Tapestry

The power of stillness

There’s plenty of advice out there on how to accomplish more but artist Jenny Odell says in her new book that people should probably focus on doing nothing productive. And in PEI a group of women from Our Lady of Assumption parish make prayer shawls for anyone seeking comfort from illness, addiction, or grief.
A former gang member crochets during a workshop at the prison of San Francisco Gotera, 161 kilometres east of El Salvador's capital as part of a program called "I Change." (Oscar Rivera/AFP/Getty Images)

There's plenty of advice out there on how to accomplish more and more each day. But author Jenny Odell says that kind of busyness tends to be reactionary and detracts from our ability to think clearly and focus on ourselves. Instead, she argues if you want to live a better life, you should focus on doing nothing "productive". 

Stratford, PEI, where a group of women from Our Lady of Assumption parish make prayer shawls for anyone seeking comfort from illness, addiction, or grief. 

 

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