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Are Women More Resilient Than Men?

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Are Women More Resilient Than Men?

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?

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Deborah, from HeartMath

Deborah Rozman, Ph.D., is President and CEO of the for-profit Quantum Intech Inc (dba HeartMath Inc.) Deborah has been deeply committed to awareness development and personal growth for 40 years. Deborah is co-author with Doc Childre of Transforming Anger, Transforming Stress, Transforming Anxiety, Transforming Depression and Stopping Emotional Eating.

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6:13PM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

yes we def are

4:39AM PDT on Apr 18, 2012

I think men and women are both resilient in different ways.

2:41PM PDT on Mar 29, 2012

Yes we are.

6:35PM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Resilience is idiosyncratic and influenced by a lot of factors in relation to time etc.

2:20PM PDT on Mar 21, 2012

Thanks.

9:30PM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

I have to agree with Dot B.

4:53PM PDT on Mar 20, 2012

I don't know whether women or men are more resilient, I think we both have had our share of troubles to smooth over and hurdles to jump. But I like your tips. Thank you.

2:42PM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

If a man follows these tips, would it make a difference in the next battle to become the more resilient sex? (Or can men and women just support one another?)

10:52AM PDT on Mar 12, 2012

Male bashing should be no part of feminism.

7:26AM PST on Mar 10, 2012

noted

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