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Insecurity

What All Those Secret Fears Really Mean About You

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Your comfort zone consists of all the things in life that you've already experienced and become okay living with on a daily basis. The skills you've mastered? Comfortable. The success you've achieved? Comfortable. The friends you've connected with? Comfortable. Anything new you want? Uncomfortable.

When the Judgy Pants Fit

Sarah Galla | Posted 01.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Sarah Galla

"People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves." -- Albert Camus I was on a drive to a doctor's appointment for one of my kids, and ...

Trump: We Can't Afford to Have Insecurity Occupy the Oval Office

Miles J. Zaremski | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Miles J. Zaremski

While he might be a successful businessperson as measured by money he has in his bank accounts, his insecurities are too steep and considerable that I would be wasting my expertise over my one vote in casting it for Trump.

I'm 44, I Still Bite My Nails, and I Hate It

Betsy Hnath | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Betsy Hnath

For my twentieth wedding anniversary, I got a beautiful diamond solitaire. It stands high and proud, cradled in its six prongs, throwing sparkles in every direction from the light bouncing off its the facets.

The Holidays Bring Joy As Well As Stress: 10 Ways to Make Them Happy and Avoid the Blues

Susan Anderson | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The idea is to remain happy and healthy and securely connected, rather than let the stresses dampen your spirit or lead to self-sabotage.

Facing Fears and Insecurities as an Adoptive Parent

Lakshmi Iyer | Posted 11.30.2015 | Parents
Lakshmi Iyer

It hit me then that, the fear that people kept alluding to stems from a lack of acceptance that my children have other families. People who have a place at the table so to speak. I don't know if it is because we crossed racial lines or if the fact that they were toddlers when we became their parents, their heritage is a real, living presence in our lives.

Vulnerability Is Power

Bill George | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Bill George

As you open yourself, others will open up as well, thus beginning a virtuous circle of vulnerability. Embrace those moments to share and be vulnerable. Now you have the power, and no one can take it from you.

Are You Transferring Your Insecurities to Your Child?

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Nurturing is not smothering. Give your child the room to grow and to make mistakes. As a conscious parent, you can choose how to override your own fears, and therefore, build a strong and healthy child. If necessary, seek professional help for your insecurities, so that you don't pass them on.

5 Ways Mentally Strong People Conquer Self-Doubt

Amy Morin | Posted 10.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Morin

All of us experience self-doubt sometimes, no matter how confident we are. But mentally strong people don't let self-doubt prevent them from reaching their goals. Here's how to keep self-doubt from holding you back.

5 Ways We Absurdly Manipulate the Facebook 'Like' Button

Erris Langer Klapper | Posted 10.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Erris Langer Klapper

After a recent conversation with a friend, I began to wonder if the power of the Facebook like is a figment of my imagination. Can your so-called Facebook friends send you subliminal messages by liking or not liking your status and photos?

The Real Reason Why Big People Settle for Small Goals

Brian Whetten | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Have you ever turned down an exciting opportunity and played it safe instead? Have you ever made a decision out of anger and ended up hurting someone you love?

Why Does Divorce Create Such Turmoil?

Susan Anderson | Posted 10.12.2015 | Divorce
Susan Anderson

Primal fear is what makes going through divorce, separation, bereavement, loss of a job, loss of a dream so difficult. It triggers abandonment -- our first fear -- a fear universal to all human beings. It is a feeling of being left on the doorstep, of feeling left behind.

Gun Control Debate: A View from Hoplophiliaville

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.12.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Most clear thinking people understand that "hoplophobia" itself is an irrational term since there is nothing "irrational" about fearing that one could be listed among the 10,000+ gun-related homicides each year in the U.S., many perpetrated by people who purchased firearms legally.

Overcoming Love's Invisible Barriers: 12 Helpful Preparations

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Has it ever occurred to you that love may be staring you in the face, but you just can't recognize it? Maybe the person is too easily taken for grant...

Getting Over Relationship Insecurity

Lisa Firestone | Posted 09.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It's always valuable to think about if there are any actions we take that push our partner away. If we're acting in a way we respect, and we still don't feel like we're getting what we want, we can make a conscious decision to talk about it with our partner or change the situation, but we never have to feel victimized or allow ourselves to act in ways that we don't respect.

Mean Girls

Allison Arnone | Posted 09.23.2015 | Women
Allison Arnone

When I get together with my best gals, you can pretty much guarantee the following will occur: excessive laughter, reminiscing, catching up, "girl talk," deep conversations... and trashing our appearances.

Insecure and Not Sure Your Partner Is Fully Committed? Here Are 12 Tips

Susan Anderson | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Weather the storm by using it as grist for developing some emotional self-reliance. By increasing your own stability and constancy, you gain strength and help to advance the relationship. When your partner starts treating you ambivalently, here are a few tips for handling it:

Leveraging Social Media to Help Better Feed the People in Need

Brittany Morgan | Posted 09.15.2015 | Impact
Brittany Morgan

Understanding people's preferences with the food they receive is helpful because at Feeding America, we want to be sure we are distributing food that people can eat, and not food they avoid due to dietary, health, religious or cultural reasons (for example). We want to be sure we are not wasting resources by distributing food that goes uneaten.

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.

Struggling With Self-Confidence

Chelsea Berler | Posted 09.04.2015 | Women
Chelsea Berler

Did I make the right decision? Should I have thought longer and harder and made a better one? It doesn't matter if it's making a smaller choice or resolving a big problem, I keep second-guessing myself... worried, feeling small, insignificant, and insecure.

Like This Post! My Self-Worth Depends on It

Linda Flanagan | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology
Linda Flanagan

This morning I ran into a sad friend. She'd spent the previous evening with a couple of fabulous couples, all strappy sandals and flowery dresses and lively stories about lovely children. Their fabulousness all seemed so effortless, my friend said.

When Living Large isn't a Compliment

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 08.27.2015 | Comedy
Elaine Ambrose

Truth: You never need to tell a woman that she has gained weight. She knows it. She avoids mirrors, hates photographs of herself, and loses the urge to shop for clothes.

Why Confidence Is Quiet and Insecurity Is Loud

Dr. Karin Luise | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Karin Luise

Sweet revenge. The need to get back at someone and make them pay ... because they caused you pain and deserve to feel the same way. Right? I get it. ...

Are You Alone, Stuck in a Pattern, and Can't Get Out? 12 Ways Out

Susan Anderson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Are you and anyone you know caught up in cycles of abandonment? Why do people keep repeating the same patterns over and over? What can they do to bre...

Raven-Symoné Was Told What To Eat As A Child Star After 'Getting Fat'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.29.2015 | Entertainment

Raven-Symoné said she was told what and what not to eat while working on television sets as a child star because she was getting fat."  Th...