CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

By Dr. Caroline Leaf

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

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Hi! I’m Dr. Caroline Leaf. I’m a cognitive neuroscientist, author, & mental health expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical & scientific tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health. Visit: https://drleaf.com *DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult with your personal physician if you have any personal medical questions.

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Podcast 437: How Minimalism Can Improve Your Mental Health & Mind
00:42:04

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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!

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Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-minimalism-can-improve-your-mental-health


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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.

Nov 25, 2022
Podcast 436: When & How to Set Boundaries with Friends
00:25:53

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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.


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Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identifying-setting-enforcing-boundaries-with-friends


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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.

Nov 21, 2022
Podcast 435: How Hard Is It to Stop Antidepressants, and Are There Better Alternatives?
01:07:28

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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!


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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.

Nov 17, 2022
Podcast 434: How Attachment Styles Affect Relationships & Other Advice from Two Relationship Therapists
00:52:57

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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


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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.

Nov 14, 2022
Podcast 433: Essential Techniques for Self-Healing with Alex Elle
00:44:29

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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!


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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



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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.

Nov 10, 2022
Podcast 432: Can Keeping Secrets Be Good For Your Mental Health?
00:42:30

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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!


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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/


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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.

Nov 07, 2022
Podcast 431: Spermidine: What It Is & How It Can Help Your Mental & Brain Health
01:04:04

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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! 


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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/


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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.

Nov 01, 2022
Podcast 430: What a recent brush with death taught me about life
00:57:24

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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/ 

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-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.

Oct 31, 2022
Podcast 429: The Best Mental Health Advice from the U.S Surgeon General
00:46:58

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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


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Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/mental-health-advice-from-the-u-s-surgeon-general


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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.

Oct 27, 2022
Podcast 428: The Pros & Cons of Mental Health Labels
00:19:28

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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. 


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Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-pros-cons-of-mental-health-labels 


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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.

Oct 24, 2022
Podcast 427: Managing menopause and your mental health
00:55:00

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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/


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Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/managing-menopause-your-mental-health


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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.

Oct 20, 2022
Podcast 426: Neuroplasticity: what it is & how to harness its power for your benefit
00:24:41

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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.

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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!


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*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.

Oct 17, 2022
Podcast 425: How to break free from PTSD & find sustainable healing
01:03:22

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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.


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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


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*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.

Oct 13, 2022
Podcast 424: How to make intrusive thoughts work for you, not against you.
00:20:32

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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.

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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:

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*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.

Oct 10, 2022
Podcast 423: How a Sauna a Day Keeps the Stress Away
00:38:09

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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!

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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


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*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.

Oct 06, 2022
Podcast 422: What actually is the mind?
00:14:19

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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.


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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


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*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.

Oct 03, 2022
Podcast 421: How Stoicism Can Help Improve Your Mental Health (with Ryan Holiday)
01:00:41

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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!


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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/



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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

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-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.

Sep 29, 2022
Podcast 420: The Difference Between Thoughts & Memories
00:17:56

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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.


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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

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*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.

Sep 26, 2022
Podcast 419: An Interview with The First Man to Trek Solo Across Antarctica + How Walking Can Improve Your Mental Health
00:44:05

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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 IceCrossing Antarctica Alone), a world-first ocean row across Drake Passage (from South America to Antarctica), and summiting Mt. Everest twice.


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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


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-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! -

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-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.

Sep 22, 2022
Podcast 418: How to Listen to & Learn from Your Mental & Physical Warning Signals
00:20:14

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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.


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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

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-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.

Sep 19, 2022
Podcast 417: How to redefine the role that trauma plays in your life
00:38:08

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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.


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Get Michael's book here: https://book.thinkunbroken.com/


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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:

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-Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -

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-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.

Sep 15, 2022
Podcast 416: How to Tap Into the Nonconcious Mind to Unwire Trauma & Toxic Thinking Habits
00:20:42

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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.


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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! -

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-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.

Sep 12, 2022
Podcast 415: Debunking the Serotonin-Depression Theory (with Psychiatrist & Professor Dr. Joanna Moncrieff)
01:01:59

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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


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Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/debunking-the-serotonin-depression-theory-with-psychiatrist-professor-dr-joanna-moncrieff


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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


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-Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -

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*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.

Sep 08, 2022
Podcast 414: The Difference Between the Nonconscious, Subconscious & Conscious Mind
00:18:59

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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!


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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


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-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! -

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*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.

Sep 05, 2022
Podcast 413: The great psychiatry fraud
01:33:54

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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


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Article mentioned: https://www.madinamerica.com/2022/08/psychiatry-fraud-and-the-case-for-a-class-action-lawsuit/


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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:

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-Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -

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*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.

Sep 01, 2022
Episode 412: The Difference Between Helping Vs. Enabling Toxic Behavior
00:42:48

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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.


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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! -

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-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.

Aug 29, 2022
Podcast 411: Re-Thinking Addiction + A Guide to Creating the Sober Life You Love (with Amanda White, Therapist)
00:56:29

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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.


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Get Amanda's book here: https://amandaewhite.com/book


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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! -

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-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.

Aug 25, 2022
Podcast 410: Inside the Mind of a Psychopath + The Nature vs. Nurture Debate When It Comes to Mental Illness
01:11:28

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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!


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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! -

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-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.

Aug 22, 2022
Podcast 409: How Having Too Many Options Can Shut Down Your Brain + Simple Steps To Overcoming Decision Anxiety
01:01:19

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: I think we can all agree that freedom of choice is a good thing, but what happens when there are too many choices? 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!


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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

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-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.

Aug 18, 2022
Podcast 408: How to Become a Responder Not a Reactor
00:30:52
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.
Aug 15, 2022
Podcast 407: 6 Strategies to Deescalate Intense Emotions In the Moment
00:48:28

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


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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

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-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.

Aug 11, 2022
Podcast 374 En español
00:32:33

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Aug 09, 2022
Podcast 406: Signs your brainwaves are off-balance & how to restore equilibrium
00:42:51

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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.


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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.

Aug 08, 2022
Podcast 370 en español
00:46:27

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Aug 05, 2022
Podcast 405: Why Keeping the Peace May Not Be the Best Thing & Other Relationship Advice (with My Husband Mac)
00:52:12

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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.

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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.

Aug 04, 2022
Podcast 404: How to develop your own personalized mind resilience "insurance" plan
00:36:04

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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.

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-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 


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Aug 01, 2022
Podcast 403: The 4 Main Trauma Responses + How to Recognize Your Dominant One
00:41:28

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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.


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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


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Jul 28, 2022
Podcast 368 en español
00:30:32

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Jul 26, 2022
Podcast 402: How to speed up your mental processing
00:27:26

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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.


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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



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Jul 25, 2022
Podcast 401: The Neuroscience of Dreams & Nightmares
00:32:42

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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.


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*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.

Jul 21, 2022
Podcast 400: The Role of Co-Regulation in Building Self-Regulation Skills
00:37:34

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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. 


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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


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Jul 18, 2022
Podcast 399: What to Do When People Don't Accept Your Boundaries
00:51:58

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am talk about how to respond in a healthy way when people don’t respond well to you taking ownership of your mental health and life.

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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


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Jul 14, 2022
Podcast 392: Los sorprendentes beneficios de la decepción + cómo aceptarla y usarla a tu favor
00:17:25

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Jul 12, 2022
Podcast 398: Should we have mental health days at school?
00:37:48

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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”.


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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


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Jul 11, 2022
Podcast 397: The 4 main signals of depression & how to find healing
00:41:36

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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.


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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


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Jul 07, 2022
Cómo usar el Neurociclo para manejar y curar lesiones cerebrales traumáticas + signos de lesiones cerebrales no diagnosticadas
00:31:13

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Jul 05, 2022
Podcast 396: Is crying good for you?
00:38:28

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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. 


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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


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Jul 04, 2022
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)
00:40:11

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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!

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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


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Jun 30, 2022
Soluciones prácticas para ayudar a los niños a manejar la ansiedad, la depresión y el trauma
01:11:36

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Jun 28, 2022
Podcast 394: The healing power of laughing at yourself
00:23:43

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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.


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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!


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*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.

