"My head isn't a neighborhood that you'd want to walk in a lone at night." Just one of the great quotes from Elizabeth Gilbert's speech that you can find here.
I can definitely say that I need more self-forgiveness. That knife-to-your-own-throat that she mentions....I know exactly what she means. And I definitely need to go easier on myself. In some ways, I think I have made leaps and bounds from where I used to be, but I still have a long way to go.
So I, too, try to do better each day with what I have. And I try not to be too hard on myself when the to-do list doesn't get crossed off, when I don't make it to the gym every day or when I am not my best on a particular day. But I think it's the intention that counts. It is all about trying.