The Power of a Single Word

“The single most important tool to being in balance is knowing that you and you alone are responsible for the imbalance between what you dream your life is meant to be, and the daily habits that drain life from that dream.” – Wayne Dyer

I was first introduced to the concept of setting a one word intention for the new year at that end of 2016. It was through a project my new company was doing with Chris Pan, founder of MyIntent.

The concept is really simple, choose a short, one word intention that can serve as “a daily reminder representing a quality or principle that guides you toward how you want to live or how you hope to feel as your best self.”

Beautiful and simple.

It’s been a few years since I’ve tuned in and chosen a single word to serve as a beacon for my new year. This year, I decided to do it again.

My word for 2023 is BALANCE.

This past year I faced a few health scares that really shook me to my core. As scary as it was (everything is fine now), I’m quite grateful for the lessons and insight that resulted from the entire experience.

One of the biggest lessons was the non-negotiable need for balance.

Metaphysical teachers like Louise Hay and Dr. Joe Dispenza have written and spoken extensively about how stress manifests as physical symptoms in the body. This is exactly what was happening. The mix of taking too much on at work and home and not playing or relaxing nearly enough was starting to show physically in my body.

So this year, I’m focusing on finding balance.

It’s a new concept to for me… one that I’ve always strived for, but never carved out the time to focus on.

The first step I’m taking on this journey to find balance is to slow down.


This month’s focus is to establish a daily meditation and yoga practice. Meditation to hit the pause button and yoga to hone in the physical skill of balance.

I’d love to know, what’s YOUR WORD for 2023?

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