CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf
What do do when neither outside nor home is safe during the pandemic + tips on navigating difficult & strained relationships during quarantine with therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab

What do do when neither outside nor home is safe during the pandemic + tips on navigating difficult & strained relationships during quarantine with therapist Nedra Glover Tawwab

April 18, 2020

Relationships can be challenging at the best of times, but what do you do when you are stuck in self-quarantine with a difficult person? How do you set boundaries and deal with challenging roommates, partners or family members? In this podcast, I talk about what we can do if it is not safe to go outdoors or stay inside, how to set firm boundaries during this period of self-quarantine and how to navigate difficult relationships with relationship therapist and clinical social worker Nedra Tawwab. 

 

Podcast Time Stamps

1:50 Why Nedra loves helps helping people create healthy relationships

2:32 What happens if there is a toxic environment at home?

3:50 If you are uncomfortable at home, set boundaries! 

5:33 What do you do if your relationship was in trouble before the crisis? 

7:00 How to handle emotional or verbal abuse?

10:55 Triggers are indicators that boundaries need to be put in place. 

15:18 What if the people you live with don’t respect boundaries?

16:52 Living with someone who doesn’t respect the quarantine

19:26 What if your home is not safe?

20:35 What if you feel isolated and lonely?

23:39 Advice for parents at home

27:05 What to do if you are feeling hopeless or depressed?

31:05 Harry, Meghan and finding freedom from your family 

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/what-to-do-when-neither-outside-or-inside-the-home-is-safe-during-the-covid-19-crisis-span-tips-on-setting-boundaries-during-quarantine-and-how-to-navigate-difficult-relationships-with-therapist-nedra-tawwab-span

 

 

For more info on Nedra visit her website here: www.nedratawwab.com

And follow her on instagram here: @nedratawwab

 

 

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Additional resources:

 

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-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!)  

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

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-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

Interview with “Iceman” Wim Hof on How to Train Your Mind to Overcome Any Challenge + The Amazing Benefits of Cold Showers & How to Use Your Breathe to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

Interview with “Iceman” Wim Hof on How to Train Your Mind to Overcome Any Challenge + The Amazing Benefits of Cold Showers & How to Use Your Breathe to Reduce Anxiety and Stress

April 16, 2020

It is widely understood that the mind-body connection is important, but did you know that it has the power to change your life? In this podcast (one of my personal favorites!) I speak to the incredible “Iceman” Wim Hof about the incredible capacity we all have to control our thinking and change our biology, overcome toxic stress and stay strong amidst major crises like the current pandemic. 

 

Wim Hof got his nickname by breaking a number of records related to cold exposure. His feats include climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, running a half marathon above the Arctic Circle on his bare feet, and standing in a container while covered with ice cubes for more than 112 minutes!  Having embraced the majestic force of nature, Wim became convinced that everyone can tap into this potential without having to invest the same decades worth of study, travel and daring, so he developed the Wim Hof Method: a natural path to an optimal state of body and mind. 

 

Podcast Highlights & Time Stamps

6:20 Why we are easily overcome with fear and stress

9:10 Why we have got so lazy with our thinking. 

10:13 Wim’s incredible story

16:00 We can make our brains bodies happier, healthier and stronger through our mind.  

20:30 How did Wim Hof develop his method?

24:31 Tips to deal with crises like COVID-19 2

7:45 What is the Wim Hof method?

46:34 Finding peace in the eye of the storm

50:00 How to heal a broken heart 

55:00 The “super brain” study 

1:05:00 The power of mind management 

1:11:25 Nature or nurture?

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/interview-with-wim-hof-on-how-to-train-your-mind-to-overcome-any-challenge-the-amazing-benefits-of-cold-showers-amp-how-to-use-your-breathe-to-reduce-anxiety-and-stress

 

 

Wim's website: www.wimhofmethod.com

 

Get access to Wim's Fundamental Course at a discount here: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/elearning/fundamentals

 

The Science of Wim Hof method: www.wimhofmethod.com/science 

 

 

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Additional Resources:

 

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-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!)  

