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Are You Suffering From Secondhand Stress?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When you're around your positive friend you connect and relate to him or her. When you're around the miserable boss, you're tense because you're picking up on his tension, maybe even trying to understand him, and it doesn't make you feel good.

The Difference Between Good and Great: My Tips for Being Exceptional

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Defy the norm, be curious and don't accept the status quo. If you're striving for better than what exists, then think and dream big.

How Being Fearless Can Change The World

The Aspen Institute | Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 2:00p-3:00p EST The Case Foundation’s Be Fearless campaign inspires a more fearless approach to creating lasting change. On Thursday, June ...

5 Things Every Fearless Woman Does

Posted 06.08.2013 | OWN

By Amy Shearn Acts of courage aren't always as obvious -- or as easy -- as skydiving. ...

"Fearless Philanthropy: Reaching Out, Taking Risks and Achieving More": A Conversation with Jean Case

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

I had a chance to talk with Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation, about their commitment to make big bets, innovate, learn from failure, collaborate and do it all with a sense of urgency.

Our Child Plays With Barbie Dolls -- Is He Gay?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Jonathan Alpert

Playing with dolls is a perfectly healthy behavior for a male toddler. No different than a female playing with dolls, a part of normal development and entirely consistent with a toddler's vivid imagination and creativity.

Military Spouse? Keep Calm and Carry On

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Create a plan with your loved one for communicating on a regular basis and stick with it as best as possible. Consistency in communication will help you maintain sanity and keep anxiety levels at bay.

Fearless Steps to Retirement

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.29.2013 | Fifty
Jonathan Alpert

The thought of leaving something they've known for so long can be a scary one. Certainty and a routine that has been in place for decades will no longer exist. One might wonder, "What will I do with my time?"

How Avoidance Will Make You Fearful

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Think about everything you are missing out on because of what you are avoiding. How much richer could your life become if you didn't feel the need to hide from your fears? What would you be able to do? Supposing you were not fearful, think how great your life would be.

8 Tips To Get A Raise

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.29.2012 | Money
Jonathan Alpert

4. Anticipate resistance from your boss and know how to respond. Remember, there are two opposing goals: yours is to make money while his is to save money.

Confessions of a Worrier

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

Stop and think about it. You have to make choices and decisions in life. There's no guide that tells us how to do this best, or how to make no mistakes, or keep everyone around you happy. You just have to choose and ride it out.

WATCH: Feeling Like A Fraud? Fearlessly Embrace And Own All The Good!

Terri Cole | Posted 12.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Have you ever thought: They made a mistake and actually confused me with someone else much more qualified? Or had the feeling that even if they meant you, it will only be a matter of time before they realize you are a fraud?

Courage and Fear Are Brothers: Ask Noah

Noah Kass | Posted 10.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Noah Kass

By choosing to quit your job and pursue your passion, you are not denying that fear exists, you're merely stating that your own fulfillment is more important than any fear.

Fear Less, Love More: An Interview With MeiMei Fox

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

MeiMei Fox is one of those people who can work a 12-hour day, go home to meditate and do yoga, then party all night, and get up and do it again the next day. Her mantra is "fear less, love more," so naturally I had to interview her for The Fear Project.

My Own Fear Factor: Lessons From The Boot Camp

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 12.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

I am a new adventurer in fearlessness, but this insight allows me perspective enough to say that I was wrong to expect ease throughout life; I was wrong to reject opportunities because I was scared of what other people may think, or because they didn't look exactly as I had dreamed they would.

Practice Being Fearless

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Fear loses its power when you prepare yourself to meet it head-on. If you walked out onto a stage without preparing for a speech, of course you would be scared! But if you walk onto a stage after preparing -- practicing your lines and learning your craft -- the fear won't be quite as strong.

Dream Big: My Daughter Teaches Me About Fearlessness

Jenny Ingram | Posted 11.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenny Ingram

I want my daughter to dream... big. And fearlessly. To take the road less traveled. Me? I get to be her cheerleader and sometimes a voice of reason. But right now I am discovering I need to let my child be a child and dream, dream, dream. And in the process I am learning to dream.

Be Fearless: Find Certainty In The Midst Of Uncertainty

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Fear is about uncertainty. It's about not being able to predict what will happen next. This unpredictability breeds anxiety. And in the midst of uncertainty, fearless people react very differently than fearful ones do.

'I'm Trying 49 New Things Before I Turn 50': One Woman's Genius Challenge

Emily Kaufman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Emily Kaufman

All of these new experiences produce fear. If I didn't feel afraid of trying some of this stuff, I would really be nuts. Fear lets me know that this is real, and there are consequences, and I am alive. Feeling the fear is a good part of this journey.

Don't Try To Fit In... Fit Out!

Mary Pritchard | Posted 10.29.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

Fitting out is not about being rebellious and purposefully trying to get a charge out of people like you did when you were a teenager. Fitting out is about being okay with following your heart, with being who you are.

'Who I Really Am Is Safe, No Matter What The Circumstances'

Rick A. Reynolds | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Rick A. Reynolds

When we truly believe that we are not our bodies, that we are not our personalities, that there is a part of us that is greater than all of this, then we begin to know that who we really are is safe at all times -- and fear has no grip on our lives.

Fearless People Greet Fear At The Door

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

How long have you been avoiding what scares you? Has hiding from the fear ever made it go away? Can you see how avoiding what scares you actually works against you by feeding the fear? The time to weaken your fear and strengthen your fearlessness is now.

Fearless Eating

Michelle May, M.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Michelle May, M.D.

Many people struggle against fear to find balance in their eating. We're bombarded with confusing and sometimes conflicting nutrition information -- even mom said "clean your plate" and "save room for dessert."

How To Be Fearless When Shopping For A Car

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

People sometimes get stuck in this anxious mode of thinking, ruminate too long, and never act on the decision. This uncertainty leads them to feel fearful of outcomes they think they have no control over.

WATCH: What You Need to Know About Fear

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 10.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

In this video, I'm sharing my favorite teaching about fear, which comes from the late Rabbi Alan Lew. This simple, little-known idea about fear has been life-changing for the women and men I work with.