Courage Lives in You- Literally

Courage, the feeling of it, the rush of it, can be… seductive.  In fact, Kelly McGonigal reminds us that the same hormones involved in stress, are also involved in caring for others, in connecting with the people around us in meaningful ways.  What makes us anxious, it turns out, also gives us joy, gives us a sense of belonging with others.  It is often how we perceive the stress that invokes a positive or negative physiological response.  So, next time you’re feeling anxious, look inward for the courage response in you- feel it, welcome it, and be grateful that you already have everything you need to activate it.  It literally, perfectly lives inside of you, and all you need to do is to ‘en-courage’ it by reaching out, building your connections and caring for the people around you- including yourself. 

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