Self-care after trauma is an absolute necessity. Just like a car without any gas in its tank; we cannot run on empty. Not only is self-care necessary for you, but it is necessary for those around you as well. We are more energetic, compassionate, patient, loving, and connected to others when our tank is full and we are feeling restored. When we are more thoughtful to ourselves, not only do we have a healthier mindset, but we are better people for those around us.