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The winter season is one that naturally is about going inward … drawing your awareness internally to “hibernate”, to “re-group” and check in with your Self at a deeper level. What’s funny is that all the things that happen around us from a media perspective, tell us otherwise. “Black Friday” and other events that prepare us for the holidays, may actually be causing stress to the body. And I can’t help but wonder if it’s because our bodies naturally want to chill out and rest. Call me crazy …

I love decorating my home; I thrive in getting together with family and friends; I am passionate about an amazing home-cooked meal and I love wine and sweet desserts! I love filling my daughters’ stockings with trinkets from Santa (yes they still believe .. do NOT tell them otherwise just yet .. I enjoy the magic) and I really enjoy the smell at this time of the year. That hint of pine cones, evergreen trees and pumpkin spice. (Am I the only one feeling into this?)

But if I look deeper into what it is that I am “grateful” for at this time of the year … really looking behind the things, the events, the celebrations … it’s the connections I am grateful for. The connection with friends and family, the connection to stillness and beauty in my home, the connection to my soul when I make a meal and the connection to magic. When we get past all the things .. what’s left? What’s left beyond the item, the experience, the person? What is it that you are really grateful for?

I bet it’s connection …

Take a moment .. amidst all your “doing” this holiday season and see things for what they really are. Connect with your deepest truth and yearning. This life we get to live is so special .. You are abundant and prosperous if you are reading this so stop for a moment and realize what you have … look past what you have and see the true meaning behind it all. It’s a blessing.

By Dana Damara


“My passion on the mat is proper alignment, powerful breath and effortless flow so you feel that off your mat. Your practice becomes sacred space where you arrive to find more meaning, depth, authenticity and integrity in your life. “ 

- Dana Damara: mother, author, yoga instructor, speaker and yogini. Visit 

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