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The kids are back to school. Summer vacation time has come to an end. And, temperatures will soon cool down. For many of us, it is back to "reality."
I must say that as much as I practice mindfulness and focus on living life in the present moment, there is a part of me that is still longing for those sunny days sitting at the cottage, watching my kids splash around in the water.
What is it about this time of year that can make us want summer to last longer? I believe it has to do with a lot more than just warmer weather. What are we really longing for when we daydream about more time to have fun and relax?
This month's edition of The Unlimited Newsletter is all about vacations, what they really give us, and how to keep that feeling alive beyond just the time we are away.
So sit back, kick off your shoes and relax while you read this month's articles.
Enjoy the ride!
Chief Engagement Officer
A Vacation to Remember!
From time to time, I remember my Dad speaking to me about California. He never got to go there before he passed away, but he had read books about Hearst Castle and the massive redwood trees.
I was supposed to go to California four years ago, right around the time of my brain injury. Needless to say, I didn't make it there.
I knew even now a road trip wouldn't be easy to do, but I felt this year I am strong enough to do it. I wanted to do it to celebrate my 40 years of life, but also to celebrate my Dad's life.
I took a rose from my Dad's garden and dropped petals along the way at spots he talked about, but never got to go. Read more.
Go On Vacation 365 Days A Year!
Are you finding yourself wishing that summer wasn't over yet? Do you feel refreshed, yet something feels like it is missing from your life that maybe you hadn't noticed so clearly before? If so, there is a good reason for it. I would like to share with you what is happening to your brain during those summer months and what you can do to bring some more of that enjoyment to your life 365 days of the year. Read more.
Quote: "Laughter is an instant vacation." Milton Berle
Carey-Ann Oestreicher (pronounced O-striker), Chief Engagement Officer for Potential Unlimited, works with individuals and companies to help them reach their full potential.
Recipient of Top 40 Under Forty Award and Nominated as one of Canada's Most Powerful 100 Women, Carey-Ann has held a variety of senior positions including vice-president level and she has worked in industries such as: financial services, automotive and transportation, publishing, cosmetics and fashion.
Carey-Ann's media appearances include CTV's Canada AM, Global TV's Survivor series, CBC NewsWorld, TSN. She has also been quoted in numerous publications such as The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and Canadian Business magazines.