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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling 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 tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health
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In this podcast I chat with award-winning mental health journalist Lacey Johnson, on how to understand and harness the power of our minds and thinking to find true self-acceptance in an era defined by social media and narcissism. Lacey also shares some great tips on how to spot a narcissist, and how to deal with narcissistic people and parents. Read the show blog here For more info on Lacey visit her website here Articles discussed in this episode: https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Q-Gen-Z-Social-Media-Mental-Health-46077919 https://www.oprahmag.com/life/relationships-love/a31189989/what-is-a-narcissist/ Special offers from this week's sponsors: BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company): get a free bottle of my favorite digestive enzymes MassZymes here Thrive Market (the best grocery delivery service!): try Thrive Market  and become a member risk-free! Join today and you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit toward your first order. Sign up here Podcast Highlights 2:18 Why Lacey is passionate about the optimization of self and how we connect with others 4:08 Mental health and the pandemic 10:03 People do not realize how much power they have over their minds 13:24 The challenge of being a journalist in today’s world 20:20 Depression, anxiety and social media 27:11 How can we get the best out of social media? 32:00 How Lacey faced her own abandonment issues and changed her thinking 43:51 Why is the topic of narcissism so hot right now? -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources.  Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf -Youtube 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
Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)    The word “sensitive” has both positive and negative connotations in our society, from statements like “he’s such a sensitive person” to phrases like “don’t be so sensitive!”. Yet the nature of human sensitivity is often misunderstood, especially when it comes to recognizing and dealing with highly sensitive people.  As I discuss in this podcast with psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Elaine Aron, a significant percentage of the population (regardless of gender, race or nationality) are highly sensitive individuals, although many of them don’t know they are highly sensitive, or what that means for the way they interact with others, express their emotions, deal with disapproval or parent their children. In this podcast Dr. Elaine shares some great tips and techniques for those who identify as highly sensitive, tips for highly sensitive parents, what NOT to say to someone who is highly sensitive, the benefits of being highly sensitive, and so much more! Read the full show blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/tips-amp-techniques-for-highly-sensitive-people-and-parents-what-not-to-say-to-a-highly-sensitive-person-and-the-benefits-of-being-highly-sensitive-with-dr-elaine-aron   For more info on Dr. Elaine and to get her books visit:https://hsperson.com/about-dr-elaine-aron/     Special offers from this week's sponsors:   -Feals CBD (the best CBD out there!): To get 50% off your Feals CBD order and free shipping see https://feals.com/drleaf. Have questions about CBD? Feals also has a free hotline and text message support to help guide your personal experience!   -KiwiCo (the best way to keep your children busy): Get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE on select crates at https://kiwico.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:   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app     -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)        Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/   -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf      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
In this podcast, I talk to professor of psychology, licensed practitioner, international speaker, consultant and best-selling author Dr. Ramani Durvasula about the many facets of narcissism, how it damages relationships and leads to abuse, how the culture of narcissism and entitlement is making the pandemic worse, and why we are so fascinated by stories of narcissists and psychopaths. We also discuss what to do if you find yourself in a relationship with a narcissist AND how to help your children NOT become narcissistic. Special offers from this week's sponsor:  -BLUblox (the best glasses to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light): To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses use the code LEAF15 at checkout: https://BLUblox.com   For more info on Dr. Ramani and to get her books visit: http://doctor-ramani.com   Follow her on social media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube: @DoctorRamani Read the show blog & transcript here Podcast Highlights  2:50 How Dr. Ramani went from health and wellness to dealing with narcissism   4:38 High-conflict, antagonist personalities and narcissism    5:36 What is narcissism?   8:38 The culture of entitlement and narcissism in our world today  13:05 Entitlement, Narcissism and COVID-19  20:51 How collectivism can enable narcissism   23:50 The two most important tasks of a parent or guardian  27:00 How narcissism and entitlement can out the brain and body into toxic stress and cause brain damage   29:14 The definition of narcissism  32:20 How to deal with a narcissistic person   45:00 Cognitive dissonance and narcissism   46:00 Trauma-bonding   55:00 What causes narcissism?  59:22 Dirty John, psychopaths and narcissism   Additional resources:   -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)  Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/   -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf   -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf      If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
For many of us, trauma is something “big”: a car accident, the loss of a loved one, a disturbing event or tragic series of events. However, did you know that trauma can also be less obvious and more pervasive, affecting how we function on a day-to-day basis? In this podcast, I speak to holistic psychologist Nicole LaPera about the difference between primary and secondary trauma, the power of holistic mental wellness, how to heal childhood trauma, compassion fatigue and more!  Special offers from our sponsors: Ritual (my favorite multivitamins): To get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins see: ritual/drleaf Blinkist (my favorite reading app): To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess Podcast Highlights 11:04 What is the difference between primary and secondary trauma? 18:20 Childhood trauma and secondary trauma 25:11 How can parents can help their children deal with trauma 29:22 What is compassion fatigue? Show blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/healing-childhood-trauma-signs-of-secondary-trauma-how-to-manage-compassion-fatigue-with-dr-nicole-lepera For more info on Dr. Nicole visit: yourholisticpsychologist.com   Dr. Nicole's instagram: @the.holistic.psychologist Additional resources: -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf -Youtube --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
