Embracing Fear

Embracing and understanding our fears creates a pathway for becoming more informed, empowered and self-accepting. These articles speak to how we can use our fears as a springboard for better choices and more courageous living.

The Gift of Embracing Fear

The Gift of Embracing Fear

When I figured out how to embrace fear and uncertainty instead of bury it in the recesses of my consciousness, things changed in a big way. What’s the worst thing that can happen? The question burned in my ears five years ago when I met with an insurance broker to...

Acceptance of Coronavirus-Related Fear

Acceptance of Coronavirus-Related Fear

On March 15th, two days after the declaration of a national emergency concerning the COVID-19 virus outbreak, the line of cars filing into my local grocery store parking lot telegraphed the buzz of desperation inside. But something else surfaced amid the controlled...

Respect the Ingredients of Your Fear

Respect the Ingredients of Your Fear

You might not often mention fear and bread in the same breath–although fear of a belly bulge prompts many to swear off the doughy, yeasty miracle. But I would argue that the process of baking bread is a metaphor for how we handle our fears. Consider that both fear and...

I Did What Scared Me the Most — and It Changed My Life

I Did What Scared Me the Most — and It Changed My Life

When I turned forty, I was married with two young children, leaning wholeheartedly into the role of caring for my family. I lived in a lovely home in an affluent neighborhood in Connecticut, grateful that I could stay at home with my son and daughter. But as I...

I was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at 40.

I was Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at 40.

As a little girl, I believed that a ghost lived in my closet. I feared it would run amok while I slept, if not held back by a firmly closed door (never considering that the incorporeal interloper might just ooze through the wood). One night, noticing during tuck-in...

A Fear Finding Exercise

A Fear Finding Exercise

Hello Fellow Fear Finders, Feeling fearless doesn't mean ignoring or battling your fears, but rather accepting, enlightening and embracing them as part of your path toward a deeper understanding of what gets and keeps you stuck. In the process, your fears can shift...

Welcome, fellow Fear Finder.

Welcome, fellow Fear Finder.

Welcome, fellow Fear Finder. I'm glad you're here. I'm glad because it means I've sparked some curiosity about how fear shows up in your life and in your choices. And curiosity is a great starting point for positive change. Curiosity enlightens fear by enticing us to...

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Yes, we can change our thoughts. Don't believe everything you think. My therapist suggested this after I told her that someone said something crappy to me. And by crappy, I mean infuriating, marginalizing, made-me-want-to-hit-something crappy. She listened intently,...

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