Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Do any of you give yourself a word or mantra at the beginning of the year? I started doing mantras about 3 years ago because just giving myself a load of resolutions seemed really cliche and kind of meaningless. I love having an uplifting phrase to look to throughout the year. I've been thinking a lot about what I want to use for this year. It came to me while watching a video about trying to change things about ourselves that are so deeply ingrained in us. The person in the video has you chant to yourself, "I have the power to make my own choices." You do this while tapping your head and then while tapping your heart. May sound a little kooky, but I am very drawn to holistic approaches to all aspects of life. This phrase really resonated with me. So much, that I recite it to myself every morning while I meditate. So this is my phrase or mantra for my year, but I'm shortening it to one word.


YES! Power baby. If I may call upon the 90's hit "I've got the power!" I am taking back my power this year, friends. Postpartum depression has deeply effected the power I have within myself to make my own choices and to control my own emotions. Or, at least that is how it feels. It's hard to feel out of control, sad, anxious, unhappy. I know it's not going to come overnight. It's not going to be easy either, but I have got to get the power back. For me, my family and most importantly my 3 little girls.

We are such powerful creatures. Our bodies have the ability to heal itself, to gain strength, but to also heal others with tight bear hugs. I'll take a bear hug from my husband any day anytime. We have powerful minds that learn and think and somehow create our own opinions amongst the millions that come at us all the time. And we have incredible spirits. We can connect to a kind and loving Heavenly Father. And how amazing is it that we all connect to him differently. The way I hear or feel him is likely not how he will communicate with you. I love that we all have a unique connection with him. We all have the ability to have great power in body, mind and spirit. That is what I'm looking for this year. 

So tell me! What's your word or phrase for 2016? Share in the comments below or over on instagram.

1 comment:

  1. Love this! And ugh...postpartum depression. Been there...You can do this!

    I've been struggling to think of my word for the year. I wrote down several ideas but can't seem to find one that feels just right. But I'm struggling with just relaxing enough to just enjoy my sweet baby while she's little. I fight anxiety daily. So something about slowing down, relaxing and being in the moment.