Juhan Sonin and his team at Involution Studios capture essential health messages in cards — actual, physical cards that you can stack in a deck or lay out across a table. The front is an arresting image and the back lists evidence and tips. The cards are tactile, delightful artifacts of an ongoing conversation that Invo is holding with the world.
I contributed to a recent newcomer to the deck: Slow Down. I was inspired by Fahd Butt‘s “slowgrams” — the sketches he produced instead of trying to capture life moments with a camera.
Poetry is my personal slow-down hack. I never leave for a trip without tucking a favorite book of poems into my bag. Grace Paley, Billy Collins, and Vera Pavlova are currently seeing a lot of the country.
Because even as I relentlessly gather, share, and create evidence for why peer-to-peer health care will transform our lives, if we let it, I know that my own health and happiness must come first.
For the full Slow Down story, please read: “How a Health Axiom Card is Made.”
Sally Okun says
Per usual your post stops me in my tracks! This one especially since the title alone suggests that very action.
Thank you for introducing me to Health Axioms and the work of Involution…just wonderful. I feel inspired to finally take the leap and start writing in “The Everydayness of Being” the blog I created last year that remains barren at the moment.
Wishing you warm thoughts on this frigid day here in MA….Sally
Susannah Fox says
Warm thoughts back at you, Sally!
I slowed down today by having tea with the woman who gave me the gift of this site address — my friend Susannah Fox (yep, really). Here’s the story of how we met.
Let me know when you start that blog!
Joe McCarthy says
I’m reminded of related wisdom shared by Oriah Mountain Dreamer in her book, The Dance: Moving to the Deep Rhythms of Your Life:
Briana Morgan says
Billy Collins is one of my personal favorites. I saw him read when he released “Sailing Alone Around the Room”. I always turn to his poetry when I need to step outside myself.