We’re coming for you 2016!

Here it is! The Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook, calendar + a free course to help you find your word for 2016! | SusannahConway.com


For the seventh (!!) year running it’s my very great pleasure to share the Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook and calendar with you. Have I mentioned how much I love this tradition of ours? This year I’ve been tickled to get so many emails asking if I was doing the workbook for 2016 — I LOVE that you guys love it as much as I do! So without any further ado, here it is:

Download the 2016 workbook HERE | download the 2016 calendar HERE


Here it is! The Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook, calendar + a free course to help you find your word for 2016! | SusannahConway.com


This year I’ve added a couple of new pages and updated some others, but I haven’t changed too much. For me, part of the fun is being able to look back over last year’s responses to see what did or didn’t come to pass. While I’m not much of a planner this kind of review seems to open me up to possibility. Reflecting on the year that’s passing is as important as plotting out steps for the next 12 months. I’m noticing that this year I’d quite like a workbook for my business as well, so I’ll be demo-ing that in my journal — if it’s helpful I’ll make an additional biz workbook next year…

If you haven’t picked a word for 2016 yet I’ve updated this slice of fried gold for you:


Here it is! The Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook, calendar + a free course to help you find your word for 2016! | SusannahConway.com


New year’s resolutions have never worked for me — in fact, I don’t know if they’ve ever really worked for anyone. They always sound like a list of rules that I know I will break. I’m not great with structure and schedules so it makes sense a list of rules resolutions would make me feel hemmed in. I need more s p a c e. I want to be inspired not instructed.

Choosing a word as a guiding light for the new year works for me because it feels so much more expansive. A word can be embraced as a mantra, a meditation, a reminder, a promise. A word can be interpreted in different ways. A word can’t be “broken” — it feels gentler somehow.


Here it is! The Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook, calendar + a free course to help you find your word for 2016! | SusannahConway.com


In the seven years I’ve been choosing a word for the year, my life has certainly changed for the better. Some of my previous words proved to be wildly empowering — BRAVE, EXPAND and OPEN were all dynamically useful words that helped me create change in my life. Other words have been less helpful: COMPASSION, for example, was a bit of a cop-out in 2011. This year’s word was NOURISH and it’s been the most supportive and nourishing — pun intended — word I’ve chosen so far. I’m excited to see how my word for 2016 tops that!

The more I do this practice the more I understand why it’s such a valuable thing to do each year. I also know that sometimes we need a hand uncovering our just-right word, so I created Find Your Word to help you find YOUR word for 2016.

Head over to this page to get started — it’s completely free, of course!



Posted on 10-12-2015
158 responses
  1. Maria

    Oh my how exciting!!! Thank you!

  2. Stephanie

    Yay, there it is! Thank you so much Susannah, filling in your workbook has really become gloriously healing December tradition for me :)

  3. Courtney

    I’m so excited! Thanks so much. Last year’s book was so meaningful to me.

  4. Megan Michelle

    Thank you so much for this amazing gift! I cannot wait to channel my spirit and intention to guide and motivate me through the new year and beyond. You are so inspiring and such a blessing, Susannah. Thank you! LOVE ~ MEG

  5. Miet

    Thank you!! I love doing these!

  6. Sandra

    Aww I was already waiting for this!
    This will be my first time to do it :)
    Looking so forward to it !

  7. Cristina

    Thank you so much Susannah for the Unravelling 2016 workbook, and for the course – I was so looking forward to both of them :)

  8. Janet

    Thank you Susannah, for all your lovely inspiring and helpful work.

  9. Karen Rutherford

    Thank you so much for these incredible gifts!! Blessings for your best 2016 as well!! Thank you!!

  10. Sanne

    Thank you very much! Have a wonderful 2016!

  11. Zeenat Merchant Syal

    I’ve just downloaded your beautiful gifts…so happy and excited to try them out. I cant wait to see what I unravel in the process :)
    Much gratitude for creating these beautiful gifts and this space.
    Love and light,

  12. Glenda

    I am so excited to start this year’s process of unraveling. 2016 is a monumental year for me, I will be working through year 5 of my journey with breast cancer, and in my spirit i feel the need to really honor 2016 and grasp life as never before. Thank you for this wonderful gift.

    Sending love to you on your journey, Glenda!! <3 xx

  13. Mary in VA

    I definitely could use the business version of this! This is my 4th year doing Unravelling.

    Yes, that’s what i thought….. will report back my findings next year :)

  14. Mia

    What an incredible and generous gift this is, Susannah. I have enjoyed doing this workbook for a couple of years and look forward to it! It’s such an intentional way to end one year and start another with pause, reflection, and focus.

    Thank you for such a wonderful gift.

  15. Svitlana

    Thank you so much:) it’s amazing

  16. Vatsala

    Thank you for your generosity Susannah. I’ve signed up for the course too. My word for 2015 was Success and so it was when I look back though in areas and ways that I had not envisaged when I chose it in 2014. I wonder what 2016 will be? :)

  17. Ericka

    This just made my day! Thank you so much. I have made this part of my year end reflections for several years and it is so great! This year’s word was Thrive – looking forward to seeing what pans out for 2016. Thanks Susannah!

