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UnF*ck Your Brain

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 social conditioning and your own self-critical thoughts so that you can reduce your anxiety and insecurity, boost your self-confidence, and get what you want in life. Download a free guide to creating confidence at www.unfckyourbrain.com/podcastconfidence.

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UFYB 172: Productivity, Self-Worth, and the Industrial Revolution: A Conversation with Simone Seol

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 productivity - and how shifting your own beliefs about productivity can help you compound your results. Get full show notes and more information here:https://unfuckyourbrain.com/172


11 Feb 2021

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UFYB 126: Anxiety and Control

Discover exactly why we get sucked into believing that we can control other people and external circumstances, and why letting it go is the only path to true freedom. Any feeling you want to have can be achieved by relinquishing the belief that you can or should be able to control anything outside of yourself. To do this, I’m offering a set of questions you can ask yourself that will focus on the things you can control. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/126


26 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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UFYB 101: The Human Ecosystem

The human ecosystem is a concept that I developed early on in my own thought work journey when I was trying to change the behaviors I didn’t like in the people around me - especially my partner at the time - but keep the ones I did. Sound familiar? Today, I’m taking a deep dive into this concept to show you how it applies to anyone in your life, including yourself, or any circumstance you experience. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/101


3 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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UFYB 3: Creating Self-Confidence

On this episode, we take a look at how most of us try to “fix” our lack of confidence and examine why trying to accomplish something external will never solve this issue. Join us as I explain how self-confidence really works and how you can begin creating it in your own life. Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/2A1Oxu7


1 Nov 2017

Rank #4

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UFYB 16: Love Yo' Self

I know the topic of self-love feels a little confrontational for a lot of you, but I want you to stick with me today as I share how it's possible for you to see all of your best qualities, be compassionate about your shortcomings, and feel amazing about yourself... without becoming a delusional narcissist. So pop in those earbuds and get ready to learn how to love yo' self (no positive affirmations required) and get shit done! Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfckyourbrain.com/16


15 Feb 2018

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UFYB 111: Listener Q&A - Work + Self-Regard

I’m answering work and self-worth related questions today, and I’ve seen a link across almost all the questions I’ve received. You might think these questions don’t relate to your specific circumstance if it’s not something you’re dealing with, but I’m sure you’ll find a common thread in your own life when you listen to my answers. Get full show notes and more information here: http://unfuckyourbrain.com/111


12 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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UFYB 114: Wanting Vs. Having or the Pleasure of Desire

This week, I’m diving into the basic premise of desire and why changing how we think about it can be so transformational. We tend to want to push this feeling away when we can’t have something, or rush to acquire the object of our desires if we can have it, but I want to suggest a new way to approach this feeling. Get full show notes and more information here: http://unfuckyourbrain.com/114


2 Jan 2020

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UFYB 55: Social Anxiety

A lot of us are paranoid about what other people think about us, especially in social situations. But just because your mental default is to worry about other people's opinions about you, doesn't make this a permanent state of mind. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfckyourbrain.com/55


15 Nov 2018

Rank #8

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UFYB 38: How to Choose New Thoughts

You probably already accept the idea that not all of your thoughts are true. With that in mind, what should you believe? On this episode, I explain why no one can tell you want to think and share a quite counterintuitive framework for evaluating thoughts and deciding whether you want to believe them. I then show you how you can come up with your own new helpful thoughts that are in line with your goals. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfckyourbrain.com/38


19 Jul 2018

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UFYB 62: Self Care

Let’s start this year off with a chat about self care as many of us will be making resolutions to take better “care” of ourselves... and then falling back into old habits 3 weeks later. Join me today as I break down what self care really is and why managing our minds is the ultimate self care practice. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfckyourbrain.com/62


3 Jan 2019

Rank #10

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UFYB 113: Listener Q&A: Goals, New Year Resolutions, Dating, Love & Sex

