Can stress give you a heart attack? Does every woman get PMS? Who does God think is a good woman? Welcome to Body and Soul Insight – a blog about contemporary issues in health, reproduction, gender and religion.   I’ve taught classes at Stony Brook University on all these topics for 15 years and am still fascinated and engaged with them. 1425 ret croppedI have a Ph.D. in Health Psychology with a minor in Women’s Studies, and will soon complete a graduate certificate in Religious Studies and Education. I’ll be writing my thoughts about current events on these topics, anchoring them in the latest research. I encourage your comments and would love to connect with people interested in these issues. Stay tuned for my next post: Do ISIS, Al-Qaeda, and Hamas reflect the values of Islam?