Jun 27, 2022
Podcast 386: The ultimate anti-anxiety toolkit (en español)
00:58:36

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Jun 24, 2022
Podcast 384: How to Find Freedom From the Shame Spiral (en español)
00:34:08

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Jun 24, 2022
Podcast 382: 3 Tips to make your home a mental health haven (en español)
00:20:49

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Jun 24, 2022
Podcast 393: How to find meaning again after tragedy
00:41:13

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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

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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


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*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.

Jun 23, 2022
Podcast 392: The surprising benefits of disappointment + how to embrace it & use it to your advantage
00:21:47

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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. 

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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: 

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-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 

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*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.

Jun 20, 2022
Podcast 391: Pets struggle with anxiety and depression too. Here’s how to help them.
00:45:04

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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.

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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:

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

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*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.

Jun 16, 2022
Podcast 390: The brain science of shaping your identity and building confidence
02:07:40

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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!

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-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

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*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.

Jun 13, 2022
Podcast 389: The Anatomy of Anxiety: Understanding & Overcoming the Body’s Fear Response
00:45:40

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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

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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


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

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

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

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*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.

Jun 09, 2022
Podcast 388: Practical solutions to help children manage anxiety, depression and trauma
00:40:37

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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! 

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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 


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

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*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.

Jun 06, 2022
Podcast 387: How to identify your brain type and create happiness strategies best suited to your brain (with Dr. Daniel Amen)
00:36:07
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Jun 02, 2022
Podcast 386: The ultimate anti-anxiety toolkit
00:49:41

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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!

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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


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

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*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.

May 30, 2022
Podcast 385: How understanding the biofield could hold the key to healing trauma
00:57:57

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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!

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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


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May 26, 2022
Podcast 384: How to Find Freedom From the Shame Spiral
00:32:03

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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


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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

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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.

May 23, 2022
Podcast 383: Debunking the myth of the chemical imbalance with renown psychiatrist Dr. Joanna Moncrieff
01:04:01

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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


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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

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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.

May 19, 2022
Podcast 382: 3 Tips to make your home a mental health haven
00:21:20

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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! 

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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

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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.

May 16, 2022
Podcast 381: How your uric acid levels could hold the key to optimizing your mental & physical health
00:39:20

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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/


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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.

May 12, 2022
Podcast 380: Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Protect Your Mental Health
01:48:47
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.
May 09, 2022
Podcast 379: Why you don't need to hustle to have a fulfilling life + how to quit the "cult"of hustle for good
00:59:46

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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  


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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 

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

-Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf 


*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.

May 05, 2022
Podcast 378: How to use the Neurocycle to manage & heal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) + signs of undiagnosed TBIs
00:38:58

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. 

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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



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

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

-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

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*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.

May 02, 2022
Podcast 377: Diet culture & why it’s toxic for our mental health + how to be healthy at every size with Shana Spence, RD
01:03:46

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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


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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

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-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.

Apr 28, 2022
Podcast 376: Why we shouldn't try remember everything
00:33:44

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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


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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

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*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.

Apr 25, 2022
Podcast 375: The different types of post-trauma syndromes & how to find healing
00:51:13

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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


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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

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*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.

Apr 21, 2022
Podcast 374: This One Common Thing Could Be Damaging Your Brain
00:33:49

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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


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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


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-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

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-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.

Apr 18, 2022
Podcast 373: Do Beliefs About Aging Impact Our Health & Longevity?
00:51:53

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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


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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


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-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

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*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.

Apr 14, 2022
Podcast 372: How to use mind-management to rewrite & redefine your life stories
01:25:30

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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



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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


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

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

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*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.

Apr 11, 2022
Podcast 371: Could this be the answer to ending mass shootings?
00:46:58

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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


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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

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-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.

Apr 07, 2022
Podcast 370: How to use the Neurocycle to manage & reduce acute & chronic anxiety
00:39:31

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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


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

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

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

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*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.

Apr 04, 2022
Podcast 369: What to do & eat to reduce cognitive decline
00:44:54

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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


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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

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*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.

Mar 31, 2022
Podcast 368: Identifying, setting, and enforcing boundaries with friends
00:25:43

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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


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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


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

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

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-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.

Mar 28, 2022
Podcast 367: Can CBD actually help with anxiety?
00:37:34

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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


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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


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

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

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

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-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.

Mar 24, 2022
Podcast 366: Intrusive thoughts- what they are and how to not let them run your life
00:30:44

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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



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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


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

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

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-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.

Mar 21, 2022
Podcast 365: Why happy people are annoying (with actor Josh Peck)
00:57:38

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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

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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

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

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

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

*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.

Mar 17, 2022
Podcast 364: 3 Ways to boost your mental energy when you are tired and overwhelmed
00:25:34

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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


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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


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-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.

Mar 14, 2022
Podcast 363: Is your metabolism messing up your mental health?
00:35:26

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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


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-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  


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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 

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UK: +447908679035 

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*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.

Mar 10, 2022
Podcast 362: The science of soulmates
00:19:21

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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.

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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


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Mar 07, 2022
Podcast 361: How to use a “thought ladder” to identify and change established patterns of thinking that may be halting your progress
01:00:58

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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!

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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


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*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.

Mar 03, 2022
Podcast 360: Healthy ways to process grief
00:36:13

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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


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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


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*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.

Feb 28, 2022
Podcast 359: Toxic Positivity: What it sounds like, why it's toxic, and what to say instead
00:44:52

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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/


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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


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*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.

Feb 24, 2022
Podcast 358: One of the best & most easily accessible "anti-depressants"
00:30:17

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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


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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!


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*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.

Feb 21, 2022
Podcast 357: Identifying, Exiting & Healing from Narcissistic Relationships (with Psychologist & Narcissism Expert Dr. Ramani Durvasila)
01:08:33

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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

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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


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*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.

Feb 17, 2022
Podcast 356: Why You Don’t Need to Stress About Sleep
00:43:36

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I will give you my favorite, neuroscience-based tips to sleep better.

Before I go into depth on this topic, I want to emphasize that everyone is different. Some people may need more sleep than others. Some people may find that certain tips to improve sleep quality don’t work for them—this is perfectly okay AND normal.

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EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

2:03 Don’t fear not sleeping

3:15 The messier our mind is, the messier our sleeping patterns will be

6:00, 34:00 Why we need to manage our mind to sleep better

10:00 We all need different amounts of sleep

12:00 Why we need to prepare the mind & body to sleep well

13:00 Techniques to sleep better

18:00 How light affects sleep quality

21:20 How temperature affects sleep quality

25:12 Exercise & sleep

27:50 Why sleeping pills should only be used as a last resort



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*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.

Feb 14, 2022
Podcast 355: How Long COVID affects our brains & minds + how to use directed neuroplasticity to wire out COVID damage
00:37:57

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast you will get a chance to listen to the second session I did at my recent Mental Health Retreat in Dallas, Texas.


EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

🧠How the COVID pandemic has affect our minds, brains, and bodies

🧠How to use directed neuroplasticity (the Neurocycle) to wire out harmful COVID PTSD effects 

🧠How Long COVID affects the brain + How to heal from long COVID 

🧠How social interaction & cognitive stimulation can heal our brains, minds, and bodies 

🧠How to help our children rewire any negative COVID effects 


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Feb 10, 2022
Podcast 354: Trauma Bonding- What it is & how to break free
00:36:41

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*Content/trigger warning: the following discussion contains talk about abuse and trauma bonding*


EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about trauma bonding, and how to start healing from the trauma of an abusive relationship.

Trauma bonding generally occurs in abusive relationships. It is a psychological and emotional response to abuse, when the person experiencing the abuse can develop certain attachments or sympathies for the abuser.

If you are someone who has or is suffering from abuse and trauma bonding, this content may be triggering. If you are in an abusive relationship, you can call this hotline 1.800.799.7233 or visit The National Domestic Violence Hotline website for help and immediate support. For more hotlines, including international hotlines, see https://drkimmyramotar.com/list-of-hotlines/.


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EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

2:15 What trauma bonding is

3:30 What happens when human attachment becomes toxic

6:38 The cycle of abuse that can lead to trauma bonding

12:05 How a trauma bond can develop

13:00 Why people often find it hard to leave an abusive relationship

20:00 The mind, brain, toxic stress & trauma bonds

24:30 You are not to blame!

