Conquering the Fear Factor

covid19 fear jesus life love Aug 09, 2021

Since February 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and now its many variants, have been infecting more than our bodies with disease; they have been infecting our psyches with fear. And this fear has spread much faster and its reach far greater than the biological virus itself, infecting young and old, trade and transportation, all of daily life.

In his article in the Epoch Times entitled "Fear: A Disease of Our Time", Dr. Peter Weiss recounts seeing a patient who came to him wearing a hat, two face masks, and over-sized plastic gloves. When he asked her why she was equipped in such a way, she said that she has a 7-year-old to protect.

Weiss lamented that, unfortunately, he had seen far too many patients like her. He goes on to say: 

Fear has become a disease of our time. Fear is commonly defined as the belief that someone or something is dangerous and likely to cause pain or act as a threat, such as a shark swimming next to you.

. . . Fear is a healthy emotion to own when...

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What a bridge taught me about life and living

Uncategorized Dec 16, 2020

Image courtesy of David Martin, Unsplash

 


Old men ought to be explorers

Here and there does not matter

We must be still and still moving

Into another intensity

For a further union, a deeper communion

["East Coker" from the Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot]


Out of the blue, it hit. Hit me hard. I felt so deflated, sucked of energy. So much so I had to take a day off work that Wednesday, just to regroup.

Seemed so strange to me, as it had never happened quite like this before. Because that Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, was 15 years to the day that my husband, Steve, had been called home to be with his Lord.

Maybe it was because 15 years seemed like some sort of milestone. I really don’t know. All I knew was, I had to take a step back from the normal tempo of daily life. And pause to ponder, experience, and live through all that was seeping up from inside. I guess it’s true that even after all this time, grief takes you on its own journey.

And it was OK. And I was going to be...

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Fears in Midlife: Dream Blocker #5

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2020

DREAM BLOCKER #5: Fear of what would people think if I failed.


 

In this series of 5 articles, you will learn:

  • The 5 Dream Blockers -- fears blocking midlife women from fulfilling their dreams and living their next best lives
  • How to shatter those 5 fears with 8 Timeless Truths and 4 Inspired Ideas
  • Tips, techniques and strategies to succeed in spite of failure (A special offer)

In this article, we’ll be looking at Dream Blocker #5. For the rest of the articles, go to Dream Blocker #1, Dream Blocker #2, Dream Blocker #3 and Dream Blocker #4

Introduction

What stands in your way?

Let’s be honest.

It’s one thing to encourage you to not let anything stand in the way of fulfilling your dream, but the reality is, things do stand in your way, with many of them coming from inside us, whether they come from the circumstances of our childhood, from what influential others (like parents) have said about us or by what we learned about ourselves as adults.

I call them...

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Fears in Midlife: Dream Blocker #4

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2020

DREAM BLOCKER #4: The fear that I’m thinking too much of myself because it’s too big a dream


 

In this series of 5 articles, you will learn:

  • The 5 Dream Blockers -- fears blocking midlife women from fulfilling their dreams and living their next best lives
  • How to shatter those 5 fears with 8 Timeless Truths and 4 Inspired Ideas
  • Tips, techniques and strategies to succeed in spite of failure (A special offer)

In this article, we’ll be looking at Dream Blocker #4. For the rest of the articles, go to Dream Blocker #1, Dream Blocker #2, Dream Blocker #3 and Dream Blocker #5

Introduction

What stands in your way?

Let’s be honest.

It’s one thing to encourage you to not let anything stand in the way of fulfilling your dream, but the reality is, things do stand in your way, with many of them coming from inside us, whether they come from the circumstances of our childhood, from what influential others (like parents) have said about us or by what we learned...

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Fears in Midlife: Dream Blocker #3

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2020

DREAM BLOCKER #3: The fear that it’s too big a dream


 

In this series of 5 articles, you will learn:

  • The 5 Dream Blockers -- fears blocking midlife women from fulfilling their dreams and living their next best lives
  • How to shatter those 5 fears with 8 Timeless Truths and 4 Inspired Ideas
  • Tips, techniques and strategies to succeed in spite of failure (A special offer)

In this article, we’ll be looking at Dream Blocker #3. For the rest of the articles, go to Dream Blocker #1, Dream Blocker #2, Dream Blocker #4 and Dream Blocker #5.

Introduction

What stands in your way?

Let’s be honest.

It’s one thing to encourage you to not let anything stand in the way of fulfilling your dream, but the reality is, things do stand in your way, with many of them coming from inside us, whether they come from the circumstances of our childhood, from what influential others (like parents) have said about us or by what we learned about ourselves as adults.

I call them...

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Fears in Midlife: Dream Blocker #2

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2020

DREAM BLOCKER #2: The fear that I don’t deserve it


 

In this series of 5 articles, you will learn:

  • The 5 Dream Blockers -- fears blocking midlife women from fulfilling their dreams and living their next best lives
  • How to shatter those 5 fears with 8 Timeless Truths and 4 Inspired Ideas
  • Tips, techniques and strategies to succeed in spite of failure (A special offer)

In this article, we’ll be looking at Dream Blocker #2. For the rest of the articles, go to Dream Blocker #1, Dream Blocker #3, Dream Blocker #4 and Dream Blocker #5.

Introduction

What stands in your way?

Let’s be honest.

It’s one thing to encourage you to not let anything stand in the way of fulfilling your dream, but the reality is, things do stand in your way, with many of them coming from inside us, whether they come from the circumstances of our childhood, from what influential others (like parents) have said about us or by what we learned about ourselves as adults.

I call them...

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Fears in Midlife: Dream Blocker #1

Uncategorized Nov 04, 2020

DREAM BLOCKER #1: The fear that I’m inadequate


 

In this series of 5 articles, you will learn:

  • The 5 Dream Blockers -- fears blocking midlife women from fulfilling their dreams and living their next best lives
  • How to shatter those 5 fears with 8 Timeless Truths and 4 Inspired Ideas
  • Tips, techniques and strategies to succeed in spite of failure (A special offer)

In this article, we’ll be looking at Dream Blocker #1. For the rest of the articles, go to Dream Blocker #2, Dream Blocker #3, Dream Blocker #4 and Dream Blocker #5

Introduction

 What stands in your way?

Let’s be honest.

It’s one thing to encourage you to not let anything stand in the way of fulfilling your dream, but the reality is, things do stand in your way, with many of them coming from inside us, whether they come from the circumstances of our childhood, from what influential others (like parents) have said about us or by what we learned about ourselves as adults.

I call them...

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A life written on someone else's page (VIDEO)

Uncategorized Oct 29, 2020
 

VIEWING TIME: 3 minutes

As we women go through life, we often find ourselves serving others, thinking about their needs often before our own. When we get to midlife, we may suddenly realize our lives have been written on another's page.

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Why it's important to go through midlife transformation (VIDEO)

Uncategorized Oct 28, 2020
 

VIEWING TIME: 3.5 minutes

In this video, I explain why it's important to go through midlife transformation, a phase of life that's unavoidable, much like puberty.

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