CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Hi! I’m Dr. Caroline Leaf. I’m a cognitive neuroscientist, author, & mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical & scientific tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health. Order my new book here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the difference between codependency and being codependent. In my previous podcast on relationships (ep 255), I talked about how to handle changing relationships, or how there may be moments when you must end a relationship and just walk away. For this podcast, I want to talk about a big concept that many people have heard of, but can be one of the hardest things to recognize in ourselves and others: codependency. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/codependency Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Huzzah: Get your cooler ready and stock up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for up to 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com -LMNT: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack! Each sample pack includes 7 packets of LMNT (1 of every flavor), and the offer is limited to one time per customer. For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf -NOOM: For your special offer see: noom.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:30 The difference between codependent behavior & codependency 2:00 What is codependency? 3:00 The difference between the giver & the taker in codependent relationships 8:10, 16:00, 22:10 The main signs & signals of codependency 10:30, 14:00 How to use mind management to recognize & work on codependency 11:00 The importance of the WHAT & the WHY 23:40 Boundaries & codependency 26:00 The difference between supporting & fixing others 26:30 Self-esteem & codependency 37:00 Addiction, trauma & codependency ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 6

41 min 26 sec

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about passive aggressive behavior: what it is, how it can affect us, and how to manage it. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-recognize-respond-to-passive-aggressive-behavior Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Blinkist: To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/DRLEAF. -Audible: Right now, for a limited time, save 46% on your first 4 months of Audible. That’s only $7.95 a month. Give yourself the gift of listening! For more go to audible.com/drleaf. -Pendulum: Use code DRLEAF at pendulumlife.com to get 20% off all products. -Ritual Essential Protein: To make trying something new less scary, Ritual offers a money-back guarantee if you’re not 100% in love. Plus, my listeners get 10% off during your first 3 months. Just visit ritual.com/DRLEAF to add Essential Protein today PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:05 What is passive aggressive behavior? 5:00, 38:30 When you aware of an issue, you can change it! 7:30 What are the signs of passive aggressive behavior? 15:10 The power of compassion & understanding 18:00 Some causes of passive aggressive behavior 22:20, 26:30 How to respond to passive aggressive people 33:40 The importance of boundaries to protect yourself from passive aggressive behavior 36:40 What to do if you act in passive aggressive ways? 38:00 How to use mind management & the Neurocycle to work on your passive aggressive behavior ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Dec 2

45 min 55 sec

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat (Dec 3-4): https://www.drleafconference.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about our inner critic: what it is, and how to manage it. Plus, why we shouldn't try silence our inner critic but rather befriend it.  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-befriend-your-inner-critic-how-to-become-a-thought-detective Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -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 -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF. -BetterHelp: I am proud to say that this podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp, and Cleaning Up the Mental Mess listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:16, 5:00 What is the inner critic? 3:30 Why you shouldn’t suppress or ignore your inner critic 4:10, 6:00, 16:00, 23:00 How to speak back to your inner critic using mind management & self-regulation 8:20, 12:45 Getting to the root of your inner critic 10:00, 12:00, 15:30 How to make your inner critic your friend 11:40 The more you think about something the more it grows! 17:00 Managing intrusive thoughts like the inner critic 18:00, 22:10 How to become a “thought detective” 24:00 How to manage your inner critic 30:10 What it means to talk back to your inner critic ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 29

36 min 40 sec

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat (Dec 3-4): https://www.drleafconference.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am going to talk about the stigma surrounding men’s mental health, and what we can do to address the issue on both an individual and collective level. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-aren-t-we-talking-about-men-s-mental-health-enough-ways-to-de-stigmatize-men-s-mental-struggles Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -HoMedics: Right now if you go to HoMedics.com/DRLEAF and use promo code DRLEAF, you’ll receive a FREE PORTABLE PHONE SANITIZER when you buy $100 or more in massage products…that’s a $60 value! -NED: If you want to try the new De-Stress Blend from Ned, we have a special offer for the Cleaning Up The Mental Mess audience. Every order over $40 qualifies for 15% off + a FREE De-Stress Blend Sample. Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout to take advantage of this offer. -Ana Luisa Jewelry: And, just for my listeners, you can save up to 10% with the code DRLEAF at shop.analuisa.com/drleaf. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:06 Mental health is a human issue 1:20 Men’s mental health: what do the statistics tell us? 3:00 What is mental health stigma? 3:30 The limits of seeing mental health as a brain disease 6:15, 15:11 The different types of mental health stigma & their effects 18:30 Men’s mental health & racism 19:25 Deaths of despair 21:20 How we can reduce the stigma associated with men’s mental health -ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 25

27 min 30 sec

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat (Dec 3-4): https://www.drleafconference.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about something I am sure you have all experienced at least once in your life: FOMO, or the fear of missing out. This is a mindset that is similar to the “if only, could have, would have” mindset I discussed in a previous podcast and blog. It can quickly steal our sense of peace and impact our wellbeing if we don’t learn how to manage it! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/fomo Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF. -LMNT: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack at http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf -Blinkist: To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:21 What is FOMO? 5:45 Mindsets that block us 6:00 FOMO & social media 7:00, 11:30 The dangers of comparing your life to others 10:21 Why do we have FOMO? 13:40 How toxic mindsets & belief systems can impact our health 16:00 Envy & FOMO 19:00, 24:10, 33:20 How to use mind-management & the Neurocycle to manage FOMO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 22

41 min 5 sec

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat (Dec 3-4): https://www.drleafconference.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: We all have mental habits that are not so great—the things that keep us stuck, make us stressed out, impact our health and affect our relationships. Thankfully, we don’t have to stay “stuck” in these negative thinking patterns. In this week’s podcast, I speak with clinical neuropsychologist, writer and mental health advocate Nawal Mustafa about common cognitive and thinking errors we all deal with and what we can do to overcome them, how to recognize and avoid psychological invalidation and gaslighting, the difference between healthy venting and emotional dumping, the best way to have difficult emotional discussions, and how to help your children speak about their feelings and experiences. Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Pendulum: If you or someone you love has Type 2 diabetes, take control of glucose levels with Pendulum Glucose Control. Use code DRLEAF at pendulumlife.com to get 20% off all products. -Boll & Branch: To experience an entirely new standard of comfort, visit bollandbranch.com and get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:12 How Nawal’s experiences as an immigrant shapes her approach to mental health 3:30 Psychological invalidation: signs and solutions 6:45 What is gaslighting? 15:24 Parents & gaslighting 21:00 The difference between emotional dumping and healthy venting 45:00 The common cognitive thinking errors causing us more anxiety ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 18

1 hr 9 min

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak about the link between anxiety, stress and decision-making. Often, when we are in an anxious state, we cannot seem to make a decision, or, if we do, we end up making a choice we regret. I know this has happened to me many times! What should we do when this happens? Is there a way out of this mental swamp? Thankfully, yes! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/stress-decision-making Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED: If you want to try the new De-Stress Blend from Ned, a brand that we love and trust, we have a special offer for the Cleaning Up The Mental Mess audience. Every order over $40 qualifies for 15% off + a FREE De-Stress Blend Sample. Go to http://www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout to take advantage of this offer. -Huzzah: Get ready to fill your fridge by stocking up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com. -Chime: You deserve to have financial peace of mind! Join the millions of Americans already loving Chime. Signup takes only two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Get started today at chime.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:25 The neuroscience of decision-making 4:00 The difference between good & bad stress in the brain 4:50 The difference between good & bad anxiety 8:30 How toxic stress impacts your ability to choose 11:30 How to make stress & anxiety work for you, not against you 13:30, 21:00 How to make better choices 17:00 How to develop a possibilities mindset ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 15

