their mental mess: The ultimate guide for parents & teachers

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com  +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I share the first chapter of my new book How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess. The full audiobook is narrated by me! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -NextEvo: Leave summer stress behind and upgrade your CBD. Go to NextEvo.com/DRLEAF to get 25% off + a FREE bottle of Premium Pure CBD ($50 value, limit 1 use per customer). -Nutrafol: Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners ten dollars off your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code DRLEAF.  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/3/202321 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to teach your kids about boundaries

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the importance of teaching your child about boundaries. This is part 1 of a 2-part series on parenting, boundaries, and mental health.   From the moment children are born, they are tied to their environment and the people within their environment. They are born into a community which they both shape and are shaped by.    A child’s identity is closely tied to their community – their family, friends, and other acquaintances. Children develop a sense of who they are in relation to who they are with. This has both a huge potential for growth and connection and a huge potential for harm, which is why teaching your child how to have healthy relationships from a young age is so important for their mental and physical wellbeing.   Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-importance-of-teaching-children-boundaries Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Qualia Senolytic: If you’re in your late 20’s or older, adding Qualia Senolytic to your diet can play a CRUCIAL role in combating negative aging symptoms. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to 50% off Qualia Senolytic, and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code LEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase. -Babbel: So, if you want to learn a new language, try Babble today! Here's a special, limited time deal for my listeners to get you started RIGHT NOW - get 55% off your Babbel subscription - but only for my listeners - at Babbel.com/LEAF.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 How to help your child clean up their mental mess  8:20 Why it is important to teach your child about boundaries   11:20 Why we need to model boundaries for our children & teach them what boundaries look like in their own lives  14:20 Why it is important to create a safe space at home for our children  15:45 What boundaries are & why they are an important part of raising resilient children  18:16 Boundaries are for everyone, even young children!  22:40, 25:14 What it means to respect your child’s boundaries   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/31/202334 minutes, 59 seconds
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How to heal after betrayal (with Lysa Terkeurst)

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to best-selling author, public figure and mother Lysa Terkeurst about healing after betrayal, how boundaries help us avoid extremes, finding resilience after a crisis, what healthy conflict looks like, and so much more!  On the eve of her daughter’s wedding, Lysa found out that her husband of 30 years was having an affair and had a whole life outside of their marriage. Even after years of counseling and therapy, Lysa’s husband continued to live a life outside of their marriage, while Lysa was also experiencing a number of serious health issues, including breast cancer.   Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-heal-after-betrayal-with-lysa-terkeurst Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: To get your free bottle just go to magbreakthrough.com/drleaffree and enter coupon code drleaf10.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:38 Lysa’s story  6:10 Lysa’s amazing new book on boundaries & goodbyes  7:48 How healthy boundaries establish access & responsibility in a relationship    9:42 How to set healthy boundaries  10:50 Boundaries are not about changing other people  13:28 Examples of boundary conversations  17:00 The relationship between grief & boundaries   18:00 People pleasing & boundaries   22:22 How to avoid feeling guilt over setting boundaries   26:50 The difference between a difficult & destructive marriage   29:15 How a traumatic relationship can affect us mentally & physically   30:35 How boundaries help us avoid extremes  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/26/202333 minutes, 44 seconds
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6 ways to develop your child’s self-esteem without encouraging narcissism

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this I talk about 6 ways to develop your child’s self-esteem without encouraging egotism or breeding narcissistic attitudes. As parents and guardians, we know that it is important to praise and compliment our children, especially when celebrating their achievements. However, we also need to avoid praising our children too much, which may encourage vanity and narcissistic-like behaviors.  Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/6-ways-to-develop-your-child-s-self-esteem-without-encouraging-narcissism Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp:Let therapy be your map, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/drleaf today to get 10% off your first month. -Purity Woods: Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for 10% off your first order.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:20 The difference between building self-esteem & encouraging narcissism 10:35 Why we as parents need to make time for ourselves as well  11:08 How we praise are kids is key to building healthy self-esteem  19:07 Why we need to let our children make mistakes & learn from their failures  22:40 How harsh criticism can impact your child’s self-esteem  31:48 Why we need to help our children see the value in their mistakes 32:35 How team-building helps children develop healthy self-esteem  35:15 The connection between mind management, self-regulation & self-esteem  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/24/202342 minutes, 23 seconds
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How to help sensitive children manage their emotions

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Alicia, a concerned mother, about helping sensitive children manage their emotions. This is part of a series I am doing on questions you submitted for my new book on children’s mental health.  This was Alicia’s question: “How do I help a sensitive seven-year-old move on after they make a mistake? I have a very sensitive seven year old girl. She likes to follow the rules. However, she does from time to time need some course correction. When I do so, she instantly withdraws, and becomes very quiet and sad, often for a long amount of time. I have a hunch that she’s beating herself up about whatever mistake she made, and I would love some help figuring out how to help her receive correction without being so hard on herself.” Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-help-sensitive-children-manage-their-emotions Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: Start building your credit up. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at chime.com/drleaf.  -ZBiotics: Go to zbiotics.com/DRLEAF to get 15% off your first order when you use DRLEAF at checkout. You can also sign up for a subscription using my code - so you can stay prepared no matter the time or occasion. ZBiotics is backed with 100% money back guarantee so if you’re unsatisfied for any reason, they’ll refund your money, no questions asked.  -MUD\WTR: Just go to mudwtr.com/drleaf to support the show and use code DRLEAF for 15% off your order! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  1:52 Alicia’s story & experiences as a parent 3:45 Why we need to give ourselves permission to be messy parents 6:32 Why we need to let our children know its okay to be a “mess” 11:26, 14:00, 21:25 How to use mind management to help your child manage how they feel in the moment  38:10 How our experiences impact our minds, brains & bodies and t ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/20/202345 minutes, 34 seconds
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The difference between “safety net” parenting & “helicopter” parenting

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the difference between “safety net” parenting and “helicopter” parenting. To help our children develop their sense of autonomy and build identity, we as parents and caregivers need to know how to get involved in our children’s lives without smothering them. I know this can be hard at times, especially when we feel the need to constantly protect our children from all the hard things in life. However, if we try to do this, we can end up impacting their growth and mental resilience, which will affect their ability to learn how to manage and deal with the challenges of life.  Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-safety-net-parenting-helicopter-parenting⁠ Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Manukora Honey: head to https://⁠MANUKORA.com/DRLEAF⁠ or use code DRLEAF, you’ll automatically get a free pack of honey sticks with your order - a $15 value.    -ButcherBox: For a limited time, ButcherBox is giving us a special deal! Sign up today at ⁠https://butcherbox.com/DRLEAF⁠  and use code DRLEAF to get New York Strips for a year plus $20 off your first order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:20, 9:10 What helicopter parenting is & how it impacts children 14:35 How safety net parenting helps children build up mental resilience  19:00, 27:30 Using mind management & the Neurocycle to help your child clean up their mental mess  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/17/202338 minutes, 5 seconds
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How to manage parent guilt, burn-out & fatigue

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Hettie about balancing work and play time with her children, especially as a homeschooling mom. This is part of a series I am doing on questions you submitted for my new book on children’s mental health. This was Hettie’s question:   “I'm part of an avid homeschooling community. Homeschooling moms like me tend to be "always on; always teaching." It can lead to schooling burnout, and it does! How can we give ourselves and our children a better balance between working our brain, resting our brain, and letting our brain play?”. Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-manage-parent-guilt-burn-out-fatigue Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: To get your free bottle just go tomagbreakthrough.com/drleaffree and enter coupon code drleaf10.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  3:36 The challenges of homeschooling & balancing work and rest 4:35, 6:47 The importance of self-care as a parent  7:45 How burnout affects the mind-brain-body connection 13:34 How our mood & emotions can affect our children 18:00 Tips to maintain a good work-life balance as a parent  21:30 The importance of teaching our children about mental health & self-care from young ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/13/202333 minutes, 58 seconds
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The ONE thing to do when you’re about to lose your cool with your kids

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast (episode #498) and blog, I talk about what to do when you are feeling overwhelmed and you are about to lose your cool around your children. As I mentioned in my podcast on messy parenting, we all know that parenting is hard. As parents, we will make mistakes. We are only human, after all!  Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-one-thing-to-do-when-you-re-about-to-loose-your-cool-with-your-kids Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZOCDOC: Just go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:00 What you can do when you are about to lose your cool in front of your children 2:30 What happens in the mind, brain & body when we feel like things are too much  5:40 How to calm your mind, brain & body when you feel like you are about to explode 8:35 The power of deep breathing  13:40 Why we need to work on our triggers as parents  16:50, 23:55 How to use mind management & the Neurocycle to change your reactions ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/10/202333 minutes, 2 seconds
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How to help your child heal after trauma

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Jessica, a concerned parent, about childhood trauma. This is part of a series I am doing on questions you submitted for my new book on children’s mental health. This was Jessica’s question:   “What happens to a child’s brain after they have survived Domestic Violence? How long does it take to reword their brain? Do they then have to fight wanting to use violence as an adult? Is it hereditary? My children and I are survivors of domestic violence and have been safe and free for 13 years. That being said, I’m wondering how long it takes for children (Now 15, 20, 24 and 26) to heal their brain?” Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-help-your-child-heal-after-trauma Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -MUD\WTR: Just go to mudwtr.com/drleaf to support the show and use code DRLEAF for 15% off your order! -Betterhelp: Let therapy be your map, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/drleaf today to get 10% off your first month. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:04 Jessica’s story  3:18 How our experiences affect us mentally & physically   4:00 Why it is so important to manage our minds  4:30 Childhood trauma through the generations  10:20 Mind management is a lifelong journey  11:00 What self-regulation & healing looks like in the mind, brain & body  29:00 Therapy & trauma  32:00 Healing takes time!  36:30 How to use the Neurocycle to manage trauma ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/6/202348 minutes, 41 seconds
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What I learned about parenting from watching Ted Lasso

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about embracing “messy” parenting. This is part 2 of my series on parenting. You can listen to part 1 here.  As I mentioned in part 1, it’s ok to be a “messy” parent. We need to normalize, not stigmatize, messy parenting. This means embracing our feelings and mistakes and learning from them, using them to grow and learn as parents. It means using our own struggles to help our children understand how to manage the “messiness” and challenges of life through example and open communication. Indeed, one of the best ways we can teach our children how to manage their mental health is by modeling how we deal with life’s difficulties, including how we parent them and how we embrace, process and manage our own mistakes.  Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-i-learned-about-parenting-from-watching-ted-lasso Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nutrafol: Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners ten dollars off your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code DRLEAF. Find out why over 4,000 healthcare professionals recommend Nutrafol for healthier hair.   -Next Evo: Stay well this summer with smarter CBD from NextEvo Naturals. Go to NextEvo.com/DRLEAF to get 20% off your first order of $40 or more.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  0:26 Why we need to give ourselves permission to be “messy” parents  1:35 How to avoid the parent guilt & shame spiral  2:00, 6:44, 21:16 What Ted Lasso tells us about “messy” parenting  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/3/202328 minutes, 31 seconds
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Lessons from the World's Longest Scientific Study of Happiness

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast and blog, I talk to best-spelling author, psychiatrist, Zen master and Harvard researcher Dr. Robert Waldinger about what the science tells us about human happiness, creating a fulfilling and happy life, the importance of “social fitness”, what we get wrong about achievement, the power of deep, meaningful relationships, and so much more! Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/lessons-from-the-worlds-longest-scientific-study-of-happiness Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: For a limited time, visit magbreakthrough.com/drleaf and enter the code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your order of Magnesium Breakthrough. Don't let sleepless nights hold you back any longer!  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:17 Dr. Robert’s incredible research & career  4:35 Why the Harvard Study of Adult Development is so important   9:22, 23:10 The power of the examined life 13:47, 16:18 Relationships are the key to happiness!   18:50 Why we should teach our children about relationships in school  20:30 The power of deep, meaningful connections   21:30 Adversity, relationships & happiness  31:26 How Dr. Robert’s research has impacted his own life  32:00, 36:00 There is no one way to live the good life  34:00 Money & success does not equal happiness   37:25 The power of living an authentic life   38:40 Mental health in our world today   45:53 It is never too late to be happy!  50:00 You can live alone & still be happy ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/29/202356 minutes, 21 seconds
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Podcast 494: It’s time to embrace messy parenting

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about embracing “messy” parenting. We all know that parenting is hard. As parents, we will make mistakes. We are only human, after all! As parents and guardians, it is important that we give ourselves permission to be what I call “messy”. This means embracing our feelings and mistakes and learning from them, using them to grow and learn as parents. It means using our own struggles to help our children understand how to manage the “messiness” and challenges of life through example and open communication. Indeed, one of the best ways we can teach our children how to manage their mental health is by modeling how we deal with life’s difficulties, including how we parent them and how we embrace, process and manage our own mistakes. Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/it-s-time-to-embrace-messy-parenting Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Purity Woods: Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for 10% off your first order.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  1:20 Why we should embrace “messy” parenting 2:50 What “messy” parenting means 5:00 Constructive versus destructive parenting  8:20 Using mind management to learn from your mistakes & grow as a parent  14:20 How embracing messy parenting can help us grow & improve our relationships  22:10 How to give yourself permission to be a messy parent  27:25 Why parenting is not just about sacrificing yourself  28:40 Why you need to remember that you were also a child once ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/26/202334 minutes, 8 seconds
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Podcast 493: Teaching kids how to understand & navigate emotions, feelings & thoughts

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Oyindamola, a concerned parent, about her preschooler’s emotional reactions and how to help him manage how he feels in the moment. This is part of a series I am doing on questions you submitted for my new book on children’s mental health. This was Oyindamola’s question:   “Why does my preschooler (4 years and 5 months) tend to cry at a range of issues which seem understandable e.g. stubbing his toe or spilling a meal to others less so such as, his nanny leaving before he could say bye, water touching his face during a shower (despite the fact this is part of the process every morning)? It could be said that these examples have in common a perceived lack of agency but they seem to vary in magnitude quite a lot. We try various things: listening to the issue in his own words, asking him to take deep breaths, acknowledging his feelings, and asking him to proffer solutions but sometimes it just doesn't seem to work.”  Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/teaching-kids-how-to-understand-navigate-emotions-feelings-thoughts Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Qualia Senolytic:  If you’re in your late 20’s or older, adding Qualia Senolytic to your diet can play a CRUCIAL role in combating negative aging symptoms. Go to neurohacker.com/LEAF for up to 50% off Qualia Senolytic, and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code LEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:40 Helping a preschooler navigate intense emotional reactions  4:33 The importance of teaching your child to tell their own story & communicate how they feel   5:20 Children understand a lot more than we give them credit for! 7:10 Messy parenting is normal & okay!  9:00, 38:44 How to use mind management to help your child manage their thoughts & emotions   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/22/202346 minutes, 59 seconds
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Podcast 492: One surprising thing that will help improve your child’s attention & focus

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about something great you can do with your children this summer: getting outside! This is part of my summer series on brain-building activities you can do with your children to help them build up their mental resilience and manage their mental health while having fun. We all know that getting outside is great for our mental wellbeing. Just think of how you feel when you go for a walk in the sunshine or spend time reading at the beach. Nature has a way of calming us down mentally and physically.   The same is true for our children. Playing outside is one of the best things they can do to boost their mental and physical wellbeing. This may seem obvious, but consider that the average American child spends 4-7 minutes a day in unstructured play outdoors and over 7 hours in front of a screen. This is a cause for concern, as research shows that that children should play outside for around 2-3 hours, or at minimum 20 minutes, a day for optimal mental and physical development. As much as modern technology has improved our lives, it should not replace the act of enjoying the outdoors and what nature has to offer.  Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/one-surprising-thing-that-will-help-improve-your-child-s-attention-focus Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: Start building your credit up. Open a Chime Checking account with at least a $200 qualifying direct deposit to get started. Get started at chime.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  0:37 Children don’t spend enough time outside   1:40 Why we should all be spending more time outdoors 5:00 How getting outside can improve attention & focus   8:40, 20:40 The many mental & physical benefits of getting outside 10:30 How getting outside can help children perform better at school   13:00, 22:20 Ways to encourage your children to get outside & improve their mental wellbeing  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/19/202332 minutes, 1 second
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Podcast 491: How to help your child navigate intense emotions

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to parent Hannah Baldwin about teaching her children mind management techniques. This is part of a series I am doing on questions you submitted for my new book on children’s mental health. This was Hannah’s question: “My kids are 12, 10, and 8. I personally have been through extensive brain rewiring and parent accordingly to help my kids overcome toxic thought loops. However my 8 year old loops more often than not and is incredibly spiritually sensitive and is very empathic. I really believe her migraines are stress induced as they almost always follow a tough day at school, being bullied, or when she has had a day of high and happy emotions. While I try to implement as many calming and mind-management strategies as possible, I find myself completely exhausted and burned out as a result of trying to do the deeper mental work with her to help her stay mentally healthy and build resilience to and through tough emotional days. How do I help an empathic 8 year old navigate incredibly intense emotions from a vantage point of giving her tools to use that will help her mental health thrive long term?”. Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-help-your-child-navigate-intense-emotions Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Betterhelp: Visit BetterHelp.com/DRLEAF today to get 10% off your first month. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  3:40 We as parents need to help ourselves too! 5:00 How to use mind management to handle the challenges of parenting 8:12 How to help a highly empathetic child manage their mind & emotions 13:00, 26:55 The importance of teaching your child mind management techniques ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/15/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast 490: The mental health benefits of unstructured play for young children

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how less free, unstructured playtime affects children’s mental health, and what we can do to improve our children’s mental resilience through encouraging free play. This is part of my summer series on brain-building activities you can do with your children to help them build up their mental resilience and manage their mental health while having fun. Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-mental-health-benefits-of-unstructured-play-for-young-children Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  1:50 What free play is & why it is important   6:00 How keeping our children busy affects their wellbeing & growth  11:00 Ways to encourage free play 14:20 What happens when you schedule every moment of your child’s day 17:25 The importance of encouraging balance in your child’s life 22:32 Why we need to change the way we understand setting our child up for success 26:10, 31:44 How to incorporate more free play in your child’s day 39:20 Why we shouldn’t just focus on our child’s academic achievement  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/12/202350 minutes, 23 seconds
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Podcast 489: How to manage & move past unhealthy family relationships

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to bestselling author, relationship therapist and clinical social worker Nedra Tawwab about her new book Drama Free, managing unhealthy family relationships, creating a safe space for children at home, breaking generational cycles again, why parents aren’t solely responsible for sibling relationships, and so much more! In Drama Free, Nedra offers clear advice for identifying dysfunctional family patterns and choosing the best path to break the cycle and moving forward. Covering topics including the trauma of emotional neglect, the legacy of addicted or absent parents, mental health struggles in siblings and other relatives and more, this clear and compassionate guide will help you take control of your own life and honor the person you truly are. This book is an invaluable road map for understanding and moving past family struggles and living your life, your way.  Get Nedra's book here: https://www.nedratawwab.com/drama-free Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-manage-move-past-unhealthy-family-relationships Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nutrafol: Take the first step to visibly thicker, healthier hair. For a limited time, Nutrafol is offering our listeners ten dollars off your first month’s subscription and free shipping when you go to Nutrafol.com and enter the promo code DRLEAF.  -ButcherBox: For a limited time, ButcherBox is giving us a special deal! Sign up today using code DRLEAF to receive Ground Beef for a Year + 20 dollars off your first order. That’s 2 pounds of Ground Beef free in every box for a year plus 20 dollars off your first order when you sign up at butcherbox.com/DRLEAFand use code DRLEAF.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:40 All families are messy in their own unique way  4:00 Why we shouldn’t run away from or suppress family issues 5:33, 21:00 Navigating parent-child dynamics   27:00 Managing sibling relationships   39:01 Managing relationships with emotionally immature parents   43:00, 50:40 Being honest about your childhood   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/8/20231 hour, 22 seconds
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Episode 488: How letter writing can make your child more mentally resilient

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about something fun and mentally challenging you can do with your children this summer: letter writing! This is part of my summer series on brain-building activities you can do with your children to help them build up their mental resilience and manage their mental health while having fun.  Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-letter-writing-can-make-your-child-more-mentally-resilient Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: ZocDoc: Book an appointment with a few taps in their app and start feeling better faster with Zocdoc. Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours.   AquaTru: AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee and even makes a great gift. And, for a limited time, my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com and enter code “DRLEAF” at checkout.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  0:43 Why we should practice brain-building with our children 1:40, 8:00 Letter-writing versus texting & emailing  3:20 What brain-building is & why it is important  4:30, 8:25, 13:00, 15:20 Why letter-writing is so great for our brain health  11:10 Good stress vs. healthy stress  16:00, 22:55 Letter-writing activities you can do with children  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/5/202330 minutes, 41 seconds
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Podcast 487: What we can do in the present to heal our past & protect our future with presidential candidate Marianne Williamson