In this episode I interview Dr. Nicole Cammack and Dr. Danielle Busby from Black Mental Wellness Corp. on Black mental health, generational trauma, how allies can support people of color, why cultural competency is vital in therapy, stigmas in the black mental health community, how Black people can begin to find healing, mental health resources for black and indigenous people of color, and so much more. Black Mental Wellness Corp is an organization dedicated to providing evidence based information and resources about Mental health and behavioral health topics from a Black perspective, to highlight and increase the diversity of mental health professionals, and to decrease the mental health stigma in the Black community. Additional reading: Huffpost article Special offers form our sponsors: -Sunlighten Saunas (the best infrared saunas): To get $100 off your purchase + up to $500 off shipping of your Sunlighten infrared sauna mention Dr. Caroline Leaf here -BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company): Magnesium Breakthrough Supplement: Get 10% off from the normal package price with coupon code DRLEAF10 here Additional resources: -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!) Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips! -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf -Youtube 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! A Few Podcast Highlights 5:11 About The Black Mental Wellness Corporation 8:54 How people are starting to talk about mental health more openly in the Black community, and why there is reason to hope that things are changing. The more we normalize these conversations, the more we break the stigma surrounding mental health issues. 10:32 Why we all need to have more discussions and get more comfortable talking about mental health issues, and why it is important that these conversations are inclusive, equitable and diverse. 11:12, 59:00 Why in the past people of color have just been expected to “cope” with their trauma, and why there is a lot of mistrust in the Black community when it comes to our current healthcare system. 32:20 How white people can be better allies --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Special offer from our sponsors:   -Sunlighten Saunas (the best infrared saunas): To get $100 off your purchase + up to $500 off shipping of your Sunlighten infrared sauna mention Dr. Caroline Leaf here: https://www.sunlighten.com/dr-caroline-leaf/?leadsource=drcarolineleaf&utm_source=DrCarolineLeaf&utm_medium=Partner&utm_content=Podcast&utm_campaign=DrCarolineLeaf   -BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company): Magnesium Breakthrough Supplement: Get 10% off from the normal package price with coupon code DRLEAF10: https://magbreakthrough.com/leaf There is a lot of talk these day about the expectations we place on all sexes, and how this can impact our mental and physical wellbeing. Thankfully, we can break free of these expectations and learn to find our own identity and way in life—we don’t have to be who the world says we should be! In this podcast, in honor of Father’s Day and Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month, I spoke to therapist and bestselling author John Kim about men’s mental wellbeing, the stigma associated with men’s mental health, how to break the cycle of toxic masculinity, how fathers can improve their relationships with their sons, how to be better parents and the power of knowing who you are as a man in today’s world. Podcast Highlights  1:53 Why John is a therapist who went rogue  6:38 How John went from being miserable to finding joy in life 9:08 Why help is never just one-sided  9:32 What is toxic masculinity?  12:46 Why is men’s emotional wellbeing important?  14:57 How John overcame his own toxic masculinity  20:00 How do we break generational patterns?  23:59 The power of facing your own resistance  25:40 Tips for parents  29:40 Breaking the toxic masculinity cycle  36:50 Advice for fathers who have sons 38:26 How to grow as a person    Read the podcast blog and transcript here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/overcoming-toxic-masculinity-the-stigma-around-men-s-mental-health-advice-on-how-to-raise-emotionally-resilient-sons-vital-relationship-advice-for-men-with-therapist-john-kim For more info on John and. to get his books visit: www.theangrytherapist.com    And follow him on instagram here: @theangrytherapist    Additional resources: -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)  -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)      Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf    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
We all know those people that are always on the go: they never seem to rest, they are always busy doing something and they seem to accomplish so much. Perhaps you are one of those people! But did you know that this could also be a sign of high-functioning anxiety? In this podcast, I speak to therapist and licensed counselor Nancy Jane Smith about the signs and symptoms of high-functioning anxiety and how to overcome it, as well as how to deal with perfectionism, people-pleasing and avoid burnout.  High functioning anxiety is a form of anxiety that you won’t get diagnosed with, but it is similar to generalized anxiety, and also involves gastro symptoms, headaches, panic attacks, racing thoughts and so on. It is essentially a way of coping that pushes you harder and faster, which often leads to perfectionism, people-pleasing and burnout. On the outside everything may look great, but, on the inside, everything is falling apart, which is why high functioning anxiety is so hard to recognize. In fact, a lot of people aren’t aware that you don’t have to live with this kind of “hustle, hustle, hustle” mentality this because they do not share how they feel with the people in their lives.   Special offer from this week's sponsor:  -Thrive Market: Try Thrive Market today and become a member risk-free! Go to https://thrivemarket.com/drleaf. Join today and you’ll get up to $20 in shopping credit toward your first order!    Podcast Highlights 2:24 How Nancy’s dad felt like a failure, and how his inner critic affected his final moments 4:30 Why some people are driven by their inner critic, and how it leads to high functioning anxiety 7:36 How do you recognize high-functioning anxiety? 10:42 Perfectionism and high-functioning anxiety 12:22 How is high-functioning anxiety different to generalized anxiety? 14:14 Our different inner voices: who are you listening to? 18:56 Tips to deal with our inner critic 25:40 How positive thinking can exacerbate high-functioning anxiety 36:00 How to speak to a friend or loved one with high-functioning anxiety Read the episode blog and transcript here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/high-functioning-anxiety-signs-symptoms-and-solutions-how-to-silence-your-inner-critic-overcome-perfectionism-and-people-pleasing-and-avoid-burnout-with-therapist-nancy-jane-smith For more info on Nancy and to get her book or sign up for her coaching program visit: https://live-happier.com/about/     Additional Resources:   -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app    Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf    If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Difficult & challenging conversations are one of the best ways to use our minds and brains, develop stress resilience, increase creativity and problem solving, and prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimers. But they are not easy. In this episode I chat with Coach Yeamah on how to have these difficult conversations, why they are vital, and how these conversations can improve mental & physical health if done correctly.    