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Moments of a Happy Life

Pamela Boccia | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents
Pamela Boccia

I've written some more polished, edited pieces of writing over the past month, but something is pushing me to revisit this stream-of-consciousness style free-write. I sat down on my last day of summer vacation with the intention of working through some feelings that I couldn't quite name.

WATCH: Tapping into Action and Motivation

Brad Yates | Posted 10.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

Procrastination happens... but it is not an incurable disease. I hope this will help you get going on what's important. If you are new to tappi...

3 Reasons Why Fear Is Actually a Good Thing

Dr. F. Emelia Sam | Posted 10.08.2015 | Women
Dr. F. Emelia Sam

We have a tendency to dismiss fear as weakness, but it's not that simple. Over the years, I've come to understand fear as incredibly useful and here are a few of the things I've learned.

My Biggest Fear About Meditating -- And How it Relates to Your SAT and ACT Prep

Erika Oppenheimer | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
Erika Oppenheimer

When I first started meditating during my junior year of college, I didn't have many expectations, so I didn't see much of a downside. I was studying abroad in London at the time, and one of my classmates invited me to join her for a group meditation she attended regularly.

Breaking Up With Fear

Megan Baca | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Megan Baca

Get out! Break up with Fear! Your life depends on it. Take a look at your reflection and realize that beneath all of the pain there is a fighter. There is a brave soul who knows that they weren't born to shrink back and live hesitantly. All you need is a little bit of hope and courage. Then go! Hold onto faith and run as hard as you can toward your dreams. And never look back.

What If Everything in Your Life Was Perfect?

Emily Cassel | Posted 10.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Emily Cassel

Did you know that everything in your life is perfect, just the way it is, right now, without changing anything at all? WITHOUT DOING MORE, OR BETTER,...

Why Looking Bad Can Be Good

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Starting now, we need to get over ourselves. We need to know that, sometimes, looking bad is actually a good thing...because it means we're trying something new, we're stretching ourselves, we're taking on a new adventure.

Patient Moon: A Sonic Journey

Becky Millard | Posted 10.05.2015 | Fifty
Becky Millard

Bars held me tight, but I struggled through them to the dark path, undergrowth scratching my face as I ran.

8 Tips For Overcoming The Fear Of 'Putting Yourself Out There'

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

In researching Quiet, I met a scientist performing groundbreaking work on social anxiety disorder. A charming, articulate man, he confided to me that...

How to Overcome Fear of Commitment

Moshe Ratson | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Moshe Ratson

We all have friends who do not seem to stick to one partner on the pretense that the partner is not good enough for them. Gamophobia or fear of comm...

WATCH: Slacking Off

Brad Yates | Posted 10.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

There are times when we are moving ahead at full steam... and then there are those other times. And, sometimes it's okay to slack off. But if you su...

My Struggle Against Islamophobes

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Atif Rashid

I feel as though I'm in an almost-daily battle with Islamophobes whether online or in my mind trying to figure out why these people have so much hatred against Islam.

How to Face the Fear of Change

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

Before the Wright brothers we were afraid of flying. Before Copernicus and even for a bit after we were afraid of the stars. Before Tesla we were afraid of electricity. Before AOL people were afraid of the Internet.

Are You Afraid to Travel? How to Change Your Life for Good!

Erika Lafrennie | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Erika Lafrennie

If the world stopped spinning at this very moment, could you honestly say you are satisfied with the way you are living your life? What aren't you doing because you are allowing fear to stand in the way? And what would you do differently if you knew you could not fail?

Linguistic Business Coaching: Shortcut From Fear of Speaking to Linguistic Self-confidence

Anna-Jane Niznikowska | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Anna-Jane Niznikowska

I have recently gone to a networking event at the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London. As a Communication Consultant who helps non-native English speakers communicate more confidently in international business, I thought I had to walk the talk and speak Portuguese.

What I Learned Going Off to College

Shrien Alshabasy | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Shrien Alshabasy

Growing up is tough. Gone are the everlasting summer days when you could spend nights playing tag in your backyard, tasting the sweet morsels of infinite happiness on your playful tongue.

7 Powerful Quotes to Punch Your Fear in the Throat

Ashley Behnke | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Ashley Behnke

The reality is the presence of fear is normal. Whether you are currently sailing through this season or barely making it, these wise words will help you show fear that you mean business.

Who are We, America?

Terry Newell | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Candidates for president, most especially on the right, demonstrate a meanness of spirit, a disrespect for propriety, and a preference for polarizing invective that poisons the social cohesion so essential to progress.

Your Dreams Are More Real Than Your Fears

Samuel Mandell | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Samuel Mandell

We are a species blessed with the ability for imagination. This gift is the precursor to creation and hope, it is unfortunately also the precursor to ...

WATCH: Hoping It Won't Work

Brad Yates | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

When we are not getting the results we say we want, it generally isn't because we are bad or stupid, but because part of us is resisting change. Even...

5 Ways Female Comediennes Have Taught Me To Be Fearless

Claire Davidson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Claire Davidson

When you're passionate about something and work hard, not only will amazing things happen, but you'll make the world a happier place. So whatever you've been putting off: a solo vacation, telling someone how you feel, or pursuing your artistic dreams, life is too short not to go for it.

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

It was 9:00 p.m. when I left the comfort of my bed and wandered into the kitchen to make a cup of herbal tea. When I turned on the light the peripheral view of a gray blur bouncing up and down set off an involuntary shriek that shot up from my toes.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

8 Things To Do (And Not Do) When Things Go Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that moments of foul will happen, and do your best to deal with it in a way that doesn't damage you or others. And know that, no matter what, the foul will pass.