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UnF*ck Your Brain is the podcast for high-achieving feminist women who struggle with anxiety, self-doubt, and imposter syndrome. If you know you’ve accomplished a lot professionally but still secretly feel like you’re unqualified….if you want to feel confident but you worry about what everyone else thinks about you...if you want to succeed but fear failure...this podcast is for you. In each episode Master Certified Confidence Coach Kara Loewentheil, J.D., will teach you how to overcome socia ...
 
If you are a busy professional or entrepreneur who would do anything to lose weight, and yet finds it impossible to stick to a diet, to eat less, or just what you know you should, this podcast is for you. Listen in to learn how to stop overeating, lose weight for the last time and create a relationship with food that you love. All without diet deprivation and self-sabotage. Listen in to discover how to… - take time out for you – without taking anything away from your work or relationships - ...
 
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On this episode I talk to you about proactive emotional health. Just like physical health, mental health affects us all. And in just the same way that there is a direct relationship between our weight and physical health, there is also a very distinct correlation between weight and our mental health. Listen in to learn about five things you can do …
 
Do you believe that you have to quit your job in order to take any action on starting your dream business? That you can only be happy if you have a very specific kind of life? That you have to cut someone out of your life because they did something you dislike? These are all examples of black and white thinking, one of the most pervasive - and limi…
 
On this episode I talk to you about lockdown weight gain. I’m hearing lots of you tell me how you’re starting to feel very uncomfortable about the weight you’ve gained during lockdown because maybe you’re seeing people you’ve not seen for a while or starting to wear more clothes in your wardrobe. Listen in today as I talk you through three ways to …
 
Do you have a phobia or fear that you want to get under control? Do you want more out of life, but struggle with indecision and confusion about how to change? Have you ever wondered why some people thrive in certain environments, while others have to coach themselves a ton just to make it through the day? In today’s Listener Q&A episode, I’ll explo…
 
On this episode I introduce you to the BALANCE Pathway. The B.A.L.A.N.C.E Pathway will transform your physical and emotional well-being. It's your step-by-step approach to balance eating for nourishment with eating for pleasure, to balance your emotional life, and to help you empower your inner mentor and take control of your inner critic. The diff…
 
Are your efforts to challenge sexism, racism, and other oppressive systems leaving you frustrated, overwhelmed, and burnt out? Tune in to this week’s Greatest Hits episode to learn how to use coaching tools to create social change without draining yourself or feeling angry all the time. When you learn how to liberate yourself from fear and judgment…
 
Learn about the many different types of eating that you may be doing. Discover the difference between fuel eating, withdrawal eating and the many variations of emotional eating that you do. There is nothing wrong with any eating pattern done in moderation and in a balanced way. But when your eating patterns creates problems in your life it’s time t…
 
Because discussions about abortion tend to be so polarized, it can be difficult to unpack your thoughts and feelings about the decision, even though more than 1/3 of Americans will have an abortion in their lifetime. This week, I’m joined by Amanda Kingsley, a Certified Life Coach, Doula and host of the Speaking Light Into Abortion podcast, to expl…
 
On this episode I talk about the gift of giving yourself a full 12-months to prioritise and create permanent weight loss in your life. Now I know that when I wanted to lose weight the thought of having to work at it for a full 12-months would have filled me with horror but working on it for 12-months is not the same as waiting for 12-months to feel…
 
Do you ever feel shame scanning the self-help aisle of the bookstore? Do you roll your eyes when you see life coaches offering self-help courses on your IG/FB feed? It may surprise you, but the embarrassment or shame you feel toward self help is 100% internalized patriarchy. In today’s episode, you will learn why self help has more in common with a…
 
On this episode find out ten ways to help yourself get what you want from specials occasions. How many times have you been on a diet and been totally derailed by over indulging when you've had a special occasion? So often it's now about what you eat during the meal out or celebration itself, it's about what happens next. Listen in to this episode f…
 
Do you tend to make rejection mean there’s something “wrong” with you? Have you ever wondered how to know when a relationship is “toxic”? Do you struggle with a partner who is more extroverted than you are? In today’s Listener Q&A episode, I’ll answer some of your most burning relationship questions and share the role thought work can play in commo…
 
This episode is all about whether there is a right, or a better time, to lose weight. You are invited to be curious about what you may be waiting for and why thinking ‘it’s not the right time’ may be holding you back from living the life that you want. Listen in to discover: whether there is a right, or better time, to focus on weight loss; the dif…
 
You may think you aren’t close to achieving a goal until you’re 99% of the way there and the finish line is in view. But actually, the biggest distance you can cover is in taking your first few steps toward your goal. Going from inaction to action is INFINITE growth. Once you’ve done that? You can just repeat the process until you reach your destin…
 
On this episode explore what’s going on when sometimes eating in a way that enables you to lose weight feels easy, and then at other times it feels incredibly difficult. Find out about dwindling motivation in the absence of weight loss rewards and loss of commitment as you start to feel the benefits of your weight loss that can make losing weight m…
 
