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The Leap Heard 'Round the World

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Fear is loud and powerful. In order to continue, Baumgardner needed to turn down fear's volume and increase the volume of reason. Gervais did this through helping Baumgardner speak over his fear with positive self-talk.

Optimize Failure: 5 Ways To Look On The Bright Side

Marcia Wieder | Posted 12.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

Failing is the easy part -- it's how you handle failure that will either stop you or allow you to move forward in your life, your career and your relationships.

Self-Employed? Give Yourself an Annual Review

Women & Co | Posted 12.17.2012 | Small Business
Women & Co

I may no longer work in an office full of people and the resulting social politics, but I still have contacts and clients who play an important role in my self-employed work, even if I don't see them every day like I would see coworkers in previous jobs.

A Simple Shift to Create Possibility

Michael Neill | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

How often do you talk yourself out of even looking into something or checking out a possibility because of that voice inside your head saying things like "gee, they must get bombarded with things like this all the time," or "that's never going to work"?

Losing Control

Nikki Stone | Posted 12.03.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

Many people think that because I took part in an individual -- versus team -- sport, there wasn't a teamwork element. I absolutely guarantee that I wouldn't have my Olympic medal if I didn't know how to find, rely on and get help from many people around me.

FOMO: Affliction, or Lust for Life?

Julie Danis | Posted 12.02.2012 | Fifty
Julie Danis

FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is quite different from FONBATR, the Fear of Never Being Able to Retire, which is an affliction many of the 50-plus-year-olds attending this ideas festival/policy-wonk conference are experiencing. But it doesn't mean we don't experience FOMO, too.

Parenthood Made Me a Self-Help Junkie

Carla Naumburg | Posted 12.01.2012 | Parents
Carla Naumburg

I had gained a daughter, but completely lost my center. It didn't take long for my obsessive tendencies to kick in, and before I knew it, I was a self-help junkie. I became certain that if I could just find the right mantra or mentor, I would be back to my old control freak self in no time.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 22: Share Your Dream (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

How often do you let yourself dream? I mean, really let yourself go and dream BIG? Big bodacious dreams can be intimidating and so exciting. (It all depends on how you look at it.)

The Key To Unlocking Your True Potential

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

A growing body of research, including new studies by Berkeley's Juliana Breines and Serena Chen, suggest that self-compassion, rather than self-esteem, may be the key to unlocking your true potential for greatness.

Rowing, or the Greatest Decision You Will Ever Make

Amy Yao | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Amy Yao

Rowers can do it all, and they can do it well. Joining the rowing team will be the greatest decision you will ever make, if you choose to accept the harsh realities of the sport.

6 Steps to Help You Run, Walk or Get You to What's Next

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 11.11.2012 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

I participated in my first 5K recently and, in doing so, learned more about myself than I expected. Most specifically, I learned that I don't like running -- but that won't prevent me from probably doing it again.

Why the 'Why'?

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

We are often so focused on finding answers that we forget to keep asking questions. We need to explore the unknown in order to further our learning.

Those Pesky Unconscious Goals

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

In these studies, the researchers were interested in whether activating a goal without conscious awareness would interfere with tasks that people were consciously trying to pursue.

Your Start-Up Life: Find Leaders Better Than You

Rana Florida | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

A modern day super-activist, Executive Director and co-founder of One Jamie Drummond's adversaries are global poverty, hunger, climate change, AIDS and other infectious diseases. His mission is literally to help save millions of lives.

The Kids Are Gone -- What Will I Do?

Kathi Sharpe-Ross | Posted 10.31.2012 | Fifty
Kathi Sharpe-Ross

Sometimes, the hardest thing is to figure out what we like and what interests us. Right? Here are some ideas for your journey.

WATCH: A Step Toward Becoming Happier, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," recently joined me on Mondays With Marlo and spoke about the first step you c...

WATCH: How To Go For Your Dreams While Paying The Bills, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

How can you achieve your dreams and still keep up with your responsibilities? Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home" ...

The Power of Enrollment

Marcia Wieder | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Marcia Wieder

A visionary or a big dreamer has a dream, articulates with clarity so people get it, expresses it with passion so others are inspired by it; a true visionary invites others to join them.

What It Takes to Be Great

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 10.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Simply put, passion is the engine that drives excellence. It is what motivates us to continue pursuing our dreams when times get tough, when we get tired, or when others tell us we can't possibly succeed.

Personal Intelligence: Are You Using Yours?

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Personal intelligence is new kid on the block for achieving success, and it's gaining a great deal of attention because it is important in helping you shape your career, relationships, and your life.

Are We Ignorant About Our Personal Success?

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

If you want to be more successful -- at anything -- than you are right now, you need to know yourself and your skills. And when you fall short of your goals, you need to know why.

How I Overcame the Fear of Failure

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 10.06.2012 | Small Business
Jeanette Cajide

Always in the back of my mind were the personal and financial sacrifices my parents were making on my behalf so I knew I would have to make a decision soon enough. I ended up making an imperfect decision based on fear. I was afraid to fall.

Creating Olympic Heroes

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

It was always the memory of those athletes that helped me persevere through hard times and push past insurmountable obstacles -- and believe me, there were many. And ten years later, I was walking into my own Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

The Real Key To Success

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 09.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

Deep down, many of us believe that the key ingredient to success is innate ability. But it isn't. It isn't even mostly about innate ability.

Amazing Is Ageless!

Marlo Thomas | Posted 09.26.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

I continue to be inspired by those who venture into the unknown, fight back against their fears, and don't spend an ounce of thought on how someone else might be judging them. Whether you know it or not, these heroes are all around us.