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Overcoming Fear

Driving Lessons

Kathy Radigan | Posted 07.28.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

I'm a mom, I drive. Nothing special or out of the ordinary about that. Or is there? Until the age of 34 I had never, ever, driven a car. After years of putting it off, one day I finally picked up the phone and called a driving school and vowed to get over my very big fear of driving.

Embarrassed About Your Finances? 3 Reasons to Let Go!

Zoë Foster | Posted 07.24.2015 | Women
Zoë Foster

Have you ever had that sudden panic at the supermarket checkout that you've forgotten your purse? Or worse, you realise once you've started bagging up your items that you don't have quite enough cash to pay the bill?

These 2 Things Are Anchoring You to Mediocrity

Sarah Peterson | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Sarah Peterson

You keep coming up with excuses. Yeah, you know they're excuses, but you can't stop yourself. Because if you don't try, you can't fail, right? And ...

Never Run From Fire or Fear

Peter Himmelman | Posted 07.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

The other day I was reading about the U.S. Marines and how they train to do something that's totally counter-intuitive. All the best trained armed f...

How Feeling Stuck or Discouraged May Be Your Cue to Do This

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 07.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Get a little scared, face the fear, it's good for us to step into what's uncomfortable -- it makes our world bigger. Besides, you have nothing to lose. As the saying goes, no one is getting out of here alive.

Why Should We Never Fear Fear?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.10.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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3 Ways to Stop Hiding and Start Living

Stephanie Powell | Posted 07.08.2015 | Women
Stephanie Powell

For years I hid. Hid behind brands and labels, coats and hats, chef knives and hot pans, bullying and criticism of others, substances altering all reality and one harmful relationship after another. What or who are you hiding behind?

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How to Exponentially Increase your Productivity

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

You're in your budding days as an entrepreneur. You wake up and stare at the blank slate of a day that lies before you. When you think about all that you have to do, the blank slate becomes a tangle of items that you don't know how to prioritize.

How Top Performers Stay Calm and in Control in Times of Stress

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

Research shows that 90 percent of top performers manage stress by staying on top of their emotions. In other words, they don't allow emotions like fea...

Fear is Just One Big Joke

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.04.2015 | Women
Jen Glantz

Want to know how to get over that? How to get over the "I could never try that?" Have a staring contest with fear. Promise yourself whoever blinks first is the loser.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Time Is on Your Side

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

I was recently having a conversation with a colleague who quit his job to become an entrepreneur a few years ago. We were sharing the similarities of our journeys and remembered the euphoria we felt those first few months after leaving our desk jobs.

Love Yourself, There Is No Self... Which One Is It?

Ama Nkwa | Posted 05.29.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ama Nkwa

I really love the quote from Marcus Aurelius that Arianna quoted in the Thrive course: True understanding is to see the events of life in this way: ...

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 06.29.2015 | 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 06.27.2015 | 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 06.24.2015 | 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 06.22.2015 | 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 06.17.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.15.2015 | 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 06.09.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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."