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Oh, My Word

I don't do resolutions. They inevitably make me feel bad, unless I aim super low and make them, like, "Limit Starbucks consumption to 5 times a week." Which then makes me feel bad for aiming too low. The thing that works much better for me is picking a word that describes the way I want my year to feel. It can be anything-- Strength. Health. Yes. Joy. Freaky. You get it. The word functions as a sort of life barometer that I can check decisions against as I go: does this choice support my word, or not? This year's word: Happy 2012.

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