The word February is derived from the Latin term februum, which means purification. We often think of purification in terms of cleansing…our diets, our minds, the spaces we live in. But purification can also mean the distillation of something down to its very essence, the distillation of ourselves down to our very essence. And maybe that is what February asks of us, to strip away what isn’t serving us so that we can make space for an intentional life, one that is filled with people, things and activities that really matter to us, a life that is aligned with our soul. When you boil it all down, what is the essence of you?