Decorating the house, cooking large meals, traveling to family members and friends homes, cleaning, raking, shoveling, buying presents, on and on. We’re all so busy it’s so easy to forget to breathe and be in the beautiful moments this holiday season.

Take a moment at least once a day to stop and connect with your breath. Feel your stomach expand as you breathe in and contract as you breathe out. Become aware of your surroundings: sights, sounds, smells. Let there be no judgement of what comes in and out of your mind. Let your thoughts come and go and really be in the NOW.

In every moment you have two options to be: now-here or no-where. Choose to be in the now and truly appreciate all of the blessings in your life.