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2023 WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
The 2023 One Little Word® workshop registration is now open. The early bird workshop price will be $45 and after January 1, 2022 it will be $50 for 12 months of inspiration and community support as you make your word visible in your life.
In 2006 Ali began the tradition of choosing one word for herself each January – a word she could focus on + get curious about as she went about her daily life over the course of a year. Her words have included play, peace, vitality, nurture, story, light, up, open, thrive, give, whole, connect, space, habit, less, heart, pause, and joy (2023). Each word has become an individual thread that weaves together stories of her life. They’ve been imbedded into who she is + into who she is becoming. They’ve helped her to breathe deeper, to see clearer, to embrace mistakes, and to grow.
At the end of 2019 Ali felt moved to change the way she was running this workshop and invited a group of people to join her in co-leading this adventure. Her goal was to bring in other voices, perspectives, and life experiences and to make it more about the wonderful, wholehearted community that comes together around this project.
Each monthly prompt ( available on the first of each month) is designed to invite you back into conversation with your word. Some are writing exercises, some are crafty adventures, some are rooted in photography. Our goal is simply to help you stay connected to your word throughout the year in a way that is meaningful to you and your season of life. Some of the lenses we've used in the past to be in conversation with our words include: vision, adventure, practice, small wins, beginning again, reflection, etc.
Here's a look at some of the monthly responses in Ali's album for 2022:
In 2022 we added a live monthly Zoom call where we connect to share ideas, reflections and stories related to the monthly prompt. This has become a much-loved way to come together to learn from one another, to listen, to share our successes + our struggles, and to cheer each other on as we walk with our individual words. These calls are recorded and added to the classroom for future viewing on your own time.
Our team believes in the power of documentation + the power of words to make a difference in our lives. You are invited to come get curious about your chosen word alongside us as we journey together in 2023.
Joining Ali this year again on the One Little Word® team will be:
Interested in seeing what these albums look like from past years? Check out a video walk-through here.
Register for 2023 here. Registration includes the full digital One Little Word® kit.
2022 WORKSHOP FEEDBACK
Here are a few comments from our community at the end of our 2022 workshop:
From T: Thank you so much Ali for this project and the profound impact that is has not only for me but for others. I love the way that you are vulnerable and have helped me to be open and strong in this journey. This has been a tough year and there have been many distractions early on in the year. This would normally mean that I would feel like I failed and couldn’t pick up again - however, last year with the notebooks and journal introduction this has given me so much more freedom. I have been able to jump in to prompts then throughout the remainder of the year and fill in bits and pieces along the way and now as I look back and reflect on the pages I am reminded of the ‘goodness’ (my word) that is contained and captured in the pages and I am very thankful for the ‘goodness’ that this project offers to me and my life. Thank you x
From M: I’m so excited that the team is coming back next year. I thought the prompts this year were so so good. I agree that the personification of my word was so good. For me it was both Liz’s prompt and the dating your word prompt. Even when I struggled with my word the prompts were so worthwhile. Looking forward to another year with all of you.
From S: Thank you all for another wonderful OLW year. My word, trust, will carry forward with all my other words, and the prompts really helped me stay grounded in questioning and learning. I love the community and bond that has sprouted here. So looking forward to settling on a word and taking this amazing journey with you all again win 2023!
From L: Thanks for OLW this year. (My word has been CREATE). The prompts I thought I couldn't/wouldn't do became the most satisfying, revealing, rewarding. I set myself the task of participating each month and making it a priority (just as if I was going to an appointment), as you say, "showing up". I have definitely learned that by showing up rather than giving up I can get it done and all the benefits that has delivered. Thanks to the wonderful other team teachers, seeing different personalities has been eye opening and often really emotional. I love that there's no feeling of competing with each other in this space but of working and growing together. Above all, Ali thanks for providing a safe space for us to explore and grow and be completely open and honest, with each other and with ourselves. I am so keen to get into 2023!
From T: Several years of participating, and similar to what Ali shared, I felt like I was the most invested and impacted by OLW this year. Not only did I document using the cute Rainbow Portfolio journal (most, but not all months)l, but I also created a daily quiet time worksheet that includes a section for my OLW and companion words. Seeing and thinking about how I will apply "Invite" in my life each day was a deal changer for me and really helped me apply the things I was learning through the prompts. I will carry that practice into 2023 with my new OLW. I do love all of the contributors - thankful for their voices. And Ali, I think one of your greatest legacies will be the opportunities you have provided to learn and grow and help each of us both live out and tell our stories.