27 min 17 sec

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! EPISODE DESCRIPTION: The word “sensitive” has both positive and negative connotations in our society, from statements like “he’s such a sensitive person” to phrases like “don’t be so sensitive!”. Yet the nature of human sensitivity is often misunderstood, especially when it comes to recognizing and dealing with highly sensitive people. As I discuss in this week’s with psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Elaine Aron, a significant percentage of the population (regardless of gender, race or nationality) are highly sensitive individuals, although many of them don’t know they are highly sensitive, or what that means for the way they interact with others, express their emotions, deal with disapproval or parent their children. Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -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 -Four Sigmatic (my favorite coffee and superfood drinks!): Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on select bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:49 How Dr. Elaine coined the term “highly sensitive person” 5:00 Why highly sensitive people are not just introverts 6:18 What does the term highly sensitive mean? 10:28 The word “sensitive” has both positive and negative connotations 14:00 Raising sensitive boys 16:08 How to manage your sensitivity 31:40 Parenting as a highly sensitive person 48:10 Getting over the ideal of the perfect person 55:00 Why you need to find a therapist that works for you ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 11

1 hr 2 min

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about those thoughts that tend to steal our peace and affect our mental health, such as “would have”, “should have” and “if only”. Read the show bog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/thought-that-steal-your-peace Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Oak Essentials: Reveal your best skin with Oak Essentials at oakessentials.com! You can purchase the entire 5-step routine for $195, or try your first product for 15% off when you use code LEAF at checkout. -NOOM: For your special offer see: noom.com/DRLEAF -Jenni Kayne: Find your forever pieces today at jennikayne.com And get 15% off your first order when you use code LEAF at checkout. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 3:00 Thoughts that can steal our peace 3:20 How thoughts can become toxic mindsets 4:30 What it means to be “triggered” 6:40 How our experiences become memories 8:30 The difference between thoughts & mindsets 12:20 Making our thoughts work for us & not against us 15:50 How to use self-regulation to manage toxic thoughts 20:00 What is a probability mindset & why is it important? ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 8

27 min 4 sec

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! Get Mel's book here: https://www.high5habit.com Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ritual: Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Just visit ritual.com/DRLEAF to add Essential Protein today. That’s ritual.com/DRLEAF. -LMNT: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack! For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 4

1 hr 22 min

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss boundaries: what they are, why they are important, how to create healthy boundaries in your life and relationships, and the difference between toxic and healthy boundaries.  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/boundaries Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Chime: Signup takes only two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Get started today at chime.com/DRLEAF -Ana Luisa Jewelry: Save up to 10% with the code DRLEAF at shop.analuisa.com/drleaf. - PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS 3:20 Toxic versus healthy boundaries 3:40 What is a healthy boundary? 5:00 Toxic relationships & the brain 8:40 How toxic people can impact our mental & physical health 12:00 What it means to create space around an issue 16:00 Using mind management to build healthy boundaries ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Nov 1

22 min 29 sec

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to leading hormone expert and N.Y. Times best-selling author Dr. Sara Gottfried about hormone balancing and education, how our hormones can impact our mental and physical health, and more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-trauma-impacts-hormones-how-to-use-mind-management-to-treat-hormonal-imbalances For more info on Dr. Gottfried visit: SaraGottfriedMD.com Dr. Gottfried's instagram: @saragottfriedmd Free Gift for Dr. Leaf's subscribers/followers Dr. Gottfried's Guide to Tracking Your Blood Sugar Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF. -LMNT: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack! For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf. -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 PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS 1:30 Why Sara chose to specialize in hormones 4:40 How hormones impact our mental & physical wellbeing 7:50 Cortisol as a mental health marker 12:00 Inflammation & mental health 15:00 Hormones & wellbeing 20:50 Female hormones & health 27:40 Bio-identical hormones 32:50 How our environment can impact our hormones 34:00 Testosterone & the female body 35:30 How trauma can impact our hormones 40:00 The importance of mind management for hormonal health 45:10 Social media, diet culture & hormones ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 28

57 min 20 sec

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I discuss the common signs of depression, why we should never be afraid of seeking help, how we can learn to manage depression, and more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-main-signals-of-depression-how-to-find-healing Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Kettle & Fire: Visit kettleandfire.com/drleaf and use the code DRLEAF to get 25% your order! -Huzzah: Get ready to fill your fridge by stocking up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com. -NED: If you want to try the new De-Stress Blend from Ned, we have a special offer for the Cleaning Up The Mental Mess audience. Every order over $40 qualifies for 15% off + a FREE De-Stress Blend Sample. Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout to take advantage of this offer. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS 3:00 What is depression? 4:30 Depression as a signal 6:00 Depression & the mind 11:40, 17:30 What are the main signals of depression? 14:00 Using mind management to deal with feelings of depression 17:00 Why it takes time to learn how to manage depression 22:00 The 4 main types of signals 30:00 The importance of being kind to ourselves 30:30, 36:00 Why we need to get to the “why” behind the depression 30:45 The scale of depression 36:05 Why things sometimes get worse before they get better 36:30 The importance of a strong support system ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 25

42 min 55 sec

Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!  EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I interview cognitive neuroscientist and author Dr. Amishi P. Jha about her amazing new book, Peak Mind: Find Your Focus, Own Your Attention, Invest 12 Minutes a Day. We talk about the different kinds of attention systems in the brain, how to train the brain to pay more attention and focus in high stress situations, how mindfulness can improve attention, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-myth-of-multitasking-how-to-actually-improve-focus-to-get-things-done For more info on Dr. Amishi and to get her book visit: https://amishi.com Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Boll & Branch: Visit bollandbranch.com and get 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code DRLEAF -Pendulum: ry Pendulum Glucose Control for 90 days. If you’re not satisfied with your levels, you’ll get your money back. Visit pendulumlife.com to find out more and use the promo code DRLEAF for 20% off your first bottle of your membership. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS 1:00, 50:00 Why Dr. Amishi wrote new book Peak Mind 2:30 Training the brain to pay better attention 5:00 The neuroscience of attention 8:00 The different types of attention 20:30 How our environment can affect our ability to pay attention 21:40 Why multi-tasking is not a great way to pay attention 37:40 Mindfulness & attention 41:00 The importance of breathwork & mindfulness ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 21

1 hr 1 min

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the relationship between complex trauma and identity, how trauma can create a distorted perception of the self, and how you can learn how to manage your trauma and redefine your identity. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identity-trauma Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Cleaning Up the Mental Mess listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Blinkist: To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/DRLEAF. -Chili Sleep: Head over to chilisleep.com/DRLEAF to learn more and save 20% off the purchase of any new sleep system. This offer is available exclusively for Cleaning Up the Mental Mess listeners -- and only for a limited time! PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS 4:42 How trauma affects the mind & body 6:20 How trauma can impact identity 12:40 Our experiences can impact how we see ourselves 16:30 There is something you can do that no one else can do! 17:40 How to use mind management to manage trauma & its impact on identity 20:20 Finding your “David” 22:20 A Neurocycle for identity 30:20 The importance of listening to your warning signals 37:30 How to reconceptualize identity after trauma 39:00 Mourning the loss of who you were ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 18

