Overcoming Fears

"Anxiety is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far." - Jodi Picoult

Five Strategies for Coping with COVID-19-Related Anxiety and Stress

For the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis, as restrictions began rolling out and normal life became a thing of the past, I found it really hard to stay focused. Even though I wrote a blog post on seeing shelter-in-place as an opportunity and I had a list of projects I personally wanted to …

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"A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work." - John Lubbock

Clearing Mental Clutter: Kicking Worry to the Curb

I suppose I shouldn’t have been surprised when I suffered from a touch of insomnia right as I started working on this post. I mean, what’s more fitting than staying up all night worrying about writing an article on worry? As I tossed back and forth (earning an annoyed glance from my cat each time …

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“Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.” – Brian Tracy

10 Lessons on Life from 40 Feet above My Comfort Zone (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this series, I wrote about 5 life lessons I learned through facing my fear of heights by tackling a high-ropes obstacle/zipline course. In this post, I’ll cover the other 5 lessons this experience taught me.   Life Lesson #6: Learn from the People Who Go Before You One of the things …

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“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. " - Nelson Mandela

10 Lessons on Life from 40 Feet Above My Comfort Zone (Part 1)

  In my previous post, I wrote about my latest adventure: facing my fear of heights by tackling a high-ropes obstacle/zipline course. In the process, I learned a lot about myself and about life.   Life Lesson #1: We Are Capable of More Than We Think I used to think of myself as someone who couldn’t …

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