Episode 19 - 5 simple, scientifically proven steps to change your life


This week marks one full year since all parents became home-schooling, work-from-home parents; bars and restaurants and gyms closed down; grocery store employees became essential workers; and many people started isolating themselves in fear for their lives.

During this watershed year all of us have experienced various levels of stress, depression, and anxiety.

Fortunately, with the discovery of several successful vaccines it looks like we’ll gradually be able to come out of hiding over the next few months, even though things won’t return to “normal” for a while.

It’s never been more important to pay attention to your mental health, both in the midst of this pandemic, and now, as we begin to transition back into lives where we’re not alone anymore. Your ability both to cope and to transition will require resilience, the theme for March at The Girlfriend Doctor.

My guest on The Show today is Dr. Carolyn Leaf, cognitive neuroscientist, who has spent the last 30 years researching the mind-brain connection, the nature of mental health, and the formation of memory. She was one of the first in her field to study how the brain can change with neuroplasticity. She has helped hundreds of thousands of people learn how to use their mind to detox, and to grow their brain to succeed in every area of their lives.

And that’s what we talk about on the show. Dr. Caroline explains that every human has mental health challenges because life is unpredictable. You can’t control your circumstances but you can control your responses. 

In this episode you’ll discover:

  • What’s wrong with the typical mental health diagnosis. It doesn’t mean you’re sick!
  • The difference between your brain and your mind, which is confusing to most people
  • The three things your mind does to protect you, all day long, that you can’t not do
  • Something Dr. Carolyn calls “the neurocycle”; the 5 quick daily steps that can totally change your perspective on life in 21 days
  • And lots more…

Dr. Carolyn doesn’t hold anything back; she gives us the exact steps that have changed the lives of thousands of people. 

I highly recommend her brand new book (and all her other books as well): Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking. 

Click here to watch this fantastic episode with Dr. Carolyn Leaf!

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Dr. Anna Cabeca

Dr. Anna Cabeca

Certified OB/GYN, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine expert and founder of The Girlfriend Doctor. During Dr. Anna’s health journey, she turned to research to create products to help thousands of women through menopause, hormones, and sexual health. She is the author of best-selling The Hormone Fix, and Keto-Green 16 and MenuPause.

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