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Peace at Christmastime

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We got a few inches of snow in Santa Fe this weekend.The world is so beautiful when everything is dusted in white, sparkling snow.The air feels so fresh, and I’ve never heard such quiet at the Plaza before.I spent some time this morning picking out a few Christmas gifts, finding my chili pepper wreath, and introducing Kua to new sights, sounds, and smells, then spent the rest of the day relaxing.

I find it difficult to maintain balance around the holidays.My list of things to do continues to grow. Amidst the decorating, shopping, wrapping, and baking, it is easy to forget to relax and enjoy the peacefulness that Christmastime is (or should be) all about.My yoga instructor last weekend talked about finding balance in the breath; sometimes we focus so much on inhaling deep, rich oxygen during our practice that we can forget to exhale it all out and let go to allow our bodies to achieve relaxation in a pose.This same idea applies to the holidays for me – I am often so consumed with pickin…