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The Dr. Lee Warren Podcast

Dr. Lee Warren delivers weekly prescriptions from neuroscience and common sense on how to lead a healthier, better, happier life.
100 episodes
Neurosurgeon and writer Dr. W. Lee Warren, MD delivers weekly prescriptions from neuroscience, faith, and common sense on how to lead a healthier, better, happier life. You can't change your life until you change your mind, and Dr. Warren will teach you the art of self brain surgery to get it done. Patrons have access to special episodes, transcripts, free books, and more!

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Wyoming Tapes 7: Wrestling Pigs/Relationship Brain Surgery 2 (S2E38)

This is the final Wyoming Tapes Episode! Wouldn't it be great if everyone in your life was kind, generous, friendly, loving, and acted out of a spirit of service and helpfulness all the time? If everyone in your family sought to follow the Golden Rule? If everyone at work looked out for each oth…

Wyoming Tapes 6: Bad Sensors/Emotional Brain Surgery (S2E37)

What do a frustrating day in the airport and a near-death experience in an Air Force fighter jet have to do with each other? And what, you might ask, do they have to do with you? If you want to know, stick around.

CheckYourself (S2E36)

Show notes coming soon!

Your Life is a Blockchain (S2E35)

Blockchain Technology and Bitcoin Are All the Rage! Here's what it has to do with your life!   Scriptures mentioned: Colossians 3:23-25 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from t…

Ten Ways to Be Infinitely Happier (S2E34)

The Ten Best Ways to Be Infinitely Happier! Scriptures mentioned: John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. Psalm 1:1-3 1 Blessed is the one     who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way th…

Wyoming Tapes 5: Relationship Brain Surgery (S2E33)

It's Time for Some Relationship Brain Surgery! Our relationships have arguably the biggest impact on the quality and course of our lives compared to any other aspect.  Think about it: we choose a lot about where we live, what we do, how we spend our time, how we earn our living, how we dress, how w…

Wyoming Tapes 4: It's Not Brain Surgery (S2E32)

The Beginning of Self Brain Surgery! If you're struggling, stuck, sick of the sameness, and can't seem to get moving in your life, the first place to look is inside your own head. Friend, I implore you to understand how important it is to learn how to master your thought life! It's like the ol…

Wyoming Tapes 3: Spread Too Thin (S2E31)

If You Try to Do Everything, You'll Accomplish Nothing Raise your hand if you've ever said anything like this (or if you're driving, just nod your head): There's too much to do, too many projects, too many meetings, too many people to serve to please all of them. Too much work, not enough time…

Ten Ways to be Super Miserable (S2E30)

Ten Ways to be Super Miserable (S2E30) It dawned on me that I might be underserving some of my listeners. I’m always talking about how to be happier, but today I thought, “Wait, Lee. Some listeners might want you to teach them how NOT to be happy too!” Friend, please forgive me if you’ve been wa…

The Wyoming Tapes 2: Let's Settle This (S2E29)

We have some things to straighten out, my friend. You know me, I'm all about helping you become healthier, feel better, and be happier. But I woke up this morning worried about you, and your ability to do those things to improve your life. Remember: you can't change your life until you change …

The Wyoming Tapes 1: Anything (S2E28)

The Wyoming Tapes 1: Anything  The first of 8 "stranded" episodes we lost when we switched hosting services.  It's a super important discussion of what happens when you tell God you'll do anything to serve him! Check out Jennie Allen's great book,  Anything

What’s Macaroni Have to Do With Anything? (S2E27)

Nerding Out on Happiness A few words about happiness, dancing, and macaroni. It’s all Greek to me, with a little Hebrew in there too. We’re going to talk about why we need to be happy, and we’re going to start today. Links mentioned Greek scholar on  makarios Randy Acorn's book  Happiness…

Living the Fiction(S2E26)

Fiction is great for reading, but terrible for living! A while back, we received an email from a friend named John. He’s a writer and an artist, and in his email he told of a horrible tragedy. Lisa and I were so saddened, and spent a good part of that day really upset and sorry for our friend’s lo…

Pressed But Not Depressed with Lisa Warren (S2E25)

