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Stressed Out: How to Calm the Anxiety of Too Many To-Dos

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 7 Comments

The familiar feeling nipped at my heels. A mixture of frustration, guilt, and anxiety. The clock read 1:00 a.m. and I should’ve been in bed long ago. But my to-do list had come crashing in on me as it seems to do most evenings around 11:00 p.m. or so, bringing with it a disheartening realization of all I failed to …

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My Superpower Beats All: How to Defeat Fear Like a Superhero

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 13 Comments

Terror wracks the city. Cars fly through the air, windows of buildings shatter, skyscrapers tumble, streets are smashed to rubble. People scream. They run for their lives, darting into buildings that offer them little shelter, cowering as they wait for death. The supervillain has come. Fear is his greatest weapon. You know this moment in the superhero movies. Some huge, …

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The Pixelated Lens: How What You See Can Conquer Your Fears

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 8 Comments

Jerusha: I’m excited to host Young Adult novelist Kristen Hogrefe today! Please give Kristen a big Fear Warrior community welcome! By Kristen Hogrefe I’m embarrassed to admit. Needles scare me. I’ve avoided unnecessary doctor or blood donor visits because of them. Then, I learned that in order to keep my insurance premium low, I had to have a “biometric” screening. …

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Love Never Fails: Wielding Love to Defeat Fear

Jerusha Agen Fighting Fear 6 Comments

“Grandma?” I craned my neck away from the cartoon on TV. Silence. “Grandma?” She’d been in the kitchen nearby just a moment ago. Now I heard nothing. I don’t remember why I needed her at that moment, but I do remember my response to her sudden disappearance. Terror. Panic surged through my small body as I stood and darted around …