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Overcoming Fear

Are You Parenting From Love or From Fear?

Hunter Clarke-Fields | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Hunter Clarke-Fields

In my anxiety, I was always trying to shape her into something. I wanted to control her because I wanted to "get it right." My fear and my love were all mixed up, in fact.

Overcoming the Crippling Effects of Fear

Dontaira Terrell | Posted 03.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dontaira Terrell

Become your biggest supporter, not your own worst enemy. When you begin to acknowledge your capabilities, self-worth, others will join the team! Failure is inevitable and is a part of everyone's journey and it's up to you to take it in stride, accept the lesson and let go.

Fear of Networking: Leaving 'Stranger Danger' Behind

Judy Robinett | Posted 03.13.2015 | Business
Judy Robinett

When I became CEO of a public company, I was afraid. It was a big step into a very public position, and even though I knew I could do the job, I still was fearful of messing it up.

That Scary Thing Around the Corner

Terri Britt | Posted 03.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Terri Britt

This is what we do to ourselves. We get caught in the fear of what's around the corner and get frozen. But if we'd simply trust and take those first few steps, we would realize there is nothing to fear except the tricks our minds play on us!

Are You Living According to What You Want or Don't Want?

Debbie Hampton | Posted 03.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Debbie Hampton

In order to feel joy and love, I have to allow myself to feel everything, pain and fear included -- and everything in between. That's what being fully alive is all about. By avoiding any part of it, I'm denying myself the total experience.

How Focusing on God Brings Peace

Brooke Metz | Posted 03.04.2015 | Religion
Brooke Metz

I didn't have the little crucifix with me last night, but I did have the power of the Holy Spirit within me, and I had Jesus sitting right beside me. Why should I worry?

Failure to Launch Syndrome: What You Need to Know to Help Your Dependent Adult Child

Michael Ascher, M.D. | Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Ascher, M.D.

Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.

Are You Struggling With Struggle?

Sara Arey | Posted 03.02.2015 | Business
Sara Arey

How much have you thought about struggle? If you're like most people, you try not to think about it. And yet you think about it a lot, especially about how hard it is and how much you hate it.

Women, Ask For What You Want!

Jeena Cho | Posted 02.26.2015 | Women
Jeena Cho

If I could encourage women to do one thing, it would be to ask for what you want. Stop overthinking every simple (and not so simple) request, and just ask! Ask without apology.

Don't Allow Your Limitations to Define You!

Amy Oraefo | Posted 02.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Oraefo

As you progress through the journey of achieving your dreams, you will be able to clearly realize that the most difficult limitations and circumstances actually served as necessary tools that helped you become a better version of yourself.

Yes, You Can Actually Be Scared To Death

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.24.2015 | Healthy Living

As it turns out, being "scared to death" isn't just a saying. A new video from ASAP Science, a YouTube channel that provides your "weekly dose of ...

Living With Fear: How I'm Learning to Manage Mine

Steve McSwain | Posted 02.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Steve McSwain

I think I have always lived slightly afraid of something. • I am not afraid of being attacked like a soldier must feel on a battlefield. • I am n...

5 Ways to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Dream

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

We all have a dream. To do the very thing that we love to do that makes us feel fulfilled, vibrant, and more alive. The very thing that excites us every day and leaves us in a state of wonder over all of our opportunities for creation.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 02.17.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Being an entrepreneur means consistently keeping yourself "in play" in this type of situation. Where you don't know what's coming next, yet you're committed to getting through whatever comes your way.

The Art of Being Alive Series: Why Life Is Beautiful

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 02.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

I write for anyone wondering and asking why am I here, why should I keep on going, what about this life is so beautiful that I should want to smile in my day?

What Failing Compared to Gwyneth Paltrow Taught Me

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 02.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

My senior year of high school was charmed. I was voted senior class president, most popular girl and Homecoming queen. It was obvious I was destined f...

Mommy is in the Mosh Pit

Holley Perry | Posted 02.05.2015 | 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.

I'm Coming Out -- as Me

Corey Prachniak | Posted 02.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Corey Prachniak

I'm writing this post today to come out, even if I'm still processing how I feel. I do so with the self-serving purposes of feeling validated and relieved, of seeking guidance and support, and of putting others on notice so that maybe I can feel more respected.

The Art of Being Alive Series: 5 lessons From Real Stories to Inspire Us to Live Fully Alive

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 02.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

I'm inspired by sweet popping possibility, hope, joy. I'm inspired by the messages I receive from people and the friends and family who are kicking ass and taking names. I'm inspired by happiness, and by the burning truth that deep down, we are enough, that now is beautiful, and that things get better.

The First Thing To Do When You're Facing The Unknown

OWN | Posted 01.23.2015 | OWN

Life is full of scary unknowns: How will I cope when a loved one dies? Can I handle being a parent? What do I do if my doctor calls with bad news? W...

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How Do I Come Up With a Business Idea?

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 03.24.2015 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

When starting a business, the risks come as part of the deal. It can be nerve-wracking, but it's also part of the beauty that makes up the world of entrepreneurship.

Know What You Can Emotionally and Financially Afford to Lose

Kathleen Gurney | Posted 03.17.2015 | Money
Kathleen Gurney

Why is it that some investors make rational decisions, stick with their choices and strategies, while others act out their emotions and make bad investment decisions?

Fear-Based Management Can Set You Free

Rena DeLevie | Posted 03.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Rena DeLevie

You're called into the boss's office. When you get there, a colleague is waiting. It's clear neither of you have any idea what's going on. Your bos...

A Writer's Guide to Surviving Trauma

Diriye Osman | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Diriye Osman

Whenever readers ask me how I started writing, I find myself stumped, because I know people want their anecdotes edited and perfectly formed. The real...

Helping the Anxious and Sensitive Child in the Classroom

Gary Nelson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Children who suffer from anxiety disorders have mixed feelings about school. Most of them want to attend, but too often fear stops them from reaching their potential. The good news is, children are malleable, and fears can be conquered.