stuff sophie says: be an observer

  it’s been a long time since sophie has given advice here and this piece of advice is something I’ve seen her practice almost daily – be observant. sophie rides the underground train every weekday, twice a day to get to the office with me….

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burrow down

  sophie, as of late, has become quite the recluse. it might be a partial attribution to le bebe being added to the family, but I also think it might be because she needs some time to relax and reflect. she sleeps often, enthusiastically eats,…

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reacting selectively

  for most of us, the world is full of both really amazing things and an abundance of┬ástressors. the stressors come in all shapes and sizes and it’s pretty amazing to me how quickly a small stressor can turn into something much bigger, whether it’s…

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taking it easy

“taking it easy” is something that’s hard for me to do. even when I’m on vacation or waking up on a sunday morning, it’s hard for me to justify a slow start to the day, relax, or just refrain from doing much. in my mind,…

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setting a limit

most of us (especially if you’re reading this blog) enjoy crazy busy lives filled with lots of work, personal commitments, and aspirational activities. and as much as I believe doing a lot makes for a happier person, there’s a limit to that. if you do…

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