45 min 7 sec

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: Yes, sometimes our emotions can drive us crazy. But did you know that they are also an incredible source of data, a way to learn how to be in the world? In this podcast, I speak with author, speaker and Harvard-trained psychologist Dr. Susan David about how our emotions are an important source of data, the difference between emotional fragility and emotional agility, how to sit with uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, ways we can become more emotionally resilient, and how to help children learn to process and manage their emotions. Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -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. -Jenni Kayne (where I get all my favorite fall staples!) Get 15% off your first order when you use code LEAF at checkout at https://jennikayne.com  PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:18 What is internal psychology and why is it important? 4:00 The problem with positivity 7:18 How emotions help us understand our values 11:08 Emotions are data, not directives 22:00 Children and emotions 36:03 When do emotions start getting toxic? 38:38 How can you start practicing emotional agility? ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 14

1 hr

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to deal with regret. This is an important topic because unmanaged regret can be emotionally crippling, making it hard for us to move on or heal. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-make-regret-work-for-you-not-against-you Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NOOM: For your special offer see: noom.com/DRLEAF. -Four Sigmatic (my favorite coffee and superfood drinks!): Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on select bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.com/DRLEAF. -Oak Essentials: Reveal your best skin with Oak Essentials at oakessentials.com ! You can purchase the entire 5-step routine for $195, or try your first product for 15% off when you use code LEAF at checkout. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 My own struggles with regret 3:10 Regret doesn’t have to take over your life! 4:00 Why we need to understand & manage our regrets 4:30 What is regret? 6:00 Why it is okay to have regrets 8:40 How we can make regret work for us instead of against us 11:00 The danger of rumination 13:00 Why we need to learn how to manage regret 15:20 What do we regret more, what we did or we didn’t do? 23:00 How to use the Neurocycle to deal with regret 30:00 How to reconceptualize regret ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 11

38 min 54 sec

EPISODE DESCRIPTION: We all know those people that are always on the go: they never seem to rest, they are always busy doing something and they seem to accomplish so much. Perhaps you are one of those people! But did you know that this could also be a sign of high-functioning anxiety? In this podcast, I speak to therapist and licensed counselor Nancy Jane Smith about the signs and symptoms of high-functioning anxiety and how to overcome it, as well as how to deal with perfectionism, people-pleasing and burnout. Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED (my go to CBD products!): Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout for 15% off your first one-time order or 20% off your first subscription order. -Public Goods (where I do all my online shopping): Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to publicgoods.com/drleaf -LMNT (my favorite electrolytes): Get a free sample pack at http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:24 How Nancy’s dad felt like a failure, and how his inner critic affected his final moments 4:30 Why some people are driven by their inner critic, and how it leads to high functioning anxiety 7:36 How do you recognize high-functioning anxiety? 10:42 Perfectionism and high-functioning anxiety 12:22 How is high-functioning anxiety different to generalized anxiety? 14:14 Our different inner voices: who are you listening to? 18:56 Tips to deal with your inner critic 25:40 How positive thinking can exacerbate high-functioning anxiety 36:00 How to speak to a friend or loved one with high-functioning anxiety ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 7

47 min 4 sec

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how memory changes over time, what influences memory loss, and how we can all improve our memory. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/memory Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Framebridge: Go to Framebridge.com and use the promo code DRLEAF to save an additional 15% off your first order. -Ritual: Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Just visit ritual.com/DRLEAF to add Essential Protein today. That’s ritual.com/DRLEAF. -Chime: Join the millions of Americans already loving Chime. Sign up takes only two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Get started today at chime.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 Does memory get worse as we age? 3:00 The relationship between mind management & memory 5:00 How the brain can get better with age! 6:10 How the mind builds memory into the brain 10:20 Why we need to use our brain every day 16:00 How we build memory 22:10 What can cause memory loss 31:00 How to start improving your memory ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Oct 4

39 min 31 sec

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this week’s podcast I speak with attachment theory expert and psychotherapist Thais Gibson on how our past experiences impact our relationships, how we can use the different attachment styles to better understand ourselves and connect with our partners, why we need to communicate our needs and desires, and how we can reprogram past traumas and heal our relationships. Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -LMNT Electrolytes (my-go to!): Claim a free LMNT Sample Pack at http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf -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. -InsideTracker: Get up to 25% off their entire store at InsideTracker.com/drleaf PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:30 How Thais got her unique name 2:00 How Thais struggled with and overcame her addiction to painkillers 5:07 What is the personal development school? 7:30 What are the different attachment styles, and why are they important? 28:50 Relationships and the different attachment styles 30:00 How to reprogram patterns of thought and heal core wounds ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 30

53 min 16 sec

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how hope is a thought “insurance policy” that can help you move through any challenge and deal with hard times. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-one-mindset-that-can-help-you-through-any-problem Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -AquaTru (my favorite water purifier): Get $100 OFF an AquaTru plus FREE SHIPPING! Just go to AquaTru.com and enter the code DRLEAF at checkout. -Kettle & Fire, my favorite sustainably-made, nutrient-rich bone broths: Just visit kettleandfire.com/drleaf and use the code DRLEAF to get 25% off your order! -Public Goods (my preferred online goods store): Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:15 The importance of hope 1:50 Hope & identity 2:25 You can always change & heal 8:00 What to do when the past, present & future looks bleak 9:30 You are wired for love 10:40 How to build hope into the mind & brain 13:00, 22:00 The key characteristics of hopeful people 24:00 The power of living a self-examined life 28:30 The relationship between embracing pain & developing hope 33:00 Why we need to create communities of hope ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 27

37 min 9 sec

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Kati Morton, a licensed therapist, author and mental health advocate, about how to identify and cope with PTSD, dealing with social media trauma, reframing toxic self-talk, why things often feel like they get worse before they get better, and more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-identify-understand-heal-ptsd-with-kati-morton Get Kati's book here: https://www.katimorton.com/books Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED: Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout for 15% off your first one-time order or 20% off your first subscription order. -Boll & Branch: Get an exclusive 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code DRLEAF at bollandbranch.com. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30 Why Kati wrote her new book Traumatized 3:20 Why trauma is so pervasive 4:00 The difference between coaching & therapy 6:35, 14:00 Trauma is not just associated with a major event—there are different degrees & types of trauma 15:00 Generational trauma & social media 22:00 Eating disorders & self-injury 31:00 How to find a good therapist 36:00 Why things often feel like they get worse than they get better 42:00 How to change negative self-talk using bridge statements 48:00, 53:00 Why true change takes time & is often uncomfortable 51:00 Why it is okay to grieve the old you ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 23

59 min 9 sec

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about dreams and nightmares: what they are and how to manage them using self-regulation and the Neurocycle. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-neuroscience-of-nightmares-how-to-use-the-neurocycle-to-have-better-dreams Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf -Huzzah: Get your cooler ready and stock up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com. -NOOM: For your special offer see: noom.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 What are nightmares & dreams? 2:20, 4:00 What happens in the mind & brain when you sleep 3:20 Traumas & toxic thoughts can impact how you sleep 4:10, 9:00 What is the brain’s housekeeping mode & why is it important? 8:10 What is going on in the nonconscious mind when you are asleep 10:00 The difference between dreams & nightmares 12:00, 21:30 How mind-management can improve our sleep health & help us manage nightmares 18:45 The difference between nightmares & night terrors 29:20 How to help your child when they have nightmares ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 20

