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May 3, 2021

#114: Eliminate Toxic Thoughts with Dr. Caroline Leaf

Did you know that the Mind and the Brain are two separate things?! 


In this episode, we are chatting with Dr. Caroline Leaf, a best-selling author and cognitive neuroscientist. Since the early 1980s, Dr. Caroline has researched 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 (neuroplasticity) with directed mind input.


Dr. Leaf is also the best-selling author of Switch on Your Brain, Think Learn Succeed, Think and Eat Yourself Smart, and many more. She teaches at academic, medical and neuroscience conferences, churches, and to various audiences around the world. She is also involved in the global ECHO movement, which trains physicians worldwide on the mind-brain-body connection, mental health and how to avoid physician burnout. 


In this episode, we discuss how Dr. Caroline first started working with the brain and the mind, why she chose to focus on the mind, and the unique aspects of it. We’ll also chat about the differences between the brain and the mind, how the mind and soul are connected, the physical impact toxic thoughts have on your brain, and Dr. Caroline’s advice on how it’s possible to heal with your mind instead of medication. This conversation got deep and uncovered so many things I never knew about what our minds are capable of - you definitely want to listen in!


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00:39 - How Caroline Got Fascinated with the Mind

02:53 - Why Caroline Knew the Mind Needed to Be Explored More

07:52 - Difference Between the Brain and the Mind

20:04 - Caroline’s Perspective on the Soul

31:15 - Healthy vs. Toxic Thoughts and Their Effects 

39:04 - Why Are People Dying Earlier Even With Technological Advancements 

57:06 - Advice To Heal With Your Mind

1:08:06 - Dr. Caroline’s Secret to Profiting in Life


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