 

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

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-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

Episode #150: How Perfectionism Can Lead to Depression and Anxiety + Tips on How to Stop the Toxic Perfectionism Cycle (Interview with Psychologist Dr. Margaret Rutherford)

Episode #150: How Perfectionism Can Lead to Depression and Anxiety + Tips on How to Stop the Toxic Perfectionism Cycle (Interview with Psychologist Dr. Margaret Rutherford)

April 11, 2020

We all know we should try our best and strive for excellence in everything we do, but what happens when this desire to do well turns toxic? In this podcast, I speak to clinical psychologist Dr. Margaret Rutherford about how perfectionism can be another manifestation of depression, what to do when our desire to succeed becomes destructive, why we need to learn, rather than fear, our failures and useful techniques to overcome perfectionist tendencies.

In her new book, Perfectly-Hidden Depression, Margaret notes how many perfectionists often don’t acknowledge or know that they are depressed, or that their desire to succeed in every area of their lives is a coping strategy to deal with past hurts and trauma. Many do not have what are considered “normal” traits of depression, that is feelings of helplessness and hopelessness. Indeed, in a number of cases they do not know how to express uncomfortable or painful feelings and emotions, and tend to talk about what they have gone through in a very detached way.

This type of perfectionism is different from striving for excellence, which is more process-orientated and encourages you to learn from your mistakes. Perfectly-hidden depression, on the other hand, is fueled by fear and shame. Toxic perfectionism tends to be goal-orientated, and sees failure as a sign of worthlessness, which puts intense pressure on someone’s performance, compelling them to constantly do better and hide their mistakes.

Read the full episode blog and transcript here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-perfectionism-can-lead-to-depression-and-anxiety-tips-on-how-to-stop-the-toxic-perfectionism-cycle-interview-with-psychologist-dr-margaret-rutherford

 

 Podcast Highlights:

1:58 What is perfectly hidden depression?

7:25 The role of the therapist is not to fix people

10:49 What is perfectionism?

17:34, 27:20 Ten main traits of perfectly-hidden depression

19:36: How is this different from other forms of depression

38:00 The first step to healing is acknowledging that there is a problem 

42:01 Tips and techniques to deal with perfectionism

40:05 Helping child or teen battling with perfectly-hidden depression  

52:10 Social media and perfectionism 

 

For more info on Dr. Margaret and to get her book visit: https://drmargaretrutherford.com

 

Listen to her amazing podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/selfwork-dr-margaret-rutherford-self-help-mental-health/id1166015598

 

 

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Additional Resources:

 

-Get my new brain detox app SWITCH on sale now! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-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!)

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

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-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

 

 

Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D

Episode #149: Interview with Dan Buettner on critical life lessons from the world’s healthiest, happiest, and oldest communities + How to Exercise, Eat, and Manage Your Mind to Increase Longevity

Episode #149: Interview with Dan Buettner on critical life lessons from the world’s healthiest, happiest, and oldest communities + How to Exercise, Eat, and Manage Your Mind to Increase Longevity

April 8, 2020

Life expectancy and living well seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, but did you know that around 85% of our longevity is based on our lifestyle choices and environment? In this week’s blog and podcast, I spoke with NYT Bestselling author, explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer Dan Buettner about the world’s healthiest and longest living communities (known as the blue zones), the power of purpose, how healthy eating is affordable and how you too can live to be a 100!

 

Podcast Highlights & Time Stamps

-3:17 What are the blue zones?

-4:45 How does a blue zone diet help with mental health?

-5:50 The most common denominators of longevity

-9:00 What’s wrong with the self-help industry?

-13:20 How to make the healthiest decision the easiest decision

-14:14 The power of purpose

-17:14 The power of downshifting

-20:57 Why there is no magic bullet that will help you live longer

-24:20 Is eating healthy really more expensive?

