Aging takes a toll on people in different ways. Our bodies each handle the process in ways particular to us and even how we handle it varies. In the June edition of Parenting & Beyond, Sandy Hoban shares how her mom handled aging and how she is choosing to do so.
“Maybe it’s the rhythmic hush of the waves, the scent of sea salt, an absence of devices, or the fact that I’ve lived in a landlocked state most of my life, but I’m able to transport my brain to another dimension when I get near the ocean. This dimension is devoid of all anxieties, to-dos, and demands. It wraps around me like a fresh cocoon and settles my nervous system. It’s almost as if my mind (and body) longs for the simplicity of just existing without constant chaos. I like to call this existence ‘Vacation Brain.’”
When was the last time you gave your brain a vacation? You don’t have to physically go anywhere to reach that state of bliss. Learn more in Sandy Hoban’s September article.