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to bestselling author, spiritual thought leader and 2024 U.S. presidential candidate Marianne Williamson about applying spiritual principles in a practical way, creating a vision of justice and love that can overcome hatred and fear, what we can do as a community to make the world a better place for ourselves and others, and so much more! Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-we-can-do-in-the-present-to-heal-our-past-protect-our-future-with-presidential-candidate-marianne-williamson Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Next Evo: Upgrade your CBD. Go to NextEvo.com/DRLEAF to get 20% off your first order of $40 or more.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:22 Applying spiritual principles in a practical way 3:00 Using the power of the present to change the past & future   5:50 How we are failing our children & why we need to change the way we see children in our society  9:45 Creating a vision of justice & love to overcome fear, hatred & injustice   11:00, 30:20 How an overly materialistic view of the world & society has failed us  16:40 Why we need to change our current system of mental healthcare 18:16 How to quit the system & change our lives and communities   23:44, 34:10 The power of love & faith  40:13 Marianne’s presidential campaign  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/1/202349 minutes, 30 seconds
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Podcast 486: 4 Tips to Raise Empathic Children

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: ⁠https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/⁠ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content!  SHOW DESCRIPTION :In this podcast I talk about my upcoming book on children and mental health, How to Help Your Child Clean Up Their Mental Mess, teaching your child empathy from youth, what we can do as parents and guardians to support our children, and more! Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/4-tips-to-raise-empathic-children Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Sleep Breakthrough: Since I started taking Sleep Breakthrough, I've been waking up feeling well rested, energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. I highly recommend giving Sleep Breakthrough a try. Visit sleepbreakthrough.com/drleaf and order now. In addition to the discount you get by using promo code drleaf10, there are always amazing gifts with purchase. That's also why I love shopping at BiOptimizers! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  0:50 Why talking about children’s mental health is so important   2:20 My new book on children & mental health  7:30 How adverse childhood experiences can affect our mental health  8:00 The importance of teaching our children to manage their minds  13:35 Why it is important to teach our children empathy   15:00 How to help your child learn to be more empathetic  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/29/202337 minutes, 36 seconds
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Podcast 485: How embracing your comfort zone can actually help rewire your brain & create new healthy habits

Pre-order my new book HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD CLEAN UP THEIR MENTAL MESS here: https://www.mentallyresilientkids.com/ +Pre-order before August 8 to get access to bonus content! SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to bestselling author, editor and journalist Adam Bornstein about his latest book You Can’t Screw This Up, the mental health benefits of enjoying food, the science of self-perception, the power of releasing mental baggage, why most diet plans fail, and so much more! Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-eating-takeout-enjoying-dessert-is-good-for-your-mental-health Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: If you’re thinking of starting therapy, give BetterHelp a try. It’s entirely online. Designed to be convenient, flexible, and suited to your schedule. Just fill out a brief questionnaire to get matched with a licensed therapist, and switch therapists any time for no additional charge! Find more balance, with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/DRLEAF today to get 10% off your first month. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:14 Adam’s journey   3:50 The truth behind dieting & diet books  7:10 Adam’s amazing new book You Can’t Screw This Up  12:24, 20:00 The science of self-perception   20:45 How the wellness industry manipulates our emotions  21:40 How shame & guilt impact our health  24:20 The importance of setting easy goals  26:34 We are incredibly resilient!  29:24 It’s okay to eat takeout!  31:50 The power of community meals  36:30 Why we should allow ourselves to enjoy eating   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/25/202340 minutes, 54 seconds
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Podcast 484: 3 Tips to Make Your Home a Mental Health Haven

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to make your home a mental health haven. When the world feels like a mess (a common sentiment these days!), it is important that your home is a haven—a place where you can rest, relax, and feel happy. Thankfully, there are many ways we can create a joyful atmosphere at home and in this episode I share my top 3 tips. Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/3-tips-to-make-your-home-a-mental-health-haven Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Purity Woods: Turn back time on the appearance of your skin with Purity Woods’s Age-Defying Dream Cream! Go to puritywoods.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout for 10% off your first order. -Chime: o sign up for a Chime Checking Account today to link your paycheck. It only takes two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/drleaf.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  1:00 Why it is important to make your home a haven 1:40 Finding a healthy work-life balance, especially at home! 2:40, 5:42 The power of bringing nature into your home  7:00 How a clean environment can positively impact our mental health  8:50, 12:31 Why we need to make time to bond with our loved ones at home  16:00 Practicing self-regulation & mind management at home ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/22/202319 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast 483: Small but meaningful daily choices to make yourself happier & healthier

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Colleen and Jason Wachob, founders of mega-health platform mindbodygreen, about their incredible new book The Joy of Well-Being, knowing when to change your life, how to take back control of your health, finding balance in life, and so much more! Over the past decade, Colleen and Jason Wachob have cultivated a leading wellness lifestyle media brand for everyone seeking to cut through the noise and live a happier, healthier, and greener lifestyle.  The Joy of Well-Being is a distillation of almost fifteen years of this experience on the forefront of the well-being conversation; they’ve done the legwork so you don’t have to!  Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/small-but-meaningful-daily-choices-to-make-yourself-happier-healthier Get the book: https://thejoyofwellbeing.com/ Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Sensate:  If you are struggling with stress and anxiety, Sensate is here to help you. You can save 10% off your Sensate order with my code DRLEAF at getsensate.com.Manukora Honey: And, if you head to MANUKORA.com/DRLEAFor use code DRLEAF, you’ll automatically get a free pack of honey sticks with your order - a $15 value.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:18 Why Jason and Colleen wrote The Joy of Well-Being  3:10, 40:00 Why joy is essential to wellbeing  4:10 How modern society manipulates & uses our negative emotions 6:00 Why wellness can be so confusing & overwhelming   6:50 Balance vs. extremes in the wellness world   10:30 Different things work for different people—we are not all the same  13:00 How wellness can become like a religion   17:45 Colleen & Jason’s amazing journey  29:52 The mind-brain-body connection   36:45 Tips to cultivate a joyful lifestyle   55:40 It’s okay to have good & bad wellbeing days!  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/18/20231 hour, 29 seconds
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Podcast 482: Can we be too self-aware?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about self-awareness, why it is helpful, and what happens when we become too self-aware.  As you have heard me say many times on this podcast, we need to self-regulate what we think, say and do. This is key to living a life of mind management and learning how to deal with the many ups and downs of life. However, it is possible to be too self-aware. This happens when we start trying to intellectualize away our feelings and emotions rather than learning from them. We have to feel so we can heal—trying to rationalize away how we experience life can be as harmful as suppressing or ignoring uncomfortable emotions.  Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/can-we-be-too-self-aware Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Elo Health Smart Protein: Take out the guesswork and get the right amount of protein after every workout. Go to elo.health and enter code DRLEAF for 50% off your first month.  -Qualia Mind: See what the best brain fuel formula on earth can do for YOUR mindset. Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for $100 OFF, that’s only $59 a bottle and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  1:38 What self-awareness is  2:30 What happens when we become too self-aware  8:05 Why intellectualizing away our emotions is not helpful  9:00, 19:32 How to balance your emotions & self-awareness using mind management  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/15/202326 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast 481: The Myth of Normal with Dr. Gabor Maté

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to renowned physician, speaker and bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté about his latest book The Myth of Normal, common misconceptions of what makes us sick, how to manage childhood trauma, parenting and mental health, and so much more! Dr. Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development. Rather than offering quick-fix solutions to these complex issues, Dr. Maté weaves together scientific research, case histories, and his own insights and experience to present a broad perspective that enlightens and empowers people to promote their own healing and that of those around them.  Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-myth-of-normal-with-dr-gabor-mate Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizers Sleep Breakthrough: If you're struggling with sleep, I highly recommend giving Sleep Breakthrough a try. It truly is a game-changer! For 10% off your order use the code DRLEAF10 at https://sleepbreakthrough.com/drleaf.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:30 The past impacts the present   5:00, 8:00, 53:30 Why childhood is so important   6:30 Dr. Gabor Maté’s incredible story  10:44 How the genetic revolution has failed us  16:30, 41:30 Why we need to change the way we understand mental & physical health   21:30 Why the mind is so important  26:30 How modern society impacts our wellbeing  32:20 Trauma & the mind-body connection   48:20 Why we need to improve our current system of healthcare  51:00 The power of people’s stories   53:30 How to help your child with their mental health   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/11/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast 480: Why we need to fall in love with our emotions

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about why falling in love with your emotions is one of the best things you can do to improve your mental health! As you have heard me say many times before, we cannot run from or suppress our emotions. We need to get comfortable with feeling - even the emotions that don’t make us feel so great in the moment. We need to be okay with saying things like “I feel sad” or “I feel anxious”.  Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-need-to-fall-in-love-with-our-emotions Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZocDoc: Book an appointment with a few taps in their app and start feeling better faster with Zocdoc. Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours.   -Noom: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom’s first-ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available to buy now wherever books are sold.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 0:45 Why we need to change the way we think about our emotions 1:20 What our emotions can tell us about ourselves   2:23 How we see our emotions can affect our mental health  6:15 What happens when we start falling in love with our emotions  7:50 Emotions are invitations to explore & get to know ourselves better 10:24 Why we need to become aware of how we feel   12:00 How to listen to what our emotions are telling us  17:50 Why we all need to fall in love with our emotions  19:00 How to identify & learn from your emotions  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/8/202323 minutes, 59 seconds
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Podcast 479: Are you addicted to drama?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: n this podcast I talk to holistic psychologist, educator and best-selling author Scott Lyons about what it means to be addicted to drama, how a drama addiction affects our mental health and relationships, how to manage a drama addiction, and so much more! Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/are-you-addicted-to-drama Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -AquaTru: AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee and even makes a great gift. And, for a limited time, my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to AquaTru.com and enter code “DRLEAF” at checkout.   -Betterhelp: Find more balance, with BetterHelp. Visit betterhelp.com/drleaf today to get 10% off your first month.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 Scott’s amazing story & work 6:40 Scott’s new book Addicted to Drama 7:20, 11:45 What being addicted to drama looks like  13:32 Drama addiction & trauma  17:42 Isolation & drama addiction  21:55 How to tell if someone is addicted to drama  31:20 How to protect yourself from someone who is addicted to drama  37:00, 44:50 How to identify & manage your addiction to drama ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/4/202359 minutes, 10 seconds
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Podcast 478: 6 Strategies to Stop Fights Before they Begin

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about ways to stop fights before they begin. Relationships can be hard, whether you are talking about friends, romantic partners, family, or colleagues. Fights and arguments are often inevitable, but that does not mean that there are steps we can take to make our relationships stronger and prevent fights and arguments before they begin.  Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-prevent-fights-before-they-begin Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ButcherBox: For a limited time, ButcherBox is giving us a special deal! Sign up today using code DRLEAF to receive Ground Beef for a Year + 20 dollars off your first order. That’s 2 pounds of Ground Beef free in every box for a year plus 20 dollars off your first order when you sign up at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF. -Qualia Mind: See what the best brain fuel formula on earth can do for YOUR mindset. Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for $100 OFF, that’s only $59 a bottle and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 0:32 Why it is important to try to prevent arguments before they begin  1:26, 5:30 How to approach conflicts with curiosity  7:47 How to change the way you see the conflict 9:05, 12:00, 15:00 How words can stop or start an argument  10:03 Why you should practice the 10 second pause before responding to conflict 11:00 Walking away is not always a bad thing! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
5/1/202318 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast 477: Why we should question our beliefs + how to identify biases in our selves

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to top podcast host and international bestselling author Shawn Stevenson about his incredible healing journey, the mind-brain-body connection, and the importance of holistic approaches to medicine, and why we need to always be questioning our beliefs, opinions and biases. Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-its-important-to-question-our-beliefs-biases Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED’s Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout.   -Elo Health Smart Protein: Take out the guesswork and get the right amount of protein after every workout. Go to elo.health and enter code DRLEAF for 50% off your first month. -Noom: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom’s first-ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available to buy now wherever books are sold.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 0:45, 12:00 Shawn’s amazing health journey   19:30 The power of changing your environment  25:00 The importance of understanding the whole person & holistic approaches to healing   33:00, 36:10 Why it’s important to question our beliefs & biases  46:35 Why the way we study health needs to change   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/27/202356 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast 476: How to compromise correctly in relationships

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to improve your relationship, develop sexual intimacy, and increase your health and longevity through compromise. This is part 3 of my series on love, sex, relationships and wellbeing.  As I mentioned in parts 1 and 2 of this podcast, relationships can be incredibly challenging at times. But they are also incredibly rewarding and can have a beneficial effect on our mind, brain and body health, right down to the level of our telomeres, and can contribute to better longevity.  Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-how-to-compromise-more-in-relationships Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: since I started taking Sleep Breakthrough, I've been waking up feeling well rested, energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. I highly recommend giving Sleep Breakthrough a try. Visit sleepbreakthrough.com/drleaf and order now. In addition to the discount you get by using promo code drleaf10, there are always amazing gifts with purchase. That's also why I love shopping at BiOptimizers! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:00 Why healthy, supportive relationships are important  3:20 Sex, love & the mind  4:45 The power of compromise in a relationship 8:20 Tips to compromise better & improve your sexual intimacy and relationship    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/24/202327 minutes, 22 seconds
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Podcast 475: How sorrow and longing make us whole

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to bestselling author and speaker Susan Cain about sorrow and mental health, embracing bittersweet moments and feelings, how longing makes us whole, her amazing new book Bittersweet, and so much more! As Susan notes in her book, bittersweetness is a tendency to states of longing, poignancy, and sorrow; an acute awareness of passing time; and a curiously piercing joy at the beauty of the world. It recognizes that light and dark, birth and death—bitter and sweet—are forever paired.  Read the blog here: ⁠⁠⁠⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-beauty-benefits-of-bittersweet-moments Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: tart making your financial dreams a reality with Chime. Signing up only takes two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/drleaf.  -Qualia Mind: See what the best brain fuel formula on earth can do for YOUR mindset. Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for $100 OFF, that’s only $59 a bottle and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase.  If you are struggling with stress and anxiety, Sensate is here to help you. You can save 10% off your Sensate order with my code DRLEAF at getsensate.com.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:55 Susan’s journey  5:45 What a bittersweet state of mind is & why its important  9:31 Epigenetics & inherited grief  17:45 The downsides of positive thinking  28:30 Mental health & sorrow  31:30 Why everyone should watch the movie Inside Out  35:30, 40:10 The difference between moving on & moving forward  45:00 How sorrow & grief can create meaningful connections  48:50 The deep joy & deep sorrow if being human ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/20/202352 minutes, 40 seconds
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Podcast 474: Sex, love & your mental health

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about ways to improve your relationship, develop sexual intimacy, and increase your health and longevity. This is part 2 of my series on love, sex, relationships and wellbeing. As mentioned in part 1, safe, consensual sex in a loving relationship can help improve our health and wellbeing and even increase our longevity. But this is not just about sex. How well we interact with and relate to our partner will lay the foundation for a fulfilling and intimate relationship. Of course, this is easier said than done—as I am sure you know, relationships can be complicated! This is why I recommend creating rituals and routines in a relationship to improve sexual intimacy and overall health.  Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/love-sex-your-mental-health Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: So, if you’re thinking of starting therapy, give BetterHelp a try! Discover your potential with BetterHelp. Visit BetterHelp.com/DRLEAF today to get 10% off your first month.  -Elo Health Smart Protein: Take out the guesswork and get the right amount of protein after every workout. Go to elo.health and enter code DRLEAF for 50% off your first month. -Air Doctor: AirDoctor comes with a no questions asked, 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping. So head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code DRLEAF and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 40% off.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:00 The relationship between sexual intimacy & wellbeing  1:40 How routines & rituals can help improve relationships  2:50, 4:56 The difference between routines & rituals  6:20 The brain science behind connection in a relationship  7:50, 13:57, 17:35 Ways to create routines & rituals in relationships to enhance intimacy and wellbeing  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/17/202322 minutes, 23 seconds
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Podcast 473: The difference between setting boundaries & controlling someone’s actions

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to speaker and best-selling author Melissa Urban, founder of the Whole30 movement, about her new book on boundaries, learning how to say no, the relationship between boundaries and mental health, ways to establish healthy boundaries, and so much more!  Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-boundary-setting-controlling-someone-s-actions Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizers Sleep Breakthrough: If you're struggling with sleep, I highly recommend giving Sleep Breakthrough a try. It truly is a game-changer! For 10% off your order use the code DRLEAF10 at https://sleepbreakthrough.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 Melissa’s amazing story  9:10 What boundaries are 10:20 The difference between a boundary & controlling someone’s actions  11:20, 15:50 Women & boundaries  17:12 Why Melissa wrote The Book of Boundaries  18:50 How to set boundaries 22:00 Examples of setting boundaries 27:55 Work-life balance & boundaries 33:30 Family balance & boundaries  39:45 Romantic relationships & boundaries ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/13/202349 minutes, 53 seconds
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Podcast 472: How sex can improve your mind

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about relationships, communication, sex, and the mind. This is part 1 of a 3-part series. High-quality intimate relationships are good for our health—we all know this! But did you know that sexual intimacy is also good for us? I recently interviewed Dr. Elissa Epel about her work with telomeres and stress, and she mentioned that one of her most interesting and popular studies, published in 2017, was on a correlation she and her team found between longevity and safe and consensual sex. In this study, Dr. Epel and her team observed that couples that are more sexually intimate have longer telomeres, which contribute to our cellular health and longevity.  Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-sex-can-improve-your-mind Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED’s Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout.  - Noom: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom’s first-ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available to buy now wherever books are sold.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 0:37 The science behind relationships & the mind   5:48 Sex, relationships & longevity  9:10 How improving our relationships can improve our health  10:33 Why communication is so important in a relationship  11:22, 18:28 Ways to improve your communication so you feel supported in a relationship ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/10/202324 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast 471: How to find your self again after trauma

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to holistic psychologist and best-selling author ⁠Nicole LePera ⁠about finding your authentic self after trauma, identifying and unlearning harmful habits, and so much more! ⁠ Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-find-your-self-again-after-trauma Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours!   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:54 Nicole’s amazing work  4:19 Social media & therapy  6:28 Nicole’s new book How to Meet Your Self  8:00 How the past affects our present   10:14 Why it takes time to change past patterns & habits   14:00 The power of the conscious mind 19:33 Getting out of “auto-pilot mode”  26:10 Learning habits starts in childhood   35:17 Healing religious trauma 36:28 How healing ourselves helps us connect with others   41:50 Why we need to allow ourselves to acknowledge our emotions  45:00 What our need for boundaries tells us about ourselves  50:00 Autonomy versus selfishness  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/6/20231 hour, 1 minute, 22 seconds
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Podcast 470: How to move on without an apology

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to move on without an apology. Unfortunately, there will be times in life when someone hurts you and refuses to apologize, regardless of what you say or do. Here are just a few tips to help you when this happens. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-move-on-without-an-apology OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ButcherBox: Get free Chicken Thighs for a Year and 20 dollars off your first box when you sign up today. That’s 3lbs of Bone-in Chicken Thighs Free in every box for a year plus 20 dollars off your first order when you sign up at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF. -Kion Aminos: So, if you want to naturally boost energy, build lean muscle, and enhance athletic recovery, you need to get Kion Aminos. You can now save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. Just go to getkion.com/drleaf.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 0:50 What happens when someone hurts you & doesn’t apologize 2:08 Tips to manage your mental health when someone doesn’t apologize  5:47, 15:57 How to use mind management to heal when someone hurts you ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
4/3/202321 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast 469: What is the vagus nerve and why is it important?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Stefan Chmelik, integrated healthcare expert, physician, inventor of the state-of-the-art sensory device Sensate, founder of BioSelf Technology and New Medicine Group, and a mindfulness mentor and clinical expert in the use of sound technology, about the relationship between our mental health and the vagus nerve, how we can tone our vagus nerve to promote emotional resilience, the science behind vibrations, and so much more!  Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-the-vagus-nerve-is-how-to-tone-it-to-promote-emotional-resilience If you are struggling with stress and anxiety, Sensate is here to help you. You can save 10% off your Sensate order with my code DRLEAF. Just head to the website and enter the code at checkout to start feeling less overwhelmed today!  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: BiOptimizer’s MassEnzymes:  If you want freedom from your food, try Masszymes risk-free and experience for yourself the magic of high quality enzymes.For an exclusive offer for my listeners just go to www.masszymes.com/drleaf. And make sure to enter the coupon code DRLEAF10 to receive a 10% discount off your order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:50 Stefan’s incredible journey   4:30 The importance of an integrated & holistic approach to healthcare  7:13 The science behind vibrations & sounds  12:00, 15:32 The relationship between the vagus nerve, sound & our mental health  23:00 How to use sounds & vibrations to tone the vagus nerve & build stress resilience   32:00 Harnessing modern technology & traditional practices for healing  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/30/202340 minutes, 18 seconds
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Podcast 468: How to recognize and deal with draining people

