UnF*ck Your Brain

UnF*ck Your Brain

Kara Loewentheil

Health & Fitness

247 episodes

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.


  • 22 JUL 2021
    UFYB 195: Women & Authority
    42m 1s

    Do you find yourself judging or doubting your decisions all the time? Do you tend to defer to the advice of friends, corporations, media, and even strangers rather than trusting yourself? You’re not alone. Women have been conditioned to see...

  • 15 JUL 2021
    UFYB 194: QA: How Patriarchy F*cks With Your Brain
    22m 20s

    Tune into today’s Listener Q&A episode for an exploration of some common areas in which the patriarchy f*cks with our brains. You will learn how to use coaching tools to deprogram patriarchal conditioning so you can: feel great about gettin...

  • 08 JUL 2021
    UFYB 193: Greatest Hits Vol. 8 Dealing with Uncertainty
    36m 55s

    Do you worry about the future? Do you stress and plan for a hundred different “worst case” scenarios in the hopes that doing so will make you more “prepared” for what’s to come? Humans evolved to fear uncertainty above all else, which kept...

  • 01 JUL 2021
    UFYB 192: An Introduction to Thought Work: A Conversation with Hannah Berner
    57m 29s

    On today’s episode, you’ll get to meet Hannah Berner, a hilarious stand-up comedian, host of the “Berning in Hell” podcast, and a member of Bravo TV’s “Summer House.” As someone who is not connected to the life coaching/self-help field, Han...

  • 24 JUN 2021
    UFYB 191: Greatest Hits Vol 7. When You Feel Triggered
    31m 33s

    Most of us believe we’re at the mercy of things that we feel triggered by. We blame them, we avoid them, and we even avoid thinking about them. But what if the kindest thing you could do for yourself was to lean in and get curious about the...

  • 23 JUN 2021
    Are You UnF*ck Your Brain’s Next Marketing Director?
    5m 28s

    UnF*ck Your Brain is hiring a Marketing Director! Are you a great writer who’s obsessed with developing content strategy, geeking out on analytics, overseeing marketing initiatives, and getting life-changing coaching tools into the hands of...

  • 17 JUN 2021
    UFYB 190: QA: Body Image
    28m 5s

    Sure, we all want to have a better body image…but what does that actually look like in practice? In this week’s Listener Q&A episode, you will get concrete advice on how to use coaching tools to improve your relationship with your body. Tun...

  • 10 JUN 2021
    UFYB 189: Creativity, Positive Thinking, and Self-Love: Takeaways from Clutch College Live Online
    21m 2s

    I recently wrapped an amazing 3-day virtual event with my Clutch chickens, and the breakthroughs were so good that I wanted to spread the Clutch College love by sharing my top 4 takeaways with you. Tune into this episode to learn: 1) How yo...

  • 03 JUN 2021
    UFYB 188: Our Humanness, Belief vs Doubt & Ethical Marketing: A Conversation with Jody Moore
    44m 26s

    What do a feminist life coach and a Mormon life coach have in common? A lot, it turns out, when it comes to thought work. On today’s episode, you will meet Jody Moore, mother of four, friend and colleague, and the most influential Mormon li...

  • 27 MAY 2021
    UFYB 187: Greatest Hits Vol 6. Forgiveness & Blame
    25m 13s

    Have you ever struggled to forgive someone? You’re not alone, but thought work can help. Tune into this week’s Greatest Hits podcast episode to learn how your resistance to forgiveness is harming YOU, and then learn a simple process that wi...

  • 20 MAY 2021
    UFYB 186: (Part 2) Thought Work and "Cancel Culture": A Conversation with Amber Taylor, Brig Johnson & Brenda Lomeli
    37m 7s

    Is the current online accountability discourse a productive, meaningful, and proportional response to systemic injustice? Or is it a punitive expression of a carceral mob mentality? In the second part of this special two-part series, I invi...

  • 13 MAY 2021
    UFYB 185: (Part 1) Thought Work and "Cancel Culture": A Conversation with Amber Taylor, Brig Johnson & Brenda Lomeli
    42m 5s

    Whether you call it call-in culture, consequence culture or "cancel culture,” you likely have an opinion about the current online accountability discourse. On this special two-part series, I invited three of my colleagues and advanced certi...

