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CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf

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CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf

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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

Latest Episodes

Episode #148: How to Deal with the Pain of Uncertainty and Insecurity During the Current Crisis + More Tips and Mental Health Strategies to Help You Find Peace During the Pandemic

In this podcast I answer some of the questions you have sent in regarding handling COVID-19 anxiety, and coping with social distancing and staying at home. I want to try to help you as much as I can, giving you tools to help you manage your mind in this crisis and stay strong, mentally and physically. Read the podcast blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-deal-with-the-pain-of-uncertainty-and-insecurity-during-the-current-crisis-more-tips-and-mental-health-strategies-to-help-you-find-peace-during-the-pandemic Podcast Time Highlights: 02:26How to talk to your children about the current crisis 08:37How to handle angry outbreaks from your children 14:23What if you know someone who has COVID-19? 20:26How do I deal with social distancing and loneliness? 28:00How do you not let anxiety ruin your sleep? 32:00What if you feel guilty leaving your child in care while you work? 34:52What to do if you are struggling to concentrate or sleep 38:17How to speak to a teenager or young adult about the current crisis? 41:04How do you deal with constant change? 45:06How do you deal with “should have” or “could have” thoughts during the pandemic? 47:48How can you manage fear of the virus? 51:00How to not let your anxiety get the better of you 52:22How to deal with rude neighbors 53:10How do you manage a severe fight/flight response? 56:30How do you handle feeling out of control? Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D Additional resources: -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout:https://drleaf.com/collections/all -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 - -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: 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!) Special offers from our sponsors: -BiOptimizers P3OM: Get 10% off your order with code DRLEAF10. Just go to:https://www.p3om.com/leaf -ThirdLove Bras (the most comfortable bras): To get 15% off your ThirdLove Bra order see: https://thirdlove.com/drleaf 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

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Episode #148: How to Deal with the Pain of Uncertainty and Insecurity During the Current Crisis + More Tips and Mental Health Strategies to Help You Find Peace During the Pandemic

Episode #147: Why Everyone Should See a Therapist, How to Find One, and Options If Money and Location Is an Issue + Tips on how to deal with Racism with Therapist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Therapy is something that many people are either ashamed about or joke about. Yet the need to speak to someone about what is going on in your life is neither shameful or funny. For many people, therapy is something that helps them deal with the vagaries of modern life, and may even be a matter of life or death. In this episodeI speak with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, world-renown speaker and host of the popular podcast Therapy for Black Girlson why we should all see someone, how to find the right therapist, how to get access if money and location is an issue, how to navigate the stigma of therapy, and more. Dr. Joy also shares some great tips on how to protect your mental health when faced with racism and discrimination. Podcast Time Stamps -2:11 Why Dr. Joy chose therapy over teaching -5:30 Why many people fear therapy -12:02 Why therapy is about helping you, not helping the therapist -14:21 We are all “crazy” -16:04 How to find the perfect therapist -20:05 W...

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Episode #147: Why Everyone Should See a Therapist, How to Find One, and Options If Money and Location Is an Issue + Tips on how to deal with Racism with Therapist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Episode #146: Why Having a Vision for Your Business Can Save You Hours of Stress and Anxiety + Tips on How to Craft an Effective and Sustainable Vision with Businessman Michael Hyatt

When it comes to success in life or business, we know we need to know what we want. But how do we go from a dream to real life? How does an aspiration become a success? In this podcast, I discuss the power of vision with best-selling author and successful businessman Michael Hyatt, and how vision precedes resources, directs alignment and execution, reduces unnecessary stress at work and at home, and leads to long-term success. Podcast Time Highlights 2:18 How Michael became a leadership mentor 4:25 What is the difference between an opportunity and a distraction? 7:07 What do you do when you encounter resistance? 10:00 What is a vision script? 18:58 How to become a more effective leader 27:05 The hustle fallacy 31:19 How to create a vision script 37:00 Why you need to give yourself permission to rest 39:40 The value of play 45:00 Don’t let your work become your identity 47:55 Why vision is a process, not a statement 55:15 How to talk to a boss/manager about mental health Read the fu...

