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Overcoming Fear

How To Overcome Your Fear Of Change

OWN | Posted 03.13.2014 | OWN

For many people, change is a source of fear -- fear of added stress, fear of discomfort and fear of the unknown. Yet, change is an inevitable part of ...

3 Years Later, Remembering the Japan Earthquake

Anna Kunnecke | Posted 05.09.2014 | World
Anna Kunnecke

Three years ago, I was living in Tokyo during the March 11, 2011 earthquake. I was plunged into deep fear, and over the next two days I slowly crawled my way out of my panic. Today I'm remembering what I learned in the dark days after that tragic event, and remembering and honoring all those who lost family and friends.

Curing Your Fear of Flying

Halle Eavelyn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Travel
Halle Eavelyn

What can you do, other than stay home, or at least use only much slower modes of transport to get to your chosen destination?

How to End Your Affair With Perfectionism Without Sliding Off the Edge of the Universe

Peggy Nolan | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Peggy Nolan

Guess what? Life is messy. And it doesn't always go the way you planned it. Life, you see, has a hard time staying within your lines.

Shooting Through Fear

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Annie L. Scholl

No one stood laughing on the walking track above me. No one shouted, "Silly woman! You're too old for that! Go home!"

Don't Sell The Mistake, From Scott Hamilton (VIDEO)

Posted 02.03.2014 | MarloThomas

Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton has a wonderful mantra we can all live by: “Don’t sell the mistake!” “Sometimes the hardest things in ...

What I Have Learned From Hugging 7,000 People

Lisa Mae Brunson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Lisa Mae Brunson

I was in awe. This 'simple' act of kindness had the ability to restore life! How many others out there craved love in the form of a hug? How many longed for the touch of another, yet were denied this act of grace?

The Secret To Starting Anything

Susie Moore | Posted 04.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Procrastination is an epidemic. It stops us from becoming who we are here to be and from living our lives to their fullest potential. Every minute you spend thinking about what it is you would like to create, make and achieve is a minute you are not spending doing it.

When You Have to Stand Up

Robin Korth | Posted 03.31.2014 | Religion
Robin Korth

How could an innocent baby be held accountable for the actions -- or lack of actions -- of some stupid adult? There was some mistake. Nervously I stood and I asked, "Sister, are you sure this is right? I know God wouldn't do this."

So She Says, 'OMG, My Life Is Falling Apart!'

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Akoshia Yoba

We can get caught up in the "why upset the apple cart" type of thought patterns and convince ourselves that it's okay to stay within the limitations of our current experience of "success." Playing it safe has its downside; it keeps us smaller than we are meant to be.

How To Let Go Of Fear And Insecurity

Dr. Cynthia Thaik | Posted 03.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cynthia Thaik

Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In day to day life, a small amount of fear or insecurity can be beneficial, in that it keeps you on your toes and motivated.

Exercising Your Fears: Running Outside

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

Get out there and run and do it with gusto. The first time might be intimidating. The second time might feel slightly awkward. But before long you will see that your trepidation may have been unwarranted.

The 7 Lessons Life Will Teach You

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 03.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Far superior to a formal education, life is our greatest teacher, sending us down winding paths to help us gain a profound awareness of our potential. We may be tested, but by recognizing the truth of our tests and applying necessary wisdom, we can triumph over every one of life's challenges.

Exercising Your Fear: Group Fitness

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

I was enjoying the group classes because they were challenging me physically. But that wasn't the only thing that I was enjoying about them. I met some really cool people in those classes. People of all sorts of different physical and fitness levels.

Exercising Your Fears: The Gym

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

I mean, fear of spiders? That one is completely understandable. They are out to get us and will do God-knows-what to achieve their devious little plots. But the gym? What is there to be afraid of at the gym? Right?

How To Use Fear To Tackle Your Challenges

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

How can we use this understanding of fear to help us tackle our biggest challenges? Luckily, very effective tools for facing fear have been developed to help treat individuals who suffer from too much fear (like certain types of anxiety disorders).

How To Overcome Life's Ups And Downs

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

See every obstacle as an opportunity for personal growth. Close your eyes and take a deep breath. Allow reality to set in and understand not only the scope of what is happening but also the reasons behind it.

What Do You Mean I Have to Give a Speech?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

The fear of public speaking is one that plagues many. However, more and more of us are expected, or even required, to do it on a regular basis. Here are some relatively simple tips that can make the process a little easier.

5 Ways To Handle I-Feel-Stupid Moments

Posted 12.04.2013 | OWN

As told to Zoe Donaldson Is the social spotlight fraying your nerves? Our fearless panel is here to help. ...I walk into a room full of ...

Why I Weighed 320 Pounds: Overcoming Emotional Anxiety

Akela Stanfield | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Akela Stanfield

Emotions will not always feel good, but I will survive. I also learned that though relationships do not rely on food; they consist of emotional sustenance.

Self-Sabotage and Success: Breaking the Habit of Defeatism

Michele Redmon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Redmon

I still struggle with my fickle mind and inclination towards defeatism but I realize now that the fear is power, it is drive and motivation. Be afraid of wasting time. Be afraid of wasting life. Never be afraid of trying.

Judith Sherven, PhD: Do You Struggle With the Doom Loop?

Judith Sherven, PhD | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Judith Sherven, PhD

So many people never get to enjoy their life, their success, their excellence. Why? Because they live with an inner Gremlin that's addicted to The Doom Loop. And that Gremlin gets terrified every time you stand out and got forward in your life.

Writing Taboo

Tracy Strauss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Tracy Strauss

While sexual abuse may be the context of my memoir, it is not my story. My story, in fact, is not about trauma or anything remotely "taboo" -- my story is about transcendence.

3 Powerful Steps To Combat Fear

Erin Cox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Erin Cox

Countless wildly successful people have mentioned that they experienced some level of fear just as they were about to launch to the next level. The ones that actually do make the launch to the next level are those that keep their fear in check.

Time Is Not The Enemy

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Time does not need to be our enemy, but it will always be our moderator of life. If we learn to treat time as the precious commodity it is, and allow it to bestow us with blessings in the right moment, we begin to acknowledge that we can have exactly what we want.