Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess with Dr. Caroline Leaf


Cleaning Up Your Mental Mess with Dr. Carolin

In this episode, Dr. Stephanie interviews Dr. Caroline Leaf, a communication pathologist and cognitive neuroscientist with a specialization in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. They chat about the distinction between your brain and your mind, why the identity we often give ourselves isn’t permanent and how we can change it. They talk about the different brain waves and how they drive our thoughts, how to take control of catastrophizing thoughts, and how we can begin to create a new identity by thinking, feeling, and choosing to create new thought patterns. You’ll learn about the five stages of the neurocycle, how to shift from identifying with your thoughts to observing them, and how to think better thoughts.

Episode Overview: 

  • 1:30 Introduction
  • 5:25 Welcoming Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • 6:15 Caroline’s Origin Story
  • 10:30 Your Brain vs Your Mind
  • 15:00 Your Identity Isn’t Permanent
  • 25:00 Moving From Identity to Observation
  • 39:00 How to Think Better Thoughts
  • 46:45 Conclusion


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I’m Dr. Stephanie

Part geek, part magic, and all the way passionate about being a well-lived woman.

I want to throw my grandkids in the air in my 70’s. I want to be squatting even more weight than I am now, and putting my OWN luggage in the overhead bin. Sound like weird goals? For me these are just some of the little things that represent a life well-lived.

My health is MY job – I’ll be damned if I rely on luck, ‘good genes’ or a cocktail of drugs that over promise and under deliver.

The Betty Body is my first book-baby, and a collection of what I’ve learned after thousands of clinical hours, hundreds of conversations with the world’s top experts, and most importantly…

This book is an outline of what took ME from “rock-bottom health” at 38, to being my own version of a Betty in my perimenopausal mid 40’s. A woman who is physically strong, full of energy, enjoys mental clarity, great sex and a joyful family life. Is it all roses? Of course not. But I have the stamina and tools to deal with the push and pull of life so that it doesn’t turn into chronic stress.

I want this for you too. Let’s go Bettys!