Wonder Woman

I laugh when I see this pose of Linda Carter as Wonder Woman, an old school hero of mine. The superhero genre has come along way – today the look is less retro, they have more sex appeal and perhaps more coverage of the female body with latex or lycra. But this pose, strong, legs apart, hands on hips, looking straight at the camera…this is a pose of a wonder woman. A woman of confidence, strength, knowledge and power. Even if the inner self is trembling, fearful and anxious there is an argument for taking up this pose, breathing for 10 seconds and finding renewed strength. Apparently it works, according to Jacqui Marson a psychologist and author of  “The Curse of Lovely: How to break free from the demands of others and learn to say no”

I might try this with my kids when tackling the mini meltdown or teenage tantrum; or in the workplace when being bombarded by extra demands. It would be great just to feel more confident going into battle with little people or the ‘ugly’ colleague. Bottom line it would be good to feel strong. Let’s do it. Adopt the Wonder Woman pose – three sets a day for the next week. I wonder what we will feel?

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Wonder Woman

Do you remember this great ‘old school’ gal? Lynda Carter made a great Wonder Woman, complete with gold wrist plates, lasso and red boots. The DC Comic super heroine was created to be a “distinctly feminist role model whose mission was to bring the Amazon ideals of love, peace, and gender equality to a world torn by the hatred of men”. Did you know she has been around since World War II? It is hard to imagine what kind of Super/wonder woman we could create in todays’ world – one that would serve us by bringing peace, love and freedom and a character that today’s young girl would relate to. Any ideas?