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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, and mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling with a traumatic brain injury, anxiety, learning difficulties or depression, or you just want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this p…

Dr. Caroline Leaf


    • Jan 26, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    Podcast 451: Debunking the Myth of the Perfect Parent

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 47:39


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with teacher, parent, and an emotional development expert Alyssa Blask Campbell, who runs Seed and Sew, an organization that is passionate about helping early childhood educators, parents and children create an emotionally intelligent world together. Alyssa and I talk about how parenting has moved from being an instinctive process to one that is guided by experts, how the wellbeing of the parent impacts the wellbeing of the child, how to recognize and develop resilience in children, how to avoid pathologizing childhood, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/debunking-the-myth-of-the-perfect-parent OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Qualia Mind: Go to neurohacker.com/DRLEAF for $100 OFF, that's only $39 a bottle and as a listener of Cleaning Up the Mental Mess use code DRLEAF at checkout for an extra 15% off your first purchase. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:34 Why Alyssa is passionate about helping parents & children 4:02 How to raise emotionally intelligent children 7:10 It is never too late to change how you parent! 11:20 The importance of teaching children empathy 15:18 Fragility versus resilience in kids 20:40 The myth of the perfect parent 24:45 How to avoid pathologizing childhood 32:05 The power of collaborative parenting 35:00 Why you need to practice self-care as a parent 42:45 How to meet a child where they are & help them grow ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 450: How to Use the Neurocycle to Deal With Regret

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 15:10


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about managing regret. As the new year approaches, we generally start to think about all the changes we want to happen in our lives. Likewise, many of us may find ourselves reflecting back on the previous year, and sometimes that reflection comes with a lot of regret. We may think back to our last New Year's Eve and about all the resolutions we made then that we didn't fulfill, or about all the mistakes we made in 2022 that we wish we could change. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-deal-with-regret OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED's Shuteye Chai: Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. -Chime: So start your credit journey with Chime. Sign up takes only two minutes and doesn't affect your credit score.Get started at chime.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:02 Dealing with regret at the beginning of a new year 4:30 What I am doing this year to manage my regrets 5:32, 10:44 How to use mind management to deal with regrets & change the way they affect your present ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 449: Addressing Adolescent ADD & ADHD with Child Psychiatrist Dr. Sami Timimi Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 62:12


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

    Podcast 448: My #1 Tip to Make This Your Best Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 18:39


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about a helpful way to approach 2023: starting each morning with a few minutes of directed mind management! It is important to remember that whatever you think about the most will grow. Your mind drives your life, which is why mind management is so important. Your mind drives the functionality of your brain, which drives the functionality of your body. This means that the mind is embodied. It impacts your mental and physical health and how you show up in life. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/my-1-tip-to-make-this-your-best-year OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer's Magnesium Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to magbreakthrough.com/drleaf. In addition to the 10% discount you get by using promo code drleaf10, you will unlock a special gift with purchase - for a limited time only. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:20 Whatever you think about the most will grow 3:00 Why mind management is so important 3:51 How the Neurocycle can help you manage your mind 5:40, 8:40 Why the way you wake up is so important 9:35 The power of mind management & journaling first thing in the morning ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 447: Addressing Adolescent ADD & ADHD with Child Psychiatrist Dr. Sami Timimi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 56:52


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychotherapist, professor, mental health advocate and author Sami Timimi about the dangers of pathologizing childhood, the myths surrounding ADHD, a better way to approach children's mental health, and more. This is part 1 of a 2 part series I am doing with Dr. Timimi, so be sure to tune in again soon when part 2 is released! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/addressing-add-adhd-with-child-psychiatrist-dr-sami-timimi OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: ELO Health: It's time to start taking supplements that are tailored to YOU. Get your FREE blood biomarker test (a $200 value) by going to elo.health and entering code DRLEAF. ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then find and book a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! NOOM: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom's first ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available to buy now wherever books are sold. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 Sami's amazing work 3:10 The failures of the current mental healthcare system 6:11, 24:00 Why we urgently need to redefine mental health culture 12:18 The reality behind mental health diagnoses 20:00 The circular thinking that defines current mental healthcare 26:10 How little we actually know about mental health 28:50 The commodification of human emotion 32:30 Pathologizing mental health from youth & its consequences 37:16, 50:55 The myths surrounding ADHD ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    What I'm working on in 2023

