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Category Archives: Fear

Out of the Blue

If you have ever experienced a panic attack, you know how terrifying it can be. Panic attacks usually occur out of the blue, without any apparent reason, leaving you feeling fearful about what happened (and how you thought your world was … Continue reading

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Everything That Rises

“No [one] can reveal to you [anything] but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge” -Khalil Gibran. I love this quote so much, and I feel that it is an essential premise with which to begin this blog. … Continue reading

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Past-Thinking, Future-Thinking, and Meditation Practice

A French philosopher named Jacques Derrida argued that human beings are consistently too late to catch the beginning of anything and too early to catch the end. So, that leaves us in the middle – always in the middle.  In … Continue reading

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Find Your Voice

You can have anything in life, if you will sacrifice everything for it. –J.M. Barrie What are you willing to sacrifice for the sake of being nice? Have you ever read the definition of nice? Synonyms include pleasant, agreeable, satisfactory and … Continue reading

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Yes and No

Yes and No are such small words in comparison to the many other amazing words in our language; however, these little words can be very powerful. Oftentimes we are afraid to say “YES” and experience something new (that might be … Continue reading

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What You Do Next

Did you ever have one of those days where you woke up thinking that everything was just fine, only to have something totally unexpected happen that changed your life forever? Well, it happens to people all the time. It happened … Continue reading

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From Panic to Freedom

“Thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.” –W. Clement Stone Fear. Anxiety. Panic. PTSD. Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Do you ever feel afraid? Do you ever feel uneasy and not know why? Does your mind race and create stories that cause further panic? Have you … Continue reading

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