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The 7 Principles of Peace of Mind

Shoshanna covers a timely topic

Brenda Shoshanna covers a very timely topic in Fearless: The 7 Principles of Peace of Mind: how to confront the fears that dominate our days.

Fearless: The 7 Principles of Peace of MindEconomic uncertainty, unemployment, terrorist threats, environmental disasters and climate change work their way into our minds, and we find it hard to shake them off.

Shoshanna, a practicing psychologist and therapist, is convinced that it's best to think of fear as a visitor who is just passing through: "Watch the fear arise and feel it; listen to the fear; do not allow the fear to stop your activities."

She also counsels us to give more attention to love in our lives: "The Bible says, 'Taste and see that life is good.' This statement is a refutation of fear. It is a statement of truth."

Shoshanna defines seven principles leading to greater peace of mind, including the courage to be who you are, blessing others and becoming a friend. She also shares her thoughts on the practice of forgiveness, the gift of trust and creating a win-win situation for all (Sterling Ethos).


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