Living Arts Daily: The Four Candles

March 23, 2020 In these times, in these uncertain times, I will remain open to the miracle that is each moment.  A Story, a Recipe, and a Song for these times from Stacy Ito (San Francisco Bay area LifeWays Early Childhood Training) Hello dear friends! A Story I just love the message and simplicity of …

Living Arts Weekly: Fortitude

Living Arts Weekly: Fortitude

March 22, 2020 Patience and fortitude conquer all things. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Those of you who practice a Christian faith tradition probably recognize this painting depicting the story in which Jesus and his disciples go out in a boat and there is a severe storm.  Jesus remains calm, even takes a nap, while the …

Living Arts Daily: We Nurture

Living Arts Daily: We Nurture

March 21, 2020 There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. – Albert Einstein Chinyelu Kunz and Molly Brett are two of the outstanding teachers at Rosebud Early Childhood program, a LifeWays Representative Program at Kimberton Waldorf School.  …

Living Arts Daily: Parenting in a Crisis

Living Arts Daily:  Parenting in a Crisis

March 20, 2020 May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.   -Nelson Mandela This video features Teresa Walker of Treesprites Farm Preschool. Teresa, a LifeWays training graduate, will be one of our lead student liaisons for the 2020/21 LifeWays Early Childhood training in the San Francisco Bay area. Teresa shares: “Beginning Monday, for as …

Living Arts Weekly: Learning to Use the Potty

Living Arts Weekly: Learning to Use the Potty

March 15, 2020 A person’s a person, no matter how small.  – Dr. Seuss Helping their child learn to use the toilet is one of those things that strikes fear into the hearts of many parents.  When do we start?  How do we start? What if my child refuses? One thing parents quickly learn is …

Living Arts Weekly: Innovation in Education

Living Arts Weekly: Innovation in Education

March 8, 2020 “Innovation is seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” –Dr. Albert Szent- Györgyi “Education innovation” – whenever I hear these words, I cringe.  Not because I’m against innovation – quite the contrary!  Real innovation in education engages the learner in potent and powerful ways to learn creatively, think …

Living Arts Weekly: Listening

Living Arts Weekly: Listening

March 1, 2020 The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention…. A loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.  –   Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. …

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: Rhythm Replaces Strength

Living Arts Weekly: Rhythm Replaces Strength

February 16, 2020 Figure out the rhythm of life and live in harmony with it.  – Lao Tzu Rudolf Steiner, founder of Waldorf education, said,” It is important to remember a universal rule:  rhythm replaces strength!”  Students in our LifeWays Early Childhood training and our online courses tell us all the time that creating a …