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Taking Risks

What's Getting In The Way Of Your Passion?

Dawn Gluskin | Posted 05.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Dawn Gluskin

Even a small step in the right direction can have a snowball effect in bringing you closer to the joyful, purposeful life you are meant to live. I hope you will make that small step today!

How to Create More Synchronicity, Miracles and Honest-to-Goodness 'Luck' in Your Life

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 05.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

So long as you're being honest and truthful with yourself, you're going to find that the universe really does shift to support you. It's not always easy -- it takes faith and commitment -- but if you want to live a life of abundance, happiness and fulfillment, it's the only way!

The Biggest Risk Is the One You Never Take

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

This fear, which exists inside all of us, is deep and remote. It conjures our earliest experiences and the dread that we feel when we are exposed reminds us of our most harrowing questions of childhood.

What a Mom Wants for Her Ordinary Kid

Gigi Ross | Posted 04.25.2013 | Parents
Gigi Ross

I'm the mom that sits at Taekwondo tournaments and hopes for the first place that doesn't come. I'm the mom that's been at soccer games and ached inside, wishing that the sheer will of my love for this kid could make a ball float effortlessly from his foot or hand into the goal or hoop.

Learning to be a Cheerleader

Andy Braner | Posted 04.21.2013 | Parents
Andy Braner

Sometimes, I wonder if we protect our kids so much from a sense of failure, we never really give them opportunities to do GREAT things. Has your kid ever climbed a mountain? Have they ever rafted a difficult stretch of river? Have they worked and trained for something where THEY can get the accolade and not just you?

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.

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.

This Will Help You Make Better Descisions

Raul Valdes-Perez | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Raul Valdes-Perez

Every day, both in life and at work, people make wrong decisions that could have been avoided. Or they make right decisions, but lack the confidence that lets them do away with stress and proceed with vigor. Are these inalterable facts of life, or is there a remedy?

On Embracing Change: Openness vs. Vulnerability

J. Kate Franklin | Posted 04.05.2013 | Healthy Living
J. Kate Franklin

In October of last year, I was no longer able to deny a long-developing internal shift, and promptly left my rather high-powered career to figure out what my next passion was. Walking out of the office that day with no real plan, I'd never been more scared. Now, I've never been more liberated.

The Many Choices

Christine Eilvig | Posted 03.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

Decisions and choices give momentum and then we are rolling. From there, energy can move and things can land. The choice is ours. We can't do anything wrong, and we can always make new choices. Things are rarely so serious and final as they seem.

What Are You Waiting For? Make Changes in Your Life Today!

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

If only you were less stressed, had more free time, or felt better in general with respect to a certain life area -- what changes would you now make in your life?

The Simple Truth to Waiting for Perfect

Jeff Cannon | Posted 03.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Cannon

There is a tremendous difference between waiting for a 100 percent perfect moment, and making 100 percent of the opportunity given to you. That difference starts well before any opportunity comes along. It starts with you believing in yourself.

How One Woman Took a Risk, Learned It Wasn't So Bad and Welcomes More in 2013!

Lee Allport | Posted 03.04.2013 | Women
Lee Allport

My one regret year in and year out revolves around not taking more risks. I'm always on the move, but I tend to do the same things over and over. I eat in the same restaurants, visit the same stores, go to a movie and in general just don't mix it up much. This needs to change.

How To Live Without Regret In 2013

Frank Niles, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Frank Niles, Ph.D.

Resolve today to live without regret. Don't wait for tomorrow, next week, or the new year. It is in our daily experiences that we discover who we are and what we can become. Own your own destiny and become who you were designed to be.

The Other F-Word

Kathryn Lamble | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Kathryn Lamble

So, why are we so afraid of failure? What about the very concept of not turning out to be the winner terrifies us and stops us from even trying?

The Art of Putting Yourself Out There

Stephenie Zamora | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Stephenie Zamora

You can't control anybody -- all you can do is speak your truth and hope for the best. For you to be healthy and happy, to have a chance at getting what you want, you have to put yourself out there without the slightest idea of what will happen.

The Osama Bin Laden Raid -- What You Don't Know

Michael Kay | Posted 01.19.2013 | World
Michael Kay

As an experienced and recently retired assault helicopter pilot and mission commander in the Royal Air Force, I spent 20 years working with UK and U.S. special forces in pursuit of terrorists from Northern Ireland to Kosovo and Macedonia to Baghdad.

This Is Not Bragging

Alexis Sclamberg | Posted 01.01.2013 | Women
Alexis Sclamberg

There isn't a title or a job or a byline or a weight or a marital status that will make you good enough. You are good enough right now. Plenty worthy of love and praise and acceptance and celebration.

10 Times To Absolutely Always Say Yes

Posted 11.05.2012 | OWN

By Amy Shearn There are plenty of moments when a well-positioned "no" will save you -- save your time, save your sanity, save your soul. And then t...

Tim Gunn On Taking Risks (WATCH)

Posted 08.20.2013 | MarloThomas

It's never too late to realize your dreams! Tim Gunn, fashion therapist and author, visited me on Mondays With Marlo to discuss reinvention. As someon...

How My Friend Got on Oprah

Selena Soo | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Selena Soo

When Alexis told me, "I want to be the next Oprah," I told her, "I totally see it." Not only did I see it, but I could feel it. Throughout our conversation, I was blown away by Alexis' courage and conviction.

Embracing Serendipity on Our Personal Journeys

Gina Alexandris | Posted 12.12.2012 | Good News
Gina Alexandris

Serendipity means allowing yourself the chance to go down that unexpected path or through that unknown door -- scary perhaps, but more often it leads to wondrous adventures!

Do Not Compare My Outsides to Your Insides

Robin Amos Kahn | Posted 10.14.2012 | Media
Robin Amos Kahn

Often when I am engaging in actions that feel risky (no, I'll never skydive, I'm talking about crazy stuff, like going on a date), I wonder, "what would Brené say?" She would say, "Go for it."

Just Go for It

Kate M. Miller | Posted 10.08.2012 | College
Kate M. Miller

Extraordinary is achieved when you are willing to give up the fence for something you care about more. I don't say this to make you feel trapped in a hole of your own responsible decisions. Self-efficacy is all about empowerment.

On Taking Risks

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 10.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Have you ever followed your GPS when it's gone rogue? It's recalculating and recalculating and you have no choice but to do what it says because you have absolutely no idea where you are. That's what taking risks are about too.