The Weekly Stripe – 29.05.20
On the NHS advice website, there are 5 steps listed for improving your mental wellbeing. Top of that list is connecting with others, which in recent months has required more work and creativity than ever before. Also on that list is ‘learning new skills’. With time to spare over the last few months many of us at Stripe have been discovering and rediscovering new practical skills – from beekeeping, to dressmaking, to (of course) sourdough starter nurturing. This Weekly Stripe takes a wide look at how learning new skills not only benefits our wellbeing, but can help us to connect and build community – even when we’re apart.
This brilliant 2014 report by the NEF explores the value of learning and sharing skills, for making people feel more empowered, active and connected
Can’t take another Zoom quiz after a day of Hangouts and Slack calls? Digital detoxing with hands-on craft activities can provide focus, presence and a steady mind
Even Brad and Leo reportedly turned to pottery to decompress together after a hard day on set, while filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Read about Vivien Sansour’s amazing initiative to launch a ’seed library’ in Palestine, connecting a new generation of gardeners with each other, the land and the country’s agricultural history
Finally, as we can’t pop to Borough Market from the office at the moment, we’ll have to learn to MAKE their delectable doughnuts. Join the Bread Ahead team for their daily Instagram live tutorials, and have an even more satisfying bite of sugary dough