Women's Health

Fear Factors

There were dozens of reasons why I didn’t want to jump off the back of the boat, grab on to a rope, and balance on a wakeboard in the Atlantic Ocean. Among them: sharks, freezing water, and a wayward bikini top. Mostly, I was simply terrified. But I knew I had to face my fear, because my son and daughter, at the impressionable ages of 8 and 6, were watching to see what I’d do next. And the last thing I wanted

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