Conversations with JUNE DOYLE

‘People inspire you, or they drain you. Pick them wisely.’

“Do a favor and win a friend forever; nothing can untie that bond.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭19‬ ‭MSG‬‬

You don’t have to have it all figured out right away to walk in faith. Find friends who will sit with you and say, “Let’s have faith” instead of sitting and crying with you.

If the conversations in your circle are not deep after joking around and having fun … then maturity is absent. The older you get …. stay close to those who can joke around and then have some deep conversations.

Adult friendship says, ‘Let me call you right back’ … then 3, 4, 5 days past and no one takes it personally. They are low maintenance people that you can’t afford to lose.

Friends are the people who laugh louder than you, know that you are not perfect but still manages to make you feel perfect. They are like gold. Choose quality over quantity anytime.

“If you insult a relative, it will be difficult to become friends with him again. Arguments keep people apart, like the walls of a strong city.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭19‬ ‭EASY‬‬

Be friends with those who will sit with you and say, ‘Let’s fix this’ instead of being a child and ignoring you. Shoutout to the friends that want to see you do well.

Be yourself and the right people will love you. “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit—you choose.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭21‬ ‭MSG‬‬

“Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18‬:‭24‬ ‭MSG‬‬

WEDNESDAY CONVERSATION with June Doyle

What makes the Devil tremble? Christians on their knees praying. Someone said, ‘Satan laughs at our words but trembles when we pray.’

Prayers memorized from the head and not spoken from the heart don’t connect with God. Prayer is simply a conversation between you and God where everyone is welcome to the table.

🙏🏾 “Our Father in heaven, hallowed by your name, your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.’

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have their reward in full.

🙏🏾 But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

Some folks sincerely believe that if they say, ‘I’m covered with the blood of Jesus and no weapon formed against me shall prosper’ without praying about it – it will work like magic. That sounds more like a pep-talk to me.

It will be foolish for me to stand on a busy six lane highway with a megaphone in my hand shouting to the top of my lungs, ‘ I’m covered with the blood of Jesus and no weapon formed against me shall prosper’ and not expect to be hit by speedy cars ultimately leading to my untimely death.

That will be erratic behaviour that does not get God’s attention.

One day Satan mockingly tells Jesus, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command His angels concerning You and ‘They will lift you up on their hands, So that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.’ ”

👉🏾 Jesus said to him, “On the other hand Satan, it is written and forever remains written, ‘You shall not test the Lord your God.’ ”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭AMP‬‬

To test God is to say, “A loving God would never allow evil to be formed against me” while living a prayer-less life.

🙏🏾 Without a doubt, God remains faithful in keeping His promises, according to scripture. But if we try to manipulate God while putting ourselves in situations and testing God to keep His word, then this is mockery.

God will not be mocked. Satan laughs at our words but trembles when we kneel in prayer.

CONVERSATIONS with JUNE DOYLE

Faith does not change your situation. Faith changes the way you see your situation.

Mountains never changes its size, but the moment you think you can’t climb the mountain but you keep climbing anyway despite the fear is when you realize there’s no mountain high enough to keep you back from getting to the top.

Whatever happens in life, in the high moments or the lows, God is always there for those who keep pushing hard to get to the next level of victory. Will it be easy? Maybe not, but I guarantee you it will be worth the climb.

God takes care of all the unforeseen stuff when there’s no trust issues between you and Him.

Jesus told His disciples, “You don’t have enough faith,” I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.””
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭17‬:‭20‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Do not turn your religious beliefs into a circus to entertain the naysayers. If you have small faith or big faith God will make you strong in your spirit to climb to the top of the mountain of your current situation.

God will take you through stuff that you don’t even understand just to bring you to the place where He needs you to be to show Himself strong on your behalf.

You can’t walk in victory with someone who spreads fear, or needlessly raises the alarm.

Satan is such a schemer that he will fight you over the things you can’t see on the mountain top just to keep you from reaching the top.

The next time Satan reminds you of your slips and falls, remind him of the countless times you got back up and kept on running.

Be careful who you entertain and who entertains you. You’ve got mountains to climb my friends. Let’s make JESUS great again!

Monday Morning Conversation with June DOYLE

I do not try to make anyone think that I am very wise or either have it all together. It’s far from the truth. But I do try to be simple and honest when I speak or write to you reminding you that nothing is impossible for God to do.

Talking about JESUS may not be popular. It may even be perceived by others as being out-of-touch in today’s culture. But God’s wisdom is something that this world desperately needs to bring back hope, empathy and compassion.

Who do you talk to when you’re riding waves of grief? Who do you turn to when your world turns upside down and your heart has been shattered into zillion of pieces? Is it a WAKEUP call that we need a strong tower to escape the ruins of broken relationships?

