01/22/2014 12:23 pm ET Updated Mar 23, 2014

What Is YOUR Dream?

For Immediate Release: Attn: Women

Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. What is yours? If your life purpose could be described in a single sentence or phrase, what would it be?

In every celebration honoring the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. we are reminded that he had a dream. Like a beacon of light, his dream called to him. It was the guiding focus of his life work.

What is your dream? Take time to think about it, to test it out by speaking it aloud to yourself. Write it down. Post it somewhere as a note where you can see it frequently during the day. Go to sleep thinking about it. Wake up repeating it in your mind.

Science reminds us that what we focus our awareness on expands. Choose something -- aligned with your values -- that is easy for you to express through your thoughts, words and actions.

When you're ready, share your dream with others.

Alexia Parks is a science journalist and expert on the new science of a woman's brain.