The fall and winter seasons are busy. Although the fall symbolizes the season of gratitude, in which we acknowledge our blessings and joys, and winter symbolizes the season of inward contemplation, in which we quiet the mind and soul, we often lose connection with our appreciations and inner-directed thoughts in the traffic of holiday festivities. Parties are great. Joining with family and friends is even better. However, it is always a great idea to retreat: to take a break from the hustle of everyday life—holiday season, or otherwise, action packed and eventful.