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October 2014

Not a Monster: Thoughts on Fear at Halloween and Everyday

Not a Monster: Thoughts on Fear at Halloween and Everyday

Halloween. It’s a tradition that goes back to old pagan harvest festivals and has always been known as a time when the veil between worlds is just a bit thinner. As the festival was picked up by Christianity, it became associated with monsters and ghosts: All Hallows Eve being filled...

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The Eternal Battle

The Eternal Battle

Fear is relatable to everyone. It is a universal truth all people have been confronted with in their lives. Some people, like the late, great Steve Irwin, seem utterly fearless. “Crikey, mate, over there is this incredibly dangerous creature. Let’s get a closer look and go wrestle with it!” Other...

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The Boogey Man

The Boogey Man

(Or... Access to the Mysteries?) In Honor of Halloween.When I was a little girl I was afraid of the dark and of the boogey man (whoever that was!). As it turned out one of the major reasons I was so scared was because I could see spirits in the dark....

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The Health Benefits of Facing your Fears

The Health Benefits of Facing your Fears

Have you ever met a person who says “I’m not afraid of anything.”? Have you ever been this person? While many of us would love to believe that we are fearless, the exact opposite is true for virtually all human beings. Merriam-Webster defines Fear as “an unpleasant often strong emotion...

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Dreams Are Messages From Your Subconscious Mind

Dreams Are Messages From Your Subconscious Mind

This is an interactive column. Send in questions today!Welcome to "The Dream Expert" where you can wake up to the meaning of your dreams. Dreams are messages from your subconscious mind that reflect your thoughts and attitudes.Dear Dream Expert,In the dream, it was raining, then threerainbows appeared....

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Conscious Business - Little Shop of Horrors - Your Office

Conscious Business - Little Shop of Horrors - Your Office

You don’t have to wait for Halloween to be exposed to trick or treating, spooky situations or a cast of  characters hiding behind masks, just go to work.Much like offering candy to children, employees are tantalized with “treats” such as interesting projects, promises of a promotion, more vacation time, a...

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Being at Peace With the Pain of Others

Being at Peace With the Pain of Others

Humans are an empathic, compassionate, and loving species, so it is natural to feel sad, worried, or fiery about the troubles and pain of other people. (And about those of cats and dogs and other animals, but I’ll focus on human beings here.)Long ago, the Buddha spoke of the “first...

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The Guru is You: Be the River

The Guru is You: Be the River

A huge storm just moved through. I believe the Southeast has the best thunder and lightning shows anywhere. I think about the Chattahoochee River and wonder if it is swelling with as much enthusiasm as I am. I want to live my life like a river. The river flows,...

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Misunderstanding Fear: Gen Wh[y]?

Misunderstanding Fear: Gen Wh[y]?

Remember that old saying, ‘”There’s nothing to fear but fear itself”? It does a marvelous job at pointing towards the truth- fear is, to some extent, an illusion. But let’s dig a bit deeper. The intention of fear is to promote survival. So, why do we fear it? Well, maybe...

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