Kids with anxiety issues have stronger fear signals

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Stanford Study breaks new ground with brain scanning of 10-12 year olds and suggests an effective remedy to raise courageous kids In a breakthrough study recently released by the Stanford School of medicine, 10-12 year old subjects underwent functional MRI scans to see how their brains responded as they were trying to regulate negative emotions.…

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The Greatest Gift we can give our children

Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

In his early 20s, the special operations officer had already served two tours of duty in a bloody war. Back then, people didn’t admit or even know anything about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), so he was left to himself to deal with the emotional serpents that snaked through his consciousness. At one moment he…

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St. Patrick’s Lessons in Courage

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St Patrick was a slave around 400 AD who used fear as fuel to power a daring escape from slavery and eventually to change the world. There are some things about his courage, bravery and intelligence you might not know, and at least one thing about St Patrick’s day you can use to win a…

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What every parent should learn about fear and the amygdala

Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

  Teenage terror and anxiety ended up being the hot topic last week in Hollywood when I was at Real Screen, an annual conference for reality shows. When I told people about my recent TEDx talk, “The Surprising Power of Fear”, and how I often help executives make friends with fear – the confessions poured out. Stories…

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Four steps to getting great in less than 10,000 hours

Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

Malcolm Gladwell popularized the 10,000 hour rule, and others claim natural ability and genetics trumps training. The truth is both are wrong according to the latest research. K. Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool have researched masters in many fields from Chess to Athletics and they found it’s got nothing to do with talent. Watch the video then…

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The key to raising Smart, Successful, Happy Kids

Patrick J Sweeney, Certified Virtual Speaker, Fear Guru, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur, Adventurer

There is one quality that we can instill in our children that can helps ensure that they will be less likely to lie and cheat, that will help them avoid depression and is a primary trait of successful people everywhere. In this short video I show how triathlons can help you do that! Please SHARE…

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Could Pokemon GO Save A Couch Potato’s Life?

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I never let my kids download games on my phone but even I have caught the Pokémon GO bug. Is this revolutionary mobile app inspiring people to exercise more? Could it save a couch potatoes life? It’s without a doubt the most innovative game I have seen in my lifetime. Seems everyone is doing it…sitting…

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Raise Adventurous kids…and get sent to jail

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I am lucky enough to live in a small French village where 17-year-old girls, who could be strutting the runway during New York’s fashion week, hitch-hike to school every day. My husband and I take our 9 to 13 year old kids mountain biking, mountaineering or rock climbing most weekends. Students enjoy three recesses a day and have…

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