Happy August!

I’m heading home tomorrow for my summer vacation, the biggest part of which will be seeing my youngest cousin get married.
It should be a great time of reconnecting with family and relaxing, and doing some things I love to do - namely watch baseball (not the Orioles, though, although I am cautiously optimistic that Buck Showalter can start to turn things around).

Vacations can be a great way to relieve some stress - but they can also make us feel even more stressed when we get home.
I recommend you keep your vacation simple: Don’t try to do too much or spend too much, and don’t expect more from a vacation that it can provide.
It’s important to take time to rest throughout the year, too - whether keeping a religious Sabbath, or just learning to say no to other people who want to control your schedule.

Enjoy what’s left of the summer, and I’ll see you when I return (to go to another wedding, for two of my good friends)!