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How We Sabotage Ourselves

Banishing Fear For Better Health

I can’t tell you how often conversations like this pop up in my head. I used to think they were real, that the Gremlin was a true voice and not some figment of my lizard brain. And these evil voices would lead me to sabotage myself or fail to do something risky that might have led to greater joy, freedom, and happiness in my life.

Now, the voices are still there, but I can identify them, assess them, weigh risk, and muzzle them. Which is so much more effective than getting in my own way.

Managing your fears is key to living a wholly healthy life. Not only does fear sabotage you personally and professionally; it also raises dangerous stress hormone levels that weaken your immune system, raise your blood pressure and heart rate, increase your risk of cancer and heart disease, and negatively affect your brain biochemistry.  In other words, Gremlins are hazardous to your health!

Does Your Gremlin Get Naughty?

Does your Inner Pilot Light come to your rescue when the Gremlin starts spewing evil nothings? The more you fan the flames of your Inner Pilot Light, the more you’ll be able to dissociate from the voices of the Gremlin. To strengthen your Inner Pilot Light, sign up for daily reminders of how awesome you here.

Want to see me win out over the Gremlin at my Hay House Event? I Can Do It: Ignite – San Jose is March 17-18th. You can purchase tickets here. Can’t make it to the live event? Check out the LIVE streaming option here.

Tell us your stories. How do you deal with the Gremlin? How do you strengthen your Inner Pilot Light?

Feeling grateful for blessings and Inner Pilot Lights,

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Lissa Rankin, MD: Founder of OwningPink.comPink Medicine Woman coach, motivational speaker, and author of What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend and Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax.

Learn more about Lissa Rankin here.

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Lissa Rankin

Lissa Rankin, MD is a mind-body medicine physician, founder of the Whole Health Medicine Institute training program for physicians and other health care providers, and the New York Times bestselling author of Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.  She is on a grassroots mission to heal health care, while empowering you to heal yourself.  Lissa blogs at LissaRankin.com and also created two online communities - HealHealthCareNow.com and OwningPink.com. She is also the author of two other books, a professional artist, an amateur ski bum, and an avid hiker. Lissa lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and daughter.

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2:09PM PDT on Mar 26, 2012

Congratulations! I used to have some pretty vicious Gremlin vs. PL arguments myself, but my Gremlin is keeping pretty quiet these days. Thanks for the post. I'm sure your talk is going to be great! :)

5:50AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

Almost everyone gets stage fright and has self-doubt. Just remember we're all the same and no one is an all-knowing genius. They have the same gifts AND flaws that you do!

10:22AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Well, that's HER blog.

7:08AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Breathe.

6:19AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Here's why the angry people stroke out:
"Managing your fears is key to living a wholly healthy life. Not only does fear sabotage you personally and professionally; it also raises dangerous stress hormone levels that weaken your immune system, raise your blood pressure and heart rate, increase your risk of cancer and heart disease, and negatively affect your brain biochemistry."

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/how-we-sabotage-ourselves.html#ixzz1pTSPaM9U

2:37AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Thanks for the post.

1:08AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

A funny take!

10:44AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

THANKS!

7:39AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

Absolutely loved it ..smiled and laughed all way through the inspiring message ~♥

2:24AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

Thank you

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