33 min 57 sec

SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Harma Hartouni, successful author, entrepreneur and businessman about managing tragedy, how to deal with rejection and isolation, the key mindsets to overcoming tough times, and more!   For more info on Harma visit: https://www.harmahartouni.com   Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com   Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app   Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747   Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com    OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS:  -InsideTracker: Get up to 25% off your order at https://Insidetracker.com/DRLEAF.   -Jenni Kayne (where I get all my favorite fall staples!) Get 15% off your first order when you use code LEAF at checkout at https://jennikayne.com  -Memore (the best brain-boosting superfood powders!): Get up to 30% off you order at https://yourmemore.com/LEAF.       PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:  1:58 Harma’s incredible story  5:00 How a car accident changed Harma’s life 8:30 How Harma struggled with his identity  17:00 The power of love & forgiveness  21:00 The 5-minute funeral: what is it & why is it good for your mental health? 27:10 How to deal with regret & isolation  28:40, 31:20 Taking risks is not always a bad thing! 29:00 The power of saying “no” 32:00 The difference between the “good selfish” & the “bad selfish” 39:20 The importance of creating an environment that allows for mistakes  40:00 The difference managing & leading  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 16

45 min 39 sec

Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: Let’s face it: there’s no better feeling than going to bed knowing that you’re well prepared for the next day. So, in this podcast I am going to talk about how to self-regulate your thinking using the Neurocycle to prepare for a busy week and reduce your stress levels and risk for burnout. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/managing-burnout-and-stress OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Magnesium: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order. -Chili Sleep: Head over to chilisleep.com/DRLEAF to learn more and save 20% off the purchase of any new sleep system. -Four Sigmatic Coffee: Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on select bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30 What happens when you go to sleep anxious about the week ahead 3:33 Planning for a busy week using self-regulation 4:40 Why I like to use the Neurocycle for everyday anxieties & worries 5:50 What happens in the brain when you feel overwhelmed 6:10 The importance of balanced beta energy in the brain 12:25 Why the mind always comes first 13:00 How I use mind-management when I have a busy week ahead of me 14:00 How to use your mind to prepare your brain for stressful periods in your life 16:00 What is mind-management & how do you do it? 17:20, 24:00 Using the 5 steps of the Neurocycle to plan for the week 26:00 How to make a busy week for you instead of against you 30:50 The importance of building rewards & rest into your week 31:10 How over-complaining can affect your mental health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 13

40 min 33 sec

Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with UCLA doctoral student Stephanie Keeney Parks about healthcare disparities in America, managing autism, changing the mental healthcare landscape, advice for parents with autistic children, and more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-help-a-child-with-autism-overcome-racial-disparities-in-healthcare-with-stephanie-keeney-parks OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Blinkist: To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/DRLEAF. -LMNT: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack. For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30, 10:45, 34:00 Why Stephanie’s anthropological research is so important 3:22 Stephanie’s own experiences as a mother to a child with autism 5:30, 11:50, 19:50 Racial disparities in healthcare & what this means for many families 16:00 How the autism label can fail many people 17:30 Language & disability: how are they related? 24:50 How we can start addressing inequities in healthcare 26:40 Why context & a person’s whole story is so important in healthcare 28:00 Why medical education needs to change 39:20 Advice for parents of color with autistic children ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 9

48 min 27 sec

Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how over-explaining and over-sharing can be trauma responses, and how they impact the way we function. I decided to speak about this topic because of the many responses I got to a social media post I recently put up: “Over-explaining is a common trauma response for those who were often made to feel at fault as a child. At one point, the desire to people-please provided safety. But, please know, what happened is not your fault, and it’s not your job to regulate other people’s emotional states.” Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/oversharing-over-explaining OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ana Luisa Jewelry: I LOVE them, their pieces start at just $39, and you can get 20% off with their summer sale at https://shop.analuisa.com/drleaf -Ritual’s Essential Protein: Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Just visit ritual.com/DRLEAF to add Essential Protein today. That’s ritual.com/DRLEAF -Chime: Join the millions of Americans already loving Chime. Sign up takes only two minutes, and doesn’t affect your credit score! Get started today at chime.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 3:15 Over-explaining & over-sharing as trauma responses 5:40 The difference between over-explaining & over-sharing 8:20 Why you need to get to the root of your trauma response 8:44 You are not your brain—you control your brain 15:25, 21:00 Signs that you are over-explaining or oversharing 18:00, 35:30, 39:00 How to manage an oversharing/over-explaining response using the Neurocycle 48:00 You cannot please everyone, but the one person you should always prioritize is yourself! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 6

53 min 42 sec

Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Mikhalia Peterson, top podcast host and daughter of scholar and best-selling author Jordan B. Peterson, about her experiences with chronic mental and physical health issues like Lyme disease, junior rheumatoid arthritis, extreme depression and chronic pain, how food can heal the mind and body, why we all need to learn good mind management techniques, the importance of being an advocate for your own health, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-best-mind-management-techniques-when-dealing-with-chronic-mental-health-issues-with-mikhaila-peterson Follow Mikhaila here: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikhailapeterson OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Bitty Baby by American Girl: My listeners can get an exclusive, one-time offer of 15% off your order of Bitty Baby products with promo code DRLEAF at americangirl.com. Exclusions include 18” dolls, Courtney Arcade, and Bitty Baby Furniture. See americangirl.com/bbpodcast for details. -NED (the best CBD products): Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout for 15% off your first one-time order or 20% off your first subscription order. -Grammarly: Get 20% off Grammarly Premium by signing up at Grammarly.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 3:15, 13:00, 41:00 Mikhalia Peterson’s incredible story 5:00 What advice Mikhalia would give to her dad, Jordan B. Peterson? 5:25, 44:00 How food can heal the mind & body 5:45 Why you should prioritize your health, not work 6:30 The importance of self-compassion 8:40 How spirituality can positively impact mental health 25:20, 1:00:10 The potential dangers of too many prescription drugs 55:00 Why Mikhalia eats an all-meat diet 58:20, 1:01:45 Be careful of people who say they have all the answers 59:20 Jordan B. Peterson’s own struggles with prescription drugs 1:03:20 Why we need to be careful of prescription drug withdrawal 1:04:35 Why feeling empowered when it comes to your own health is so important ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Sep 2

1 hr 12 min

Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am talk about how to respond in a healthy way when people don’t respond well to you taking ownership of your mental health and life.  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-to-do-when-people-dont-accept-your-boundaries OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Blood Sugar Breakthrough by BiOptimizers:: For an exclusive offer for my listeners, just go to www.bloodsugarbreakthrough.health/drleaf and save 10% with code DRLEAF10 when you try Blood Sugar Breakthrough. -Huzzah: Get your cooler ready and stock up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com. -ChiliSleep: Head over to chilisleep.com/DRLEAF to learn more and check out a special offer, available exclusively for Cleaning Up the Mental Mess with Dr. Leaf listeners, and only for a limited time! PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:50 You are not hard to love! 3:30, 15:00 What should you do when someone reacts negatively to your healing journey 3:55 Your phenomenally specialized mind, brain & body! 4:40 You can do something no one else can do 5:00 How adverse experiences can impact your “youness” 5:30 What happens when life gets messy 8:50 Managing your mind when times get tough 11:20 The power of the wise mind & how toxic experiences can impact our ability to think well 12:33 Change can go in a positive or negative direction 12:55 Why do things seem like they get worse before they get better? 14:30 The boundaries you may need on your healing journey can impact your relationships 16:00, 26:00 Why we should never be afraid to ask for space & grace 16:20, 24:00 What to say to someone who is not giving you the room to heal 21:50 You are wired for love 22:13 Only you are an expert on your experiences & feelings 24:55 How to respond to someone who is struggling with how you are changing 26:25, 35:50 The importance of healthy boundaries 35:00 How to tell someone that your healing journey will look different to theirs 41:30 The importance of boundaries in a family ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 30

