Wednesday, March 14, 2012      6 comments

A friend posted this on Facebook and I just had to share.... ... Read more
Facing Fear (20): "Just Tea for Me, Please"
Monday, March 12, 2012      6 comments

So often, we let others plans/wishes/feelings tell us what to put into our body..... I received a last minute invitation from my boss to go out to brunch with her and a visiting scholar yesterday. It was a good opportunity for me to meet... Read more
Facing Fear (19): The worst that can happen
Saturday, March 10, 2012      6 comments

I can't believe that it's been nearly 20 days since my last post. I've been doing well. I've been sticking to my revised plan set to lose 1/2 lb a week - and it's worked! This semester has been crazy busy for me. I've been working hard... Read more
Facing Fear (18): HOW MANY CALORIES??!!
Tuesday, February 21, 2012      6 comments

I've been struggling with my weight loss lately. I'm still following a plan - it has simply become a looser plan. Yesterday, I decided to tighten up things a bit by calculating an exact calorie count for my "Skinny" peanut butter pie, which I'... Read more
Facing Fear (17): OK is OK
Saturday, February 18, 2012      5 comments

My current calorie burning goal is set to 3,000 per week. It's Saturday and I'm at 2,745 calories. It will be easy for me to burn the 255 calories I need to make my weekly goal. I caught myself in a very strange thought pattern this mo... Read more
Facing Fear (16): Saying Good Bye to the Haters!!
Thursday, February 16, 2012      7 comments

There are so many positive people in this world - especially the Spark World! Life is too short to spend time with people who don't focus on the good things in life. I'm often afraid to sever relationships with negative people due to history a... Read more
Facing Fear (15): Brutal Honesty
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      5 comments

I over celebrated valentines day yesterday. My husband & I decided to celebrate by making a bacon explosion (see http://www.bbqaddicts.com/blog
/recipes/bacon-explosion/ for a full explanation). Yes! It represents our relationship mu... Read more
Facing Fear (14): Wearing Pink (Eye) on Valentines Day!
Monday, February 13, 2012      5 comments

This blog deviates from my theme of finding fears to overcome because it talks about a fear that I didn't deliberately seek. I am currently facing a potentially disastrous Valentine's Day. I just got back from the eye doctor. I have pink eye!... Read more
Facing Fear (13): Speaking up
Sunday, February 12, 2012      8 comments

Last night I cashed in some Best Buy gift certificates and bought a Dyson Stick Vacuum. (You know you're getting old when you're excited about a vacuum cleaner!) As I was paying for my purchase at the next store (Lowe's), I realized that I for... Read more
Facing Fear (12): Second Place is First Loser
Friday, February 10, 2012      5 comments

Second place is first loser, right?? Of course not! We deserve credit for finishing our races. So why do we somehow diminish our accomplishments if we don't meet some arbitrary criterion for being the "fastest" or "best". I was a... Read more
Facing Fear (11): Attacking the REAL Problem
Tuesday, February 07, 2012      7 comments

I've noticed that I tend to blame a lot of my problems on things that happened in my childhood. Mind you, I'm not as young as I used to be, so my childhood was kind of a long time ago! I'm trained as a research psychologist, so I'm complet... Read more
Facing Fear (10): Taking Personal Responsibility
Monday, February 06, 2012      10 comments

This is my first blog in 10 days. Where have I been?? I first went to CA for 4 days to check up on my mother after her knee replacement surgery. That was a good trip, she's staying positive and healing nicely. I developed a horri... Read more
Facing Fear (9): Letting Loved Ones Take Risks
Thursday, January 26, 2012      4 comments

My husband is an avid cyclist who rides over 100 miles a week. As luck would have it, I have always had a fear of losing someone I love in an accident. We also live in a town with notoriously bad traffic and poor drivers. So naturally, I'm a... Read more
Facing Fear (8): Witnessing an Accident
Wednesday, January 25, 2012      7 comments

Facing this fear happened a few days ago, but I've been thinking about it a lot so I'll be counting it as yesterday's fear for my personal challenge of doing something that scares me every day. I live in a neighborhood (Palolo for the Hawa... Read more
Facing Fear (7): Deleting e-mails
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      11 comments

Yesterday, I faced my fear by deleting A BUNCH of emails - about 40% of my inbox. I hold onto them for way too long, for fear that I'll need something someday or someone will ask me to prove that I did something. I realized that is ridicul... Read more

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