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Neurosurgeon and award-winning author Dr. W. Lee Warren, MD delivers daily prescriptions from neuroscience, faith, and common sense on how to lead a healthier, better, happier life. You can’t change your life until you change your mind, and Dr. Warren will teach you the art of self brain surgery to get it done. His new book, Hope Is the First Dose, is available everywhere books are sold.

The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast Dr. Lee Warren

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 307 Ratings

Neurosurgeon and award-winning author Dr. W. Lee Warren, MD delivers daily prescriptions from neuroscience, faith, and common sense on how to lead a healthier, better, happier life. You can’t change your life until you change your mind, and Dr. Warren will teach you the art of self brain surgery to get it done. His new book, Hope Is the First Dose, is available everywhere books are sold.

    Mind Shift, with Erwin McManus (Wildcard Wednesday)

    Mind Shift, with Erwin McManus (Wildcard Wednesday)

    It's Wildcard Wednesday! Today, a throwback of my talk from last October with the incredible Erwin Raphael McManus about his book, Mind Shift: It Doesn't Take a Genius to Think Like One. This is the best personal transformation book I've ever read. Please be aware that the free books have already been given away.
    Mental toughness, mental clarity, and mental health all have one thing in common: The journey begins in your mind. In this radical guide, the award-winning author of The Last Arrow illuminates a surprising path toward personal fulfillment and optimal performance. (from Amazon.com review Erwin Raphael McManus is a mind, life, and cultural architect and an award-winning author and artist. His books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. As a world-renowned communicator, McManus has spent the last thirty years advising and coaching CEOs, professional athletes, celebrities, billion-dollar companies, universities, and world leaders, and is passionate about helping people destroy their internal limitations and unlock their personal genius.
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, support your immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:01) - Introduction to Wild Card Wednesday
    (02:31) - Announcement of the 2024 Dr. Lee Warren Podcast Awards
    (04:36) - Reflecting on the impact of positive labeling
    (05:40) - Discovering the concept of a mind architect
    (07:38) - Beginning of Self-Brain Surgery School
    (08:10) - Welcoming Erwin Raphael McManus to the show
    (17:50) - Erwin Raphael McManus sharing his background and work
    (19:59) - Introducing The Arena online learning community
    (21:54) - Discussion on Erwin's book, The Last Arrow
    (22:53) - The Last Arrow and Cancer Diagnosis
    (24:03) - Finding Courage and Peace
    (37:55) - MindShift Introduction
    (44:55) - Imposter Syndrome vs. Faking It
    (45:33) - Response to Bad News
    (47:26) - Hope is the First Dose Publication

    • 48 min
    The Opt-Out Family, with Erin Loechner

    The Opt-Out Family, with Erin Loechner

    Erin Loechner had a million followers on social media. She was at the top of her game as an influencer when she realized that something was very wrong. Join me for a compelling conversation with Erin about why she decided to walk away from that career, and from social media altogether, to start a new life with her husband and kids as an Opt-Out Family.
    Her new book, The Opt-Out Family: How to Give Your Kids What Technology Can't is an incredibly important new idea for families, parents, and grandparents. 
    From Amazon.com
    Discover a new and hopeful path forward as you consider your family's approach to social media, screen time, and technology.
    We've all heard the mind-boggling statistics about technology and social media use. The numbers don't lie; our obsession with smartphones and social media is slowly eroding the very essence of our homes and families. We see it. We feel it. We know it.So what do we do about it?
    Spoiler alert: Forget parental control apps, time limits, or reward charts. This revolutionary path takes us into the heart of the beast itself: the social media algorithm. Former social media influencer and trailblazer Erin Loechner has seen the perks and pitfalls of social media usage, and she knows how to hack the strategies of tech wizards and platform experts so you can borrow their billion-dollar playbook to engage your family in meaningful ways away from screens.
    The Opt-Out Family is packed with eye-opening research and startling insights, as well as practical encouragement and creative ideas to transform your family's relationship with today's ever-evolving technology. As a result, you will:

    Experience more quality time with your children that doesn't revolve around screensCreate healthy habits as a family that will set your children up for success in the futureDiscover what your kids actually need from you, and learn how to delight and engage them better than a device canAnd, ultimately, establish true and lasting influence within your own four walls--and far beyondThe Opt-Out Family unlocks a world where genuine connections flourish and technology takes a backseat. It's time to reclaim your home and build a tech-free family culture that's stronger than your Wi-Fi signal.
    Erin Loechner is the founder of global tech-free movement The Opt-Out Family. She is a former social media influencer who walked away from a million fans to live a low-tech lifestyle—and is now teaching others how to do the same. Her cutting-edge work has been praised in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the Huffington Post, as well as on the Today Show. When she’s not scrawling on her trusty steno pad, Erin, her husband, and their three kids spend their days chasing alpenglow, reading Kipling, and biking to town for more tortillas.
    Check out Erin's website here to find a ton of helpful resources, statistics, and other information if you're considering making the opt-out decision for your family as well.
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, support your immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:01) - Introduction
    (01:27) - Erin's Journey
    (02:35) - Self-Brain Surgery School
    (29:42) - Effects on Children
    (31:29) - Modeling Behavior
    (33:22) - Opting Out

