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In the last three years, I have gone through some extremely traumatizing and life-altering situations. My husband (now ex-husband) was in a near fatal motorcycle crash which left him in a coma for days and in which he sustained a severe traumatic brain injury. Suddenly I was thrust into the role of caregiver for a condition I knew nothing about. Within a year of this accident I experienced extreme anxiety, panic attacks, domestic abuse, infidelity, and subsequently a divorce. Oh, I did I mention this was all during the pandemic? These situations rank in the top of the most stressful events a person can go through in life and yet I came out the other side with my sanity intact. Below is a list of things I have used when I’m losing my shit.

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Have you ever had a bout of  low energy that just became the normal after a while? There was a point for me where I was tired of being tired. Having consistently low energy can get depressing and discouraging. If you have low energy and are also tired of being tired, check out these reasons that might be contributing to your overall levels of energy.
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New start to get ready for the next 12 months. How you get ready for that, will vary person to person. Each year we get to try out new ways to prepare ourselves to see what works the best. It's 2023 and the year that we focus on ourselves. This year we're trying the following six tips to not only get through the year, but thrive through it.
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"Normal stress will cease after the occurrence is over — it tends to be self-limiting" while "Toxic stress takes the natural, involuntary stress response we all have, and extends it for a period of time." Unlike regular stress, situations that cause toxic stress feel all-encompassing, like you can't escape at any time. This type of stress often involves big life changes or deep trauma.

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