Cultivate 2012

Cultivate is about growing as an individual and pursuing that which brings us happiness. It's about taking the time to care for ourselves, our loved ones, and our environment (on both a micro and macro scale). Here's how Merriam-Webster defines the word "cultivate:"
  1. to prepare or prepare and use for the raising of crops; also : to loosen or break up the soil about (growing plants)
  2. a : to foster the growth of (cultivate vegetables) b : culture 2a c : to improve by labor, care, or study : refine (cultivate the mind)
  3. further, encourage (cultivate the arts)
  4. to seek the society of : make friends with
Cultivate will consist of monthly prompts that involve checking in with ourselves and our intentions, as well as planning ahead. Cultivate will culminate in a month-long evaluation and planning phase each December, incorporating prompts and suggestions. There's no pressure to complete each prompt, and there aren't any rules -- except to have fun and be kind to ourselves. Use the hashtags #cultivate, #cultivate12, and #cultivate2012 to share your responses if you choose to share them publicly.

A Cultivate 2012 conference will be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee later this year. Check back for more details.