It's not entirely normal to be a cross-country skier that is a retired kindergarten teacher. It's even more amazing that Barbara Klippel overcame a fall down a flight of stairs and a broken skull to win the premiere cross-country ski marathon.
Dr. Dot Richardson: Overcome Fears
Do you find yourself paralyzed with fear, thinking about all the the bad things that might result from taking a risk? Olympic champion Dr. Dot Richardson has advice for what you can say to yourself to overcome the negative thoughts.
Inside the Story: Bob Rafkin
Guitarist Bob Rafkin's rich, musical life has taken him from the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1960s to working with Joni Mitchell and Arlo Guthrie in LA. Now, in his 60s, he's overcome illness to emerge more prolific than ever.
Six Bullets to the Chest
James O'Connor was not standing at the proverbial crossroads. He was lying there. On a gurney. With six bullets in his chest. On what could have been his deathbed, James was overcome with a single thought.
Lifelong Learning Minute: Leon Fleisher
This concert pianist lost the use of a hand and his career dreams nearly died -- but his passion for music helped him overcome obstacles and today, he's inspiring people of all ages, all over the globe.
Lifelong Learning Minute: Hoochie Coochie Man
He's an unforgettable character who believes it's never too late to rise to glory, even in the music business! Michael Galloway has already overcome the odds; now he's going for more.
GOBO 310: True Grit
What makes you unique? How will you be remembered? This week's episode shines the spotlight on unsung heroes of positive attitude -- men and women who refuse to let obstacles overcome them.
Rock climbing, yoga practitioner, hiker and sports psychologist Virginia Savage says she has learned an important lesson through her many adventures -- you don't have to overcome your fears, just learn how to move through them. Learn more.