Grief may, in fact, be a friend misunderstood and one that allows me the space to renew myself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The amount of money in politics is a dangerous distortion of how the process is intended to work. We are now at the point where money wins elections, not the vote of the people.
Yes, I loved junior sleuth "Encyclopedia" (aka Leroy) Brown. He was so smart, so curious, and seemed to be so free of self-doubt. But to me, his sidekick, Sally Kimball, was much more badass. Of course, no one used the word "badass" to describe a girl back then. So let's use the word "fearless."
I've learned that the fear that a girlfriend's parents won't like you can be squashed by being charming and giving a great first impression, basically pretending that you're a game-show host. Behind door number one is a nice, responsible young man who will pay for dinner, use "protection" and help you move... into a nursing home in five years.
I dress for one person and one person only: myself! I dress in clothes that make me feel happy, confident, and fabulous. And why shouldn't I? It's my body, my money, my choice.
Unresolved feelings and injuries from childhood impact our romantic pattern of behavior. We either act or talk them out, especially in romantic relationships. If your parents fought frequently or there was violence, you learned that love is painful.
When you're entering the unknown in any area of your life, it often triggers an avalanche of self-doubt. Your mind may say you're too old, too young, not experienced enough, not intelligent enough, or not sophisticated enough to make it.
Being fearless means getting in there and getting wet. Literally. By jumping into the ocean and feeling ourselves pushed around by the waves. By taking off our shoes and tickling our toes with the grass. By exercising in the great outdoors instead of in a gym.
On Thursday, Arianna appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the new USA series "Political Animals" alongside the show's star, Sigourney Weaver, ...
On Dec. 26, 2004, my life changed forever. That day, the tsunami struck Asia, killing hundreds of thousands of people. I learned that the resort I was scheduled to visit just three days later, Charlie's Beach Resort in Koh Phi Phi, had been completely wiped out, with no survivors. It made me deeply question the way I was living.
When do you show your crazy flag to the person you are dating? Timing is key, especially considering what brand of crazy you are working with. At the beginning of my relationship, my strategy was to throw all of my awesome at my new man. I figured I needed to build up a big reserve of goodness before I hit him with the flip side.
As an EFT practitioner, I was naturally drawn toward the idea of using tapping to help people address their anxiety and discomfort about flying.
As a child I was beaten by bullies, robbed by bullies, humiliated by bullies. I learned to fight back -- sometimes physically, sometimes with words, and occasionally with pranks. Do I advocate violence among children? No -- no more than I advocate violence anywhere. I do advocate wit and resiliency.
Like most heroes of Greek legend, Peter Parker became endowed with superhuman gifts: He was turned into a demigod, rather like a Hercules with inferiority issues who accepts his lot and even rises above inner dread, finding courage out of confusion. Stan Lee deified the nerd and found how those who are considered fearful of life learn -- and even embrace -- fearlessness.
Our forefathers had to put it all on the line. Had to put their quest for freedom above all else. It took years. It was harder than they thought. How did they do it? They had to stay focused. Get past their differences. Go for a common goal. They had to decide that their commitment was worth facing their fear.
All you can worry about is you, and even then, some days your best isn't good enough. And that's okay. If you got out there and conquered or even faced one of your fears today, you're better off than 99 percent of the rest of the world.