• Tell the truth
  • Remember that my interpretation of events is just that—interpretation, and there are many to choose from
  • Include others
  • Keep learning, knowing that failure is a part of learning
  • Trust my intuition
  • Accept that sometimes I look like a fool, and that most fun things do involve looking like a fool
  • Care for my own mental and physical health every day, which means that I will
    • exercise outside, even if it’s gloomy, rainy, or freezing cold
    • eat well but include occasional food treats so that I don’t feel deprived
    • reach out to other people
    • try to be kind to myself when I fail at doing any of the above
  • Use my art to
    • honor wellness stories
    • make my voice heard about public policies that are hazardous to health