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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

Posted on September 09, 2018

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak Chopra

We all experience fear. When it comes to living with a chronic condition like a food allergy, fear can manifest in many ways.

Sometimes our initial diagnosis gives us fears about our quality of life. Dealing with the realities of our "new normal," with a food allergy can put us in a chronically fearful state of mind. Will I have a flare today? Will I be able to attend to my daily tasks stress-free? Fear about outcomes that are beyond our control can facilitate fear taking root.

"I finally came to realize that my fears about having a food allergy and what that could potentially mean were ADDING to my pain. Once I consciously decided to relieve myself of that burden I could better focus on managing my food allergy." – Member of MyFoodAllergyTeam

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Dealing with fear will look different for everyone. Sometimes it means arguing with our intrusive thoughts. Sometimes it looks like meditating to clear the mind.
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