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In today’s podcast I talk about dealing with draining people while protecting your mental health. Relationships are great and have many benefits, but they can also be challenging, especially when you have to deal with someone who is a drain on your mental energy and resources. Indeed, sometimes the most draining people can be family, friends, co-workers, and even children! It's okay to admit to yourself that you feel drained around someone. You don't have to add guilt to the mental and emotional strain you are already feeling, as this will only make you feel worse. But, once you recognize and honor your feelings, you also need to take steps to help manage the situation so that you can protect your mental health and relationships. We need to acknowledge how we feel to manage how we feel. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-recognize-deal-with-draining-people OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Elo Health:  It’s time to start taking supplements that are tailored to YOU. Get your FREE blood biomarker test (a $200 value) by going to ⁠⁠elo.health ⁠⁠and entering code DRLEAF.   -NED’s Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to ⁠⁠helloned.com/DRLEAF⁠⁠ or enter code DRLEAF at checkout.  -Aquatru: AquaTru comes with a 30-day Money-Back Guarantee and even makes a great gift. And, for a limited time, my listeners receive 20% OFF any AquaTru purifier! Just go to ⁠⁠AquaTru.com⁠⁠ and enter code “DRLEAF” at checkout.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 00:41 Why we need to acknowledge how we feel to manage how we feel 5:16 How to use mind management to deal with draining people 14:56, 20:13 Tips to deal with draining people while protecting your mental health  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/27/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast 467: Are you suffering from Shameflammation?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk with Dr. Will Cole about how shame and trauma impact your gut health and body, how to heal your mind, body and gut, and so much more. Dr. Will is a leading functional medicine expert who consults people around the world via webcam, having started one of the first functional medicine telehealth centers in the world. Named one of the top 50 functional and integrative doctors in the nation, Dr. Will specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing a functional medicine approach for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal imbalances, digestive disorders, and brain problems. He is also the host of the popular The Art of Being Well podcast and bestselling author of Ketotarian, The Inflammation Spectrum, and the New York Times bestseller Intuitive Fasting. Dr. Will’s new book, Gut Feelings, continues his amazing work by exploring the relationship between our gut health, physical health and mental health, and what we can do to improve not only the health of our gut but also our lives. As he notes, this book is all about healing the shame-fueled relationship between what we eat and how we feel.  Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: ⁠https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/are-you-suffering-from-shameflammation Get Dr. Cole's new book here: https://drwillcole.com/gut-feelings OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Air Doctor: Head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code DRLEAF and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 40% off.  -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 Why our gut health is so important  3:00 Mental health is physical health 4:30 How the gut & brain are connected   7:02, 13:07 The science behind the gut-brain connection 16:55 Shameflammation: what is it & how it affects us  21:45, 47:15 Shame & the wellness industry  26:00 Why we need healthy self-boundaries  32:00, 43:56 Practical tips to improve the gut-brain connection  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/23/202353 minutes, 19 seconds
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Podcast 466: How forgiveness changes your brain

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about forgiveness and the mind. Forgiveness is more than just a word or action. It is something that that affects us mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It helps us heal n ways we are only just beginning to understand. This is due to the law of entanglement in quantum physics, which keeps everything in a relationship—toxic or otherwise—entangled, affecting each component. Forgiveness helps us sever the toxic hold someone who hurt us has over us. It helps us disconnect from the source of our pain and find true healing. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-forgiveness-changes-your-brain OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: Chime: Get started at chime.com/drleaf. Qualia Mind: Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for $100 OFF, that’s only $39 a bottle and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:11 Why forgiveness is so important  3:10, 8:05 Forgiveness & the law of entanglement  9:11 How forgiveness helps us heal 13:02, 17:20 How to forgive using mind management ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/20/202321 minutes, 32 seconds
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Podcast 465: What we are doing wrong when it comes to love

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Kanwer Singh, also known as Humble The Poet, about what most of us are doing wrong when it comes to love, what it means to sit with your pain and experience love, the difference between self-care and self-love, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-we-are-doing-wrong-when-it-comes-to-love Get the book: https://assist331.wixsite.com/website-2 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Calm: For listeners of the show, Calm is offering an exclusive offer of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/DRLEAF. -Noom: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom’s first-ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available to buy now wherever books are sold. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:30 Humble the Poet’s amazing new book on love 2:40 Humble the Poet’s life & work 11:00 What love is 13:50 Different versions of love 14:50 Vulnerability is not a weakness 16:22 What we are doing wrong when it comes to love 18:30 How the world has changed & how this affects our perception of love 23:40 The difference between self-care & self-love 35:36 Why we need to sit with our pain to experience love 43:20 Loving others means loving yourself 44:10 Real love is not easy but it is worth it! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/16/202347 minutes, 22 seconds
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Podcast 464: What to do when you feel like you are not making any progress with your healing

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about what to do when you feel like you are not making any progress on your mental health journey. Does the mental health progress you are making not feel like progress? Or is not what you or others expected?  Have you felt like nothing has gotten any clearer? Do you feel like you still lack awareness? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-to-do-when-you-feel-like-you-are-not-making-any-progress-on-your-healing OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootropics: I highly recommend the Nootopia SYSTEM for anybody looking to take their focus and mental game up to a new level! Plus BiOptimizers also stands by their products with a 365-day money back guarantee. Just go to nootopia.com/drleaf and enter coupon code DRLEAF10 for an extra 10% off your order, and experience your best mood and mental performance with personalized Nootropics! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:15 We all feel stuck at times! 1:36, 4:45, 7:11 If you feel like you lack mental awareness, this is a sign of progress! 2:58 The treatment affect & feeling lost 7:45 Why it is so important to understand your own expectations for healing & how other people’s expectations can affect you 10:11 Ways to develop your emotional & physical awareness ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/12/202317 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast 463: How to overcome self-doubt and develop a greatness mindset

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach, keynote speaker, and best-selling author Lewis Howes about his amazing new book The Greatness Mindset, what greatness is, what sacrifices are required to be great, and so much more!   Lewis Howes is a New York Times Bestselling author of the hit book, The School of Greatness, and The Mask of Masculinity. He is a lifestyle entrepreneur, high-performance business coach, and keynote speaker. A former professional football player and two-sport All-American, he is a current USA Men's National Handball Team athlete. He hosts the top-100 ranked Apple Podcasts show, The School of Greatness, which has over 500 million downloads and over 1,300 episodes since it launched in 2013. Get Lewis's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Greatness-Mindset-Unlock-Power-Today/dp/1401971903?crid=U63DK97NO98L&keywords=the+greatness+mindset+lewis+howes&qid=1677547663&sprefix=,aps,124&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=lewhow07-20&linkId=00eb28ffe6da935b095fa172412f1c0f&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-overcome-self-doubt-develop-a-greatness-mindset OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED’s Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. -Air Doctor: AirDoctor comes with a no questions asked, 30-day money back guarantee, so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping. So head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code DRLEAF and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 40% off. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:50 Lewis’s amazing new book on greatness 4:30 Self-doubt is the killer of dreams 7:25 Three fears that hold us back in life 13:30 Why our memories are so powerful 21:00 Why we need to prepare for success mentally 23:20 What greatness is 30:00 Competition versus enhancement 38:25 Mindsets & identity 50:15 Greatness is a lifelong journey 52:40 The power of community ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/9/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 50 seconds
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Podcast 462: How to Make Stress Good for You: Part 3

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast (#462) and blog, I talk about how to develop a healthy stress mindset. This is part 3 of my series on stress. You can listen to part 1 here and part 2 here. As I mentioned in part 1, chronic, unmanaged stress is directly linked to physical ill-health and mental health challenges. In fact, if we are constantly stressed about stress, it will become an obstacle on our pathway to dealing with life’s challenges. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-make-stress-good-for-you-part-3 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Butcher Box: Get free Chicken Nuggets for a Year and 10% off your first box when you sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF. -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/6/202331 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast 461: The Unique Connection Between Your Mind, Mental Health and Muscles

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Angelo Keely, founder and CEO of Kion Aminos, about amino acids: what they are and why they are so important for a stronger mind, brain and body. From young, amino acids have played an important role in Angelo’s life. He grew up   in a health-conscious family where what you ate and how you exercised were incredibly important, including getting enough amino acids for better energy and post-workout recovery. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-unique-connection-between-your-mind-mental-health-muscles If you want to try my favorite aminos, for a limited time you can save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% with this: https://getkion.com/pages/drleaf?discount=discount-drleaf-podcast-aminosfff-220727&utm_source=drleaf&utm_medium=podcast&utm_campaign=aminosfff OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Open: If you want to get on my daily routine, you can get 30 days free of Open by visiting withopen.com/DRLEAF. And don’t forget to follow your friends on the app so that you can join the community as well! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:20 Why Angelo founded Kion Aminos 11:50 How Angelo managed his own trauma & redefined his narrative 15:30 Amino acids & the brain 17:30 Why amino acids are so important 24:50 Amino acids & longevity 28:00, 34:32 Why amino acid supplements can be helpful 38:00 Finding the best amino acid supplements for you ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
3/2/202345 minutes, 44 seconds
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Podcast 460: How to Make Stress Good for You Part 2

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to develop a healthy stress mindset. This is part 2 of my series on stress. You can listen to part 1 here. As I mentioned in part 1, chronic, unmanaged stress is directly linked to physical ill-health and mental health challenges. In fact, if we are constantly stressed about stress, it will become an obstacle on our pathway to dealing with life’s challenges. But, if stress is an inevitable part of life, is there a solution to this problem? Is there hope? Thankfully, there is! The key lies in how we choose to manage our stress. Changing our attitude towards stress is essential to healthy mental and physical self-care. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-make-stress-good-for-you-part-2 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/drleaf. In addition to the 10% discount you get by using promo code drleaf10, you will unlock a special gift with purchase - for a limited time only. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 How amazing stress is! 3:20 Why we need to change the way we perceive stress 6:02 How to change our perception of stress 8:20 Stress is an inevitable part of life + the importance of changing how we see stress 10:50 Using mind management to change the way you perceive stress ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/27/202313 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast 459: How to break dysfunctional family patterns and heal generational trauma

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to mindful licensed marriage and family therapist Vienna Pharaon about trauma and family relationships, facing our origin wounds, how to unshackle ourselves from the past to find peace in the present, and so much more! In Vienna’s incredible new book, The Origins of You: How Breaking Family Patterns Can Liberate The Way We Live And Love, she talks about how, “armed with the knowledge about our past, we can actually rewire our programming to meaningfully improve our relationships and our lives, right now and in the future”. As Vienna points out, “it doesn’t matter whether you’ve been in therapy for decades, or whether therapy isn’t for you. It doesn’t matter if you have loads of memories from childhood, or struggle to remember anything at all. What matters is your willingness to look inside yourself, and your determination to find a new way forward”. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-break-dysfunctional-family-patterns-and-heal-generational-trauma Get Vienna's book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/709274/the-origins-of-you-by-vienna-pharaon-lfmt/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED’s Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. -Qualia Mind: See what the best brain fuel formula on earth can do for YOUR mindset. Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for $100 OFF, that’s only $39 a bottle and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:25 Vienna’s amazing new book 5:00 What our family teaches us 7:30 The myth of the quick fix 9:35 Why we can’t just blame our parents 11:20 The danger of outsourcing our own healing 21:00, 31:36, 39:00 The five main origin wounds 30:00 Seeing growth & healing through different lenses 41:00 Not all wounds come from a place of abuse or bad intent ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/23/202347 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast 458: How to make stress good for you

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about stress: what it is, how it can affect us, and how to develop a healthy stress mindset. This is part 1 of my series on stress. In part 2 and 3, I will discuss ways to develop a healthy stress mindset. Chronic, unmanaged stress is directly linked to physical ill-health and mental health challenges. In fact, if we are constantly stressed about stress, it will become an obstacle on our pathway to dealing with life’s challenges. So, what can we do? If stress is inevitable part of life, is there a solution to this problem? Is there hope? Thankfully, there is! The key lies in how we choose to manage our stress. Changing our attitude towards stress is essential to healthy mental and physical self-care. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-make-stress-good-for-you OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: See for yourself why Chime is so loved at chime.com/drleaf. -Open: If you want to get on my daily routine, you can get 30 days free of Open by visiting withopen.com/DRLEAF. And don’t forget to follow your friends on the app so that you can join the community as well! -Calm: And, for listeners of the show, Calm is offering an exclusive offer of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:05 What happens when we see stress as something bad for us 6:48 How chronic, unmanaged stress impacts the mind, brain & body 8:55 How to turn stress into a source of positive fuel 18:04 Normal versus toxic stress 24:05 What happens in the bran & body when we change our perception of stress ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/20/202330 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast 457: This podcast will put you to sleep

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Matt Gallant, author and CEO of BiOpitimizers and Nootopia, about what affects sleep quality, the relationship between sleep and mental health, the pros and cons of taking melatonin, why we all need different amounts of sleep, how to improve sleep quality naturally, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/this-podcast-will-put-you-to-sleep Get my favorite sleep supplement here: www.sleepbreakthrough.com/drleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NOOM: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom’s first ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available to buy now wherever books are sold. -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:40 Why we shouldn’t stress about sleep 4:00 Some ways to avoid worrying about getting enough sleep 6:00 Preparing for sleep starts during the day! 7:05 The truth behind sleep trackers 8:50, 12:29 How light affects sleep 12:45, 31:00 Why it is better to optimize our natural melatonin production 19:30 The different stages of sleep & why they are important 22:40 Supplements that can help improve sleep quality naturally 24:00 The importance of body temperature when sleeping 28:25 Why a sleep schedule is so helpful 34:30 How eating right before bed disrupts sleep quality 37:00 The benefits of quieting down the brain before bed ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/16/202342 minutes, 25 seconds
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Podcast 456: How to Navigate Colliding Boundaries in Relationships: Part 2

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about what happens when boundaries collide in relationships, and how to navigate tense situations. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Boundaries are a hot topic these days. Many people post about the importance of boundaries, how to set them and how to respect them, all of which are important. Boundaries help us build stronger relationships with the people in our life. They help us increase our respect for ourselves as we learn how to recognize our own limits and protect our mental health, while acknowledging that other people also have their limits. Once we start setting our own boundaries and respecting other people’s boundaries, we tend to see a huge improvement in our own mental health and in our relationships. The more we set our own boundaries, the more we learn to understand and respect the boundaries of the people in our lives. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-navigate-colliding-boundaries-in-relationships-part-2 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootopia by BiOptimizers: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to www.nootopia.com/drleafgenius and use drleaf10 during checkout to save 10 percent. There’s no risk to try it because you’re protected by a 365-day full money back guarantee. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:40 How to use mind management & the Neurocycle to manage colliding boundaries 3:00 The Communication Neurocycle for colliding boundaries 11:00 The Balance Neurocycle for colliding boundaries 20:15 The Trust Neurocycle for colliding boundaries ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/13/202326 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast 455: How to turn stress into strength in 7 days

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Dr. Elisa Epel, bestselling author and Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. We talk about stress management and the mind, why telomeres are so important, how sex and marriage impacts our stress levels, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-best-stress-fitness-routine-to-help-you-better-metabolize-stress-promote-healthier-emotional-responses OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED’s Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. -Air Doctor: AirDoctor comes with a no questions asked, 30-day money back guarantee so if you don’t love it, just send it back for a refund, minus shipping. So head to airdoctorpro.com and use promo code DRLEAF and, depending on the model, you’ll receive UP TO 40% off. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:40 Elisa’s amazing work on the mind-body connection 5:45 The power of understanding our own narratives 7:00, 20:05 Telomeres, stress & aging 10:25 Mind management, aging & telomeres 10:52 The difference between biological & chronological age 14:47 What stress is & how we can learn to manage it 21:30 Why our perception of stress is so powerful 25:00 How chronic stress affects the mind, brain & body 33:30, 40:08 Ways we can better manage stress & improve our health and longevity ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/9/202354 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast 454: What to do when boundaries collide in relationships

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about what happens when boundaries collide in relationships, and how to navigate tense situations. This is part 1 of a 2 part series. Boundaries are a hot topic these days. Many people post about the importance of boundaries, how to set them and how to respect them, all of which are important. Boundaries help us build stronger relationships with the people in our life. They help us increase our respect for ourselves as we learn how to recognize our own limits and protect our mental health, while acknowledging that other people also have their limits. Once we start setting our own boundaries and respecting other people’s boundaries, we tend to see a huge improvement in our own mental health and in our relationships. The more we set our own boundaries, the more we learn to understand and respect the boundaries of the people in our lives. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-to-do-when-boundaries-collide-in-relationships OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! -Elo Health: It’s time to start taking supplements that are tailored to YOU. Get your FREE blood biomarker test (a $200 value) by going to elo.health and entering code DRLEAF. -Calm: And, for listeners of the show, Calm is offering an exclusive offer of 40% off a Calm Premium subscription at CALM.COM/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 0:45 How important boundaries are 1:10 What happens when boundaries collide 5:30 Why it is important to reflect on our boundaries & learn how to negotiate boundaries that collide with others 6:46 What happens in the brain & body when boundaries collide 11:54 How to use mind management to handle colliding boundaries 15:16, 20:58 Why self-reflection is so important when dealing with colliding boundaries ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/6/202326 minutes, 41 seconds
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Podcast 453: Is there a cure for intrusive thoughts?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about intrusive thoughts, and how to manage them using what I call “thinker moments”. Intrusive thinking is can be defined as uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts that we feel unable to resist. This kind of thinking is often a way of coping with an underlying, unresolved issue. It’s not always the most effective or sustainable way to deal with pain or trauma, but it’s a coping mechanism—a type of distraction you use to try to keep the source of your pain bearable, at least in the short term. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/intrusive-thoughts OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ButcherBox: ButcherBox is offering my listeners one of their best deals yet: a 100% grass-fed chuck roast and a whole organic chicken FREE when you join plus an additional $20 off your first box. Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to get a 100% grass-fed chuck roast and a whole chicken FREE in your first box plus $20 off. -Open: If you want to get on my daily routine, you can get 30 days free of Open by visiting withopen.com/DRLEAF. And don’t forget to follow your friends on the app so that you can join the community as well! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:30 Intrusive thoughts are a global problem! 2:50, 7:30 What intrusive thoughts are 8:00 Why we must weaken intrusive thoughts 9:00 Mind management & intrusive thoughts 9:50 The importance of thinker moments & how they train us to be more self-regulated 12:05 The brain is constantly changing—it is neuroplastic 12:30 Whatever we focus on the most grows, including intrusive thoughts 14:00 The power of being alone with our thoughts 19:00 How to get into a “thinker mindset” 21:00 How thinker moments affect the brain 23:00, 26:15 Tips to use thinker moments to build up mental resilience & manage intrusive thoughts ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
2/2/202329 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast 452: How to build a healthy relationship to time & avoid the “quick-fix” trap

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about a great way to improve your wellbeing and resilience: the time mindset! The time mindset is about harnessing the power of our thoughts to think deeply, learn powerfully and deal with the fast-paced, digital, instant age we live in to lead lives filled with meaning. It is all about changing how you think, feel and choose around the concept of time, that is changing your relationship with time! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-build-a-healthy-relationship-to-time-avoid-the-quick-fix-trap OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: or an exclusive offer for my listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/drleaf. In addition to the 10% discount you get by using promo code drleaf10, you will unlock a special gift with purchase - for a limited time only. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:08 Why mindsets are so important 3:25 How to deal with the fast-paced age we live in 4:26 Why we need to change the way we think about time 9:00, 15:20 It takes time to change! 10:10 What the research tells us about time 16:31, 19:58 How to change your relationship to time using mind management ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/30/202330 minutes, 17 seconds
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Podcast 451: Debunking the Myth of the Perfect Parent

