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The Impact of the Ukraine Conflict on the Country's Children

Marianna Glynska | Posted 01.30.2015 | Impact
Marianna Glynska

How should adults help the children overcome such fears if they feel insecure and scared themselves? During the conflict in Kosovo, I experienced it through media, and it didn't affect my friends or relatives, but I had this disturbing feeling of uncertainty and fear.

If I'd Let Fear Paralyze Me, I Wouldn't Have My Daughter

Jessica Bensten | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Jessica Bensten

I was afraid having a child with cancer had labeled me as defective. Everyone else was having healthy kids, so there must be something wrong with me.

Less Fear, More Courage

Robbie Vorhaus | Posted 01.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Robbie Vorhaus

It takes courage after 25 years of procrastination to begin writing your first children's book. It takes courage after 10 years of building a food company, and with sales down and funding drying up, to walk away because you recognize it's just not going to work.

The Truth About Trafficking

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Elisabeth Corey

It is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. And if any crime deserves its own month of awareness, it is trafficking. Owning and using another person for your own financial benefit and sense of power is horrific.

Why Fear is a Money Maker

Donna Highfill | Posted 01.27.2015 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Fear has changed us. Reported violence that crosses our screens every day causes us to close up. We rarely offer rides to people stuck on the side of the road; we no longer trust those who come to our door needing help.

5 Simple Techniques to Get Unstuck

Melissa Heisler | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

To begin reframing your viewpoint and recognize the good, try to either think of five things to be grateful for before you step foot out of bed every morning or at the end of your day write a list of the good things that happened. When we can shake loose from our fear and negativity, we find the courage to step ahead.

The 3 Fears That Keep You From Shining Your Brightest (and How to Overcome Them), Part 3

Wendy Reese | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

We are on our final fear. In part one we discussed the fear of judgement. In part two, the fear of abandonment. Today, we examine the final fear. Th...

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

Mothering In the Blind Spot

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Why hadn't I seen it earlier? Why hadn't I pressed the doctor sooner, trusted my instincts? In my determination to be a reasonable, rational mother, I'd pushed away the possibility of harm and hurt and less-than. Because my love could not bear that worry, I'd created my own blind spot.

6 Tips on How to Manage Your Fearful and Obsessive Thoughts

Stan Popovich | Posted 01.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

There are times that we encounter fearful and obsessive thoughts that can be difficult to manage. For some people, the more they try to get rid of the thoughts, the stronger the thoughts become and the more difficult they become to manage.

Of Course I'm Anxious: 20 Reasons Why

Nancy Roman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

If I forgot my hat on confession day, I would burn in purgatory. If I forgot my homework, I would burn in purgatory. If I skipped Mass on Sunday, I would burn in hell.

WATCH: Change Your Mind (About Success, Money, Love, Memories, etc.)

Brad Yates | Posted 01.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got" -- and if you always think what you've always thought, you're gon...

15 Rules to Live by for a Happier Life

Elyse Gorman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Gorman

1. Treat every day as a beautiful gift. Hands up if you count down the days until Friday. We're wishing away more than half of our week while simulta...

What's In A Dream?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Not all dreaming is the same. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming.

The First Thing To Do When You're Facing The Unknown

OWN | Posted 01.23.2015 | OWN

Life is full of scary unknowns: How will I cope when a loved one dies? Can I handle being a parent? What do I do if my doctor calls with bad news? W...

What Really Matters

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we are mindful of the power of intimate connection it becomes easier to prioritize our time in a way that allows us to savor our connections with our loved ones more fully. And any circumstance that bring us back to this awareness is indeed a great blessing.

Top Travel Fears and How to Conquer Them

SmarterTravel | Posted 01.22.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Travel fears may start small, but they can take over and quash the very spirit that inspires us to explore the world. Here are ways to manage some of the most common fears associated with travel, from flight phobias to the specter of food poisoning.

Changing the World From Within: An Interview with Eckhart Tolle

Suza Scalora | Posted 01.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Suza Scalora

In Changing the World From Within, Eckhart Tolle speaks to Suza about the violence in our world -- and how human beings can lose their sense of humanity and empathy, inflicting suffering on one another.

The 3 Fears That Keep You From Shining Your Brightest (and How to Overcome Them), Part 2

Wendy Reese | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

This is a part two of a three-part series. Are you getting stuck by one of the three fears keeping people playing small? As discussed in part one, th...

Claiming Our Worth

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Rebecca Lammersen

I recognize no one will honor me, not a man or a yoga student, if I don't value myself first. I must claim my worth in every aspect of my life, because in the end, in the beginning, in all of it, it comes down to one thing, loving myself.

I Have a Voice

Melanie Young | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I admire people like Martin Luther King who spoke out for those who were afraid or unable to do so. His message today is as strong as ever, although I worry that much of the world does not seem to want to listen.

Fear Is Not An Option

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 01.22.2015 | Women
Alison van Diggelen

She's done it all: married (and divorced) a prince; been painted by Andy Warhol; made the front page of Newsweek; survived cancer; faced bankruptcy and become a doting grandmother.

5 Irrational Fears We Need To Stop Believing

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living

Little kids are known for being fearless, but even then we had weak spots. We were scared of climbing up to the tallest diving board at the local pool...

Start Succeeding By Starting

Alison J. Dix | Posted 01.21.2015 | Women
Alison J. Dix

Sometimes, the hardest thing to do is to start. Start taking care of yourself. Start making yourself a priority. Start doing that thing you have always dreamed of. Start.

Take the Stress Test

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Don Joseph Goewey

We have become so habituated to work and family stress that we regard it as normal. But chronic stress is anything but normal. We need to put an end to stress before stress ends us... and we can!