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‘Extreme Courage – How to overcome Fear and Act Intuitively’

Lt Corp. Sarah Bushbye,
Army Medic, The British Army

26 year old Corporal Sarah Bushbye is the third woman in military history and one of the youngest to receive the military cross for extreme courage as she treated injured colleagues amid 'bullets and bombs' in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan.

Ignoring the risks of more explosions and incoming fire, she ran 500 yards across open ground to reach the men. Newlywed Sarah, of North Tyneside in The UK, heard she had won the medal while on holiday in Crete with husband Danny. She said: "I don't see myself as any heroine, I was doing my job. But it is an honour to receive it and I am very proud."

Be inspired by Sarah and her extraordinary exploits and how she overcame her nerves at that critical moment and how she learnt to rely on her intuition and gut instinct.


Building Blocks for the Girls

We have to believe inside that we deserve to be where we are, and to achieve what we have achieved. But we also have to understand that we cannot hold a belief that society owes us anything and instead make our own destinies, and likewise complain that nothing will ever change without understanding that we can control our own reality.