Dr. Leaf's Blog

The Friendship Recession

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Mar 17, 2024

In this podcast (episode #564) and blog, I talk about the importance of friendships, and how they can impact our mental health. Friendships are a beautiful part of life that contribute so much value to our l...

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How to solidify healthy new habits

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Mar 13, 2024

In this podcast (episode #563) and blog, I talk about the importance of step 5 in my Neurocycle process: the active reach. This is a replay of a Neurolive webinar I did on my app. For the full webinar AD-fre...

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Finding peace in chaos

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Mar 10, 2024

In this podcast (episode #562) and blog, I talk about how to find peace amid the chaos of life.  Every so often, I feel like my peace is threatened, especially when faced with multiple, competing demands at...

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Accepting being the villain in someone else's story

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Mar 03, 2024

In this podcast (episode #560) and blog, I talk about how to manage being the “villain” in someone else’s story. It is impossible to always be the “good guy” in life. You may not see yourself as the villain,...

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Compassion Fatigue: The Signs + Solutions

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 29, 2024

This podcast (episode #559) and blog is a recent replay of a Neurolive webinar I did on my app for my 2024 Brain Detox Challenge on the truth behind compassion fatigue. For more information on joining this c...

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The problem with "time heals all" statements

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 25, 2024

In this podcast (episode #558) and blog, I talk about the problem with the phrase “time heals all”.    There are so many phrases that we use without really thinking of their impact, until they hit us—until w...

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A NASA astronaut's guide to facing failure

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 21, 2024

In this podcast (episode #557) and blog, I talk to NASA astronaut, Columbia professor, speaker, podcast host and bestselling author Dr. Mike Massimino about not accepting failure, the power of passion and gr...

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Finding the courage to face your faults

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 18, 2024

In this podcast (episode #556) and blog, I discuss how recognizing and embracing our faults is a powerful way of increasing our mental resilience and brain health. As hard as it is, recognizing our own fault...

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Raising good humans with Dr. Aliza Pressman

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 14, 2024

In this podcast (episode #555) and blog, I talk to developmental psychologist, professor, and podcaster Dr. Aliza Pressman about raising good humans, her amazing new book on parenting, transforming the lives...

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The surprising benefits of curiosity

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 13, 2024

In this podcast (episode #554) and blog, I talk about why curiosity is great for our mind and brain health.  “Curiosity killed the cat.” I am sure you have heard of this saying at some point or another. Of c...

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The power of “I don’t know”

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 08, 2024

In this podcast (episode #553) and blog, I speak with psychologist, Harvard professor and bestselling author Dr. Ellen Langer about what mindfulness is, how our minds affect our mental and physical wellbeing...

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How to multiply your time (with Rory Vaden)

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 31, 2024

In this podcast (episode #551) and blog, I talk to master strategist, best-selling author and speaker Rory Vaden about finding the question you are the answer to and the problem only you can solve, how to mu...

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