Inside of the February 2015 issue of Happily Hooked magazine, you’ll find my crochet health interview with Rod Hardin who uses crochet to cope with PTSD sustained as a result of his experiences in the Vietnam War.
Today I’m thrilled to share a guest post from Cari Nadeau of Good Fortune Girl. Cari has been a generous volunteer moderator for the Crochet Saved My Life Ravelry Group where people can connect around their journeys of crafting to heal. In this post, Cari shares her own story about how chronic illness and depression brought her down and crochet brought her back up, giving her the confidence to be creative again in ways that help herself and others.
Catherine Richardson shares in this crochet health interview: “I never imagined I could be happy with a chronic illness, a feeding tube, no job and only able to go to school one class at a time, but I am, and I know without a doubt that crocheting is part of that!”
I introduced you to Alexandra recently when she was a featured crochet Instagrammer. I just wanted to let you know that I’ve interviewed her in more depth about how crochet helps in her healing process and that article has been published in the January 2015 issue of Happily Hooked digital crochet magazine.
I was thrilled this week when I saw a slew of various news articles showing how crochet is helping people, especially people with various health issues. I thought I’d share a smattering of those articles here today since I find them so inspiring.
It’s so important for caregivers to make sure that they are caring for themselves first. Many fail to do so. Crochet can help.
I was really touched with what Margaret Mills shared with me for an interview in Crochetvolution about self-esteem after a double mastectomy.