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How to Deal with Post-Traumatic Stress after an Accident

Anger, fear, worry, and shock are just some of the feelings and emotions we experience after being involved in a traffic accident. Depending on the severity of the accident, these feelings and emotions stay with us for a while. However, there are incidences when these feelings become stronger and alter your lifestyle. This is referred to as post-traumatic stress. Have …

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Is Life Frightening?

The above question is an important one because the view we take colors everything we experience. Our attitude or perspective either works for or against us. So, now and then we need to pause and examine which way our life is heading. After all, if we don’t change our direction, we will end up where we are heading. If we …

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How to Stop Being Racist by Conquering Your Fear

Racism is one of the things that are often learned in childhood and therefore are both unconscious and uncontrolled in adulthood. But, if you’ve reached the point where you understand that and want to change, you are already halfway to success. At this time, you’ll need to make a conscious effort to change your learned ways and to do that, …

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Terror Attacks

The headlines troubled us all. A suicide bomber blows himself up killing 22 individuals at a rock concert in Manchester, England. Many were young children not to mention injuring countless others. And we ask why? We scratch our heads and we struggle to find answers. Just what makes this terrorist and others like him think that they are beyond the …

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Shifting from Fear to Love and Comfort to Adventure

In their quest for power, some people manipulate, abuse, or destroy others. Their lust for power is based on fear. They erroneously believe that they have to control others and whatever happens to them in order to be in control of their lives. They have yet to understand that if we wish to control OUR lives, we need to control …

Can Fear Really Kill You?

  The truth is that, yes, fear can make you sick—and yes, it can even kill you. But the news isn’t all bad: Fear can actually help you by sending you the message that you need to take some action and thereby help you to heal your body, mind, and soul. Let me first clarify: Real fear—the kind of fear …

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 …

Fear of Dying in Pain

Pauline is a 55-year-old, two-time cancer survivor who is terribly afraid of possible future suffering and a premature death. She also feels guilty about her fear because she believes that as a Christian she shouldn’t be afraid, and she should be able to completely trust in God. Pauline is wondering if I have any suggestions or comments. Our strongest and …

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), 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 buy it when you …

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 …