Summer of Self Care – Day 15

Doing the Wonder Woman Turn

Amazon. Hero. Icon. This book by Robert Greenberger is terrific.

This summer’s blockbuster movie proved that Wonder Woman still has a wide appeal. She represents strength, survival and a desire to find the truths necessary to save mankind.

What if Wonder Woman could fight off the bad mojo that creeps into your life?

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to be going your way? It just seems like one thing after another piles on and makes you feel like whatever you do will turn to disaster.

One of my favorite self care techniques on days like this is to turn it around by doing something we call the Wonder Woman Turn.



Here’s how this works:

  • Begin by standing in the iconic Wonder Woman pose, with your hands on your hips, and take a few deep breaths.
  • When you’re ready, turn completely around, going counter clockwise in a circle three times.
  • Then shake your arms, your head and/or your whole body a little to get rid of the bad day energies.
  • Finally, click your wrists together in front of your face, in one of the other iconic moves Wonder Woman is known for.
  • Stand in the Wonder Woman pose again with your hands on your hips and take a few deep breaths.
  • Move on with your day and notice what happens.

(There’s another theory about the Wonder Woman pose, but we will save that for an upcoming post.)

There is power in routine activities that have been known to bring us comfort or return us to a place of calm. Maybe the power of this pose carries a legacy of strength and stamina.

Even if you’re having a great day today, try the Wonder Woman turn and see what happens.

PS – If Wonder Woman interests you, here are a few other books we’ve read or have in the TBR jar that are WonderFul.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique by Jacob M. Held
Wonder Woman: The War Years 1941 – 1945 by Roy Thomas

Celebrating Me and You and Wonder Woman

Amazon. Hero. Icon. This book by Robert Greenberger is terrific.


The women in my family have this thing we do when we’re having a tough day. You know those days – when everything seems to go wrong and there’s a shadow phrase lurking in the back of your mind? That dreaded thought emerges – ‘What else could go wrong today?” And before we say it or even let it form into a solidified question in our minds, we remind each other to do the Wonder Woman Turn.

The Wonder Woman Turn consists of turning yourself around, counter clockwise three times, with your arms flung wide, just like Linda Carter showed you in the TV show. Then you shake off the bad mojo and click your wrists together, and walk away, confident that you have gotten rid of whatever it was that momentarily took hold of your day. (Trust me It works. Try it next time you have an awful day.)

But today, I am reminded of the power of the iconic Wonder Woman to make us all feel strong and brave. Wonder Woman represents truth and justice and patriotism. But more than that, she represents power – the power to change the world, or even just our little corner of it. We can and have done so much!

Today is International Women’s Day, created in 1977 as “a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.” You can find more info here:

I hope today, of all days, you don’t have to do the Wonder Woman turn because things are going badly. I hope you can do it with pride and gratitude, for all the women who have gone before you, those who have connected with you now, and those whose lives you are shaping along the way to their amazing future.

Here’s to your inner Wonder Woman and mine!