My ‘word’ for 2019… Flourish!

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My word for 2019… Flourish

I was in a discusison the other day and I was asked what my ‘word’ for 2019 was. I have to admit that up until that moment I hadn’t give it a minute’s thought. Anyway, straightaway the word ‘flourish’ popped into my head. Ok I thought – that’s my word for 2019.

I had my version of what flourish meant, but I wanted to check what the dictionary had in store for me.
And, ooooo, I’m delighted with my word for 2019. Here are the dictionary highlights for flourish.




  • (of a living organism) grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment.
  • develop rapidly and successfully.
  • be working or at the height of one’s career during a specified period.


  • wave (something) about to attract attention.



  • bold or extravagant gesture or action, made especially to attract attention.


  • an impressive and successful act or period.

So this all bodes rather well I think.

 I have laid strong foundations for my business during 2018, have spent a lot of time going back to basics with my core services, and my core messaging. And since I am still focused on podcasting, I love the aspect in the meaning of this word around attracting attention.

Podcasting is an excellent way to attract attention to ones expertise and to be seen as an authority. My own podcast, Stitchery Stories, is definitely flourishing too, and attracting attention.

The other thought I had was that each of those letters within flourish can be used to keep me inspired and focused on flourishing.

F = freedom, family, fun
L = leverage, leadership, love
O = organise, opportunities, outcomes
U = understand, uplift, unburden
R = rejuvenate, result, resolve
I = inspire, income, impress
S = service, satisfy, succeed
H = health, happiness, highlight

Here is a quick flourish GIF I made 🙂

Looking Forward & Looking Back

As well as writing about my word for 2019, it was also nice to look back at my end of year musings in 2017.

I wrote about a lovely workshop I attended which had the emphasis of how do we want to feel.

And early February 2018 I wrote a piece which highlighted some aspects of my story

So that’s it for today – nothing about podcasting, but an insight into how I intend to leverage my skills, knowledge and enjoyment of podcasting, to flourish in 2019. The more I flourish, the more people I can help. The more people I help, the more we all flourish. It’s a lovely, virtuous circle.

And For You In 2019

And of course I wish you every happiness in 2019, and encourage you to think about a word, and some related positive words to keep your intentions flowing and flourishing in 2019.

If you want my help in 2019 to get your podcast launched, or to add some flourish to an existing podcast, then I’m here and happy to help. Drop me a note and let’s get started.

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