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Creature Of Habit? How To Better Embrace Change

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

How do you feel about change?  If you're anything like me, you probably have mixed feelings about it.  While it often depends on our perception of the type of change -- big or small, good or bad, needed or unnecessary, easy or hard, etc. - most of us seek and fear change simultaneously.

On The Fear Of Pain: 'Pain Is Inevitable, But Suffering Is Optional'

Tara Brach | Posted 01.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

When painful sensations arise and we can simply meet them with clarity and presence, we can see that pain is just pain. We can listen to pain's message and respond appropriately -- taking good care.

WATCH: Tapping for World Peace

Brad Yates | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

It's been said by many great teachers that the outside world is a reflection of the inner world. So, it stands to reason that if we wish to experience greater peace in the world, we need to cultivate greater peace within us.

Commitments and Home Runs

Amanda Slavin | Posted 01.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

I don't want to have trophies on my shelf showing how may home runs I hit. It's not about the ego validation or the fact that I "won the game" for the team. It's about believing in myself, believing in committing to doing whatever I want to do and then actually taking the action to do it.

Zombies vs. Humans: Battle for the Workplace

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

"My God, my God," says my friend Kristin on the phone, whispering so as not to be overheard by her cubicle-mates. "I am surrounded by zombies."

Fear Factor

Chava Tombosky | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Fear usually does what it does best, it forces one to be beholden to it. It is such a good manipulator, that it can even maneuver our thinking into believing that our painful outcomes, the same outcomes we despise, hate and abhor, must be of our own making.

Charlie Beljan -- The Ultimate Example of Mental Toughness

Steve Siebold | Posted 01.12.2013 | Sports
Steve Siebold

Friday night, PGA Tour rookie Charlie Beljan was wondering if he'd live another day. On Sunday afternoon, he was standing in the winner's circle of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic just outside Orlando, Fla.

Women Skydive In Lingerie To Overcome Fear

Posted 11.09.2012 | Women

Even for the lionhearted, skydiving can already be a nail-biting feat that remains beyond the reach of bravery. But skydiving in your underwear? N...

Be Not Afraid

Rev. Peter Morales | Posted 01.08.2013 | Religion
Rev. Peter Morales

Today, as another election season winds down, our attention moves from an intense focus on candidates, ballot initiatives and political tactics to reflection on what it all means and anticipation of what is to come. Once again, it is time to take the long view.

Embracing Fear

Dr. Michael Finkelstein | Posted 01.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael Finkelstein

There are several ways we can become more comfortable with death, the dying and the dead. The first is to being open to talking about it. There needs to be an open dialogue and expression of the fears and concerns that we have about death or dying or the dead.

Lies My Anxiety Told Me: The Bear, The Psychologist and an Impractical Purple Skirt

Tamar Chansky | Posted 01.07.2013 | Books
Tamar Chansky

People are always asking me why I became a therapist, and an anxiety therapist to boot. Perhaps this will explain: I've had two close calls in life. One with a bear, one with a purple skirt.

Panic to Relief to Passion: Why We Won and What It Means

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

President Obama won because for the first time Democratic voters felt the same driving passion that has been motivating the Republican right since Reagan's first win in 1980: pure fear and disgust at where the country would be headed if (in this case) Romney and Ryan won.

Is It Okay if I Read The Power of Now Tomorrow?

James Napoli | Posted 01.07.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Seriously, I have a lot of things on my mind today, most of which concern stupid mistakes I have made in the past, and teeth-gnashingly worrisome thoughts about my uncertain but most likely dismal future. I really need to focus on them at this time.

Superstorm Sandy, Survivor's Guilt and a Psychic 3-Year-Old

Alysia Reiner | Posted 01.06.2013 | Parents
Alysia Reiner

Even unscathed by the tragedy -- sleeping warm and tight with water and electricity -- you feel the surreal dichotomy of the deep gratitude that you are OK and the staggering pain for all those who have lost something.

Addicted to Yardsticks

Liz Ryan | Posted 01.06.2013 | Business
Liz Ryan

People aren't measurable items, unless we are measuring them by the number of times they've seen Star Wars. We do not lend ourselves to measurement. If you want people do exciting things, stand back and let them explore the environment alone and together.

The Spiritual Heroism Of Chris Christie And The Power Of Healthy Fear

Scott Perlo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Scott Perlo

One of Hurricane Sandy's consequences is surprisingly heartening: in the most affected communities, people fear more for the welfare of their families and neighbors than for the rarefied concerns that occupy most of our time.

WATCH: Don't Be Controlled by Election Fears

Brad Yates | Posted 01.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Please don't vote from fear -- fear clouds the mind. Stand up and be counted, be passionate about what matters to you, but clear those fears out and let the intelligent and rational person inside you cast your ballot.

Is There Really Such Thing as an Undecided Voter?

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Can the ensemble of undecided voters truly pry themselves away from the unconscious mind's reliance on familiarity and safety?

What You Can Gain From Practicing Forgiveness

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Fundamentally, forgiveness frees you from the tangles of anger and retribution, and from preoccupations with the past or with the running case in your mind about the person with whom you're angry.

What To Do If You Think Your Spouse Is Lying To You

Pamela Dussault | Posted 12.31.2012 | Divorce
Pamela Dussault

When you love someone, you don't want to believe they would lie to you.

8 Tips To Get A Raise

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.29.2012 | Money
Jonathan Alpert

4. Anticipate resistance from your boss and know how to respond. Remember, there are two opposing goals: yours is to make money while his is to save money.

Helping Fearful Kids Stay Calm in the Storm

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 12.29.2012 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Here are eight tips for helping anxious children get through the storm.

The Employment Racket

Liz Ryan | Posted 12.28.2012 | Business
Liz Ryan

We don't have to quit our jobs en masse to break the logjam and get human energy moving at work. We only have to notice the albatross on the table and say something about it. We only have to bring ourselves to work, a little at a time.

Why Liberal Hearts Bleed and Conservatives Don't

Nigel Barber | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Nigel Barber

Conservatives see the world as a challenging place in which there is always someone else who is ready to steal your lunch.

How My Daughter Got Me Down the Mountain

Jenny Block | Posted 10.24.2012 | Parents
Jenny Block

It took me a long time to shake off my mother's fear. I don't want that for my daughter.