Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Today is National Face Your Fears Day

Or maybe it was last Tuesday. An October 2007 blog post on the Face Your Fears Today web site by its creator, Steve Hughes, said it was the third Tuesday in October. But, a 2008 post on his other Hit Your Stride web site said it was the second Tuesday. Maybe he needed to face the fear of picking a week. Anyhow, his second post said that:

“Americans are a fearful bunch and too often we let our fears cheat us out of enjoying the good things life has to offer.  This special day is all about helping people face and overcome their fears.” 

Back in 2009 I blogged about an article by a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist (Daniel K. Hall-Flavin) on how to overcome the fear of public speaking. This month the Mayo Clinic announced a helpful Anxiety Coach App for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

The image of a duel was adapted from a painting by Repin found at Wikimedia Commons.

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