Tammy Helfrich

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What One Word Can Do

At the beginning of 2015, I chose a word for the year. A word to set my intention of what I wanted to focus on.



HEALTHY is my word. You can read about why I chose it here. Many of you know that I’ve been on a journey to be healthy since the beginning of 2014. It is definitely a journey and has been filled with ups and downs and twists and turns. I have learned so much about myself and why I really want to get healthy. But this year has been pretty significant in terms of truly understanding things that have been holding me back.

I’ve been diving deep into inner work. I’ve been looking at how I have been self-sabotaging, the fears and beliefs behind what I am really thinking about getting healthy, and excuses I’ve been holding on to. Whoa! If you’ve ever done some serious inner work, you know that it can be really hard and also so LIBERATING and freeing.  I am looking at this journey of getting healthy in an entirely new light because I’m recognizing patterns and beliefs that have been holding me back. This is life changing stuff. I also am not just focused on physical health. I’m including relationships and boundaries and decisions in this journey to be healthier. It has been so enlightening!

One thing I know is that I would never have done any of this work if I had not focused on this one word. This one word has opened up an entirely new perspective and I feel like I am unleashing a part of myself that has been hidden for a long time. I am looking forward to continuing to explore this.

Did you focus on one word this year? I’d love to hear how your one word is impacting your decisions and so far in 2015. Share in the comments below.



  1. My word this year is “no.” Saying no to great things so I can say yes to better things. Saying no to distractions so I can be obedient to God. It hasn’t been easy, but it’s been worth it.

    • I’m learning to be so much better at saying no. It is hard for this former people-pleaser, but it feels so good to say no and I actually celebrate it when I do it. Glad you are doing well with it!

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