What Is Fear?

What Is FearWhat is Fear?

Fear.  It’s a part of daily life.  Everyone has fears.  And there are a seemingly infinite variety of fears, whether it’s a fear of doing something new, fear about what other people think, fear of losing a job, fear that our kids won’t grow up to be better off than us, fears about our health….and an ocean of additional fearful thoughts that people have every day.

But, what is fear?

Re-reading the last part of the last sentence in the above paragraph again will give us a clue.

…an ocean of additional fearful THOUGHTS.

This is a key to fears.  They are thoughts.

How many thoughts do you have in any given day?  According to the National Science Foundation, the average person has about 50,000 thoughts per day.   That holds the potential for a lot of fearful thinking going on!

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how does one stop these fearful thoughts?

To grasp how to move beyond fears, we need to understand how fears come about in the first place.

Firstly, our body is a sensing organism…like an antenna.  All the energies flowing within and around us are received as data through the body’s senses or “antennae.”

Secondly, our mind is a data filtering tool that labels, organizes, and otherwise makes sense of what the body is receiving as data. Put another way, the mind characterizes the incoming energies we sense with our body.  How the mind does this is based on our past experience.

This is a key:  The mind works based on our past, and what we’ve been focusing our energy on determines how the mind processes the incoming data. Any data that the mind doesn’t know what to do with is either ignored, labeled as false, or is lumped in with what the mind determines to be past data that is similar.

Thirdly, the human being, overall, is designed to create.  The being takes all the incoming sensory data and information and uses it to create.

Creating has nothing to do with the past, except to utilize components of the past, combined with current incoming sensory data, to create something new.

Creation, for which we are designed, is concerned with, and focused on, the now and the new…not the past.

So…how do we go from having fearful thoughts to thinking, feeling, and being more confident?

In a word: Focus.

The mind filters all current incoming data based upon programming from what we’ve been focusing on.  And, left without supervision, the mind will continue circling in the past forever.

We break the mind out of its “rut” by utilizing the tool of focus.

This is a key.  How we program, or “tune,” the mind, is by what we focus our awareness on. Consciously changing what we focus on changes the mind’s programming, and changes our thoughts and how the data coming in from the body is filtered, sorted, and labeled.

As we change our focus, our filters get adjusted in the mind accordingly.  How the data is selected, processed, and labeled changes, resulting in a shift in our thoughts about our experience.

By using our power of focus, we are therefore much more in control of our mind, and what thoughts we have, than we realize.

Our mind is a tool for us to use.

This is worth repeating:  Our mind is a tool for us to use.

To shift from fearful thoughts to confident thoughts and beliefs, it is necessary for us to begin consciously using our mind as the tool it was designed to be for us…instead of allowing the mind to use us.

We have power over how we program our mind, and while reprogramming the mind takes effort, it is doable, as every happy, successful, and confident person will attest to.

What we think and believe ultimately determines what data is allowed into our awareness and how we characterize what we sense into thoughts.

Going a step deeper, what we choose to consciously focus on creates the filters that create our thoughts and beliefs – what our experience is, and how our experience gets labeled and organized.

Recognizing that our mind is based in the past, while we are meant to be in the now, creating for the future, we can see how, without consciously applied effort, our mind can keep us surrounded in limiting thoughts, beliefs, and fears.

If you’re experiencing fears that you feel unable to move beyond, I invite you to contact me for a complimentary consultation regarding a phone or skype session to release the underlying thought process(es) that are entrapping you and keeping you from moving forward in your life in a confident way.

Live Life Fully,
Sandy Schell, ACST, LWC

The Fear Of Money

Money ImageWhat’s in your pocket…lint or presidents?

I wear many hats these days.  I’m a speaker, an author, a Life & Wellness Coach, a CranioSacral Therapist, an educator… but really at the core of it all – I am a healer.

So you might wonder why, as a healer, am I sending you an email about money?

It’s simple. A lack of money can negatively impact your health and overall well-being.  Since my mission in life is to contribute to your continuing optimal health and well-being, I would like to share with you some insights about money.

You may have heard it said that your beliefs about money are the main force behind how much money you have or don’t have.  Your beliefs about money are Continue reading

more powerful than your work ethic, the hours you put in, or even the education or training you have.

