Episode #63: How to use your Discomfort Zones to Regulate your Thinking and Improve Your Mental Health

January 21, 2019

In this episode I discuss the 4 types of discomfort zones, and how to use these as tools to regulate your thinking and improve mental health. This is the fourth episode in my Perfect You series.

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com

About the Mental Health Initiative and January Perfect You Book Club:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

Starting this January we will be tackling the issue of identity in my PERFECT YOU book club! It's not too late to join!

Why is identity important? Why is it the first step to your mental health makeover? Understanding your identity and knowing who you are enbles you to take control over your life and health. Understanding your identity gives you hope to change and motivation to stay strong when times get tough. Once you learn how your unique mind works, you will begin to understand how to make positive changes in your life.

So how does this January book club work?

1. You will need to get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for $12.99, so you save 35%: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) which is also available on Kindle and Audible.

2. I will be doing a YouTube Live once a week to answer questions and go over several key concepts:

YOUTUBE LIVE SCHEDULE
Week One (Jan 4th 10am CT): Chapter 1-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W62zDofq-gU

Week Two (Jan 11th 10am CT): Chapter 4-5
Week Three (Jan 18th 10am CT): Chapter 6-7
Week Four (Jan 31st 10am CT): Chapter 8-10

Like all book clubs, if you read the assigned chapters before the YouTube live it will make each session even more meaningful so be sure to read the related chapters before each YouTube session!

If you can't make the YouTube live don't worry! The session will be available on my YouTube channel for you to watch anytime. 

*Email us your questions about the assigned chapters at questions@drleaf.com in advance of the YouTube live date.

3. I will be doing weekly podcasts related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity so be sure to subscribe to my podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube): https://drleaf.com/media/podcasts/.

4. I will also be doing a weekly blog on concepts and ideas related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity: https://drleaf.com/blog/.

5. Follow me on social media to get daily tips and information related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity:

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

6. Get a team together! Community is essential when it comes to  improving our mental health, so plan a date with a few friends and work through the Perfect You together!

*Be sure to tag me in group pictures you post to social media so I can repost and share them!

7. If you would like to go more in-depth on the concepts I cover in THE PERFECT YOU, and do an online gift profile quiz, check out my online program The Perfectly You (https://perfectlyyou.com). You can also order the Perfect You workbook and DVD which is not required but will definitely help enhance you experience and help you understand the more tricky concepts: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/product-combo-deals/products/the-perfect-you-bundle.

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Episode #62: Debunking the IQ and Personality Profile Myth

January 14, 2019

In this episode I discuss why IQ tests and personality profiles are not good, and can be misleading and often damaging. I also discuss a better alternative. This is the third podcast in my Perfect You series. 

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com

About the Mental Health Initiative and January Perfect You Book Club:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

Starting this January we will be tackling the issue of identity in my PERFECT YOU book club!

Why is identity important? Why is it the first step to your mental health makeover? Understanding your identity and knowing who you are enbles you to take control over your life and health. Understanding your identity gives you hope to change and motivation to stay strong when times get tough. Once you learn how your unique mind works, you will begin to understand how to make positive changes in your life.

So how does this January book club work?

1. You will need to get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for $12.99, so you save 35%: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) which is also available on Kindle and Audible.

2. I will be doing a YouTube Live once a week to answer questions and go over several key concepts:

YOUTUBE LIVE SCHEDULE
Week One (Jan 4th 10am CT): Chapter 1-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W62zDofq-gU

Week Two (Jan 11th 10am CT): Chapter 4-5
Week Three (Jan 18th 10am CT): Chapter 6-7
Week Four (Jan 31st 10am CT): Chapter 8-10

Like all book clubs, if you read the assigned chapters before the YouTube live it will make each session even more meaningful so be sure to read the related chapters before each YouTube session!

If you can't make the YouTube live don't worry! The session will be available on my YouTube channel for you to watch anytime. 

*Email us your questions about the assigned chapters at questions@drleaf.com in advance of the YouTube live date.

3. I will be doing weekly podcasts related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity so be sure to subscribe to my podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube): https://drleaf.com/media/podcasts/.

4. I will also be doing a weekly blog on concepts and ideas related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity: https://drleaf.com/blog/.

5. Follow me on social media to get daily tips and information related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity:

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

6. Get a team together! Community is essential when it comes to  improving our mental health, so plan a date with a few friends and work through the Perfect You together!

*Be sure to tag me in group pictures you post to social media so I can repost and share them!

7. If you would like to go more in-depth on the concepts I cover in THE PERFECT YOU, and do an online gift profile quiz, check out my online program The Perfectly You (https://perfectlyyou.com). You can also order the Perfect You workbook and DVD which is not required but will definitely help enhance you experience and help you understand the more tricky concepts: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/product-combo-deals/products/the-perfect-you-bundle.

