Creative Wellness Blog shares the Craft to Heal philosophy!

"A River Runs Through It" by Nancy Monson, mixed-media.

I recently came across, a website dedicated to the benefits and joys of making and crafting. According to Sarah Richards, a member of their content team, “We help empower people to create with their hands by providing inspiration, research-based articles, video tutorials, crafting supplies, classes, and more!” In addition, she says that “Over the past year, we’ve worked extremely hard to build an article that is accurate, easy to read, and has beautiful photos about a topic we feel very passionate about: how crafting is good for your health.”

This is definitely a subject I can get behind, given my long interest in the links between health and creativity. Just as I found while researching my book Craft to Heal, the team has discovered that crafting can reduce stress, boost happiness, and much more. If that’s not motivation to make time for your art, then I don’t know what is!

Check out their article.

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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.