With few exceptions, most people want more money.  Money enables us to live in a secure home, to feed ourselves and our family, to maintain our health, to clothe and educate ourselves, and even sleep more soundly at night, knowing all is well taken care of.  Still, many of us deem money as evil and/or consider a desire for money to be wrong or a moral weakness.

Consider the word “abundance”.  While this is a valid term and inherently represents more than just monetary wealth, it’s used by some as a feel-good replacement label for the word money.  Why is that..?

We’ve grown afraid of money.Money

On one hand, we desire money in a practical sense, on the other we judge ourselves harshly for wanting money.

How do you balance an “attitude of gratitude” with “Please Universe, may I have some more?”  Many people, trying to focus on gratitude, have developed a sense of guilt in desiring money.

Some try to solve this by using the term “abundance” in place of the word “money.”  Others compromise with money, by asking for “just enough”.  But the underlying negative or fearful attitudes toward money are still there and are controlling your cash-flow.

Having conflicted feelings about money is often experienced by those who are pursuing a spiritual path.  And there are some who find themselves in a position of lack and choose to resent those who have more, developing a hateful attitude towards people who seem to have plenty of money. Instead of celebrating the fact that money is flowing all around and shifting their belief systems to enable themselves to tap into that flow, they criminalize wealth, condemn the rich, and curse money as the root of all evil.  Have these thoughts ever crossed your mind?

If you feel negative about money and the concept of having money, how can you ever attract more of it into your life?

Your beliefs impact the fullness of your pocket.  Is your pocket rustling with pictures of presidents or holding a lint reunion?   If you have more lint than presidents, it may be time to take a long, honest look at your feelings and viewpoints about money.

Lack of money can lead to frustration, stress, anxiety, conflict in relationships, and poor health.  Achieving wellness means that you’re healthy in all areas of your life: physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, social, and economic.

Money problems, like a disease, will make you sick.

The good news is that just like many diseases; a lack of money is both preventable and curable!

If you’re ready to learn how to create, not block, your cash flow, join me on February 16th for a liberating, one-day BARS Class.

Or contact me at (727) 415-4772 for a complimentary consultation to discuss what is holding you back from having all you want, and the steps forward to living the life you truly desire.

Is it finally time for you to have more presidents in your pocket?    

After all, lint is pretty useless…

In Joy,




Creating The Change You Desire

Steps ImageDo you ever spend time imagining a different life?

Do you find yourself daydreaming about having more money, being thinner, traveling more, or meeting that special someone….?  Do you have life goals that you keep putting off until “someday”?  If you think about things being different, perhaps being better, then I have great news for you.  You have already taken a step towards your “desired life”.

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your life is already wonderful and you just want to add new adventures. Or perhaps your life isn’t so wonderful and you know that you must make changes. Regardless of your starting point, the awareness that you desire something more is a powerful force.  Everything we have, everything we experience…it all starts with a thought.

Being aware that you desire something more is the first step towards creating it.

The next step can be a bit trickier.  Thinking is free, it’s private, and it’s mostly effortless.  Transforming a thought into reality…now that takes action.  Action is no longer private.  Often it is witnessed by others and it requires energy, commitment, and courage.  To achieve the life you desire, you must be willing to experience the challenges, set-backs, failures, and even scarier in many ways – you must be willing to accept outrageous success!

If you’ve been thinking about making positive changes in your life, but you keep getting stuck when it comes time to act, or your actions haven’t gotten you to what you desire, then you may need a little help.  It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you surround yourself with people who can show you the way and support your transformation!

Imagine receiving unconditional support to be the person YOU want to be and create the life YOU desire!

If you’re ready to see your dreams become reality, I invite you to join me for a One-Day Transformational Workshop on Saturday, January 19th.  Join me in a supportive, positive environment where you will release all that has been blocking you and move into:

  • Discovering your true natural state ofABUNDANCE
  • Breaking FREE from overwhelm and stress
  • Feeling a lasting sense of PEACE and CALM
  • Shifting into increased FREEDOM, ABUNDANCE, HEALTH
  • Having sustained vibrant ENERGY each day, all day


It’s time to create the change you desire. It’s time to CREATE THE LIFE YOU DESIRE!   I promise you that this will be a day you will remember for the rest of your life!

In Joy,