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Entries by Jaimal Yogis from 08/2012

Fear And The Art Of Lowered Expectations: Thoughts From Portugal

| Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living

Lowering expectations flies in the face of some of those positive-psychology studies on overcoming and managing fear. As we've seen, doing well in the face of something scary is often about thinking positive, visualizing positive outcomes, debunking our hard-wired negativity bias and, of course, training hard.

Olympic Athletes: How Do They Deal With The Pressure?

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living

One shot. That's what many of these Olympic athletes will get. The stress is nearly unimaginable. How do they deal?

Fearless Eating: It May Be in Our Genes

| Posted 08.19.2012 | Healthy Living

It makes sense that food neophobia likely evolved, as the researchers state, to prevent mammals from eating poisonous foods. It makes sense that neophobia was important enough to our survival that it became a part of our DNA.

Why We Love a Good Scare (and Game of Thrones)

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living

One of the best parts of the HBO series Game of Thrones is how well the writing captures fear's many facets.

Swimming Through Fear With Jamie Patrick

| Posted 08.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Unlike our ancestors (who had to endure all sorts of grueling survival challenges), most of us don't know or understand our limits -- because we don't reach them. We're afraid of the pain. We're afraid of what we might find out about our character.