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Bravery

The Hospital Isn't a Warzone, and I'm Not a Warrior

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Blahovec

One can continue to call patients "brave" and "fighters" all they want, but this often reinforces the idea that they must live up to the expectation of being strong.

These Habits Of The World's Boldest People Will Inspire You To Take A Risk

Posted 12.16.2014 | Business

Look up any article about “boldness” or “courage” on the Internet and you’ll inevitably find some quote from a famous person propping up the...

To Risk or Not to Risk: That Is the Question

Joan Moran | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Joan Moran

I've looked at life from all sides now and I realize that 71 is a great age to make a change and experience "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and to take arms against inertia" (to paraphrase Shakespeare).

How to Live Your Life, and Not the Life Others Expect of You

Holstee | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Holstee

Bravery is the ability to move forward with fear looking us right in the eyes. But while Bravery can be inspired by the world around us, nobody can give it to us. We need to find it and feel it ourselves. We all know the feeling. We have all experienced a form of bravery before, but what then is fear? Or should we ask, whom is it that we fear?

Ebola Is Dangerous. But So Too Is the Fear It Incites

Margie Warrell | Posted 10.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Margie Warrell

While I don't know how long it will take for this virus to be contained, I'm confident that it eventually will. What concerns me more is the impact that the fear it has incited will have on the lives of those who've been swept up by it.

The Strength Behind People With Mental Illness

Chelsea Stephens | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Chelsea Stephens

What I want to address is that not only are these stigmas inaccurate, but they couldn't be farther from the truth. People who deal with mental illness have an incredible amount of strength, even though many times they don't see it.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

Brave

Nicole Scott | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Nicole Scott

The brave women around me have showed me their strength in their beginnings: choosing to go back to school, making decisions to start taking care of themselves physically and emotionally, asking for help with depression, starting new businesses, choosing to adopt, going back to work.

The Real Meaning Of 'Brave'

Glennon Melton | Posted 12.01.2014 | Parents
Glennon Melton

We have to teach our children (and ourselves) that caution is often a sign of courage. That often NO is as brave an answer as YES.

Donations Pour In For Devoted Dog Who Suffered 3rd-Degree Burns Saving Family From Fire

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.26.2014 | Good News

This is what unquestioning loyalty looks like. The Williams family of East Point, Georgia, was fast asleep Tuesday morning when their home caught f...

Prepare to be Uncomfortable

Samantha Bennett | Posted 11.22.2014 | Arts
Samantha Bennett

Recently a client asked me how to tell the difference between the natural anxiety a person has when they're moving forward into something new and the gut instinct that something is truly wrong for them.

5 Courageous Fictional Characters Who Teach Us How to Stay Brave

Meira Bienstock | Posted 11.19.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

Sometimes it is not as obvious as a knight riding his horse into battle to face the enemy. Below are different types of courage displayed by five fictional characters who endure so much, and yet always stay strong, never, ever giving up.

My Daughter Almost Drowned Today, So We Kept Swimming

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I wanted to blanket her with kisses, and walk her far, far away from the hostile sea. Instead, after she calmed down a little, while she was still sniffling and clingy, I took her hand, and we walked back to the water's edge.

How 52 Firsts In 52 Weeks Can Change Your Life

Andrea Jarrell | Posted 11.05.2014 | Fifty
Andrea Jarrell

When we're young, we constantly make choices about what we do and don't like. When we get older, we relish knowing who we are. But there's a risk, too, in blindly following habitual likes and dislikes. I refuse to think what I know about myself to date is all there is to know.

How to Be Brave in 8 Steps

Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Lauren Zimmerman, MD

Bravery -- like anything else -- is a muscle that we all have the capacity to develop. In this video, I share eight steps I use on a regular basis to face and overcome my fears to live with courage.

The Season of Coming Out

Caroline Catlin | Posted 08.24.2014 | Gay Voices
Caroline Catlin

I hope that someday, coming out will be as simple and casual as sharing any other facts about my life. That's what keeps me going, keeps me telling others what I once swore I would take to my grave.

When Times Are Hard, Pick Up These Works of Literature

Meira Bienstock | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Meira Bienstock

These two novels, which are considered to be among the canon of the greatest classical works of literature, are definitely worth picking up again if you need characters to inspire you. They will remind you of the most defining and beneficial character traits which are so rare, but sing so loudly from these pages.

A Grateful Nation Remembers Fallen Heroes

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 07.25.2014 | Impact
Joseph Amodeo

Although we are all aware of the remarkable leadership and sacrifice of great generals of wars past and present, it is the silence of those men and women who died during combat that speaks so clearly to the meaning of bravery and patriotism.

Afraid of Me

Brandice N. Daniel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Brandice N. Daniel

We often think that our biggest challenge is tangible. Money, connections, location barriers, and relationships. We can come up with one million excuses..."if only I had this" or "if only I knew this person." But what do you have in your hands now? I

How Lily Allen Made Me Brave

Jessica Pan | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Jessica Pan

After discussing feminism, fame, her body image and her infamous music video, the interview is nearly over and I have one final question to ask her. One question that I personally need to know the answer to.

I Am a Dog: Happy Mother's Day to Rescuers

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 07.08.2014 | Good News
Maggie Van Ostrand

I am Cejas the Dog. I am grateful. Dog mothers don't have to be dogs themselves. We have birth dog mothers and then we have human Dog Mothers, the beautiful, dedicated, loving volunteers at local SPCAs, city shelters, and rescue organizations.

Courage on the 60 Freeway

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

You're driving on the freeway. A car in front of you bursts into flames and there are people inside. What do you do?

Leadership: Always for and Sometimes Within

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 04.09.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

It is a true ongoing test of a leader to stand always for and sometimes within their community, judging each moment and determining an appropriate response, acting with devotion and temerity, even and especially when it is uncomfortable.

Ted's Story: From Tragedy to New Beginnings

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 03.13.2014 | Impact
Jens Erik Gould

As a young man, Ted Wiard had an ideal life. He married his high school sweetheart, worked as a schoolteacher and tennis coach in his picturesque hometown of Taos, New Mexico, and became the father of two beautiful daughters. Suddenly, everything changed.

Make More Than a Resolution

Happiness Is Now | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Happiness Is Now

We all respond to crisis differently. Catastrophe strikes and some of us wallow in pity, others live in denial, while others handle it all with grace. Of course, if we're lucky enough to get through it, we all tend to go back to living life as if nothing ever happened. But perhaps this is the problem.