Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health.Mary Reilly
One of the unexpected good things to come out of pandemic was that of rediscovery. I recently found this “sliding board” while organizing my garage. It was the first wood-working project that I made in Occupational Therapy school. It is used to slide your body from a wheelchair to other surfaces when you can’t stand. Sadly, I was in the last class at my university that was taught the handi-works curriculum.
It was interesting to observe a societal return to the activities related to craftsmanship, simplicity, and sustainability during the pandemic. Self-reliance became paramount, as well as, the need to keep the hands and mind occupied in order to maintain psychological well-being during long periods of social isolation. For me, 2020 was a personal catalyst for the rediscovery of these activities that I have long ignored due to daily busyness.
In The Kitchen
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