In a recent podcast (episode #322), I talked about how to deal with regret. This is an important topic because unmanaged regret can be emotionally crippling, making it hard for us to move on or heal.

I would say that regret is like a dark hovering cloud. It can cover…


In a recent podcast (episode #322), I talked about how memory changes over time, what influences memory loss, and how we can all improve our memory.

Contrary to popular belief, memory doesn’t just get worse as we age. It changes from being detail-focused to becoming more conceptual and integrated based…


In a recent podcast (episode #320), I talked about how hope is a thought “insurance policy” that can help you move through challenges and deal with hard times.

During my 30 plus years as a clinical practitioner and researcher, I have seen my share of tragedies. From traumas to toxic…


In a recent podcast (episode #319), I talked to Kati Morton, a licensed therapist, author and mental health advocate, about how to identify and cope with PTSD, dealing with social media trauma, reframing toxic self-talk, why things often feel like they get worse before they get better, and more!

In…


In a recent podcast (episode #318), I spoke about dreams and nightmares: what they are and how to manage them using self-regulation.

When we sleep, our nonconscious mind goes into housekeeping mode. This means that it sorts out the thoughts we have built from our experiences during the day.

The…


Let’s face it: there’s no better feeling than going to bed knowing that you’re well prepared for the next day. …


In a recent podcast (episode #315), I spoke with UCLA doctoral student Stephanie Keeney Parks about healthcare disparities in America, managing autism, changing the mental healthcare landscape, advice for parents with autistic children, and more!

Based on her own experiences as a mother to an autistic child, Stephanie decided to…


In a recent podcast (episode #314), I talked about how over-explaining and over-sharing can be trauma responses, and how they impact the way we function.

I decided to speak about this topic because of the many responses I got to a social media post I recently put up: “Over-explaining is…


In a recent podcast (episode #313), I spoke with Mikhalia Peterson, top podcast host and daughter of scholar and best-selling author Jordan B. Peterson, about her experiences with chronic mental and physical health issues like Lyme disease, junior rheumatoid arthritis, extreme depression and chronic pain, how food can heal the…


In a recent podcast (episode #312), I spoke about how to respond in a healthy way when people don’t respond well to you taking ownership of your mental health and life.

I put up this post on social media the other day:“You were never hard to love. You were just…

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Mental health expert. I have spent the last 30+ years researching ways to help people manage mental health issues in school, work, and life: drleaf.com

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