This Year’s Word

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“I choose a single word every year,” a beloved coaching client told me. “Like a guiding principle for the year.”

I looked at her in surprise. “I do that, too,” I said. (Apparently, lots of people do this.) “What’s your word this year?”

“Connect,” she said. “I want to focus this year on connecting with friends and building community.” I hadn’t seen her in a while, and she was updating me on her extreme mountain climbing adventures around the world. This involved actually connecting to a friend — with a rope.

“What’s your word?” she asked me.

“Rest,” I said… (Read the rest of the story at The Seattle Times.)