51 min 40 sec

Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I interview award-winning OB-GYN, best-selling author and woman’s health expert Dr. Sherry Ross about the relationship between sexual health and mental health, the importance of healthy attitudes towards sex, how sex is good for your brain, and more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-sex-mental-health-are-connected-what-we-should-be-talking-about-in-sex-education-with-dr-sherry-ross-ob-gyn For more info on Dr. Sherry visit: https://www.drsherry.com Visit www.urjabeauty.com for 20% off entire purchase using code at checkout: intimates20 OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Bitty Baby by American Girl: My listeners can get an exclusive, one-time offer of 15% off your order of Bitty Baby products with promo code DRLEAF at americangirl.com. -Kettle & Fire, my favorite sustainably-made, nutrient-rich bone broths, soups and stocks: Just visit kettleandfire.com/drleaf and use the code DRLEAF to get 25% your order! -InsideTracker, a science-based company that analyzes your blood, your DNA, your lifestyle and nutrition habits, and tells you how to live, look, age, and perform better, based on your unique biology: Get up to 25% off their entire store at Insidetracker.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:  2:20 Why Dr. Sherry loves educating women about sexual health 3:36 How sexual health is a barometer for our mental health 4:30 The difference between male & female sexual desire 5:00 The importance of talking about desire & mental health 6:30 Why we should know about our sexual organs & what turns us on 8:20 How hormonal changes affect sexual desire in women 11:14 What causes low sexual desire in women? 12:10, 14:40 The relationship between mental health & orgasms 13:20 Overcoming the stigma surround female sexual desire 14:00, 15:50 The importance of sexual education for women ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources  Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 26

49 min 25 sec

Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: Recalling happy memories is good for your health in general. As I discuss in this podcast, thinking about good times is like a physical insurance policy in the brain, which, when times get tough, helps support your mental and physical health. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/good-memories-as-an-insurance-policy OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Boll & Branch (the best mattresses!): You can try them worry-free for 30 nights, with free shipping and returns. And my listeners get an exclusive 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code DRLEAF at bollandbranch.com -LMNT, my favorite electrolyte drink mixes: Claim a free LMNT Sample Pack! For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf. -NOOM: For more info visit: noom.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:31 What it means to have a mental “insurance policy” for challenging times 3:30 The relationship between thoughts & experiences 4:20 How toxic memories can affect us 6:45, 11:00 How good memories are a mental “insurance policy” 7:10 What it means to be “wired for love” 8:10 How healthy, happy memories can increase our cognitive resilience 9:00, 21:00 The healing power of gratitude 13:20, 17:00 How happy memories can improve our relationships & mental health 14:00 The relationship between recalling good memories & making wise decisions 24:50 Why we all need a possibilities mindset “insurance policy” ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 23

32 min 25 sec

Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with bestselling author, former pro-Athlete, lifestyle entrepreneur and host of The School of Greatness Lewis Howes about the importance of peace and clarity in life, the hard process of healing trauma, the importance of coaching and therapy, the importance of teaching children about mental health, and so much more! Read the show notes here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/deconstructing-trauma-how-to-find-healing-through-learning-how-we-should-talk-to-kids-about-mental-health-with-lewis-how For more info on Lewis: http://lewishowes.com/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Memore, my favorite whole food powders: Get up to 30% off their next order at yourmemore.com/LEAF. -NED (my go-to CBD company): Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout for 15% off your first one-time order or 20% off your first subscription order. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:44, 5:15 Why Lewis Howes started The School of Greatness 3:22 How Lewis Howes used sports to manage his emotions as a child 7:44 Unlearning toxic cultural & social influences 8:10 The relationship between healing & courage 9:00 Why we need to face the past in order to move forward in life 11:00 Healing involves constant learning—it is not a one-off event! 12:10 The importance of connecting to our inner child 13:10 Dealing with & managing childhood sexual abuse 17:20 The destructive nature of unmanaged anger 22:00 You can’t change what happened to you, but you can change what happens in you 22:45 We are wired for love! 26:40 How Lewis works on his own mental health & healing 35:00 What happens in the brain when we deconstruct & reconstruct trauma 42:00 Parenting, childhood trauma & mental health 49:00 We all have a unique way of thinking that can activate the best in each other 50:30 Gender differences & the mind: is there a relationship? 56:00 How trauma & anxiety can affect sleep 57:20 The power of starting the day with appreciation & gratitude 1:04:00 The power of therapy & why different types of therapy will work for different people 1:13:30 The importance of seeking peace & clarity -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 19

1 hr 18 min

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I am explain the difference between thoughts and memories, as this is a question I get a lot, and there seems to be quite a bit of confusion surrounding the topic! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-is-a-thought OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp: Cleaning Up the Mental Mess listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf -Blinkist: Get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess. -Public Goods, my preferred online goods store: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com and use code DRLEAF at checkout. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30 What is a thought? 2:45, 5:30, 10:00 What are memories? 3:30 How thoughts grow 4:00, 8:10 Thoughts are like trees with roots & branches, which are memories 5:50 What happens when a thought is activated 8:20, 13:30 How your unique way of thinking shapes your memories 13:00 Whatever you think about the most grows! 13:40 The three types of memories 16:00 Memories as data & perceptions 19:25, 28:00 How thoughts with their memories impact our brain, mind & body 23:00 How toxic thoughts impact our overall wellbeing 29:00 What does it mean to recall a memory? 29:50 Memories are limitless 30:15 How many thoughts do we think in a day? -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 16

33 min 37 sec

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to celebrity chef, certified nutritionist and Reiki master Serena Poon on dealing with cancer, managing multiple health struggles, how the mind impacts nutrition, quantum physics and more!  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-the-mind-impacts-nutrition-quantum-physics-how-does-it-relate-to-our-health-with-celebrity-chef-serena-poon For more info on Serena visit: Www.Serenaloves.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -AquaTru, my favorite water purifier: Get $100 OFF an AquaTru plus FREE SHIPPING! Just go to AquaTru.com and enter the code DRLEAF at checkout. -BiOptimizer’s Blood Sugar Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners, just go to www.bloodsugarbreakthrough.health/drleaf and save 10% with code DRLEAF10 when you try Blood Sugar Breakthrough. -Four Sigmatic: Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on select bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:15 The power of culinary alchemy 4:40 The relationship between physical & spiritual nutrition 5:10 The different energy centers in the brain & body + why they are important 11:30 What is quantum physics & how does it relate to our health? 12:50 How certain foods support health energy flow 18:50 The power of the mind & how it impacts nutrition 22:05 How to overcome obstacles & setbacks 26:00 Turning challenges into opportunities to help others 34:40 How to help someone who is in a very dark place health-wise 40:45 The healing power of happy memories & gratitude 45:00 How Serena cleans up her mental mess -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 12

