There's been a recent trend over the last 10 years or so of slowly letting go of the notion of resolutions for new year's and instead adopting a more holistic approach to goal-setting: choosing one word or a series of words to set the intention for the upcoming year. Truth be told, resolutions, goal-setting, intentions, they're all - in their own right - importance processes to go through in order to grow. But here's why resolutions don't really work and why intention words are a surefire better way to start your year...

I can't remember exactly when I embarked on the journey of self-awareness but I can say that there were a few defining moments that catapulted the journey. Moving across the globe and diving straight into motherhood were pretty significant. Deciding I'm not exactly cut up for the 9 to 5 j-o-b scene and wanting instead to be my own boss and help others was another defining moment. But I didn't really know how I wanted to help when I felt like I needed the help myself.