Fear

The Fear of Opportunity

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Wauterlek Pierson

We were harshly thrown into it when our spouses died. Whether it was cancer or a tragic accident, we had to find a new way of living when death came knocking at our door. We had to be brave then, and we will choose a new kind of bravery when our feet step onto foreign land having left our homes, families, friends, and jobs behind.

Panic Attack: Out of the Blue or More Explainable?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

The reaction to the first panic attack is then one of alarm and catastrophe.Thought of heart attack, madness, mental breakdown and imminent death and destruction goes through the mind, a far cry from the innocent message the body is actually giving. The body is tired not dying, the mind is exhausted not cracking up.

Well, Someone Has to Come Last

Julie Creffield | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

So you nervously lined up at the start of a race this weekend eyeing up your competitors, checking to see if there is anyone of a similar build to you in what I like to call the Fat Runner Scan. You know for sure you won't win but for goodness sake don't let me come last you say to yourself, as you move towards the middle of the starting field in a final attempt to avoid the dreaded last place spot.

Fear Less and Fearless

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Fear! We all have fears, whether it's speaking in front of a crowd, the spider in the bedroom, heights, commitment, failure, success, rejection and the most famous one of all - fear of the unknown. When fear shows up, do you Forget Everything And Run (F.E.A.R)? Or do you Find Excuses And Reasons (F.E.A.R) to hide under the covers of life and stay right where you are?

Why It's So Important to Lean Into Your Fears

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

The job of our unconscious mind is to keep us safe and protected - to keep us out of the way of potentially life threatening situations. Fear in these situations is obviously very useful, but the trouble is that our minds often connect up what should actually be neutral situations to something it perceives is harmful to us.

The Thin Blue Line: Fears and Other Feelings About Falling Pregnant

Rebecca Laura Cracknell | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Laura Cracknell

Becoming a mother is something every woman must imagine at some time. Like it or not our bodies are designed to give us that monthly reminder of what might be and, as a result, we each must face our own personal perspective on what we might bring to the role.

An Authentic Life Without Fear

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

It's easier to describe the presence of something than the absence of something but the feeling I had really was an absence; I noticed fear wasn't there. I listened for it, I tried to feel it, I waited for a fleeting thought to come and it simply didn't appear. It was the first time in years I was able to enjoy the moment without those nagging doubts in my head.

Why We Need to Be Brave

Emmy Gilmour | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emmy Gilmour

I believe that all of us have an inner voice that tries to guide us through life. I believe that this voice wants the best for us and tries to steer us toward happiness, contentment and love. I think many people have a sense of this 'voice' but often refer to it simply as their 'gut instinct'.

Oscar Pistorius and Gun-Violence: No Happy Endings

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Alex Ratcliffe

Once upon a time, everyone loved a happy ending. In a world with endless conflict, with the increased glorification of guns and violence, the question for parents and for young people today is: how do we get to that happy ending?

Toilet Anxiety- Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Fear of needing the toilet, being caught short, of not finding the loo in time is a fear that blights both men and women, young and old. Many hours are spent planning the next toilet stop or an aisle seat for easy access at theatres and cinemas, one eye on the nearest toilet all the time.

Scientists Can Now 'Turn Off' Fear

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Tech

A true phobia can have a crippling effect on someone's life - a fear of flying can stop people exploring the world or a fear of open spaces can confin...

Feeling the Fear of Public Speaking

Christina Robert | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christina Robert

I don't know how many of you have dabbled in self-help, but there is a niggling inconsistency to the general message of 'heal thyself' that has always thrown me. Is the pathway to fulfilment reached by following my bliss - or - by feeling the fear and doing it anyway?

Why Do Some People Get Freaked out By Belly Buttons?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We've all heard of fear of heights or fear of spiders, but what about... fear of your belly button? Omphalaphobia as it is known, may not be wides...

Is Fear Real? Will the Worst Happen?

Maggie Currie | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

That feeling of fear. What is it? Describe it? When I ask this of myself and others, the replies are the thoughts people have about fear and not a description of the "feeling" of fear. That is not unexpected, after all it is the left brain's, rational/analytical job to put into words feelings that arise from somewhere in our bodies, the subconscious.

(Don't Watch) The Most Terrifying Scene in Cinema History

Pat Higgins | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

You probably haven't seen it, even if you consider yourself quite a horror fan. It's from a film that remains difficult to track down, and was never very widely shown in the first place. In my opinion it's one of the truly great moments in horror cinema, and I don't want you to go and check it out under any circumstances.

How to Break Your Anxiety Habit?

Dr. Bill Cloke | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Bill Cloke

We have two nervous systems. One is the sympathetic nervous system or the "on" switch for anxiety and the other is the parasympathetic nervous system or the "off" switch. We need to learn where those switches are and what turns them on and then what turns them off and let me tell you it's not simple either, but also not impossible.

Islamophobia Is Real

Farida Ahmed | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Farida Ahmed

What is Islamophobia? It is an irrational fear and hatred of Muslims categorized as an identifiable group. Islamophobia is becoming an 'elephant in the room' - it is an actual phenomenon that has gained significant momentum in Europe over the last decade.

The Spotlight Hits You

Catriona Weir | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Catriona Weir

I am so scared. I am terrified that I will fail. Those are the two sentences I am afraid to say out loud. I am terrified to admit that I don't think I'm good enough. It is a daunting thought... can I actually do this? I'm I strong enough, am I smart enough; do I have enough guts and get go to go and get my dreams?

Embracing Fear

Amy Anka | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

I don't like confronting situations. In fact, I avoid them at all costs. But am I refusing to look fear in the face? Yesterday I knew I was going to run into someone I didn't particularly want to see. Yet, I mustered up my courage, was an adult about it, and went ahead and steeled myself to do it anyway.

Separating Anxiety From the Present Moment- Is Mindfulness the Key?

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Anxiety is a feeling easily created about many situations but the more closely we look at the feeling we usually discover it comes from a thought 'about' something and is not actually happening now. The more we unpick an anxiety the more it becomes a feeling about another time or another place.

Meltdown Moments and Epic Breakthroughs

Todd Savvas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Todd Savvas

There are so many elements of your life and the lives you intersect with which are being arranged, and rearranged right now. Many people are making massive decisions for their own path which intersect with your life, and your future.

Why We Should All Embrace the Fear of Failure

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

It has taken me this year to figure out that stability is what induces fear, not upheaval. Familiarity dulls the senses, unpredictability fires the synapses. Sitting still makes us scared to leap, taking the leap makes us question why we spent all that time sitting still.

Lessons From Mexican Tradition Day of the Dead ... How Do You Want to Be Remembered?

Monica Millares | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

Contrary to what many may think, the Day of the Dead is not about grief and sorrow; it is a Celebration of Life!

Let Go

Amy Anka | Posted 27.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

It takes strength and courage to hold on, but it also takes an equal amount of strength and courage to let go.

Extreme Halloween: Has It All Gone Too Far?

Sandi Mann | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Are our lives so dull and boring, that we crave such exciting, even depraved, thrills to liven things up? These Halloween experiences offer the same thing as fast fairground rides and horror movies do; the opportunity to experience an adrenalin rush (caused by shock and fear) in a relatively safe setting.