I used to be a monk! I spent several years as a Benedictine monk, including earning a Masters degree specializing in monastic history, spirituality and practice. (Yes, that's a picture of me in my monk days!) Of course, I left monastic life.... Eventually, I married, and now we have six children!
My study of non-verbal communication came during this time, as well as working with people counseling to help them deal with everyday issues.
I know what you're thinking....because I'm paying attention!