Monday, January 21, 2013


Hello, I hope your doing well today. Some words of encouragement by Ralph Marston for you if you are dealing with a certain fear in your life your trying to overcome.
Thanks for visiting,
Janet :)

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On the other side of fear, there is value, there is accomplishment, there is fulfillment.
See fear as the gateway that it is, and make the choice to carefully and persistently go through it.
Ralph Marston


  1. Greetings Janet,

    Ah it be getting close to four in the morning on a snowy morn in England. Wise and thoughtful words from Ralph Marston. And when we move beyond the fear and through the gateway, we also understand that we learn lessons from the fear and the fear loses its power on us.

    May you have a peaceful, positive day. And may we eradicate the unfair stigma that still surrounds mental health issues.

    In kindness,


  2. Yes they are wise words. And I hate to admit this Janet but the truth is some times no matter how wise the words the fear does not away. My anxiety and agoraphobia shot up just looking at the little girl lost in that huge gateway!

    Thank goodness I am fortunate enough to have health insurance, a good Psychiatrist and my medication. It takes medication for me to even be able to trust the wisdom of the words.

    I tried for years and years without medication other than self medication and my life was a disaster. I was all good until my late thirties and then everything crashed in on me.

    Some of my problems are most likely genetic. I am adopted and when urged to seek my medical history by my DR. I found that depression, anxiety and even severe agoraphobia run on my mother's side of the family. I was adopted so I didn't know about this until a few years ago.

    With that said about the genetic factor I will add that severe abuse mixed together with my genetic mark up to create my little cocktail in life. But I take my meds., see my DR., and for the most part have a really good life. But, without medication I am lost!

    I have been in treatment for years including intense therapy and approximately 4 years ago went an entire year without medication. There was only one problem. I didn't leave my house!

    Thanks for always providing an hear, guidance and even prompting. Obviously, I felt the need to vent today.

    You're the greatest! Big Hugs! xoxo's :-)