Articles on Rug hooking fibre & creativity

13 November 2018

#she-inspires-me

Wild Women

I feel so lucky to be living in a time where everywhere I turn there are women living their lives and doing things that bring me joy and inspire me. These women are mentors and friends. They are women in the media, writers, women in business and women next door. Some of them are what […]

23 July 2018

Wild Woman Wonderings

Chakra Colour detail of body of Wild Woman in Willow Tree Pose, designed & hooked by Meryl Cook

What does it mean to be a Wild Woman? Perhaps you’ve seen the Wild Woman Sisterhood posts on Facebook. More often than not, I am drawn to click and share their posts about women and freedom and friendship. In the past couple of years I’ve designed and hooked a few of a series I call […]

29 June 2018

Tips for Grounding Yourself

Taking time to ground

How do you keep your feet on the ground when life is busy and exciting and your spirit is soaring? I was reminded recently of my need for grounding. I was sailing along, running along the Dartmouth waterfront with my friend Karen and tripped and fell in front of a team of gardeners! Mostly my […]

4 June 2018

Curiosity as a life skill

Lately I’ve been thinking about curiosity and its usefulness as a life skill. I must confess I’ve always been a naturally nosey and curious type of person. Google dictionary tells me curiosity is “1. A strong desire to know or learn something, a spirit of inquiry, inquisitiveness. 2. a strange or unusual object or fact.” I’ve […]

11 May 2018

Joy and Pain

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about the joy and pain of motherhood. I’m speaking from the perspective of a woman in her early sixties and about my role as a mother and as a daughter. This past year has been one of joy and pain on both fronts. There has been a surprising […]

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