Part ONE of FOUR


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I hope you hear something that helps you understand how you can work WITH YOUR BRAIN to live a healthy, well life.

See you tomorrow for Part TWO

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Change is hard because your brain does not like change.

Change can be uncertain, scary, or new. We tend to be hesitant, doubtful and stress out about change.

Our BRAIN is designed to protect us from uncertainty and therefore we experience resistance.

Neuroscience tells us that brain cells that fire together, to produce a behaviour or thought, also wire together. And it takes effort to break apart that wiring. So change for your brain is physically difficult to do.

However neuroscience also tells us that we have the capacity to change our brain across our lifespan. Yes, it gets harder the older we are … but IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHANGE.

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Dr. Krissy DOYLE-Thomas – Video

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

“Let’s talk about BUILDING RESILIENCE”

Resilience is an ACTIVE PROCESS that requires work to bring our PREFRONTAL CORTEX back online to help us problem solve through stressful events.

Here are 5 recommendations for you:

  1. Break down the problem into smaller, manageable parts.
  2. Focus on what you’re learning and what is in your control.
  3. Identify who around you, you can lend on.
  4. Look after your basic needs.
  5. Know your limits and stick to them.

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“Stepping Outside the Box of Doubt”

🪷 Step outside the box of doubt and see life from a different perspective.

🪷 Just because we have a meltdown every now and then, and do the ugly cry sometimes for no known reason, doesn’t mean we aren’t strong.

Hannah a woman in the Bible had a meltdown in the temple. She did the ugly cry as the pain of being childless crushed her spirit. But yet, she was woman of deep faith.

Her survival skills kicked in at the altar. Only God has the answers to the most impossible circumstances. Hannah did conceive and give birth to Samuel her promised child.

Meltdowns are what happens when our human strength fades. Some of the best things God will do will not be on our timing. He’s God alone.


🪷 Circumstances can change at anytime. Don’t forget you’re human. Just breathe, and have faith that everything will eventually work out for the best.

There was a widow in the Bible that had one child. The Lord knew her, her situation, and the condition of her heart.

She and her son had one meal left when Elijah the man of God found her. She had been praying for a miracle.

What she thought was her last meal was really an opportunity for her to see God in ways she never imagined. God doubled her blessing when she gave out of her need.

Faith works. Everyday, every hour, every minute, every second – God sees, knows, and cares.


Aha Moment: Your survival skills are developed at the altar. Just breathe, and have faith that eventually everything will work out for the best.

Every day we are dependent on God for our daily bread…..whether we recognize it or not.

Prayer Time: Father, thank you that you know each one of us. You know our situation and our heart. May our confidence be always in you. In Jesus Name, Amen

I pray that God will take care of everything you need.


‘Don’t Drink the Kool-Aid’

People are scared, not sure what tomorrow holds. Don’t know how they are going to make it through the present crisis …. but yet we say, ‘I am okay.’

Fear is always lurking around us, and it makes us hide behind the mask. When Adam and Eve ate the fruit, it was fear that made them hide. We deal with fear in our own way which usually makes us tired, angry, and many times acting out of character.

Saying ‘I am okay’ is the Kool-Aid of our emotions. It’s NOT that we are really ‘okay’, but we often deal with fear in the least complicated way “I am okay.”

BUT take note – It’s BAD, very BAD like Kool-Aid for our health.

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid ‘I am okay.’

We all know for a fact that there are countless unhappy rich celebrities. There are unhappy birthday celebration. There are unhappy executive families. There are unhappy married couples. There are unhappy homes with children.

If we are waiting for life to be problem free, we can be waiting for a very long, long time, like forever.

Fear is cruel and it’s rooted in our selfish desires to have more materialistic things which brings no lasting satisfaction. Making idols of people – spouses, children, family and friends, etc.

We even arrogantly attempt to control the outcome of every challenge.

The secret to finding lasting peace in any situation is KNOWING GOD.

Do I have anxious thoughts? Yes!!!
Do I sometimes feel unhappy? Yes!!!
Do I cry? Yes!!!

But I turn my worries into prayers, letting God know ALL my anxieties. And before I know it, ALL my fears, worries, tears, and anxiety settles down. They are there still, but they settle down.

It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.

Prayer Time: Father, we are not okay. When our hearts are overwhelmed please guide our thoughts back to you. In Jesus Name, Amen.

John 16:33 Jesus said, “I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace.
In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”

Don’t drink the Kool-Aid ‘I am okay’ when you are not. Jesus Christ can displace worry from being the CENTER of your life. ‭‭He specializes in turning pain into power.


Let’s talk about STRESS MANAGEMENT!!

It’s not uncommon to feel disorganized and forgetful when you’re under a lot of stress. Over the long term, stress may change your brain in ways that affect your cognition (prefrontal cortex), attention (prefrontal cortex) and memory (hippocampus).

Stress can also affect your mood and anxiety, because of changes in the activity of brain chemicals (lower serotonin levels and higher neurotoxin levels).
☑️ So identifying when you are under stress and actively implementing self-care strategies is important to your health and wellness.

☑️ Many people find that ranking their level of stress on a scale of 1-10 is an effective strategy. For example, a rank of 6 might mean you are not hanging out with friends because you’re so drained, while a 7 might mean you are having difficulty sleeping due to excessive worry.

☑️ Having self-awareness and understanding of how your 6 differs from your 7 can help you gauge where you are, so you can implement necessary strategies to avoid getting to a 9 or 10.

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Remember the story with the Dog and the bone?
The greedy Dog THOUGHT he saw a real Dog carrying a bone much bigger than his own. HE dropped his bone and went after the Dog in the river.
He lost his bone and went home hungry because he didn’t think before he acted.

Don’t lose what you have because of greed.

  1. If you have one person who genuinely support you, you are blessed.

Don’t lose what you have because of greed.

  1. You are worth more than rubies. Choose your spouse well. There’s a huge difference between Lust and Love. Lust sees outside. Love sees inside.

Don’t lose what you have because of greed.

  1. If you have someone who is genuinely happy for you when you’re successful, they are a keeper.

Don’t lose what you have because of greed.

  1. Laugh together. Do things together that you both enjoy. Communicate your feelings. Love is never perfect. Love each other in-spite of the imperfect things.

Don’t lose what you have because of greed.

  1. The most important work you will ever do is within the walls of your home.

Don’t lose what you have because of greed.

  1. The road is long with many a winding turn but be strong. You are stronger than you think.

Don’t lose what you have because of greed.

A cord with three strands is not easily broken. You + Spouse + God ♥️

Don’t lose what you have because of greed.

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

Here are 3 tips from a Neuroscientist of things that will affect your brain.

[Not an exhaustive list] 👈🏾

😮‍💨1. Practice deep breathing

Deep breathing increases oxygen to your brain and stimulates the parasympathic nervous system. This is the system that calms the body and acts in opposition to the system that readies your body for fighting, fleeing or freezing.

🏃🏽‍♀️🥬2 Stay active and eat well

Exercise releases hormones that provide an excellent environment for the growth of new brain cells. It also promotes neuroplasticity that stimulates new connections in the brain.

🫂3. Connect with others

Socializing improves our overall mental health, improves cognitive function and prevents cognitive decline. Studies have shown that socializing might also lower the risk of dementia.

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