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The Courage Companion

How to Live Life with True Power

Profiles in Courage for Today

If ever there was a time for courage, it's now. In The Courage Companion, the co-authors of the bestselling Living Life as a Thank You present stories of extraordinary fortitude. These true tales not only invite the reader to "tap into—and hold onto—our inner strength when times get tough and when we're feeling all alone," but also act as guides to inspire anyone to just do it, whatever that "it" may be.

Authors Mary Beth Sammons and Nina Lesowitz have voyaged to the front lines of adversity and fear to surface the brave hearts who confronted and overcame obstacles in ways that inspire us all. From world-class athletes to business and humanitarian leaders, and from cancer patients to ordinary people who took extraordinary action to transform their lives, these courage warriors will show you how to turn apprehension into action. Enriched by motivational quotes, expert advice, and power practices, this courage guidebook will show you how to live your life with guts and gusto.



"The Courage Companion is a book I intend to keep by my bedside when I need to be reminded of all the people in the world who have exhibited extraordinary acts of bravery when faced with the everyday trial of life. It's impossible to feel alone when you read this book—you cannot help but be inspired." —Lee Woodruff, author of Perfectly Imperfect: A Life in Progress and life and family contributor for Good Morning America



MARY BETH SAMMONS is an award-winning journalist and author whose work appears in Family Circle, the Chicago Tribune's lifestyle section, and on various health and wellness websites. She is grateful to be welcomed into the lives of those she writes about who are experiencing the ups and downs of handling life, parenting, and caregiving. Mary Beth is the author of seven books, including We Carry Each Other: Getting Through Life's Toughest Times; My Family: Collected Memories; and Gifts with Heart. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her children.

NINA LESOWITZ is a leader in women's business in the San Francisco Bay Area. A volunteer for literacy organizations, she also runs Spinergy Group, which represents authors, corporate clients, and non-profits. The recipient of a national award for excellence in media relations, Nina is co-author of the bestselling book The Party Girl Cookbook.

Together, Mary Beth and Nina co-authored the highly acclaimed book Living Life as a Thank You.


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