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

GOSH, MY THOUGHTS!🤯

We may call it “overthinking”, “ruminating” or “obsessing”.

Regardless of what we called it, our demanding thoughts can lead to distress and restlessness. Eventually, if not dealt with, it can lead to anxiety or depression.

A brain structure called the Orbitofrontal Cortex is involved in “overthinking”. However, we can change activity within the Orbitofrontal Cortex and other brain regions it works with, through the things we do.

Here are 3 things you can do:

Say “STOP”. When negative thoughts bombard our minds, say “STOP”. This auditory cue activates other cognitive areas in our brains that help us stop the mental loop.

Realize that “thoughts are NOT facts”. We can question if our thoughts are “real” and “true”. And if they are not, reject them.

Practice MINDFULNESS. Mindfulness is the act of being “present” and “in the moment”. This helps to distance ourself from intrusive thoughts and attend instead to experiences in the moment.

JUNE 22 GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE – VIDEO

And still you are going to rise.

Proverbs 24:16
‘‘Though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.’’

If you have ever seen a child learning to walk, you know that falling down is an important part of the process of them standing nice and tall on their own two feet.

Failure is part of life.

No matter how you feel..get up, dress up, show up, and never give up. No one is disqualified because they have hit rock bottom. A few steps forward and having the right attitude adds up to big results.

Grownups soon come to realize that when they don’t have options their most difficult journey brings them to writing their greatest comeback story. Simply refuse to call it quits.

The Bible tells us that we WILL fall seven times.

Nobody told us the road will be easy but God has never left our side. God will never leave us empty handed if we are trusting in Him. So, buckle up and get back into the race. You will rise again.

Don’t give up. There’s always a rainbow after a storm.
That’s the kind of crazy faith we need to have on our journey with God.

Prayer Time: Father, thank you that you have designed a way for us to rise again. Give us the right attitude and effort to keep focus on the road ahead. In Jesus Name, Amen.

We will fall. We will rise. We will heal. We will have a brighter future with an amazing comeback story. Be of good courage. God is fighting for you pushing back the darkness.

JUNE 21 GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE – VIDEO

Today is Moving Day

Isaiah 43:18
‘‘Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old.’’

Unfortunately, we all have emotional baggage stored in childhood closets in homes we grew up in. We have closets of regrets over past mistakes. Grudges that were kept hidden in secret boxes. Hurts kept n school bags. Paintings of anger hung up on the walls.

The old house is holding clutter that simply needs to be destroyed once and for all because we don’t live there anymore.

Resentment against parents, children, exes, siblings etc are cluttering our lives making it difficult for us to move into our new home filled with blessings and great surprises we have never experienced before.

Out with the old, into the new. Forgive and do not remember the former things. God wants to give us beauty in exchange for the clutter we have been holding on to.

If we want 2022 to be our year, we need to mentally move out of the old house and be very selective with what and who is going with you into the new space.

Commit to what it takes to move from there to here. Celebrate your new wins. Moving into the new space is the best feeling in the world.

Prayer Time: Father, today we are moving into our new space and recovering everything that was stolen from us. Forgetting what’s behind and moving into the new space. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Sometimes, you just know when it’s time to move on and bring the magic with you into the new space that you are creating.

Your ONE minute with Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas – VIDEO

Pardon me, but I am in L♥️VE with the way Dr. Krissy makes me think 🤔 💭 💭💭💭💭

I am becoming the best version of myself and I am way so excited. I am becoming the best version of myself and I am way so excited. I am becoming the best version of myself and I am way so excited.

I’m good to go 🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️🏃🏾‍♀️

What’s YOUR affirmation? 🤔💭💭💭💭

JUNE 14 GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE

Hello, the devil can’t stand you because:

💜 Whenever you felt afraid, you held your head erect, and whistled a happy tune that no one will suspect you were afraid. Even though you may have felt like you were coming up short, you built a bridge and got over it.

