Hey Holiday Party People!

I have a question for you.

How’s everything going for you in the thick of the holiday season?

While we are sitting right in the middle of the holiday season, and the stresses of getting that perfect gift, or potentially having to be around extended family you don’t particularly enjoy, or just trying to get everything “done” and wrapped up as the New Year approaches, I just want to encourage you to take a deep breath, and be thankful for what you do have.

For me, I’m taking in the this year’s holiday Hawaii style!  I’ve been here for a few days so far, and truth be told, it’s taken me about that long to finally start to unwind.

But you see, I have big plans while I’m here.

After going through major growing pains in my business, and a painful breakup this year, my decision to spend this holiday season alone in a beautiful place in order to give myself the precious gift of time to heal feels so right.

What I’m practicing at it’s core is something that I know will help you through the hectic holiday season, too.  It’s called PRESENCE.

In this video (I made it right before I left town), you will not only get to hear me sing (sorry bout that…) but you’ll be able to take a deep breath with me, and take in the present moment.

While your out shopping for those perfect gifts for friends and family, remember that the most precious “present” you could ever give is your presence.

Are you giving any “presents” away this year that require your presence?

Can you think of a special gift in your life that didn’t cost a penny, but you wouldn’t trade it for the world?

Share your story below!

xoxo Audra

P.S.  Because the holidays can be a stressful time, I created the Holiday Survival Guide.  The full article  can be read here, and the downloadable guide is below:

My gift to you:  Your very own downloadable guide is here!

Happy Holidays!

PPS.  I’m using this special time in Hawaii to heal my heart, soul, and BODY!  I’m posting the entire adventure on facebook, so if you want to follow and encourage me along the way (today was tough… caffeine headaches suck!)… then be my friend on Face Book! http://www.facebook.com/audrajeanbaker

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