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How to Create a Word of the Year for 2023!

Resolutions are so .... 2022. Let's set an "intention" for 2023!

Where resolutions are rooted only in the dreaded results and often create more stress, an intention is set in positive words, themes and mantras. There are usually no deadlines to meet, just growth to occur over time. This allows for more compassion and less judgement. It's a better environment to learn and thrive towards your goals.

Setting an intention and choosing a word to meditate on and work towards for a year, takes a little time to cultivate. It shouldn't be chosen at random or with little forethought. I've found that taking a little time and adhering to a bit of a process can help me chose a word to challenge and guide me through the next year.

What, then, are the best steps to deciding your word for 2023?

First, slow down. This isn't a race and if you don't have word for the first few weeks, the world will not end. If you rush through, like with many things, you don't find the joy and accomplishment in the project or in the final results.

Next, create your own space to allow find your grounding and allow the creative juices to flow. This may be in the woods or at the beach. It could be reading in front of a fire

or soaking in a hot bath. Allow some time to