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Face Your Fears With The Courage Companion: Giveaway

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Today is National Face Your Fears Day, and this fine October 13 is intended to push you to discover more about yourself and your fears and learn a thing or two about how you can handle the obstacles that render you frozen. Here are some ideas, compliments of Face Your Fears Today:

Devour Your Fear?Spell out your fear in your favorite bite-sized food (peanuts, M&Ms, Skittles, peas, etc.) and then eat your fear.
Torch Your Fear
Write down your fear(s) on a sheet of paper.  Then, hold it over your outdoor grill and burn it up.  Poof!  It’s gone.
Cut Your Fear to Shreds ?In case you suffer from pyrophobia (fear of fire), simply write down your fears and cut them into a million pieces. Then, boldly toss the pieces into your trash can.
  • Get In The Mood?Listen to upbeat positive music, watch movies about others who have triumphed over the obstacles in their lives, or simply talk to someone who has already been where you want to go.Devour Your Fear?Spell out your fear in your favorite bite-sized food (peanuts, M&Ms, Skittles, peas, etc.) and then eat your fear.
  • Devour Your Fear?Spell out your fear in your favorite bite-sized food (peanuts, M&Ms, Skittles, peas, etc.) and then eat your fear.

Devour Your Fear
Spell out your fear in your favorite bite-sized food (peanuts, M&Ms, Skittles, peas), and then eat your fear.

Torch Your Fear
Write down your fear(s) on a sheet of paper. Then, hold it over your outdoor grill and burn it up. Poof! Gone.

Cut Your Fear to Shreds
In case you suffer from pyrophobia (fear of fire), simply write down your fears and cut them into a million pieces. Then, boldly toss the pieces into your trash can.

Get In The Mood
Listen to upbeat positive music, watch movies about others who have triumphed over the obstacles in their lives, or simply talk to someone who has already been where you want to go.

OR, you could check out the new book, “The Courage Companion.”

Released today, “The Courage Companion,” written by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons, feautures stories of ordinary people who have found extraordinary ways to tap in to the fortitude within.

“Courageous people feel their fear but take action anyway,” write the authors, who also believe these folks “pay attention to the tiny little-engine-that-could voice inside them that says, ‘I think I can, I think I can,’ even when they are trembling in fear.”

This book would be an inspiring addition to your library, and of course, it’s a perfect book to give away! Here’s how you can try to snag one!

  • Leave a comment and name your fear (mine? mostly, that if I let myself sit still, I won’t get everything done!)
  • Leave your comment no later than 5PM ET on Wednesday, October 20, 2010.
  • You may enter only once.
  • Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, who are 18 and older.
  • One winner will be selected in a random drawing via random.org.
  • One winner will receive one book, valued at $15.95.
  • Winners will be notified by email, so make sure to check next week to find out if you’ve won!

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4 comments

  • mike on 10/13/2010 at 3:10 am said:

    It’s easy for you as a woman to make all these proclamations. It’s completely different for men.

    As a man in today’s society you are automatically assumed to be a possible ‘danger’ to women and children – not only that, you have to live in total fear of false accusations of violence or ‘sexual assault’ and having your life destroyed, and because of the way the laws are so insane that create this situation to where no proof is even require -just an accusation- it is NOT just some opinion or irrational fear- these are facts and they are real. Laws are not something you ‘imagine.’

    Men have their lives destroyed EVERY DAY this way. As if life isn’t hard enough .. THEN you have deal with the constant fear of false accusations – where even if you are acquitted you still have your reputation destroyed. And NO I have never been falsely accused of anything- why? Because I live in constant fear because I am not stupid. “In the last days there will be false accusers of men.”

    So ironically as a man you become far more fearful (and rightfully so) than they could EVER be of you. Ha! I’d like to see you try and live your life like that. You wouldn’t last one day- and that smug, cutesy attitude of yours would vanish in about 20 seconds. Try writing a book about THAT- something real.

  • I’m afraid of trolls.
    No, not really.

    Mostly I’m afraid of doing things “wrong”, which can make it hard to learn something new.

  • Sounds like a great book. I like the m&m idea the best! These days I am afraid to look in the mirror – yikes, no hair!!!

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