Next week we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. During the entire month of March, thousands of events will be held throughout the world to inspire women and to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. While there is more equality between women and men in the USA, many have commented on how much more women have had to take on to achieve that equality.
Today, most women are juggling several jobs: breadwinner, family caregiver, family health manager, cook, and as my father used to say, the cleaner-upper. Of course, men are contributing more to household chores and childrearing these days, but many working women still feel they have to be superwoman and are burdened by an epidemic of overwhelm.
So are women more resilient than men? Do we have some inner resource we can call on that helps us sustain? Or do men and women get equally overwhelmed by the pressures of life today?
Coming up – What is Resilience?