I surveyed over 200 people about their fears at home, work and play. I’ll use the results in my forthcoming book on fear.
Which of the Five Universal Fears is prevalent at home? At work? At Play?
Join me on November 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm (EST) when all will be revealed. You can also ask me any questions you have about fear.
REGISTER HERE. Yes, there will be a recording of the session, given to those who REGISTER.
Is it fear or anxiety?
The gazillions of psychologically-fearful situations that modern life gins up for us are the focus of the book. These are known as “anxieties,” and they can indeed be diminished—even conquered.
While we often use the words “fear” and “anxiety” interchangeably, they are different. Here’s how I learned to keep them straight:
Anxiety is synonymous with “dread.” It is forward looking.
Fear is a response to something that threatens your security or your well-being right now.
In short, when you are imagining a situation that MIGHT happen in the future, it’s anxiety. When you are FACED with a real or imagined threat in the present moment it’s fear.
My (yet-untitled) book will not help readers find a way to banish fear from their lives. If a rabid dog is running toward you, I definitely want you to jump into action—without a second thought!