1. Mantra on repeat today... Today I promise to be my best self. To be an outstanding mother, a passionate artist, a good friend, and an open hearted woman. I will get on the mat, create with great abandon in the studio, and remember wherever there is a lock, there is always a key. I am sending love to those who need it, and to those who don't think they do. I'm going to start here. Small but mighty.

2. Have something nearby that can completely take you away. Whether it is a book, a painting, favorite album, or the smell of fresh bread, recognize how essential escapism can be in moments of need. I know what voice takes me there. What does it for you?

3. A gift is just that. Something given to you. Foster your gifts. For while you might work hard because of them, you didn't work hard for them. Also, for better or worse, you cannot give them back.

What did you learn today? Join me by using the #thesethreethings and commenting below with your own These Three Things. I want to hear what you are learning, laughing about, and living through.