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What do a planet, an attractive face, and a snowflake have in a common? Symmetry.

Symmetry is prevalent throughout life. You can fold a sunflower in half, stories have an arc, and the human body can bend and create mesmerizing shapes. There are also irregularities that enhances life; it adds beauty and complexity. If there’s symmetry in nature, then there must be a kind of symmetry in the way we lead our lives.

We were all taught about symmetry in grade school, but its usefulness extends well beyond the classroom. Courtney will share her research about the science behind symmetry, its powerful presence in our lives, and how we can harness it to create more balanced and creative versions of ourselves.

Courtney is Shopify’s Lead Writer. In a previous life, she was a journalist covering technology and business news. A self-published author and haikuist (who likes to invent words), Courtney lives in a log cabin big enough to house all of her books.

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