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Fear

3 Ways to Unlock Opportunity in What Scares You

Caitlin Roberson | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Caitlin Roberson

The truth is: We're all afraid. We've all had moments like mine on the floor. And it's those moments where terror can become the sandbox for astronomical transformation.

The World's Scariest Stairs

Travel + Leisure | Posted 08.29.2014 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Travelers with nerves of steel--and eager for bragging rights--follow these stairs because of what they find at the end, whether a sacred Hindu temple or the top of a spectacular waterfall. There's nothing quite like the thrill of accomplishment that comes once you've taken that last step. Safely, that is.

With a Conscience: "Fear"

Claudia King | Posted 08.27.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Claudia King

"Always do what you are afraid to do." - Ralph Waldo Emerson I was about four years old. My father took us all to the "Whortekill Rod and Gun Club" ...

What Makes A Phobia Different From Fear

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 08.27.2014 | Healthy Living

In the course of everyday life, the words "phobia" and "fear" are often used interchangeably. Dig a little deeper, though, and you will find a differe...

WATCH: Step Into Your Power!

Brad Yates | Posted 08.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Marianne Williamson famously said, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." It woul...

What Your Fear Can Tell You About Your Art

Jen Kiaba | Posted 08.22.2014 | Arts
Jen Kiaba

My fear was that in creating truthful work, I would finally be seen and would no longer be able to hide behind a safe facade. Yet when I consulted my desires, that was exactly what I wanted and what had lead me out of that religion in the first place.

I Would Learn to Play Hopscotch

Stephanie Mott | Posted 08.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Perhaps it is about having the courage to be myself at the time, even if only a little. Maybe learning to play hopscotch would have created enough space for my girl to breathe. Like a well-kept secret where I would have known what she was doing, that she was there, but no one else would know.

The Power of Possibility

Panache Desai | Posted 08.19.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Panache Desai

There comes a time when you feel the vibration of a new life awakening and expanding -- when you have the burning desire to peek through a crack in your chrysalis and see the world and its possibilities in a whole new light.

My Son Doesn't Act Out On Play Dates And I'm Not Necessarily Happy About it

Katia Bishops | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Katia Bishops

While my heart overflows with pride, love and appreciation for the little man I'm raising, it also burns with pain.

12 Steps to Help You Talk With Your Children About Suicide

Wendy Silvers | Posted 08.18.2014 | Parents
Wendy Silvers

Death, dying, and grieving brings up fear and anxiety for many children and adults. Sometimes adults aren't sure how to talk about death, or, in this case, suicide with their children and the children in their lives.

Our Nation Has a Problem (or "Imagine It Is Your Family")

Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry | Posted 08.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ruth Hawley-Lowry

What if we start to live into the promise and hope for liberty for everyone? What if we hope to believe and live like everyone is created equal? What if we actually lived like everyone is my neighbor?

The Fear Factor: 5 Ways to Know If Your Relationship Is Scary

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 08.17.2014 | Women
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Fear has no place in a healthy, interpersonal relationship. If you're fearful in your relationship, ask yourself why.

Here, Kitty, Kitty - It's Time for Change

Judge Kemp | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Judge Kemp

On the verge of my 50th birthday and with all the fear-inducing cancer-metastasizing now luckily behind me, I'm done. I'm not afraid anymore.

The Monster Strikes at Midnight

Bridgette White | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Bridgette White

Depression isn't something to be taken lightly or that can be "willed away" by people who love you. Sometimes all the good, wonderful things in the world aren't enough.

Love Mantra

Emilie Rambaud | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Rambaud

Whether it's from a work, relationship or spiritual perspective, always bringing life back to love versus fear may be the most important gift you can offer to yourself, others, the world.

6 Reasons Why We Should Embrace Criticism

Susie Moore | Posted 08.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

There will always be people who disagree with you or who dislike your ideas and actions -- whether or not these people are coming from a positive or a negative place. Appreciate and accept them for being different than you and forgive them if they upset you.

WATCH: You Can Handle It

Brad Yates | Posted 08.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of the things that stops us in so many areas is the fear that we can't handle what might happen... good or bad. Hopefully this will help free you...

Banish Worry From Your Life Once And For All

Tira Harpaz | Posted 08.09.2014 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

Throughout my life, I have been a world-class worrier. My anxieties have ranged from small OCD-type behaviors -- returning home multiple times to make sure I locked the door or turned off the oven -- to the infinitely more fertile field of worrying about my children.

The Real Two Party System

Trey Lyon | Posted 08.08.2014 | Religion
Trey Lyon

To some, fear is a motivator, to others a sales tactic and to still others, a sign of weakness. Ironically, that sentence is equally true when the word "fear" is replaced with the word "hope."

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

Why Most Men Prefer the Shallow End of the Spiritual Pool

David Scott Clegg | Posted 08.07.2014 | Healthy Living
David Scott Clegg

At the risk of turning upside down my own awareness, and in the process exposing myself as a member of the male species, I am fascinated by the grea...

4 Ways to Leave Your Lover (and Other Strangers)

Ally Hamilton | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Ally Hamilton

You have a finite amount of time and energy, and you really don't want to spend too much of it in situations that crush the light out of you. You don't need 50 ways to speak up, you just need one that works for you.

3 Ways Your Fear of Being Alone Sabotages Your Relationships

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you continue to end up in dead-end relationships, your fear of being alone is probably keeping you with the wrong partners.

Fear, Control and Sweating Out the Crazy

Maria Senise | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

I've always known it, but truly, right now, I realize how incredibly imperative exercise is to my health. Sure, my physical health benefits from it, my body becomes stronger, but more importantly for me, my mental and emotional health benefits hugely.

Former Gitmo Prosecutor: 'A Lot Of People' Have 'Gotten Enriched' By Post-9/11 Fear

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been raging on for more than 12 years, but the Obama Administration hasn't yet figured out how to close Guantana...