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Power Posing

May 20, 2016
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Photos by Halisee

So, I never thought I’d ever use a quote by Lil Wayne don’t get me wrong I do like his music but that mostly involves me going like ‘wait, what? you wanna put what where?’ Listening to hip-hop as a woman is such a treat no?
confidence is the stain they can’t wipe off – Lil Wayne

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I know that is easier said than done especially since confidence comes in waves and will often rear its head in time of need. One thing though that I’ve learned during those low moments is that fake it ‘til you make it actually gets you far. I know I have talked about this before but I do believe that how you dress plays a HUGE part in boosting your confidence. HUGE. Dressing the part (even if you don’t feel it quite yet) actually makes you act the part, when you pretend to be more powerful you are more likely to actually feel powerful.
Have that power look that screams #sorrynotsorry that makes you feel yourself (maybe also listen to ‘feeling myself’/lemonade by Beyoncé) and I promise you your feel good hormones will kick in sooner than you imagine.

TED Talks have this miraculous ability to make one reevaluate your life.

Case in point: social physiologist Amy Cuddy’s talk on,you guessed it, faking it till you become it. Its so informative make a point to watch it if you haven’t already.

“Tiny tweaks can lead to big changes. Before you go into the next stressful evaluative situation, for two minutes, try doing this [wonder woman power pose], in the elevator, in a bathroom stall, at your desk, behind closed doors. Configure your brain to cope in that situation. Get your testosterone up. Get your cortisol down. Don’t leave that situation feeling like, oh, I didn’t show them who I am. Leave that situation feeling like, I really feel like I got to say who I am and show who I am.”

– Amy Cuddy, TED Talk

Thank you for reading and sharing lovelies
Here’s to faking it till we become it!
Stay Sharp!

dress – Nyayo Market , Ngara

clutch – Adams Arcade

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4 Comments

  • Reply Rshan Phonsi May 24, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Lovely post, TEDtalks have shaped my whole life, the inspiration is out of this world. one of my goals is to talk on a tedtalk. 🙂 You look amazing, the leather on the dress gives the dress a whole new level, love it.

    http://www.rshanphonsi.com

    • Reply Being Rosemary May 24, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      You go girl and Amen to that! Ted talks are Heaven sent!! Also I LOVE your Bantu knots I wish I could pull them off that well…
      Thank you!
      XX

  • Reply Vivian Kamau June 14, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Rozie!!! See, your high school nick name stuck with me,, lol

    It’s always a pleasure reading your posts!! I totally agree with you about dressing and how it positively affects your mood, performance, confidence and even how others perceive you! 🙂

    Also, TED Talks are everything! Did you know there are TEDx Talks held in Strathmore, Kenya? We should plan to attend one!

    And as always I love your hair!! Share the deets.. are the locks soft? Could they be longer? Which kinky hair is that? Did they cut your hair? Where did you get them done? How did you achieve the curls? Do tell.. 🙂

    XOXO.

    • Reply Being Rosemary June 16, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Haha thanks love and I didnt know that..we really should plan to attend… about the hair the saloonist used afro kinky to make the yarn locs they are fairly light so they didn’t cut my hair even at the edges also this is as long as the afro kinky get but if you’d like longer you can ask if they can use a different kinky braid the curls at the end sorta formed themselves due to the curling of the braid to form the locs…I hope that helps you dear…
      xx

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