Throw Back Friday’s… Change YOUR Words Series: Today’s Word…’Strict’

We humans are fascinating, crazy and wonderful people. Today’s Throw Back post explains how we think and react to words. Words are powerful. They trigger thoughts, feelings and associations depending on our history with them. We can have a very positive effect from a certain word or a very negative reaction.

For those words that have a negative reaction for you why not use an alternative words that means the same thing but in a positive light? Just like Paleo, I feel that you can sub any unhealthy meal with a similar but healthy Paleo version. Now lets do this with our words.


The way we think and speak are vital to how we feel and perform. Words are very very powerful. They can be used to your advantage or they can hold you back and stress you out!

We all have emotional attachments to words. Some people view a certain word different than others. Sometimes when I am in a conversion with someone and I hear them say a certain word, I ask them to define what they mean by it. Not because I don’t know what it means, but because I want to know what they mean by it or how they ‘feel’ about it.