Fear

The Pep Talk You Need to Hear

I read a great quote the other day:  “It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” -Hugh Laurie It...

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What Do You Fear?
What Do You Fear?

What do you fear, and why? Is it holding you back from realizing your full potential? The childish fears of our youth are usually replaced by new fears, or sometimes they just morph into more socially acceptable versions of those same childish fears. Watch this short film and then take a look at the related online study to think a bit more deeply...

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What Do You Fear?
What Do You Fear?

Fear. It sneaks up on us when we least expect it. It can frustrate or even paralyze us. It can be embarrassing! Do you think that you miss out on some of the best opportunities because you are just simply afraid to engage? In this short film, Levi pleads with Trick to find a better solution for his fear. This comical perspective addresses a very...

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Fear At the Top of the Hill
Fear At the Top of the Hill

I looked down the 15 foot rock face that the other guys had just ridden down on their mountain bikes and the sight of it froze me in place.  But hey, the other five guys did it so I backed up, approached the steep decline and ... froze again, jamming on the brakes.  My buddies waited at the bottom and now I added a new fear, would they think less...

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Understanding Cutting
Understanding Cutting

My daughter cut herself for the first time when she was 12 years old. Today, 11 years later, she is still struggling to overcome this problem. At the time I knew absolutely nothing about "self-harm" and it scared me to death. I was shocked and bewildered that she would do such a thing. It’s important to understand cutting - what it is, who does...

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4 Causes + 1 Solution to Anxiety
4 Causes + 1 Solution to Anxiety

"Death is the only joy, and the only release." "Contrary to popular belief, there is no hope." What gloomy thoughts. The first came from the classified section of a college newspaper, the second from an anonymous inscription on a classroom blackboard. Both exhibit what psychologists call "existential anxiety"—frustration with a meaningless...

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Swine Flu Fear
Swine Flu Fear

The recent news about "Swine Flu" has caused widespread concern, perhaps with memories of the SARS outbreak only a few years ago, which ended up killing over 900 people, still fresh in our minds. Today the Toronto Star provided a helpful list of questions and answers about Swine Flu: Q: What can I do to prevent myself from getting the flu? A:...

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5 Simple Strategies for Keeping Your Life Stuck
5 Simple Strategies for Keeping Your Life Stuck

One of the most common statements I hear when I talk with potential clients is, "I feel stuck." People find themselves feeling stuck in different ways. They may be in a relationship that no longer is working, but they don't know how to leave. They may have a dream of starting their own business, but aren't exactly sure where to begin. Or they may...

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