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Facing Fear

What My 7th Grade Self Got Right About Fear

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on It was my second week of middle school, and I was terrified about my first science test. I’d spent the l...

My Oscar

Jason Cohen | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Jason Cohen

Last year, I was a first-time nominee for my short documentary, Facing Fear. When the big moment came and I didn't get called to the stage, my sons were almost in tears. When we arrived back home, the boys gave me a huge comforting embrace that put a final coda on the whole experience for me... or at least so I thought.

The F Word and Why It's Good for You

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 01.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

That fear, the one that's keeping you from pursuing your passion, the one that keeps you in a bad relationship because you'd rather be with the wrong person than be alone, isn't really keeping you safe or alive. It's keeping you from being real. It's keeping you from your true self.

Why Can Love Be So Painful? 6 Ways to Heal and Move On

Pragito Dove | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Pragito Dove

Find your courage and love, fully and completely. Trust and live in your heart. Love takes you from the head to the heart and nurtures, comforts and heals you. Learn from each experience, watch the ego and choose love.

3 Keys for Achieving Any Goal That I Learned From My Thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail

Jay Platt | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jay Platt

The truth is, most big goals aren't accomplished in one fell swoop. Rather, they are accomplished little by little, step by step.

How Hate Happens

Jason Cohen | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Cohen

For the past year and half I have worked on a documentary entitled Facing Fear, which tells the story of a gay teenager who was beaten by neo-Nazis and left for dead. Like Sasha Fleischman, Matthew Boger was attacked because of his perceived sexual orientation.

How A Former Nazi Skinhead And The Gay Man He Attacked Became Friends

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The subjects of the controversial new documentary "Facing Fear," a former neo-Nazi and the man he gay-bashed in 1980, spoke candidly about their exper...

A Life Permanently Changed

Susan McPherson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Susan McPherson

I confronted terror head-on. It was challenging and harrowing -- the hardest time of my life. But ultimately, I survived. I endured. And I know that no matter what life throws my way, I will eventually be okay.

Belittling Tormentors Allows Us to Be Free

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.31.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

One of the most effective methods to triumph over fear is to cease mentally aggrandizing the object of your fear.

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.

My Fearless Challenge: Mountain Biking!

Mina Samuels | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Mina Samuels

Now, I knew, knew, knew that I could ride the trail much better than I was. Yet I could not. I knew, knew, knew that the fear was in my head and if I could just let it dissipate, then all would be well. Easier said than done.

Lessons In Fearlessness: 'Courage Can Be Learned'

Phil Stutz, M.D. | Posted 10.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Stutz, M.D.

Like the rest of us, therapists tend to see courage as some sort of mythic power, existing only in heroes who are beyond human fear. Heroes like that exist only in the movies. Real courage occurs in normal human beings -- people with the same fears we all have.

From Near-Death To Fearless

Posted 08.10.2012 | Healthy Living

By Jaimie Dalessio You may not know who Michael Lazerow is. It's possible many others didn't either until recently. Two months ago, Lazerow was jus...

The Wizardry Of Fearlessness

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

When I arrived at Kalani, I was trying desperately to integrate what I'd learned at the monastery into everyday life, and I felt like I was failing. I was stuck between worlds. I needed a bridge, a translator, a medium.

VIDEO: Let Go And Leap! Your Anti-Phobia Rx

Terri Cole | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

You will be amazed what shifts in your life when you acknowledge and face your fears on purpose.

Write Your Fears A Love Letter

Laurie Gerber | Posted 10.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

Dear Fear, I wanted to write you a threatening letter, in hopes that it would make you go away once and for all. You are not welcome in my life.

Moving Beyond The Fear Response

Cindi Cook | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home
Cindi Cook

If only we could realize that doing what we want is the opposite of fear. Living in the moment makes us more real, since, for lack of a better phrase, we are fully there, no faking it.

The Hanging Curve Ball: Fear In The Field Of Life

Kay Goldstein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kay Goldstein

It's Saturday night. Manny Ramirez, one of the most feared hitters in baseball is at bat against the Houston Astros. The count is 1and 2 with two outs...