Living Arts Weekly: Creating Culture

Living Arts Weekly: Creating Culture

February 23, 2020 Culture makes people understand each other better. And if they understand each other better in their soul, it is easier to overcome the economic and political barriers. But first they have to understand that their neighbour is, in the end, just like them, with the same problems, the same questions.   — Paulo Coelho …

Living Arts Weekly: Simplicity

Living Arts Weekly: Simplicity

February 2, 2020 Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.  – Confuscius Research shows that it is only possible for humans to engage, to learn, to create new neuropathways in the brain when they are in a relaxed state. We will not take in new information, retain, and integrate it when …

Living Arts Weekly: Winter Circle Song

Living Arts Weekly: Winter Circle Song

January 26, 2020 “When the human being hears music, he has a sense of wellbeing, because these tones harmonize with what he has experienced in the world of his spiritual home.”  — Rudolf Steiner “Mark your steps with your feet. In the white snow, deep, so deep. Little holes, bigger holes, Watch where you go!” …

Living Arts Weekly: Do You Bake?

Living Arts Weekly: Do You Bake?

January 19, 2020 Jack’s wise, readable book is a breath of fresh air in a crowded field of hyper-parenting manuals.” – Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God “Do you bake?” This is the question Jack Petrash asked one of the mothers in the live workshop he did with Cynthia Aldinger last year in …

Living Arts Weekly: Traditions

Living Arts Weekly: Traditions

January 12, 2020 Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.   -Susan Lieberman The winter holidays have come and gone. We now have time to reflect a little bit.  Did our holiday live up to our expectations?  Did it …

Living Arts Weekly: Protection

Living Arts Weekly: Protection

January 5, 2020 We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.  – Albert Einstein Dear friends, I am sorry this week’s Living Arts Weekly blog post is late.  For some reason, even though I created the post early last week and took care to save it as always, …

Living Arts Weekly: A Strong Foundation

Living Arts Weekly: A Strong Foundation

December 29, 2019 The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid. – Thomas Kempis We know that the strength of a building lies in its foundation. With high-rise buildings touching the sky these days, it has become all the more important to have powerful foundations. When we expect great things from a …

Living Arts Weekly: The Light Returns

Living Arts Weekly: The Light Returns

December 22, 2019 That’s what Hanukkah is about: trying to survive the darkness on the far-fetched hope there’s still some life and light left in the universe. It’s more than just a religious story. The days have been growing shorter, imperceptibly but inescapably darker…. Heading into the night of the winter solstice, every spiritual tradition …