When I was a kid I got bullied a lot. They didn’t like people who were different or weird and I was a bit of both. I remember retreating, curling and making myself as small as possible in the back of classrooms, trying my best to make myself disappear completely. As I’ve gotten older and grown in confidence I’ve learned to take up more space, spread out bit by bit and stand up tall. Even people who have been blind from birth make the Yass pose when they win something and feel powerful, it’s instinctual. But perhaps if we do it before the power comes, we can trick our brains into making us feel powerful before we actually are. “Fake it til we make it” as it were. Like a fake smile releases happy chemicals in your brain, so a pose can make a change in your brain to make you feel powerful. That’s the theory anyway. Give it a try: nudity optional but encouraged. And if you need a more permanent reminder get the “You Are Powerful” print here.
You Are Powerful
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The basis for the elements came from a TED Talk I watched called “There’s more to life than being happy” by Emily Esfahani Smith. In the talk Emily talks about coming up with four pillars of meaning. I changed them to elements as it sounded a bit cooler (no-offence Emily), and added Silliness because what is life without a few laughs? So here they all are, the elements, just from my perspective.