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Overcoming Self-Doubt, From Heart To Heart

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

I believe that doubt is the No. 1 killer of the human spirit. And it is imperative that we see it and address it and shake it loose. With fear, you can still feel the adrenaline and get the energy to overcome it, but doubt can paralyze you and you don't even feel it.

10 Reasons To Stop Over-Thinking Everything

Peggy Nolan | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Peggy Nolan

When you break up with over-thinking it's like writing your own "get out of jail free" card. It doesn't cost you anything to end your relationship with the drama inside your head. You can decide to focus on things in the present that are deserving of your time and attention whenever you choose.

The Happy Warrior

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 08.25.2013 | Impact
Donna Jean Freberg

Exactly five years ago I was walking down the street and passing a newsstand I saw a close-up of Nelson Mandela's face staring back at me from the cover of Time Magazine. I love his face, looking at him makes me think of the best parts of us as human beings and what we are capable of.

Build Trust

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Fear somehow touches almost every aspect of our lives. It is woven invisibly into the fabric of our existence and often sets into motion a chain of reactions and circumstances that affect the way we think and our behavior, for better or worse, with others.

My Reunion With The Open Door

Catherine Meeks, Ph.D. | Posted 08.20.2013 | Religion
Catherine Meeks, Ph.D.

My heart and my thoughts will always be turned toward the oppressed and the outcasts of our world. My work will always be focused upon trying to do everything possible to create the Beloved Community which will be free of racism, sexism, poverty, militarism, hetereosexism, violence and all other false constructs of polarization.

5 Reminders To Be Kinder To Yourself

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 08.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Self-criticism leads to negative thought patterns, self-doubt, and anxiety, which in turn can wreak havoc on the heart and the immune system, and prevent us from leading the lives that we truly deserve.

No Holding Pattern

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 08.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Examine what holding patterns you may be settling for. Tell yourself the truth and examine the options. When two people are making skillful relationship choices, there is no limit to where things can go.

Have You Made It Okay to Fail?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Life changes when you make it okay to fail. To me, the only true failure is not making an effort toward what brings you joy, and the only way you can do this is by making it okay to fail.

WATCH: Lighten Up!

Brad Yates | Posted 08.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

There are numerous benefits to lightening up, for ourselves (both physically and emotionally), and for the world at large. And lightening up doesn't mean you turn a blind eye to issues that need to be dealt with.

Out of the Nest and Into the Fire

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Robin Amos Kahn

I never imagined that in my 50s I would find myself pushed out of my nest -- marriage, family -- and forced to learn how to fly.

The Science of Surrender

Ashley Turner | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

My favorite definition of surrender comes from the website TinyBuddha: "Surrender is complete acceptance of what is, knowing it will all be okay, ...

4 Things You Need To Know About Being Fearless

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 08.23.2013 | Healthy Living

If "fear" didn't exist, what risks would you take? The question may inspire endless fantasies (and please, spend some time relfecting), but it also...

4 Ways to Overcome the Fear of Failure

Gracie Gordon | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Gracie Gordon

Some people hold the mindset of "failure isn't an option," and others lean towards the idea that "the only way to fail is by not trying." I strongly hold to the latter mindset, and believe that that's the best way to flourish in both your professional and personal life. Here are my four ways to overcome the fear of failure, and why doing so is so important.

Does Your Dog Need Glasses?

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 08.07.2013 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Learning how dogs see and interpret their world will answer a plethora of queries from their responsiveness to training, to their on leash behavior and their reaction to day-to-day activities from approaching stairs and grates, to getting into a car and swimming pool etiquette.

Lessons From David Blaine

Roger Covin, Ph.D | Posted 06.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Roger Covin, Ph.D

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhen we retrain the body and mind to make uncomfortable physical sensations more acceptable, the outcomes can be remarkable.

Putzel, the Movie

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Putzel has just been awarded Best Picture Winner at the Phoenix Film Festival, and I can see why.

Rep. Tim Ryan: Choose Love Over Fear

Rep. Tim Ryan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Women
Rep. Tim Ryan

As I tell my 9-year-old daughter: You are filled with much power, don't give it away out of fear. Choose love.

The Good Side of the Bad Boy

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 08.04.2013 | Style
Brenda Della Casa

I knew how hard his home life was and how badly he wanted to succeed but how limited he felt. This was the only way of life he knew and I was terrified that it would be the only one he would ever know.

Cancer's Best Friend: Fear

Molly Lindquist | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Molly Lindquist

Fear. We all deal with it at some point in our lives, but never had it been such an all-consuming part of my life until my cancer diagnosis.

Why You're Sabotaging Your Relationships (And How To Stop)

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Do you sometimes find that you sabotage yourself in your work or your relationships? Have you wondered why you would do that? Here are some of the beliefs that might trigger your fears or your resistance to taking loving action in your own behalf.

How to Know When to Listen to Fear and When to Push Through It

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

How to answer to fear is different in every case. What is important is that we do not automatically react to fear by either doing the thing that scares us or not doing it. Fear is just a warning light, there to alert us that we need to inquire more deeply into ourselves.

The Price of One Negative Thought

Levi Ben-Shmuel | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Levi Ben-Shmuel

Positive thinking is a good thing. But without being vigilant about the power of negative thinking, all the good thoughts in the world will not defeat negativity if you give it space to flourish.

A Heart That Is Ready for Anything

Tara Brach | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

There's a bright light of awareness that shines through each of us and guides us home, and we're never separated from this luminous awareness, any more than waves are separated from the ocean.

No Job, No Man, No Sleep

Vicki Abelson | Posted 07.20.2013 | Fifty
Vicki Abelson

Being single again at this stage of my life doesn't thrill me, but that's not what's keeping the sandman at bay.

On Letting Go Of Control

Nicole Glassman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

We can choose to let fear be a noose around our neck, holding our breath through life. We can choose to hold onto what we believe we can control, saying no to experiences that may seem risky. We can choose to be satisfied, but less than passionate. Or we can choose to cut the cord.