I remember ten years ago, trying so hard to climb the corporate ladder that I literally couldn’t feel my legs at the end of the day.
I’d leave the office and they’d be completely numb.
When I got home from work the first thing I’d do is get in the shower and pinch them to try to regain some feeling.
But really, my legs were just a symptom.
They were a harbinger of a bigger pattern of numbness that was infiltrating my whole life.
I couldn’t figure out why my job, which gave me tons of validation, still left my soul feeling squashed at the end of the day.
I didn’t understand why my marriage, which felt full of love, distinctly lacked passion and enthusiasm.
I couldn’t understand why even though I had everything I thought I wanted, I constantly felt like I was aching for something more.
I had thought these things; job, marriage, etc., were going to make me happy.
But I came to realize that happy and comfortable are two very different things.
My life today could not be more different.
I have relationships that thrill and inspire me.
I have a business I love.
I have total freedom with my time. (no more numb legs at the end of the day.)
I trust my gut implicitly and am an obedient listener when it comes to my body’s cues.
That doesn’t mean things always feel good.
But it does mean that things consistently feel true.
And while that doesn’t translate to a permanent state of happiness, it is as close to permanent happiness as I desire to get.
You might be wondering what the lighting bolt moment was that cause things to change.
Well, the truth is, there wasn’t one.
Because lightning bolts are not isolated events.They are just a product of many small, ordinary decisions to change.
What can I tell you about those moments?
Well, first off, in order to thaw the numbness I had to get out of the freezer.
I had to look deeply and honestly at what wasn’t working, and be willing to let go of what was safe in order to have what was true.
But there was something else…
Something very high level.
Really sophisticated, spiritual stuff.
It seems so…frivolous, even…pointless. I know.
But actually, fun can pack more healing power than a bottle of Vitamin C and a session on your shrink’s couch put together.
Do you remember the last time you laughed until you cried and used belly muscles you didn’t know existed?
Or the last time you plunged into a scoop of gelato and felt so much pleasure you almost forgot your own name?
Or the last time you winked at a stranger, even though it made you blush afterwards?
Can you feel your system getting a little more bubbly just reading about these things?
And when your system feels like that, do you notice that life doesn’t feel so heavy?
That being an adult doesn’t feel so draining?
And that solutions to your problems actually seem kind of…obvious?
This is because when you are having fun, your nervous system is relaxed.
And when your nervous system is relaxed, your brain is not distracted by the grip of fight/flight/freeze. Therefore new neural pathways can be created with greater ease.
It is well known that we store a great amount of emotion in our bodies.
If you’ve ever poured tears in a yoga pose or soaked the face cradle crying during a massage, you know what I’m talking about.
But the tissues ALSO store goodness, joy, glee, and happiness.
And just as negative experiences can leave a dysfunctional imprint on the body, POSITIVE experiences like mindfulness, pleasure, and embodiment can leave the permanent imprint of joy and fun.
That is why in Club Macaron, we are dedicated to one thing and one thing only: being in your body in a way that feels alive, juicy, succulent, embodied, and most importantly – fun.
Stephanie, one of our beloved Club Macaron members put it perfectly:
“I joined Club Macaron because I want to remember to experience the day to day with my body and not just my mind.
I want to remember how much I love to be touched.
I want to remember the joy I feel when I buy myself fresh flowers.
I want to feel the luxuriousness of anointing myself with perfume.
I want to walk on the grass barefoot and revel in the exquisiteness of each blade.
Because I want to feel.
That is why…Club Macaron.”
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