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  • 10 Tips For Conquering Your Fears  By : Cari Vollmer
    Have you ever had a fear that kept you from living life fully? Perhaps this fear has stopped you from having MORE fun or experiencing GREATER success. Yes? This article will help you learn to overcome your fear and increase your self confidence.
  • The Embarrassment of Self Development  By : Robin OBrien
    For a long time I yearned to improve myself; my true inner self, but something was holding me back. I made a lot of excuses back then; I didnít have time; I was too tired; I wasnít sure what direction my search should take. However, the truth was I felt embarrassed about opening myself up, especially to those close to me. All that changed when I went for a stroll along a Danish beach.
  • How Indifference Can Bring You Success  By : Christopher Green -
    Hereís a scenario Iím sure youíre familiar with and Iím equally sure that itís caused you a truckload of frustration and dejection. And donít worry, youíre not the only one itís happened to, it happens to millions of others and it happened to me too Ė on far too many occasions to include here.

    Do you remember a time when youíd really had enough of your situation in life? Maybe you were sick and tired of servicing debt after debt. Perhaps you were bored with your job and ha...
  • Three Words to Unlock the Cheerfulness of the Present Moment  By : Tom Russell
    The present moment is the gateway to wisdom, happiness and vitality. The problem is that our nutty world is sometimes overwhelming. We forget the present moment! How can we remember more often? Here are three simple words you can use in your daily life to reconnect with the treasures of NOW.
  • Overcoming Your Panic Attacks And Other Fears  By : Stan Popovich
    It can be tough to have to deal with panic attacks and your other fears. Experiencing a panic attack can be very scary for some people. The good news is that there are ways to deal with your panic attacks. Enclosed is a list of techniques a person can use to manage their panic attacks.

    When experiencing a panic attack, a person should slow down and take a deep breathe. After doing this, try to do something that will distract you from your current situation. A person could ...
  • Getting Help For A Friend Who Struggles With Fear And Anxiety  By : Stan Popovich
    Getting help for a friend who struggles with fear and anxiety can be tricky. He or she may be reluctant to get help or they may be scared. This is the time that your friend needs you the most. With this in mind, here are some suggestions on how a person can help his or her friend with their anxiety.

    The first step a person should do is to convince their friend to get professional help. Explain to them that they must decide to get the help they need to overcome their anxiet...
  • Managing Your Fears And Anxieties When Facing A Major Illness  By : Stan Popovich
    Some people who have a major illness may have to deal with some fear and anxiety. Not knowing what may or may not happen can be very stressful. The good news is that there are ways to deal with your fears and anxieties.

    The first step is to remind yourself that there are many people who have had major illnesses and still live a productive life. There are many medicines, nowadays, that can treat a variety of illnesses. In addition, there are also new treatments constantly b...
  • "To Fear or Not to Fear"  By : Janis Ericson, CHt
    What is fear and why do we feel it? Is there really nothing to fear but fear itself? Here are 7 Steps to reduce fear provided by one of NLP's most highly regarded international trainers and certified hypnotherapist Janis Ericson.
  • How To Overcome The Fear Of Failure  By : Stan Popovich
    Some people will have to deal with managing the failure of failure during their lifetime. They are so afraid of failing or not making it that they become very anxious. Here are some steps on how to manage the fear of failure in your life.

    It is best to have at least have tried than not to try at all. Do you want to go through the rest of your life not knowing that you could of made it? At least if you try, you will know for sure if you would have made it.

    Another benefi...
  • Review All Of Your Options In Managing Your Fears And Anxieties  By : Stan Popovich
    It can really be tough to find the answers to managing your fears and anxieties. One of the main things you need to remember is to review all of your options in managing your fears and anxieties. This means to leave no stones unturned when trying to find constructive and professional techniques to manage your fears and anxieties.