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 16:05


    SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast (episode #446) and blog, I talk about one of the biggest things I am going to work on in 2023 for my brain detox challenge: how much of a gift life is, and how we need to appreciate every moment we are alive. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-i-m-working-on-in-2023 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: NED's Shuteye Chai. Discover how Shuteye Chai can revolutionize your sleep and get 15% off with code DRLEAF. Go to helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter code DRLEAF at checkout. ButcherBox. Get the New Year bundle for free plus $10 off when you sign up today. That's a 14 oz pork tenderloin, 2 lbs of ground turkey, and 4 top sirloin steaks free in your first box. Sign up at ButcherBox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to claim this offer! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:50 What I will be working on in 2023 4:00, 6:30 Learning to appreciate how precious life is 7:53 How I am using mind management to learn how to appreciate every moment I am alive in 2023 10:00, 12:32 How mind management changes the brain ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 445: How to Not Let Other People's Words & Actions Negatively Impact Your Mental Health PART 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 11:49


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

    Podcast 444: How to Not Let Other People's Words & Actions Negatively Impact Your Mental Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 21:34


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

    Podcast 443: How I Use the Neurocycle to Overcome the “If Only/Should Have/Could Have” Thinking Trap

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 13:34


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

    Podcast 442: The #1 mindset you need to develop to end your year well, and prepare for the new year

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 27:05


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about one of the best ways to improve your mental health and resilience: a possibilities mindset! First, it is important to understand what a mindset is. It is how we view the world—it generates our perspective, which shapes the way we interact with our environment, that is the choices we make as we respond to what happens to us, and as we choose what to think, say and do. Why are mindsets so important? Mindsets direct our perceptions and subsequent actions. When we understand HOW our mind works and how mindsets are formed, we can direct our mind where we want it to go, what structures we want it to build in our brain, and ultimately choose how we want our life to look. Mindsets teach us how to shape our life stories. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-1-mindset-you-need-to-develop-to-end-your-year-well-prepare-for-the-new-year OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Everlywell: And, for listeners of the show, Everlywell is offering a special discount of twenty percent off an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/drleaf -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BiOptimizer's MassEnzymes.: For an exclusive offer for my listeners just go to www.masszymes.com/drleaf. And make sure to enter the coupon code DRLEAF10 to receive a 10% discount off your order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:08 What mindsets are & why they are important 6:33 The different types of mindsets 6:40 What a possibilities mindset is & why it is so powerful 15:10 Mindsets & perspectives 18:00, 20:34, 24:33 How to practice a possibilities mindset ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 441: What former miss universe Demi-Leigh Tebow wants you to know about confidence & boundaries

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 48:57


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to former Miss Universe and former Miss South Africa Demi Leigh Tebow about managing mental health as a public figure, how to develop sustainable self-confidence in the age of social media, the importance of teaching women to defend themselves, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-former-miss-universe-demi-leigh-tebow-wants-you-to-know-about-confidence-boundaries OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Pique Tea's Liposomal Vitamin C: For a Limited Time Special Offer Get 15% off and free shipping on your first month's supply of Daily Radiance by going to piquelife.com/drleaf. -Cozy Earth: SAVE 40 percent NOW on Cozy Earth. Go to CozyEarth.com and enter my promo code DRLEAF to save 40%. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:27 Demi's amazing story 9:25 Managing your mental health as a public figure 11:00 The importance of setting healthy boundaries 12:40, 15:22 The healing power of community 21:20 How helping others can improve our mental health 35:00 How Demi survived a violent carjacking & what that taught her about the important of teaching women self-defense 43:20 Demi's amazing work helping vulnerable communities ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 440: Shutting Down the Shame Spiral

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 34:28


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

    Podcast 439: Could this be the solution to solving the mental health crisis?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 79:27


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

    Podcast 438: 3 Ways to Recover & Revive When Feeling Overwhelmed

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 27:36


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about three tips to boost your energy when you are tired and overwhelmed. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/3-ways-to-boost-mental-energy-when-you-tired-overwhelmed OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Pique Tea's Liposomal Vitamin C: For a Limited Time Special Offer Get 15% off and free shipping on your first month's supply of Daily Radiance by going to piquelife.com/drleaf. -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Levels: If you want to better understand how food affects your mental and physical health and try a continuous glucose monitor yourself, check out Levels here! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:28 Why we get tired 5:40 Why we should rest even when we feel like we can keep pushing ourselves 6:30 The difference between the conscious & nonconscious mind 8:50, 15:30, 20:25 How to make rest a part of your everyday life ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 42:04


