Mental Toughness — Why Women Need It

If you’re like me, you’re needing an extra helping of mental toughness right about now.

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind

When I was a kid, I used to spend hours ( literally ) playing all sorts of string games. The great thing about this childhood pastime was that you could do it alone ( or with a friend).

It was one of those rare games that was adaptable to playing in a variety of settings (home or school or in the car).

Have string will travel. 🙂

Spotting this book photo, I considered how much fun a piece of string can bring when it is….

Knotted tightly.
Cut to a specific length.
Moved in exact, precise positions.
Becomes second nature to execute.

A lot like nurturing a mind that’s characterized by “mental toughness.”

I first heard this phrase used in conjunction with smart, effective caregiving about five years ago when Dr. Foetisch listed the must-dos of taking care of others (from his professional and personal…

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