Thrive :: My One Little Word 2017

Thrive - My One Little Word 2017

  Since 2013 I have selected a word for the year and have taken the online course called One Little Word run by Ali Edwards. In the past my words have been Grow (2013), Embrace (2014), Simplify (2015) and Awaken (2016). Having a word for the year gives me a focus, it helps me shape intentions for the year ahead, rather than having specific resolutions, and enables me to action a certain way of being for the year. This year my word is Thrive.

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Review of Awaken :: My One Little Word 2016

Awaken - My one little word 2016

    For the past four years I have selected a word to bring into my daily life and have taken an online class called One Little Word created by Ali Edwards. I hugely admire Ali and she continues to inspire me with her creativity, her approach to memory keeping, method of reflection and story telling. My word for 2016 was Awaken, and in previous years my words have been Grow (2013), Embrace (2014) and Simplify (2015). Each year my word brings something new into my life, a new way of thinking and a way to ground myself. I believe that these words have […]

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My Autumn Manifesto

  Over the past three weeks I’ve enjoyed connecting with Autumn. It still feels quite early on in the season for me as I’ve only had three weeks of it at home so far. Stepping off a plane after our honeymoon to cold temperatures, and swapping my shorts for jeans, suntan lotion for gloves and scarves, was initially a little shock but was a moment that connected me back to my favourite time of the year. I’ve loved kicking the leaves, looking up at the trees and capturing the colours, and soaking up the golden sunshine when I can. Before our wedding […]

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My journey so far…

  This is where I stand…It’s Autumn and my favourite time of year. The autumnal months for me evoke feelings of fresh starts, a new momentum gathers inside of me, and I relish the chance to embrace and notice change. For Mr C and I Autumn is now marked by something extra special in our lives…on Saturday 8th October we got married! We celebrated by creating a personalised day that was full of details and moments that we will cherish forever. Preparing for the day was a real adventure, it took courage, planning, problem solving, drive and dedication. The past five months have […]

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Awaken :: My One Little Word 2016

The word that I have chosen for 2016 is Awaken. I thought my word for 2016 was going to be ‘Thrive’ or ‘Bloom’, as both came to me with great gusto mid-way through last year and for a while they seemed to sit well. However the closer to the end of the year I got the more I felt that there was something missing. Deep down I felt that I needed to awaken before being able to move towards, welcoming a focus of bloom or thrive into my life. Awaken feels like a word that is powered by positive action and […]

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Review of Simplify :: My One Little Word 2015

For the past three years I’ve selected a word to bring into my daily life. I’ve not done this alone, I’ve taken an online class and been part of the One Little Word community set up by Ali Edwards. Ali is someone I hugely admire and who inspires me with her creative practice and her approach. For 2015 my word was ‘Simplify‘. In 2014 my word was ‘Embrace‘ and in 2013 my word was ‘Grow‘. Reflecting on my word from the previous year, and selecting a new word for the year ahead, are some of my favourite rituals I have embedded […]

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Regaining a balance – using my fringe hours

  It’s been a busy few weeks hence me having a bit of a blogging break. I am at last back in a place where I feel that I’m re-establishing a balance. I don’t know about you but when I have lots going on it sometimes feels like I don’t get anything finished or achieved, and things I love doing slip off the agenda. For me over the past month or so my day job has dominated each week. I’ve been working on a few large projects, trying to juggle them with my day to day tasks and changing priorities, it […]

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Simplify – My One Little Word for 2015

  I have decided to continue for another year to select a word that I want to make more visible in my life. I’ve chosen SIMPLIFY as my One Little Word and I’m excited about what my new word will help me achieve this year. The words I’ve selected for the past few years have played a key role in shaping me as a person and my year ahead. GROW helped me find the things I love and to grow a new seed in my life. EMBRACE enabled me to deal emotionally during a challenging year, embrace the things going on, […]

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Review of Embrace – My One Little Word 2014

For the past two years I’ve been selecting a word at the beginning of the year and trying to bring my word into my everyday. In 2013 my word One Little Word was ‘grow’ and last January I chose ’embrace’ as my word for 2014. The words I’ve had for the past two years have played a key role in helping me shape each year. ‘Grow’ brought with it great change and personal growth, and ’embrace’ has brought with it something different than I had expected. I will admit that it has taken me a while to write about how embrace impacted […]

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Community Farmer Day

Do you sometimes feel that life seems to fly by? For me that’s just what is happening at the moment. I’ve had a number of very busy weeks at work and I am gradually getting used to dealing with the new demands and volumes of work in my job, whilst trying to have a bit of a work life balance…it has been a little tricky but I’m slowly making it work…so I’m posting something today that I wanted to write a while ago but I haven’t had the chance…   A few weeks ago I decided to take a day away […]

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