Light Up Your Holiday Season

December 9, 2014 11:38 PM

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The winter is the season of lights. Walking down the busy streets of Manhattan this time of year, it's hard not to be enchanted by how festive the city becomes. Whether it be Hanukah or Diwali (the physical celebrations of light); the candles of Kwanza, the lights of the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center; the glowing ball that drops at midnight on New Years Eve; the twinkling holiday lights lining apartment windows; the comforting warmth of a fireplace; or the bright white reflecting off of the ice skating rinks scattered throughout the city, light is a huge part of what makes the holidays so beautiful and so important. And just as we choose to celebrate and embrace the light around us this time of year, we can also choose to celebrate the light within us.

I often use the terms "emotionally heavy" and "emotionally light" in my fitness classes as a metaphor for how our minds can and do rule our health. You can be physically thin but still feel weighed down by your emotions. This season, let's take that metaphor and think about the word "light" in terms...

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