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.

5 Successful Ways To Manage Fear And Anxiety In Midlife

5 Successful Ways To Manage Fear And Anxiety In Midlife

You’re standing in a room and have no idea why you’re there. Your errant chin hairs could poke someone’s eye out. Sleeping through the night is as elusive a concept as buttoning your pre-menopause pants. If any of these statements rings a bell, there should be little...

Those Voices in Your Head: The Fear of Failure

Those Voices in Your Head: The Fear of Failure

So, you want to start your own podcast, but every time you think about it those little voices in your head join in a deafening symphony of “SERIOUSLY? WHO WOULD EVER WANT TO LISTEN TO YOU????” Know that you are not alone. Fear of failure is not only common but...

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...

Social Media FOMO Can Backfire

Social Media FOMO Can Backfire

The holidays can serve up rich and meaningful moments with family and friends-- and trigger a drive to digitally broadcast each and every one. But sharing can turn into oversharing, leading to a feverish social media focus that can actually make us feel worse. Here's...

Fear in your Work Life: Fact or Fiction?

Fear in your Work Life: Fact or Fiction?

When you think about fear in your professional life, you might consider your relationship with your work, manager, colleagues or clients. But do you also consider your relationship with yourself? If you don't, consider this: The inner dialogue that your brain creates...

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