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Taming the Dragon: Risk Demystified

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Taming the Dragon by User "Andy" (CC BY-ND 2.0), via Flickr. As humans, we tend to fear the unknown. If a person or situation is familiar, we know wh...

The Dream That Changed Everything

Peter Navratil | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Peter Navratil

I have always had lucid dreams as far as I can remember.  As a child I had three reoccurring dreams based around events in my daily life. The first...

20 Ways 9/11 Changed My Life as an (American) Muslim

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 09.11.2016 | Religion
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

On 9/11, my husband and I stood in our living room. The TV was on and I remember trying to turn my body to force my eyes to look away. The second plane hit. My husband's hand covered his mouth. One of us was saying, "Those people. All the people. Why would anyone do this?"

6 Ways to Kill Fear and Move Forward

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 09.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Kesel

So whether you're dying to get back to dating after a broken heart or just trying to get to the gym, this little medley of suggestions for killing fear is an amalgam of personal advice and philosophical ideas

Living on the Edge -- Israel, ISIS and the West

Uriel Abulof | Posted 09.10.2016 | Politics
Uriel Abulof

After five weeks in Israel, a couple of days after the war ended, I left the bubble -- only to realize I had just reentered another. A benign bubble, for sure, substituting "rationality" for hatred, godless happiness for divine devotion, but a bubble nonetheless.

Fear Is Always Worse Than Reality

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Remember that the worst possible scenario that you play out in your head is completely unlikely. Remember that worrying is experiencing failure before you've even given yourself a chance to fail. Remember that you've got a whole bunch more fears to get over in the future, and get on with today.

How to Eliminate Fear of Success (for Good)

Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW | Posted 09.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW

We squash chance, risk, and even opportunity. By letting fear take the wheel, we miss the exit of success. This journey often includes a bumpy road of frustration, failed starts, and a few flat tires. But, it also includes sunshine.

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Brian Whetten | Posted 09.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Procrastination isn't a character flaw. It's the byproduct of an inner conflict: a part of us wants to do something and another part doesn't. And the most common reason for procrastination is that it's the unavoidable cost of using stress as your primary fuel source.

WATCH: Trying to Avoid the Pain of Loss

Brad Yates | Posted 09.04.2016 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Too often, rather than motivating ourselves by focusing on the excitement about what we could gain, we are driven by a fear about what we could lose. In doing so, we tend to trade health, wealth and happiness for perceived safety. It's a programmed way of doing things, and I hope this will help you exchange it for a more positive approach.

Where Are All the Men Ready to Love, for Real?

Scott Stabile | Posted 09.07.2016 | World
Scott Stabile

Where are all the men courageous enough to reject their conditioning and allow themselves to be vulnerable for real?

Tell Yourself This Little White Lie to Become a More Confident Presenter

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Aristotle once wrote: "The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold." When it comes to presenting to an audience, he's right ...

The Last Thing I See: From the Shadows to the Sun

Hilary Holland Lorenzo | Posted 09.05.2016 | Women
Hilary Holland Lorenzo

Two years ago, I was suffering from anxiety/major depressive disorder not yet being properly treated, and landed under psych hold in a local, very ske...

In Transition and in Doubt?

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 09.03.2016 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

Today was the first day of school for my children. The first day of school is always a time of excitement and uncertainty. This year the uncertainty is even more prevalent for my children. As I have mentioned before I am a military spouse.

A Leap of Faith, a Podcast, and a Twitter Party

Nancy Laws | Posted 09.03.2016 | Women
Nancy Laws

My favorite part of being a woman in business? Realizing that my mistakes and fears are nothing more than an opportunity to overcome... it changes my whole approach to business.

The Relationship Between Fear, Vulnerability and Courage

Leona deVinne | Posted 09.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Leona deVinne

Courage, Fear and Vulnerability walk into a bar. They sit down and order a drink, Fear orders two doubles. They start to discuss an upcoming event ...

Don't Die With Your Music Still Inside You

Erin Coriell | Posted 09.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Coriell

When I heard the news of Dr. Wayne Dyer's death, I was immediately filled with questions: Was he sick? Did he have an accident? Did he experience pain...

Don't Borrow Trouble

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 09.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia." -- Charles M. Schulz Does your mind ever scamper out in f...

Don't Fear the Walking Dead

Jamie Arpin-Ricci | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

To be sure, the recent rise in the popularity of dystopian entertainment is not unprecedented, with such stories appearing in many mediums across the centuries. However, the recent resurgence of interest is somewhat unique.

What Would You Do If You Weren't Afraid?

Eleni Makedonas | Posted 09.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Eleni Makedonas

Fear keeps us in that unfulfilling career, in the unsatisfying relationship. It keeps us from living our dreams and moving forward with what we really want.

Raising Children Un-Fundamentalist: Part 2

Cindy Brandt | Posted 09.02.2016 | Religion
Cindy Brandt

Once you begin a relationship with God based on fear, it takes years to unlearn the image of the punitive God. It was true for me. If we are really honest with ourselves, we plant fear into our children's hearts because we have not yet uprooted fear from our own.

5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Quiet Revolution | Adam Grant | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to...

A Few Simple Tools for Working with Obsessive Fear

Josh Korda | Posted 09.01.2016 | Religion
Josh Korda

This is where Metta practice comes in handy; if we can feel the presence of this frightened inner experience--perhaps as a tightness in the abdomen, or an unsettled quality of mind--we can send it thoughts of good will.

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

Turning Fear Into Power

Matthew B. James, Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Matthew B. James, Ph.D.

It's true that most of our barriers are self-imposed and many of our fears are "False Evidence Appearing Real." But to me, staying in fear as you try to do what you're afraid of is like riding the waves on a skate board. It might kinda work -- but you're definitely surfing at a disadvantage!

How I Got Over My Fear Of Flying

Thrillist | Posted 09.01.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

I'm afraid of a lot of things: spiders, rabies, eye contact -- but I once went an entire decade without setting foot on a plane, and that fear practically sucked the air out of my life. Then, last year, I got on a plane and haven't looked back since.