Most people assume that being brave is the absence of fear, when in reality, it can mean feeling afraid and being able to persevere anyway. If you're open to such things as the power of music, gratitude, pets, laughter, random acts of kindness or facing fears, you can change or enhance your perception of life in the most trying times. Demonstrating this "emotional grit" is invaluable every day with small or big concerns - or when you face a medical scare as the author did. In this book, you will learn:
- How to reduce or eliminate fear by embracing it,
- How the science of optimism can change your brain chemistry, and
- Ways perspective and gratitude can help carry you.
Jennifer Fernjack is an author and keynote speaker. She has shared her message of "emotional grit" at places such as the Mayo Clinic, HealthPartners Neuroscience Center, the University of Minnesota Duluth, Gilda's Club and more. Raised in Cloquet, Minnesota, she currently resides in Spring Park, Minnesota. She has a BA degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. Jennifer's personal story of emotional grit stems from a health scare where she learned that the best things in life are free.