Dr. Leaf's Blog

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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Befriending your intrusive thoughts

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 28, 2024

In this podcast (episode #550) and blog, I talk about how you can save yourself from the intrusive thoughts that are affecting you.  It is important to realize that you are your mind, and your mind runs your...

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Making lemonade out of life’s lemons with Tay Lautner

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 25, 2024

In this podcast (episode #549) and blog, I talk to Tay Lautner, registered nurse, mental health advocate and co-host of the popular podcast The Squeeze, about her experiences as a health care provider over C...

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Are we too dependent on therapy?

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 21, 2024

In this podcast (episode #548) and blog, I talk about what happens when we develop an overreliance on therapy, and how this can potentially affect our ability to work on our coping skills and self-reliance. ...

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Addressing and healing Asian-American trauma

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 19, 2024

In this podcast (episode #547) and blog, I talk to professional therapists and codirectors of the Yellow Chair Collective Soo Jin Lee and Linda Yoon about the aftereffects of anti-Asian hate during the pande...

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Toxic Positivity

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 15, 2024

In this podcast (episode #546) and blog, I talk about the negative effects of “toxic positivity”, and why we don’t have to be happy or positive all the time. Although this may sound counterintuitive, too muc...

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Harnessing the power of lucid dreaming

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 11, 2024

In this podcast (episode #545) and blog, I talk to lucid dreaming teacher and bestselling author Charlie Morley about harnessing the power of dreams and sleep for psychological growth. Charlie Morley has bee...

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How to avoid the social media perfection trap

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Jan 08, 2024

In this podcast (episode #544) and blog, I talk about why it is okay if things are not good or happy all the time, and how our “social media” expectations can impact our mental health.  We all know instincti...

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How to heal your relationship with your body & food

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Dec 21, 2023

In this podcast (episode #543) and blog, I talk to certified mind-body eating coach and top podcast host Jessi Jean about making peace with food and thriving in a body you love, how to heal emotional and bin...

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How to live a good life (tips from a centenarian!)

By Dr. Caroline Leaf on Dec 18, 2023

In this podcast (episode #542) and blog, I talk about what makes a good life. This is the subject of so many books and conversations, but in this episode I wanted to focus on Dr. Howard Tucker, who is curren...

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