Episode #115:

How to separate your core self from your negative thoughts

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Episode #115: How to separate your core self from your negative thoughts


About the Episode:

You are not your thinking brain.

There may be times where you think you're lazy, selfish, disappointing, or a failure. Maybe there are times you think you'll never find love or you'll never stop feeling like an imposter.

But, sweet friend, these things are just thoughts.

And, you are not your thinking brain.

In this episode, I teach you a simple mnemonic to help you separate your core self from your thinking brain.

When you practice this and start noticing the thoughts your brain offers you, you can then shift and start thinking, feeling and doing things that are actually aligned with your core self (instead of your thinking brain).

Separating yourself from your negative thoughts, helps you start to create the results you want in your life now.


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The Empowered Brain: About the Podcast

This podcast is for all women, those that identify as leaders and those that don't, yet. You'll learn how to let go of guilt and self-doubt so you can show up with confidence everywhere you go. No more questioning if your idea is good enough to share, if it's worth it to speak up, or if you're a good enough leader. All that self-critical B.S. stops now. Listen in as masterful educator and Harvard grad physician, Dr. Vanessa Calderón, teaches you how to let go of the things standing in the way of your success as a leader. Get ready, this podcast will accelerate your personal and professional growth.


Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP has over 20 years of leadership experience. She is a Harvard grad, ER physician, Life and Leadership coach, and a mother of 2. She's a first generation Latina and is dedicated to uplifting her community. She's the founder of the Latina Leadership Accelerator, where she uses education and coaching to support the personal and professional development of women at all stages of their lives and careers.


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