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Overwhelmed? 7 Strategies for Restoring Balance

Amanda Gore | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

I don't know about you, but I am convinced the world is spinning faster. I almost never seem to have nothing to do. Or to have caught up on the seemin...

What If the World Finds Out I Am a Fraud?

Raymmar Tirado | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Raymmar Tirado

I am willing to pay whatever the price might be, for being unabashedly me. There will be no shield, no barrier, no buffer between me and the real world. No one to blame for my failures but myself. And that my friends, is absolutely terrifying.

Life's Easy... It's Dealing With Ourselves That's Hard

Mike Robbins | Posted 07.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

Ownership is about taking full responsibility for our lives and for what shows up around us. We always have a choice about how we relate to what's going on and how we interpret the things happening around us and even within us.

Differences Aren't Inherently Problematic

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Differences can be used as a means of creating greater awareness, appreciation and understanding of each other's unique perspectives. It is, after all, our differences more than our similarities that attracted us to each other in the first place.

Boys in Chairs: Body Image, Boyfriends, Sexuality and Self-Image -- What It's Like to Be Inside Our Intersectionality

Andrew Morrison-Gurza | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Morrison-Gurza

To our potential suitors: Please remember that we too are often scared of how you'll react to our disabilities, and we are constantly dealing with the echoes of systemic oppression.

5 Things You Will Discover on the Other Side of Your Fears

Peter Field | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Peter Field

When we feel afraid, our primary human instinct is to run from the source of our fear. But fear is such a powerful emotion, and it is not easily shunned.

The Phone Call Every Parent Dreads

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.31.2014 | Parents
Steve Belanger

As I ran into the building, the looks on all the teachers' faces struck a deeper fear into me. They seemed shaken, which amplified my panic.

Want To Be More Courageous? Embrace Your Fears

Vee Somphon | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Vee Somphon

Regardless of your background or circumstances, your desire for change will allow you to move in the direction you want to go. You can be the most risk-averse person on the planet, but you don't have to remain stuck. Stop fighting your fear.

Making Room for Fear

Emily Bennington | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

As my mindfulness practice has grown, one of the most extraordinary gifts I've received is the capacity to view fear as an impartial force and, thus, treat it impartially.

7 Phobias You Probably Have (And Why)

Sara Latta | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Sara Latta

Many phobias--those irrational, excessive fears that send us into trembling pools of dread--are rooted in evolutionary history.

7 Steps to Mindfully Manifest Your Goals

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

As a mind-body therapist and an international trainer I've helped thousands of patients and workshop participants learn how to mindfully access their ...

How To Let Go Of Fear And Insecurity

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In day to day life, a small amount of fear or insecurity can be beneficial, in that it keeps you on your toes and motivated.

How To Use Fear To Tackle Your Challenges

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

How can we use this understanding of fear to help us tackle our biggest challenges? Luckily, very effective tools for facing fear have been developed to help treat individuals who suffer from too much fear (like certain types of anxiety disorders).

How to Allow Fear to Be the Powerful Tool That It Is

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Fear of having to learn equipment when you decide to start working out and getting in shape. Fear of having a child. Getting married. Switching careers or starting your own business. Instead of viewing it as a bad thing, start to see it as the powerful tool that it is.

What Do You Mean I Have to Give a Speech?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

The fear of public speaking is one that plagues many. However, more and more of us are expected, or even required, to do it on a regular basis. Here are some relatively simple tips that can make the process a little easier.

7 Steps to Smash Fear in the Face

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

Take the time to examine what's really got you stuck, get real with the best and worst possible outcomes, look at the possibilities from every angle, and then, finally, decide for yourself which is going to reign victorious -- your fears or your audacity!

The Two-Minute Intervention That Will Unblock the Fears That Are Holding Back Your Creativity

Ruth Blatt | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Ruth Blatt

When Grammy-nominated musician Peter Himmelman began his musical career in Minneapolis in the late 1970s, the biggest hit on local radio was Prince's "Soft and Wet," a funky seduction number.

The Life Out Loud: Conquering Fear on the High Seas

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

When I first heard about Torre DeRoche's memoir, Love with a Chance of Drowning, I thought, "This woman is totally insane." My perspective didn't change much as I read the book. But my respect for Torre as a human being increased with each chapter.

How Do We Process Our Fears?

Safwat Marzouk, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Safwat Marzouk, Ph.D.

Having no fear is not only unreal and impossible, but also makes us fall prey to real menaces and threats around us. Thus, having the right amount of this emotion helps us be safe and secure.

3 Powerful Steps To Combat Fear

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Countless wildly successful people have mentioned that they experienced some level of fear just as they were about to launch to the next level. The ones that actually do make the launch to the next level are those that keep their fear in check.

6 Questions Your Future Self Would Ask You Right Now

Shannon Kaiser | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Shannon Kaiser

If you were to take a mental field trip and visit your future self, the one who is no longer struggling with the situation that is currently causing you the most stress, what advice would he or she give you?

Screams to Stream: New Horror Web Series

Jill Di Donato | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

It's the season for macabre. Horror has come a long way, baby. Whether in movie theaters, on TV, and now streaming from computers as webisodes, audiences just want to be scared.

Are You Comfortable Being Uncomfortable?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Finding the courage to face the short-term stress of change removes you from having to endure the long-term misery of staying stuck. In other words: short-term stress is better than long-term misery.

Actually, Who Are You Not to Be?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

I was on the brink of psyching myself out into playing small. We all do this. It really is our own light that frightens us the most.

Be Fearless: Make the Impossible Possible

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Your beliefs are powerful. If you believe something is impossible, that belief will erode your confidence and turn that impossible belief into a self-fulfilling prophecy.