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Taking Risks

Playing It Safe Is Too Often Risky

Ayelet Baron | Posted 08.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayelet Baron

Life is as difficult or easy as we decide to make it. We can stay safe or we can blow things up and get rid of barriers. Whatever path you choose, do it mindfully. And know that no one has the answer for you. You also have the ability to choose simplicity over complexity.

How to Change Everything About Your Life in One Year

Amanda Smear Baudier | Posted 08.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Amanda Smear Baudier

July 12, 2013 was the last day of my former life. The life where I was a managing partner and the director of events for a big, swanky, successful nightclub. The life where I was glued to my Blackberry and kept three pairs of high heels under my desk for easy access before meetings.

A Birds-Eye View of Small Business Risk: An Assessment From 12,000 Feet

Adrian Ballinger | Posted 08.19.2014 | Small Business
Adrian Ballinger

Taking risks plays a substantial role in how I make my living. While I climb mountains chiefly for personal fulfillment, I also guide others up these ...

Grip the Wheel and Take a Chance at Work

Lisa M. Sodeika | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Lisa M. Sodeika

When was the last time you applied for a new job, volunteered for a special assignment, or said "yes" to a new project, a stretch beyond your current work role?

The Best-Kept Secret About Feeling Undeserving

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Reclaiming our deservedness may be a gift to ourselves, to future generations as well as to our ancestors. When compassion replaces ruthlessness, the benefits are unlimited.

5 Signs I Need to Get the Heck Out of My Comfort Zone

Terry K Carr | Posted 07.05.2014 | Fifty
Terry K Carr

Do I want to live the rest of my life in a comfort zone so safe it's becoming a coffin? Here are five signs that tell me I need to get the heck out of my comfort zone.

My Unexpected Teacher

Carol Bysiek | Posted 06.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Carol Bysiek

With my anniversary approaching, I sat down with my journal and read my words from a time when everything seemed darkest. I was in the middle of worst part of my treatment.

How Good Do You Want to Be?

Max Benavidez | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Max Benavidez

I recently picked up a copy of Paul Arden's 2003 book, It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be. I've heard of this book and seen quote...

You Don't Risk Enough to Be Happy

Sean Smith | Posted 06.10.2014 | Business
Sean Smith

Nothing truly brilliant comes from meager output, nothing worth doing is not met by some sort of equal resistance. The darkness polarizes the light, it takes trudging through the darkness and abandoning yourself to realize that the light is worth the fight.

Single? Inspiring Video Reminds Us That Love Might Just Be A Phone Call Away

Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce

Finding love can involve a certain amount of risk, as anyone who's confessed a crush or gone on a blind date knows full well. But sometimes, we need t...

Do 401(k)s Have Stop-Losses?

David A. Dedman | Posted 04.05.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

It never fails. My best article ideas come from my clients! Thank you! Today one of my clients called and asked a rather interesting question: "Do ...

The Soundtrack That Will Push You To Embrace Your Bravery

Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Girl on a Ledge -- Moving Past Your Fears

Marisa Leigh | Posted 03.29.2014 | Women
Marisa Leigh

We surround ourselves with barriers, with reasons not to take the step out into the unknown. We don't follow our bliss, because although the idea of adventure is exciting, actually taking the chance is terrifying.

Soul of a Drag Queen

Tom Bartolomei | Posted 03.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Bartolomei

If I had had the soul of a drag queen when I was young, I would have thrown caution to the wind and gone after what I loved, not what was expected of me. See, to me, that is what drag queens do: They go after their dreams, their passion, and they put themselves out there and take risks.

The Authenticity of Nelson Mandela

Lorna Bright | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Lorna Bright

From his widely acclaimed accomplishments, we all can be inspired to a greater participation in and contribution to the world around us. But along with all of that, there are three inspiring features to be found in the more basic information and experiences of this great man's magnanimous life.

Risky Business: Taking Risks in Pursuit of Your Passion

Pamela Barnes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Pamela Barnes

My advice to women who are either just starting their careers or contemplating making a career move is this: Bring your best skills to what you're passionate about.

Do We Love Enough?

Rev. Peg Nowling Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peg Nowling Williams

Young people have told me they want worship that is meaningful. Either way, they want it to be about being part of something that matters; they want to be challenged to think.

7 Heartwarming Life Lessons From Judy Blume

Posted 10.02.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Helene Lerner: Move Through Fear and Experience the Extraordinary

Helene Lerner | Posted 10.27.2013 | Women
Helene Lerner

I started out, walking briskly, crossed the road to the trail, but my fear accompanied me. I couldn't shake it. I practiced "mindful walking" to open my senses and focused on what was before me. I heard the sounds of the crow and smelled the aroma of the trees and fresh moss.

Overcoming Creative Block by Letting Go

MeiMei Fox | Posted 09.30.2013 | Healthy Living
MeiMei Fox

Lately, I have been craving the tangible, something physical, something that endures, rests on a table even. I keep thinking, if you want to paint -- then paint! If you want to take photos -- take 'em! What are you waiting for?

10 Scientifically-Proven Ways To Have More Fun

Andrea Umbach | Posted 09.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Umbach

Adults and children must find a balance between structure and spontaneity. Structure allows for a framework, choices, and some flexibility, but rigidity means you follow the rules -- or else. How do you find balance?

A Talk With Steve Berry

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.10.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Berry is the highly acclaimed, bestselling author of historical thrillers, including the Cotton Malone adventure series.

The Unexpected Antidote to Procrastination

Peter Bregman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Peter Bregman

You know that sensation you get after you've done or said something weird or awkward? How you turn around and kind of wince in embarrassment? Next time that happens, take a moment to really feel it.

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 Crank Out An Extra Dose Of Courage

Polly Campbell | Posted 07.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

This kind of "psychological courage" is essential to our health and happiness because it allows us to face up to our lives. To acknowledge and even confront the addictions and lies, fears and mistakes we make so that we can move into them and beyond them.