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What I Learned Going Off to College

Shrien Alshabasy | Posted 09.29.2015 | Education
Shrien Alshabasy

Growing up is tough. Gone are the everlasting summer days when you could spend nights playing tag in your backyard, tasting the sweet morsels of infinite happiness on your playful tongue.

7 Powerful Quotes to Punch Your Fear in the Throat

Ashley Behnke | Posted 09.30.2015 | Women
Ashley Behnke

The reality is the presence of fear is normal. Whether you are currently sailing through this season or barely making it, these wise words will help you show fear that you mean business.

Who are We, America?

Terry Newell | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics
Terry Newell

Candidates for president, most especially on the right, demonstrate a meanness of spirit, a disrespect for propriety, and a preference for polarizing invective that poisons the social cohesion so essential to progress.

Your Dreams Are More Real Than Your Fears

Samuel Mandell | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Samuel Mandell

We are a species blessed with the ability for imagination. This gift is the precursor to creation and hope, it is unfortunately also the precursor to ...

WATCH: Hoping It Won't Work

Brad Yates | Posted 09.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

When we are not getting the results we say we want, it generally isn't because we are bad or stupid, but because part of us is resisting change. Even...

5 Ways Female Comediennes Have Taught Me To Be Fearless

Claire Davidson | Posted 09.25.2015 | Women
Claire Davidson

When you're passionate about something and work hard, not only will amazing things happen, but you'll make the world a happier place. So whatever you've been putting off: a solo vacation, telling someone how you feel, or pursuing your artistic dreams, life is too short not to go for it.

Things That Go Bump in the Night

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.25.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

It was 9:00 p.m. when I left the comfort of my bed and wandered into the kitchen to make a cup of herbal tea. When I turned on the light the peripheral view of a gray blur bouncing up and down set off an involuntary shriek that shot up from my toes.

Apologies and Their Complexities

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To acknowledge imperfections, some of us have to confront our idealized image, a narcissistic view of the self that dictates we must be perfect. In this case, a mistake and the need to apologize, can be experienced as like a blemish that needs to be hidden.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

8 Things To Do (And Not Do) When Things Go Wrong

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that moments of foul will happen, and do your best to deal with it in a way that doesn't damage you or others. And know that, no matter what, the foul will pass.

The Aha! Moment That Changed My Life

Susie Moore | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

You don't have to get on board with every thought you think or feeling you experience. Thoughts and feelings are totally changeable and which ones you choose are up to you! How awesome is this truth? I hope it had even a touch of the impact on you that it's had on me.

Are You Ready to Receive Love's Message?

Ashley Navarro | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ashley Navarro

There was a time when I believed Love to be scary or something to stay away from. I thought Love hurt and that it was painful. I actually thought Love did me more harm than good. Every time I messed around with Love, eventually I got hurt. So, I gave up on Love. I gave up on being hurt.

Watch: Feeling Useful

Brad Yates | Posted 09.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Brad Yates

When my kids were little, we used to watch "Thomas the Tank Engine." I loved that the highest compliment given was, "You are a really useful engine."...

11 (More) Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better

Lamisha Serf-Walls | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lamisha Serf-Walls

Life is an ever-evolving tapestry of lessons, growth and expansion and when you are truly tuned into the messages along the way, you find your life transforms in ways you never thought possible.

Marilynne Robinson's Brilliant Essay On Fear And Christianity In America

The New York Review Of Books | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 09.16.2015 | Religion

America is a Christian country. This is true in a number of senses. Most people, if asked, will identify themselves as Christian, which may mean only...

Friend, You Don't Need to Hide

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Lexi Behrndt

It doesn't matter who told you to hide. It doesn't matter who wanted you to be weak. You don't have to hide anymore. Be you, fully you.

Taming the Dragon: Risk Demystified

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Taming the Dragon by User "Andy" (CC BY-ND 2.0), via Flickr. As humans, we tend to fear the unknown. If a person or situation is familiar, we know w...

The Dream That Changed Everything

Peter Navratil | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Peter Navratil

I have always had lucid dreams as far as I can remember.  As a child I had three reoccurring dreams based around events in my daily life. The first...

20 Ways 9/11 Changed My Life as an (American) Muslim

Shawna Ayoub Ainslie | Posted 09.11.2015 | Religion
Shawna Ayoub Ainslie

On 9/11, my husband and I stood in our living room. The TV was on and I remember trying to turn my body to force my eyes to look away. The second plane hit. My husband's hand covered his mouth. One of us was saying, "Those people. All the people. Why would anyone do this?"

6 Ways to Kill Fear and Move Forward

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Kesel

So whether you're dying to get back to dating after a broken heart or just trying to get to the gym, this little medley of suggestions for killing fear is an amalgam of personal advice and philosophical ideas

Living on the Edge -- Israel, ISIS and the West

Uriel Abulof | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Uriel Abulof

After five weeks in Israel, a couple of days after the war ended, I left the bubble -- only to realize I had just reentered another. A benign bubble, for sure, substituting "rationality" for hatred, godless happiness for divine devotion, but a bubble nonetheless.

Fear Is Always Worse Than Reality

Tyler Tervooren | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Tyler Tervooren

Remember that the worst possible scenario that you play out in your head is completely unlikely. Remember that worrying is experiencing failure before you've even given yourself a chance to fail. Remember that you've got a whole bunch more fears to get over in the future, and get on with today.

How to Eliminate Fear of Success (for Good)

Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW | Posted 09.09.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Bailey Frumen, MSW, LCSW

We squash chance, risk, and even opportunity. By letting fear take the wheel, we miss the exit of success. This journey often includes a bumpy road of frustration, failed starts, and a few flat tires. But, it also includes sunshine.

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Brian Whetten | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Procrastination isn't a character flaw. It's the byproduct of an inner conflict: a part of us wants to do something and another part doesn't. And the most common reason for procrastination is that it's the unavoidable cost of using stress as your primary fuel source.

WATCH: Trying to Avoid the Pain of Loss

Brad Yates | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Too often, rather than motivating ourselves by focusing on the excitement about what we could gain, we are driven by a fear about what we could lose. In doing so, we tend to trade health, wealth and happiness for perceived safety. It's a programmed way of doing things, and I hope this will help you exchange it for a more positive approach.