I started doing origami, or folding as I call it, when I reached a challenging point in my life at which I needed to learn to be still.  I found folding, particularly folding kusudama, the perfect way to meditate and be still.  When I say I am folding… my family knows that my head is in the clouds and all is well. Kusudama are ancient Japanese medicine balls.  I put lavender in mine to instill calm and well being in the beholder.