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Variance:  Pace Yourself

Variance: Pace Yourself

This morning, I feel like hell. Not ideal under any circumstances — Surreal when there is a pandemic on the ground. And, I have a full day ahead.

Many of us would drop a shoulder and plow through until we can collapse later. Certainly, that would have been my plan a decade ago. But, I spend my days using my voice to teach and influence others so instead, I’ve rescheduled what can be rescheduled. I cleared my schedule before the big item in my day — the workshop I’m teaching for a national organization — and scheduled quiet but critical office tasks for the afternoon.

It will be a much lighter day but now I can spend my energy making sure the client gets the best workshop possible and that my voice can make the strongest impact.

The moral being that you need to allow for the body’s needs and realities. I could make it through a busier schedule but it wouldn’t be the quality of work that my clients (and I) deserve. It isn’t always possible to take a sick day but there are often ways to manage and respect the energy you have available. Be well out there.

On Fridays at 12 pm EDT, for the foreseeable future, Gina will host an office hour over Zoom that will also be live on FB. These will be short voice alignment sessions aimed at voice skills building. Come to the Zoom for the session and/or to ask any questions you have about voice function or practice or just join me over FB Live. Register here or watch it live on the GROW Voice FB page. I hope to see you there.

Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay.  She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user.  Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker.  For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit

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