Phobias

How I Overcame My Fear of Needles

Lisa Jackson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

When I was nine, I had a bad experience while in the hospital with scarlet fever. A nurse restrained me and abruptly poked a needle into my arm, inflicting a pain that felt worse than a bee sting. I avoided having blood taken for the next 20 years, even if it meant risking my health.

Is Fear Holding You Back From The Life You Want?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

My fear of flying grew into a phobia and this phobia became an obstacle to living the kind of life I wanted for myself. I couldn't get on a plane without taking my anti-anxiety medication. My fear of flying no longer belonged in the "quirk" category -- it made me feel anxious and out-of-control. Those feelings of blind panic took over my whole mind and body and I was unable to override them with conscious thought or reason.

Who's Afraid Of The Dark? Some Insomniacs Are

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - For some people with insomnia, the source of their sleeplessness may be an unexpected one.New Canadian research suggests fear of the dark ma...

Friday The 13th And Unusual Phobias

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...