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How I Changed Courses…After Changing Courses

  • Nancy Monson
One of my first projects: Celestial Flower, which is felted and sewn--and an homage to my mother.
Fiber art
The Tribe: My final fiber art project at UMass Dartmouth depicting me and the other four members of my graduate studio, who gave me so much!

What happens when you try on a new life and realize it’s a mistake? It is the first day of graduate school in the Fiber Arts Department at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, and I am having a panic attack. I feel sick to my stomach, dizzy, wa…read more

Write On! Reading Really _Is_ Fundamental!

  • Nancy Monson

Yale researchers have found that reading a book for 30 minutes a day can add about 2 years to your life. In a study published in Social Science & Medicine last year, they surveyed 3,635 people over the age of 50 from a variety of socioeconomic and ed…read more

Working out with a personal trainer

  • Nancy Monson

I’m a health and nutrition writer, but I’ve never enjoyed exercise. Oh sure, I walk with my dog and I play doubles tennis, both of which help me break the occasional sweat. And I sign up for gyms and never go to them just like most everyone else. But…read more

March is National Craft Month!

  • Nancy Monson
Craft to Heal: Soothing Your Soul with Sewing, Painting, and other Pastimes

For all of us crafters, makers, artists—whatever we call ourselves!—March is a happy time. It’s officially recognized as National Craft Month, giving us permission to go wild with our creative pursuits. (Plus, spring is coming…which also makes us hap…read more

Unique Gifts!

  • Nancy Monson

If you’re looking for some unique presents, I’ve got a couple of ideas that might be of help: Cross Pens. These classic pens are making a comeback with Star Wars and Marvel (Captain America, Avengers!) lines that appeal to Millennials, a line of pens…read more

Plan a Visit to Plimoth Plantation for Thanksgiving

  • Nancy Monson

If you’re looking for a way to break out of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner celebration, consider a visit to the site of the first Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation in Plymouth, Massachusetts. (“Plimoth” was the most commonly used spelling in th…read more