-28:08 How to turn your city into a blue zone

 

Podcast transcript and blog:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/critical-life-lessons-from-the-world-s-healthiest-and-longest-living-communities-tips-on-how-to-exercise-eat-and-manage-your-mind-to-boost-your-immune-system-and-live-a-long-amp-healthy-life-with-dan-buettner

 

 

-For more info on Dan and the Blue Zones visit: https://www.bluezones.com

 

-And follow him on social media: @bluezones

 

-Order his new book The Blue Zone Kitchen :https://www.bluezones.com/blue-zones-kitchen

 

 

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Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D

 

 

Additional resources:

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519

 

-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!)

 

 

 

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

Episode #148: How to Deal with the Pain of Uncertainty and Insecurity During the Current Crisis + More Tips and Mental Health Strategies to Help You Find Peace During the Pandemic

Episode #148: How to Deal with the Pain of Uncertainty and Insecurity During the Current Crisis + More Tips and Mental Health Strategies to Help You Find Peace During the Pandemic

April 5, 2020

In this podcast I answer some of the questions you have sent in regarding handling COVID-19 anxiety, and coping with social distancing and staying at home. I want to try to help you as much as I can, giving you tools to help you manage your mind in this crisis and stay strong, mentally and physically.

 

Read the podcast blog and transcript here:https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-deal-with-the-pain-of-uncertainty-and-insecurity-during-the-current-crisis-more-tips-and-mental-health-strategies-to-help-you-find-peace-during-the-pandemic

 

Podcast Time Highlights:

02:26 How to talk to your children about the current crisis

08:37 How to handle angry outbreaks from your children

14:23 What if you know someone who has COVID-19?

20:26 How do I deal with social distancing and loneliness?

28:00 How do you not let anxiety ruin your sleep?

32:00 What if you feel guilty leaving your child in care while you work?

34:52 What to do if you are struggling to concentrate or sleep

38:17 How to speak to a teenager or young adult about the current crisis?

41:04 How do you deal with constant change?

45:06 How do you deal with “should have” or “could have” thoughts during the pandemic?

47:48 How can you manage fear of the virus?

51:00 How to not let your anxiety get the better of you

52:22 How to deal with rude neighbors

53:10 How do you manage a severe fight/flight response?

56:30 How do you handle feeling out of control?

 

 

Join my Peace During the Pandemic Challenge! All you have to do is download my brain detox app SWITCH and work through the 21 day program in the app! A 3 month subscription is on sale now for less 50%. Just look for Switch on Your Brain in the App Store or Google Play or visit: https://theswitch.app

 

Despite the necessity of social distancing, we believe we can still come together as a community and be supportive, loving, and caring through technology, which is why we have also created a Facebook support group. This is a group for everyone-a place to post prayer requests, questions, concerns, updates, encouragement, needs and so on. We are in this together! Join my Coronavirus Facebook Support Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1870578619744226/?ref=share&_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJsZWFmLmplc3NpY2FAZ21haWwuY29tIiwgImtsX2NvbXBhbnlfaWQiOiAiS3FnSDlkIn0%3D

 

Additional resources:

 

-Get any of my books, DVDs, and workbooks for less 25% with code DRLEAF at checkout: https://drleaf.com/collections/all

 

-Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 -

 

-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!)

 

 

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Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!

 

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-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

Episode #147: Why Everyone Should See a Therapist, How to Find 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 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:

 

Get my new 21 day brain detox program here ON SALE NOW! Get 50% off a 3 month subscription: 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!)

 

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

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-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

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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-Ritual (my favorite multivitamins): To get 10% off your first three months of Ritual multivitamins see: https://ritual.com/drleaf

 

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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!)

 

Follow me on social media for daily mental self-care tips!  

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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

 

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Dr. Will's instagram @theguthealthmd
 
 
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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 

 

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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

 

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