Overcoming Fear

This Is What Fear Makes You Do

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 08.26.2015 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

Just think of all the things you've done because of fear. Stayed in a shitty relationship. Failed to speak up. Studied the wrong thing. Did what you were told. Kept the soul-crushing job. Stayed small. Held back. Watched from the sidelines.

How My Greatest Fear Became My Greatest Strength

Cheryl Muir | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

All the reasons, all the excuses, all the times I've said "I've been busy" -- they all amounted to the same thing. I was absolutely petrified of getting back behind the wheel. The thought made me feel physically sick. But I'd had enough of avoiding the issue and pretending it wasn't there. It was time wave goodbye to that elephant once and for all.

6 Ways To Overcome Your Fears

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Living

Facing your fears can feel like an uphill battle, but it gets better after you take the first step. The infographic below by NeoMam Studios and Veg...

Are Your Friends Cheerleaders or Fearleaders?

Shelagh Meagher | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada Living
Shelagh Meagher

The enthusiasm requirement is a biggie, because excitement is infectious. Cheerleaders can get worn out just like the adventurer they're supporting. When you've been whining for two weeks straight or copping out on doing what you've got to do to make it happen, they need to be so keen on your success that they'll keep pushing you right on through it.

5 Ways to Get Past Your Bogeyman and on With Your Dreams

Shelagh Meagher | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Living
Shelagh Meagher

You really, really want to quit your job, go live in Paris, take up belly dancing, dye your hair pink, or jump out of an airplane (with a parachute). But you can't because...Whatever you've been dreaming of but not actually doing, chances are you've got some really solid reasons why. Which would be fine if they were actually true.

Three Steps to Overcoming Fear

Cheryl Muir | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Cheryl Muir

You know the feeling. Sweaty palms, heart pounding out of your chest and legs trembling with all the quivering of a seismic event. Whether you're afraid of asking your boss for a raise or you're just about to give a huge presentation, it feels exactly the same. And it sucks, doesn't it? Here are some steps to help navigate the choppy and often inhospitable waters of fear.

Why Fear Is Our North Star On The Path To Success

Komal Minhas | Posted 11.08.2014 | Canada
Komal Minhas

There's a part of me that wishes I were sitting next to Mitch on the flight I was originally set to be on. The one bound for Ottawa that left Geneva...

Cancer Won't Ruin My Summer

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg Saturday, I continued on my quest to be a normal young person in the city. After having a nice visit with some of my family, I took a lovely walk through my neighbourhood and around the park and surrounding area. My feet ached from wearing terrible sandals. A regular person kind of ache. Not a cancer ache.

Cancer Taught Me to Live in the Moment

Stephanie Gilman | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Living
Stephanie Gilman

2013-02-04-kickingcancersass.jpg For as long as I can remember, I have been an obsessive planner. I love to make plans, to organize, to prepare. And I'm quite good at it, too. Long-term goals, schedules. These are things I like. A fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants girl, I am not. With my cancer diagnosis, a lot of things came crashing down around me.

I've Been Through Hell, and Have No Fear

Meghan Pearson | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Pearson

My name is Meg, and I have been riding a roller-coaster ride of emotional upheaval, life-changing experiences and personal development for a few years now. I was bankrupt, unemployed, and depressed. My father was ill with frontotemporal dementia and ALS. My fiancé and I had called off our wedding less than four months before the big day. But I persevered. Now I am using my experience to share with others.

I'm Kayaking from San Fran to Hawaii and Yeah, I'm Scared

Wave Vidmar | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Travel
Wave Vidmar

I'm patiently awaiting my launch onto the Pacific, on a solo 3,100 mile, 45-65 day odyssey from the San Francisco Bay Area to Hawaii. Am I afraid of what I will face out on the Pacific Ocean, alone, up to 50-foot waves, potentially being run over at night by large ships, in a tiny kayak? Of course! But it's called F.E.A.R. -- Forget Everything And Relax!

Fear, Love, Acceptance, Peace and Dreams

Deri Latimer | Posted 03.12.2012 | Canada Living
Deri Latimer

At this time of year, you might be thinking about your goals for the year and evaluating how well you did on your goals last year. Both can bring som...

Are You Living Your Most Adventurous Life?

Elia Saikaly | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Living
Elia Saikaly

The greatest tragedy in life is never having tried and never having lived. Life is about experience and if you're not growing, learning, loving, contributing, experiencing, succeeding and evolving, then what are you doing in your life?

Living On The Edge

Posted 10.01.2011 | Canada

For me, this year has been all about getting uncomfortable. Until recently I've led a pretty cautious life, a trait I got from my dad. He still cal...