Spring Into Action in the Face of Fear

It is magnificent to spring into action in the face of fear! There are many situations in life that require a person to take action, and to take that action, now even in the face of fear. Fear is commonly defined as the state of being afraid or apprehensive. Taking action now means that you move and do what needs doing, now.  Fear, if left unchecked, unchallenged and free to roam, makes it difficult to take action now. The next time you have something to do that causes you to feel fear, find your courage and take action anyway....more

Fearing Death and the Media

My week has been marred, not only by the repossession of my car - which is another story in itself, but also with the passing of a beloved film critic, Roger Ebert.  Like many who grew up during the 80s and 90s, I was a regular stalker of Siskel and Ebert's film reviews - not only to sound a little smarter when hanging out with my pop culture-soaked theatre friends, but also because their reviews truly sunk in....more

Scared of Getting Sick? A Reality Check

Afraid of catching the flu, or coming down with cancer? Join the club – only if your anxiety about illness is overboard, it can actually harm your health more than it helps. So what can you do to minimize fear and anxiety about illness and embrace courage instead? If you're suffering from a full-blown anxiety disorder or phobia, please seek professional help. But if you, like many of us, just need some tips for navigating the fears that plague all of us, read on. ...more

Is Fear Holding You Back?

Who Are You Trying to Impress?

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Confessions of a Shoplifter

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Am I Nuts for Considering Leaving My Job?

When you're thinking about leaving your perfectly good job for something new, if can feel like you're nuts. Any doubt you may have had is fueled by well-meaning friends and family telling you that you're crazy. So, are you? See the real answer in this post... ...more

Why Free Floating Anxiety Drives Me Crazy

Do you ever have times in your life when everything is going great yet you just have this nagging feeling that impending doomis on the horizon?  It’s like waiting for the other shoe to drop.  You aren’t quite sure where the problem will come from, but you are convinced there will be a problem.That is Free Floating Anxiety....more

The Elf on the Shelf Has Been Banned From Our House.

A few years back, when the Elf On The Shelf was starting to pick up popularity, my very enthusiastic daughter pleaded with me to get her The Elf On The Shelf.   She begged me to please get one because all her friends had it and it would be so cool to have one in our house too.Not really knowing anything about what the Elf craze was all about, we drove over to our local bookstore to get one.  I thought it looked kind of cute and it had a book!  I figured it would be something that we would add to our Christmas traditions and family....more

Develop Goals To Help Manage Your Fears

By: Stan Popovich We all have to deal with fear and anxiety in our life. Our fears and anxieties can reduce our self-confidence and help prevent us from getting what we want. One of the ways to help manage your fears is to develop some goals and then focus on reaching those goals. Developing goals will help you manage your fears because goals help us not to focus on our fears. For instance, let’s say that you have to finish your report for work by the end of the week. If you focus on reaching that deadline, this will distract you from getting stressed and anxious....more