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There’s a reason why a lot of people choose a word for a year rather than a resolution, we all know how powerful language can be. The things people say to us or that we say to ourselves can lift us up or tear us down. The chakra cards I work with each have a single word related to them and it’s that word that really inspires me to think and meditate. Back in 2013 I chose a word for each month, a reminder to act upon and think about.

Our The Works store in town recently got these wooden plaques in, a pack of 5 for £1 and I couldn’t resist. I knew as soon as I saw them that I wanted to put on them simple, plain but powerful words for me and to hang them from the string of heart lights I have over my desk/studio space. So which words did I feel were most powerful for me at this time?

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Love to remind me to love myself and accept love into my life with a grateful heart.

Dream to remind me not to give up on my dreams no matter how many times I have to rethink, change or replan what I’m doing.

Inspire to remind me not only to look for my own inspiration but also to inspire others if I can.

Create to remind me to ‘turn up at the page’ and create in any way I need to.

Believe to remind me not to give up on all the things I believe in, myself included.

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I chose a colour for each one and a embroidery floss to match using a sequence of nine knots for each charm to hang it from.


I love how they turned out, very simple but just right for above my desk. The move and turn themselves around on different days. I like to take that as a sign that I need to focus more on that aspect when they do that.

What five words would you choose as your power words and why?


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First and foremost, before I get to the point of this post I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year now that it has finally arrived. For me 2013 was a very positive year despite the culminating health issues. My depression has been better than previously and I’ve been taking slow and steady steps forward towards my goals and dreams, surpassing, at points, even my own expectations. I can only hope that this positivity continues over the coming twelve months propelling me into further success, gods know I have a long list of things I would dearly love to achieve during 2014.

Last year, with my Smashbook I had a word a month to focus on and work with, I intend to do it a little differently this year picking either a word as my focus for the year or for a few months. I’m not decided yet as to whether I’m going to change through the year or stick with it for the whole year, I will see how I feel as I go though I have known what my starting word would be for quite some time.


Over recent times I have become a bit of a procrastinator. It’s oddly off character for me as I have always been very driven and ambitious, determined and frankly a person that does what needs to be done. With everything that has been going on over the last few years I think I gave up a little and this last twelve months has been much more about me getting back on my feet and learning how to walk again, yet I still found myself procrastinating at times, putting things off, the better they seemed for me the more I pushed them aside.

So my constant reminder needs to be to ACT, to do those things I try to put off because not only will doing them move me towards where I want to go but it will also lighten the load on my shoulders and remove the stress and guilt I end up feeling for not doing what needs to be done.

I don’t want to reach the end of 2014 with my list of goals in tact and the knowledge that I didn’t ACT.

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