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Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist, bestselling author, mental health and mind expert. Whether you are struggling in your personal life or simply want to learn how to understand and use your mind to live your best life, this podcast will provide you with practical tips and tools to help you take back control over your mental, emotional, and physical health
 
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This week Claire and Lisa talk about the uncomfortableness of sending food back and discuss whether it's ok to get recommendations from people who don't know much about what they're recommending. They also talk beauty -- with hand sanitiser now a staple, do you use it all the time too? Then there's a chat about The Words of 2020 (Facewine, anyone?)…
 
They're back! And this week Claire and Lisa talk about Christmas and how they feel about it this year... after the annus horribilis of 2020. They discuss road trips and what you do to make them fun, the benefits of buying a dog bed for women in menopause (yes really!) and why a Thermomix may just be the perfect partner in life. There's also a HUGE …
 
This week Claire and Lisa find out that Anthony Hopkins has a range of candles and they are perplexed and intrigued. They also discuss having medical tests, and how it makes you helpless, why you should never look at your email junk folder, why LinkedIn is just a place to #humblebrag and why Claire has been spending some up close and personal time …
 
This week Claire and Lisa tackle "phone thumb" and wonder if they have it... they also talk about Stanley Tucci making cocktails (and making women thirsty) as well as the hilarious Instagram account What Fran Wore, that makes them want to get frocked up in Versace. They discuss stealing too -- and what is ok to steal and what isn't... PLUS why you …
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss Nigella's new book -- and an interview where she tells us to give up thinking of food as guilty pleasures... what a dreamboat. They also discuss books and the ABC show The Split, which is a guilty pleasure of its own. Then, there's Snack Attack and some delicious dill pickle flavoured snacks they love, Claire says …
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss falling for your car, Hoover and other inanimate objects and what that says about you. They also wax lyrical about Lenny Kravitz's body at 56, talk about the Murdoch documentary and how fascinating (and close to Succession) it was, discuss food rules again, Ocsober and how Lisa is feeling and suggest we all should …
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss the fact that big hips and wide thighs mean you may live longer. Hallelujah. They also reveal that they both wanted to buy fully stocked Qantas bar carts so they could be high fliers at home, lament the demise of the office romance thanks to working from home and talk about their love for Ewan McGregor. Then there'…
 
This week Claire and Lisa talk about party glasses -- you know, special specs you have for going out in. They also talk about Karens being, well, Karens, and whether that's reclaiming the name, whether you can tell a narcissist by their eyebrows and the miracle workers that lemons are in Can You Hack It? They discuss Des, starring the wonderful Dav…
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss the rise of COVID face -- the tired-all-the-time looks, bags-under-the-eyes delight and pallid skin we're all getting thanks to lockdown. They also talk about Aldi (surprise!) products that everyone loves in a new segment they're calling Snack Attack. For Culture Club, they talk Bill and Ted Face the Music, The Duc…
 
This week Claire and Lisa find out you can get Qantas airline food to keep in your freezer -- which prompts a lot of conversation about what they like to eat on a flight. They discuss dad bods and men gym bunnies and whether you'd prefer a softer middle on a man, talk about the awesome Aussie novel A Lonely Girl Is A Dangerous Thing, the perplexing…
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss things about lockdown that aren't all doom and gloom. They also discuss new beauty wonder bakuchiol, Claire's loving The Boys on Amazon Prime and Lisa's been bingeing Billy Piper's new show. Also, Holly Wainwright has a new book, I Give My Marriage A Year, which both of them have some thoughts about. Then there is …
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss Caitlin Moran's rules for midlife dressing and why they don't agree that dungarees deserve a second chance, they also talk about Dirty John series 2 and how Christian Slater never ages, Pamela Redmond's book Older, why Tenet is the most confusing movie in years and Nigella's second most important rule for life invo…
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss towels and all the bits that make them good (fluffiness, drying ability and thickness are important) and why you shouldn't get a hand towel in the gym. They also get irate about a bad iTunes review written by someone they know who would rather impale herself on a cactus than listen to the podcast... the horror! If …
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss the very important topic of Aldi chocolate, and Claire's rating system for it. They also talk about Michelle Obama's "low grade depression", cleaning hacks for heavy pans, cost-per-compliment ways to write off expensive buys and ask, what on earth are poo detectives? If that's not enough, they chew the fat about a …
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss the whole Karen thing and why it's SO DAMN TIRESOME and ask, why isn't there a Bunnings Barry? They also discuss the controversy over the Ellen show, why the new midlife crisis involves marathon running and changing the world (and how it makes them tired just thinking about it), why Russell Crowe is good at playing…
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss the ins and outs of voice memos and whether they're cool or not, they sing the praises of Taylor Swift (and the Easter eggs in her video... and erm, what Easter eggs actually are), drool over Kevin Costner in Yellowstone and discuss the very few merits of the men on Bachelor In Paradise. They also talk about crying…
 
