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What Is Fear

WATCH: What Are You So Afraid Of?

Brad Yates | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

There are all sorts of little things that can come up throughout the day that we might be afraid of -- sometimes just unconsciously -- and the stress from those little frights can build up.

Our 4th 'Most Fearless Tweet' Finalist! (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.19.2012 | Healthy Living

On May 3, HuffPost Becoming Fearless and Toyota Corolla teamed up to announce Toyota Corolla's Most Fearless Tweet Contest, which will run through Aug...

WATCH: It's Time to Clear Your Fear of Success

Brad Yates | Posted 08.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Success has all kinds of repercussions: higher expectations, possible jealousy from others and, the most dreaded of all, change. Failing seems like a cakewalk in comparison. But you deserve success, and the world deserves the difference you will make.

Courageous Leaders Know How To Apologize

Forbes | Erika Andersen | Posted 06.07.2012 | Healthy Living

I’ve been thinking about the power of apology lately. I’ve been noticing that the people for whom I have the most respect don’t hesitate to say ...

Amy Yasbeck On Husband John Ritter's Death: 'Initially, You're Absolutely Paralyzed' (VIDEO)

Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living

In her book "With Love And Laughter, John Ritter," actress Amy Yasbeck writes that, after her husband's sudden death from aortic dissection in Septemb...

Our 3rd 'Most Fearless Tweet' Finalist! (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living

On May 3, HuffPost Becoming Fearless and Toyota Corolla teamed up to announce Toyota Corolla's Most Fearless Tweet Contest, which will run through Aug...

People Pleasing: Not So Much A Pleasure

Jenny Ingram | Posted 08.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Jenny Ingram

The people we worry about, the ones we are bouncing from one end of the spectrum to the other in order to please -- THEY ARE JUST LIKE US. Worried. Afraid.

How Dreams Can Help You Fight Your Fears

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living

As Arianna Huffington pointed out in the Becoming Fearless video "Simple Sleep Tips With Dr. Breus," "it's really critical to remember what a source o...

Hair 'Em, Scare 'Em: 'I'm Afraid To Remember What My Natural Hair Looks Like'

Vivian Manning-Schaffel | Posted 08.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Vivian Manning-Schaffel

I swam out of my gene pool with some crazy-curly, violently unruly, ratty-ass hair that requires great skill, serious funds, Japanese embalming fluid, hot irons in at least three different sizes and a mastery of these materials to create a look that's what I call... normal.

Arianna on 'The Conversation': 'Fear Of Failure Is What Stops Us More Than Anything' (VIDEO)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Healthy Living

On May 31, Arianna Huffington appeared on Lifetime's "The Conversation," where she chatted with host Amanda de Cadenet about the fear of failure. "A l...

YOUR Fearless Charms! (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.01.2012 | Healthy Living

Until we ran the Becoming Fearless post about "fearless charms" on May 18, we had NO IDEA that the practice of wearing or carrying around meaningful s...

Healing The Scars of Child Abuse: 'Until Now, I've Been Afraid To Share My Story. But Fear Should Be Faced Head-On'

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 07.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

Whether you were held or beaten, cared for or neglected, happy or sad, take a moment to remind yourself that we are not defined by what has been done or done to us, but by what we choose to do with the time we have left.

WATCH: Simple Sleep Tips With Dr. Breus

Posted 07.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Do you feel like you never quite get enough rest? In this exclusive Becoming Fearless video, Arianna Huffington and "sleep doctor" Michael Breus, Ph.D...

Fear Dreams: What Are They Trying To Tell You?

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 05.28.2012 | Healthy Living

Upon waking from a disturbing nightmare, we often attempt to shake off the fear that lingers by telling ourselves, "It was just a dream." But accordin...

WATCH: Tap Out Your Fears! Episode 2: Fear Of Public Speaking

Brad Yates | Posted 07.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

How much more success, joy and fulfillment could you experience if you felt more comfortable sharing yourself -- and your gifts and talents -- with more people...? Let's tap out any fear of doing so!

Fearless Lessons From... The Honey Badger

Posted 05.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Somewhere around the 30th (300th?) time we watched that hilarious viral video known as "The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger," it hit us: There is actually...

WATCH: Exclusive Becoming Fearless Video Series

Posted 05.24.2012 | Healthy Living

The 10-part Becoming Fearless video series is sponsored by Toyota Corolla and will run through August. Hosted by Arianna Huffington and inspired by he...

I Am Fly. It Says So On My Nametag.

Robyn Griggs Lawrence | Posted 07.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Robyn Griggs Lawrence

For decades I thought I was in charge because I had dominion over editors and magazine content and kept myself very, very busy. Sitting at home was for sissies. I made things happen, and I exerted control, but my choices and directions always bent to the whim of the people who paid me.

SLIDESHOW: Our 2nd 'Most Fearless Tweet' Finalist!

Posted 05.22.2012 | Healthy Living

On May 3, HuffPost Becoming Fearless and Toyota Corolla teamed up to announce Toyota Corolla's Most Fearless Tweet Contest, which will run through Aug...

The Voice Of Fear Vs. The Voice Of Wisdom

Rhonda Britten | Posted 07.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

If you are like me, you want a CLEAR answer. I wanted to know FOR SURE if an idea popped into my head, an opportunity headed my way, a decision I had to make was driven by FEAR or was a gift from my inner wisdom.

What's Your 'Fearless Charm'?

Posted 05.18.2012 | Healthy Living

For thousands of years, people have carried around certain small objects to give them an extra boost of confidence, luck, protection or inspiration in...

Don't Fear The Unknown -- Seek The Reality Behind It!

Jonathan Kalan | Posted 07.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Kalan

"Aren't you scared?" people often ask me. Or, more bluntly, "Are you f*cking nuts?" By many people's standards, I travel to so-called dangerous plac...

WATCH: Becoming Fearless About Relationships

Posted 05.21.2013 | Healthy Living

What makes relationships work? In this exclusive Becoming Fearless video, Arianna Huffington and three high-profile celebs and authors share some of t...

Fear Won't Go Away... But We Can Change How We React

Jaimal Yogis | Posted 07.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Jaimal Yogis

When we put down our usual story and feel connected to the big picture, the ocean, fear doesn't bother us. But it doesn't take long to get caught in the spiraling churn of self-obsession again, where every little fear feels paralyzing.

How Much Is Too Much? An Artist's Take On Abundance vs. Accumulation

Posted 05.10.2012 | Healthy Living

In keeping with this week's informal theme of abundance, gratitude, and all things related to financial fear, we reached out to French artist Alain De...