Special offers from our sponsors:   -BetterHelp (the best online counseling app): To get 10% off BetterHelp counseling during your first month see: https://trybetterhelp.com/drleaf    -BLUblox (the best glasses to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light): To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses use the code LEAF15 at checkout: https://BLUblox.com     Podcast Highlights  2:28 How Coach Yeamah went from being afraid to go out her home to living with purpose  4:47 Why we should celebrate our differences, and focus our attention on what we need to change now  5:27 Why yes, all lives do matter, and why we are focusing on the terrible treatment of the black lives and how we can make a difference   6:20, 49:00 How the church has failed to celebrate our differences  7:00, 15:50 Why education is the foundation of anti-racism work   7:23 Why conformity in the church is not helpful   10:16 Why denying our differences creates cognitive dissonance in the brain   11:00 How we can celebrate the beauty of difference  13:05 Why relationship and representation is important   14:51 How we are all unique representations of God’s love  16:00 Why identity is integral to mental health   20:00 How to deconstruct our toxic beliefs about ourselves  25:33 How to face and process our “triggers”  26:50 Why you should educate yourself before you have tough conversations  28:10 Why we should not try control the people we are talking to   30:00 Why we all have willfully ignorance, and why we all need to acknowledge our prejudices and do the work of educating ourselves   31:47 Why being open-minded and learning is so important for our mental and brain health  32:11 How to have difficult conversations, and how to listen and respond in love  39:00 Why it will take time and hard work to eradicate racist mentalities from our society   45:33 How to talk to your family and church about race  53:20 Our differences are divine reflections of God  57:50 Why we need to stop making the bible an idol and demonizing difference   1:08:55 How spirituality and sexuality are related  1:12:00 At our most fundamental level we are waves of love    For more info on Coach Yeamah:  Website: www.yeamah.com  Read the podcast blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-challenging-conversations-and-an-open-mindset-boost-mental-brain-health-tips-on-how-to-have-difficult-conversations-correctly-and-effectively   Additional resources:   -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time) -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips and strategies, exclusive offers and more! Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 (*Only available for U.S numbers at this time)   The world is in mourning. We have lost friends, family, jobs, finances and our sense of normality to COVID-19. We are coming face to face with the pervasive effects of systematic racism in our society, and its terrible human toll. 2020 has not been “our year”...or perhaps it has, but just not in the way we expected it?  In this episode I spoke to grief expert and therapist Claire Bidwell Smith about how grief is a process that helps us face and deal with loss, how this will look different for everyone, how unresolved grief can cause anxiety and affect our mental health, how to help our children deal with grief and loss, and how grief is a normal part of life and integral to the healing process. We also discus how to deal with the loss of a job, a routine, financial security and more! Special offers from our sponsors:   Blinkist (my favorite reading app): To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess   NOOM (the best healthy habit company): For your NOOM special offer see: https://noom.com/drleaf    Podcast Highlights  2:13 How losing her parents to cancer motivated Claire to help others deal with grief  7:00 What is grief, and is it a progression?  9:30 Why even kids experience grief, and how to help your children deal with grief  13:15 What advice should you give to a loved one who is grieving, and how do you deal with grieving in isolation? 1 6:10 Grief and anxiety: how are they related?  20:15, 44:31 How anxiety is inextricably linked to grief, and how to deal with both  40:00 How do you deal with the guilt that often comes with remarriage?  47:00 How do we deal with the COVID-19 transition period? 48:33 What is Claire struggling with right now, and how is she dealing with the COVID-19 crisis?    For more info on Claire and to get her book visit: https://clairebidwellsmith.com   Read the full blog and show notes here:   https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-deal-with-loss-grief-how-unresolved-grief-could-be-causing-anxiety-problems-tips-on-how-to-help-your-children-deal-with-loss-grief-with-grief-expert-therapist-claire-bidwell-smith      Additional Resources:   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)      Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf    If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media!  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Being a mother, woman and professional can be challenging, but this is even more so if you are a mother, woman, professional and a person of color. In this podcast, I speak to my good friend LaTanya Coleman-Carter about being a black female professional from the South, why we need to listen to people of color's experiences, the importance of learning about racism and white privilege, why our educational system needs to change, hood feminism, the "talk" black parents have to give their children, why we need to have diversity in the workplace, how to talk to your children about race and so much more.      This episode was made possible by the following sponsors:    -BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company): Magnesium Breakthrough Supplement: Get up to 40% off select packages with coupon code DRLEAF10: https://magbreakthrough.com/leaf    -KiwiCo (the best way to keep your children busy and build their brains!): Get YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE on select crates at https://kiwico.com/drleaf.      