F.E.a.R

20 Minutes of Terror: When the Kids Walked Home Alone

Natalie Johnson | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Parents
Natalie Johnson

I know that the biggest danger is, in fact, the traffic as they walk down our street. We are lucky that we live in a decent neighbourhood. Our barrier to getting outside is not a lack of space, nor is it gangs, or knife crime. Yes, we are the lucky ones. Our barrier is only the traffic.

How Do We Get Past Leadership Through Fear?

Caroline Watson | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK
Caroline Watson

The enemy is fear. We think it is hate, but it is fear - Gandhi I live in Paris and for the last few months, it has been difficult to rise above the...

Egypt Evolved - It's Not as Scary as You'd Think

Kylie Barton | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK
Kylie Barton

I first visited the country ten years ago, as a young girl in love. At the end of last year, I returned, and other than the coral reefs, it was not the frightful and disappointing experience the scare mongering public and media would have you believe.

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Louise Gillett | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Gillett

Basically as you get older, you realise that you are not the only person in the world who worries about things. Everyone is riddled with insecurities, they just manifest them in different ways, or if they are really lucky, they have learned to overcome their difficulties (I recently re-read M Scott Peck's The Road Less Travelled and it was brilliant on this subject).

Life After Paris, Syria, Turkey and After So Many Other Innocent Lives Lost...

Sacha Knop | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK
Sacha Knop

Fear: it spreads invisibly and silently. Being at a concert recently, it became really clear how Paris has affected us all, even when we think it hasn't. The first thing we noticed was that it took incredibly long to get into the venue. Why? The security check was understandably tight.

Fatal Perfectionism or From Fear to Love

Anna Roth | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Are you familiar with that feeling? You start a new project, you would like to move to a different place, make an important phone call - and then suddenly it happens: the fear paralyzes you. You don´t reach out to the receiver, you stay there to live where you are - in other words - you give up?

How to Talk to Kids About Terrorist Attacks

Melissa Hood | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Parents
Melissa Hood

What has happened in Paris and in Beirut recently is a very shocking and terrible thing and how you talk to your children about it will vary a lot depending on the age of your children and their temperament and your own values. While everyone will be appalled by what has happened there may be different aspects of it that you would want to highlight to your children.

Why Now Is the Worst Time to Respond to the Paris Attacks

Michael Bond | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Michael Bond

People do things when they're angry and scared that they live to regret. This is an everyday truth, but when the deeds are done by governments the consequences can be calamitous.

World Peace?

Noelle Reno | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK
Noelle Reno

*I dedicate this to those who have not yet seen the hope and potential of the generation of leaders to come. Peace? The only way to fight dark is t...

How To Talk To Children About Terrorism

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Parents

In the wake of terrorist acts such as the Paris attacks, it can be tempting to attempt to wrap children in cotton wool and protect them from the news....

Why Loving You is the Antithesis to My Chronic Fear

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 15.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

It took me years to be able to focus on loving people no matter what they did, or how I felt about them. But the pay-off was indescribable. Every time I found something I could love, I felt fear loosening it vice-like grip on me. I could function again. Look people in the eye. Have a conversation. Sleep. Eat. The world became a manageable place.

Six Tips for Cultivating Confidence

Karen Pine | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

I am currently conducting a survey into confidence and one of the things I'm interested in is the way a person's body is when they lack confidence. They tend to slump, they withdraw physically, their head drops and their eyes look away.

Coming Home

Tara Mestre | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tara Mestre

If it's possible for six days to say no to fear, to go to a place where fear doesn't exist then surely that must mean that fear isn't real and is something that is imposed on us by the circumstances we live in or by what we believe to be circumstances that stop us from doing what we really want. Mind boggling no?

The Mummy Fear Factor

Jude Coy | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Parents
Jude Coy

Before I became a mum, I thought I knew what fear was. I believed I had felt it and experienced its debilitating force. I now know I was wrong. I would give anything to go back to the time when my biggest fear was sleeping through my alarm and arriving late for work. Or forgetting to pay my landlord his rent on time.

Is Fear of Failure Paralysing You?

Vicki Marinker | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway was first published in 1987 and is now a bible for personal development. Susan Jeffers believes that fear comes from not feeling good enough about ourselves.

Refugee Crisis: Kindness or Tear Gas - You Decide

Jacqueline Ward | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Jacqueline Ward

Globally, we said that we would never let displaced people be herded around Europe on trains, their faces pressed against razor wire and high fences. That we'd never again hurt people who, for whatever reason, had been marked as 'other'. On an individual level many people now don't seem so sure.

'F' the Fear

Martyn Sibley | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK
Martyn Sibley

The droughts, the starvation, and the wars can only improve when we wake up to our divisions. Regardless of these imaginary borders, (dis)ability, religions, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender; we're all human beings. Maybe we should start acting like the compassionate and clever animals we can be.

I Quit

Linda Ayoola | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Ayoola

To be clear, I didn't leave my job in a rude way and stomped out. No, I had mixed emotions about leaving my job. I care about many of the people there, had wonderful opportunities and enjoyed much of the job itself if I am honest.

The Five Fs to Remember When Facing 'Failure'

Najite Phoenix | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Najite Phoenix

Remember: energy cannot be created or destroyed - only transformed. So channel the feelings of frustration into some hard core productivity and focus. You've got this.

Journey of Change

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

For many of us in Team SCA, that life-defining moment has been being part of the Volvo Ocean Race...

Being an Introvert in a Society Which Demands Your Attention

Louisa Leontiades | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Parents
Louisa Leontiades

I've been called selfish most of my life. A privileged only child, unable to share, I once involuntarily jabbed my friend's hand with my fork when she nicked a french fry from my plate. It was pure instinct (I swear!)

Public Speaking, Feeling Like a Fake, and How I Plan to Get Over it.

Freiya Benson | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Freiya Benson

If I have someone there beside me then it's better, they act as my safety net in case I say something stupid, or lose track of where I'm going, but if I have to do it on my own things get pretty unpleasant pretty quickly.

'It Feels as if I'm Living in a Cartoon or a Movie' - The Reality of Living With Dissociative Disorders

Krista Mills | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Krista Mills

I just want to feel like me again. I just want to feel part of the real world. I want the old Krista back, even though I am no longer sure who she even is anymore.

Lost Keys! Phone Battery Low! Run Out Of Toilet Paper! Do Everyday Emergencies Stress You Out?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Everyday emergencies - like locking yourself out of the car, losing an important document or your phone battery dying - have the potential to send us ...

Finding Peace during Difficult Times

Deborah Quibell | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Deborah Quibell

The eyes of the spiritual heart see the necessity of life's vicissitudes to develop inner strength and transformation. It is this heart that unravels the tensions of the mind, and frees us from the entrapments of fear. It is in this heart, that we can find rest and comfort amidst the thunderstorms around us.