I bet last year about this time I posted something about handicrafts and mood. Fall opens up knitting season in my household, so crafts are on my mind. The NY Times article, The Health Benefits of Knitting, spells out how knitting is literally on my mind! It's not just fun, it's science, people. Not only do cortisol levels go down, but when our hands are busy we have less brain space to focus on worries or snack mindlessly. The research fascinates me, and I'm sure it can apply to lots of other crafty pursuits. Don't know how to knit? There are tons of good free youtube videos out there with tutorials. And, I bet you know someone who could give you a lesson or two.