On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I acknowledge the continued efforts needed to create a world of peace, equality, equity and true freedom, and the healing required to get there.

We cannot do it all but we can do what we can. And to me, it starts with the inner work. It is the foundation for all the outer work. How we care for ourselves is an indicator of the care that others deserve. We will never get further than our self-compassion, self-love and self-care.

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I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.