Sandra Walston

15
Jul

I Am Grateful! And You?

I am grateful for those enlightened souls whose contributions create a shift in world consciousness. I am grateful for those who display basic values of social grace. I am grateful for the holy moments that appear when I stop to be present to the beauty that surrounds me. I am grateful to know that new possibilities are waiting to be

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18
Jun

Imposter Syndrome: “Am I A Fraud”?

A courage coaching client wrote, “I wish I had time to read something other than curriculum and educational philosophy as I prepare for these workshops. Last night I had a very long, vivid dream where I was assigned five educational foundation/conceptual philosophy books to read and create five units for a presentation. I remember in my dream feeling very stupid

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2
Jun

Behaviors of Courageous Women

Courageous women keep pressing forward when they have been passed over at work. They restructure their goals, take charge and manifest a new vision. Whammy! They have reinvented themselves one more time. Settling is not an option. They know courage is an inside job, and “managing up” is the key to stepping up and taking control. Courageous women face uncertainty

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10
May

“Conscious Living, Conscious Courage, Unconscious Dying”

“I’m dying!” Every moment we are in the process/change of dying—that’s not a downer, that’s a wake-up call! I offer a program called “Conscious Living, Conscious Courage, Unconscious Dying.” People ask me what do I mean by “unconscious dying.” A couple of examples include harboring sorrow, accepting status quo or embracing the mantra “something is better than nothing.” Underlying all

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16
Apr

Etymology of Courage

Etymology of Courage. Courage originates from the Old French corage, meaning “heart and spirit.” I apply this original definition to my life. Do you? Becoming aware of the behaviors and rewards of courage, I feel more empowered to be discerning and better able to respond to my inherent energy of courage. The word virtue (virs) in Latin means “energy.” Hiding

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23
Mar

Courage Is an Internal Process

Courage is an internal process. It occurs when you make a conscious decision to tap into and use your inner “reservoir” of heart, which you might not have even realized you have. “Listen with the ear of your heart.” — Prologue to “Rule of Saint Benedict”  

4
Mar

Self-Doubt Is A Courage Destroyer

“Every day courage is standard equipment in everyone,” believes The Courage Expert, Sandra Ford Walston. “When self-doubt creeps in, ask: ‘How can I act with courage?’ Pause and reflect—it’s likely that you already know what action is required. But knowing isn’t enough! Courage requires you to then take action; whether that’s standing alone on a business issue, or confronting intimidation.”

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25
Feb

Fear Is a Jail of It’s Own

15
Feb

Not Dancing to the Step?

“Life is not unlike a cinema. Each scene has its own music, and the music is created for the scene, woven to it in ways we do not understand. No matter how much we may love the melody of a bygone day or imagine the song of a future one, we must dance within the music of today, or we

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13
Feb

Winston Churchill’s Courage

“On one of Churchill’s full moon weekends at Ditchley, Diana Cooper, wife of Information Minister Duff Cooper, told Churchill that the best thing he had done was to give people courage. He did not agree. ‘I never gave them courage, he said. ‘I was able to focus theirs’.” – The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson, page 483