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State of Mind 

MANY PEOPLE SWEAR by their life coaches, but getting coached about life was never a thing I felt I needed. Well, color me wrong! Last summer, when I was experiencing some anxiety, I discovered Kara Loewentheil’s brilliant podcast Unf*ck Your Brain (unfuckyourbrain.com). Billed as “the only podcast that teaches you how to use psychology, feminism, and coaching to rewire your brain and get what you want,” I found it really helped me. Loewentheil (pictured) is a straight talker whose message is simple: our thoughts are just thoughts, not “true facts,” and our thoughts create our feelings. So what if we change our thoughts? Every week, she gives tips on how to do “thoughtwork” to accomplish this. It’s not easy to reprogram our brains after decades of shitty beliefs—it takes some work. But since I started listening, I’ve definitely noticed that I’m handling my reactions to life’s ups and downs much better. 

By Laurie Henzel


This article originally appeared in the Winter 2020 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!



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