Monday Challenge – face your fears

Monday Challenge- changing your view on  “Fear”
Our biggest  fear is a huge crisis where everything changes and we feel out of control. The  good news: A huge crisis is just the kick in the butt we need to accept change.  So, lets look at fear from a different perspective. Lets look at fear as a good  thing. The next time a crisis, a negative event or situation hits instead of  getting nervous, scared and upset lets change our point of view and look at it  differently. Here are a few tips to help you accept change and release  fear:
When the  negative event, crisis or situation happens stop for a second and ask  yourself:
1. Why did this  happen- what wasn’t I listening to? paying attention  to?
2. What needs  aren’t being met?
3. What changes  do I need to make?
4. What did I  learn from this?
Then “Thank  your fear” for leading you in the right direction. Fear and change stops us in  our tracks and makes us look at life differently. It forces us to see what isn’t  going right. It forces us to make changes when we don’t want  to.
If you want  more proof. Look back at every crisis you have had and how it was only temporary  and it eventually led you down a better path.
The loss of a  job that brought you a better job or gave you the motivation to change career  paths or start your own business.
The divorce  that ended up putting you with your soul mate.
The illness  that made you stop in your tracks and ended up teaching you to slow down, enjoy  life and have better relationships.
During your  next crisis, negative event or situation pay really close attention. These are  all wake up calls. So, next time ask yourself:
1. What is  truly going on?
2. What do I  really want?
3. What lesson  did I miss?
Then slow down  to hear the message. Its always there we just get wrapped up on moving through  the fear as fast as possible that we don’t wait long enough to hear the  answer.
If you don’t  pay attention now, there will be another crisis right around the  corner.
The choice is  yours. I choose to look at fear as a blessing!
Challenge – how  can you release fear today?
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Diane Lang – Positive  Living Expert and psychotherapist – is a nationally recognized speaker, happinesss author,  educator, therapist and media expert. Lang is extremely mediagenic and offers  expertise on a variety of health and wellness topics about creating balance and  finding happiness through positive living as well as multiple mental health,  lifestyle and parenting needs. In addition to holding multiple counseling  positions, Diane is also an adjunct professor at Montclair State University.
Lang has been  interviewed for numerous magazine and newspaper articles and has been a frequent  guest on radio and TV shows including “Fox & Friends” on the Fox News  Network, CT Style and Good Morning Connecticut. Lang is a monthly  contributor for “Family Beautiful” magazine, a weekly columnist for, a regular featured expert on  the “Expat Show” broadcast weekly on the New York ABC affiliate WTBQ-AM, and a  Blogger at    

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Diane Lang, practicing therapist, national speaker, educator, and certified positive psychology coach, has her master’s degree in counseling and is an adjunct in psychology at Montclair State University. She has written three books, and has been featured in various publications, and on TV and Internet shows. Diane speaks on various mental and emotional health topics including Happiness, Resiliency, Stress management, Parenting Positive Aging, Anxiety, and Depression in both teens and adults. Diane also specializes in Positive Psychology Positive Education and Positive Parenting. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Diane’s motivational and educational speaking, trainings, and coaching. Her Hands-on approach along with her background, education and experience has proven to be beneficial to all who attend her presentation. To learn more on how you could bring Diane to your organization please email
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2 Responses to Monday Challenge – face your fears

  1. Tammy says:

    That’s some very good advice. Kind of sounds like mindfulness, which is how I’m working on living my life of several chronic illnesses and chronic pain. Live it, feel it, deal with it, then let it go. I really enjoyed this post and look forward to following you.
    Tammy 🙂

    • Thank you Tammy! I do kind of live mindfully. I had an illness a year ago that was a huge challenge and changed my life. I admire all you do to take care of yourself! It’s so important to have self care and just writing the blog is away to deal with the chronic illness and pain. Your helping many


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