Knowing Thyself

Humans look, think, speak and act differently. This variety makes life more challenging, but it makes it more interesting, too. It’s not the diversity that creates disharmony and conflict, but fear of difference, comparison and the insecure need to feel right or...

Keep Your Cool

Whether consciously or not, most of us are experiencing an underlying fear that stems from our lack of understanding and control over COVID-19. The ultimate consequences to our health, society and finances are unknown. We cling to our opinions and beliefs informed by...

Use Fear Wisely

Fear can be a positive force in our lives when it steers us away from danger or harm. Uninvestigated fear leads to foolish decisions. It’s worth asking: What is our fear showing us? With Covid-19, it reminds us of the preciousness of life. It unequivocally...

Don’t Believe It

Obsessively engaging in fearful thinking takes us down the rabbit hole of doom and gloom. Though most of what we fear never comes to pass, we suffer from our ruminations. The world we experience is a construct of our own creation. We make our own misery or joy as we...

Motivation

Using fear to motivate ourselves unconsciously supposing that if we don’t work hard and outperform our peers, we won’t get what we want or be valued, admired or loved. But fear is a clumsy motivator. Running fear loops to inspire action increases...

Fear in Perspective

Fear of danger, failure, missing out or being embarrassed often causes us to react to situations unconsciously with misinterpretations and knee-jerk reactions, rather than responding from balance and clarity. Fear is usually a response to hypotheticals that activate...