Dr. Leaf's Blog

How to Cure Seasonal Affective Disorder + Dangerous Wellness Trends & Simple Tips to Quickly Boost Mental and Physical Health from Functional Medicine Expert Dr. Lipman

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 10, 2020

With so many advances in medicine over the past several decades, it is easy to think that we will find a cure for everything, and that there is nothing we cannot achieve when it comes to the human body. Yet,...

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How to Become Indistractable: Learn How to Harness Technology and Other Distractions to Improve Mental and Brain Health

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Feb 05, 2020

Let’s face it: distractions are a part of life; whether you are interrupted by your children or a news flash or social media. But what happens when distractions take over your life, affecting your ability to...

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An Unconventional Yet Highly Effective Method to Overcoming Addiction, Shame, and Guilt

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 29, 2020

Addiction is something many of us have experienced, whether we ourselves have battled with addiction, guilt and shame, or we know a loved one, friend or family member who is dealing with addiction. According...

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8 Tips to Help You Become Comfortable with Uncertainty & Use It to Your Advantage

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 22, 2020

Uncertainty is one of the only things we can be certain of in life, so we need to learn to become comfortable with the uncomfortableness of not knowing. In this week’s blog and podcast, I am going to talk ab...

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How to Know When & How to Say NO

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 15, 2020

We all know that community is important for mental health, but what happens when people demand too much from us? How do we know when and how to say no before we feel drained and burnout?  As I discuss in thi...

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How to Stop Self-Sabotage & Harness Your Willpower to Take Back Control of Your Mental and Physical Health

By Dr. Judy Ho on Jan 08, 2020

Have you ever tried to achieve a goal, like losing weight, getting a new job, or curbing overspending, only to be disappointed when your efforts don't bring you any closer to your dreams? Have you ever avo...

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How to Stick to Healthy New Year's Resolutions All Year

By Dr. Will Cole on Jan 02, 2020

The New Year is often considered a fresh start for most people and a time to make resolutions and set goals for the upcoming year. One of the most common goals is to eat healthier and change your diet. But w...

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Why Do We Feel Guilty About Taking Breaks + How To Take The Most Affective Brain Breaks

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 02, 2020

We all want holidays, but we often feel guilty about taking even a day off. In many cases, we find ourselves in a catch-22: we have so much to do, but can barely get through it all because we are exhausted a...

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How Artificial Light Can Increase Anxiety & How to Protect Yourself

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Dec 19, 2019

By now, I am sure you have heard about the dangers of artificial blue light. Almost every day there is a new article talking about how you shouldn’t sleep near your smart phone, or how you should avoid spend...

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My Daily Mental and Physical Self-Care Routine & How I Manage My Mental Health When Traveling

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Dec 12, 2019

  In this week's blog and podcast, I talk about my daily routine, how I stay mentally and physically healthy while traveling and working odd hours, and how jet lag can affect mental health and tips to deal w...

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CBD: An Answer to Anxiety?

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Dec 12, 2019

There has been a lot of talk about CBD lately: is it safe? Is it good for us? When should we take it? Where do we find good-quality CBD products? In this week’s blog and podcast, I spoke with Ret and Adriaan...

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4 Steps To Reconceptualize a Toxic Thinking Habit Into a Healthy New Neural Network

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Dec 04, 2019

This week’s blog and podcast is a follow up to one I did recently on depression with my daughter Dominique. I received a lot of amazing feedback and questions from all of you, especially on the reconceptuali...

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