tough on the outside, soft on the inside.

It is day #3 of the Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge and today we are writing about – SUPERPOWERS!  I had to sit with this one a bit, even wrote about it in my journal.  This is what I know.

Other’s see me as a strong woman, capable of handling anything. I am a source of strength in a crisis and am very resilient which means that I “bounce” well.  When I fall, literally or figuratively, I dust myself off and get right back up.   Superwoman

What people don’t often see is my soft inside or soft-belly,  as I call it. I keep that part hidden, protected. It is my source of power.  You probably know it, too.  Ever had a “gut feeling” about something?  Gut feelings are more than the butterflies in your stomach…they are part of a very sophisticated internal guidance system – intuition.

Intuition, according to Webster’s dictionary, is the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning. It’s the gut doing a quick check-in with the brain where facts and feelings from our life experience are stored.   When I pay attention to my intuition, or” gut feelings”, I am offered guidance about what to do next.

My soft inside is also associated with the heart.  Follow your heart!  What does your heart say?  Like the gut, the heart speaks the truth. Simply placing my hand on my heart helps me to speak from my heart more easily.  My words are authentic and true. It is where I hold compassion for myself and others.

My superpower is activated when I take the time to pause and check-in with my soft belly before taking action, that is, compassionate action!

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