One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity
Following a diagnosis of breast cancer, Meryl Cook reinvented herself. She turned her wake up call into wellness through her rug hooking. With each stage of her recovery, she gained increased awareness of herself and through her rugs, discovered a unique design method, along with a new way of thinking, and a new way of being. She discovered that creativity (her mediums of writing and rug hooking) could be a way of looking inside to discover next steps in life.
Meryl had been a homeopath and Bowen therapist for 20 years, but it wasn’t until she faced her own health crisis that she understood at a bone deep level what it truly takes to heal. One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity follows Meryl’s journey as she wrote and hooked her way to reinventing herself. The book is filled with practical tips that readers can use to begin their healing journey and look inside for answers.
Explaining the meaning behind each rug, Meryl takes you on her journey, showing how tapping into her creativity and Chakra colour theory led her to healing and finding her authentic self.
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Here’s what people are saying about One Loop at a Time:
“What Meryl lays out in this book is a powerful creative journey that anyone can take. The only gear required to take this journey is the courage to just. let. go. As Meryl describes, this transformative journey takes us deep into ourselves to understand who we are, what we were put on this earth to do, and what we need to release in order to heal not only our bodies, but our souls. … My own healing journey path was often lonely and bewildering. How I wish I had had this book as a guide.”
Eleanor Beaton, Women’s Leadership Mentor, www.eleanorbeaton.com September 2016
Excerpt from an Atlantic Books Today review Meryl Cook’s Healing Balm:
“Having recently been diagnosed with a devastating illness, for me reading Meryl Cook’s book, One Loop at a Time was like a healing balm. It doesn’t fix my problem, but it adds to my kit of positive, calming and practical tools to deal with a calamitous event.
After Cook was diagnosed with breast cancer, it set her back, and she had to reassess who she was and who she was going to be going forward. Like Cook, I came to realize that my diagnosis was a gift in disguise because it is a clarion call to self-care. Up until that point, Cook hadn’t really listened to the messages her body was giving her to take better care of herself, which was ironic because she had been in the healing profession for many years at that time. …
They say that if you don’t have your health, you have nothing. Surprisingly, it can be when our health is threatened that we find we have a lot more than we realized. That’s what Cook’s little book brings home so succinctly.
On her road to healing, Cook scaled back on work and she eventually stopped working altogether while she concentrated on herself and her individual healing process, a process that involved hooking a series of rugs. Eventually, these mats and her journals became the basis for her book, One Loop at a Time. …
Cook has now reinvented herself as a creativity and healing-mats instructor and speaker. Her aim is to help others play with colour, fibre and writing as they journey towards their own healing.
Another woman, a medical doctor who has made extraordinary strides in dialling back the effects of her multiple sclerosis, Dr Terry Wahls, is of the opinion that “the public will soon be far ahead of the medical community when it comes to understanding the power [we have] to reclaim and maintain health.” That power is ably demonstrated in Cook’s book and the more we hear these stories from each other the more we can help each other reclaim our health on many levels.”