Knitting and mental health: A calming yarn

Knitting and mental health: A calming yarn

When I was a boy, out of necessity, I learned that active fingers and hands reduced my anxiety. Hmm, knitting works calming wonders for folks around the globe. So let’s sink our needles into the yarn and see what we can make of it.

13 things to consider when you’re spiraling downward

13 things to consider when you’re spiraling downward

It’s bound to happen if you’re enduring chronic depression or anxiety. You’re suddenly hit with the feeling that you’re spiraling downward. You become frightened and convinced that you’re about to plummet into the abyss. “What’s happening to me? Help!”

A badge of honor to each and every one of us

A badge of honor to each and every one of us

Are you kidding me? Depression, chronic stress, bipolar illness, substance dependence, OCD, anxiety, PTSD, and more. We endure their symptoms and fallout day after struggling day. How many of our acquaintances could do it?

Bringing light to our darkest days

Bringing light to our darkest days

Light equates to hope. So when someone cries over “dark days,” you know what they fear losing. But if you ask me, light – hope – only gets snuffed out by choice. There’s a lot of darkness going around these days, so let’s talk about it.

A fireside chat

A fireside chat

The Christmas noise has eased. But New Year festivities are just days away, and the racket returns. Well, at least we have a few days to search for our marbles, which is huge for folks in our neck of the woods. Let’s roast marshmallows and chat by the fire…

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