Amanda Butler has been published in many different publications – printed and online. She was a columnist for 1-1/2 years for Body Mind Spirit Guide™ of Michigan with her Conscious Choice: Bridging The Physical & The Spiritual Together monthly articles. She also wrote a monthly column for the online Conscious Mind Journal with her Create & Live Your Diamond Life™ column.

Some of her column articles can be found in her Connecting The Dots newsletters in Success Tools and others below.

Facing Your Fears
Community Lifestyles, July 27, 2009

Have you ever watched the old movies from the depression era, World Wars or the Westerns? Have you wondered how they made it? Life was hard, disappointing and many times devastating. Have you wondered how you’re going to survive these economic times and the disappointments in your life?

In watching the characters of the movies, they often had to dig deep within, beyond what they had known before, to muster up fortitude and success. They had to find out what they were really made of and face the fears in front of them. Despite the fears they were feeling, they had to move forward and just do it, or else they would not live. They banded together with families, friends and community working together to create something new. Today, we have the same opportunity.

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It’s Your Choice … To Thrive or Just Survive!
Community Lifestyles, August 24, 2009

Life tough? Economy got you down? Lost your job or business not going great? Your relationships stink? Going through some sort of transition … divorce, empty nest, career shift, business changing? Is life not what you had planned or hoped for at this point in your life? Is it hard to get up every day and you feel like you’re just hanging in there?

Well, get over it! Wow, that sounded harsh, didn’t it? But it’s time to move on, stop listening to the stories on how the government and economy sucks or that your company, your spouse or family and friends are the ones to blame that your life isn’t working. Everything is transitory, where you are today will be different tomorrow, a month, six months, a year or five years from now, it will be different and it could be better. Here’s the deal, it’s your choice to do something about your life and to choose if you want to just survive or do you want to thrive despite what surrounds you? You know the old adage, make lemonade out of lemons.

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S.O.S. – Success Of Self
Healing Gardens, November 2009

Included in this article are the 5 Tips to Face Your Fears

1. Identify your fears; how are you giving up your power to them and are they really true?

2. Acknowledge and embrace your fears; are you willing to love them, let them go and be fueled through a different energy?

3. Write about your fears; how do they show up in your life – list what decisions, behaviors and habits have been created based on fear?

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