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 …

Living Arts Weekly: Snuggling

Living Arts Weekly: Snuggling

February 3, 2019 There is such a fine line between cuddling and holding someone down so that they can’t get away.  –Dave Attell As I write this, we are in the middle of a cold snap in the Midwest. Well, that might be a bit of an understatement. It’s way beyond the usual frigid and …

Living Arts Weekly: Hoping

Living Arts Weekly: Hoping

January 27, 2019 Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.  – Desmond Tutu Parenting, teaching, and caregiving are vocations that require the long view, with love at the core. Once upon a time, my eldest son went to a new school for first grade. He had just …

Living Arts Weekly: Sustaining

Living Arts Weekly: Sustaining

January 20, 2019 Then you would read a Sustaining Book, such as would help and comfort a Wedged Bear in Great Tightness  — A.A Milne, Winnie the Pooh   At an estate sale in a dusty attic, I sorted through a pile of old books. I just love old books. The practicality of a Kindle …

Living Arts Weekly: Cocooning

Living Arts Weekly: Cocooning

January 13, 2019 “The cliches of a culture sometimes tell the deepest truths.” – Faith Popcorn, the trend forecaster who coined the term “cocooning” in 1981 This time of year right after the winter holidays, while darkness is still upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, my tendency is to hunker down.  Judging from all the …

Living Arts Weekly: Illuminating

Living Arts Weekly:  Illuminating

January 6, 2019 Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.   – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Happy Three Kings’ Day!  Today, we have a special guest post by Eileen Foley from Little Acorn Learning: Eileen writes: “The Epiphany celebrated on January 6th …

Living Arts Weekly: Resolving

Living Arts Weekly:  Resolving

December 30, 2018 “Wherever love and compassion are active in life, we can perceive the magic breath of the spirit blowing through the sense world.” — Rudolf Steiner Here we find ourselves at the end of the year. For many of us, that leads us to ponder what sort of New Year’s resolution we should …