Advice from the Wild Hearts: Overcoming Fear

Advice from the Wild Hearts: Overcoming Fear

It's a question I ask every Wild Heart:

How do you overcome fear, anxiety, or self-doubt? 

As can be expected when you ask for advice from a tribe of kick-ass humans who actively work to live the lives they imagine, the answers are thoughtful and inspiring. Individually, each quote is a nuggets of courage to tuck away and call on when fear and doubt peep into view. Together, themes emerge that outline actionable strategies for moving through fear.

The Myth of Constant Vigilance: How we're taught to live in fear, and why that's so effed up

The Myth of Constant Vigilance: How we're taught to live in fear, and why that's so effed up

I remember agonizing over the screen name as I created my first AOL email account at age 12. Not long after, I got my first (of many) chain email warning me about the attackers who will hide under my car and slit my Achilles tendon so I can't run away.

I wasn't allowed to watch horror movies, but my own relatives would forward these warnings without a second thought.

Take a minute to think about how effed up it is for a 12 year old to need to be coached about stuff like this.

Now here's the really effed up part: It's not even true.