Seven subtle movements that help silence the mind

Tiny but mighty moves I use to reduce anxiety in public.

Rita Kind-Envy
ILLUMINATION
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3 min readApr 2, 2024

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The painting depicts a young woman standing inside a shop selling ribbons and dresses. In one hand she holds a wrapped package of newly purchased items. With the other she holds open the door to the store for the viewer to depart. The shop is filled with piles of ribbons. Outside a busy Parisian street scene is visible through the shop windows. A well dressed man stares in through the window and is greeted by the other girl in the shop.
The Shop Girl by James Tissot (1885)

I was riding one of the world’s most beautiful trains along the coast of Spain. The sea, a breathtaking expanse of azure, seemed to flirt with the tracks. You couldn’t even see the beach — only the endless, beautiful waves.

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Rita Kind-Envy
ILLUMINATION

I'm a UX writer who mostly writes about writing. Sometimes I write about other things, though.