F.E.a.R

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Gym?

John Lawless | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

The trick is understanding that there are both strong and weak reasons for you finally braving the sweat and toil of gym life; like anything, it's just a case of recognising what a good reason is and what isn't.

Get Over the Fear of 'Getting It Wrong' and DO IT!

Becky Walsh | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

When you look back on your life, you might find you regret most the things you didn't do and not the things you did do! So here are a few prospective shifters to help you get over the 'fear of getting it wrong' which means you might just get to live fully from your excitement and desire.

How I Survived Being Trapped in a Tube!

Kathryn Lovewell | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kathryn Lovewell

No matter what your external circumstances, you can take charge of your internal landscape. You can take charge of your response to outer stimuli. You can be liberated in prison (like my mindful stress management students were) or you can be imprisoned in your everyday life.

Aren't You Sick Of Those Toxic Relationships Yet?

Martyn Stewart | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Martyn Stewart

Whenever there's mention of a toxic situation, we all know someone who springs to mind. You know the types; from the jealous and controlling to the self-centred and insecure. Like a soap opera, they fuel conversation when gossiping about others or when we are genuinely concerned.

My Awful Secret

Lotte Lane | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lotte Lane

I feel like the most despicable person for admitting this, but part of me is dreading having this kid. I'm scared and I'm anxious. The excitement I felt first time round is notably absent. Sometimes I forget I'm pregnant at all, and it feels quite nice.

Cultivating Love in the Face of Terror

Alice Grist | Posted 14.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Grist

Decide not to fume and vent against the world, the window cleaner, your boss or the kids. Just be. Be still. Allow life to arise around you, and if you invest yourself in anything, let it only be things that bring love to the surface of your heart and soul.

South Sudan: Standing at a Crossroads After a Year of Conflict

Johan Eldebo | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Johan Eldebo

12 months ago, 10-year old Jonathan was woken up by a smattering of gunfire outside his home in South Sudan. His family fled the fighting, and eventually ended up taking shelter in a UN base. They expected to be there for a few weeks until the fighting stopped...

Gemma Collins on 'I'm a Celebrity': Fear or Playing Up for the Cameras?

Sloan Sheridan-Williams | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sloan Sheridan-Williams

No stranger to reality TV and already a successful businesswoman, Gemma Collins clearly has some idea of what she is doing. The truth detection consultant and cynic in me wonders if Bobby Norris' best friend knows her audience better than we think, because although the anxiety is real her response to it does seem to be slightly disproportionate

Alcoholics Anonymous Is Scary!

Rupert Wolfe-Murray | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Wolfe-Murray

When I arrived at the address I saw an open door with a small, blue "AA" sticker on it. But it was a big building with many floors. How would I find the right room? I assumed it would be in the basement but it was deserted. I then went up the stairs to the first floor where I saw an open door and heard voices. I swallowed my anxiety and went in.

This Man's Brain Surgery Cured Him Of His Fear Of Spiders

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the mere thought of spiders sends shivers down your spine then removing a section of your brain could help. (Although we probably wouldn't recommen...

Race-baiting in 2014: Let's Send Our Politicians Back to School

Daniel Weeks | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Politics
Daniel Weeks

Rather than leading a race to the bottom of the dungheap, elected leaders like Sen. Sanborn should be setting an example of integrity and respect for our youth. If he cannot meet the standard of student conduct prescribed by the very schools he represents, is he fit to serve in public office?

Tackling Halloween Phobia

Malminder Gill | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Halloween is a time for being scared, shocked and frightened. It's a time for ghosts, gore, horror films, skeletons and jack-o-laterns. There are some people who don't like Halloween and trick or treating and these people shut the curtains, turn the lights off and ignore the door.

Love Is Real - How Fear Keeps Us From Starting a Relationship

Anna Roth | Posted 22.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

Often, when we feel ourselves falling in love, we don´t yet know the other person. Our hearts begin to open, but we feel vulnerable. Can we trust them? Does this person love us? Is this person really interested in us? These are all things we cannot control.

The Fear of Opportunity

Sarah Wauterlek Pierson | Posted 08.12.2014 | 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 29.11.2014 | 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 15.11.2014 | 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 23.10.2014 | 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?