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Variance: Quiet

Our world is changed. It sounds different. We sound different. One of those differences is how quiet it is outside. At least, it is quiet in cities such as Boston or New York -- Eerily so. It creates space for…

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Observe: Do You Hear What You Hear

Good Morning. Let's take a moment, right now, to listen deeply. From a seated position rock your hips from side to side shifting your weight from one sitz bone to the other. Then try to place your chest on your…

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Observe: Space

Stand and spread out. Stretch your arms outwards. Move your legs. Explore the movement of your ribcage and hips. Inhale on a slow count of 4, hum (make an /u/ shape in your mouth and then gently close it) for…

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Observe: Time

Time is an interesting perception. We lament the shift of an hour this way or that. We speak of time wasted or the lack of time as a symbol of our virtue or sloth. This is interesting because time isn't…

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Observe: Sick Day

My daughter is home sick today. This requires adjustments in my schedule, but importantly it requires observation. As worries about the flu and coronavirus are in public conversation, a little observation can help us all. How are you feeling?How well…

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Observe: Minor Inflammation

Do you find yourself getting more irritated these days? I certainly do. It's almost as if we are collectively getting crankier. Conversations, when they are happening at all, are both more awkward and more charged. Email and text are only…

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Observe: Right or Wrong

If social media is any indicator, we are becoming more entrenched in our opinions. Perhaps it has always been important to be right, to have the superior position. It now seems equally or more important to declare someone wrong and…

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Observe: Voices In The Air

Voices are everywhere. What's more, often these voices are digital. Today is about the observation of those voices. The voices that reach you passively as you move about the world. Communications directed at you both in person and over devices…

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Observe: Brain Weasels

Ah, brain weasels. We all host them in some form or another. Perhaps your weasels are fairly benign, or perhaps they regularly convince you that you are about to be fired. In either case, the weasels cannot be running the…

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