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

    Podcast 436: When & How to Set Boundaries with Friends

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 25:53


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about setting boundaries in friendships, and why it is okay to be honest and ask a friend for space. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identifying-setting-enforcing-boundaries-with-friends OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootropics: highly recommend the Nootopia SYSTEM for anybody looking to take their focus and mental game up to a new level! Plus BiOptimizers also stands by their products with a 365-day money back guarantee. Just go to nootopia.com/drleaf and enter coupon code DRLEAF10 for an extra 10% off your order, and experience your best mood and mental performance with personalized Nootropics! -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:40 Why it is okay to ask friends for space 2:30 Why boundaries are important 6:18, 11:00 What happens in the brain & body when we don't put up boundaries 9:00 Why we need to listen to the warning signals our mind, brain & body send us 12:30, 15:30, 22:10 How to ask a friend for space ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 435: How Hard Is It to Stop Antidepressants, and Are There Better Alternatives?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 67:28


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to clinical researcher and fellow at University College London Dr. Mark Horowitz on his own experience on psychiatric medication, the many myths surrounding antidepressants, safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs, and so much more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-hard-is-it-to-stop-antidepressants OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Everlywell: Get 20% OFF at-home lab test at everlywell.com/drleaf. -Noom: Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/DRLEAF. And check out Noom's first ever book, The Noom Mindset, a deep dive into the psychology of behavior change. Available for pre-order wherever books are sold! -Pique Tea's Liposomal Vitamin C: or a Limited Time Special Offer Get 15% off and free shipping on your first month's supply of Daily Radiance by going to piquelife.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:55 Why Mark is passionate about mental health 6:10 Psychiatric withdrawal is often misunderstood or overlooked 8:00 Mark's own experiences with psychiatric medication & withdrawal 14:45 How survivor-run sites are helping people suffering from psychiatric drug withdrawal 17:26 There is very little guidance on ho two stop psychiatric medication safely 22:00 Why the withdrawal process is so hard for so many people 23:00 Why it is important to withdraw from psychiatric medication gradually & under the guidance of a medical professional 28:00 How psychiatric medications affect the brain & body 32:38 Why some people mistake drug withdrawal for a return of their condition 33:28 What withdrawal symptoms from psychiatric medications like antidepressants can look like 41:20 The power of awareness & acceptance + how our experiences can shape us & help us grow 45:00 Research on how common withdrawal effects from medications are 47:16, 54:13 How to safely withdraw from psychiatric medications 58:53 Why we should be careful when it comes to drugs like esketamine ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 434: How Attachment Styles Affect Relationships & Other Advice from Two Relationship Therapists

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 52:57


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

    Podcast 433: Essential Techniques for Self-Healing with Alex Elle

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 44:29


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

    Podcast 432: Can Keeping Secrets Be Good For Your Mental Health?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 42:30


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

    Podcast 431: Spermidine: What It Is & How It Can Help Your Mental & Brain Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 64:04


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Dr. Elizabeth Yurth founder and chief medical officer of the Boulder Longevity Institute about cellular medicine, how we can heal our mental and physical health, the importance of cell renewal, why Dr. Elizabeth is a fan of the supplement Spermadine and so much more! Visit spermidinelife.us for the latest science and spermidine products available from Longevity Labs and use code LEAF25 at checkout for their 25% off special offer! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/spermidine-what-it-is-how-it-can-help-your-mental-brain-health Learn More about Elizabeth Yurth, MD: -Bio and Background: www.dryurth.com -Dr. Yurth's clinic, the Boulder Longevity Institute www.boulderlongevity.com -Dr. Yurth's education site, the Human Optimization Academy: https://bli.academy/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Levels: If you want to better understand how food affects your health and try a continuous glucose monitor yourself, go to levels.link/DRCAROLINELEAF to learn more. -ButcherBox: Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code DRLEAF to get one 10 to 14 pound Turkey FREE in your first box. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 5:35, 9:38 What cellular medicine is & why it is so important 7:45 Where even functional medicine falls short 11:05, 28:45, 47:00 What spermidine is & why it is such an amazing molecule 14:00, 16:15 Spermidine & mental health 16:36 Autophagy, stress & how the body reacts to inflammation and damage 22:00 How to improve autophagy 33:10 How bad experiences can affect our health & how spermidine is a tool that can help support better healing - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 430: What a recent brush with death taught me about life

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 57:24


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to good friend, podcast host and performance coach Craig Siegel about what it means to reckon with our mortality, what near death experiences can teach us, ways to make every moment meaningful, redefining success, and so much more! For more info on Craig visit: https://www.cultivatelastingsymphony.com/ Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here:  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Everlywell: Everlywell is offering a special discount of 20% OFF an at-home lab test at everlywell.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 5:34 Craig's amazing work 8:28 Changing the definition of success 11:30 Why we need to share our gifts with the world 12:10 The power of knowing your identity 16:31 What Craig's near death experience taught him 32:50 We are here to create & expand 36:35 Helping children manage their mental health 44:50 Why we need to become aware of our emotions & manage how we feel ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 429: The Best Mental Health Advice from the U.S Surgeon General

