~ Andre Gide
Message from Dr. B. (Linda Buchanan): Although it won't be posted yet, I'm writing this on Halloween. A holiday which, in a sense, makes fun of fear!! What if we could begin to laugh at our own fears. They would diminish in size. It is by avoiding what we fear that the fear grows. Therefore, avoidance really doesn't work. Pick one thing this week that you have been avoiding but would benefit you to approach; such as calling a friend, joining a group, taking a class, asserting yourself. Then notice the difference of avoiding versus approaching a fear.