Living Arts Weekly: Emerging

Living Arts Weekly: Emerging

March 11, 2018 When everything seems lost, and all seems darkness, then comes new life and all that is needed.   – Joseph Campbell Welcome to our very first Living Arts Weekly blog post! The turn of the year in January brings with it new beginnings. The fresh new calendar with all those empty spaces waiting …

Storytelling from the Heart by Cynthia Wand

Storytelling from the Heart by Cynthia Wand

I believe that one of the greatest contributors to disconnection from our children today is technology. I feel it is has somewhat replaced one of our most cherished threads of bonding in families, the art of storytelling. The origins of storytelling are ancient and lost in the mist of time. I imagine one of the …

Toys and Play by Cynthia Aldinger

Toys and Play by Cynthia Aldinger

When we are creating a work space – an office, a classroom, a retail establishment – there are certain tools we need for specific tasks. We wouldn’t normally think of using a hammer to screw a socket into the wall or a screwdriver to drive a nail into a cabinet. We try to find the …

The Power and Importance of Language by Dahlia Moon

The Power and Importance of Language by Dahlia Moon

  Dahlia writes: Starting in first grade, our son began to use words that were not part of our household such as, “I hate you” to his little sister.  I started to talk to him about how powerful our words are and shared Dr. Emoto’s work in his book, The Hidden Messages in Water, where he put …

How to use Rhythm to Create your Family Culture by Dahlia Moon

How to use Rhythm to Create your Family Culture by Dahlia Moon

Before I had children I didn’t even know how to spell “rhythm.” I had gotten used to doing whatever I wanted whenever I wanted as a single person:  making my own schedule where I could paint 24 hours straight and sleep for 12 hours every other day; loving my footloose and fancy-free life of being …

Lifeways Training as a Single Dad by Robert Heil

Lifeways Training as a Single Dad by Robert Heil

The LifeWays curriculum has a strong focus on the needs of people working in the direct care of young children, either as parents, professional care providers, or both. It has a strong emphasis on domestic arts that are still, rightly or wrongly, usually associated with women. And less explicitly, parts of the approach are modeled …

Featured Program: Rose Rock School

Featured Program: Rose Rock School

The Art of Extending Families by Shanah Ahmadi A warm and hearty hello from Norman, Oklahoma! In keeping with the theme: “The Many Faces of LifeWays,” I would like to describe our childcare center, Rose Rock School. At Rose Rock, we are not a center or a home, we are both a center and a …

Create a Life that You and Your Child Both Love By Faith Collins

Create a Life that You and Your Child Both Love By Faith Collins

As a LifeWays-inspired parenting coach and teacher of caregivers, I’ve worked with families and caregivers from many geographic areas and walks of life: mothers, fathers, married and unmarried, grandparents, nannies, caregivers, and teachers, in the U.S., England, Europe, Australia, even the Middle East and Israel. Although their homes and schools look different, all have shared …