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Episode #61: Why the Current Mental Health System is Failing to Help People

January 6, 2019

Mental Health issues are not on the rise- rather it is the mismanagement of mental health that is increasing. 

In this episode I discuss why the current mental health system is failing to help people, and what we can do about this. I also discuss psychotropic medication, and how fo find healing if you struggle with mental ill-health. This is the second podcast in my Perfect You series. 

**This is informative and NOT individual medical advice.

**DRUG WITHDRAWAL should ALWAYS be done under the supervision of a qualified professional. These drugs alter your brain chemistry, and withdrawal can be a difficult process. There are thousands of patient-run sites on withdrawal from psychoactive substances on the Internet, and many books available in stores and online. We suggest you begin looking at the resources page on Mad in America. Dr. Peter Breggin also has a brilliant book on withdrawal: https://breggin.com/a-guide-for-prescribers-therapists-patients-and-their-families/

**For general information on the current state of psychiatry please visit http://www.madinamerica.com

**To report any adverse psychotropic drug effects you have experienced, and for more detailed individual drug information, please visit https://rxisk.org/

Additional Resources:

https://drleaf.com/blog/

http://podcast.drleaf.com/e/episode-37-the-dangers-of-psychotropic-medications-with-dr-peter-breggin/  

https://breggin.com

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app. get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com

 

 About the Mental Health Initiative and January Perfect You Book Club:

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

Starting this January we will be tackling the issue of identity in my PERFECT YOU book club!

Why is identity important? Why is it the first step to your mental health makeover? Understanding your identity and knowing who you are enbles you to take control over your life and health. Understanding your identity gives you hope to change and motivation to stay strong when times get tough. Once you learn how your unique mind works, you will begin to understand how to make positive changes in your life.

So how does this January book club work?

1. You will need to get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for $12.99, so you save 35%: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) which is also available on Kindle and Audible.

2. I will be doing a YouTube Live once a week to answer questions and go over several key concepts:

YOUTUBE LIVE SCHEDULE
Week One (Jan 4th 10am CT): Chapter 1-3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W62zDofq-gU

Week Two (Jan 11th 10am CT): Chapter 4-5
Week Three (Jan 18th 10am CT): Chapter 6-7
Week Four (Jan 31st 10am CT): Chapter 8-10

Like all book clubs, if you read the assigned chapters before the YouTube live it will make each session even more meaningful so be sure to read the related chapters before each YouTube session!

If you can't make the YouTube live don't worry! The session will be available on my YouTube channel for you to watch anytime: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBlz5pDn4pP2lehhxGyhJQ?view_as=subscriber

*Email us your questions about the assigned chapters at questions@drleaf.com in advance of the YouTube live date.

3. I will be doing weekly podcasts related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity so be sure to subscribe to my podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube): https://drleaf.com/media/podcasts/.

4. I will also be doing a weekly blog on concepts and ideas related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity: https://drleaf.com/blog/.

5. Follow me on social media to get daily tips and information related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity:

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf

Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf

Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

6. Get a team together! Community is essential when it comes to  improving our mental health, so plan a date with a few friends and work through the Perfect You together!

*Be sure to tag me in group pictures you post to social media so I can repost and share them!

7. If you would like to go more in-depth on the concepts I cover in THE PERFECT YOU, and do an online gift profile quiz, check out my online program The Perfectly You (https://perfectlyyou.com). You can also order the Perfect You workbook and DVD which is not required but will definitely help enhance you experience and help you understand the more tricky concepts: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/product-combo-deals/products/the-perfect-you-bundle.

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Episode #60: The First Step to Improving Your Mental Health

December 30, 2018

I want to make mental health a priority this year.

So what's the first step to improving your mental health? Finding and understanding your unique identity! In this podcast I will discuss why identity is the very first thing we need to focus on in order to improve our mental health, and how to begin discovering your unique identity. 

 

I am making 2019 the year of mental health! Each month I will tackle a specific problem, issue, and concept related to mental ill health. I will be discussing major issues in the current mental health system AND how to find healing for yourself or a loved one.

Starting this January we will be tackling the issue of identity in my PERFECT YOU book club!

So how does this January book club work?

1. You will need to get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for $12.99- save 35%: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) which is also available on Kindle and Audible.

