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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. …

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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 …

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Living Arts Weekly: Pause, again

July 28, 2019 The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.  – Mark Twain The challenge was to snap a photo of a moment in time and write a little reflection to help you remember the moment. And the winner is….. Maria Allen!  Her photo …

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Living Arts Weekly: Pause

July 14, 2019 There is a time to do, and a time not to do, and when we are slave to the habit of doing we are unable to distinguish between them.  – Charles Eisenstein The photo above was posted on social media this week by LifeWays mama Meagan Schultz.  Meagan wrote, “Look Daddy,” he …

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Living Arts Weekly: Patriotism

July 4, 2019 A year ago, our Living Arts Weekly blog post expressed LifeWays North America’s sorrow about the reports, photos and audio recordings that had been just released of the children separated from their parents at our border. As an organization that works on behalf of children, we were hopeful when our leaders said …

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Living Arts Weekly: Summer Fun

June 30, 2019 In summer, the song sings itself.     -William Carlos Williams Summer is short!  July is already upon us; can you believe it? Sometimes it can feel like summer is a runaway train, and we are simply hanging on for the ride.  Take a moment today to jot down your intentions for the …

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