    • 37 min
    Wanting Something More (Mind Change Monday)

    Wanting Something More (Mind Change Monday)

    It's Mind Change Monday!Today, a look at the feeling we all have that there has to be something more in life. When you feel stuck or frustrated, how do you move forward? Even if you haven't been through some massive thing yet, most of us feel a sense we're missing something. Here's what to do when you feel that way.
    Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:11
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, support your immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:01) - Introduction to Mind Change Monday
    (04:03) - Josh Axe Book Winners Announcement
    (05:27) - Announcement: Format Change for Podcast
    (11:40) - The Eternal Longing Within Us
    (20:24) - Understanding General Revelation
    (24:14) - The Vast Story of Quantum Physics
    (26:37) - Embracing Biblical Hope
    (28:20) - Allowing God to Work Within Us

    • 30 min
    Think This, Not That with Dr. Josh Axe (Frontal Lobe Friday)

    Think This, Not That with Dr. Josh Axe (Frontal Lobe Friday)

    It's Frontal Lobe Friday!Today, a conversation with Dr. Josh Axe. He shares his powerful story of healing from a devastating infection, and we talk about how you can learn to change your mind with his incredible new book, the New York Times bestseller, Think This, Not That: 12 Mindshifts to Breakthrough Limiting Beliefs and Become Who You Were Born to Be.
    About Dr. Axe:Renowned physician, entrepreneur (founder of Ancient Nutrition) and best-selling author Dr. Josh Axe is revolutionizing how we look at collective health, both through his podcast and through his social channels ( 3.7 million combined followers; 2.2 million YouTube subscribers). He specializes in functional medicine, regenerative medicine and longevity. He also is a leadership expert, earning his Master's at Johns Hopkins University. 
    From Amazon.Com:
    Instant New York Times BestsellerUnlock your potential by cultivating self-awareness and curating a fulfilling life full of self-improvement, emotional intelligence, and a growth mindset. Leadership expert and entrepreneur Dr. Josh Axe teaches 12 revolutionary mindshift transformations to beat the grind and reach the life you've always wanted. Redefine success and replace the limiting beliefs of yourself with the healthy mental toughness to think this, not that.Perhaps you're busy but still feel empty. Maybe things haven't turned out how you'd hoped, and life seems stale and unfulfilling. What if you could wake up every morning excited about your purpose, knowing you're fulfilling your greatest potential?A more meaningful life is within your reach, and it starts in one place: your mind.Living with a mindset of false narratives will keep you stuck, locked in a prison of unpursued dreams and goals. But cultivating a new mindset based on what is actually true will set you free—free to start exploring and growing beyond the limits you thought you had.
    In Think This, Not That, Dr. Josh Axe unpacks the top twelve mental barriers holding people back from realizing their potential and becoming the greatest version of themselves, and contrasts each one with a new empowering mindset, such as:

    Don't simply drift; clarify your purpose.Don't define success based on what you accomplish; base it on who you become.Don't be the victim; be the hero.Don't be a slave to your vices; overpower them by building virtues.Don't live by popular opinion; follow enduring principles of wisdom.Don't allow unintentionality; visualize a strategy.Whether you want to improve your physical or financial health, raise the quality of your relationships, or take your career to new heights, these mindshifts will help transform your life.It's time to break through your limiting beliefs and find out who you can become, to build a meaningful life through new thoughts and actions, and to make the switch from what's stalled you toward a life of ultimate significance.3
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, support your immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:01) - Greetings and Introductions
    (00:22) - Frontal Lobe Friday
    (04:31) - Self-Brain Surgery School
    (04:42) - Introducing Dr. Josh Axe
    (05:01) - Dr. Josh Axe's Mission
    (05:19) - Dr. Josh Axe's Background
    (06:44) - A Prayer Before Diving Deeper
    (07:30) - Josh A

    • 49 min
    Hope on Your Head (Theology Thursday)

    Hope on Your Head (Theology Thursday)

    Life Throws a Lot At Us: We Need a Helmet
    Paul tells us that the hope of salvation is our helmet, to protect our minds from all that's coming for us. This episode will help you put hope on your head!
    (Throwback from Season 3 for Theology Thursday!)
    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, support your immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First Dose!
    Here's a free 5-day Bible study on YouVersion/BibleApp based on my new book!
    Sign up for my weekly Self-Brain Surgery Newsletter here!All recent episodes with transcripts are available here!