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Episode #146: Why Having a Vision for Your Business Can Save You Hours of Stress and Anxiety + Tips on How to Craft an Effective and Sustainable Vision with Businessman Michael Hyatt

Episode #145: COVID-19 Ultimate Guide: Truths, misinformation, symptoms, possible vaccines, why social distancing, and more with epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

In this episode I interview epidemiologist and GI specialist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz on all things Coronavirus. Dr. Will debunks misinformation, shares some helpful tips on how to protect yourself, what to do if you think you have the virus, how we should be handling the situation, how to boost your immune system, what's the deal on finding a vaccine, and so much more! Podcast Highlights: -4:22 Why knowledge is power -6:28 Where did this all begin? -7:40 Why is COVID-19 spreading so fast? -11:13 Why you can infect people even if you feel fine -12:27 Why this is different to the 2003 SARS epidemic -13:23 What are the symptoms we need to look out for? -14:48 Flattening the curve -16:30 Why social distancing is saving lives -17:11 Our hospitals do not have enough resources -19:43 Why are things so different in South Korea? -24:10 Why we need to test, test, test! -25:32 How is COVID-19 transmitted? -27:38 Why everyone is talking about hand washing -29:40 The best places to find information ...

67 MIN1 w ago
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Episode #145: COVID-19 Ultimate Guide: Truths, misinformation, symptoms, possible vaccines, why social distancing, and more with epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Episode #144: Parenting During the Pandemic + Tips on How to Help Your Children Deal with Changes in Routines, Missed Milestones, & Anxiety (Interview with Child Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg)

Many people around the world are currently stuck at home, which can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Yet what happens if you have young children? What happens when the schools are closed, you have to work and everyone is at home, frustrated, scared and uncertain as to how long this situation will last?In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak to child psychologist, parenting coach, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again, founder of Little House Calls and mother of two young boys Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg on parenting during the pandemic, tips on how to help your children deal with changes in routines, missed milestones, anxiety and fear, and mental health strategies for parents. Podcast Time Highlights -7:00 Why Rebecca loves children -9:30 Why we need to be the grown-ups in the room -11:18 How do we manage disrupted routines? -12:35 Discipline in context -16:50 Should we sti...

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Episode #144: Parenting During the Pandemic + Tips on How to Help Your Children Deal with Changes in Routines, Missed Milestones, & Anxiety (Interview with Child Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg)

Episode #143: Interview with Dr. David And Austin Perlmutter on Why We Make Poor Decisions + Tips to Overcome the Desire of Instant Gratification & Technology Addiction, and How to Clean Our Brains

We are surrounded by information, and many of us know what we need to do to be healthier, so why don’t we do it? Why is there such a disconnect between information and implementation? Can we learn to make better decisions? In this week’s blog and podcast, I discuss why we often make poor choices with doctors David and Austin Perlmutter, and how we can overcome the curse of instant gratification and technology addiction, detox our brains and live happier lives. Podcast Time Highlights -5:19 What is mental hijacking? -8:50 The disconnection syndrome -11:40 Why is empathy so important? -14:05 How do we take back control of our mind? -20:40 How instant gratification damages the brain -33:55 Inflammation and depressive thinking: is there a link? -41:10 Narcissism and the plague of tribalism -54:25 How to work with family -59:00 How to raise successful, smart and healthy children -1:01:37 Current wellness trends: the good, the bad and the ugly Read the full episode transcript and blog h...

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Episode #143: Interview with Dr. David And Austin Perlmutter on Why We Make Poor Decisions + Tips to Overcome the Desire of Instant Gratification & Technology Addiction, and How to Clean Our Brains

Episode 142: Strategies to Manage Your Money and Reduce Financial Anxiety During This Crisis + Tips on How to Save, Budget, and Plan for a Recession and a Layoff with Chris Hogan

Handling your finances can be challenging at the best of times, but what happens when you are in the midst of a pandemic? How do you keep your money safe when the world around you is in a state of flux? In this podcast, I speak with financial expert Chris Hogan on strategies to manage your finances and reduce money anxieties during this crisis, as well as helpful tips on how to save, budget, and plan for a recession or a layoff. Podcast Time Highlights -2:05 Is the economy being quarantined? -2:32 The stock market is a living thing -3:26 How to control the controllables -4:08 Are the banks safe? -5:06 401Ks and the investment rollercoaster -6:18 Why you shouldn’t have all your eggs in one basket -6:41 What can we do if there is a recession? -7:58 Why is everyone talking about interest rates? -8:57 Is there any hope for small business owners? -12:00 Debt is always a threat -15:12 How can I support small business owners? -16:14 What can you do if you have been laid off? -19:57 How do...