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with teacher, parent, and an emotional development expert Alyssa Blask Campbell, who runs Seed and Sew, an organization that is passionate about helping early childhood educators, parents and children create an emotionally intelligent world together. Alyssa and I talk about how parenting has moved from being an instinctive process to one that is guided by experts, how the wellbeing of the parent impacts the wellbeing of the child, how to recognize and develop resilience in children, how to avoid pathologizing childhood, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/debunking-the-myth-of-the-perfect-parent OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Qualia Mind: Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for $100 OFF, that’s only $39 a bottle and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:34 Why Alyssa is passionate about helping parents & children 4:02 How to raise emotionally intelligent children 7:10 It is never too late to change how you parent! 11:20 The importance of teaching children empathy 15:18 Fragility versus resilience in kids 20:40 The myth of the perfect parent 24:45 How to avoid pathologizing childhood 32:05 The power of collaborative parenting 35:00 Why you need to practice self-care as a parent 42:45 How to meet a child where they are & help them grow ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/26/202347 minutes, 39 seconds
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Podcast 450: How to Use the Neurocycle to Deal With Regret

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about managing regret. As the new year approaches, we generally start to think about all the changes we want to happen in our lives. Likewise, many of us may find ourselves reflecting back on the previous year, and sometimes that reflection comes with a lot of regret. We may think back to our last New Year’s Eve and about all the resolutions we made then that we didn’t fulfill, or about all the mistakes we made in 2022 that we wish we could change. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-deal-with-regret OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED’s Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. -Chime: So start your credit journey with Chime. Sign up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score.Get started at chime.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:02 Dealing with regret at the beginning of a new year 4:30 What I am doing this year to manage my regrets 5:32, 10:44 How to use mind management to deal with regrets & change the way they affect your present ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/23/202315 minutes, 10 seconds
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Podcast 449: Addressing Adolescent ADD & ADHD with Child Psychiatrist Dr. Sami Timimi Part 2

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist, professor, mental health advocate and author Sami Timimi about the dangers of pathologizing childhood, the myths surrounding ADHD, a better way to approach children’s mental health, and more. This is part 2 of a series I did with Dr. Timimi, so if you haven’t listened to part 1 yet, we recommend doing so before listening to this podcast. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/addressing-adolescent-add-adhd-with-child-psychiatrist-dr-sami-timimi-part-2 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Open: If you want to get on my daily routine, you can get 30 days free of Open by visiting withopen.com/DRLEAF. And don’t forget to follow your friends on the app so that you can join the community as well! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:38 The manufacture of ADHD 7:50, 10:00 The genetic myths surrounding ADHD 9:47 Behavioral issues & the impossibility of disentangling nature and nurture 26:18 The failure of ADHD brain imaging studies 31:00 Where brain scans fall short: the debate between trait or state of mind 37:00, 51:30 The chemical imbalance myth & ADHD 57:00 There is hope! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/19/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 12 seconds
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Podcast 448: My #1 Tip to Make This Your Best Year

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about a helpful way to approach 2023: starting each morning with a few minutes of directed mind management! It is important to remember that whatever you think about the most will grow. Your mind drives your life, which is why mind management is so important. Your mind drives the functionality of your brain, which drives the functionality of your body. This means that the mind is embodied. It impacts your mental and physical health and how you show up in life. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/my-1-tip-to-make-this-your-best-year OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/drleaf. In addition to the 10% discount you get by using promo code drleaf10, you will unlock a special gift with purchase - for a limited time only. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:20 Whatever you think about the most will grow 3:00 Why mind management is so important 3:51 How the Neurocycle can help you manage your mind 5:40, 8:40 Why the way you wake up is so important 9:35 The power of mind management & journaling first thing in the morning ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/16/202318 minutes, 39 seconds
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Podcast 447: Addressing Adolescent ADD & ADHD with Child Psychiatrist Dr. Sami Timimi

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist, professor, mental health advocate and author Sami Timimi about the dangers of pathologizing childhood, the myths surrounding ADHD, a better way to approach children’s mental health, and more. This is part 1 of a 2 part series I am doing with Dr. Timimi, so be sure to tune in again soon when part 2 is released! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/addressing-add-adhd-with-child-psychiatrist-dr-sami-timimi OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: ELO Health: It’s time to start taking supplements that are tailored to YOU. Get your FREE blood biomarker test (a $200 value) by going to elo.health and entering code DRLEAF. ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! NOOM: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom’s first ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available to buy now wherever books are sold. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 Sami’s amazing work 3:10 The failures of the current mental healthcare system 6:11, 24:00 Why we urgently need to redefine mental health culture 12:18 The reality behind mental health diagnoses 20:00 The circular thinking that defines current mental healthcare 26:10 How little we actually know about mental health 28:50 The commodification of human emotion 32:30 Pathologizing mental health from youth & its consequences 37:16, 50:55 The myths surrounding ADHD ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/12/202356 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast 446: What I’m working on in 2023

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about one of the biggest things I am going to work on in 2023 for my brain detox challenge: how much of a gift life is, and how we need to appreciate every moment we are alive. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-i-m-working-on-in-2023 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: NED’s Shuteye Chai. Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. ButcherBox. Get the New Year bundle for free plus $10 off when you sign up today. That’s a 14 oz pork tenderloin, 2 lbs of ground turkey, and 4 top sirloin steaks free in your first box. Sign up at ButcherBox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to claim this offer! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:50 What I will be working on in 2023 4:00, 6:30 Learning to appreciate how precious life is 7:53 How I am using mind management to learn how to appreciate every moment I am alive in 2023 10:00, 12:32 How mind management changes the brain ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
1/9/202316 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast 445: How to Not Let Other People’s Words & Actions Negatively Impact Your Mental Health PART 2

Vote for my podcast for a Signal Award!! Vote here: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting?_kx=6BgVizduZ_9I5u_mWeA9D5hg3268A92HXuJfNLb-9eL3i7GfACUNO4l1_maC_slH.KqgH9d#/2022/shows/general/advice-how-to Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I continue the discussion I started in my previous podcast: how to not let other people’s words and actions negatively impact our mental health. Sometimes it can be challenging to know how to respond when someone triggers you, even if you listened to my previous podcast several times. Emotions can run hot, which may make it a challenge to react well in the moment. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-not-let-other-people-s-words-actions-negatively-impact-your-mental-health-part-2 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Cozy Earth: Hurry, holiday offer ends soon Go to CozyEarth.com and enter my promo code DRLEAF to save 40%. -Athletic Greens: To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:08 3 steps to manage how people’s words & actions affect you 3:02 Practice really does make perfect! 5:09 An example to help you apply these steps & change the way your brain is wired 8:42 Why being kind to yourself is so important ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/22/202211 minutes, 49 seconds
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Podcast 444: How to Not Let Other People’s Words & Actions Negatively Impact Your Mental Health

Vote for my podcast for a Signal Award!! Vote here: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting?_kx=6BgVizduZ_9I5u_mWeA9D5hg3268A92HXuJfNLb-9eL3i7GfACUNO4l1_maC_slH.KqgH9d#/2022/shows/general/advice-how-to Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about something that we all struggle with, especially around the holiday season: how to not let other people’s words and actions negatively impact our mental health! This is part 1 of a 2 part series on managing how other people affect our wellbeing. Even though it may feel impossible at times, we can control how someone’s words and actions get stored in our brains. This means that we have the power to change how these words ;and actions affect our health! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-not-let-other-people-s-words-actions-negatively-impact-your-mental-health OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Better: Help: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -NOOM: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom’s first ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available to buy now wherever books are sold. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:13 What people say & do can affect your mind, brain and body 2:30 You can learn how to control how the words & actions of others affect you! 4:32 How thoughts are stored in the brain & how they impact our health 7:33 Your conscious intentions as electromagnetic waves 8:00 How other people’s words & actions can affect us 8:30 Tips for managing your triggers around other people 15:42 The power of visualization 16:53 The importance of being kind to yourself & having compassion for others ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/19/202221 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast 443: How I Use the Neurocycle to Overcome the “If Only/Should Have/Could Have” Thinking Trap

Vote for my podcast for a Signal Award!! Vote here: https://vote.signalaward.com/PublicVoting?_kx=6BgVizduZ_9I5u_mWeA9D5hg3268A92HXuJfNLb-9eL3i7GfACUNO4l1_maC_slH.KqgH9d#/2022/shows/general/advice-how-to  Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: This podcast was recorded in the middle of a major storm and tornado warning, so the quality may be a little scratchy. Thankfully we were safe in the studio, and no significant weather-related damage occurred where our offices are located! In this podcast I talk about something that I battle with: “if only/should have/could have” thinking, and how I manage my mind to overcome this negative mental spiral. If we are constantly trapped in a web of “if only/I can’t/could have/would have/should have”, this kind of thinking can quickly become a toxic mindset that changes our perspective—the way we see and respond to the world. I know, I have been there many times! This is really something I have struggled with my whole life. Regrets and ruminations can really catch you in their snare and keep you stuck in a negative thought spiral, which, in turn, can impact your mental wellbeing. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-i-use-the-neurocycle-to-overcome-the-if-only-should-have-could-have-thinking-trap OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s MassEnzymes: For an exclusive offer for my listeners just go to www.masszymes.com/drleaf. And make sure to enter the coupon code DRLEAF10 to receive a 10% discount off your order. -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:15 How getting stuck ruminating on the past can affect your mental health 2:55 How to use mind management to deal with toxic thinking cycles 5:49 How I use mind management to handle frustration 6:40, 10:31 Just because things could have been different doesn’t mean that things would have been better! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/15/202213 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast 442: The #1 mindset you need to develop to end your year well, and prepare for the new year

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about one of the best ways to improve your mental health and resilience: a possibilities mindset! First, it is important to understand what a mindset is. It is how we view the world—it generates our perspective, which shapes the way we interact with our environment, that is the choices we make as we respond to what happens to us, and as we choose what to think, say and do. Why are mindsets so important? Mindsets direct our perceptions and subsequent actions. When we understand HOW our mind works and how mindsets are formed, we can direct our mind where we want it to go, what structures we want it to build in our brain, and ultimately choose how we want our life to look. Mindsets teach us how to shape our life stories. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-1-mindset-you-need-to-develop-to-end-your-year-well-prepare-for-the-new-year OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Everlywell: And, for listeners of the show, Everlywell is offering a special discount of twenty percent off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/drleaf -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BiOptimizer’s MassEnzymes.: For an exclusive offer for my listeners just go to www.masszymes.com/drleaf. And make sure to enter the coupon code DRLEAF10 to receive a 10% discount off your order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:08 What mindsets are & why they are important 6:33 The different types of mindsets 6:40 What a possibilities mindset is & why it is so powerful 15:10 Mindsets & perspectives 18:00, 20:34, 24:33 How to practice a possibilities mindset ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/12/202227 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast 441: What former miss universe Demi-Leigh Tebow wants you to know about confidence & boundaries

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to former Miss Universe and former Miss South Africa Demi Leigh Tebow about managing mental health as a public figure, how to develop sustainable self-confidence in the age of social media, the importance of teaching women to defend themselves, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-former-miss-universe-demi-leigh-tebow-wants-you-to-know-about-confidence-boundaries OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Pique Tea’s Liposomal Vitamin C: For a Limited Time Special Offer Get 15% off and free shipping on your first month’s supply of Daily Radiance by going to piquelife.com/drleaf. -Cozy Earth: SAVE 40 percent NOW on Cozy Earth. Go to CozyEarth.com and enter my promo code DRLEAF to save 40%. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:27 Demi’s amazing story 9:25 Managing your mental health as a public figure 11:00 The importance of setting healthy boundaries 12:40, 15:22 The healing power of community 21:20 How helping others can improve our mental health 35:00 How Demi survived a violent carjacking & what that taught her about the important of teaching women self-defense 43:20 Demi’s amazing work helping vulnerable communities ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/8/202248 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast 440: Shutting Down the Shame Spiral

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: n this podcast I talk about several helpful ways to get out of a shame spiral. In our society today, it can be hard to feel any degree of self-worth. We are bombarded with the shame of not living up to our own expectations, or the expectations of others. We cannot live up to the photoshopped and retouched images that seem to tell us that to be happy, we must look, dress or act in a certain way, or get straight As and go to an Ivy League university. We are not able to compete with celebrities and influencers—we are just one social media ‘like’ in a sea of admirers, wishing to be someone or do something. It is easy to give in to these voices, listen to them and allow them to take root inside our heads. It is easy to fall into a “shame spiral,” feeling like you will never be able to live up to what society deems as worthy. How can we escape this spiral? How can we quit the system and be happy being who we really are at our core? How can we learn to be comfortable with who we are and where we are in life? Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-find-freedom-from-the-shame-spiral OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED’s Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. -ELO Health: It’s time to start taking supplements that are tailored to YOU. Get your FREE blood biomarker test (a $200 value) by going to elo.health and entering code DRLEAF. -Chime: Get started at chime.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:25 How low self-esteem & shame are connected 1:40 What shame is 2:15 The difference between shame & guilt 3:30, 9:05 The shame spiral 6:20 Shame & the mind-brain connection 9:30 How easy it is to feel shame 12:25, 18:27, 28:00 How to exit the shame spiral 24:15 Don’t let negative thoughts just wander through your mind! 26:00 How to “edit” your shame thoughts ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/5/202234 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast 439: Could this be the solution to solving the mental health crisis?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to clinical researcher and fellow at University College London Dr. Mark Horowitz, best-selling author, journalist and mental health advocate Robert Whitaker, and psychiatrist, researcher, professor and best-selling author Dr. Joanna Moncrieff about the serotonin myth of depression, the dangers of chronic anti-psychotic drug use, schizophrenia as a contract, the neurobiological mental health rabbit hole, where MRI and other types of brain scans fall short, creating a new mental health narrative, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/could-this-be-the-solution-to-solving-the-mental-health-crisis OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ButcherBox: And, for a limited time, they’re offering our listeners Ground Beef for Life and $10 off your first order. Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to get $10 off your first box and ground beef for the life of your membership. -MassZymes by BiOptimizers: If you want freedom from your food, especially during the Holiday season, try Masszymes risk-free and experience for yourself the magic of high quality enzymes. For an exclusive offer for my listeners just go to www.masszymes.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 5:20, 31:40 The low serotonin myth of depression & the study that everyone is talking about 13:45 The origins of the chemical imbalance theory & why it became so popular 19:00, 21:35, 28:00 The great psychiatry fraud 22:30, 25:30 How psychiatric drugs affect our brain chemistry 23:50 Why pharmaceutical companies changed the drug narrative 25:40 What the pharmaceutical company trials do not tell us 39:40 What we aren’t told & why 42:20 It is not just “Big Pharma”: why the media should be criticized as well 50:00, 54:25 What we get wrong about schizophrenia 51:58 The myth that anti-psychotics correct an underlying chemical imbalance 1:02:00 The long-term impact of psychiatric medication 1:11:50 Why brain scans cannot diagnose mental disorders 1:16:20 How to safely withdraw from psychiatric drugs ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
12/1/20221 hour, 19 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast 438: 3 Ways to Recover & Revive When Feeling Overwhelmed

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about three tips to boost your energy when you are tired and overwhelmed. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/3-ways-to-boost-mental-energy-when-you-tired-overwhelmed OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Pique Tea’s Liposomal Vitamin C: For a Limited Time Special Offer Get 15% off and free shipping on your first month’s supply of Daily Radiance by going to piquelife.com/drleaf. -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Levels: If you want to better understand how food affects your mental and physical health and try a continuous glucose monitor yourself, check out Levels here! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:28 Why we get tired 5:40 Why we should rest even when we feel like we can keep pushing ourselves 6:30 The difference between the conscious & nonconscious mind 8:50, 15:30, 20:25 How to make rest a part of your everyday life ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/28/202227 minutes, 36 seconds
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Podcast 437: How Minimalism Can Improve Your Mental Health & Mind

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to bestselling author and founder of Becoming Minimalist Joshua Becker about his new book Things That Matter, overcoming distractions to pursue a more meaningful life, how to focus on what really matters in your life, practical ways to let go of distractions, the mental health benefits of minimalism, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-minimalism-can-improve-your-mental-health OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: And here comes the best part: the makers of Magnesium Breakthrough, BiOptimizers, are having an incredible Black Friday special offer from November 21st to 28th. You can get not only Magnesium Breakthrough but all of BiOptimizers best-in-class products for 25% off. BiOptimizers only offers this discount once a year, so don’t miss out! Just go to www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf and enter code DRLEAF10 to get 25% off any order. This is the best time to stock up the products you love and try new ones! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:00 Why we should pursue things that really matter to us 8:00 The top life regrets many people have 9:30 How to resist distractions & focus on what matters 13:10 Technology is often a symptom of the other kinds of distractions 14:00 The danger of letting less important things crowd out what really matters 15:42 The mental health benefits of minimalism 21:40 Fear can be a distraction 22:20 How our past mistakes can hold us back 27:00 Happiness as a distraction 35:00 What happens when the desire for attention becomes a distraction ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/25/202242 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast 436: When & How to Set Boundaries with Friends

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I talk about setting boundaries in friendships, and why it is okay to be honest and ask a friend for space. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identifying-setting-enforcing-boundaries-with-friends OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootropics: highly recommend the Nootopia SYSTEM for anybody looking to take their focus and mental game up to a new level! Plus BiOptimizers also stands by their products with a 365-day money back guarantee. Just go to nootopia.com/drleaf and enter coupon code DRLEAF10 for an extra 10% off your order, and experience your best mood and mental performance with personalized Nootropics! -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:40 Why it is okay to ask friends for space 2:30 Why boundaries are important 6:18, 11:00 What happens in the brain & body when we don’t put up boundaries 9:00 Why we need to listen to the warning signals our mind, brain & body send us 12:30, 15:30, 22:10 How to ask a friend for space ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/21/202225 minutes, 53 seconds
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Podcast 435: How Hard Is It to Stop Antidepressants, and Are There Better Alternatives?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to clinical researcher and fellow at University College London Dr. Mark Horowitz on his own experience on psychiatric medication, the many myths surrounding antidepressants, safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-hard-is-it-to-stop-antidepressants OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Everlywell: Get 20% OFF at-home lab test at everlywell.com/drleaf. -Noom: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom’s first ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available for pre-order wherever books are sold! -Pique Tea’s Liposomal Vitamin C: or a Limited Time Special Offer Get 15% off and free shipping on your first month’s supply of Daily Radiance by going to piquelife.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:55 Why Mark is passionate about mental health 6:10 Psychiatric withdrawal is often misunderstood or overlooked 8:00 Mark’s own experiences with psychiatric medication & withdrawal 14:45 How survivor-run sites are helping people suffering from psychiatric drug withdrawal 17:26 There is very little guidance on ho two stop psychiatric medication safely 22:00 Why the withdrawal process is so hard for so many people 23:00 Why it is important to withdraw from psychiatric medication gradually & under the guidance of a medical professional 28:00 How psychiatric medications affect the brain & body 32:38 Why some people mistake drug withdrawal for a return of their condition 33:28 What withdrawal symptoms from psychiatric medications like antidepressants can look like 41:20 The power of awareness & acceptance + how our experiences can shape us & help us grow 45:00 Research on how common withdrawal effects from medications are 47:16, 54:13 How to safely withdraw from psychiatric medications 58:53 Why we should be careful when it comes to drugs like esketamine ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/17/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast 434: How Attachment Styles Affect Relationships & Other Advice from Two Relationship Therapists

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to licensed therapist and life coach John Kim about his amazing new book It’s Not Me, It’s You, simple tips to improve your relationships, how to manage feelings of resentment, the importance of love languages and attachment styles, how to break the blame cycle, and so much more. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-best-advice-from-two-relationship-therapists Get John's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-Me-You-Relationship/dp/0063206315 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Cozy Earth: SAVE 40 percent NOW on Cozy Earth.  Hurry, holiday offer ends soon Go to CozyEarth.com and enter my promo code DRLEAF to save 40%. -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: Magnesium Breakthrough, BiOptimizers, are having an incredible Black Friday special offer from November 21st to 29th. You can get not only Magnesium Breakthrough but all of BiOptimizers best-in-class products for 25% off. BiOptimizers only offers this discount once a year, so don’t miss out! Just go to www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf and enter code DRLEAF10 to get 25% off any order. Want products sooner? There is always 10% off for my listeners with the code DRLEAF10 at www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 6:08 Working on your relationship while raising kids 10:50 Careers, relationships & children 12:05 Why John & his partner Vanessa wrote It’s Not Me, It’s You 14:16 The “lightning in a bottle” myth 20:25 Rocky times do not mean that a relationship is a failure 21:30 The importance of compromise & communication 21:43 Try to understand before trying to be understood 25:11 How childhood protective habits & attachment styles can affect relationships 29:58 How to find beauty in the contrast & improve understanding 35:28 Relationships are not easy but they are worth it! 41:18 How to manage arguments: don’t wait to long. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/14/202252 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast 433: Essential Techniques for Self-Healing with Alex Elle

