The Living Arts: Domestic

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 […]

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Sparking Empathy by Jerilyn C. Burke

Sparking Empathy By Jerilyn C. Burke   empathy: noun 1. the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another 2. the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself   I often ascribe feelings to objects when I

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The Art of Apples in the Fall

Because young children love stories, and magic, and anticipation, it can be especially enriching for children if we add those three aspects to any project that we do with them. Let’s take the idea of making Apple Crisp: it can be done in half a morning.  Simply chop up some apples, stir in some cinnamon

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

I didn’t mean to be a gardener. Somehow it just happened -or did it? My earliest memories of gardening were the ones of an annoyed teen being forced to help dig and build beds for a large succulent garden that would one day become the front yard for a LifeWays center in San Diego set in

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Letting Children Say YES!

After experimenting with a natural, authentic home rhythm and routine to suit our values, needs, and interests over the yeras, it was a joy to see that healthy habits and a sense of responsibility have taken root.  I’ve been sick for over a week with a flu and fever.  Last Monday, on my third day

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