    Most importantly, talk to a counselor or therapist to get advice on how to manage your fears. You can also go to your local bookstore and read so...
  • Anxiety Explained  By : Jason Rickard
    Everyone goes through anxiety at one time or the other in their lives. Anxiety is usually a combination of negative emotions like apprehension, worry, and fear. Once a person is anxious about something, the person not only undergoes mental trauma, but also experiences many physical sensations.

    It is quite normal for people to get anxious around examination time, during job interviews, on seeing horrid photos or when looking down from heights. Such situations are usually un...
  • How To Overcome The Fear Of Rejection  By : Stan Popovich
    Some people get anxious and fearful when they experience rejection. Experiencing rejection is not fun and can lower your self-confidence. The key is knowing how to deal with the process of not getting what you want. Here are some suggestions on how to manage the fear of rejection.

    Sooner or later you will experience some rejection. When you go for the job interview or ask somebody on a date, you will get turned down eventually. There is no way to avoid getting turned down ...
  • How To Overcome The Fear Of Doing Something New  By : Stan Popovich
    How can you overcome the fear of doing something new? Doing something for the first time can cause some anxiety because you do not know what to expect. Here are some tips on how to reduce the fear and anxiety of doing something for the first time.

    In order to reduce your stress, you need to do the activity for a few times to get a handle on things. Remember when you first learned to ride your bike. You probably fell down a few times but eventually you got the hang of it. T...
  • How to Gain Mastery Over Fear of Failure  By : Sandra Sinclair
    Do you find yourself floundering about aimlessly in life? Do you feel as if you cannot seem to achieve happiness, no matter how hard you try? You may not realize it, but your failure to reach your dreams may be caused by your own fear - most likely, a fear of failure. That's right; you might actually be keeping yourself down and standing in your own way of success.
  • From Fear and Paralysis to Positive Action  By : Sandra Sinclair
    Fear of failure can be a huge obstacle to taking positive action toward your desired outcomes, because so much personal esteem and happiness can depend on the outcome. To change fear of failure into a force for positive action, you may have to change your thinking about what your desired outcome means to you in terms of your own happiness.
  • Getting To Know Anxiety  By : Jason Rickard
    Have you ever been in a situation, where you felt uneasy because of something you think you may have forgotten to do, such as switching off an appliance at home, or perhaps a feeling that you annoyed someone whom you wanted to get along with really well. If you have experienced such feelings and worse on a regular basis, then you most probably are a victim of anxiety attacks.

    All of us, to some extent, have experienced anxiety and at different levels. There are some things...
  • Fear and Greed as Motivators  By : John V. W. Howe
    The human emotions of fear and greed are powerful human motivators. These can be used against you if you are the buyer. However, you can use them in your favor to write effective ad copy if you are the seller.
  • Conquering Oneís Fears  By : Joan Winthorp
    Fear is a barrier towards living oneís life to the fullest. All people fear something. Some people fear death, getting married, closed areas, being alone, spiders, cats, dogs, etc. It is normal to fear; however, there are certain phobias or fears which could really be hindrances in living oneís life normally, and these should be treated.

    Fear of tigers, for example, is a fear that is not necessarily going to affect oneís daily life, not unless he lives in the jungle where ...
  • Four Excellent Tips To Avoid Panic And Anxiety  By : Jeff Miles
    There are moments in a personís life that just leads him to feel overpowered by an uncontrollable fear of something that hinders him to do what he is supposed to do. He is then led to worry too much, lose focus and concentration, and leave him immobile for a certain instance.

    These moments are things that cause panic (uncontrolled fear) and anxiety (over-worrying).

