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Fear

Grief and Anxiety: How Can I Calm Down When I Know Bad Things Happen?

Megan Devine | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

The crazy train of fear prevents you from being present to what is, and it most definitely keeps you from enjoying what is here in this moment. Following these steps can get you off that train before it takes you too far.

The Most Dangerous Four-Letter Word

Dick Simon | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Dick Simon

This word is used to isolate, to insult, to marginalize. It has a devastating impact on geopolitical and societal levels, as well as within personal relationships, yet we continue to use it every day. This four-letter word is T-H-E-M.

Fear Is A Wasted Emotion, But I'm Afraid

Emma Goddard | Posted 03.07.2014 | College
Emma Goddard

I worry about how I'm going to find a job after graduation. Not just any job, but one that I'll truly feel passionate about, and for most, that seems difficult to find in an entry-level position.

The Big College Trap We All Fall Into

Riley Griffin | Posted 03.08.2014 | Teen
Riley Griffin

We are tortured, not by the love for the school or the extra work, but by the waiting. We can't control our fate, but can that really be the problem? No. The real issue at hand is this clichéd analogy of the cliff and the abyss.

Exercising Your Fears: The Gym

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

I mean, fear of spiders? That one is completely understandable. They are out to get us and will do God-knows-what to achieve their devious little plots. But the gym? What is there to be afraid of at the gym? Right?

WATCH: Happy New Year!

Brad Yates | Posted 03.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

From my family to yours, here's wishing you a magnificent New Year! I hope this video will help you make it so. If you are new to tapping, it will b...

Elaine Stritch Wrestles Happiness to the Ground at the Rubin

Tim McHenry | Posted 02.22.2014 | Arts
Tim McHenry

Elaine Stritch, the veteran Broadway baby, was not happy when she turned up at The Rubin Museum of Art for her on-stage conversation on the subject of...

Sometimes, You Need to Get Out of Your Child's Way

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 02.22.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

The initial experiences that children have as they first engage in the world, from grasping your finger in infancy to walking, eating, dressing and talking, lay the foundation for their future beliefs about their ability to master the complex world in which they will live as they mature.

Are You Enjoying the Chaos Yet?

Robert C. Jameson | Posted 02.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Robert C. Jameson

If it's true that chaos and adversity are a part of life, then I want to use it for my growth, upliftment, and learning. I want to enjoy the process of life. I want to gain inner strength so I can deal with anything life brings me.

How To Use Fear To Tackle Your Challenges

Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 02.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Carolyn I. Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D.

How can we use this understanding of fear to help us tackle our biggest challenges? Luckily, very effective tools for facing fear have been developed to help treat individuals who suffer from too much fear (like certain types of anxiety disorders).

Leave the F-Word Behind Before Starting the New Year

Natalie MacNeil | Posted 02.15.2014 | Women
Natalie MacNeil

Being around a lot of people we feel forced to spend time with, doing an insane amount of driving trying to prepare for festivities and holiday parties, looking back at what didn't happen this year and trying to finish off anything remaining on this year's to-do list can bring up a lot of funky feelings.

How To Stop Worry And Fear In Their Tracks

OWN | Posted 12.16.2013 | OWN

In today's fast-paced world, it can be easy to focus more on what's down the road than what's in front of you. Though living in the present is often a...

WATCH: Remember That You Are Brilliant

Brad Yates | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

At this time of year, there is often so much going on... and so much that we are trying to finish up by the end of the year, that sometimes in the ove...

The Liberating Power of the Positive

Christopher Holshek | Posted 02.11.2014 | Impact
Christopher Holshek

When we erode the liberties and compromise the values that underwrite our national strength through overprotection, then the terrorists have won. And we helped them.

Redefining Success: Getting to How and Why

Scott Steinberg | Posted 01.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Scott Steinberg

Contrary to popular belief, busy is not good in and of itself. Busy is only good from both professional and personal standpoints if you're working productively to achieve a meaningful goal, and one which justifies the time, effort and energy put towards this task.

Are You Making Yourself Sick?

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 02.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

By not dealing with our fears openly, we allow them to thrive in the very part of our minds over which we have the least control -- the subconscious and unconscious minds. Rooted there, they will eventually affect the very core of our being.

The Big Lie We Tell Ourselves About Fear

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 02.09.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

It seems that some of the most powerful lessons come when you realize that something you used to believe with absolute certainty is dead wrong. I offe...

How to Allow Fear to Be the Powerful Tool That It Is

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

Fear of having to learn equipment when you decide to start working out and getting in shape. Fear of having a child. Getting married. Switching careers or starting your own business. Instead of viewing it as a bad thing, start to see it as the powerful tool that it is.

Why Are White People Afraid to Watch 12 Years A Slave?

Rev. Meg Riley | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Rev. Meg Riley

What kind of healing might be unleashed if we decided, as white people, that together we could bear to experience, even for a few hours, slavery's complicated and painful legacy?

Do Epic Sh*t

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Toby Storie-Pugh

I'm not fearful of not reaching Everest's summit. I have a possibly tongue-in-cheek theory that all motivations in life can be distilled down to fear. It is omnipresent, so you might as well be scared about something worthwhile.

I'm Thankful for Getting the Crap Scared Out of Me

Sarah Gilbert | Posted 02.02.2014 | Parents
Sarah Gilbert

There is an extra man in our relationship. I don't think about him too much, but every once in a while I have to or I want to or I forget something about him that I want to remember. So that's when I usually ask my wife to help me out.

How Can I Be Grateful When I'm So Angry?

Kristen Noel | Posted 01.27.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Noel

I'm stuck. And I'm angry, because people around me, people I love, are dying, cancer taking them down like dominoes. How do I muster gratitude in the face of chemo?

Not Going to Finish Your Vegetables? Maybe You Can Blame Your Genes

David Ropeik | Posted 01.27.2014 | Home
David Ropeik

That mushy steamed spinach au gratin? The Brussels sprouts in... whatever that sauce is? There may be more than a bit of green left on the plate when you push the chair back from the Thanksgiving dinner table. And if you get any grief for not finishing your vegetables, you may have evolution, and fear, to blame.

How Does Disgust Affect Memory?

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2014 | Science
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Emotional experiences clearly affect memory. At the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy many people shared their memories of whe...

7 Steps to Smash Fear in the Face

Jennie Mustafa-Julock | Posted 01.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jennie Mustafa-Julock

Take the time to examine what's really got you stuck, get real with the best and worst possible outcomes, look at the possibilities from every angle, and then, finally, decide for yourself which is going to reign victorious -- your fears or your audacity!