If you want a powerful compass to guide you through 2022, choose a word for the year that’ll remind you on where to go. This episode talks about how to align with your Word for the Year.

Lately, I’m reflecting on what word will embody the upcoming year, 2022. Since 2010, I chose a word every year to anchor me as I move forward. It’s like a mirror that I want to see in myself, and that I want to carry with me in everything that I do. Choosing a word allows me to explore the intention I’m creating for myself.

I’m here to spend quality solo time with you for EP64’s Wise Walk as we discover our True Stride. For 2021, my Word for the Year was “Heart Vibe”.  I don’t choose a word of the year immediately; instead, I follow a process to fully feel through, try on, apply the word to examine how the word resonates. 

On our Wise Walk, I take everyone through the process of choosing a word. Exploring what resonates for the upcoming year is important before committing to a Word for the Year. Listen as I guide us through this relaxed and joyful process of picking a Word for the Year. Sometimes words match, but don’t resonate with what you want moving forward. You’ll be glad you took time to clarify what you envision through this episode.

To make things more relatable, I share which words I am considering for my 2022 Word for the Year. I’m checking out the areas of my life to reflect on these Wise Walk questions and more:

      • What intention are you creating and manifesting for yourself?
      • What’s the support that you need, and what word comes up as you consider this?
      • When you try on the word, what do you feel and what comes up for you as you experiment?

Get ready to explore the 4-step process mentioned in the episode on how to align with your Word for the Year. How are you stepping into the words you are considering to discover what does or doesn’t resonate? There’s no rush. Don’t be afraid to ditch what doesn’t work to come up with something better.

If you want to get a solid start on improving your upcoming year, start with getting clarity around your anchoring intention. As you join today, tune in to hear these Wise Walk questions:

      • What are the possible applications of this word that you envision for your life?
      • How do those applications and using that word make you feel?
      • How can you playfully try on the word you are considering?

Join this inspiring community to uncover a new sense of freedom, and be sure to follow and review the True Stride podcast as we continue to exchange our light and Heart Value with each other.


In this episode:

[00:23] – Welcome to the show!

[01:24] – What was the first Word of the Year Mary Tess chose back in 2010? What was this year’s word in 2021?

[03:22] – Mary Tess uses four areas of focus as she goes through a word to consider.

[05:09] – Mary Tess explains how to explore the feelings brought up when considering a word.

[07:32] – Mary Tess was considering the word “Less” for 2022.

[09:25] – The word “Less” didn’t fully fit in with what Mary Tess wanted after she checked in with herself. Here’s why.

[11:15] – Explore synonyms of words that hold the desired intention.

[13:27] – Choose words that bring joy and playfulness into the pursuit of your Heart Value.

[15:01] – Heart Value’s feature in a local publication turned into a mishap. Is there something good within the mishap?

[16:55] – Mary Tess reflects on how she turned a mishap into a brighter experience.

[19:10] – Through the book-name-mishap, Mary Tess says she found a “Gift”.

[21:45] – Follow your Heart Value to really try on an intention before committing.

[24:20] – Thank you for listening!


Memorable Quotes:

  • “Each time I put myself out there, I know that the Universe is lining up the things that need to come my way.” – Mary Tess


Links and Resources:

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