From T: Ali and team - thank you, thank you, thank you! I appreciate your vulnerability, creativity, and encouragement. This is my 6th year in OLW and I have witnessed the growth in myself and my life. I have also learned over the last 2 years that making time to show up and (sometimes) push through prompts that are challenging makes all the difference. Writing a poem to the best of my ability and consistently using my hands to creatively express my word has been a game changer. I can't explain the depth of this individual work done in community with others. (Ali, your insights on your growth bring me so much JOY for you and inspire me to look deeply at my own journey. It's not to compare but just two souls walking with and supporting one another on this precious life journey.) I do not feel overwhelmed by the content - I take what I can and leave the rest. I can't wait to get signed up for 2023 and already next year's word is speaking loudly to me, AND I am so grateful for this time and structure set aside to reflect on 2022. Well done Ali & team!!
ONE LITTLE WORD® 2023 COLLECTION
Here's a video overview of our 2023 One Little Word® collection which is in stock + ready to ship:
Here's a closer look at the product images:
MAIN KIT // $39.99
The digital version of the Main Kit is included with the One Little Word® workshop.
This year's Main Kit includes 4x6 journal cards, 10x8 prompt pages (easily cut down to 6x8), chipboard butterflies, tab stickers, Kraft pockets with journal cards, 10x8 pattern papers, 6x8 vellum, die cut heart page, die cut half-circle page, die cut 2x2 square page, labels with and without sentiments, plastic gold foil phrase strips.
MINI KIT (AUTO-SHIP) // $25
Please note that the Mini Kit will be available on the 10th with our other subscriptions.
A couple years ago we introduced a new product option for One Little Word® in the form of a quarterly Mini Kit subscription. Purchasing the first One Little Word® Mini Kit commits you to an "auto-shipment" + charge of the remaining three kits at the time of their shipping. The remaining three kits will be charged + shipped on/around 3/15/23, 6/15/23, 9/15/23. You can see the Mini Kits that were offered in 2020 and 2021 here.
We hope that spreading out the kits throughout the course of the year will do two things: (1) help keep you continue to connect to your word by giving you products you can use as you make your word visible in your album throughout the year, and (2) spread out the cost over the course of the year rather than a bigger purchase all at once (since we totally get that this is a busy time for spending).
The Mini Kits will ship free for $1 for domestic customers/$5 for international customers.
The Mini Kit is excluded from the shipping threshold minimum for the shipping special.
If any kits remain after we've shipped to subscribers then we will add them to the shop for $30.
6x8 CHIPBOARD ALBUM WITH PAGE PROTECTORS // $29.99
STITCHED JOURNAL + FOLIO BUNDLE // $29.99
This year we are changing up the size + design of the notebook and folio. The stitched notebook is designed with One Little Word® in mind and organized by month giving you space to document in a way that works for you. We went with "currently" for the title to make it usable for a variety of memory keeping/documenting projects.
Here's a look inside:
Then there's a 2-page dotted grid spread before moving in to the next month.
ING DECAL STICKER // $2.99
CANVAS PHRASES // $8.99
WATERCOLOR PAPERS // $14.99
This year we are offering some watercolor papers for this project for those of you who might want to play a bit more!
Here's what some of the stamps look like on the watercolor paper:
4x6 STAMPS // $19.99 EACH
4x6 Alpha Stamp: Ali used this to stamp her word on the 1/2 circle die cut from the Main Kit.
Here's a look at some of these hearts + other stamps found below stamped on white paper:
6x8 STAMPS // $28.99
RETURNING ONE LITTLE WORD® PRODUCTS
In addition to the new products featured above we also have a number of products from past collections available in the One Little Word® category including the Stitched Journal + Folio (this is the journal that is specific to OLW and includes additional prompts), a 6x8 striped album with plastic monthly dividers (this is the one Ali used to hold her 2022 documentation), the 2022 OLW Main Kit (again, undated just varied designs), notepads, stamps, additional page protectors, etc.
Digital One Little Word® products will be released on the first Friday in January. Registration for the One Little Word® workshop includes the Digital Main Kit and will be available to you in the classroom upon registration.