The Joy Prescription Podcast


6. The Joy Prescription Podcast - Jeremiah 29:11 - Good Thoughts

Season 1, Ep. 6

Hello, Dear One, Dr. Cynthia Libert here with your weekly Joy Prescription. 

Today, I’ll be reading Jeremiah 29:11: "'For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope."  

How are you? Is your mind wrestling with fearful, defeating thoughts? It’s easy to look around at the world and our circumstances and be discouraged. This has always been the case in human history. In fact, when the prophet Jeremiah received these words of encouragement to Israel, they were in captivity. On the outside, their future looked bleak and hopeless, and the promises of God on pause. They may have questioned God’s goodness when they looked around at their undesirable circumstances. 

God had an answer. He quieted their fears by reminding them that He only had GOOD plans, GOOD thoughts, and GOOD intentions toward them.  Friend, the same is true for YOU today!  God is full of GOOD thoughts about you and your future. Take His thoughts to heart and be of good courage!

May the Peace of Christ be with you. May you be buoyed up with hope in His supernatural power, trusting that He can and will transform your circumstances into good, for your good and for His glory. 

I invite you to tune in next week for another Joy Prescription devotional and also on the second Tuesday of each month when my co-host, Brooke Jack and I, take a deeper dive to explore topics at the intersection of Brain Health, Lifestyle Medicine & Christian Spirituality.

We’d love to hear from you! 

You can ask us questions about anything health and/or spirituality related, and we’ll do our best to answer you on the podcast.  Send your questions via email to or by calling our question line at 828-412-0599.  

In the meantime, we invite you to take your learning further with us at Go out and do that one new thing that brings you joy today!  Bye for now. 

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2. The Joy Prescription Podcast - Just Be Still & Breathe

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Have you ever found yourself on the edge of burnout? Do you ever feel desperate just to catch your breath? You’re not alone (and you’re in good company). My story of near burnout working as a rural family physician is how my healthy lifestyle blueprint, what I call my Joy Prescription, was born and became the framework for my own personal healing.In this episode, my co-host and I unpack the “J’ in my Joy Prescription Toolbox. We explore the connection between breath, mind, and body from a scientific standpoint, including the direct link between emotions and breath. We also examine Psalm 46 for wisdom on how to manage the unrest we often battle within our souls and find hope!We highlight these key concepts:The heart posture that leads to peaceHow emotions and breath are interrelatedThe extraordinary health benefits of an adequate oxygen supplyOne of the most accessible and transformative wellness practices that you can begin implementing right now (even while you’re listening to this podcast!)Resources mentioned in this episode:Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James NestorLooking for a weekly dose of encouragement delivered to your inbox? Subscribe to our newsletter to receive free weekly devotionals from Dr. Libert!Take your learning further with us and learn step-by-step how to write your very own Joy Prescription through membership at thejoyprescription.comConnect with Dr.