Living Arts Weekly: Reverence

Living Arts Weekly: Reverence

September 15, 2019 Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.  – John Milton Cynthia writes: ” This video is from a student in our Florida LifeWays training group.  It is of her adorable 18-month old child imitating his daddy …

Living Arts Weekly: Seek the Practical

Living Arts Weekly: Seek the Practical

September 1, 2019 As we come around to the official end of summer, Labor Day, our thoughts turn once again to work — good, honest hard work. Rudolf Steiner had this to say about the value of the practical life: Seek the truly practical material life But seek it so that it does not numb …

Living Arts Weekly: School Lunches

Living Arts Weekly: School Lunches

August 25, 2019 The first wealth is health.    –Emerson As parents get ready to send their kids back to school, the subject of the school lunch often comes to mind.  Packing lunches that are nutritious, appealing, and hold their freshness while hanging out in a backpack or locker all morning is not always an …

Living Arts Weekly: Parent-Teacher Communication

Living Arts Weekly:  Parent-Teacher Communication

August 18, 2019 Love is higher than opinion. If people love one another, the most varied opinions can be reconciled — thus, one of the most important tasks for humankind today and in the future is that we should learn to live together and understand one another. If this human fellowship is not achieved, all …

Living Arts Weekly: Kindness

Living Arts Weekly: Kindness

August 11, 2019 Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are. – Harold S. Kushner As I mentioned in last week’s blog post, Rahima and I are in Xi’an, China teaching in LifeWays’ first Birth to Three course.  I have learned so many …

Living Arts Weekly: Abundance

Living Arts Weekly:  Abundance

August 4, 2019 Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away the hunger.  -Saint Basil This week finds Rahima and me in China, teaching for LifeWays!  We’ll hopefully have lots of things to share with you from this wonderful trip, where Rahima …

Living Arts Weekly: Pause, again

Living Arts Weekly: Pause, again

July 28, 2019 The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.  – Mark Twain The challenge was to snap a photo of a moment in time and write a little reflection to help you remember the moment. And the winner is….. Maria Allen!  Her photo …

Living Arts Weekly: Remembering Joan Almon

Living Arts Weekly:  Remembering Joan Almon

July 21, 2019 Creative play is like a spring that bubbles up from deep within a child.  – Joan Almon This past Sunday, we lost a bright shining light and advocate for children when Joan Almon passed away.  Here are a few words from Cynthia about this remarkable woman: Dear Friends, There is a common …

Living Arts Weekly: Pause

Living Arts Weekly: Pause

July 14, 2019 There is a time to do, and a time not to do, and when we are slave to the habit of doing we are unable to distinguish between them.  – Charles Eisenstein The photo above was posted on social media this week by LifeWays mama Meagan Schultz.  Meagan wrote, “Look Daddy,” he …