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.  …

Living Arts Weekly: Creativity

Living Arts Weekly: Creativity

August 7, 2019 Creativity is intelligence having fun – Albert Einstein Our April theme in Living Arts Through the Seasons is Creativity!  Oftentimes, the creativity of others leaves us speechless — the stunning painting, or the poem that perfectly expresses our own thoughts. But we disregard our own creativity.  This month we want to remind …

Living Arts Weekly: Transitions

Living Arts Weekly: Transitions

March 31, 2019 Transitions are almost always signs of growth, but they can bring feelings of loss. To get somewhere new, we may have to leave somewhere else behind.  — Fred Rogers I was elated to see the first crocuses peeking out in my yard this week!  The transition from winter to spring brings joy …

Living Arts Weekly: Seedling

Living Arts Weekly:  Seedling

March 24, 2019 Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.  – Robert Louis Stevenson I planted the first tiny seeds for my garden this week; settled them into the seed trays filled with potting soil and worm compost, and tucked them under the grow lights in …

Living Arts Weekly: Community

Living Arts Weekly:  Community

March 17, 2019 In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it. – Marianne Williamson Today is the one-year anniversary of the Living Arts Weekly blog!  What a fitting theme for our anniversary issue — community.  And …

Living Arts Weekly: Energy

Living Arts Weekly:  Energy

March 10, 2019 I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.  –Brené Brown Caregiving, in any form, can be exhausting. Roughly 30% of the staff in early childhood …

Living Arts Weekly: Clarity

Living Arts Weekly: Clarity

March 3, 2019 The beauty is that through disappointment you can gain clarity, and with clarity comes conviction and true originality.  – Conan O’Brien The theme for this month of March in our Living Arts Through the Seasons online course for parents is Clarity.  We, like the groundhog, have nestled in all winter long and …

Living Arts Weekly: Thawing

Living Arts Weekly: Thawing

February 24, 2019 She turned to the sunlight and shook her yellow head, and whispered to her neighbor: “winter is dead.” -A.A. Milne As I look out my window to a marshmallow world of snowdrifts that are over my head, I shake my head at the theme of this blog post. But I know some …

Living Arts Weekly: Reading

Living Arts Weekly:  Reading

February 17, 2019 To learn to read is to light a fire — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables Who doesn’t love to curl up with a beloved child on their lap and a book to share?  In today’s Living Arts Weekly blog post, we celebrate the written word.  One common misconception of Steiner-based care of the young …

Living Arts Weekly: Loving

Living Arts Weekly: Loving

February 10, 2019 “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo   It may be a Hallmark holiday, but I love Valentine’s Day.  Just a day about love — speaking it, showing it, and sharing it.  A day …