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Happy New Year dear friends! The holidays have felt like a complete whirlwind for me, with a range of emotions and feelings. By now you’ve probably had a chance to wind down a bit from the holiday excitement and are starting to settle into 2016 and how that feels for you. I’m really, really loving this New Year right now. There is something just so exciting about having a clean slate, and empowering yourself to choose how you want to live these next 12 months. We hear the words resolutions and goals this time of year, because it is a great time to get clear on what you want to create for your life. Unfortunately, resolutions and goals may sometimes get a bad rap because they now insinuate that there are things that you did wrong in the past that you need to “fix” in the new year. This year, I’m choosing to set intentions and to choose words that identify how I want to feel.

A few days ago, I had a dear friend ask me what my word for 2016 is. She told me that this year she decided to pick a word that served as her overarching intention for the year, rather than a resolution. I loved this idea! Words are so powerful, they have the ability to motivate, invigorate, and move us through this new year with grace, ease, and joy.

Here are some examples of words you can choose for your 2016:

Love
Kindness
Compassion
Peace
Joy
Focus
Gratitude
Stillness
Acceptance

Take some time today to sit and contemplate what word encapsulates how you want to feel or how you strive to be. You can even choose more than one if you’re having a hard time narrowing it down.

This year my word is joy. I am striving to have more fun, and to be more joyful in all areas of my life.

What is your word for 2016? Let me know in the comments! I can’t wait to see how this year unfolds for all of us!

xoxo Michelle

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