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 46:58


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast (episode #429) and blog, I talk to Surgeon General of the United States Dr. Vivek Murthy about the role workplaces play in their employee's mental and physical health, how to help organizations support the wellbeing of their workers, the opportunity for growth in a workplace, and so much more! Dr. Vivek H. Murthy was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March 2021 to serve as the 21st Surgeon General of the United States. As the Nation's Doctor, the Surgeon General's mission is to help lay the foundation for a healthier country, relying on the best scientific information available to provide clear, consistent, and equitable guidance and resources for the public. And as the Vice Admiral of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, Dr. Murthy commands a uniformed service of over 6,000 dedicated public health officers, serving the most underserved and vulnerable populations domestically and abroad. Read about the workplace initiative here: https://www.hhs.gov/surgeongeneral/priorities/workplace-well-being/index.html And the press release here: https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2022/10/20/us-surgeon-general-releases-new-framework-mental-health-well-being-workplace.html Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/mental-health-advice-from-the-u-s-surgeon-general OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BiOptimizer's Magnesium Breakthrough: This special offer is ONLY available at magbreakthrough.com/drleaf with the code drleaf10 for 10% off any order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:20 Dr. Vivek's amazing work 7:20 The power of social connection 11:40 Loneliness & health 13:32, 22:00 Why we need to change the way we deal with mental health in the workplace 19:00 We all need relationships! 35:20 The power of connecting with people's stories 36:50 We are so much more than what we do for a living 38:00 Why workplaces need to support mental health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 428: The Pros & Cons of Mental Health Labels

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 19:28


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

    Podcast 427: Managing menopause and your mental health

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 55:00


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

    Podcast 426: Neuroplasticity: what it is & how to harness its power for your benefit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 24:41


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about neuroplasticity and the brain's ability to respond to the mind. This podcast is part 7 of my series on the different parts of the mind and brain. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE episodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/neuroplasticity-what-it-is-how-to-harness-its-power-for-your-benefit OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer's Magnesium Breakthrough: This special offer is ONLY available at magbreakthrough.com/drleaf with the code drleaf10 for 10% off any order. -Gladskin: Right now, Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:05 What neuroplasticity is & why it is so important 4:20, 7:35 Traumatic brain injuries & neuroplasticity 10:58 The mind can change the brain! 13:00 The relationship between neuroplasticity & learning 14:45 How negative experiences can affect the brain 15:30 Why we need to deconstruct & reconstruct our thoughts 19:30 The power of reconceptualization 19:46 Neuroplasticity also affects the body! 20:50 Why your past doesn't have to be your destiny! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 425: How to break free from PTSD & find sustainable healing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 63:22


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

    Podcast 424: How to make intrusive thoughts work for you, not against you.

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 20:32


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

    Podcast 423: How a Sauna a Day Keeps the Stress Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 38:09


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: If you have been following me for a while, you will know how much I love my infrared sauna from Sunlighten! It is an integral part of my mental and physical health regimen, my favorite place to do brain research and detox my mind, and something I cannot live without! In this podcast I talk to the co-founder of Sunlighten Saunas Connie Zack. We discuss why infrared heat is so good for us, the difference between infrared and conventional saunas, the best way to use an infrared sauna, common mistakes we make when using infrared saunas, the science behind Sunlighten's amazing saunas, and so much more! Save up to $600 on your sauna purchase through this LINK or by mentioning Dr. Leaf when you purchase: https://www.sunlighten.com/dr-caroline-leaf?utm_source=DrCarolineLeaf&utm_medium=Partner&leadsource=DrCarolineLeaf&utm_campaign=DrCarolineLeaf Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-a-sauna-a-day-keeps-the-stress-away OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer's Magnesium: This special offer is ONLY available at magbreakthrough.com/drleaf with the code drleaf10 for 10% off any order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:55 How saunas can help support mental health 3:30 Sunlighten Sauna's core mission 6:40, 11:16 Why infrared saunas are so good for us 12:50 How infrared saunas can support healthy sleeping patterns 14:00 Why an infrared sauna is more enjoyable than regular saunas 17:00 The different types of infrared & what they do 23:20 The mental health benefits of using an infrared sauna 33:00 How infrared saunas can help support our physical health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 422: What actually is the mind?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 14:19


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the what the mind is. This podcast is part 5 of my series on the different parts of the mind and brain. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-is-the-mind OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Nootopia, powered by BiOptimizers, has created a brand new one-of-a-kind product called CollaGenius: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to www.nootopia.com/drleafgenius and use drleaf10 during checkout to save 10 percent and get free shipping. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:14 Why the mind is the hard question of science 2:44, 4:50 Our mind is our “aliveness” 4:00 We are the product of our minds 5:00 We are not our brains 6:30 How the mind affects the brain & body 9:15 Why we need to learn how to manage our minds ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 421: How Stoicism Can Help Improve Your Mental Health (with Ryan Holiday)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 60:41


