Give yourself a gift a take a walk

12/14/2015 Bozeman Daily Chronicle Guest Column by Kelly Pohl

The great irony of the holiday season is hard to escape. When the hours of daylight and the temperatures dwindle to mere single-digits, you would think our response would be to pursue moments of quiet contemplation and reflect on the past year. From biological, religious, and environmental perspectives, the winter solstice and year-end beg us to slow down, cozy up, and be present in the moment.

Yet, so many of us spend December occupied with holiday parties and performances, ever-expanding shopping lists, anxiety over family gatherings, and overambitious baking plans.

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