Your ONE MINUTE with Dr. Krissy. Neuroscientist and Professor 🧠

Today’s Topic: ‘Don’t give up!’✨✨

When we experience a WIN, our brain releases endorphins, dopamine and serotonin, which encourages us to engage in a task again.

When we experience a FAILURE, our brain releases cortisol and leaves us with feelings of rejection and vulnerability.

The activation of cortisol fuels our fight/ flight/ freeze/ or fawn response. Fawning is a trauma response where a person develops people-pleasing behaviors to avoid conflict and to establish a sense of safety.

However, failure can help the BRAIN GROW.

So here are some tips to dealing with failure:

👉🏽 Be kind to yourself
👉🏽 Allow yourself to feel
👉🏽 Recognize that failing is normal
👉🏽 Learn from the experience
👉🏽 Don’t give up!

Remember Failure is Success in Progress


Your ONE MINUTE with DR. KRISSY DOYLE-THOMAS. Neuroscientist and Professor 🧠

Today’s Topic: ‘SET A CLEAR VISION’

The best way to SUCCEED is to have a specific goal. A clear vision. A plan, and the ability to maintain clarity of mind.

Your vision is shaped by your priorities, your values, and your dreams that you are willing to work hard for.

This is why you should set a clear vision👆🏽

Excerpt based on “How to Seize Your Opportunities and Take on Challenges.”


You think, speak, and live differently when you know God has placed you in this world just where He wants you to be.

The Psalmist David said, ‘My times are in thy hand.’

The country you are living in, the times you are living in, are all strategically planned by God. None of it is a mistake.

Regardless of where in the world you live, your heart will fail you for fear. Poverty, disaster, sickness, rumours of war, and injustice are everywhere.

No one escapes the feeling that their country is sinking. In Mark 4:38 Jesus disciples called out to Him in fear that their ship was sinking while Jesus was comfortably asleep. They cried “Teacher, we will die here in the water! Please do something!’

Can I reassure you that Jesus is The King of Peace? The Bible says, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Jesus rules over the whole earth. He is a wonderful Counselor. He is the Everlasting Father. He is the Mighty God. He is the Prince of Peace. And the government is on His shoulders.

Our times are in God’s hand.‬‬

Sometimes we find ourselves hiding away from the madness around us like a child who’s afraid of the dark, but when we call on Jesus, the noise is silenced.

Poverty and unrest is everywhere. We live in a godless world not a country. It’s the world that’s godless.

Rich and poor people need to anchor their life in Jesus. Your anchor should be strong enough to silence the warfare around you.

Your life is in God’s hand. Where can you run and God isn’t there? He is the Mighty God, the Prince of Peace, the Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, and the government is on His shoulders.

Anytime you feel overly anxious, you can be sure the enemy is at work.

May God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change. The courage to change the things we can. And the wisdom to know the difference.

Prayer Time: Father, in your strength we can crush anxiety. In Jesus Name. Amen


Faith cannot work without hope.

You can say, ‘I have faith, but I really don’t know if I can do this.’ That’s not faith. Faith says, “Stop carrying that weight that is way above your limit. Put it down at the altar.” Keep your hope alive.

Get a space in your home just to pray. Take your Bible with you, there you will hear God speaking to you. Keep names, photos, things you are praying for, and let your request be made known to God. Sit or kneel in God’s presence as long as it takes to feel His peace giving you strength.

You will look back one day and say, “You know what? God really loves me.”

Understanding God’s ability to keep you in the ‘unknown’ seasons of life is a huge blessing. You can’t have faith without hope.

When you trust God, it causes you to live with great expectations. It’s a hope that does not put you to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into your heart.

God cannot tell lies. He never makes promises and disappoints you. Hope in God is like having an anchor that keeps us from giving in or giving up.

Maturity is trusting God in spite of the unknown, and not losing hope. Hope gives you courage, strength and boldness in exchange for fear.

Fear is the enemy of Hope. Two can’t walk together unless they agree (Fear and Hope). Hold on to Hope, she lets you see there’s light despite the darkness.


There are times when anxiety grabs a hold on you and it squeezes the life out of you, what’s your next move?

Could this be a wake-up call that God is clearly trying to get your attention?

Psalms 119:29 says, “I am overcome with sorrow. Encourage me, as you have promised to do.”

During the day you can be distracted by the busyness of life. But in the quietness of the night you feel like a woman who is about to give birth, the pain is great. Sadness leaves you feeling naked and vulnerable.