Podcast Time Stamps   2:16 LaTanya’s love of mathematics, the power of education and working as a black professional in the United States    3:46 Why LaTanya doesn’t want to write, she wants to riot    8:19 Why we should all be uncomfortable right now    9:00 Why you need to listen to your black friends    12:00 What is white privilege, and why it is so important to acknowledge it   17:30 Why we have to be okay with being uncomfortable   19:00 Why we need to see color   25:10 The need for diversity in the workplace   25:35 Why we need to start small and recognize those bias we have in ourselves, and why small injustices are not small   30:30 How racism can become ingrained in our brains and be passed through the generations   31:18 How the education system teaches kids to be racist, and how we can change this   38:00 When we start talking about it, we can start changing it   49:40 Why are black women’s opinions dismissed so quickly, and how the feminist movement failed black women   55:00 Why you need to be an ally and use your white privilege    59:05 How racism causes brain damage    LaTanya is also and amazing math tutor and offers online coaching! For more info and to book a session visit: https://www.theamath.com    And follow her on Twitter: @HeyMrsCarter_   and Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theaftermathematics/?igshid=1f3r07k8fp3lq Read her blog on this topic  Recommended additional reading and resources:    Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women That a Movement Forgot 13 Books to Educate Yourself on Antiracism, According to Black Women Hood Feminism Blog Women, Race, & Class Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower Sign up to get free weekly mental health tips & techniques from me texted to you! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 (only available at this time for U.S numbers) --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Racial prejudice doesn't just hurt the person who is victimized by it, it also impacts the person who inflicts the pain, whether intentionally or unintentionally. Toxic, biased mindsets are real things: they are built into the structures of brain, affecting how we see and interact with the world, which can affect our mental and physical health. Thankfully, we can rewire these mindsets and start changing the way we live, and the way we participate in society. But that's only if we are willing to put in the work to do so. Unwiring prejudice and racial bias from our brains and societies begins with deep, honest conversations, and I hope that this discussion with my two wonderful sons-in-law will impact you as much as it did me.  In this episode we discuss what it is like to be a black man in America, why we are talking about black lives matter and what does it really mean, police brutality and what we can do to change the system, how racism affects our mental health, dealing with trauma, what is going on with the current protests, what is privilege, racism in the church, how to empathize with people whose experiences are different to ours, and some things we can start doing now to end systematic racial bias and its effects.  I hope you will watch or listen with an open mind and an open heart. We are not trying to deny anyone's experiences, judge anyone or silence anyone. We are just trying to focus on what we can do to change something that has gone on way too long, at too great a cost.   Read Jay's blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/can-i-switch-off-my-brain-being-black-in-america-is-tiring-even-during-a-pandemic?_ke=   Read Eli's blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-money-fuels-police-brutality-against-people-of-color-and-how-we-can-fight-back?_ke=   Read a personal letter from me here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-personal-letter-from-me?_ke=  Additional stories and blogs worth reading: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news Where you can donate today:   -Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/?_ke  -Minnesota Freedom Fund: https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/?_ke=  -George Floyd Memorial Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd?_ke=  -Campaign Zero: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/?_ke=  -Reclaim the Block: https://www.reclaimtheblock.org/home?_ke=  --NAACP: https://www.naacp.org  Additional mental health resources and counseling options:  - Free therapy for communities of color Text NOSTIGMA to 707070   -BetterHelp online therapy: https://trybetterhelp.com/drleaf -Inclusive Therapists: https://www.inclusivetherapists.com/?_ke=  -Alyssa Marie Wellness: https://www.alyssamariewellness.com/?_ke=  -Full Circle Therapy Services: https://www.fullcircletherapyservices.com  -Crisis text hotline: Text SHARE to 741741 for free, fast, and confidential crisis counseling -Melanin And Mental Health: -https://www.melaninandmentalhealth.com/?_ke Additional reading materials:   -https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/29/books/review/antiracist-reading-list-ibram-x-kendi.html  -https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2020/jun/03/do-the-work-an-anti-racist-reading-list-layla-f-saad Helpful podcasts to listen to: https://www.elle.com/culture/movies-tv/g32732684/anti-racism-podcasts/ This episode was made possible by our sponsor Feals CBD (the best CBD out there!): To get 50% off your Feals CBD order and free shipping see https://feals.com/drleaf.  Have questions about CBD? Feals has a free hotline and text message support to help guide your personal experience! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Sign up to get free weekly mental health tips & techniques from me texted to you! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 (only available at this time for U.S numbers)   Right now, we are all dealing with a lot. The world is topsy-turvy, and life just seems so…out of whack. But what do you do if you are dealing with all this, and you are stick at home or in quarantine with someone who drives you nuts at the best of times? In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak with bestselling author, speaker and clinical psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud about setting boundaries during quarantine, dealing with difficult people during the COVID-19 crisis, how to help others without enabling them and how not to feel guilty for saying no.      Special offers from our sponsors:   -Blinkist (my favorite reading app): To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess    -BLUblox (the best glasses to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light): To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses use the code LEAF15 at checkout: https://BLUblox.com     Podcast Time Stamps  -2:50 Dr. Cloud’s work as a clinical psychologist  -7:00 Time and space as natural boundaries, and how to enforce these during quarantine -11:30 Why ‘no’ is a complete sentence, and why you don’t need to justify your boundaries with people that push the limits 18:00 How love builds up a protective barrier around your mind  -31:15 How to stand firm and take ownership of your own fear and actions when faced with a difficult person    Read the full podcast blog and transcript here:  https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-set-boundaries-during-quarantine-and-the-current-crisis-with-dr-henry-cloud-how-to-deal-with-the-guilt-that-may-come-from-setting-boundaries For more info on Dr. Henry Cloud and to get his books visit: https://www.drcloud.com   Additional Resources:   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)      Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf     If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 (only available at this time for U.S numbers) Episode description:  Mental health is a hot topic these days, especially considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the enforced social