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Here’s how to stop letting fear of failure hold you back

Failure in any of its forms, professional or personal, can discourage us from embarking on new endeavors. Here are five strategies to overcome the fatal “what ifs” and defeat your fear of failure. Pinpoint exactly what you’re afraid of By locating the source of your fear, it can be much Read More...

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This study brings us one step closer to conquering fear

Humans experience many powerful emotions: love, anger, excitement, and fear. The question is why do fearful memories stay with us so strongly when others become increasingly difficult to remember? Collaborating teams of researchers from Tulane University and Tufts University have been Read More...

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How to make courageous behavior a part of your life

It's easy to talk about courage when we're feeling pumped up and motivated, but when we come face to face with our biggest fears it can suddenly become impossible to find that courage you were so confident about. How can you be courageous when fear keeps looming large? By implementing these Read More...

How to build stronger synergy

How to build stronger synergy between you and your partner

You always have a choice to empower your and your partner’s hearts to synergistic action, or not. And so does your partner. In moments when things are feeling out of sync, we can sometimes lose hope that we can ever find the trust and balance that we once shared.  When you realize you always Read More...

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This platform provides a safe space to share climate emotions

The climate crisis can bring up a lot of emotions. Fear. Panic. Anger. Sadness. Grief. But managing these emotions can be difficult when we feel like our individual actions are just a drop in the bucket. Personal eco-friendly habits are a great way to take autonomy over your climate emotions, but Read More...

The Mapuche people teach kids

The Mapuche people teach kids to overcome fear from a young age

Western assumptions about the emotional capabilities of children might not do them credit, a new study with the indigenous Mapuche people of southern Chile suggests. For the study, researchers conducted a survey of 271 parents and teachers in southern Chile. Out of the total number of Read More...

How mindfulness can help us ge

How mindfulness can help us get better at processing fear

For years, psychologists have used something called exposure therapy to help people overcome their biggest fears. This type of therapy involves that particular thing you fear most while in a safe environment. But according to a brand new study, there is an alternative way to overcome fears that Read More...

How to turn fear into a motiva

How to turn fear into a motivator in your life

The feeling of fear is a natural part of the human experience. Instead of trying to avoid fear throughout life, what you should do is take on your fears and turn them into a source of motivation. By following these five steps, you can start using fear as a motivator in your Read More...

The power of hope

The power of hope

Freeing yourself from fear helps build the physical strength needed to fight disease and engage fully with life. David Servan-Schreiber | April/May 2010 issue I received a moving letter from a friend. “Big shock in October: breast cancer. Eighteen months of treatment. I’ll spare you the Read More...

Detached, but not indifferent

Detached, but not indifferent

Thoughts on the Warrior of Light and renunciation. Paulo Coelho | April 2009 issue In any activity, we have to know what to expect, how to reach our objectives and what capacity we possess for the proposed task. The only people who can say they have renounced the fruit are those who, thus Read More...