It sometimes seems nearly impossible to escape the chaos of the holiday season. The traffic is heavier, the weather may be a struggle, and the kids are home from school on a week-long sugar high. The absolute worst for me are the short days and extended darkness. I’m so happy to be on the west coast now where we have the same short days but they are generally filled with ample sunshine! As much as there is to love about all of it, I HAVE to have some way to sneak a little bit of peace in the midst of it all. I make no qualms about spending an extra hour at the gym, or sneak off for a beach walk just so I can get some time to reflect or listen to a book, or catch up on The Voice. How do you find a serene escape when you need one this time of year?