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          What Are You Afraid Of?

          April 11, 2006

          No matter how silly or irrational they may seem to others, fears and phobias can take over your life. How do you overcome what terrifies you?



          Frightening Film Fear

          Donna says she’s deathly afraid of scary movies. Her husband, Tim, wants her to get over her fear and watch them with him. Because of some horror films she has seen, Donna refuses to go to the beach, get a dog, or go camping. 


          See a sneak preview of Dr. Phil’s recent “scary” experience. 



          Costumed Character Creeps

          Justin says he’s scared of people in costumes and avoids them wherever he can. He even takes off work every Halloween to avoid anyone in a mask. His wife, Leslie, says his fear gets in the way of family trips and pictures with Santa. 


          Clowns, characters and mascots … Oh my!



          Alien Anxiety

          Christy believes that she was abducted by aliens when she was 5, and is now convinced that they’re going to come back for her or her children. Her husband, Dennis, thinks she’s overdramatic and too sensitive.


          Is Christy’s abduction a real memory or just the media’s influence?



          List for Life

          Phil Keoghan, host of The Amazing Race, had a near-death experience that completely changed his life when he was 19. With his “Things To Do Before I Die” list, he inspires others to face their fears and live in the now.   


          Phil helps a bored stay-at-home mom try something risky!



          Cold Sweat over Cotton

          Amy says she has a phobia of cotton and yarn. She can’t open pill bottles, get manicures, or walk anywhere near an arts and crafts aisle. Her friends like to chase her around with handfuls of the offending material, but Amy is not amused.


          “If I had to jump out of a burning building into cotton, it would be a tough call.”

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          No Opportunity Wasted
          by Phil Keoghan

          For overcoming fears and anxiety, try the MINDBody Relaxation Series CDs by Dr. Frank Lawlis.


          Richard Petty Driving Experience

          California Speedway

          East West Hands

          Landis General Store 

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          Know a “Bad Bride”?

          Are you a bridesmaid under pressure to look “perfect?” Is the bride demanding that all her bridesmaids lose weight and get into shape before the big day?

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          Know Someone Refusing to Act Their Age?

          Is your son or daughter a moocher and refusing to grow up? Is your loved one having a midlife crisis or wearing inappropriate clothing?

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          At War with Mom?

          Do you feel she is your worst enemy? Can you not believe you are related to someone you dislike so much?

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          Is a Narcissist Ruining Your Life?

          Do you suspect your partner/ family member to be a narcissist? Do they behave in a way that leaves you confused, distressed and fearful?

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          Fighting Over A Family-Run Business?

          Are you part owner in a family business and feel like you don’t get your fair share of profits?

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          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a child this summer.

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