CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf
CLEANING UP THE MENTAL MESS with Dr. Caroline Leaf
Dr. Caroline Leaf
Hi! I’m Dr. Caroline Leaf. I’m a cognitive neuroscientist, author, & mental health and mind 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. Order my new book here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com
Trauma bonding, toxic emotional attachment, how to know when to stay and when to go + how to find healing & freedom
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 Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I answer another question from a listener on toxic relationships and trauma bonds. Trauma bonds are chains that link a victim to someone who is dangerous to them within the confines of an exploitive relationship. Divorce, employee relations, child abuse, family and marital systems, domestic violence, kidnapping, exploitation and religious abuse can all be areas of trauma bonding. All these relationships share one thing: “they are situations of incredible intensity or importance where there is an exploitation of trust or power”. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/trauma-bonding-toxic-emotional-attachment-how-to-know-when-to-stay-when-to-go-how-to-find-healing-freedom OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizers Magnesium: For an exclusive offer for my listeners go to http://www.magbreakthrough.com/leaf and use DRLEAF10 during checkout to save 10% on your order. -Framebridge (frame your photos, keepsakes or artwork, or send someone the perfect gift!): Go to Framebridge.com and use the promo code DRLEAF to save an additional 15% off your first order. -MeUndies: Get 15% off your first order and free shipping at meundies.com/DRLEAF. -PlushCare, a company that makes it easy and simple to find a health professional in your area, which I love, especially with my busy lifestyle! Start your membership today. Go to https://plushcare.com/drleaf/ to start your FREE 30-day trial. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:05 What a trauma bond is 4:20 Trauma bonding and exploitation 9:00, 33:40 Gaslighting and other relationship warning signs 11:02, 29:00 Why we can never “fix” someone else 14:00 Why boundaries are so important in a relationship 14:24 Sometimes ending a relationship may be the best thing for both people 19:00 How a trauma bond can impact your health 24:50 How to help someone who doesn’t want to change while putting up boundaries 35:15 Why trauma bonds are so confusing 36:45 How relationships change your mind, brain and bond 44:00 How to use mind management to heal trauma from toxic relationships 51:05 Tips to help heal a trauma bond ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 10
1 hr 5 min
A father’s journey to understand & heal after his child’s suicide + signs someone you know is suicidal and how to help
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 Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak with Jason Reid, founder of the Choose Life foundation and creator of Tell My Story, about his own experience as a grieving father, how to get help if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal, how to recognize the signs if someone in your life is struggling, what we can do to help our loved ones who are going through a difficult time, and more. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/a-father-s-journey-to-understand-heal-after-his-child-s-suicide-signs-someone-may-be-suicidal-how-to-help If you are feeling suicidal, contact the US national suicide prevention hotline: 1-800-273-8255. The teen suicide prevention hotline in the US is: 1-800-TLC-TEEN (852-8336) between 6-10pm PST. You can also text TEEN to 839863 between 6-9pm PST. OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Athletic Greens: To get one year free supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your order see: athleticgreens.com/LEAF. -BLUblox: Get up to 15% off your BLUblox products use the code DRLEAF at checkout: Blublox.com. -NED: Get 15% off your first order and free shipping visit helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS:  2:02 Jason’s story and why he started the Choose Life foundation 3:50 Why we need to constantly ask our children how they are doing mentally, not just physically 5:30 How the COVID pandemic has changed the mental health landscape 7:40 Why we should learn how to talk to our children about our own struggles and vulnerabilities, not just shield them from what we are going through 11:45 The importance of letting your child know it is okay to be depressed or struggle mentally 15:50 How our experiences are built into the brain and affect us mentally and physically 24:30 How to help your child if they are struggling 39:50 Social media, technology and teen mental health Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources  --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
May 6
59 min
The neuroscience of dreams & nightmares + how to have better dreams & help your children process and understand nightmares
