Mantra? What’s that? And why do I need one? A mantra is simply a short, pithy, positive, encouraging, statement that you might say over and over to yourself. My favorite one has always been from the adorable fish, Dory (no, I have not had a chance to find “Finding Dory” yet, but I certainly plan to rent it just as soon as I can!): “Just Keep Swimming”! However, there are lots of other positive quotes out there for the crafter. I recommend having a few of them in your arsenal (or being willing to find a relevant one as the situation calls for it). They really can make a big impact and encourage you to step over that last giant hurdle that may be in your way!