Nicky VanValkenburgh wrote her latest book, Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life, after experiencing a remarkable transformation with brain training for ADHD. She has a Master's in Journalism from Regent University and a Bachelor's in Psychology from Eastern University.
Nicky is a Contributing Writer for Upstate Parent, Low Country Parent, and Palmetto Parent magazines, which are all published in South Carolina, USA (circ 250,000). Occasionally, she also writes for the American Chronicle and California Chronicle.
Nicky is the Director of 20 Minutes To Less Stress.com, which welcomes over 100,000 visitors yearly (from 26 countries) and has been online since 2005. The website sells stress reduction cds, and offers an Awaken Your Brainpower newsletter.
Nicky was born in the Netherlands, and immigrated to America when she was two years old. She grew up speaking Dutch and English at home. She lived in various parts of Europe (Italy, Belgium, and Holland) for eight years.
Nicky currently lives in South Carolina with her husband Jim and their two children. In her spare time, Nicky enjoys exercising at the gym, reading books, networking with people, listening to motivational speakers, eating Thai food, drinking herbal tea, and leanring all she can about healthy living,