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Overcoming Fears

Ziplining and Facing My Fears to Step Into My Greatness

Sarina Tomel | Posted 03.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Monkey see, monkey do in Monteverde, Costa Rica! From witnessing monkeys hanging in the trees right outside our hotel doors, to ziplining through the ...

Showing Up for Myself: Traveling, Realizations, Life-Changing Moments!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Right before I booked my GAdventures Volcano Trail tour through Central America, I had a conversation with one of my close friends, Nicole. After I sh...

Releasing the Need of Acceptance and Fear of Being Judged: Choosing to Live Life With Intention!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Let's decide to journey together with a clear intentional statement for how we want to live our lives today and everyday thereafter! Come from the fee...

What Do You Mean I Have to Give a Speech?

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living
SidneyAnne Stone

The fear of public speaking is one that plagues many. However, more and more of us are expected, or even required, to do it on a regular basis. Here are some relatively simple tips that can make the process a little easier.

Actually, Who Are You Not to Be?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 11.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

I was on the brink of psyching myself out into playing small. We all do this. It really is our own light that frightens us the most.

Be Fearless: Make the Impossible Possible

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 10.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Your beliefs are powerful. If you believe something is impossible, that belief will erode your confidence and turn that impossible belief into a self-fulfilling prophecy.

How to Do More of What You Love

Marcia Wieder | Posted 10.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

Now is the time to make space for a deeper and more profound relationship with yourself. Ask yourself if not now, when? Stop the cycle of procrastination you may have developed over the years.

Seeing the Riverbed and Overcoming Fear

Henriette Lazaridis Power | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Henriette Lazaridis Power

When you're sitting in your hip-wide rowing shell and you look down to suddenly see sticks, and leaves and maybe even a fish beneath you in the silt, the view can come as quite a shock.

Overcoming Self-Doubt, From Heart To Heart

Agapi Stassinopoulos | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Agapi Stassinopoulos

I believe that doubt is the No. 1 killer of the human spirit. And it is imperative that we see it and address it and shake it loose. With fear, you can still feel the adrenaline and get the energy to overcome it, but doubt can paralyze you and you don't even feel it.

On Overcoming a Debilitating Fear... of Turtles

Ani Vrabel | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Ani Vrabel

It's not a great exaggeration to say that last weekend, I walked into my own worst nightmare: the New York Turtle & Tortoise Society's annual Turtle and Tortoise Show. I had decided it was time to kick my ridiculous phobia -- and I figured an unconventional fear deserved an unconventional attempt to beat it.

Remembering Luis: Fields of Barley, Fields of Gold

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty
Joanna Perry-Folino

I'm going to be brave here and tell you exactly what I fear about my dating life now that I'm over 50. I'm terrified there's no one out there for me. That no one who can put up with my nuttiness, my anxieties, my insecurities, my moodiness.

On Letting Go Of Control

Nicole Glassman | Posted 07.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Nicole Glassman

We can choose to let fear be a noose around our neck, holding our breath through life. We can choose to hold onto what we believe we can control, saying no to experiences that may seem risky. We can choose to be satisfied, but less than passionate. Or we can choose to cut the cord.

How to Let Your Inner Elvis Out

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 07.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

The practice is to acknowledge our fear and embrace it rather than deny or run from it. To embrace our fear means we are making a conscious choice not to allow it to define who we are or what we can accomplish.

4 Steps To Managing The Fear Response

Marc Schoen, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Marc Schoen, Ph.D.

Can we do something to reverse the fear epidemic? Yes, we have two choices: either to remain at the mercy of our fears or to take control of our fears. Choosing to manage our fears is far easier than you might think.

After Boston

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

Part of what terrorists try to do (aside from making political statements) is terrorize us. They attempt to make us feel unmitigated fear in living our daily lives. They want to constrict and diminish our lifestyles, and thereby lessen us. We cannot allow that to happen.

TEDx Talk: Falling Into Fear

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 04.08.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lammersen

The end is the beginning. This is what life has taught me thus far. Last November, I had the honor of speaking at TEDxTempe. A month prior to the...

These Things You Can Change

Jon Wortmann | Posted 06.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Jon Wortmann

We have more than we'’ve ever had and can do more than we ever thought. We can meet strangers across continents on devices in our pockets from the comfort of wherever we are. We can crowdsource with those same strangers to start a company or make a movie.

A Silver Coming-Out Story

Chris Delyani | Posted 05.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Chris Delyani

Then a slip of paper, not much larger than a sheet of paper you'd write a shopping list on, fell out of the book's pages. On it was typewritten a simple, unsigned message from the Boston Alliance of Gay and Lesbian Youth.

What Are Adults Afraid Of?

Posted 03.06.2013 | Fifty

Monsters, spiders, mean babysitters –- there are plenty of things to be afraid of when we're younger. Some of these harmless fears persist even a...

Facing Your Doctor Fearlessly

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

This fear of the doctor is quite normal, and also something you can overcome. Think about it: You're afraid to see the very people who know your body best and spent years learning about diseases and treatment.

Making Friends With Your Fear

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

Doing anything outside of our experience is a plunge, especially stepping into places that we resist or are fearful of. The added ingredient of meditation enables us to step beyond our boundaries and deepens the experience of inclusivity.

How Fear Is Controlling Your Life (And What To Do About It)

Douglas LaBier | Posted 04.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Douglas LaBier

You can alter the power of fear through life experiences. Fears can lessen or take different form over time, from subsequent life events, experiences, and -- especially -- self-examination.

Finding My Place in the Anxiety Generation

Genevieve Adams | Posted 04.16.2013 | Comedy
Genevieve Adams

How do we survive the daily catastrophes of our over-programmed, plugged-in lives? Since middle school, like many of my peers, I have dealt with anxiety. Yet I have overcome a lot of my fear of uncertainty: in the rehearsal room, on the stage, and with a script.

40 Days of Fearlessness

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 04.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, just like sadness, fear does have its place in life, and I will honor that place. In 40 days I will allow it to teach me lessons. I will allow it to help me set parameters and boundaries.

Do You Want to Loosen the Grip of Fear?

Helene Lerner | Posted 04.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Helene Lerner

If you suppress a goal you really want to achieve out of fear, it can create added stress. I have learned through much trial and error to take the risk. Here are some of the ways I have learned to move forward -- despite my fears.