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Facing Fears

Brave

Nicole Scott | Posted 10.01.2014 | Women
Nicole Scott

The brave women around me have showed me their strength in their beginnings: choosing to go back to school, making decisions to start taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, asking for help with depression, starting new businesses, choosing to adopt, going back to work.

The Top Of The Ferris Wheel

Marie Zullo | Posted 09.03.2014 | Parents
Marie Zullo

There I stood at the foot of the Ferris wheel trying to decide what to do. The idea of leaving Aaron alone, where I could see him but not reach him if he needed me, frightened me more than was probably healthy.

I Won't Let My Disability Stop Me From Breaking All The Rules

Hannah Zack | Posted 08.15.2014 | Teen
Hannah Zack

Little did my disability know, that when I jumped out of the airplane, I left it behind. With every passing second that I was in free fall, I felt every layer of fear, resentment and shame I've experienced during my life, peeling right off of me.

How Will You Spend Your Heart Today?

Julie Genovese | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Genovese

The dragonfly's work has dominoed and is done. She lifts off the page, hovers for a moment and then zips toward the open water, taking some of my black and white BS with her.

Navigating Life Changes

Mindy Utay | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Mindy Utay

As a society, we are obsessed with change -- changing ourselves and others. Just look at the hundreds of blog posts, articles and infomercials touting all sorts of advice on how to live a better, happier, sexier or richer life.

Into the Tunnel We Go: Life and Death in the Boomer World

Martha Nelson | Posted 09.07.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

I find myself grappling more and more with the prospect of death. Mine, yours, his, hers, all of ours, in this land of over 50. To tell you the truth I should say, the land of late sixties, because that's where I am now.

Why It's Important To Face Your Fears In Life And Business

HuffPost Live | Posted 05.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Brooke Deterline, CEO of Courageous Leadership, joined HuffPost Live on Tuesday to share the advice she gives to those seeking her council in hopes of...

The Soundtrack That Will Push You To Embrace Your Bravery

Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Eazy-E Saved My Life

Joshua Lurie | Posted 03.26.2014 | Comedy
Joshua Lurie

If you've spent any amount of time in the woods, there are some basic survivor skills that even city boys like me know, including a big one surrounding a certain animal: the bear.

Why Dancing With The Stars Was The Third Best Experience Of My Life, From Sherri Shepherd (VIDEO)

Posted 01.30.2014 | MarloThomas

Sherri Shepherd, Emmy Award-Winning Cohost of The View, made her dancing debut for nearly five weeks on "Dancing With The Stars," and she said it was ...

When Reassurance Becomes a Crutch

Andrea Umbach | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Umbach

We have all done it. We try to say something that is helpful and reassuring. We try to say something that will take away someone's fears or doubts. The problem is it usually doesn't work. And sometimes reassurance does the exact opposite of what we intend.

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 ...

Dear Fear, I'll Win

Troy Roness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

I wanted to reflect on the events of the past five years of my life, which masked themselves as "distractions," and send a letter directly to what has kept me from succeeding all along: fear. Fear is one of the biggest obstacles that any of us will ever face.

Fear Is your Friend, Shake His Hand

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 11.25.2013 | Fifty
Virginia Sullivan

The fear behind us? It's the fear that we will die without living life at all. We won't love the way we should, we won't work at the job we want, and we will just accept what comes to us as though we have no choice. That is by far my greatest fear.

How To Crank Out An Extra Dose Of Courage

Polly Campbell | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

This kind of "psychological courage" is essential to our health and happiness because it allows us to face up to our lives. To acknowledge and even confront the addictions and lies, fears and mistakes we make so that we can move into them and beyond them.

One Of Everyone's Biggest Fears (And How To Face It)

Nikki Stone | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often focused on consequences right now. Thinking of how something will impact us beyond the present moment helps put the risk into perspective. Many times you will find that a setback won't matter a year from now -- or even next week. So why not take a chance?

Fearlessly Facing Your Tax Season Angst

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Paying taxes forces people to review earnings and expenses and can highlight their money woes. It can also lead to a feeling of powerlessness. No one likes to be told what to do, especially when it comes to their hard-earned money.

What Are Adults Afraid Of?

Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

Monsters, spiders, mean babysitters –- there are plenty of things to be afraid of when we're younger. Some of these harmless fears persist even a...

40 Days of Fearlessness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, just like sadness, fear does have its place in life, and I will honor that place. In 40 days I will allow it to teach me lessons. I will allow it to help me set parameters and boundaries.

Do You Want to Loosen the Grip of Fear?

Helene Lerner | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

If you suppress a goal you really want to achieve out of fear, it can create added stress. I have learned through much trial and error to take the risk. Here are some of the ways I have learned to move forward -- despite my fears.

Groundhog Day Is Less Absurdly Stupid Than You Think

Roadtrip Nation | Posted 04.03.2013 | College
Roadtrip Nation

If we grab an electron microscope and look hard enough, there's actually something kind of profound underneath the whole talking-to-a-woodchuck thing.

Practice Being Fearless

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 11.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Fear loses its power when you prepare yourself to meet it head-on. If you walked out onto a stage without preparing for a speech, of course you would be scared! But if you walk onto a stage after preparing -- practicing your lines and learning your craft -- the fear won't be quite as strong.

Feel The Anger And Be Fearless Anyway

Martha Pasternack | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

I need to feel safe, open, and confident that all people's hard work will make a positive contribution and a difference in the world. What, then, is my next step? I will feel the anger and be fearless anyway.

How to Go Back to School Without Anxiety: A Q and A with Dr. Tamar Chansky

Tamar Chansky | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

Summer is quickly drawing to a close and as you gather your back to school supplies, don't forget to equip your child with some good tips for making it a great, anxiety-free transition.

Living Fearlessly and Being Courageous: What Does That Mean?

Martha Pasternack | Posted 10.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Martha Pasternack

The modeling of courage in nature is an endless stream of purposeful and courageous action that offers lessons on the lived experience of courage every day and every night.