Thom Rutledge

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Thom Rutledge



Thom Rutledge has been a psychotherapist for 25 years. He combines his professional expertise with his personal experience in recovery from alcoholism and depression to teach others how to face the fears and negativity that stand between them and the lives they want to live.

As a writer, a speaker, or a talk show guest, Thom's presentation of very serious matters is packaged in his trademark sense of humor.

Thom's latest book is Embracing Fear (HarperOne). Visit his main web site, thomrutledge.com, and his new site, created to register his objections and concerns about the runaway best selling dvd/book project, The Secret: thesecretantidote.com."
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Embracing Fear: How to Turn...

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The Power of Self-Forgiveness

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Self-Forgiveness Handbook

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Earning Your Own Respect

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The Self-Forgiveness Handbook

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The Greater Possibilities: ...

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Nutshell Essays: 52 Brief L...

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Sit Down & Shut Up: A Guide...

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The Antidote: Responding to...

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“With all the risk and danger television sprays at us each day like tear gas, it occurs to me they should simply open each evening's show by saying, "Welcome to the Channel Two News; we're very surprised you made it through another day.”
Thom Rutledge

“Pay close attention. Listen carefully. Let's look at what happens when fear is in charge.

With fear in charge, you can never fully relax, let your guard down, be your true self. You can't open up because you are afraid of how people will respond if they were to meet the real you. When fear is in charge, you simply cannot take that chance. Fear will not allow honesty, fear despises spontaneity, and fear refuses to believe in you. Fear may mean well, but it ruins everything by overprotecting you, insisting that you stay hidden and keep a low profile, that your time is coming....sometime later.

Fear is bold, but insists that you be timid. Take a chance and there will be hell to pay: fear will call on its dear friend, shame, to meet you on the other side of your risk taking, to tell you what you should not have done. Fear will trip you, tackle you, smother you, do whatever it takes to cause you to hesitate, to stop you. In this way fear is fearless.”
Thom Rutledge, Embracing Fear: How to Turn What Scares Us into Our Greatest Gift



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