  18. Elaine Morris

    Looks like I am facing a heavy time so really happy to find this. Here’s hoping it keeps me centred. Thank you. X

  19. Ana

    Wohoo!! Thank you so much! I’ve been anticipating this. 2015 has been a big year for me, so excited to unravel this next one! <3

  20. Lauren BURKITT

    Oh my heart is bursting! This is my favourite annual ritual of the entire year. Thank you for continuously providing us with this beautiful practice. This is my 5th year with your workbook! I have a great feeling about 2016. Big love to you Susannah.

  21. Lee-Ann

    Thanks. All I need is a bag of chips and some non-alcoholic wine now, and I’m all set for the last night of the year! It’s my yearly ritual. :)

  22. Anna Stina Sandelius

    A dear and supportive FB friend (Karen H, <3!) posted the link; this looks like something i have been looking for, without really knowing! So I have missed several years. Which means that this year I may be ready! Thak you so much, greetings from Sweden.

  23. Gill

    Thanks so much! Wishing you all the very best in 2016.

  24. Luisa

    Thanks a lot for being so generous. I really love your Unravelling the Year Ahead workbook. I started in 2013 and have been doing it since. It is an amazing tool to help me “land” right in the new year. With goals, objectives and a clear path of how to achieve it.
    From the bottom of my heart thanks for being so nice in giving this Christmas gift to us.
    Hugs and best wishes for a blessed 2016, full of health, love and happiness to you and your love ones.

  25. Catherine

    Thank you Susannah ! I’m always so impatient to dive into it !

  26. Deidree

    Thank you Susannah! You are awesome! I didn’t know anything about year-end reflections till I did your last year’s December Reflections. It’s now my part of my year-end ritual. Have a beautiful holiday and a wonderful new year. Love always…

    Also Unravelling The Year Ahead and Word are part of my ritual :-)

  27. Jill

    Thank you so much! I was so looking forward to these for 2016. I am excited to see what the new year will bring, and to deciding upon my word. So grateful for your inspiration.

  28. Cherie

    Woohoo! I’ve been longing to dive into the Unravelling workbook … something about this time of year that is bittersweet & slow & melancoly & dark & intense & winter-y. Perfect for inward dives. (although it hasn’t been all that winter-y in my neck of the woods yet.) Now I have to get some new pens. Thank you so much for putting this out into the world!

  29. Chloe | One Infinite Life

    I absolutely loved working through last years Unravelling workbook, so excited to be doing it again. Thank you Susannah!

  30. Sunny

    Thank you, Susannah. So happy to see this return. It will be my 5th year of Unravelling. I am thrilled with the addition of the Elemental questions and the Forecasting with tarot or oracle cards, a practice I’ve done for years.

  31. Stephanie

    Thank you so much for the workbook! I have made this a ritual for the past few years and I absolutely love it. This year ended up being a bit muddled for me so I am hoping to find more clarity and TRUST (my word, I believe!) in 2016. I also recently purchased your book and I am loving it so far – thanks for all that you do and share. I feel a kindred spirit on the pages as I read.

  32. Sarah Elizabeth || SEDiva Abroad

    This is a fantastic idea! I love it. I’ve actually never heard of this before, and I’ve never read your blog before, but I’m severely impressed and excited to keep in touch xx

  33. Vanessa

    Hi Susannah,

    I found you in 2012 on the cusp of 2013. Your workbook is what led me into the wonderful world of personal exploration & acceptance. I thank you for providing this to the community each year and I would TOTALLY dig a business workbook!! I recently did something similar with my business coach and it was so inspiring, helpful and motivational. Sending you lots of love and joy in for the New Year. XO

  34. Ramona

    Thank you so much!
    I started looking for my mantra for the year last year and it’s allowed me to focus more than ever before. I’m truly excited to find out what 2016 will have for me, to Unravel the threads and see the patterns hidden within.
    What a beautiful Christmas gift!

  35. Megan

    Is anyone else getting an error message when trying to download the workbook? :(

    It should be working! I’ve just emailed the workbook to you x

  36. Robyn Fell

    Would love to access the find your word workbook, have tried repeatedly but no confirmatory e mail received in any mailbox. Feeling sad about this.

    Hi Robyn, I’ve added you manually so look out for that confirmation email! x

  37. Kaalyn IsMe or SamSam

    Oh I am soooo excited. Another year. I have already booked for Find your word. I know I am going to be busy this weekend.

  38. Jen

    Thanks Susannah,

    I had this feeling recently that I wanted to do something special and meaningful in the next few weeks, something the I was ‘meant’ to do, but I just couldn’t put my finger on what it was. And then your latest post reminded me – Unravelling!!!

    The anticipation of doing this again, after trying it last year, was very uplifting. So I’m printing it out right now and I can’t wait for tomorrow (a lazy Sunday) where I can spend some quiet time with the workbook and my intentions for the new year.

    (PS – no errors when downloading the workbook – all good here).

    x Jen.