    (00:01) - Introduction
    (03:49) - Reconnecting with Keith Leslie
    (10:12) - Paul's Reference to Armor in 1 Thessalonians
    (13:14) - The Need for Helmets in Life
    (17:04) - The Battle of the Gap
    (18:42) - The Power of God's Promises
    (20:55) - Guarding Your Heart and Mind

    • 23 min
    Jennie Allen: 2024 DLW Podcast Awards Rd. 1

    Jennie Allen: 2024 DLW Podcast Awards Rd. 1

    Help Me Pick the Best Podcast Conversation of 2024!Every week for Wildcard Wednesday, I'll give you one of my (and your) top-four favorite interviews for the first quarter of the year. Then we'll have a survey for you to vote and choose a winner to move onto the semi-finals. After next quarter is over, we'll pick a winner from Q2, and then you can choose the finalist from the first half of the year by voting between those two. At the end of the year, we'll let the two semi-finalist winners battle to become the inaugural Dr. Lee Warren Podcast Award winner! Let's listen to these amazing conversations and then honor our guests for sharing their stories and their wisdom with us.
    Follow me @drleewarren on Instagram to keep up with the tournament as the year progresses!Today, a look at the interplay between feelings and thoughts, a part of your brain called the corpus striatum, the importance of tonically active neurons, and a conversation with Jennie Allen!
    "Don't Let Your Emotions Get the Best of You."
    We've all heard it, but is it sound advice? Jennie Allen is on the podcast today to talk about her new book, Untangle Your Emotions: Naming What You Feel and Knowing What to Do About It.
    Plus: the story of how Jennie Allen is directly responsible for Lisa and me moving from Alabama to Wyoming to Nebraska!
    This is a powerful talk about what I believe will be one of the most important books of 2024.
    From Amazon.com:The New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head provides a revolutionary path to embracing a healthy relationship with your emotions, one that leads to life-giving connection with God and others as well as to a richer understanding of yourself.“This book is worth thousands of dollars of counseling.”—Jonathan Pokluda, bestselling author and host of the Becoming Something podcastHow often have you heard, “Don’t let your emotions get the best of you”? But what if instead of ignoring our feelings, we noticed them, named them, and let God use them to draw us closer to Himself and others?
    Many of us need to unlearn damaging messages about our emotions. We’ve been taught, for example, that emotions are untrustworthy, when, in fact, God can use them to help us see where we need His healing.
    In Untangle Your Emotions, Jennie Allen uses scientific research, biblical insight, and her own story to help you
    ● exchange stuffing, dismissing, or minimizing your emotions for a five-step process to know what you feel and what to do about it
    ● debunk the myth that feelings are sinful by learning how emotional maturity leads to deeper connection with God and others
    ● live emotionally healthy by applying biblical wisdom and therapeutic research that works whether you self-identify as “emotional” or not
    ● sit with feelings that are confusing and painful by discovering the depth of God’s love and compassion for you

    Book: Untangle Your Emotions: Naming What You Feel and Knowing What to Do About It by Jennie Allen
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    Five Ways You Can Support this show:
    Pray for us!Subscribe, like, and share it with your friends! (We even have a YouTube channel!)Leave reviews and comments wherever you listen to podcasts!You can become a paid partner of the podcast and get special bonus episodes and lots more content by clicking here. Visit one of our affiliate partners and consider using their products (we use them every day):Improve your gut health, support your immune system, and protect your brain with Pique!Other Helpful Links:
    Click here to access the Hope Is the First Dose playlist of hopeful, healing songs!
    Be sure to check out my new book, Hope Is the First

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
307 Ratings

307 Ratings

TheSalliac ,

So well balanced

I get something from Dr. Lee’s podcast to take with me from almost every episode.
Not only does he encourage me to think Truth, but I am always encouraged to trust the giver of Life, Jesus. He delves deeply into the awesome way our bodies have been designed to heal themselves. He is always encouraging and never condescending.
A friend told me about this podcast and I’m so thankful that she did!!

Recovery Joe ,

Simply Good

I take a note on every episode but the one with Pete Greig was way cool. I hit the back button until I thought I’d wear it out.

Finished Lee’s 1st book in 2 sittings. As a civilian contractor I met several Drs at Landstuhl Regional Hospital who saw the work of those who served in his position.

The 2nd book I had to take in shorter doses. Super good but deeper for my brain. Time to get on #3.

Thank you for the podcast. Just good stuff!

Gr8sk8mom ,

So helpful

I don’t know how to adequately thank Dr. Warren for these podcasts. Though I’ve only been listening a year or so, these daily messages have made a huge difference for me. I find time each day to sit the episode in a quiet, peaceful place and always learn something new and glean insight and clarity. The scriptures are just what I need to hear on the day’s journey. Trauma of any kind is not only difficult to heal and recover from, but it is so misunderstood. What a blessing these podcasts are! Thank you, Dr. Warren.

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