26:00 Cognitive dissonance & trauma bonds

29:50 How to start healing from a trauma bond


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Feb 07, 2022
Podcast 353: Why you can't pay attention + how to think deeply again (with Johann Hari)
01:11:41

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to journalist and best-selling author Johann Hari about his incredible new book Stolen Focus, why our inability to focus, think deeply and pay attention has dramatically decreased, and what we can do about this as individuals and as a society.


Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-you-cant-pay-attention-how-to-think-deeply-again-with-johann-hari

Get Johann's book here: stolenfocusbook.com


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EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

3:10 Johann Hari’s fascinating history

4:40 The power of curiosity

6:05 What is happening to our attention spans & why it is becoming harder and harder to focus

6:50 The different factors affecting our ability to pay attention in the modern world

12:38 Why Johann decided to write Stolen Focus

21:00 Pathologizing the individual versus dealing with social problems

21:30 How the business model behind modern technology & social media is designed to steal our attention

36:00 The power of working together to change society

40:30 Why we all need to read more

49:00 What is happening to children’s attention & focus

51:50 Why children need to play


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Feb 03, 2022
Podcast 352: How to express intense emotions in a healthy way
00:46:19

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how our emotions can affect our relationships, and how we can learn how to express our emotions while being mindful of the other people in our lives.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-express-intense-emotions-in-a-healthy-way


EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

3:30, 19:00 What an emotion is & what it isn't

14:30 What happens when we express emotions

15:30 How unmanaged emotions affect our health & quality of life

16:20 Emotions are not illnesses

17:00 How to express emotions in a healthy way

23:00, 31:15 How our emotions can impact other people & how to manage this impact

34:30 How to develop your emotional intelligence

41:20 The power of listening

43:00 Why we all need forgiveness


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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Jan 31, 2022
Podcast 351: How to fall back in love with yourself & find your identity
00:58:59

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I interview bestselling author, podcast host and holistic meditation and wellness teacher Kimberly Snyder about how to fall back in love with yourself, realize you are more than enough, and create the life you deserve.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-fall-back-in-love-with-yourself-find-your-identity

Get Kimberly's book here: https://mysolluna.com/youaremore/ 

Follow Kimberly on Instagram: @kimberly_snyder


EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

8:30 The power of finding yourself

9:20 Why you are more than you think you are

11:00 What enlightenment means

12:00 Love versus fear

17:00 What true confidence is

23:50 The importance of creating “gaps” in our life

34:10 Bridging the divide between who we know we are & our behavior

47:30, 50:20 What an abundant life looks like


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

Jan 27, 2022
Podcast 350: Why it’s so hard to ask for help + life-changing lessons from a rope maze experiment
00:25:37

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the importance of asking for help, and why we all need help at times! The Beatles really got it right. There are times when we will cry out “Help, I need somebody!”. We can’t do everything alone, and we shouldn’t be shamed for needing help.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-it-is-so-hard-to-ask-for-help


EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

3:30 Why it can be hard to ask for help

5:00 Why we need a lot of self-compassion

9:20 Learning to listen to our “wise mind”

10:30 What the rope maze can teach you about asking for help

17:30 Why we need each other!

20:10 Why some people may find it challenging to ask for help

21:28 It is not just about you—it is about you in the world

22:00 The importance of the default mode network & asking for help


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

Jan 24, 2022
Podcast 349: How self-boundaries can help improve self-esteem, overcome self-loathing, and rebuild identity after trauma
01:07:44

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast you will get a chance to listen to the first session I did at my recent Mental Health Retreat in Dallas, Texas.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

🧠How to identify, set, and maintain healthy self-boundaries 

🧠Different types of self-boundaries 

🧠How to avoid common mistakes when setting self-boundaries 

🧠How self-boundaries can help rebuild identity after trauma and during healing 

🧠How self-boundaries can help restore balance in the brain + the neuroscience of boundaries 

🧠A Neurocycle for rebuilding identity & overcoming self-loathing or low self-esteem 


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


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

Jan 20, 2022
Podcast 348: The best mental health lessons from Ted Lasso
00:33:35

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss some of the best mental health lessons from my favorite new TV show Ted Lasso!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-best-mental-health-lessons-from-ted-lasso


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:38 Why I love the show Ted Lasso!

10:00 Toxic versus healthy anger

11:25 How the past can impact our present

17:20 Why not all confrontation is bad

17:35 Kindness does not mean enabling bad behavior

18:40 Our choices can change how our experiences impact the brain, body & future

21:28 The power of compassion & forgiveness

26:30 True healing comes when we can seek out & receive help and love

27:30 We are all connected & in relationship with each other!


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

Jan 17, 2022
Podcast 347: The unconventional guide to owning your worth, cultivating self-love, and stepping into your power
00:51:25

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to bestselling author and founder of Girl Talk Sarah Pendrick about owning your worth, cultivating self-love, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-unconventional-guide-to-owning-your-worth-cultivating-self-love-stepping-into-your-power



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OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

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-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. Again, that is athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance!

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

6:40 How abuse can impact women

10:45 The healing power of community

11:20 Why Sarah started Girl Talk

15:30 Why Sarah wrote her book Beautifully Brave

17:00 The relationship between self-love & confidence

17:25 How to become more confident

18:20 The power of visualization & intention

19:45 Why women supporting women is so important

25:30 The power of positive networking

26:40 The unique challenges that many women face

32:00 Competing versus complementing others

33:30 The science of confidence

37:00 How to start trusting yourself & building your sense of self-love

42:00 How to have better conversations

45:00 How to manage criticism


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

Jan 13, 2022
Podcast 346: How to manage your mental health when a relationship changes or ends
00:31:30

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to manage your mental health when a relationship changes or ends.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/relationships-ending


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

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OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-The Jordan Harbinger Show: ou can’t go wrong with adding The Jordan Harbinger Show to your rotation. It’s incredibly interesting, there’s never a dull show. Search for The Jordan Harbinger Show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts or click here: jordanharbinger.com/start

-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!


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:30 Why relationships change

5:15 Some relationships are seasonal

6:30, 18:25 Why it is okay when relationships change or end

7:25, 18:00 Why we shouldn’t just blame ourselves if a relationship changes

7:60 Why we need different kinds of relationships & how this impacts our mental health

12:05 The difference between friendships & family relationships

15:00 Why we all need a community

17:22 Why a relationship may change or end

18:00, 25:40 Tips for managing relationship changes in your life


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

Jan 10, 2022
Podcast 345: A neuroscientific approach to setting sustainable & attainable new year resolutions
00:51:52

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about New Year’s resolutions, including the neuroscience of resolutions, how to think about and make New Year’s resolutions, and how to use resolutions to bring about sustainable change in your life.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-neuroscientific-approach-to-setting-sustainable-attainable-new-year-resolutions

*Correction to the audio: You will be able to do around 5-6, NOT 11, cycles a year to create a new habit

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:47 What is a New Year’s resolution?

5:00, 14:30 The neuroscience behind setting goals & resolutions

10:00 Why you should celebrate your past achievements while making new goals & resolutions

12:00, 41:20 Using mind management to work on your resolutions ever day

22:00 Why all resolutions take time!

32:00 The importance of making changes in 63 day cycles

46:00 Why you should have a theme & mantra for the year


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

Jan 06, 2022
Podcast 344: The One Mind-Management Technique Required for Sustainable Healing
00:31:46

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this week’s podcast I talk about the importance of self-awareness and how it is a key part of the healing process. Without awareness, we cannot change or move forward. To make changes in our thoughts and subsequent communication, we need to be strategic, proactive and deliberate about our thinking. We need to try to be aware of what we are thinking about every day. This is called self-regulation.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-one-mind-management-technique-required-for-sustainable-healing

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 

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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.

-Ned: If you want to try the new De-Stress Blend from Ned, we have a special offer for the Cleaning Up The Mental Mess audience. Every order over $40 qualifies for 15% off + a FREE De-Stress Blend Sample. Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout to take advantage of this offer.

-HoMedics: Right now if you go to HoMedics.com/DRLEAF and use promo code DRLEAF, you’ll receive a FREE PORTABLE PHONE SANITIZER when you buy $100 or more in massage products…that’s a $60 value!


