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Overcoming Fear

8 Easy Tricks to Be More Present

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

I've spent just enough time living in the present to know that Deepak Chopra speaks the truth when he says: Life gives you plenty of time to do wha...

This Moment Of Gratitude Changed My Life

Virginia Bunting | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Virginia Bunting

After class, I drive to a greenway nearby and find a bench. I take a few deep breaths, then call my ex. Our conversation isn't necessarily any different than it has been in the past. And yet, everything seems different. I am grounded, calm, empowered, non-reactive. I am able to separate my "stuff" from his. This is new. This is HUGE!

In a Cage With the Door Wide Open

Debbie Hampton | Posted 05.05.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Hampton

What kept me in the cage? My own fear and self imposed limitations held me there. I was my own prison guard. I think we are all born knowing how to fly, but life happens and beats us down little-by-little until we forget that we ever had this valuable skill

Choose Love Over Fear

Nishma Shah | Posted 04.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Nishma Shah

You will be faced with many obstacles in our life, some big and others small but its up to you on how you will approach them. Will you choose to respond from a place of fear or from a place of love?

#WomenRunTheWorld

Jennifer Langione | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Langione

"I didn't know you were into running," my grandpa said over the phone as I recovered on the couch a few hours after the race. "I didn't either," I replied, laughing. Others expressed similar surprise that the "gym girl" had now turned into a runner.

Getting Into the Swing of Things

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

This trapeze class turned out to be far more terrifying that I had expected. It challenged me on every single front but also allowed me to realize I'm stronger than I think I am.

Change Is Inevitable -- How to Flow With What Creates Your Fear

Greg Frucci | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Greg Frucci

Changes in course are inevitable. Time becomes meaningless as we travel the paths of us. You can change course in any moment you choose. Ask your soul what it wants. In your quiet moment as you breathe, you will receive a quiet answer immediately.

Bridges, Planes and Panic Attacks: Getting Over Fear

James E. Porter | Posted 04.17.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Porter

That's when I realized that I could proactively ALTER my reaction to that bridge by controlling how I felt when I ARRIVED. I just had to arrive at a zero or a one and I would barely even feel it, no matter what direction I traveled in. I began to wonder if I could do the same thing with my fear of flying.

What It Takes to Break a World Record: The Story of Michael Wardian

Joe De Sena | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Uncertainty often makes us hesitant, but when used as motivation, it can produce the most outstanding results. The most successful people I've come across have mental discipline, they harness uncertainty and embrace the possibility of failure. As Mike has shown, a lifetime of success far outweighs temporary discomfort.

What's Really Lurking Behind Your Deepest Fears?

Ryan Greenhalgh | Posted 04.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Ryan Greenhalgh

Follow your fear. There's glory on the other side of the tunnel. You won't be able to see the light on the other side...maybe even for awhile. You won't ever be ready. You won't ever be totally confident. You won't ever grow the courage. You grow the courage by doing it even though you aren't ready.

Rethink Fear!

Elisa C. Martinez Salazar | Posted 04.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Elisa C. Martinez Salazar

I know that many of us allow fear to mark our souls and determine our future. What I intend to propose here is that instead of using those marks as arguments to justify not growing, they should serve the purpose of helping us embrace vulnerability as a valuable tool for resilience, courage and happiness.

AA: Anxiety About Anxiety

Pete Jones | Posted 04.09.2015 | College
Pete Jones

There's a person who has to get pumped up every day to get through the day. There is a person like every one of you out there who has doubts, fears, questions and demands and that person is me.

Not All Rules Are Worth Following

Daniel DiPiazza | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Daniel DiPiazza

Take more risks. I'm begging you. The most powerful action you'll ever take is one that you're not 100 percent certain about. The most powerful sentence you'll ever say is, "Let's just see what happens."

How to Overcome Fear of Abandonment: 7 Dos and 10 Don'ts

Susan Anderson | Posted 04.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Many people complain that abandonment imprisons them behind a wall of their own making. They get caught up in patterns of constant re-abandonment (abandoholism) or avoid relationships altogether to avoid the pain (abandophobism). Others are in a relationship but feel chronic heartache and uncertainty. They're shrouded in shame for feeling so needy.

Because I Almost Lost You

Amy Nielson | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Amy Nielson

I watched your tiny body fight for every breath, hour after hour, day after day. I listened to your hoarse cry, and I cried with you. You couldn't sleep, and I rocked you through the night.

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 05.25.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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 05.06.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | 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 05.03.2015 | 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 05.02.2015 | 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 05.01.2015 | 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 04.28.2015 | 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 04.27.2015 | 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.