Last year I remember the moment my OneWord appeared. It was just after the New Year and I felt ready for a challenge. The word nourish chose me and from day one it challenged in endless ways.
I thought I would have shared more of that journey as I discovered and learned how to accept and create nourishment in my life. But quite unexpectedly I found that remaining quiet would serve a healthy purpose. You see, last year was challenging and hard, exhausting and emotional. It was also thrilling and joy filled. A mix of melancholy and euphoria.
Learning to nourish my own heart (as well as my husband's) after more miscarriages was difficult to say the least. Taking time to nourish my marriage and friendships with family members and coworkers required trust and risk. A new health diagnosis meant finding nourishment and healing in simple yet powerful ways.
Nourish was my one word for 2014 but it will remain a friends and teacher for life.
As I walked into this new year, I was once again met with a new, slightly terrifying word.
To make tangible, visible. To be an expression of an idea or feeling.
This word is still slowly unfolding for me, but already I am excited.
Embodiment looks like my spirituality being renewed and placed at my core once again. It looks like taking new risks, being bold with my voice and my vision for my future.