Tag: fear

Oct 18

FEEDING FEAR

Stress

What feeds your fears?  Or excessive worry or rumination?  Many of us fixate on situations or circumstances that we have no control over.  Often our negative self-talk and “what if” mindset consume our brain and keep us stuck in perpetual anxiety. Our world  seems to be filled with traumatic events and natural disasters that contribute …

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Jul 22

THE PERFECT STORM

Is it difficult to watch the news today without experiencing fear?  The media clearly capitalizes on our fears and desire for information.  There are many events occurring in our nation and globally that would produce fear in anyone.  The economy, healthcare, unemployment, war, and the latest national disaster, the oil spill.  How many of those …

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Jun 22

FROZEN IN FEAR

How many people do you know who are incapacitated by fear?  What has fear prevented you from doing?  It seems that fear and insecurity are rampant today and impacting people’s lives in a big way.  In my practice, I find that these two emotional issues are relevant in almost every situation.  Fear causes people to …

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May 26

FREEDOM IS NOT FREE

On this Memorial Day holiday we need to remember those who sacrificed themselves for our country by serving in the military.  We often forget the value of living in a free country and take much of everyday living for granted.  An event like September 11th reminds us of our vulnerabilities and the importance of maintaining …

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May 05

FLU MEDIA HYSTERIA

Why do we feel a need to generate mass hysteria when communicating a health concern? It seems the media and our society love to generate an emotional stir when discussing something of interest that affects us all.  We as a society seem to thrive on controversy, turmoil, and negative emotion, like we don’t have enough …

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Mar 24

MARKET MANIA

The roller-coaster ride continues as the market rallied today for an almost 500 point spike.  The emotions tied to the market’s volatility are enough to make anyone nauseous.  While fear continues to be the predominant emotion, glimmers of hope occasionally emerge.  The psychology of the stock market and investing is fascinating.  In many ways it …

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Mar 03

WHERE IS THE BOTTOM?

As the stock market took another major plunge today, dipping below the 7000 mark, everyone is wondering when we’ll reach the bottom.  Fear seems to be the predominant emotion these days with the falling stock market, falling real estate values, rising unemployment rates and reduced confidence in our government.  Our human instincts seek control, understanding, …

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Feb 02

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY

Phil saw his shadow again so we can expect six more weeks of winter.  This annual tradition focuses us on the groundhog and a prediction about the length of winter, but we can look a little deeper to discover our own shadow which many want to avoid.  Do you recall the movie Groundhog Day when …

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Dec 02

CHANGE: RESISTANCE VERSUS ACCEPTANCE

The phrase “be careful what you wish for” never had more significance than it does today.  We as a nation voted for change and are hopeful that our new leaders will elicit positive change.  Our country is going through some dramatic changes not all of them positive.  How we adapt to change is more important than …

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