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Overcoming Fear

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

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 08.20.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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 07.17.2014 | 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?

Outsmarting Your Fears

Gina DeLapa | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Gina DeLapa

Whenever you set out to do something great and difficult, count on fear to rear its head. The first step in outsmarting your fear is to recognize its many disguises. See how many of these sound familiar.

Power in Chaos

Sister Jenna | Posted 07.16.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Sister Jenna

We are all living and existing on the same field of actions. The stage we use is called the world. But there are subtle influences which we can't se...

Mute in Middle School

Robin Hoffman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Hoffman

He must have thought I was mute. Whenever I saw his sparkling smile and slightly-bowed legs coming down the junior high halls anywhere near my locke...

How to View Your Competitors as Inspiration

Michelle Shemilt | Posted 08.16.2014 | Small Business
Michelle Shemilt

Leaders, innovators and creators change the world by inspiring and looking to the world around them for inspiration, not by putting down, wishing ill and trying to prevent improvement.

Are You Pushing Your Kid to Play Sports?

Caren Chesler | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Caren Chesler

The skating teacher tried to pry Eddie off the wall, but he held his grip. She then backed away and held her hands out, asking him to skate toward her. He was reluctant at first, but slowly let go of the wall and began marching in her direction, arms out like an airplane, knees bent.

The Power of Looking Fear in the Eye

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 08.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

A common fear amongst writers and other creative sorts is pouring your heart and soul into your latest masterpiece only to have it ripped apart by way...

Suspend Your Search for a Savior

Peter Himmelman | Posted 08.02.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Himmelman

You have volition. You can make changes to your work. You have a say over your artistic output. You have the ability to exercise your will. Hanging around waiting for someone else's approval takes you out of the driver's seat and causes you to mistrust yourself.

Overcome Your Financial Fears

Erin Cox | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Erin Cox

It's entirely possible to become financially savvy even if you never have before. This is something I can personally attest to despite the challenges I even face.

The Most Important Thing in Life

Amanda Gore | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Learning and growing teaches how that we are smart and capable and enhances our confidence. So begin today -- find your fears, eradicate them and feel good about yourself. Then focus on helping others feel good about themselves.

What Is Fear?

Alex Niles | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Alex Niles

Sometimes through the darkest skies the brightest stars reveal themselves and shine. Although I never asked to be in this situation, being confronted by the darkest of fears, and accepting, confronting, and overcoming that fear enabled me to learn, grow, and be even more mortal.

Just Jump Through the Fear

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 07.13.2014 | Style
Brandice N. Daniel

The easy part is conceptualizing, discussing and considering an idea. The most difficult thing you must do is to just jump.

What My 6-Year-Old Daughter Taught My 6-Year-Old Self... 30 Years Too Late

Raluca State | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents
Raluca State

A very wise little first grader has taught me a lesson I wish I had learned at her age. Whether it's a bar on a playground or a challenge at work or a dream you've never made a reality... You need to dare yourself.

The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself

Jack Nadel | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Jack Nadel

When President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave his first inaugural address on March 4, 1933, he was advising an anxious nation that fear itself was the...

5 Things That Could Be Stealing Your Joy

Amanda Gore | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Gore

Listen to yourself all day today -- are you an uplifting, inspiring, positive person to be around? Or you point out what is wrong with everything? Are blaming, judging and criticizing your default patterns? Do you focus on people's weaknesses? If this is you -- STOP IT!

5 Hidden Blessings of Heartache

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Heartache may seem like a loss initially, but its broader gain becomes evident in time. If we temporarily put aside the angst associated with damaged love and decipher its crucial function in our lives, we can mend our heartbreak and blanket ourselves in its hidden blessings.

8 Signs You're Standing In Your Own Way (And What To Do About It)

Andrea Haupts | Posted 05.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Haupts

If we believe that we can't make it, we give up before we even have taken the first step. Failure is on the cards when we enter new territory, but with each try, we can learn how to improve. Eventually, we are going to succeed, if we are willing to embrace failure as a valuable experience to learn from.

Be a Superhero: Help Bring the Epidemic of Obamacare Fear to an End

Bridget Fonger | Posted 05.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

There are only 10 more days left in the open enrollment. This is a call to action to reach out to people you know who are not covered and encourage them to at least check it out. Most likely they too will be surprised by how easy and affordable it is.

On Becoming a Writer Who Writes

TueNight | Posted 05.21.2014 | Books
TueNight

Until recently, I never shared a real piece of myself with a reader. I rarely wrote about things that moved me at my core and even when I did, in my head, there was too much at stake to share those personal reflections.

Mastering the Art of Living Fearlessly

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Marcia Hootman

We frequently hear stories of heroism from the ranks of the military. Activists all over the world speak out with little thought to their safety. These courageous people face situations we believe should evoke feelings of fear -- yet they do what they do anyway.

Face Your Fear and Fly

Laurie Gerber | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurie Gerber

When the news brings the awareness of actual tragedies into your everyday life, it can be rattling. Hearing about random shootings, missing planes or freak illnesses brings up thoughts and feelings we'd rather not have.