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Why Surrendering to fear Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Emily Kaufman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Women
Emily Kaufman

The older I get, the more I want to challenge myself to push through fear and not allow it to interfere with my life.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 18: Love Your Body! (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Can you look in the mirror without cringing? Can you tell your body that it is magnificent? Can you appreciate all that your amazingly wonderful body does for you?

20 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Closed MRIs

Josephine Bila | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Josephine Bila

Most people hate closed MRIs. I used to be the same way until I decided to challenge my thoughts about them. What I found is if I allow my inner child and imagination to come forward, my spirits become lifted as a reward.

No More Secrets: Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 17 (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

The only way you can feel loved is through sharing who you really are. Not the pretend you, not the secret-laden you, but the vulnerable, naked you who is truly uniquely different from anyone else.

Life's Crossroads: How To Thrive In Times Of Change

Linda Durnell | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Durnell

When I'm faced with fear at life's inevitable crossroads, I have learned to "let it rip" and charge "no holds barred" into the abyss -- if for no other reason than to see what is there.

Scarlett O'Hara Has Left The Building, Today I'm Facing My Fears

Kathy Carter Woods | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Kathy Carter Woods

I've spent a good part of my adult life seeking attention in sometimes strange and dramatic ways. I nurture my belief in the boogie man and fluster at any bump or creak in the night.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 16: Say No To Fear! (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

What saying no to fear is really about is having the deep willingness to trust yourself. I know it's scary to do if you haven't been listening to yourself in a while. Yet, practicing trusting yourself is necessary.

What Was That! The Science of Fearful Eyes

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 11.24.2012 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

Hitchcock knew what would make people tick. How? Well, for one, my fright could have been activated in part by merely seeing the actors and actresses' eyes wide with fear on the screen.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 15: Seek Something New! (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

"New" doesn't have to cost a lot, but it does guarantee priceless benefits that are incalculable to your self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence.

Stop Stressing Out Over Things That Don't Matter!

Mary Pritchard | Posted 11.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

The majority of our fears are fears we make up. They're bogus. Fake. Nonsense.

Buddhism, Fear and Flow

John Stanley | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
John Stanley

What is the value of inner peace unless it engages with living authentically and effectively at a fearful time in history?

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 19)

James Stack | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

"Daddy's been arrested for public drunkenness," Gee said finally. "The security man told me Daddy was sleeping it off, and that he'll be returned to us at the campsite in the morning."

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 14: No More Lies (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.23.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Telling the truth (to myself first) is a sure sign that I am willing to own up to what isn't working in my life (and why it's so scary to tell the truth in the first place).

WATCH: Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 13: Zip It!

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Complaints don't help you. They drown you in the muck and mire of your life. Don't swim in that stuff. Get out of that mud and give up complaining for the next 24 hours.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Chapter 18)

James Stack | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

My feet refused to move; they were glued to the ground. I looked down at them and said out loud, "Move, damn it! Why won't you move?" But they wouldn't budge. It was at this moment that I realized I was terror-stricken -- gripped in the claws of fear.

A Tale Of Two Sisters: Coping With A Family Health Crisis

Terri Cole | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

I had been using anger to mask my fear and sadness for the past nine months, ever since my older sister was diagnosed with liver cancer. This was the first time I cried.

What Fears Lie Behind Your Habits?

Amanda Gore | Posted 11.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Once you understand why you do what you do, you can start to explore your stories and the beliefs and fears behind them.

Christians, Stop Fearing Obama

Emily Timbol | Posted 11.20.2012 | Religion
Emily Timbol

God is not going to be erased from America if Obama is re-elected. God is bigger than politics, America and the Earth. But when we forget that, we're showing that we've forgotten the sovereignty and power of God.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 11: Three Words To Say Today (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Today's Fearless Living Boot Camp video asks you to do something that will help you let go of the past. It's a must-do.

Practice Being Fearless

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Fear loses its power when you prepare yourself to meet it head-on. If you walked out onto a stage without preparing for a speech, of course you would be scared! But if you walk onto a stage after preparing -- practicing your lines and learning your craft -- the fear won't be quite as strong.

Shelter From the Storm

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Did you see the story last week about Theresa Christian, the woman found stuck in her freezer after five days? Authorities and family members are still speculating about this peculiar turn of events, but surmise Theresa became concerned about a possible tornado.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 10: Clean Up Your Mess (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

When you are disorganized and you can't find what you need when you need it, you lose energy, time and money. Disorganization also lowers your confidence in yourself. Bottom line: It's not worth it.

Public Speaking: Expert Advice To Help You Fight The Fear

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 05.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Not too long ago, Becoming Fearless featured a post about the new documentary "Speak," which follows the lives of several men and women competing to w...

Be Fearless, Be Kind

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

We become fearless only when we can turn fear around and face it, get to know it, release resistance to it, and open our hearts.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 9: Tracking Kindness (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Being kind isn't for sissies. And keeping track of kindness may just be the thing that keeps you in a good mood all day long. (It's worth a try, right?)