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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!

Jan 30, 2019

The Loneliness Epidemic

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Did you know that loneliness is one of the leading causes of death in our world today?

Jan 16, 2019

The Happiness Myth

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Scrolling through Instagram, it is easy to believe that happiness is what we are all searching for, a “happiness” that usually consists of us smiling in front of commodities like money, cars or even likes on a picture. Marketing adds for new products almost always mention “happiness” as an end goal, whether we are watching an advertisement for a new soda, new holiday or a new drug. Smiling, happy people stare at us from billboards as we drive to work or walk around our neighborhood—there is no escaping them. Life is all about happiness…right? WRONG.

Jan 09, 2019

The Four Barriers to Overcoming Mental Ill-Health and How to Fix Them

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Everyone seems to be talking about mental health these days, and what we should do about it. Many of us have personal experience, whether our own or that of a loved one, of mental distress—we are human, after all. No one said that life would always be smooth and happy.

Yet mental ill-health does not have to take over our lives. Our minds are incredibly powerful—we can change the way we think, and how we live our lives, by changing our thinking.

But how? What are some of the main barriers to overcoming mental ill-health? And how can we fix them?

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