separation and isolation many of us have experienced over the past several months. Even though things are starting to open in many places, we all are facing a world which is dramatically different to the one we knew before the pandemic—so many things are uncertain, which only exacerbates our collective mental distress. Thankfully, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with world-renowned psychiatrist, brain specialist and best-selling author Dr. Daniel Amen, there are ways we can take our mental and brain health into our own hands! The human brain is remarkably resilient: over time we can heal our minds and find freedom, purpose and renewal in an imperfect world. Special offers from our sponsors:  -Ritual (my favorite multivitamins): To get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins see: https://ritual.com/drleaf   -BetterHelp (the best online counseling app): To get 10% off ​BetterHelp counseling during your first month see: https://trybetterhelp.com/drleaf   -SEED (my favorite probiotic!): Visit https://seed.com and use code MENTALMESS for 15% off your first month of the Daily Synbiotic Podcast Time Stamps  -3:06 How the Vietnam War inspire Dr. Amen’s love for medicine  -7:30 ADHD: a story of how one boy overcame his symptoms, and how psychiatry has changed over human history  -17:25 Why we need to start changing the current mental health narrative  -24:43 What to do to have a healthy brain and love your life  -38:10 Why you need to spend time building your brain every day  -40:11 Head trauma, brain injuries and mental health  -46:27 The best habit for a healthy brain Read the full blog and transcript here:    For more info on Dr. Amen and to get his books visit: https://www.amenclinics.com/ Additional Resources:   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app  -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!) Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/  -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf  -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf  -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf 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
We all know that our hormones are important, but did you know that they can impact our mood and mental health as well? In this podcast, I spoke to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an OB-GYN, bestselling author and hormone expert, about the neuroendocrine system, how our hormones affect our mood and mental wellbeing, how the keto diet boosts brain energy and can help us lose weight and what our urine says about our stress levels.    Dr. Anna’s desire to help others was inspired by her own life story. After the traumatic death of her young son, Anna’s health started declining as she went through PTSD-induced early menopause. Even though she was a highly-qualified doctor who trained at one of the best schools in the country, she was at a loss: nothing was working, so she went around the world looking for answers.    During her healing journey, Dr. Anna began to realize the importance of lifestyle choices and habits, and the impact they have on our hormonal health and mental and physical wellbeing. She recognized the importance of a holistic mind and body approach to health, and now teaches others how they too can heal and live their best lives!   This podcast was made possible by our sponsor Kettle & Fire- my all time favorite bone broth company! To get 15% off your Kettle & Fire bone broth order see: Kettleandfire.com/drleaf or use code DRLEAF at checkout.        Podcast Time Stamps 4:20 Why Dr. Anna has always loved medicine, and how her own struggles inspired her to help others 8:20 The Hormone Fix, and how to deal with negative effects of perimenopause and menopause 13:31 Hormones and mental health: how are they connected and what you can do about it 20:09 Cortisol: the good, the bad and the ugly 22:01 Insulin resistance, hormonal imbalance and weight gain 32:22 What your urine pH says about your stress levels    36:07 What are bioidentical hormones and why are they important? 42:20 Is the keto diet good for our hormones?   Read the full show blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/is-a-hormonal-imbalance-making-you-moody-anxious-and-overweight-the-hormonal-problem-and-solution-with-dr-anna-cabeca-ob-gyn-and-hormone-expert     For more info on Dr. Anna and to get her books visit: https://drannacabeca.com     Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 5/30: https://www.drleafconference.com   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)   Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/   -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf   -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf     If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519     Fighting injustice and fighting for what you believe often sounds exciting, but it can come at a great cost. Yet the cost of being inauthentic, of denying who you are and what you believe in, is often greater, and can keep you in bondage, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with speaker, NY Times best-selling author and top podcast host Jen Hatmaker. As Jen discusses in her amazing new book Fierce, Free and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Gloriously You, even though standing up for what you believe is right and embracing who you are and what you want in life can be challenging, the struggle is worth it. On the other side you will find beauty, fulfillment and true freedom.     This week's podcast is made possible by our sponsor BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company)! BiOptimizers is giving away a FREE bottle of their patented proteolytic probiotic P3-OM until the end of this month. Go to www.p3om.com/leaffree. You will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. This is limited to one per household and this offer is only available at www.p3om.com/leaffree!     Podcast Time Stamps: 3:40 Why Jen believes women need to be free, and why we need to get over the “angry feminist” caricature 7:50 It is on us as women to say NO: we need to believe that we have agency and authority over our own lives 12:50 Why the patriarchy does a deep disservice to every man 13:50 How to discover the real you, and how this will help you find freedom! 17:28 How to deal with fear, pain and shame 23:00 Why you will know when you are not okay, and how you will feel your lack of peace in your body, in your mind, and in your life 26:29 We don’t need to be afraid of the truth, even hard truths 28:50 Jen’s story, and why belonging, success, and authority were not enough 31:39 How Jen dealt with the backlash, and why freedom is its own reward 36:38 How to be fierce, free and full of fire   For more info on Jen and to get her amazing new book visit: https://jenhatmaker.com   Read the show blog and transcript: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-protect-your-mental-health-when-fighting-injustices-and-standing-up-against-the-boy-s-club-tips-on-how-to-deal-with-the-loss-of-a-tribe-and-stability-with-jen-hatmaker       Additional Resources: -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign up at drleaf.com!)   Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!   -Instagram: @drcarolineleaf: https://www.instagram.com/drcarolineleaf/   -Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf   -Twitter: @drcarolineleaf: https://twitter.com/DrCarolineLeaf   -Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf     If you enjoyed this episode please leave a 5 review on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you are listening! And don't forget to subscribe and share this podcast with friends and family! I love seeing your posts on social media! For podcast sponsorship inquiries, questions regarding the episode, or topic suggestions please email dominique@drleaf.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Learning can be challenging, but did you know it can also be fun and empowering, taking you places you have never been before and helping you achieve your goals and dreams? In this podcast, I spoke with master brain coach, top podcast host and NY Times bestselling author Jim Kwik about how learning how to learn is one of the best things we can do for our mental and brain health, why our ability to use knowledge is our superpower, and how the brain is truly limitless, allowing us to be as intelligent as we want to be!   As a child, Jim suffered from several traumatic brain injuries, when affected his ability to perform in school. Eventually, his desperation led to his inspiration: Jim set out to understand how the brain and memory work, and how to learn how to learn. As he notes, this is something that is not often taught in schools, where we are given lots of knowledge to learn, but are not taught how to make the most of this knowledge. Indeed, many of us incorrectly assume that intelligence is something that we are either born with or not, that it is a “fixed” thing, and that is why some people do well and others fail.    Yet, as Jim has shown in his own life, which he describes in his incredible book Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life, he went from being the “boy with the broken brain” to a world-renowned memory champion and brain coach who has developed a reliable and scientifically sound set of tools to enhance memory formation and learning. He now teaches his techniques to others with astonishing results, and is an in-demand speaker, a brain coach for celebrities and CEOs, the head of a large online learning program, and the host of a podcast with tens of millions of listeners!   Special offers from our show sponsors:   -Thrive Market (the best site for healthy, organic and affordable groceries and beauty products!): Join today and you’ll get up to twenty dollars in shopping credit toward your first order at thrivemarket.com/drleaf.      -BLUblox (the best glasses to reduce your exposure to harmful blue and green light!): To get 15% off your BLUblox glasses use the code LEAF15 at checkout: https://www.blublox.com     Podcast Time Stamps 2:48 How Jim’s inspiration was his desperation, and what he did to overcome his traumatic brain injuries  12:00 Why intelligence is not fixed 16:00 The 7 main lies we believe about the brain, and how to overcome them  24:32 The question is not how smart you are, but how are you smart? 28:10 Why our mistakes are not our failures 36:00 Genius is built, not born, and why intelligence takes hard work, determination and practice 39:00 The power of mindsets, motivation and methods, and how they can make you limitless 59:04 The fun ancient Greek memorization technique that can help you remember anything!   Read the show blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-learn-faster-memorize-anything-and-upgrade-your-brain-to-become-limitless-with-top-brain-coach-jim-kwik     For more info on Jim and to get his book visit: LimitlessBook.com   And follow Jim on social media: @JimKwik and FB is @JimKwikOfficial      Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 5/30: https://www.drleafconference.com   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming eve --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
We all know fiber is good for us, but did you also know that it can help with your mental health? In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak with GI specialist and epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz about how a high-fiber diet can help boost mental and brain health, heal food sensitivities and reduce inflammation in the brain and body!   In his amazing new book, Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome, Dr. B notes how even though he was very successful as a medical doctor, his processed food diet was making him miserable, tired and anxious. When he met his wife, he began to understand how real, healthy whole foods could transform his life, which led him on the path he is on today: meeting people where they are in their journey and helping them live their best and healthiest lives. As Dr. B points out, although the current healthcare system is really good at treating acute illnesses, it falls short when it comes to preventative medicine and chronic health issues.   Indeed, as a medical doctor with multiple qualifications, he was taught little about the impact lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise could impact our mental and physical health! Thankfully, times are changing, especially as more and more research is being published on the importance of our lifestyle choices. We now know that pills and procedures are not everything; around 20% of diseases are genetic, which means 80% are related to our diet and lifestyle. This is great news! It means that our health is largely in our hands, which very empowering.     Podcast Time Stamps: 6:25 What transformed Dr. B’s life, and why he loves helping people regain their health and live their best life 18:02 What is the difference between disease prevention and disease management? 24:29 The gut-brain connection, and why your gut should be your brain’s best friend 30:22 The gut is an endocrine organ, as much as the ovaries and testes are 30:50 The gut produces post-biotics, which happens when you combine prebiotics and probiotics 37:00 What is the one golden rule when it comes to eating? 43:50 Is meat okay to eat? 48:22 Food sensitivities and what you can do about them 55:00 How fiber-rich diets can prevent heart disease 57:20 Why diet is not everything 1:00:00 Current health trends to be excited about and health trends to avoid 1:02:02 What if you live in a food desert?     For more info on Dr. Will and to get his new book visit: https://theplantfedgut.com     And follow him on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theguthealthmd/   Read the full episode blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-fiber-can-improve-your-mental-and-brain-health-tips-on-boosting-gut-health-and-overcoming-food-sensitivities-with-gi-specialist-dr-will-bulsiewicz         This episode was made possible by the following sponsors:   -Blinkist (my favorite reading app): To get your free week on Blinkist AND 25% off your subscription see: https://www.blinkist.com/nc/partners/cleaning-up-the-mental-mess     -NOOM (the best healthy habit company): For your NOOM special offer see: https://noom.com/drleaf     Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 5/30: https://www.drleafconference.com   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see m --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Science is science, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case, especially when it comes to women’s health. Our understanding of the human brain and body has been clouded by years of gender bias—for decades many scientists and doctors have assumed that men and women are really the same, except for the bits and bobs that can be covered by a bikini. Yet, as this podcast guest and renowned researcher Dr. Lisa Mosconi points out, this kind of “bikini science” has dramatic implications for women’s mental and physical health that go beyond our reproductive organs, affecting every part of the brain and body.    