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Living Arts Weekly: Dyeing with Lichen

September 25th, 2022 This week’s Creative Exploration article is from our dear friend and colleague, Mary O’Connell. Mary has a non-profit farm education program and LifeWays Representative site at Paradise Farm in West Bend, where she and her colleagues provide outdoor, farm-based education to children and adults. **Editor’s Note: Please wear gloves whenever dyeing fibers and …

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Living Arts Weekly: A Spiritual Journey through Ironing

September 4, 2022 With the return to the school year, we are making a return to the Living Arts Weekly! The articles featured each Sunday will either focus on one of the Living Arts (domestic/practical activity, nurturing care, social ability and creative exploration), or a festival celebrated by one of several spiritual paths we have …

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Early Childhood has a Lifelong Impact and Purpose

This week’s blog post comes from Judith Frizlen, author and early childhood educator. Judith is also the instructor for our on-demand online course, Creating Home Away from Home,  as well as our upcoming seasonal workshops, Words for Parents through the Seasons.  Did you ever buy something before you knew its purpose in your life? We recently …

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Essential Self-Care

July 21, 2022 Sometime last week I had a yellow flag moment. In between the day’s activities, I recognized that feeling of holding my breath, being tense and losing my center. I was headed towards overwhelm. Granted, I have a lot happening right now. I’m working as much as possible while still anchoring a loose …

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It’s Hot!

August 14, 2022 It’s been hot! All summer in the midwest we have been on a roller coaster of heat waves- and it seems much of the rest of the country has been, too. As the school year draws near or begins, it is so easy grow weary of it, especially without trips to the …

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Back to School Lunches

August 7, 2022 It’s just around the corner for some of us- the beginning of a new school year! My feelings are mixed because I do love the relaxed mornings of summer that allow us to maximize outdoor time before the heat sets in, and our visits to the lake or pool. Yet, I also …

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The Flying Kite: A Collective of Stories to Nurture the Soul

July 31, 2022 This week I am thrilled to feature our dear colleague, Marielle Sestier. Marielle is a French and Mexican woman committed to a profound social change rooted in goodness and love. Mother of two children, and currently living in Colombia. She is co-founder of LifeWays America Latina, an organization providing the offering of …

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