I have a really good friend who dresses people for a living. She has been talking to me about underwear and my 50th birthday, (in November), for about eight weeks. Let me be clear, I buy my bras at Marshall’s and have only a passing interest in underpants; translated I wear them when I absolutely have to…….
Apparently, this attitude about intimate apparel is not consistent with my transformed, confident, joyful self. I honestly had no idea, but I must confess that the whole concept of engaging in a more intimate relationship with intimate apparel opens me up to a nervousness that I have not felt in a while.
I started sweating while my friend was speaking, a lot! I was reminded of many of my customers and their nerves upon encountering fascial release work for the first time. Even though I tell them the pain in the release is an awesome thing, few believe me, or even want to really work through the resistance when they first, as an example, press the ball of their heel into the superball with enthusiasm and flexed toes.
I’m always encouraging; promising positive and inspiring results, in spite of the pain, with consistent practice. My friend was similarly reassuring.
And so I begin: A journey that, I imagine, I am ready and prepared to explore; one that quite obviously revolves around issues I have with my body.