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"When one person shares openly and honestly, others hear hope and encouragement, and no longer feel isolated."

Barbara Gray

Speaking From The Heart

So often we at Clarity hear how crafting has helped people cope with illness, sadness, strife and adversity; here, at the heart of Thinking with Clarity, is a place where we can meet and share our stories, our hopes, our strengths and our experiences.

In doing so, hopefully we can all help to drive back the thresholds of despair and discouragement because we focus on being positive and creative, and in that creativity our focus diverts us from the dark recesses of our minds and brings us relief from our anxieties.

This will very soon be embodied in a Facebook group that will connect to this page, allowing us all to join and share those positive aspects borne of a mindful approach.

"[Crafting] removes me from the everyday humdrum reality of life to a magical, virtual world where I can do anything, and where there is a tangible outcome."

"[Crafting] removes me from the everyday humdrum reality of life to a magical, virtual world where I can do anything, and where there is a tangible outcome."

Jane Crosby

Jane was a friend who sadly passed away in 2014, after battling with cancer for over 15 years; one of the most creative and artistic people we knew, it was Jane who convinced Barbara to take a blind leap of faith and shout about the mindful virtues of crafting for everyone.

She left us a great legacy, and we plan to celebrate through her Inspiration Boxes (about which more info can be found here). Her blog can be found here - it will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will open your eyes, too.

This page will soon be expanded to include more on Jane's aim to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Terminally Ill Children (more here), and Jane's Inspiration (here).

Sharing From The Heart

Every month, we will post, both here and on the Facebook page, a story shared by a member of our community that will highlight exactly how crafting has given them the strength to carry on in the face of overwhelming odds. To get the ball rolling, here's the first story from Maggie Craner about how crafting helped her, and a piece of her artwork created in the memory of Jane Crosby.

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