Spring Breakers, Beware of the Impending Depression

After a recent week-long, ultra-relaxing yoga retreat in Panama—where I spent time doing yoga twice daily in a rainforest treehouse surrounded by monkeys and overlooking the beach—I expected to be relaxed, particularly because details were planned for

When a friend asked if I felt refreshed upon returning, however, I felt ridiculous telling the truth: I was hardly relaxed.

Instead, I felt overwhelmingly anxious and sad. I had a ton of laundry to do, what felt like a thousand emails to answer, a handful of looming deadlines to meet and an overall dread at being back to a life that didn’t include daily hammock naps and water from fresh-picked coconuts.

It turns out I’m not alone in this feeling of post-travel depression and anxiety.  Read more in this post by Ashley Ross in the Daily Beast.