Every year, I pick out a focus word. A word that governs various aspects of my life that year in lieu of resolutions: Focus (2009), discipline (2010), growth (2011),  nurture (2012),  surrender (2013),  challenge (2014), connect (2015),  strength (2016), self-care (2017), evolve (2018), simplify (2019), energy (2020), release (2021), structure (2022), and grace (2023). I’ve started easing into my new years instead of hitting the ground running on January 1st. Slow and steady, guided by a word. Last year, I …

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