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  • Taking a selfie in downtown Seattle
    Overcoming the 5 professional fears
    Over the past decade I have had the privilege of getting to know and working with some of the most interesting and successful people in the world. You may be an entertainer taking home $35,000 per hour. You may be a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox....
  • Fear Not
    Do not fear but rely on the powerful spirit God has given you
    “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Have you ever felt confused, scared, and/or weak? Most likely the answer is yes. At various points in our lives we have all felt these...
  • Anxiety in the workplace
    Ergophobia: The fear of work
    Ergophobia (taken from the Greek language literally meaning work-fear), is a little recognized, severe form of anxiety which is so crippling that the sufferer is incapable of either going out to work, maintaining jobs for long periods of time, or...
  • 911 Twin Towers
    Living in the Void
    Several days ago marked the thirteenth year since the horrific events of September 11, 2001 changed America forever. The complete destruction of both north and south towers of the World Trade Center, regardless of whether you believe that al-Queda...
  • Overcoming Series:The Overcomer
    Overcoming Series:The Overcomer
    Life is a journey of becoming and the journey oftentimes, is not an easy one. Today's poetry submission (written 9-12-14) comes from yours truly, as I explore feelings that I have had, as I have gone through certain experiences in my life. I...
  • Conquering your fears might be the key to weight loss
    Conquering your fears might be the key to weight loss
    Have you ever tried to lose weight and not understood why the weight will not come off, no matter how hard you try? According to The Biggest Loser on September 11, the answer might be internalizing your fears. The Biggest Loser trainer, Jennifer...
  • Parents need to always be on their toes
    Parents need to always be on their toes
    In Sci-Fi movies, there are always clever contraptions that come about to track people; keep them safe. Although most parents would not want to microchip their child like they do their dog, some may be tempted as to ensure their safety and...
  • No more fear.
    Stop Being so Fearful
    There are smartphones, caller ID and so much stuff to play with it is so easy to get distracted for what you really want. Whether it is sports, career, family or just you….deep inside you want to be successful. Your’re even pretty...
  • Butterfly note
    Courageous people
    My instructor Cathy Malchiodi, PhD has offered much insight in the Trauma-informed Art Therapy classes she teaches. In a recent lecture she shared this quote by Mark Twain, "Courage is resilience to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear....
  • "Work Out Your Salvation!"(Philippians 2:12)
    "Work Out Your Salvation!"(Philippians 2:12)
    [Do Everything Without Grumbling] Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out yoursalvationwith fear and trembling,”(Philippians 2:12...
  • Overcoming fear of vector borne diseases!
    Overcoming fear of vector borne diseases!
    As travel increases worldwide, many are increasingly becoming afraid of contracting vector-borne diseases, especially if they have no idea of what should be done in the event they are bitten or stung by a disease carrying insect. Apart from...
  • It is Still Well - A Devotion
    It is Still Well - A Devotion
    Philippians 4:7 (AMP)And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which...
  • Stuck in the Middle - A Devotion
    Stuck in the Middle - A Devotion
    I John 5:4-5 (NLT)For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.Do you feel like you are stuck in a...
  • "But to Fear the Lord Your God!"(Deuteronomy 10:12)
    "But to Fear the Lord Your God!"(Deuteronomy 10:12)
    And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.”(Deuteronomy 10:12)The fear of the Lord...
  • Crying It Out
    Post Traumatic Stress and Flashbacks
    What is a flashback? A Viet Nam veteran with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was driving on the New Jersey Turnpike near Newark Airport when a helicopter flew directly overhead. Suddenly, he slammed on the brakes, pulled his car to the side of the...