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to philosopher and bestselling author Ryan Holiday about the power of stoicism, how to develop discipline and self-regulation, and so much more! As Ryan points out, ancient thinkers knew a lot about what it means to be human. Even though they were not neuroscientists, and even though they didn't have access to all the technological and medical advances we have today, ancient writings are filled with wisdom that can help us lead better lives. Just because something is “old” doesn't mean we can't benefit from it! Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-stoicism-can-help-improve-your-mental-health Get Ryan's book here: https://ryanholiday.net/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get up to $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. -BiOptimizer's Magnesium: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:20 Why ancient truths still have power today 4:19 Why Ryan is so passionate about stoicism 6:45 Why discipline is destiny 10:15, 13:44 The 4 virtues of ancient philosophy & why they are important 20:00 Embracing the process, not just the outcome 27:00 The truth about perfectionism 31:30 You can have everything & still be unhappy 35:10 Why we all need self-discipline 38:25 Discipline can take on a lot of forms 41:05 Redefining hustle culture 43:36 Ryan's new book Discipline is Destiny 47:00 Why the little things do matter 49:43 Why temperament is important 51:20 The power of patience 52:25 The difference between self-discipline & discipline 53:40 Enduring the unendurable ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 420: The Difference Between Thoughts & Memories

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 17:56


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the difference between thoughts and memories. This podcast is part 4 of my series on the different parts of the mind. The mind is made up of trillions and trillions of thoughts. A thought is a real physical thing that occupies mental real estate in the brain and mind. A thought is built into the brain as you use your mind—that is, as you think, feel and choose. Thoughts are located in three different places: your brain, your mind, and the cells of your body. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-thoughts-memories OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:14 What a thought is 3:30 The difference between thoughts & memories 6:40 Thoughts & memories are like trees in the mind & brain 8:40 One thought can contain many memories! 9:22 Thoughts are always changing & growing 13:19 Thoughts affect the mind, brain & body ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 419: An Interview with The First Man to Trek Solo Across Antarctica + How Walking Can Improve Your Mental Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 44:05


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to best-selling author and explorer Colin O' Brady on his adventures in Antarctica, Everest and other incredible places around the world, how to embark on your own life adventure, the power of deep thinking, why we all need to have a “possible mindset”, how to get “unstuck”, and so much more! Colin O'Brady is a 10-time world record breaking explorer and one of the world's top endurance athletes. His athletic accomplishments include a world-first solo crossing of Antarctica (which he talks about in his incredible book The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice―Crossing Antarctica Alone), a world-first ocean row across Drake Passage (from South America to Antarctica), and summiting Mt. Everest twice. Sign up to Patreon to get access to full AD-FREE epsiodes, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/an-interview-with-the-first-man-to-trek-solo-across-antarctica-how-to-use-your-mind-to-achieve-your-biggest-goals Get Colin's book here: https://www.colinobrady.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Levels: If you want to better understand how food affects your health and try a continuous glucose monitor yourself, go to levels.link/DRCAROLINELEAF to learn more. -Gladskin: Right now, Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:50, 7:00 Colin's incredible story 5:00, 18:31 Why Colin wrote his latest book The 12-Hour Walk 7:15 Exploring is an external & INTERNAL journey 10:30 The power of having a ‘possible' mindset 13:00, 16:25 Our minds have so much strength & power 18:31, 25:00 How to harness the power of the mind through walking 22:00 Colin's journey across Antarctica 35:00 Colin's other amazing expeditions & important life lessons he learned ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 418: How to Listen to & Learn from Your Mental & Physical Warning Signals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 20:14


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about our mental and physical warning signals, what they are, and why we need to listen to them. This podcast is part 3 of my series on the different parts of the mind. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-listen-to-amp-learn-from-your-mental-amp-physical-warning-signals OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NOOM: Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get up to $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:15 What warning signals are & the different types of warning signals 4:40 Warning signals show you thought patterns that are affecting you 7:35 Warning signals help you tune into the nonconscious mind 11:16 These signals also tell you good things! 15:48 Emotions are not illnesses! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 417: How to redefine the role that trauma plays in your life

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 38:08


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

    Podcast 416: How to Tap Into the Nonconcious Mind to Unwire Trauma & Toxic Thinking Habits

