Overcoming Speaking Anxiety in Meetings & Presentations

by Lenny Laskowski 1996 LJL Seminars http://www.ljlseminars.com Do your knees feel like Gumby’s when you have to get up and speak in front of a group? Do you feel like the next words out of your mouth are going to be the dumbest words ever uttered by a human? If you said yes to either of the questions above, be …

Getting Over Fear

Getting Over Fear and On with Your Life by Chris Widener I have worked with thousands of people through the years and written for millions of others, many who have written to me for advice and the like. One of the things that I have found to be common in so many people is fear. Fear is something that cripples …

Control Fear

There is no such thing as fear. How’s that for a bold statement!  Good, now I have your attention, let me explain myself. There are various factors that can create fear and most people don’t realize that fear itself is something that is totally internal to their own mind.  It is not a real physical thing, you can’t point to …

Meditation and Anxiety

Meditation and Anxiety Stress And Anxiety   by: Steve Gillman Stress and anxiety put people in the hospital every day. It may not be common to go to the doctor to say “I think I have stress,” but the National Institutes of Health say that 80% of illnesses are caused by stress, directly or indirectly. Powerful hormones, including adrenalin, are …

The Fear of Death is Worse than Death

My wife and I often take a 15 minute walk from our house to a coffee shop. We enjoy the walk along a beautiful tree-lined road and smile at those we pass along the way. Just a few days before writing this article, we were stopped on our way home by a Filipino gentleman named Tony. “You are always smiling,” …

How does one live life without the fear of death or injury?

We all have to die someday, if we live long enough (Dave Farber) Yes, we all have to die someday. This fact strikes fear in the hearts of many. But some fear is both natural and acceptable, for it is a mechanism designed by nature to protect us from taking unnecessary risks. But in some people, the fear rises to …

Fear’s purpose isn’t to defeat reason, but to assist it

One or more thieves tried to break into the house of one of our readers. They had already removed two windowpanes and were about to enter the house; however, when our reader, a young wife and mother, went to investigate the noise, they fled. This is the first attempted break-in she experienced. Understandably, the discovery of her own vulnerability shocked …

Not living your dreams because you’re living your fears?

When you were a child, did you believe in ghosts? Were you frightened by ‘strange’ sounds in the night? If so, the fear you experienced was real. So were the physical effects: a dry mouth, a racing heart, and perspiration. Yet, your fear owed its existence to something unreal. Your fear, like the ghost you were frightened of, was nothing …

Pity those who fear what they shouldn’t and fear not what they should

How sad it is to see people spend their lives haunted by fear. The joy of life is squeezed out of them by fear of failure, criticism, betrayal, change, rejection, loneliness, poverty, growing old, getting sick, losing one’s job, and saying what is on their mind. They are afraid of death. But what is the point? The fear of death …