Posts Tagged ‘fear’

WATCH: Valuing What You Have to Offer (Fear that others won’t)

You have gifts and talents to share… trust me on this. But doubting the value of these gifts – and the fear that others won’t see the value – can stop you from sharing what you have to offer… or from allowing yourself to be compensated for what you do. I hope this will help […]

The Difference Between Fear and Intuition

Have you ever been in the butterflies-in-your-stomach early phase of a new, emerging love? If so, then you can relate to my dear friend, who asked me for advice this week. She’s just beginning a new relationship and as love blossoms, she’s unsure of where it’s heading. When I heard the questions on my friend’s […]

Congress and America’s Trickle Down Culture of Fear and Suspicion

It’s saddening as an American to watch the events in Dallas from overseas. I spend most summers in Japan, where the type of violence that Americans take for granted is unimaginable. My friends here look in horror and amazement at what transpires in the U.S. and constantly ask what’s wrong with my country. It’s a […]

How Parenthood Gave Me The Courage To Face A Lifelong Fear

I have been terrified of roller coasters for most of my life. It all started when I was 5 years old. My parents took my older sister and me to our very first amusement park. We were thrilled! Every single ride was geared toward the under-10 crowd. There was nothing to be afraid of. That […]

Why Fear Can Create an Epidemic

It’s like a plague — something happens that upsets the normal balance of life and pandemonium breaks out, suddenly fear of the “unknown other” is making us turn away even from those most in need. When a seed of fear is planted in our minds it generates instability to the point of paranoia and can […]

How to Overcome Fear of Commitment

We all have friends who do not seem to stick to one partner on the pretense that the partner is not good enough for them. Gamophobia or fear of commitment is a very real thing. In fact, this fear is not only real but can have devastating consequences for all parties that are emotionally involved. […]

5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to race at the mere thought of raising my hand in class. For weeks beforehand, I had nightmares about forgetting my lines, waking up in a […]

5 Strategies To Help You Conquer Your Fear Of Public Speaking

Several years ago, I was invited to give my first public speech, and I made the mistake of saying yes. I was terrified: as a student, my heart used to race at the mere thought of raising my hand in class. For weeks beforehand, I had nightmares about forgetting my lines, waking up in a […]

7 Ways to Overcome Fear and Live Your Dreams

Anais Nin once wrote, “Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”. If you’re longing to expand your life by going after your dreams, here are seven ways to overcome fear which may be keeping you stuck. 1. Shine the light on your fear. Pinpoint the fear that’s plaguing you the most — about […]

5 Ways the Fear of Rejection Holds You Back

Everyone fears rejection at one time or another. Maybe you decided not to ask someone out on a date because you were afraid the object of your affection would decline. Or perhaps you didn’t apply for that job because you worried you wouldn’t get it. Either way, you may have missed out on your big […]

5 Ways the Fear of Rejection Holds You Back

Everyone fears rejection at one time or another. Maybe you decided not to ask someone out on a date because you were afraid the object of your affection would decline. Or perhaps you didn’t apply for that job because you worried you wouldn’t get it. Either way, you may have missed out on your big […]

3 Amazing Ways to Choose Love Over Fear

Throughout time, poets, philosophers and psychologists have generally agreed that there are really only two emotions — love and fear — and everything else stems from these. Love is what we are born with, the sheer joy available in this present moment when we are open and receptive to the world. Fear, on the other […]

Overcoming the Fear of the Lion: A Courageous Film About Genetic Testing and Huntington’s Disease

A new documentary, The Lion’s Mouth Opens, poignantly captures the precarious journey into genetic self-knowledge by Marianna Palka, a 33-year-old filmmaker-actress. She has decided to test for Huntington’s disease (HD), which has been referred to as the “devil of all diseases.” Watching a special preview of this Academy Award-shortlisted film at a meeting of leading […]

Love is Fear

Love is Fear I’m Hazel Moore and I am graduating at the top of my class with my best friends Zane and Lexus. I have landed my dream job as an executive chef at a new restaurant called Un-Jaded. Why is it now that when all of my dreams seem to be coming true that […]

What My Dog Taught Me About Irrational Fear, Taking Risks and Finding Joy

It would be nearly impossible for me to catalog all the profound life lessons I have learned at the knees of — well, more like at the haunches of — my dogs. (Of course, I’ve also learned many practical tips, such as not to leave a made-from-scratch, intended-for-company, pineapple upside down cake unattended, but that’s […]

Are You Parenting From Love or From Fear?