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 20:42


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this week's podcast I continue my discussion of the different parts of the mind, and how they are connected. Last week, I spoke about the difference between the nonconscious, subconscious and conscious mind. This week, I am going to talk about how interconnected these three parts of the mind are, and the nature of the nonconscious, “wise” mind. The nonconscious mind is incredible but often misunderstood. Even the word nonconscious is used incorrectly most of the time. Yet it's worth putting in the effort to try to understand it, because it's a key player when it comes to mind-management. The more you understand the nonconscious mind, the more you will see that you also have the ability to change your mind. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-tap-into-the-nonconcious-mind-to-unwire-trauma-toxic-thinking-habits OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Kion: You can now save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. Just go to getkion.com/DRLEAF. -Magnesium Breakthrough by BiOptimizers: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30 Our minds are filled with wisdom! 4:30 The present, past & future are connected in the mind 7:10 How the messiness of life can impact us mentally & physically 8:13 How we can manage our life experiences, even when things are a mess! 9:48 How our wise, noncosncious mind can help us manage the messiness of life 11:50 Why the mind is like a forest of trees 16:15 Why it takes time to manage our mind & change our thinking 18:20 We cannot forget what has happened to us, but we can change our story! We have the power to re-create ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 415: Debunking the Serotonin-Depression Theory (with Psychiatrist & Professor Dr. Joanna Moncrieff)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 61:59


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

    Podcast 414: The Difference Between the Nonconscious, Subconscious & Conscious Mind

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 18:59


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the interconnected mind, as well as the divisions of the mind and what each part does. In learning about how to use our mind to manage our mind, it helps to understand the divisions of the mind and how these relate to the dynamic nature of thoughts. There are basically two ways of managing the mind: reactively, which generally ends up being messy, or proactively, which is how we clean up our mental mess. Developing a lifelong plan that helps you constantly manage thoughts and their impact is part of a proactive and strategic approach. You can even think of this as “preventative” medicine for your brain! Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the blog and show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-the-nonconscious-subconscious-conscious-mind OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Caraway: Visit Carawayhome.com/DRLEAF to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. -Chime: Get started at chime.com/drleaf. Banking services and debit card provided by The Bancorp Bank or Stride Bank, N.A., Members FDIC. Early access to direct deposit funds depends on payer. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:44 The different parts of the mind 6:45 The power of the nonconscious mind 7:30 How our experiences affect the different parts of the mind 8:25 How the mind impacts the physical brain & body 9:13 The different parts of the mind are like a tree in a forest 10:20 What happens to your mind when you sleep 11:20 The importance of awareness & mind management 14:35 Why we need to learn how to listen to the nonconscious mind ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 413: The great psychiatry fraud

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 93:54


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

    Episode 412: The Difference Between Helping Vs. Enabling Toxic Behavior

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 42:48


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss the difference between enabling and empowering someone. Simply put, enabling is doing something challenging for someone else, while empowering someone means helping and supporting them as they complete the challenging task. Think of those school projects you did as a child; enabling is your mom doing the whole project for you, while empowering is your mom helping you do your own school project. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-difference-between-being-patient-vs-enabling-toxic-behavior-how-to-become-a-super-self-regulator OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. -Gladskin: Right now, Gladskin is offering my listeners 15% off plus free shipping on your first order at gladskin.com/DRLEAF. -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 5:03 What is the difference between enabling and empowering? 9:40 What is empowerment, and how can you empower a loved one and help them on their healing journey? 10:00 Why compassion can lead to empowerment OR enablement, if we are not careful 10:53 Why emotions are complicated and can lead to “messy” relationships 11:33 How do you say “no”? 12:00 How to mind manage your relationships with the Neurocycle 13:30 How the Neurocycle can help you make wiser choices and recognize the difference between enabling and empowering 18:50 Why we need to listen to and learn from our emotions and feelings, even the uncomfortable ones! 33:39 Why you cannot fix other people's problems for them 35:10 How to empower those you love ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 56:29


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with therapist Amanda White about why some people choose not to drink, her new book Not Drinking Tonight, how to heal your relationship with alcohol, getting to the root issues behind why you drink, and how to build a beautiful, sober life. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/amanda-white Get Amanda's book here: https://amandaewhite.com/book OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer's Magnesium: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order. -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! -Kion: You can now save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. Just go to getkion.com/DRLEAF. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 3:30, 4:40, 49:30 Quitting the binary addiction model 4:15 Everyone, not just people addicted to drinking, can examine their relationship to alcohol 8:00 Alcohol abuse is about more than addiction 13:40 The toxic messages about alcohol use in our society 15:00 Boundaries are not selfish—they are an important part of mental self-care 16:15 Having a drink to fall asleep: how can it backfire? 20:43 You can recover from alcohol misuse! 21:30 Amanda's own struggles with drinking & how she found healing 31:40 There are different ways to deal with alcohol misuse 32:33 Tools to find healing & change your relationship with alcohol 35:30 The importance of mental self-care & mindfulness: taking care of the future self 42:50 Why we need to re-think addiction 46:47 Why we need to move beyond awareness & feelings to find healing ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 410: Inside the Mind of a Psychopath + The Nature vs. Nurture Debate When It Comes to Mental Illness

