Review of The Fear Cure

Review of The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as Medicine for the Body, Mind, and Soul Every one of us has some kind of fear: fear of disease, fear of failure, or the fear that some kind of disaster is about to befall us. And each of us wants to be cured of our fears, instantly. The Fear Cure: Cultivating Courage as …

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How Anxiety Affects Life

This article does not intend to give advice on how to diagnose or cure anxiety disorders. The intent is to offer information that will hopefully provide a better understanding of people who suffer from general anxiety disorder (GAD). In reading this article, you will learn how anxiety affects a person’s life. It describes the every-day experiences of those who suffer …

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Anxiety and Being Yourself

This is a story about anxiety and truly being you. Recently, my friend had a presentation, “Being Yourself”. What surprised me was how he has approached the topic and his problems with anxiety. After the meeting, we spent some time talking about his presentation. Here is what he had to say: “This was a presentation where I wanted to give …

How do we crawl out of the mire of self-pity and get on with the rest of our lives?

“What Poison Is to Food, Self-Pity Is to Life” – (Attributed to Oliver C. Wilson) The modern plague is one that kills the spirit, not one that destroys the body. It is experienced by millions, and the symptoms are feelings of fear, defeat, anxiety, despair, hopelessness, helplessness, and resignation. This host of negative emotions coalesce to form self-pity. The victims …

Anxiety: My friend with a “beautiful mind”

My friend, who suffers from anxiety, has a beautiful mind. I believe in the beauty of my friend’s mind. She is my long time friend; we share a spiritual friendship and love for the human mind. Since the beginning of our friendship, I knew she suffered from severe anxiety. Please read this article to learn more about the world of …

Getting from GAD to GLAD

Two readers (one from Australia and one from the US) have asked me to write about General Anxiety Disorder, or GAD. They want to know how to get from GAD to GLAD, how to end their anxiety and return to enjoying life. But before starting, let me explain the difference between ordinary anxiety and anxiety as a mental disorder. Ordinary …

Speaking With Confidence

If you are a student, you may be asked to speak before your class, and those of us who are not, may be asked to speak at a wedding, funeral, sports event, party, or office, sales, or political meeting. Public speaking, like dancing, builds our social skills, and like martial arts, builds confidence. Also, it is the foundation for leadership …

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Now and then we all seem to experience problems, for they are part of life. And when they arise, we instinctively realize we have the inner resources to overcome them. If we don’t know how to conquer the obstacles we face, we search for answers from books, friends, advice columnists and elsewhere. But often, we already know what needs to …

What Is Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and How Do We Overcome It?

Did you ever avoid doing something, such as public speaking, because you were afraid of being humiliated, embarrassed, or rejected? Most people have. Although it is common, that doesn’t mean it is normal or appropriate. Such feelings clip our wings, preventing us from reaching our potential. Because they impair our ability to function, they are called dysfunctional, and because they …

DEATH: a matter of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter

Is today’s subject making you feel a bit squeamish? At my age (72 when this was written), it’s quite natural to think about death, but most people are like children who are afraid of the dark; they’re uncomfortable with this subject. Yet, contemplating death is similar to buying life insurance. If you are serious about protecting your family, you will …