I hope my answers are helpful in getting you into the new year with a well-managed mind to create all the results you want. I’m sharing my thoughts on unrequited love and whether it’s a problem, the basis of libido and sexual attraction, and how to ask better questions when it comes to creating anything that you want in your life. Get full show notes and more information here: http://unfuckyourbrain.com/113


26 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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How to Feel Better (Turn Panic Into Peace Series #3)

Join me as I walk you through the difference between your thoughts and your feelings, and how to identify what a feeling is. From there, you’ll be able to start the process of intentionally creating emotions that you want to feel, and at the same time, you’ll be able to allow emotions that feel uncomfortable in your body without resisting them. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/feel-better-peace-3


28 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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UFYB 2: Imposter Syndrome

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the topic of Imposter Syndrome and examine the roots of this damaging thought pattern. Join us for an exploration of how Imposter Syndrome is holding you back in your career and personal life and discover tips and strategies for overcoming this feeling and fear that you’ll be “found out” to be undeserving or unqualified, or revealed as a fraud. Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/2htgaBh


25 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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UFYB 90: Perfectionist Fantasies + Tomorrow Thinking

This week, I'm addressing perfectionist fantasies and tomorrow thinking. I'm discussing how they work, why we indulge in them, and the consequences of staying stuck in this cycle. If there is any area of your life you're working to better or achieve something in and it isn't working, I can guarantee that this is probably the reason why. I urge you to listen to this episode closely, a few times over if necessary, to stop making plans you know you won't keep.  Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/90


18 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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UFYB 60: Jealousy & Envy

In this episode, I talk about the differences between jealousy and envy and how they relate to other emotions. They both hinge on the thought that you need something external - money, a certain job, a romantic partner, a friend - to be happy and that you will be unhappy without it. Join me today to hear why confidence alone won't solve issues with jealousy. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfckyourbrain.com/60


20 Dec 2018

Rank #15

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UFYB 72: Your Skepticals: Cognitive Bias, Neuroscience and Negative Thoughts

I'm taking a slightly different route on the podcast this week, bringing you a metaphor that is going to act as an amazing tool for your thought work. Today, I'm using neuroscience to demonstrate the real power of your brain and why confirmation bias exists. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/72 Text your email address to 347-997-1784 for a worksheet that you can use to help adjust the prescription on your skepticals. Reply with "skeptical" (all lowercase).


14 Mar 2019

Rank #16

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UFYB 6: How to Get Sh*t Done

Today, we're talking about how you can get more things done in a given time and avoid unnecessary anxiety in the process.We also take a look at the reasons why you’re not getting as much done as you want or need to. Join us as I explain how you can create a clear system and organize your work and personal life to have more time, save mental energy, and eliminate overwhelm. Get full show notes and more information here: http://bit.ly/2BtRqBA


30 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Your Brain In A Pandemic (Turn Panic Into Peace Series #1)

Join me today to gain a deeper understanding of what is going on in your brain right now. This first step is crucial to changing the state of panic that you might be experiencing. I’ll also be highlighting how the news and social media can feed into the frenzy that your mind is going through. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfuckyourbrain.com/pandemic-peace-1


23 Mar 2020

Rank #18

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UFYB 64: How to Believe Harder

Join me this week to learn how to believe new things harder. I share the three mistakes I see in thought work when people are not believing hard enough and how to get past them. Believing new things on purpose is work. It's going to feel like work. That's the good news. Because the good news is if it feels terrible sometimes, you're doing it right. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfckyourbrain.com/64


17 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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UFYB 26: Taking Responsibility for Other People’s Feelings

Today, I want to give you a sense of what the deeper, second level teachings that we do in the UnF*ckYour Brain program look like and teach you an advanced level topic - taking responsibility for other people’s feelings (Emotional Adulthood 2.0). We take a look at how your prior programming is causing you to feel responsible for how other people feel and act, and why it is actually not a loving thing to do. Get full show notes and more information here: https://unfckyourbrain.com/26


26 Apr 2018

Rank #20