  • 06 MAY 2021
    UFYB 184: Black & White Thinking
    39m 1s

    Do you believe that you have to quit your job in order to take any action on starting your dream business? That you can only be happy if you have a very specific kind of life? These are examples of black and white thinking, one of the most...

  • 29 APR 2021
    UFYB 183: QA: Phobias, Neutralizing Circumstances & Taking Ownership of What You Want
    25m 26s

    Do you have a phobia or fear that you want to get under control? Do you want more out of life, but struggle with indecision and confusion about how to change? Have you ever wondered why some people thrive in certain environments, while othe...

  • 22 APR 2021
    UFYB 182: Greatest Hits Vol 5. What About Sexism?
    29m 27s

    Are your efforts to challenge sexism, racism, and other oppressive systems leaving you frustrated, overwhelmed, and burnt out? Tune in to this week’s Greatest Hits episode to learn how to use coaching tools to create social change without d...

  • 15 APR 2021
    UFYB 181: Thought Work After Abortion: An Interview with Amanda Kingsley
    46m 25s

    Because discussions about abortion tend to be so polarized, it can be difficult to unpack your thoughts and feelings about the decision. This week, I’m joined by Amanda Kingsley, a Certified Life Coach, Doula and host of the Speaking Light...

  • 08 APR 2021
    UFYB 180: Philosophy = Self Help + Why It Matters
    30m 25s

    Do you roll your eyes when you see life coaches offering self-help courses on your IG/FB feed? It may surprise you, but the embarrassment or shame you feel toward self help is 100% internalized patriarchy. In today’s episode, you will learn...

  • 01 APR 2021
    UFYB 179: QA: Relationships
    31m 0s

    Do you tend to make rejection mean there’s something “wrong” with you? Have you ever wondered how to know when a relationship is “toxic”? Do you struggle with a partner who is more extroverted than you are? In today’s Listener Q&A episode,...

  • 25 MAR 2021
    UFYB 178: Greatest Hits Vol 4. The Infinite 1%
    23m 53s

    You may think you aren’t close to achieving a goal until you’re 99% of the way there. But actually, the biggest distance you can cover is in taking your first few steps toward your goal. Going from inaction to action is INFINITE growth. You...

  • 18 MAR 2021
    UFYB 177: Best Teachings from Clutch College - Goals, Results, and Your Future Self
    33m 34s

    Do you think of goals as shiny gold coins to collect in order to feel better about yourself? Do you undermine or discount your accomplishments? Tune in to this episode for some mind-blowing wisdom from a live event I hosted earlier this yea...

  • 11 MAR 2021
    UFYB 176: Tarot Cards, Thought Work & Mysticism with Jessica Dore
    50m 17s

    Want to learn what thought work and tarot have in common? In this week’s special episode, I have invited my friend, philosopher, writer, and tarotist Jessica Dore onto the podcast to discuss all things thought work and tarot...and to give m...

  • 04 MAR 2021
    UFYB 175: QA: Business Building Thoughts & Getting Negative Feedback at Work
    28m 43s

    Do you feel pressured to have a “life goal” or to discover your “calling” in life? Do you struggle with defensiveness when receiving negative feedback at work? In today’s Listener Q&A episode, I’ll answer some common questions about work an...

  • 25 FAB 2021
    Welcome to UFYB: Start Here!
    3m 3s

    Welcome to UnF*ck Your Brain! This podcast teaches you concrete, effective, mind-blowing tools that you can use to reduce anxiety, improve your productivity, dial-up your self-confidence, and dial down your insecurity and people-pleasing....

  • 25 FAB 2021
    UFYB 174: Greatest Hits Vol 3. Radical Self-Love & Self-Care
    31m 19s

    We live in a society that teaches women to put themselves last, and the more marginalized identities you live in, the more ways you are told you’re not good enough or worthy of taking up space. Tune into today’s Greatest Hits episode to lea...

  • 18 FAB 2021
    UFYB 173: Greatest Hits Vol 2. Dating, Perfectionism, & Anxious Attachment
    26m 43s

    Do you lay awake at night obsessing over why a new date or partner took 3 hours to respond to your text? Or maybe you start to feel avoidant when a new partner wants to hang out too much. Whatever your attachment style, this Greatest Hits e...

