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Book review: Darwinia
Reviewed: Friday, August 11, 2006

Summer reading: Spin
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Fear and Other Uninvited Guests
Saturday, August 6, 2005

Fear is something we'd rather pretend we didn't have. Fear is something we relegate to the back of the mind, the back of the burner, the back of the closet. But fear is a companion we walk with whether or not we wish.

Harriet Lerner's book provides a taxonomy of fears and gently examines how we can sit with them rather than running. Just as there are no easy answers to life, there are no easy answers to fear. Instead, fear is something that we must learn to accept because failing to accept doesn't avoid it or save us. It just leaves us defenseless and alone.

The goal, I think, is to act correctly regardless, to understand fear not as a failing but as a warning to pay more attention to what life is trying to say.


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