Researchch shows that taking a mental break during the day even for just a few minutes can help decrease the effects of stress. Our age of technology is wonderful, giving us access to a plethora of information. However, the creative part of our mind works better when the mind is rested and peaceful. Research also shows that being in nature , the forest, the mountains, strolling along the ocean, can actually boost our mood. Our world is full of so many beautiful places. I invite you to take a five minute mental vacation by watching this video. Clear your mind, breathe deeply and allow yourself to become lost in this visual meditation. And don't forget to take a walk in nature today!