EXCERPT from  KAT ATTACK by Katherine Umberger in VIVAcini! 5 Oct 2012

 

Dear Kat,

 

How does one change a coping mechanism? I’ve learned to prepare

 

for the worst. I had to at a young age, when dealing with

 

divorce and conflicts with my mother when at times the worst

 

did happen. I want to learn to look to the brighter side of things

 

instead of only the bad but I fear the pain of being crushed. I’ve

 

thought that accepting the worst would shield me from the brunt

 

of it but it doesn’t, it just “confirms” my fears. I’ve been praying on

it but it creeps back in … a constant battle I have to win!
Overly Prepared

Dear “Overly Prepared,”

Technically it takes 28 days to develop

a new habit or skill, but I am

not sure that is really your problem . . .

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