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:25 Why self-awareness is so important

4:10 Your past is not your destiny

5:00 What it means to be aware of a thought

5:50 The neuroscience of self-awareness

7:50 The relationship between the conscious & nonconscious mind

13:00 The nature of thoughts & self-awareness

15:40 How to listen to what your mind, brain & body are telling you

19:35 How your nonconscious mind tries to protect you

22:30, 26:00 What to do after you become aware of an issue that is affecting your life


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

Dec 20, 2021
Podcast 343: The science of connection, trust, and belonging + how to master the art of influence (with Jon Levy)
00:53:07

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to behavioral scientist and NYT bestselling author Jon Levy about his new book, building meaningful connections, developing community, achieving what is important to us, the nature of human influence, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-science-of-connection-trust-belonging-how-to-master-the-art-of-influence

For more info about Jon and to get his book: https://www.jonlevytlb.com


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

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

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

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

4:50 Why John is famous for his dinner parties

6:00 Are emotions & behaviors “contagious”?

7:45 Dating & relationships: do opposites really attract?

10:20, 14:00, 27:00 How do we create common ground?

17:30 The power of expanding your community

24:00 Networking: why is it so awful?

26:00 What makes people friends?

29:50 The connection between trust & vulnerability

40:00 Communication, distance & COVID-19

43:00 Social skills are anti-fragile

46:30 What is influence & how does it help us connect with others?


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

Dec 16, 2021
Podcast 342: 2 Ways to self-regulate & self-soothe your mind, brain, and body
00:30:20

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss two great ways you soothe and calm the mind and brain, and build up your mental resilience. When it comes to our mental health, we want to be proactive. We want to build up the resilience of our minds so that, in the moment, we have an “insurance policy” to fall back on.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/2-ways-to-self-regulate-soothe-your-mind-brain-body


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

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

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

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-Ana Luisa Jewelry: And, just for my listeners, you can save up to 10% with the code DRLEAF at shop.analuisa.com/drleaf

-Magnesium Breakthrough from 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.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 Strategies to help soothe & calm the mind

2:00, 10:00 What is mental resilience?

4:00 What is fear & how does it affect us? Can we learn how to manage our fear in the moment?

7:50 The relationship between our mind & our genes

12:00 Exercises to build up your mental resilience

14:00 The mental power of enjoying life

22:00, 25:30 Why we all need to be kinder—to ourselves & others

26:20 Kindness & the inner critic


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

Dec 13, 2021
Podcast 341: How to reset and reconnect after a fight or argument
00:29:04

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Arguing with friends, family members or loved ones is inevitable. It’s impossible for us to get along all the time, especially when we spend a lot of time with certain people, such as during the holiday season. So in this podcast I talk about ways to reset and reconnect after a fight or argument. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-reset-and-reconnect-after-a-fight-or-argument


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

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

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

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-Jenni Kayne: ind the perfect gift for your loved ones at jennikayne.com and get 15% off your first order when you use code LEAF at checkout.

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


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 Arguments are a natural part of life

1:50, 3:55 Arguments as an opportunity to grow

2:50 We are all unique & have different opinions & ways of seeing the world

6:55 How to see fights differently

8:10 Ways to reconnect after a fight

18:00 Why it is important to give yourself time to calm down after a fight

25:10 The power of saying “sorry”


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

Dec 09, 2021
Podcast 340: Breaking Free From Codependency
00:40:41

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the difference between codependency and being codependent. In my previous podcast on relationships (ep 255), I talked about how to handle changing relationships, or how there may be moments when you must end a relationship and just walk away. For this podcast, I want to talk about a big concept that many people have heard of, but can be one of the hardest things to recognize in ourselves and others: codependency.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 The difference between codependent behavior & codependency

2:00 What is codependency?

3:00 The difference between the giver & the taker in codependent relationships

8:10, 16:00, 22:10 The main signs & signals of codependency

10:30, 14:00 How to use mind management to recognize & work on codependency

11:00 The importance of the WHAT & the WHY

23:40 Boundaries & codependency

26:00 The difference between supporting & fixing others

26:30 Self-esteem & codependency

37:00 Addiction, trauma & codependency


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Dec 06, 2021
Podcast 339: How to recognize & respond to passive aggressive behavior in others AND yourself
00:45:11

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about passive aggressive behavior: what it is, how it can affect us, and how to manage it.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-recognize-respond-to-passive-aggressive-behavior


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:05 What is passive aggressive behavior?

5:00, 38:30 When you aware of an issue, you can change it!

7:30 What are the signs of passive aggressive behavior?

15:10 The power of compassion & understanding

18:00 Some causes of passive aggressive behavior

22:20, 26:30 How to respond to passive aggressive people

33:40 The importance of boundaries to protect yourself from passive aggressive behavior

36:40 What to do if you act in passive aggressive ways?

38:00 How to use mind management & the Neurocycle to work on your passive aggressive behavior


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Dec 02, 2021
Podcast 338: 8 Ways to befriend your inner critic and use it to your advantage
00:35:56

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about our inner critic: what it is, and how to manage it. Plus, why we shouldn't try silence our inner critic but rather befriend it. 

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-befriend-your-inner-critic-how-to-become-a-thought-detective


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:16, 5:00 What is the inner critic?

3:30 Why you shouldn’t suppress or ignore your inner critic

4:10, 6:00, 16:00, 23:00 How to speak back to your inner critic using mind management & self-regulation

8:20, 12:45 Getting to the root of your inner critic

10:00, 12:00, 15:30 How to make your inner critic your friend

11:40 The more you think about something the more it grows!

17:00 Managing intrusive thoughts like the inner critic

18:00, 22:10 How to become a “thought detective”

24:00 How to manage your inner critic

30:10 What it means to talk back to your inner critic


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Nov 29, 2021
Podcast 337: Why aren’t we talking about men’s mental health enough? + ways to de-stigmatize men’s mental struggles
00:26:46

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am going to talk about the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, and what we can do to address the issue on both an individual and collective level.

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-aren-t-we-talking-about-men-s-mental-health-enough-ways-to-de-stigmatize-men-s-mental-struggles


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:06 Mental health is a human issue

1:20 Men’s mental health: what do the statistics tell us?

3:00 What is mental health stigma?

3:30 The limits of seeing mental health as a brain disease

6:15, 15:11 The different types of mental health stigma & their effects

18:30 Men’s mental health & racism

19:25 Deaths of despair

21:20 How we can reduce the stigma associated with men’s mental health


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Nov 25, 2021
Podcast 336: Is FOMO messing up your mental health? Here's how to to take back control.
00:40:21

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about something I am sure you have all experienced at least once in your life: FOMO, or the fear of missing out. This is a mindset that is similar to the “if only, could have, would have” mindset I discussed in a previous podcast and blog. It can quickly steal our sense of peace and impact our wellbeing if we don’t learn how to manage it!

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


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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:21 What is FOMO?

5:45 Mindsets that block us

6:00 FOMO & social media

7:00, 11:30 The dangers of comparing your life to others

10:21 Why do we have FOMO?

13:40 How toxic mindsets & belief systems can impact our health

16:00 Envy & FOMO

19:00, 24:10, 33:20 How to use mind-management & the Neurocycle to manage FOMO


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Nov 22, 2021
Podcast 335: Healthy Venting vs. Emotional Dumping
01:08:19

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: We all have mental habits that are not so great—the things that keep us stuck, make us stressed out, impact our health and affect our relationships. Thankfully, we don’t have to stay “stuck” in these negative thinking patterns. In this week’s podcast, I speak with clinical neuropsychologist, writer and mental health advocate Nawal Mustafa about common cognitive and thinking errors we all deal with and what we can do to overcome them, how to recognize and avoid psychological invalidation and gaslighting, the difference between healthy venting and emotional dumping, the best way to have difficult emotional discussions, and how to help your children speak about their feelings and experiences.


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

3:30 Psychological invalidation: signs and solutions

6:45 What is gaslighting?

