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March is National Craft Month!

Craft to Heal: Soothing Your Soul with Sewing, Painting, and other Pastimes

For all of us crafters, makers, artists—whatever we call ourselves!—March is a happy time. It’s officially recognized as National Craft Month, giving us permission to go wild with our creative pursuits. (Plus, spring is coming…which also makes us happy.)

Many stores such as Jo-Ann’s, Michaels, and AC Moore are holding sales and special events. So if you’ve ever wanted to try a new craft, now’s the time!

And as I point out in my book Craft to Heal, don’t forget that crafts can be therapeutic, giving us a place to express ourselves, helping distract us from worries, including the current political chaos, and inducing a feeling of calm (if we don’t over-judge our work).

So I say, go forth and be creative, even if it’s just a few moments here and there to doodle, paint, knit, or sew.

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Nancy Monson is a certified health and creativity coach who supports her clients to discover their healthier selves through personalized eating and exercise habits. She also speaks frequently on creativity, health, and diet topics. In addition, Nancy is a successful freelance writer. Her articles have been published in over 30 national magazines and newsletters, including Family Circle, Glamour, More, Reader’s Digest, Redbook, Shape,, Weight Watchers Magazine, and Woman’s Day. Nancy is the author of three consumer books: Creative Wellness, an ebook published in 2012; Craft to Heal: Soothing Your Soul with Sewing, Painting, and Other Crafts; and The Smart Guide to Boosting Your Energy, published by John Wiley and Sons in 1999.