16 December 2008

Book And Interview Found

Yesterday I wrote about a radio show I'd heard that discussed the benefits of knitting (and other crafts) on depression, but I couldn't find a link for you.

The lovely Linda M. commented:

I'm pretty sure I heard some part of the story discussing knitting as a help against depression on To The Best Of Our Knowledge this past Sunday morning. I was listening with half an ear and started paying attention when I realized they were talking about knitting :-)

Thanks to Linda, I was able to find it!

It was in Segment Three of this show, and you can listen to it from that page. Here's the description:
Kelly Lambert, author of "Lifting Depression: A Neuro-scientist's Approach to Activating Your Brain's Healing Power," tells Anne Strainchamps about her brain research into how using both hands on crafts projects can be as beneficial to the body as taking psychoactive medication.

I also found this info:
Each hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge is podcast for one week following broadcast. To subscribe, go to the NPR Podcast directory at http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_detail.php?siteId=4819402

It was a really interesting interview and I hope you'll have a chance to listen to it. Thanks much, Linda!


Linda M said...

my pleasure! it was the least I could do in return for your generosity.

Julie said...

Just wanted to wish you a happy holiday season...Christmas, Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate! I enjoy your blog.