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MAKING IT BETTER: Does Fear and Anxiety Hold You Back?

Let’s start off being very clear that fear and anxiety are not the same thing. I have had my share of both. Fear is a response to a real or perceived imminent threat. Anxiety on the other hand is an emotional fear of expected or anticipated threat. It can be an unfocussed worry; feelings of […]

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

Mali’s Mounting Crisis Sows Insecurity And Fear

From the air, Timbuktu, the fabled city of gold – once a key Arab-African trading post on the trans-Saharan caravan route, a lush oasis, a centre of Islamic culture and learning – is almost obscured by swirling clouds of dust, its pale mud houses and sandy streets barely distinguishable from the encroaching desert. Timbuktu today […]

MAKING IT BETTER: Should I or Shouldn’t I; Can I or Can’t I?

There are no certainties about the future, but it doesn’t stop us trying to find them. We can end up becoming so worried about what might happen that we miss opportunities for embracing new, richer more rewarding experiences. Sometimes the most important decisions have to be made on the basis of insufficient evidence. Action is […]

Stepping Into Your Pain

Stepping Into Your Pain

There is nothing that requires more courage than an intimate relationship. This is the space where your deepest fears and insecurities rise to the surface, making it even more difficult to give yourself completely to another. Because to be truly vulnerable with another, you have to open up. That can be absolutely terrifying! So, rather […]

How To Confront Your Fear-Based Thoughts

How To Confront Your Fear-Based Thoughts

If you’re always thinking about how badly life is treating you (and complaining to whoever will stand still long enough to regret doing so), you will always feel miserable. Ever hear anyone say, “Misery loves company”? Being miserable doesn’t exactly attract good things to you. If you want to change your life for the better, […]

5 Reasons God Reminds Us Not to Fear

5 Reasons God Reminds Us Not to Fear

Fear. One the enemy’s most popular weapons used against us. So much crazy going on in the world today. Conflicts, persecution, violence, crime, illness, terrorism, disasters, loss, uncertainty over the future. The list goes on…long. Leaves us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, tense, with thoughts spinning out of control, all different directions. Probably a great reason why Satan chooses this […]

How To Use Fear Before It Uses You

How To Use Fear Before It Uses You

Fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear that we’re just not enough — fear is a common current that runs through all of our lives. And if we let it, fear can keep us locked up in the prison of the comfortable and predictable. But there is also a way that fear can serve a […]

4 Ways to Power Through Fear and Maximize Success

4 Ways to Power Through Fear and Maximize Success

So many talented professionals are unhappy working in their corporate jobs and dream of being their own boss — but they’d never make the leap into entrepreneurship because they’re terrified of losing their “job security.” It’s a valid concern, of course. All of us have responsibilities and need to earn a living, but the notion […]

52 Verses on Facing Fear

52 Verses on Facing Fear

1. “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV 2. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV 3. “Do not […]

Islamophobia Has Become So Bad That Some Muslim Girls Are Afraid to Wear Their Hijabs

Islamophobia Has Become So Bad That Some Muslim Girls Are Afraid to Wear Their Hijabs

I remember when I started to feel uncomfortable with my body: I was 11 and suddenly became very aware that there was a “right” one and a “wrong” one. I wasn’t sure where I fit in, and even though I was probably completely average or normal, I couldn’t see that then through my preteen haze. […]

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