Enter The No Fear ZoneWritten by Niambi Jarvis
A few months ago I delivered a speech entitled Just Do It in honor of a women’s day service. I took time to share with congregation one of my testimonies and how God has blessed me with a “Just Do It” spirit. Sitting back several months later and having spoken to many of my friends and even contemplating on earlier times in my life…I realize that before you can Just Do It you must enter No Fear Zone.
I recognize that both concepts create visions of fearless conquest of one’s dreams. That, in and of itself, stops women dead in their tracks. I have been walking in No Fear Zone for a couple of years now. I wasn’t aware of when I entered it initially. But as I began to share stories with friends and colleagues, they had a hard time believing that I suffered from fear. Actually I not only battled with fear, but I also suffered with anxiety…fear’s ugly little cousin.
We all know old saying, “There’s nothing to fear, but fear itself.” Well, I don’t know of a more true statement. Fear is not real…it is an illusion that wraps itself around us and our dreams. Fear sounds like a roaring lion, when in reality it’s just a little kitten. Fear smells like a 3-alarm fire, when in reality it’s just a little smoke. Fear looks like a mountain of obstacles—when in reality it’s just a few hills of doubt. Fear tastes like poison—when in reality it’s just a bitter taste on your tongue.
Want to be a better parent?Written by Kenia Morales
Unlike popular credence people do not gain parenting skills immediately after their children are born. Most parents are usually clueless when it comes to raising their children at any stage. But, all parents have one thing in common. We want best for our children and luckily there are many resources that can guide us to right direction.
Read non-fictional books. Most parenting related books are for specific developmental stages for example babies, toddlers, school age, and teenagers. They will tell you what to expect at a certain age, and how to handle some of issues.
Ask experts for advice. Luckily for us experts are everywhere they can be doctors, day care providers, teachers, counselors etc. Another way to contact them is by writing to their question and answer columns online, newspaper, magazines, radio stations etc.