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Episode 142: Strategies to Manage Your Money and Reduce Financial Anxiety During This Crisis + Tips on How to Save, Budget, and Plan for a Recession and a Layoff with Chris Hogan

Episode #141: How Hidden Toxins in Your Home Could be Contributing to Anxiety + Simple Lifestyle Tweaks and Changes that Will Boost Your Mood & Improve Your Physical Well-Being with Max Lugavere

Many of us are spending a lot more time at home these days (and dealing with a lot more stress!), so there is no better time to look at how we can make our living spaces happier and healthier. In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak with bestselling author, journalist, podcast host and filmmaker Max Lugavere on how we can get rid of toxins in our home that may be contributing to our anxiety, and how we can all make simple and easy changes to our lifestyle that can boost our mood and improve our wellbeing. To get Max's new book The Genius Life visit: https://geniuslifebook.com For more info on Max visit his website: https://www.maxlugavere.com Podcast Time Highlights -2:20 How Max went from pre-med to telling people’s stories -7:54 Why nutrition is just one part of the health story -12:35 Why exercise is medicine for the brain -18:28 Why we should take more cold showers & the power of thermal exercise -23:55 Environmental toxins and the game of chemical whack-a-mole -30:40 How to ...

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Episode #141: How Hidden Toxins in Your Home Could be Contributing to Anxiety + Simple Lifestyle Tweaks and Changes that Will Boost Your Mood & Improve Your Physical Well-Being with Max Lugavere

Episode #140: Panic attack audio guide

This calming audio guide will help you pre-, during, and post-panic attack. It is taken from my new brain detox app SWITCH. In this app you will learn how to identify the root of whatever is causing you mental distress, how to eliminate the toxic thinking habit and patter, and rebuild a healthy new neural network. It's 5 step 21 day program that takes 15-30mins each day. To download the app today visit:https://theswitch.app With all the stress, anxiety, social distancing and isolation stemming from the coronavirus, the need to connect with each other is more critical than ever. Join our dedicated Facebook group to stay connected with others and share your challenges and best tips for dealing with our new normal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share 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...

26 MIN2 w ago
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Episode #140: Panic attack audio guide

Episode #139: How to correctly use movement and exercise to defeat depression and loneliness, reduce worry, and eliminate anxiety with Dr. Kelly McGonigal

We all know that exercise is good for us, but did you know that movement changes us from the inside out, improving both our mental and physical health? In this episode I discuss the power of movement with bestselling author, research psychologist and lecturer at Stanford Dr. Kelly Mcgonigal, and how exercise can help defeat depression, anxiety, loneliness and shame, making us feel more connected with ourselves and with others. PLUS Kelly shares some great tips on how to get more movement and exercise at home and in your daily routine so you don't even have to go to a gym! Podcast Time Highlights -2:39 What Kelly wants written on her tombstone -4:25 How exercise helps heal depression and anxiety -9:11 Your brain on exercise -13:20 How exercise makes you a nicer person -16:45 How movement connects us -21:00 Why all movement is good movement -25:00 How exercise helps us deal with toxic stress -32:18 Hope molecules -37:44 Exercise and the gut microbiome -44:00 How movement can help you ...

