Meryl is an author, speaker, contemporary rug hooking artist, creativity workshop leader, and former homeopath. She also holds a Masters of Science in Applied Clinical and Industrial Psychology. Meryl brings a lifetime of work in the healing arts together with her experience of learning to heal herself following her treatment for breast cancer in 2015/2016. She stepped aside from her practice of homeopathy as she wanted to have a wider impact beyond the one to one patient care.
Meryl’s first book One Loop at a Time, a story of rug hooking, healing and creativity, (December 2016) is the story of her reinvention through creativity. Her second book One Loop at a Time, The Creativity Workbook (November 2017), shares tools for beginning the process of reinvention through journaling and sketching.
Meryl teaches her self care framework through her popular and often sold out creativity workshops such as Hook a Healing Mat, Chakra Colour Love, Hooking from the Inside Out – Inspired Design for Healing Energy, and The Creativity Workbook Toolkit – Looking inside for Answers (this is a writing and sketching/journaling workshop). She works at the individual, group and corporate level.
Meryl travels and speaks widely about how to use creativity as a vehicle for self care. Her main messages are that small steps can have a massive impact if we take it One Loop at a Time, and that we all have a wisdom and a capacity within us. We can turn inside for answers. Her message is as practical as it is inspiring.
Meryl is a Council member of the International Association for Journal Writing and a member of the Writers' Council for the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia.