CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin, Appetite, Random House, Penguin Random House

Craftfulness is the idea that making things with your hands makes you feel better, and can offer the same benefits as mindfulness and meditation, yoga, running, playing an instrument or singing. Integrating mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, and creativity research, Craftfulness offers a thought-provoking and surprising reconsideration of craft, and how making things with our hands … Continue reading CRAFTFULNESS: MEND YOURSELF BY MAKING THINGS, by Rosemary Davidson & Arzu Tahsin, Appetite, Random House, Penguin Random House

WHOSE WAVES THESE ARE, by Amanda Dykes, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group

In the wake of WWII, a grieving fisherman submits a poem to a local newspaper asking readers to send rocks in honor of loved ones to create something life-giving but the building halts when tragedy strikes. Decades later, Annie returns to the coastal Maine town where stone ruins spark her curiosity and her search for … Continue reading WHOSE WAVES THESE ARE, by Amanda Dykes, Bethany House, Baker Publishing Group