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

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

April 1, 2020

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 episode I speak with Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, world-renown speaker and host of the popular podcast Therapy for Black Girls on 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 What if you can’t afford a therapist?

-21:31 Discrimination, racism and mental health 

-27:43, 33:45 Dealing with toxic environments

-31:57 Phobias 

-40:30 Rejection 

-44:00 Toxic energy and what to do about it

-49:00 Wellness trends to be careful of 

 

 

Read the full show blog and transcript:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-everyone-should-see-a-therapist-how-to-find-a-good-match-and-options-if-money-and-location-is-an-issue-tips-on-managing-your-mental-health-when-dealing-with-racism-and-discrimination-with-therapist-dr-joy-harden-bradford

 

 

For more info on Dr. Joy and to listen to her podcast visit: https://therapyforblackgirls.com

 

 

 

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Additional Resources:

 

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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!)

 

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 #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

March 30, 2020

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 full show blog and transcript: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/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-for-your-life-and-business-with-michael-hyatt

 

For more info on Michael: http://michaelhyatt.com

 

To get Michael's new book: http://visiondrivenleader.com/drcaroline

 

And follow him on social media: @michaelhyatt #visiondrivenleader

 

 

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Additional Resources:

 

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

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!)

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

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

March 28, 2020

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 about COVID-19

-30:56 Should we all be using masks?

-32:52 Why we shouldn’t just rely on herd immunity

-34:54 How close are we to a vaccine?

-39:00 Why COVID-19 is not just like the flu 

-42:40 Why you should act as if you carry COVID-19 

-43:11 Why you can still get COVID-19 if you are young and don’t have a preexisting condition 

-45:50 Children can get sick too

-46:30 Possible treatments for COVID-19

-50:38 How do we test for the virus?

-52:00 If I think I have COVID-19, what should I do?

-54:02 If you are feeling unwell at home, what can you do?

-58:35 How to handle being quarantined at home with your family 

-58:43 Will this go away when the weather gets warmer?

-59:00 Advice to medical professionals working on the frontlines 

-1:00:32 How panic affects our immune system 

-1:02:10 How can you build your immune system?

-1:03:05 The importance of gut health for immunity

 

For more info on Dr. Will visit: https://theplantfedgut.com

 

Dr. Will's instagram @theguthealthmd
 
 
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For the most up-to-date info:
 
 
 
CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
 

 
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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 #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)

March 25, 2020

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 still celebrate birthdays?

-19:33 Play, Play, Play

-22:35 How to keep your kids busy

-28:20 How to teach your children coping strategies 

-31:27 Should you answer coronavirus questions?

-35:00 Why it is okay to say you don’t know

-36:48 What to do when you need help too

-38:17 How to speak to your children about finances 

-42:42 How to protect your own mental health 

-46:00 Rupture and repair: why we all fail

-50:37 How to deal with regression and baby play

-53:39 How to help your teenager 

 

For more information on Dr. Rebecca visit: https://littlehousecalls.com/

 
 
 
 
 
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Additional Resources:
 
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Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: 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!)
 
 
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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 #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

March 23, 2020

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 here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-we-make-poor-decisions-tips-to-overcome-the-curse-of-instant-gratification-technology-addiction-and-how-to-detox-our-brains-with-dr-david-and-austin-perlmutter

 

For more info on Dr. David and Andrew Perlmutter visit: https://www.drperlmutter.com/

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Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: 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!

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-Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/drcarolineleaf

 

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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 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

March 22, 2020

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 you deal with market volatility?

-23:22 Should you refinance your mortgage?

-25:18 Who can you trust when it comes to financial advice?

 

Read the episode transcript and blog: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/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

 

For more info on Chris visit: https://www.chrishogan360.com

Additional reading: https://www.daveramsey.com/blog/how-an-epidemic-can-affect-the-economy

 

 

Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

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

 

WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html

 

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 and strategies!

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-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

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 #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

March 20, 2020

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 de-stress and manage anxiety at home

-36:00 If the sun is like medicine, why do many people spend around 93 % of their time indoors?

-40:13 Why we all need more collagen

-43:25 What are genius foods?

-46:00 Why you should avoid diet fads

 

Read the transcript and blog on this episode: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/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

 

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Additional resources: Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: 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!

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Episode #140: Panic attack audio guide

Episode #140: Panic attack audio guide

March 18, 2020

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 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 and strategies!

-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

 

Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

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

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

March 16, 2020

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 love yourself 

-48:13 Exercise and imposter syndrome

 

Read the transcript and blog on this episode: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-correctly-use-movement-and-exercise-to-defeat-depression-and-loneliness-reduce-worry-and-eliminate-anxiety-with-dr-kelly-mcgonigal-the-extraordinary-link-between-mindful-movement-joy-and-human-connection

For more info on Dr. Kelly and to get her book visit: http://kellymcgonigal.com

 

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Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: 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!) 

 

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-Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf: https://www.facebook.com/drleaf 

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-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

 

Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

Episode #138: How to protect your mental & physical health during the Coronavirus pandemic + Tips to reduce anxiety, stress, and worry, PLUS what foods and herbs boost your immune system!

Episode #138: How to protect your mental & physical health during the Coronavirus pandemic + Tips to reduce anxiety, stress, and worry, PLUS what foods and herbs boost your immune system!

March 14, 2020

The world is currently riveted in fear of what is known as COVID-19, a new type of coronavirus that has put a lot of people at risk of getting ill or potentially dying. I understand that this situation can be frightening, and we should take all necessary precautions, following the WHO and CDC guidelines. We need to bring balance to the fear, because the fear can be more dangerous than the virus. In fact, fear-based stress and anxiety can and will weaken your immune system, the very thing that needs to be strong during a health crisis! 

In this special podcast episode I cover tips, techniques, and simple strategies to help protect and boost your mental and physical health during this pandemic. 

WHO website: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/events-as-they-happen

CDC website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/cleaning-disinfection.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fcleaning-disinfection.html

 

Additional resources:

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here: https://theswitch.app

 

Register now for my 2020 Mental Health Summit Dec 3-5 in Dallas, TX! Early bird sale ends 3/31: https://www.drleafconference.com

 

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

 

Dr. Leaf no longer runs a private practice or takes individual patients. If you are looking for a therapist we recommend BetterHelp, an online counseling platform that offers affordable and accessible mental health care tailored to your individual needs. Visit our sponsor here https://betterhelp.com/drleaf for more details and to find a therapist.

 

While we make every effort to broadcast correct information, we are learning about the virus in real time.  We welcome any comments, suggestions, or correction of errors.  This podcast is not medical advice. If you are feeling unwell, contact a medical professional immediately. By listening to this podcast or reading this blog, you agree not to use this podcast or blog as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others.