Conscious Transitions TV: Managing Fear

In this five minute video I discuss how to manage the fear that arises during transitions, specifically the wedding transition.

10 comments to Conscious Transitions TV: Managing Fear

  • Natalie

    Although I’m no longer there, I wanted to comment and say I’m so glad you’re doing these vido blogs. The CW site was a Godsend to me during my engagement, but seeing you and hearing the words orally may help several more women who can’t “hear” the message in the written word. Lists were my main source of countering things while I was engaged and I can’t speak enough about recognizing a fear vs. a valid concern, even if you have a difficult time rationalizing the fear.

    To any engaged women reading/listening to Sheryl’s blog, hang in there! Several of us were there and you’re definately not alone!

  • Tifffany

    First of all, I want to thank you so much Sheryl for making this blog and including videos. I feel at peace just by seeing you and hearing your voice. I have been struggling with anxiety throughout my engagement and one of my biggest problems is distinguishing fear from intuition. I know there is fear in my body but I wonder if it’s more than that. I have no red flags but I am always wondering if I making the right choice, as you mentioned in the video. Any advise on how to distinguish between fear and intuition? Thank you.

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