F.E.a.R

Take the Fear Out of Flying

Victoria Ward | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

For many of us, the arrival of summer means excitedly counting the days until we down tools and set up the out-of-office before we head off to warmer shores for a fortnight in the sun. For those with a flying phobia, however, that dream holiday can become a nightmare plagued with anxiety and fear.

Brexit - Time to Get Serious About Compassion

Izzy McRae | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Izzy McRae

So last week I wrote about how to cope with other people's negative emotions. The following day, the Brexit result was announced. The result packed such a big emotional punch that even though I normally try to keep out of politics, I felt I had to write about it. Brexit shows how difficult it can be to remain compassionate and balanced in response to a slew of anger and hatred.

Don't Let Fear Win - My Advice as I Hide in a Fortress of Blankets

James Moran | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Comedy
James Moran

No matter what your perspective, the atmosphere in the UK seems tense and dangerous. But from my perspective - inside a warm little castle of fabric and feathers, wearing my pyjamas - I urge us all to not give up, and to keep striving for a better future.

How I Overcame Paralysis And Hitting Rock Bottom

Charlotte Elizabeth | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Elizabeth

Today I live to know the secret to what I wish I had known before, that we cannot stop our fears from happening, but we can learn to live beyond our fears, to use them as our greatest catalyst and to fight each day for our fears fear - our dreams.

A Bit Of What You Fear Does You Good

Olivia Cox | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Cox

When I was growing up, my mother would torment me with words like 'balance' and 'moderation'. It just all seemed so boring at the time, but I guess the moral of the story is that she was (as per) quite right. It's good to feel scared occasionally, especially when it motivates action. But only when you can feel utterly unafraid later.

We Need to Talk about Secondary Breast Cancer

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

The good news is that secondary breast cancer can be treated. The bad news is that it can't be cured. Treatment aims to slow down the spread of disease, to relieve symptoms and give the best possible quality of life, for as long as possible.

My Fears... Not Hers

Sarah Pool | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Pool

The other day I took my daughter to feed the ducks. I say ducks, but really they were swans, big, hungry, strong-looking swans. My daughter is tiny, the swans were bigger than her.

Book Review: The Four-Dimensional Human by Laurence Scott

Robert Bradley | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Robert Bradley

In a world more socially connected than ever before, it is hard for niche tastes to maintain their exclusivity. This is the problem of hive-cool, wher...

What Marathon Running Taught Me About Fear

Julie Creffield | Posted 22.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

The funny thing is, the fear is almost identical to the fear you feel when you actually sign up for you first big race. That sinking feeling that you have just made the biggest mistake of your life and that everyone is going to laugh at even the thought that you think you can do this.

What If?

Richard Taylor | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Taylor

My life seems to be dictated by those two little words. Whether it's looking into the future or peering into the past, that question creeps out of the woodwork as a gentle reminder that I'm not content.

My Challenge to You, Mr Gove

Chris Hirst | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Hirst

I listened to you speak with respect and fear in equal measure this week. Your oratory skills are impressive and at times, your rhetoric is certainly convincing. The problem is, I just don't believe WHAT you're saying.

What Can We Learn From Malala?

Maxine Altman | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maxine Altman

Many of us are thwarted by our inner voices, our anxieties and a fundamental lack of belief in ourselves. Our inner critic tells us that we are less accomplished or capable than others. We dismiss our achievements and confine ourselves to a false belief in our mediocrity. But somewhere inside, we know that our disappearing act no longer serves the world.

Why I Don't Walk Home Alone at Night

Emma Critchley | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Critchley

Age and children have made me more fearful. I have been changed by the constant news stories that detail women being attacked at night. Their stories have seeped into my skin and become a part of me.

Social Anxiety: When Human Beings Are Afraid of Other Human Beings Without Really Knowing Why

Michelle Hambiliki | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Michelle Hambiliki

I am determined not to allow myself to be limited by my fear of interacting with people. Whether I was born with an inclination towards social anxiety or whether I happened to develop it, I'm desperate to overcome it.

The Gift of Fear - Or How Fear Saved My Life

Tamsin Sargeant | Posted 04.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tamsin Sargeant

Fear is an emotion with a bad press. It may have served our ancestors well in our evolutionary past, when we were faced with mortal danger at every turn, but what place does it have in modern-life?

What a Cognitive Psychologist Learned About Fear and Resilience When She was Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Nazanin Derakhshan | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nazanin Derakhshan

Three years down the line, I still continue to be haunted by my cancer. Like the background music to a movie it's always there, singing the trauma that I have endured. Approximately, two-thirds of women with a breast cancer diagnosis suffer PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and this can make them prone to anxiety and depression later.

Stuck? Three Easy Keys That Turn Your Life Around...

Sacha Knop | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sacha Knop

Now you're kicking your own butt for failing AGAIN at something that SHOULD be simple. If you can't change this ONE little thing, how can you POSSIBLY succeed at the bigger dreams you have?

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 05.07.2016 | 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 t...

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.