Are You Merely “Taking Pictures”?

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As the daylight hours become longer, and we look ahead to the start of summer, we hope this post serves as a gentle reminder to be present, engage and experience what is happening around you… Repost from November 10, 2015 Right after college I moved to New York.  My first job was around the corner from the MOMA – the Museum of Modern Art – tucked away on West 53rd Street …
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The One Luxury You Must Make Time For

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We are often told to do activities out of our normal workday—meditation, spending time in nature, walking—in order to increase our productivity.  But doing them can feel like a luxury we don’t have time for.  And seeing remarkable art?  That can fall to the very bottom of the list. But when a friend came to visit last weekend, I was reminded of the real necessity of making room for art …
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Are You Over-Counting?

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You can wear a plethora of devices to count or track everything from the number of steps you take, to the hours you sleep, to heart rate, blood pressure, and geographic location. Once I tracked my sleep for several days and found I have a 97% sleep efficiency – I no longer check on that.  If I were rested, I slept well and if I weren’t….  My phone tells me …
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Is Your Happiness Staged?

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Looking at black and white photographs from the Soviet era is not my idea of inspiration!  But my friend Amy was curious, so we wandered into the gallery at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, where they are currently on display. After looking at hundreds of photos of imposing buildings, factories and locomotives, I entered a room with a photo of two smiling young blonde women with …
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