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The Stress Virus

The Stress Virus I am a microbiologist by training and part of my expertise is in infectious diseases. I direct a research laboratory that is trying to understand how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, making them difficult to treat, or … Continue reading

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An example of courage

An example of courage I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what I am teaching my kids through my own life, through my words and actions. I want them to trust Christ, but am I showing them clearly how to do … Continue reading

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Parenting with a 5-year plan

Parenting with a 5-year plan Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV) In the 1600s, Indian Emperor Shah Jahan ordered the erection of … Continue reading

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“Let them be kids”

“Let them be kids” In the late 1800s when he was just 8 years old, young Meriwether Lewis was helping to run the family plantation. It is said that he would set of into the woods on foot for days … Continue reading

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Science Mumbo Jumbo part II

Another long post. Sorry. But hopefully less technical than last week’s! What does science have to say about how mental and behavioral changes can protect me from chronic stress or reverse its effects? Lifestyle medicine In 2014, the journal BMC … Continue reading

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Button pushers

Button pushers Child 1: You hit my foot. Child 2: You were trying to kick me. Child 1: That’s because you pushed my seat. Child 2: I didn’t actually touch you. Child 1: Stop. I’m serious. Just stop. Child 2: … Continue reading

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Hope in the face of stress, anxiety, and depression

Hope in the face of stress, anxiety, and depression Yesterday I wrapped up another successful summer of microbiology research at PLNU. After cleaning up the lab, I was able to take my team of students on a tour of our … Continue reading

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