In the Media
I have received media and speaker training and appeared on television (Good Day New York, The Mike & Maty Show, Better Connecticut, and various news and noon-day programs) in connection with my craft book, magazine articles and as a spokesperson. I have done multi-city tours of television news shows in New Haven, Hartford, Nashville, Baltimore and Cleveland on birth control and fertility for women over age 40, plus multi-city satellite media tours (San Diego, Honolulu, Bennington, Concord, NH, New York City and other cities) on birth control methods, as well as a news segment on dietary supplements that was distributed to news stations nationwide.
I have been interviewed for radio programs (The Business of Being Healthy, 1060 AM WBIX, Boston and others) and newspaper and magazine articles.
In addition to being available for interviews, I am also available for speaking engagements. For instance, I was a guest speaker at the Craft and Hobby Association meeting in Orlando, Florida, where I talked about the connections between pursuing a hobby you love and good health.
I have been quoted in the following major publications about the business of being a writer and the connections between crafts and healing:
Making Money And Meaning, July 20, 2017
I have a curious streak - that’s the hallmark of a journalist, I guess - and I like learning new things and looking for new ways to expand my business. In 2012, I took a year-long, mostly online course in health coaching with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to get certified as a health coach. In 2015, I got accepted into graduate school at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth to pursue an MFA in Fiber Art… I also got certified to teach a structured, pattern drawing technique called Zentangle® this past spring and will be teaching classes in that in the Fall in two adult continuing education groups in Connecticut.
I always recommend taking classes to update and expand your skills and meet new people: I’ve taken courses in SEO, blogging, graphic design, PowerPoint, essay writing, among others, and many, many art courses.”
Woman’s World Magazine
Bust a Bad Mood, March 23, 2009:
Bust anxiety by exercising your creativity!
“Just like meditation and deep breathing, crafts make you focus on the present moment,” explains Nancy Monson, author of Craft to Heal. “They distract you from anger and worry.”
Ladies’ Home Journal
Crafts That Cure by Kimberly Papa, April 2006:
Crafting offers people more than just a creative outlet, according to Nancy Monson, author of Craft to Heal. Quilting, scrapbooking and cross-stitching are also ways to soothe yourself emotionally. “Crafting allows you to take a step back and focus your attention on something other than your mood,” Monson explains. She also found that certain crafts work better to help you cope with particular emotions.
I have appeared on numerous television shows to talk about creativity, dieting, and health issues, including:
- Better Connecticut
- New Haven Channel 8 News
- Fox News Hartford
- Nashville Fox Channel 17 Tennessee Mornings
- Baltimore News WBAL
- Hartford News 30
Other Interviews and Book Excerpts
- Zentangle and Das Grosse Zentangle Kreativbuch by Beate Winkler, CZT & Friends 2015/2016
- Mature Years, Excerpted article Winter 2009/2010
- Quilter’s Home Jan/Feb 2008
- Through the Needle, Excerpted article 2007
- Today’s Health and Wellness, Excerpted article Aug/Sep 2006
- Connecticut Family Today, Sidebar on Craft to Heal by Tamara Eberlein