2. I will be doing a YouTube Live once a week to answer questions and go over several key concepts:

YOUTUBE LIVE SCHEDULE

Week One (Jan 4th 10am CT): Chapter 1-3

Week Two (Jan 11th 10am CT): Chapter 4-5

Week Three (Jan 18th 10am CT): Chapter 6-7

Week Four (Jan 31st 10am CT): Chapter 8-10

Like all book clubs, if you read the assigned chapters before the YouTube live it will make each session even more meaningful so be sure to read the related chapters before each YouTube session!

If you can't make the YouTube live don't worry! The session will be available on my YouTube channel for you to watch anytime. 

*Email us your questions about the assigned chapters at questions@drleaf.com in advance of the YouTube live date.

3. I will be doing weekly podcasts related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity so be sure to subscribe to my podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and YouTube): https://drleaf.com/media/podcasts/

4. I will also be doing a weekly blog on concepts and ideas related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity: https://drleaf.com/blog/

5. Follow me on social media to get daily tips and information related to THE PERFECT YOU, mental health, and identity:

Instagram: @drcarolineleaf
Facebook: Dr. Caroline Leaf
Twitter: @drcarolineleaf

6. Get a team together! Community is essential when it comes to  improving our mental health, so plan a date with a few friends and work through the Perfect You together!

*Be sure to tag me in group pictures you post to social media so I can repost and share them!

7. If you would like to go more in-depth on the concepts I cover in THE PERFECT YOU, and do an online gift profile quiz, check out my online program The Perfectly You (https://perfectlyyou.com). You can also order the Perfect You workbook and DVD which is not required but will definitely help enhance you experience and help you understand the more tricky concepts: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/product-combo-deals/products/the-perfect-you-bundle

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Episode #59: Redefining Anxiety - It is not a disorder but rather a signal

December 24, 2018

Anxiety is a hot topic at the moment. Everywhere we are seeing stats and headlines telling us there is an anxiety epidemic. I disagree and in this podcast I will discuss how anxiety is NOT a disorder and not on the rise. Rather, anxiety is a signal that we need to learn to listen to, and it can be managed without psychotropic medication. 

Want to join my January book club? All you have to do is get my book THE PERFECT YOU (on sale now for less 35% at https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you) and subscribe to my YouTube channel! I will be doing weekly YouTube lives, podcasts, and blogs on concepts discussed in the PERFECT YOU. Be sure to read chapters 1-3 by Jan 4th (our first YouTube Live!)

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app. get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com

 

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Episode #58: How to Build Your Brain to Improve Your Mental Health

December 18, 2018

Did you know one of the best things you can do to improve your mental health is to build your brain?

In this episode I talk about what building your brain means and how to do it.

 

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

SWITCH app info: https://theswitch.app

Get 30% off when you pre-order the app today: https://theswitch.app/promo/

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com 

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Episode #57: Is OCD a disease? And can it be managed?

December 10, 2018

In this episode I discuss intrusive thoughts and OCD- specifically how to manage both and find freedom from a chaotic mind.

 

The SWITCH app is coming to iTunes and Google Play early 2019!!

For more info on my new app SWITCH go to: https://theswitch.app and get 30% off a year subscription when you pre-order today: http://theswitch.app/promo/

 

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com 

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Episode #56: Do Positive Affirmations Work?

November 26, 2018

Positive affirmations are extremely popular but do they actually work? Is there any benefit to saying these affirmations? In this episode I unpack positive affirmations and discuss whether they work or not.

Books mentioned:

Think Learn Succeed:https://store.drleaf.com/products/think-learn-succeed-book

Switch on Your Brain:https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/switch-on-your-brain

21 Day Brain Detox Online Program:https://21daybraindetox.com

**Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, updates, specials, and more: https://drleaf.com 

 

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Episode #55: Let’s talk about Quantum Physics

November 19, 2018

What is quantum physics and why is it so important? In this episode I give a brief overview of quantum physics and how it relates to our minds and mental health.

Additional Resources/Books:

The Perfect You: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you

Switch on Your Brain: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/switch-on-your-brain

Think Learn Succeed: https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2018 Conference Registration: https://drleafconference.com

*Sign up for my weekly newsletter to get more tips, resources, and updates: drleaf.com

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Episode #54: How to Deal with Anger and Toxic People

November 11, 2018

We all get angry, and often we are justified in our anger. But when does this anger become toxic? When does it start affecting our mental and physical health? And how do we deal with toxic people?

In this episode I discuss how to know when you have stepped over into toxic anger, how to deal with anger, and how to deal with toxic people.

The Perfect You:https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/the-perfect-you

Think Learn Succeed:https://store.drleaf.com/collections/frontpage/products/think-learn-succeed-book

2018 Conference: https://drleafconference.com

*Be sure to sign up for my weekly newsletter to get even more tips, and to keep up-to-date on my event schedule and news: https://drleaf.com

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