When my daughter was little, I parented her from a place of fear. Anxiety, to be exact. Like most new moms, I was scared of messing things up. Having been through a psychology class or two, I wanted my daughter to have a secure attachment. I wanted her to have the right clothes, stroller and […]

5 Reasons Not To Fear Getting Older

Aging, the way our grandparents did it, was downright hard. It led to us saying things like “getting old isn’t for sissies.” Here’s why we think it’s time for a change in that thinking — five reasons why aging isn’t as scary as it used to be: 1. You aren’t alone. Seventy-eight million U.S. children […]

Father Richard Rohr Explains The Real Reason We Fear Change (VIDEO)

Contemporary theologian and author Father Richard Rohr has made it his mission to help people connect with their true selves. He believes that everyone has two sides: the true self and the false self. What the false self fears most, he says, is change. But why? In this clip from his upcoming “Super Soul Sunday” […]

Consuls In U.S. Warn: Israel’s Friends Fear Netanyahu’s Speech To Congress Will Harm Ties

Israeli consuls general in the United States have warned the Foreign Ministry to expect fierce negative reactions to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned March 3 speech to Congress, including from U.S. Jewish communities and Israel allies. Politics – The Huffington Post SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss […]

Message From the Universe for Overcoming Scarcity, Fear and Stress

“Are You In or Are You Out?” Somewhere along this journey called My Life I must have picked up the notion that affirmations — statements that you declare to be true — actually work. Because clearly unbeknownst to my conscious awareness, I have been using them for a really long time. I have a particular […]

It’s a New Year, Swallow Your Fear

It’s a new year! And, while we engage in the ritual of making resolutions to strengthen us to be greater individuals purposed to create a greater community, it is important we realize that the “new self” we long to become deserves the freedom of fearless living. Although filled with trials, tribulations, and redirection, I can […]

Flubbing The Interview or The Only Thing We Have to Fear…

The decision to pull the planned Christmas- day showing of “The Interview” is just one more illustration of the degree to which our nation, our society, and our psyches have been captured by fear. We have, quite simply, become a nation of wusses, to borrow a phrase used by my former boss Ed Rendell as […]

Why It Was Worth Facing Down My Fear of the Dark

By Becky Karush I’m afraid of the dark. Not the dark in my house, and not of anything lurking under my bed. Those fears dissipated a long time ago. No, I’m afraid of being outside in the dark. I wasn’t always. In high school, I often walked home after late practices or school events through […]

Jon Stewart Finds Sanity-Resistant Strain Of Ebola Fear In Congress

The media is in a full-scale panic over Ebola, even though experts say there’s no reason for most people to worry. “So we’ve heard from experts who say this is a dangerous but manageable situation,” Jon Stewart said on “The Daily Show” on Tuesday night. “Now let’s hear from the opposite of an expert: A […]

With a Conscience: “Fear”

“Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I was about four years old. My father took us all to the “Whortekill Rod and Gun Club” annual clam bake in Hopewell Junction. We loved going each year. In this particular year, there was a race for all of the kids. I […]

Fear of the Case for Reparations

Last week, Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates emerged from the self-imposed reclusiveness that followed his landmark essay “The Case for Reparations” with a public speech about that essay in Cleveland, Ohio. His speech at The City Club of Cleveland was powerful and emotionally affecting and challenging. Those who have read the piece or heard the speech […]

The Other Side of Fear

I’ve spent my entire life devoting my time and energy towards helping others, whether it’s helping people find a job, an apartment, a new restaurant or guiding them through the steps to a more productive work life. These are all things that I am known for, good at and love doing. Connecting and helping people […]

Seeds of Fear

Seeds of Fear Here, you will watch as a trucker with a taste for roadside romance gets more than he bargains for from a midnight pickup. A porn producer finds a long tall Amazon beauty who might just fit the bill for his film–until she proves way too much woman for him to handle. A […]

Don’t Be Paralyzed by Fear!

At some point or another, we’ve all experienced fear — that feeling when your heart is racing out of control, your palms are sweating, you’re short of breath and your digestive track goes into spasms. Fear has very real effects on the body, and these effects are meant to protect us from danger. In day […]

You Can Conquer Your Dental Fear

You Can Conquer Your Dental Fear Frightened dental patients many times cannot seek help. Their dental pain can be unbearable, but may not be as great as their psychic pain. These patients many times don’t know where to turn. They may respond to an advertisement that a dentist caters to cowards or otherwise welcomes the […]

Live… from the surgery room: Months after the Sept. 11 incident, a fear of flying has boosted the demand for telemedicine. (Hawaii Health Care News).(Brief Article): An article from: Hawaii Business Reviews

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