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Overcoming Fear

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed On The Right Way To See Your Fear

OWN | Posted 10.20.2014 | OWN

Following the death of her mother and a crumbling marriage, Wild author Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. With no prior experience, she ...

The Benefits Behind Learning To Let Go

Laura Berger | Posted 10.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

We, personally, left many fears in the jungle, often through little or no conscious effort. What's more, we came home with the realization that if we could survive in the jungle, we could endure anything. Our tolerance for turmoil was leaps and bounds bigger than before.

Elizabeth Gilbert's Powerful Trick For Overcoming Your Fears

OWN | Posted 10.15.2014 | OWN

Have you ever set a well-intentioned goal for yourself but, for some reason, you've been unable to reach it? In many of these cases, there is one cont...

Talking to Your Children About a Ghost in the House

Stacey Graham | Posted 10.14.2014 | Parents
Stacey Graham

For every monster under the bed or supposed ghost floating down the hallway, there's a parent who soothes, double checks the closet and protects their child from tricks of the light.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: The Step of Faith

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.10.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My favorite scene in the third installment of the Indiana Jones movies, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, is when Indiana must complete 3 tasks to reach the Holy Grail.

When Falling in Love Means Flying Into Fear

Oral Fixation | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Oral Fixation

I married a man whose obsession with flying machines began in elementary school with radio-controlled planes and helicopters. He eventually graduated to full-size planes and a career in aviation, but when we met 20 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky, he was a biomedical engineer with a yen to fly.

Face Your Fears

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Fall is a season of change and Halloween is a holiday that allows us to step outside of ourselves. So, instead of wearing a mask of fear to hide this year, take control and try it on. Embrace the mask of fear; see fear with a new perspective.

Why I Want My Daughter To Curse

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 10.02.2014 | Parents
Lorne Jaffe

I'm not ready for Sienna to have her mom's sailor mouth, but eventually, when she's a teen, I don't want her to be afraid of speaking the language of her classmates and once she reaches adulthood, I hope to be ready for her to speak such words in my presence as part of normal conversation because the reality is that cursing is ordinary and sometimes, often even, acts as a release for pent up stress.

Small Business Lessons From the Switchbacks of Los Angeles

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 09.25.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

There was only one flaw my thinking -- the capacity to increase speed as the incline grew progressively demanding was rapidly diminishing. It served as a reminder that along the hiking trails, as in business, we have to move at the pace that is best suited for us -- despite what others tells us.

The F-Words

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Selene Yeager, health, fitness and cycling expert and the author of Get Fast: A Complete Guide to Gaining Speed Wherever You Ride ...

10 Things That Rob Your Happiness

Thai Nguyen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Hindsight always haunts us: I could've, should've, would've. Indeed, when our loss of joy and happiness is preventable, the wounds take that little bit longer to heal. Here's to prevention being better than cure, and uncovering 10 culprits robbing your happiness.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Hating to Loving Vulnerability

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

Last time, I wrote about how traveling the road between employment and entrepreneurship is just one way to grow and develop as a person; to connect with the essence of who you are.

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.

Overcoming Obstacles: Rejection, Noes, and Lack of Support

S. L. Young | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
S. L. Young

The use of these types of questions, a choice, and a subsequent decision -- to proceed or not -- can aid in a thorough evaluation of multiple considerations to reach an informed determination prior to any action.

Is FOWOT Controlling Your Life?

Amanda Gore | Posted 09.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source? I hate to burst any bubbles out there, but no one else is thinking about you. They are too busy worrying about what you are thinking of them.

Coming Alive by Embracing Fear

Hallie Sawyer | Posted 09.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hallie Sawyer

Still, there are days when the waves feel bigger and the tide stronger than the one before. But now, instead of fighting against it or letting it pull me under, I float and rejoice in the fierceness of it. When I act in spite of my fear, that is when I feel the most alive.

10 Lessons to Overcome Misguided Limitations

S. L. Young | Posted 09.12.2014 | Education
S. L. Young

Individuals can be quick to place limitations on someone's thoughts, ideas, capabilities or potential. These types of misguided limitations can cause individuals to not achieve their potential or miss opportunities for themselves, others and society.

Four Ways to Move Past Perfectionism and Get Stuff Done

Mercedes Maidana | Posted 09.10.2014 | Small Business
Mercedes Maidana

Are you putting off launching your online program, writing your book, getting your website ready or doing your sales copy? Over the past few years, I've talked to hundreds of people who shared similar scenarios.

12 Lessons Life Will Teach You (Sometimes the Hard Way)

Alexandra Harra | Posted 08.25.2014 | Women
Alexandra Harra

These lessons aren't part of any class curriculum. They are taught between the lines -- picked up through pain and need and faulty action. They are unwavering truths of life we often forget but more often dismiss.

How to Be Brave in 8 Steps

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Bravery -- like anything else -- is a muscle that we all have the capacity to develop. In this video, I share eight steps I use on a regular basis to face and overcome my fears to live with courage.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Should You Be Traveling This Road

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.20.2014 | Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

The thing about growth is that it's not always easy, and making the transition from employment to entrepreneurship provides a unique set of experiences that can stretch and pull you in a variety of ways.

13 Steps to Recover From Betrayal

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Betrayal leaves us at a fork in the road. We can choose to act in ways that either favor or impede personal growth: we can become stuck in a bad moment forever or we can put it behind us for good. We decide our path.

Overcoming Challenges

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 09.28.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

Adversity is part of life. How you overcome that adversity and rise to the challenges in your life can really start to define you as a person. For better or worse, that is something I learned early at a very early age. While some may find that tragic, I find it empowering.

Gynecomastia and My Traumatic Day at the Beach

Lorne Jaffe | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lorne Jaffe

It took 10 years post-gynecomastia surgery for me to go to the beach and take off my shirt because I still felt those now phantom breasts and stares.

When Forcing My Daughter to Face Her Fears Backfired

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 09.16.2014 | Parents
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

There Clare stood at the shoreline, her 8-year-old arms crossed in front of her, a scowl on her face, her feet dug in as I tried to tempt her into the waves with a brand-new boogie board. She was afraid of the ocean. Period. The end. Was this my child?