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About MyFear Zapper

MyFear Zapper is an interactive online system that helps children build self-confidence by teaching them how to face & overcome any type of fearful situation. It uses cognitive-behavioral therapy and positive imagery techniques to teach kids their minds are more powerful than their fears.

Fear can become a habit

When we do something over & over, consciously or not, it becomes habit. Believe it or not, a fear reaction can become habit – when we react with fear to certain situations, our minds and bodies become trained to respond … Continue reading

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Change is scary

Change is scary – even when it’s a direction you’ve chosen and a choice that will benefit you.  You may know you need to take a different direction in your life … but when you actually screw up your courage … Continue reading

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Bravery ≠ Fearlessness

A synonym of bravery is fearlessness; but is that really accurate? Fear affects everyone.  There is no getting away from it.  Young, old, male, female, every race and religion – no matter who you are, you will experience fear at … Continue reading

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Don’t let your fears keep you prisoner

Last night’s episode of ABC’s Once Upon A Time featured a theme very close to our hearts:  conquering your fears. In this episode, in the fairytale world parallel to ours, a magical root rumored to help you face your fears … Continue reading

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If it quacks like a duck

This post is a little different than what we typically talk about with MyFear Zapper, although it is about fear – a very real fear.  It’s the story of our journey through the mire of the healthcare system to learn … Continue reading

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Good riddance, 2013

Good riddance, 2013.  So many people have had such trouble with you.  More than any other year, I’ve heard complaints about the challenges you wrought:  death, sickness, emergencies, frustration, disappointment … did you bring anything good with you? Hmmmm.  Of … Continue reading

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September Bloggers for Peace Challenge

The September Bloggers for Peace challenge is to post a quotation that will help bring peace to the world.  Who better than Mother Teresa? Other peace posts for this month: * Glorious Mettle posts from Thich Nhat Hahn, another of … Continue reading

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Peace through a song

August 31 – just under the wire for posting my August Bloggers for Peace post.  It’s been a hard month – lots of new things going on, and lots of scary things.  This post was the farthest thing from my … Continue reading

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I offer you peace through confidence

  This letter to the children of our world is part of the Bloggers for Peace program’s July Peace Challenge. My dear children, As I look ahead to your future, I see so much opportunity.  Every generation faces a “brave … Continue reading

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Empowering Tip: Bloom Where You’re Planted, a tribute to Jamie Weaver

My cousin Emily joins us this week to help explain the quote, “Bloom Where You’re Planted.”  She started off terrified of marching band camp, but she decided to make the best of it … and she bloomed into a flower … Continue reading

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