Name Your Fear

Name Your Fear

Conventional wisdom suggests that naming your fears will help you to conquer them.  While I have few remaining vestiges of the mental health trauma I experienced after the accident, I have discovered that I have developed a fear of enclosed spaces.  Specifically – I have a fear of long underwater tunnels.  I discovered this fear, Read More

Is it a Promise I Can Keep? - #NaBloPoMo 1

Is it a Promise I Can Keep? 

Terror strikes. Again. And again. NYC, Beirut, Paris, Nigeria. The list grows. My children ask – why?  I don’t know what to tell them. “We’re safe.  You’re safe.” I don’t know if it’s a promise I can keep. But I have to try. This is my eighteenth entry to NaBloPoMo, NaNoPoblano and YeahWriteMe’s NoMo challenge. Follow Live by Surprise on Twitter, Google+, Facebook, Pinterest and Bloglovin.

Childhood Anxiety - Don't Pass It On

Childhood Anxiety – Don’t Pass It On

I’m going to use a BlogHer prompt for my sixth #NaBloPoMo, NaNoPoblano, YeahWriteMe NoMo Challenge today: What was your biggest fear as a child?  Do you still have it today?  If it went away, when did your feelings change? It’s amusing, because on this very day I’m taking my daughter to do the thing that Read More