Finally, courage will be a virtue defined, recognized, associated, and documented in history as a feminine energy!
Only 70 out of 750 women surveyed described themselves as having courage. Courage is the prerequisite of meaningful action. COURAGE by Sandra Ford Walston shows women how to access the courage already within them by reclaiming this forgotten virtue.
Sandra Ford Walston suggests an inspiring and spirit-filled show that would include audience interaction, guest panelists including an “expert” therapist in women’s issues, and an engaging program based on the highly acclaimed book:
COURAGE: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman/Reclaiming the Forgotten Virtue
Endorsements for COURAGE
“Writing this book has been my destiny and life’s calling. I wrote this book to help every woman understand what courage really is, why society rarely recognizes women as courageous, and why such recognition is vital to knowing ourselves. As a courage coach, I work with women to help them claim and use the powerful virtue they already possess–courage!” — Sandra Ford Walston, The Courage Expert
COURAGE: The Heart and Spirit of Every Woman teaches women how to tap into their own reservoirs of courage to live their lives fully. Women often deny their own courageous spirit, believing that only men can be identified as courageous. A woman without courage may surrender her convictions, avoid risk, fear the future, and abandon her dreams. A woman who claims courage explores the unknown, confronts abuse, embraces faith, and chooses her own path.
COURAGE demonstrates how every woman can lead an animated and enriched life by recognizing and reclaiming this critical but forgotten virtue. Reclaiming courage means you operate at the next level.
Framed around real stories of contemporary women whose courage has transformed their lives, COURAGE shows us all how to integrate courage into our daily lives by following an innovative three-step process. The process allows us to understand and reclaim the essence of our hearts and spirits (the word courage stems from the Old French word “corage,” meaning heart and spirit). Your audience will discover the power to do such things as speak up in a group, leave an unhappy relationship, pursue interests, and conquer the fear of failure (or success!). Years of research distilled the “Source Wheel” on page 86—the 12 behaviors of courage.
- Invite a panel of women who perceive themselves as courageous.
- Have listeners to submit e-mails or text messaging on women and courage, everyday courage and courageous leadership.
Below are suggested ideas for a talk show program:
- How will my life change when I claim my courage?
- Why is courage the forgotten virtue in women, and how can they reclaim it?
- How to let go of the outdated definition of courage?
- Why courage for women? What does courage offer? How does feminine courage compare to other virtues?
- How to create a blueprint and achieve growth through understanding and embracing courageous attitudes and actions?
- How does courage transform a woman’s life? Find out how to discern and develop your courage in your daily life.
- Discover how to identify your patterns that keep you from being the authentic you (applying the stepping stones).
- How do you integrate courage applying the Three-Step Process?
- How can women be more courageous in their daily lives?
- How does language link to the Source Wheel diagram?
- How do we pass this virtue to our daughters, nieces, and the girl next door?
- Why hasn’t history often revealed women claiming and staking their everyday experiences as courageous? In other words, why is women’s courage an unsung virtue?
- If you see yourself as a courageous woman, what behavioral examples reveal women as courageous? How is this different from other women?
- What causes a woman to finally draw from her reservoir of courage? What is the final straw that propels her to take action?
- Why does society in general fail to recognize women as courageous?
- Why aren’t more statues built commemorating the everyday woman?
- Why are words such as valor, stalwart, bravery, hero, or courage most often synonymous with the male gender?
- How can men be more supportive of women in realizing their courage-and-how can they encourage integrating courage in the future?
- How can we advance a national conversation about courage and women? What actions can political, social and educational institutions take to recognize and promote this virtue in our nation’s young women?
- What might be the effects on society if women recognized naturally and early on their reservoirs of courage?
According to Sandra Ford Walston, author of COURAGE:
- “Discovering courage awakens an ancient feminine energy that every woman should utilize.”
- “By fusion courage with their innate energy, all women can enhance their ability to act from their hearts.”
- “Indeed, we will know that we have achieved equality when women are noted and praised for their unique brand of steadfast courage.”
- “Courage is much more complex than spontaneous reactions to traumatic events.”
- “Small courageous acts accumulate like drops of rain in a puddle to create your own vast reservoir of courage.”
- “As women redefine courage, they learn to recognize and nourish it in themselves.”
- “Courage is the forgotten virtue because women do not recognize their everyday actions as significant.”
- “When women give courage permission to surface, they create within themselves a support system.”
- “Courage comes into play when we are digging for solutions.”
- “You will change when the pain of staying in the old pattern is greater than the pain of change.”
- “Perhaps, women have been asleep to the truth that they have always been courageous.”
- “It takes conscious choice and effective action to dive into your heart and spirit to confront who you really are. We like to live in certainty. Uncertainty is not comfortable, but it is inevitable when you try to change.”
- “To live on purpose means to not live by accident.”
- “Courage is about being fearless enough to stand on your own and be your own person.”
- “Courage is a state of being.”
- “Call on your courage to stand up for the self you know to be you.”
- “A woman’s reservoir of courage is a self-renewing resource.”