What we're about
(Note if weather permits, we'll do our Connectorcise class outside to take in the sunshine.)
If you're tired of small talk, want deeper connections with loved ones, or want the benefits of meditation or mindfulness with the fun of social interaction, you're in the right place! If you're tired of missing out on the best moments of your life because you're not as mindful as you want to be, then you're in the right place! If you like the idea of feasting on the joy of every moment, then you're in the right place!
Connectorcise classes are mindfulness workouts for your connection muscles: your eyes, ears, voice, and mind. Building these muscles empowers you to go beyond ordinary conversations to create amazing connections. Connections that nourish, uplift, and inspire. With Anyone. Anywhere. Anytime.
In the class, you’ll experience 1-on-1, face-to-face exercises, such as silent eye gazing, that stretch your tolerance of in-the-moment "awkwardness." That might sound wierd or unpleasant, and it's these sensations and feelings ---or more often the fear of them--- that cause us to automatically break off connection before it fully arises, similar to the operation of an electrical circuit breaker. This typically shows up as habitually looking away or looking for something to say, checking our phones, or even physically leaving, anything that breaks off or diverts the arising energy. With repeat practice, like learning to drive a car in traffic, you get used to the sensations, burn through your anxiousness, and experience deeper levels of relaxation and ease, with a more embodied connection in the moment. From there, you can express yourself with greater creative choice and artistry, using simple tools that invite curiosity, wonder, and deeper listening. For example, you'll practice sharing what you're noticing, one of the most powerful ways to break the ice with someone or enliven any conversation with fresh energy.
Regardless of how good or bad you are at connecting, intentional, mindful practice makes you better. You’ll ultimately build greater confidence in your capacity to create meaningful, empowering interactions with anyone —friends, family, spouses, neighbors, coworkers, and even strangers. You'll be an even greater daybrightener than you already are, and you'll recognize that you can make a positive difference wherever you go.
In our modern era, where most of us are living on a diet of fleeting human contacts and where loneliness and social isolation are epidemic, the world needs more connection. The research shows that 1 in every 5 adult Americans is suffering from acute loneliness and isolation. So if you're at work or home now or at the grocery store later today or tomorrow, look into those faces and count it out. 1 in every 5. You can become a safe harbor offering connection to anyone you choose.
You're invited to join us in celebrating and elevating connection to its rightful place as a lifelong mindfulness practice that nourishes not only your life, but empowers you to offer deeper nourishment to your family, your friends, your neighbors, your everyone.
If you agree that more connection will make the world a better place, please like or follow our Connectorcise page and share this invitation with your friends. We're just getting started here in the heartland, and need your help to spread the word that more connection is available in any given moment.
Wishing you 10 times more love, joy, and connection!
Founder of The Oneness Company dba Connectorcise
Empowering Global Togetherness Through Amazing Connections
P.S. Parting questions:
1) Which of your family or friends would benefit from more connection?
2) What's the cost to you of not being mindful in your relationships? Harvard researchers say that we miss out on at least half of our moments, mindlessly driving by or over them on autopilot like we so often do on the way to work or wherever we're headed in our daily routines. Imagine investing in a 2-week vacation and only getting to enjoy half of it. Or imagine having a special evening out with your father or mother or child or lover and missing half of it to some mindless distraction. Every moment that arises is a once-in-a-lifetime gift, and I think you deserve to have every one of them.