Hello, Beauties! On a sunny Saturday in February, ten grown-ups including Ken and I showed up to play in the sand. I’d left my phone back in the car so there are no pictures but it is by far
the funniest thing I’ve ever seen
This was more than your normal beach party. This ragtag bunch of friends had gathered to support one of our tribe. She is a renowned sand castle builder. As her business grows, she needs more hands (aka labor) so she extended an invitation for us to come spend the afternoon learning to build sandcastles.
In the interest of full discloser, I’m highly skilled at JOY but I struggle with FUN. To the point that I almost missed this dose. Getting up and down off the ground, squatting, carrying buckets of water – not my thing. I’d just stay home and “work”.
Thankfully Ken saved me from myself by designating me as the official key – towel – lawn chair – drink holder for the group. So, we show up. Big pile of sand, ten willing students and a master teacher. I’m so glad I didn’t miss it.
FUN was implied from the very beginning.
I set up my camp. Chair, book, drink. They get started learning how to make towers, how to create the turret at the top, a balcony, a staircase, mote and walls connecting the individual towers.
The master sculptor is teaching us why the sand at the bottom has to be loose packed (hint: drainage) and why adding water makes the tower stronger (you’d think it makes them weaker).
Somewhere about 30 minutes in you could see a change start to happen. At first, they were following her instructions EXACTLY. As they had success, their imagination kicked in and they started experimenting.
OMG, F – U – N!!!!
Watching them lay on their bellies, as mesmerized as any kid, oblivious to the passersby that had stopped to stare they took chances and failed and laughed and started all over.
The one thing that was NOT present was competition. It was just silly fun.
I tell you this story because I’ll bet you have the same kind of stories. Those stories are PROOF that you know how to connect, how to support another person, how to have fun!
You give those things so easily to other people. I want to teach you how to give those things to yourself.
I want to teach you how to have FUN!
Fun is as necessary as intelligence, accountability, patience, joy, empathy, happiness, sadness, anger, and any other emotion you experience on a regular basis.
It creates white space in your brain by relieving the pressure that comes from anxiety, overthinking, overwhelm and confusion. It is literally medicine for your mind.
Ready to get started?
Then claim your seat in the next class of
PhD in Y-O-U
Learn how to feel every emotion so that you no longer need to eat them.
I love you my Voluptuous Beauties!