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Bridges, Planes and Panic Attacks: Getting Over Fear

James E. Porter | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

That's when I realized that I could proactively ALTER my reaction to that bridge by controlling how I felt when I ARRIVED. I just had to arrive at a zero or a one and I would barely even feel it, no matter what direction I traveled in. I began to wonder if I could do the same thing with my fear of flying.

Let's Stamp Out Stigma

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.

Why Fear Is the Enemy

Tina Martin | Posted 04.17.2015 | Good News
Tina Martin

Fear is overthinking what may happen and what could happen. The reality is fear is the unknown over-exaggerated in our minds. It's the enemy, because most things we fear never happen. We just imagine what it would be like if it did.

WATCH: Tapping into Creativity

Brad Yates | Posted 04.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone say, "I'm just not creative"...! Creativity is part of who we are -- but for too many of us it ha...

What the Living Can Learn From the Dying

Kristina Cowan | Posted 04.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristina Cowan

Beauty exists in the middle of tragedy. A child gets cancer. A friend commits suicide. A parent is plagued by anxiety and depression. Sooner or later, such messes find us. If we wade into them with an exploring mindset, our discoveries can be startling in their beauty and alter our perspective on life.

Protecting Our Children When Contending With Threats Of Violence

Jen Cohen | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
Jen Cohen

The day prior, I received multiple messages from several sources. Key words in print kept reverberating in my mind. "Alleged threat," "police investigation," "a list," "unspecified harm," "social media."

Aw, Shucks!

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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6 Things you Should Know If Your Child is Having Surgery

David Reyes | Posted 04.16.2015 | Parents
David Reyes

Having gone through the harrowing experience that is watching your child undergo surgery, here are six things I wish someone had told me.

What It Takes to Break a World Record: The Story of Michael Wardian

Joe De Sena | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Uncertainty often makes us hesitant, but when used as motivation, it can produce the most outstanding results. The most successful people I've come across have mental discipline, they harness uncertainty and embrace the possibility of failure. As Mike has shown, a lifetime of success far outweighs temporary discomfort.

What's Really Lurking Behind Your Deepest Fears?

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

Follow your fear. There's glory on the other side of the tunnel. You won't be able to see the light on the other side...maybe even for awhile. You won't ever be ready. You won't ever be totally confident. You won't ever grow the courage. You grow the courage by doing it even though you aren't ready.

The Truth Behind Your Guts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sure, people show their guts in amazingly grand ways every day... by persevering through big challenges and climbing to new heights. But all of us show our guts in smaller, different ways every day.

Why I Stand on My Head to Find Balance, and 5 Other Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Joan Moran | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

You may not feel the need to stand on your head to leave your comfort zone, but I encourage you to be aware of the opportunities and possibilities that come your way. I challenge you to take risks, make glorious mistakes and plenty of leaps of faith.

Rabbit Hole Invitations: Saying 'No!' to Conflicts You Don't Need

O'Brien Browne | Posted 04.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
O'Brien Browne

The root of all conflict is insecurity. And the root of all insecurity is fear. Many people use conflict as a form of communication. Because of thei...

What Do Little Children Know That You Don't?

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

At that moment, I remembered the passage in the scriptures, "Except ye become as little children..." Wow, I thought, now I get it: The mind of this child only knows how to be in the Now.

WATCH: Arguing for Limitations

Brad Yates | Posted 04.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

It has been written: "Argue for your limitations, and they are yours." We miss out on too much because of this, and the world misses out on too much o...

The Journey of Self-Discovery! My Decision to Find Myself!

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 04.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Eleni Makedonas

I can say with confidence that the moment a person truly starts down the path of self-discovery, they will never turn back. Many may ask the questio...

An Impenetrable Strength: Don't Underestimate Survivors of Trafficking

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth Corey

I am not special in the survivor community. But I think I needed to deal with the stress of the uncertainty by creating a reason that I was special, that I wouldn't fail. It made me feel safer.

Rethink Fear!

Elisa C. Martinez Salazar | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa C. Martinez Salazar

I know that many of us allow fear to mark our souls and determine our future. What I intend to propose here is that instead of using those marks as arguments to justify not growing, they should serve the purpose of helping us embrace vulnerability as a valuable tool for resilience, courage and happiness.

AA: Anxiety About Anxiety

Pete Jones | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
Pete Jones

There's a person who has to get pumped up every day to get through the day. There is a person like every one of you out there who has doubts, fears, questions and demands and that person is me.

33 Life Lessons In 33 Years

Cliff Hsia | Posted 04.09.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

Sometimes it's important to stop, take a moment, and reflect on the lessons life has taught you over the years. I'd like to share some of the things I've learned about dreams, fear, work, marriage, children, health, travel, and giving.

Damaged Goods

Beth Whitley | Posted 04.09.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Sometimes, in trying to explain the impact that Rett Syndrome has had on our lives, I have referred to myself and my husband as "damaged goods." People don't respond to this very well.

Not All Rules Are Worth Following

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel DiPiazza

Take more risks. I'm begging you. The most powerful action you'll ever take is one that you're not 100 percent certain about. The most powerful sentence you'll ever say is, "Let's just see what happens."

Is Fear of Success Holding You Back?

Helen Roe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Business
Helen Roe

Can you remember as a child, what you wanted to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a newscaster, so I would be the first person to know what was going on.

What's Your Diet?

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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The One Thing Most People Are Scared Of (It's Not What You Think)

Sarah Moore | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Moore

There are so many people who are quick to tell us their opinion and we allow ourselves to deviate, to change our minds, to make our dream smaller. Today, ask yourself, what do I want to do, and challenge yourself to do it.