It was exactly what we talked about in our “I Want My Neck Back … Reclaiming Your Body” sessions. As I approached the corner, she stood there in the most beautiful royal blue and black (trimmed) light coat. She was “owning it” so aristocratically – shoulders back, head up … just waiting for the light to change to cross Market.
Perfect picture? Nope. It all worked except for the frown on her brow. At first I thought to myself, “There’s an angry woman” (Remember, we lead with our face). Then, I stopped myself. Wait a minute! No drama and no stories! She needs a compliment.
I said, “I love that coat.” She looked at me and a huge grin spread across her face. “Thank you.”, she said. That’s all she said! (Had she secretly attended one of our sessions?). Then I continued, “Did you get it around here? It’s lovely!” She answered with glee, “No, I made it. I make all my clothes. I learned to sew when I was 3”. “You sewed at 3?” I asked. She replied, “We were really poor and my mother was a seamstress – no time for anything else with 9 kids. By the way, you look amazing, too”. I simply said, “thank you”, smiling to myself as the light changed and we crossed the street.
I’ll never see her again, but it was a woman bonding moment for both of us. The kind of moment that only we women can do. In less than 1 minute, we both left feeling wonder-full, with a brisker stride.
My resolve is even firmer, now. We need to support each other, no matter what.
If you’re in the Bay Area (San Francisco) California, join us for a complimentary (free) Event (I Want My Neck Back – Reclaiming Our Bodies) as we laugh, learn and share our woes and wonder-fullness around these ever changing bodies of ours. Sags and settling? Enough is enough! Join us and learn the secrets to “anti aging”. Hint: It’s not about needles or knives, salves or supplements, food or fitness … Come and find out how to get a handle on age gain body blues! You can find out more here.
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