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What Makes You Happy? Self-care in the Age of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Lori-Ann Thompson

Tags coronavirus, mental health, positive thinking, self-care, self-care saturday

What Makes You Happy? Self-care in the Age of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Life is complicated and disorienting, so I wanted to share a few ways to add some happiness to this stressful time.

Accentuate the Positive

Lori-Ann Thompson

Tags blog, mental health, positive thinking, self-care, self-care saturday

Accentuate the Positive

I was listening to an episode of the Black Girl in Om podcast recently, and I heard a quote from Tatianna Tarot , intuitive tarot therapist and spiritual wellness practitioner that made me pause: “Worry is a prayer for things you don’t want.” Think about that! Our thoughts create our reality. When we worry, all we’re doing is focusing on what we DON’T want – adding fuel to it, holding the image of it in our minds, speaking it; and therefore, bringing it into existence. We’ve all heard “you are what you eat,” but I like to adjust that to...


Charlotte Yarn event - Meet Ava Lu!

Lori-Ann Thompson

Tags Charlotte Yarn, crochet, knitting, LYS, on location, shawl, socks, yarn, yarn dyeing

Charlotte Yarn event - Meet Ava Lu!

On Saturday, August 5th, I had the opportunity to visit with the owner of Charlotte Yarn, and take part in the launch party for Ava Lu, the shop's new yarn line. There were yarn dyeing demonstrations, door prizes, and lots of ladies playing with yarn. The turnout was great, but each person was still able to get personal attention to find his/her perfect skein. Here are some photos and footage from the event. These colors remind me of Fall, which I love! Shawl possibilities using the new Ava Lu gradient yarns. Live yarn dyeing at Charlotte Yarn Newest addition to the stash...