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You Are Not Alone A Practical Guide for Maintaining Your Quality of Life While Living with Cancer You're Not Alone

Courage - III. Psychological And Emotional Support

Attitudes That Can Help

Positive Thinking
Support Groups
Realistic, Achievable Goals

Spirituality, Faith and Religion
End-of-Life Care
Leaving Instructions to Loved Ones

Courage is the ability to face seemingly insurmountable crises with determination and fortitude. By courage we do not mean stoicism. Plato defined courage as knowing when to be afraid. Courage is about recognizing the difficulties we face and deciding to move forward in a way that reflects our personal philosophy as well as our moral standards. In doing so, one has take certain gambles or risks.

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear -
not absence of fear.
- Mark Twain

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