In 1978, I contracted Lyme Disease, which left me with arthritis and several severe neurological issues. After a long battle with disease and subsequent illnesses that followed, my health got better but I continued to deal with the aftermath of memory loss, seizures and physical impairments. My path to recovery was through fiber arts—needlepoint, cross-stitch and quilting.
Quilting specifically help me focus, reduce my anxiety and improved my mental cognition. Based on my years in the medical field, my passion for quilting and thorough research, I created the Mindful Quilting program to help others. We all have hidden abilities and talents that we seldom recognize until we are seriously challenged. I teach to help my program participants discover and rejoice in those unrecognized talents and promote overall well-being.