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What is fear?

What is fear? I read that fear is an emotional response induced by a perceived threat, which causes a change in brain and organ function, as well as in behavior. Fear can lead us to hide, to run away, or to freeze in our shoes. Fear may arise from a confrontation or from avoiding a threat, or it may come in the form of a discovery.   -- Read more @ Huffington Post

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Chemo With a Side of Kale

On September 10th, 2013, at age 30, I was diagnosed with stage IV gastric cancer, which affects my digestive system. It began at the junction of my esophagus and stomach, and unfortunately also spread to my liver, as well as to other sites. This diagnosis came as a shock to me, completely unexpected, not only because of my young age, but also because I have been an active, health-conscious individual throughout my entire life. At first, I was extremely disappointed, and I felt as if my body betrayed me. All those countless hours of my life dedicated to being healthy, to becoming a Division 1 scholarship athlete, to eating right -- where was that now? -- Read more @ Huffington Post...

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Better Out Than In

Picture a bottle of carbonated water. Now shake it. Shake it real hard. Open it. Now wipe yourself off, you are soaked!  My life lately has been that bottle, with each bubble of carbonation representing something in my life that I let fester, but would better serve me out than in.  On September 10th, 2013, at age 30, I was diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer. -- See more @ Huffington Post

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