Victoria NeuroNotes

Into the Gray


Words Can Literally Change Your Brain & Perception Of Reality

In 2011, on New Year’s Eve, I started thinking about all the years I spent in church listening to preachers talk dirt about humanity. I recalled the years I had a negative self-image. I knew why. Continue reading



How I Overcame Fear Using Mental Training Techniques

These Neuroscience Techniques Are Also Used In Navy Seals Training

Warning:  Explicit Content — Suicide

Amygdala_smallI spend a lot of time reading blogs where believers are becoming aware of the lack of credibility in their holy books but have an extremely difficult time with fear because of their indoctrinated beliefs about eternal hell. Continue reading


My True Savior: A Love Letter To My Only Begotten

I’m not sure where this letter will take me, but I want to start by saying, beloved daughter, that I adore you, admire you, and have the utmost respect for you.  I will forever be indebted to you.  You saved my life.  I am a better person because of you, there’s no doubt about that.  Had you not come into my life when you did, I feel certain that I would have lost the will to live. Continue reading


When Mind Matters

We were riding through downtown when my daughter, who was a wee one at the time, noticed a homeless person. She intuitively knew he was unhappy, and hungry. She turned to me, her big blue eyes tearing up, and said “Momma, can we buy him something to eat?” I get teary-eyed just thinking about that poignant moment. I drove to a restaurant, and ordered a hardy meal and a large iced tea to go. We retraced our tracks in hopes of finding the man. But it was to no avail. I think this was the first time my daughter became acutely aware that there was suffering in the world. Continue reading

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Never, Ever Give Up!

Last week I went out-of-town for 2 days to spend some time with one of my best friends.  Peggy and I were business partners for several years until she became critically ill.  Her liver was failing, and doctors told her she only had 4 months to live.  That was in 2009.  She did not listen to the doctors.  She listened to her own inner voice which said… Continue reading


“Disparate Pieces Become A Unified Whole”

Since I’ve been on WordPress, I have met some of the most intelligent, talented, and compassionate bloggers.  People who are passionate about helping others.  People who have become the change they want to see.  Meet Jo Murphy.   She has a master’s degree, Master in Education (Creative Arts), and is currently working towards recommencing a Ph.D.  Her passion is the development of Continue reading