The Psalmist David asked God in times when sadness overwhelmed him at nights to encourage him as He has promised to do. (Psalms 119:29)

2 Corinthians 12:10, “When I am weak, I am strong.”
When you start the healing journey, you must be selective of who gets your time. Everyone of us must go through seasons of distress and grief, but some people are not prepared to move out of the season.

You will never know how strong you are until you say to yourself, ‘Enough is enough. It may get lonely, but I’m going to trust God to keep me safe.’

So you take comfort in knowing that the Lord is your Helper in time of need, and you will not be afraid.

As the songwriter who nicely penned the words say, “I’ve lost faith in people who said they cared, in the time of my crisis they were never there. But in my disappointment, in my season of pain, one thing never wavered, one thing never changed. I have never lost my hope. I never lost my joy. I never lost my faith. But most of all, I never lost my praise. My praise’s still here.”

Friends, take joy in the journey even when it feels lonely and long. You will find strength in each leg of the journey knowing that Jesus is right there at your side, cheering you on.

Feelings are just like having visitors. Don’t allow them to overstay their welcome, they will invite more anxieties.


The mind can bully the heart by telling it what to do. If the mind is troubled then the heart becomes scared like the cowardly lion in the ‘Wizard of Oz.’

We need our brain, heart, and the courage to push past our deepest fear. The mind always gives up easier than the heart.

Have you ever tried all the keys on a ring to unlock a door, and just like that the last key you tried – did it.

Life comes with many keys and if you don’t give up, the last key can be your comeback story. You can boldly say, “I’m coming out.’

Matthew 16:19 “And that’s not all. You will have complete and free access to God’s kingdom, keys to open any and every door: no more barriers between heaven and earth, earth and heaven. A yes on earth is yes in heaven. A no on earth is no in heaven.”

Part of adulting is learning how to travel light. Some memories need a divorce ceremony. You have the key.

Some bags need to unpack and just leave some stuff behind. You have the key. People bring out different sides of you, therefore, keep those who bring out the best of you. You have the key now, you choose when to open and when to lock.

Tell yourself, ‘I’m coming out better than I was before.’ God is helping you to win against all odds. You are fighting not only for today but for your future.

Live your life in such a way that as soon as God says, ‘Let’s go’ you wouldn’t be found fumbling around.

The Bible says, ‘You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!’

You have the choice of focusing on your troubles or focusing on the One who holds the answers. If you look around, you will be depressed. If you look at God, you will be at rest.

What a beautiful feeling to stand firm in faith in spite of your circumstances. Let’s make this our prayer: “Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters wherever You would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, and my faith will be made stronger in the presence of my Saviour.”

My loved ones, life does get rough for all of us, but God keeps our head above the waters. I close with this verse, “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,”
‭‭Jude‬ ‭1:24‬ ‬

Conversations with JUNE DOYLE

While you can’t control everything that comes your way, you can learn to control your attitude, emotions, thoughts and responses.

To get to the next level, you have to stop living in the past. Sometimes we block our own blessings by holding on to things that drain our energy and makes us emotionally bankrupt.

Getting to a new level requires separation. You are much more than what has happened to you.

Everyone is fighting their own battles, but not everyone lose faith in the battle. You don’t have to prove to anyone that you are a victim of misfortune.

The goal is to become a healthier and happier version of yourself.

Lyrics “All the way my Savior leads me”
All the way my Savior leads me
What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His faithful mercies?
Who through life has been my guide
Heavenly peace, divinest comfort
Ere by faith in Him to dwell
For I know whate’er fall me, Jesus doeth all things well.

Prayer Time: Father, thank you for leading us all the way. Give us solutions and make us kind. In Jesus Name, Amen

Conversations with JUNE DOYLE

Poet John Greenleaf Whittier wrote, ‘For all sad words of tongue and pen; the saddest are these, “It might have been.”

How many times we miss chances we should have taken because of what someone said or done to us.

Can I gently remind you that wicked people’s light goes out faster than the honest person who does what’s right.

The saddest words – ‘It might have been’ must be avoided at all cost. Take your power back. It might have been can turn into ‘Here I am and I’m so thankful that I didn’t give up.’

I don’t believe in competing with anyone, just be confident that you are standing on a tile with your name on it. If you are not standing on your tile, get off it. The good, bad, and the ugly are all part of the plan.

Remember that no one is dimming their light for you, be alert and keep your light on high beam. You are always loved right when you are real. Having values allows you to find your path and see others who are going there too.

No more ‘should have, could have, and would have.’ They are all lame excuses. You are never too old to dream again is a great motivator. Believe you can do it and it will be done. The beginning is always the hardest. Trust the process.

There’s nothing wrong in wishing that you didn’t start earlier, the fact is that you are here and you are proud to do it as well as you can.