Imagine, you are on a beach with your legs ankle-deep in the sun-kissed waves. A turquoise ocean faces you, and as each turn of the waves rushes over your feet, you sink a little further down into the warm earth. The water has smoothed out all the wrinkles that had once been pressed across the sand, along with those stressors that you’ve now forgotten. A breeze picks up, and you inhale again, and exhale that salty, summer air. Except, it’s not really summer at all- at least not where you’re from. It’s October, and you are in Okinawa, Japan.