15:24 Parents & gaslighting

21:00 The difference between emotional dumping and healthy venting

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



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Nov 18, 2021
Podcast 334: How to Make Healthy Decisions & Choices Under High Pressure & Anxiety
00:26:33

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak about the link between anxiety, stress and decision-making. Often, when we are in an anxious state, we cannot seem to make a decision, or, if we do, we end up making a choice we regret. I know this has happened to me many times! What should we do when this happens? Is there a way out of this mental swamp? Thankfully, yes!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/stress-decision-making


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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:25 The neuroscience of decision-making

4:00 The difference between good & bad stress in the brain

4:50 The difference between good & bad anxiety

8:30 How toxic stress impacts your ability to choose

11:30 How to make stress & anxiety work for you, not against you

13:30, 21:00 How to make better choices

17:00 How to develop a possibilities mindset


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

Nov 15, 2021
Podcast 333: Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? Signs & Tips on how to navigate life as an HSP
01:01:35

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: The word “sensitive” has both positive and negative connotations in our society, from statements like “he’s such a sensitive person” to phrases like “don’t be so sensitive!”. Yet the nature of human sensitivity is often misunderstood, especially when it comes to recognizing and dealing with highly sensitive people.

As I discuss in this week’s with psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Elaine Aron, a significant percentage of the population (regardless of gender, race or nationality) are highly sensitive individuals, although many of them don’t know they are highly sensitive, or what that means for the way they interact with others, express their emotions, deal with disapproval or parent their children.



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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

5:00 Why highly sensitive people are not just introverts

6:18 What does the term highly sensitive mean?

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

14:00 Raising sensitive boys

16:08 How to manage your sensitivity

31:40 Parenting as a highly sensitive person

48:10 Getting over the ideal of the perfect person

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


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Nov 11, 2021
Podcast 332: Overcoming toxic “should have” and “could have”
00:26:20

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about those thoughts that tend to steal our peace and affect our mental health, such as “would have”, “should have” and “if only”.

Read the show bog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/thought-that-steal-your-peace


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:00 Thoughts that can steal our peace

3:20 How thoughts can become toxic mindsets

4:30 What it means to be “triggered”

6:40 How our experiences become memories

8:30 The difference between thoughts & mindsets

12:20 Making our thoughts work for us & not against us

15:50 How to use self-regulation to manage toxic thoughts

20:00 What is a probability mindset & why is it important?


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

Nov 08, 2021
Podcast 331: How to take back control of your life with this one simple habit (with Mel Robbins)
01:21:57

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

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

Nov 04, 2021
Podcast 330: The difference between toxic and healthy boundaries
00:21:45

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss boundaries: what they are, why they are important, how to create healthy boundaries in your life and relationships, and the difference between toxic and healthy boundaries. 

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


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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

3:20 Toxic versus healthy boundaries

3:40 What is a healthy boundary?

5:00 Toxic relationships & the brain

8:40 How toxic people can impact our mental & physical health

12:00 What it means to create space around an issue

16:00 Using mind management to build healthy boundaries


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

Nov 01, 2021
Podcast 329: How trauma impacts hormones + how to use mind-management to treat hormonal imbalances
00:56:36

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to leading hormone expert and N.Y. Times best-selling author Dr. Sara Gottfried about hormone balancing and education, how our hormones can impact our mental and physical health, and more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-trauma-impacts-hormones-how-to-use-mind-management-to-treat-hormonal-imbalances

For more info on Dr. Gottfried visit: SaraGottfriedMD.com

Dr. Gottfried's instagram: @saragottfriedmd

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

1:30 Why Sara chose to specialize in hormones

4:40 How hormones impact our mental & physical wellbeing

7:50 Cortisol as a mental health marker

12:00 Inflammation & mental health

15:00 Hormones & wellbeing

20:50 Female hormones & health

27:40 Bio-identical hormones

32:50 How our environment can impact our hormones

34:00 Testosterone & the female body

35:30 How trauma can impact our hormones

40:00 The importance of mind management for hormonal health

45:10 Social media, diet culture & hormones


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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Oct 28, 2021
Podcast 328: The Main Signals of Depression + How to Find Healing
00:42:10

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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!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-main-signals-of-depression-how-to-find-healing


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

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

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

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-NED: If you want to try the new De-Stress Blend from Ned, we have a special offer for the Cleaning Up The Mental Mess audience. Every order over $40 qualifies for 15% off + a FREE De-Stress Blend Sample. Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout to take advantage of this offer.


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

3:00 What is depression?

4:30 Depression as a signal

6:00 Depression & the mind

11:40, 17:30 What are the main signals of depression?

14:00 Using mind management to deal with feelings of depression

17:00 Why it takes time to learn how to manage depression

22:00 The 4 main types of signals

30:00 The importance of being kind to ourselves

30:30, 36:00 Why we need to get to the “why” behind the depression

30:45 The scale of depression

36:05 Why things sometimes get worse before they get better

36:30 The importance of a strong support system



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Oct 25, 2021
Podcast 327: The myth of multitasking + how to actually improve focus to get things done
01:00:16

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I interview cognitive neuroscientist and author Dr. Amishi P. Jha about her amazing new book, Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day. We talk about the different kinds of attention systems in the brain, how to train the brain to pay more attention and focus in high stress situations, how mindfulness can improve attention, and so much more!

Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-myth-of-multitasking-how-to-actually-improve-focus-to-get-things-done

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

1:00, 50:00 Why Dr. Amishi wrote new book Peak Mind

2:30 Training the brain to pay better attention

5:00 The neuroscience of attention

8:00 The different types of attention

20:30 How our environment can affect our ability to pay attention

21:40 Why multi-tasking is not a great way to pay attention

37:40 Mindfulness & attention

41:00 The importance of breathwork & mindfulness


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Oct 21, 2021
Podcast 326: Reclaiming Your Identity After Trauma
00:44:23

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS

4:42 How trauma affects the mind & body

6:20 How trauma can impact identity

12:40 Our experiences can impact how we see ourselves

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

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

20:20 Finding your “David”

22:20 A Neurocycle for identity

30:20 The importance of listening to your warning signals

37:30 How to reconceptualize identity after trauma

39:00 Mourning the loss of who you were


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Oct 18, 2021
Podcast 325: How to Go From Emotionally Fragile to Emotionally Agile
00:59:29

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Yes, sometimes our emotions can drive us crazy. But did you know that they are also an incredible source of data, a way to learn how to be in the world? In this podcast, I speak with author, speaker and Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Susan David about how our emotions are an important source of data, the difference between emotional fragility and emotional agility, how to sit with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, ways we can become more emotionally resilient, and how to help children learn to process and manage their emotions.


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

4:00 The problem with positivity

7:18 How emotions help us understand our values

11:08 Emotions are data, not directives

22:00 Children and emotions

36:03 When do emotions start getting toxic?

38:38 How can you start practicing emotional agility?


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Oct 14, 2021
Podcast 324: How to make regret work for you, not against you.
00:38:10

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to deal with regret. This is an important topic because unmanaged regret can be emotionally crippling, making it hard for us to move on or heal.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:00 My own struggles with regret

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

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

4:30 What is regret?

6:00 Why it is okay to have regrets

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

11:00 The danger of rumination

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

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

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

30:00 How to reconceptualize regret



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Oct 11, 2021
Podcast 323: Do you have high functioning anxiety?
00:46:20

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: We all know those people that are always on the go: they never seem to rest, they are always busy doing something and they seem to accomplish so much. Perhaps you are one of those people! But did you know that this could also be a sign of high-functioning anxiety? In this podcast, I speak to therapist and licensed counselor Nancy Jane Smith about the signs and symptoms of high-functioning anxiety and how to overcome it, as well as how to deal with perfectionism, people-pleasing and burnout.


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

10:42 Perfectionism and high-functioning anxiety

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

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

18:56 Tips to deal with your inner critic

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

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


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Oct 07, 2021
Podcast 322: How Trauma Impacts Memory
00:38:46

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how memory changes over time, what influences memory loss, and how we can all improve our memory.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:00 Does memory get worse as we age?

3:00 The relationship between mind management & memory

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

6:10 How the mind builds memory into the brain

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

16:00 How we build memory

22:10 What can cause memory loss

31:00 How to start improving your memory



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Oct 04, 2021
Podcast 321: How trauma impacts your attachment style + how to develop a secure attachment style
00:52:31

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this week’s podcast I speak with attachment theory expert and psychotherapist Thais Gibson on how our past experiences impact our relationships, how we can use the different attachment styles to better understand ourselves and connect with our partners, why we need to communicate our needs and desires, and how we can reprogram past traumas and heal our relationships.