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 71:28


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: Psychopaths: just the word conjures up images of scary, elusive figure intent on doing harm. But is being diagnosed as a psychopath a life sentence? Can they ever change? In this podcast I speak with Dr. James Fallon, neuroscientist, researcher, professor and diagnosed psychopath, about role of nature versus nurture, getting inside the mind of a psychopath, how early childhood trauma can impact our development, the different kinds of empathy, the power of self-awareness and self-regulation, how to turn your weakness into your greatest strength, and more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/james-fallon OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Noom: Start building better habits for healthier, long-term results. Sign up for your trial at noom.com/DRLEAF. -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Nord VPN: Using my link https://nordvpn.com/cleaningup you can receive a huge discount on a 2 year plan + 1 free month. There is literally no risk to you with their 30 day money back guarantee. Give it a try and if you like it, Great! If you don't, they'll issue a refund and you can pretend the entire situation never even happened! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 7:10 How James took his mental health challenges and turned them into his greatest strengths 10:50 How childhood trauma can affect our genes 17:30 Why both nature and nurture are important when it comes to our mental health 22:30 How psychopaths' brains are different from “normal” brains 29:35 What is a psychopath? 39:00 Why we are so fascinated with psychopaths 49:45 How a sociopath is different from a psychopath 1:02:00 How we can use self-regulation and self-awareness to rewire our brains and overcome negative genetic traits ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 409: How Having Too Many Options Can Shut Down Your Brain + Simple Steps To Overcoming Decision Anxiety

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 61:19


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: I think we can all agree that freedom of choice is a good thing, but what happens when there are too many choices? In this podcast I speak with author and professor Barry Schwartz about the paradox of choice, how too many choices causes anxiety, tips to become a better decision maker, how to overcome buyer's remorse, how our choices affect us mentally and physically, and more! Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-having-too-many-choices-may-be-messing-up-your-mental-health-how-to-become-a-better-decision-maker-and-overcome-buyers-remorse-with-professor-barry-schwartz OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Kion: You can now save 20% on monthly deliveries and 10% on one-time purchases. Just go to getkion.com/DRLEAF -ZocDoc: Go to Zocdoc.com/LEAF and download the Zocdoc app for FREE. Then start your search for a top-rated doctor today. Many are available within 24 hours! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 4:25 Why having less choices is better for our mental health 9:15 Why too many choices overwhelm us and leave us dissatisfied 18:03 How negative choices affects our mental and physical wellbeing 19:55 Why being grateful is a habit we need to develop 29:00 How too many choices affect our ability to choose well 36:04 How great abundance can lead to depression 46:52 Is ignorance really bliss? 50:55 How to overcome decision-making anxiety 56:11 How to deal with buyer's remorse 58:40 How too many choices lead to overthinking ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! - Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 408: How to Become a Responder Not a Reactor

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 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 $35 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.

    Podcast 407: 6 Strategies to Deescalate Intense Emotions In the Moment

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 48:28


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: Stress is a normal part of life. We cannot escape it, but we can learn to manage and live with it. In this podcast I give you 6 tips to help deescalate turbulent emotional situations, reduce stress in the moment and build up your cognitive resilience Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/stress-busting-tips OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Ritual's Essential Protein: My listeners get 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF. Ritual even offers a money-back guarantee if you're not 100% in love! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 1:10 How to make stress work for us and not against us 1:40 Why how we perceive stress is important 3:20 Why we need to de-escalate high stress situations 3:45 How to use mind management to deal with toxic stress 8:40 Why touch is so important 22:30 Why we need to express affection 27:10 How pets improve mental health and help us manage toxic stress 34:10 How heat can help us calm down 40:25 How sharing a meal with others improves brain health 46:20 Why helping others is so good for your brain! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 374 En español

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2022 32:33


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    Podcast 406: Signs your brainwaves are off-balance & how to restore equilibrium

