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Bravery

5 Courageous Fictional Characters Who Teach Us How to Stay Brave

Meira Bienstock | Posted 09.19.2014 | 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 09.15.2014 | 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 09.05.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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.

12 Photos Of Bravery To Remember The Struggles Fought In 2013

Posted 12.24.2013 | World

Courage comes in all shapes and sizes. You find it in the hearts of relief workers who help typhoon victims find shelter and food, in the hands of...

The 8 Bravest Things You Could Ever Say

Ann Brenoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

Everyone has had their moments of courage, when they stood up for what they knew was right or when they bucked the tide. Sometimes being brave is just a matter of overcoming long-held positions; it can take guts to do or say something you know won't be popular. Sometimes it takes courage to say things when you fear the repercussions. Here's my list of the eight bravest things I ever said:

Brave

Natalie Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

I'm the one that jumps first and freaks later. But speaking my mind? Finally fessing up to all that was wrong in my life, being a voice for those who hadn't, wouldn't or couldn't? Now that was terrifying.

DOs and DON'Ts: How To Talk To Your Child About Bullying

Posted 10.18.2013 | Parents

“They’re just words.” “It’ll only make you stronger.” “Just ignore it.” Chances are, these are the messages your child has received ...

Ping Pong Skills That Could Kill

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2013 | Weird News

Paddling knives instead of ping pong balls is a good idea ONLY if you are part of the Swedish show Tumba Ping Pong. The group, comprised of DJ Coolman...

Making a Difference: The World of Giving - Remembering 9/11

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Twelve years ago we were hurt, wounded, scared and maybe even downtrodden, but we were never defeated.

LOOK: Asiana Flight Attendant's Heroic Rescue Of Passengers

Posted 07.12.2013 | Good News

The image of a flight attendant carrying people on her back away from Asiana Flight 214's smoldering remains are going viral, thanks to photos taken b...

How Criticism Can Change Your Life

Shayne Traviss | Posted 08.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Shayne Traviss

Every challenge in our lives presents us with a choice point, an opportunity to make the most suitable decision possible for our highest good. We can choose to react, which creates war or we can choose conscious action, which creates peace.

My Brain Injury Taught Me to Be Brave

Serena Lee | Posted 07.21.2013 | College
Serena Lee

In three weeks, I will graduate from UCLA. The greatest advice that I have for incoming and current scholars is simple: be fearless. Face your fears. Don't be afraid. Fear will hold you back. Bravery will push you forward.

Embargo of Hope

Mike May | Posted 06.05.2013 | World
Mike May

I heard a tragic story on NPR a few weeks back. This has been a work inspired by it.

Why Divorce Takes A Certain Kind Of Bravery

Monique Honaman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

We often think of our soldiers fighting wars overseas as being brave, or firefighters entering a burning building as being brave, or police officers knowingly confronting dangerous criminals as being brave