Do you torture yourself on the way to a goal, in the hopes that you’ll feel different when you “get there?” Do you think of goals as shiny gold coins to collect in order to feel better about yourself? Do you undermine or discount your accomplishments? Tune into this episode for some mind-blowing wisdom from a live event I hosted earlier this year. …
 
When dinner or food, or any eating or drinking, is the highlight of your day – then you’re going to want to figure out what’s going on for you. In this episode we explore what to do if you think you have overly positive associations with food and eating compared to other aspects of your life. We consider whether the problem is your life or just how…
 
Want to learn what thought work and tarot have in common? In this week’s special episode, I have invited my friend, philosopher, writer, and tarotist Jessica Dore onto the podcast to discuss all things thought work and tarot...and to give me a mini-reading! Jessica has a background in cognitive and behavioral therapy, and uses the art of mysticism …
 
Obesity is a problem of epidemic proportions. It costs us billions each year. And the problem is rapidly worsening. When I was at my heaviest, I estimate I had a BMI of at least 42 putting me in the morbidly obese category. On today’s podcast I share my thoughts about obesity and how it’s a problem created by the modern world in which we live. I ta…
 
Do you feel pressured to have a “life goal” or to discover your “calling” in life? Do you struggle with defensiveness when receiving negative feedback at work? In today’s Listener Q&A episode, I’ll answer some common questions about work and entrepreneurship, and share the thoughts I used to scale my business from $50k to 1 million, and beyond. Get…
 
On this episode I talk to you about weight loss motivation. We explore what motivation is and how to create it. We dive deep into your reasons for wanting to lose weight. And we consider how motivation to help you make the moment-by-moment decisions that serve you throughout your weight loss journey might be more useful to you than motivation to ac…
 
Welcome to UnF*ck Your Brain! This podcast teaches you concrete, effective, mind-blowing tools that you can use to reduce anxiety, improve your productivity, dial-up your self-confidence, and dial down your insecurity and people-pleasing. I’m Kara Loewentheil, a master certified life coach with degrees from Harvard and Yale – and a former high-powe…
 
We live in a society that teaches women to put themselves last, and the more marginalized identities you live in, the more ways you are told you’re not good enough or worthy of taking up space. For those who live in marginalized identities, self-love is a radical political act that enables us to claim our worth and challenge oppressive belief syste…
 
On this episode I talk to you about food planning. Food planning is a tool that will help you see the difference between lower brain and higher brain food related thinking. Whilst food planning in and of itself helps you to eat in way that is going to help you lose weight, or have more nourishing and nutritious meals, the magic of food planning is …
 
Do you lay awake at night obsessing over why a new date or partner took 3 hours to respond to your text instead of their usual 30 minutes? Or maybe you start to feel avoidant when a new partner wants to hang out too much, and worry about losing independence in a relationship? Whatever your attachment style, this Greatest Hits episode will help you …
 
Self-love is about having an inner acceptance and gentle toughness of knowing that you have your own back. That you are prepared to be your own best friend. That you can be gentle and patient with yourself, as well as being persistent and resilient. When you love yourself first, you love the work in progress that is you instead of chasing ‘the you’…
 
Do you tie your self-worth to how productive you are? You know the signs: Never feeling like you’re doing enough, criticizing yourself for being “lazy” or “unmotivated.” If you feel stuck in a cycle of burnout and self-criticism, this episode’s for you. On today’s podcast, I join business coach Simone Seol to explore cultural beliefs about producti…
 
Today's episode is about losing weight during lockdown. My clients have lots of thoughts about losing weight during lockdown. Some of them think that being in lockdown makes weight loss easier, some of them think it makes lockdown more difficult. And recently some of my clients who are doing really well and creating a relationship with food that th…
 
Do you believe that if you just got that new job title, got married, or achieved any other fill-in-the-blank-accomplishment, you’d be happy and confident? And then do you create unrealistic plans to achieve that goal and abandon them entirely when you inevitably stumble in the execution? Tune into this Greatest Hits episode to learn how your perfec…
 
On this episode we explore what’s going on for us when we’re thinking we’re not on track or that we cannot get back on track. And I’m guessing that even if that’s not your experience right now, that you know what I am relating to. In fact, this idea of not being able to get back on track, is often one of our greatest fears when our weight loss is g…
 
It’s no secret that I am an anti-diet coach. On today’s podcast, I’ll introduce you to my dear friend - and wildly successful weight loss coach - Corinne Crabtree. We’ll dive into our shared qualms with the diet industry, explore how Corinne holds space for unconditional self-love and body diversity in how she teaches weight loss, and discuss the t…
 
When your approach to weight loss has been a restrictive diet, it’s likely that when you think about losing weight, you’re thinking of a process that you want to be over as quickly as possible. Your focus in on the end goal, your target weight or a certain clothes size, or a health improvement and you expect to feel deprived, frustrated, and other …
 
There are a lot of misunderstandings about life coaching out there - that coaching is about gaslighting and spiritual bypassing, that it’s about learning how to “fix” yourself on your own, that it’s only for privileged people. In today’s podcast, I break down the 5 biggest misconceptions about mindset coaching to reveal what coaching is really abou…
 
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