1. One Little Word® 2017 | The Reading Of The Words

    One Little Word® 2017 | The Reading Of The Words

    One of the traditions that has been built over the last few years surrounding One Little Word® is the reading of the words by my friend Liz Lamoreux. This year she asked me if she could read the words out of order and I said, "Go for it! Let's mix it up." If you are still pondering a word for yourself for 2017 I highly sugges... Read More

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  2. One Little Word® 2017 | Connect

    One Little Word® 2017 | Connect

    Another trip around the sun is coming to a close.  My overwhelming feeling at the end of this year is wholehearted thankfulness. For the whole of it. The hard parts and the easy parts and the parts in between. It's something we can count on - that crazy mixture of highs and lows and normals - throughout the 365 days we call... Read More

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  3. One Little Word® 2017

    One Little Word® 2017

    Taking a break from December Daily® for a bit today to kick off One Little Word® for 2017. Registration for my annual 12-month One Little Word® workshop has begun. Register before December 31, 2016 to receive the early-bird price of $26 (after December 31st the price is $31).The workshop will operate much like it has for the ... Read More

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  4. Let's Do This | Pocket Storytelling

    Let's Do This | Pocket Storytelling

    Last month in the February  One Little Word® classroom the prompt was to "practice" something each day over the course of the month.  I decided that my daily practice was going to be walking one mile. Over the course of the month I took photos of my feet each time I walked, knowing that I wanted to visually tell the... Read More

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  5. Full Circle

    Full Circle

    Sometimes you go away from something for a long time, and then, all of a sudden (or maybe not so suddenly), you are back. On Sunday I went skiing with Aaron for the first time in probably 15 years.  It was so, so fun. As a kid my parents decided that skiing was something we should know how to do (along with golf and swimming)... Read More

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  6. One Little Word® 2016 | The Reading Of The Words

    One Little Word® 2016 | The Reading Of The Words

    As has become tradition, I've once again invited Liz Lamoreux to read the words for us.  Click here to listen to Liz read the words for 2016.I love hearing them all out loud. The large word in the main photo at the top of this post was created for me by my lovely friend Colleen Attara (my "Be Amazing" sweater is from Old Na... Read More

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  7. One Little Word® 2016 | Whole

    One Little Word® 2016 | Whole

    For 2016 I'm going with "whole" as my One Little Word®. Since 2007 I've been choosing (or letting a word choose me) a word to focus on over the course of a year. I love the process of walking with a word for 12-months and seeing how it works in my life. Some years it's been super visible and other years it's been a slow burn ... Read More

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  8. One Little Word® 2016

    One Little Word® 2016

    Welcome to the One Little Word® Kick Off post for 2016. Registration for the 12-month workshop has begun. Register before December 31, 2015 to receive the early-bird price of $26 (after December 31st the price is $31). The workshop will operate much like it has for the past five years - monthly creative prompts to encour... Read More

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  9. One Little Word® 2015 | The Reading Of The Words

    One Little Word® 2015 | The Reading Of The Words

    I want to take a minute to thank everyone who added their word to the comments in my last One Little Word® post. I read through every single one and I love reading about your own personal reasons why. I invited Liz Lamoreux to read the word list again this year for your listening enjoyment. Here you go: Click to listen to Liz... Read More

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  10. One Little Word® 2015 | What Students Have Learned And Last Chance To Join At The Reduced Workshop Rate

    One Little Word® 2015 | What Students Have Learned And Last Chance To Join At The Reduced Workshop Rate

    A big thanks to those of you who have shared your word on my most recent post - it's always so inspiring to read your words and your reasons why. I'll leave that open for a few more days as I compile your words to share in a new post next week. I wanted to give you a heads up that today (December 31) is the last day to join t... Read More

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  11. One Little Word® 2015

    One Little Word® 2015

    My One Little Word® for 2015 is give. The process of choosing a word, or letting it choose me as is often the case, is always interesting. For me it often starts around October - words begin popping up here and there via reading or conversations or overhearing something on the radio. I tend to do a lot of listening and thinki... Read More

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  12. The Path Towards Thriving | On Choosing The Front Row

    The Path Towards Thriving | On Choosing The Front Row

    Oh for the love of Pinterest.I saw this image the other day. Seriously, it's awesome and such a great reminder to choose the front row. I want to be those people.Did I ever tell you the story about the time Chris and I and his parents drove from Oregon to California to pick up a dog for my parents (Wyatt for those of you who'... Read More

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