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Jun 19, 2019

Why We Need to Argue More + Tips to Argue Correctly

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Did you know fighting can be good for your mental health? Arguing can be beneficial for both your health and your relationships, IF done correctly. In this blog I am going to give six points on how to argue, and the mental health benefits of arguing well.

Jun 12, 2019

4 Mental Strategies to Turn Your Worst Day (or Week) Around

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

We all had those days when everything just seems to fall apart. As the saying goes, “when it rains, it pours!” I had one of those yesterday—I just couldn’t catch a break! But, thankfully, there are way we can protect our mental health during tough times, which can actually make a bad day, or bad week, better!

Jun 05, 2019

How to Deal with a Difficult Person + Tips to Protect Your Mental Health

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

This week’s podcast and blog was inspired by my own personal experiences dealing with someone who just didn’t want to listen. I recently had friend who was talking to me about being frustrated and upset by her current life choices; she is really struggling to deal with the choices she has made and those of her parents. As a result, she is withdrawing from many of her close relationships and is becoming increasingly aggressive when I try reach out, making her quite hard to be around at times. She tends to snap every time she is misunderstood, and relentlessly pushes her point of view on people. In this blog, I am going to walk you through what I did, and am still doing, to help my friend and improve our relationship.

May 29, 2019

5 Simple and Effective Mental Self-Care Tips Guaranteed to Reduce Anxiety in Your Life and Boost Brain Health: PART 2

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

This week I will continue discussing five more simple and practical mental self-care techniques to keep your brain healthy and reduce anxiety. This is part 2; last week we did part 1.

May 22, 2019

5 Simple and Effective Mental Self-Care Tips Guaranteed to Reduce Anxiety in Your Life and Boost Brain Health

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

There are so many things to worry about in life: being a good friend or partner, making time for family, having a meaningful job, raising your children well, making enough money to live comfortably…the list goes on and on. And, of course, all these concerns and fears impact our mental health, which impacts our physical health, which just gives us more things to worry about!

May 15, 2019

How to Deal with Performance Anxiety + Tips to Overcoming Mental Blocks

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Expectations are a normal part of life. We expect certain things from ourselves and others, and we also have to deal with the expectations of others in our lives, whether at school, home or work. However, too often these expectations become so burdensome that they lead to anxiety, panic attacks, burnout, and mental fatigue. It is therefore so critical that we understand why this happens, and how we can prevent performance anxiety from destroying our mental health.

May 09, 2019

Why We Keep Making the Same Mistakes + Tips to Break Bad Habits

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Making mistakes means we are human—we all have our bad moments! But what about making the same mistakes over and over again? Why do we keep slipping up, even though we know what we are doing is wrong?

May 01, 2019

How to Deal with Social Anxiety

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

It is not unusual to feel nervous around strangers, or uneasiness in large groups of people. However, sometimes this nervousness can be downright panic-inducing and debilitating, causing you to avoid social situations, and miss out on opportunities and special moments. Social anxiety is painfully real, but there is a solution!

Apr 24, 2019

People Pleasing: How It Can Damage Your Mental Health and How to Stop

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

As I discuss in this week’s podcast, it is natural to want people to like us—no one wakes up wanting to be shunned or hated. But when does this natural longing turn us into people pleasers? When does our desire to be loved turn toxic, and make us do and say things that are not true to who we are, or who we want to be?

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