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“You need to take the time on a regular basis to take care of yourself. If you don't, you won't be able to continue to help others. Think about it and stop making excuses for why you can't do it. Think of yourself for a change.”

That was my horoscope this morning. And it kind of freaked me out. Because about an hour earlier, while I was making an attempt to tame my hair and lamenting the circles under my eyes, I stared at myself in the mirror and said these words out loud: “You’re not taking very good care of yourself. That needs to change.”

It’s a bit cheesy and leans to my dramatic sensibilities, but I rarely give myself a positive affirmation or admit to my many faults out loud. There’s half-hearted self-deprecation, and then there’s acknowledging simple truths. They’re very different.

I internalize EVERYTHING. I analyze and second guess the meaning of many things but especially the things that others say to me through their words and actions. And the double-whammy is t…

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