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Power Walk

A man once came to see me for Feldenkrais lessons. He had severe pain in his feet and shoulders and had been to countless specialists to no avail. I asked him to walk across the room. He walked like a stick figure, arms and legs stiffly jerking ahead, his torso, head...

What a Laugh!

  I went to a performance the other night of a talented clown who billed himself as a “certified lunatic”. He expertly performed all kinds of schtick, much of which I’d seen before. I smiled and admired his skill, but didn’t really laugh much. Then he went out...

If You Scratch Your Nose…

Just Google “politicians lying body language”, and you will come up with a plethora of “expert” articles that tell you open palms mean sincerity, but open palms from a politician mean he’s pretending to be sincere, but Al Gore’s open palms are real, or all politicians...
The Body in Question: Walking In My Shoes

The Body in Question: Walking In My Shoes

When Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was removed, his wife Imelda’s closet revealed thousands of pairs of shoes. I’m no Imelda, but I do love shoes. I used to buy vintage shoes at garage sales. Minnie Mouse and Betty Boop style pumps, grandma lace...
It’s All In Your Head

It’s All In Your Head

Picture a human skeleton. The kind you see in anatomy classes, hanging on a stand, waiting for students to gather round and count the ribs, or touch the vertebrae. Besides the fact that the skeleton is just a bunch of bones, there is something about it that is...
The Language of Love

The Language of Love

“Every breath you take, every move you make, every smile you fake, I’ll be watching you,” sang Sting back in the ‘80’s. Except it’s not quite true. We’re not really watching. We don’t pay attention to the little signals from others, and even more significantly, from...
What Is Seeing?

What Is Seeing?

It is said that the eyes are the windows of the soul. “I could see it in her eyes,” “His sad eyes gazed upon her,” “He had an evil gleam in his eyes.” We could probably find hundreds of these common expressions without trying. The...