*8Things that help you feel powerful.

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I have a one-track mind these days. Okay two tracks. Track One: survive the emotional tsunami that is getting the kids Back to School. Track Two: Pontificate about standing in your own power.

We’re playing second track for you today at Magpie Girl with *8Things That Help You Feel Powerful.

1. Reading writers who voice inspires mine. Anne Lamott. Stephaine Kallos. Sue Monk Kidd. Mary Oliver. These women help me return to my own true voice. (Maybe our Muse’s are first cousins?)

2. Listening to Mumford and Sons. Those boys are singing my song.

3. Walking around the house in my low-cut black tank and my black lace undies. (Not bad for 40.)

4. Nigiri. Something about raw fish powers up my brain and body and makes me feel STRONG.

5. Coaching moments where the energy is really flowing and the Muse is afoot. (My friend Josh calls me “The Sage” when that happen.)

6. Taking long strong strokes down the length of the swimming pool.

7. Warrior’s Pose.

8. Anything with cleavage.

What  *8Things: help you feel powerful? Grab a button and play along. If you put your list on your blog, give us the permalinkin the Mr. Linky below. Thanks for playing.


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chel September 9, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I like this- thank you! Gearing up for class :)

Maggie September 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm

These are awesome and inspiring!
I love pondering this…
Furthermore, I many of those women writers you mention inspire my voice as well.
And my brother just introduced my to Mumford and Sons, phenomenal!
So excited for Power Stories!

Amie aka MammaLoves September 9, 2010 at 9:00 pm

If you had asked I would have said I often stand in my own power, but now that I’m thinking about what my 8 things would be I’m having a hard time coming up with just one. Hmmmmmm…

Janet September 10, 2010 at 7:36 am

That is why I feel so powerless today! I am wearing a high necked t-shirt (for red shirt day), and there is no cleavage! I needed to read this today even if it is only to laugh at myfeeling of powerlessness and frustration. Now I can move on, and appreciate that I have power within myself, but it is currently hidden behind my own fears.

Becky September 11, 2010 at 7:24 pm

Ditto on the warrior pose. Makes me feel invincible.

Bonnie September 12, 2010 at 3:41 am

I wanted to join in with this one, but you know I realized that I don’t have 8 things that make me feel powerful.
I used to have a fair few fake powers, you know, drinking, raising my voice, basically negative powers that I perceived as positive.
I do also feel empowered by women writers and voices ( including yours Rachelle!)
I feel empowered by my creative space, my workwomb.
I feel empowered when my girls, as young as they are, make good decisions based on my teaching and the safe environment I have provided for them.
I feel empowered when I am self aware and wise enough to be a friend without taking personal humbridge over someone else negative behavior.

I guess my power comes from being respected and respecting back.
Its still not 8, but I am thinking the power is good!

Kel September 25, 2010 at 2:34 am

it helps me stand in my own power when i remember I’m a womble!

kraftykkitten March 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm

thank you for sharing your 8 I’ve added mine to my blog.

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