Male Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)

A Curious Life

Callus-Free Communication

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Can you imagine a world where communications are callus-free? The dictionary defines callus as a toughening or thickening of the skin in response to repeated friction, pressure or irritation. While we are all familiar with this physical phenomenon, I’d like to explore it from a different angle. When we choose to deny our feelings/responses in our exchanges, it?s not as though they simply fade away. Slowly, they build up like calluses. On our physical body, the hardening of the skin actually serves to shield us from the friction ~ it is our body?s protection response. And, this is also what […]

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Lessons from Sparkly Shamrocks

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In an interesting and unplanned experiment, I learned that we all take ourselves far too seriously. What if we all allowed for more fun in our lives? A couple of years ago, I purchased a few Sparkly Shamrock headbands for the ladies in my March 17th Pilates class. Everyone is familiar with this item ~ in March, they are a staple product in your local dollar store. These headbands were green plastic and each band featured two, long skinny springs topped with sparkly shamrocks. I distributed them in class and we amused ourselves as the shaking in our cores were […]

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