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 fears

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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 

9
Feb

21 Inspiring Courage Quotes Worth Embracing

Quotes are wonderful because they allow us to reflect and then take action. Extracted from over 25 years of original courage research, here are just 21 of my favorite quotes: “Your courage is at the highest when you choose to take action; inaction saps the will of your character.” “Since the start of time, courage has been a potential for

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8
Feb

Open Doors

Learn the alchemy true human beings know. The moment you accept what troubles you’ve been given, the door will open. — Rumi

2
Feb

Courageous or Heroic?

While many claim that courage and heroic are synonymous, commingling them as such does a disservice to the concept of courage. Firefighter Captain Mary agrees, “People notice heroes dealing with disaster and emergency responses. When a civilian dials 911 for help, it’s a day from hell for his/her life. But, it’s no big deal to me. I don’t appreciate it

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