Alice puts the finishing touches on her resume. She will email it along with a cover letter to apply for a position for an early childhood educator. She hits the “send” icon, shuts down the computer and stands to stretch. Her body feels awkward and stiff. Suddenly a wave of regret floats across her mind. She flips open the lap top, reads the email and thinks, “ I should have been more enthusiastic!" Palms sweating, her heart races. She feels at a distance from the world. Alice is creative, bright and compassionate yet she feels lethargic, boring and ignorant.