Sometimes Life Can Feel Crushing Here's a great conversation with my best friend Lisa Warren about holding up under great trials, and five true things you need to know! The Five Truths: Past losses can teach us, but they can't define us. Massive change requires massive action.   If you wan…

Promised Land Problems: How to Be Here Now (S2E24)

A Little Lesson About Promised Land Problems (Originally YST 054) What if I told you that you could take a two-week trip and make it last forty years? What if I told you that you could spend your whole life chasing something in your future, or running from in your past and miss everything good y…

Fuel For Your Hungry Soul (S2E23)

What Are You Really Hungry For? In this episode, we look at food, fuel, numbing, surrogates, tomorrow taxes, and how to fill up on the one thing that really satisfies! Psalm 34:8 “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” Also, check out S2E8 Managin…

Action April (S2E22)

It's Go Time! It's Action April, and the only question is, are you ready to start today?   Philippians 3:13-15 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the go…

Seven Ways to Start Today (S2E21)

It's Time for Action!  Here are seven ways to start today! Please check out earth-mission.org and consider supporting the great work Mitch and the team are doing in war-torn Myanmar!

Brother Walters’ Airplane (S2E20)

Perspective Changes Everything! This episode is all about airplanes, the magic of imagination, and the power of perspective.  Scriptures mentioned in this episode Proverbs 18:17 The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him. 1 John 4:5 They are from the world; …

If, Wait, Then: The Surgery of Hope (S2E19)

If, Wait, Then: The Surgery of Hope Life can be very difficult, and sometimes it seems like we're all alone and without hope in a dark world. But here's a few minutes about the self-brain surgery technique that will help you find hope and see the light again! Scriptures mentioned in this episode…

Get Clear (S2E18)

Mind Change March is Giving Way to Action April. It's go time. And you can't get where you're going without clarity on the path you need to take.   Links Mentioned in this episode http://www.bertilvallien.nu/startsidan.html https://www.kimberlyndrydenart.com/   https://akiane.com/produc…

You Can Get Up (S2E17)

It's time to get up! I had a long night last night. Just struggling with some of the same old issues I’ve dealt with for years; missing my son and feeling sad about that, and covering a lot of ground in my mind over things I’d thought were settled. Does that surprise you? Look, no matter how s…

Hope Helmets (S2E16)

Life is Hard. It's Especially Hard Without Hope! Here's a short story about helmets, hope, and happiness! Check out Ephesians 6 and I Thessalonians 5 for more about the full armor of God, and about hope helmets!

Making Fun of Work (S2E15)

Life is too short not to enjoy our labor. This episode is all about making fun of work. (First posted as YST035 in February 2015) This episode is all about work. Of course, this means different things depending on the season of life you're in.For some, it might mean a job. The old 9-to-5, punchi…

Plaid Pants Preachers (S2E14)

A Story About Plaid Pants, Spiritual Gifts, and How to Find Your Purpose Today, a rare chance to see clearly when you’re where you’re supposed to be, a quick story about plaid pants preachers, church abuse, the value of listening, and we’re going to start today. Scriptures Mentioned in This Epis…

Settle Your Hobson's Choices (S2E13)

Life is a Series of Hobson's Choices Note: This was posted on 3/11/2021, but the file was corrupted and an old episode was playing. This is the correct episode! Hobson's choice A Hobson's choice is a free choice in which only one thing is offered. Because a person may refuse to accept what is of…

Choose Your Ground (S2E12)

We Can't Keep Life From Being Hard But we CAN choose the ground on which we fight life's battles! Proverbs 29:18(NIV) Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. Today, we’re going to talk about vision, the Civil War, the 5/5/…

Paper Losses (S2E11)

Cashing Out Paper Losses Turns Them Into Real Losses That's tragic in investing, but it's a disaster in the rest of your life too. Here are some principles to help manage our minds and behaviors when life seems to be handing us big losses. We'll look at the psychology of investing, and apply it …

Mind Change March (S2E10)

It's Mind Change March! Hey, it’s March 1. We’re going to call it “Mind Change March,” and we’re going to make sure that every single day in this month, we’re going to press deeper into changing the things we need to change to get where we want to be in our lives. No more wasted time. No more regr…