  39. Marisa

    Hey, Susannah, I do these every year, it is a definite experience that I look forward to and reading the old ones is illuminating too. I appreciate your work to share these with all of us. My word for last year was simplify and it hit me in the face like a ton, all the learning. I am looking forward to moving forward next year with the help of self-knowledge. Thanks. xoxoxo, Marisa

  40. Marie Z Johnston

    Thank you SO much Susannah for the terrific year end and ‘Coming for you’ 2016 workbook! I’ve seen a few offered but yours has so much heart and asks deep questions requiring thoughtful responses that actually are personally revealing (at least for me during the reread). I hope it’s okay that i’ve shared it with a few friends here in the US… they just love it too!

    Happy holidays to you…

  41. Gillian Speelman

    How inspiring! I can’t wait to do this!

  42. Tobia | craftaliciousme

    Hey Susannah,
    I downloaded last years version of the book but never found the right state of mind to do so.
    This year I will do it and I am so excited. I already signed up for your email course to find my word. And I have a pretty good idea what it’s gonna be. But I will carry it around a bit more.
    Thank you for providing us with so much inspiration.
    All the best too you, Tobia

  43. Marybeth

    Woohoo!! Thank you so much for this Susannah! I found your workbook for the first time last year and was ecstatic that someone would put all that work into a “freebie.” Such a gift! I had such a great night working through it and reflecting back on the past year while being ready to move ahead, so I’m excited to do the same this year as well. Thanks again! :)

  44. Susan

    Susannah, just wanted to thank you SO much for this. I used the workbook last year and loved it, and was looking forward to doing it again — your generosity is SO appreciated. Also want to thank you for your Word of the Year mini-course. I loathe Facebook and deleted my account months ago, which is fine until such time as I could actually use it :-) I’ll thank you here instead.

    Last year, I “chose” a word that I wanted to choose rather than letting it choose me [and yes, I took your mini-workshop last year too! I just didn’t pay any attention to it.] The previous year (2014) I’d had STRONG fall into my head all on it’s own and, man, was it appropriate! Rarely a day went by in 2014 that it didn’t help me. But last year I fought intuition [which wanted “Nourish”] to a standstill & ferociously insisted on “believe”, but it never felt right, I forgot about it days into 2015 & for my whole year I kept vaguely trying to pin another word down. 2015 wasn’t a bad year, but it wasn’t as great as I felt it could have been.

    This year, one & a half days into your course, the word NOURISH nearly deafened me. And this time, I’m accepting it unconditionally. And only after accepting it have I realized just how very, very necessary it is that I listen to that call in 2016. Every part of me, every part of my life, needs nourishing. I can hardly wait! [In fact, I’m not waiting — the word’s already become a daily mantra for everything from meals to mind!]

    well, you know NOURISH gets my vote! It’s been such a powerful and profoundly important word for me this year. You won’t regret it, my lovely! :)

  45. Pam

    Thank you, once again, for such a lovely resource. It is invaluable, and I look forward to doing this each year! Happy Holidays.

  46. Melissa

    Thank you so much for this, Susannah! I can’t wait to dig in. This really got me ready and focused for 2015 <3 Ready for it to do the same for 2016.

  47. Aditi

    I visited your blog today through Jen’s Pierced Wonderings and I’m elated to be here. Will definitely download the 2016 workbook and get started. My word for 2015 was ‘Embrace’
    Another year, another word! :)

  48. Carol

    Love the look of course and the word ‘nourish’ this really hits the spot. Thank you so much susannah, look forward to journaling with the help and advice in the Workbook.

  49. mixy

    Love Love Love this so much! Second year of doing this – it’s now my midwinter tradition! Thank you X

  50. Emily

    I love re-reading my last years and working on the next years workbook–this will be my fourth one! I tend to work on them in airports; a wonderful transition space. This has become a wonderful tradition and tool. Thank you very much.

  51. Patti

    I came here to find this today and I am excited for it! I love it every year. I actually purposely do not read the previous years workbook until I do the new one, so I can get some perspective without being influenced by things I may feel guilty about last year. Thank you!

  52. Jessica

    Having difficulty downloading. Any suggestions?

    I’ll email it to you xx

  53. Sharon

    Thank you.. I will share with others.. Really pumped for 2016 because it’s a brand new year and we can be whatever we want to be and make it a better year than ever before.. We have that power available to us…

  54. Marcia

    I am very enthusiastic about this. How is it we sometimes need a writing ‘prompt’ to motivate us? Thank you for creating such a lovely platform.

  55. Sandra Bockhorst

    I love anything positive.

  56. Gez

    Thanking you Susannah for this beautiful gift. My first time here on your beautiful blog. I follow you on Instagram and I am so grateful to discover your blog. My prayers have been answered already, I am no longer scared facing the new year, many blessings to you. Gez

  57. Alison D.

    Yesterday I turned off my phone and spent the afternoon unraveling the year ahead. It was a wonderful and powerful experience. The words “make it sacred” kept coming to mind while doing the work. What a great way to go into a new year.

  58. Susan

    I am having problems getting the email to confirm my subscription. Anyone else have this issue?

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