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

*DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult with your personal physician if you have any personal medical questions.

CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf Dr. Caroline Leaf

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 217 Ratings

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

*DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Please consult with your personal physician if you have any personal medical questions.

    Podcast 386: The ultimate anti-anxiety toolkit (en español)

    Podcast 386: The ultimate anti-anxiety toolkit (en español)

    DESCRIPCIÓN DEL EPISODIO: En este podcast hablo sobre qué es la ansiedad y las formas de manejarla y evitar que se apodere de tu día a día. Hay mucho por lo que estar ansioso y preocupado en estos días. Desde la incertidumbre de una pandemia mundial hasta elecciones turbulentas, protestas y actos de violencia en todo el mundo y luchas políticas internas, ¡a veces parece que estamos viviendo el Apocalipsis!

    • 58 min
    Podcast 384: How to Find Freedom From the Shame Spiral (en español)

    Podcast 384: How to Find Freedom From the Shame Spiral (en español)

    DESCRIPCIÓN DEL EPISODIO: En este podcast y blog, hablo sobre cómo salir de una espiral de vergüenza. En nuestra sociedad actual, puede ser difícil sentir algún grado de autoestima. Nos bombardea la vergüenza de no estar a la altura de nuestras propias expectativas o de las expectativas de los demás. No podemos estar a la altura de las imágenes manipuladas y manipuladas que parecen decirnos que para ser felices, debemos lucir, vestirnos o actuar de cierta manera, o sacar A's e ir a una universidad de la Ivy League. No podemos competir con celebridades y personas influyentes, solo somos una red social como en un mar de fanáticos que quieren ser alguien o hacer algo.

    • 34 min
    Podcast 382: 3 Tips to make your home a mental health haven (en español)

    Podcast 382: 3 Tips to make your home a mental health haven (en español)

    DESCRIPCIÓN DEL EPISODIO: En este podcast, hablo sobre cómo hacer de su hogar un refugio para la salud mental. Cuando el mundo se siente como un desastre (¡un sentimiento común en estos días!), es importante que su hogar sea un refugio, un lugar donde pueda descansar, relajarse y sentirse feliz. Afortunadamente, hay muchas maneras en que podemos crear un ambiente alegre en el hogar. ¡Escucha ahora para aprender cómo!

    • 20 min
    Podcast 393: How to find meaning again after tragedy

    Podcast 393: How to find meaning again after tragedy

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    EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to N.Y. Times best-selling author Donald Miller about becoming the hero of our own narratives, how to find meaning again after tragedy, what defines a meaningful life, and so much more. 

    For the blog and show notes: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-find-meaning-again-after-tragedy

    Get Donald's book here: https://www.amazon.com/Hero-Mission-Path-Meaningful-Life/dp/1400226945



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    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

    6:00 How to live an interesting & meaningful story

    10:00, 27:00 The power of writing your own story

    11:40 What it means to be a hero in your story

    14:00 The dangers of living life as a victim

    17:00 Viktor Frankl & the search for meaning

    18:05 The power of community

    21:00, 25:00 How to find hope & redemption in tragedy

    36:10 The power of experiencing life



    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

    -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

    -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!

    -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com

    For more free resources:

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    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    • 41 min
    Podcast 392: The surprising benefits of disappointment + how to embrace it & use it to your advantage

    Podcast 392: The surprising benefits of disappointment + how to embrace it & use it to your advantage

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    EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about managing feelings of disappointment before they negatively affect our mental wellbeing. Disappointment is the feeling we get when an expectation that we have isn’t met. It is an emotional signal, a messenger, telling us that something is out of balance in our lives—what we want doesn’t reflect our reality. 

    For the blog and show notes: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-surprising-benefits-of-disappointment 

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    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS: 

    2:25 What disappointment is 

    3:00 Disappointment is not necessarily “bad” 

    3:20 Disappointment is a signal that we can learn from 

    3:50 Why we should not be afraid of disappointment 

    6:10 Why we need to embrace, not suppress, how we feel 

    6:50 The different ways disappointment affects us 

    7:10, 14:00 How to use mind management to reconceptualize disappointment 

    13:00 What can happen if we don’t manage our disappointment 18:15 How to turn disappointment into a learning experience 



    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: 

    -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com 

    -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app 

    -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com! 

    -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 

    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com 

    For more free resources: 

    -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 



    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    • 21 min
    Podcast 391: Pets struggle with anxiety and depression too. Here’s how to help them.

    Podcast 391: Pets struggle with anxiety and depression too. Here’s how to help them.

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    EPISODE DESCRIPTION: In this podcast, I talk to speaker, author, mathematician, and dog trainer Grisha Stewart about dog training and empowerment, pets and mental health, why dogs struggle mentally, how we can help our pets and ourselves, and so much more! As human beings, we need to understand our pets’ behavior and work on our communication with them. It is important to understand that animals like dogs think and choose as well, in their own unique ways.

    Sign up to Patreon to get access to bonus ad-free podcasts, exclusive downloads, live Q&As, and more: https://www.patreon.com/drcarolineleaf.

    For more info on Grisha and to get her book visit: https://grishastewart.com/.

    For the blog, see https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/pet-s-struggle-with-anxiety-depression-too-here-s-how-to-help-them.

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    EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

    3:45 Dogs can help us be better humans

    4:12 Dogs have mental health issues too!

    5:30 Why Grisha became a dog trainer

    6:35 There is always a reason behind your dog’s behavior!

    7:30 How we can understand our dogs & ourselves better

    8:20 The dominance myth

    10:55 Why dogs become aggressive

    18:05 Dogs & boundaries

    21:30 The importance of kindness & why dogs need to feel empowered

    23:10 There is no such thing as a needy dog, only unmet needs

    27:32 Pets & mental health

    30:30 Why we shouldn’t label our pets

    37:44 Pets & the COVID pandemic

    ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

    -Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com

    -Download my new and improved brain detox app here: https://neurocycle.app

    -Get a free Cleaning up Your Mental Mess workbook when you subscribe to my weekly email at drleaf.com!

    -Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747

    -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources

    -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



    *DISCLAIMER: This podcast and blog are for educational purposes only and are not intended as medical advice. We always encourage each person to make the decision that seems best for their situation with the guidance of a medical professional.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

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Just what I was looking for

What a wonderful, insightful, helpful podcast. It has helped me through so much. Thank you Dr Leaf, sending love from 🇿🇦💚

carlos3364 ,

Honest and motivating

Thank you for your honesty, sharing your experiences, admitting when mistakes are made and how to learn from them without judgement - and that life is about continually learning and growing.

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Such a nice podcast

I love the tips you share because it’s things I can actually do. Thank you so much. ❤️

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