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Overcoming Fear

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 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 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?

Outsmarting Your Fears

Gina DeLapa | Posted 09.15.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.