💜 You have struggled with the heavy weight of insecurity and anxiety, but every task you undertook you kept the goal in mind and found the task not a grind. A Spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in a most delightful way. Sure you were incredibly nervous but you built a bridge and got over it.

💜 You had no idea what you were doing on some days. But through it all you still showed up and carried on knowing that life experiences were meant to teach you lifelong lessons, not to entertain you. Sure you weren’t equipped, but hey … you built a bridge and got over it.

💜 Remember those days when everyone thought you were unqualified for the job? But you courageously didn’t allow their perspectives of you to define you. Instead, you embraced the opportunities and built a bridge and got over it.

Note to Self:
When you pray…you are building a bridge between you and God. Pray always and don’t give up. Jesus made Himself a bridge for us so we could have an authentic relationship with God to get us through the deep waters.

When you feel discouraged and angry that your prayers aren’t being heard….it’s important not to stop praying. There’s a bridge built with you in mind that will get you through, under, and over it again and again.

Prayer Time: Father, I will call out to you from far away, because I am sad and weak. Lead me to a strong, safe rock that is higher than I am. You are the safe place where I can hide. You are like a strong tower that keeps me safe against my enemies.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭61:2-3‬ ‭EASY‬‬

💜 The devil can’t handle the bridge that God built with you in mind. Keep your priorities straight. God’s got you!

GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE

Chapter 6 of 12 chapters:

♥️ When all is said and done, your actions will speak more than your words

♥️ Don’t allow social media to make you hate your life or hate others. It’s all simply a playground where people have fun then go home to real life

♥️ The struggle is part of your story

♥️ The easiest way to live without stress is to stop arguing with yourself and people

♥️ God is close to you even when you are at your lowest moment

♥️ Get rid of anything you are not using. You are not going to start using it by shoving it into a corner

♥️ Get over the past. Heal quickly. Move on. You have things to do and people to meet

♥️ Breaking generational curses is not for the faint of heart

♥️ When you get tired, let your heart push you over the hill

♥️ Pray confidently and consistently

♥️ Even if we are faithless, God remains faithful and true to His word for He cannot deny Himself

♥️ Avoid petty disagreements over words, which does no good, but upsets and destroy who you are becoming
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‭‭Happy Monday ♥️

Every year has 12 chapters. One bad chapter doesn’t mean it’s the end of your life 📕

Thanks

GROWN UP CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE

“Take Heart”

No family is perfect and from time to time our arrows miss their targets. The doctor hands us our child at birth, and before we know it we’re on our own. The truth is, we never stop worrying about our children even when they are grown and have children of their own.

The Psalmist David compares children to arrows in the hands of a warrior. Up to now there are no perfect track records to this thing call ‘Parenting for Dummies.’

Our time with our children is so short lived that most of us prefer to spend doing things that are fun than having open and honest communication that may have a significant impact on our legacy.

A healthy home does not come easily. It’s hard and consistent work. It’s sometimes hitting the target and many times missing the target. There’s no doubt that we love our children, but there are those times when we do not love their behaviour.

Watching a child take a dangerous path and not saying anything because it might make them mad is not love … but fear. True love takes courage to go beyond and above how we may be perceived in the eyes of our children.

Families are not perfect. We miss our targets more times than we wish to confess … but no one can love our children like we do. Whether they no longer listen or care what we say … we are still Mom. When they talk back, complain, or even argue … we are still Mom.

Our comeback is found in Deuteronomy 6:6-9 which says,

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on YOUR hearts.

IMPRESS them on your children. TALK about them when you SIT at home and when you WALK along the road, when you LIE down and when you GET up.

TIE them as symbols on YOUR hands and BIND them on your foreheads.

WRITE them on the door-frames of your houses and on your gates.”

We may no longer have the final word over our adult children, but we have to trust God that they will be grounded, know right from wrong, and set healthy boundaries in their homes protecting them and their families.

Father, we thank you for the awesome privilege to be Mothers. We pray that there will be a safe place for our children to turn around before it is too late. In Jesus Name, Amen