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Overcoming Fear

Helping the Anxious and Sensitive Child in the Classroom

Gary Nelson | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

Children who suffer from anxiety disorders have mixed feelings about school. Most of them want to attend, but too often fear stops them from reaching their potential. The good news is, children are malleable, and fears can be conquered.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Getting Family and Friends to Journey With You

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

While I don't remember our entire exchange, I distinctly remember firmly telling him "It's happening." I said this with so much resolve that he could only respond with "okay."

3 Things To Do When You're Scared To Date Again

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 12.12.2014 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

I didn't trust myself. I didn't believe in my own abilities. Most of all, I didn't believe that I deserved happy, fulfilling and loving relationships.

Making Peace With Fear

Angie Andrews | Posted 12.10.2014 | Women
Angie Andrews

I believe that in any area of our life where we feel stuck, there is fear, and fear causes resistance. I would encourage you to look into what your desires are, what your fears are and where you are encountering resistance. These are the areas that require your attention.

What If Someone Told You to Jump Off a Cliff

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 11.19.2014 | Impact
Robin Amos Kahn

I was one of those kids in school whose hand always shot up with answers. Well, to clarify, that was in history and English -- and probably not ever in math or science.

Fear Is a Gift

Susan Pearse | Posted 11.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Susan Pearse

So next time you feel fear, realize that it is a gift. Take a moment to say, "Thank you, brain." It's doing its job to keep you safe. But then ask yourself, "What do I need to pay attention to here?" That's where you begin unwrapping the real gift.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: Destination Adaptive Environment

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 11.12.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

As an entrepreneur, you create the rules and regulations as you go along. If the rules serve a higher purpose, then you can keep them. If they do nothing but waste time, you can toss them, no questions asked.

Traveling Is Healing For Me

C. David Moody, Jr. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Travel
C. David Moody, Jr.

Even all banged up from my bike accident, I felt the healing powers of traveling and being outdoors in nature. I knew two things: I was going to overcome my imaginary fear of going to Europe, and traveling was healing for me.

How Bill Gates And Mark Zuckerberg Conquer Fear To Succeed

| Kevin Duam | Posted 11.07.2014 | Small Business

This country has a great admiration for entrepreneurs. Many people hold up leaders like Bill Gates, Richard Branson, and Mark Zuckerberg as heroes, ma...

How To Conquer The Fear Of Failure

Forbes | Vanessa Loder | Posted 10.31.2014 | World

Every entrepreneur I know is afraid of failure. It’s human nature. When we go outside of our comfort zone, we feel scared. As entrepreneurs, our ego...

5 Ways to Overcome Fear on the Slopes

Liftopia | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Liftopia

Fear doesn't just come up for new skiers; if you only ski once a year, or are pushing yourself to learn something new like moguls, you could find yourself getting unnerved. While there is no "cure-all" for facing skiing anxiety, there are some techniques you can use.

The Road Between Employment and Entrepreneurship: From Running Away to Creating Your Path

Erica Noelle Duncan | Posted 10.27.2014 | Small Business
Erica Noelle Duncan

My decision to quit law was more about running away from a job and lifestyle I didn't like and less about running towards a business and lifestyle that would serve me. Looking back, some statements needed some tweaking.

The United States of Fear: From Ebullient to Eboliant

Frank Islam | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics
Frank Islam

We need positive and visionary 21st century leaders to remind us of that and to call upon us to rediscover our American spirit and sense of resolve.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

Fear: An Entrepreneur's Best Friend

Nick Unsworth | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Nick Unsworth

Once you've acknowledged your fear and thought about your "moment on fire," you're ready to take relentless, massive action.

10 Easy Steps to Making Your Dreams Come True

Katie Morton | Posted 10.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Katie Morton

Is there anything you tell yourself you will do more of "when you retire"? If so, then there's a big chance you should be making more time for it NOW -- not some far off time that might never come.

'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 12.18.2014 | 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 12.14.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 12.08.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 11.25.2014 | 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.