51 min 39 sec

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast talk about what brainwaves are, why they are important and how we can balance our brainwaves to improve our mind and brain health. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-balance-your-brainwaves-the-different-brain-frequencies-how-they-impact-our-state-of-mind-the-difference-between-the-mind-brain OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Bitty Baby by American Girl: Get an exclusive, one-time offer of 15% off your order of Bitty Baby products with promo code DRLEAF at americangirl.com. Exclusions include 18” dolls, Courtney Arcade, and Bitty Baby Furniture. See americangirl.com/bbpodcast for details. -Huzzah: Get your cooler ready and stock up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com. -Jenni Kayne: Get 15% off your first order when you use code LEAF at checkout: jennikayne.com! -Ritual, a company that makes my favorite brain-supporting protein powder: Get 10% off during your first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:47 What are brainwaves & why are they so important? 3:40 The difference between the mind & brain 5:35 How our experiences affect our mental energy & brainwaves 8:15 How mind-management positively impacts energy flow in the brain 8:40 Our mental energy can impact our physical health 13:50 The mind & brain are always active 15:30 The different brain frequencies & how they impact our state of mind 18:00 Why managing our perceptions is so important 35:08 The power of venting our joy -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 9

43 min 59 sec

Get your tickets to my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to Olympic gold medalist and head coach Jordyn Wieber and renowned performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais about mental health and performance anxiety in sports, especially considering events at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the French Open tennis championship. Read the show blog here; https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/podcast-305-a-conversation-on-mental-health-the-tokyo-olympics-sports-psychology-performance-anxiety-with-olympic-gold-medalist-jordyn-wieber-performance-psychologist-dr-michael-gervais OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -InsideTracker (a science-based company that analyzes your blood, your DNA, your lifestyle and nutrition habits, and tells you how to live, look, age, and perform better, based on your unique biology!): Get up to 25% off their entire store at Insidetracker.com/DRLEAF. -NED (my favorite CBD company): If you want to check out Ned and try their Full Spectrum Hemp Oil or Sleep Blend for yourself, we have a special offer for the Cleaning Up the Mental Mess audience. Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout for 15% off your first one-time order or 20% off your first subscription order. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 4:00 Jordyn’s experiences as an Olympic athlete & the nature of performance anxiety 5:10 The different external & internal pressures on high-performance athletes 6:00 Why athletes need a strong mental health support system 7:45 How to cope with performance anxiety as an athlete 10:18, 23:00 The volcanic nature of thoughts & emotions, and how this can impact performance 14:00 The condensed nature of elite sports & its social and developmental repercussions 15:00 What is performance pressure & how does it lead to anxiety? 17:50 What are the “twisties” & how do they happen? 19:50 Why what Simone Biles said at the Olympics is so powerful & important 24:50 Why many athletes are taught to suppress their feelings in the moment 26:30 What is identity foreclosure in professional sports & how does it impact mental health? 28:00, 45:40, 52:50 How mental healthcare in professional sports is changing 48:30 How Jordyn manages her professional gymnastic team’s mental health -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 5

58 min 32 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: You may have even heard of the terms like “pandemic fatigue” or “election fatigue”—really, the word fatigue can be added to any major event and I am sure at least one person will understand what that feels like. I personally have experienced this, and so many people have asked me about how to manage this, which is exactly what I am going to talk about in this podcast: how to manage mental fatigue and exhaustion. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-sneaky-signs-of-mental-fatigue-a-neurocycle-to-heal-mental-fatigue OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Memore, my favorite whole food powders: And my listeners can get up to 30% off their next order at yourmemore.com/LEAF. -NOOM: For more info see: noom.com/DRLEAF. -Ana Luisa Jewelry (my favorite for gifts!): Get 20% off with their summer sale at https://shop.analuisa.com/drleaf PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 5:50 How your environment can impact mind & brain health 6:20 The difference between “off” days & mental fatigue 7:15 The 3 parts of the mind 11:20 What is the conscious mind & how does it get tired? 15:30 Signs you may be suffering from mental fatigue 17:15 The relationship between mental effort & mental fatigue 19:00 Some warning signals of mental fatigue 22:30 The difference between toxic & creative mental fatigue 24:30, 29:13 How to use mind-management & the Neurocycle to deal with mental fatigue -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Aug 2

38 min 29 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Caroline Foran, bestselling author, speaker, journalist, blogger and top podcast host, about making anxiety work for you and not against you, why anxiety is a signal and not a disease, how to manage anxiety using your incredible mind, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-key-to-managing-moving-through-owning-anxiety-the-link-between-childhood-trauma-anxiety Follow Caroline on social media: @carolineforan OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Bitty Baby by American Girl: My listeners can get an exclusive, one-time offer of 15% off your order of Bitty Baby products with promo code DRLEAF at americangirl.com -Grammarly: Get 20% off Grammarly Premium by signing up at Grammarly.com/DRLEAF. -LMNT, my favorite electrolyte drink mixes: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack! For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf. -NED. (my go-to CBD products): Go to www.helloned.com/DRLEAF or enter DRLEAF at checkout for 15% off your first one-time order or 20% off your first subscription order. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:47, 17:20 Caroline’s own experiences with anxiety 4:50 Anxiety is a normal part of life 6:40, 31:20 What it means to be vulnerable & authentic 13:40 Why we shouldn’t just try to get rid of or cure our anxiety 16:00 Resisting feelings of anxiety can make anxiety worse 16:50, 35:00 The power of kindness & self-compassion 21:00 Childhood trauma & anxiety 25:50 Why we need to change the anxiety narrative 26:20 Why it is okay to have a breakdown! 32:00 The power of owning our anxiety 42:30 Why we need to talk about anxiety more 44:32 Anxiety is a signal & messenger, not a disease 51:00 Why we need to understand, not suppress, our anxiety -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 29

58 min 58 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I will talk about these different trauma responses, and how to manage them in the moment using self-regulation and mind-management techniques. Although recent research indicates there may be two more trauma responses common to human beings, I am just going to concentrate on the main four for this podcast. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-different-types-of-trauma OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Blood Sugar Breakthrough: For an exclusive offer for my listeners, just go to www.bloodsugarbreakthrough.health/drleaf and save 10% with code DRLEAF10 when you try Blood Sugar Breakthrough. -Public Goods, my preferred online goods store: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com and use code DRLEAF at checkout. -InsideTracker: Get up to 25% off their entire store at Insidetracker.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 3:25, 5:00 The different types of trauma 4:00 Trauma is trauma, no matter how small or big 4:15, 7:40 How trauma impacts us 4:40 The trauma response as a coping mechanism 5:30 How our experiences impact our brain & body 10:30 The predictive nature of a trauma response 12:55, 28:30 How to use mind management to make the trauma response work for you, not against you 15:00 The difference between unhealthy & healthy trauma responses 28:28 Why we need to feel to heal 29:00, 32:00 What it means to understand & deal with trauma -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 26

