John-Paul Flintoff: I take my inspiration in this from Nancy Dougherty, a QSer in the US who wanted to be more mindful. She started tracking her smiles, by means of a couple of electrodes attached to her temples. Every real smile, causing the skin to crinkle around her eyes, lit up a set of Christmas tree lights that she wore on her head throughout the day. By this means she noticed that everyday office interactions were not merely task-oriented, but were also opportunities to ‘express joy together’.
Prodnose: He takes his inspiration from this Nancy Dougherty?
Myself: Yes, she tracks her smiles via electrodes attached to her temples.
Prodnose: And every time she smiles, a set of Christmas tree lights that she wears on her head lights up?
Prodnose: At work, in the office?
Myself: Yes, it is a wonder no-one thought of it before.