This week Lisa is on leave, so Claire enlists the help of meditation teacher and co-founder of thewayward.co, Emma Vidgen, to talk all things mindfulness and meditation – in a woo-woo free guide to grabbing some calm in a Covid World. Emma talks about how she got into meditation, what we can all get out of it, how to get started and how it will hel…
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss being massage-shamed and how they really just want masseuses to shut up and rub their backs. They talk covid-clothing and why bras are coming off all over the world, the joy of clean bedclothes, why women should never have to apologise for looking like themselves when men never do, and they ask, is Will Smith's mar…
 
This week, Claire and Lisa marvel at The Body's, erm, body at 56. Then they discuss what she does to get it and OMG it's a lot to unpack. They also talk about the perimenopause and anger, and Caitlin Moran's theory about it all, which is brilliant, plus Lisa's miracle under eye cream, Claire's guilt over a bird-rescuing, the big news that another t…
 
This week Claire and Lisa talk about having toast for every meal, and how it works with Claire's husband's food rules. They discuss men who love cats, Aldi corn fitters, Lisa being iso-ver it all when it comes to lockdown, having corona-consumerism and wanting to buy everything in David Jones, road rage as an issue in these troubled times and the a…
 
This week, Claire and Lisa discuss young people taking on Trump on TikTok and the amazing podcast Wind of Change. They also follow a fad, for the first time in ages, and it's ear-seeding. What's that? Tune in to find out. Also on this week's episode, they discuss slow cookers and why they're so great, the gadget that has Lisa all gaga in the garden…
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss the Daily Mail story that revealed the hard news that a backpacker thought capsicums were too pricey down under, they talk Aldi pizza, discuss Miriam Margolys' appearance on Louis Theroux's Grounded podcast and ask, will we have "bore-out" from doing dull jobs? They also talk about Real Housewives of New York and I…
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss the new medical phenomenon that is Ugg boot foot (and there's worse -- CRUMPET FEET!), they talk about Andre Leon Talley's new book, Lisa's favourite ever novel, why Queer Eye still brings them to tears, how everyone's piled on the kilos in iso -- and what it's doing -- even though comfort eating is science therefo…
 
This week Claire and Lisa talk about men in supermarkets, getting dressed properly to leave the house and that fab Take That concert online, discuss food trends from lockdown and ask, what's your pandemic personality? They also talk about The Trip To Greece and Love Life, why you shouldn't go horse riding at our age or ignore mid-life brain fog and…
 
Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 (only available at this time for U.S numbers)Episode description: Mental health is a hot topic these days, especially considering the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the enforced social separation and isolation many of us have experienced over the past seve…
 
This week Claire and Lisa talk about isolation and whether it's going to ruin civilisation, discuss the appeal of Aldi fish cakes and chocolate, they have a whole load of great candle hacks to keep your candles burning perfectly and ask the question, how often should you wash your PJs? Also on the list, Michelle Obama's documentary, tomato paste ha…
 
We all know that our hormones are important, but did you know that they can impact our mood and mental health as well? In this podcast, I spoke to Dr. Anna Cabeca, an OB-GYN, bestselling author and hormone expert, about the neuroendocrine system, how our hormones affect our mood and mental wellbeing, how the keto diet boosts brain energy and can he…
 
Join my text group for more tips, notifications of sales, and more! Just text DRLEAF to 80519 Fighting injustice and fighting for what you believe often sounds exciting, but it can come at a great cost. Yet the cost of being inauthentic, of denying who you are and what you believe in, is often greater, and can keep you in bondage, as I discuss in t…
 
This week, Claire and Lisa get overexcited about Connell's chain in Normal People (yes, they're still not over it), discuss breaking up during lockdown and why the experts say it's a bad idea, talk RPatz and his disaster dinner from an interview with GQ, Louis Theroux's podcast, the TV show Breeders, Princess Diana's makeup artist and the amazing a…
 
Learning can be challenging, but did you know it can also be fun and empowering, taking you places you have never been before and helping you achieve your goals and dreams? In this podcast, I spoke with master brain coach, top podcast host and NY Times bestselling author Jim Kwik about how learning how to learn is one of the best things we can do f…
 
In this episode, I chat with Lisa who owns and operates Atlantick, a Nova Scotian business. Ticks are not only a pest to those of us who try to enjoy the great outdoors, but many of them carry Lyme disease and can transmit an array of other bacterial infections. When I realized there was a local business built upon the idea of trying to help reduce…
 
We all know fiber is good for us, but did you also know that it can help with your mental health? In this week’s blog and podcast, I speak with GI specialist and epidemiologist Dr. Will Bulsiewicz about how a high-fiber diet can help boost mental and brain health, heal food sensitivities and reduce inflammation in the brain and body! In his amazing…
 
This week Claire and Lisa are back in the same room, and we can feel the excitement from here. They talk about Adele's weightloss, Alison Roman's feud with Chrissy Teigen, how we are all coping in lockdown now, go on a bit about Aldi --because why not? -- and discuss Judi Dench being on the cover of UK Vogue. They also talk about cruising and wheth…
 
