One year ago today, the world lost one of its voices. Today marks the one year anniversary of Whitney Houston’s death. Houston was embattled but beautiful, her life’s ending tragic but a teachable moment for all of us to understand we have to love ourselves first before anyone else can embrace us. For even though we tried to hold Houston close, her self-destructive ways reached their end goal. And when they did, we – and Whitney – lost a chance to hear her sing sweet songs for years to come. But in her death, Whitney’s still a siren, perhaps warning us and teaching us many things about life and ourselves.