I took this selfie in 2014 as I was about to embark on an e-course with Brené Brown based on her book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” It was one of our first assignments. Contrary to my glowing smile, at the time, I felt worse about my imperfections than ever before. My teenage daughter was in treatment for an eating disorder and depression. I felt alone and scared and hopeless. I also felt responsible. I tried everything I could think of and everything the professionals recommended to help her get better. Through that process, I learned the hard way that I have control over nothing but myself. I realized that if I wanted her to feel better about herself, I had to show her how by truly and deeply feeling better about myself. Today my daughter thrives and I have a daily practice that reminds me I’m not alone and there is hope. There is so much hope. I want to share my journey with you, lessons I learned then that still help me now. Most of all, I want to build and share this community because we’re all in this together. I’m imperfect and I’m enough and so are you. You are not alone.