So, friends, remember last week when I mentioned that something very special happened to me? Well, it was something that was both exciting and terror-inducing. It was both fun and stressful. And it made me feel both empowered and vulnerable.
Last Thursday, I got an email from an associate producer of HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post’s new video news network. They feature 20-minute round-table discussions of all sorts of contemporary issues, from health to technology to pop culture. After coming across one of my Psychology Today posts, they asked if I’d like to participate in a segment that night on fear.
After I got over the initial fear (ironic, isn’t it…?), I realized this as a wonderful opportunity to talk honestly about something we all struggle with and work so hard to overcome. One interesting topic that came up during the panel discussion was the evolutionary perspective on fear and how some things we’re afraid of may have been passed down to us from our ancestors. Fascinating!
You can watch the video above, and I’d love to know, friends: What’s your own experience with fear? Are you a generally fearful person? Do you have irrational fears? How do you cope with them? Let’s chat! xoxo