1. Discover what holds you when no one else and nothing else can. Know it and keep it close. Invite it in often and never let it go.

2. Today my daughter returned to school after a 2 week break. This day comes every year and it leaves me absolutely turned inside out every single time. I feel so much at once. Liberation, sorrow, sweet solitude, bittersweet loneliness, joy, fear, strength and weakness. All pushing up against each other. Every year I wonder if it will feel different and it doesn't. Not yet anyway. I watch her walk into her classroom as I drive away and I cry. About everything.

3. Getting back to basics is a good practice.

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