It wasn’t until I retired that I realized how depleted and unbalanced I really was. I ended my 33 year career as a NYC Public School Principal in August 2014 and I literally spent 2015 sleeping, barely eating, and not talking to anyone but my immediate family. I felt as if I was suffering from the flu. My body hurt, I had no energy, I was irritable and angry. My metabolism was out of control. It would take me two years to recover from work/people/food. I am only now beginning to feel like myself. This piece you wrote is incredibly accurate and profound. Failing to recover every day quickly becomes a death sentence both physically and spiritually. I am going to share this with everyone I know. Thank you for this.