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#123. Dr. Judy Ho: Self-Sabotage

Season 2, Ep. 18

Today’s guest is Dr. Judy Ho. She is triple Board-Certified Clinical, Forensic, and Neuropsychologist, with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and co-host of CBS's Face the Truth w/ Vivica A. Fox —has the answer. She also a frequent guest on the show The Doctors.

Dr. Judy defines self-sabotage as being when we get in the way of the goals we set for ourselves and the things we say we want. It is the thoughts and behaviors that undermine our best intentions.

Her book – Stop Self Sabotage – is out now. In it, she outlines a a six-step program for getting out of your own way and reaching your most-desired goals in love, work, health, and all aspects of life.

In today’s episode we touch on a lot, but in particular we talk about a few ways in which people often self-sabotage including:

-       In our careers

-       When it comes to food & health

-       And in our relationships


References from in episode:

Dr. Judy shares her 4-part acronym – LIFE - that are the causes of self-sabotage. She has found that usually we are self-sabotaging because of one of the following:

L: Low Self-Esteem

I: Internalized Beliefs

F: Fear of the Unknown

E: Excessive Need for Control

She also mentions the book, The Happiness Trap, by Russ Harris which is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. You can find that here> Kate's Favorite Books on Psychology & Coaching

The book by her bedside is called The Way of Kings. You can find that here > Way of Kings

To purchase Dr. Judy's book, head here > Stop Self-Sabotage

You can find show notes in blog form at

To learn more about Dr. Judy:

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