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Practicing Slow Living in the Time of Coronavirus: our PA Cressida shares her thoughts
As many of our lives are starting to slow down, there is a tendency to resist a change of pace. BAME's PA, Cressida encourages a positive use of extra time by checking in with oneself, slowing down and finding joy in the little things in our lives. Simple pleasures are everywhere, even when confined to our own homes, such as a savouring a good cup of coffee, reading a book, practicing some yoga. Try to be present in these moments rather than incessantly looking forward to the next thing. The poem below by Wendy Cope really resonates with this sentiment. Read more about slow living in this turbulent time by clicking the photo below and reading our blog post.
11 strategies to successfully navigate through an economic crisis or recession
Award-winning creative branding and marketing agency, 3 Colour Rule, have written a comprehensive article to help businesses navigate through a global crisis, such as the current pandemic. They identify the business tactics and marketing strategies that have proven to work when faced with such challenges. A key point is not to panic, but do read this article to help guide you through it - click the photo below.
5 people who were amazingly productive in quarantine
Whilst no one should feel pressure to stay 100% productive in these turbulent times, there is an opportunity for greatness in quarantine. Shakespeare is thought to have written King Lear in the quarantine from the bubonic plague in the early 17th century, and a couple decades later, another outbreak of the plague led Isaac Newton into self-isolation where he developed his early theory of gravity. Read more great achievements birthed through quarantine by clicking the picture below.
Dancing to Art
Tate Britain partner with Corali, a leader in dance created by artists with a learning disability. They invited four Corali dancers to design performances in response to a piece of art in the gallery that speaks to them in some way. Tate Britain wants to dispel the notion that their beautiful and grand gallery space should be still and quiet. They want visitors to feel the freedom to move about the space and enjoy the art in a way that feels natural to them, unrestricted. The outcome is beautiful. Click the picture below to see the choreographed dance for yourself, and learn about the art that inspired each dancer.
Marini Naturals: The haircare business that reaches 12 countries
In 2013, Michelle Ntalami's father was gravely ill with cancer. When his chemotherapy treatment made him lose all his hair, she decided to shave hers off in solidarity. As a result of this experience, she launched Marini in 2015, a natural hair care range for African women. However, Michelle soon realised that she faced "a heck of a job" to convince Kenyan women to give up their chemical hair straighteners and embrace their natural curls: "Most cosmetic scientists claimed that the African market wasn't ready for natural hair products, as most African women were still convinced that their natural hair couldn't be beautiful," she says. Yet her products managed to break through the market and change the game. Read more about her story by clicking the photo below.