    These moments cannot be totally removed from the human way of living, but there sure are ways on how to av...
  • Fear Be Gone  By :
    What are we afraid of? What is fear? What can we do about it? We all have fears at one time or another and to one degree or another. I did a little research of my own and found that next to terrorist, fear of public speaking and fear of success ranked high on the list of things people fear most.
  • Fearlessly Into The Unknown  By : The Self Improvement Gym
    Breaking out of your comfort zones and stepping into the unknown, can be as scary as it is fulfilling. Although we all fear the unknown, very few of us actually take action despite our fears to break out of what feels comfortable in the moment.
  • What's Anxiety And How Do I Recognize The Symptoms?  By : Ray Stone
    Most of us, if not all of us have felt nervous at one time or another in our lives. Public speaking is something that makes most of us nervous. All those eyes staring straight at us. That's a lot of attention thrust our way. We feel the butterflies take flight, and they usually don't land until we're done with our speech. Aren't we glad we're done! Nerves and other feelings like feeling scared are natural and very necessary. Ever wonder how you'd react or what would happen to...
  • Anxiety Disorder Symptoms  By : Jeff Miles
    Worry, fear, and anxiety are a normal part of our life. Have you experienced feeling anxious before taking an exam and later find out that you got a higher result more than what youíve expected? Or, feeling anxious for a job interview and ended up getting hired, or feeling frightened walking down an alley where bad things often happened? Normal anxiety helps us cope in any stressful situation, it also keeps us watchful.

    Mental health professional are not concerned with nor...
  • Worry  By : Denise Lammi and David Wojtowicz
    This article provides some practical techniques to eliminate unproductive worry.

    ďIf we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.Ē - Author Unknown
  • How Does Your Fear of Failure Stop You  By : Bill Pullen
    Failure stops us in our tracks. Whether we are leading an organization, family, community group or some aspect of our own lives, we see changes we want to make yet stop for fear of not succeeding. In this article executive life caoch Bill Pullen offers a new perspective on failure presnting it as our greatest opportunity for growth.
  • Conquer your Fear or Fear will conquer you!  By : wisdomisgreat
    Every one of us always experiences a deadly virus in our daily routine. Some of us either wondering why were still suffered with this kind of emotional and mental disease despite of all hard work and recondition of our mind. Is this kind of emotional and mental disease can be overcome? And what are the ways and methods that we can eventually conquer these negative feelings before it can conquer us?

    I would like to advise you dear readers to read this article so that you can have the knowledge and idea on how you can overcome the fear disease if you are the one who are struggling with it right now.
  • Trapped by Anxiety and Fear? How To Find The Fun Again!  By : James Warner
    Have you ever felt like you were trapped in a cycle of fear, something over which you thought you had no control? You just felt fearful and anxious; your heart racing for no apparent reason, a burning feeling in your spine, a churning in your stomach and you just wanted your Doctor to give you a magic pill to solve it. Read on to discover how to break free from the anxiety.
  • 5 Sure Fire Ways To Overcome Fear  By : Kurt Schmitt
    Fear can be either a great motivator, or a fierce road block. Because we often establish our own limitations, these road blocks can actually be a good thing. They can alert us to be cautious, and they can cause us to analyze whether or not what we are doing is right for us.

