Wednesday, August 19, 2009

MSNBC says everyone needs to take a vacation in these stressful times

We have had to work harder than ever at our resort this year. One of the reasons is we have received more cancellations than ever. What is the biggest reason people are cancelling? Fear of the unknown. They are scared, they don't know what to do, so they sit at home and stew in their fears instead of getting away, relaxing, de-stressing, and enjoying life.

Luckily, although we are working harder than ever, we are still the most popular nudist resort in the western US. I read comments online all the time about people who made the mistake and booked at other nudist places midweek and say they are the only ones there or maybe there are just a few men and them.

We are popular 7 days a week, not just Saturday night.

If no one else is at the nudist place you booked, you might as well stay home as it will be boring.

Now a recent article came out saying why everyone NEEDS to take a vacation in these trying times. Here's the story:

"Despite the downturn, you need a vacation
Stressed? Cash-strapped? You don't just want a break, you need one

..."I found that I use travel when I'm stressed, when I'm upset," says Schaler, whose book "Travel Therapy: Where Do You Need to Go?", highlights over 100 destinations for the stressed-out, broken-hearted or existentially confused. "Travel can empower people," she says. "I really believe you can change your attitude by changing your environment."

..."Vacations are important," says Patricia Gerbarg, M.D., assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at New York Medical College. "People are constantly surrounded by demands, constantly adding stress, so our stress response is overactive."... Changing our environment or routine, she says, allows us to recharge that parasympathetic part of the nervous system.

... "Survival mode is not good for strategy or long-term thinking; it prevents us from seeing the big picture." More

How often do we pack up for vacation? According to travel Web site Expedia, which has been polling American workers about their vacation habits for nine years, about one-third of employed adults (34 percent) usually do not take all of the vacation days they receive each year, an increase from 31 percent reported in 2008. This neatly contrasts the 34 percent of adults who reported feeling better about their job and feeling more productive upon returning from vacation.

...getting away from our surroundings is liberating and offers a broad view of our lives. "Sometimes you don't realize how stressed you are till you get out of it," says Gerbarg. "Going away gives us that distance to recover perspective, to get our priorities straight."

Easy enough, but here's another low-level option: book a hotel room in your city (or one nearby) for the weekend. Eliminating household responsibilities for two or three days can allow you to see your corner of the world with fresh eyes..."

For the full story click here

And there is no better way to de-stress and vacation than topless or nude at The Terra Cotta Inn clothing optional resort and spa in sunny palm Springs, California.

We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and are perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

Give us a call at 800-786-6938.

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We hope to see you in sunny Palm Springs!

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