Most of us think Courage is synonymous with bravery. In fact, dictionaries often use bravery as the very definition of courage. Historically however, courage derives from the Latin word Cor which means heart. It was the twelfth century French who first coined the term Courage extrapolating it from their word for heart, Couer. They defined Courage as heart focus, innermost feelings. Over the course of time, the definition of courage morphed to be defined as we know it today, as bravery….“the ability to do something that frightens one”, “strength in the face of pain or grief” and “overcoming fear”. Get full blog at