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 How Thais got her unique name

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

5:07 What is the personal development school?

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

28:50 Relationships and the different attachment styles

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


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Sep 30, 2021
Podcast 320: The one mindset that can help you through any problem!
00:36:24

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how hope is a thought “insurance policy” that can help you move through any challenge and deal with hard times.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:15 The importance of hope

1:50 Hope & identity

2:25 You can always change & heal

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

9:30 You are wired for love

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

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

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

28:30 The relationship between embracing pain & developing hope

33:00 Why we need to create communities of hope


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Sep 27, 2021
Podcast 319: How to identify, understand, and heal PTSD (with Kati Morton)
00:58:25

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

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30 Why Kati wrote her new book Traumatized

3:20 Why trauma is so pervasive

4:00 The difference between coaching & therapy

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

15:00 Generational trauma & social media

22:00 Eating disorders & self-injury

31:00 How to find a good therapist

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

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

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

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



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Sep 23, 2021
Podcast 318: The neuroscience of nightmares + how to use the Neurocycle to have better dreams
00:33:12

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about dreams and nightmares: what they are and how to manage them using self-regulation and the Neurocycle.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:00 What are nightmares & dreams?

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

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

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

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

10:00 The difference between dreams & nightmares

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

18:45 The difference between nightmares & night terrors

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


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Sep 20, 2021
Podcast 317: How to cultivate the key mindsets to overcome tough times & deal with rejection
00:44:55

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Harma Hartouni, successful author, entrepreneur and businessman about managing tragedy, how to deal with rejection and isolation, the key mindsets to overcoming tough times, and more!  

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

1:58 Harma’s incredible story 

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

8:30 How Harma struggled with his identity 

17:00 The power of love & forgiveness 

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

27:10 How to deal with regret & isolation 

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

29:00 The power of saying “no”

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

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

40:00 The difference managing & leading 


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Sep 16, 2021
Podcast 316: How I Mentally Prepare for a Busy Week + a Neurocycle to Reduce Stress & Burnout
00:39:49

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

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

12:25 Why the mind always comes first

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Sep 13, 2021
Podcast 315: How to help a child with autism + How to overcome racial disparities in healthcare (with Stephanie Keeney Parks)
00:47:43

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

16:00 How the autism label can fail many people

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

24:50 How we can start addressing inequities in healthcare

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

28:00 Why medical education needs to change

39:20 Advice for parents of color with autistic children


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Sep 09, 2021
Podcast 314: How Over-Explaining is Linked to Trauma + A Neurocycle to Help You Find the Root & Heal
00:52:58

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Sep 06, 2021
Podcast 313: The best mind-management techniques when dealing with chronic & mental health issues (with Mikhaila Peterson)
01:12:08

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

6:30 The importance of self-compassion

8:40 How spirituality can positively impact mental health

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

55:00 Why Mikhalia eats an all-meat diet

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

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

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

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


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

Sep 02, 2021
Podcast 312: What to do when people don't accept your boundaries
00:50:56

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am talk about how to respond in a healthy way when people don’t respond well to you taking ownership of your mental health and life. 

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:50 You are not hard to love!

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

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

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

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

5:30 What happens when life gets messy

8:50 Managing your mind when times get tough

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

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

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

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

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

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

21:50 You are wired for love

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

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

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

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

41:30 The importance of boundaries in a family


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Aug 30, 2021
Podcast 311: How sex and mental health are connected + what we should be talking about in sex education (with Dr. Sherry Ross, OB/GYN)
00:48:41

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I interview award-winning OB-GYN, best-selling author and woman’s health expert Dr. Sherry Ross about the relationship between sexual health and mental health, the importance of healthy attitudes towards sex, how sex is good for your brain, and more!

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

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

4:30 The difference between male & female sexual desire

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

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

8:20 How hormonal changes affect sexual desire in women

11:14 What causes low sexual desire in women?

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

13:20 Overcoming the stigma surround female sexual desire

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




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Aug 26, 2021
Podcast 310: How to create a personalized & powerful mental health insurance policy with your thoughts + What it means to be “wired for love”
00:31:41

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: Recalling happy memories is good for your health in general. As I discuss in this podcast, thinking about good times is like a physical insurance policy in the brain, which, when times get tough, helps support your mental and physical health.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

3:30 The relationship between thoughts & experiences

4:20 How toxic memories can affect us

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Aug 23, 2021
Podcast 309: Deconstructing trauma & how to find healing through learning + how we should talk to kids about mental health (with Lewis Howes)
01:17:57

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with bestselling author, former pro-Athlete, lifestyle entrepreneur and host of The School of Greatness Lewis Howes about the importance of peace and clarity in life, the hard process of healing trauma, the importance of coaching and therapy, the importance of teaching children about mental health, and so much more!

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

7:44 Unlearning toxic cultural & social influences

8:10 The relationship between healing & courage

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

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

12:10 The importance of connecting to our inner child

13:10 Dealing with & managing childhood sexual abuse

17:20 The destructive nature of unmanaged anger

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

22:45 We are wired for love!

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

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

42:00 Parenting, childhood trauma & mental health

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

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

56:00 How trauma & anxiety can affect sleep

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

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

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


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Aug 19, 2021
Podcast 308: The difference between thoughts & memories + how to rewire thoughts & heal painful memories
00:32:53

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am explain the difference between thoughts and memories, as this is a question I get a lot, and there seems to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding the topic!

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:30 What is a thought?

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

3:30 How thoughts grow

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

5:50 What happens when a thought is activated

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

13:00 Whatever you think about the most grows!

13:40 The three types of memories

16:00 Memories as data & perceptions

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

23:00 How toxic thoughts impact our overall wellbeing

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

29:50 Memories are limitless

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


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Aug 16, 2021
Podcast 307: How the mind impacts nutrition + quantum physics & how does it relate to our health (with celebrity chef Serena Poon)
00:50:55

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to celebrity chef, certified nutritionist and Reiki master Serena Poon on dealing with cancer, managing multiple health struggles, how the mind impacts nutrition, quantum physics and more! 

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:15 The power of culinary alchemy

4:40 The relationship between physical & spiritual nutrition

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

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

12:50 How certain foods support health energy flow

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

22:05 How to overcome obstacles & setbacks

26:00 Turning challenges into opportunities to help others

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

40:45 The healing power of happy memories & gratitude

45:00 How Serena cleans up her mental mess


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Aug 12, 2021
Podcast 306: How to balance your brainwaves, the different brain frequencies & how they impact our state of mind + The difference between the mind & brain
00:43:15

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast talk about what brainwaves are, why they are important and how we can balance our brainwaves to improve our mind and brain health.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

3:40 The difference between the mind & brain

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

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

8:40 Our mental energy can impact our physical health

13:50 The mind & brain are always active

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

18:00 Why managing our perceptions is so important

35:08 The power of venting our joy


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Aug 09, 2021
Podcast 305: A conversation on mental health, the Tokyo Olympics, sports psychology and performance anxiety (with Olympic gold medalist Jordyn Wieber and performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais)
00:57:48

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to Olympic gold medalist and head coach Jordyn Wieber and renowned performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais about mental health and performance anxiety in sports, especially considering events at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the French Open tennis championship.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Aug 05, 2021
Episode #304: Sneaky signs of mental fatigue + a Neurocycle to heal mental fatigue
00:37:45

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

7:15 The 3 parts of the mind

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

15:30 Signs you may be suffering from mental fatigue

17:15 The relationship between mental effort & mental fatigue

19:00 Some warning signals of mental fatigue

22:30 The difference between toxic & creative mental fatigue

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


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Aug 02, 2021
The key to managing, moving through, and owning anxiety + the link between childhood trauma and anxiety
00:58:14

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

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

Follow Caroline on social media: @carolineforan


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

4:50 Anxiety is a normal part of life

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

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

16:00 Resisting feelings of anxiety can make anxiety worse

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

21:00 Childhood trauma & anxiety

25:50 Why we need to change the anxiety narrative

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

32:00 The power of owning our anxiety

42:30 Why we need to talk about anxiety more

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

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


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Jul 29, 2021
The 4 main trauma responses & how to recognize your dominate one + a 5 step Neurocycle for healing trauma
00:41:10