53 MIN3 w ago
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Episode #139: How to correctly use movement and exercise to defeat depression and loneliness, reduce worry, and eliminate anxiety with Dr. Kelly McGonigal

Latest Episodes

Episode #148: How to Deal with the Pain of Uncertainty and Insecurity During the Current Crisis + More Tips and Mental Health Strategies to Help You Find Peace During the Pandemic

In this podcast I answer some of the questions you have sent in regarding handling COVID-19 anxiety, and coping with social distancing and staying at home. I want to try to help you as much as I can, giving you tools to help you manage your mind in this crisis and stay strong, mentally and physically. Read the podcast blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-deal-with-the-pain-of-uncertainty-and-insecurity-during-the-current-crisis-more-tips-and-mental-health-strategies-to-help-you-find-peace-during-the-pandemic Podcast Time Highlights: 02:26How to talk to your children about the current crisis 08:37How to handle angry outbreaks from your children 14:23What if you know someone who has COVID-19? 20:26How do I deal with social distancing and loneliness? 28:00How do you not let anxiety ruin your sleep? 32:00What if you feel guilty leaving your child in care while you work? 34:52What to do if you are struggling to concentrate or sleep 38:17How to speak to a teenager or young adult about the current crisis? 41:04How do you deal with constant change? 45:06How do you deal with “should have” or “could have” thoughts during the pandemic? 47:48How can you manage fear of the virus? 51:00How to not let your anxiety get the better of you 52:22How to deal with rude neighbors 53:10How do you manage a severe fight/flight response? 56:30How do you handle feeling out of control? Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D Additional resources: -Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout:https://drleaf.com/collections/all -Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 - -Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 4/30: 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!) Special offers from our sponsors: -BiOptimizers P3OM: Get 10% off your order with code DRLEAF10. Just go to:https://www.p3om.com/leaf -ThirdLove Bras (the most comfortable bras): To get 15% off your ThirdLove Bra order see: https://thirdlove.com/drleaf 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

62 MIN1 d ago
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Episode #148: How to Deal with the Pain of Uncertainty and Insecurity During the Current Crisis + More Tips and Mental Health Strategies to Help You Find Peace During the Pandemic

Episode #147: Why Everyone Should See a Therapist, How to Find One, and Options If Money and Location Is an Issue + Tips on how to deal with Racism with Therapist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Therapy is something that many people are either ashamed about or joke about. Yet the need to speak to someone about what is going on in your life is neither shameful or funny. For many people, therapy is something that helps them deal with the vagaries of modern life, and may even be a matter of life or death. In this episodeI speak with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, world-renown speaker and host of the popular podcast Therapy for Black Girlson why we should all see someone, how to find the right therapist, how to get access if money and location is an issue, how to navigate the stigma of therapy, and more. Dr. Joy also shares some great tips on how to protect your mental health when faced with racism and discrimination. Podcast Time Stamps -2:11 Why Dr. Joy chose therapy over teaching -5:30 Why many people fear therapy -12:02 Why therapy is about helping you, not helping the therapist -14:21 We are all “crazy” -16:04 How to find the perfect therapist -20:05 W...

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Episode #147: Why Everyone Should See a Therapist, How to Find One, and Options If Money and Location Is an Issue + Tips on how to deal with Racism with Therapist Dr. Joy Harden Bradford

Episode #146: Why Having a Vision for Your Business Can Save You Hours of Stress and Anxiety + Tips on How to Craft an Effective and Sustainable Vision with Businessman Michael Hyatt

When it comes to success in life or business, we know we need to know what we want. But how do we go from a dream to real life? How does an aspiration become a success? In this podcast, I discuss the power of vision with best-selling author and successful businessman Michael Hyatt, and how vision precedes resources, directs alignment and execution, reduces unnecessary stress at work and at home, and leads to long-term success. Podcast Time Highlights 2:18 How Michael became a leadership mentor 4:25 What is the difference between an opportunity and a distraction? 7:07 What do you do when you encounter resistance? 10:00 What is a vision script? 18:58 How to become a more effective leader 27:05 The hustle fallacy 31:19 How to create a vision script 37:00 Why you need to give yourself permission to rest 39:40 The value of play 45:00 Don’t let your work become your identity 47:55 Why vision is a process, not a statement 55:15 How to talk to a boss/manager about mental health Read the fu...