  • 11 FAB 2021
    UFYB 172: Productivity, Self-Worth, and the Industrial Revolution: A Conversation with Simone Seol
    51m 6s

    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 episo...

  • 04 FAB 2021
    UFYB 171: Greatest Hits Vol 1. Perfectionist Fantasies + Tomorrow Thinking
    31m 4s

    Do you believe that if you just got that new job title, got married, or achieved any other fill-in-the-blank-accomplishment, you’d be happy and confident? And then do you create unrealistic plans to achieve that goal and abandon them entire...

  • 28 JAN 2021
    UFYB 170: Weight Loss, the Diet Industry, and Self-Love: A Conversation with Corinne Crabtree
    44m 13s

    It’s no secret that I am an anti-diet coach. On today’s podcast, I’ll introduce you to my dear friend - and wildly successful weight loss coach - Corinne Crabtree. We’ll dive into our shared qualms with the diet industry, explore how Corinn...

  • 21 JAN 2021
    UFYB 169: Misconceptions about Thought Work & Mindset Coaching
    38m 16s

    There are a lot of misunderstandings about life coaching - that coaching is about gaslighting and spiritual bypassing, it’s about learning how to “fix” yourself on your own, it’s only for privileged people. Today, I break down the 5 biggest...

  • 14 JAN 2021
    UFYB 168: Not Normal - Conformity, Safety, and Fear of Standing Out
    22m 52s

    Most women feel immense pressure to be “normal.” We evolved to conform for our literal safety, and patriarchy has socialized us to fit in, to defer to the needs of others, to not challenge the dominant social norms. But in order to create a...

  • 07 JAN 2021
    UFYB 167: Belief, Confidence, and Shattering Glass Ceilings: A Conversation with Brenda Lomeli
    42m 52s

    Why is it so valuable to set audacious goals, and how would it feel to have full confidence you could create exactly what you want this year? Find out on today's episode with Master Certified Coach and holistic nutritionist Brenda Lomeli. W...

  • 31 DEC 2020
    UFYB 166: Perfectionism & Achieving Impossible Goals
    36m 36s

    Are you a perfectionist who wants to do something big? Most of the tools life coaches use to help their clients go after big goals don’t take perfectionist thought patterns into account, which sets you up to fail before you’ve even started....

  • 28 DEC 2020
    Bonus: How to Make & Keep Resolutions
    22m 26s

    The year is almost over, which means a lot of people are making ambitious resolutions that they will fully abandon by February 1. Tune into today’s bonus podcast to learn how to use the concepts of constraint and massive action to break the...

  • 24 DEC 2020
    UFYB 165: Saying No
    28m 2s

    Do you agree to do things you’d prefer not to because you’re worried it would be rude or uncomfortable to refuse? Whether you take on extra obligations at work or make subtle concessions at home to “keep the peace,” your discomfort with say...

  • 17 DEC 2020
    UFYB 164: Money Mindset, Safety, and Being Yourself: A Conversation with Stacey Boehman
    57m 14s

    This week, I invited fellow life coach, friend, and sales savant Stacey Boehman onto the podcast. Stacey is a Master Certified Coach who teaches other coaches how to sell and make money. Tune in as we explore the top three lessons we’ve lea...

  • 10 DEC 2020
    UFYB 163: Loving Lightly
    17m 14s

    Do you get attached to the things you love? Many people wear their attachment as a badge of honor, thinking that loving something deeply means fearing its loss. In this episode, I’ll teach you why loving lightly - without attachment - is so...

  • 03 DEC 2020
    UFYB 162: Soulmates, Friendship, and Coaching Breakthroughs: A Conversation with Rachel Hart
    52m 33s

    What happens when two coaches fall in (platonic) love? You’ll find out in this episode, where I’ll introduce you to life coach - and best friend of mine - Rachel Hart. You’ll get a window into how our friendship has transformed both of our...

