Mary Anne Radmacher is a writer and artist. She conducts workshops on living a full, creative, balanced life; teaches Internet writing seminars; and works with individual clients. In this colorful collection of 20 pieces of original art and hand-lettered words, she salutes the power and the poignancy of courage. The writer Anais Nin once said, "Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage."

In these financially difficult times, where all of us are challenged to readjust how we live, work, and relax, this important human quality needs more scrutiny. Radmacher fills the bill with a multidimensional examination of courage delivered in short phrases and aphorisms. She sees it as the perseverance to keep on keeping on, to take risks and to let go, to reinvent connections and hopes that have been set aside, to stand in a place you didn't know existed, and to be open to all the wild possibilities.