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to wellness educator, certified breathwork coach and Restorative Writing teacher Alex Elle about the importance of journaling, her new book How We Heal, why we need to model our experiences as adults so that we can teach our children to handle life’s challenges, focusing on our own journey instead of trying to change other people, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/essential-techniques-for-self-healing-with-alex-elle Get Alex's book here: https://www.alexelle.com/buythebook OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens:ll you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:13 We are our own greatest teacher 4:30 The power of trusting ourselves 6:14 Healing to tap into joy 6:48 Healing is a communal act 9:17 Affirmations without actions are just words 13:13 It is okay to not have all the answers 13:55 Healing isn’t a one-time event 15:15 Why we need to befriend our fear 19:02 Only you have the answers 21:40 Modeling the healing journey for our children 29:38, 34:20 We shouldn’t try to change people, only ourselves 35:20 It is more important to like ourselves than to have other people like us ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/10/202244 minutes, 29 seconds
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Podcast 432: Can Keeping Secrets Be Good For Your Mental Health?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to professor and a leading expert on the psychology of secrets Michael Slapian about what it means to keep a secret, how keeping secrets affects our mental health, how to manage the mental conflict keeping a secret brings, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/are-secrets-good-for-your-mental-health Get Michale's book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/646505/the-secret-life-of-secrets-by-michael-slepian/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: Just go to www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf and enter code DRLEAF10 to get 25% off any order. This is the best time to stock up the products you love and try new ones! Want these products sooner? No problem! There is always 10% off for my listeners with the code DRLEAF10 at www.bioptimizers.com/drleaf. Order now while supplies last! -Chime: Sign up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:02 Michael’s groundbreaking work on secrecy 8:20 Everyone has secrets! 9:50 The different kinds of secrets people keep 11:18, 15:16 How keeping secrets can affect our mental health 15:46 How a secret can affect our relationships 17:40 The cross-cultural nature of secrets 18:25 Why it can be hard to keep a secret 19:50 How to figure out which secrets are harmful to us 24:50 Confessing & confiding secrets 28:13 Secrets & managing our mental wellbeing 32:40 How culture affects secret-keeping ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/7/202242 minutes, 30 seconds
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Podcast 431: Spermidine: What It Is & How It Can Help Your Mental & Brain Health

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Dr. Elizabeth Yurth founder and chief medical officer of the Boulder Longevity Institute about cellular medicine, how we can heal our mental and physical health, the importance of cell renewal, why Dr. Elizabeth is a fan of the supplement Spermadine and so much more! Visit spermidinelife.us for the latest science and spermidine products available from Longevity Labs and use code LEAF25 at checkout to get 25% OFF!  Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/spermidine-what-it-is-how-it-can-help-your-mental-brain-health Learn More about Elizabeth Yurth, MD: -Bio and Background: www.dryurth.com -Dr. Yurth's clinic, the Boulder Longevity Institute www.boulderlongevity.com -Dr. Yurth's education site, the Human Optimization Academy: https://bli.academy/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Levels: If you want to better understand how food affects your health and try a continuous glucose monitor yourself, go to levels.link/DRCAROLINELEAF to learn more. -ButcherBox: Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to get one 10 to 14 pound Turkey FREE in your first box. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 5:35, 9:38 What cellular medicine is & why it is so important 7:45 Where even functional medicine falls short 11:05, 28:45, 47:00 What spermidine is & why it is such an amazing molecule 14:00, 16:15 Spermidine & mental health 16:36 Autophagy, stress & how the body reacts to inflammation and damage 22:00 How to improve autophagy 33:10 How bad experiences can affect our health & how spermidine is a tool that can help support better healing - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
11/1/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast 430: What a recent brush with death taught me about life

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to good friend, podcast host and performance coach Craig Siegel about what it means to reckon with our mortality, what near death experiences can teach us, ways to make every moment meaningful, redefining success, and so much more!  For more info on Craig visit: https://www.cultivatelastingsymphony.com/  Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf.  -Everlywell: Everlywell is offering a special discount of 20% OFF an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/drleaf.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  5:34 Craig’s amazing work  8:28 Changing the definition of success  11:30 Why we need to share our gifts with the world  12:10 The power of knowing your identity  16:31 What Craig’s near death experience taught him  32:50 We are here to create & expand  36:35 Helping children manage their mental health  44:50 Why we need to become aware of our emotions & manage how we feel  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/31/202257 minutes, 24 seconds
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Podcast 429: The Best Mental Health Advice from the U.S Surgeon General

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast (episode #429) and blog, I talk to Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy about the role workplaces play in their employee’s mental and physical health, how to help organizations support the wellbeing of their workers, the opportunity for growth in a workplace, and so much more! Dr. Vivek H. Murthy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2021 to serve as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States. As the Nation's Doctor, the Surgeon General's mission is to help lay the foundation for a healthier country, relying on the best scientific information available to provide clear, consistent, and equitable guidance and resources for the public. And as the Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Murthy commands a uniformed service of over 6,000 dedicated public health officers, serving the most underserved and vulnerable populations domestically and abroad. Read about the workplace initiative here: https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/priorities/workplace-well-being/index.html And the press release here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2022/10/20/us-surgeon-general-releases-new-framework-mental-health-well-being-workplace.html Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/mental-health-advice-from-the-u-s-surgeon-general OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: This special offer is ONLY available at magbreakthrough.com/drleaf with the code drleaf10 for 10% off any order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:20 Dr. Vivek’s amazing work 7:20 The power of social connection 11:40 Loneliness & health 13:32, 22:00 Why we need to change the way we deal with mental health in the workplace 19:00 We all need relationships! 35:20 The power of connecting with people’s stories 36:50 We are so much more than what we do for a living 38:00 Why workplaces need to support mental health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/27/202246 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast 428: The Pros & Cons of Mental Health Labels

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app  SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about why we need to change the way we think about mental health. This podcast is part 8 of my series on the different parts of the mind and brain. As mentioned in my previous podcasts on this topic, The Difference Between the Nonconscious, Subconscious & Conscious Mind (part 1), How to Tap Into the Nonconscious Mind to Unwire Trauma & Toxic Thinking Habits (part 2), How to Listen to & Learn from Your Mental & Physical Warning Signals (part 3), The Difference Between Thoughts & Memories (part 4), What is the Mind? (part 5), How to Make Intrusive Thoughts Work for You, Not Against You(part 6), and Neuroplasticity: What It Is & How to Harness Its Power for Your Benefit (part 7), when you consciously engage the nonconscious mind through deliberate, intentional, strategic, and proactive deep thinking, you draw your thoughts, with their embedded memories, through the subconscious mind and into the conscious mind. When these thoughts arrive in the conscious mind, they’re in a malleable state, which means you can change them and reconceptualize them—you can change the way they impact your life.  Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-pros-cons-of-mental-health-labels  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:   -NOOM: Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF  -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours!  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  - 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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/24/202219 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast 427: Managing menopause and your mental health

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz about menopause, women’s mental health, why aging is a blessing, her new book Menopause Bootcamp, and so much more! In her work, Dr. Suzanne goes beyond conventional medical treatment to looks at the different stages of a woman’s life holistically. She calls menopause the “puberty of midlife”—it is a normal bodily function, not a curse or disease, as it is often portrayed as in our society. Get her book here: https://thedrsuzanne.com/themenopausebootcamp/ Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/managing-menopause-your-mental-health OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Levels: If you want to better understand how food affects your mental and physical health and try a continuous glucose monitor yourself visit: https://www.levelshealth.com/join?partner=DRCAROLINELEAF&utm_source=partner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cleaning-up-the-mental-mess-with-dr-caroline-leaf&utm_content=october7-2022 EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:45 Dr. Suzanne’s work 6:30 De-pathologizing menopause 10:20 Menopause can be a time of joy & growth! 14:15 What menopause is 21:00, 41:05 Different ways to manage menopause 36:10 The importance of being proactive & gaining knowledge 45:00 How our mind can affect our hormones 51:30 The importance of choosing curiosity instead of fear ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/20/202255 minutes
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Podcast 426: Neuroplasticity: what it is & how to harness its power for your benefit

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about neuroplasticity and the brain’s ability to respond to the mind. This podcast is part 7 of my series on the different parts of the mind and brain. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/neuroplasticity-what-it-is-how-to-harness-its-power-for-your-benefit OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: This special offer is ONLY available at magbreakthrough.com/drleaf with the code drleaf10 for 10% off any order. -Gladskin: Right now, Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:05 What neuroplasticity is & why it is so important 4:20, 7:35 Traumatic brain injuries & neuroplasticity 10:58 The mind can change the brain! 13:00 The relationship between neuroplasticity & learning 14:45 How negative experiences can affect the brain 15:30 Why we need to deconstruct & reconstruct our thoughts 19:30 The power of reconceptualization 19:46 Neuroplasticity also affects the body! 20:50 Why your past doesn’t have to be your destiny! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/17/202224 minutes, 41 seconds
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Podcast 425: How to break free from PTSD & find sustainable healing

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to former army captain, politician, attorney and podcast host Jason Kander about his new book Invisible Storm, managing and healing from PTSD and depression, what it looks like to seek help for mental health issues, overcoming mental health stigmas, and so much more! As noted in his book, “in 2017, President Obama, in his final Oval Office interview, was asked who gave him hope for the future of the country, and Jason Kander was the first name he mentioned. Suddenly, Jason was a national figure. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-manage-ptsd-trauma OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:40, 32:00 Jason’s incredible journey 5:00 Jason’s new book Invisible Storm 7:00 The mental “armor” you have to put on when you enter the military & how it impacts veterans 12:00 The importance of processing what you go through 18:30 Why we should never compare traumas! 23:00 Why mind management & self-regulation is so important 29:10 Why we need to go beyond awareness 30:00 Helping our children manage their mental health 40:00 You can’t outrun what has happened to you 46:00 How our experiences impact how we feel, behave & see the world 49:00 Comparison can lead to shame 50:00 How our mental health affects our physical health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/13/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 22 seconds
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Podcast 424: How to make intrusive thoughts work for you, not against you.

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about managing intrusive thoughts. This podcast is part 6 of my series on the different parts of the mind and brain. Intrusive thinking is can be defined as uncontrollable, unwanted thoughts that we feel unable to resist. This kind of thinking is often a way of coping with an underlying, unresolved issue. It’s not always the most effective or sustainable way to deal with pain or trauma, but it’s a coping mechanism—a type of distraction you use to try to keep the source of your pain bearable, at least in the short term. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -Chime: See for yourself why Chime is so loved at chime.com/drleaf. -Butcher Box: For a limited time, ButcherBox is offering my listeners Free New York strips and lobster, PLUS $10 off your first box. Just sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF to get two, 10 oz New York strip steaks and 8 oz of lobster claw and knuckle meat FREE in your first order, PLUS $10 off your first box. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:40 We all battle with intrusive thoughts 3:10, 5:48 How to change the way you look at intrusive thoughts 6:00 What intrusive thoughts are 7:10 When you are aware of something you can change it! 8:00, 11:47 How to use mind management to deal with intrusive thoughts 16:35 How intrusive thoughts can become your best friend! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/10/202220 minutes, 32 seconds
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Podcast 423: How a Sauna a Day Keeps the Stress Away

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: 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 I talk to the co-founder of Sunlighten Saunas Connie Zack. We discuss why infrared heat is so good for us, the difference between infrared and conventional saunas, the best way to use an infrared sauna, common mistakes we make when using infrared saunas, the science behind Sunlighten’s amazing saunas, and so much more! Save up to $600 on your sauna purchase through this LINK or by mentioning Dr. Leaf when you purchase: https://www.sunlighten.com/dr-caroline-leaf?utm_source=DrCarolineLeaf&utm_medium=Partner&leadsource=DrCarolineLeaf&utm_campaign=DrCarolineLeaf Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-a-sauna-a-day-keeps-the-stress-away OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium: This special offer is ONLY available at magbreakthrough.com/drleaf with the code drleaf10 for 10% off any order.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:55 How saunas can help support mental health 3:30 Sunlighten Sauna’s core mission 6:40, 11:16 Why infrared saunas are so good for us 12:50 How infrared saunas can support healthy sleeping patterns 14:00 Why an infrared sauna is more enjoyable than regular saunas 17:00 The different types of infrared & what they do 23:20 The mental health benefits of using an infrared sauna 33:00 How infrared saunas can help support our physical health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/6/202238 minutes, 9 seconds
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Podcast 422: What actually is the mind?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the what the mind is. This podcast is part 5 of my series on the different parts of the mind and brain. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-is-the-mind OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootopia, powered by BiOptimizers, has created a brand new one-of-a-kind product called CollaGenius: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to www.nootopia.com/drleafgenius and use drleaf10 during checkout to save 10 percent and get free shipping. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:14 Why the mind is the hard question of science 2:44, 4:50 Our mind is our “aliveness” 4:00 We are the product of our minds 5:00 We are not our brains 6:30 How the mind affects the brain & body 9:15 Why we need to learn how to manage our minds ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
10/3/202214 minutes, 19 seconds
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Podcast 421: How Stoicism Can Help Improve Your Mental Health (with Ryan Holiday)

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to philosopher and bestselling author Ryan Holiday about the power of stoicism, how to develop discipline and self-regulation, and so much more! As Ryan points out, ancient thinkers knew a lot about what it means to be human. Even though they were not neuroscientists, and even though they didn’t have access to all the technological and medical advances we have today, ancient writings are filled with wisdom that can help us lead better lives. Just because something is “old” doesn’t mean we can’t benefit from it! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-stoicism-can-help-improve-your-mental-health Get Ryan's book here: https://ryanholiday.net/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get up to $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. -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. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:20 Why ancient truths still have power today 4:19 Why Ryan is so passionate about stoicism 6:45 Why discipline is destiny 10:15, 13:44 The 4 virtues of ancient philosophy & why they are important 20:00 Embracing the process, not just the outcome 27:00 The truth about perfectionism 31:30 You can have everything & still be unhappy 35:10 Why we all need self-discipline 38:25 Discipline can take on a lot of forms 41:05 Redefining hustle culture 43:36 Ryan’s new book Discipline is Destiny 47:00 Why the little things do matter 49:43 Why temperament is important 51:20 The power of patience 52:25 The difference between self-discipline & discipline 53:40 Enduring the unendurable ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/29/20221 hour, 41 seconds
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Podcast 420: The Difference Between Thoughts & Memories

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the difference between thoughts and memories. This podcast is part 4 of my series on the different parts of the mind. The mind is made up of trillions and trillions of thoughts. A thought is a real physical thing that occupies mental real estate in the brain and mind. A thought is built into the brain as you use your mind—that is, as you think, feel and choose. Thoughts are located in three different places: your brain, your mind, and the cells of your body. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-thoughts-memories OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:14 What a thought is 3:30 The difference between thoughts & memories 6:40 Thoughts & memories are like trees in the mind & brain 8:40 One thought can contain many memories! 9:22 Thoughts are always changing & growing 13:19 Thoughts affect the mind, brain & body ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/26/202217 minutes, 56 seconds
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Podcast 419: An Interview with The First Man to Trek Solo Across Antarctica + How Walking Can Improve Your Mental Health

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to best-selling author and explorer Colin O’ Brady on his adventures in Antarctica, Everest and other incredible places around the world, how to embark on your own life adventure, the power of deep thinking, why we all need to have a “possible mindset”, how to get “unstuck”, and so much more! Colin O’Brady is a 10-time world record breaking explorer and one of the world’s top endurance athletes. His athletic accomplishments include a world-first solo crossing of Antarctica (which he talks about in his incredible book The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice―Crossing Antarctica Alone), a world-first ocean row across Drake Passage (from South America to Antarctica), and summiting Mt. Everest twice. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/an-interview-with-the-first-man-to-trek-solo-across-antarctica-how-to-use-your-mind-to-achieve-your-biggest-goals Get Colin's book here: https://www.colinobrady.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Levels: If you want to better understand how food affects your health and try a continuous glucose monitor yourself, go to levels.link/DRCAROLINELEAF to learn more. -Gladskin: Right now, Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:50, 7:00 Colin’s incredible story 5:00, 18:31 Why Colin wrote his latest book The 12-Hour Walk 7:15 Exploring is an external & INTERNAL journey 10:30 The power of having a ‘possible’ mindset 13:00, 16:25 Our minds have so much strength & power 18:31, 25:00 How to harness the power of the mind through walking 22:00 Colin’s journey across Antarctica 35:00 Colin’s other amazing expeditions & important life lessons he learned ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/22/202244 minutes, 5 seconds
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Podcast 418: How to Listen to & Learn from Your Mental & Physical Warning Signals

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about our mental and physical warning signals, what they are, and why we need to listen to them. This podcast is part 3 of my series on the different parts of the mind. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-listen-to-amp-learn-from-your-mental-amp-physical-warning-signals OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NOOM: Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get up to $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:15 What warning signals are & the different types of warning signals 4:40 Warning signals show you thought patterns that are affecting you 7:35 Warning signals help you tune into the nonconscious mind 11:16 These signals also tell you good things! 15:48 Emotions are not illnesses! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/19/202220 minutes, 14 seconds
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Podcast 417: How to redefine the role that trauma plays in your life

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to top podcast host and author Michael Anthony about healing childhood trauma, the power of identity, why we should do something different everyday, the power of helping others, and so much more. Unfortunately, as Michael notes, childhood abuse is prevalent in America and around the world. It is one of the biggest elephants in the room when it comes to mental health. As uncomfortable as it is to face, childhood trauma is something we need to talk about more, and on a much deeper level. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/michael-anthony Get Michael's book here: https://book.thinkunbroken.com/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootropics: Just go to nootopia.com/drleaf and enter coupon code DRLEAF10 for an extra 10% off your order, and experience your best mood and mental performance with personalized Nootropics! -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:00, 11:45 Michael’s incredible story 13:30 Money & success won’t heal us—we have to do the work mentally to overcome & manage what has happened to us 14:30 We can’t run from or suppress trauma—we have to face & deal with it 19:50 How trauma steals our identity & how we can find healing 26:00 We are not just afraid of failure; many of us are afraid of success as well 26:30, 32:00 How to be different, not just “better” 33:40 The importance of knowing what we value & stand for ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/15/202238 minutes, 8 seconds
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Podcast 416: How to Tap Into the Nonconcious Mind to Unwire Trauma & Toxic Thinking Habits

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this week’s podcast I continue my discussion of the different parts of the mind, and how they are connected. Last week, I spoke about the difference between the nonconscious, subconscious and conscious mind. This week, I am going to talk about how interconnected these three parts of the mind are, and the nature of the nonconscious, “wise” mind. The nonconscious mind is incredible but often misunderstood. Even the word nonconscious is used incorrectly most of the time. Yet it’s worth putting in the effort to try to understand it, because it’s a key player when it comes to mind-management. The more you understand the nonconscious mind, the more you will see that you also have the ability to change your mind. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-tap-into-the-nonconcious-mind-to-unwire-trauma-toxic-thinking-habits OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Kion: You can now save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. Just go to getkion.com/DRLEAF. -Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: 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. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30 Our minds are filled with wisdom! 4:30 The present, past & future are connected in the mind 7:10 How the messiness of life can impact us mentally & physically 8:13 How we can manage our life experiences, even when things are a mess! 9:48 How our wise, noncosncious mind can help us manage the messiness of life 11:50 Why the mind is like a forest of trees 16:15 Why it takes time to manage our mind & change our thinking 18:20 We cannot forget what has happened to us, but we can change our story! We have the power to re-create ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/12/202220 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast 415: Debunking the Serotonin-Depression Theory (with Psychiatrist & Professor Dr. Joanna Moncrieff)

