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Friday the 13th AGAIN: Friggatriskaidekaphobia

Friday, May 13th, 2011

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Yes, there is an actual phobia of Friday the 13th!  It’s called, Friggatriskaidekaphobia, and the etymology is broken down as “Frigga” related to the Norse goddess (Njörun) associated with Friday and  the Greek word “triskaídeka” referring to the number 13 (thirteen) and “phobia” meaning fear.  Put it all together and you have Friggatriskaidekaphobia = The Fear of  Friday the thirteenth (13).

Friggatriskaidekaphobia is an anxiety-prone day for some, filled with superstition and the wait for a black cat to cross their path or to step on a crack to break their mother’s back.  Why is it that there are always ladders around, just waiting for a person to walk under them or a mirror precariously positioned to fall and break when you walk near it?


No Baggage Claim For Sanity

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Some Baggage You Just Can’t Lose At The Airport

Some Baggage You Just Can’t Lose At The Airport!

Do you have luggage, baggage, or some other thing you drag around that is filled with all your skeletons (the negative stuff that you’ve dealt with all your life)?! Yeah, I guess, we all kind of have some baggage we have to take with us but WHY is it when you’re dealing with a mental health issue, your baggage seems to be a lot BIGGER?


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