As we chose our one little word for the year, we can also choose the spirit animal that can help us integrate it into our lives. One of my friends chose the word Balance and I immediately thought of Wolf.
Wolf is the master at balancing independence and community. We use the term “lone wolf” frequently to describe someone who walks their own path but wolves are also part of a “pack”, a familiar group that live together. The energy of Wolf can help us to better balance self-care with the obligations we have to those who live with us.
Wolf does not need to choose between solitude and society. Neither do we.