The third place

I have a neighbor who heads to the beach when life becomes too stressful.
When the strain of caring for her 95-year-old mother or the demands at work become too much to handle, watching and listening to the waves, feeling the sand under her feet and the warmth of the sun on her face provide a healing experience.
This isn’t surprising: years ago scientists discovered that when we experience “burnout,” such as from an exhausting day at work or caring for a loved one, natur...

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