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Give yourself a hug

My students often tease me because I often, when beginning a class, say “This is one of my top ten lessons.” They even once challenged me to teach the top ten, ten weeks in a row. Of course I realized I have more than ten, but this one still is in the...

To Give and Receive

Hold your hands in front of you, with your palms down. Notice the length of your fingers. Most people’s fingers will be almost straight. Now turn your hands over without interfering with the fingers. Notice how the fingers curl. This is what remains of our grasp...

The Big Story

Shakespeare has been called the world’s greatest playwright. Yet most of his plots were actually borrowed from ancient plays, myths and stories that had been told for thousands of years. What Shakespeare did was bring the archetypes to our human experience, so that we...

The Eloquence of a Shrug

Put your hands on your hips. Now, cross your arms across your chest. Now extend your arms straight out in front of you with your palms up as if pushing. Repeat each of these, and hang out for a while in each position. Does your stance change? Your breathing? Did you...