so much focus on the physical and mental improvements I/we need to make, but Joy Harjo reminds me of something deeper, clearer, simpler to tend to:
Call your spirit back. It may be caught in corners and creases of shame, judgment, and human abuse.
You must call in a way that your spirit will want to return.
Speak to it as you would to a beloved child.
Welcome your spirit back from its wandering. It may return in pieces, in tatters. Gather them together. They will be happy to be found after being lost for so long
and finally this:
Then, you must do this: help the next person find their way through the dark.