The Final Final is Finally Final
Yep! The title says it all. I have now completed my fourth semester at SimpsonU. No more teachers, no more text books, and no more tests for three entire weeks. It’s time to put the ‘look a lot like Christmas’ in Christmas around this house. For the past couple of weeks, I have started to […]
As I write this final blog for my class assignment, I am reflecting on previous blogs. As a perfectionist, this has been a difficult concept to process– my writing is less than perfect! Where did this drive come from? Is it a neurosis? Do I find a sense of value in turning in perfect work? […]
I cannot think of one single thing to blog about so I’ve decided to create a smorgasbord, so to speak, of things that have been on my mind this week. Joyce Meyer One of the things I have always appreciated about Joyce Meyer is her willingness to be transparent. People love hearing what she […]
A few weeks ago I was lamenting to my therapist about how mortified I was to learn of the many grammatical and punctuation errors in my blog. Our conversation went a lot like this: “I am an English major, for goodness sake.” “What is the purpose of your blog?” “Well, aside from being a classroom […]
My Shameful Foe
For the past few months, I have been participating in Dr. Caroline Leaf’s 21-Day Brain Detox online program. I’ve had some amazing successes in replacing harmful internal messages I’ve been believing for years with truthful thoughts. The standard of truth, for me personally, is the Word of God. Do my thoughts agree with what God’s […]
Here’s a Thought . . .
Modern science is revealing that the power of our mind (our thoughts) has the ability to change the physical landscape of our brain; our brains are malleable. This is in contrast to previous theories just a few decades ago, when scientists considered our brains to be hard-wired and fixed. Breakthroughs in neuroscience are confirming that […]
Living to Learn
Happy Birthday Angela! Living to Learn I’ve always had a hunger to learn. These days I’m going into debt over it. And it’s a debt large enough to buy a very expensive vehicle. I plan on living long enough to pay it off. If not – sorry kids – there goes your inheritance. This is […]
I’ve been on a quest. Sometimes it is two steps forward, one step back. The important thing is to keep moving: Giving up is not a viable option for me. I have a goal; a prize; the cheddar, waiting for me at the end of my trek. Actually, only one ultimate goal, but a myriad […]
Friday, you didn’t get here soon enough . . .
Friday, you didn’t get here soon enough! This has been a tough week. Sickness. Legal stuff. Computer problems. Internet out. Disagreements. Oh, what a week! Friday, you didn’t come soon enough. How did I keep my thoughts, and mind from sinking into despair? I nearly didn’t. Ok, I may have slipped momentarily into self-pity. Thankfully, […]
Detoxing your body? Don’t forget to detox the brain!
Since discovering Caroline Leaf’s research in 2014, I have been so intrigued that I did two semester projects about her findings. She is a Christian cognitive neuroscientist that has been exploring the mysteries of the brain, the mind, and how much our thoughts affect our mental, emotional, and even our physical health for more than […]