    Sometimes, however, a road block needs to be knocked down in order for us to grow. Overcoming a road block gives you a learning experience that you can't get any other way. Deciding to take action and m...
  • Conquer Your Fears  By : Dieter Pauwels
    One of the biggest barriers we face in living the life we want is fear.
    Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection, fear of change, fear of commitment, and fear of loss are just a few of the many fears we experience. If you want financial freedom, a more fulfilling life, loving relationships, a rewarding career, or any other desired outcome in your life, you must be able to identify and challenge any fear that prevents you from moving forward.
  • The Key To Your Fears And Beating Them  By : Robert Hunt
    Fear is born out of the belief that we do not control our destiny. Learn to shift your focus to overcome your fears.
  • How Fear Limits Us  By : Arianna Huffington
    Observing that her teenage daughters were beginning to experience some of the same fears that had once burdened her -- how attractive am I? do people like me? do I dare speak up? -- Arianna Huffington set out to explore the ways in which fear affects all our lives. In stories drawn from her own experiences and from the lives of other women, she celebrates the moments of extraordinary strength, courage, and resilience that result from overcoming fear. Her inspiring book shows how all of us can become bold from the inside out -- whether our goal is feeling comfortable in our own skin, getting what we want in love or at work, or changing the world.
  • The Truth About Fear  By : Ericka Jackson
    Six years ago, I walked away from my stifling corporate job as an Administrative Recruiter to honor my deep desire. Knowing that it was time to live Godís purpose full-time. I began putting together a Professional Speaking Coaching business that would one day become a world-class speaking and training institute. About three years into building my business, it was time to make the transition into speaking, my true gift, as my major income stream. In preparation for this I was ...
  • Overcoming Fear and Anxiety Associated With Cosmetic Surgery  By : Barry Lycka
    Every year in America, more than ten million people undergo cosmetic procedures and surgeries that make visible and corrective changes in their bodily or facial appearances. So, if youíre considering ďhaving a little work done,Ē youíre not alone!
  • Nerves And Butterflies  By : Gary Crow
    Just imagine it. There you are, mentally ready and eager; but nerves and those pesky butterflies are holding you back. The next thing you know, you are pacing the floor and ringing your hands. Is that the pits or what, your becoming unhinged over a few uncooperative butterflies? Indeed it is! This article helps you get control of those butterflies and give your success your best.
  • Face Off Against Fear: The 2nd Period  By : Randall Stewart
    Well, itís the start of the second period, I mean article on facing off against your fears. Let me recap the highlights from the last article. We delved into the first three steps of our seven-step game plan in dealing with our opponents: fear, anxiety and worry. The first step was to change our attitude about facing fear in realizing that you can do something about it, if you believe in yourself. The second step was to identify our most prevalent fears that are holding us back in life. The third step was to learn how to incorporate two calming skills into our daily routine.
  • Conquer Fear When it is Born to Become Confident  By : Joshua Uebergang
    Like kryptonite to superman as fear is to communicating confidently. You need to know where fear comes from before you can become confident. Here is how.
  • Women Can Approach Any Guy They Like for a Conversation With This Technique  By : Joshua Uebergang
    Winning on the outside by successfully conversing with the guy you want starts by winning on the inside. You're inner self or what I like to call inner game tends to be overly negative that you are drowning yourself and suffocating any chances you had in starting a good conversation. Here is how to destroy approach anxiety for a woman.
  • Overcome Fear Ė How to Enjoy Life by Conquering Fear  By : Michael Lee
    It is vital to overcome fear if you wish to attain any type of success in life. To overcome fear, you have to understand where it is coming from and why you are hanging on to it.
  • Driving You Crazy: Driving Phobia And Its Treatment  By : Guy Baglow
    Itís a surprise to most people Ė including those that suffer from it Ė that driving phobia is one of the most common phobias.

    This is because itís a hidden phobia: sufferers are embarrassed by it so they go to great lengths to accommodate and conceal their fear. And they think they are alone. But they are not. Their condition is well understood by phobia specialists and their symptoms, avoidance patterns and responses are very similar to those of other silent sufferers.
  • The Science Of Phobias  By : Guy Baglow
    Here's how phobias work.

    There are two parts to your mind - one that thinks, and one that feels.

    The thinking part is the conscious, rational mind that you are using now as you read this.

    The feeling part is the unconscious, emotional mind. It takes care of automatic tasks like regulating the heart, controlling pain and managing our instincts.

    It's the unconscious mind that is programmed to act instinctively in times of danger. It reacts very fast - making you run...
  • Treating Panic Disorders Ė Super Tips for Panic Attack Sufferers  By : Michael Lee
    It is vital to gain knowledge and apply necessary steps in treating panic disorders because it is one of the most nerve-racking (and sometimes embarrassing) experiences that anyone can ever encounter. This article aims to provide you with remarkable tips for panic attack domination.
  • Erythrophobia : The Blushing Phobia  By : Gary Ambrosh
    A phobia is an extreme and irrational fear of a particular situation or behaviour. Many phobias exist in our society. Common phobias include Claustrophobia, which is the fear of heights, and Arachnophobia, which is the fear of spiders. Erythrophobia, which is the fear of blushing, is a common phobia among people who have a proclivity for blushing.