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 Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I answer a listener's question regarding dreams + I share the neuroscience behind dreams and nightmares, how to set yourself up to have more peaceful and calm dreams, and how to help children process and understand nightmares.  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/the-neuroscience-of-dreams-nightmares-how-to-have-better-dreams-help-your-children-process-understand-nightmares OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Ritual (my favorite protein powder & multivitamin): Get 10% off your first 3 months at ritual.com/DRLEAF -Huzzah (my favorite sparkling probiotic seltzer!): Get 20% off your order at drinkhuzzah.com with code DRLEAF -Jenni Kayne (where I get lal my clothes, gifts, and home accessories): Get 15% off your first order when you use code DRLEAF at checkout: jennikayne.com ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headpace is meditation made simple. Head over to Headspace.com/LEAF Headspace.com/LEAF
May 3
1 hr
How art & poetry can help heal mental health struggles (with Morgan Harper Nichols)
Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I speak with artist, poet, storyteller and best-selling author Morgan Harper Nichols about how art and poetry can help us process life and all its challenges, and the beautiful reality of how far each of us have come in our own lives. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-art-can-help-heal-mental-health-with-morgan-harper-nichols For more info on Morgan see: https://morganharpernichols.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Feetures: They are so confident that you’ll love their socks that they’ve also given listeners of Cleaning Up The Mental Mess $10 Off Your First Pair of Feetures when you go to feetures.com/DRLEAF. -Four Sigmatic: Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on select bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.com/DRLEAF. -NED: To get 15% off your first order and free shipping visit helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout. -LMNT: For a limited time, you can claim a free LMNT Sample Pack—you only have to cover the cost of shipping (which is just $5 for US customers)! Each sample pack includes 7 packets of LMNT (1 of every flavor), and the offer is limited to one time per customer. For more information and to claim your free offer visit: http://drinklmnt.com/Leaf. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:22 Why Morgan went from singing and songwriting to visual art, poetry and storytelling 5:10 Why Morgan wrote her book, How Far You Have Come 10:40 Why all our life journeys matter 13:50 The power of listening and engaging with the world around you 15:00 Why you don’t have be productive all the time 28:00 How art can help us process life 35:10 Why we need to give ourselves grace 45:30 How art can help us when we are feeling down 50:30 What to do when you don’t feel inspired or creative ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 29
54 min
6 Strategies to deescalate intense emotions in the moment + tips to help reduce stress and build up cognitive resilience
Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: Stress is a normal part of life. We cannot escape it, but we can learn to manage and live with it. In this podcast I give you 6 tips to help deescalate turbulent emotional situations, reduce stress in the moment and build up your cognitive resilience. Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/stress-busting-tips OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. -InsideTracker: Get up to 25% off their entire store at Insidetracker.com/DRLEAF. -NOOM: noom.com/DRLEAF -OSEA: You can try OSEA risk-free for 30 days and get free shipping on orders over $50. They even send free samples with every order! Get 10% off your first order with my promo code DRLEAF at OSEAmalibu.com. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:10 How to make stress work for us and not against us 1:40 Why how we perceive stress is important 3:20 Why we need to de-escalate high stress situations 3:45 How to use mind management to deal with toxic stress 8:40 Why touch is so important 22:30 Why we need to express affection 27:10 How pets improve mental health and help us manage toxic stress 34:10 How heat can help us calm down 40:25 How sharing a meal with others improves brain health 46:20 Why helping others is so good for your brain! ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 26
50 min
How to train your child to understand, process & verbalize intense emotions + tips on dealing with parent guilt & how to deal with past parenting mistakes
Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast  I speak with clinical psychologist Dr. Rebecca Kennedy about rethinking the way we raise our children, the importance of saying sorry to our kids, why it is never too late to fix the mistakes we make as parents, how to explain our own emotions to our children, and so much more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-train-your-child-to-understand-process-verbalize-intense-emotions-tips-on-dealing-with-parent-guilt-how-to-deal-with-past-parenting-mistakes For more info on Dr. Rebecca Kennedy: goodinside.com Her instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/ Her workshops: learning.goodinside.com Her podcast, Good Inside with Dr Becky:  https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/good-inside-with-dr-becky OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -BiOptimizer’s Cognibiotics: Get up to 49% off your order and free shipping on select packages at cognibiotics.com/drleaf. -Public Goods: Receive $15 off your first Public Goods order with NO MINIMUM purchase. Just go to https://www.publicgoods.com and use code DRLEAF at checkout. -Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends today for free on the Apple App Store or Google Play. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:00 How to talk to your children about your difficult emotions 8:30 How to talk to teenagers and adult children about what you are going through 13:36 Why we need to say sorry to our children, no matter how old they are 17:30 The importance of teaching our children to think, challenge and question everything 23:30 How to help our children when they are going through a tough time 28:10 How to teach your child about consent and saying no 33:10 Why you need to teach your children about self-care from young 37:45 How to manage and deal with parent guilt 48:05 How to teach your children to validate and trust their own feelings 50:33 Why boundaries are important for empathy 52:07 How to respond when your child starts wining ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app · Headspace: You deserve to feel happier, and Headpace is meditation made simple. Head over to Headspace.com/LEAF Headspace.com/LEAF
Apr 22
1 hr 2 min
How to become a responder not a reactor + How arguments affect your DNA, and how to use mind management to resolve an argument
Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: Think of the last time you had an argument and how it made you feel, both physically and mentally. Pretty bad, right? Well, it is not all just in your head! Unresolved arguments can be harmful to your health, and can potentially decrease your longevity! In this podcast I talk about the importance of resolving arguments, how arguments impact your physical health, and how to become a responder not a reactor.  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/how-to-become-a-responder-not-a-reactor-how-arguments-affect-your-dna-how-to-use-mind-management-to-resolve-an-argument OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Blublox, the best light-blocking glasses and sleep masks: To get up to 15% off your BLUblox products use the code DRLEAF at checkout BLUblox.com -Ancient Nutrition: Go to ancientnutrition.com and use the code DRLEAF at checkout to get up to 20% off your first order! -Daily Harvest: Go to dailyharvest.com and enter promo code DRLEAF to get $25 off your first box! -Thrive Market: Try Thrive Market today and become a member risk-free! Go to thrivemarket.com/DRLEAF and you’ll get up to 25% off your first order and a FREE gift! PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 3:30 What the blister study tells us about arguments 5:00 Arguments impact how we function physically & mentally 5:35 How resolving arguments can improve our emotional health 8:36 Why agreeing to disagree can be a good thing 9:10 How your experience of an argument changes your brain and biology 10:08 How arguments affect your DNA and cellular health 10:34 Unresolved arguments can impact your immune system! 12:00 How to use mind management to resolve an argument and improve your mental and physical health 16:00 Why resolving arguments improves overall health and wellbeing 24:26 How avoiding an argument or resolving an issue can make you anxious 26:10 How self-regulated mind management can help you become a responder instead of a reactor ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 19
34 min
How to break the cycles of worry & fear to heal your mind with Dr. Jud Brewer
Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk to psychiatrist, professor and author Dr. Jud Brewer about on how anxiety drives our lives, what we can do to break the habit loops that keep us anxious, techniques to uproot anxiety at its source and manage our triggers, and more! Get Dr. Jud's book: https://drjud.com/book Twitter: https://twitter.com/judbrewer Instagram: https://instagram.com/dr.jud Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/unwinding-anxiety OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Huzzah, the most delicious, low sugar seltzers that are filled with probiotics for optimal gut and brain health! Get 20% off your order with the code DRLEAF at https://drinkhuzzah.com. -Athletic Greens, a daily all-in-one superfood powder: To get one year free supply of vitamin D and 5 free travel packs with your order see: athleticgreens.com/LEAF. -Reliefband, the #1 FDA-Cleared anti-nausea wristband: To get 20% off your Reliefband order and free shipping, go to reliefband.com and use promo code DRLEAF, and you will receive your order with a no questions asked 30-day money back guarantee! PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:20 Why Dr. Judd loves helping people overcome anxiety 3:30 How to start unwinding anxiety in your life 6:37, 19:05 The importance of learning how the mind works 8:40 Why we need to understand the reward/value system of the brain 10:45 Why we need to become aware of a habit to change it 14:30 Why awareness alone is not enough 22:26 The importance of asking ourselves how rewarding our values are to us in the moment—is this habit still serving me? 23:15 Curiosity is a superpower! 