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 42:51


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about what brain waves are, why they are important and how we can balance our brain waves to improve our mind and brain health. Our brain waves are active all the time because the brain is always active. The brain is active 24/7, 7 days a week! Our brain waves change in terms of how they move through the brain, which is based on what we are thinking, doing and feeling. When slower brain waves are dominant, we often feel tired, slow, sluggish, or dreamy, and are not able to process information or emotions very well. When the higher brain wave frequencies are dominant, we can feel wired or hyper-alert, like there is just too much going on in our brains. A healthy brain tries to balance these extremes. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-balance-your-brainwaves-the-different-brain-frequencies-how-they-impact-our-state-of-mind-the-difference-between-the-mind-brain OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: Get started with Chime today. Applying for a free account takes less than 2 minutes. Get started at chime.com/drleaf -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Caraway: Visit Carawayhome.com/DRLEAF to take advantage of this limited-time offer for 10% off your next purchase. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:47 What are brainwaves & why are they so important? 3:40 The difference between the mind & brain 5:35 How our experiences affect our mental energy & brainwaves 8:15 How mind-management positively impacts energy flow in the brain 8:40 Our mental energy can impact our physical health 13:50 The mind & brain are always active 15:30 The different brain frequencies & how they impact our state of mind 18:00 Why managing our perceptions is so important 35:08 The power of venting our joy ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 370 en español

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 46:27


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    Podcast 405: Why Keeping the Peace May Not Be the Best Thing & Other Relationship Advice (with My Husband Mac)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 52:12


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast special guest, my husband Mac, and I talk about how we manage stress in our own relationship, how we live and work together, and why keeping the peace isn't always the best thing to do in a relationship. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full video and audio recording add-free, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-keeping-the-peace-may-not-be-the-best-thing-other-relationship-advice-with-my-husband-mac OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer's Magnesium Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order. -Athletic Greens: All you have to do is visit athleticgreens.com/leaf to take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance! EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:34 How to manage everyday stressors that can impact your relationships 3:00 What do you do if you are constantly around someone who frustrates you? 3:30 We can't always control what happens to us, but we can control what is in us 4:40, 11:00, 19:00 How resolving arguments can improve your mental and physical health 8:00 Why assumptions are dangerous 8:22 Why keeping the peace isn't always a good thing 11:00 The blister study: what does it tell us about arguments and why is important? 13:30 Why we need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and facing our relationship issues 13:50 What happens in the brain and body when we don't resolve arguments or issues 18:20 The number one reason we shouldn't be afraid of conflict 31:50 The power of self-reflection and how it can help resolve arguments 36:00 The most dangerous statement to make during an argument 41:50 Why we should do an argument “autopsy” ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 404: How to develop your own personalized mind resilience "insurance" plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 36:04


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this episode, I replay a session from my 2021 Mental Health Summit on the topic of how to develop your own personalized mind resilience "insurance" plan to access whenever you face hard and stressful times. Sign up to Patreon to get access to the full add-free video and audio recording, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Butcher Box: Sign up today at butcherbox.com/DRLEAF and use code BONUS100 to get 1 pack of free bacon in EVERY box for the life of your membership PLUS $100 off your first order. -Bonafide: My listeners get a special offer when they subscribe to any product by going to HelloBonafide.com and using promo code DRLEAF. Claim your special offer of up to 54% off when you subscribe to multiple products including Silvessa. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: -What is resilience? -How to find and develop your own mind "insurance" plance -How to identify and navigate triggers -How to proactively build positive triggers -How to identify and break free from unhealthy coping mechanisms ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    Podcast 403: The 4 Main Trauma Responses + How to Recognize Your Dominant One

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 41:28


    Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to become a Neurocycle Certified Facilitator today and get 25% OFF! The first training will be on August 4-7 in Dallas, Texas. Just use code INAUG25 to get your discount: https://neurocycleinstitute.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: When we experience any kind of trauma, we can respond to the threat in various ways to cope. We are all familiar with the fight or flight response, but there are actually four main trauma responses, which are categorized as “the four F's of trauma”: fight, flight, freeze and fawn. In this podcast I will talk about these different trauma responses, and how to manage them in the moment using self-regulation and mind-management techniques. Although recent research indicates there may be two more trauma responses common to human beings, I am just going to concentrate on the main four for this podcast. Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf. Read the blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-different-types-of-trauma OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Apollo Neuroscience: Want to improve your sleep, relaxation, focus, recovery, and mindfulness habits? Try Apollo today! Get $40 off the Apollo wearable at apolloneuro.com/drleaf. -Ned: If you'd like to give Ned a try, Cleaning Up The Mental Mess listeners get 15% off Ned products with code: DRLEAF. Just visit helloned.com/DRLEAF to get access! -BiOptimizer's Magnesium Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30 The different types of trauma responses 4:43 How our experiences affect the mind & brain 10:20 How trauma impacts the mind & brain 11:30 Why mind management is so important 13:20 How our trauma responses help us understand what is going on in our life 16:45, 25:15 Some trauma responses can be good for us! 27:00, 31:28 Using self-regulation to manage trauma responses ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

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