My Challenge Today:

Get busy and conquer fear …

By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC


Inaction breeds doubt and fear.

Action breeds confidence and courage.

If you want to conquer fear,

do not sit home and think about it.

Go out and get busy.

~ Dale Carnegie



How do you conquer fear? What kinds of things are you afraid of? Public speaking, flirting, meeting new people, job interviews, traveling, flying or joining new groups?


Conquering fear is a big subject for many people, myself included. I have lots of friends that are extremely fearful of flying others are paralyzed by exploring new groups. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter what kind of fear you have, it does matter how it limits your life and spirit. I have never been really comfortable in large groups, I prefer small intimate groups for socializing, I am what you might call shy and cautious. And mostly that kind of shy behavior is when I am operating in a self-doubt kind of mode, not operating from my higher purpose. When I am in a strong centered from of mind, I am pretty open to new experiences and new people. I am still shy and cautious, but not so fearful that I won’t do new things.


I traveled to Papua New Guinea a few years ago with a couple of friends and that is how I like to balance my fear and my sense of adventure, going with trusted friends. I grew up with the philosophy of “safety in numbers” and I suppose that is still considered true today. This is where my tribal counsel and BFF’s come into play, if I can be in a group of trusted friends ~ I feel much safer. I have a secret admiration for the kind of people (women) that are so bold they will do anything and feel perfectly safe in the process.


Our American female heroines are many with varied accomplishments and inspiration is available to be garnered for our own benefit from these amazing women …


  • Martha Washington – first, First Lady of US
  • Pocahontas – saved the life of Captain John Smith
  • Elanor Roosevelt – American diplomat, writer, social reformer, first lady to FDR
  • Susan B. Anthony – feminist fighting for our rights!
  • Emily Dickinson – American poet wrote over 1700 poems
  • Helen Keller – famous for overcoming serious handicaps
  • Dolley Madison – First Lady who saved the White House treasures
  • Edith Wharton – pulitzer prize winning novelist
  • Babe Zaharias – one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century
  • Abigail Adams – First Lady to John Adams
  • Belva Lockwood – First woman candidate for President
  • Ida Wells – Civil Rights activist who founded NAACP
  • Bessie Coleman – first woman to earn international pilots license


Do you have a female hero that inspires you to do great things and conquer your fears?