    Even though Erythrophobia isnít one of the most widely recognized phobias in our society, it is fairly common among peopl...
  • Whatís the Difference between Resistance and Fear  By : Susan L Reid
    How many times has this happened to you? Youíre all revved up and ready to go, jazzed about implementing a great idea youíve been thinking about, only to find yourself dragging your heels for some unknown reason. This article sheds light on what's really going on with resistance and shows you how to release resistance and move in the direction of what you want.
  • Fear Of The Dentist, Or Fear Of What Might Happen?  By : Mark Goodworthy
    Dentophobia, or fear of the dentist, isn't as uncommon as most people might think. One bad experience can create a horrific fantasy in the mind of a person who is scheduled, or should be scheduled, to see go to a dental clinic. With this ďfear of the dentistĒ, a person's dental health can create some major problems to the overall health of the patient.

    How It Starts

    Fear of the dentist begins with dental anxiety. This is when a person will start to feel somewhat ďin dan...
  • Do You Fear Your Dentist?  By : Mark Goodworthy
    Taking good care of our teeth is hygienic. The mouth is actually home to thousands of harmful bacteria and if you do not have your teeth cleaned and checked professionally, you could be prone to oral bacteria-related illnesses. Many people think that brushing their teeth is enough.

    Unfortunately, health experts believe that a person should visit a dentist at least twice a year to get their teeth cleaned professionally and checked as well for repair works. This will ensure ...
  • Feel Fear In The Sky  By : Mark Goodworthy
    As human beings, it is normal for us to feel fear. Some are afraid of spiders, snakes or the dark, while others fear heights, being confined in small space or even flying. Just like any other fear, the fear of flying can be caused by an irrational belief that the person will die from a plane crash. Even when statistics showed that a person is at greater risk of dying from a car accident than a plane crash. You simply can not rationalize a personís fear of flying.

    People wh...
  • What Is Trypanophobia? Are You Afraid Of Injections?  By : Mark Goodworthy
    The fear of injections is called trypanophobia. This is not too uncommon. This fear can be related to needle phobia which is actually the fear of needles, only it involves actual penetration through the skin. This was officially recognized as a specific phobia in 1994 in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition.

    Types of Trypanophobia

    Since trypanophobia is broadly classified as a fear of injections, there are actually four forms of this fear of injections. Th...
  • Get Around Easier, Overcome Your Fear Of Flying  By : Mark Goodworthy
    Imagine this weird situation: youíre cruising in a top of the line jumbo jet then all of a sudden, you freak out and scare the heck out of the people in the jet. Youíre going crazy and youíre sweating like a pig because you want to go off the plane, not later but now. But the problem here is that youíre a thousand feet above ground and you canít do anything about it. This is one peculiarly detailed example of an irrational fear of flying.

    There are a lot of things that aff...
  • Facing Your Fear  By : Dr. M. Mastria
    Fear is part of being on your growing edge.

    I'm not certain where this statement comes from. I'd like to take credit for it, but I think someone much wiser than I am said this.

    Most people consider fear an emotion to be avoided at all costs. Here, it is considered an indication of change and growth. Could that really be? Let's break this statement down and see if it is true.


    Every human, and at least higher forms of all organisms, have felt fear. It is an inn...
  • Eliminate Fears - Ready To Eliminate Your Fears?  By : Rochelle Togo-Figa
    In my quest to grow my business, Iím always listening to tapes and teleclasses, attending seminars, and reading books written by experts in their field. One thing Iím clear about from everything Iíve learned, if you want to be successful, itís up to you to make that happen.

    Initially, people come to me because theyíre not closing enough sales or bringing in enough clients. Before I begin teaching and coaching them to sell more effectively, I want to uncover whatís really s...

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