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to psychiatrist, researcher, professor and best-selling author Dr. Joanna Moncrieff about her new study on the chemical imbalance myth, antidepressants as placebo, the causes of depression, how to withdraw from psychiatric drugs, and so much more. Read Dr. Moncrieff's article here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-022-01661-0 Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/debunking-the-serotonin-depression-theory-with-psychiatrist-professor-dr-joanna-moncrieff OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -ButcherBox: ButcherBox is offering our listeners an incredible deal that they've never offered before—Free Chicken for a Year. Get 2 lbs of free-range, organic chicken breasts for free in every order when you sign up at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:30 The new study on depression everyone is talking about 5:50 How antidepressants really work 10:00, 29:00 What the drug-centered approach to psychiatry is & why it is so important 12:00, 16:07 Antidepressants compared with placebo: what we see in the randomized controlled trials data 18:50 The chemical imbalance myth: why it is so worrying 20:00 Depression is not as simple as a brain disease 25:00 Why informed consent is a huge issue in psychiatry 27:45 Psychiatric drugs are not harmless, which is why it is so important we understand what they do & how they can affect us 36:50 Young adults & antidepressants 40:05, 52:00 Withdrawing from psychiatric drugs 56:00 Psychedelics & mental health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/8/20221 hour, 1 minute, 59 seconds
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Podcast 414: The Difference Between the Nonconscious, Subconscious & Conscious Mind

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the interconnected mind, as well as the divisions of the mind and what each part does. In learning about how to use our mind to manage our mind, it helps to understand the divisions of the mind and how these relate to the dynamic nature of thoughts. There are basically two ways of managing the mind: reactively, which generally ends up being messy, or proactively, which is how we clean up our mental mess. Developing a lifelong plan that helps you constantly manage thoughts and their impact is part of a proactive and strategic approach. You can even think of this as “preventative” medicine for your brain! Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-the-nonconscious-subconscious-conscious-mind OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Caraway: Visit Carawayhome.com/DRLEAF to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. -Chime: Get started at chime.com/drleaf. Banking services and debit card provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC. Early access to direct deposit funds depends on payer. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:44 The different parts of the mind 6:45 The power of the nonconscious mind 7:30 How our experiences affect the different parts of the mind 8:25 How the mind impacts the physical brain & body 9:13 The different parts of the mind are like a tree in a forest 10:20 What happens to your mind when you sleep 11:20 The importance of awareness & mind management 14:35 Why we need to learn how to listen to the nonconscious mind ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/5/202218 minutes, 59 seconds
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Podcast 413: The great psychiatry fraud

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with best-selling author, journalist and mental health advocate Robert Whitaker about the myth of the chemical imbalance, the politics of psychiatry and Big Pharma, and why we need to change the way we think and talk about mental health. Whitaker sees his role as a science journalist as someone who is an honest communicator. Science journalism is a public service—it involves presenting real, evidence-based science to the public, not marketing. This role as an honest communicator shaped Whitaker’s work as director of public relations at Harvard medical school, and eventually led him to investigate how medical professionals can delude themselves, how money and business can corrupt medical practice, including psychiatry, and the myth of the chemical imbalance Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Article mentioned: https://www.madinamerica.com/2022/08/psychiatry-fraud-and-the-case-for-a-class-action-lawsuit/ Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-great-psychiatry-fraud OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootopia: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to www.nootopia.com/drleafgenius and use drleaf10 during checkout to save 10 percent and get free shipping. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 5:05 Why Robert Whitaker is so passionate about mental health 6:00 The need for real mental health science, not marketing 8:13, 30:00 The myth of the chemical imbalance 9:15 Whitaker’s amazing book Mad in America & psychiatry’s many delusions 11:20 How psychiatric drugs can affect people in the long term 13:12 The recent scientific article that everyone is talking about 16:00, 44:40 We have all been lied to & it is time to take action 24:00 Debunking the myth of progress: the WHO study 27:40, 33:00, 1:12:00 There is hope! 30:00 Why Robert Whitaker started his organization Mad in America 41:00, 1:20:00 The pathologization of childhood 46:00 The disease model has made things worse 55:00 Drug outcomes in real world patients & how psychiatric drugs can impact the brain 1:08:00 How our experiences can change us mentally & physically 1:16:20 What is wrong with the DSM ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
9/1/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 412: The Difference Between Helping Vs. Enabling Toxic Behavior

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss the difference between enabling and empowering someone. Simply put, enabling is doing something challenging for someone else, while empowering someone means helping and supporting them as they complete the challenging task. Think of those school projects you did as a child; enabling is your mom doing the whole project for you, while empowering is your mom helping you do your own school project. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf 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 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. -Gladskin: Right now, Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/DRLEAF. -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! EPISODE 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 book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/29/202242 minutes, 48 seconds
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Podcast 411: Re-Thinking Addiction + A Guide to Creating the Sober Life You Love (with Amanda White, Therapist)

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with therapist Amanda White about why some people choose not to drink, her new book Not Drinking Tonight, how to heal your relationship with alcohol, getting to the root issues behind why you drink, and how to build a beautiful, sober life. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/amanda-white Get Amanda's book here: https://amandaewhite.com/book 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. -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -Kion: You can now save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. Just go to getkion.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:30, 4:40, 49:30 Quitting the binary addiction model 4:15 Everyone, not just people addicted to drinking, can examine their relationship to alcohol 8:00 Alcohol abuse is about more than addiction 13:40 The toxic messages about alcohol use in our society 15:00 Boundaries are not selfish—they are an important part of mental self-care 16:15 Having a drink to fall asleep: how can it backfire? 20:43 You can recover from alcohol misuse! 21:30 Amanda’s own struggles with drinking & how she found healing 31:40 There are different ways to deal with alcohol misuse 32:33 Tools to find healing & change your relationship with alcohol 35:30 The importance of mental self-care & mindfulness: taking care of the future self 42:50 Why we need to re-think addiction 46:47 Why we need to move beyond awareness & feelings to find healing ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/25/202256 minutes, 29 seconds
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Podcast 410: Inside the Mind of a Psychopath + The Nature vs. Nurture Debate When It Comes to Mental Illness

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW 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 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! Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/james-fallon OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Noom: Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF. -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Nord VPN: Using my link https://nordvpn.com/cleaningup you can receive a huge discount on a 2 year plan + 1 free month. There is literally no risk to you with their 30 day money back guarantee. Give it a try and if you like it, Great! If you don’t, they’ll issue a refund and you can pretend the entire situation never even happened! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 7:10 How James took his mental health challenges and turned them into his greatest strengths 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 from 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: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/22/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast 409: How Having Too Many Options Can Shut Down Your Brain + Simple Steps To Overcoming Decision Anxiety

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app  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? 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! Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf 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 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Kion: You can now save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. Just go to getkion.com/DRLEAF -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! EPISODE 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 affects 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 book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - 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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/18/20221 hour, 1 minute, 19 seconds
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Podcast 408: How to Become a Responder Not a Reactor

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app 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, and the incredibly beneficial impact this can have on your wellbeing and quality of life. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more. 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 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. -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. EPISODE 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: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/15/202230 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast 407: 6 Strategies to Deescalate Intense Emotions In the Moment

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app 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 Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/stress-busting-tips OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Ritual’s Essential Protein: My listeners get 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF. Ritual even offers a money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% in love! EPISODE 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: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/11/202248 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast 374 En español

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8/9/202232 minutes, 33 seconds
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Podcast 406: Signs your brainwaves are off-balance & how to restore equilibrium

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about what brain waves are, why they are important and how we can balance our brain waves to improve our mind and brain health. Our brain waves are active all the time because the brain is always active. The brain is active 24/7, 7 days a week! Our brain waves change in terms of how they move through the brain, which is based on what we are thinking, doing and feeling. When slower brain waves are dominant, we often feel tired, slow, sluggish, or dreamy, and are not able to process information or emotions very well. When the higher brain wave frequencies are dominant, we can feel wired or hyper-alert, like there is just too much going on in our brains. A healthy brain tries to balance these extremes. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more. 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 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: Get started with Chime today. Applying for a free account takes less than 2 minutes. Get started at chime.com/drleaf -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Caraway: Visit Carawayhome.com/DRLEAF to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. EPISODE 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 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/8/202242 minutes, 51 seconds
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Podcast 370 en español

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8/5/202246 minutes, 27 seconds
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Podcast 405: Why Keeping the Peace May Not Be the Best Thing & Other Relationship Advice (with My Husband Mac)

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast special guest, 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. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-keeping-the-peace-may-not-be-the-best-thing-other-relationship-advice-with-my-husband-mac OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! EPISODE 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 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” ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/4/202252 minutes, 12 seconds
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Podcast 404: How to develop your own personalized mind resilience "insurance" plan

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: n this episode, I replay a session from my 2021 Mental Health Summit where I discussed how to develop a personalized mental resilience "insurance" plan that will help you get through hard times. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Butcher Box: Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code BONUS100 to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $100 off your first order. -Bonafide: My listeners get a special offer when they subscribe to any product by going to HelloBonafide.com and using promo code DRLEAF. Claim your special offer of up to 54% off when you subscribe to multiple products including Silvessa. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: -What is resilience? -How to find and develop your own mind "insurance" plance -How to identify and navigate triggers -How to proactively build positive triggers -How to identify and break free from unhealthy coping mechanisms  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
8/1/202236 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast 403: The 4 Main Trauma Responses + How to Recognize Your Dominant One

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: When we experience any kind of trauma, we can respond to the threat in various ways to cope. We are all familiar with the fight or flight response, but there are actually four main trauma responses, which are categorized as “the four F’s of trauma”: fight, flight, freeze and fawn. 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. Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-different-types-of-trauma OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. -Ned: If you’d like to give Ned a try, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess listeners get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30 The different types of trauma responses 4:43 How our experiences affect the mind & brain 10:20 How trauma impacts the mind & brain 11:30 Why mind management is so important 13:20 How our trauma responses help us understand what is going on in our life 16:45, 25:15 Some trauma responses can be good for us! 27:00, 31:28 Using self-regulation to manage trauma responses ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/28/202241 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast 368 en español

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7/26/202230 minutes, 32 seconds
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Podcast 402: How to speed up your mental processing

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcasI talk about mental processing speeds and how we can improve our thinking. Since your nonconscious mind is operating at a faster speed than your conscious mind, there are techniques that you can learn to tap into your nonconscious mind. Intelligent thinking occurs in the nonconscious mind at about a million operations per second. Our nonconscious mind is therefore constantly working and is operating at faster speeds than our conscious mind. Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-speed-up-your-mental-processing OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Catalina Crunch: Just go to catalinacrunch.com/DRLEAF for 15% off your first order—plus FREE shipping. -BetterHelp: I am proud to say that this podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, and Cleaning Up the Mental Mess listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Noom: Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30 What processing speed is 3:15 The new science of intelligence 4:00 Mental processing speed & intelligence 4:25, 8:00How stress can impact our mental processing speed 8:30 How mind management & brain building can help you improve your mental processing speed 12:10 The benefits of a faster mental processing speed 20:00, 23:30 Steps to improve your mental processing speed ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/25/202227 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast 401: The Neuroscience of Dreams & Nightmares

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcastI talk about dreaming and mental health. This topic was inspired by an email I recently received: “Since dreams come from our busy minds, can we slowly over time change our dreams in some way?  I do not always remember dreams obviously but when I am awakened by dreams (often) or remember the next day, I do have a recurring pattern of always hurrying or being super frustrated, anxious!  I cannot help but think this is part of why I get so tired some days as I do not rest peacefully at night.  I’m just thinking dreams must be all part of the mental mind and I would love to have my dreams peaceful, pleasant, restful, whether I remember the dream or not, I feel like not having all the anxiety and frustration in the dreams would be very helpful to my awake hours.”  We need to remember that detoxing the mind and brain doesn’t just take place when we are awake. We also detox our thoughts when we sleep. in fact, our dreams can help us sort out our thoughts and clean up our mental mess. They have a purpose—recurring dreams may even indicate an unresolved issue in our lives, so it is important that we try and pay attention to what we dream about. 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 Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootropics by BiOptimizers: Just go to nootopia.com/drleaf and enter coupon code DRLEAF10 for an extra 10% off your order, and experience your best mood and mental performance with personalized Nootropics! -Thrive Causemetics: Right now, you can get 15% off your first order when you visit thrivecausemetics.com/DRLEAF. -Bonafide: My listeners get a special offer when they subscribe to any product by going to HelloBonafide.com and using promo code DRLEAF. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/21/202232 minutes, 42 seconds
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Podcast 400: The Role of Co-Regulation in Building Self-Regulation Skills

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss co-regulation.Co-regulation is a way of helping someone develop self-regulation. The person co-regulates by staying present for the individual, helping them navigate a challenging experience and move towards greater self-awareness. This involves a supportive relationship between two or more people that is process-driven—the goal is to help a person self-regulate themselves while they are in a highly emotional state.  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-co-regulation-can-help-build-self-regulation-skills Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nord VPN: Using my link https://nordvpn.com/cleaningup you can receive a huge discount on a 2-year plan + 1 free month. There is literally no risk to you with their 30-day money back guarantee.  -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:38 What co-regulation is 7:00 The difference between co-regulation & self-regulation 8:10 Co-regulation is a skill we develop over time 10:35 How self-regulation can be disrupted & why we need co-regulation at times 16:30, 23:27 How to become a better co-regulator 25:45 The importance of modeling self-regulation ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/18/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast 399: What to Do When People Don't Accept Your Boundaries

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com 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 Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. For the blog & show notes: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-healing-power-of-laughing-at-yourself OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED: If you’d like to give Ned a try, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess listeners get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. -Bonafide: My listeners get a special offer when they subscribe to any product by going to HelloBonafide.com and using promo code DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:30, 15:00 What should you do when someone reacts negatively to your healing journey 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 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 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/14/202251 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast 392: Los sorprendentes beneficios de la decepción + cómo aceptarla y usarla a tu favor

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7/12/202217 minutes, 25 seconds
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Podcast 398: Should we have mental health days at school?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss a question I was asked recently: should we have mental health days at school? We all go through difficult times, and we all battle with “mental health.” If there is a mental health day, it should be something that raises awareness that all people suffer from the “human condition”, that emotions like sadness, stress, grief and unhappiness are a normal part of life, and that we are there to help one another. This should not be a day to stigmatize some people with the label of “mentally ill” and deem others as “normal”. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the ad-free version of this session + more bonus items: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/should-we-have-mental-health-days-at-school OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Gladskin: Right now, Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/DRLEAF. -Chime: Get started with Chime today. Applying for a free account takes less than 2 minutes. Get started at chime.com/drleaf. -Wild Health: Discover what you can do to achieve your best health from the inside out - get started with Wild Health at wildhealth.com/drleaf and enjoy an exclusive 20% off with code DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:40 Should children have mental health days? 4:15 Mental health should not be singled as different from the challenges of life that we all face 5:30 The importance of using mental health days to teach our children to manage stress & hardships 9:50 Children also battle with their mental health! 12:20 Why our children need to rest & have fun 15:00 Why we need to find ways to connect with our children 18:00 How to help your child manage the pressures of school 24:00 Why we need to teach our children the value of mental self-care 31:00 Mental health days shouldn’t be a one-off day ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/11/202237 minutes, 48 seconds
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Podcast 397: The 4 main signals of depression & how to find healing

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss the common signs of depression, why we should never be afraid of seeking help, how we can learn to manage depression, and more! Depression is something we should never ignore. When we feel depressed, we need to listen to what our mind, brain and body are trying to tell us.  Depression is a signal telling us we have something going on—that there is a “because of…” in our life that we need to investigate. The sooner you recognize the signals associated with feelings of depression, the sooner you can make the necessary adjustments to your life and get the help you need to start healing. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the ad-free version of this session + more bonus items: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-main-signals-of-depression-how-to-find-healing OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:00 What is depression? 5:30 Depression as a signal 12:00 What are the main signals of depression? 15:00 Using mind management to deal with feelings of depression 17:00, 25:00 The 4 main types of warning signals 29:10 Why we need to get to the “why” behind the depression 36:30 Why things sometimes get worse before they get better & the importance of a strong support system ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/7/202241 minutes, 36 seconds
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Cómo usar el Neurociclo para manejar y curar lesiones cerebrales traumáticas + signos de lesiones cerebrales no diagnosticadas

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7/5/202231 minutes, 13 seconds
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Podcast 396: Is crying good for you?

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this episode I replay a session I did at my 2021 Mental Health Retreat in Dallas, TX on crying, laughing, and sleeping. It's not your typical "get more sleep and laugh more" message! In fact, you may be surprised by some of the counter-culture tips.  Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording of this session + more bonus items: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends for FREE from the App Store or Google play. Plus, earn even more with $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach level 5. -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf -Caraway: Visit Carawayhome.com/DRLEAF or use code DRLEAF at checkout to take advantage of this limited-time offer and get 10% off your next purchase. This deal is exclusive for my listeners. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: -The mental health benefits of crying, laughing, and slepping -The neuroscience of crying -How crying can rebalance your brain -How to improve your sleep quality -Why you don't need to stress about sleep! -Why we need to move away from moralizing sleep ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
7/4/202238 minutes, 28 seconds
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Podcast 395: How to find peace in the midst of uncertainty & let go of regret of the past and fear of the future (with Morgan Harper Nichols)

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to designer, writer and artist Morgan Harper Nichols about her incredible new book, Peace is a Practice. We discuss learning how to embrace the beauty of the present, approaching life's challenges with calm confidence, feeling peace in the midst of uncertainty or difficult times, letting go of regret of the past and fear of the future, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. Read the show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-find-peace-in-the-midst-of-uncertainty-let-go-of-regret-fear-of-the-future Get Morgan's book here: https://morganharpernichols.com/peaceisapractice OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ritual’s Essential Protein: Get 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF. Ritual even offers a money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% in love! -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. -Nord VPN: Using my link https://nordvpn.com/cleaningup you can receive a huge discount on a 2 year plan + 1 free month. There is literally no risk to you with their 30 day money back guarantee. Give it a try and if you like it, Great! If you don’t, they’ll issue a refund and you can pretend the entire situation never even happened! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  5:25 Peace is more than a feeling—it is a practice 6:20 How Morgan’s autism diagnosis impacted her sense of peace 10:15 It is okay to be different! 12:00 Peace & success 18:55 Black History Month & making peace with the past 20:00, 26:30 The power of looking at both the past & future 27:10, 32:15 Creativity & non-linear thinking ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/30/202240 minutes, 11 seconds
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Soluciones prácticas para ayudar a los niños a manejar la ansiedad, la depresión y el trauma

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6/28/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 36 seconds
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Podcast 394: The healing power of laughing at yourself

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the benefits of laughing at yourself. Laughter neutralizes situations, and a neutral situation is a safe space where deep meaningful relationships are made and strengthened. Laughing at oneself shows vulnerability, honesty and humility. It tells your loved ones that you know you are not perfect. Laughing, instead of getting upset or defensive, can form a bond of trust with the people in your life. Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. For the blog & show notes: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-healing-power-of-laughing-at-yourself OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -Thrive Causemetics: Right now, you can get 15% off your first order when you visit thrivecausemetics.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:52 Why laughing at yourself is so important 4:30 The power of laughing at our mistakes 7:54 How laughter neutralizes tense situations 12:10 It is okay to be vulnerable! 13:00 How laughing at ourselves can improve our relationships 18:30 It is okay to make mistakes! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/27/202223 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast 386: The ultimate anti-anxiety toolkit (en español)

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6/24/202258 minutes, 36 seconds
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Podcast 384: How to Find Freedom From the Shame Spiral (en español)

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6/24/202234 minutes, 8 seconds
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Podcast 382: 3 Tips to make your home a mental health haven (en español)

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6/24/202220 minutes, 49 seconds
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Podcast 393: How to find meaning again after tragedy

Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to N.Y. Times best-selling author Donald Miller about becoming the hero of our own narratives, how to find meaning again after tragedy, what defines a meaningful life, and so much more.  For the blog and show notes: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-find-meaning-again-after-tragedy Get Donald's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Hero-Mission-Path-Meaningful-Life/dp/1400226945 Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED: Get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. -Catalina Crunch: Just go to catalinacrunch.com/DRLEAF for 15% off your first order—plus FREE shipping. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 6:00 How to live an interesting & meaningful story 10:00, 27:00 The power of writing your own story 11:40 What it means to be a hero in your story 14:00 The dangers of living life as a victim 17:00 Viktor Frankl & the search for meaning 18:05 The power of community 21:00, 25:00 How to find hope & redemption in tragedy 36:10 The power of experiencing life ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/23/202241 minutes, 13 seconds
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Podcast 392: The surprising benefits of disappointment + how to embrace it & use it to your advantage

Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com  EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about managing feelings of disappointment before they negatively affect our mental wellbeing. Disappointment is the feeling we get when an expectation that we have isn’t met. It is an emotional signal, a messenger, telling us that something is out of balance in our lives—what we want doesn’t reflect our reality.  For the blog and show notes: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-surprising-benefits-of-disappointment  Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf.  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Gladskin: Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at https://gladskin.com/DRLEAF.  -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at https://betterhelp.com/drleaf.  -NOOM: Sign up for your trial at https://noom.com/DRLEAF.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:25 What disappointment is  3:00 Disappointment is not necessarily “bad”  3:20 Disappointment is a signal that we can learn from  3:50 Why we should not be afraid of disappointment  6:10 Why we need to embrace, not suppress, how we feel  6:50 The different ways disappointment affects us  7:10, 14:00 How to use mind management to reconceptualize disappointment  13:00 What can happen if we don’t manage our disappointment 18:15 How to turn disappointment into a learning experience  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -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  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747  -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  *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/20/202221 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast 391: Pets struggle with anxiety and depression too. Here’s how to help them.

Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast, I talk to speaker, author, mathematician, and dog trainer Grisha Stewart about dog training and empowerment, pets and mental health, why dogs struggle mentally, how we can help our pets and ourselves, and so much more! As human beings, we need to understand our pets’ behavior and work on our communication with them. It is important to understand that animals like dogs think and choose as well, in their own unique ways. Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. For more info on Grisha and to get her book visit: https://grishastewart.com/. For the blog, see https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/pet-s-struggle-with-anxiety-depression-too-here-s-how-to-help-them. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends for FREE from the App Store or Google Play. Plus, earn even more with $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach level 5.  -Nootropics by BiOptimizers: Just go to nootopia.com/drleaf and enter coupon code DRLEAF10 for an extra 10% off your order, and experience your best mood and mental performance with personalized Nootropics! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:45 Dogs can help us be better humans 4:12 Dogs have mental health issues too! 5:30 Why Grisha became a dog trainer 6:35 There is always a reason behind your dog’s behavior! 7:30 How we can understand our dogs & ourselves better 8:20 The dominance myth 10:55 Why dogs become aggressive 18:05 Dogs & boundaries 21:30 The importance of kindness & why dogs need to feel empowered 23:10 There is no such thing as a needy dog, only unmet needs 27:32 Pets & mental health 30:30 Why we shouldn’t label our pets 37:44 Pets & the COVID pandemic ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are 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.
6/16/202245 minutes, 4 seconds
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Podcast 390: The brain science of shaping your identity and building confidence

Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this epsideo I discuss how to rebuild confidence when doing an identity check, the 10 second pause breathing practice and how to do it, how our beliefs shape our identity, why positivity is so important to your brain health, how jealousy and envy can cause brain damage, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED: Upgrade your mental self-care rituals and become the best version of yourself by getting 15% off Ned’s De-Stress Blend with code DRLEAF at checkout. Just go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. -Bioptimizers Magnesium: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10 percent. -ZocDoc: Just go to zocdoc.com/leaf and download the Zocdoc app for FREE.  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
6/13/20222 hours, 7 minutes, 40 seconds
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Podcast 389: The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding & Overcoming the Body’s Fear Response

Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to holistic psychiatrist,  Dr. Ellen Vora about the importance of taking a functional medicine approach to mental health, addressing imbalances at the root, taking a whole person approach to wellbeing, her amazing new book The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming the Body’s Fear Response, exploring what anxiety tells us, why women are often accused of being more anxious than men, anxiety and hormonal changes, and so much more! Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-anatomy-of-anxiety-understanding-overcoming-the-body-s-fear-response Get Dr. Vora's book here: https://ellenvora.com/book/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends for FREE from the App Store or Google play. Plus, earn even more with $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach level 5. That’s Friends, without the r—Best Fiends. -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:00 Dr. Vora’s new book The Anatomy of Anxiety 4:40 Anxiety is not just in your head 6:00 Why you should stop believing this mental healthcare myth 8:10 Why there is more to mental health than our genes 13:00 There are things we can do right now to improve our mental health! 15:04 How our modern environment can impact our mental health 15:30 Psychotropic medications & mental health 18:00 Anxiety as a signal 19:44 The difference between false anxiety & true anxiety 28:00 Mental health & addressing the whole person 29:20 Women & mental health 40:20 Simple ways to start managing anxiety 42:15 Mental health is physical health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
6/9/202245 minutes, 40 seconds
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Podcast 388: Practical solutions to help children manage anxiety, depression and trauma

Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this session from my 2021 Mental Health retreat I share some tips and strategies to help children manage their mental health and minds!  Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording of this session (ad-free!), exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ritual: Get 10% off during their first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF.  -BiOptimizers Magnesium: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10%! -Catalina Crunch: Not sure which flavor to start with? Try a variety pack! And check out their delicious cookies and snack mixes while you’re at it! Just go to catalinacrunch.com/DRLEAF for 15% off your first order—plus FREE shipping! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: -Signs of childhood depression -How to educate children about mental health -How to use the Neurocycle with children  -How to help your child become emotionally resilient & intelligent  -How the current school system is not helping children manage their minds correctly AND what we can do about this  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
6/6/202240 minutes, 37 seconds
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Podcast 387: How to identify your brain type and create happiness strategies best suited to your brain (with Dr. Daniel Amen)

Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast, I talk to a world-renowned psychiatrist, brain specialist, 12 times N.Y. Times best-selling author, and founder of Amen Clinics Dr. Daniel Amen about his incredible new book You, Happier: The 7 Neuroscience Secrets of Feeling Good Based on Your Brain Type, feeling good based on your brain type, how to discover your brain type, improving your brain health to improve your mood and enhance your happiness, how to become 30% happier in just 30 days, and so much more! Get Dr. Amen's book here: https://danielamenmd.com/you-happier/ Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-identify-your-brain-type-create-happiness-strategies-best-suited-to-your-brain Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: Applying for a free account takes less than 2 minutes. Get started at chime.com/drleaf. Banking services and debit card provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC. Early access to direct deposit funds depends on payer. -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:20 Why Dr. Amen wrote his new book 4:00 Why it is important to understand the neuroscience behind happiness 5:00 How the pandemic affected our ability to be happy 6:20 Different things make different people happy 9:30 The neuroscience behind happiness 10:05 A healthy brain is more likely to be a happy brain 11:20 Supplements, the brain & happiness 12:30 Happiness myths you should stop believing 15:00 Why you should give your mind a name 15:50 Community & happiness 16:30 How meaning & purpose are connected to happiness 21:00 Why the pleasure centers in the brain wear out 26:40 Where the happiness industry went wrong 30:00 Mental health & happiness ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
6/2/202236 minutes, 7 seconds
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Podcast 386: The ultimate anti-anxiety toolkit

Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about what anxiety is, and ways to manage it and prevent it from taking over your day-to-day life. There is a lot to be anxious and worried about these days. From the uncertainty of a global pandemic to turbulent elections, worldwide protests and acts of violence, and political infighting, it does at times seem like we are living through the Apocalypse! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-anti-anxiety-toolkit  Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. -Athletic Green: To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1-year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership of your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! - EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:40, 4:50, 10:00 What anxiety is & why it is not uncommon 4:00, 11:00, Why it is important to learn how to manage our anxiety 11:40 Anxiety as a warning signal 12:00 How anxiety can affect us 14:45 How we manage anxiety is impacted by how we view anxiety 18:30 Why we all need an anxiety-reducing toolbox! 22:00 Why we need to get curious about the “why” behind our anxiety 25:05 Healthy distractions can help manage anxiety in the moment! 28:15 Why we should try not to go to bed anxious 34:30 Have an anxiety game plan 38:00, 43:00 Using mind management to manage anxiety 38:40 Surround yourselves with people that help, not hurt, your mental health 42:00 It’s okay to say no & put up boundaries for your mental health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
5/30/202249 minutes, 41 seconds
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Podcast 385: How understanding the biofield could hold the key to healing trauma

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Dr. Shamini Jain, a clinical psychologist, neuroscientist and social entrepreneur, about the science behind the mind-brain-body connection, the biofield and healing trauma, why we need to understand the placebo effect, how to avoid moralizing self-help, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-understanding-the-biofield-could-hold-the-key-to-healing-trauma OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZocDoc: Go to https://Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! -NED: Get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: 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. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:52 Dr. Jain’s incredible new book Healing Ourselves 3:20 What motivates Dr. Jain 4:00 How we are all deeply interconnected 6:05, 9:50 The ability to heal ourselves is not just a “miracle” 11:25 What the biofield is & why it is important 12:45 How we can learn from older traditions 15:15 Why we need to go beyond dualism & Eastern versus Western medicine to look at the WHOLE person 18:00 The placebo effect & healing 22:18 Ways to use the placebo effect to heal 26:30, 34:30 How to avoid moralizing self-help & toxic positivity 35:00 What true spiritual activism is & the power of community 37:50 The science behind the biofield 48:42 The power of spiritual connection 51:00 How we can start healing ourselves ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
5/26/202257 minutes, 57 seconds
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Podcast 384: How to Find Freedom From the Shame Spiral

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast and blog, I talk about how to get out of a shame spiral. In our society today, it can be hard to feel any degree of self-worth. We are bombarded with the shame of not living up to our own expectations, or the expectations of others. We cannot live up to the photoshopped and retouched images that seem to tell us that to be happy, we must look, dress or act in a certain way, or get straight As and go to an Ivy League university. We are not able to compete with celebrities and influencers—we are just one social media ‘like’ in a sea of admirers, wishing to be someone or do something. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-find-freedom-from-the-shame-spiral OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -InsideTracker: For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store. Just go to insidetracker.com/drleaf. -NOOM: Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:25 How low self-esteem & shame are connected 1:40 What shame is 2:15 The difference between shame & guilt 3:30, 9:05 The shame spiral 6:20 Shame & the mind-brain connection 9:30 How easy it is to feel shame 12:25, 18:27, 28:00 How to exit the shame spiral 24:15 Don’t let negative thoughts just wander through your mind! 26:00 How to “edit” you shame thoughts ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
5/23/202232 minutes, 3 seconds
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Podcast 383: Debunking the myth of the chemical imbalance with renown psychiatrist Dr. Joanna Moncrieff

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to psychiatrist, researcher, professor and best-selling author Dr. Joanna Moncreiff about critical psychiatry,  the difference between a drug-centered and disease-centered approach in the field of mental health, the history of psychiatry, withdrawal from psychotropic drugs, the dangers of medicalizing misery, the myth of the chemical imbalance, the potential downsides of using psychedelics to treat mental health, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/debunking-the-myth-of-the-chemical-imbalance-with-dr-joanna-moncrieff OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. -Gladskin: Right now, Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/DRLEAF -Catalina Crunch: See why Catalina Crunch Cereal is the fastest growing cereal brand in America.  Just go to catalinacrunch.com/DRLEAF for 15% off your first order—plus FREE shipping. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:11 What critical psychiatry means & why Joanna calls herself a critical psychiatrist 6:30 The difference between a drug-centered & disease-centered approach to psychiatry 14:05 Research bias & common misconceptions in mental healthcare 16:00 Mental disorders are not associated with specific or identified brain abnormalities or processes 16:40 The failures of psychiatric drug trials 18:00 The power of the placebo effect & people’s expectations 19:45 The issues surrounding psychiatric drug withdrawal research 29:00 Withdrawing from psychiatric drugs 35:00 Joanna’s NIH clinic for withdrawal 38:20 Methods to withdrawal from psychiatric drugs 52:30 WHO studies on schizophrenia outcomes in different countries around the world 55:30 Why we need to re-evaluate at how we understand mental health 58:40 Psychedelics & mental health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
5/19/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 1 second
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Podcast 382: 3 Tips to make your home a mental health haven

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION:In this podcast I talk about how to make your home a mental health haven. When the world feels like a mess (a common sentiment these days!), it is important that your home is a haven—a place where you can rest, relax, and feel happy. Thankfully, there are many ways we can create a joyful atmosphere at home. Listen now to learn how!  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/3-tips-to-make-your-home-a-mental-health-haven OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Athletic Greens:To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -Thrive Causemetics: Now is a great time to try Thrive Causemetics for yourself! Right now, you can get 15% off your first order when you visit thrivecausemetics.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:02 Why it is important to make your home a haven 1:40 Finding a healthy work-life balance, especially at home! 2:40, 5:22 The power of bringing nature into your home 6:10 Why natural light is so important 7:15 How a clean environment can positively impact our mental health 8:18, 12:10, 16:40 Why we need to make time to bond with our loved ones at home 17:20 Practicing self-regulation & mind management at home ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
5/16/202221 minutes, 20 seconds
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Podcast 381: How your uric acid levels could hold the key to optimizing your mental & physical health

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to best-selling author Dr. David Perlmutter about his new book Drop Acid: The Surprising New Science of Uric Acid-The Key to Losing Weight, Controlling Blood Sugar, and Achieving Extraordinary Health, strategies to control uric acid levels in your diet and improve your health, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-your-uric-acid-levels-could-hold-the-key-to-optimizing-your-mental-physical-health Get the book here: https://www.drperlmutter.com/books/drop-acid/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ned: If you’d like to give Ned a try, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess listeners get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:40 The relationship between uric acid, metabolism & health 4:40 Why high uric acid levels can be dangerous 6:25 Uric acid is an warning signal we need to pay attention to 7:00 How just changing the way we eat can increase our lifespan 8:00 Why we need to treat the root causes of health issues, not just the symptoms 12:25 Why we have to take agency over our healthy destiny & we can do this with the right information 16:00 What uric acid is & how it affects our metabolism 22:00, 27:00 How to improve uric acid levels through dietary changes 23:00 Why coffee is so great! 30:00 Dr. Perlmutter’s recipes to improve uric acid levels 31:50 Supplements that can help support healthy uric acid levels 34:12 Uric acid & mental health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:  -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
5/12/202239 minutes, 20 seconds
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Podcast 380: Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Your Mental Health

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this replay from Lewis Howes’ amazing podcast The School of Greatness, I talk about ways to handle the mental conditions that affect us all. Lewis and I dive deep into the topic of how mismanagement of mental health is on the rise, and I share my five-step Neurocycle process to help people manage their minds. We also discuss how to protect your mental health if you’ve undergone painful and traumatic experiences in your life. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-i-do-every-day-to-protect-your-mental-health OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -InsideTracker: For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store. Just go to insidetracker.com/drleaf. -Chime: Get started at chime.com/drleaf. Banking services and debit card provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC. Early access to direct deposit funds depends on payer. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: The difference between the mind and the brain. How mental health is not on a rise, but the mismanagement of mental health is. Dr. Caroline’s neurocycle process for cleaning up your mental mess. How long it actually takes for behavior changes to actually stick. How to manage our minds in response to stress and trauma. What daily practices you can implement to protect your mental health. -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
5/9/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 47 seconds
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Podcast 379: Why you don't need to hustle to have a fulfilling life + how to quit the "cult"of hustle for good

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf  EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to former Wall Street lawyer and top podcast host Jordan Harbinger about hustle culture, burnout, and so much more! In a recent blog, Jordan talked about “hustle culture” and how it affects our mental and physical well-being, and quality of life. Hustle culture is a term used to refer to the “rise and grind” attitude of work, work, work. It is what Jordan calls the “the ethos of constantly working your butt off in the pursuit of some vague goal, no matter the cost”.   Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-you-don-t-need-to-hustle-to-have-a-fulfilling-life   Jordan's blog: https://www.jordanharbinger.com/why-hustle-culture-makes-you-miserable-and-how-to-break-out-of-it/   And for more info on Jordan and to listen to his podcast: https://jordanharbinger.com/start and https://jordanharbinger.com/podcast for the podcast   OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Nootropics by BiOptimizers: ust go to https://nootopia.com/drleaf and enter coupon code DRLEAF10 for an extra 10% off your order, and experience your best mood and mental performance with personalized Nootropics!   -BetterHelp: am proud to say that this podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, and Cleaning Up the Mental Mess listeners get 10% off their first month at https://betterhelp.com/drleaf.   -Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play.    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  3:00 Jordan’s past job as a lawyer & why he changed professions  5:30 Hustle culture: what is it & how it hurts us 8:05 The danger of thinking “if I am just motivated enough…”  12:00 How hustle culture acts like a cult  12:32 Work is not the only way to have a fulfilling life!  13:10 Hustle culture & religion  15:10 How hustle culture preys on human impulses  17:40 How people who sell hustle culture ideas keep us coming back for more  20:20 Empowerment versus entrapment  21:00 How hustle culture lies to us  24:00 Working more does not always = working better  27:30 Hustle culture & the self-help industry 29:00 Creativity versus hustle vulture  31:00, 44:20 How to quit hustle culture  35:15 Why hustle culture wants us feel like failures  47:10 The power of creating your own values    -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  -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!   -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747   -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  *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.
5/5/202259 minutes, 46 seconds
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Podcast 378: How to use the Neurocycle to manage & heal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) + signs of undiagnosed TBIs

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this episode I explain what a traumatic brain injury is, how it occurs and affects your mental health, and how to use mind-management to heal your brain.  Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video & audio recording of this session: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  -Symptoms of undiagnosed TBIs -How TBIs affect your mental health -How to use brain-building to heal TBIs -How the Neurocycle can be used to rebuild the brain after an injury OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ritual: Get 10% off your first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF. Ritual even offers a money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% in love! -SEED: Get 15% off your first month’s supply of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic by visiting seed.com/DRLEAF or by using code DRLEAF at checkout. -Wild Health: Discover what you can do to achieve your best health from the inside out - get started with Wild Health at wildhealth.com/drleaf and enjoy an exclusive 20% off with code DRLEAF. -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
5/2/202238 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast 377: Diet culture & why it’s toxic for our mental health + how to be healthy at every size with Shana Spence, RD

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I talk to nutritionist Shana Spence about the dangers of diet culture, the benefits of intuitive eating, nutrition and mental health, disordered eating, and so much more! In her practice, Shana takes a non-diet approach to eating, which includes emphasizing health at every size, and getting people comfortable with their food and lifestyle choices so that they can live their best lives. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/diet-culture-why-it-s-toxic-for-our-mental-health-how-to-be-healthy-at-every-size Follow Shana on Instagram for more helpful information: https://www.instagram.com/thenutritiontea/?hl=en OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED: Get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:55 Why Shana loves the non-diet approach to eating 2:30, 10:00 How diet culture affects our sense of self & ability to enjoy eating 4:00 A better way of thinking & talking about food 6:12, 16:30 What intuitive eating is 7:30 The psychological & social aspects of eating 15:40 There is no one way of eating! 19:20 Social media & dieting 25:21 Eating disorders & disordered eating 27:35 Healthy at every size 33:10 Food shaming & discrimination 41:00 How should we understand how the food landscape has changed, including how society & culture has changed 55:00 Food preferences & food choices 58:30 Body dysmorphia -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
4/28/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 46 seconds
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Podcast 376: Why we shouldn't try remember everything

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about memory, including how to improve memory. We actually aren’t supposed to remember everything. The brain is designed to forget things that are not useful to us. In fact, trying to remember everything can cause neurochemical chaos in our neural circuitry because we are designed to selectively remember what interests us and what we need for a particular task. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-shouldn-t-remember-everything OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -InsideTracker: For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store. Just go to insidetracker.com/drleaf. -Perfect Keto Cereal: Visit perfectketo.com/cleaningup and use code CLEANINGUP at checkout to get 20% off your order today. -Athletic Greens: To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:38, 7:40 We are not actually supposed to remember everything! 2:45 How we grow memories 8:00, 10:40 What memory looks like in the nonconscious mind 9:25 How to learn correctly 12:05 How to improve memory 14:30 How to manage chaotic thinking that impacts memory 15:48 Why toxic schedules affect memory 17:00 Rest & memory 19:30 We merge with our environments, which can impact our memory 21:00 How to use mind management to improve memory 25:50 How technology affects memory 28:30 How some medications affect memory 30:33 The brain can heal & memory can be improved! -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
4/25/202233 minutes, 44 seconds
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Podcast 375: The different types of post-trauma syndromes & how to find healing

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Dr. Paul Conti, a Stanford and Harvard-trained psychologist, about his incredible new book Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic: How Trauma Works and How We Can Heal From It, the importance of a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to mental health and trauma management, getting to the root of our traumas, how we can manage and change how trauma impacts us, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-different-post-trauma-syndromes-solutions-for-healing Get Dr. Conti's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Trauma-Invisible-Epidemic-Works-Heal/dp/1683647351 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -immi: Visit immieats.com/drleaf to try immi’s delicious, low carb, plant-based and fiber-rich ramen! - Sensate: Get $25 off your order with the code DRLEAF at https://www.getsensate.com/drleaf. -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:22 What trauma is 4:50 Why Dr. Paul Conti wrote his new book Trauma: The Invisible Epidemic 5:50, 10:05, 17:30, 27:00 The failures of modern healthcare 7:00 Why it is so important to get to the root of the trauma 10:50 Dr. Conti’s own experiences with trauma & why this made him change his career 32:00 The different types of trauma 38:00 How we can get to the root of our trauma & start healing 40:00 How trauma changes our internal narratives 43:45 Trauma & shame 46:00 The power of introspection -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
4/21/202251 minutes, 13 seconds
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Podcast 374: This One Common Thing Could Be Damaging Your Brain

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the one very common thing we all do too often that could be harming our brains, and what we can do to stop this!  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/mind OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. -NOOM: Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF -SEED: Get 15% off your first month’s supply of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic by visiting seed.com/DRLEAF or by using code DRLEAF at checkout. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:00 How the mind works 9:00 The mind is not a machine 12:20 The dangers of milkshake multitasking 19:50 What real learning looks like 25:30 How to manage & prevent toxic mental overload -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
4/18/202233 minutes, 49 seconds
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Podcast 373: Do Beliefs About Aging Impact Our Health & Longevity?

