be persistent

  sophie’s taught me (and hopefully all of us) a lot over the years.  recently, she caught me off guard with a hidden lesson.  as she’s gotten older, she’s become bit more sensitive to my own well being.  specifically, she very quickly picks up on…

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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 stressors. 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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doing the unconventional

  sophie’s got a funny way of completing hard tasks. for example, I took her along on a hike with my colleagues today. she’s been on many hikes and is always a trooper. but, she’s also learned how to swindle her way out of working…

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