My Word of the Year for 2020

Every December, I choose a word for the coming year. The word is a theme, a mantra, a focal point for what I want to bring into my life. If you’ve followed my Self-Care Planner then you know I always include a spot for it! This will be my 9th year choosing a WOTY. As a look back at my words, each one is connected to a stage of my life. Surrender in 2012 was about surrendering to the concept of self-love. Shine in 2013 was about shaking away my depression for the first time in my life and letting myself be radiant. Strength in 2014 was about getting through another period of depression. I’d thought I’d come out the other side of my mental health but I’d begun to backslide. Depth in 2015 was about going deeper into every aspect of my life. Writing, art, and learning more about…

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My Word of the Year for 2019

I can’t believe that this will be my 8th year in a row choosing a word-of-the-year. It’s so cool to be able to look back at each year and see where my mind was at and how that word led me to my next one. Gods, I love being a blogger. I have this documentation to this amazing journey that is life. There’s a spot in the 2019 Self-Love Workbook to document your word. Before I share with you my word for 2019 and what it means to me, let’s take a trip down memory lane. And if you’re looking for your own word – check out my 175 suggestions!  Surrender (2012) I was just beginning my self-love journey and I was just learning how to practice self-care. I was extremely depressed, my anxiety was at a constant 10 and I was so overwhelmed with life. That’s what led me to…

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Self-Love and Surrender: Honoring My Word

Instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I choose a word of the year. It’s a theme or feeling that I want to nourish in my life. This year, I chose the word Surrender. Which was also my word six years ago. Then, I was just starting my self-love journey and I was determined to learn how to go with the flow. I needed to let go of so much poison that was living inside of me then. That year was a good year. I wanted to share with you what it means to me now and how self-love and surrender are something I’m honoring together. When I think of surrender, the first thing I think of is defeat. Waving the white flag. Giving up. But when I think on that word a little bit more, I’m hit with the beauty of it. I remember all of the meditations I’ve done when…

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How to Choose Your Word of the Year + 175 Suggestions

I’ve been picking a Word of the Year since 2012 and if you’ve got the Self-Love Planner then you’ve probably already chosen a word. I’ve always been big on new beginnings and I anxiously wait for the New Year because it’s fresh and shiny with no mistakes in it yet. Every year since I was a teenager I’ve made New Year’s Resolutions and I believe I failed at every single one of them. They were all your usual teenage resolutions – lose weight, make friends, become pretty and popular. Choosing a word of the year actually coincided with discovering the concept of self-love. It’s been a game changer. If you’d like to share your word and how you chose it, join our Facebook group, the SoulSisterhood. These have been my “words”. Surrender (2012) Shine (2013) Strength (2014) Depth (2015) Mend (2016) Magic (2017) Surrender – Part Two  (2018) Soften (2019) How do you choose…

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