Living Arts Weekly: Moving Forward

Living Arts Weekly: Moving Forward

May 26, 2019 My self is threatening to fly forth, Lured strongly by the world’s enticing light. Come forth, prophetic feeling, Take up with strength your rightful task: Replace in me the power of thought which in the senses’ glory would gladly lose itself.  – Rudolf Steiner Today, we have a wonderful guest post from …

Living Arts Weekly: Getting Real

May 19, 2019 I have often called attention to the fact that walking through the streets in the Middle Ages was a different experience from nowadays. Right and left, there were house facades that were built out of what the soul felt and thought. Every key, every lock, carried the imprint of the person who …

Living Arts Weekly: Mother

Living Arts Weekly: Mother

May 12, 2019 Being a mother is learning about strengths you didn’t know you had, and dealing with fears you didn’t know existed.  – Linda Wooten Happy Mother’s Day to all!  Kerry Ingram, LifeWays board member and founder of Mothering Arts, posed a question last year that I have been thinking about a lot lately.  …

Thank you for being an agent of change in early childhood!

Dear LifeWays Friends, A recent study from the University of Virginia compared kindergarten teachers’ expectations for their students in 1998 to today. The differences were striking. In 1998, 31% of teachers thought that kindergarten students should be able to read by the end of the year. By 2014, that figure was 80%. Overall, the researchers …

Living Arts Weekly: Fragrance

Living Arts Weekly: Fragrance

April 28, 2019 There is no glory in star or blossom til looked upon by a loving eye;  There is no fragrance in April breezes til breathed with joy as they wander by.  — William Cullen Bryant The Spring air has a freshness that is intoxicating.  One of my favorite sense experiences is to embrace …

Living Arts Weekly: Regeneration

Living Arts Weekly: Regeneration

April 21, 2019 Looking down at my hands, finally I understand The empty space has changed somehow and it’s filled with Hallelujah now.  — Carrie Newcomer, “The Point of Arrival” I walk through a patch of woods at the farm where my husband and his work crew cleared buckthorn last fall.  There’s a pile of …

Living Arts Weekly: Newness

Living Arts Weekly:  Newness

April 14, 2019 Now the ears of my ears awake and now the eyes of my eyes are opened – e.e. cummings We are pleased to welcome a guest post today by Margot Entwisle, from the Bay School in Blue Hill, Maine:      Lady Spring comes to Maine with a soft and gentle step.  …