You may have noticed that I add a ROAR after a lot of things that I say (sentences, posts, comments).
ROAR actually started over 10 years ago in emails to my friend Cindy. I would write “We ROCK and ROAR!” or “Let’s ROCK and ROAR!” Somewhere along the way, the “ROCK” was dropped (though it’s been picked up again here and there with a new friend!).
In 2009, she painted this Lion. She added a “ROAR!” at the bottom of a print and I had a T-shirt made out of it.
ROAR is the extra oomph I gave myself when talking about something.
Say it. ROAR. It is a word that encompasses inner power. Saying “ROAR” empowers you.
ROAR became a one-word mantra.
Even a baby Roar has an emotional kick to it.
When I took the leap and stayed in Belize in 2014, ROAR became about the passion within. Living my Authentic Life.
I feel everyone has a ROAR inside of them.
ROAR is a deep yearning inside to BE WHO YOU ARE.
ROAR is that nudging of reckless abandon to Live your Dreams.
ROAR is Living your life Authentically.
ROAR is Living your True Purpose and Passion.
ROAR is anything that Excites you or that you get Jazzed about!
Great post and inspiring, thank you!
So, I think you mean Reach Out And Respond!
haha no, but you are inspiring me to create an acronym for it now!
That’s awesome. Isn’t it amazing how one little thing like saying
“we rock and roar” to a friend grows into something bigger!
Have you heard of Roar Foundation? Tippi Hedron started it to support her Shambala Wildlife Sanctuary. I live down the road from there.
Good post Jyll.
Thanks Julia! I haven’t heard of it, sounds cool!
What a great way to communicate and reinforce an inner feeling.
Wasn’t today’s suggested theme song lyrics. You have just started Katy Perry ringing through my head. Hear me Roar.
Beautiful post! Back in January I took an online course from Jen Sincero (author of You are a Badass) and she stressed the importance of personal mantras. It felt silly at first but now I see how powerful it can be!
Thanks Ramona! Sounds like a good book (I think I’ve heard of it!).
Your post reminded me of a song – “I am woman” by Helen Reddy, the first line is “I am woman, hear me roar.”
Great image – thanks for sharing, along with your comments.
I like the word ROAR.It’s an elegant way of showing aggressive passion for something.
Agreed, Amrita, for me it has always packed a nice punch!
Love it, and so well written I feel a ROAR coming on. Mind if I borrow it for a new Mantra for a while, I have been known to ROAR in my kitchens for both great times and tough times, it actually was a way to get my staffs complete attention in a split second.
ROAR away, Chef William! Thanks!