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I will talk about these different trauma responses, and how to manage them in the moment using self-regulation and mind-management techniques. Although recent research indicates there may be two more trauma responses common to human beings, I am just going to concentrate on the main four for this podcast.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

4:15, 7:40 How trauma impacts us

4:40 The trauma response as a coping mechanism

5:30 How our experiences impact our brain & body

10:30 The predictive nature of a trauma response

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

15:00 The difference between unhealthy & healthy trauma responses

28:28 Why we need to feel to heal

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


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Jul 26, 2021
How to heal from abusive relationships + identifying red flags in a relationship, and how to identify & help someone in an abusive relationship
00:55:59

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

15:05 How to start healing after an abusive relationship

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

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

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

29:30 Why domestic abuse education is so important

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

42:40 The importance of healthy boundaries

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

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

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


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Jul 22, 2021
How to respond when you don’t get the response you want or need + a Neurocycle to help identify & eliminate toxic assumptions causing you mental distress
00:29:45

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to manage your anxiety when people don’t respond to you, or when you don’t get the response that you expected, and how to navigate the assumptions we all tend to make in our head when someone reacts in a way we perceive as negative.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

7:20 The dangers of overthinking

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

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

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

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

22:00 Why reconceptualization is so powerful

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


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Jul 19, 2021
How to Eat Smarter & Use the Power of Food to Reboot Your Metabolism, Upgrade Your Brain, and Transform Your Life (with Shawn Stevenson)
01:09:30

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

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:45 Shawn’s amazing story

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

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

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

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

25:30 Why Shawn wrote Eat Smarter

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

35:15 Shawn’s work as a health coach

36:00 The difference between being healthy & weight loss

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

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


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Jul 15, 2021
How to use directed neuroplasticity to rewire any harmful COVID & pandemic PTSD effects
00:45:22

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on the brain, and how we can manage and improve cognitive side-effects of the virus.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

5:50 Anxiety is a signal, not a disease

7:50 How to manage & direct brain changes

12:15 Immunity, inflammation & the COVID virus

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

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

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


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Jul 12, 2021
Identifying and breaking-free from the jails we create for ourselves + the one question most people struggle with in life (with Lori Gottlieb)
01:02:55

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

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

9:20 The difference between counseling & therapy

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

14:30 How we change in relation to other people

18:35 The epidemic of loneliness

19:20 What is vulnerability?

23:00 The one question we all ask ourselves

26:15 The power of discovering our own agency

28:50 Why freedom can be scary

31:00 How we can become our own jailors

32:00 Why change is so hard

32:25 The different stages of change

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

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

Jul 08, 2021
How the COVID pandemic changed our brains + how to mentally prepare for a re-opened society and going back to "normal" life
00:34:38

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:28 How our brains have changed during the pandemic

4:00 The mind-brain-body connection

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

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

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

15:15 How get out of “stuck” thinking

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


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Jul 05, 2021
Mental health advice for millennials & young adults + how to find joy and healing despite a battle with cancer (with Vimbai Masiyiwa)
01:02:41

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

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

6:15 Why it is okay to not be okay

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

7:30 The power of sharing your story with others

8:48 Depression & anxiety are part of being human

10:25 Social media & mental health expectations

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

12:40 The need to redefine success

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

22:50 The power of self-regulation

24:00 How to start shifting the mental health narrative

25:50 How younger generations can help teach older generations

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

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

43:30 Millennial mental health

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

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


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Jul 01, 2021
Practical solutions to help children manage depression & trauma + signs a child may be struggling with depression, and how mental ill-health affects DNA
00:45:53

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

16:30 How childhood trauma can affect adulthood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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Jun 28, 2021
Identifying & deconstructing toxic patterns & beliefs + how to transcend personal & cultural limitations (with Dr. Shefali Tsabary)
00:36:27

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with clinical psychologist Dr. Shefali about her amazing new book, The Radical Awakening, and how we can turn pain into power, embrace our truth and live free.

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

3:10 How to deconstruct toxic patterns in your life

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

4:55 How to stop repeating your past emotional experiences

6:00 How to start being more authentic to yourself

11:27 The cultural archetypes that can hold us back

12:00 How to manage & heal insecurity

14:00 How to control emotional chaos

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

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

16:45 How to start taking ownership of your life

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

22:00 Why change often involves grief

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

25:00 The radical power of an inner awakening

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


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Jun 24, 2021
Are you a shock-absorber in relationships? The signs, how it messes up your mental health, and solutions
00:59:35

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

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3:38 What is a relationship shock absorber?

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

6:30 Signs you may be a toxic shock absorber

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

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

22:30 Toxic people can emit toxic energy

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

42:45 How to tell if someone is manipulating you

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

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


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Jun 21, 2021
The Power of Changing Your Mind and Admitting You Were Wrong, The Neuroscience Behind Making Mistakes + How Failure Opens Doors: A Conversation with Josh Harris
01:03:02

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

8:42 The dark side of religion

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

18:50 Why we should avoid black and white thinking

22:00 The science behind changing your mind

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

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

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

38:02 The power of taking responsibility for your actions

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

48:30 Shame, guilt and purity culture

54:40 How Josh manages his own mental health


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Jun 17, 2021
Why Keeping the Peace May Not Be the Best Thing & Other Relationship Advice (with my husband Mac)
00:53:18

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

8:00 Why assumptions are dangerous

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

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

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

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

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

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

29:00 Why we should give ourselves and others grace

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

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

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


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Jun 14, 2021
Interview with Former Disney Channel Star Alyson Stoner on Mental Health Struggles, Overcoming an Eating Disorder & Battling Depression + the Dangers of Idolizing Fame
00:49:50

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:02 Alyson’s experiences as a child star

3:06 How becoming famous affected Alyson’s development

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

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

10:00 Why we all go through mental health struggles

11:16 Why Alyson started her advocacy work

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

12:50 The “toddler to train wreck” pipeline

18:44 The dangers of putting fame on a pedestal

23:50 How stress affects everyone in different ways

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

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

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

43:25 The incredible resilience of the human mind


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Jun 10, 2021
A Neurocycle to improve low self-esteem & lack of confidence + how to find your identity again after a crisis or challenge
01:03:43

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

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2:30 What is identity?

6:10 How our environment can impact our identity

7:20 Perfectionism and identity

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

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

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

21:00 How to manage envy and jealousy

24:00 Signs of an identity crisis

24:27 Identity and social media

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

28:30 Nature v. nurture

28:50 What is your I-factor?

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

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



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Jun 07, 2021
Unwiring perfectionism + why we need to go from “stiff” thinking to flexible thinking and how this can help reduce anxiety & stress (with Poppy Jamie)
01:03:40

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

15:42 The dangers of perfectionism

16:30 Why Poppy wrote her book Happy Not Perfect

17:00 Why Meditation doesn’t work for everyone

20:50 The dangers of black & white thinking

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

38:30 Why we should be changing!

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

48:00 Choosing between fear & love



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Jun 03, 2021
Surprising reasons you may be anxious + How to use the 5 step Neurocycle to manage & reduce anxiety
00:59:01

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 Common anxiety issues many people face

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17:40 How to manage PTSD-related anxiety

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

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

29:30 How to manage COVID-related anxiety


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May 31, 2021
Healing depression & burnout with Michelle Williams + how to help a child struggling with depression
00:59:21

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

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

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

7:00 Why depression will look different for everyone

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

17:45 The importance of giving children affection without conditions

20:00 The power of healthy, loving touch

28:30 Why forgiveness helps you heal

33:28 Michelle’s own mental health struggles

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

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

41:00 The danger of negative self-talk

48:00 How Michelle manages her own mental health

May 27, 2021
Brain-building: the missing key to optimal mental health + why we don't talk about it often enough, how to brain-build correctly, and how tot make it a sustainable daily habit
00:54:10

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

3:18 Why I brain-build every single day

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

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

6:30 How brain building strengthens the mind and brain

11:13 What is brain building?

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

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

19:00 The brain is designed to learn and grow

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

20:45 What are memories?

