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The Doctor Is In, But I'm Out... of My Mind (With WORRY)

Stephanie D. Lewis | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephanie D. Lewis

All my adult life I have dealt with a debilitating disorder -- it's called "Tell & Show Syndrome." Someone will TELL me about a new rare disease an...

Yom Kippur's Surprising Lessons About Joy

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg | Posted 09.30.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg

For most of my life, I thought of Yom Kippur as a time for fear and trembling, a time for deep, powerful, intense work, and of course fasting and other forms of self-affliction. But somewhere along the way, I got to see another face of the day -- one of dancing, singing and celebration as we ask for our lives to be rendered anew.

Conquer Fear, Dream a Little, and Go on That Sabbatical

Carolina Rogoll | Posted 09.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolina Rogoll

Breaking away from your regular routine will let you test whether your life can be significantly better if you live differently. Maybe that means living in a different country, learning a new skill, changing jobs or completing your bucket list. But even as exciting as it sounds and the happiness it promises, the decision doesn't come easy.

Don't Worry... Be Crappy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Over the years I've gotten pretty good at being pretty crappy at some things. To be clear, I hate being crappy at things. It's not my intention, it's frustrating. But I also know that sometimes it's just necessary.

We Need Another Eric Holder

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 09.29.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

What would this country look like if we had not more guns, nor more fear of each other, but more trust? Trust, when broken, takes time and will and work to (re)-establish. We need you Eric Holder, and another like you. We need thousands of leaders and citizens like you.

4 Ways to Tackle Fear

Katie Hill | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Hill

Most of our fears are stories from the past that are already experiences that are long gone, or projections to the future that has not happened yet and that is but a dream.

WATCH: Differences of Opinion?

Brad Yates | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Wouldn't it be lovely if others always saw things our way...? Nah... probably be pretty boring, actually. But even though it would be dull and stifl...

Being Comfortable With Fear

Chantal Pierrat | Posted 09.29.2014 | Women
Chantal Pierrat

Tami Simon, Founder and CEO of Sounds True, shares her daily experience with fear and her advice on how fear can strengthen the emerging process in this excerpt from our Grace&Fire podcast.

Your Bogeyman: Whether You Stalk Him or Face Him...Defeat Him

Michael Rohrer | Posted 09.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

I recently saw a production of Stalking the Bogeyman at New World Stages in NYC. The play tells the true story of David Holthouse: the rape he endured in 1978 as a 7-year old, and his plan, as an adult, to murder his rapist.

Why Losing Control of Your Life Is a Good Thing

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 09.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Mercedes Maidana

Last night I had a dream in which I was falling from the sky at full speed and was about to smash my face into a gray, concrete road. I don't know abo...

We Love Fear

Jenny Dewey Rohrich | Posted 09.25.2014 | Green
Jenny Dewey Rohrich

Life is busy, it is complicated. We are bombarded with all these mixed messages about our diet and what's healthy and what's not healthy. But just in case no one has ever told you before... it's okay to once in a while cook food that comes from a box.

6 Important Ways to Convince an Addict to Get Help

Stan Popovich | Posted 09.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Many people who struggle with alcohol or drugs have a difficult time getting better. There are many reasons why these people do not get the help they ...

5 Lessons I Learned In My 20s

Dominic Llewellyn | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dominic Llewellyn

I've made a lot of mistakes. In my early 20s, I led a youth group and it didn't go well -- in fact it went so badly that I got asked to stop leading it and had to step down. This really hurt. However, it was through this process that I learnt vital lessons about what my strengths and weaknesses are.

The Emotional Life of Dogs

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Image from Teach Yourself Visually Dog Training by Sarah Hodgson, Wiley and Sons 2006 I'm a big fan of Temple Grandin. I think she has done more to ...

Myth: Good Relationships Require More Effort Than They're Worth

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The amount of time that we spend in the early stages of this process and the slope of the learning curve has to do with our willingness and ability to learn the lessons that relationships are continually providing us with.

Why Suicide Is Not the Answer to Your Problems

Stan Popovich | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Stan Popovich

Regardless of your situation, things do not stay the same. You may feel very bad today, but it won't last forever. Remember this fact: Regardless of your current situation, everything changes over time. This includes your current situation. Nothing remains the same forever.

WATCH: Enhancing Prosperity Consciousness

Brad Yates | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

What we focus on expands. Wouldn't it behoove us, then, to let go of any lack mentality we might have and trade up for an abundance mindset? Yeah... ...

God Speaks: Humanity's Call

Maria Portas | Posted 09.23.2014 | Religion
Maria Portas

Humanity's Call on this life, is to get the whole place back to what it is meant to be! Where children are not suffering. Where people are being fed, and where we are all taking care of each and every person here on Earth.

The Greatest Enemy Is Fear, Not War

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Letting fear in and making friends with it does not necessarily come easily; fear is a powerful feeling that demands understanding and patience, but by recognizing fear when it arises and just being with it, rather than reacting to it, we reduce its power.

How To Tackle Life's Little Frustrations

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Know that life will hand you a stink every once in a while. Accept and feel your stink. Respond to it and remember it. And know that life's stinks are just part of the game. And you can handle it just fine.

WATCH: Need to Feel Bad?

Brad Yates | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Although most of us have been heavily programmed to believe otherwise, we really do have the ability to choose how we feel. I hope this will help you ...

Establishing Boundaries, Preventing Attacks

Doug Kreeger | Posted 09.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

I write when I'm inspired and publish only when I'm ready. I don't read comment forums and I block communication from harassing strangers. I connect with at least one close friend per day, preferably in person. I sing constantly, loudly, and usually only for myself (or dogs). I'm doing the best that I can and trying to greet each new day with wonder and gratitude.

No One Lives In Fear, But We All Exist In It

Brenda Della Casa | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Brenda Della Casa

Becoming fearless begins with fearing less and taking the lack of the world falling apart as proof of our own ability to navigate through whatever comes our way.

Fear and Failure

William Irvine | Posted 09.17.2014 | Healthy Living
William Irvine

Remember, too, that by desensitizing yourself to failure and by learning from the failures that will accompany the desensitization process, you can dramatically increase your chances of success.

Stuck in Time: Forgiving and Forgetting

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Forgiveness wasn't this huge benediction bestowed on the evildoers in my life. It was the sure knowledge that I wasn't like those people and didn't want to be like them. This gave me hope.