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Apr 17, 2019

Is Overthinking Messing Up Your Mental Health?

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Do you find yourself overthinking and overanalyzing every situation or something someone said? Perhaps you find yourself getting more and more angry and upset the more you think about it….You just keep replaying scenarios over and over again, whether you are thinking about something that just happened, about to happen or something that happened in the past.You think about all possible outcomes and scenarios, constantly ask yourself “what if…”, and ruminate on what should have happened, what could have happened or what will happen.

Why are we so good at holding on? Why do we do this even though we know it’s not healthy?

Apr 10, 2019

4 Reasons Why Most Diets Fail

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

We have all been there: we start a new diet, we are super excited to get our health back on track, and then, several days later, we find that one cheat meal has turned into a cheat week, and the diet has failed miserably. Even if we do manage to stick with a diet for a while, and get those results that we have been looking for, it can be incredibly hard to keep the weight off, especially when life gets super busy. But why does this happen? Why are diets so difficult, and why do most seem to fail?

Apr 03, 2019

Why Wellness Fads are Dangerous

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

It seems like almost every day there is another wellness fad, whether it is a new diet that claims this is this “only” way to eat, a “natural” supplement that will help you lose 10 pounds in 5 days, or a new type of machine that will get rid of all your cellulite. Wellness fads may be extremely popular, but they can also be ineffective and extremely dangerous.

Mar 20, 2019

The “Addictive Personality” Myth & How to Correctly Deal with Addiction

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

How many times have you heard someone say “I have an addictive personality?” What does this mean? Is it even scientific? Many people day believe that addiction is disease, something that you either inherit and are just unlucky enough to have hidden somewhere deep in the wiring of your brain. But addiction is not some biological illness that you have to live with for the rest of your life. It is not a label you have to carry with you till you leave this world.

Mar 13, 2019

5 Mental Health Mistakes That Could Be Causing You Unnecessary Anxiety

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Life can be very challenging. We are constantly facing stressful situations at work, home, school, in the car, you name it. In many cases, our reactions to these situations can make things worse. If we let our thoughts and emotions get the best of us, we can negatively impact both our mental and physical wellbeing. As I discuss in my book Think, Learn, Succeed, uncontrolled thoughts and emotions run rampant through the brain, creating neurochemical chaos that can make us anxious, affecting our ability to think clearly and process information. This is one of the major roadblocks to success, and can allow other toxic thinking habits and mental health issues to take root.

Mar 06, 2019

3 Signs your Body is in Toxic Stress and What You Can Do About It

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

If we do not learn to manage stress correctly it can negatively impact both our mental and physical wellbeing. Prolonged periods of stress, for example, can affect our ability to digest food and sleep, while laying the foundation for mental issues such as anxiety and depression. It is therefore vital that we recognize when our body is in toxic stress so we can quickly move out of this danger zone.

Feb 25, 2019

I Need Your Help to Fix Our Broken Mental Health System!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Our goal is to further demonstrate and increase the effectiveness of the 21 Day Brain Detox Program through the use of the latest brain imaging technology, blood tests and wellbeing scales as an affordable, easily accessible and applicable alternative to psychotropic medication to help relieve mental ill-health problems such as anxiety, depression and intrusive thoughts. This research project will also help us to continue to create tools and resources to help people all over the world overcome mental health issues.

Feb 22, 2019

Why We Don’t Achieve Our Goals

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

We all have those resolutions or goals that, whether we like to admit it or not, have fallen by the wayside. Goal-setting and achieving can be hard, especially when there are so many demands on our time. So why do we fail to achieve our goals?

Feb 06, 2019

Why Failure is One of the Best Things to Happen to Us

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Failure, as much as we hate to admit it, is part of life. But failure, like Winston Churchill said, does not have to be fatal. In fact, the way we perceive our failures can actually help us succeed in life!

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