Facing Our Fears

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my previous blog, “The Healing Project,” in May 2010. Fear is a normal emotion and a natural part of life.  We all have things which we’re afraid of, and many of our fears are actually healthy and adaptive.  Fear can help us to steer clear of dangerous situations and it can help us to navigate safely through treacherous encounters.  While some fears can be healthy and helpful, other fears are actually detrimental to our happiness and … [Read more...]

Compulsive Behaviors

NOTE: This article was originally posted to my previous blog, “The Healing Project,” in April 2010.  Last week, I wrote the post “Overspending,” about a recent shopping trip that resulted in my spending too much money and feeling that I had acted in a compulsive manner.  Although there were important lessons inherent in that individual experience, it also raised the issue of compulsive behavior in general.  This post is geared toward examining compulsive behavior, getting to the root of why … [Read more...]