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Fear of Change

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 ...

Are You Too Afraid of Change?

Jill Knapp-Zitron | Posted 05.28.2013 | Women
Jill Knapp-Zitron

My name is Jill, and I'm afraid of change. Well, at least I was. In two weeks, I will be moving 400 miles away from my current home.

Is Fear Holding You Back? Try This

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

How can you learn to embrace risk for the sake of your future happiness, particularly when risk taking doesn't come to you naturally? When you think about making a change, focus only on what you have to gain, and banish all thoughts of what you might lose.

Negotiating Normal Midlife Changes

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 04.15.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

We all fear changes in our lives, and most of us associate change with negative results. That's why I like to re-frame the idea of change by pointing out that without change, nothing in this world would ever get better.

What Growing Up Really Means

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.15.2013 | Parents
Amanda Magee

Lately, Briar has been preoccupied with the idea of growing up. She seems convinced that by doing so, I will somehow cease to be her mom. Last night, after her sisters had been tucked in, we talked nose-to-nose about what growing up really means.

4 Ways To Surf The Waves Of Change

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Without change in ourselves we become stifled and stagnant; without change in the world we will not survive. Such impermanence means that every difficulty, challenge, joy, or success will, at some point, be different: This too shall pass.

Creature Of Habit? How To Better Embrace Change

Mike Robbins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

How do you feel about change?  If you're anything like me, you probably have mixed feelings about it.  While it often depends on our perception of the type of change -- big or small, good or bad, needed or unnecessary, easy or hard, etc. - most of us seek and fear change simultaneously.

How To Adjust To Change: It Doesn't Have To Be Head-First

Tamar Chansky | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

The best things in life come out of change. We don't have to embrace change by diving in to those cold choppy waters headfirst, but if we can start by just dipping our toes in, one foot at a time, before we know it, we'll be well on our way to arriving at our new destination.

You! Don't Change!

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

Why should we care if someone else changes? What's it got to do with us?

I'll Be Happy When...

Sheryl Paul | Posted 08.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

Life is uncertainty. Life is change. There are islands of calm and certainty scattered throughout the ocean, but for the anxious mind the challenge is to learn how to find serenity even during the storm.

Waiting, Wishing and Blaming: How Is Fear Keeping YOU Stuck?

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 07.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

People fear change because they fear uncertainty and what they don't know. In fact, fear is the epicenter of all unhappiness. It's what lies behind every problem and is what keeps most people stuck. Change, though, is quite possible.

Why We Don't Like Change

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Recent research shows that people have a very reliable and tangible preference for things that have been around longer.

How To Turn The Volume Down On Your Inner Critic

Walter E. Jacobson, M.D. | Posted 11.01.2011 | Healthy Living
Walter E. Jacobson, M.D.

Many of us resist change because we are more comfortable with the known, as bad as it may be, compared to the unknown, which we fear could be far worse. What can we do about it?

We'll Always Have Tara

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Sindell

When we finally do achieve health care restructuring, I hope that some of us will take a moment to look at that powerful human preference for the status quo over anything else.