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HEALING MIND, BODY & SPIRIT THROUGH THE ART OF CROCHET...A Merri Medley Endeavor

​​My passion is the Art of Crochet. It's one of the ancient art forms that has survived thousands of years.
The ultimate achievement of my life expression is to change the consciousness of others so that they aspire to their highest ideals and become their best version of themselves.
My overall strategy is to empower individuals using the Art of Crochet as a healing tool to create viable solutions and alleviate suffering in the mind, body and spirit.
Some studies show that counting stitches and following a pattern or chart while crocheting engages both hemispheres of our brains and releases serotonin in the body. Serotonin increases your pain threshold and higher serotonin levels also play an important role in getting depression under control. This helps depressed, chronic pain and chemo patients to better cope. Engaging both hemispheres in our brains strengthens our mental acuity which is a factor of interest with patients suffering from dementia.  It can be a form of relaxing medi…