41 min 54 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to Ashley Bendiksen, an expert in abuse prevention and personal development, national speaker, Top Youth Speaker, certified life empowerment coach, author, nonprofit founder, award-winning activist, and founder of the Blue Hearts Project. We discuss the wide-teaching impact of domestic violence, how Ashley uses her experiences to educate and help others, the warning signs of domestic violence, how to help someone who may be in an abusive relationship, the importance of teaching our children about healthy relationships, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/healing-from-abusive-relationships-how-to-identify-red-flags-in-a-relationship-how-to-help-someone-in-an-abusive-relationship OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: To get one year free supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your order see: athleticgreens.com/LEAF. -Boll & Branch: Get an exclusive 15% off your first set of sheets with promo code DRLEAF at bollandbranch.com. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30, 7:22 Ashley’s story & how she used her experiences to help others 12:10 Ashely’s decision to start living her life differently 15:05 How to start healing after an abusive relationship 17:10 Why healing is an ongoing journey, not just a destination 20:30 What to do if you want to end an abusive relationship 24:00 The red flags to watch out for in a relationship 29:30 Why domestic abuse education is so important 31:00 How to teach our children about the difference between healthy & toxic relationships 42:40 The importance of healthy boundaries 44:00 How to help a loved one who may be in an abusive relationship 49:00 Why we need to take care of ourselves & practice self-care 50:20 How to help someone who is struggling with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 22

56 min 43 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about how to manage your anxiety when people don’t respond to you, or when you don’t get the response that you expected, and how to navigate the assumptions we all tend to make in our head when someone reacts in a way we perceive as negative. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-respond-when-you-don-t-get-the-response-you-want-or-need-a-neurocycle-to-help-identify-eliminate-the-toxic-assumptions-causing-you-mental-distress OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BetterHelp, an amazing company that can assess your needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist: Get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/drleaf. -Huzzah (my favorite probiotic drink!): Get your cooler ready and stock up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:50 How the negative assumptions we make about people can affect our wellbeing 4:30 How assumptions can lead to toxic rumination, which can cause brain damage 7:00 We are not experts on other’s people’s behavior! 7:20 The dangers of overthinking 10:30 How to use mind-management to manage our assumptions & control overthinking 13:12 How to be more in control of you thinking 14:00 The 5 steps of the Neurocycle mind-management system 15:50 How to rewrite the toxic narratives we have built into our brain 22:00 Why reconceptualization is so powerful 26:20 It is okay to experience negative emotions, but we shouldn’t let them control us! -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 19

30 min 29 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to Shawn Stevenson, creator of The Model Health Show, one of the top health and fitness podcasts, and author of the bestselling book Eat Smarter. We speak about so many things, including the role of the mind in healing the body, food as information, and why we need to make real food accessible to all. Get Shawn's book here: https://eatsmarterbook.com Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-eat-smarter-use-the-power-of-food-to-reboot-your-metabolism-upgrade-your-brain-transform-your-life OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Plushcare: Go to https://plushcare.com/drleaf/ to start your FREE 30-day trial. -Ana Luisa Jewelry: I LOVE them, their pieces start at just $39, and you can get 20% off with their summer sale at https://shop.analuisa.com/drleaf! -Ritual: Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Just visit ritual.com/DRLEAF to add Essential Protein today. That’s ritual.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:45 Shawn’s amazing story 10:00 The incredible healing power of the brain & body 19:00 The difference between the mind & brain, plus why this difference is intrinsically hopeful 21:10 How our lowest points in life can lead to moments of transformation 24:40 How Shawn changed his lifestyle & learned how to manage and heal his body 25:30 Why Shawn wrote Eat Smarter 26:50 Why real, life-sustaining foods should be more accessible & available for everyone 35:15 Shawn’s work as a health coach 36:00 The difference between being healthy & weight loss 48:00 Why the mind is so important when it comes to what we eat & how healthy we are 48:45, 1:01:20 The gut-brain connection & the importance of a healthy microbiome -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 15

1 hr 10 min

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on the brain, and how we can manage and improve cognitive side-effects of the virus. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-use-directed-neuroplasticity-to-rewire-harmful-covid-pandemic-ptsd-effects OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Four Sigmatic: Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on select bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.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. -Daily Harvest: Stay cool, calm, and collected during the summer heat! Go to DAILY-HARVEST.com and enter code DRLEAF to get $25 off your first box! PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:40, 15:20, 22:30 How the COVID virus can impact the brain 2:45, 6:50 The brain’s amazing capacity to change & heal 5:50 Anxiety is a signal, not a disease 7:50 How to manage & direct brain changes 12:15 Immunity, inflammation & the COVID virus 24:30, 30:00, 37:40 How brain building can help heal the mind & brain 25:40 Your brain is always changing, and you can learn how to direct these changes! 26:30 Ways to manage the emotional & physical effects of COVID-19 -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 12

46 min 7 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to N.Y. Times bestselling author, podcast host and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb about her new book, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, the power of agency, how to let go of the narratives of the past, therapy as a process of self-understanding, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/identifying-breaking-free-from-the-jails-we-create-for-ourselves-the-one-question-most-people-struggle-with-in-life-with-lori-gottlieb Get Lori's book here: https://lorigottlieb.com/books/maybe-you-should-talk-to-someone/ And follow he Ron social media: https://www.instagram.com/lorigottlieb_author/ OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -InsideTracker: Get up to 25% off their entire store at Insidetracker.com/DRLEAF -Blinkist: To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess. -Athletic Greens (my go-to superfood powders and supplements!): To get one year free supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your order see: athleticgreens.com/LEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 4:40, 24:11 Why Lori wrote Maybe You Should Talk to Someone 7:45 Happiness is a byproduct, not an end goal 9:20 The difference between counseling & therapy 13:33 How therapy helps us discover the truths in ourselves—our knowing 14:30 How we change in relation to other people 18:35 The epidemic of loneliness 19:20 What is vulnerability? 23:00 The one question we all ask ourselves 26:15 The power of discovering our own agency 28:50 Why freedom can be scary 31:00 How we can become our own jailors 32:00 Why change is so hard 32:25 The different stages of change 38:00 How some of our relationships can help us back 50:30 Why we need to stop putting men & women in an emotional box --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 8

1 hr 3 min

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcastI talk about the impact of COVID on the brain, how we can manage COVID-related mental health struggles, and how to mentally prepare for a re-opened society and going back to "normal" life. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-the-covid-pandemic-changed-our-brains-how-to-mentally-prepare-for-a-re-opened-society-going-back-to-normal OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Huzzah (my favorite refreshing probiotic seltzer!): Get your cooler ready and stock up on HUZZAH Probiotic Seltzer by using code DRLEAF for 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com. -NOOM: Sign up for your trial at Noom.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 3:28 How our brains have changed during the pandemic 4:00 The mind-brain-body connection 5:00 Anxiety has tripled during the pandemic: what can we do? 6:15 How our experiences change our mind & brain, and what we can do about it 8:20 Why we can’t change what happens TO us but we can change what happens IN us 15:15 How get out of “stuck” thinking 20:00 How to change the mind and brain & find healing Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 5

