2016 Word of the Month

December 2016 – Word of the Month

lagom: (Swedish) the perfect amount; not too little, not too much… but just the right amount

November 2016 – Word of the Month

likha: (Philippine) to create using intelligence and skill

October 2016 – Word of the Month

Chen: (Hebrew) giving favour;  bending/reaching down to show kindness to others; showing graciousness not in words but in manner and action

September 2016 – Word of the Month

Satya: (Indian) truthfulness; clinging to the truth regardless of outside pressures

August 2016 – Word of the Month

Kaizen: (Japanese) continuous improvement

July 2016 – Word of the Month

Jugaad: (Hindi) an ingenious, innovative, or unexpected way to solve a problem or repair something; think outside the proverbial box

June 2016 – Word of the Month

Wabi-sabi: (Japanese) to embrace the imperfect and worn  

May 2016 – Word of the Month

Ahimsa: (Jain, Hindu, Buddhist) to be considerate and protective of all living things

April 2016 – Word of the Month

Namaste: (Hindi) a greeting of respect and oneness; we are the same; the love and kindness in me recognizes and honors the love and kindness in you

March 2016 – Word of the Month

Harambee:  (Swahili) Term that means to pull together, to work in unity  or act as one.

February 2016 – Word of the Month

Gemütlichkeit:  (German) Although there is no direct translation, this concept deals with creating the ideal environment.  Go forward and create YOUR ideal environment!

January 2016 – Word of the Month

Hygge:  (Danish)  taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, every day things more meaningful, beautiful or special, thus creating a warm and inviting atmosphere; a deep sense of cozy that you and others will want to be near; paying attention to what makes us feel open-hearted and alive in order to create a cozy sanctuary and close community