60 MIN1 w ago
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Episode #146: Why Having a Vision for Your Business Can Save You Hours of Stress and Anxiety + Tips on How to Craft an Effective and Sustainable Vision with Businessman Michael Hyatt

Episode #145: COVID-19 Ultimate Guide: Truths, misinformation, symptoms, possible vaccines, why social distancing, and more with epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

In this episode I interview epidemiologist and GI specialist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz on all things Coronavirus. Dr. Will debunks misinformation, shares some helpful tips on how to protect yourself, what to do if you think you have the virus, how we should be handling the situation, how to boost your immune system, what's the deal on finding a vaccine, and so much more! Podcast Highlights: -4:22 Why knowledge is power -6:28 Where did this all begin? -7:40 Why is COVID-19 spreading so fast? -11:13 Why you can infect people even if you feel fine -12:27 Why this is different to the 2003 SARS epidemic -13:23 What are the symptoms we need to look out for? -14:48 Flattening the curve -16:30 Why social distancing is saving lives -17:11 Our hospitals do not have enough resources -19:43 Why are things so different in South Korea? -24:10 Why we need to test, test, test! -25:32 How is COVID-19 transmitted? -27:38 Why everyone is talking about hand washing -29:40 The best places to find information ...

67 MIN1 w ago
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Episode #145: COVID-19 Ultimate Guide: Truths, misinformation, symptoms, possible vaccines, why social distancing, and more with epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

Episode #144: Parenting During the Pandemic + Tips on How to Help Your Children Deal with Changes in Routines, Missed Milestones, & Anxiety (Interview with Child Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg)

Many people around the world are currently stuck at home, which can be difficult under the best of circumstances. Yet what happens if you have young children? What happens when the schools are closed, you have to work and everyone is at home, frustrated, scared and uncertain as to how long this situation will last?In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak to child psychologist, parenting coach, author of The Tantrum Survival Guide: Tune In to Your Toddler's Mind (and Your Own) to Calm the Craziness and Make Family Fun Again, founder of Little House Calls and mother of two young boys Dr. Rebecca Schrag Hershberg on parenting during the pandemic, tips on how to help your children deal with changes in routines, missed milestones, anxiety and fear, and mental health strategies for parents. Podcast Time Highlights -7:00 Why Rebecca loves children -9:30 Why we need to be the grown-ups in the room -11:18 How do we manage disrupted routines? -12:35 Discipline in context -16:50 Should we sti...

58 MIN1 w ago
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Episode #144: Parenting During the Pandemic + Tips on How to Help Your Children Deal with Changes in Routines, Missed Milestones, & Anxiety (Interview with Child Psychologist Dr. Rebecca Hershberg)

Episode #143: Interview with Dr. David And Austin Perlmutter on Why We Make Poor Decisions + Tips to Overcome the Desire of Instant Gratification & Technology Addiction, and How to Clean Our Brains

We are surrounded by information, and many of us know what we need to do to be healthier, so why don’t we do it? Why is there such a disconnect between information and implementation? Can we learn to make better decisions? In this week’s blog and podcast, I discuss why we often make poor choices with doctors David and Austin Perlmutter, and how we can overcome the curse of instant gratification and technology addiction, detox our brains and live happier lives. Podcast Time Highlights -5:19 What is mental hijacking? -8:50 The disconnection syndrome -11:40 Why is empathy so important? -14:05 How do we take back control of our mind? -20:40 How instant gratification damages the brain -33:55 Inflammation and depressive thinking: is there a link? -41:10 Narcissism and the plague of tribalism -54:25 How to work with family -59:00 How to raise successful, smart and healthy children -1:01:37 Current wellness trends: the good, the bad and the ugly Read the full episode transcript and blog h...

