Make Stress Your Friend and It Helps You Be Healthy

Health psychologist Kelly cGonigal confesses she has been teaching that stress is harmful to your health for 10 years, BUT SHE WAS WRONG. People are dying, not from stress, but in believing that stress is bad for you.  The science says that changing the way you think about stress can make you healthier. What if… Read More

Prenatal Brain Development

Pregnant Moms, what do you know about the development of your precious’ brain while you are carrying the little one? There’s lots of information about this on Adam and Mila’s website that they encourage us to share, including: The Fetal Brain The prenatal brain development starts at just over two weeks in, with the formation… Read More

You are what you eat?

Did you know your eating habits affect you thinking abilities? Can a typical Western diet high in saturated fats and sugars affect the parts of the brain that are important to memory and make people more likely to crave the unhealthful food? Psychologist Terry Davidson, director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at American University in Washington,… Read More

Discern, Choose, then Practice

At a recent talk at Influence, a multi-generational woman’s group at Liberty Evangelical Free Church in Pella, Iowa, we explored the idea of renewing our minds. Is it possible? The Bible says it is. So does science. It start with choosing what we are going to think about. Yes, you can choose your thoughts. And… Read More