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WATCH: Tapping Into the Seventh Step Prayer

Brad Yates | Posted 10.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

I believe one of the greatest things we can be is useful. Years ago, while working with folks struggling with addiction, I was introduced to the 12 S...

Until the Festering Wound of Fear and Hatred Heals

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 10.16.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Reacting to difference with fear and hatred is destroying our ability to extend empathy, love, and grace to each other. We do not seem to realize that we cannot cut our brothers and sisters without drawing our own blood.

The Top 10 American Fears (And Why It Matters)

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.16.2015 | Healthy Living

It's not monsters under the bed or evil clowns that people in this country most are afraid of. In fact, Americans' fears are based more around non-fic...

Don't Let Fear Turn You Into an A**hole

Jessica Barrett | Posted 10.15.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jessica Barrett

(I typically don't use vulgarity in my writing, but at times, there are few words that provide the same impact. Indulge me for just a minute.) I've h...

7 Important Things You Need to Know When Going to Rehab

Stan Popovich | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

So you decided to enter rehab to help overcome your addictions, fears, and anxieties. The first day can be very scary for anyone who goes to rehab. Ma...

Lori Pond: Fight or Flight

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 10.15.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Photographer Lori Pond is curious about fear. Not a general sense of unease for foreboding; not mundane anxiety; not esoteric crises or arbitrary phobias -- but real, urgent, existential fear. The immediate kind that triggers the so-called Fight or Flight response.

The One Constant in Our Lives: Change

Mansal Denton | Posted 11.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mansal Denton

Life is turbulent for almost every human being. Even the wealthiest and upper class face anxiety and stress despite having resources. It is a very hum...

Guns and Change: Wake up GOP! Let America Evolve!

John Tsilimparis | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
John Tsilimparis

It's not only about people being afraid of losing their right to own a gun, but it's about fearing an imagined, calamitous revolution of change that spooks the heck out of many people.

11 Little Known Phobias

James Napoli | Posted 10.12.2015 | Comedy
James Napoli

It's Halloween time, and you can never tell what scares people. But we're going to try and find out together. See, it's not just heights or enclosed spaces or spiders (or clowns) that send people into fits of terror.

Letting Courage Take the Lead

Erin Parker | Posted 10.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Parker

We must be courageous and step out even if our steps are unsteady and what lies ahead is unable to be seen. It's not an easy transition to make or one that is done successfully each time, but it is one that is the foundation for a live worth living.

Why Does a Minority Always Win in the Shoot Out Over Gun Control?

David Ropeik | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
David Ropeik

Until the majority of Americans who want reasonable gun safety laws feel that level of passion, the shootings will continue, the bodies will pile up, the professed public sadness/shock/frustration will come and go... and not much will change.

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 commit...

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?