|Leighton - Sunday Morning - 1891 - Public Domain|
(The Leighton kick continues but nears its end [I believe].)
As I have been wont to write over the years, sometimes changes occur from the inside out, but sometimes changes occur from the outside to the inside. A study by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (published by the Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry) suggests that changing our walks may contribute to changing our moods.
How interesting, I perceive, that the original Fascinating Womanhood pamphlets recommended something similar nearly a century ago:
"Now there is walking that consists merely in getting somewhere and there is walking that is an inspiration and a joy in itself. Yours is to be the latter. Walk briskly, throw your shoulders back, hold your abdomen in, and stretch your spine until you feel as erect and tall as you can be. Don’t slouch. Imagine, if you wish, that you are a motion picture actress, and that every step you take is being registered by the camera. You can, if you try, make your walk a thing of grace and beauty, attractive in itself" (The Original Fascinating Womanhood Pamphlets, page 73).
We cannot do everything on our own, but we can do a great deal to help ourselves. Perhaps changing one little something could commence a number of other positive changes?
As always, I hope that my little "woman-to-woman" ideas have helped.