Slow down. Pause, reflect and breathe. In this issue take the time to appreciate where you are, where you have been, what you have accomplished on your journey and where you are yet to travel. Unravel the power of nostalgia and the inherent ways it can help with transitional periods in life. Learn how to live alongside powerful emotions that can lean towards the self-destructive. Forgive yourself for minor transgressions from the past and appreciate how everyday hiccups, rather than being signs of failure, can provide you with the tools to manage life’s bigger crises. Acknowledge that self-care is a lifelong practice, that healing can only occur by understanding how complex pain is and that by making the distinction between positive self-care and selfishness, you can become empowered to make yourself the protagonist in your own story.