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Word of the Year for 2024

by | Dec 31, 2023 | Word of the Year

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?  According to Happiness expert Gretchen Rubin, most people have forgotten their resolutions before the end of January. That somehow feels true to me—it lines up with my experience. In light of the way it makes me feel when I give up on a resolution, the last several years, I have chosen a word of the year and focused on that rather than making New Year’s Resolutions. It is like setting your intention for the year. It is less about specific goals, and more about how to live your life.

I have written my word of the year down, meditated on it, and generally had it visible so I can remember. I even put it on the lock screen of my iPhone, so I see it constantly! Whenever I felt a little off, or unfocused, I bring up my phone and look at it.  It helps to reset my intention.

My Word for 2023

This past year’s word was Energize.  I chose that word for multiple reasons, which you can read about here. I finally did join a gym, one that really suited the way I like to exercise and the way I NEED to exercise.

The energize became especially important in the early part of 2023 when the weather was so cold. It helped get me outside.

My Word of the Year for 2024

Drumroll please….

I came to choose this word because it kept coming up from multiple sources.  Also, I like to choose a word that has many possible meanings. Connection is my word for 2024 for the following reasons.

  • The most obvious is connecting my clients to their remedies.
  • Learning and recognizing connections between remedies, what comes first, what could come next. This is an important part of being a homeopath.  Since I chose this word, I am learning new things about remedies and what dis-ease they connect to as well.
  • Connecting to more people is important as one ages.  Social support is an important factor in happiness. Last year I didn’t attend as many Woodbury Chamber functions as I would have liked to have. Having that word on my lock screen on my phone should help remind me.
  • Also, connecting to clients, people on my mailing list, social media and phone calls is also an important part of my word of the year. I will also write more blog posts as a way of connecting through all those portals.

As usual, I will report on it at the end of 2024.

What is your Word for 2024? Reply with your word, or find my post on the Word of the Year and post your answer there!


Meet Kathryn Berg the Classical Homeopath at Lotus Homeopathy, Inc.


Some of you know me, others of you may have heard of me. And for most, you probably have no clue about me or my business. So I wanted to take a few minutes to introduce myself, my family, my business, why I am a homeopath and how I became a homeopath—not necessarily in that order.

Like many people, I found out about homeopathy accidentally. I fell down while walking my Akita pup on an icy sidewalk on a typical Minnesota winter day. I was scheduled to go to a friend’s house later that day, so when I did, I asked her for some ice. You need some Arnica, she told me. Arnica? What’s that? She explained that Arnica is a homeopathic remedy for trauma.

At the time, the only place to get homeopathic remedies was a book and herb store in South Minneapolis. So I went there to get some. When I got there, I decided I should read some books so I actually knew what I was doing. I left with the Arnica 30c and three books. By the time I got done reading them, I knew I wanted to be a homeopath.

It was only several years later that I realized that I was attracted to homeopathy as a profession because I am a problem solver. It is what drives me. There is nothing like a well chosen homeopathic remedy to solve problems.

At the time I decided to become a homeopath, there wasn’t even a school here in in Minnesota. But eventually, my homeopath and his business partner started the Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy. I was a graduate of the third class. At the time I went there, it was a part time program taking three and a half years! Since then I have studied with numerous other well known and respected homeopaths in continuing education studies.

While I do work with all sorts of folks with a variety of conditions, I really have studied how to treat people suffering from PTSD, health issues related to aging women, and children’s health issues of all sorts, including autism. I have also been successful in removing blockages to healing due to suppression of symptoms by western medicine. I chose those specialties because people really suffer who have those forms of dis-ease, and Western Medicine doesn’t seem to have much of a solution for them.

After over twenty years of practice, I still get excited for clients when a remedy has helped them heal.

So that is about my business. Now, a little bit about me.

I have two adult sons in their early twenties, so I have shed the title of “Soccer mom”. My husband and I are empty nesters living in Woodbury, MN. For fun, I like to play piano, sing, sew, garden, hike, and travel. I am in a community choir. I also enjoy cooking healthy meals and, out of necessity, am an expert at cooking for special diets.

If you have any questions about homeopathy or my approach to homeopathic case taking, please feel free to put some questions in the comments below.

If you have a health issue you need help with, please click the Book Now button on my Facebook page or Main page of my website and schedule a complementary consult to see if homeopathy can help you!



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