5 Rock Solid Ways to Master Fear


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Ingrid Peschke, a spiritual visionary, writer and colleague, shares her insight on the power of fear to exacerbate problems of every kind and some steps we can take to keep fear in check.  See what Ingrid has discovered and would like to share with you.

Ebola, ISIS, midterm elections, climate change, drought, unemployment. The headlines of the day provide plenty of fodder for fearful reactions.

“We Have Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself” was the topic of Tom Ashbrook’s recent On Point NPR program, echoing FDR’s famous words, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Given the news of the day, I was intrigued by the topic and listened to the replay online.

Ashbrook interviewed Florence Williams, author of the November cover story for Outside Magazine: “The Secret Science of Fear: How to Thrive When Things Get Scary.” Williams says “fear may be the oldest emotion,” dating as far back as cave dwellers. In response to the news, she says, “Ebola isn’t just contagious — so is fear! And fear is more contagious than Ebola in the U.S. right now.”

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