From the monthly archives: September 2011

Last week, I was asked to hold a workshop for middle school children and their parents.  The agenda included a listening exercise, an improvisation game, and a quick bullet-point presentation on how intuitive storytelling helps us find the present moment.  I was excited about it.  I see the middle [...]

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The Sense of Life

On September 13, 2011 By

Last month, I began writing about the twelve senses recognized by Rudolf Steiner. The first four form a group known as the Foundational Senses. Upon the strength or weakness of these four senses, the human being will meet the world with certainty or hesitation. To review, these Foundational Senses build three capacities in [...]

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Though much is changing, I stand strong

And in the darkness, shine.

For sleep, the plants and creatures long

But I have work divine.


For sun-seeds golden I’ll be sowing,

Warmly from my heart’s depth’s glowing,

Into winter’s icy flowing.

Michael Hedley Burton

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Loving, Striving, Trust and Time

On September 1, 2011 By

Reflections on Cultivating Maternal Confidence


I have a small doll, made in the Waldorf tradition, of a spiritual teacher named Ammachi. Amma is a living saint from India, the Divine Mother incarnate, my spiritual mother. The doll was given to me as a birthday gift by my sister-in-law long before the children were [...]

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