Can the Wonder Woman Pose Change Your Life?

You know, I always thought it was the Patriot Panties and the magic bracelets that gave Wonder Woman her power. Plus she has the Golden Lasso of Truth and those hot red leather go-go boots. I’ve been so deluded all this time.

According to Harvard professor, Amy Cuddy, the source of the Wonder Chick’s power comes from her kickass stance and her ability to “get bigger.”

Wonder Woman Stance Wonder-Woman-Flying

Whether she was running, flying, fighting or defending, DC Comics gave Wonder Woman some powerful body language, along with those groovy muscles. Cuddy believes you can channel that power, through the use of body language, into your own life.

Watch the TED talk. Stand like Wonder Woman. And if you need more inspiration for the New Year, take a gander at my post over at Writers In the Storm today. 🙂


Happy 2016, y’all! May this be our best year together ever. 

Do you make resolutions and/or goals for each New Year? Do you stick to them? Which one has been your favorite so far? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!


Photo credits all belong to DC Comics – get your Wonder Woman stuff here!

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28 Responses to Can the Wonder Woman Pose Change Your Life?

  1. I adore Cuddy! I refer to her work in a few talks I give, and use a modified Superwoman pose before interviewing people who have me feeling a bit startruck or intimidated. It’s so empowering.

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  2. I’m reading her book Presence, which talks about her research into the super hero pose! It’s awesome! I haven’t personally taken “the stance” yet, but I will be for sure.

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  3. lynnkelleyauthor says:

    I just watched that TED Talk yesterday after my co-author gave me the book Presence for Christmas. Can’t wait to read it!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I am so behind, Lynn! I’m just finding out about this, and discovering Cuddy’s book and both her and Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talks (even though they are both at least 2-3 years old). Ahhh, well. I know about it now, and I’m excited to hear how you like the book when you’re done reading it.

      Happy New Year!

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      • lynnkelleyauthor says:

        I’m behind, too, Jenny, and only learned about this a few days before you did. Cuddy’s book was just released in December, so, hey, we’re not that far behind. And yay for you doing a blog post about it! Happy New Year! Woo hoo!

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  4. Ann Stanley says:

    This was so cool. Thanks for sharing! I will be walking around with my hands on my hips for hours every day…..

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  5. Love this! Happy new year, Jenny. 🙂

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  6. Posting a comment is almost impossible in this powerful Wonder Woman stance. I’ll have to keep it short.

    Interesting stuff. The “getting bigger” pose also works if you encounter a mountain lion. So . . . bonus, it can do double duty.

    Happy new year!

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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  7. yvettecarol says:

    Wow. Good to know. You see, you weren’t the only one who had never heard of the Wonder Woman stance. Thanks, Jenny!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Nope, I had absolutely no clue, Yvette. I’d never heard of Cuddy or the benefits of the Wonder Woman pose before this week. I learn new fascinating stuff ALL THE TIME, I swear. 🙂


  8. I made a list of 100 Things to Do in 2016 – lots of them fun stuff. 🙂

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  9. I don’t just do the pose – I also have her outfit!

    It’s been a great blogging year! Looking forward to reading more in 2016. Happy New Year!

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  10. Kelly Byrne says:

    This is great, Jenny. I’d never heard of her before. Loved the Ted Talk. And I’m going to look into Presence as well (thanks, Kel!). I just did the Wonder Woman pose for a couple minutes and while I can’t say it has increased my testosterone and lowered my cortisol I can say my back feels better. 😉 Seriously though, I believe the body most definitely can change the mind and vice versa. Goes both ways. So from now on, I’ll be Wonder Womaning all over this town. Good stuff, thanks, Jenny!

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    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I’ve been Wonder-Woman-ing my ass off, Kelly. And yes, my back does feel better! What is it about the back and being over 40? Why does it get all stiff and cranky? It is quite annoying.

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