35 min 22 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with long-time family friend and amazing young woman Vimbai Masiyiwa about managing mental health as a young adult and millennial, surviving cancer & finding hope, the importance of de-stigmitizing mental health, how culture and religion can impact how we view mental health struggles, the power of education and more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/mental-health-advice-for-millennials-young-adults-how-to-find-joy-healing-despite-a-serious-illness Follow Vimbai on Instagram for more great tips: @vim_masiyiwa  OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -NED, a company that makes the highest quality, organic, full spectrum CBD based on the latest science. I take NED’s CBD daily, and have honestly seen a difference in my sleep quality and mental health!  To get 15% off your first order and free shipping visit helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:30, 7:10 Vimbai’s story & why she became a mental health advocate 3:00 Vimbai’s battle with cancer & how it impacted her mental health 4:30, 13:25, 23:40 How religion & culture can contribute to the stigmatization of mental ill-health 6:15 Why it is okay to not be okay 6:32, 38:50 The importance of support & community 7:30 The power of sharing your story with others 8:48 Depression & anxiety are part of being human 10:25 Social media & mental health expectations 12:05 Why we need to give our minds & brains a break 12:40 The need to redefine success 17:50 Why we need to change the way we see mental health 22:50 The power of self-regulation 24:00 How to start shifting the mental health narrative 25:50 How younger generations can help teach older generations 32:00 Why we need to check in with our kids mentally & model authenticity with your children 42:15 Why feeling like you are heard is more important than giving advice 43:30 Millennial mental health 50:40 Why we need to process, not suppress, difficult emotions 53:30 Why Vimbai is passionate about advocating for mental health in Africa Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jul 1

1 hr 3 min

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk all about childhood depression, who is most affected by it, the signs to look out for, and how to educate our children about mental health. Plus I share some practical solutions to help children learn how to manage their mental health that can be implemented in schools, home, and community centers.  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/practical-solutions-to-help-children-manage-depression-trauma-signs-your-child-may-be-struggling-with-depression-how-mental-ill-health-affects-dna OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. -InsideTracker (a science-based company that analyzes your blood, your DNA, your lifestyle and nutrition habits, and tells you how to live, look, age, and perform better, based on your unique biology!): Get up to 25% off their entire store at Insidetracker.com/DRLEAF -Plushcare: Go to https://plushcare.com/drleaf/ to start your FREE 30-day trial. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 4:30 How to start deconstructing & reconstructing toxic thinking patterns using a metacog 6:30 Why we all need to talk about mental health more, including with our children 7:00 The most dangerous assumption we make about children’s mental health 8:00 How depression, anxiety and other mental health struggles can impact children’s health & development 11:10 How mental ill-health can affect our DNA 13:10, 16:20 Why it is so important to recognize when our children are struggling mentally and emotionally 16:30 How childhood trauma can affect adulthood 20:00 Why we need to encourage our children to not suppress how they feel & give them the time to process uncomfortable emotions 21:30 Why we need to be careful of early diagnosis, labeling & medication of mental health struggles 24:00 Who do we have to educate on mental health & how? 25:00 How parents can model good mental health practices & help their children 28:00 Why we need to listen to, not judge, our children 28:53 How to teach your child about mental & emotional health 32:15 Why we need more mental health education in schools Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 28

46 min 37 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with clinical psychologist Dr. Shefali about her amazing new book, The Radical Awakening, and how we can turn pain into power, embrace our truth and live free. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/dr-shefali Get Dr. Shefali's new book here: https://www.aradicalawakening.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com and use code DRLEAF at checkout. -LMNT, my favorite electrolyte drink mixes: Get a free LMNT Sample Pack. For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf. -BetterHelp: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.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. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:15 What is a “radical awakening” & why is it important? 2:50 The power women have when they embrace their true selves 3:10 How to deconstruct toxic patterns in your life 4:20 How conditional love leads to inauthenticity & mental health struggles 4:55 How to stop repeating your past emotional experiences 6:00 How to start being more authentic to yourself 11:27 The cultural archetypes that can hold us back 12:00 How to manage & heal insecurity 14:00 How to control emotional chaos 14:40 The power of your narrative: why you should embrace where you are in life right now 15:15 Why we need to develop habits of self-reflection 16:45 How to start taking ownership of your life 21:20 What it means to let go & die to your old self 22:00 Why change often involves grief 24:00 Toxic masculinity: how does it affect us? 25:00 The radical power of an inner awakening 27:00 How to celebrate our differences as women and human beings Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 24

37 min 11 sec

Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: So, what exactly is “shock-absorbing”? It is kind of like feeling you need to smooth things over all the time or keep the peace/avoid conflict in your relationships. It includes feeling responsible for maintaining harmony in your relationships, trying to justify another person’s negative behavior to blunt their impact, taking on more and more responsibility in a relationship, feeling resentful or over-burdened because you are always trying to keep the peace, or putting up with bad behavior to avoid conflict. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/are-you-a-shock-absorber-the-signs-how-it-messes-up-your-mental-health-solutions OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ancient Nutrition (the best collagen powders!):Go to ancientnutrition.com and use the code DRLEAF at checkout to get up to 20% off your first order! -NOOM: noom.com/DRLEAF -OSEA: You can try OSEA risk-free for 30 days and get free shipping on orders over $50. They even send free samples with every order! Get 10% off your first order with my promo code LEAF at OSEAmalibu.com. -Ritual: Get 10% off during your first 3 months. Just visit ritual.com/DRLEAF to add Essential Protein today. That’s ritual.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 3:38 What is a relationship shock absorber? 5:15 The difference between a shock absorber & a peacemaker 6:30 Signs you may be a toxic shock absorber 11:25 The power of learning how to step back or away from a situation 12:18, 20:05 How shock absorbing can affect your mental & physical health 22:30 Toxic people can emit toxic energy 28:50 How to use mind-management to heal shock absorbing habits and improve your relationships 42:45 How to tell if someone is manipulating you 46:40 Why letting people face the consequences of their behavior can be a good thing 51:15 How gratitude can improve your own health and your relationships Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 21

1 hr

Get a free Cleaning up your Mental Mess workbook when you sign up for my weekly newsletter at drleaf.com Early bird tickets on sale now for my 2021 Mental Health Retreat: https://www.drleafconference.com SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Josh Harris, a former pastor and bestselling author who has dramatically shifted his views on purity culture. We discuss everything, from healthier ways to talk about sex and safety and the neuroscience of guilt and shame to the trauma of losing your “tribe” and the incredible power of recognizing your mistakes and changing your mind. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/josh-harris OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. -Athletic Greens: To get one year free supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your order see: athleticgreens.com/LEAF. -NED: Get 15% off your first order and free shipping visit helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout. -Birch Mattresses: Get $200 off ALL mattresses and 2 free eco-rest pillows at Birchliving.com/drleaf. B PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:06, 13:15, 28:44 Why Josh Harris shifted his views on purity culture 3:00 Changing your mind and unlearning can be a good thing! 5:16 How Josh found the courage to speak out about his past mistakes and how he manages his regret 6:00 Why failure is a door to other worlds—it is the ultimate learning experience! 6:35 The power of listening to other people’s stories 8:05 Why we need to step outside of our “tribe” 8:42 The dark side of religion 16:50 The pitfalls of always looking for certainty and safety 18:50 Why we should avoid black and white thinking 22:00 The science behind changing your mind 29:00 How to handle to loss of a “tribe” and community 31:30 The messy mind and the wise mind: how do they work together? 36:00, 56:30 Why fear shouldn’t stop us from finding inner freedom 38:02 The power of taking responsibility for your actions 39:45 A healthier way to talk about sex and love with children 48:30 Shame, guilt and purity culture 54:40 How Josh manages his own mental health Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & strategies: -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/- -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Jun 17

1 hr 3 min