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The Fearless Magic Of 'Hyper Flow'

Michael Clarkson | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Clarkson

"Hyper flow" is a mental and physical state in which we tap into our fight-or-flight system to harness its powerful hormones for increased focus, strength and production.

11 Fearless Questions To Ask BEFORE You Look For Love

Terri Cole | Posted 09.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Unresolved feelings and injuries from childhood impact our romantic pattern of behavior. We either act or talk them out, especially in romantic relationships. If your parents fought frequently or there was violence, you learned that love is painful.

FEARLESS MEMOIR: 'World's Fair' (Prologue, Part 1)

James Stack | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
James Stack

'World's Fair' is the raw and witty true story of a dysfunctional Southern family's harrowing motor-home roadtrip from South Carolina to the Montreal World's Fair in 1967 (aka "The Summer of Love"). Told from the point of view of the author -- who was 15 at the time -- this intimate coming-of-age story shines a bright light on the issues of alcoholism, adolescent sexual confusion, family violence and the universal need to love those who hurt us, despite their frailties.

WATCH: New York Times 'Vows' Columnist Devan Sipher: 'Love Is A Triumph Of Optimism Over Fear'

Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living

In this uplifting AOL video, New York Times 'Vows' columnist Devan Sipher reveals some of the wisdom he's attained from talking to thousands of brides...

An Actor Faces His Fear

Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living

Usually when I feel that fear coming on, about memorization, auditioning, a role that I'm not sure I'm cut out for, I try to focus on the work process...

WATCH: Fight The ‘I’m Not Good Enough’ Fear

Marie Forleo | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Marie Forleo

When you're entering the unknown in any area of your life, it often triggers an avalanche of self-doubt. Your mind may say you're too old, too young, not experienced enough, not intelligent enough, or not sophisticated enough to make it.

Beyond 'Shoe-Forking': Why You Should Go Barefoot And Eat With Your Hands

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.12.2012 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Being fearless means getting in there and getting wet. Literally. By jumping into the ocean and feeling ourselves pushed around by the waves. By taking off our shoes and tickling our toes with the grass. By exercising in the great outdoors instead of in a gym.

What Would YOU Do With A Second Chance In Life?

Sura | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Sura

On Dec. 26, 2004, my life changed forever. That day, the tsunami struck Asia, killing hundreds of thousands of people. I learned that the resort I was scheduled to visit just three days later, Charlie's Beach Resort in Koh Phi Phi, had been completely wiped out, with no survivors. It made me deeply question the way I was living.

Love Means Being Free To Fly Your Crazy Flag

Angela Gray | Posted 09.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Angela Gray

When do you show your crazy flag to the person you are dating? Timing is key, especially considering what brand of crazy you are working with. At the beginning of my relationship, my strategy was to throw all of my awesome at my new man. I figured I needed to build up a big reserve of goodness before I hit him with the flip side.

Fear of Climate Change May Finally Be Trumping Ideological Denial

David Ropeik | Posted 09.10.2012 | Green
David Ropeik

The brain relies on several instincts to help us survive, and sometimes they conflict. One fear can literally contradict another. That's the case with climate change. The bad news is that at this point, the wrong ones are winning. The good news is, things may be changing.

Are You REALLY Ready For Love?

Amanda Slavin | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Amanda Slavin

At the end of the day, hate is not the opposite of love. Hate is love gone wrong, but it is not the opposite. Fear is the opposite of love. Fear of the unknown, fear of paths not taken, fear of letting go and of starting anew.

Overcome Your Fear of Flying

Nick Ortner | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Nick Ortner

As an EFT practitioner, I was naturally drawn toward the idea of using tapping to help people address their anxiety and discomfort about flying.

We Need To Raise Resilient Children

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 09.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Shane Paul Neil

As a child I was beaten by bullies, robbed by bullies, humiliated by bullies. I learned to fight back -- sometimes physically, sometimes with words, and occasionally with pranks. Do I advocate violence among children? No -- no more than I advocate violence anywhere. I do advocate wit and resiliency.

The Downfall Of Giving Into Fear: Mark 6:14-29

Rev. James M. Childs, Ph.D. | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion
Rev. James M. Childs, Ph.D.

John the Baptist gave meaning to the word courage in his unswerving commitment to his mission of truth and promise. Herod Antipas gave meaning to the word fear in his commitment to self-preservation.

The Power Of Psychics -- It's Not What You Think

Neely Steinberg | Posted 09.09.2012 | Women
Neely Steinberg

I don't believe in psychics. Never have. But a recent experience taught me just how important a role they can play in our lives.

Fearless Origins: Spider-Man And The Higgs Boson

Michael Drew | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

Like most heroes of Greek legend, Peter Parker became endowed with superhuman gifts: He was turned into a demigod, rather like a Hercules with inferiority issues who accepts his lot and even rises above inner dread, finding courage out of confusion. Stan Lee deified the nerd and found how those who are considered fearful of life learn -- and even embrace -- fearlessness.

Fearlessly Claim Your Freedom!

Rhonda Britten | Posted 09.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

Our forefathers had to put it all on the line. Had to put their quest for freedom above all else. It took years. It was harder than they thought. How did they do it? They had to stay focused. Get past their differences. Go for a common goal. They had to decide that their commitment was worth facing their fear.

WATCH: Becoming Fearless About Love

Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Are you fearless when it comes to falling in love and staying in love? In this exclusive Becoming Fearless video, Arianna Huffington and familiar face...

I'm Not Saying You're Homophobic; I'm Just Saying You're Homophobic

Mark Sandlin | Posted 09.09.2012 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

It is impossible for me to believe that most people who hide behind the Bible or denominational polity haven't had more than ample time to recognize that those two things simply don't support their belief that homosexuality is a sin.

Soul-Talk: Acceptance -- How To Expand In The Face Of Your Fears

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

The first rule of overcoming any kind of adversity or fear that comes upon you is acceptance. Acceptance does not mean liking what has happened or entering into some kind of Pollyanna-like pretense that all is well.

Olympic-Size Pressure

Mary Pritchard | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Pritchard

All you can worry about is you, and even then, some days your best isn't good enough. And that's okay. If you got out there and conquered or even faced one of your fears today, you're better off than 99 percent of the rest of the world.

'Failure's Not A Big Deal!'

WritersInnerJourney.com | Alisa Bowman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Healthy Living

Everything that I tried to avoid ended up happening anyway, but that was all quite fortunate. I learned a wonderful lesson: Failure, ridicule and reje...

WATCH: Overcome Your Anxiety!

Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living

In this AOL video, Daniel Smith, author of "Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety," describes his longterm struggles with panic disorder -- and how he was ...

Andy Griffith's Fearlessly Joyful Work Ethic

Michael Drew | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Drew

It's rare for anyone in Hollywood to speak about someone's exemplary conduct on the set, an environment that's usually treated as off-limits, since how the sausage is made is best left unexamined. But some 50 years after working with Andy Griffith, Ron Howard's remembering the spirit of that generous work environment shows how lasting an impression such professionalism, joy and kindness can have on a young person.

No Pressure: You're Just Representing Your Entire Race And Gender!

Angela Gray | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Angela Gray

Sometimes, I am the first black woman that someone has interacted with, dated or developed a friendship with. At times, I am that "one" that surprised you. And there are times where it doesn't matter who or what I am, because you knew who I was the instant you saw me.