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

28:00 How to brain build

37:50 Brain building and neurogenesis

39:00 How brain building can improve sleep

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

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


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May 24, 2021
A guide to discovering your direction, designing your dream career, and getting unstuck (with former Pentagon counterterrorism professional & world-famous coach Ashley Stahl)
00:51:31

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

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

38:00 The power of self-honesty

44:00 How Ashley manages her mental health


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May 20, 2021
Why we should all cry more, the mental & physical health benefits of crying + is there a right way to cry?
00:34:16

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

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


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:00 Why crying is not a sign of weakness

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 17, 2021
Foods That Reduce Anxiety, Depression & PTSD with Nutritional Psychiatrist Dr. Uma Naidoo
00:47:54

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

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:43 What is nutritional psychiatry?

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

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

12:30 The gut-brain romance

16:40 Food & seasonal affective disorder

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

20:00 Leaky gut & nutritional psychiatry

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

29:00 Supplements & mental health

33:20 Dietary fiber, fermented foods & anxiety

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

39:00 Insomnia & nutritional psychiatry

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

May 13, 2021
Trauma bonding, toxic emotional attachment, how to know when to stay and when to go + how to find healing & freedom
01:04:23

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:05 What a trauma bond is

4:20 Trauma bonding and exploitation

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

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

14:00 Why boundaries are so important in a relationship

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

19:00 How a trauma bond can impact your health

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

35:15 Why trauma bonds are so confusing

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

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

51:05 Tips to help heal a trauma bond


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 10, 2021
A father’s journey to understand & heal after his child’s suicide + signs someone you know is suicidal and how to help
00:59:02

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

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


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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

39:50 Social media, technology and teen mental health


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

May 06, 2021
The neuroscience of dreams & nightmares + how to have better dreams & help your children process and understand nightmares
00:58:03

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

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


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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 03, 2021
How art & poetry can help heal mental health struggles (with Morgan Harper Nichols)
00:53:35

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

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

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


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

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

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

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


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

10:40 Why all our life journeys matter

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

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

28:00 How art can help us process life

35:10 Why we need to give ourselves grace

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

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 29, 2021
6 Strategies to deescalate intense emotions in the moment + tips to help reduce stress and build up cognitive resilience
00:50:00

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

1:40 Why how we perceive stress is important

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

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

8:40 Why touch is so important

22:30 Why we need to express affection

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

34:10 How heat can help us calm down

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

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 26, 2021
How to train your child to understand, process & verbalize intense emotions + tips on dealing with parent guilt & how to deal with past parenting mistakes
00:59:49

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


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

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

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

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

Her workshops: learning.goodinside.com

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

37:45 How to manage and deal with parent guilt

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

50:33 Why boundaries are important for empathy

52:07 How to respond when your child starts wining


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 22, 2021
How to become a responder not a reactor + How arguments affect your DNA, and how to use mind management to resolve an argument
00:33:32

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:30 What the blister study tells us about arguments

5:00 Arguments impact how we function physically & mentally

5:35 How resolving arguments can improve our emotional health

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

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

10:08 How arguments affect your DNA and cellular health

10:34 Unresolved arguments can impact your immune system!

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

16:00 Why resolving arguments improves overall health and wellbeing

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

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 19, 2021
How to break the cycles of worry & fear to heal your mind with Dr. Jud Brewer
00:56:24

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/judbrewer

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

3:30 How to start unwinding anxiety in your life

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

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

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

14:30 Why awareness alone is not enough

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

23:15 Curiosity is a superpower!

31:45 How anxiety hides in bad habits

35:55 The importance of always being kind to ourselves

40:10 Why anxiety doesn’t improve our performance

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 15, 2021
Why we shouldn't (and can't) "forgive & forget" the past and trauma + how to use mind-management & reconceptualizing techniques to heal how the past plays out into the future
00:43:11

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

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


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


PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:07 Why forgetting doesn’t fix something

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

2:46 Your mind is not your brain

3:50 Our experiences change our brain and biology

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Apr 12, 2021
Lessons from a former Navy SEAL on facing fear + how to begin healing from PTSD, and how to help veterans and active military members with their mental health
00:47:27

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

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


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

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

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


OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:

-Feetures: Get $10 Off Your First Pair of Feetures when you go to feetures.com/DRLEAF.

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:30 Brandon’s time as a Navy Seal

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

3:46 Failure as a learning experience

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

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

10:30 Using the outdoors as therapy

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

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

18:00 The power of purpose and meaning

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

24:28 Why training in the military should change

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


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Apr 08, 2021
This one word will improve your mental health & relationships + the dangers of black & white thinking
00:43:21

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

4:45 The dangers of toxic avoidance

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

12:25 How writing helps integrate your thinking

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

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

19:00 The importance of clear boundaries in your relationships

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

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

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


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

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Apr 05, 2021
A professional guide to doing the necessary but scary things, facing your fears, and finding your voice + tips to overcome imposter syndrome
00:51:08

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

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

1:20 What is a “professional troublemaker”?

3:00 Why we should normalize our fears

4:40 Why people often refuse to do better

7:50 How fear can hold us back

11:40 Why courage is not the absence of fear

14:42 The power of perspective

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

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

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

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

36:00 The power of trusting where you are

37:42 Why you need to “fail loudly”

39:19 The power of asking for more

40:17 Why boundaries are important

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


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

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Apr 01, 2021
The secret ingredient to better mental health + how kindness changes your brain, and the power of mirror neurons
00:46:37

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

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

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

9:00 The negative effects of being unkind

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

10:10 What kindness is and what it is not

15:15 How kindness impacts the mind and brain

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

22:00 The incredible science behind kindness

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

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

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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Mar 29, 2021
Invaluable lessons on resilience, suffering and healing from from a Holocaust survivor
01:10:13

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:22 Dr. Eger’s experiences in Auschwitz

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

8:30 The power of perspective

9:35 The power of a probability mindset

10:41 Why you need to love yourself

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

15:20 Why time doesn’t heal everything

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

28:05 The power of choice

31:40 The power of connecting with others

40:06 Why reframing the past is so important

44:10 Trauma recovery and the power of feeling

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

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar 25, 2021
How daydreaming can improve your mental health & cognitive flexibility + tips to get the most out of your “Thinker” moments
00:34:49

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

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

5:55 How daydreaming harnesses the power of your mind

6:42 What is a thinker moment?

7:20 Why the brain needs to rest

8:00 How thinker moments reboot the brain

8:10 How thinker moments improve mental and brain health

12:00 The science behind daydreaming

17:33 How thinker moments bring balance in the brain

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar 22, 2021
How to do inner child work to heal trauma + how to find the right therapist to help you heal your trauma
01:13:53

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with trauma survivor and life coach Nate Postlethwait about recovering from trauma, how to do inner child work to heal childhood trauma, and the cleansing power of grief and finding true, long-term healing.

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

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

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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

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

7:34 Why Nate became a certified wellness coach

9:40 Nate’s inspiring story

14:00 The cleansing power of grief

17:30 Why there is nothing natural about trauma

22:00 How shame is related to human innocence

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

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

39:20 The danger of conversion therapy

45:08 How to help someone who has experienced trauma

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

1:03:00 The power of breath work


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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Mar 18, 2021
How to use the Neurocycle to improve sleep quality & overcome sleeping issues + surprising reasons you may be struggling with sleep
00:43:19

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

7:28 Why you should stop worrying about not sleeping

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

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

20:27 Why daydreaming can help you sleep better

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

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

30:37 How to Neurocycle for better sleep


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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Mar 15, 2021
Identifying & healing childhood trauma + how to break up with codependency & destructive habits
01:03:43

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

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

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

2:15 Why Nicole wrote her new book

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

13:44 Why there is always hope

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

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

36:00 Is CBT good for us?

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

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

54:20 How to help someone who has no hope


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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Mar 11, 2021
How to use the Neurocycle to break the cycle of OCD & manage intrusive thoughts
00:35:30

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SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to Neurocycle to break the cycles of OCD (obsessive-compulsive thinking) and avoid getting stuck in toxic thinking patterns and rumination.

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


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PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:

3:50 What OCD thinking is

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

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

12:05 How helping others helps you!

13:00 Why OCD is not a brain disease

15:00 How OCD thinking becomes a coping mechanism

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

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


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mar 08, 2021
How to use the Neurocycle to break cycles, heal generational trauma, and end toxic family patterns + how the Neurocycle influences epigenetics and changes genes
00:38:48

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