Dr. Lisa Mosconi, PhD, is the Director of the Women’s Brain Initiative and Associate Director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Clinic at Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where she serves as an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology. She is also an adjunct faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, and at the Department of Nutrition at NYU Steinhardt School of Nutrition and Public Health. Dr. Mosconi holds a PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine, and is a certified Integrative Nutritionist and holistic healthcare practitioner. Her expertise lies in examining the way gender impacts the health of the brain and body, and in overcoming the massive gender gap in the world of medicine. As she describes in her amazing book, The XX Brain, since the time of Darwin there was a long-held assumption that women’s brains are inferior because they are smaller, but women are generally smaller than men, which was not taken into account for decades, and still persists subconsciously in many areas of medicine and neuroscience.   Podcast Time Stamps 3:10 Why Lisa wanted to be a scientist and study the human mind and brain 9:22 Why Alzheimer’s is not just a result of genetic mutations and old age 12:12 The difference between early onset and late onset dementia 14:56 Why you should be careful of taking genetic tests like 23 & me 21:26 Why most research is done on men and the disaster at the heart of medicine 32:54 The communication between the female brain and the female reproductive system, and why our hormones are crucial for brain health 40:11 The brain in middle-aged women, and how menopause can contribute to cognitive decline 47:25 How you as a woman can take back your health and prevent memory loss! 59:00 How chronic stress impacts our hormones and brain health 1:07:25 The power of the X gene, and why women have more genes than men   For more info on Dr. Lisa Mosconi and to get her book visit: https://www.lisamosconi.com   Read the show blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-is-depression-anxiety-and-alzheimer-s-more-common-in-women-how-to-protect-women-s-brains-from-aging-and-disease-with-dr-lisa-mosconi     This podcast was made possible by our sponsor ThirdLove:  Comfortable bras are so hard to find, which is why I am a big fan of ThirdLove! They are a company dedicated to helping women around the world look great and feel confident in their bodies, and have donated over $18 million worth of bras to women around the world! To get 15% off your ThirdLove order see: thirdlove/drleaf     Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519   -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app   -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all   -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 5/30: https://www.drleafconference.com   Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my week --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
For many of us, trauma is something with a capital “T”, a big event or situation, such as a car accident or pandemic, that impacts us in dramatic and unforeseen ways. Yet, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with licensed clinical social worker and therapist Alyssa Mancao, trauma with a lowercase “t” is something many people have to deal with on a daily basis. This kind of trauma, institutional or otherwise, is often normalised and suppressed, which can have a lasting impact on someone’s mental and physical health, compelling them to fight for survival in the face of persistent stressors in their environment.  Thankfully, as Alyssa has seen in her social work and her private practice, many people, given the right help, can and do recover from trauma and learn how to reconnect to themselves and their communities in deep and meaningful ways. How? Alyssa focuses on bringing back the human element in therapy, going beyond evidence-based practices and focusing on the individual’s unique story and experiences. She recognizes that many of the people she works with are dealing with little traumas like bullying and failed relationships on a daily basis, and that their mental and physical symptoms are a function of survival.    Podcast Time Stamps 4:15 How Alyssa’s clients gave her hope, and the power of human resilience  5:46 What Alyssa thinks about evidence-based therapy and why she started her own therapy practice 9:33 The difference between little traumas and big Trauma 14:41 What is EMDR therapy and can it help you? 25:33 What is the “inner child” and how do you heal childhood wounds? 33:29 Should we forgive those who have hurt us? 36:15 Why being told you are a sinner is bad for your mental health 37:48 The difference between shame and guilt, and how to overcome them 41:55 When is it time to end a friendship? 49:00 You have everything you need in you to heal yourself!   Read the podcast blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-heal-from-trauma-signs-of-secondary-trauma-and-how-emdr-can-help-with-trauma-recovery-and-ptsd-with-therapist-and-trauma-expert-alyssa-mancao   For more info on Alyssa and to contact here visit her website: www.alyssamariewellness.com   And follow her on social media:  https://www.instagram.com/alyssamariewellness/     https://www.facebook.com/alyssamariewellness       Link to find an EMDR therapist: http://www.emdr.com/SEARCH/index.php         This episode was made possible by the following sponsors:       -Feals CBD (the best CBD out there!): To get 50% off your Feals CBD order and free shipping see https://feals.com/drleaf. Have questions about CBD? Feals has a free hotline and text message support to help guide your personal experience!     -BiOptimizers (my favorite supplement company): BiOptimizers is giving away a free bottle of their patented proteolytic probiotic P3-OM until the end of this month. Go to www.p3om.com/leaffree. You will automatically get access to your unique coupon code to claim your free bottle. This is limited to one per household and this offer is only available at www.p3om.com/leaffree!          Additional Resources:   -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519       -Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app       -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all       -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 5/30: https://www.drleafconference.com     Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources, tips, and tools to help you improve and heal your mental health! And be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more mental self-care tips delivered to your inbox weekly and to see my upcoming events (you can sign --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
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E J

