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7 Tips to Coping With Ebola Phobia: Keeping Perspective Is Key

John Tsilimparis | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
John Tsilimparis

When we are faced with crisis situations of this magnitude, we get anxious and excessively worry that our sense of safety and security is threatened. We become fearful for ourselves and for our loved ones.

One BumbleBee, Three Children and Me: A Lesson Learned

Kindness Blog | Posted 11.24.2014 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Firstly, let me state that I'm TERRIFIED of Bees and Wasps. Whilst I recognize that this fear (phobia?) of mine is, to some degree, irrational, I've lived with it for forty odd years and gotten used to it. It is what it is, you know?

7 Phobias You Probably Have (And Why)

Sara Latta | Posted 04.13.2014 | Books
Sara Latta

Many phobias--those irrational, excessive fears that send us into trembling pools of dread--are rooted in evolutionary history.

The Top 12 Travel Phobias You Probably Have and Don't Even Realize

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

Sure, you may know you have aviatophobia (fear of flying) or claustrophobia (fear of enclosed spaces), but what about all those other angst-inducing scenarios and situations that crop up when you're living life on the road?

How to Know When to Listen to Fear and When to Push Through It

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

How to answer to fear is different in every case. What is important is that we do not automatically react to fear by either doing the thing that scares us or not doing it. Fear is just a warning light, there to alert us that we need to inquire more deeply into ourselves.

Into the Hole! Terror and Survival

Wray Herbert | Posted 05.01.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Some people find holes -- and images of holes -- deeply upsetting, even terrifying. These people suffer from a common but little-known phobia known as trypophobia. As with most irrational fears, the origins of trypophobia are unknown.

No More Fear: How Exposure Therapy Works (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Kuster | Posted 09.28.2012 | Healthy Living

What's your phobia? Spiders? Snakes? Are you scared of the dark? Whatever your bugaboo, I have some good news: According to a recent study, you might ...

Why Surrendering to fear Isn't Always a Bad Thing

Emily Kaufman | Posted 11.27.2012 | Women
Emily Kaufman

The older I get, the more I want to challenge myself to push through fear and not allow it to interfere with my life.

WATCH: Confronting My Fear Of Snakes

Emily Kaufman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Emily Kaufman

My dad and I share a real fear of snakes. In fact, he still tells the story about how disappointed he was in himself as a young boy because in order to get a Boy Scout merit badge, he had to hold a snake... and he just couldn't bring himself to do it.

PHOTOS: Blood, And 9 Other Most Common Phobias

Jordan Smoller | Posted 07.18.2012 | Books
Jordan Smoller

So what are the most common irrational fears and phobias? Terrorism? Cancer? Commitment? Nope. According to research studies of the U.S. population, the top fears and phobias are closely tied to the kinds of threats our ancestors had to worry about.

VIDEO: Let Go And Leap! Your Anti-Phobia Rx

Terri Cole | Posted 07.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

You will be amazed what shifts in your life when you acknowledge and face your fears on purpose.

'Islamophobia' Is Not A Phobia

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

While so many examples of what constitutes "Islamophobia" are presented, little effort is devoted to clarifying what does not constitute "Islamophobia".

Man Builds Unusual Tomb To Conquer Fear Of Being Buried Alive

Wall Street Journal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

HIDROLÂNDIA, Brazil -- Under the shade of ficus trees stands the stone burial chapel that 73-year-old Freud de Melo built. Wind chimes tinkle above t...