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcastI talk to Dr. Becca Levy, an award-winning Yale professor of psychology and global health. We discuss the dangers of ageism, how positive and negative age stereotypes affect the health of older individuals, how to use the mind and brain more effectively as we age, age as a socially fluid construct, what happens to memory and the mind when we get older, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/do-beliefs-about-aging-impact-our-health-longevity Get Dr. Levy's book here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/breaking-the-age-code-becca-levy?variant=39419497316386 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: NED: If you’d like to give Ned a try, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess listeners get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! InsideTracker: For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store. Just go to insidetracker.com/drleaf.  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:30 How older people are treated in Japan & why this is important 4:35, 6:45 Why we need to teach our children from youth about celebrating aging 5:10 Our beliefs about age impact our life span 7:40 We can change our beliefs about aging & positively impact our health at any time in our lives 8:30 How age beliefs can affect our health, including our risk for dementia 12:50 Memory & brain health can actually get better as we age! 18:00 How our memory changes as we age 19:30 How we can change the way we view aging 23:00 You can learn and grow at ANY age 25:11 What ageism is & how it impacts us 27:44 Ageism & sexism 31:00 How different generations can learn from each other 36:50 Age as a socially fluid construct 39:30 Mind management & aging 49:30 Dr. Becca’s experiences as a professor 44:45 Social media & aging -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
4/14/202251 minutes, 53 seconds
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Podcast 372: How to use mind-management to rewrite & redefine your life stories

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this replay of my interview with best-selling author and wellness teacher Kimberley Snyder on her amazing podcast Feel Good, we talk all things mind, and brain, including how we have the power to write and redefine our own life stories through self-regulation and mind management! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-mind-management-to-rewrite-redefine-your-life-story OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: Signing up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at chime.com/drleaf. -Athletic Greens: To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:25 It is possible to change painful memories! 6:45 The difference between the mind & brain 13:30, 17:50 The difference between thoughts & memories 19:00 How our thoughts impact our body 21:00, 31:20 How we can harness our inner wisdom using mind management 40:00, 51:00, 1:09:40 Changing our minds & lives through self-regulation -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
4/11/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 30 seconds
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Podcast 371: Could this be the answer to ending mass shootings?

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to award winning journalist Mark Follman about his new book Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America, understanding the reasons why mass shooting events and gun violence are so common, the problem with media sensationalism and violent entertainment, how to prevent terrible events like mass shootings, why there is still hope, and so much more. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/could-this-be-the-answer-to-ending-mass-shootings Get Mark's book here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/trigger-points-mark-follman?variant=39402950131746 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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.  -Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:40, 14:50, 17:15 What behavioral threat assessment is & why it is important 6:00 Why understanding the threat of gun violence & mass shooting events is so important 7:55 The difference between reactive & proactive responses to mass shooting events 12:18 How 100s of mass shootings have already been prevented 22:00 The importance of community awareness & using the resources that are already available 31:10 Why we need to talk about mass shooting events & gun violence differently 39:00 Why we cannot just predict mass shooting events & attacks -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
4/7/202246 minutes, 58 seconds
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Podcast 370: How to use the Neurocycle to manage & reduce acute & chronic anxiety

Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full ad-free video and audio recording of this episode: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Listen to this special session from my 2021 Mental Health Retreat in Dallas. In this session I discuss:   -The psychoneurobiology of anxiety   -What the 5 steps of the Neurocycle are, and how to use them to manage chronic and acute anxiety  -Brain exercises to prepare your brain to begin unwiring anxiety OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ritual: Get 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Splendid Spoon: Get started and save $35 on your first order of delicious plant-based meals at SplendidSpoon.com/DRLEAF—that's only $6.66 per meal! -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
4/4/202239 minutes, 31 seconds
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Podcast 369: What to do & eat to reduce cognitive decline

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with bestselling author, journalist, podcast host and filmmaker Max Lugavere about his new book, preserving memory, eating to boost brain health, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-to-do-eat-to-reduce-cognitive-decline Get Max's new book here: https://geniuskitchenbook.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -SEED: Get 15% off your first month’s supply of Seed’s Daily Synbiotic by visiting seed.com/DRLEAF or by using code DRLEAFat checkout. -NED: Get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: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. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:45, 3:40 How Max’s own experiences inspire his work 13:30 What we can start doing today to reduce our risk for cognitive decline 15:00 Our genes are not our destiny 17:00 How our lifestyle habits affect our brain health 18:00 Food & the brain 19:02 How stress can affect brain health 23:25 Tips to shop & eat for brain health -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
3/31/202244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Podcast 368: Identifying, setting, and enforcing boundaries with friends

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I am going to talk about boundaries in friendships, and why it is okay to be honest and ask a friend for space. It is always okay to ask for space in a relationship. Boundaries are an important part of a healthy bond, as I discussed in a recent podcast and blog. We all have our own unique needs for “space”, and need to be able to communicate where we are and what we need to our loved ones, including our friends. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identifying-setting-enforcing-boundaries-with-friends OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -InsideTracker: For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store. Just go to insidetracker.com/drleaf. -Athletic Greens: To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:40 Why it is okay to ask friends for space 2:30 Why boundaries are important 6:18, 11:00 What happens in the brain & body when we don’t put up boundaries 9:00 Why we need to listen to the warning signals our mind, brain & body send us 12:30, 15:30, 22:10 How to ask a friend for space -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
3/28/202225 minutes, 43 seconds
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Podcast 367: Can CBD actually help with anxiety?

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to the founders of NED Ret and Adriaan about CBD, treating mental health issues holistically, natural remedies for anxiety and stress, and more. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/can-cbd-actually-help-with-anxiety OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Perfect Keto Cereal: Visit perfectketo.com/cleaningup and use code CLEANINGUP at checkout to get 20% off your order today. -The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast: Visit MelanieAvalon.com for episode lists and transcripts, and search for The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! You can also join her Facebook groups and follow her on Instagram – just search for Melanie Avalon. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:20 Why CBD is not just about CBD! 5:20, 8:00 The importance of CBG 6:00 Ashwagandha & mental health 9:00 The science behind Ned’s products 9:20 Full spectrum CBD is not bad for you, unless you have specific allergies 10:10 The difference between CBD & THC 12:45 The mental health struggles of creating your own company 15:00 The power of the natural world 18:50 CBD as part of a holistic lifestyle 21:30 Magnesium & mental health 30:00 Natural remedies for stress & anxiety -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
3/24/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast 366: Intrusive thoughts- what they are and how to not let them run your life

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about intrusive thoughts, and how to manage them using what I call “thinker moments”. As you have heard me say many times before, the brain is neuroplastic. This means it is constantly changing. We merge with our environments through our choices, including how long we decide to spend on our phone. “Thinker” time is very important, because it balances our minds, allowing us to observe our environment before we just let it influence and direct our thinking Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/intrusive-thoughts OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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. -BetterHelp: I am proud to say that this podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, and Cleaning Up the Mental Mess listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -NOOM: Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:30 Intrusive thoughts are a global problem! 2:50, 7:30 What intrusive thoughts are 8:00 Why we must weaken intrusive thoughts 9:00 Mind management & intrusive thoughts 9:50 The importance of thinker moments & how they train us to be more self-regulated 12:05 The brain is constantly changing—it is neuroplastic 12:30 Whatever we focus on the most grows, including intrusive thoughts 14:00 The power of being alone with our thoughts 19:00 How to get into a “thinker mindset” 21:00 How thinker moments affect the brain 23:00, 26:15 Tips to use thinker moments to build up mental resilience & manage intrusive thoughts -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
3/21/202230 minutes, 44 seconds
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Podcast 365: Why happy people are annoying (with actor Josh Peck)

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to actor, comedian, author and podcaster Josh Peck about fame, his incredible new book, the importance of self-esteem, overcoming addiction, and so much more. In his new book Happy People Are Annoying Josh talks about how he had to face life on life’s terms, and define what happiness meant to him as a unique individual. He realized that external things like marriage, money, success, drugs, sex, or food will not fill up the “hole in the soul”.  True, lasting peace and comfort come from doing the inner work. As Josh notes, he could not use external things to medicate things deep within himself. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-happy-people-are-annoying-with-actor-josh-peck Get his new book here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/happy-people-are-annoying-josh-peck?variant=39914222223394 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Primally Pure: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to primallypure.com and Get 10% off your order with the code DRLEAF -Athletic Greens: To make it easy, Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:00 Defining your own happiness 5:20 The dark side of the happiness industry 7:00 Why external things will not fill up the “hole in the soul” 7:40 Josh’s childhood struggles 13:00 How our environment impacts our mental & physical health 17:10 Addiction, epigenetics & how you show up 21:00 Why mind management is a lifestyle, not a one-off event 30:00 The importance of awareness & self-regulation 35:00 Josh’s relationship with his mom 38:40 Josh’s battle with addiction 48:00 The power of reconceptualization -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 -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 -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 *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.
3/17/202257 minutes, 38 seconds
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Podcast 364: 3 Ways to boost your mental energy when you are tired and overwhelmed

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about tips to boost your energy when you tired and overwhelmed. Why do we get tired? Our nonconscious mind never stops. It’s always trying to make us aware of issues that are damaging our resilience and causing neurophysiological disruptions in our brain and body. However, the conscious mind and braindo get tired because they work on energy, like our phones. This is kind of like when we have a whole lot of apps open, the brightness is on full and we are constantly using our phone—very soon the battery will die. And, like you need to recharge your phone, you also need to recharge your brain and conscious mind. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/3-ways-to-boost-mental-energy-when-you-tired-overwhelmed OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED: If you’d like to give Ned a try, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess listeners get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play. -InsideTracker: For a limited time, get 20% off the entire InsideTracker store. Just go to insidetracker.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:28 Why we get tired 5:40 Why we should rest even when we feel like we can keep pushing ourselves 6:30 The difference between the conscious & nonconscious mind 8:50, 15:30, 20:25 How to make rest a part of your everyday life 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 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to US: 1 (833) 285 3747 UK: +447908679035 Canada: 18336032953 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 -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *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.
3/14/202225 minutes, 34 seconds
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Podcast 363: Is your metabolism messing up your mental health?

Get $40 off your Lumen device with code DRLEAF (limited to the first 100 users!): https://lumen.me/?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=drleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Daniel Tal Mor, the founder, and CEO of Lumen, about the importance of a healthy metabolism for optimal mental health, and how everyone can attain it!   Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-your-metabolism-can-tell-you-about-your-mental-health Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf   OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -Athletic Greens: Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit https://athleticgreens.com/leaf    -Chime: Sign up takes only two minutes and doesn’t affect your credit score. Get started at https://chime.com/drleaf.   -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium Breakthrough: 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.   EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:  2:00 What Lumen is  5:45 Why metabolism is so important  7:20 The dangers of fad diets  9:30 We are all unique & we all have unique health needs  13:50 The power of community & accountability  17:40 Lumen’s goal & vision to empower people to take their health into their own hands  22:40 The science behind Lumen  30:05 Metabolism & mental health   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 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips.  Just text DRLEAF to  US: 1 (833) 285 3747  UK: +447908679035  Canada: 18336032953   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 Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf  *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.
3/10/202235 minutes, 26 seconds
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Podcast 362: The science of soulmates

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the difference between a significant other and a soulmate. A soulmate is word we use to describe a human bond that involves a deep and satisfying sense of peace and connection. We literally wire this connection with our mind over time (our mind is our “aliveness”, that is our ability to think, feel and choose) into our brain, body and mind. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/soulmates OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF. -Catalina Crunch: See why Catalina Crunch Cereal is the fastest growing cereal brand in America. Just go to catalinacrunch.com/DRLEAF for 15% off your first order—plus FREE shipping. -Ritual’s Essential Protein: Are you ready to shake up your protein Ritual? My listeners get 10% off during their first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF. Ritual even offers a money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% in love! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:28, 11:10 The difference between a soulmate & a significant other 2:50, 4:44 What deep, meaningful connections look like in the brain & body 8:40, 12:45 Why love will look different for each of us—there is no “one way” to find a soulmate 15:20 Do what works for you, find love in your own idiosyncratic way & be kind to yourself 16:50 The importance of accepting the highs & lows in life 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 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to US: 1 (833) 285 3747 UK: +447908679035 Canada: 18336032953 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 -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *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.
3/7/202219 minutes, 21 seconds
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Podcast 361: How to use a “thought ladder” to identify and change established patterns of thinking that may be halting your progress

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to social justice lawyer, podcast host and master coach Kara Loewentheil about how to identify and change established patterns of thinking that halt our progress, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-a-thought-ladder-to-identify-change-established-patterns-of-thinking-that-may-be-halting-your-progress OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED: If you’d like to give their new and improved Sleep Blend a try, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess listeners get 21% off with code DRLEAF for the month of March ONLY. It’s their best offer of the year! Visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access. -immi: Visit immieats.com/drleaf to try immi’s delicious, low carb, plant-based and fiber-rich ramen! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:10 Where the self-help industry falls short 4:20 How we actually start finding ourselves & our purpose 5:00 How to use a “thought ladder” to self-regulate your thoughts, feelings and choices 7:20 Why we should try to avoid “black & white thinking” 9:30 How cognitive dissonance affects our mind, brain & body 14:25 The treatment effect 15:50 Why we need to have self-compassion 16:30 Why we should not monitor our progress like we would monitor a machine—progress is not industrial 18:25 What resilience really means 20:30 The importance of being kind to ourselves 23:00 What humility really is 26:15 Inspiration versus competition 27:00 How to enjoy the journey, not just the end point 30:30 Deconstructing toxic social norms 38:00, 47:30 The difference between the mind & brain 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 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to US: 1 (833) 285 3747 UK: +447908679035 Canada: 18336032953 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 -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *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.
3/3/20221 hour, 58 seconds
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Podcast 360: Healthy ways to process grief

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In today’s podcast I am going to talk about grief, and answer some of your questions about dealing with and managing grief.Since grief is inescapable, and can come about for all sorts of reasons, it’s important to accept that it’s an intrinsic part of being human, instead of trying to avoid or suppress the emotion. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/grief OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimzer’s Magnesium Breakthrough:For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10 percent and get free shipping. -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -Perfect Keto Cereal: Visit perfectketo.com/cleaningup and use code CLEANINGUP at checkout to get 20% off your order today. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:00 Why grief is so hard to process 2:30 Why grief isn’t linear 4:00 We all experience & manage grief in different ways 8:30 Ways to manage grief or help those who are grieving 11:40 We are not an expert on anyone’s feelings except our own 12:50 How to self-regulate grief 14:50 There is no one time frame for dealing with grief 16:30 What happens if we ignore or don’t process our grief 19:30 The importance of recognizing different types of grief 22:20 How the pandemic has added another layer of grief to our lives 27:30 Why we need to move beyond just focusing on our feelings 29:40 How to help children deal with grief 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 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! 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 -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *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.
2/28/202236 minutes, 13 seconds
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Podcast 359: Toxic Positivity: What it sounds like, why it's toxic, and what to say instead

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to therapist and author Whitney Goodman about her new book on toxic positivity, why good intentions are sometimes not good enough, and more! As Whitney notes in her new book, toxic positivity tends to shut down conversations, and often stops people from truly connecting—especially when it comes to the hard “stuff” we all face as we lives our lives. Even if someone is just trying to be nice by saying things like “everything happens for a reason” or “remember, the glass is half full”, the person sharing their pain and struggles can feel silenced by these seemingly innocuous platitudes. It can make the person struggling feel like their distress is making the other person uncomfortable or scared, which often feels like rejection. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/toxic-positivity-what-it-is-how-it-hurts-what-to-say-instead Get her book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/673005/toxic-positivity-by-whitney-goodman/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Cleaning Up The Mental Mess listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast: Visit MelanieAvalon.com for episode lists and transcripts, and search for The Melanie Avalon Biohacking Podcast on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! You can also join her Facebook groups and follow her on Instagram – just search for Melanie Avalon. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:55 How toxic positivity can affect our relationships 4:30 Why good intentions are often not enough 6:00, 11:40 Why positive affirmations aren’t a “cure-all” 8:00, 20:00 Why we shouldn’t suppress uncomfortable emotions 14:30 Why the concept of toxic positivity has gone “viral” 16:20 How shame can affect our mental health 17:50 The dark side of self-improvement & self-help 24:00 How toxic positivity can show up in our communities 29:30 How to complain better 33:00 Why we can’t fix other people 35:20 Toxic positivity & feeling in control 38:00 Toxic positivity & motivational conferences 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 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! 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 -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *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.
2/24/202244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Podcast 358: One of the best & most easily accessible "anti-depressants"

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about something we all do: laughing! Have you ever thought about why emitting sounds from our mouths gives us so much joy? Even when those sounds can sometimes come out like a cackle, grunt, wheeze or even a snort? When we do this, we are most likely filled with joy, although there are times when people laugh out of discomfort, shock, anger, and/or sadness. In almost all these situations, however, there is something about laughing that relieves us—it releases tension and can improve our mood in tangible ways. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/laughing 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. -Splendid Spoon: Get started and save $35 on your first order of delicious plant-based meals at SplendidSpoon.com/DRLEAF—that's only $6.66 per meal! -NOOM: Sign up for your trial and get psychology-based support and motivation to reach your goals at noom.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 What laughter is 3:45 Laughter as communication 4:25, 15:00 How laughing affects the brain & body 8:30 Laughing & self-regulation 9:30 How laughing helps protect us 13:00 Laughing, oxygen & blood flow 14:00 Laughing as tension relief 19:18, 24:25 How laughing helps us manage toxic stress 20:45 Ho laughing helps us rest & restore 21:00 Laughing as therapy 24:00 Laughter & mind management 26:30 Why we should all laugh more! 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 US: 1 (833) 285 3747 UK: +447908679035 Canada: 18336032953 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! 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 -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *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.
2/21/202230 minutes, 17 seconds
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Podcast 357: Identifying, Exiting & Healing from Narcissistic Relationships (with Psychologist & Narcissism Expert Dr. Ramani Durvasila)

Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this repost of one of my most popular podcast interviews, 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. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/navigating-narcissistic-relationships-how-the-culture-of-entitlement-is-making-the-pandemic-worse-why-we-are-so-interested-in-stories-about-psychopaths-with-psychologist-dr-ramani-durvasula For more on Dr. Ramani: http://doctor-ramani.com/# OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF. -Athletic Greens: Get a FREE 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase at athleticgreens.com/leaf  EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:38 High-conflict, antagonist personalities & narcissism 5:36 What is narcissism? 8:38 The culture of entitlement & narcissism in our world today 20:51 How collectivism can enable narcissism 23:50 The two most important tasks of a parent or guardian 27:00 How narcissism & 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 & narcissism 46:00 Trauma-bonding & narcissism 55:00 What causes narcissism? 59:22 Dirty John, psychopaths & narcissism 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 ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: h