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One Little Word® Ten | 2021

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EARLY BIRD PRICING: $5 off before January 1, 2021. After that date the workshop will be $50. 

The classroom is open now and you are invited to come in, download a "choosing your word" handout, share your word or receive support from classmates as you narrow it down. 

In 2006 I began a tradition of choosing one word for myself each January – a word that I can focus on, meditate on, and reflect upon as I go about my daily life. My words have included play, peace, vitality, nurture, story, light, up, open, thrive, give, whole, connect, space, habit, and less. These words have each become a part of my life in one way or another and all are threads that help weave together the story of my life. They’ve been imbedded into who I am, and into who I’m becoming. They’ve been what I’ve needed and what I didn’t know I needed. They’ve helped me to breathe deeper, to see clearer, and to grow.

What do you do with this one little word? You live with it. You invite it into your life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads. There are so many possibilities.

In 2011 I offered my first year-long One Little Word® workshop in an attempt to help me stay in touch with my word and make it more visible in my daily life. It worked. I've been more connected to my words these past few years because of the specific actions and reflections I've put together for the workshop.

In 2021, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this workshop I've invited eight women to join me as Guest Instructors. My goal is to include other voices and perspectives and life experiences as we celebrate ten years of monthly prompts. These are all women I admire for one reason or another and are all women who believe in the power of words to make a difference in our lives. Each one of them brings something unique to the community through their creative pursuits and through their lived experiences.

These women will lead the presentation of many of the prompts, with the exception of January, June, August + December (I will lead those). In addition to the monthly prompt there will also be a live chat each month featuring a conversation between the Guest Instructor and myself talking about the prompt and our experiences with our word. I'm super excited about bringing this to the monthly content - we can learn so much from each other through the process of unscripted conversation.

As I've reviewed my past albums (click here to see a walkthrough of my albums from 2011 through 2017) it's so cool to see, literally see via my words and photos, my own personal growth in those pages. Like many people, I've experienced challenges in my life and the pages in my One Little Word® albums document a lot of that struggles and successes as I've worked my way through ( and continue to work my way through) the changes in my life.

This workshop is not complicated and it’s not time-consuming. Once per month you will be invited to check back into the classroom for a new creative prompt to help you make your word more visible in your life. Creative prompts generally fall into the categories of writing, photography or collage. See examples of some of the past prompts in the image slider below. It’s simply a way we can come together to share our experience with our words throughout the course of the year.

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of making our words visible in our lives. 

You can check out my archive of One Little Word® posts here.

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Class taught by: Ali Edwards
Class starts December 16th

Class Contributors

What you'll learn

  • Creative techniques for making your word visible in your life through the mediums of writing, photography and collage
  • Past students have reported learning about celebrating progress rather than perfection, about the power of focusing on a single word and the impact that can have in your life, about how many little moments make up the patterns of our lives, about thinking of your future self as you make decisions today, about how your own journey is important, about how to step back into the story of your own life as an active participant, about learning what you most need from yourself, and about the power of coming back again and again to your original intentions as a means of reflection and forward movement

What you'll get

  • Monthly creative prompts in the form of full-color PDF handouts 
  • Monthly presentation or process video featuring the thought behind the prompt and a how-to
  • Monthly printables/digital products when applicable to the prompt + One Little Word® Main Kit Digital Package ($14.49 value) 
  • Monday Messages: a weekly bit of motivation in your in-box to help you connect with your word 
  • Gallery and message board for sharing and support
  • Optional Closed Facebook Group for additional community + connection 
  • Monthly live video conversation between the Guest Instructor + Ali for a deeper dive into the prompt and our lived experiences of our word (these will be recored + available in the classroom)

What you'll need

  • A willingness to make your word visible in your life.
  • A 6x8 album or other way to document your stories and responses to the prompts. 
  • An optional One Little Word® Main Kit of products is available as are additional supplies you might use to document your journey with your word this year. 
  • A way to print photos and/or the printables.

Class Schedule

  1. Dec 16
    Class begins
    12:00PM EST
  2. Dec 16
    Choosing Your Word + Supplies
    12:00PM EST
    A one-page PDF for helping you through the process of choosing your word + a supply suggestions.
  3. Jan 1
    3:00AM EST
    Click here to access the content for January as we begin to get to know our words.
  4. Jan 15
    Mid-January Content From Guest Instructors
    12:00AM EST
    Come in + meet some of our Guest Instructors as they share their words and approaches for 2021.
  5. Feb 1
    3:00AM EST
    Join Lucrecer as she walks us through the process of creating a vision board for our words.
  6. Feb 15
    Mid-February Content From Contributors + Ali
    3:00AM EST
    Click to see how Ali + some of our Guest Instructors are making their words visible this month.
  7. Feb 25
    3:00PM EST
    Join Victoria as she invites us to establish a practice for the month of March.
  8. Mar 15
    Mid-March Content From Contributors + Ali
    3:00AM EDT
    Click to see how Ali + some of our Guest Instructors are making their words visible this month.
  9. Apr 1
    3:00AM EDT
    Join Krystal as she invites us to identify what's holding us back + gives us permission to let go.
  10. Apr 15
    Mid-April Content From Contributors + Ali
    3:00AM EDT
    Click to see how Ali + some of our Guest Instructors are making their words visible this month.
  11. May 1
    3:00AM EDT
    Join Azzari as she invites us to identify feelings + capture them through the lens of our camera.
  12. May 19
    Mid-May Content From Ali + Contributors
    6:00AM EDT
    Click to see how Ali + some of our Guest Instructors are making their words visible this month.
  13. Jun 1
    3:00AM EDT
    This month we are taking stock of how things are going and what's up next.
  14. Jun 15
    Mid-June Content From Contributors
    3:00AM EDT
    Click to see how some of our Guest Instructors are making their words visible this month.
  15. Jul 1
    3:00AM EDT
    Join Pam as she invites us to connect with our words via layered art play.
  16. Jul 15
    Mid-July Content From Contributors + Ali
    3:00AM EDT
    Click to see how Ali + some of our Guest Instructors are making their words visible this month.
  17. Aug 1
    3:00AM EDT
    Join Ali as we get curious about the stories we are telling ourselves + how that impacts our lives.
  18. Sep 1
    3:00AM EDT
  19. Oct 1
    3:00AM EDT
  20. Nov 1
    3:00AM EDT
  21. Dec 1
    3:00AM EST