Do Your Fears Hold You Back? Three Simple Strategies to Ease Fear

Are you paralyzed at the thought of public speaking? Shaky in meetings with your boss, or find yourself tongue-tied in social situations?

Fear can occur in any number of situations. It can be both effective — for instance, when it compels us to run from a burning building — and a blockade that can keep us from living our lives fully.

In a recent article in GQ Magazine, behavioral neuroscientist Mona Lisa Shultz, PhD, describes illogical fear — that is fear of things that are not a threat to our lives or well-being — as a “corrupted file that you downloaded by accident that keeps coming up.”

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