  • 26 NOV 2020
    UFYB 161: Anticipatory Stress (Insomnia, Public Speaking, etc.)
    22m 38s

    If you have insomnia, do you spend so much energy dreading the possibility of waking up at night that you literally can’t fall asleep? This is a perfect example of anticipatory stress, the stress we feel in anticipation of anything we label...

  • 19 NOV 2020
    UFYB 160: Your Self Story & DEI Update
    25m 44s

    Do you define yourself by what you have or haven’t achieved in the past? If you’re in debt, do you think of yourself as someone who’s bad with money? If you’re perpetually single, do you think you aren’t capable of love? Most of us judge ou...

  • 12 NOV 2020
    UFYB 159: You Are Not the Reference Point
    19m 51s

    How often do you look at someone else’s behavior and think, “If I were them, I’d do that differently”? This may seem like an innocent habit, but it can wreak havoc on your relationships and stagnate your growth. In today’s episode, learn ho...

  • 05 NOV 2020
    UFYB 158: Giving Yourself Permission
    19m 37s

    Do you ever notice a low hum of discomfort and anxiety when you do things that someone, somewhere along the line, told you that you shouldn’t do? Like, say, eat carbs or take a nap. In this episode, I’ll teach you a simple brain hack that w...

  • 29 OCT 2020
    UFYB 157: Election Emotions (2020 Politics & Beyond)
    23m 59s

    Are you feeling anxious and worried about the upcoming US presidential election? Our brains are wired to fixate on anything in the future that they perceive as a potential “threat,” but you don’t have to let your fear consume you. In this e...

  • 22 OCT 2020
    UFYB 156: Victim Blaming & Self-Shaming
    26m 38s

    A lot of people think that “your thoughts create your feelings” means they should blame themselves if they’re struggling, even if they’re dealing with the effects of trauma. Listen to this episode to learn how to ACCEPT what you’re feeling...

  • 15 OCT 2020
    UFYB 155: Resourcefulness vs. Resourcelessness
    18m 54s

    Do you know how to solve your own problems? Resourcefulness is one of the most important qualities you need to live an incredible life, but many of us have brains that just throw up their metaphorical hands and want to die whenever the smal...

  • 08 OCT 2020
    UFYB 154: Ghost Patterns - Anxiety, Fixation & Survival
    19m 31s

    Is your brain haunting you? Most of us experience ghosts of old anxious thought patterns even after we’ve used coaching to feel more confident and secure. In today’s episode, I’ll teach you why these sparks of anxiety are so persistent, and...

  • 01 OCT 2020
    UFYB 153: Copenhagen & Croissants
    22m 6s

    You would never go to a toy store for a gala dress, so why do you stay with someone who’s afraid of commitment, when you’re looking for a life partner? Why do you seek validation from a parent, when they’ve never once approved of your choic...

  • 24 SEP 2020
    UFYB 152: Hope & Commitment
    23m 24s

    Are you feeling hopeless, afraid, despondent, or angry at the recent passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? In today’s podcast, I will teach you how to take hopeful action even when you aren’t FEELING hopeful, by using the coaching model to genera...

  • 17 SEP 2020
    UFYB 151: Maximalism
    18m 47s

    Do you wish your life looked more like those minimalist Instagram homes full of light and clean lines and constraint? In today’s podcast episode, you will learn about the patriarchal underpinnings of minimalism and why I embrace MAXIMALISM...

  • 10 SEP 2020
    UFYB 150: Compromising: How and When
    16m 25s

    Women are socialized to compromise our needs and happiness behind the needs of family, friends, even strangers. At the same time, we’ve also experienced situations where compromise is helpful and growth-promoting. In this podcast episode, y...

  • 03 SEP 2020
    UFYB 149: Diet Culture, Internalized Oppression, & Fat Bias - My Story
    32m 37s

    Most of us are so steeped in fatphobia that we don’t even realize it exists…and yet it impacts every aspect of our lives, from what we think about our bodies to what our doctors tell us when we are sick. Listen in to learn how I used though...

  • 27 AUG 2020
    UFYB 148: Intuition
    20m 10s

    Listen in this week to discover why the framing of intuition as something you use to categorize an experience doesn’t serve you, how it gets confused with feelings of anxiety, and the role of cognitive bias here. You need to examine the ass...