Articles on Creativity

22 June 2021

Reopening – Business as usual or something else?

Client team building results, hand-hooked wallhanging, individual hooked pieces mounted on wooden blocks and a framed vision statement and description of the process

In many parts of the world communities are gradually reopening as we emerge from the Covid pandemic. In reopening there is an easing of restrictions. Some people are going to restaurants, seeing friends and family they haven’t seen for some time. Maybe they are returning back to work at an office. There are mixed reactions […]

19 May 2021

Hitting re-set

White mug with a heart and sole design on a wooden deck table. Stash t-bag on the handle of the mug. Blue pen to the side.

4 tips for hitting pause and re-set It’s okay to feel whatever you are feeling. Whether that’s overwhelmed, uncertain, restless, burnt-out or all of the above. We are all tired of the pandemic. It has been going on far longer than we anticipated, and some days … If you find yourself going down the rabbit […]

17 March 2021

Celebrating my ‘Why’

hooked rug in Chakra colours, figure dancing, multicoloured hair

March marks four years since the birth of my Heart Notes newsletter! That’s approximately 96 issues and at least 90 new blog posts. My list began in 2017 with my loyal homeopathy and Bowen patients. As I transitioned from health care provider to artist, writer and facilitator, some moved on. Many stayed and continue to […]

20 January 2021

Building community & connection in a virtual world

Screen shot of Meryl on Zoom with her hooked rugs in the background.

Are you tired of Zoom, of trying to connect over Zoom coffees or drinks? Are your team members feeling disconnected from each other and from the work culture? What makes a community thrive and what helps groups and individuals to feel a sense of connection? During this pandemic I’ve observed many groups and types of […]