Tag Archives: fear

Feeling Threatened

When we feel threatened it seems that we are triggered either by the mystery of the person or thing; or that we know the actual potential for harm the person or thing has. This little truism came to mind after … Continue reading

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Worry is ubiquitous. Worry can be destructive and exhausting. Worry can also be creative. Wait! How can all of these be true? Basically, worry is our built-in technique of dealing with fear. Worry is the mind’s way of trying to … Continue reading

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A life lived in fearfulness is an unpleasant life. It is unattractive to those around us and ugly to ourselves. There are many categories of fear: fear of heights, fear of enclosed spaces, fear of darkness, fear of crowds, fear … Continue reading

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Blogging can be a type of therapy for some of us. The act of putting our thoughts and observations into some sort of coherent communication is one way we somehow manage to express ourselves and escape the sheer madness of … Continue reading

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Scream Out Of Frustration

Installing the three Venetian blinds inside the many decades old window frames was taking much longer than it should have. I was following the printed instruction sheet to the letter, yet what should have taken only a few minutes was … Continue reading

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The past couple of years, my long-lost emotional companion, anxiety has reacquainted itself with me. Thankfully, I’ve “only” had a few full-blown panic attacks during my life. The last near-panic occurred during a February blizzard–something I normally enjoy. I was … Continue reading

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So Much Manipulation

We are awash in a world of data, statistics, and relationships artfully controlled, and altered for insidious reasons by people for those people’s advantage. This is such a common bug in our culture that we rarely pay attention to it … Continue reading

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