279 episodes

UnF*ck Your Brain is the podcast for high-achieving feminist women who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. If you know you’ve accomplished a lot professionally but still secretly feel like you’re unqualified….if you want to feel confident but you worry about what everyone else thinks about you...if you want to succeed but fear failure...this podcast is for you. In each episode Master Certified Confidence Coach Kara Loewentheil, J.D., will teach you how to overcome social conditioning and your own self-critical thoughts so that you can reduce your anxiety and insecurity, boost your self-confidence, and get what you want in life. Download a free guide to creating confidence at www.unfckyourbrain.com/podcastconfidence.

UnF*ck Your Brain Kara Loewentheil

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 4.2K Ratings

UnF*ck Your Brain is the podcast for high-achieving feminist women who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. If you know you’ve accomplished a lot professionally but still secretly feel like you’re unqualified….if you want to feel confident but you worry about what everyone else thinks about you...if you want to succeed but fear failure...this podcast is for you. In each episode Master Certified Confidence Coach Kara Loewentheil, J.D., will teach you how to overcome social conditioning and your own self-critical thoughts so that you can reduce your anxiety and insecurity, boost your self-confidence, and get what you want in life. Download a free guide to creating confidence at www.unfckyourbrain.com/podcastconfidence.

    The Power of Being Wrong, Why Your Goals May Be Closer Than You Think, and Other Takeaways from Clutch College Live

    The Power of Being Wrong, Why Your Goals May Be Closer Than You Think, and Other Takeaways from Clutch College Live

    I recently wrapped an amazing 3-day virtual event on goal-setting with my Clutch chickens, and the breakthroughs were so good that I wanted to share them with you.
     
    Tune in to this episode to learn all about why you may be closer to achieving your goal than you think, why being wrong is the GREATEST thing, and more.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/222

    • 15 min
    Toxic Capitalism vs Ethical Business: A Conversation with DEI Coach Trudi Lebron

    Toxic Capitalism vs Ethical Business: A Conversation with DEI Coach Trudi Lebron

    Society has a way of leading you to believe that the path laid out in front of you is unchangeable. But just because you see other people following the same path, doesn’t mean you have to follow it. In fact, embracing the power you have to create new ways of moving through the world is how you own your agency and create change in the world.
     
     
    Today, I’m having a conversation with Trudi Lebron, one of my personal coaches, who specializes in diversity and inclusion work and creating just and ethical businesses.
     
     
    Listen in as we discuss how you can create opportunities for yourself by claiming your agency, and how that can translate to creating business and institutions that treat people better.
     
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/221

    • 46 min
    UnF*ck Your Brain is hiring!

    UnF*ck Your Brain is hiring!

    Are you a strategic thinker who enjoys both data and storytelling? A graphic designer with a passion for thought work? Or an experienced project leader who loves keeping lots of moving parts and people organized and focused? If so, you could be the next UnF*ck Your Brain team member.
     
    Listen to this episode to learn more about the Marketing Director, Graphic Designer, and Chief Operating Officer positions, or head straight to unfuckyourbrain.com/hiring for details on how to apply!

    • 9 min
    Coaching at Work, Working for Me, and Using Coaching to Manage: A Conversation with Elana McKernan

    Coaching at Work, Working for Me, and Using Coaching to Manage: A Conversation with Elana McKernan

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a coach or work for one? Or, perhaps, how different your experience would be if you used thought work tools at work?
     
    In this episode, you will meet one of my employees - Elana McKernan - and learn how we use coaching tools and philosophies to build our company culture and shape our work experience.
     
    Whether you are in the coaching industry or not, you will leave this episode with a better understanding of how you can utilize coaching to level up your own work experience.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/220

    • 39 min
    No Gods No Gurus - The Model Is Just a Thought

    No Gods No Gurus - The Model Is Just a Thought

    Do you tend to put your self-development teachers on a pedestal, taking their words as absolute truth and feeling super stressed out if you ever disagree or anyone suggests they might be wrong?
     
    You’re not alone. Most people who are drawn to self-development are looking for The Answer To Everything. But the truth is, we’re all trying to make sense of this strange experience of being a human - and the more you defer to others as an authority in your own life, the less you are able to take ownership of your experience of the world.
     
    In this episode, you will learn how to relate to YOURSELF as the ultimate authority - and why doing so will impact everything in your life.
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/219

    • 17 min
    New Year’s Resolutions are Perfectionist Fantasies: A Conversation with Victoria Myers of the Nourishing Women Podcast

    New Year’s Resolutions are Perfectionist Fantasies: A Conversation with Victoria Myers of the Nourishing Women Podcast

    Have you ever achieved a goal in the hopes that it would make you feel more confident and less anxious, only to find yourself a week later, asking, “uuh…now what?” If you’re expecting your New Year’s resolutions (or any other achievements) to change how you feel about yourself, you are misunderstanding how your brain works and setting yourself up for disappointment.
     
    In this episode, Victoria Myers of the Nourishing Women Podcast joins me to discuss why you have to address the thoughts behind your resolutions if you want to create a new relationship with yourself. This is required listening for any of you who are considering setting big goals in 2022!
     
    Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/218

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Dr. Sharon Grossman ,

She just gets it

If you're struggling with your own mind, there is no better place for you than Kara's podcast. She is not only an outside-the-box thinker, she may have invented the box! Here's to empowering women to tap into their brilliance.

Special Jess ,

Trauma Survivor w PTSD

This filled in the missing piece of the puzzle for me. I go to therapy, support groups, and attend numerous 12 step programs. None have broken through to me in the way this podcast has when it comes to dealing with negative thoughts, feelings, and the self harm and negative coping I have used to numb myself from feeling them. Thank you a million times.

SC Germanistik ,

Helpful if not taken as gospel

I listened to the podcast and even did one of her programs a few years ago. The work was very helpful for professional relationships for me but taken too literally and prescriptively it can be damaging for personal relationships, imo and own experience. There is little context or nuance in what she says. For women who are already driven, independent, self sufficient, and logical it’s a recipe for believing you have to solve everything yourself instead of maybe discussing how you feel with the person your emotions involve. I started to believe my feelings should be clean and logical otherwise I shouldn’t share them, that that is “messy” and wouldn’t that be a shameful thought management fail. I can tell you that perspective meant I didn’t develop the trust and intimacy I needed in my last relationship. In close relationships your feelings should be important to that other person! Even if initially you can’t fully explain the why behind them. I remember she coached someone on how to fix her thoughts about something her boyfriend did so she didn’t have to ask him to stop bc her thoughts were the actual problem. If the relationship couldn’t survive her telling him she’d like him to do something differently - that may have been good info for her to have. Looking back now it feels like just more conditioning that women shouldn’t burden anyone else with our needs. Yes I said needs bc I get to decide what I need in any situation.

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