Navigating Your fear journey

This section offers anecdotes and insights that reflect the power and possibility in a journey of embracing instead of battling fear.

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...

The Little Things that Comfort Me During Covid

The Little Things that Comfort Me During Covid

My home’s property abuts that of a Baptist church, the construction of which apparently caused some resentment on the part of the previous owners of our house—who I suppose felt it would obstruct their pristine backyard view. But the church has never bothered me. In...

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...

Find Your Fear: Debit Versus Credit

Find Your Fear: Debit Versus Credit

"Will that be debit or credit?" A seemingly benign question posed at the point of sale, one that many of us gloss over as we reach for one of the plastic cards poised to leap out of our wallets. But the phrase is also a powerful reminder of our potential to use...

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...

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