I often think, when faced with certain life situations, what are the tools that come into play for me. I read many years ago that taking ownership of mind and body is all empowering. If possible, that is my tool. Simply, as I have said many times before, nourishing the body with healthy food, and the mind with positive thoughts…. Surrounding yourself with family and friends you love is the bonus. My husbands favorite saying was “when the going gets rough, the tough get going.” The origin of this phrase has been attributed both to Joseph Kennedy, father of President John F. Kennedy, and football player/coach Knute Rockne. Taken together, “when the situation becomes difficult, the strong will work harder to meet the challenge.” Life is filled with challengers and how we meet and deal with them are the foundation of our emotional tools. Another interpretation might mean that we must be fully engaged in the present, to face what we know and sometimes the unknown. Empowering our own strengths..