There are some phrases in society that take hold like ringworm and won't go away. (I'm not saying I've had ringworm).

Take, for example, "talk to the hand." All it took was one person getting a little clever, and before you know it, everyone from Ryan Seacrest to Queen Elizabeth was holding up a palm and instructing what a person should be talking to.

This has had a rippling effect on communication in general. Studies have shown that many toddlers do not start speaking until the age of 43.

My quest is to change all that. My mission is to change "talk to the hand" to "talk to me, to my mind and spirit, and show me how I can better understand where you are coming from." If you're with me, put down those hands!

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