Be Seen in 2012

Be seen. Be heard. Be known.

See yourself for who you are.

Hear yourself, and listen to your inner wisdom.

Know yourself by continuously leaning into your evolution.

Word of the year recap for 2011

Last year my word for the year was the word “Best“. I’m amazed at how much this word guided me, and how it naturally lead to me having my best year ever.

Here are some of the recaps of my best year so far:

  • I got to hang out with the best people, clients, colleagues, and friends.
  • I learned what I do best and what I “best be improving upon”.
  • I practiced my best yoga every class, knowing that my best varies from day to day.
  • I let my business evolve on its own, to take the best form that it could take.
  • Finally, I enjoyed this year the best because that was my intention, and it rocked.

That’s not to say that there weren’t any tricky times, tough business decisions, or roller coaster feelings. I would say though that I did my best to get comfortable with the uncomfortable times.

My word for 2012: Be Seen

I have seen a lot of amazing things in my life so far. I’ve traveled all over the world, witnessed some incredibly touching moments, and enjoyed some beautiful artwork.

This year however, my intention is to see myself, and to allow myself to be seen.

I’m great at being behind the scenes and making stuff happen for other people. This year my plan is to get a little bit of that action for myself.

I’ve already made a few choices about the way my year is going to play out that will put me out there. Sometimes just putting yourself out there is enough to transform your experience of yourself and your life.

That’s why I’m challenging myself to be seen, be heard, be known, and to be the first one to take myself up on these tasks.

I already feel like I’ve stepped outside of my comfort zone this past year. But I know there’s still a part of me that could use a little sunshine, and I’m ready to let it out.

What’s your word?

I’d love to know what word of the year you’re choosing. What intention to guide your year will you be following? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Nathalie Lussier


  1. SDorphJensen on January 3, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Nathalie – I love your way of seeing it, attaching a word to the plans, goals and aspirations you have for a year!

    Mine would be ‘Expand’!

    I want to grow my business in numbers, people & clients.

    I want to expand my horizon – travel to places I haven’t been to before.

    Grow as a person – that’s spiritually, not physically (lets not go there :)

    Expand my knowledge & friends – I love learning new things & meeting new people.

    That’s it for now – but I’m sure I could expand in a lot of other healthy ways. At least the ball is rolling now!

    Look forward to SEEing you in February!


    • NathLussier on January 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

      @SDorphJensen Ooh Expand is such a good one too! I love love love what you shared here, and I have no doubt your business, horizons, and spiritual sides are going to expand this year.

      Can’t wait to watch the magic unfold for you. :) See you in February! :D

  2. Stephenie Zamora on January 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    *gasp* I LOVE THIS: “my intention is to see myself, and to allow myself to be seen.” POWERFUL. You are amazing my friend and I know there is so much you have to give to the world! I can’t wait for more people to SEE you and RECOGNIZE that amazingness. :) Love you! xo

    • NathLussier on January 3, 2012 at 7:22 pm

      @Stephenie Zamora Aww Steph, thank you so much. :) I have a picture of you saying “You better recognize!” even though that’s not your usual style. ;) You rock! :D

  3. HeatherT on January 4, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Nath, I loved this! What a powerful post. I think my word for this year will be SHINE. My coach asked me to put a little affirmation on the mirror to see every morning that reads “What can I do today to share my light with others, in order that they can live more illuminated?” I’ve gotta shine baby! I love this idea. So much better than resolutions and planning. This word will be my guide. :)

    • MartaLaurentVeciana on January 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

      Hi Heather! I love this word too! I used it to cheer up during a tough time in my life, and it worked wonders! I made the gospel song “I’m gonna let it shine!” my personal antem! @HeatherT

      • HeatherT on January 4, 2012 at 10:19 am

        @MartaLaurentVeciana Thanks for your comment Marta! It is a great word. And I agree….a great one to help get you through tough times. :)

    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 11:22 am

      @HeatherT Heather. You are so bright and shiny already, and I think this is just going to take things up a notch… because when you let yourself shine you allow others to do the same, right? :) I’m so excited for you this year!

  4. Jean on January 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

    OK. Mine is apply. I’m applying my knowledge this year to doing/making/achieving in a way that is authentic to me.

