A Deeper Look at the Man in the Mirror

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Shawn Henfling looks into the mirror and doesn’t like what he sees.

6 ‘What Ifs’ That Anyone Who’s Been Hurt Faces When It Comes To Love

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If there is one thing we’ve learned from love, it’s that it always comes with fear.

The Strongest There Is

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Cabot O’Callaghan sees the toxic masculinity in his favorite comic book character.

Mining Literature to Break Through to Our Dreams

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A young writer finds gold in the prologue to “The Alchemist.”

Using Fear As Fuel

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Body boarding champ Fran J. Castro says that surfing and training helps him face his fears head on.

Love (And Fear) At Work

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Culture is the ocean we swim in at work. It is the multiplier that enables or undermines excellence. But love? In the workplace? You bet.

A Pessimist’s Guide to a Beautiful Life

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Or what Eeyore can teach us about life, love, and choosing happiness.

5 Things I Had To Overcome To Find My Dream Woman

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Jordan Gray had to give up a lot in order to find his dream woman… and it was all worth it.

It’s 2015—Your Gut is Calling

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Fear of failure is your gut’s mating call. Your gut is saying, TRY.

Every Civilization Faces a Dark Age

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Spencer Pennington doesn’t fear Muslims, he fears Islamophobia.

“I have promised myself to explore and express being human more this year. “

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Comment of the Day: A reader responds to an article about locking oneself into gender roles.

Fear Kills, Fear Cures

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What your doctor won’t tell you about how Charlie Hebdo terrorism impacts your health.

Minimalism vs. Fear

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Leo Babauta on how fear stops us from being minimalists.

Parenting is Cool But Also Stressful in Times of Crisis

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What one guy learned about fear from balancing financial, emotional, and political stress while becoming a father

The Number One Reason You’re Not Living Out a Big Dream

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It took this man 12 years to figure out why he was 170 pounds overweight, stuck in a job he hated, and living a miserable life. — For 12 years I let fear hold me back. I was afraid of change, I was afraid of taking action. I let fear talk me out of making some […]

The Gorilla, The Budda and The Fear

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Ty Phillips shares his near-death experience and an inner transformation from raging “Gorilla” to a peaceful pilgrim—by facing his fears and lifting weights