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On Halloween: 9 Ways to Face Your Fears

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Since it’s that time of year … the spooky season, I thought I’d republish my post on how best to face your fears.

Fears are like annoying relatives. You can’t avoid them forever, and ignoring them won’t make them go away. Come Thanksgiving, they’ll plop down right next to you and ask to borrow your fork. So you’d better figure out how to confront the little devils before they eat your dessert too. Here are a few fun ideas for how to tell your fears to hit the bricks.

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Your Name Marilyn

posted March 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm


As useual some good tips with a little added humor.And yes fears are like family they dont seem to go away.



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tisane

posted November 3, 2009 at 5:30 am


Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.



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Teri CA

posted October 29, 2010 at 11:29 am


I haven’t had to face “fear” in a while. But come December I am losing my student housing and will graduate from school. There are those out there who would have me believe that in this economy I’m not going to be able to find a job. Housing is too “expensive” where I want to move and have dreamed of moving. I’m not letting these naysayers into my thoughts. I continue to move on with my dreams, and positive attitude to guide the way. I may be in for a big surprise–but I believe my higher power has something good in the works for me. I’ve already got a lead on one job–the job of my dreams–an asst. to a Landscape Designer. (I hope one day to be on my own.) But I know I need more experience. And I haven’t even tried that hard. And I can’t really look for a place to live until closer to the time I move. And just last week, my boyfriend and I decided to call it quits–after 3 years–I love him, but he still has feelings for his ex, which need to be cleared up before we could move on. I was hoping this situation wouldn’t change until after graduation–but he was laid-off of work, and may have to move out of state–which prompted the break off, since I wouldn’t be following him without a commitment. So life is scary right now. I’ve lost a main part of my support system, no job, no place to move too. But I refuse to be beaten down, by what life is throwing at me right now. I just tell the negative thoughts to “go away!” Or I am just “releasing them and telling them not to come back.” It seems to be working. Thanks for letting me vent. Teri



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Farouk

posted October 30, 2010 at 6:02 am


good timing :D
great post :)



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Lynn Schlossberger

posted October 30, 2010 at 9:27 am


Halloween is a great time to be having a conversation about fears! Sometimes I think we feel ashamed of them, or anxious about being anxious. But at Halloween, we are all in it together. Love your practical suggestions. What I would add, maybe, is to treat the fear gently, as it probably doesn’t mean to create all this trouble.



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Rajiv

posted November 1, 2010 at 5:45 am


Anxiety is very common and affects nearly 40 million adults in the United States every year. There are several types of anxiety disorders and many different causes.



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flads

posted March 16, 2011 at 11:02 pm


resin kit,The post is very useful,it helps me a lot,thanks for sharing.



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