Fear. Is it Normal?

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By Lori Spensieri **Affiliate link disclosure. There are links in this post that may lead to me acquiring a small commision. There is no cost to you as the reader** Fear is supoosed to be a good thing. It is actually designed to keep us humans safe and out of harms way. If you try to touch fire, you get burned. This in turn causes you to have a fear of fire, which will keep you from touching fire again. Fear can be a direct teacher or an indirect controller.…

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

The theme this week is “Fears and Phobias”. We all have fears to face in life. Even your friend who says that he or she is afraid of nothing. We all have something of which we are afraid. Fear – an increase in the level of stimulation causing both physical reactions (increased perspiration and muscle tremors) and psychological reactions (racing thoughts, self-doubt and thoughts of impending harm). At it’s worst, a fear can enable a ‘fight or flight’ response. This is a very natural human response to feeling threatened. We either…