No man or woman should ever be told to "toughen up" before first acknowledging their feelings and dealing with them. Toughening up is necessary and a good thing, but only when people own it. I wrote a similar article, about my own struggles to act tough and ok, when I clearly wasn't. Thank you for your empathy!

In the process of GYST’ing and following my intuition. Gave up a career in medicine to pursue writing, blogging, and, most of all, living.