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Episode 147: Fight or Flight Revisited

Episode 147: Fight or Flight Revisited

As we approach our 150th episode, we're revisiting some topics we did early on at the beginning of the podcast. This episode is about the human tendency to go into fight or flight mode in response to anxiety provoking realities.
We quote from the book "Failure of Nerve" by Edwin Friedman a few times. Below are the excerpts cited:
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