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What Are Your Life’s Bravest Moments?

Man_climbing_on_mountainLast night, on Your Caregiving Journey, our conversation drifted to a discussion about bravery. We have many brave moments in our lives, which makes me wonder about your brave moments.

We’re brave when we stay during difficult times, when we make a commitment that’s right for us, when we say “No” for the first time to a request, when we publicly tell our story, when we take risk without really knowing how we will land.

What are your life’s bravest moments? Please share in our comments section, below.

About Denise Brown

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues.


  1. Avatar of Patty

    I would say that my bravest moment so far in my life was when I had to make the decision to turn off my Mom’s breathing machine. She’d had a massive heart attack, and I knew she didn’t wish to be kept alive with machines. My Dad was so broken up that he couldn’t say the words, so I had to.

    • Avatar of Denise

      Hi Patty-I’m not sure you can be braver than that. I can only imagine how difficult and heartbreaking the situation was. That’s truly a situation where the right decision just can’t feel right.

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