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Changing Our Beliefs Changes Our Lives: Discover How


A belief is a statement about reality that we believe to be absolutely true—but that doesn’t mean that it is. A belief may be holding us back from reaching our goals and feeling truly content and we may not even be conscious that we have it. I’ve experienced how powerful it can be to recognize limiting beliefs and do the work to change them. I knew that I had traumatic experiences as a child that impacted me as an adult, but I had no idea how deeply they were affecting me. Working with a coach helped me identify the root of the belief (similar to the Functional Medicine approach to health) so that I could see the pattern and begin reframing what I know to be true. I’m so excited that my coach and good friend Shelly Lefkoe is today’s podcast guest. Shelly and I jump into why our beliefs impact every area of our lives and how they are created from childhood. We all crave three things—affection, attention, and acknowledgment. When those needs aren’t fulfilled, we begin to give meaning to specific events and create beliefs over time. Happiness or suffering is determined by the meaning we give events. Some of the most common limiting beliefs are not feeling good enough, not feeling worthy of love, and not being able to trust others. If you stop to think about how incredibly heavy these beliefs are, it’s easy to see why they would disrupt every area of life. Shelly walks us through how we can start to see our own patterns and what the first steps are for eliminating negative beliefs. We don’t have to feel stuck. We don’t have to be victims. We just have to be willing to do the work. Whether we recognize it or not, all of us have beliefs that are limiting our joy. I hope you’ll tune in to start thinking about your own belief system and how you can change it for the better. This episode is brought to you by Thrive Market, Athletic Greens, and Four Sigmatic. Thrive is offering all Doctor's Farmacy listeners an amazing deal. You will receive an extra 25% off your first purchase and a free gift when you sign up for Thrive Market. Just head over to Athletic Greens is offering Doctor’s Farmacy listeners a full year supply of their Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid Formula free with your first purchase, plus 5 free travel packs. Just go to to take advantage of this great offer. Four Sigmatic is now providing an exclusive offer for Doctor’s Farmacy listeners. Receive up to 40% off on their bestselling Lion’s Mane Coffee bundles. To get this deal, just go to

Topics Covered

  • What is a limiting belief, and how are our beliefs formed?

    (3:32 / 7:42)

  • A limiting belief I worked with Shelly to overcome

    (6:50 / 11:00)

  • Eliminating patterns

    (10:58 / 15:08)

  • How our beliefs influence our behavior

    (18:02 / 22:12)

  • Why “I’m not important” and “I’m not good enough” are the most prevalent beliefs, and how to change them

    (21:55 / 27:00)

  • The meaning we give to things informs our emotions

    (33:08 / 38:13)

  • How to get rid of emotions you don’t want to experience

    (38:26 / 43:31)

  • Why our beliefs can hold us back from taking care of ourselves

    (45:07 / 50:12)

  • Shelly’s work with a client who had bulimia and her own personal work around eating and weight

    (50:08 / 55:13)

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