Ordinary Heroes

Sarah’s exploration of the archetype of the hero, (her graduate thesis was on the female hero) has relevance to our most ordinary and unheroic undertakings, as well as our greatest ambitions and accomplishments.

Most classical heroes, like Odysseus, appealed to the gods for help and made sacrifices when things went wrong, whereas we tend to blame ourselves and/or others. Uncovering what we find most and least heroic about ourselves can provide the foundation for a new and more encouraging self narrative, especially at critical, transitional times.

Sarah’s exploration of the archetype of the hero, (her graduate thesis was on the female hero) has relevance to our most ordinary and unheroic undertakings, as well as our greatest ambitions and accomplishments.

Most classical heroes, like Odysseus, appealed to the gods for help and made sacrifices when things went wrong, whereas we tend to blame ourselves and/or others. Uncovering what we find most and least heroic about ourselves can provide the foundation for a new and more encouraging self narrative, especially at critical, transitional times.

Ordinary Heroes