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Committed 4: How many kisses are necessary? How differences affect us (Part 2)

May 25, 2020 Bill Millar Episode 11
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Committed 4: How many kisses are necessary? How differences affect us (Part 2)
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Committed 4: How many kisses are necessary? How differences affect us (Part 2)
May 25, 2020 Episode 11
Bill Millar

Have you noticed? Even greeting each other can be tricky... should we bow [who first?], shake hands, kiss [one cheek or two? How many times?] Often the things we stumble over in our cross-cultural relationships aren't the big things - but the myriad little things. We are expecting one thing to happen, and something altogether different happens - this is hard for our brains. They can start to pull back, or collect resentments over this expectations that are not met.

This episode explores a variety of cultural differences - and then offers a spiritual practice or mental tool called NAIL [Notice / Accept / Inquire / Learn] to help our brains relax and accept the unexpected. 

Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)

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Have you noticed? Even greeting each other can be tricky... should we bow [who first?], shake hands, kiss [one cheek or two? How many times?] Often the things we stumble over in our cross-cultural relationships aren't the big things - but the myriad little things. We are expecting one thing to happen, and something altogether different happens - this is hard for our brains. They can start to pull back, or collect resentments over this expectations that are not met.

This episode explores a variety of cultural differences - and then offers a spiritual practice or mental tool called NAIL [Notice / Accept / Inquire / Learn] to help our brains relax and accept the unexpected. 

Support the show (http://www.openout.ca)