Take a Break from Life and Regain your Health!
This week our Natural Cures blog carnival is focused on Rest and Relaxation, vital ingredients in a healthy lifestyle. As a Christian, I have grown to appreciate the concept of a “Sabbath Rest” each week. Taking time out to be with family, to refrain from work and replenish the spirit has become an important part of my spiritual discipline. I find I get more done the rest of the week, if I give one day to God and “fast” from work, shopping, computer, etc. It it entirely possible to “get away from it all” weekly, without going anywhere, it just takes discipline. When I first started giving up my Sundays, it was actually painful, and I realized how “addicted to work” I had become. Today, it is a new habit, and I really enjoy a break from the daily grind.
But taking a longer break once a year, and really getting away from your pressing problems, household and work chores and demands of others on your time and attention is a life saver. My husband really resists vacations, but once he goes, I see him decompress and become a new man. His little child comes out to play and he totally forgets the work-a-day world. He loves his work, but it keeps him up to his eyeballs in alligators all the time. So to going to another place where he literally can do no work (except for the occasional phone call from the office) is a way of disciplined rest.
I got a chance to sneak back up to the beach last week, as our cute Islamorada Bungalow was not rented. I got a chance to feed our neighborhood Seagull (our family calls every seagull, Jonathan Livingston, after the bestselling book), catch crabs off the backyard dock (and even a scallop), and frolic in the surf. I pretended I was a little child, the waves were so huge that day, they knocked me down three or four times, just like a toddler gets knocked down in light surf. I threw my arms straight up in the air and danced around in the crashing waves, squealing with delight. What a release of built up tension and stress! I was told by the author of Minerals for the Genetic Code, Dr. Richard Olree, that “when you are at the beach, breathe deeply, and you will bring a lot of iodine into your system.” So I took deep breaths of the life enhancing mineral and marveled at the beauty of the sun, sand and sea.
I love being in the vacation rental business. It makes me feel good, knowing that our rentals provide a respite for busy families, and we create health, healing and lifelong memories for parents and their children.
We have one week left to rent this summer at Islamorada, the week of July 25- August 1. We have just lowered the rate to $1500 for the week (normally it goes for
$1795.00). The house sleeps 9, and has a full kitchen, W/D, boat dock and jetski lift (bring your own boat!). You will enjoy crabbing for your dinner off the dock, and cracking crabs on our picnic table on the back deck. The kitchen is stocked with pots, pans, dishes, everything you need for making your healthy meals. Keith and I always pack a cooler from home of our raw cheese, raw milk, grass-fed meats, pasture raised chickens. But this trip I found a butcher in nearby Rehoboth that sells organic meats (even some grass fed!) And there is always Ocean City Organics which has wonderful local produce, and several farmers markets in the area.
We also have several weeks in September still open at Islamorada, they go for only $700. a week. The weather is still beautiful then, and the beaches not so crowded.
Check our incrediblebeachvacations.com website for other beach rentals in Myrtle Beach, Miami Beach.
If you live closer to the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, we have some open dates in our rental cabins! The fourth of July is still available at Awestruck cabin, and for a three night stay, July 2-5, the rate is only $585.00, all inclusive!
Now it is your turn to share about your vacation plans, vacation memories, why you feel rest and relaxation is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. See the Natural Cures Tuesday page for details on how to participate!
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