Taking care of ourselves doesn’t have to be a time-consuming, expensive endeavor. Self-care can be as easy as a paper stuck to the door, reminding us to breathe. Self-compassion is as near as our fingertips at our temples, coaxing tension away. A second cup of coffee with heavy cream. Time spent at the window watching birds. A tendril of hair lovingly braided and pinned. Permission to sit and read, or sleep, or stare. Moments of choice, with ourselves at the center- simple, tangible self-care.