One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook
My first book One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity tells the story of how I used writing and rug hooking to reinvent myself and move forward after a life-altering illness. Readers told me it inspired them and left them wanting more… to know how to begin to transform their own lives.
One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook will give you simple, practical tools to begin to move forward and engage your creativity through writing and sketching. The Creativity Workbook is filled with writing and sketching prompts, delicious, close up photos of my healing mats (including some new ones!) and the original sketches from my journal of each mat.
Warning: it will inspire you and leave you wanting more! Put on the kettle and start your creative journey now.
72 pages, softcover.
“This creativity workbook will inspire readers, doodlers and wannabe writers to capture everything from ideas, joys, and fears to moments of gratitude and perplexing questions. Simple prompts and exercises are designed to move one from ‘stuck’ to ‘flowing freely’, from ‘pain’ to ‘possibility’, and from ‘fear’ to ‘curiosity’, all of which help one better understand what nourishes one’s soul. Meryl Cook knows deeply, from her own experience, that writing and drawing are healing activities and she generously shares her process and invites others to take a similar journey.”
Liz Crocker’s most recent book is Transforming Memories, Sharing Spontaneous Writing Using Loaded Words lizcrocker.com
“Reading Meryl Cook’s One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook gave me the sense that I was taking the first steps toward reaching for the stars to become the best version of myself that I could be!”
Lila Hope-Simpson, is author of Fiddles & Spoons, Stepping Out, TheClothesline Collection, Emerging, a freelance feature writer, plus an avid rug hooker!
“It is a great book lots of ideas guidance, soul and love…between the covers” Happy customer G.H.
Excerpt from an Atlantic Books Today review Meryl Cook’s Wisdom and Mindful Prompts
“The great thing about this workbook, though, is that Cook makes it easy to start the process. It’s a slim book, which means it’s not at all overwhelming. As Cook herself says, “My writing suggestions and homework are just that—suggestions. You are free to do them or just to think about them.”
That permission is freeing, because when you’re battling a horrible disease, monumental stress, or a cataclysmic transition, sitting down to write about it for hours on end can be counterproductive. But Cook’s creativity workbook shows you how to take it one loop at a time, and as we know from recent scientific studies, even a few minutes of calm mindfulness or reflection can do wonders for our mind and body. In fact, Meryl Cook was inspired to get journalling after taking a class that combined yoga and writing.
Woven into the fabric of both of Cook’s books are her gentle wisdom and mindful prompts for exploring creativity in the spirit of acceptance and self-kindness, something Cook first had to learn how to do for herself. …
Using Meryl Cook’s framework in One Loop at a Time: The Creativity Workbook can help you gently shed what holds you back.”
Note: The online shop price of $28.29 for this book includes tax – $26.95 plus 5% tax.