Allow yourself to ask for what you need. Allow yourself to need help, to need, love, to need other people. Give yourself permission to say This is what I need, to say it without shame, without guilt. Now allow yourself to receive what is offered. Allow yourself to be human. Allow yourself the luxury of screwing up now and then, of being less than perfect. Allow yourself to it all down and breathe. Now allow someone else to help you pick up the pieces. Give them permission to love you in the only way they know how. Every so often, allow yourself to forget about the bills and the phone calls and the deadlines. Allow yourself the freedom to feel exactly how you feel, to be exactly where you are in any given moment. Allow others the freedom to do the same.