I am sitting in the quiet of Grand Cayman on the eve of my last vacation day appreciating the stillness and space I took to enjoy this time with my family. I didn't realize how badly I needed the rest, the unplug, the non tasking, the respite from our every day routine until I got here. Until I wasn't "doing". Removing myself from all the energy fields I am in constant vibration with. I think this is the first vacation I have been on where I actually surrendered to being ON vacation ! I didn't use to take vacations. I worked. I was too busy. I didn't budget for any. I had better things to do. I felt guilty. I am really in a state of gratitude for the break and peace. I have been treating clients and patients for 15 years now. More than too often do I hear how badly a client needs a vacation or I think to myself, this person could really use a rest. This is particularly true for couples struggling with fertility issues. It can overtake everything in life and the stress can be so taxing on the body that it only exacerbates the distress. I have heard numerous stories of couples deciding to take a vacation - releasing themselves from the pursuit of pregnancy, the duress, getting off the ride so to speak only to conceive while on a much needed retreat ! While I am not saying this is the magical solution to a fertility struggle, giving the mind, body and spirit utter rest is rejuvenating to the soul and is emotionally nourishing that is very helpful to the hormonal system ! So, if it's been a while since you've taken a vacation...consider the value all around for your relationship, your emotional and mental health and peace it can bring to your spirit when you leave all behind and getaway to just BE or read or stroll or eat or swim or whatever you truly enjoy doing but are restricted by familiar home energy fields. The older I become, the more I value my time away. A very familiar cliche is "Life is too Short !" Yes, life can be very short so take action. However, life is also very long....so to reach a long part or latter part of your life having taken no action for what you wish you'd taken action on is worse. Therefore, take a break and make it a habit to separate yourself from the home energy fields. You will glow much brighter with a good, hearty rest !