Sometimes being strong means not being strong. Not only is it okay to “fall apart,” but it takes courage to be fully human – rather than continue the oh-so false façade of Superman or Superwoman. True emotional muscle and might are needed to allow one’s self to be scared, weak and even God forbid, needy.

So, redefine strength today. Incorporate its accurate meaning of the taking care of you. A vim that allows the full range of human experience.

And please, do not punish yourself for it afterwards. Rather, celebrate this new form of strength. Because, you’re a rock star. And others will be too when he or she chooses to come out of hiding and demonstrate such nerve and vigor.