The internal dialogue we use matters. Each word we use matters. I was interacting with a new mom this week who was two days out from her csection and she described herself as “weak” because she was having more pain than she thought she would have which was limiting her activity. STOP THE TRUCK. Back up, let’s start over. Here is the context. Dear mama, you had major abdominal surgery 2 days ago, you are up and moving and taking care of a newborn. That my friend is absolutely amazing. What your body is doing is amazing! Rephrase - my body is pretty amazing, I am up moving 2 days after major surgery with some pain that is to be expected but despite that I am taking care of my newborn!