GREAT EPISODE 👍👍👍

Jul 2nd
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Simone Valdez

This is so helpful!!! thank you so very much 🙏. I will listen to this episode over and over again 🙏🌹

Jun 23rd
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E J

❤️❤️⭐

Jun 19th
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Veronica Siller

I love this content wow ❤deep ... I was raised christian and my mother has bashed me my whole life because of God. My heart needed this 🙏God bless.

Jun 15th
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Gisselle Rega

I love all the suggestions

Jun 12th
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E J

👍

Jun 11th
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masked Marlin

was living the podcasts Intel he said the part where we need to know god loves us. yes I believe in God. yes I talk about him. but it makes me upset when people say things they have no idea what there taking about. did god personally tell him he loves everyone? no no he didn't you know how I know? hello because God tired away from me. God don't love me that's how I know so still stop talking about stuff that you don't have the facts

Jun 3rd
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E J

Very knowledgeable guest.

May 28th
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John Ukpaiojo Amedu

My Tennis mate is beginning to realise he needs help with sex addiction and womanising. I can't find any episode on this

May 27th
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Veronica Siller

I love this channel ❤ great information always. I love learning from a wide variety of experts never knew existed.

May 25th
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E J

So, increase my plant intake, huh? 😔🌱🌱🌱

May 14th
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E J

👍

May 10th
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E J

Brilliant episode! The 2 of these together! WOW

Apr 26th
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E J

GREAT EPISODE

Apr 23rd
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Sky-Lee Martin

I love to go for a walk to clear my head after a big day at the office, even though it's the last thing my body feels like doing, I know it is the best thing for me. Thanks for the great facts on why this is so good. Excercise is actually addictive once you form the habit of it.

Mar 19th
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E J

Thanks

Mar 18th
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E J

Lots of functional information about the current crisis is in this episode. REALLY appreciate your service. Thanks

Mar 16th
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E J

Very informative episode. Appreciate it.

Mar 15th
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Toi Johnson

I've been waiting to hear your thoughts about covid19. Thanks!

Mar 14th
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E J

Great episode. Must listen

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