The Nerve to Take Back Your Brain Ft. Kara Loewentheil

Kara Loewentheil, J.D. is a Master Certified Life Coach, founder of The School of New Feminist Thought, and host of the internationally top-ranked podcast UnF*ck Your Brain: Feminist Self-Help for Everyone (50 million downloads and counting!). 

Her first book, Take Back Your Brain: How A Sexist Society Gets in Your Head – and How to Get It Out (Penguin Life May 2024) has been called a “galvanizing debut” by Publisher’s Weekly, chosen as a “must-read” by the Next Big Ideas Book Club for May 2024, and praised by NYT-bestselling authors including Mel Robbins, Elise Loehnen, Dr. Marisa Franco, and Tori Dunlap. 

A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, Kara did what every Ivy League lawyer should do: Quit a prestigious academic career to become a life coach! Eight years after she stepped down as director of a think tank at Columbia Law School, she has created a multiple-seven-figure business, taught millions of women how to identify the ways that sexist socialization impacts their brains, and helped women all over the world rewire their thought patterns to liberate themselves from the inside out.

Website: https://schoolofnewfeministthought.com/ 

Book: https://www.takebackyourbrainbook.com/ 

Podcast: https://schoolofnewfeministthought.com/podcasts/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/karaloewentheil/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/karaloewentheil/

A bold new paradigm for breaking free from negative self-talk and creating a life of confidence, power, and joy, from Master Coach and host of the UnF*ck Your Brain podcast Kara Loewentheil.

Women absorb a lifetime of sexist social messaging that says our worth is determined by our looks, accomplishments, and what everyone (but ourselves) thinks of us. Take Back Your Brain exposes how the patriarchy hijacks our minds and wrecks our confidence—and shows how to break free once and for all.

For a long time, Kara Loewentheil wasn’t sure why she, like so many ambitious women, still wrestled with insecurity and low self-esteem, despite two Ivy League degrees, a successful law career, and a thriving social life. After breaking down under her desk one day, she decided enough was enough. Kara learned the power of thought work, became a Master Certified Life Coach, rewired her brain to overcome sexist social messages, and began to coach other women to do the same.

Now in Take Back Your Brain, she shows you how to undo the socialization you never asked for, starting with reprogramming your core beliefs from patriarchy’s corrosive influence. Weaving cognitive psychology and feminist theory with practical thought work exercises, this book teaches you to:

  1. Identify the conscious and unconscious biases that infiltrate your self-talk,
  2. Replace self-critical thoughts with new, self-affirming beliefs,
  3. Embrace your emotions without fear of being seen as “too much,”
  4. Create new, empowered thought patterns around how you relate to your body, finances, and relationships
  5. Stop relying on others for validation and start building self-confidence from within.

By changing your thoughts, you can transform your emotions, actions, the direction of your life, and ultimately the world. Because when women unleash their true power, they awaken new possibilities for all of us.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Exploring the concept of the "brain gap."
  • Discussion on thought ladders and their role in mindset change.
  • Analysis of how diet culture thrives on creating drama.
  • Strategies for reclaiming mental autonomy and overcoming societal messages.

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