Science is science, right? Unfortunately, this is not always the case, especially when it comes to women’s health. Our understanding of the human brain and body has been clouded by years of gender bias—for decades many scientists and doctors have assumed that men and women are really the same, except for the bits and bobs that can be covered by a b…
 
For many of us, trauma is something with a capital “T”, a big event or situation, such as a car accident or pandemic, that impacts us in dramatic and unforeseen ways. Yet, as I discuss in this week’s blog and podcast with licensed clinical social worker and therapist Alyssa Mancao, trauma with a lowercase “t” is something many people have to deal w…
 
This week Claire and Lisa discuss how much nostalgic content is around right now, and wonder why that is, talk about Cate Blanchett and her fake teeth in Mrs America, wax lyrical about birds and get all misty-eyed about the TV show Normal People. They also discuss why tie-dye is back and how much is too much, famous folk who aren't annoying us too …
 
We know that our gut affects our mental health, but did you know that the fungi in our gut is especially important when it comes to our mental and physical wellbeing? In this podcast, I discuss how to identify fungal issues in the gut, how gut fungi can affect our mood and mental health, and simple changes we can all make to heal the gut microbiome…
 
Harvard professor David Sinclair believes that not only can we slow aging down, we can actually reverse it. In this episode, David Sinclair explains the three levels of aging, and what can be done on each level. He describes the lifestyle changes that slow aging down, the drug treatments that begin to stop aging, and experimental new procedures tha…
 
This week Claire and Lisa talk about Kim Jong Un, the phenomenon of Dalgona coffee, the rise of COVID-19 injuries and why Stanley Tucci is a literal thirst trap. They also discuss the happiness and heartbreak of After Life Series 2, why they love David Tennant, and what the Queen's corgi trainer can tell us about our dogs post pandemic and ask the …
 
Yes, we are in the midst of a global crisis. For many people, life is incredibly challenging right now. It is easy to lose hope, and fear what will happen in the future. But did you know that you can also use this time to grow as a person, learn how to make the most of living in the moment and discover the opportunities that present themselves? It …
 
I am sure you have seen the joke floating around social media about “finishing” Netflix. Truth is, many people suddenly have a lot more time on their hands, and are not quite sure what to do or how to make their most of their self-quarantine. While I am not supportive of making this pandemic a productivity contest, I do believe there are ways we ca…
 
It's back to one ep a week and this one is a treat because Claire and Lisa talk about those "milky feet" masks that strip your skin off. They also talk spider veins. Less gross subjects include a brand new segment called Reasons To Be Cheerful, Justin Theroux's dog's dinners, frisbees, the return of Masterchef, Jamie Oliver's eyes and LIsa's great …
 
Relationships can be challenging at the best of times, but what do you do when you are stuck in self-quarantine with a difficult person? How do you set boundaries and deal with challenging roommates, partners or family members? In this podcast, I talk about what we can do if it is not safe to go outdoors or stay inside, how to set firm boundaries d…
 
It is widely understood that the mind-body connection is important, but did you know that it has the power to change your life? In this podcast (one of my personal favorites!) I speak to the incredible “Iceman” Wim Hof about the incredible capacity we all have to control our thinking and change our biology, overcome toxic stress and stay strong ami…
 
Today's episode sees Claire and Lisa discussing how they're doing all the cliched lockdown things, What Hurts Now (the cat's indignation at having no "me time"), the phenomenon of having no news, why they loved the story about Julian Assange having babies and rereading old favourite books. Add in why men are all shaving their heads and a bit of Vic…
 
In this episode, Claire and Lisa discuss the days of the week. Don't worry though, there is more to it than that. They also recommend some good TV and some great books, talk about why Gogglebox is even more relevant now, discuss what we all miss about "normal life" and what we don't, and why everyone is watching Unorthodox. Ooh, and the best day is…
 
We all know we should try our best and strive for excellence in everything we do, but what happens when this desire to do well turns toxic? In this podcast, I speak to clinical psychologist Dr. Margaret Rutherford about how perfectionism can be another manifestation of depression, what to do when our desire to succeed becomes destructive, why we ne…
 
Life expectancy and living well seems to be on everyone’s minds these days, but did you know that around 85% of our longevity is based on our lifestyle choices and environment? In this week’s blog and podcast, I spoke with NYT Bestselling author, explorer, National Geographic Fellow, award-winning journalist and producer Dan Buettner about the worl…
 
This episode, Claire and Lisa talk about buying new loungewear, the new baking phenomenon, the stress-less ABC method, why some people get chills listening to music and there's a big Beauty Spot special about hair. Plus, why are Lisa's younger family members ignoring her on WhatsApp? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
This episode Claire and Lisa go mad for online shopping, try out indoor exercising with the rest of the planet, show each other their pantries and decide what they should cook (ooh err missus), discuss Ozark and online discos, subscribe to Southern Living magazine and head to study at Yale (online of course...) See omnystudio.com/listener for priva…
 
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