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Episode #143: Interview with Dr. David And Austin Perlmutter on Why We Make Poor Decisions + Tips to Overcome the Desire of Instant Gratification & Technology Addiction, and How to Clean Our Brains

Episode 142: Strategies to Manage Your Money and Reduce Financial Anxiety During This Crisis + Tips on How to Save, Budget, and Plan for a Recession and a Layoff with Chris Hogan

Handling your finances can be challenging at the best of times, but what happens when you are in the midst of a pandemic? How do you keep your money safe when the world around you is in a state of flux? In this podcast, I speak with financial expert Chris Hogan on strategies to manage your finances and reduce money anxieties during this crisis, as well as helpful tips on how to save, budget, and plan for a recession or a layoff. Podcast Time Highlights -2:05 Is the economy being quarantined? -2:32 The stock market is a living thing -3:26 How to control the controllables -4:08 Are the banks safe? -5:06 401Ks and the investment rollercoaster -6:18 Why you shouldn’t have all your eggs in one basket -6:41 What can we do if there is a recession? -7:58 Why is everyone talking about interest rates? -8:57 Is there any hope for small business owners? -12:00 Debt is always a threat -15:12 How can I support small business owners? -16:14 What can you do if you have been laid off? -19:57 How do...

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Episode 142: Strategies to Manage Your Money and Reduce Financial Anxiety During This Crisis + Tips on How to Save, Budget, and Plan for a Recession and a Layoff with Chris Hogan

Episode #141: How Hidden Toxins in Your Home Could be Contributing to Anxiety + Simple Lifestyle Tweaks and Changes that Will Boost Your Mood & Improve Your Physical Well-Being with Max Lugavere

Many of us are spending a lot more time at home these days (and dealing with a lot more stress!), so there is no better time to look at how we can make our living spaces happier and healthier. In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak with bestselling author, journalist, podcast host and filmmaker Max Lugavere on how we can get rid of toxins in our home that may be contributing to our anxiety, and how we can all make simple and easy changes to our lifestyle that can boost our mood and improve our wellbeing. To get Max's new book The Genius Life visit: https://geniuslifebook.com For more info on Max visit his website: https://www.maxlugavere.com Podcast Time Highlights -2:20 How Max went from pre-med to telling people’s stories -7:54 Why nutrition is just one part of the health story -12:35 Why exercise is medicine for the brain -18:28 Why we should take more cold showers & the power of thermal exercise -23:55 Environmental toxins and the game of chemical whack-a-mole -30:40 How to ...

49 MIN2 w ago
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Episode #141: How Hidden Toxins in Your Home Could be Contributing to Anxiety + Simple Lifestyle Tweaks and Changes that Will Boost Your Mood & Improve Your Physical Well-Being with Max Lugavere

Episode #140: Panic attack audio guide

This calming audio guide will help you pre-, during, and post-panic attack. It is taken from my new brain detox app SWITCH. In this app you will learn how to identify the root of whatever is causing you mental distress, how to eliminate the toxic thinking habit and patter, and rebuild a healthy new neural network. It's 5 step 21 day program that takes 15-30mins each day. To download the app today visit:https://theswitch.app With all the stress, anxiety, social distancing and isolation stemming from the coronavirus, the need to connect with each other is more critical than ever. Join our dedicated Facebook group to stay connected with others and share your challenges and best tips for dealing with our new normal: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share 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...

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Episode #139: How to correctly use movement and exercise to defeat depression and loneliness, reduce worry, and eliminate anxiety with Dr. Kelly McGonigal

We all know that exercise is good for us, but did you know that movement changes us from the inside out, improving both our mental and physical health? In this episode I discuss the power of movement with bestselling author, research psychologist and lecturer at Stanford Dr. Kelly Mcgonigal, and how exercise can help defeat depression, anxiety, loneliness and shame, making us feel more connected with ourselves and with others. PLUS Kelly shares some great tips on how to get more movement and exercise at home and in your daily routine so you don't even have to go to a gym! Podcast Time Highlights -2:39 What Kelly wants written on her tombstone -4:25 How exercise helps heal depression and anxiety -9:11 Your brain on exercise -13:20 How exercise makes you a nicer person -16:45 How movement connects us -21:00 Why all movement is good movement -25:00 How exercise helps us deal with toxic stress -32:18 Hope molecules -37:44 Exercise and the gut microbiome -44:00 How movement can help you ...

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Episode #139: How to correctly use movement and exercise to defeat depression and loneliness, reduce worry, and eliminate anxiety with Dr. Kelly McGonigal

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