This week, we are going to continue talking about having a healthy mind. Did you know that your heart cannot beat without stress? Stress is not bad but distress is. Distress is when stress gets to the point where it is destructive. To combat distress, the scripture says we should rejoice evermore. Now, there is a difference between joy and happiness. Despite all of the things that are happening to you, you can still feel joy. Laughter is good for the body and good for the soul. You should surround yourself with people who are full of laughter. That will contribute to your joy and alleviate your distress. Worry is a sign of distress and the cause of many physical ailments. We literally worry ourselves sick. The key to being worry free is prayer. God said he will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on him. If you are really praying, you can’t worry and if you worry, you aren’t really praying. Just like stress is good for you, so is fear. Not all fear is bad. The Bible talks about the spirit of fear though. That is when you are afraid of everything. That is not healthy! In fact, unhealthy fear can cause irrational behavior. I pray that you take these words to heart and continue to work towards a more holistically healthy lifestyle, starting with the most powerful part, the mind.