So today, I'm going to ask all my friends to do one thing - BACK OFF. Back off on the self-recriminations, the guilt, the regret, the judgment of others, re-living past pain, feeling less than. Back off and breathe. Know that you are human and fallible and that is OK. Sit with yourself quietly and breathe in all the amazing things about yourself - your incredible generosity, your courage, your kind spirit, your discipline, your love for others, your ability to rise from the ashes and make life better today than it was yesterday. BACK OFF AND BE KIND TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS TODAY.