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Crafting for health’s sake

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By Ren Marie Carter

The November issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine featured the article “This Is Your Brain on Crafts.” Author Lisa Borgnes-Giramont shared how picking up a piece of embroidery and stitching for an hour transformed her frazzled mood into calm, relaxed.

Do you have a hobby that does the same? Knitting, crocheting? Gardening? Puzzles or Sudoku?

Are there magical powers when we create? In a word, yes!

Creating something gets the good vibrations flowing. Gardening has been deemed the purest of human pleasures. During World War I, soldiers were taught to knit to ease their shell shock. Crafting can decrease our heart rate and blood pressure and may even improve sleep...


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