Tracee Hope Ellis Ross once told Oprah part of Tracee’s magic is that she pees when she needs to pee. It’s a mantra 🕉️ I repeat to myself every day now throughout my day. It’s a reclamation of my body. The “this work/thing is too important for me to take a break to pee” loop that plays in my head is now replaced with hearing Tracee say “I pee when I feel the need to pee.” This requires me noticing what’s going on in my body, somatic engagement, mindfulness, self compassion, and wisdom all rolled into one. Thank you Mona for this masterpiece of an essay. Thank you Tracee for showing us what it looks like to be free in your fabulous fifties. Love you both. 💛Ida

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