In our fast-paced world, it is easy to forget that unique happiness that comes from a genuine connection with another human being. As we begin this holiday season, I thought this video would be a great reminder to put down the phone and enjoy a simple conversation. The message in this video is simple: GIVE PRESENCE. As we shuffle around looking to give gifts to the people we love, let’s not forget that there is a gift that comes from giving undivided attention, compassion, and presence to each other. Let’s not take for granted what we already have. Let’s enjoy where we are, appreciate what we are surrounded by, and live in the presence of the moment. This video touches on the importance of breath, and thus ties directly to the practice of yoga. In yoga, you are meant to control your breath so that your mind, body, and spirit can be completely present in the moment. Not worrying about the future or dwelling in the past. This is precisely why it is so important to my life. Be with others and you'll find that giving presence is better than any present you could give.