Uh, that got my attention, I paused during an online training this week. I better get my act together.
The screen said that people with an ACE score of 6 or higher are more likely to die 2 decades prior to people with lower scores. ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. I’ve known for a couple of years now that my score is an 8.
1. I am astonished by the number of people who don’t know about the ACE study. Here is a link to learn more and to take the quick test: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/03/02/387007941/take-the-ace-quiz-and-learn-what-it-does-and-doesnt-mean
2. Share this information with friends, family, and co-workers so that they will know about ACEs too. This can be helpful as people learn to address or heal personal wounds.
3. Lead with love. People may carry pain around without realizing it. Perhaps you are the kind, patient person that someone needs today.
It’s the weekend and I am house project focused. Our goal is to have the house on the market by November 10. I look forward to a calmer way of life in a few months. With the ACE score reminder I know my mind and body need a better pace in my adult life. My stress level has been too high for too long. I am beginning to understand that taking care of me is an acceptable priority.
3 John 1:2 ~ Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.
Take care of you,