It is "oh so true" to me: When I am a bit stressed, nothing is better than to get out with a camera in the nature and disconnect. Rick wrote down some good thoughts on this in his blog the other week.
For me, one of the major reasons I got the Nikon F5 back in 1999 was to have some reasons to get out and away from the office for some hours.
It was from that F5 the Nikonians story started: I wrote up my experiences on the camera, JRP and I met shortly afterwards on the net and the idea on Nikonians starting to take shape.
It really did help me to get out, away and to disconnect and it gave, and still do give, me tremendous joy.
What was intended to give me a relaxing time in the nature became one of the largest endeavours in my life. This community.