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How One Stupid Tweet Messed Up a Life! – Why Yarn, Chat & Possibilities Is So Needed

I ran across a New York Times article which is so relevant to the need for conversation.  When people dialogue, mindfully look one another eye to eye,  there is a connectedness which is so important to the human spirit.  In our ever expanding digital age, we sometimes become lost in developing a relationship with a device.  Now, mind you, I am a professor of social media but there must be balance.

When you become mindful in dialogue, mindful in your connect with another, it supports the growth of oneself.  Our inner relationships have opportunity to thrive.  In sessions where we gather, like those of crochet or knitting circles, opportunities avail to more deeply delve into focused, meaningful conversation.  It enables an internal empowerment and clarity of direction.

Here is one amazing story made for a chat, one which serves as an poignant lesson to inspire us to become far more in tuned with how we should be aligning our forward focus.  The power of yarn and conversation is a major force for positively shifting our life.

Tell me what you think of  this story from the New York Times entitled,

“How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life”

Source / Link:    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/15/magazine/how-one-stupid-tweet-ruined-justine-saccos-life.html?_r=0

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Healing The World With Yarn

YARN MATTERS!

See How Yarn Contributes to Being Alive, Our Well-Being & Happiness

I am so thrilled to share a marvelous video I came across sharing fascinating and life saving benefits of engaging with one’s needle.  The video, Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time, provided by the Craft Yarn Council offers excellent insight in a marvelously produced work, with great music, research and testimony.  You’ll hear how crochet and knitting has works to transform lives.  You’ll amazingly discover:

  • How the repetitive motion crochet and knitting contributes to deepening our relationship with our minds
  • How it contributes to a heightened meditative state for addressing problems and finding solutions
  • The awesome social benefits of gathering in circles
  • The proven studies showing how it reduces stress, blood pressure levels, depression and eases chronic pains
  • It’s positive impact on children, teens, the elderly, the chronically ill and others

The video shares so much more, too.  Working with yarn to create, helps to free our minds and place us in a zone that’s therapeutic and nurtures our hearts, mind and soul.

The Power of Crochet & Knitting Circles

 In our technology driven age where we are so engaged with computers, our smartphones and other tech gadgets, it takes away from our humanness.  We are drawn from what it means to be alive. We must mindfully balance our interaction with such so as to nurture the core of who we are.  Socially, gathering in with others, in circles of common ground, enriches our spirits.  And, that’s why I love being an impetus of the call to gather, like that of those of the elders who innately knew how the energy of healing works especially while in circle, connecting with others.

Yarn Matters

I absolutely love the way the power of needlework is described in the video by Carrie Barron, MD, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst at Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  She says:

“If we deaden our senses, if we do not engage in activities that brings our senses to the surface, there is an insidious type of collapse within…and we loose the best part of being alive…of being human…Yarn Matters!”

Yarn definitely matters in my life.  It helps to bring people together to create, connect and chat at an authentic levels, to share and thrive. When we connect through mindful dialogue, focused conversation…ahh the possibilities are limitless.

 

Do enjoy and share the news with those in your circle today:

Changing Global Health One Stitch at a Time

http://www.craftyarncouncil.com/health

 

It truly is all about Yarn, Chat & Possibilities!

 Yarn Beige Circle

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts.  What do you think?

~ Alicia ~

Image Source:  http://candobooksaustralia.blogspot.com/2012/12/knitting-in-circles-getting-somewhere.html

2015 Ready, Set, Go!

Yarn All Colors

The world of possibilities is soaring.  I ought to know having just worked out manifesting a fancy title of “Director of Yarn”.  Yes, I’ve created and now in the planning stage to spearhead a marvelous crochet and knitting circle partnering the world of academics with community to create items for neonatal babies.  I’ve thought about that title for well over a year, said it aloud, teased about it with friends, talked about its possibility and wouldn’t yah know it…here it goes.   We’ll be yarning and chatting and creating all kinds of possibilities.

Stay tuned!