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Email of the Day: Telling My Fears to Take A Hike

By Dr. Laura on May 15, 2024
Woman stands outside with her eyes closed and arms spread open

I recently heard a call that must have been a God wink because of its great timing! Not long ago, I had to go to the hospital for my annual scans and ultrasound. These scans were a big deal since they would mark my five-year milestone of being cancer-free. Thankfully, I got to go home with the news that I was all clear!


After getting back, I had to finish a project in my studio. I walked in and said, β€œHey Alexa, play Dr. Laura.” And Alexa began playing the episode about the anxious caller who feared her ovarian cancer was returning. You told her that her fear was rational, but to focus on the facts of her situation and not her fears. It was a great conversation that helped me understand that, like that caller, I had been focusing on my fears these past 5 years and not the facts.


Thank you for helping me at just the right moment. When I go back in for testing in six months, I’ll focus on the facts and tell the fears to take a hike! Now, off for a cheeseburger and a glass of wine to celebrate! 




Telling My Fears to Take A Hike


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