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Posts Tagged ‘fear’

Growing Stones: The Process of Becoming Brave

We’ve all heard these misogynistic phrases to describe bravery and inner strength: “Man up,” “Grow some balls,” or “He’s got giant cohones.” According to these phrases, you’ve got to leave your fear out of the picture in order to be a strong man, which not only doesn’t add up– it’s also pretty alienating to have…

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Tuk Tuk Riding and Psychotherapy

I am riding on the back of a tuk tuk, a small, motorized three-wheeled vehicle ubiquitous in the streets of Southeast Asia. I’m about 16 miles outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, and I’m alone except for Mr. Laim, my tuk tuk driver who I have known for a couple days, and the people we are…

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