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Overcoming Fear

The Road to Confidence

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 12.01.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Claudine Chicheportiche

Last week I accidentally stabbed myself in the heart and it broke into a thousand pieces. I let my burning desire and goal I've been pursuing with all...

What ISIS Wants

Jon Foreman | Posted 11.24.2015 | Politics
Jon Foreman

You can take many things from me, ISIS, but you cannot take my heart. I refuse to join you in your Dead World of hatred and fear. Even if you take my life, I refuse to believe in your God of hatred.

Why Your Many Fears Deserve Attention and Love

Aruna Evan | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Aruna Evan

Fear deserves as many distinct concepts and words as the Greeks have for love. Your friend says, "I love you" for the first time, and you might have to take a peek at his face to see what he really means.

Standing in Your Truth: The Sweet Spot for Success

Sue Frederick | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sue Frederick

Because of you, fear, I can courageously move forward into the unknown -- which is always the juicy spot, the sweet spot and the first step on my path to success.

Standing up to My Fears (and Finding My Voice Along the Way)

Bryan Behar | Posted 11.03.2015 | Comedy
Bryan Behar

There are a lot of reasons that I'm a writer and not a performer. My nose has more turns than Google Maps. I have a comically oversized head that would only really work in a Munsters reboot. But I decided to try stand-up comedy for the first time since 1988.

Why I Hid a White Silk Dress in Shame: A True Story About Transforming Creative Fears Into Magic

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 10.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

What I'm about to tell you is not a pretty story. To be honest, I've never told this to anyone. But I think it's time to share it. Because you might...

What I Learned From Not Finishing My First Triathlon

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 10.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolee Belkin Walker

As I fail forward, I'm shifting gears. Next time my plan is to train to run my race. And, oh yeah, finish.

#TransWivesMatter: Presidential Recognition and Honor for the Transgender Widow of a Fallen Firefighter

Nikki Araguz Loyd | Posted 10.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Nikki Araguz Loyd

Nearly 6 years ago my firefighter husband, Captain Thomas Araguz, was killed in the line of duty. While this was a horrific tragedy, the torture continued as my marriage was voided and all of the support that most widows of fallen heroes receive disappeared.

If I Can Camp Solo, You Can Definitely Travel Solo

Alyssa Ramos | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
Alyssa Ramos

I'm not afraid to travel solo, because I've done it a ton of times. But camping solo? You've got to be out of your freaking mind! Then I realized that that's how I used to think about traveling solo, and how after I tried it, I freaking loved it!

Overcoming Fear: 15 Tips to Break Free and Move Forward

Bob Miglani | Posted 10.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Bob Miglani

And just like other emotions such as love, anger or happiness, fear is something we can do something about. It is something that we can overcome. More importantly we must overcome fear otherwise, it will paralyze us.

What Is Courage?

Rose Caiola | Posted 10.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Rose Caiola

Have faith that you will rise up to reach whatever challenges you face, with more courage and confidence as time goes on.

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 09.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood home ...

Why I Let Go of My Thriving Business and Chose My Priority

Smita Singh | Posted 09.29.2015 | Women
Smita Singh

In every successful small business owners life there comes a point when they need to decide if they want to expand and turn their small business into a mid size business or if they want to stay a small business. When I had to make that decision, I decided to let go instead.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: How Do I Handle the Inevitable Challenges?

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

In making the decision to walk the road between employment and entrepreneurship, it's important to approach things with a clear and open perspective.

Recurring Dream Changed My Waking Life

Sari Sheehan | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Sari Sheehan

The most significant was a recurring dream that spanned 12 years. The tiger dream started when I was 6 years old and concluded just before I turned 18. This dream had such an impact on my life that it propelled me forward in a way I could only have imagined.

How to Light a Match

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

I woke to the sound of loud voices, people shouting, and hurried movements. I was stiff from sleeping curled up in a tight ball (to keep warm) on a ha...

Taming the Dragon: Risk Demystified

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.14.2015 | Business
Amanda Yuill

Taming the Dragon by User "Andy" (CC BY-ND 2.0), via Flickr. As humans, we tend to fear the unknown. If a person or situation is familiar, we know w...

6 Ways to Kill Fear and Move Forward

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 09.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Lindsey Kesel

So whether you're dying to get back to dating after a broken heart or just trying to get to the gym, this little medley of suggestions for killing fear is an amalgam of personal advice and philosophical ideas

So They Rejected You

Melinda Parrish | Posted 09.10.2015 | Style
Melinda Parrish

After a while, you realize that succeeding in any endeavor isn't about having a perfect track record and getting it right every single time. It's about evolving, leaving behind what doesn't work and holding on to the bits that do.

The Key to Success

Kevin Seldon | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kevin Seldon

The thing about success is that you have to be willing to leave the luxury and safety of the shore. The good news is: Most of the time, the fears we create for ourselves are far worse than any reality has to offer.

Forever Gutless, Forever Grateful

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 09.03.2015 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

As a performer, all I want to do is give back to the world. Being up on stage and singing is one part of the joy, but what brings the process full circle is knowing that somewhere in the audience, I am affecting someone and making them think in a different way.

How I Got Over My Fear Of Flying

Thrillist | Posted 09.01.2015 | Travel

I'm afraid of a lot of things: spiders, rabies, eye contact -- but I once went an entire decade without setting foot on a plane, and that fear practically sucked the air out of my life. Then, last year, I got on a plane and haven't looked back since.

The Quick and Kind Way to Get Out of Fear and Stuckness

Anna Lovind | Posted 08.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Lovind

Before you know it, you're out of the maze and the road ahead of you is open again. You barely know how it happened. You didn't work it out or fix any problem. All you did was to stay with it. You kept on moving, ever so slowly. And it changed everything.

The Psychology of Ghosting: Why People Do It and a Better Way to Break Up

Lantern | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Chances are you've been "ghosted" before. "Ghosting" is when someone you're dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation. And we're not talking about not getting a text back after one awkward OKCupid date, but receiving the ultimate silent treatment after several dates, or when you're in a committed relationship.

Are You Letting Hidden Fear Control Your Life?

Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree | Posted 08.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Samuel 'Gentoku' McCree

Slay your dragons while they're young. Face your fears. And be willing to look at your life with an unflinching gaze. If you do, then you won't regret it.