If we don’t have struggles in life, we wouldn’t know the strength of our anchor. God is always up to something bigger and more promising when it seems like we are breaking under the pressure.

God is determined to bring out His best in us, long before the day we arrived in the delivery room. Instead of confiding in a person who is ‘SUPPOSEDLY’ able to predict your future by palmistry, using a crystal ball, or similar methods, take your feelings directly to God and remind your heart who God really is.

We don’t depend on other people’s guesses and opinions of what God had already mapped out for our lives before our birth day. The Bible warns us not to turn to other gods for help.

All those tears, sleepless nights, and fast heartbeats are trying to teach you one thing – GO TO JESUS.

When I can’t fall asleep, or even if I wake up feeling anxious, I would open my Bible, read the scripture for a while, say a prayer and suddenly the flood of thoughts starts to fall apart into bits and pieces…and before long I am fast asleep without a care in the world.

Somehow your spirit/conscience/gut feeling knows that God was speaking to you through His Word. Just as you exercise your body to make it stronger, you must exercise your faith to make it sharper and more sensitive to God’s voice.

It’s amazing how your perspective on life changes when you begin to talk to Jesus.

Faith thanks God in the middle of the mess. Faith thanks God in the middle of the night. Faith thanks God before the end of the story.
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Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas – Video

✨Here are tips on how to move from LANGUISHING to THRIVING.

Using the PERMA model to move from languishing to thriving! 👇🏽👇🏽

👉🏽Increase POSITIVE EMOTIONS (create a gratitude practice, name your feelings, have fun)

👉🏽Increase your ENGAGEMENT (be honest about your feelings, take care of yourself)

👉🏽Improve your RELATIONSHIPS (connect with others, talk to a therapist or coach)

👉🏽Find MEANING (choose work wisely, give yourself grace, plan for your future)

👉🏽Celebrate your ACCOMPLISHMENTS (challenge yourself, set small goals,celebrate your successes)

💡The idea is that carefully cultivating each of these five areas leads to greater life satisfaction. If you are consciously experiencing more positive emotions, feeling present and engaged, cultivating healthy relationships, finding meaning in what you do, and celebrating, you’re doing more than just getting by. You’re thriving (or, in modern terms, “living your best life”).

📖Video and caption based on the article “Are you languishing? Here’s how to regain your sense of purpose.” By Allaya Cooks-Campbell

wellness #mentalhealth #brain #everydayneuroscience

Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas

Dr. Krissy Doyle-Thomas (Ph.D.) is a Medical Neuroscientist and Professor. Krissy is an expert in medical conditions that affect the brain and mental health.

She has received several prestigious fellowships, including fellowships from the Canadian Institute for Health Research and the Networks of Centres of Excellence of Canada.

Krissy’s research has been published in numerous high impact peer-reviewed journals and presented nationally and internationally to both academic and non-academic audiences.

She was featured in CBC’s HERstory in Black, as one of 150 Canadian black women who excel within their field. She is also an honouree in the 2022, 100 Accomplished Black Canadian Women book which is available on Amazon.

Krissy Doyle-Thomas, PhD is a Professor in Brain Disorders Management, and Mental Health and Disability Management at Mohawk College.

Krissy is also a Medical Neuroscientist. She completed her Masters in Health Sciences at the University of Calgary and her PhD in Medical Sciences at McMaster University.

Upon graduating, she accepted a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Autism Research Centre at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. There, she used Magnetic Research Imaging to investigate structural and functional properties of the brain among those with Autism Spectrum Disorders and how these properties relate to clinical symptoms.

Krissy holds an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) appointment in Rehabilitation Sciences at McMaster University, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Krissy has also developed courses for private post-secondary institutions, as well as the Brain Disorders Management, and Mental Health and Disability Management at Mohawk College. Krissy is a certified trainer in LivingWorks safeTALK.

Today’s Topic: Is negative thinking bad for your brain?

👩🏽‍🔬 Science says Yes!

Disclaimer: There are many ways to address negative thinking. This video suggests one strategy that might work for some. However sometimes a more guided strategy is required.

Never hesitate to reach out to a therapist or coach to help you systemically address problematic thinking.

📖 Content based on the article “Is negative thinking bad for your brain?”

OCTOBER 5 DR KRISSY – VIDEO

Dr. Krissy says, “Change your limiting beliefs”

  1. “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief you can’t have it”
  2. “If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.”
  3. “Your body responds to thoughts as if they were facts”
  4. “Turn your can’t into can.”
  5. “The only limits you have are the limits you believe.”

Today is the best day of your life. Go brave!

Excerpt adapted from “Brain Power: Limiting Life Through Limiting Beliefs” Unstuck Psychological.

OCTOBER 4 DR. KRISSY DOYLE-THOMAS – VIDEO 🧠

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