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Overcoming Fear

What Aerial Acrobatics Taught Me About Fear

Amanda Richardson | Posted 01.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Amanda Richardson

If I had never taken that first step toward my fear or had bowed down to it, so much of what is now my life would never have come to be. It would have cost me experiences, relationships, and the emotions that only exist on the other side of a challenge.

Fear = Forever Exploring Another Route

Renate Cunneen | Posted 01.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Renate Cunneen

Words, that's all they are... sometimes. You can speak 50,000 words that float joyously past me like butterflies of all different colors drifting by ...

Is Fear a Friend or Foe?

Stephanie Leigh Mulac | Posted 01.14.2016 | Business
Stephanie Leigh Mulac

Wouldn't it be nice if we could all live completely fearless lives? While this would be fantastic, it is highly unlikely. However, fear doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. After all, we experience fear for a reason.

How I Learned To Conquer Fear and Love After My Divorce

Divorce Magazine | Posted 01.08.2016 | Divorce
Divorce Magazine

Before my divorce, I never knew how much I hated having alone time. Just lying in bed at night alone in my apartment on nights that my ex-husband had the boys were so hard. I would either watch TV or read until I couldn't bear to keep my eyes open any longer.

The Truth About Fear (and How to Cultivate Courage)

Pam Bauer | Posted 01.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pam Bauer

Have you ever had an exciting new idea but before you took any steps you convinced yourself that it would fail? When you stop before you start, that'...

5 Ways to Deal With Rejection

Karen Naumann | Posted 01.06.2016 | Business
Karen Naumann

Rejection sucks. It hurts. It feels personal and very uncomfortable. It is demotivating and hurts our ego, self-esteem, self-image, and challenges all those nice attributes we've manifested and which got us going. Rejection can crash our dreams and even make us lose faith.

A Most Beautiful Story

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 01.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dragos Bratasanu

Two monks were walking slowly across the hills of Sri Lanka, trying to reach their monastery before the beginning of the rainy season. They've been wa...

8 Things to Give Up in 2015

Tandy Elisala | Posted 12.28.2015 | Women
Tandy Elisala

As 2015 comes to a close, it's always the time of year when we look at what we accomplished throughout the year, what we didn't accomplish, where we want to focus next year and how we can lift our life to greatness!

When Plan B Is Not an Option

Melissa Heisler | Posted 12.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

As we look toward the New Year, review your plans, hurdles, and challenges. What is the big scary mountain you need to head down? What are the "what ifs" holding you back? Are you ready to have the courage to take the next baby step toward your achieving your challenge?

You Can Change Your Whole Life By Destroying One Fear

Shawn Hunter | Posted 12.23.2015 | Business
Shawn Hunter

What's one of your biggest fears? Spiders maybe? Public speaking? Annual performance reviews? Let's say it's snakes. Many people are terrified of snakes. Picture one now in your mind. Now imagine that you are being asked to stand next to the snake.

Coming Together in Difficult Times: 5 Ways to Connect

David Magone | Posted 12.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
David Magone

Recent events in Syria, Paris, Lebanon, Mali, the U.S and other places around the globe have been heartbreaking to witness. Equally disheartening is t...

3 Steps to Put Fear Behind You

Jo Davidson | Posted 12.10.2015 | Women
Jo Davidson

Fear isn't real. It's made up. It's a belief. And a belief, by its very nature, is something we have no evidence of, but choose to accept anyway.

How Julia Roberts Defeated Her Fear Of Public Speaking

Amol Sarva | Posted 12.08.2016 | Business
Amol Sarva

With a net worth of $140 million, Julia Roberts is one of the highest paid actresses in the history of Hollywood. America's sweetheart was first recog...

To an Available December: A Plea to Every Human Being

John Duffy, Psy.D. | Posted 12.06.2016 | Healthy Living
John Duffy, Psy.D.

Enough of this bullshit. Everyone take a giant step back for a moment. And let's agree, just for now, that we've had enough. Enough with this harsh,...

The 3 Fears It's Time for Me to Live Without

Liana Gergely | Posted 12.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Liana Gergely

On the days I feel like I can't get out of bed or the uncertainty of the future is very scary, I remember that just reminding myself that these fears are not reality is strength and courage.

Get a Grip, Americans!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.06.2016 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Difficult as it is at a time like this, we need to take a step back from our fears and stand up for our American way of life, our values and our liberties.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: What to Expect During Your First Months as an Entrepreneur

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.02.2016 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

I recently interviewed Matthew Smith who quit his job in the banking industry earlier this year to live life on his own terms. I wanted to interview Matt because I knew he'd be willing to give you an inside look into what it's like to begin and grow as an entrepreneur.

The Road to Confidence

Claudine Chicheportiche | Posted 12.01.2016 | 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 11.20.2016 | 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 11.16.2016 | 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 11.16.2016 | 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 11.03.2016 | 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 10.28.2016 | 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 r...

What I Learned From Not Finishing My First Triathlon

Carolee Belkin Walker | Posted 10.13.2016 | 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 10.09.2016 | Queer 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.