Beyond Survival: Managing Fear and Anxiety with the Invisible Predator

“The presence of fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your fear a visitor and not a resident.” —Max Lucado As this crisis continues to unfold it becomes increasingly challenging to know how to deal with what it triggers for the individual and the collective. We’ve all read stories…

Cynicism, Optimism, and Gratitude

The other day I was thinking about all that’s going on in the world that could trigger fear, hopelessness, or even despair. Having a fairly well developed cynical side to me—though not even close to being as dominant as it once was—sometimes it’s easy to fall into that trap and hang out there for a…

Thunderstorms, Tornadoes and Fear

Fear certainly has a purpose. It helps you survive. When you perceive a threat to your survival, whether it’s real or not, your instinct goes into overdrive. Depending on the perceived threat, you may fight, flee, or freeze. These are natural, instinctual responses shared by other species. Even after the danger has passed, it can…

Adult Children of Abusive Parents

Here's a short video about ADULT CHILDREN OF ABUSIVE PARENTS Posted by Dr. Steven Farmer on Thursday, February 11, 2016

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