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How a tiny dog helped me overcome a big fear

Who knew an animal the size of a loaf of bread could teach a person to overcome fear?

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Spiders, Farts, Torture, and Enlightenment

What happens when you spend ten days in a silent meditation retreat? This…

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Two Beautiful Stories

I recently put out a call inviting readers to share stories of their own fearful adventures. Now it's time to pick a winner…

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A Reason to Stop Avoiding

For sixteen months, my own personal doomsday has been slowly approaching. With the launch of my book, I knew I was going to have to face up to something I'm terrified of. I'm not talking [...]

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Facing My Fear Of Sharks

Is it possible to learn to scuba dive when you have a shark phobia? In Koh Tao, Thailand, I take the plunge to find out.

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Confronting Your Greatest Fear

Why should we face up to our fears? For as long as I can remember, I've been afraid of the ocean. Living with this fear isn't much of a burden, unless…

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What If Your Biggest Naysayer Is You?

Every now and then, you cross paths with someone who doesn’t support what you’re about. But what if your biggest naysayer is you?

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Where Did All My Emotions Go?

How do you react when you hear exciting news? I have some great news! And I desperately want to share it with you! But I can’t, because I'm too busy napping (that's how I roll).

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Finding A Way To Say Goodbye.

Like many other geeks, I cried today. It was the apple.com page that finally did it. In Apple’s typical minimalist style, they honored Steve Jobs’ sad end date: 2011. It was all that white space and emptiness around his picture that finally made me break down.

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The Scariest Word In The Universe

'No!' That's my least favorite word in the whole world. 'No' makes my hopes and dreams sag like a pair of soiled underpants. But I've had an epiphany …

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