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Fearlessness

Diving Into Your Fear

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

The spiritual journey has taught us both to see through the limitations of the ego mind, or me-centered self, to the clarity and compassion necessary to not only skydive but to live sanely in our somewhat screwed up world.

Self Esteem and Self Image -- What's the Difference and Why Does It Matter?

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 07.21.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kathy Gottberg

Like many other women I was raised to be nice, polite and want people to like me. By the time I was old enough to realize that those "other peopl...

Holding a Grudge: Is It Worth It?

Martha Pasternack | Posted 07.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

How well do you hold a grudge? Do you hang on to resentment, past insults and hurts forever? Is your memory sharp as a tack when it comes to recalling...

Children Really Are Our Future

Jay Scott | Posted 07.13.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

As we enter the summer months and "lemonade season," as we call it at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, I have the immense pleasure of hearing from children all around the country who are continuing what Alex started.

How I Learned Fearlessness From My Daughter

Becky Tountas | Posted 04.12.2015 | Parents
Becky Tountas

When I watch my daughter strut around the playground, I think: this is how I want to live: fully and boldly. She believes that everything is an adventure. And isn't it? Why should I view living in this beautiful world as anything other than an adventure? So, I find myself most afternoons whizzing down the tallest slide right behind her.

Mommy is in the Mosh Pit

Holley Perry | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Holley Perry

What am I teaching my daughters by not facing my fear? This year, I'm going to get in the pit. I'm going to do it to show my girls that age is a number, but music is timeless.

It's a New Year, Swallow Your Fear

Shanna B. Van Ness | Posted 03.11.2015 | Women
Shanna B. Van Ness

It's a new year! And, while we engage in the ritual of making resolutions to strengthen us to be greater individuals purposed to create a greater community, it is important we realize that the "new self" we long to become deserves the freedom of fearless living.

How to Turn Fear Into Fearlessness

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Where fear contracts, love embraces. Love embraces fear, can hold it like the sky holds the rain and wind. Love embraces your weaknesses and in the embracing they grow into strengths. Love holds fear gently and transforms it into fearlessness. Love is letting go of fear.

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

7 Ways To Cope With Disappointment

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

It's easy to stay mired in disappointment given that the emotion is so palpable. Try to step back by imagining the events playing out on a movie screen.

What No One Teaches Us About Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

We do not have to rid ourselves of our fear of intimacy before we can have deeper love. It's the practice of intimacy that gets us past our fear of intimacy.

Finding Paradise

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 11.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Puryear Martin

Paradise as a state of mind. It is a state of consciousness. It is a place we can inhabit anytime we want. Paradise is a myth (in Milton's Paradise...

Being Comfortable With Fear

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 11.29.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

Tami Simon, Founder and CEO of Sounds True, shares her daily experience with fear and her advice on how fear can strengthen the emerging process in this excerpt from our Grace&Fire podcast.

No One Lives In Fear, But We All Exist In It

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

Becoming fearless begins with fearing less and taking the lack of the world falling apart as proof of our own ability to navigate through whatever comes our way.

How to Be Brave in 8 Steps

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Bravery -- like anything else -- is a muscle that we all have the capacity to develop. In this video, I share eight steps I use on a regular basis to face and overcome my fears to live with courage.

Love, Authenticity and the Joy of Service

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

The other day Stephanie Schriock, President of Emily's List, said running for office is the bravest thing anyone can do, especially when you don't meet the stereotype for being a candidate. Her words got me thinking about how bravery has manifested for me and for those I love. It made me think about how everyday acts of valor and fearlessness can change the world.

5 Tools For Mastering Fear

Matt Tenney | Posted 08.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Matt Tenney

With practice, we can create just enough space between our fearful thoughts and the emotion of fear so that we're able to replace a fearful thought with a positive one. We can visualize a positive outcome for whatever we're about to do.

The No. 1 Fear and 3 Mistakes Every Educator Must Avoid

Olympia LePoint | Posted 08.11.2014 | Education
Olympia LePoint

"You are messy." "You are wrong." "You are bad." These are common statements made by teachers and parents. What is wrong with these words? The answer may shock you.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Keep Stillness Inside of You

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you. -- Deepak Chopra Calm and stillness is the sacred space within us. Once we are in ...

The True Meaning Of Fearless Love

Mable Chan | Posted 04.27.2014 | Weddings
Mable Chan

Deep down, I feared the trappings of marriage. I feared that marriage would make me give up independent thoughts and ideals.

10 Great Ways Mindfulness Turns Fear Into An Ally

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

At first glance you might not put mindfulness and fear together or think that one can counterbalance the other. But while mindfulness invites us to be present with fear rather than run from it, it also frees us from being stuck in fearful thoughts and feelings.

Gosh, You're Attractive

Samantha Bennett | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Bennett

It's true. Sometimes it may feel like how good-looking a person is (or isn't) is the only thing that ever mattered in the world. But guess what? It...

Creating Trust in a Fear-Based Environment

Sister Jenna | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Sister Jenna

When we were children our parents or teachers did their best to connect the dots so we could see an entire picture. Remember puzzles? Where are th...

Soul of a Drag Queen

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

If I had had the soul of a drag queen when I was young, I would have thrown caution to the wind and gone after what I loved, not what was expected of me. See, to me, that is what drag queens do: They go after their dreams, their passion, and they put themselves out there and take risks.

Intuition Is Like a Migraine

Samantha Bennett | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Samantha Bennett

I was at a conference listening to an acclaimed speaker deliver his talk when the very small half-thought flittered through my mind, "I think I'm gett...