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Why 'Don't Be Afraid' Is Bad Advice

Unwritten | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women

But I think we may have it all wrong. What if fear is not a bad thing? What if refusing to actually live our lives because we are paralyzed by fear is the bad thing?

7 Reasons to Never Feel Intimidated

Susie Moore | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

We are all equal, my friends. We are also beautifully different from one another, too -- which means all of us have some unique value and flavor to add to a conversation or social setting. If only we really knew and believed this this!

The Problem With Your Problem Solver

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.22.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Today's blog has been written while in the midst of an emotional whirlwind. The culprit behind the chaos? An impending, temporary move overseas.

7 Ways Fear Is Actually Good For You

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 06.28.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

Our brains contain more than 50 years of wisdom-gathering. When a challenge erupts, they go into Google mode and scan for solutions. Usually, they find them. But not so when reconstructing our lives after a significant life change. We're now in unknown territory. The message we get from our brains: "no information available." That's darn scary.

My Son's No Superhero, But I'm Not Going To Tell Him That

Dina L. Relles | Posted 06.25.2014 | Parents
Dina L. Relles

Part of me wants to make it very clear to my son that no one flies. That he's not stronger than tigers. That people don't have special powers. And that capes are just pieces of fabric attached to his pajamas. And part of me doesn't want him to grow up too soon.

Life is Fragile: Say "I Love You" a Lot

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.23.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Jim Taylor

I remember my life in my 20s and 30s when I was single. I felt invincible. Life was so carefree. I lived in the present, didn't think much about the f...

The 'I Can' Spirit

Rebecca Mckown | Posted 06.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Rebecca Mckown

I am preparing to write a manifesto of my intentions. I am going to challenge myself to do all the things I have fantasized about wanting to do, but have been too fearful.

Change Management: 4 Factors That Distinguish Successes From Failures

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.19.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

By Judith E. Glaser Many MANAGEMENT GURUS, ACADEMICS and CEOs are writing on change, yet there is a difference between theory and actual change....

My Year of Fear: Facing Down Cancer

Cynthia Huggins | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Cynthia Huggins

Even if my cancer does return and even if it does eventually kill me, I won't spend the rest of my life in fear. And maybe someday I'll actually believe what I've just written. I'm not there yet, but I'm working on it.

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

5 Things That Could Be Stealing Your Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Listen to yourself all day today -- are you an uplifting, inspiring, positive person to be around? Or you point out what is wrong with everything? Are blaming, judging and criticizing your default patterns? Do you focus on people's weaknesses? If this is you -- STOP IT!

The Unexpected Leadership Lesson From My Very Italian, Very New York Mother

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Mama said it best. Read the room. Take a beat to read non-verbals and feel the energy of a situation before you launch into your own needs. Then act accordingly.

Choosing Happiness Over Fear, and How One Family Turned Misfortune Into a Mitzvah!

Valerie Alexander | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Valerie Alexander

Is it too late to get your deposits back? Don't marry the wrong person. Throw a party instead, host a reunion, feed the hungry. Celebrate the awesome achievement of choosing happiness over fear! Let others manage their own reactions, and if they want to judge you, let 'em.

National Sibling Day: The importance of Siblings and the Care That We Must Provide Them

Jay Scott | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Jay Scott

In life, there are only a handful of people who can say they have known you for your entire life. Among them, of course are your parents, but also those who stand beside you, your comrades, your siblings.

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Peter Field | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

When we feel afraid, our primary human instinct is to run from the source of our fear. But fear is such a powerful emotion, and it is not easily shunned.

Lean In, Take a Leap

Mable Chan | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Mable Chan

When I was young and restless about my future after high school in Hong Kong, I leaned into the headwinds and dropped the "A-bomb" on my mom one night after dinner. "Mommy, I want to go to America."

My Top 2 Personal Favorite Life Lessons From Frozen

Kara Gorski, Ph.D. | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Kara Gorski, Ph.D.

So, during my gazillion plus one time watching Frozen this week, it finally hit me. Elsa and Anna have not only captured the hearts of millions, these miraculous little girls portray the very core of what has taken me 38 years and a battle with breast cancer to discover.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your actions, and those of your children, can really make the difference between insecurity and security.

Finding the Right Distance

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

If I'm to nurture a more fulfilling life based on authentic connections with a broader circle of family and friends, I believe there are a few challenging questions I need to ask myself before deciding to end a relationship or push someone away.

Biggest Travel Fears

William D. Chalmers | Posted 04.03.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

I don't want to alarm anyone. And I hate to be that Saturday Night Live Debbie Downer character on vacation, but FYI: The world is not a safe place. ...

5 Ways to Create a Miracle Mindset and Have Your Wishes Come True

Emma Bathie | Posted 06.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Emma Bathie

I love this quote by Wayne Dyer: "Heaven on Earth is a choice you must make, not a place you must find." While we don't have choice about absolutely...

What Is the Universe Trying to Tell Me?

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 06.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

The people who inspire me most are those who have a few dents in their armor -- those who clawed their way to a place of inner strength, redemption, and hope. Rarely do we remember fame and celebrity, but when we witness inner fortitude, it resonates and is transformative.

Four Common Situations Where Mindfulness Saves the Day

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 06.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

Being mindful is like being a very calm sports announcer -- being aware of the play-by-plays of life yet not getting too wrapped up.

What Parents Can Say to Raise Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The next time we were out for a walk with Catie, she, as usual, fell down. But instead of rushing to her, we just waited a few seconds. And in those brief moments, our catchphrase was born.

The Gifted Speaker: 'Like, Um, Like, Like, Like, You Know, You Know' -- Filler Overload

Michelle Hakala-Wolf | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Michelle Hakala-Wolf

I have many students who have struggled with this problem. All of them have been able to conquer it with some success. Most important though is consider where you are and what you are trying to say. There is a time and place for everything.