    Happy Year Of The Dragon!


    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 11:21 am

      @Jean OOOH Jean! Apply is SO perfect for you this year. I feel like last year you were a sponge and this year you are so ready to apply all of that knowledge and make stuff happen. Woohoo! Love you!

  5. suddenlyjamie on January 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Never been a resolutions type of gal, so I’m loving this word-for-the-year thing. :)

    Mine for 2012 are “sovereignty” (as in owning my authority and serving my people), “believe” (as in believe in myself and the amazing possibilities in my path), and “reveal” (as in reveal more of myself and see what the Universe reveals to me).

    It’s going to be a good year.


    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 11:20 am

      @suddenlyjamie Jamie!! I love sovereignty. I’ve just recently (re)discovered mine, and it’s amazing what it can do. Believe and reveal have so much power too. It is DEFINITELY going to be good a year. :)

  6. Gladys on January 4, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Hi Nathalie!!! I love the intention you set for yourself for 2012. Would love to know what actions you are going to take that will help you see yourself more authentically.

    My word for the year is FLOW. To feel flow, I need to slip myself into a cozy robe of patience, acceptance, presence, calmness, simplicity (simple solutions, simple steps, simple stuff to do…which will bring more clarity and allow me to journey through life with less resistance.

    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 11:19 am

      @Gladys Hey Gladys! Ooh Flow is another great word! It sounds like you’ll be streamlining and allowing things to go the way they should. Love it!

      As for me, I’m planning to write more. Also do more video with me on camera. I’ve got a few other things up my sleeve for the springtime too. ;)

  7. MartaLaurentVeciana on January 4, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I want this year to be my year to CREATE.

    I want to create beautiful tours and experiences for my clients.

    I want to create wealth.

    I want to create a relationship with my man that is more loving and conscious every day.

    I want to create life (and have a baby!)

    I want to create great PDFs to sell in my website and I want to create lots of clients who purchase them.

    I want to create lots of occasions to enjoy myself, learn, grow and relax… and use them!

    I want to create many memorable moments with my friends and family.

    I want to create delicious healthy food for my everyday meals aswell as special moments.

    I want to create a healthier and harmonious body for myself.

    And right now I’m creating a never-ending list, so I rather leave it here (and keep working on it at home!)

    Happy New Year!


    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

      @MartaLaurentVeciana Hehe you’re so funny Marta on the never-ending list bit. ;) I love the word create for you, and it makes total sense – you are a creator! :D

  8. cate_yogahealer on January 4, 2012 at 10:33 am

    my word is DISEMBED. My life and business have been entangled for over a decade, and now it’s time to deparate the entities!

    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 11:17 am

      @cate_yogahealer Ooh Cate! What a concept (I can definitely relate to the mixing of the two) and I am so excited to see how this unfolds for you. :) (Oh the puns!)

  9. nataliesisson2 on January 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Nathalie – great minds think alike. I have two words for this year actually Fierce Focus. Last year was about freedom. 2010 was about hustle. I wrote a post on it as I’ve actually been doing this since age 10 and it’s so powerful to set your intentions and be guided by words – followed up by actions.

    I can’t wait for you to be seen and I think you’ve already done a great job on that with your videos, your Blog World presentations and more. But here’s to an amazing 2012 for you!

    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 3:57 pm

      @nataliesisson2 Ooh Natalie that’s awesome, I just read your post and I love that you’ve been doing this since you were 10. ;) I think “fierce focus” is going to be powerful one for you, and something a lot of us could benefit from too. :) Here’s to an amazing 2012 for you – can’t wait to see the amazingness that comes out of it!

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    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      @jpb6511 Aww why thank you! :)

  11. Hillary Rubin on January 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    trust. thanks for your post lady. love it. xxoo Hillary

    • NathLussier on January 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm

      @Hillary Rubin Trust, such a powerful one Hillary. :) Love you!

  12. FitnessReloaded on January 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    HI Nathalie! My word is “grow” . I want to grow my knowledge, my site, my happiness…

    • NathLussier on January 5, 2012 at 2:53 pm

      @FitnessReloaded Ooh I see that for you! Here’s to a 2012 where you grow, grow, grow. :) Woo!