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New Series: How Zentangle® changes lives

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

One of my greatest, and most unexpected, rewards in running TanglePatterns.com is receiving comments and emails from fellow tanglers thanking me for the site and describing how Zentangle® has changed their lives …

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STORIES: Traumatic brain injury; dealing with loss and grief

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In response to my recent announcement that I would be adding this new occasional series to TanglePatterns, I received emails from readers describing in their own words how Zentangle has changed their lives. Here are two of these touching personal stories.

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STORIES: Overcoming artist block; overcoming fear of failure

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this new occasional series on TanglePatterns, here are two readers’ accounts describing in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives.

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STORIES: Dealing with loneliness and loss

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, here is one reader’s story describing in her own words how Zentangle® has changed her life. Tina Festa is a CZT® in Italy and she has a wonderful story to share.

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STORIES: Respite and relief for caregivers

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, here are two readers’ stories describing in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives.

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STORIES: Overcoming panic attacks

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Tangler Christine S describes how Zentangle helps her overcome panic attacks; she also shares one of her beautiful Zentangle-inspired creations.

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STORIES: Relieving mental exhaustion and increasing productivity

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Tangler and freelance book editor Laurie R. describes how Zentangle has helped relieve mental exhaustion while increasing her productivity; she also shares one of her first Zentangles.

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STORIES: Zentangle provides relief from medication withdrawal and Parkinson’s Disease

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Tangler Debbie S. describes how Zentangle has helped provide relief from medication withdrawal and Parkinson’s Disease and shares one of her daily ZIA’s with us.

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STORIES: Zentangle helps heal a broken heart

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. This tangler describes how Zentangle has helped heal her broken heart and how she is paying it forward.

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STORIES: Tangling with Parkinson’s Disease

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Inspired by Debbie’s recent story, Sandra B describes how Zentangle has helped control her hands to write and type better … and brightened her life.

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STORIES: Zentangle improves hand control and more after series of mini-strokes

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. UK tangler Judy Lisette Martin describes how Zentangle has helped improve her hand control and more after a series of mini-strokes.

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STORIES: Undaunted by recent loss of vision in one eye, tangler finds accomplishment through Zentangle®

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. After she lost vision in one eye this Spring, tangler Carol Jansen Greene describes how Zentangle helped her overcome her situation and give her a sense of accomplishment. Carol includes pictures of her beautifully tangled gourd.

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STORIES: How Zentangle helps an “almost-teenager” with ADHD and anger management issues

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. 12-year-old Daniel describes how “the calming experience of Zentangle was not only an aid in getting rid of my hyper-ness, but something that I very quickly became captivated with.” He also shares some of his Zentangle art with us.

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STORIES: Zentangle helps 80-year-old get through difficult times that come with life

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Eighty-year-old tangler Nancy explains Zentangle has helped her handle the challenges of “loss, age-related physical conditions and the sometime resulting depression” that come with age and shares her latest Zentangle-inspired creations with us.

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STORIES: Zentangle® helps tangler find confidence and have fun drawing

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Tangler Bobbie H. describes how it has helped her find confidence and rediscover fun of drawing. She also shares three lovely examples of her latest Zentangle art.

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How to draw SIGNALZ

Zentangle pattern: Signalz. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTSa RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing Bev Ripps’s Zentangle® pattern: Signalz. Bev shares how her daily Zentangle® practice helps relieve stress and chronic pain resulting from multiple myeloma.

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STORIES: Zentangle® helps cope with devastating loss

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. New tangler Shirley H describes how Zentangle has helped her cope with the devastating loss of her 87-year-old mother and shares some of her tangled drawings.

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STORIES: Zentangle® helps express feelings without words

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. CZT Kat van Rooyen shares a beautiful and touching story about how Zentangle helps express feelings without words.

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How to draw FRAN

Zentangle pattern: Fran. Image © Linda Farmer and TanglePatterns.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. You may use this image for your personal non-commercial reference only. The unauthorized pinning, reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal.

Online instructions for drawing CZT® Shinmi Sato’s Zentangle® pattern: Fran.

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STORIES: Zentangle® changes the life of manic depressive, bipolar tangler

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Tangler Kelly F. describes how Zentangle has helped renew her outlook on life and revive her creative interests.

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STORIES: Disabled, bedridden tangler finds life is richer and depression is dealt a blow through Zentangle

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Bedridden tangler Cindee P. describes how Zentangle has made her life richer and given her hope for a future beyond her four walls …

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STORIES: New tangler discovers unexpected benefits beyond the Zentangle® art form

Sunflower tranquility and hope

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. After being attracted by the ‘fantastic works of art’, new tangler Brian M. discovers unexpected benefits beyond the Zentangle art form.

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STORIES: Zentangle helps get through rehab after major surgery and relieve restless leg syndrome (RLS)

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Tangler Joyce B. shares how Zentangle helped her get through rehab after major surgery and, she discovered, it relieves restless leg syndrome (RLS)

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STORIES: Zentangle is a life saver for CZT caregiver whose husband had a stroke and now has Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. Canadian CZT Carol Schmidt describes how tangling has been a lifesaver for her as her husband first suffers a stroke and now has Lewy Body Dementia.

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STORIES: Zentangle helped CZT get through pre-op procedure without anesthesia

STORIES: How Zentangle changes lives

In this occasional series on TanglePatterns, readers describe in their own words how Zentangle® has changed their lives. CZT Linda Dochter shares how Zentangle helped her get through a pre-op procedure without anesthesia …

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