joannes crochet mandala

Joanne Carpenter Katz, a 70-year-old crafter from Bowling Green, Ohio, created her own design for this crochet mandala, with the colors representing the following (from the center out):

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  • Yellow – “Life” – a bristly wool representing the roughness of life
  • Fuchsia – Living life as well as she can
  • Turquoise – Tears
  • Yellow – Living life again

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  • Fuchsia – Reaching out to the greater community, living life
  • Variegated – Hanging on by a thread
  • Pink – Decision. Riding on the clouds.
  • Fuchsia – Marinke circles all. Her life given for a greater message.

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Joanne adds, “depression has no sound.”

joanne crochet mandala for marinke

Joanne’s statement made me curious about what people have shared about the sound of depression, which led me to this moving, intense clip:

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Then further research led me to research into sound therapy for depression.

“New research shows short bursts of ultrasound (sound waves above the range of human hearing), at just 30 seconds a time, appear to boost mood and ease anxiety.”

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sound therapy for depression

Sound Therapy International

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