October 23, 2013

What ‘Brave’ Really Means: A Viral Video to Bring a Smile.

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”  ~ C. JoyBell C.

Two nurses at a Minnesota children’s hospital had a most wonderful idea. They wanted to make a video featuring their patients, something fun to look back on, when cancer is hopefully just a memory.

The video has since gone viral, and rightfully so—as it shares with us a much needed reminder on what bravery really means.

And, it’s not always what you think—as the roots of courage are born deeply within a joy-filled spirit.

May we always honor those whose hearts help us when we need it most.

And, I promise that you will absolutely love this video.

Brave at U of M Amplatz Children’s Hospital


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Ed: Sara Crolick


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Cecilia Oct 23, 2013 10:28pm

Hi Tara,

Thank you for sharing this video link. Today's post brightens up my gloomy day!

Your articles, along with many others that are posted in Elephant Journal, are one of the main "supplements" for my soul. These writings continue to help a newbie yoga teacher like me to grow and be inspired.

As a nurse who has been working in the pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant unit for the last 12 years (and still loving every minute of it), this video reminds me that taking care of these brave ones are meaningful even when their life journey is leading us to the unknown territory. Death may be inevitable but we could help our courageous little ones to alleviate unnecessary sufferings through supporting them holistically.

Most often, my patients are my "yoga" teachers. They teach me how to live life fully and be in the present despite of how tough life could be.

"Never ever giving up hope" – a quote from the video…

Namaste 🙂

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