31:45 How anxiety hides in bad habits 35:55 The importance of always being kind to ourselves 40:10 Why anxiety doesn’t improve our performance 48:10 How Dr. Judd manages his own anxiety and mental health ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 15
57 min
Why we shouldn't (and can't) "forgive & forget" the past and trauma + how to use mind-management & reconceptualizing techniques to heal how the past plays out into the future
Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I talk about why forgetting doesn’t fix or heal something, and how to use reconceptualizing and mind-management to heal the past and find true and sustainable peace.  Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/why-forgetting-doesn-t-fix-anything OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Amen Clinics: Visit amenclinics.com/drleaf and use the promo code DRLEAF10 to get 10% off your first evaluation. -NED (my go to CBD oil brand): To get 15% off your first order and free shipping visit helloned.com/drleaf or use the code DRLEAF at checkout. -Four Sigmatic: Get up to 40% off + Free Shipping on Mushroom Coffee bundles. To claim this deal you MUST go to Foursigmatic.com/DRLEAF. -PlushCare: Go to https://plushcare.com/drleaf/ to start your FREE 30-day trial. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 2:07 Why forgetting doesn’t fix something 2:20 Thoughts are real things in our brain that impact us mentally and physically 2:46 Your mind is not your brain 3:50 Our experiences change our brain and biology 4:51 Why we need to make our thoughts and experiences work for us and not against us through mind management 5:35 Why we cannot just forget what we have experienced, and how suppressing or ignoring a painful experience can impact our health 9:25 How our immune system responds to our negative experiences 11:30 Why trauma and toxic experiences are so hard to process 16:10, 36:15 Why we cannot just pretend something didn’t happen to us or try to suppress a bad memory 16:35 How to face your issues and reconceptualize them using mind management 19:00 Why we need to connect with others and share what we are going through to get context and perspective 28:22 Techniques to deal with negative experiences in the moment when everything seems too much 30:40 Why we cannot change or heal what we are not aware of 32:05 How to compartmentalize toxic memories and experiences so that you can calm down and cope in the moment ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 12
43 min
Lessons from a former Navy SEAL on facing fear + how to begin healing from PTSD, and how to help veterans and active military members with their mental health
Get my new book Cleaning up Your Mental Mess here: https://www.cleaningupyourmentalmess.com Sign up to join my free text program and receive mental health care tips. Just text DRLEAF to 1 (833) 285 3747 SHOW DESCRIPTION: In this podcast I speak to former Navy Seal and bestselling author Brandon Webb about how to face your fears and use them to your advantage, healing PTSD, how to help veterans and active military members with their mental health, and more! Read the show blog here: https://drleaf.com/blogs/news/brandon-webb For more info on Brandon and to get his books: https://brandontylerwebb.com OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS: -Feetures: Get $10 Off Your First Pair of Feetures when you go to feetures.com/DRLEAF. -BiOptimizer’s Cognibiotics: Get up to 49% off your order and free shipping on select packages at cognibiotics.com/drleaf. -MeUndies: Get 15% off your first order and free shipping at meundies.com/DRLEAF. PODCAST HIGHLIGHTS: 1:30 Brandon’s time as a Navy Seal 3:00 Brandon’s experience with burnout, and why he left the military to start his own businesses 3:46 Failure as a learning experience 4:15 Why Brandon loves writing books, and his exciting new novel! 7:20 What it is like having PTSD in the military 10:30 Using the outdoors as therapy 13:00 Why people often see therapy as something to be ashamed of 15:51 Why transitioning out of the military today is so challenging 18:00 The power of purpose and meaning 20:25 Why PTSD as a coping mechanism, not a disease 24:28 Why training in the military should change 33:03 Men’s mental health and “toxic masculinity” ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: -Visit my website at https://drleaf.com for more free resources Follow me on social media for daily mental health tips & 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! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Apr 8
48 min
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